For being the smallest state, Rhode Island has a ton of veg-friendly restaurants. I’m not sure what I would do without these places – it would be salad and fries for me all the time. Wompwomp.
Instead, I am kinda like the #17 GIF from our Vegan GIF post. Or like this:
Okay, let’s move onto the restaurants now.
The Best Vegan Restaurants in RI
Crazy Burger Cafe & Juice Bar
Crazy Burger is first because Crazy Burger rules my life. “What should we do for dinner?” “Crazy Burger.” “Okay.” – this is a very common conversation between Joe and I. Their menu is not entirely vegan, but they cater mainly to vegans. It’s a small place, but the atmosphere is wonderful. Eclectic and artsy as hell. They also have a back patio open in the summer AND winter (it heats up quite nicely) It’s hard to choose whether I enjoy their breakfast or dinner more… but I think breakfast might win by a smidge. I don’t know where the hell they get their iced coffee from, but it is the best iced coffee I’ve ever had.
They make their own ketchup – YOU HAVEN’T HAD KETCHUP UNTIL YOU’VE HAD THEIR HOMEMADE VERSION. Seriously… the poco loco hash. Potato, tempeh, salsa, cheese, avocado… all just thrown into a hash. I’m drooling thinking about it. Just go there.
Menu Star: Birdie Mae Burger – I want to marry its flavor. Can you marry flavor? Can you marry a vegan burger? Yes. Moving on.
Garden Grille is always changing up their menu in accordance with the seasons – so fancy. They are primarily a lunch/dinner place, but they have brunch on Sundays. Dinner is amazing (and there are so many options – one of the best is the Butternut Squash Quesadilla – ask for vegan cheese) but the brunch is where it’s at. Get there for 10 am, because this small, quaint place fills up quick. Oh, and one more thing… the atmosphere, ambiance, and decor? See for yourself:
You’ll love how eclectic it is.
Menu Star: Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Pancakes w/ a side of Tofu Bacon – *drool*
Wildflour Vegan Bakery & Juice Bar
Garden Grille’s sista. Yup, this vegan cafe is 2 doors down, and just as amazing as its sib. This is the place to go for a quickie latte and breakfast. Pastries, galore, people.
Their scones are my all-time favorite – especially their seasonal ones! I’ve had an apple and cinnamon icing one… oof. My favorite ever was a lemon and lavender scone. The heavens opened and light shined down on my face as I thanked God for this dangerously delicious creation. Then I ordered the lemon lavender cupcake, and melted onto the floor. The chocolate chip cookies. It’s just a cookie, right? No. It’s more than that. Loafs, cinnamon buns, even fresh vegan dough. Super smoothies, lattes, and everything else you can imagine. You will NOT be disappointed.
Menu Star: Soy latte w/ ANY SCONE
Need a pad thai fix? Need some general tso’s “chicken?” Veggie Fun has you covered. This vegan Asian-cuisine restaurant is the real deal. They have basically everything your average Asian restaurant would have, and then some. Very relaxing atmosphere… pretty lights everywhere!
Menu Star: Singapore Style Rice Noodles w/ a side of Crispy Soy Nuggets – I would bathe in the plum dipping sauce.
Oh, for the love of Indian food. RASA is 5 minutes from me, and that is pretty dangerous. The wait staff is super friendly, and they understand what vegan is – a big plus.
Menu Star: Cauliflower 65 – It is the vegan version of general tso, basically (and I know that is not Indian, but I have nothing else to compare it to). Two words: Hell yeah.
Just another sister of Garden Grille & Wildflour. The Grange is in Providence, and it’s a great place to meet friends for drinks and apps. Their menu is tiered, with entrees of course, but the smaller plates is where it’s at. I like to get a few smaller plates for $5-6 each so I can try a bunch of stuff at once. Gluttonous, right? It’s cool.
Menu Star: Korean BBQ Tacos – no queso. Soooo good.
Ah, Julians. One of Providence’s all-star vegan spots. Let me start with the bathroom, though. Yup, the bathroom. There is a TV in it playing old 80’s movies [STAR WARS] and a case of classic Pez dispensers. This is probably the best part. The atmosphere is incredible – so much going on and super retro. For Joe and I’s first Valentine’s Day, he took me to a 6-course Julians’ dinner. It was probably one of the best “meals” I’ve ever had. So they have awesome dinner, but breakfast is the best. Highly recommend their vegan pancakes. They always have specials, too… so you always can count on a new menu item.
Menu Star: Any Tofu Scram
India is located in Providence. First and foremost, the atmosphere. It is absolutely stunning inside and out. The patio is my favorite… because… THEY HAVE SWING-SETS FOR CHAIRS. Yup. Every restaurant should have this.
Anyways, food is great and some of the naan is vegan. I ate so much naan. Did I mention they do free henna on Friday nights?
Menu Star: Vegan Vindaloo – it is so freaking spicy, but worth every bite.
I know you aren’t all around here, but if you ever are in RI… use this as a guide. You will not be sorry. You may just need to spend the whole day driving around the state (doesn’t take long) and trying everything. If you are from around here, you know what I’m talking about. Go and support local businesses and restaurants – no matter where you live. xx Bianca