Traverse City, Michigan, 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 Traverse City, MI, 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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1544 US 31 N, Traverse City, Michigan

231-938-2773

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

Serves meat, vegan options available. Has separate vegan, vegetarian and gluten free menus available on request. Full bar with happy hour Mon-Sun 3-7pm. Offers a frequent diner club program. Wi-fi. Located one-half mile east of the state park.

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260 E 10th St (at Lake St), Traverse City, Michigan

231-947-0191

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

Serves meat, vegan options available. Veg-friendly cafe inside the co-op market. Menu includes veg sandwiches, wraps, plenty of deli salads, smoothies, juices, and soups. Has indoor seating and hosts live music events.

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128 E Front St (at Old Town), Traverse City, Michigan

231-941-7632

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Cuisine: Lacto, American, Italian, Mediterranean, Beer/Wine, Non-veg

Serves meat, vegan options available. Restaurant and bar serving a variety of pastas, salads, and a few vegetarian meals (uses dairy, eggs).

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240 E Front St, Traverse City, Michigan

231-944-1036

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Cuisine: Lacto, American, Take-out, Non-veg

Serves meat, vegan options available. Ice cream parlor and cafe formerly known as Cherry Cone. Food menu is meat-based but has a tofu sandwich (vegans need to request no mayonaise). Has three vegan ice cream options, made with coconut milk.

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642 Railroad Pl, Traverse City, Michigan

231-946-8168

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

Serves meat, vegan options available. Offers handcrafted ales by the rails (has vegan beer option), plus salads, and wood-fired flatbread pizza of which one is labeled as vegan suitable, the Silver Fern. There's also red pepper hummus served with tortilla chips. Has vegan cheese and can build your own pizza.

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160 E Front St (at Cass), Traverse City, Michigan

231-943-2727

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

Serves meat, vegan options available. Offers several vegan choices such as tomato soup, a kale salad (ask for no cheese), stuffed poblano entree, several vegetable side dishes. Wait staff happy to accommodate. Wi-fi. Has a large outdoor rooftop seating area in addition to the indoor dining room.

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108 S Union St (at Old Towne), Traverse City, Michigan

231-932-2233

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Cuisine: Lacto, Ovo, American, Fast food, Non-veg

Serves meat, vegan options available. Funky little place where artists display works and local performing art groups post notices for shows and zines. Offers soups, salads, wraps, sandwiches, quesadillas, smoothies, and organic coffee. Some items vegetarian suitable with dairy and/or egg but not vegan.

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108 E Front St, Traverse City, Michigan

231-946-2739

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

Serves meat, vegan options available. Cafe and coffeehouse located in the historic Opera House building offering a variety of beverages, including coffee, tea, microbrews, and local wines along with pastries and a small food menu that includes one vegan sandwich. Has Wi-Fi.

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310 Cass St (at downtown), Traverse City, Michigan

231-932-1310

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

Serves meat, vegan options available. Located on the banks of the Boardman River. Offers small plates, sushi, non-veg food but could substitute tofu in a dish - ask.

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1333 Yellow Dr, Traverse City, Michigan

231-943-1453

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Cuisine: Lacto, Take-out, Mexican, Non-veg

Serves meat, vegan options available. Small local cafe. Staff is knowledgeable about the ingredients - ask for vegan options.

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

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