Top Vegan Restaurants in Charlotte

Although most people are familiar with the term “vegetarian”, some may not be quite familiar with the term “vegan”. The main difference between vegetarian and vegan is vegetarians choose to not consume meat, while vegans choose not to consume dairy, eggs, or any other animal based products.  According to Authoritynutrition.com, “veganism is a way of living that excludes the exploitation of and cruelty to animals as much as possible”. People choose to become vegans for a variety of reasons, including reasons relating to one’s health, ethical treatment of animals and environmental.

As one can imagine eating out, away from the confines of one’s own kitchen and control over a meal’s ingredients, can often be challenging for the life of a Vegan. Most menus have vegetarian options, but unless one results to choosing a salad and perhaps some sides, the majority of menus can be quite limiting for vegans. We wanted to honor and recognize this list of vegan restaurants located in the Charlotte, NC area for offering healthy vegan meals across a variety of price points.

Photo courtesy of eatabean.com

Photo courtesy of eatabean.com

 

Photo courtesy of Fernflavors.com

Photo courtesy of Fernflavors.com

 

Even if you’re not a vegan or vegetarian, we encourage you to stop in and dine with these wonderful plant-based eateries around the Queen City! Although you may not convert over to becoming vegan or vegetarian, we have a feeling you’ll love the food and start integrating more plant-based meals into your diet. Happy Eating!

 

Giana Spear