7 Vegetable-Forward Raleigh Restaurants You Need to Try Now

Here’s a list of some of Raleigh’s most popular and delicious vegetable-forward restaurants to try for the next time you eat out.
By Melissa Howsam

Life’s a garden. Dig it. And dig in. Here, we’ve rounded up some of Raleigh’s best vegetable-forward restaurants—whether you’re vegetarian, vegan, plant-focused, celebrating Meatless Mondays, Lenten Fridays or just feeling like eating green, clean, etc., these options should top your to-do list.

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Fiction Kitchen

An obvious selection for vegetable forward sup spots, there’s nothing fictitious about how delicious (and nutritious) the thoughtfully prepared vegan and vegetarian fare is in this highly lauded 100% vegetarian kitchen. 428 S. Dawson St.

Happy + Hale

Fueling a community of #happypeople, this fast-growing fast-casual health hot spot sits squarely at the intersection of happy and healthy, feeding the body and the soul—from fresh juice and salads to community yoga in the park to composting waste. Multiple locations

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Self-billed as for “vegans, vegetarians and omnivores alike,” this longtime Raleigh farm-to-table mainstay has topped many “best of” vegetable-forward food lists since its 1975 opening. 901 W Morgan St.

Raleigh Raw

With two core values (human connection and conscious consumptoin), this vegetable-forward cafe is ground zero for #fuelthehustle. From crack coffee and cold-pressed juice to bowls, “superfree foods” and more (hey, yoga!), Raleigh Raw empowers the community through a host of healthy highs. 7 W. Hargett St.

The Remedy Diner

You can find remedy for all that ails you—and even bring along your not so omnivorous crew—at this locally owned diner, serving vegans, vegetarians and carnivores since 2009. 927 W. Morgan St.

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Neomonde Bakery & Deli

A go-to for authentic mouthwatering Mediterranean food for over 40 years, Neomonde is a solid option for vegetable-forward dishes in any of its now three Triangle-area locations. Tatziki or Cilantro Jalapeno Hummus, anyone? And we’re just getting started. Multiple locations


Sister restaurant to Neomonde and serving up authentic Lebanese with a range of plant-based options, the North Raleigh Sassool is a box you’ll want to check on your vegetable-(and family-)forward restaurant bucket list. 9650 Strickland Rd.