True Vegan Establishments

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.

Living Kitchen

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. Also, has a full vegan market with everything you need.

The Greener Apple

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.   


Taking over the space formerly occupied by ZiZi’s, it is still carryout only. VelTree offers a rotating menu along with a few mainstays such as drumsticks and burgers. VelTree truly offers a vegan experience when you are there. They have so much enthusiasm for the food they are serving, you are going to leave feeling like part of the family.


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.

Ma Ma Wok

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 on the weekends at The Peoples Market, Central Coffee, Queen City Grounds, The Hobbyist, and others.

Lady Go-Go’s

Authentic Mexican food with a vegan twist. You can now find this former food truck in a permanent spot down south of Charlotte.

New location:
3816 Sardis Chruch Rd
Monroe, North Carolina

Artisen Gelato

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 two locations in the Charlotte area;  Belmont and Indian Trail.

True Flour

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 that can be found around Charlotte.

Forget Me Knot Bake Shop

They make an assortment of desserts and treats and their goods can be found around town at Queen City Grounds and Green Brothers Juice.

The Masa Casa

One of Charlotte’s few mobile vegan carts serving amazing tamales. Very sporadically pop up these days, so check their Facebook page and be sure to track them down when they announce a spot.