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25 Vegan / Vegetarian Friendly Restaurants

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1301 Locust St Ste D (at 13th and Grand), Des Moines, Iowa

515-288-4872

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Cuisine: Lacto, Ovo, Organic, Take-out

Coffeehouse serves fair trade coffee, smoothies, and other hot and cold beverages; soy and rice milk available for extra charge. Specialty is natural non-dairy fruit smoothies made with hemp nut. Also light breakfast foods, sandwiches, and salads. Live music on weekends.

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1511 High St, Des Moines, Iowa

515-284-5632

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Cuisine: Chinese, Beer/Wine, Take-out, Vietnamese, Non-veg

Serves meat, vegan options available. Has a vegetarian menu also available - NOTE to ask kitchen to leave out fish sauce, etc. Large portions. Vietnamese music is played, silk hangings and buddha statues decoration.

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300 MLK Jr Pwky, Des Moines, Iowa

515-518-0013

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Cuisine: Lacto, Ovo, American, Pizza, Italian, Fast food, Take-out, Non-veg

Serves meat, vegan options available. Assembly line style franchise pizzeria. Could build your own pizza with various veggies, then choose marinara, hot red sauce or white sauce. Has vegan cheese.

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200 10th St, Des Moines, Iowa

515-257-4744

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

Serves meat, vegan options available. An upscale southern comfort food restaurant. The succotash stuffed chiles rellenos is vegan by default, and some sides and salads can be made vegan.

4 Reviews

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1240 E 14th St (at University Ave), Des Moines, Iowa

515-262-8488

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Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Ovo, Thai, Take-out, Asian, Fusion, Non-veg

Serves meat, vegan options available. Small Asian food restaurant in a small shopping center. Menu green dot notes which dishes are or can be made veg. The noodles, fried rice, and curries come with choice of protein which includes tofu & veggies instead of meat. One pho can be veg. Some appetizers are also veg. Prices inexpensive to moderate.

7 Reviews

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4040 University Ave, Des Moines, Iowa

515-277-6351

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Cuisine: Non-veg

Serves meat, vegan options available. Cafe with vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options. Grocery store with many vegan items in stock. Supplement and natural medicine section with vegan options and naturopath on staff.

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1003 Locust St, Des Moines, Iowa

515-248-1780

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Cuisine: Lacto, Ovo, Italian, Beer/Wine, Non-veg

Serves meat, vegan options available. Upscale Italian-inspired restaurant. Tofu gnocchi is vegan, and some appetizers are vegan or can be - ask. Tofu scramble on the breakfast menu.

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3737 Merle Hay Rd, Des Moines, Iowa

515-974-4300

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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.

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2932 Ingersoll Ave, Des Moines, Iowa

515-282-8085

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Cuisine: Lacto, Ovo, Pizza, Mediterranean, Beer/Wine, Fusion, Middle Eastern, African, Non-veg

Serves meat, vegan options available. Mediterranean-North African fusion with wood fired pizza. Some sides can be made vegan, and you could get a pizza or salad made vegan - ask your server.

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309 13th St, Des Moines, Iowa

515-288-4144

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Cuisine: Lacto, Ovo, Fast food, Take-out, Mexican, Non-veg

Serves meat, vegan options available. Build-your-own burrito place with house made "rizo," which a blend of veggie burger, tofu, and spices. Choose your toppings for burritos, bowls, tacos.

3 Reviews

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223 4th St, Des Moines, Iowa

515-323-3333

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Cuisine: Lacto, American, Pizza, Italian, Beer/Wine, Take-out, Asian, Fusion, Non-veg

Serves meat, vegan options available. Pizza with Asian influence well as traditional pizza varieties. Menu lists 2 or so vegan pizzas (with vegan cheese), or build-your-own. Note the whole wheat crust contains honey.

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1205 25th St (at University Ave, next to Varsity Theaters), Des Moines, Iowa

515-309-9167

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Cuisine: Take-out, Non-veg

Serves meat, vegan options available. Has vegetarian and vegan dishes.

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1905 Ingersoll Ave, Des Moines, Iowa

515-244-8786

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Cuisine: Lacto, Ovo, Pizza, Italian, Take-out, Non-veg

Serves meat, vegan options available. Pizza restaurant with a few locations and a food truck. Has Daiya cheese.

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2724 Ingersoll Ave, Des Moines, Iowa

515-244-1314

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Cuisine: Lacto, Ovo, American, Non-veg

Serves meat, vegan options available. Upscale small plate eatery with a number of vegan items on the menu. Fancy ingredients which can have confusing names, so inquire about which items are vegan.

