Bean Vegan Cuisine

  • Vegan Vegan
    ( 47 reviews )
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3001 E Independence Blvd, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA, 28205

Vegan restaurant est. 2012 offering home-style meals, sandwiches, green plate specials, daily desserts, and other American fare like burgers. Open Mon-Fri 11:30am-9:00pm, Sat 10:00am-9:00pm, Sun 10:00am-8:00pm.

Category: Vegan, American, Take-out, Bakery

Reviews (47)

First Review by Doli

Disappointing - Edit

Read the negative reviews on Facebook. It's telling that the owners don't even bother to respond. I hate to say anything bad about a business online, but I ate here for the first time and wasn't impressed. They rely on Daiya cheese for everything and the food is really greasy. The whole operation felt really uninspired. Friends warned me it wasn't good, but I trusted all the positive reviews here. Paid $15 (including tip) for a lousy Reuben sandwich and fries. Left feeling very disappointed.

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great southern comfort vegan food! - Edit

Pimento cheese is life changing.

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Fantabulous!!! - Edit

Very clean with a great, friendly atmosphere and staff. The food was delicious!! We left feeling full and happy!! I will definitely eat here again and will recommend to all my friends. They have loads of choices on the menu from comfort food to burgers and a nice little store on the premises. Eat here!! You will be happy you did!!

Pros: food, staff, store

Cons: not my home town ?, none

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Tasty food, funky atmosphere. - Edit

It's impressive how they make southern style food from vegan ingredients - and it's real tasty!

Well worth a try.

Pros: Reasonable prices, Healthy, Vegan

Cons: not close to anything- its a drive

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Best Vegetarian Cuisine!!!!!!! - Edit

Everything was perfect, favorite dining spot! Will definitely be back!!!!!!!!! Thanks for the awesome food and great hospitality!!!!!!!!

Pros: Great southern vegetarian options

Cons: Reasonably priced

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First Time - Edit

My husband and I ordered take-out during our visit to Charlotte. We ordered a variety of items since it was our first time. The items were: the cowboy burger, quesadilla, fishless filet sandwich, and the BBQ jackfruit sandwich, along with a side of fries, mac and cheese, and red beans and rice. We absolutely LOVED the fishless filet and cowboy sandwich. Those two are definitely must-haves! The BBQ jackfruit didn't have much flavor to us. The mac and cheese was a little on the sweet side in my opinion. The red beans and rice lacked that spicy flavor I was hoping for. Overall, the experience was good. If we lived in Charlotte, this would most definitely be one of our favorite restaurants to dine. The service was good and everyone was very kind.

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Great alternative - Edit

I have visited Bean several times during my visits to Charlotte. The desserts are my favorite by far but many of the entrees are delicious too. The chili cheeseburger special was amazing. If you have friends or family that are not vegan but enjoy burgers, this is a good restaurant where everyone can be satisfied.

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the absolute best - Edit

Two words: cowboy burger!!! Guys, if you're looking for the best place to spend a cheat meal or looking for the best burger in life...GO TO BEAN. Being vegan never tasted so good. They also have their own little vegan market in the restaurant which is pretty darn cool. Get the cookie dough, and don't bake them because cookies are over rated ?

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Delicious SAD (Standard American DIet) Vegan food - Edit

Great veganized American food...like the unhealthy, tasty stuff without the cruelty. I opt for the jalapeno cheddar burger (the fried jalapenos should be offered as their own appetizer) and tater tot casserole or kale for the days i need greens. Also a big fan of the buffalo tofu fingers.

The Herc Bowl is the bomb. It has most of my favorite things (BBQ Soy Curls over Home Fries with Spicy Mayo, Steamed Kale, and a Biscuit).

They also have a vegan store to stock up on all your vegan food needs.

Pros: All vegan, Vegan store, Buffalo tofu

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Very good - Edit

After battling terrible traffic like other users mentioned, and a long wait time time after we ordered, our food arrived and we were happy with it. Nice to have so many vegan options. The best part of the restaurant is the vegan grocery shop - so many specialty items you really can't find many places. Decor is unique too. We've been to both this one and the Asheville location. Enjoyed both. Happy to have these vegan options for comfort food items.

Updated from previous review on 2016-06-16

Pros: Vegan comfort food options , Good range of products , Nice flavors

Cons: Long wait time , Prices in grocery section are high

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Great food/Not so great service - Edit

I have been coming to Bean for about a several months now. The food is delicious, my non vegan family loves it as well. The teriyaki tofu fingers are my favorite along with the fried pickles. The service is not very good. Every time I come, we will have several people waiting on our table and it always takes forever to get our ticket. The wait staff is not always that attentive and I end up apologizing to the people I bring along with me. The staff is friendly but they really need to work on their service skills.

Pros: Awesome Appetizers, Love the small Grocery Shop located inside

Cons: Slow service

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fantastic!! - Edit

Visiting friends here in Charlotte and tried this place. Our friends are not vegan and they enjoyed the food so much! Raved about the cheesecake. Everything we ordered was so tasty - including the meatloaf. Definitely try it out. Very casual.

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horrible - Edit

I've tried this place twice, hoped that the first time was a bad day, but the food was still horrible, taste like the poured a bucket of salt on all that I had. The person that took my order kept saying "if you are not use to vegan food you may have trouble with the taste", I explained to her that I have been a vegan since 2008. I travel with my job, and always go to Happy Cow to see what's close to where I am. Noticed that people that were coming in after me were leaving, went up to ask after waiting 45 mins for my food, when asked if the boxes I was looking at was mine, the person said "yeah, but I didn't take your order, so I didn't know who that was".

