Veggie Galaxy

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450 Massachusetts Ave (at Central Square), Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, 02139

Vegetarian diner with an all-vegan bakery. All items can be made vegan. Serves modern takes on the American diner food with all-day breakfast. Makes its own seitan cutlet and vegan cheese & also serve Daiya. Has vegan milkshakes, tofu scrambles, vegan doughnuts on weekends. Open Mon-Thu 9:00am-10:00pm, Fri-Sat 9:00am-11:00pm, Sun 9:00am-10:00pm.

Category: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, American, Pizza, Beer/Wine, Bakery

Reviews (65)

First Review by massta

YAS - Edit

Unfortunately, I wasn't around long enough to order any real food, but the beautiful vegan bakery when I walked in looked AMAZING. I was proud to brag to my non-vegan family "Yes, the bakery is all vegan!" I had the vanilla milkshake with chocolate "zebra" stripes to go. 'Twas very tasty! It reminded me of Nadamoo's Vanilla ice cream. Loved the space themed aspect of the place! I would definitely come back!

Pros: vegan sweets, vegan treats... vegan EVERYTHING, op

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go here, you won't regret it! - Edit

So amazing. Never have been disappointed. Note- If you are getting the vegan mac and cheese ask for a side of extra cheese sauce. It can be a bit dry without it! But super good nonetheless. The cheese sauce is so addictive. My favorite sandwich is the rachel or the bbq jackfruit! Favorite app- all. Especially buffalo seitan and the mozzarella sticks (vegan mozzarella sticks!!)

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great place - Edit

Highly recommend the milkshakes, so good! I also had the chicken and waffles which was okay and I had a bite of my friends burger and chips which was really good too! Totally coming back sometime!

Pros: open late, friendly and super helpful staff when it comes to , everything can be made vegan

Cons: hard to find parking, but it's a nice enough city

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Yum - Edit

Ive been here a plethora of times and love it.
Many vegan options and cool vibe and atmosphere.
The people are so nice and helpful

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Awesome almost every time but also occasionally underwhelming - Edit

I've been here a couple of times and usually love it. Great breakfast (I got the stuffed French toast with tofu scramble and bacon, it was great), good donuts and outrageously amazing buffalo chicken sandwiches and "frappes". Only thing I've been disappointed by here was the burgers. I've gotten them twice and it's not that they aren't alright but they're a somewhat typical bean burger that kinda mushes easily and just doesn't do the trick. Other than that this place rules and I would definitely recommend it!

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Pretty good - Edit

Food is good, but too greasy--like a diner. I enjoy monthly specials.

Pros: variety, all vegetarian

Cons: too greasy

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Go here - Edit

You must make a point of eating here if you're visiting, or it should be a part of your regular rotation if you live in the area. Vegetarian versions of classic diner food, and, of course, everything can be made vegan. Tons of shakes and desserts as well. They also have booze. What more could you want? Go here.

This is a similar concept to the Chicago Diner in Chicago. I've only been to each once, but I might like Veggie Galaxy better. Maybe.

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Great Breakfast - Edit

Everything can made be vegan. Benedict and pancakes were awesome!

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excellent Vegan options - Edit

Amazing 'milk'shakes here made with coconut milk: you have to try them! They also have Vegan cheese and cakes! Highly recommended!

Pros: great vegan options , vegan cheese , vegan milk'shakes

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Really good food - Edit

A really neat 50's diner feel, love the ambiance. The food is real diner food but veg! Not healthy but delicious. Love their pastries and desserts.

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AMAZING! - Edit

This place is amazing! Great menu selection, great food, friendly staff. The mac and cheese is delicious, the pancakes are great, the mushroom chickpea burger is excellent. One thing I will note, the desserts are mostly made with coconut based ingredients. It is great that they are trying to avoid nut products for those with allergies, but as someone who doesn't like the taste of coconut, that rules out their desserts for me (and I tried three of them!). That aside, I would order more food instead of dessert!!!!

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My number 1 - Edit

I love this place. I come here many times a month because the food is too good to resist. Some of my favorites are the zebra frappe, mushroom chickpea burger, stuffed french toast, and the brownie sundae. I always leave here so full. Sometimes the food is a pretty oily so it's definitely not the healthiest choice, but so tasty. Very busy on the weekends and they don't take reservations so you can wait for quite a while sometimes. The service can be great or alright depending who you get.

