Where to Eat Vegan and Vegetarian in Burlington

June 1, 2015,

Burlington has so many wonderful vegan and vegetarian restaurants, not to mention “regular” restaurants that cater to the vegetarians and vegans of this world, which is another reason why you’ll love to visit this city if you are a vegan or a vegetarian, or just like to experiment with these types of cuisines.

Here are my favourite restaurants to eat vegan and vegetarian in Burlington.

Vegan and Vegetarian in burlington - PinagalaPingala café (ALL Vegan)
1 Mill St, Burlington, VT 05401
Pingala is located in a beautiful building by the Winooski river so when the weather allows for it, you can sit outside on their balcony and eat by the river. Pingala has a great breakfast, lunch and brunch menu with sandwiches, French toast, salads and smoothies and a ton more. They also sell desserts from Four Sisters bakery (maple donuts and other treats!) and juices from Tom Girl juice. I usually start my day at Pingala when visiting.

Revolution Kitchen (Vegetarian with vegan options)
9 Center St, Burlington, VT 05401
Revolution Kitchen is a new restaurant that opened up within the last few years. The owners are restaurateurs and have owned restaurants in NYC and the like. Revolution Kitchen is a great place to visit if you’re in the mood for something a little less casual and a little more special: the lighting is dim and the décor is chic. Also, be sure to make a reservation. I walked in with my mother and sister around 6 pm (super early for dinner!) and the wait was 20 minutes. The couple right after us had to wait 40 minutes. I had the vegan ravioli, stuffed with sweet potato and they were both AWESOME!

Pizzeria Verità (“regular” but offers gluten-free dough and Daiya cheese)
156 St Paul St, Burlington, VT 05401
One of the best pizzas I’ve ever had. Funny enough, a friend’s Italian (from Italy!) boyfriend said the same. This place is also a little more chic but it is quite large so we did not need to wait to be seated and served. Verità has beautiful, wood-burning stoves so you can see your pizza being crafted and cooked. I had a vegetarian pizza but my sister had a veggie pizza with Daiya and gluten-free dough and she LOVED it.

Magnolia Bistro (“regular” but offers vegetarian & vegan meals or replacements)
1 Lawson Lane, Burlington, VT 05401
Magnolia is such a special and unique brunch spot: the décor fun and cozy, with exposed brick and art by local artists covering the aging walls. Magnolia has a beautiful little patio with a lot of flowers and greenery that is reminiscent of a gazebo. Their menu is extensive with tofu scram, sandwiches, French toast, fresh fruit and freshly squeezed orange juice, mimosas and a lot more. Depending of the time and day you visit, the place can get pretty busy so anticipate a wait (but I found it to be worth the wait).

Vegan and Vegetarian in Burlington - VT My Little CupcakeMy Little Cupcake (“regular” but vegan options)
217 College St, Burlington, VT 05401
I looove dessert and like to make sweets a priority on my visits to Burlington, too! My Little Cupcake offers regular, vegan and gluten-free cupcakes in fun flavours like dirt (chocolate with gummy worms) or cookie monster (blue icing topped with cookie crumbs). The cupcakes are delicious and since there are two sizes (mini and regular) you can have a few mini ones to sample the different flavours! The spot is really feminine, pretty and pink. If you want something sweet, My Little Cupcake is the perfect little spot.

There are SO many more awesome restaurants, cafes and juice bars to visit in Burlington but these are just a few to give you a taste of Burlington… keep your eyes peeled for my upcoming part two on eating vegan and vegetarian in Burlington!

Now it’s your turn… have you ever been to Burlington, ?
What is your favourite city to eat veg in?Where to: Eat Vegan and Vegetarian in Burlington, Vermont // at happiestwhenexploring.com

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  • Reply Ilena Ciricillo June 6, 2015 at 4:43 am

    Burlington is really a lovely town. I loved visiting there with my family. And yes, the food is delicious, great quality and it makes every visit special. Love the cupcake place!

    • Reply happiestwhenexploring June 7, 2015 at 1:59 am

      Yes, great quality! Definitely love how they support their local farmers & independent, smaller businesses!!
      XOXO, HWE

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