Top 5 Vegan Restaurants in Cleveland

October 27th, 2021 by
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With demand for nutritious, ethically sourced food growing, several vegan restaurants in the Cleveland area are leading the way in supplying residents with access to plenty of healthy, flavorful food options. Whether you’re in the mood for a plate of expertly seasoned, locally grown fresh vegetables, a hearty mushroom burger topped with sauteed veggies, or a simple green smoothie for breakfast, you’re sure to find it in the area.

The Vegan Club

Visit The Vegan Club, located at 13228 Shaker Square, for meals prepared using fresh, locally sourced ingredients. Several starters are on the menu, including rellano de papa, which consists of stuffed potato balls and seasoned lentils topped with roasted red pepper coulis. If you’d prefer a spicy start to your meal, try a serving of okra fries — chickpea-battered okra flavored with a Cajun seasoning and served with a lime dipping sauce. Several soups and salads are on the menu as well, including a refreshing Brussels sprout Caesar salad, which is made using romaine lettuce, shiitake bacon, shaved croutons, grape tomatoes, and a tangy Caesar dressing.

For your main course, consider an oyster mushroom po’boy featuring fried oyster mushrooms served on a pretzel bun and topped with lettuce, tomato, pickled vegetables, watercress, and chipotle-basil aioli. For a traditional meal with a vegan flair, try the fettuccine Alfredo, featuring a cashew-based Alfredo sauce and topped with crispy Brussels sprouts, fresh basil, and grated Parmesan cheese. To complete your meal, check out the dessert menu, which contains traditional favorites like apple tarts, chocolate-covered strawberries, and apple berry strudels.

In addition to a 100% vegan menu, The Vegan Club offers a variety of gluten-free and nut-free items. It’s open Monday through Saturday from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. and on Sundays from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. If you’d like to place a carryout order, give them a call. For delivery, order online through DoorDash or Uber Eats.


Experience made-from-scratch, plant-based meals at Foodhisattva, a vegan, Asian-fusion café located at 2158 South Taylor Road in Cleveland Heights. Everything on the menu is ethically sourced and free of animal products and GMOs. Start your meal with an appetizer, and choose from items such as curried cauliflower bites or Foodhisattva’s signature potato salad. Continue with an entrée, like the sensei’s salad, which is made using organic lettuce topped with cucumbers, carrots, roasted broccoli, green onions, pan-fried tofu, and carrot ginger dressing.

Weekly specials, complete with pictures and detailed descriptions, are posted on the website on most Fridays. Foodhisattva is open Friday through Sunday, from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Online ordering is available through the website, and delivery is available to Cleveland Heights and University Heights for a $5 fee.

Earth Bistro Cafe

Enjoy a vegan-friendly menu at the Earth Bistro Cafe, located at 11100 Clifton Blvd. While Earth Bistro isn’t an exclusively vegan restaurant, many items on the menu can be adapted to fit a vegan diet. The eatery serves American cuisine with a Cuban flair and offers items such as a marinated tofu wrap, which contains grilled tofu, spring salad mix, avocado, tomatoes, red onions, and sun-dried tomato pesto served on a tortilla wrap. A black bean burger topped with sliced avocado, chipotle aioli, lettuce, tomato, and onions is another popular menu item.

Earth Bistro is open Wednesday through Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. and on Sundays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. If you’d like to place a to-go order, just give them a call at 216-201-9338.

Good to Go Café

Experience raw vegan fare and freshly squeezed juice at the Good to Go Café, located at 1360 E. 9th St. in the IMG Building Lobby. Owned and operated by Chef Anna Harouvis, a raw food chef who strives to provide a range of healthy food options to her customers, the café serves breakfast and lunch. You’ll find options such as fruit and veggie smoothies, cold-pressed juice, and a variety of grab-and-go items like cheesy kale chips, macaroons, and chocolate torte for when you’re in a hurry.

For breakfast, consider an acai or a dragon fruit bowl, both of which come with your choice of up to three toppings. For lunch, try the vegan burger, served on a gluten-free bun and topped with sunflower seeds, veggies, and nuts. An extensive smoothie menu is available and features options such as the Hercules, a green smoothie containing spinach, celery, parsley, green apple, cucumber, and lemon juice. For a fun treat, try the chocolate monkey, a smoothie made from frozen banana, almond butter, avocado, and raw cacao.

Note that while the Good to Go Café provides a variety of vegan choices, several non-vegan items are also on the menu. It’s open Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., and it partners with Uber Eats to offer delivery.

Johnny Mango

For a range of vegan options, check out Johnny Mango, located at 3120 Bridge Ave. in Cleveland’s eclectic Ohio City neighborhood. Explore the Meatless and Delicious Menu for items such as the vegan nachos — a plate piled high with chips, black beans, salsa, and scallions and topped with a house-made vegan cheese sauce. The Bus Boy Special, a popular choice, comes complete with a serving of beans, a cooked vegetable, and a grain of the day.

The brunch menu offers a variety of vegan options as well, including scrambled tofu, breakfast quesadillas, and whole wheat waffles. Keep in mind that Johnny Mango isn’t an exclusively vegan restaurant, so there is a risk of cross-contamination. It’s open Monday through Friday from noon to 9 p.m. and on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Curbside pickup is available if you’d like to enjoy your meal at home.

We here at North Coast Auto Mall hope you found this list of vegan and vegan-friendly restaurants helpful. If you know of a place that we overlooked, please let us know so we can add it. Just give us a call or send us an email. We would love to hear from you!

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