12 Vegan / Vegetarian Friendly Restaurants
Court St & Union St (at along Ohio University's College Green), Athens, Ohio
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, International, Catering, Fusion, Turkish, Take-out only
Food truck specializing in Turkish kumpir and other internationally themed baked potato dishes. Check its webpage for location updates.
9 North Shafer St (at W Union St ), Athens, Ohio
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, American, International, Non-veg
Serves meat, vegan options available. A 2 hour fine dining immersion in an open kitchen. Uses locally produced ingredients. Has a vegetarian/vegan menu.
35 Hocking St, Athens, Ohio
Cuisine: American, Fast food, Take-out only, Non-veg
Serves meat, vegan options available. Street stand for grab and go college campus atmosphere. Fresh veggies for your burrito including cilantro, cabbage, spinach, jalapeno, salsa, and guacamole.
6 W State St (at Court St), Athens, Ohio
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, Beer/Wine, Take-out, Non-veg
Serves meat, vegan options available. A worker-owned cooperative with nightly specials; seasonal menus feature local, organic, sustainable ingredients; most dishes can be made vegetarian; full bar features Ohio Draft Beer. Offer vegan dishes. Items are made to order and can cook vegetarian or vegan dishes as requested.
41 S Court St, Athens, Ohio
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.
8 Station St (at W Union St), Athens, Ohio
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, American, Beer/Wine, Asian Fusion, Non-veg
Serves meat, vegan options available. Offers plant-based meals on a separate vegan menu. Menu items include wood-fired pizzas, salads, soups, appetizers; uses tofu and mushroom as substitutes.
8 N Court St, Athens, Ohio
Cuisine: Lacto, Mediterranean, Fast food, Take-out, Middle Eastern, Non-veg
Serves meat, vegan options available. Fast-casual chain offering build-your-own pita sandwiches with fillings including a spicy black bean, falafel, hummus, and salad greens.
371 1/2 Richland Ave, Athens, Ohio
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, American, International, Organic, Catering, Non-veg
Serves meat, vegan options available. Small restaurant with lots of personality. Features a varied menu that includes appetizers, salads, curry, crepes, pasta, and daily changing house special. Choice of tofu available on the main dishes. Brunch on Sunday.
700 E State St, Athens, Ohio
Cuisine: Lacto, Ovo, American, Beer/Wine, Delivery, Take-out, Caribbean, Catering, Fusion, Latin, Cuban, Non-veg
Serves meat, vegan options available. Casual, family-owned spot with Cuban-fusion cuisine and some American dishes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free options are denoted on menu. Large craft-beer selection.
268 E State St (at Alexander), Athens, Ohio
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, American, Organic, Beer/Wine, Non-veg
Serves meat, vegan options available. Emphasis is on local, organic, and fair trade food. Neighborly casual atmosphere. Main dish salads, a veggie burger with tempeh that can be vegan by subbing sauerkraut or salsa or mustard for the chipotle mayonnaise. Reading material about revolutionizing our food system, a small retail market selling local produce, beer and wine (for take out only). Next door is their second restaurant, Della Zona which serves pizza and pasta using all the same principles as Village Bakery and is open Thur-Sat only. Two vegan cheeses available and many organic vegetable toppings.
Health Food Stores, Vegan Shops, Vegan Bakery and Catering, Vegetarian B&Bs, Organizations
28 W Stimson Ave (at E State St), Athens, Ohio
Full natural foods grocery with organic and/or local produce, vitamins & supplements, bulk items, etc, as well as some Middle Eastern specialty foods. Special ordering available. Deli is open 11-2 Monday-Saturday, offering soups (always 1 vegan option), sandwiches & wraps (some meat options, but mostly vegetarian and any thing non-vegan can be made so), a selection of side salads and green salads with vegan, house-made dressings and smoothies. To-go case is always open.
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