• Hearty Eats

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  • White Veg-options

Serves fish, vegan options available. A gluten free restaurant with all food items being vegan except for fried fish served on Friday and Saturday. Uses local and seasonal ingredients. Open Mon-Sun 11:00am-7:00pm.

15 Reviews

First Review by HappyGardener123


Points +16

11 Aug 2022

Great vegan farm to table food

Amazing vegan place with emense respect for sustainability practice.

Pros: Almost Alll dishes are vegan (you can add fish) , Delicious, healthy, gluten free, Build your own plates and add on options

Cons: A little pricey



Points +90

21 Oct 2021

Decent vegan options

Good vegan options here where not much else is available. Tempeh, lentils, greens, and more. Like modern hippie cuisine. Flavors were great.

Pros: Tempeh tacos , Staff earn a living wage

Cons: Selection could be bigger


Points +18

08 Sep 2021

Best close to vegan option in Franklin County.

Among a sea of pizza joints, Chinese food places and chain restaurants in the surrounding area, Hearty Eats stands as a beacon for healthy food. I own a private tattoo studio in the area and probably eat here at minimum once a week. As a vegan I find it difficult to eat locally, bar a few places, and Hearty Eats tops that list. Fresh flavorful food prepared mindfully and it shows. The seasoning of their entrees is subtle and natural tasting, not too acidic or salty, just nice earthy flavors. 9/10 would highly recommend.

Updated from previous review on 2021-09-08

Pros: Healthy, fresh food skillfully prepared

Cons: Fish, but that doesn't detract me one bit


Points +67

18 Jul 2021

I wish there were more options in town.

3 stars because easy order, Fast, and friendly.
only 3 however because to be honest i thought everything was fairly tasteless. I hate to give places with vegan options or mostly vegan a negative review because we’re thankful to have a place to eat but the only thing i enjoyed was the nachos and pickled cabbage.

Cons: Tasteless food


Points +455

03 Jan 2021

Locally sourced food

Delicious salads, mixed plates. Love the kombucha on tap.

Pros: Locally sourced ingredients, Mostly veg, Friendly

Cons: Fish


Points +113

02 Mar 2020

Comfort food for friends

Enjoyable atmosphere


Points +21

09 Nov 2019

Heavenly Hearty

Woooow❗️.. was fortunate to have visited Shelburne Falls recently. First night Hearty Eats was suggested to me. Thereafter I insisted we eat there next 3 nights. I snuck a lunch in there also. So I’m back in NY now, and all I’m thinkn bout is #thatnoodlebowl” ✨✨✨👍🏼


Points +76

25 Jun 2019

Should be 5 stars!

Can’t since it’s not fully vegan. But almost everything is vegan. The only non-vegan stuff is the optional fish addition to each dish...easy to avoid but helps get people in. The food here is amazing. Also everything but the beer is gluten free.

Pros: Lots of vegan options, Gluten free friendly , Deserts!

Cons: Small


Points +109

26 Jan 2019

Tempeh tacos!!

I live about 45 mins away from hearty eats and it’s worth the trip! The place is small but inviting and everyone that I’ve talked to that works there has been kind and friendly. My favorites by far are the tempeh tacos! Yum! Also, the falafel salad, the 413, and the brownie with cashew cream is a must! They have a selection of beers, cider and kombucha on tap! It’s one of the best kept secrets in the Berkshires!


Points +24

22 Apr 2018

Awesome place to eat

My boyfriend had fish while I had the sampler. It was all gluten free which I was super excited about and delicious. We both agreed we would go back again.


Points +20

06 Oct 2017

Your tastebuds will love you!

This wonderful restaurant in Shelburne Falls is a rare gem. The organic beers, vegan and vegetarian meals and specials were all incredible. But the dark chocolate brownie with cashew cream topping was to over the top.

Pros: LOTS of vegan choices and organic beer

Cons: none


Points +124

Mostly Veg
31 Jul 2016


I've visited Hearty Eats 2 times in the last month and each time every dish was interesting, very fresh and so satisfying.. Also their deserts are all made with natural sweeteners versus refined sugars (see pics). Hearty Eats is not totally vegan (they serve fish) so it's easy for non-vegans to feel at ease and yet super fun and varied for Vegan eaters. It's also gluten-free friendly.


Points +163

17 Oct 2015

Nice vegan option in Shelburne Falls

I had a weekend lunch with a large group of omnis, and I picked this restaurant because it has a lot of vegan options. I started with their white bean miso soup, which was good, but didn't have much tofu in it. The Thai Noodle salad was good as well, but nothing outstanding. On the weekends, they have fried fish available, and I suspect that they don't maintain a separate fryer for their vegetable tempura, so beware if cross contamination is a concern for you. Service was friendly and efficient. A good place to stop if you're not on your way to Northampton, where there are much better totally vegan options.

Be sure to check out the glaciar holes just a block away, and don't forget to walk across the famous Bridge of Flowers!

Pros: Decent vegan options, Picturesque town, Friendly, efficient service

Cons: Weekend parking may be difficult, Not totally vegan, Better options in nearby Northampton


Points +114

24 May 2015

A gem!

sweet space to have a hearty vegan meal! weekday menu is vegan, with large salads, falafel, bbq tempeh, and root veg fries. weekends they fry fish. located just off hwy 2, in a beautiful river town with shops and walking bridges.

Pros: weekday vegan menu

Cons: a little pricey, but worth it!!


Points +154

16 Jun 2014


This place is completely vegan AND gluten free so there's no risk of cross contamination. The tempura veggies were the best I've ever had- crunchy and light with a tamari ginger sauce. I also tried the miso tempeh and my husband got the falafel. Everything was quickly prepared and super fresh. The staff are so friendly and the ambience is comfortable and inviting. We will return!

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