Charlotte‘s plant-based scene is growing. From all-vegan everything to vegetarian-focused foods, cuisine that centers around fruits and veggies is gaining popularity from coast to coast, and it’s no different here in the Queen City.
We love our local plant-based eateries, and we wanted to share just a few of our faves with you! Read on for some of the best plant-based restaurants in Charlotte that we absolutely adore.
Opened by the Mother Earth Group in 2011, Fern: Flavors from the Garden is a concept based on vegan and vegetarian cuisine with a Southern twist. From the decor to the dishes, Fern is all about living green. Originally situated in Plaza-Midwood, those fiending for Fern can now find them in the heart of Dilworth. Dishes vary from season to season but you can always count on mainstays like the Buffalo Chik’n Dip and the Om Burger to hit the spot.
Born out of a desire for healthy, organic food in a market with too little of it, Living Kitchen was created in 2011 as Luna’s Living Kitchen, before rebranding a few years ago as the Living Kitchen. From sushi and pad thai, to burgers and pizza, everything at Living Kitchen is organic and plant-based. Whether you’re looking for breakfast, lunch or dinner, Living Kitchen has got you covered – even offering “grab-n-go” options for later!
Equal parts cafe and venue, EastSide Local Eatery is a breath of fresh air for those who wanna enjoy great plant-based eats while enjoying some entertainment. Not just a spot for a great meal, the EastSide Local Eatery also specializes in shows featuring live music and the arts! Stop by for delicious, health-focused foods and check out performances from some of your favorite bands, poets and more.
It all started at age 13 when Jennifer Jones Horton became passionate about animal welfare and preventing animal cruelty. Soon enough, she went fully vegan and wanted to share her love of the cuisine with others. Driven by “kindness, compassion, and community,” Sanctuary aims to be a haven for all living things, and a place to celebrate life.
Big fan of burgers, hot dogs, chili cheese fries and the like? Vegan or not, you’ll love Romeo’s. This 100% plant-based food truck serves up delicious vegan options for familiar flavors. Not stopping at the on-point plates, Romeo’s is also known for their organic house-made lemonades, teas and organic shakes (made with coconut milk, in case you were wondering).