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A Vegan Guide to Huntsville, Alabama

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When I found out I’d be in Huntsville for the first time after going vegan, my brain went to where it always goes — food. What will I eat?  Is there vegan food easily accessible there?  Will I starve because do they even know what vegan food is in Huntsville?  I reached out to several of my friends who have either lived in or worked in Huntsville and found out there were several chain restaurants that have vegan options and then upon further research, I found some more Huntsville vegan options.

In fact, I found so many vegan options in Huntsville that I didn’t even have time to visit them all on that first visit. And, even after a couple of visits, I still have more to visit.

Huntsville Vegan Options

While Huntsville only has one completely vegan option, there are plenty of other fantastic choices.

Huntsville Vegan Restaurants

Huntsville only has one completely vegan option.

Hippea Camper

TYPE OF CUISINE: COMFORT FOOD
COST: $
NEIGHBORHOOD: FOOD TRUCK
GLUTEN-FREE OPTIONS: YES

Plant-based food truck offering healthier southern comfort dishes like black bean sliders, meatball sub, biscuits and gravy, smoothies, teas and more. Eco-friendly ingredients and supplies.

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Essential Information about Hippea Camper

Website | hippeacampsite.com


Huntsville Vegetarian Restaurants

For vegetarian-only spots, you can head to one of these two spots!

Chef Will’s at The Palate

TYPE OF CUISINE: CARIBBEAN, SOUL FOOD
COST: $
NEIGHBORHOOD: LOWE MILL
GLUTEN-FREE OPTIONS: UNSURE

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I feel like Chef Will’s is one of those gems that is so special and everyone takes it for granted.

You may not even know this place exists – located on the backside of the Lowe Mill parking lot – it’s not something you’re just going to stumble across unless you’re purposely googling Huntsville vegan options, a local tells you about it or you happen to be walking outside on the backside of Lowe Mill.

Lauren got the southern plate which looked absolutely amazing and I just had him make me whatever he wanted – it was some kind of portobello rice avocado something or another.  All I can say is it was delicious.

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When entering Lowe Mill parking lot, just keep driving along the left side of the building, make a right at the corner of the building and follow along until you see his food truck on the right-hand side.

Call beforehand – his hours on Facebook, Google and in-person all seem different.

Essential Information about Chef Will’s

Address | 2211 Seminole Dr SW
Website | chefwill.yolasite.com


I Love Juice Bar

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

Juice and smoothie franchise. Offers also acai, soup, and a small fridge with prepared vegan foods.

All vegan except for bee products.

Essential Information about I Love Juice Bar

Address | 4800 Whitesburg Dr, Ste 34
Website | ilovejuicebar.com/juicebars/huntsville


Huntsville Vegan Friendly Options

Mason Dixon Bakery + Bistro

TYPE OF CUISINE: COMFORT FOODS, BAKED GOODS
COST: $
NEIGHBORHOOD: 
GLUTEN-FREE OPTIONS: EVERYTHING!

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huntsville vegan

huntsville vegan

The first time we visited Mason Dixon was just for coffee and some cupcakes because we had already eaten lunch.  We each got one to go and one to eat there.

They were so good!

We were pleasantly surprised that they had a full menu that had an entire vegan section on it so the next day, we headed back for lunch.

I got the mushroom melt which had greens, portobello mushrooms, tomato, Daiya cheese, beet pesto, and vegan bacon.  I also had the Thai cauliflower soup which was oh so good too.

I’ve since been back for brunch and have had the biscuits and gravy and avocado toast. The biscuits and gravy were delicious, but the avocado toast wasn’t the best avo toast I’ve had.

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huntsville vegan

huntsville vegan

Essential Information about Mason Dixon

Address | 2358 Whitesburg Drive South
Website | masondixonbakery.com

Kamado Ramen

YPE OF CUISINE: RAMEN COST: $ NEIGHBORHOOD: STOVEHOUSE GLUTEN-FREE OPTIONS: UNSURE
Located inside an old factory turned village, Kamado Ramen had one vegan option from what I could gather from the menu. Ingredients: [Kale Noodle] Vegetarian broth topped with wood ear mushroom, bean sprouts & bamboo shoot.
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It was delicious and perfect for a chilly day. huntsville vegan

Essential Information about Kamado Ramen

Address | 3413 Governors Dr. SW, Suite 515 Website | kamadoramen.com

Honest Coffee

TYPE OF CUISINE: COFFEE, CAFE COST: $ NEIGHBORHOOD: DOWNTOWN GLUTEN-FREE OPTIONS: YES, CLEARLY MARKED
Honest Coffee is a delicious coffee shop with not only vegan coffee options but food options as well! You can grab oatmeal, acai bowls, smoked lox bagel, and vegan breakfast burritos for breakfast. For lunch, they have three different vegan options including two sandwiches and a salad.

