5 Vegan / Vegetarian Friendly Restaurants
3110 R St, Merced, California
Cuisine: Lacto, Fast food, Take-out, Mexican, Non-veg
Serves meat, vegan options available. Fast food chain where you could customize your order (tacos, burritos, bowls) and request no cheese/dairy. Some of its locations offer a soyfrito filling that's made from soy protein. Be sure to ask for plant based protein.
309 W Main St, Merced, California
Cuisine: Lacto, American, Organic, Take-out, Non-veg
Serves meat, vegan options available. Local coffeehouse frequented by a young crowd and hosts open mic and live music. Offers a couple sandwiches and salads for food, and has soymilk for coffee drinks (extra charge). Sometimes vegan cookies on offer.
1052 W Main St, Merced, California
Cuisine: Lacto, Indian, Buffet, Beer/Wine, Take-out, Non-veg
Serves meat, vegan options available. This little Indian food restaurant can make a vegan dinner for two and use coconut milk instead of dairy when requested. Otherwise very few veg choices in Merced.
779 E Yosemite Ave, Unit G, Merced, California
Cuisine: Thai, Beer/Wine, Take-out, Non-veg
Serves meat, vegan options available. Thai restaurant is increasingly vegan and vegetarian friendly since the influx of college students nearby. Has plenty of vegan choices in the appetizers and main dish sections and are more than willing to accommodate meat substitutions. Some of the menu items are crispy tofu in soybean sauce on a bed of lettuce, spring rolls, Thai pineapple fried rice (without the meat), stir fried mixed vegetables, priew warn, steamed rice, and 10 other vegetarian dishes that can be vegan on request.