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Our Favorite Vegan Restaurants in Portland for 2022

Mitate, Miami Nice, and More
January 4, 2022
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The vegan spot Miami Nice specializes in "Miami and Cuban flavors so good, you'll swear it's bad." (Miami Nice)
If your New Year's resolution involves reevaluating your meat and/or dairy consumption, adopting a vegan diet, or going plant-based for the annual "Veganuary" challenge, you've got plenty of delicious options to ease you through the transition: Portland happens to be one of the most vegan-friendly cities in the world. We've rounded up this list of vegan restaurants worth trying, from the flavors of Cuba and Miami at Miami Nice to exceptional sushi at Mitate. Check out our food and drink guide for more ideas.


Baby Ketten Klub Add to a List
The popular karaoke "klub" also boasts a mean vegan menu, with plant-based versions of snacks like mozzarella sticks, fish and chips, hot dogs, burgers, crunchy tacos, and more.
Hosford-Abernethy
Dine-in

Black Seed Burger Cult Add to a List
Everything at this burger joint started by four former Sizzle Pie employees can be made gluten-free or vegan. In October 2020, The Portland Mercury's Suzette Smith wrote in her column Takeout Club, "They've put thought into how to make all their food appealing to the various food methodologies they serve. For instance, Black Seed aren't reliant on vegan patties, but order plant-based, gluten-free ground chuck, from West Coast company Before the Butcher, so they can give it the pressed and charred taste of traditional burgers."
Boise
Pickup, delivery, dine-in

Black Water Bar Add to a List
The stalwart spot for punk rock shows also has a great menu of vegan eats like seitan French dips, grilled Chao cheeze, and buffalo soy curl sandwiches.
Irvington
Pickup, delivery, dine-in

Boxcar Pizza Add to a List
This 100% plant-based pizza parlor specializes in Detroit-inspired pies. Suzette Smith wrote, "Boxcar Pizza easily falls into the category of vegan food that you crave, even if you aren't vegan. The luscious imposter mozzarella and ricotta on Boxcar's Bianca pie may as well be real cheese for all its melted, gooey goodness. While walking home from Boxcar on a misty winter evening, I achieved a perfect hygge moment after chomping into a garlic piece buried inside seasonings of basil, sea salt, and red pepper flakes, all while grease ran into the palm of my hand."
Kerns
Pickup, delivery, dine-in

Butterfly Belly Asian Cuisine Add to a List
This hidden pho gem may not be fully vegan, but it has gained popularity with plant-based eaters for its copious veggie options. Suzette Smith wrote, "Though they're most proud of their bone broth beef pho—their bone broth is cooked for 48-hours to get all that delicious flavor—Butterfly Belly is also an underground hit with gluten-free eaters, vegetarians, and vegans. Butterfly advertises a dedicated gluten-free menu, and their menu is vast—everything from sweet potato fries to Vietnamese fusion tofu tacos!" She also recommends their veggie-packed Garden Pho with shiitake mushroom broth.
Pearl District
Pickup, delivery, dine-in

DC Vegetarian Add to a List
This vegan joint slings hefty burgers, sandwiches, and subs as well as bagels and breakfast sandwiches.
Richmond
Pickup, delivery

Ditto! Add to a List
If you're looking for the simple pleasure of a melty, oozy, toasty grilled cheese, you'll find it at this food cart, with options ranging from "The Teddy" (vegan cheddar, mozzarella, and smoked provolone on toasted white bread) to "The Finn" (vegan cheddar, tempeh bacon, sliced tomato, greens, and balsamic glaze on toasted sourdough). Optional add-ons include barbecue soy curls, potato chips, basil ricotta, sautéed mushrooms, and more.
King
Pickup, delivery, dine-in

Doe Donuts Add to a List
This popular vegan donut shop was declared best vegan donut in the country by VegNews readers two years in a row and offers distinctive flavors like salted vanilla bean, strawberry milk, Portland fog, and tiramisu.
Hollywood
Pickup, delivery

