Vegan Dining Guide



Entirely Vegan Cuisine

Bean Vegan Cuisine
2145 Hendersonville Rd.

Bean offers 100% vegan southern comfort food, which is local and organic whenever possible. They offer burgers, BBQ, sandwiches, salads, breakfast, and much more. They provide the variety vegans in the area crave. They create fantastic flavors vegans and non-vegans alike will love.

148-C Weaverville Hwy, Woodfin, NC 28804
Veg Card Discount: $10 off first 4 weeks

Eden Out is a 100% vegan bulk prepared meals delivery service with local and organic ingredients. It is a great option for those who want to eat healthy food easily and conveniently. They offer a weekly seasonal menu with a variety of creative and delicious cooked and living foods and gluten free options. They food includes entrees, sides, desserts, salads, and much more.

Elements Real Food
233 South Liberty St.
Veg Card Discount: 5% off

Elements is an organic and local cafe and juice bar with 100% healthy and satisfying vegan food. They specialize in raw food, completely organic cold pressed juices, raw superfood nut mylks, smoothies, salads, sandwiches, and entrees. They have gluten free choices available.

610 Haywood Rd.
Veg Card Discount: 10% off

Firestorm is a worker-owned and self-managed business with an independent bookstore and cafe. Their collective aims to provide community space, critical literature, and an alternative economic model based on cooperative libertarian principles. The vegan cafe offers an extensive selection of organic and fairly traded espressos and teas, locally made bagels and spreads, desserts, and other food choices.

165 Merrimon Ave.
Veg Card Discount: 10% off (alcohol not included)

Plant is a locally-owned independent restaurant offering 100% plant based cuisine with local, organic, and seasonal produce whenever possible. All of their food is made from scratch with a multicultural influence. They also offer organic wine (1/2 price wine bottles on Wednesdays), local beer, and specialty cocktails. Plant has been rated among the highest ranked vegan restaurants in America.

THE BLOCK off Biltmore (TBob)
39 S Market St.

The BLOCK is Asheville’s first eco-vegan, social-justice, solidarity bar. They have a full bar with reasonably priced sustainable wine, artisan beer, craft cocktails, fair trade organic coffee, cold pressed juice, kombucha, and light vegan fare. They showcase local vegan culinary artists on a rotating basis and host regular special events including lectures, live music, and much more.


Vegetarian with Vegan Options

Chocolate Fetish
36 Haywood St.

The Chocolate Fetish offers a variety of vegan options including cake, hot chocolate, ice cream, cookies, and truffles. They also offer a variety of wine, beer, coffee, and tea.

Dobra Tea 
78 N Lexington Ave

707 Haywood Rd.

Dobra Tea House has a wide selection of teas from all over the world. They use organic, high quality ingredients, locally sourced whenever possible. All their food is gluten free and vegetarian, with some vegan fare available including hummus, salads, spring rolls, soups, handmade desserts, and more.

French Broad Chocolate Lounge
10 South Pack Square

The Chocolate Lounge offers a variety of vegan options including a chocolate cake, hot chocolate, ice creams and sorbets, cookies, and truffles. They also offer a variety of wine, beer, coffee, and tea.

The Hop Ice Cream
640 Merrimon Ave.

The Hop West
721 Haywood Rd.

Veg Card Discount: 10% at all Hop locations

The Hop offers several daily flavors of vegan ice cream and sorbet. They also offer specialty desserts and beverages such as espresso drinks, milkshakes, hot soda floats, and more. Almond, coconut, and soy milk available, coconut whipped cream also!

Laughing Seed
40 Wall St.
Veg Card Discount: 10% off

Laughing Seed offers Asheville organic, local farm to table cuisine with an international flair. They have many vegan and gluten free options as well as house made desserts. Their extensive drink menu includes elixer tonics, live juices, kombucha, tea, smoothies, wine, beer, mead, cocktails, and much more.

Rosetta’s Kitchen & The Buchi Bar
116 N Lexington Ave.