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303 E 5th St, Des Moines, Iowa

515-244-1213

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Cuisine: Lacto, Ovo, American, Non-veg

Serves meat, vegan options available. A farm-to-table restaurant with a rotating menu that always includes at least one vegan option, or vegetarian option that can be made vegan. Staff will assist you.

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5514 Douglas Ave, Des Moines, Iowa

515-279-2118

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Cuisine: Lacto, Indian, Buffet, Beer/Wine, Take-out, Catering, Non-veg

Serves meat, vegan options available. Northern Indian food with menu items marked if vegetarian or vegan. Lunch is buffet, dinner a la carte menu. Pleasant atmosphere.

1 Review

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4121 SE 14th St, Des Moines, Iowa

515-207-1463

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Cuisine: Lacto, Indian, Nepalese, Non-veg

Serves meat, vegan options available. Small place off the beaten path specializing in Indo-Nepali cuisine. Staff is aware of veganism and vegetarianism and states that there are approx. 10 vegan choices on the menu.

6 Reviews

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2721 Ingersoll Ave, Des Moines, Iowa

515-867-3674

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Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Ovo, Japanese, Take-out, Asian, Fusion, Non-veg

Serves meat, vegan options available. Ramen house where you could get a vegan ramen sandwich or fried rice add tofu or seitan, or order a bahn mi with tofu or seitan. Relocated 2016 from 621 Des Moines St.

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2721 Ingersoll Ave, Des Moines, Iowa

515-867-3674

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

Serves meat, vegan options available. Hot dog joint inside Krunkwich Ramen House with separate vegan menu list available: includes 6 vegan hot dog options made with Field Roast frankfurters plus 3 fry options.

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900 Mulberry St, Des Moines, Iowa

515-244-5000

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Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, Mexican, Non-veg

Serves meat, vegan options available. An upscale, hip Mexican spot with vegan tacos, such as crispy onion & avocado with vegan crema, and a portobello taco which can be vegan upon request. Many sides can be made vegan or are vegan by default. Servers are very helpful and knowledgeable.

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313 E Locust St, Des Moines, Iowa

515-288-3151

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Cuisine: Lacto, Ovo, Middle Eastern, Lebanese, Non-veg

Serves meat, vegan options available. Cozy Lebanese restaurant with many vegetarian and vegan choices such as hummus, baba ganouj, and stuffed grape leaves for starters. Falafel and vegetarian plate for dinner - be sure to ask for no dairy.

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2712 Beaver Ave, Des Moines, Iowa

515-777-3625

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Cuisine: Lacto, Ovo, American, Non-veg

Serves meat, vegan options available. Dinner restaurant with vegetarian marked on the menu. Chef is able to assist with vegan options, and guests are encouraged to ask. Try the beet fries.

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300 SW 5th St, Des Moines, Iowa

515-369-7854

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Cuisine: Lacto, Ovo, Western, Bakery, Australian, Non-veg

Serves meat, vegan options available. Australian style bakery and cafe with various small plates and toast with avocado and with beet hummus. Sometimes bread is not vegan but ask before ordering. A few salads and sandwiches can be made vegan.

6 Reviews

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407 E 5th St, Des Moines, Iowa

515-556-0571

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Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, Fast food, Beer/Wine, Take-out, Mexican, Asian, Fusion, Non-veg

Serves meat, vegan options available. Counter-serve spot offering Asian fusion-inspired tacos, plus banh mi sandwiches and burritos. Has seitan, Korean tofu, and vegan chorizo with vegan aioli and sauces. Menu is always evolving. Banh mi can be made with tofu. Staff is knowledgeable about what's vegan. Occasionally the kitchen makes vegan ice cream.

5 Reviews

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300 E Grand Ave, Des Moines, Iowa

515-244-9292

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

Serves meat, vegan options available. Zombie-themed, burger and shake place but with one vegan burger on the menu called the Negan, plus there are salads and a chili that can be made vegan. If ordering a different burger, make sure to request the vegan bun. Multiple locations.

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Des Moines area, Des Moines, Iowa

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Truck selling acai bowls at changing locations - check its facebook for scheduel.

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1501 Grand Ave, Des Moines, Iowa

515-720-2672

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Makes ice cream by hand. Usually has a vegan flavor, such as coconut curry with granola or salted caramel coconut.


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