You can find vegan options at pretty much any restaurant, but you don’t always want a crappy salad or french fries. Some places do offer one or two solid vegan options, but this page is dedicated to the Charlotte places where you don’t have to second guess if they really know what the word vegan means or even mention it since they’re totally vegan.
The Greener Apple
Not a restaurant, but this is Charlotte’s only vegan and eco-friendly shop. Not only can you find a great selection of vegan food products, but you can also pick up your cruelty free cleaning products, pet food, beauty supplies and vegan books. Located inside the Book Buyers bookstore at Eastway Crossing.
Healthy, creative, delicious, mostly raw vegan food, juices and smoothies. They have an amazing space with plenty of light coming in and an outdoor space to eat. Located in Southend. This is not recommended as an intro to vegan food for those that are used to a S.A.D. (standard American diet) diet, as they may be turned off by the rawness of some dishes and/or the fresh/green nature of food.
Bean Vegan Cuisine
Vegan comfort food. Serving breakfast on the weekends. From jalapeno cheddar burgers, fried buffalo tofu finger salads to the amazing Herc Bowl for breakfast, you’ll wonder why people are still requiring animals to be a part of our food chain.
VelTree is now located down in Ballantyne. Serving up soulful vegan food with a perfected chicken recipe. Brunch on the weekends.
Food delivery service offering up fresh, organic, healthy, vegan meals that you can easily prepare at home. They do plenty of creative and delicious dishes and deliver right to your door so you don’t have to spend any time worrying about planning out your next meal.
The original juice spot in Charlotte and a mainstay in the Charlotte vegan world. Aside from their juices and healthy cleanses, they make the most unique vegan cheese offerings in Charlotte.
Ma Ma Wok offers a totally vegan Chinese restaurant experience with a variety of vegetarian meat substitutes. Available for both carryout and delivery in south Charlotte.
Move That Dough Baking Co
The leader in Charlotte vegan desserts making doughnuts, cakes, and other treats. Can be found around on town…best to follow their Instagram for their current whereabouts.
Food truck offering Jamaican/African fusion with items such as handcrafted burgers, cauliflower wings and delicious creations like the Plantain and smoked Gouda panini. Currently stationed at The Spoke Easy Thursday thru Sunday 1-5 p.m.
Vegan food truck/pop up offering items such as chik’n curry, bbq pineapple beef tips and consistently offering up taco Tuesday options at Pilot Brewing.
The lines are always long for Chef Joya. She does pop-ups and order pickups creating a variety of non-meat miracles. Items such as ribz, her award-winning mac & cheez, meatloaf, and even vegan ox tails.
Fine dining vegan option that moved from California to North Carolina.
Oh My Soul
The menu offers a variety of options from vegan ribs, chicken to waffles and milk shakes. They are located in NoDa and have a coffee bar and pastry counter.
After building up a large following selling her goods at the Charlotte Regional Farmer’s Market, Dee’s Vegan-To-Go has opened up shop on West Blvd.
Best of Both Souls
Carryout vegan restaurant serving chicken strips, wraps, and rasta pasta. Located on Thrift Rd on the West side of Charlotte.
From the culinary genius behind Nourish, this food stall is located at Camp North End.
Romeo’s Vegan Burgers
Food truck that opened at the end end of 2020. Serving burgers, fries, and shakes. Brick and mortar location opened at 5518 South Blvd in 2021.
Certified vegan ice cream (actually it is handmade, fresh gelato) shop with a wide assortment of flavors to choose from. Located in Matthews, NC.
Totally vegan cinnamon roll chain with three locations in the Charlotte area; Belmont, Concord, and Indian Trail.
They specialize in vegan Rice Krispy treats and gluten free brownies. They can be found around town at places like Common Market.
They make vegan barbecue and jerky in Concord and can be purchased in grocery stores in Charlotte and around the country as well as select restaurants such as Deli Street.
Green Being Creations
Green Being Creations is a 100% vegan meal delivery, baking, and catering service located in Charlotte, NC.
Fern makes the list because their menu is default vegan, although they still offer a few non-vegan options upon request.