10 Vegan Diners That Should Be on Your Plant-Based Bucket List

MFA Volunteer|
December 3, 2018

From all-vegan cheese shops to plant-based burger joints, vegan stores and restaurants are more popular and widespread than ever. And vegan diners offer pretty much the epitome of plant-based comfort food. These eateries serve many of your favorite home-style dishes, like pancakes, milkshakes, burgers, and French toast—all made vegan.

Here are 10 vegan diners you need to try:

1. Champ’s Diner: Brooklyn, NY

New York is home to a number of vegan restaurants, including Champ’s Diner, serving delicious food from brunch to late-night meals. We recommend the Tatertachos, Benedict, and Chik’n & Waffles.

2. The Tasty: Philadelphia, PA

 

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Philadelphia has a variety of vegan restaurants, including Blackbird Pizzeria and HipCityVeg, but did you know that this city also has a plant-based diner? The Tasty has it all, from breakfast sandwiches to BLTs! Top recommendations include their Western tofu omelet, bayou biscuits and gravy, and doughnuts.

3. Fare Well: Washington, DC

 

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Bakery, diner, and bar, Fare Well has everything you could want for American food. They even serve seitan and waffles! We recommend the chilaquiles, cookie dough pancakes, and French toast.

4. Spiral Diner: Dallas, TX

Yes, even Texas is home to a vegan diner! Spiral Diner has locations in Dallas, Fort Worth, and Denton. Top recommendations include the Bacun Ranch Cheeseburger, pancakes, and nachos.

5. Vertical Diner: Salt Lake City, UT


Salt Lake City has its own plant-based diner: Vertical Diner! In addition to providing classic comfort food, this diner also holds open-mic nights. The top recommended dishes are the Tender Tigers and Philly cheesesteak.

6. Cornbread Cafe: Eugene, OR

 

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Featured on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, Cornbread Cafe serves Southern-style comfort food. This restaurant is well-loved by local vegans and non-vegans alike. Customer favorites include The Eugenewich and the Reuben.

7. Mythology Diner: Toronto, ON

 

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Next on our list is outside the U.S. Mythology Diner in Toronto serves vegan versions of diner classics like eggs Benedict and a Western omelet, as well as less common items like French onion soup and poutine! Favorites include the oyster mushroom calamari, The Reubenator sandwich, and the bacon double cheeseburger.

8. Bia Vegan Diner: Norwich, U.K.

 

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Bia Vegan Diner in Norwich, England, has sandwiches, wraps, burritos, and mac and cheese. Top customer recommendations include the hoagie, spicy bean burrito, and Philly cheesesteak!

9. Rudy’s Dirty Vegan Diner: London, U.K.

 

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This diner is also located in England! London’s own Rudy’s Dirty Vegan Diner offers several ultimate comfort foods, including Buffalo Wingz and chili. Customer favorites are the Reuben, Dirty Burger, and Dirty Dog.

10. Chicago Diner: Chicago, IL

 

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Our final stop is the Chicago Diner in Illinois. While this diner is vegetarian, it offers a lot of vegan fare and has a vegan option for every menu item! The gyros, Titanic BLT Burger, and chocolate chip cookie dough vegan shake are highly recommended.


With all these amazing restaurants, it’s never been easier to be vegan. You can join the millions of people taking a stand for animals, the environment, and their own health by switching to a vegan diet. Order your FREE Vegetarian Starter Guide now. And check out our Pinterest page for thousands of recipes!

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