Essential Information about Honest Coffee

Address | 114 Clinton Ave E, Ste 106 Website | honest.coffee/huntsville.html

Gold Sprint Coffee

TYPE OF CUISINE: COFFEE, SMALL BITES
COST: $
NEIGHBORHOOD: LOWE MILL
GLUTEN-FREE OPTIONS: YES

I pretty much fell completely in love with this coffee shop. They have oat milk – the best kind of milk.

They also have small bites – perhaps on rotation? – that include hummus, avocado toast and more so definitely vegan options!

Essential Information about Gold Spring Coffee

Address | 2515 9th Ave SW


Frios Gourmet Pops

TYPE OF CUISINE: SWEETS, POPSICLES
COST: $
NEIGHBORHOOD: DOWNTOWN
GLUTEN-FREE OPTIONS: YES

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Who doesn’t love popsicles?  They’re the perfect way to combat the Southern heat and humidity.

So, next time you’re checking out downtown Huntsville and need something refreshing, Frios popsicles are perfect.

They have a whole section that is dairy-free.

Essential Information about Frios

Address | 114 Clinton Ave E, Ste 100
Website | friospops.com


Pints + Pixels

TYPE OF CUISINE: AMERICAN, COMFORT FOOD
COST: $
NEIGHBORHOOD: DOWNTOWN
GLUTEN-FREE OPTIONS: YES

Lauren and I stumbled upon this place when we were exploring downtown the first afternoon.  We both saw a sign for arcade games and I immediately messaged them on Facebook to see if they had vegan-friendly options.

They got back to me – really quickly, I might add – that they did, in fact, have vegan options.

Even though I love spicy food, I got a little gun shy at their warning and got the vegetarian chili which was really good.  However, next time I’ll go for the spicy one!

Lauren got the veggie burger which was the size of her head.  The fries (vegans always get fries haha) were some of the best fries I’ve ever had.

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I really loved this place – will have a full review up soon!

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Essential Information about Pints & Pixels

Address | 115 Clinton Ave East, 3rd Floor
Website | pintsandpixels.pub


Fresko Grille

TYPE OF CUISINE: MEDITERRANEAN
COST: $
NEIGHBORHOOD: STOVEHOUSE
GLUTEN-FREE OPTIONS: YES, CLEARLY MARKED

Fresko Grille is located in Stovehouse as well along with the ramen spot. You build your own bull or wrap and there are tons of vegan options which they outline clearly here.

Essential Information about Fresko Grille

Address | 3414 Governors Dr. SW
Website | freskogrille.com


Noodles & Dumplings Co.

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

This ‘vegan-friendly Asian food truck’ has already vegan mushroom dumplings and miso mushroom noodles that can be made vegan by removing the egg. 

Essential Information about Noodles & Dumplings Co.

Address | 5909 University Ave

Other Huntsville Vegan Options

I can’t attest for the below options but just wanted you to have a full list of places – will update as I go back and visit more!

  • Mangos Caribbean
  • Curry-N-A-Hurry
  • Big Papa Gyros
  • Jamos Cafe
  • Viet Sandwich & Viet Cuisine
  • Stanlieos Sub Villa
  • 1892 East Restaurant

These are chain places that have great vegan options that I’ve visited in other locations.

  • Juice Bar
  • Chipotle
  • Mellow Mushroom
  • Zoe’s Kitchen
  • Whole Foods Market
  • Moe’s
  • Papa John’s

What are your favorite Huntsville vegan options?  

Huntsville Vegan Activism

Unfortunately, there aren’t many local options for activism, but definitely check the vegan Facebook group!


Local Vegan Resources

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

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Ashley Hubbard is a blogger and freelance writer based in Nashville, Tennessee focusing on sustainability, travel, veganism, mental health, and more. Passionate about animal rights, sustainable travel, and social impact, she seeks out ethical experiences whether at home or on the road. She shares these experiences on her website, wild-hearted.com.

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