New Hampshire Vegan Restaurants

Maintaining a healthy diet is difficult when so much advertising caters toward unhealthy fast-food choices. Practicing a vegan diet means excluding all animal products from your food, including how your food is prepared. Eating out on a vegan diet can feel like a challenge, but many New Hampshire restaurants are going vegan, or offering vegan menu items.

Maia Papaya

Maia Papaya is a small coffee shop and vegan-friendly café, tucked into the mountains of Bethlehem, New Hampshire. Bethlehem offers a diverse and lively cultural atmosphere, with Maia Papaya in the heart of downtown. At Maia Papaya, the sandwiches are simple, and can satisfy any appetite. Soup options change daily, while subs such as the "Green Submarine" are a constant menu item. If you are looking for something on the sweeter side, Maia Papaya also offers dessert and drink options to suit any taste. All menu ingredients are listed beneath each item; however, some items do contain animal products, such as milk or eggs, so be sure to ask for clarification if you are unsure if a menu item is vegan. Maya Papaya is open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. with weekend hours from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Maia Papaya 2161 Main Street Bethlehem, NH 03574 (603) 869-9900

Café Indigo

Café Indigo started with an exhausting search for a vegan wedding cake. The owners wanted to please vegans and non-vegans alike with flavorful baked goods. Through converting family recipes, Café Indigo quickly developed into a booming business that offers vegan cakes, which are available to order directly from the company website. Vegdining.com, part of the Vegetarian Resource Group, notes that all of Café Indigo's items are completely vegan. Café Indigo also offers tofu, seitan and veggie wraps. Café Indigo is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. for brunch. The Café Indigo website has a complete menu. Café Indigo 128 H Hall Street Concord NH 03301 (603) 224-1770 cafeindigo.com

Country Life Vegetarian Restaurant & Natural Foods Store

Country Life Vegetarian Restaurant in downtown Keene is open for a lunch buffet Monday through Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., and brunch on Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., with all vegan menu options. The Country Life Restaurant offers a daily soup made from scratch, veggie dishes, tofu dishes, and Italian and Mexican-inspired entries. Discoverourtown.com notes the Country Life Restaurant uses only fresh, natural ingredients, and the staff believes in the importance of maintaining a healthy diet. You can visit the Country Life Vegetarian store and bakery Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., or visit the Country Life Restaurant website to view their menu options for each day of the month. The Country Life Restaurant & Store 15 Roxbury Street Keene, NH 03431 (603) 357-3975 countryliferestaurant.com/index.html

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Mia Faller started writing in 2006. Her career includes news and features articles for her university newspaper, "The Clock," book reviews for "The Weirs Times" and print and electronic newsletters for Annie's Book Stop and the New Hampshire Humane Society. Faller's writing interests include animals, religious/metaphysical studies, yoga, body modification and travel. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from Plymouth State University.

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