16 Vegan / Vegetarian Friendly Restaurants
316 Alvarado St, Monterey, California
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, American, Organic, Mediterranean, Salad bar, Take-out, Bakery, Catering, Fusion, Middle Eastern
Vegetarian cafe opened 2017 offering build-your-own salad/bowl, plus grilled panini, soups, bread and small plates. Food is described as "Mediterranean fusion meets California healthy."
774 Wave St, Monterey, California
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, American, Organic, Salad bar, Juice bar
Yoga and pilates studio with a courtyard cafe. Serves tea, coffee, fresh juices, and vegan cookies. From 11am-6pm there is an organic salad bar.
426 Alvarado St, Monterey, California
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, American, Beer/Wine, French, Fusion, Non-veg
Serves meat, vegan options available. Offers clearly labeled vegan choices, including a burger. Also labels gluten free choices. Uses seasonal and locally sourced ingredients. Located in a historically registered building in Old Monterey, this local restaurant has a hip, friendly and clean atmosphere. Serves gastro pub influenced fare built around its beers that are produced on-site. Has 140 seats, including a shaded sidewalk patio, a 50-seat beer garden in the back, a full bar and over 20 house beers on draft.
565 Abrego St, Monterey, California
Cuisine: Lacto, Indian, Buffet, Beer/Wine, Take-out, Non-veg
Serves meat, vegan options available. In Old Monterey, within walking distance of the conference center, this place offers a lunch buffet and a la carte dinner. Has a separate menu of vegan and vegetarian items that include appetizers, soups, salads, entrees, and bread. White tablecloths and a large window looking out on a small courtyard with fountains. The lunch buffet usually has a vegan item with others containing dairy.
500 Del Monte Center, Monterey, 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.
1425 Munras Ave (at Bay Park Hotel), Monterey, California
Cuisine: American, Salad bar, Non-veg
Serves meat, vegan options available. Hotel restaurant. Extensive salad bar with 3 kinds of lettuce, lots of vegetables, fruit, baked potato, baked sweet potato, rolls and includes sorbet for dessert.
724 Abrego St, Monterey, California
Cuisine: Ovo, Chinese, Asian, Non-veg
Serves meat, vegan options available. Chinese restaurant but has vegetarian menu section listing 30+ dishes using vegetable and/or tofu. Egg is labeled. Upon request will modify soup dishes to be made with vegetable broth.
622 Light House Ave, Monterey, California
Cuisine: Lacto, American, International, Beer/Wine, Fusion, Hawaiian, Non-veg
Serves meat, vegan options available. Surf and Hawaiian themed restaurant and bar. On its webpage you will find a list of vegetarian dishes with tofu in a variety of fusion flavors - vegans should specify. Reported March 2017 that vegetarian menu may contain fish - please check and update Happy Cow.
538 Lighthouse Ave, Monterey, California
Cuisine: Lacto, Indian, Non-veg
Serves meat, vegan options available. Marked vegan items are aloo gobi, yellow dal, chana masala, samosa, pakora, roti. Staff know what else could be made vegan, like omitting butter in the rice.
435 Alvarado St (at Pacific St), Monterey, California
Cuisine: Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Non-veg
Serves meat, vegan options available. Located two blocks from the conference center, this small informal cafe, where you order at the counter, offers a number of vegan options. Most vegetarian items are clearly listed, including lentil soup, dolmas (vegetarian grape leaves) and fava beans. Their vegetarian sample plate includes baba ganoush, hummus, dolmas, tabbouleh, falafel, and pita.
475 Alvarado St, Monterey, California
Cuisine: American, Fast food, Take-out, Fusion, Hawaiian, Non-veg
Serves meat, vegan options available. Poke (fish) bowl place with a vegetarian option which is vegan. The bowl contains bean sprouts, tofu, mushrooms, avocado, seaweed salad, and ponzu sauce. Fast service.
Health Food Stores, Vegan Shops, Vegan Bakery and Catering, Vegetarian B&Bs, Organizations
800 Del Monte Center, Monterey, California
Part of large natural foods supermarket chain. Has fresh fruits and vegetables including organic produce, deli and hot food bars, vitamins, supplements, personal care products, grocery, and much more.
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