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Be A Vegetarian For The Day

Being a vegetarian in the Queen City doesn’t relegate you to raw vegetables or boring salads. When you’re in the market for a mouthwatering dining experience minus the meat, you’ll want to try these impressive eateries.

Story by Lauren Levine

Dive Into Dairy-Free Delicacies.

With menu favorites, like the Fire & Brimstone spicy veggie burger and the Lunasagna, zucchini lasagna with vegan cashew-basil cheese, Luna’s Living Kitchen serves up delicious, plant-based plates that skip the meat and dairy.

Savor Veggie-Friendly Comfort Foods.

At Fern, Flavors From the Garden, inventive takes on comfort food classics won’t have you wondering what you’re missing. Savory favorites, like the faux filet, dryrubbed and grilled butternut squash with smashed red potatoes and bean gravy, or the fried cauliflower florets tossed in homemade barbecue sauce are musts.

Munch On Natural Noshes.

BEAN Vegan Cuisine serves up scrumptious breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert entrees, like Southern fried tofu fingers and jalapeno vegan cheddar burgers. Visit the in-store market, an all-vegan grocery store that carries frozen food, non-dairy items, condiments and more.

Three to see:

  1. Berrybrook Farm Natural Food Pantry is unassuming from the outside, but venture in and it’s like entering a vegetarian’s paradise. Grab a tasty sandwich, nourishing smoothie or veggie-laden cup of soup. Then browse the unique selection of natural health and beauty products.
  2. If you want to enjoy vegan-friendly food from the comfort of your home, takeout staple Zizi’s Awesome Vegan 2 Go is calling. Try the soy chicken salad sub with vegan mayonnaise or opt for the spicy eggplant curry served with brown rice.
  3. Need to find a restaurant that will appease both meat lovers and vegetarians? Charlotte’s dynamic dining scene appeases. For yummy fare sure to please all palates, try Cabo Fish Taco, Ru San’s, Sir Edmond Halley’s, Phat Burrito, Zada Jane’s Corner Café or Brixx Wood Fired Pizza.


This article ran in the December 2015 issue of Charlotte Happenings.

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