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Vegan restaurants: Where to find the best vegan food

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Are you struggling to find vegan restaurants in your area? You do not have to give up on your vegan diet while eating out.


If one of your resolutions is to stick to a vegan diet, then you have to figure out where the best vegan food is sold in your area. There are tools that make it easier to find restaurants that are committed to this lifestyle and understand that there are multiple health benefits to eating vegan. The next time you are wondering where to eat, you can turn to the following sites and use them to find a restaurant that serves vegan dishes.

1. HappyCow

The HappyCow vegan and vegetarian restaurant finder allows you to search by your city, but it can also automatically pick up on your location and give suggestions. Each restaurant is clearly labeled as either vegan or vegetarian, and you can also see user reviews. You will find photos, maps, hours and contact information.

2. VegGuide

The VegGuide vegan restaurant finder is international, but there are 13,312 entries for North America. You can search by the city, state or a specific address. Each restaurant’s listing includes a short summary, reviews and address information. There is also an indication about the price levels with locations rated as inexpensive, average or expensive.

3. VegDining

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The VegDining restaurant listings are also international, and you can narrow down the search by your location. The vegan restaurants are in alphabetical order under each city, so they are easier to find. In addition, you will see ratings, addresses, phone numbers, hours and maps. The listings include comments from visitors who share their experiences at the locations.

4. Vegetarian Resource Group

The Vegetarian Resource Group’s restaurant finder includes vegan locations. You can search by state and narrow down the results with your city. Each listing has the phone numbers, address, summaries and hours. In addition, the group has put together a fast food vegan guide, so you can find chain restaurants that do not serve meat or dairy.

5. Yelp

Yelp allows you to search for vegan restaurants in your area by entering your city and state. You will have to sort the results because vegetarian and vegan restaurants are mixed together. Long reviews and photos are a prominent part of Yelp, so you will see detailed information.

6. Zomato

Zomato also has vegan options as a tag in its search categories. Each restaurant has votes and ratings in addition to the usual address, phone number and hours. You can bookmark the locations you prefer, add them to your collections or rate them. Zomato tries to include the menus if they are available.

You do not have to settle for a glass of ice water and an empty plate the next time your friends suggest eating out. Instead, you can use one of these websites to find the best vegan restaurants in your city and introduce your friends to the variety that is possible on the vegan diet.