1 University Heights
UNCA Campus *open during the school year

Veg Card Discount: 10% off, beverages excluded

Rosetta’s is a vegan and vegetarian restaurant serving whole foods at lunch, dinner, late night, and Sunday brunches. They offer some international inspired dishes as well as veganized southern comfort foods and much more. They have gluten free choices available. They also have beer, kombucha, bottled juices, and sodas as well as in house made cakes, cookies, bars, and pies.

Trade and Lore Coffee
37 Wall Street
Veg Card Discount: 10% off

Trade and Lore Coffee serves fine coffee and tea. They carry a daily selection of vegan and gluten free pastries, cakes, and chia pudding and vegan bagels. They also host gourmet vegan pop-up meals occasionally.

Ultimate Ice Cream 
197 Charlotte St.

1070 Tunnel Rd.

Ultimate Ice Cream carries a great-sized daily assortment of vegan sorbets and ice creams with a variety of alternative milks used. They also offer several toppings that are vegan such as their chocolate sauce.


Vegan Items Labeled

Avenue M
791 Merrimon Ave.

Avenue M offers creative, casual fare prepared using locally sourced ingredients served in a relaxed atmosphere. They have several vegan items on the menu. Their drink menu is extensive with specialty cocktails, wine, beer, and martinis. They offer daily drink specials.

Blue Dream Curry House
81 Patton Ave.
Asheville, NC 28801

Blue Dream Curry House has a variety of international curries and small bites that are delicious and affordable. They have optional additions to curry including Smiling Hara tempeh and No Evil Foods plant meat. They also carry select wine, beer on tap, and an assortment of non alcoholic beverages.

Chai Pani
22 Battery Park Ave

Chai Pani offers brightly flavored Indian street food. The cuisine is innovative, fun, affordable and delicious. The traditional family meals highlight India’s amazing culinary diversity. They have received press from GQ, The New York Times, Huffington Post, and more.

Early Girl Eatery
8 Wall St.

Early Girl Eatery is a farm to table restaurant serving southern comfort food. They make their food from scratch using locally sourced ingredients. They serve breakfast all day and also have a lunch and dinner menu. They carry an assortment of non-alcoholic beverages as well as beer and wine.

Green Sage Cafe 
5 Broadway St.

1800 Hendersonville Rd.

70 Westgate Pky.

Green Sage Cafe uses healthy and natural ingredients to make nourishing food to serve to the community using sustainable practices. They serve breakfast all day, as well as lunch and dinner. They have many vegan choices on their menu including sandwiches, salads, rice bowls, and so on. They have a large drink menu including freshly made juices, beer, wine, and much more.

India Garden
156 South Tunnel Rd.

India Garden offers a richy-varied menu using all natural ingredients, wholesome sauces, and flavorful spices. All of their food is freshly prepared on site without additives or preservatives. Customers can choose their preferred level of spice. They have a drink menu with a selection of beers. They offer catering for special events.

Mela Indian
70 N Lexington Ave.
Veg Card Discount: 10% off

Mela offers authentic Indian food made from scratch with local and organic ingredients. They offer a lunch buffet with a wide assortment of offerings cooked in the tandoori oven.

Mellow Mushroom
50 Broadway Ave.

Mellow Mushroom respects those following a vegan diet and provides a large selection of high quality, nutritious vegan dishes. They request vegans tell their server they are vegan. Daiya vegan cheese can be substituted in any dishes on the menu. Some featured vegan dishes include pretzels, hummus, hoagies, pizzas, calzones, and salads. *Please inform server to not use butter or parmesan on pretzels, pizzas, and calzones.

Neo Burrito
1341 Parkwood Ave.

Neo Burrito is a local business which has a sustainable philosophy and a no waste policy.  They have a burrito by the pound menu in which you can choose your ingredients (vegan ingredients are labeled.) They also serve tacos, salads, and more.

Nine Mile
233 Montford Ave.

