Monday, April 25, 2016

Rhode Island Vegan Dining Guide

Providence & RI now has an 
all VEGAN ice cream shop!
Check out LIKE NO UDDER - below!


Welcome to the Rhode Island Vegan Dining Guide, the most comprehensive and up to date listing of truly vegan friendly dining options in Rhode Island.  This list will always be a work in progress and is not complete or perfect ~ we hope it will continually grow.  We are open to suggestions and additions; please do not feel slighted if we do not add or implement your suggestions. We will not add a listing without checking it out for ourselves.  Our goal is not to endorse or review restaurants, but to simply list places that “get it” – restaurants that make the extra effort to make vegetarians feel like they have a choice and are welcome.  The list features places with separate vegetarian/vegan menus, menus with more than one clearly marked vegan item or offer vegan specials.  So, places that offer the token pasta primavera, salad, veggie burger, or portabella sandwich are not going to make it to this list.  This is the 21st century.  Vegetarians/Vegans should not be an afterthought ~ we do not live on lettuce, pasta, frozen burgers and mushrooms.  Many places say they will change ingredients or whip something up for a vegetarian – this is great, but again will not make the cut. 

A few places, specifically Middle Eastern restaurants are included, even though they do not necessarily promote themselves as veg friendly.  With that being said, we will not list every corner pizza or Chinese place in the state – only the ones that go out of their way to accommodate vegans.  Sorry to say, but the reason some of the popular places with the RI veg crowd are not listed here is because they aren't as veg friendly as you think.  Many things you may think of as being vegetarian are not even close to being vegetarian.  Tomato sauce (even Marinara) sometimes has cheese mixed in and occasionally has chicken, veal or beef broth.  Chinese & Thai restaurants very often have meat broth, oyster sauce and shrimp paste in their food – even if the item is on the “vegetarian menu.”    Note that most Asian restaurants feature a "vegetable" menu section, not a "vegetarian" menu section. The curators of this page are long time vegans and committed to making life easier for our fellow vegetarians while supporting local vegan friendly establishments.

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Listings start in Providence and expand out...
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Like No Udder Vegan Ice Cream Shop and Truck!
170 Ives St.
Providence, RI  02906
401.228.3880 (shop)
Hard Ice Cream, Soft Serve, Shakes, Floats - hard to find vegan retail items!
Check Facebook or Twitter for Shop and Truck Hours.
Both the shop and the truck are closed on Tuesdays!

The Truck Serves Various Locations & Events in Providence and beyond.
401.419.8869 (truck)
The world's first vegan soft serve ice cream truck.

Veggie Fun (vegan)
123 Dorrance St. (Dorrance & Pine)
Providence, RI  02903
Vegan pan Asian cuisine.  They removed the non-vegan items in January 2016!

Fertile Underground
1577 Westminster St.
Providence, RI  02909
Call first to see if they are open and confirm their offerings.  On our last visit, they only had bagels and vegan chili (with honey in it) available self serve.  

The Grange 
166 Broadway
Providence, RI  02903

Hudson Street Deli
68 Hudson St.
Providence, RI  02909
Plenty of vegan options, including vegan sandwiches and build your own sandwiches (tempeh bacon and vegan cheeses) along with vegan salad options.  While they don't quite fit our listing criteria, it is clear that vegans are welcome and accommodated here!

318 Broadway
Providence, RI  02909
Vegan brunch menu & several vegan menu items.

Kabob & Curry
261 Thayer St.
Providence, RI  02906
Indian, vegan items are clearly noted.

Nice Slice
267 Thayer St.
Providence, RI  02906
Virtually every pizza and sandwich has a vegan equivalent.

P.F. Changs
Providence Place Mall
111 Providence Place
Providence, RI  02903
Vegetarian Items are clearly marked and have a menu section.  Confirm vegan status with your server.  Large chain.  

Pizza J
967 Westminster St.
Providence, RI 02903
Funky pizza place featuring housemade vegan cashew cheese seitan wings, vegan sandwiches and more!