Pros: Amazing food, Many options, Affordable food

Cons: Crowded/long waits, drinks are expensive

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Wow! - Edit

This diner (which looks really cool) is vegan and vegetarian but has lots of vegan options. We visited here twice while staying Boston. We would have been happy to go more if we had the time! We had lunch, shakes, coffee and cakes here. Service was helpful and fast. I really loved my vegan sandwiches (Rueben is great!) and the cakes were just incredible. I strongly recommend the lemon meringue pie and the NY cheesecake. All the cakes were vegan. I would have loved to have tried all the cakes!!

Pros: Diner, Refill coffee

Cons: Has eggs for vegetarians. Just go with tofu!

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10 stars would fit better!! - Edit

OMG, this place is sooooooo great!
We are so sad, we've just been three days in Boston and we don't live there!

We went to Veggie Galaxy twice because it was incredibly delicious the first time we've been there.
Altogether, we had the Southwestern Salad (Romaine Lettuce, Black Bean, Shallot & Corn Salsa, Cherry Tomatoes, Fresh Basil & Creamy Chipotle Lime Dressing),
a Shepherd's Pie (Casserole of Quinoa, Button Mushrooms, Peas, Carrots, Corn and Fresh Herbs, topped with Garlic Mashed Potatoes, served with a side of dressed Field Greens),
a Kendall Square Burger (Roasted Red Pepper Puree, Beer Battered Onion Rings, Roasted Garlic Mayo, Baby Arugula), a Davis Square Burger (Green Apples, Grilled Onion Rings, Sweet Potato Mash, Baby Arugula, Mustard), a
Sweet Potato Carrot Cake, and a New York Style Cheesecake with Fresh Berries.
Having a burger you can choose to have a Chipotle Black Bean Patty or a Mushroom Chickpea Patty. You can make it a Cheeseburger as well and they even have vegan cheese! You can build your own burger as well!

Everything was incredibly delicious and we have to say, it's way the best diner we've been in the US! It's a great place I would recommend everybody visiting Boston/Cambridge!!
Thank you so much, Veggie Galaxy - we already miss you!

Pros: Best food ever, Many vegan options, Gluten-free food as well

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A Must in Boston - Edit

I was totally blown away by this lovely veg diner. Their food was tasty, the staff was lovely, and their music was great. They had TONS of vegan options for meals and desserts, all which were amazing.

I was fortunate enough to grab one of the last vegan donuts (stuffed with an oreo, no less) and it was honestly one of the best vegan donuts I've had.

If you're in Boston, this place is a much!

Pros: Great prices, Wonderful staff, AMAZING food

Cons: Gets busy for brunch so you can't linger too long

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Vegan brunch in Boston, YAAAAS - Edit

I go here every year on the Sunday before the Boston Marathon. It is my go-to brunch place.

I usually go with pancakes, a tofu scramble and some vegan sausages. Everything on the menu is meat-free and everything can be made vegan. The dessert display is mindblowing -- I'm just usually too stuffed to order anything after!

Maybe next year I'll try to save room for dessert...

Pros: Delicious vegan brunch, Fun authentic diner atmosphere, So many options

Cons: Can be very crowded, be prepared to wait

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love it! - Edit

I ate at Veggie Galaxy for the first time in September 2016. I love the vibrant atmosphere and good food. There were plenty of indulgent selections, as well as healthy choices. I had the spiraled zucchini alfredo special. I will be back to try more delicious options next visit!

Pros: Everything can be vegan!, Excellent atmosphere and service., Lots of options.

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Yum - Edit

This is a great restaurant! Have been there for every meal! Really loved their mac and cheese and shepards pie. They also make great shakes which are always a treat as a vegan! Also, love that they serve breakfast all day. Kids thought some of the food was a bit spicy which I understand but it's still great. Their vegan bakery is to die for and we frequently stop in for that and get our birthday cakes there. They have cakes, pies, donuts and muffins...all fabulous! A must try place for vegans in the area!

