• REMOVED: Ralston's Goat

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Serves meat, vegan options available. In downtown with coffee bar and plenty of open seating. The opposite side of the restaurant, which is horseshoe-shaped, has a beer, wine, and liquor bar. Low-key scene throughout. Menu always has a few items that are or can be vegan, such as pizza, pulled jackfruit sandwich, or lasagna. Removed September 2023: Limited vegan options.

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11 Reviews

First Review by optimism1


Points +63

16 Apr 2023

Do not

No longer has ANY VEGAN OPTIONS.

Updated from previous review on 2016-03-06

Pros: Nothing, no longer has vegan options.

Cons: parking isn't the easiest, No vegan food



Points +150

24 Feb 2023

Not the same anymore

Ralston’s use to be my go-to with a huge selection of vegan dishes. Now you can expect a mushroom sandwich or beyond burger (which they seem to be out of often). I really miss their old offerings which included a tofu and soyrizo scramble, waffles, zucchini boats, pizza, and burger, and a selection of fries. Sad to see that they have changed.


Points +98

24 Oct 2020

Delicious but limited options

The jackfruit pulled pork is an absolute winner. Pizza is ok. Haven't tried brunch options. Fries are delicious too.

Pros: Very good food quality

Cons: Higher priced, Very limited options


Points +20

08 Aug 2019

Go for Brunch

On Sundays they have a brunch menu with multiple vegan items. They have pancakes and waffles (order without butter). They make them sweet (nutmeg, cinnamon-y) and you can add fruit on top, so delicious! They also have a more hearty vegan breakfast, the Optimism One Scramble. It has roasted veggies, hash brown or country potatoes, tofu and/or soyrizo, and bread (as far as I know the only vegan bread option is the house made bread - very tasty option though!). They serve brunch until 5pm on Sundays, and it is not very expensive.

Staff are very friendly. They also play fun music and often have live music!

Pros: Breakfast options on Sundays, Reasonably priced, Cute restaurant

Cons: It can get noisy (might be a pro if you enjoy live, music though), Finding free parking downtown


Points +873

16 Aug 2018


Would like to give his restaurant more stars for having a vegan section on their menu, but honestly should give them less stars for bringing me a vegan pizza with dairy cheese (blaming it on the “new” chef) and (because they didn’t even have vegan cheese). They gave a vegan bbq jack fruit sandwich as an alternative, which left me feeling not so good the rest of the evening. Make sure the chef understands vegan vs vegetarian, or keep walking past this one.

Pros: Has vegan section on the menu, Staff was very nice

Cons: Gave a dairy cheese pizza instead of vegan cheese, Didn’t have vegan cheese, New chef didn’t understand vegan vs vegetarian


Points +15

19 Jun 2018

Options for all

Great beet salad, veggie pizza and cold brews available at the Goat. This is a place my non vegetarian friends and I can agree to gather. I heard some nights they have live music

Pros: Tasty food options for vegetarians and others

Cons: more staff could help during busy weekends


Points +121

15 Apr 2018

Thoroughly impressed!

My friend and I came here and got the lasagna and pizza and were especially in love with the pizza crust! It was hearty but not too heavy or fatty which was nice, and the portions were great. The waitresses were so friendly and we were very pleased with the ambience and service, as well!

Pros: Delicious , Fast & friendly service


Points +28

29 Jan 2017

awesome vegan options!

I went here with my mom and sister and we got the vegan pizza vegan lasagna and my favorite vegan sliders! We definitely will be coming back the atmosphere was relaxing and the staff were nice and helpful! Only con was they had no vegan dessert.


Points +75

13 Aug 2016

Something for everyone

This place has options for vegans and meat eaters alike. The staff are friendly and the service was quick.

Pros: Good food , Friendly staff, Quick service

Cons: Only a few vegan options


Points +40

06 Mar 2016

new vegan menu coming soon

My husband and I been here 3 times we are always searching for restaurants with vegan options, I love their tofu scramble on the weekends and vegan pancakes they have available for brunch. They are also working on a new vegan menu, we tried a new vegan pulled pork sandwich it was delicious...we will definitely be back. Highly recommend this place for anyone vegan or not, great service, friendly staff!!


Points +57

20 Dec 2015

Great Food, Great Vibe

Such a treat to have a place downtown that has vegan items right on the menu, not to mention a staff that speaks fluent vegan. I have already eaten here four times in just two weeks--everything from green tea and pastries to polenta with roasted beets to tofu scrambler that comes with potatoes that almost remind me of barbecued chips. With each meal I've had, every bite woke up my senses, making me think, Wow, that is crazy good!

On top of that, the atmosphere is such that you instantly feel like you're part of a fluid, open community.

Bottom line: I highly recommend Ralston's Goat. You can even bring your non-veg friends, too.

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