Vegan Restaurants Added to The Vegetarian Resource Group’s Guide to Veggie Restaurants in the USA and Canada

Photo from Dirt Burger

The Vegetarian Resource Group maintains an online Guide to
Vegan/Vegetarian Restaurants in the USA and Canada. Here are some recent
additions. The entire guide can be found here:

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Here are some new additions to VRG’s

Dirt Burger

407 E. 5th St.

Des Moines, IA 50309

Despite the name, Dirt Burger brings
a new kind of clean eating to downtown Des Moines. With a menu featuring only
vegan options, the restaurant strives to make healthier eating available for
all people with low prices and an easily accessible location. Dirt Burger
prides themselves on maintaining a positive atmosphere that welcomes all people
to try their patty. Burgers are available with traditional toppings, but if
you’re in the mood for something a little more unique, their curry spiced
Bombay Burger is a real treat.

El Vegano

Food Court @ Dutch Square Center

421 Bush River Rd.

Columbia, SC 29210

El Vegano is located in the food
court at the Dutch Square Center. They serve a variety of plant-based fast
foods, using Impossible Burger, Beyond Meat, Lightlife, and Gardein products.
Vegans and non-vegans alike will love the simple, fast-food menu options, which
include burgers, empanadas, hotdogs, and sandwiches. Pretty much everything is
available in both small and large sizes, and everything is under $10! While you
are there, try some of their sides too: potato pancakes, fries, and fried

Make Out

Plant City

344 S. Water St.

Providence, RI 02903

Located in Plant City, Make Out
offers oatmeal, yogurt, and acai bowls with toppings for breakfast. For lunch
try one of their bowls based on either brown rice, garden herbed farro, lettuce
green mix, or soy ginger quinoa then add toppings and a sauce. Their all-day
menu features a wide variety of sandwiches including a breakfast wrap, as well
as smoothies.

Marty’s V Burger

134 East 27th St.

New York, NY 10016

If you are ever in New York City and
are craving some vegan fast food, Marty’s V Burger houses all the vegan goodies
you crave! You can order one of their house-made burgers composed of seitan,
black beans, and brown rice. Burger patties can be substituted with Beyond
Burger for a gluten-free option that will also appeal to your meat-eating
friends, but beware, it will cost more for the Beyond Burger, as well as a
gluten-free bun. One of Marty’s specialties is the Crabby Patty- a crab-like
patty seared crispy on the outside, topped with jalapeno tartar sauce and crisp
shredded lettuce, and served on a sesame seed bun. You can top anything on the
menu with coleslaw, or have it served on a kale salad instead of on a bun for
an additional charge. Marty’s offers homestyle comfort food like drumstix, mac
and cheeze (also in Cajun style), cheeze fries, and animal style fries (topped
with cheeze sauce, caramelized onions, and special sauce). If you still have
room, consider one of their vegan desserts: rice krispy treats (GF, and you can
get it chocolate covered!), oatmeal cream pie (GF), black and white cookie, and
brownie. Do not worry, there is also a healthier side of the menu featuring
salads and smoothies.

Mitasie Café

22722 Lambert St., #1704

Lake Forest, CA 92630

Mitasie Café is all-vegan, with
options from all over. The prices are reasonable and the menu is extensive. Get
kung-pao soy chicken, vegan pho, vegan pad Thai, and more. With flavors from
across East Asia and beyond, there may be something for everyone here.

New Burger

334 S. Water St., 1st Fl.

Providence, RI 02903

New Burger has the perfect comfort
food. Their food is elevated by the addition of truffle and guacamole to their
burgers, and superfoods to their shakes. Combine the truffle wild mushroom
burger, p.c. fries, and a vanilla hemp shake to make the ideal meal. This
establishment is located in the Plant City food hall along with other vegan

Nic’s On Beverly

8265 Beverly Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90048

Nic’s on Beverly serves inventive,
creative, and delicious plant-based foods that you can enjoy inside their
vibrant, stylish interior space, or outside on their beautiful patio area. They
serve decadent homemade cheeses and tastefully cooked vegetables, no mock meat
needed! Their most famous dishes include: crispy maitake mushrooms, chicarron,
and vegetable pot pie. A must-try is the peach and heirloom tomato salad! This
upscale restaurant is the perfect place to have a romantic date, or to take
your non-vegan friends to enjoy a unique plant-based experience. Nic’s is known
for creative cocktails and desserts: try the absinthe-laced snowcone cocktail
or the cherry chocolate lava cake, which is served with a creamy pistachio ice

Plow Burger

1505 Town Creek Dr.

Austin, TX 78741

Plow Burger is a 100% vegan food
truck parked at the Buzzmill center in Austin, TX. Indoor and outdoor seating
make this popular location perfect for any day. The menu is simple: two regular
burgers, plus a weekly special, wings, and fries. You can customize a little by
adding “cheese,” “bacon,” various sauces, or locally
sourced GF buns, and on Tuesday they offer a deal that includes two burgers and
two orders of fries. Patties are Beyond Burgers, and most of the breads and
sauces are from other local companies. They also offer a weekly selection of
icecream by Nada Moo. Plow Burger is committed to helping the enivronment, so
they donate 2% of all sales to a local forestry foundation.

Restaurant Le Buddha

1620A Sherbrooke St. W.

Montreal, QC H3H 1C9 Canada

Restaurant Le Buddha is a vegan
restaurant themed around chakras. Even if that’s not of interest to you, the
food should be! The menu presents a variety of bowls, but you can build your
own from delicious ingredients like quinoa, basmati rice, beets, sweet
potatoes, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, tempeh, tofu, and much more. They
also have a liquor license, and sometimes a DJ as well, so this may make a
great evening hangout.

V Food Spot

547 Hamilton Rd.

London, ON N5Z 1S5 Canada

You won’t go wrong with simple
comfort food from the V Food Spot! Choosing between a Reuben, Spinach Grilled
Cheese, Pierogis, Cauliflower Wings, Mozza Sticks, or Mac & Cheese should
do it. Cheesy Jalepeño Popper Panini or Grilled Veggie Stack are other popular
options and be sure to top it off with one of their many special topping
doughnuts made in house daily!