Vegan eats In traverse cIty

Over the years, the choices for vegan dining have grown exponentially in Traverse City.

Today the area boasts several vegan/vegetarian-friendly restaurants that feature international and domestic cuisine. 

Whether you’re looking for a snack, a full-course dinner, or a meal to go, here are your choices for delicious vegan dining in Traverse City:

Third Coast Bakery (vegan)

523 Munson Ave., Traverse City

Third Coast Bakery welcomes you into an intimate and cozy setting with an inviting gas fireplace and a few small tables to get work done or meet up with friends. Enjoy an assortment of baked goods from this all-vegan and gluten-free spot that is also allergy friendly, including a rotating assortment of doughnuts, scones, muffins, and fresh baked breads. And don’t forget the coffee! They offer two roasts daily and decaf, as well as many latte and other specialty options.

Stone Hound Brewing Company (vegan)

3593 Bunker Hill Rd., Williamsburg

Known for its 13 taps of locally crafted beer and cider, this newer to the area brewery is a haven for all-things plant-based! The food menu is entirely vegan and boasts comfort foods, including Imposible burgers, a Nashville Hot Chick’n sandwich, a few healthier grain bowl options, and their specialty, Wrapurritos, a burrito/wrap mashup! Enjoy a seat at the bar or a table or check out the patio during warmer weather months. They also offer a few nostalgic pinball machines while you wait! Be sure to check out the Vasa Pathway just a mile from the brewery to work off that comfort food. Enjoy mountain biking, snowshoeing, and other outdoor activities.


Zest (vegan)

439 E. Front St., Traverse City

If you’re looking for a healthy whole foods option downtown, be sure to stop at Zest Plant-Based Kitchen for gourmet avocado toasts, smoothies, sandwiches, salads, and soups. The Set-Up toast and the Bollywood Burrito are must-trys! Tip: this restaurant is carry-out only, so order ahead or in-person and plan to take your food to one of the many local parks to enjoy it.


Hexenbelle (vegetarian)

144 Hall St., Traverse City

Hexenbelle is a great stop for those looking for a little more adventurous food. Located in the Warehouse District, the area includes trendy shops for browsing unique wares and antiques. Hexenbelle is a beautiful space featuring a unique menu of lattes you can’t find anywhere else, including Damascus Gate, as well as a small assortment of vegan baked goods. The menu at this all-vegetarian eatery (vegan options are clearly marked) has roots in Palestinian cuisine, and features many Arabic and Middle Eastern offerings. The menu changes frequently.


Barrio (vegan/vegetarian options)

305 W. Front St., Traverse City

Build your own tacos.


Brew (vegan/vegetarian options)

108 E. Front St., Traverse City

Coffeehouse with all day breakfast.

The Daily Blend (vegan/vegetarian options)

448 E. Front St., Traverse City

Food truck and catering with vegan/vegetarian bowls, salads, and smoothies.

The Dish Café (vegan/vegetarian options)

108 S. Union St., Traverse City

Fun, funky little place where you can enjoy salads, wraps and sandwiches and local artists display their work. 


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Edson Farms Market & Deli (vegan/vegetarian options)

835 S. Garfield Ave., Traverse City

Natural food market with a juice bar and a deli that offers smoothies, salads, soup, sandwiches, and wraps.


The Filling Station Microbrewery (vegan/vegetarian options)

642 Railroad Place, Traverse City

Flatbreads, pizza and salads pair with house brewed beers at a cozy, vintage train depot.


The Flying Noodle (vegan/vegetarian options)

136 E. Front St., Traverse City

Italian restaurant with emphasis on pasta.


Fresh Coast Market (vegan/vegetarian options)

7270 N Long Lake Road, Traverse City

Deli and market with vegan choices.

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The Good Bowl (vegan/vegetarian options)

328 E. Front St., Traverse City 

The Good Bowl is a great spot for carry-out or grab one of the few counter seats to enjoy vegan pho, banh mi noodles, or summer rolls in the restaurant. Located right downtown, this is a perfect spot for lunch

Green House Café (vegan/vegetarian options) 

115 E. Front St., Traverse City

Unfussy eatery featuring classic breakfast and lunch fare. 


Happy’s Taco Shop (vegan/vegetarian options)

448 E Front St., Traverse City

Mexican food.


Milk and Honey (vegan/vegetarian options)

240 E. Front St., Traverse City

Sandwiches and ice cream.


North Peak Brewing Company (vegan/vegetarian options)

400 W. Front St., Traverse City

American bar food, Impossible Burger available

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Oryana (vegan/vegetarian options)

260 E. 10th St., Traverse City

3587 Market Place Circle, Traverse City

Natural food market and café with a large selection of both vegan and vegetarian items.


Playa Bowls (vegan/vegetarian options)

222 E. State St, Suite 101, Traverse City

Fruit bowls, smoothies, juices


Poppycock’s (vegan/vegetarian options)

128 E. Front St., Traverse City

Upscale dining featuring unique craft cocktails and artfully inspired cuisine.


Rare Bird Brewpub (vegan/vegetarian options)

229 Lake Ave., Traverse City

Pub food with many vegan options.


Taproot Cider House

Taproot Cider House (vegan/vegetarian options)

300 E. Front St., Traverse City

Taproot Cider House is a great place to enjoy a meal out. Its warm, rustic space is located in the heart of downtown Traverse City on Front Street, and focuses on farm-to-table cuisine. Try the Yogi Bowl, Black Bean Burger, Potato Poblano Taco, or build your own pizza. Don’t forget the local ciders! They also offer howlers and growlers to-go. 

Red Ginger (vegan/vegetarian options)

237 E. Front St., Traverse City

Asian restaurant with vegan offerings


Samsara (vegan/vegetarian options)

4025 Chums Village Drive, Traverse City

Asian restaurant that can make a variety of vegan dishes


Spanglish (vegan/vegetarian options)

1333 Yellow Drive, Traverse City

Traditional Mexican food


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