Pros: Great selection, Fantastic bakery, Great atmosphere

Cons: Some items a bit spicy for us

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Vegan Indulgence - Edit

An interesting contrast to the macrobiotic joint I visited the day before. Whereas that place was all about clean eating, veggie galaxy is pure diner indulgence. For me nostalgia and comfort can add to a sublime eating experience - that is to say, I grew going to diners, drinking milkshakes, and eating fish n chips. Rather than regret I take comfort in the happiness of those albeit less enlightened memories.

Veggie Galaxy is very popular and I suspect this is so because even if our carnivorous diner experiences are long past. But the memories are so a part of our identities that to be feasting in a diner that serves comforting vegan versions of our childhood favorites is a pleasant experience if not, at least for me, a revelation.

The "Cauli by the Sea" vegan take on fish n chips was fantastic. Even If I only ate a 1/4 of my plate - the old bat seasoned panko battered cauliflower sitting atop a pile of fries was delicious and at once a wonderful trip down memory lane. Likewise for the delicious peanut butter chocolate non dairy milk shake made with fantastic locally sourced vegan ice cream from a nearby all vegan ice cream parlor. So rich and delicious I felt guilty (not really) drinking the whole thing.

We look forward to making Veggie Galaxy an annual celebration of the all America diner (remarkably veganized but loaded with all the wonderful memories of childhood).

Pros: decadent, exceptionally executed vegan versions of

Cons: unsparing on the oil but VG flies the American din

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Greasy galore - Edit

I know that a veggie diner doesn't mean health eating and I wasn't expecting it to be. However the amount of grease and oil battering the burger made it unpalatable. I enjoyed the potato salad, but can't say that I'll come back to this joint.

Pros: vegetarian , vegan, milkshakes

Cons: oil and grease!

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feels like you're eating all the foods you can't have - Edit

What a fun meal! I'm vegan because of food intolerances. So what An amazing chance to eat vegan mozzarella sticks, vegan Mac and cheese, vegan milkshakes! All delicious! Great hardworking and friendly staff!

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I Miss Boston.. - Edit

Veggie Galaxy is the absolute best vegan pig-out diner ever. The sandwiches are so delicious and the desserts are unmatched. The brunch was also so amazing, this makes me miss Boston so much more.

Pros: So many options, Brunch

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My New Favorite - Edit

I absolutely LOVE this place. As a vegan college student, I NEVER get to have frappes or killer sandwiches, but now that I've discovered Veggie Galaxy, I can treat myself every once and awhile. The atmosphere is amazing, especially because I loved old 50's diners as a kid, but now cannot go to very many, as vegan food is pretty much nonexistent there. I can't wait to go back and try everything on the menu (which will probably take a really long time, as it's very extensive)!

Pros: Great food, Friendly staff, Awesome atmosphere

Cons: Kind of loud

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Best vegan cakes in Boston - Edit

I like this place! Tasty food (maybe not the healthiest choice...), nice staff, but especially... Amazing 100% vegan bakery! The cheesecakes are delicious, not to mention all the other cakes and pies! Well done Veggie Galaxy! Your vegan bakery is an inspiration for everybody and another good reason to be a happy vegan!

Pros: amazing bakery , nice staff, tasty food

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Fun atmosphere, insanely good veg comfort food - Edit

Vegan Mac and cheese at its best paired with vegan dessert? I love this place when I need a vegan junk food fix. Staff is always fun and wicked friendly.

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So Good - Edit

Veggie Galaxy is awesome. The food is incredible, and the majority of the menu is vegan. And whatever isn't, can most likely be made vegan. Even the omelets! Their bakery section is all vegan. Besides that, the staff are really friendly, knowledgeable and helpful, and the vibe is really cool. Read the story on the menu when you visit.

I'd suggest: a tofu omelet, the pancakes, the Club sandwich, the Davis square burger with the chipotle black bean patty, any of the dinners, any deserts, and a Brown Cow float.

Pros: Really tasty food, Great service, Huge portions

Cons: Not 100% vegan

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Awesome old school place!! - Edit

Love the old school diner style, our server was really sweet & funny & the food was delicious, just as I expected! Everything's vegan unless stated, many vegetarian substitutions. Need to come back before I leave town!!!

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