10 Amazing Vegan Restaurants in Raleigh to Get Your Fix of Greens


Healthy food isn’t hard to come by in Raleigh – after all, the city’s food scene is booming. Whether you’re following a vegan diet because your doctor prescribed it or you just want to give your body a healthy boost, you have plenty of local options. Here are ten vegan restaurants in Raleigh you can count on for a delicious plant-based meal.


Living Kitchen

Charlotte, North Carolina may be home to the original Living Kitchen location, but the Living Kitchen here in town has become one of the top vegan restaurants in Raleigh. The restaurant offers organic, high-quality, plant-based dishes for even the most discerning palates. Living Kitchen houses a restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as a juicery and shop where you can pick up snacks to take home. The restaurant menu includes staples like granola, salads, sandwiches and pizza.


The Fiction Kitchen

Located in Downtown Raleigh, The Fiction Kitchen provides thoughtfully prepared vegan and vegetarian cuisine. The menu features starters and salads, dinner entrees, brunch and cocktails and wine. What this vegan restaurant in Raleigh is most known for is its Eastern NC Style BBQ Pulled “Pork,” which tastes just like the traditional meat version. Try the Fried “Chicken” and Waffles at brunch, and you’ll swear you’re eating the real thing!


Irregardless Cafe & Catering

Irregardless Cafe & Catering offers tasty dishes for omnivores, vegans and vegetarians, and live music every night to boot! The restaurant’s farm-to-table meals are sourced from their own ‘Well Fed Community Garden,’ so everything’s extremely fresh! The menu spans everything from lunch and brunch to dinner, desserts and alcoholic drinks. You’ll find creative dishes like Cauliflower “Steak” and Vegetable Strudel topped with marinara sauce and vegetables.



Sassool serves fresh Lebanese and Mediterranean cuisine that is both plant and meat-based. Every item on the menu is labeled if it is vegan, vegetarian or gluten-free, so you can easily choose what to order. You’ll find kebabs, hummus and pita, as well as a number of platters and pita sandwiches. The Lentil Salad and the Quinoa Salad are two of the vegan favorites.


Aladdin’s Eatery

Where to Find Vegan Restaurants in Raleigh


Aladdin’s Eatery in the North Hills serves fresh and healthy Lebanese-American cuisine. From appetizers to soups and salads to pitas and desserts, you can find a flavorful, plant-rich meal. Look for the mark on the menu to identify vegan dishes, like the Loubie Plate – Italian green beans sauteed with onions, tomatoes and whole cloves of garlic on seasoned brown rice.


Souly Vegan Cafe

If it’s vegan soul food you’re craving, Souly Vegan Cafe is the place to go. The family-owned eatery uses organic produce sourced from local farmers in all of its dishes. Get your fill of comfort food, minus the guilt! The menu features delectable favorites like Buffalo Chik’n Bites and Mac N Cheese that even carnivores will find irresistible.


Talley Market

Located on the main level of Talley Student Union, Talley Market is a popular grab-and-go spot for snacks and quick meals. Yates Mill Bakery offers sandwiches, wraps, salads, sides and desserts, including plenty of vegan and vegetarian options. The grocery store is a convenient spot to pick up vegan staples and specialty items.


As you can see, there are a number of great vegan restaurants in Raleigh. What vegan-friendly restaurants have you tried and loved? If you have a recommendation, we’d love to hear from you! If you’re looking for a new home in Raleigh, we’d like to invite you to stop by Park Central Apartments for a look at the first high-rise apartment community in the Midtown District of North Hills. Visit Park Central online at ParkCentralRaleigh.com to schedule a tour or call us directly at (919) 800-0619.


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