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Best Vegetarian-Friendly Restaurants

At a time when organic, farm-to-table veggies are the star players on many a menu, it's hard to believe that vegetarianism was once considered a wacky fringe movement. These days, many foodies are embracing the creative vegetarian fare served up by top chefs across America.

GAYOT's lists of the Best Vegetarian Restaurants feature veggie-friendly hot spots in cities near you. There are also some restaurants that offer non-vegetarian dishes as well, so you can keep your carnivorous dining companions happy.

Best Vegetarian-Friendly
Restaurants Near You



Los Angeles

New York

Orange County, CA

San Diego

San Francisco / Bay Area

Best Vegan Restaurants

New York

Los Angeles

San Francisco


To help you better understand plant-based menus, be sure to check our guide to vegan food terms.

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