Vegan Restaurants in Cleveland

A vegan restaurant specializes in serving food that does not use animal products of any kind. Vegan diets are healthy only if properly planned to satisfy nutritional needs. There are over two dozen restaurants in Cleveland, Ohio that specialize in or serve vegan cuisine.

Aladdin's Eatery

Aladdin's Eatery, on the West Side of Cleveland, features Mediterranean cuisine with many vegan choices such as hummus, falafel, pita sandwiches, salads and jasmine rice with vegetables. There are five locations for this restaurant in the greater Cleveland area, and they all feature low prices; a typical vegan meal costs around $6 in 2009. Aladdin's Eatery 6901 Rockside Rd. Cleveland, OH 44102 (216) 642-7550 AladdinsEatery.com

Tommy's

According to "Urban Spoon," Tommy's is rated the #2 vegan restaurant in the city of Cleveland. The veggie burger is the most recommended item, and Tommy's receives high marks for their soy milkshakes, rice and vegetables, and soup specials. Tommy's 1824 Coventry Rd. Cleveland Hts., OH 44118 (216) 321-7757 TommysCoventry.com

Bamboo Garden

This restaurant has a separate menu devoted entirely to vegan dining. Popular appetizers include vegetable clear soup, cilantro thick soup, sweet corn soup and lettuce wraps. At an average of $11 in 2009, entrées are moderately priced and include a vegetable stir-fry with various sauces, an eggplant dish, a potato stir-fry and several types of tofu stir-fry. Bamboo Gardens 5106 Great Northern Mall S. North Olmstead, OH 44201 (440) 734-0500 bamboo-gardens.com

Udupi Café

The Udupi Café is an Indian restaurant that features authentic South Indian cuisine. Their most popular entrée of rice crepes with sambar and chutney costs approximately $8 as of 2009, and all food on the menu is available for take-out. Udupi Cafe 6339 Olde York Rd Cleveland OH 44130 (440) 743-7154

Peking Gourmet

The Peking Gourmet can be difficult to find as it is tucked into a strip mall and sits below street level. They feature an entire menu devoted to vegans, which includes unique desserts such as tofu cheesecake. According to "VegOhio.com," you can expect to pay around $10 per meal in 2009. Peking Gourmet 13955 Cedar Rd. Cleveland, OH 44118 (216) 397-9939

Mustard Seed Market and Café

This café features a large variety of vegan dishes including a BBQ vegetable burrito, a vegetarian Reuben melt and a vegan sampler platter. They have a large selection of organic items such as beans, bulk grains, nuts, vitamins and meat and dairy alternatives. This unique café also has its own deli and juice/smoothie bar. Mustard Seed Market and Café 6025 Kruse Dr. Solon, OH 44139 (440) 519-3663 MustardSeedMarket.com

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