Portland, Maine, 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 Portland, ME, 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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608 Congress St, Portland, Maine

207-347-3111

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Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, Thai, Beer/Wine, Take-out, Asian, Fusion, Pan Asian

Pan Asian cuisine restaurant est. 2007. Offers a concise lunch menu and a more expanded dinner menu. Sample items such as crispy wonton, spicy green leaves salad, tofu and vegetable teriyaki, watercress veggie-duck. Uses vegetarian soy meats. Opened another location in Portsmouth in 2015.

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40 Washington Ave, Portland, Maine

207-772-0360

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

Serves meat, vegan options available. Eclectic place with varied menu that includes wraps, sandwiches, pizza, falafel, stir frys, pasta, burgers, and milkshake. Has a vegan section on menu with items like tempeh, tofu; dedicated vegan fryer. Gluten free options. Casual atmosphere, tables stocked with playing cards.

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649 Congress St, Portland, Maine

207-899-3529

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Cuisine: Lacto, Ovo, American, Organic, Catering, Non-veg

Serves meat, vegan options available. Organic cafe established 2007. Offers veg menu items as well as some vegan baked goods.

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51 Oak St, Portland, Maine

207-253-5122

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Cuisine: Beer/Wine, Eritrean, Ethiopian, African, Non-veg

Serves meat, vegan options available. Eritrean cuisine, like Ethiopian, includes spiced vegetable, potato, and lentil dishes. Here no dairy or egg is used in the dishes. Meal is served on a communal teff bread, so it may be advised to have separate breads for vegan/non-vegan diners. Monday is by reservation only.

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89 Exchange St, Portland, Maine

207-210-6566

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Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Japanese, Middle Eastern, Non-veg

Serves meat, vegan options available. Tea house offering a light food menu with small plates such as pita with hummus, seaweed salad, nuts and seeds, cake and chocolate. Large selection of loose-leaf teas. Fish flakes is the only non-veg items (used in the takadasan rice), otherwise food is vegetarian. Moved here 2014 from 151 Middle St.

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671 Congress St, Portland, Maine

207-347-7557

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Cuisine: Thai, Beer/Wine, Non-veg

Serves meat, vegan options available. Thai kitchen and street vendor inspired tapas and skewer bar. Menu marks vegan and gluten free dishes. Also has a full bar. Rustic ambiance. Associated with the nearby Green Elephant Vegetarian Bistro.

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188A State St, Portland, Maine

207-899-3277

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Cuisine: Lacto, American, Beer/Wine, Take-out, Non-veg

Serves meat, vegan options available. Bar and burger restaurant but has a few vegan choices are on the menu. Seat yourself, casual.

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575 Congress St, Portland, Maine

207-747-5063

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Cuisine: Chinese, Beer/Wine, Asian, Fusion, Non-veg

Serves meat, vegan options available. Modern style Asian fusion and dim sum restaurant. Could get vegan dumplings, vegetable stir-fry, a few of the appetizers, plus noodle dish without the meat - be sure to specify. Prices are moderate to slightly expensive.

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5 1/2 Moulton St, Portland, Maine

207-773-7374

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Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, American, Juice bar, Take-out

Vegetarian juice and smoothie bar with some light food.

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630 Congress St, Portland, Maine

207-747-4838

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Cuisine: Thai, Non-veg

Serves meat, vegan options available. Extensive menu of Thai soups plus a number of standard Thai noodle and rice dishes. Veg options are labeled on the menu. Let your server know if veg/vegan.

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

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