Ithaca, New York, USA Vegan Friendly Restaurants


Top 10 Vegan / Vegetarian Restaurants

Whether you're vegetarian, vegan, or just searching for plant-based dining options, it's nice to have personal recommendations. That's why HappyCow has created this list, featuring the ten best vegan restaurants in Ithaca, NY, as determined by the highest scores calculated from HappyCow community member reviews.

Even curious carnivores should agree that the tasty vegan options available at these restaurants would please even the most discerning palate. From breakfast to brunch, dinner to late-night snacking, and every meat-free meal in-between, we're sure that you'll find the very best veggie dining experiences using our Top 10 list as your guide.
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115 E State St, 2F (at Autumn Leaves Bookstore), Ithaca, New York

607-273-8239

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Cuisine: Vegan, American, Take-out

Plant-based cafe serving sandwiches, baked goods, mac n 'cheese', veggie dogs, nachos, coffee, shakes, and specials. Located upstairs at Autumn Leaves Bookstore since 2017.

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101 N Aurora St (at E Seneca St), Ithaca, New York

607-277-1752

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Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, International, Fast food, Mexican, Non-veg

Serves meat, vegan options available. Mexican restaurant with many vegan options - please visit website or ask your server.

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146 E State St, Ithaca, New York

607-319-0999

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Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, American, Take-out, Non-veg

Serves meat, vegan options available. Makes both sweet and savory waffles and has a vegan & gluten-free waffle base - see menu on its website. Wi-fi access.

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128 S Cayuga St, Ithaca, New York

607-273-6165

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Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, Pizza, International, Delivery, Take-out, Non-veg

Serves meat, vegan options available. Offers vegan pizza and calzones. Daiya cheese and soy cheese pizza available by the slice and by the pie. Can substitute most veggie pizzas with Daiya or soy cheese. Limited outside seating.

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215 N Cayuga St (at Seneca St), Ithaca, New York

607-273-9610

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Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, American, International, Beer/Wine, Take-out, Non-veg

Serves meat, vegan options available. Was previously vegetarian & vegan only, but serves fish now. Has clearly labeled vegan choices. Est. 1973. Has put out multiple cookbooks and is a pioneer in vegetarian restaurants. Sunday nights are ethnic cuisine nights; vegans please inquire.

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415 College Ave, Ithaca, New York

607-273-0982

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Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, American, Fast food, Take-out, Non-veg

Serves meat, vegan options available. Has smoothies, sandwiches, and salads. Vegans can get tofutti cream cheese, tofu scramble, vegan chicken salad, and seitan sandwich. Bread is freshly baked. Also sells ready-made entrees. Vegan options are clearly marked.

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113 S Cayuga St (at State St and Green St), Ithaca, New York

607-277-4294

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Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Ethiopian, Non-veg

Serves meat, vegan options available. Has over a dozen vegan appetizers and main courses. The injera can be made gluten-free upon request in advance. The restaurant seats 35+ and gets crowded at dinner. Located right on the downtown Ithaca Commons, making it accessible to shopping and nightlife.

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Albert R. Mann Library, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York

607.254.6206

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Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, American, Organic, Take-out, Non-veg

Serves meat, vegan options available. Located within Mann Library on the Cornell University campus, this cafe uses locally grown ingredients and fair trade coffee. Offers many vegetarian food and a burrito bar with tofu and seitan fillings. Vegan food include a tofu burrito and a tofu scramble. Toffuti soy cream cheese option for bagels, and vegan pastries and chocolates are often available. All muffins are vegan. Soy milk is substitutable for all drinks.

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526 W State St, Ithaca, New York

607-257-8881

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Cuisine: Delivery, Take-out, Vietnamese, Non-veg

Serves meat, vegan options available. Busy Vietnamese food place. Menu is meat-based but does include a vegetable pho. You could also get rice and noodle dishes made vegan upon request.

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209 S Meadow St, Ithaca, New York

607-272-8424

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Cuisine: Ovo, Thai, Take-out, Non-veg

Serves meat, vegan options available. Thai restaurant. Offer option for tofu, vegetables, or mock chicken in many dishes. BYO. Previously located on W State St.

So, there you have it - our list of the very best vegan food that Ithaca, NY has to offer. We hope that you enjoy your dining experience.

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