12 Vegan / Vegetarian Friendly Restaurants
Student Union Building, UMASS Amherst, Amherst, Massachusetts
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, International, Macrobiotic, Organic, Salad-bar
Student owned & operated lunch-only cafe. Has compost bins for leftovers, for biodegradable plates & cups provided. Discount for take-outs when bring your own tupperware.
1 Boltwood Walk, Amherst, Massachusetts
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, Take-out, Mexican, Non-veg
Serves meat, vegan options available. Mexican food restaurant with mutliple locations. Has seitan, tofu, and mixed grilled veggies as filling choice - ask if you don't see one on the menu.
36 Main St, Amherst, Massachusetts
Cuisine: Italian, Thai, Beer/Wine, Delivery, Take-out, Fusion, Non-veg
Serves meat, vegan options available. Casual place making eclectic fusion of both Thai noodle and Italian pasta. Will make most dishes vegan when requested. Has tofu as add-on. Cheap lunch specials. Wi-fi.
491 Pine St, Amherst, Massachusetts
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Ovo, American, International, Non-veg
Serves meat, vegan options available. Cafe and store that offers hot vegan drinks, sandwiches, and salads. Daily soups are often vegan. Local and often organic products sourced, locally-roasted fair trade coffee. Artistic atmosphere with comfortable indoor seating. Has Wi-Fi.
62 Main St, Amherst, Massachusetts
Cuisine: Chinese, Asian, Taiwanese, Non-veg
Serves meat, vegan options available. Casual-fine dining Chinese food in downtown. Menu includes a section of vegetable and tofu dishes, but note that one of the dishes is labeled as having oyster sauce and some contain egg. There are other veggie dishes throughout the menu, and nearly every stir-fry dish can be made with tofu and/or vegetables instead of meat. Vegan selections include rice cakes, cashew tofu, general tso's tofu, shredded potatoes, mixed mushrooms, among others. The staff will help you choose something to suit.
61 Main St, Amherst, Massachusetts
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Asian, Tibetan, Nepali, Bhutanese, Non-veg
Serves meat, vegan options available. Small Himalayan restaurant serving Nepali, Tibetan, and Bhutanese food. They have a vegan section with choices like veg sha phaley, momos, thukpa, chow mein, fried rice, curry, mustard greens, broccoli rabe, and spinach. Also has clearly labeled vegan items elsewhere on the menu like pakora, dal, rajma, and Nepali thali.
25 S Pleasant St, Amherst, Massachusetts
Cuisine: Ovo, Chinese, Asian, Non-veg
Serves meat, vegan options available. Chinese restaurant Szechuan and Cantonese cuisines. Has a large section of vegetarian items along with additional appetizers, noodles, and rice dishes that are veggie friendly. Vegan items include crystal veg dumplings, pea greens, bok choy and mushrooms, tofu dishes, and others. Specify vegan to waitstaff to be sure.
87 Main St, Amherst, Massachusetts
Cuisine: Lacto, Indian, Non-veg
Serves meat, vegan options available. Indian food in downtown. Vegan and gluten-free are labeled on the menu, includes channa masala, biagan bharta, dal makhani, aloo mattar mushroom, aloo gobi, channa saag, aloo mattar, and tandoori roti (bread, not labeled). Staff know about vegan options, so ask.
103 N Pleasant St, Amherst, Massachusetts
Cuisine: Mediterranean, Fast food, Take-out, Middle Eastern, Non-veg
Serves meat, vegan options available. Small pita and falafel shop with some labeled vegan choices, include: falafel wrap, falafel platter, hummus wrap, Middle Eastern platter, grape leaves, fattoush, baba ghanoush. Ask if the jedra (rice and lentils) is vegan or not.
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