751 Haywood Rd.
(828) 575-9903

Nine Mile is a full service vegetarian friendly restaurant and bar. Their cuisine consists of Caribbean inspired pasta dishes, rice dishes, a handful of traditional pasta dishes, daily specials, and an array of locally made desserts. They offer a variety of local and micro brews and a specially picked assortment of wine. The West Asheville location offers Caribbean cocktails.

75A Haywood St.

Roman’s is a local deli and catering business. They used locally fresh baked breads and have Vegenaise available. They have sandwiches, salads, soup, and sides with vegan options.

The Noodle Shop
3 Pack Square
Veg Card Discount: 10% off lunch, 15% off dinner

The Noodle Shop is an Asian-fusion restaurant featuring vegan appetizers, noodle bowls, soup bowls, and entrees with tofu, textured vegetable protein, and a wide assortment of vegetables.

The Cantina Biltmore
10 Biltmore Plaza

The Cantina Biltmore is a colorful taproom doling out Mexican favorites, including fajitas, burritos, tacos in a relaxed setting. They are willing to veganize dishes for you upon request and have several sides which are vegan as well. They have a fresh mex and tequila bar.

Vortex Donuts

32 Banks Avenue, Suite 106

Has an entire tray of vegan donuts every day.  They occasionally sell out, so get there early!

West End Bakery
757 Haywood Rd

West End Bakery is more than a bakery. In addition to their vegan muffins and other baked goods, they serve a variety of sandwiches, salads, soups, and sides. They carry in house made from scratch bread made with 100% organic flour. They source many organic ingredients.

West Village Market
771 Haywood Rd.

West Village Market deli serves vegan breakfast burritos, build your own sandwiches, salads, and sides. They have healthy and delicious choices within the market.

Zen Sushi
640 Merrimon Ave.

Zen Sushi has plenty of vegan options, good food, and good service. They are known for their modern interpretation of classic dishes and the insistence on only using high quality fresh ingredients. They have vegan sushi rolls, salads, appetizers, soup, and entrees.

Zia Taqueria
521 Haywood Rd.

Zia Taqueria is a Mexican restaurant. They have a separate veg menu. Ask your server, por favor.  Every Tuesday is vegan night – they have a tasty vegan special menu, in addition to their daily vegan-friendly menu (ask for that).


Vegan Items Offered but Not Labeled or Will Change Something to Vegan on Request

Asiana Grand Buffet
1968 Hendersonville Rd.

Asiana is a Chinese buffet with an assortment of vegan options.

Brixx Wood Fired Pizza 
30 Town Square Blvd #140

Brixx is a Italian chain restaurant serving fresh wood fired pizza, pasta, salads, and sandwiches. They have Daiya cheese available for no extra charge.

City Bakery
60 Biltmore Ave.
(828) 252-4426

88 Charlotte St.

City Bakery is a independent and family owned. They produce high quality fresh homemade breads. They can veganize several sandwiches and salads on the menu.

Heiwa Shokudo
87 N Lexington Ave.

Heiwa Shokudo translated from Japanese means “Peaceful Dining.” It is an authentic Japanese restaurant focuses on providing quality, taste, good health, and a friendly warm atmosphere. Many of the ingredients are organic including the miso and tofu. There are many delectable vegan options.

371 Merrimon Ave.

Homegrown is a local eatery which follows the slow food philosophy that “everyone has a fundamental right to pleasure and consequently the responsibility to protect the heritage of food, tradition and culture that make this pleasure possible.” They make local food affordable and convenient with delicious and healthy meals. They have an ever-changing menu of soups, salads, sandwiches, hot plates and lots of side dishes. 

Jack of the Wood Pub
95 Patton Ave.

Jack of the Wood is a cozy Celtic style pub located in downtown Asheville. They serve fresh, locally sourced pub fare and often have live music. They specialize in handcrafted English ales.

