Charlotte Vegan Restaurants

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 in the heart of Plaza Midwood.

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.  

VelTree

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.

Nourish

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 Eastside Local Central Coffee, Queen City Grounds, The Hobbyist, and others.

Sun Burger

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. 

Ve-Go

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.

Chef Joya

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.

Sanctuary Bistro

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.

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.

Cinnaholic

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.

Barvecue

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.

Chef Dee/Dee’s Vegan To-Go

Chef Dee can be found at the Charlotte Regional Farmer’s Market every Saturday 8-3 pm and Sunday 12-3 pm. You can pre-order on the website for pick up at the market.

Green Being Creations

Green Being Creations is a 100% vegan meal delivery, baking, and catering service located in Charlotte, NC.

Fern

Fern makes the list because their menu is default vegan, although they still offer a few non-vegan options upon request.  

The Masa Casa

Very sporadically pop up these days, so check their Facebook page and be sure to track them down when they announce a spot.