Vegan Restaurants Added to The Vegetarian Resource Group’s Guide to Veggie Restaurants in the USA and Canada

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The Vegetarian Resource Group maintains an online Guide to Vegan/Vegetarian Restaurants in the USA and Canada. Here are some recent vegan restaurant additions. The entire guide can be found here:

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Here are some new additions to VRG’s guide (Note: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic many are doing take-out and/or delivery now):

Cak’d, 304 Ninth St. N., Naples, FL 34102

Does your plant-based lifestyle seem to make it challenging to satisfy your sweet tooth? Look no further than Naples’s 100% Vegan Bakery, Cak’d! Choose from a wide assortment of baked goods from cookies, brownies, and muffins to cookie dough, cupcakes, and cake itself! Cak’d takes pride in utilizing real and captivating ingredients in its recipes – Ceylon cinnamon, Madagascar Bourbon vanilla beans, pure raspberry juice powder, Italian espresso, and real bits of carrots are just a few. All products are non-GMO and gluten-free, and the majority are nut-free as well.

Fitz on 4th, 743 S. 4th St., Philadelphia, PA 19147

Fitz on 4th is a vegan family-owned restaurant. The dishes are fresh and flavorful. The menu consists of lentil meatballs, empanadas, crab cakes, tacos, The Philly Jawn (jackfruit dish), nachos, pasta, greens, and a variety of other treats. With modern décor it’s perfect for a date night.

Luz Market + Restaurant, 97 St. Marks Pl., New York, NY 10009

Interested in experiencing plant-based fine dining? Check out New York’s Luz Restaurant! Choose from a variety of seasonal, plant-based dishes including flatbreads, bowls and salads, and house favorites. For those looking for a savory meal, order a roasted crispy mushroom or pesto with almond ricotta flatbread.  Those seeking more mellow flavors can try the roasted cauliflower salad with Kalamata olives, and for folks who are all about trying new things, try the Zucchini Noodle Lasagna. After a delicious dinner, order from a line of exceptional desserts: Raw Cacao Caramel Tart, Tiramisu, Strawberry and Blueberry Energy Balls, and more. Both alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks are available as well. Don’t miss out on the experience – book a reservation at Luz Market and Restaurant.

 Plantwich, 251 Rock Rd., 1D, Glen Rock, NJ 07452

Plantwich is a breakfast sandwich shop selling sandwiches and grab-and-go items. Specialty plantwiches include the McPlantwich with vegan sausage, egg, and cheese on an english muffin and the hot pocket with smokey deli slices, egg, and cheese on a pretzel bun. Some of the lunch specials offered are chickpea toona salad on an english muffin and a TLT with tempeh bacon, lettuce, tomato, and avocado. The Cinna’Bun with whipped and melted maple cinnamon butter is one of several toasts n’stuff served sandwich style. Sides such as crispy hash browns and black bean kale slaw are also available.

Savory Leaf Café, 960 Spruce St., Lawrence Township, NJ 08648

Do you dream of plant-based meals that give you a warm, gratifying sensation? Stop by Savory Leaf Café, a plant-based comfort food wonderland! From sandwiches to salads, a variety of options are available for anyone who craves home-style cooking. For those looking for a hearty hand-held, try the Buffalo Chick’n Sandwich, made with crispy vegan “chicken” tossed in spicy buffalo sauce with lettuce, tomato, red onions, and creamy blue cheese on a lightly toasted brioche roll. Customers who desire a meal served in a warm bowl can order the Homemade Mac and Cheese, individually prepared and baked elbow pasta in a creamy Violife cheese sauce, topped with cheese whiz and breadcrumbs. And visitors seeking something lighter may order a house salad with “Grilled Chick’n,” topped with your choice of balsamic, garlic aioli, or blue cheese. Top it all off by ordering a baked treat, such as Banana Bread or Chocolate Crumb Cake.

Thistle’s Summit, 40 SW 5th St. #122, Des Moines, IA 50309

Named for the black lab/pyrenees mix Thistle, part of the family (the other members are a proud Queer couple) who own and run this small bakery, Thistle’s Summit serves up “baked goods that taste nothing like compromise but are safe for just about anyone to enjoy” — i.e. they are vegan and gluten-free (although they are produced in a shared space on 24th street where gluten, dairy, eggs, and nuts are used).  They offer a weekly-rotating menu, which can be seen along with full ingredients lists and clearly marked allergens on their website, but look out especially for their famous oatmeal cream pies, which are also stocked at many other retailers in the area.  Other offerings usually include the likes of cookies, tarts, pastries, sauces, cinnamon rolls, and more adventurous options like peach lavender leo lunchbox zodicake, sweet potato miso biscuits, or rose pistachio tart.


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