Vegan Guide for Boston, Massachusetts

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I always expected Boston to have an amazing vegan scene. I had never been before but it’s a large city, fairly progressive, located near New York City and so I just assumed it would be full of vegan restaurants. Surprisingly, there aren’t many all-vegan restaurants in Boston and a handful of vegetarian ones. What vegan Boston options I did have were very delicious, however. There are actually weren’t a ton of resources aside from HappyCow that I found ahead of time so I’m excited to put together this vegan Boston guide for you to make your next visit as yummy as possible.

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Vegan Boston – Vegan Restaurants Boston

There aren’t a ton of vegan Boston restaurants, but there are several great options and the By Chloe chain. They also have a local vegan ice cream chain so that makes up for it!

By Chloe

TYPE OF CUISINE: AMERICAN, FAST FOOD, COMFORT FOOD
COST: $
NEIGHBORHOOD: SEAPORT, BACK BAY, FENWAY
GLUTEN-FREE OPTIONS: YES, CLEARLY MARKED

By Chloe is the vegan fast-food chain that started in New York City. I first tried this when I was Manhattan and I didn’t love it honestly. But, I decided to re-try it in Boston and I’m glad I did because I liked it way better the second time. There are three By Chloe locations in Boston – one in Seaport, one in Back Bay, and one in Fenway.

Essential Information about By Chloe

Address | 107 Seaport Blvd, 100 Van Ness Street, 399 Boylston Street
Hours | depends on location
Website | eatbychloe.com

My Thai Vegan Cafe

TYPE OF CUISINE: THAI
COST: $$
NEIGHBORHOOD: BACK BAY
GLUTEN-FREE OPTIONS: UNSURE

A completely vegan Thai restaurant with a very large and extensive menu. They’re also known for their bubble tea.

Essential Information about My Thai Vegan Cafe

Address | 3 Beach St, Boston, MA 02111
Hours | 11am-9:30pm Sun-Thu; 11am-10:30pm Fri-Sat
Website | mythaivegancafe.com

Red White Japanese Vegan

TYPE OF CUISINE: JAPANESE, COUNTER SERVICE
COST: $
NEIGHBORHOOD: BACK BAY
GLUTEN-FREE OPTIONS: UNSURE

Red White is the place where you can find traditional Japanese cuisine and wellness for yourself together. Their vegan recipes are based on traditional vegan dining styles of Buddhist monks in Japan called Shojin dishes.

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The portions were huge, the combinations of flavors were exceptional, the service was friendly, and they have vegan spicy mayo!

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Essential Information about Red White Japanese Vegan

Address | 294 Newbury St, Boston, MA 02115
Hours | 11am-8pm daily
Website | redwhitevegan.com

Grasshopper Restaurant

TYPE OF CUISINE: ASIAN
COST: $$
NEIGHBORHOOD: ALLSTON
GLUTEN-FREE OPTIONS: UNSURE

Casual vegetarian/vegan Asian eatery, specializing in meat & seafood substitutes & vegan desserts.

Essential Information about Grasshopper Restaurant

Address | 1 N Beacon St, Allston, MA 02134
Hours | 11am-10pm Mon-Thu; 11am-11pm Fri-Sat; 12pm-10pm Sun
Website | grasshoppervegan.com

FoMu

TYPE OF CUISINE: ICE CREAM, DESSERT, SWEETS
COST: $
NEIGHBORHOOD: SOUTH END, FENWAY, ALLSTON, JAMAICA PLAIN
GLUTEN-FREE OPTIONS: YES, CLEARLY MARKED

FoMu is a completely vegan ice cream brand based in Boston with several shops, pop-ups, and they sell their ice cream and products in select locations. They’re also incredibly focused on sustainability, eco-friendliness, and peace of mind in their ingredients, products, and business.

Essential Information about FoMu

Address | 655 Tremont St, 140 Brookline Ave
Hours | 11am-11pm daily
Website | fomuicecream.com


Vegetarian Restaurants Boston

Aside from vegan Boston restaurants, there are several vegetarian restaurants in Boston as well.

Veggie Galaxy

TYPE OF CUISINE: AMERICAN, FAST FOOD, COMFORT FOOD
COST: $$
NEIGHBORHOOD: CAMBRIDGE
GLUTEN-FREE OPTIONS: YES, CLEARLY MARKED

Veggie Galaxy is your traditional diner comfort food with a unique twist – it’s completely vegetarian. The menu is absolutely huge and absolutely everything can be made vegan. The on-site bakery is already 100% vegan.

