6 Vegan Eateries Serving Delicious Plant-Based Food

Switching to a plant-based diet is a great way to eat healthy, support animal welfare, and avoid foods that have a higher negative impact on the climate. Whether you've been vegan for years or are just starting to give "Meatless Monday" a try, the six companies on this list can provide you with delicious animal product-free food for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert. This video was made with Ezvid Wikimaker.

Companies That Make Great Vegan Food

Name Location Offerings
Miyoko's Creamery Sonoma, CA Various cheeses & butter
The Vegan Cakery Leicestershire, UK Cakes, tarts, pies, and other baked goods
No Evil Foods Weaverville, NC Plant-based "meats"
Jack's Stir Brew Coffee New York, NY Coffee, tea, pastries, bagels, & sandwiches
Cornbread Cafe Eugene, OR Comfort food & desserts
Mo'Pweeze Bakery Denville, NJ Vegan, kosher baked goods that are free of the ten most common allergens

Tips & Tricks for Vegetarians & Vegans

  • Get some vegetarian & vegan cookbooks, so you don't have to modify recipes and have plenty of dishes to choose from.
  • Experiment with how you prepare tofu. It has a bad reputation, but it can be a great component of a meal if it's flavored and cooked right.
  • Stock up on vegan snacks. Just because you're on a plant-based diet doesn't mean you can't have fun with your food.
  • Consider a meatless diet for your dog, although of course you should talk to a vet before making this major change.
  • It's not hard to get the protein you need from whole foods, but if you're a body builder or just concerned about protein intake, try mixing a vegan protein powder into a shake or smoothie.
  • If you're making this change for health reasons, remember to create sustainable habits so that you don't lose steam after a week or two.

9 Vegan and Vegetarian-Friendly Books About Food

Title Author(s)
The Heart of the Plate Mollie Katzen
Real Moms Love to Eat Beth Aldrich & Eve Adamson
The New Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone Deborah Madison
The Art of Fermentation Sandor Ellix Katz
Vegan in Europe Lindsay S. Nixon
Every Grain of Rice Fuchsia Dunlop
100 Best Vegan Recipes Robin G. Robertson
What to Eat Marion Nestle
Skinny Bastard Rory Freedman & Kim Barnouin

Every Argument Against Veganism

In Depth

There are tons of great reasons to go vegan, but whether you're giving up meat and dairy for the planet, the animals, or your health, it can be hard to say "goodbye" to some of your favorite foods. Fortunately, there's tons of delicious new options catering to herbivorous lifestyles. Whether you've recently gone vegan, or you've been strictly plant-based for years, here, in no particular order, are seven eateries that will fill the cheeseburger-shaped hole in your stomach.

Up first, in the #1 spot, we have Miyoko's Creamery, founded by award-winning, vegan celebrity chef Miyoko Schinner. This creamery is changing perceptions of vegan food with its artisanal non-dairy cheese, butter, and other goodies made from organic, wholesome ingredients like nuts and legumes. With a nod to the finest European cheeses, this company is applying modern innovation to elevate vegan cheese and butter to a whole new level.

For everything from sandwiches to a fancy cheese board, from cheesecake to pizza, Miyoko's products can be used just like any of their conventional counterparts in your favorite recipes. Thankfully, herbivores don't have to travel to the company's state-of-the-art facility in Sonoma, California, to sample these plant-based goodies for themselves because Miyoko's products can be found in thousands of stores across the United States.

For everything from sandwiches to a fancy cheese board, from cheesecake to pizza, Miyoko's products can be used just like any of their conventional counterparts in your favorite recipes.

#2 on our list is The Vegan Cakery. This ethical bakery produces high-quality vegan cakes, pastries, and treats, and donates throughout the year to a wide selection of animal welfare charities, animal sanctuaries, and associated causes. All products are freshly baked to order, and can be distributed around the UK.

The Vegan Cakery also produces a range of cake mixes that make it easy to bake a delicious vegan cake in your own home, as well as vegan lemon "curd" and caramel sauces. On select dates, it also offers a cruelty-free afternoon tea service that provides an elegant and enjoyable quintessential British experience complete with a selection of incredible miniature cakes and pastries.

At #3 on our list, we have No Evil Foods, a North Carolina-based company with DIY roots that offers environmentally sustainable, socially conscious, plant-based eats that feed and fuel the movement toward a better food system. No Evil Foods' products provide the taste and texture of meat, but feature simple plant-based ingredients.

No Evil Foods' products provide the taste and texture of meat, but feature simple plant-based ingredients.

This company's flavorful and versatile plant-based proteins, including cruelty-free takes on chicken, chorizo, Italian sausage and pulled BBQ pork, come fully cooked and ready to be eaten right out of the package. These "Plant Meats" can be used in any recipe that calls for meat, allowing you to cook up your tried and true recipes or explore something new.

In the #4 spot is Jack's Stir Brew Coffee, an organic coffee shop and vegan bakery chain. Founded in 2003, Jack's started as New York City's first coffee house to exclusively serve ethically sourced organic, shade-grown coffee. Jack's helped to pioneer the crop-to-cup movement by working directly with the farmers and purveyors that grow the coffee they serve.

As the company has expanded, with locations opening across Manhattan and Eastern Long Island, they've begun to offer organic vegan baked goods, as well as an increasing assortment of healthy eating options such as house-made granola and a vegan breakfast sandwich. Jack's also offers catering, bringing their dairy-free bagels, pastries, and donuts to your events.

As the company has expanded, with locations opening across Manhattan and Eastern Long Island, they've begun to offer organic vegan baked goods, as well as an increasing assortment of healthy eating options such as house-made granola and a vegan breakfast sandwich.

#5 on our list is Cornbread Cafe, which serves vegan comfort food in a fun, family-friendly atmosphere at two locations in Eugene and Springfield, Oregon. Established in 2010 by two herbivorous entrepreneurs, Cornbread Cafe sources local and organic ingredients, and makes nearly all of its menu items in-house.

Its menu offers Southern-inspired nostalgic favorites featuring inventive, cruelty-free twists, with dishes like chik'n fried tempeh and gravy, "phish" and chips, and Buffalo "hot things" made out of tofu. There are also plenty of dessert options, including a daily selection of cakes, pies, and more. If you're planning an event, you can enlist Cornbread Cafe to cater, with custom vegan cakes and desserts made by their expert bakers.

And finally, in the #6 spot, we have Mo'Pweeze Bakery. This small-batch bakery located in Denville, New Jersey specializes in creating special moments for each of its customers. Mo'Pweeze is completely vegan, kosher, and free of the ten most common allergens, making it a perfect choice for those with dietary restrictions.

This small-batch bakery located in Denville, New Jersey specializes in creating special moments for each of its customers.

This bakery produces tasty baked goods like cakes, breads, cookies, pies, and other treats that are just as indulgent as traditional bakery items. Its products are regularly tested to ensure quality, and the staff will accept special requests to accommodate less common allergies. It also has a line of dairy-free and allergen-free baking mixes so that you can bake without worry in your own home.