Searching for vegan restaurants Asheville? You won’t have to search long and you won’t go hungry! Here are the best spots in the city for eating vegan!
It’s no surprise that Asheville is an incredibly vegan-friendly city. There are several vegan restaurants Asheville but even more vegetarian and vegan-friendly spots to check out!
The fun doesn’t stop there though – there are all vegan bars, all vegan breweries, vegan tours, animal sanctuaries and two vegan festivals! The possibilities are endless and I can’t express how much I love this city!
Vegan Restaurants Asheville
Plant is regarded as one of the best vegan restaurants in the country and I can see why. Plant’s menu isn’t huge but what it lacks in quantity, it makes up for in quality and creativity. I had the cheese plate, the seitan chile con queso, and the blackout pie.
The cheese plate changed my life. Seriously, it’s that good.
While Plant is probably the pricier option in town, I thought the portion size was great. My entree was two big pieces of seitan plus a whole tamale.
Hours // 5-9 (M-Th); 5-10 (F-S); Closed Sundays
Address // 165 Merrimon Avenue, Asheville
Website // www.plantisfood.com
Bean Vegan Cuisine
Bean is one of the other all vegan restaurants Asheville we went to. All I did in Asheville was eat basically but we did go on a hike one time and Bean is where we ate afterward so let’s just say, I overdid it.
We got the queso and tofu fingers to start which were delicious. The tofu fingers were different than what I’m used to but still amazing.
My friend got the Cowboy Burger and I got the Philly. I mean look at this Philly – it’s huge!
Bean is definitely the spot to hit all those guilty pleasure cravings!
Hours // 11:30-8 (W-F); 10-8 (S); 10-4 (S); Closed M-T
Address // 2145-A Hendersonville Road, Asheville
Website // www.eatatbean.com
Inconceivable Cafe is another one of the vegan restaurants Asheville and is the brainchild of the owners of Sanctuary Brewing Co – an all-vegan brewery – and the previous owners of Garlik – an incredibly delicious all-vegan restaurant.
Garlik is not open any longer due to opening Inconceivable Cafe.
You can find items such as drumsticks, chips & queso, BLTs, and a wide selection of burgers among other items.
I didn’t get to eat here and to be honest, I didn’t even know about it until I was writing this guide.
So, it’s definitely going on the list for next time! They have cold-pressed juices, smoothies, and a small food menu!
Hours // 9-4 (M-F)
Address // 233 South Liberty Street, Asheville
Website // www.elementsrealfood.com
Block off Biltmore
Not many cities can you go to and find an all-vegan bar. Block Off Biltmore is absolutely amazing. It’s an all-vegan, eco-friendly, social justice and solidarity bar and event space. It’s basically the most welcoming place ever.
Hours // 5p-12a (Tues-Sun)
Address // 39 S Market Street, Asheville
Website // www.theblockoffbiltmore.com
Sanctuary Brewing Company
Sanctuary Brewing Company is an all-vegan brewery and restaurant and their proceeds go to their own animal sanctuary! Will definitely be visiting this place on my next trip as well.
Hours // 4-10 (M-Th); 12-12 (F-S); 12-9 (S)
Address // 147 First Avenue East, Hendersonville
Website // www.sanctuarybrewco.com
Vegetarian Restaurants in Asheville
Rosetta’s Kitchen is an all-vegetarian restaurant (mostly vegan) and kombucha bar. They focus on local and seasonal food and foster a close relationship with musicians, artists, and community groups. They also offer meals on a sliding scale so everyone can eat no matter their financial status!
I wouldn’t normally order a rueben – I don’t love kraut and it was just not something I ate before but this sandwich was so good! I also tried several types of tofu, curry and a kombucha flight and everything was amazing!
Hours // 11-11 (M-S); Closed Sundays
Address // 116 N Lexington Avenue, Asheville
Website // www.rosettaskitchen.com
Laughing Seed Cafe
Laughing Seed is an all vegetarian restaurant with an international flare. This was the last meal I ate in Asheville and I won’t lie – I wasn’t hungry in the slightest. I’d already eaten all day on our vegan tour.
We sat in our hotel room until the last possible second but really wanted to try Laughing Seed after hearing great things so we pulled out the stretch pants and went on our way. I ordered what I thought was a noodle dish but it turned out to be a salad.
I’m the worst vegan ever and I really don’t like salads.
So, I was super annoyed with myself. With that being said, this salad was actually amazing! After all the eating I’d done, it was probably exactly what I needed too.
On a return visit to Asheville, I ate the infamous vegan brunch and it was definitely delicious.
Hours // 11:30-9 (M, W, Th); 11:30-10 (F-S); 11-9 (S)
Address // 40 Wall Street, Asheville
Website // www.laughingseed.com
Dobra Tea has three locations in Asheville. We walked in the downtown location and the vibe is amazing! Unfortunately, we weren’t hungry at all so I didn’t get to try anything. I’ve been told the West Asheville location has the most vegan choices.
Hours & Address // www.dobratea.com
Vegan-Friendly Restaurants in Asheville
Green Sage Cafe
Green Sage was the first place I ate on this trip to Asheville and while I typically like to support all vegan restaurants first (and Asheville has several!), this breakfast seriously hit the spot! The biscuit, butter, and jam was so delicious – I could have eaten ten! The soysage, tofu scramble, and root vegetables were the perfect combination.
Green Sage has plenty of vegan options and is very eco-friendly with compostable straws and more!
Hours // 7-5 (S-Th); 7-6 (F-S)
Address // 5 Broadway Street, Asheville
Website // www.greensagecafe.com
This was the first stop on our vegan tour and I was ready to eat! I ended up having possibly one of my favorite things in Asheville here – the Viva La Vegan! It’s a bagel sandwich with a tofu “egg,” cream cheese and tempeh. It sounds so simple but it was oh, so good. I’ve dreamt of this sandwich since.
Hours // 7-5 (M-F); 8-5 (S-S)
Address // 242 Clingman Avenue, Asheville
Website // www.ultracoffeebar.com
Vegan donuts, need I say more? Vortex is not 100% vegan but they typically have several vegan options daily!
Hours // 7-5 (S-F); 7-7 (S)
Address // 32 Banks Avenue, Asheville
Website // www.vortexdoughnuts.com
French Broad Chocolate
Vegan chocolate alert!
Hours // 11-11 (S-Th); 11-midnight (F-S)
Address // 10 S Pack Square, Asheville
Website // www.frenchbroadchocolates.com
Groceries, Health Stores & Markets
West Village Market
West Village Market is a great grocery store with loads of vegan options! You can find specialty items like Violife cheese, a deli with ready-made vegan food, a baked goods cabinet with vegan options and so much more!
Hours // 8a-10p (M-S); 9a-11p (S)
Address // 771 Haywood Rd, Asheville
Website // www.westvillagemarket.com
Vegan Festivals in Asheville
Asheville has not one but two vegan festivals! Lucky!
There are several animal sanctuaries in and around Asheville so if you’re looking for an ethical animal tourism option while you’re visiting, definitely check out one of these amazing sanctuaries.
Asheville Animal Activism
Local Vegan Resources
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