Non-vegans often have restaurants like Per Se or the French Laundry on their bucket list. This is my current vegan restaurant bucket list. I like to mix high and low budget travel styles and you’ll see that reflected in this list.
Vedge – Upscale vegan. – Philadelphia.
Our friend Kristin from Will Travel for Vegan Food declares Vedge Restaurant her all-time favorite vegan restaurant and she has visited almost very vegan restaurant in the US.
See our interview with Kristin for more recommendations.
Veggie Grill – It’s like the vegan version of In and Out Burger
Their vegan cheeseburger is so delicious, and they have a location right by LAX. See my review. I always make a stop here when I’m in LA.
Vertical Diner in Salt Lake City – Utah
I don’t automatically think great vegan food when I think SLC but check out this deliciousness.
The Departure Restaurant and Lounge – Portland
The Departure in Portland is upscale Asian with a vegan menu (not a vegan restaurant but they list their extensive vegan menu on their site). They also have vegan desserts that include PISTACHIO KULFI (vanilla kumquat, candied pistachio, cardamom), ASIAN PEAR, GINGER & CRANBERRY CRISP candied walnut ice cream, CHOCOLATE & CURRY PEANUT BAR (passion fruit caramel, puffed rice, mango sorbet), and SPICED COCONUT TAPIOCA (compressed pineapple, cilantro mandarin gastrique, coconut ice).
Chaa Creek – Belize
Chaa Creek is an upscale resort in Belize that also has a vegan-friendly restaurant that is open to the public.
They do a vegan version of Enchiladas Mole with Black Beans (I haven’t been here but I have seen the recipe for this dish and it sounds incredible!) For dessert they offer a tofu-based Chocolate and Banana Cream tart. Ooom ooom ooom. This place sounds like a great choice if you’re planning a destination wedding or honeymoon and want somewhere vegan friendly.