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Vegan and vegetarian eats in Lexington

Dig into delicious and nutritious vegan and vegetarian fare in every corner of Lexington, KY.

A bowl filled with tofu, lettuce, edamame, and jalapenos

You won’t miss the meat with this protein packed Asian Bowl from East End Tap & Table. | Photo by East End Marketing

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Eating meat-free hasn’t always been easy, but in Lexington, it’s a piece of (vegan) cake.

Our local food scene is as vibrant as ever, so it’s no surprise there are a slew of local chefs serving up fresh, vegetarian bites across town. From vegetarian barbecue to scrumptious vegan tacos, here are 17 restaurants serving up meat-free fare in Lexington.

🧁 Satisfy your sweet tooth

North Lime Coffee & Donuts, 101 W. Loudon Ave. + 3101 Clays Mill Rd. | Sip on an oat milk latte or herbal iced tea, then sink your teeth into its daily vegan donut flavors like spice cake or strawberries + cream.

The Press Juice & Health Bar, 191 Kentucky Ave. | From smoothies, to juices, to salads + wraps, this Woodland neighborhood favorite is full of veggie power.

🍸 Date night

Blue Sushi Sake Grill, 105 Summit at Fritz Farm, Ste. 130 | Vegan finds at a sushi restaurant? Hear us out. Sample small bites like charred edamame + seaweed salad or check it its full list of vegan maki options.

County Club, 555 Jefferson St. | Be sure to check the menu as it changes monthly, but you can expect to find vegetarian plates like a seasonal soups, jalapeño pimento cheese dip, and a plant-based BBQ chicken sandwich.

East End Tap & Table, 333 E. Main St., Ste. 180 | This downtown American-international fusion spot has a menu full of veggie-forward options like Sally’s Salad, a hummus plate, and the popular Asian Bowl with tofu.

Epping’s on Eastside, 264 Walton Ave. | While it may be known for some its meat-forward dishes, the Quinoa en Nogada is a filling + vegan friendly entree option.

A bowl filled with lettuce, tomatoes, chickpeas, cucumbers, and edamame

The fresh + filling Vegan Power salad from Vinaigrette Salad Kitchen. | Photo by @vinaigrettesalads

🍕 Casual eating

Bourbon n’ Toulouse, 829 Euclid Ave. + 1080 S. Broadway, Ste. 107 | Vegans will love the jackfruit BBQ sandwich and vegetarians need to try the mouthwatering black beans + caramelized corn.

Core Life Eatery, 4040 Finn Way, Ste. 110 | A truly customizable meal experience that lets you be the chef — without the prep or clean up. Make your own veggie-packed salad, grain bowl, or soup.

DV8 Kitchen, 867 S. Broadway, Ste. #140 + 594 E. Third St., Ste. #100| This all-day breakfast joint has menu items like the Mediterranean vegetable sandwich, hot PB&J sandwich, and fresh salads. City Editor Molly loves the veggie curry tacos.

Vinaigrette Salad Kitchen, Various locations | Forks up for this filling salad menu with two completely vegan bowls — the Vegan Power Salad + Pharaoh Grain Bowl.

Stella’s Kentucky Deli, 143 Jefferson St. | The vegan options on the menu include a Grilled PB&J sandwich, a Mushroom Rueben + the Lentil Surpreme Burger.

🌱 100% vegan eats

Moody Mike’s, Food Truck | Lexington’s first vegan food truck will have you do a double take when you see its Philly Beef Sub and Shrimp Po’ Boy.

The Social Vegan, 101 W. Loudon | This Greyline Station staple tastes like the real deal with its completely vegan Chicken & Waffles, Sausage & Grits, and hot dogs.

🌎 From around the world

Han Woo Ri, 371 S. Limestone | Many of the menu items for this campus staple can be modified for a vegetarian diet like the sweet potato noodle dish Japchae and Pajeon, a green onion pancake.

Oasis, 837 Chevy Chase Pl. | Located in Chevy Chase, this Mediterranean restaurant has a veggie-packed menu including Baba Ghannouj, Falafel, and Moussaka.

Masala, 3061 Fieldstone Way | You can find vegetarian appetizers and many more options in its dedicated “vegetarian delights section.” City Editor Aayat loves the Chana Saag dish featuring chickpeas + spinach.

Thai Street Food Kitchen, 3340 Clays Mill Rd., Ste. 110 | Build your own noodle bowl or try the vegetarian spring rolls + the vegetarian mock duck dish.

🍽️ Chef it up at home

Check out our favorite tips and tricks for serving veggie-focused fare from your own kitchen:

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