Roasted coconut cauliflower tacos./Photo by Adobe Stock, Jenifoto
A new year is the time to get a jump on a goal you’ve always had. Maybe it’s reading more. Or maybe it’s becoming more active in your day-to-day life. For some, it’s about changing their diet.
A plant-based diet is the way many go when they’re looking to change how they feel and make an environmental impact on the world. But sometimes being vegetarian or vegan can be difficult, especially when eating out. The last thing anyone wants is to be left with the side orders menu of vegetables and French fries.
Some Delaware restaurants are specifically vegan and vegetarian focused. While others make their menus lean more that direction.
Here’s a guide to restaurants in Delaware offering vegetarian or vegan-focused menus throughout the state, according to HappyCow.Net, a website focused on informing readers about plant-based eateries in their area.
V = Vegan
VEG = Vegetarian
VO = Vegetarian options are available
V • 5335B Limestone Road, Wilmington • 635-7047
Check out smoothie bowls, sandwiches, soups and more all made from fresh, plant-based ingredients.
Drop Squad Kitchen
V • 928 Justison St., Wilmington • 984-2773
Made from scratch, this vegan eatery offers a story behind each dish ranging from sandwiches to tacos to smoothies.
Home Grown Café
VO • 126 E. Main St., Newark • 266-6993
This Newark favorite offers a variety of dishes that are vegan, vegetarian or can be made meatless. Plus, don’t forget about brunch.
VEG • 825 N. Market St., Wilmington • 543-4658
Enjoy traditional Indian dishes with many coming in vegetarian forms.
V-Trap Kitchen and Lounge
V • 607 N. Lincoln St., Wilmington • 656-1595
Enjoy an eclectic mix of dishes, ranging from Mexican to American to Italian, all made vegan.
Bangkok Thai Cuisine
VO • 266 S. Dupont Highway, Dover • 736-1606
This eatery creates authentic Thai dishes that allow many to be made meatless with tofu or vegetables.
Dari Kabob & Gyro
VO • 310 N. Main St., Smyrna • 389-6209
Enjoy a variety of Middle Eastern dishes at this restaurant where multiple are made vegan or vegetarian.
VO • 737 N. Dupont Highway, Dover • 735-5666
This American-style cafe can please the whole family with dishes ranging from vegan to vegetarian to meat lovers.
Grandpa Mac (Coastal Highway location)
VO • 18756 Coastal Highway, Rehoboth Beach • 313-4751
This fast casual eatery creates all of its pasta and cheese sauces from scratch, including some vegan and vegetarian options.
Green Man Juice Bar and Bistro
VO • 12 Wilmington Ave. (at 1st St.), Rehoboth Beach • 227-4909
Heart breakfast and lunch menu items are a mixture of vegetarian and meat eater options. Plus, juices, smoothies, coffee and teas.
VO • 97 Garfield Parkway, Bethany Beach • 402-6474
Diners can enjoy vegetarian, vegan, gluten free and dairy free options at Heidaway. Expect locally-sourced ingredients in the menu’s healthy plates and craft cocktails.
VO • 44 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach • 212-5220
Vegetarian specialties at Indigo include malai kofta (mixed vegetable balls cooked in onion and tomato sauce), aloo gobhi masala (cauliflower and potatoes cooked in onions, tomatoes and spices) plus more.
VO • 14 Wilmington Ave., Rehoboth Beach • 227-0115
Mariachi’s vegetarian menu puts a no-meat spin on classic Mexican dishes. Choose from options like vegetable fajitas, the garden quesadilla, ensalada pimavera and more.
Miyagi Ramen Bar
VO • 19266 Coastal Highway, Suite 6, Rehoboth Beach • 567-2385
Enjoy this traditional Japanese ramen restaurant with the ability to make some of the noodle dishes vegetarian.
Nectar Cafe & Juice Bar
VO • 111 Neils Alley, Lewes • 645-5842
Choose from fresh juices to menu items like the black bean burger or vegan powerhouse salad.
Twist Juice Bar
VEG • 26 Wilmington Ave., Rehoboth Beach • 212-2605
Enjoy cold-pressed juices with breakfast and lunch menus offering toasts, bowls and salads.
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