Taste of India
230 Wickenden St.
Providence, RI  02903
Several Vegan selections are clearly marked.


Blaze Village Kitchen
999 Main St. #1113 in the Hope Artiste Village
Pawtucket, RI  02860
Plenty of vegan options - clearly labeled!  New ownership in Spring 2016 - you may want to confirm the menu before going as there were rumors that the menu would be changing.

Garden Grille 
727 East Ave. #7
Pawtucket, RI  02860

727 East Ave. #6
Pawtucket, RI  02860
Vegan & Gluten free Indian buffet every Saturday.  Vegan menu items are clearly marked.

Shish Kabob
Lebanese & Middle Eastern Foods
555 Smithfield Ave.
Pawtucket, RI  02860
Known for meat, but over 1/2 the menu is vegetarian.  Owners wife is vegetarian.

727 East Ave.
Pawtucket, RI  02860


A & J Bakery 
1458 Park Ave. Unit 5
Cranston, RI  02920
Known to be a nut free bakery - however, there is a line of vegan baked goods (listed as egg & dairy free rather than vegan.)  Call first to make sure they have vegan stuff available.
The Juice Bar at Raffa Yoga
19 Sharpe Drive
Cranston, RI  02920
Juice & cleanse bar.  Fresh juice in the center of RI!  This is counter in the lobby of a yoga center - the cooler is usually stocked with juices and raw items.  Call to check availability or see if they are open.

Lil Rhody Pizza
1860 Broad St. 
Cranston, RI  02905
www.lilrhodypizza.comNeighborhood pizza place with vegan cheese and toppings.  But... they also make their own homemade vegan meatball parm grinders!


149 Main St.
East Greenwich, RI  02818
A sister restaurant to Kabob & Curry and Rasoi...  Many vegan option that are clearly marked with a V vegan logo.

Raw Bob's Organic Juicery
249 Main St.
East Greenwich, RI  02818
Juice bar (does use bee pollen) featuring fresh made juices and smoothies and some packaged raw snacks.


Crazy Burger
144 Boon St.
Narragansett, RI  02882
Unique Vegan burgers, soup, entrée & dessert menu.

Markos Kabob
126 Boon St.
Narragansett, RI  02882
Lebanese fair with clearly marked vegan items

Ocean View Chinese
140 Point Judith Rd. (rt. 108)
Narragansett, RI  02882
Separate, extensive vegetarian menu.


Raw Power Juice Bar & Kitchen 
(All vegan, except for honey)
6 Broadway
Newport, RI  02842
Don't let the name fool you!  In addition to juices and raw items, there's plenty of soups and other cooked stuff!

Ristorante Lucia
186B-190B Thames St.
Newport, RI  02840
Features some vegan items, including seitan, on the “Menu Vegitariano.”  Refreshing alternative in seafoodville.


South County Food Coop
344 Main St.
Wakefield, RI  02879
Natural foods coop, featuring pre-made fresh vegan sandwiches, soups and desserts.  They don't seem to be as vegan friendly or consistent with vegan options since the move to the new location. 


Maize N Manna
40 High St. 
Westerly, RI
Vegan foods - dairy for drinks.  Soups, Salads, Muffins


East Side Marketplace
165 Pitman St.
Providence, RI  02906
Large vegan selection.

Whole Foods ~ University Heights
601 North Main St.
Providence, RI  02904
All sorts of vegan goodies.

Whole Foods ~ Waterman
261 Waterman St.
Providence, RI  02906
All sorts of vegan goodies.


Whole Foods ~ Garden City
151 Sockanosset Cross Road
Cranston, RI  02920
All sorts of vegan goodies.


Back to Basics
500 Main St.
East Greenwich, RI  02818
Natural foods store known for large gluten free offering.  The owners are open to tacking a chance on new and interesting vegan products - you'll often find some unique vegan item when going in.  Here's the thing... if they're willing to do this, you gotta support them!


South County Food Coop
(see dining listings)