When most people visit Newport, they're looking for seafood. Rightfully so - we've been cooking up award-winning seafood since our founding, as you would expect of a city located on the water. It's kind of our thing. But that doesn't mean we don't know our way around a meat-free, dairy-free menu. These are the top spots for vegan delights around town, some entirely vegan and some offering a handful of vegan options.
ROOT JUICE BAR
This vegan juice bar and eatery on Broadway is where your vegan heart will delight and rejoice. Choose from breakfast bowls including a chocolate "pudding" bowl or their Get Up, Get Glowing smoothie bowl alongside heartier options like grain bowl or a selection of toasts including avocado toast, banana almond joy toast and more. The menu also includes smoothies and juices.
This go-to Mexican spot situated on Bowen's Wharf in the heart of downtown is where the food and mean margaritas have just as much character as the atmosphere. Their lengthy vegan menu offers staples like nachos piled with vegan cheese, fried tofu tacos, two quesadilla options, enchiladas, burritos and more. Pro tip: Do not skip their Braker's Guac.
DIEGO'S BARRIO CANTINA
The evolution of the downtown Diego's location, Diegos' Cantina in Middletown serves up classic favorites from the downtown location alongside some original offerings and a dedicated selection of vegan options. Savor everything from tacos and quesadillas to a rice bowl option, salads, and starters (hint hint: vegan nachos).
MENUS WITH VEGAN OFFERINGS
LUCIA'S ITALIAN RESTAURANT
If you're craving life-altering Italian food, look no further. Lucia's, located on upper Thames, offers a full vegetarian menu equipped with plenty of vegan options, as well as items that can be made vegan with slight modifications. Pro tip: the Penne all'Arrabbiata has never been known to disappoint.
The Australian-inspired all-day cafe out of Providence recently opened a second location on West Main Road in Portsmouth. Their menu of house-made baked goods, breakfast and lunch items, and an assortment of grab-and-go offerings focuses on local ingredients. Selections change daily, with vegan options available from their assortment of house-made goods and smoothie bowls (opt for smoothie bowls sans bee pollen).
This vibrant eatery decorated with local thrift shop finds and boasting dishes ranging from Asian and Indian to Mexican and Spanish offers a handful of vegan options. From tofu pad thai to grilled tempeh curry packed with colorful veggies seasoned to perfection, delight in savory offerings.
GAS LAMP GRILLE
This American style restaurant in the heart of downtown boasts two floors and a handful of vegan offerings, including a vegan Buddha bowl, vegan tacos, and vegan pasta primavera.
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