Roasted coconut cauliflower tacos / Photo by Adobe Stock, Jenifoto
Enjoy a healthy night out or a delightful brunch at one of these plant-based, vegan or vegetarian restaurants across the First State.
Whether you’re looking for a diet change or a new spot to grab a bite, these Delaware eateries have you covered with vegan and vegetarian options. While some are specifically vegan- and vegetarian-focused, others make sure to have multiple options on the menu.
Here’s a guide to some of the restaurants offering plant-based dishes throughout the state, according to HappyCow.Net, a website focused on bringing vegan and vegetarian restaurants to its readers, and our in-house compiling.
V = Vegan
VEG = Vegetarian
VO = Vegetarian options are available
New Castle County
V • 5335B Limestone Rd., 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.
Green Box Kitchen
V • 400 N. Market St., Wilmington • 274-2195; 111 W. 10th St.,
What started as a nonprofit juice stand now has a sister restaurant offering juices, sandwiches, bowls and breakfast.
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.
HoneyBee Kitchen and Market
V, VEG, VO, 11A Trolley Sq., Wilmington, • 407-5579
This organic kitchen and market in Wilmington offers a variety of prepared foods and grocery items.
VEG • 110 N. Dupont Hwy., New Castle (Inside New Castle Farmers Market), • 544-6979, • 544-5180
Enjoy traditional Indian dishes with many coming in vegetarian forms.
Bangkok Thai Cuisine
VO • 266 S. Dupont Hwy., 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 Hwy., Dover • 735-5666
This American-style cafe can please the whole family with dishes ranging from vegan to vegetarian to meat lovers.
V, VO 59 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach • 227-3674
Enjoy a taste of the globe at this beach eatery. Multiple dishes on the menu are offered as vegan or vegetarian.
Grandpa Mac (Coastal Highway location)
VO • 18756 Coastal Hwy., 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; 33247 Fairfield Rd., Lewes, 827-1068
Hearty breakfast and lunch menu items are a mixture of vegetarian and meat eater options. Plus, juices, smoothies, coffee and teas are available.
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.
V • 1106 Coastal Hwy., Fenwick Island • 581-0377
Visitors can enjoy delicious vegan dishes at this farm-to-table restaurant in Fenwick Island. Enjoy meatless, plant-based dishes such as the grilled local squash, Kentucky fried cauliflower and a Paella.
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 gobi 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 primavera and more.
Miyagi Ramen Bar
VO • 19266 Coastal Hwy., 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.
V, VO 18979 Coastal Hwy., Unit 105, Rehoboth Beach • 313-5981
Enjoy health-conscious bowls made with a variety of bases, like rice or kale, and topped with vegetables, proteins, add-ons, and sauces.
Twist Juice Bar
VEG • 25 Wilmington Ave., Rehoboth Beach • 212-2605
Enjoy cold-pressed juices with breakfast and lunch menus offering toasts, bowls and salads.
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