Portland is known for their unique take on food, culture and art. So it’s no surprise that Portland is a hub for vegan food. While in most other cities vegan cuisine can be somewhat easy to come by, restaurants that are entirely devoted to vegan options may not be. Not in Portland! There are a ton of amazing vegan restaurants to check out, and they’re definitely far from the usual granola options usually associated with healthy cuisine.
Let’s check out our favorites!
Aviv – Tel Aviv meets Portland with this Israeli inspired vegan restaurant, started by Chef Tal Caspi. He combines Middle Eastern flavors with the local ingredients of the Northwest. Try their Gonzo Hummus and rich coconut cream ice creams.
Canteen – Located in southeast Portland, Canteen is a modern vegan cafe with plenty of creative vegan options including smoothies, hot drinks, brekky, buddha bowls and salads.
Homegrown Smoker – Are you vegan, but still love BBQ? Lucky for you there’s an entire vegan restaurant in Portland devoted to BBQ. Enjoy this healthy version of BBQ fixings like smoked vegan meats, burgers, mac & cheese, BBQ sandwiches, and chili.
Ichiza Kitchen – Delicious vegan pan-Asian cuisine is the name of the game at Ichiza. With plenty of vegan-meat options, your mouth will be watering once you take a look at their amazing menu. Plus, enjoy oolong teas, beer and sake, and a whole lot of ambiance.
Kure – This vegan cafe is located in six locations across Portland. Their menu is full of healthy and super yummy vegan options including smoothies, hot drinks, breakfast bowls, organic juices and tonic shots.
Virtuous Pie – Handcrafted vegan pizza and ice cream? Yes please. Everything on their menu comes from the approach of using items and ingredients that are sustainable for the planet. Plus, the photos on their site will make your mouth water. This pizza joint is a must-try.