Vegan Restaurants in Cincinnati

As the demand for vegan and vegetarian cuisine rises, Cincinnati restaurants are meeting those demands by providing more veggie options than ever before. Many restaurants that don't advertise themselves as vegan-friendly will gladly make a vegan meal upon request, so don't hesitate to speak up if you don't find something on the menu that specifies itself as vegan. Or to be on the safe side, visit one of the vegan restaurants in the area.

Loving Café

The Loving Café offers many vegan and vegetarian meals and pastries. In addition to vegan foods, the restaurant offers fresh-fruit smoothies made to order. The space itself is a laid-back environment designed using recycled, reclaimed and reused items from around the city. It often hosts vegan cooking classes as well. Order and pay at the front counter when you arrive, then find a seat, and your meal will be served to you. The Loving Cafe is open Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. It is closed on Sunday and Monday. The Loving Cafe 6227 Montgomery Road Cincinnati, OH 45213 (513) 731-2233

Amma's Kitchen

This Cincinnati eatery once served vegetarian and vegan Indian cuisine under the name Udipi Café. The food is authentic, serving traditional Indian dishes as well as modern, spicy meals. The staff is helpful in selecting menu items, so don't hesitate to ask if you aren't sure about ingredients. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Amma's Kitchen 7633 Reading Road Cincinnati, OH 45237 (513) 821-2021

Melt Eclectic Deli

Most menu items at Melt can be made vegan upon request. Place your order at the counter and take your number to any open table and soak in the eclectic surroundings while you wait for your food. Hours change seasonally. Melt Eclectic Deli 4165 Hamilton Ave. Cincinnati, OH 45223 (513) 681-6358

Myra's Dionysus

Myra's has many vegan and vegetarian dishes on the menu and a laid-back environment. Outdoor seating is available seasonally. The red beans are a Clifton favorite and highly recommended by the staff. The seating is limited, and the restaurant is small, so you may wait if you're dining with a large group. Myra's is open Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Myra's Dionysus 121 Calhoun St. Cincinnati, OH 45219 (513) 961-1578

Floyd's Restaurant

Floyd's is a family-run restaurant that offers traditional Middle Eastern cuisine. The hummus and falafel are completely vegan. The prices are reasonable, and the location is ideal for university students. Hours of operation are Tuesday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.; Saturday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. It is closed Sunday and Monday. Floyd's Restaurant 127 Calhoun St. Cincinnati, OH 45219 (513) 221-2434

Shanghai Mama's

This restaurant is one of Cincinnati's downtown hot spots. It offers vegan options such as spinach ravioli, tofu noodle bowls and homemade flatbreads. Shanghai's hours are Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.; Friday from 11 a.m. to 3 a.m.; Saturday from 4 p.m. to 3 a.m. It is closed Sunday. Shanghai Mama's 216 E. Sixth St. Cincinnati, OH 45220 (513) 241-7777

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