77 Biltmore Ave.

Mamacita’s is a locally owned, independent restaurant serving fresh, made from scratch, traditional and creative Mexican street food in a casual, convenient downtown Asheville location.  The cuisine includes burritos, tacos, quesadillas, pupusas, nachos and mucho mas. Their mission is to serve affordable food that tastes great and is sourced responsibly; this means using as much organic produce and non-GMO products as possible.

20 Wall St.

The Marketplace specializes in American farm-to-table fare. Their menu changes according to what is in season. It is healthy, locally sourced, unique, and delicious. Generally they have a few small plates and one large plate that are vegan.

Thai Kitchen
535 Merrimon Ave.
Veg Card Discount: 10% off

Thai Kitchen offers an assortment of authentic Thai food dishes ranging from stirfrys, curry dishes, noodle dishes, spring rolls, soup, salad, and more.

Over Easy Cafe
32 Broadway St.

Over Easy Cafe serves breakfast, brunch, and lunch. They use organic and local ingredients whenever possible. They carry organic, fair trade coffee, fresh juices, and smoothies. They also serve locally baked breads.

Posana Cafe
1 Biltmore Ave.

Posana Cafe is a contemporary American restaurant with a focus on serving local, seasonal, sustainable fare. They source unprocessed, premium ingredients from nearly 65 different local purveyors & farmers and our gardens in West Asheville. The menu changes regularly and seeks to accommodate a variety of diners’ needs. 

Salsas Mexican Caribbean Restaurant
6 Patton Ave.

Salsas is a Mexican Caribbean Restaurant with creative, innovative, and colorful fare created by Chef Hector Diaz. They have quite a few vegan options with a variety of vegetables on the menu.

Short Street Cakes
225 Haywood Rd.

Short Street Cakes is a family-owned cake shop located in West Asheville, North Carolina. Their cakes are 100% natural and made from scratch, and represent the very best in the classic tradition of Southern cakes. They have about a dozen vegan simple and classic whole cakes that can be pre-ordered. They also bake fresh cupcakes daily with at least one vegan option and gluten free options available for dining in or to go.

Social Lounge
29 Broadway St.

Social Lounge is a cocktail bar with late night bites and brunch. Customers can also order from the full Strada menu. Most of their food is not vegan but they do have a grilled portobello dish. They serve beer, wine, and cocktails.

Stone Ridge Tavern
1003 Brevard Rd.

Certain items such as the spinach salad and portobello burger could be altered to make them vegan. *The marinara sauce on the spaghetti is not vegan.

Storm Rhum Bar & Bistro
125 S. Lexington Ave.
Suite 103A

Storm has a couple of vegan dishes on their menu. They serve simple dishes with bold, complex flavors and incorporate local ingredients into their cuisine.

Suwana’s Thai Orchid
11 Broadway Ave.
Veg Card Discount: 10% off

Suwana’s offers authentic Thai cuisine with attentive servers and staff. The head chef Suwana Cry has operated three restaurants in her native Bangkok as well as in Africa, Indonesia, Louisiana and now Asheville. She fuses high quality ingredients from various ethnic cuisines into the smooth and savory flavor of Thai food.

Taqueria Con Cuida
185 Clingman Ave.
(828) 352-8226

Taqueria Con Cuida is located within The Grey Eagle. They offer dine-in, take-out, and catering. 

Tod’s Tasties
102 Montford Ave.

Tod’s Tasties serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. They respect the seasons and buy produce from local farmer friends.Their menu includes sandwiches, soups, salads, pitas, and bowls. Tod makes all the pastry, bread, buns, biscuits, and bagels with NC produced organic flour. 

Tupelo Honey Cafe
12 College St.

Tupelo Honey Cafe serves fresh, creative southern food that is good for the soul. The  flavorful comfort food is available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Their menu changes with the season and location. They also carry craft beers and cocktails. 

Universal Joint Asheville
784 Haywood Rd.

Universal Joint Bar is a friendly neighborhood spot – comfortable, cozy, and always inviting offering an ever changing draft list and daily specials that will wet your palate. They have waiter service and outdoor seating. Their menu can be altered to make a few dishes vegan including items such as falafel, veggie burger, and spinach salad.

