Vegetarian and Vegan Fare in Indianapolis

No matter if you’re temporarily putting your carnivore ways on the shelf, or if you live and breathe vegan, here are some of the best vegetarian and vegan-focused restaurants in Indy.

Duos Kitchen


Despite the short name, Duos Kitchen bursts with flavor. Find everything from bahn mi sandwiches to their famous Tunisian breakfast stew with vegetarian, and non-vegetarian options available. Visit the brick-and-mortar location inside City Market, or walk up to the window of the food truck and chat with Chef Becky Hostetter who can tell you where every ingredient came from.

You won’t mind the cash-only policy at Yats when you taste the Cajun and Creole dishes at astonishingly affordable prices. Whether you’re eating in or carrying out, you can order and have your food in a matter of minutes. Yats offers several meaty, vegetarian and vegan classics served over rice and with a side of seasoned bread. Substitutions are not usually allowed, but with tofu and vegan options regularly on the menu, you won’t need them. Find Yats at locations all around the city.

Known for their hot spiced chai and sweet and savory Dutch pancakes, SoBro Cafe caters to the vegetarian in need of something eclectic. SoBro’s owner spent many years traveling the world which is reflected through dishes that feature flavors such as coconut, Cajun seasoning, and red curry. Save room for their you-can’t-believe-it’s-vegetarian desserts.

You cannot order a meal at this contemporary cafe without a side of pommes frites, tossed with salt and fresh herbs and served with a side of basil aioli. Taste takes simple dishes and heightens them with unique twists, like their pear and roquefort salad or chilled asparagus sandwich. The main menu and the specials board both offer numerous vegetarian and vegan options that are so flavorful, even a carnivore would enjoy them.

Georgetown MarketA cafe, grocery, and marketplace all in one. Find dozens of freshly made juices with spirulina, flax, and wheat grass on the chalkboard menu alongside numerous sandwiches and salads to fit all of your dietary needs. Prices reflect their support for local farms and sustainable products.

Over the rainbow bridge and to the north, you will find a Broad Ripple cafe that feels like home, or the vegetarian home you wish you grew up in. Known for their lemon corncakes and house-made maple vanilla granola featured on Diners, Drive-In’s and Dives, 3 Sisters Cafe serves breakfast all day with food as eclectic as the visual experience you will step foot in. Five grains, sweet potatoes, and an apple butter BBQ sauce make up a signature sandwich.

Indianapolis’ only all vegetarian restaurant, Spice Nation’s buffet will challenge your knowledge of Indian food. Naan and dosas (thin crepes) are passed around the table with accompanying colorful dips to enjoy as you test your level of heat tolerance with their spicy yet flavorful food.

Home to Indiana’s first dairy-free, gluten-free, peanut-free and non-gmo focused café, Erza’s Enlighted Café has a mouthful features. They offer an array of items from soups to sandwiches, smoothies, juices, herbal tonics, deserts, you name it, all of which are entirely made from scratch. Erza’s Enlighted Café also offers monthly cooking classes as well! 
This eatery has locations in Fountain Square and inside the Indianapolis City Market focused on creating interesting and healthy vegetarian/vegan cuisine. You'll find vegan versions of biscuits and gravy, to BLTS, banh mi, pulled pork, and more.
Offering clean, inspired, flavorful crafted food with a combination of American, Italian, Indian, and Asian flavors to accommodate a variety of lifestyles including specific diets or allergies. Vegan options include pizza, salad, guacamole, and veggie bowls.
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