The Best Vegan Restaurants Near Me (for a Vegan Valentines)

the best vegan restaurants near me

Looking for the perfect place for a romantic Valentine’s Day tête-à-tête with your vegan sweetheart?

Looking for the perfect place for a romantic Valentine’s Day tête-à-tête with your vegan sweetheart?

Do you prefer to steer clear away from “omni” restaurants boasting “something for everyone” and make a beeline instead for a restaurant that only serves up plant-based dinners?

After all, the perfect recipe for a dreamy Valentine’s meal should be 100% cruelty-free.

We have you covered!

Looking for the perfect place for a romantic Valentine’s Day tête-à-tête with your vegan sweetheart?

We’ve rounded up some of the best places offering a full-on vegan Valentine’s feast. 

Here’s our handy guide to the best vegan restaurants near you and across the country where you can have a plant-based Valentine’s experience to remember.


Vegan Restaurants in California

Gentle Grill

If you haven’t yet been to Temecula, RUN don’t walk to this city in California’s southwestern Riverside County for an amorous meal à deux at Gentle Grill. This cosy eatery is the city’s very first full-on vegan restaurant with a fabulous menu of plant-based delights


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There’s lots on offer here: salads and health-boosting bites, mock meats, Swiss, Feta and Cheddar non-dairy cheeses, and warming dishes of comfort food for when you need a big vegan hug. 

The Gyro Sandwich of homemade seitan and Cauliflower Buffalo Bites get rave reviews. Don’t leave without a taste of their delicious House Ranch Dressing, another firm favorite with customers.

Vegan restaurants in Arizona


This sun-filled vegan restaurant in laid-back Tempe in Maricopa County, has been serving plant-based food lovers for the past 12 years. 

Their eclectic menu of “botanically-inspired cuisine” lists a dizzying array of vegan goodies: quesadillas, enchiladas, burgers, nachos, mock meat club sandwiches, wraps, raw Nori rolls, smoothies, and freshly-pressed juices.

Attention night owls and late risers: worth-getting-up-for breakfasts of Carrot Cake Pancakes and Badass Burritos are served up here ALL DAY. Instead of Valentine’s dinner, consider a vegan all-day breakfast!

Vegan Restaurants in Minnesota

Old Abe & Co.

Tucked in a cute little house set away from the street in Rochester’s forward-looking Design District, is this popular vegan cafe.

A fast favorite is the Banh Mi Sandwich, which scooped up an award as the city’s best sandwich in 2020! Fans of mock meats will be in their zone: standing out on the extensive fully vegan menu are BLTs, platters of Citrus Ribs, Korean BBQ Bulgogi and Peking Duck, and Spicy Salmon Salad.

Make a plan to come back in the summer when you can grab a spot on the patio and dine al fresco while taking in the views of the downtown skyline and Cooke Park.

Vegan Restaurants in Texas

Wisdom Vegan Bakery

This vegan restaurant and bakery in Spring, Texas, on the outskirts of Houston, keeps its many returning customers happy. It must be the relaxed vibe and cosy couches, or the gluten-free baked goods and top notch vegan meals cooked up here.

Everything on the menu is cruelty-free… From the Berry Butter Toast to the Blueberry Compote Waffles you can tuck into for breakfast, to the BBQ Pulled Sandwich stuffed with jackfruit and mushrooms, and decadent Philly Cheese “Steak” Sandwich.

If you’re a lover of cakes and bakes, you’ll find lots of gluten-free options to satisfy your Valentine’s sweet tooth.

Vegan Restaurants in Oregon

Plant Based Papi

This uber popular vegan eatery on Morrison Street went from its previous avatar as a taco pop-up at the Williams District Night Market to one of progressive Portland’s most beloved vegan diners.

What you won’t find on the menu here is the faux meats many other vegan restaurants overly rely on. Owner and sports model Jewan Manuel has a preference for only 100% plant-based alternatives. This means meat is replicated with jackfruit, banana blossoms, and chanterelle mushrooms, while mung beans and walnuts take the place of seitan for burgers.


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To find out what’s up next on the ever-changing menu, have a look at Plant Based Papi’s Instagram or Facebook pages and plan your Valentine’s Day experience.

Vegan Restaurants in New York

House of Flavor

Located in Bayonne, New Jersey, this casual family-owned eatery is not only cruelty-free but also soy- and GMO-free.

The diverse plant-based menu has a distinct Latin American accent, tempting vegans and omnis alike with empanadas, sweet and green plantains, stuffed corn tortillas, and tostadas. But there are other firm vegan favorites to take your pick from, like falafel wraps, cheeseburgers, and sweet potato fries. 

The more health conscious can get their fill of antioxidants with the glow-inducing organic salads and bowls, and fresh fruit smoothies.


Looking for other fully plant-based restaurants near you or in another state? Check out our online directory of 100% vegan restaurants across the country.

Looking for the perfect place for a romantic Valentine’s Day tête-à-tête with your vegan sweetheart?



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