Urban Burrito
640 Merrimon Ave.
Suite 203

129 Bleachery Blvd
Suite M

Urban Burrito is a Mexican style grill with fresh dishes made with the finest ingredients. The food is fast and the service is friendly. The salsa bar includes five fresh daily house made salsas. The drink selection includes domestic, micro brewed, and imported beers. Non-alcoholic beverages includes bottled juices, bottled water, and soft drinks.

401 Haywood Rd.

Walk offers American fare and have a few vegan choices or dishes that can be veganized including a veggie burger, tempeh avocado sandwich, tacos, salads, sautéed kale, and more.

Westville Pub
777 Haywood Rd

White Duck Taco Shop
1 Roberts St.

12 Biltmore Ave.

White Duck Taco Shop is a casual Mexican restaurant serving a variety of tacos a la carte. They also have soup and salad. They are committed to buying 99% American made products and keep affordable pricing.

85 Walnut St.

Zambra is a tapas and wine bar in downtown Asheville providing contemporary twists on Spanish and North African cuisine. They always make sure to have several vegan dishes available and are able to alter some of their dishes upon request. They serve hundreds of wine from the Iberian peninsula.




Entirely Vegan Cuisine

Garlik Vegan
3754 Brevard Rd. Suite 108, Horse Shoe, NC
Garlik Vegan

Garlik Vegan is a 100% vegan business serving a varied menu including pizzas, sandwiches, sides, entrees, appetizers and delicious desserts. There is a different soup of the day each day. They offer wine, beer & kombucha on tap, along with a daily brewed ice tea and an infused water. They also offer several flavors of soda and hard cider. They offer education classes on the 4th Monday of the month and cooking classes on the 2nd Monday of the month.

Sanctuary Brewing Company
147 First Avenue East, Hendersonville, NC

Sanctuary Brewing Company is a 100% vegan business serving local foods including pizzas, pasta, sandwiches, sides, and delicious appetizers. They also superior beer crafted with the finest local ingredients and a selection of wine. They work with local animal shelters and advocacy organizations including The Asheville Humane Society, Blue Ridge Humane Society, Brother Wolf Animal Rescue, and Full Circle Farm Sanctuary. Some of the producers they support include Roots hummus and No Evil Foods. They often have live entertainments and special events.


Vegan Items Offered But Not Labeled or Will Change Something to Vegan on Request

West First Wood-Fired
101 1st Ave W

West First Wood-Fired creates handcrafted food with a Mediterranean aesthetic and feature whole-wheat thin crust pizzas, organic pastas, rustic salads and soups, and breads. They have select vegan items on the regular menu, and they now carry vegan cheese. 


Swannanoa & Black Mountain


Vegetarian with Vegan Options

Dobra Tea
120 Broadway St.
Black Mountain, NC

Dobra Tea House has a wide selection of teas from all over the world. They use organic, high quality ingredients, locally sourced whenever possible. All their food is gluten free and vegetarian, with some vegan fare available including hummus, salads, spring rolls, soups, handmade desserts, and more.


Vegan Items Offered But Not Labeled or Will Change Something to Vegan on Request

Fresh Wood-Fired Pizza and Pasta
100 South Ridgeway Ave.

They serve wood fired pizzas prepared using centuries old traditions from Naples, Italy with the freshest local ingredients, served with a contemporary, gourmet flair. They have gluten free choices and use locally grown produce. They also carry microbrews and select wines.

Native Kitchen and Social Club
204 Whitson Ave.

Native Kitchen and Social Club serves brunch, lunch, and dinner. Their menu includes salads, pizzas, and entrees. Most of their dishes are not vegan, but could be made vegan upon request. They serve wine, beer, and cocktails.

The Trailhead Restaurant and Bar 
207 West State St.

The trailhead has a tempeh sandwich and salads. Ask about vegan cheese or meat options.

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