Pros: good hours of operation

Cons: poor service, horrible food, salty.

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What a gem! - Edit

Found the Bean as we drove through Charlotte using the Happy Cow ap. Great menu options. Helpful staff. Delicious food! Really loved the mixture of southern staples with a vegan twist! The Bean Bowl was phenomenal. Great dessert options, too.

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always amazing - Edit

the bean bowl is a must. I love it, and the cookies are seriousely the best you can get. i drive 1.5 hours just ti buy them.

Pros: best vegan Place for confort food I know of.

Cons: reasonable.

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Wonderful vegan food! - Edit

I visited Bean Vegan Cuisine during a business trip to Charlotte. I had to battle killer traffic to get there from where I was staying, but it was WELL worth the effort. It is SO NICE to be able to go into a restaurant and feel safe ordering anything from the menu, knowing its cruelty free. I highly recommend the Crabby Platter, Tofu Fingers (I had the "Buffalo" type) and the Cheesish Dip (which is heavenly!!) Loved their store too.

Pros: VEGAN, Good prices, Fast and friendly service

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Our Go-To Vegan Restaurant - Edit

Bean is our go-to vegan restaurant. We visit several times a month. Great food at great prices. The staff is very friendly and knowledgeable. First we eat our delicious meal and then we go to their vegan shop and get more delicious foods. Getting into the location is interesting sometimes but it is well worth it. Maybe one day they will expand and open another Bean closer to us in Hickory... then we may never leave!

Pros: Great Food, Great Prices, Wonderful staff

Cons: None

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Love this place!!! - Edit

I have eaten at Bean lots of times and thought it was time to put up a review. :D Bean is a great place to get some awesome vegan food. I love all of the different burgers I have tried, especially the jalapeño-cheddar burger. Their french fries are also really good. There are so many choices and all are great. The staff is very friendly. Even though we live over an hour away, we make sure to stop in at least once every month (and most of the times way more than that). :D We also make sure to stop by the vegan store to get all the things we need. :D We really love this place, the food, and the people.

Pros: Excellent Food, Awesome Staff, Excellent Value

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Awesome! - Edit

I have been here three times and each time has been an enjoyable experience. If you don't like things that are fried, this might not be the place for you, but greasy crunchy goodness is exactly what I enjoy in a meal. Their reuben is what made me fall in love

Pros: tasty!!, yummy, great food

Cons: this isn't a place to find raw food, impersonal staff

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jalapeño cheddar burger!! - Edit

The jalapeño cheddar burger is the bomb! So many great sides and desserts too! Such a cool place.

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Tasty Carnitas - Edit

I enjoyed the carnitas during a recent trip to Charlotte. I would have never thought of cooking with Jackfruit but it was a tasty addition with a pleasant texture. Looking forward to coming back when I can try the Kitty Kat cake.

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A bit of Southern soul - Edit

BEAN's niche is vegan food with a southern flair and they do it well. The jalapeño cheeseburger and fried squash are my absolute favorites -- I've ordered these several times and you just can't go wrong with either. The teriyaki tofu fingers are an unexpected pleasure. And definitely check out the market in the back -- a great selection of vegan staples and goodies!

Pros: Tasty southern-style food, Vegan market, Friendly staff

Cons: Unusual location

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Great Vegan Diner Food! - Edit

Excellent veggie burgers, fried pickles with vegan ranch, and delicious brunch on the weekends.

Pros: Cheap, Locally Owned, All Vegan

Cons: Lots Of Fried Stuff!

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Surprise such good reviews - Edit

My husband and I were excited to try out this restaurant. We have tried many vegan/vegetarian restaurants around the US. I was very disappointed with the choices we ordered at this restuarant. We had the Crabbie Dip, that was extremely bland. My husband also ordered the Crabbie Patty sandwich, which was very bland as well. They had no crab taste at all. (unfortunately we ordered everything at the same time or he would have tried something different). I ordered the Jackfruit Taco's which had great texture from the jackfruit, but limited on taste. They put very little sour cream on them. Good thing for the salsa's spiciness. The tacos were our favorite of everything we ordered. All the sides were bland, and made homestyle (which I missed was the theme of the restaurant). We had the tator tot casserole which was very soggy no crunchiness like a tator tot usually has. I was excited to get vegan mash potatoes, but the excitement fizzled, the potatoes tasted funny, gravy was not my style. I usually love cabbage but was not impress with the braised cabbage. However, we did enjoy the grilled zucchini. I did talk to my daughter who had also dined there and she said she had the same experience with what they ordered at the restaurant. She said however, they ordered burgers to go and the burgers were excellent. If we get a chance may revisit to try the burgers.

Pros: nice atmosphere , good service

Cons: pricey for quality, bland food

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So amazing!! - Edit

I just have to say I am so impressed with every food item they offer from the carrot bacon to the blue cheese dressing. I ordered the Bacon Cheeseburger and it was phenomenal, as well as the fried tofu fingers. Mac n cheese and the mashed potatoes with gravy aren't on the top of my liking but are okay. I will definitely be bringing my non vegan friends/family here.

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Love It - Edit

They make awesome vegan breakfast wraps!

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Awesome quality, variety and service! - Edit

Enjoyed unique and classic brunch options such as carrot "bacon," cheese grits, hashbrowns, biscuit w berry jam, "chicken" and waffle, and perhaps the best veggie sausage ever!

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