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Vegan Restaurants Added to The Vegetarian Resource Group’s Guide to Veggie Restaurants in the USA and Canada

The Vegetarian Resource Group maintains an online Guide to
Vegan/Vegetarian Restaurants in the USA and Canada. Here are some recent vegan
restaurant additions.

Here are some new additions to VRG’s


8768 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90069

Fresh offers gourmet salads, rice
bowls, veggie burgers, sandwiches, fresh juices, and more in a casual

Juuuicy Vegan Restaurant & Bar

538 Northwood Rd., West Palm Beach,
FL 33407

Come for the delicious and nutritious
authentic Dominican flavors, stay for the fresh juice, smoothies, acai bowls,
desserts, and vegan wines! The menu is vegetable forward, featuring jackfruit,
breadfruit, mushrooms, cauliflower, and Beyond Meat products on top of tacos,
rice bowls, sandwiches, and salads. For a real Caribbean experience, try the
vegan chicharrones, or mofongo plates! Juuuicy is vegan, gluten, and soy-free.
They also use organic and non-GMO ingredients as much as possible.


311 N. Beverly Dr., Los Angeles, CA

Ladurée has been making macarons
since 1871, but it took until 2019 for them to make vegan ones. Better late
than never, we say! In fact, at their Beverly Hills location Matthew Kenney has
made an entirely vegan menu, from avocado toasts to vegan omelets and
sandwiches. All the pastries are vegan as well, from the framboise to the
meringuée. Reservations are recommended.


620 King St. W., Ste. 102, Toronto,
ON M5V 1M6 Canada

Enjoy a wide range of food including
granola, Soup of the Day, burgers, salads, and main dishes such as gnocchi,
rissoto, Thai tempeh, kale mac’n cheese, and more.

Love Earth

4916 Arthur Kill Rd., Staten Island,
NY 10309

Love Earth is a vegan café and bakery
that strives to be allergen-friendly too! There are about a dozen different
sandwiches, wraps, and burgers to choose from, including a Middle Eastern
burger, a Sweet Potato Burger, a hummus wrap, and an Eggplant-Lettuce tomato
sandwich. And of course they have a variety of house-made juices and smoothies.
All baked sweets are gluten, soy, and peanut free, in addition to vegan!

Planted Café

333 Smith St., Brooklyn, NY 11231

Planted Café may have small servings,
but that doesn’t stop customers from stopping by to enjoy the large variety of
vegan, gluten free, and natural menu items. The plant-based menu rotates with
the seasons to offer food when it’s at its prime, and the chefs create
different pastries and desserts daily. The next time you’re in the area, stop
by to relax and try their popular red quinoa bowl along with what is arguably
some of the best coffee in Brooklyn.


230 N. 12th St., Lincoln, NE 68508

Named after an earthy root vegetable
because the restaurant is rooted deep in its community. Rutabagas is focused on
making delicious vegan comfort food from scratch. Some of their creative dishes
include their Ruta-bangin’ Nachos and their Rutaburger which can be topped off
with an order of Rutti’s Special Sauce. If vegan catering is needed, Rutabagas
is happy to comply as well!

Vegan Mob

500 Lake Park Ave., Oakland, CA 94610

On their opening day, over 1000
people showed up, and Vegan Mob sold out. They’re that good. Vegan gumbo. vegan
nachos, vegan BBQ burritos. What’s not to love? And if that doesn’t get your
mouth watering, follow them on Instagram at @Officialveganmob, and that should
do it.

Veggie Grill

57 John F. Kennedy St., Cambridge, MA

The Veggie Grill serves classic
American fast food that is completely vegan. There are so many delicious items
to choose from including All Hail Kale Salad, Santa Fe Crispy Chickin’
Sandwich, Papa’s Portobello, and “Bean Me Up” Chili. At the Veggie
Grill, enjoy hearty fare at inexpensive prices.

Woodhouse Vegan

851 N. Fourth St., Columbus, OH 43215

Dishes include pretzel bites, nachos,
grilled cheese, mac and cheese, and more! They’re open a little later, if
you’re not the sort of person who has to eat at 6pm. There’s also a back patio,
for when the weather’s nice.

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Marinated Tomato and Avocado Salad

I did not like tomatoes as a child. My mom grew tomatoes in our garden and I always turned up my nose at them. What a missed opportunity to enjoy something so delicious! As an adult with my own garden, I was excited to grow a big harvest this summer. Unfortunately, both tomato plants died before they produced any fruit! If you’re lucky enough to have a homegrown bounty of fresh tomatoes still warm from the summer sun, I beg you to make this marinated tomato and avocado salad.

In fact, I beg you to make this marinated tomato and avocado salad even if you don’t have a vegetable garden. That is, unless you’ve discovered this recipe in the dead of winter and all you can find are bland greenhouse tomatoes. In that case, bookmark this page and come back in summer when tomatoes have the absolute best flavor. I used pearl tomatoes on the vine for this recipe because they’re the perfect bite size when sliced into quarters. Feel free to use whatever tomatoes you have on hand!

marinated tomato salad

This marinated tomato and avocado salad is a fantastic summer recipe whether you’re barbecuing at home or headed out for a picnic. The tomatoes can chill in the fridge while you prep the rest of your feast, making this a really simple recipe to prepare if you’re in charge of multiple dishes. Dice and add the avocado just before serving for the best results.

While incredibly fresh and delicious on its own, there are many ways you can bulk up this marinated tomato and avocado salad if you need to feed a crowd. Try adding cooked quinoa, couscous, or farro. Or, turn it into a pasta salad by adding cooked and cooled shells or penne. I have big plans to spread this salad on crusty bread for a bruschetta-inspired appetizer.


Marinated Tomato and Avocado Salad

  • Author:
    Kate Kasbee

  • Prep Time:
    10 mins

  • Cook Time:
    30 mins

  • Total Time:
    40 minutes

  • Yield:
    8 servings

  • Category:

  • Cuisine:

  • Diet:


  • 2 pounds pearl tomatoes on the vine
  • ½ red onion
  • 4 garlic cloves, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 ½ tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon agave
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • A few twists of black pepper
  • 1 or 2 ripe avocados, diced (depending on your preference and the size of your avocados)
  • ⅓ cup cilantro, chopped


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