I’ve been here twice now and it’s very delicious. The portions are pretty large. I’d recommend the mac and cheese balls, the seitan buffalo wings, or the BLT.

Essential Information about Veggie Galaxy

Address | 450 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139
Hours | 9am-10pm Sun-Thu; 9am-11pm Fri-Sat
Website | veggiegalaxy.com

Clover Food Lab

TYPE OF CUISINE: ORGANIC, FAST FOOD
COST: $$
NEIGHBORHOOD: ALL OVER
GLUTEN-FREE OPTIONS: YES, CLEARLY MARKED

Clover Food Lab is a vegetarian fast-food chain, founded in 2008 by Ayr Muir. The company serves a simple menu that changes day to day and with the seasons based on what is available from local farmers and includes a large mix of organic ingredients.

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Essential Information about Clover Food Lab

Address | lots of locations
Hours | depends on locations
Website | cloverfoodlab.com

Life Alive Organic Cafe

TYPE OF CUISINE: ORGANIC, HEALTHY
COST: $$
NEIGHBORHOOD: CAMBRIDGE, BACK BAY
GLUTEN-FREE OPTIONS: YES, CLEARLY MARKED

Whether you are an omnivore, vegetarian, vegan, macrobiotic, raw, or gluten-free, you’ll find plenty of options at this organic vegetarian cafe.

I had a blue magic smoothie which was one of the prettiest and yummiest smoothies I’ve ever had. Highly recommend.

Essential Information about Life Alive

Address | 431 Boylston St, 888 Commonwealth Ave, 765 Mass Ave
Hours | depends on location
Website | lifealive.com


Vegan-Friendly Restaurants Boston

There are endless vegan-friendly restaurants in Boston. Like many places, you can go just about anywhere and put something vegan together. For the sake of keeping this concise, I’ll just highlight the places I went and found exceptional.

Pavement Coffee House

TYPE OF CUISINE: CAFE
COST: $
NEIGHBORHOOD: HARVARD SQUARE, NEWBURY, SYMPHONY, FENWAY, BOSTON UNI, ALLSTON, BERKLEE
GLUTEN-FREE OPTIONS: YES, CLEARLY MARKED

This coffee shop has several vegan sandwiches. I got the ‘vegan tequila’ which had some kind of spicy tofu cream cheese and it was absolutely delicious.

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Essential Information about Pavement Coffee House

Address | lots of locations
Hours | depends on location
Website | pavementcoffeehouse.com

Union Square Donuts

TYPE OF CUISINE: DESSERT, DONUTS
COST: $
NEIGHBORHOOD: BOSTON PUBLIC MARKET, TIME OUT MARKET
GLUTEN-FREE OPTIONS: UNSURE

Union Square Donuts offers several vegan flavors.

Essential Information about Union Square Donuts

Address | 100 Hanover St and 401 Park Dr
Hours | 7am-6pm Mon-Sat; 10am-6pm Sun
Website | unionsquaredonuts.com

Blackbird Doughnuts

TYPE OF CUISINE: DESSERT, DONUTS
COST: $
NEIGHBORHOOD: SOUTH END, FENWAY, HARVARD SQUARE, BRIGHTON
GLUTEN-FREE OPTIONS: UNSURE

Local Boston artisanal donut store and coffee shop with vegan options daily.

Essential Information about Blackbird Doughnuts

Address | several locations
Hours | depends on location
Website | blackbirddoughnuts.com

Sweetgreen

TYPE OF CUISINE: ORGANIC, HEALTHY
COST: $$
NEIGHBORHOOD: SEVERAL
GLUTEN-FREE OPTIONS: YES, CLEARLY MARKED

Sweetgreen is a local chain of restaurants focused on sustainability, local food, and healthy eats.  They have plenty of vegan options including different bowls and salads.

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Essential Information about Sweetgreen

Address | several locations
Hours | depends on location
Website | sweetgreen.com


Groceries, Health Stores, & Markets

There are plenty of grocery stores, health stores, farmers markets, and more to find vegan options in Boston! There are tons of Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s stores located all over Boston and Cambridge.

Boston Public Market

This public market is a year-round indoor market with scores of vendors selling local produce, fresh-cut flowers, donuts, bagels, and more.

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Essential Information about Boston Public Market

Address | 100 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02108
Hours | 7am-8pm Mon-Sat; 10am-6pm Sun
Website | bostonpublicmarket.org


Boston Animal Activism

Interested in taking part in animal activism while you’re in Boston? Here are a few great options!


Local Vegan Resources

My favorite way to get vegan options in a new place is by joining the local Facebook group. The locals will you give the best advice on where to eat, what not to miss and the hidden gems of their city!


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