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vegan friendly restaurants in Pittsburgh

extraVEGANza Pgh

A parody of the bar scene, the extraVEGANza Pgh serves growlers of raw organic juices and smoothies and wholesome plant-based mimicry of bar and comfort foods_ grilled carrot hotdogs on our own anti-wheat seed-grain buns, raw pizzas on dehydrated whole grain-seed crust with 3 flavor options (Mediterranean. Latin & Asian), Euro open-face roasted veggie sandwich, raw zucchini lasagna, chilled or warm raw soup, raw cinnamon buns, raw cacao walnut brownies and more.

Loving Hut

The only completely 100% vegan restaurant in the Pittsburgh area. Clean, great menu, helpful staff, generous portions, delicious, and very affordable!!  The Saturday buffet is great! If you’re vegan in Pittsburgh you have to try this place!

Kassab’s Restaurant

Middle Eastern food on Carson Street. If you’re on the south side, Kassab’s has lots of tasty vegan food options like falafel and hummus.

bd’s Mongolian Grill

bd’s Mongolian Grill is a chain restaurant with many vegan options. You place veggies, noodles, tofu, etc. in a  bowl, top with sauce, and they’ll heat it up for you. Tell the wait staff you’re vegan and they’ll heat yours up separately in the back :) Love this place!  


Vegan options on the south side of Pittsburgh. Yummy veg sushi rolls and a bunch of vegan entrees. Make sure to ask for it without the fish sauce or bonito flakes.


Asian fusion with lots of vegan, gluten-free options in Lawrenceville. Awesome happy hour specials – 1/2 off appetizers! Plus a nice outside seating area.

Dobra Tea

Dobra Tea is a Bohemian-style tearoom specializing in hot tea, cold tea, loose leaf tea, retail pottery, and light vegetarian fare and snacks. It is a meditative environment to enjoy a relaxing cup of tea. Vegan options are clearly marked with “V” on the menu. There are also gluten-free, organic and local items. When I visited, Dobra was [...]

Over the Bar Bicycle Cafe

Great Pittsburgh cafe on the south side with lots of vegan options!  They have vegan sandwiches and (sometimes) soups all served in a fun cafe.


Learn more about how to start eating vegan! Burgatory’s veggie burger, the Phat Patti’s Veggie Burger, is vegan! You can order it straight from the menu without cheese or build your own with your own choice of rubs, sauces and toppings on their cool custom creations order tablet. The wheat bun and herbed focaccia are [...]


This was a great find–although it is oily, most of the non-meat/cheese items are vegan.  Exception is the pinto beans (bacon) and chipotle-honey vinaigrette.  Their site lists a vegan tofu meat substitute (“sofritas”) but it’s a test thing in California and it sounds fried and over-salted.  We’ll see. What I appreciated from Chipotle is that [...]

Zest Wishes

Zest Wishes is a juice, health food & specialty grocery stand at Pittsburgh Public Market, a year-round weekend market in the strip. Chef/ owner creates weekly-changing mostly vegan menu items from scratch, using local, organic, farm-fresh ingredients when possible. Offerings include best-seller vegan nut burger, vegan shakes, freshly-pressed organic raw vegetable juice blends, homemade unsweetened, [...]


Franktuary has an original location downtown, but it’s new location in Lawrenceville is amazing with tons of vegan options.  If you get a tofu dog try the Chicago Impostor, it’s amazing! They also have a vegan sausage that rotates, I love the chipotle sausage topped with mango salsa and guacamole.  Their vegan meatballs are also [...]

Hough’s Pittsburgh

Hough’s is a local family owned restaurant/ bar in Greenfield.  It’s bright, very clean, and it has tons of vegan food options!  I went there to watch the Steeler’s game and was pleasantly surprised that they serve hummus, veggie burgers, and chips with guacamole in addition to traditional bar fare.  They also had about 50 [...]

Embody Natural Health

Specialty organic raw juices and smoothies made just for you. Choose from a variety of organic options to receive the best nutrients and taste to satisfy your body and taste buds. (Editor’s note: Pittsburghers can find organic juice here now – vegan food will be coming in a few months. Call to double check if you’re planning to eat some yummy plant-based food to go along with your juice).

YinzBurgh BBQ

Awesome tofu BBQ!  And they have vegan sides too!!  It’s on Centre avenue in north Oakland – you can take the 71A bus or drive.


Eden is a vegan’s dream come true!  Located right in the heart of Shadyside on Copeland street, Eden has vegan options on their menu and raw vegan dinner options!  They also use as much locally sourced, organic produce as possible, so their menu changes all the time.  For all seasons though, they always have super yummy [...]

Red Oak Cafe

I found this place in Oakland, near UPMC. Half of their menu is vegetarian, and can be adapted for vegans. Salads, sandwiches, and daily specials! They even use seitan and protein crumbles in some of their dishes. Very yummy food!

Habitat Pittsburgh

Another fine dining option in the downtown area with at least a couple of vegan options. They can do a good vegan Pad Thai and there is a seasoned edamame appetizer as well. While the selection is pretty limited for vegans, it does at least offer something. If you’re in town for a business meeting, [...]

Trams Kitchen

Tram’s Kitchen serves up a delicious vegan Pho – good for whatever ails you! They also have a couple of tofu dishes that are unique and definitely worth a try. They have delicious spring rolls as well. It is a no-frills place, but what Tram’s lacks in ambiance, they more than make up for in [...]

Salt of the Earth

Salt of the Earth, or more lovingly referred to as NACL by local Pittsburghers, is a great vegan-friendly restaurant in Pittsburgh.  It’s Chef Kevin Sousa‘s first restaurant and we’re lucky to have it right here in Pittsburgh!  Their menu rotates frequently to use fresh, local ingredients and they always have several vegan entrees on the menu.  The [...]