Ma Ma Wok ~ Ballantyne area
Charlotte’s only completely vegetarian and vegan Chinese restaurant! Ma Ma Wok started off as a typical Chinese restaurant, but transitioned to a vegetarian restaurant in 2017. Ma Ma Wok has crafted an expansive menu offering meat alternatives to recreate everything ranging from chicken wings, ribs, fish, shrimp, and even duck.
Veltree ~ Ballantyne area
Veltree has been serving up vegan soul food in the University area since 2018. The take-out restaurant offers menu items such as chicken and waffles, shrimp po boys, krabcakes, fried chicken drumsticks, and the un-Popeye’s chicken sandwich.
Chaat ‘N’ Dosa ~ Ballantyne
Fern, Flavors from the Garden ~ Dilworth area
Fern has been one of Charlotte’s premier vegetarian restaurants offering gourmet vegetarian food since 2011. Fern has an inviting atmosphere with a cozy dining room, outdoor patio, and a full bar with signature cocktails making it the perfect spot for brunch, lunch, or dinner.
Sanctuary Bistro ~ South Charlotte
Charlotte first vegan fine dining restaurant offers brunch, lunch, and dinner (reservations required). Sanctuary Bistro has everything you would expect to find in a fine dining restaurant such as charcuterie, scallops and bacon-wrapped filet mignon, just without the use of animal products.
Romeo’s Vegan Burgers ~ South Charlotte
5518 South Blvd, Charlotte, North Carolina
Jyoti’s World Cuisine ~ SouthEast Charlotte
Living Kitchen ~ South End
This casual eatery is 100% scratch-made, organic menu features plant-based versions of dishes such as pizza, burgers, BBQ, and even pad thai, in addition to a variety of sandwiches, salads, and cold-pressed juices. With breakfast served all day and outdoor patio seating, it is the perfect spot to grab a bite or stop in to pick up some of their grab-and-go grocery items.
Plant Joy ~ Camp North End
Plant Joy offers a vibrant Mediterranean-inspired menu featuring items such as falafel mountain (falafel nachos), rainbow platter (flavored hummus on toasted Verdant sourdough bread), and socca and salad (chickpea and kale crepe).
Oh My Soul ~ NoDa area
This is a fast-casual, purely vegan restaurant, with limited indoor seating. They have transformed the fenced-in backyard into a pet-friendly patio outfitted with picnic and bistro tables, fire pits, and bar. Their menu features everything from ribs, burgers, loaded waffles, and even some South African dishes in homage to owner Tallulah Duffin’s homeland.
I Love Juice Bar ~ Plaza Midwood
Bean Vegan Cuisine ~ East Charlotte
Bean boasts an extensive menu of 100% vegan comfort foods ranging from BBQ, cheesesteaks, bratwurst, reubens, meatloaf, crab cakes, and even pimento cheese. They also offers a selection of vegan grocery items for a one-stop shop of all things vegan.
Eastside Local Eatery ~ East Charlotte
Vegan Eats CLT ~ East Charlotte
Loving Hut ~ East Charlotte
Menu offers pizza, stromboli, chickun burgers, vegetable soups, and more. Lunch special bento box.
3024 E Independence Blvd (at inside Golden Green Hotel), Charlotte
Dee’s Vegan To-Go ~ West Charlotte
Best of Both Souls ~ West Charlotte
Exposed Vegan ~ West Charlotte
Boss of Vegan ~ West Charlotte
Vcrave ~ Food Truck
Offering Dr. Sebi Inspired Alkaline Plant Based Organic Homemade Meals and Home Of Str8t Drop Alkaline Cold Pressed Juice. No Soy No GMO never used. The publish new meals everyday. You place an order for pick-up or delivery.
Vegan & Vegetarian Friendly Restuarants
Alchemy at C3Lab
Bachi ~ North Charlotte
Bad Daddy's Burger Bar
Banh Mi Brothers
Bao and Broth ~ Optimist Hall
Basil ~ Uptown
210 N Church St, Charlotte, 28202
Bé-Em Asian Kitchen
Be's Noodles & Banh Mi ~ South Charlotte
Serves meat, vegan options available. Asian fusion venue offering vegan dishes including tofu and veggie vermicelli, stir fry tofu with rice, and tofu banh mi sandwiches (ask for no mayo). They also offer various tea and smoothie drinks.
Brewers at 4001 Yancey
Cabo Fish Taco ~ NoDa Area
Serves meat, vegan options available. Mexican restaurant with veggie choices for tacos, burritos, fajitas, entree salads. Most vegetarian dishes can be made vegan by omitting the cheese. Beer-battered fried tofu for tacos and burritos is available, though ask if uses a separate fryer from meat.
Serves meat, vegan options available. Mexican fast food chain set up is assembly line style where you could customize your order of tacos, burrito, or burrito bowl, and request no cheese or sour cream. Offers a savory sofritas filling that’s made from soy protein, and some locations offer Impossible meat. Rice, beans, guacamole are vegan.
Clean Juice ~ Northlake
Serves meat, vegan options available. Chain of smoothie, acai, and organic juice bars. Offers light vegetarian food like granola, toast with avocado or nut butter, and bowls with greens, quinoa, and other toppings. Vegans should specify when ordering.
Serves meat, vegan options available. South Asian cuisine with separate vegan menu upon request.
Serves meat, vegan options available. Take-out deli offering a menu of breakfast and lunch foods with selection of alcoholic drinks. Daily sandwich/salad specials will typically have one being vegan. Sells preared items, frozen beyond burgers, No Evil Foods not meats, chips, beer, soda, and wine. other specialty snacks.
Cowbell Burger & Whiskey Bar
Serves meat, vegan options available. Rock ‘n roll burger joint with Impossible Meat & Better Burger patty options. Several vegetarian appetizers & salads can be modified to vegan.
201 N Tryon St, Charlotte
Crispy Banh Mi
Serves meat, vegan options available. Quick eatery offering lunch, dinner, and snacks. The extensive menu includes a veggie banh mi sandwich – ask for no butter and substitute hoisin sauce.
5100 S Blvd Ste c, Charlotte
Serves meat, vegan options available. Offers salads, wraps, flatbreads, and soups. Majority of menu can be made vegetarian. The following can be made vegan: Asian crunch salad, Italian chicken salad, buffalo bleu salad, Greek isles salad, cali salad, veggie delight, portobello wrap, toscano and spinach quinoa bowl. Could build your own salad.
6414 Rea Rd, Charlotte
Serves meat, vegan options available. Standard American fare but with marked vegetarian items. Makes a black bean burger, has a soy hot dog, a meatless loaf with veggie gravy and rice milk mashed potatoes, options for the veggie plate, various appetizers and a few salads.
1901 Commonwealth Ave, Charlotte