Epif Add to a List
This vegan South American spot is a favorite of herbivores and omnivores alike for its flavorful, inventive menu, with dishes like empanadas, sopapillas, pimentones rellenos, and chocolate canela cheesecake.
Kerns
Pickup, delivery, dine-in

Fermenter Add to a List  
The "friendly neighborhood beneficial bacteria emporium" inside the Farm Spirit Add to a List space offers meals and a selection of house-made fermented goods, including hot sauce, vegetable kraut, nut-based spreads, and plant-based cheese.
Buckman
Pickup, delivery, dine-in

Ice Queen Add to a List
This native- and Chicana-owned plant-based frozen dessert shop makes treats like paletas, ice cream, and even TikTok-trendy hot chocolate bombs. Pop flavors range from mangonada and "Oatchata" (cinnamon and oat milk) to the "Tickle My Pickle"—Suzette Smith wrote of that particular eyebrow-raising flavor, "The Tickle My Pickle bar had a full-blown dill spear frozen in there. I had my reservations, but the tastes really worked. The salty brine never wavered in its vinegar deliciousness, and that dill wedge surprise had me engaged right down to the personalized Ice Queen popsicle stick."
Buckman
Pickup

Jade Rabbit Add to a List
While Cyrus Ichiza's pan-Asian spot Ichiza Kitchen Add to a List is currently temporarily closed as it searches for a new location, its sister kitchen Jade Rabbit is open for takeout and delivery, serving big, comforting bowls of "chicken" adobo, congee, and noodle soups, plus other veg-friendly recreations of popular dishes, like lumpia, crab rangoon, and chili oil wontons.
Hosford-Abernethy
Pickup, delivery

Kate’s Ice Cream Add to a List
This ice creamery makes 100% vegan ice cream using organic coconut and cashew milk and local, seasonal produce, with flavors like marionberry cobbler and salted peanut butter brittle. The business is temporarily closed until January 15 as it prepares to open its new ice cream shop Add to a List on North Mississippi.
Kerns
Pickup, delivery, dine-in

Mama ĐĂșt Add to a List
Thuy Pham's Vietnamese pop-up, which she started at the beginning of the pandemic while unable to continue her usual job as a hairdresser, specializes in vegan Vietnamese food, with remarkably realistic plant-based versions of crispy pork belly, chicken wings, and other meats. In November 2020, she debuted her brick-and-mortar restaurant. Suzette Smith wrote of the restaurant's vegan pork belly buns, "The marinated fake pork is soft, the buns are steamed, and the delicious homemade kimchi and vegetables hit with the perfect spicy fermented punch." Pham is also set to open a second location Add to a List at Alberta and 15th.
Buckman
Pickup, dine-in

Miami Nice Add to a List
You'll find plenty of plant-based Cuban and Miami-inspired flavors at this spot inside Bindery Annex, serving delights like mushroom empanadas, vegan Colombian hot dogs stuffed with fries, and Cuban sandwiches with jackfruit and house-made "ham."
Kerns
Pickup, delivery, dine-in

Mirisata Add to a List
This hit Sri Lankan pop-up-turned-restaurant is entirely BIPOC worker-owned and serves an all-vegan menu. One of the most popular dishes is a rice and curry plate with a variety of curries served over banana leaves. They also have a vegan version of kottu roti (a famous Sri Lankan street food typically made with godhamba roti and vegetables, egg and/or meat, and spice), made with meatless Chick'n or polos (jackfruit).
Buckman
Pickup, delivery, dine-in

Mitate Add to a List
This popular vegan, gluten-free sushi pop-up opened a cart at the CORE (Collective Oregon Eateries) food cart pod Add to a List in June. EverOut associate editor and Portland Mercury food and drink columnist Janey Wong wrote, "This sushi is so flavorful and fully-fleshed on its own that I feel like soy sauce would almost taint it. It’s also virtually indiscernible to the eyes and taste buds as vegan."
Lents
Pickup, dine-in

Modern Times Belmont Fermentorium Add to a List
The experimental brewery Modern Times has an all-vegan menu of pub grub like Beyond sausage breakfast sandwiches, seitan asada fries, chicken fried "steak" and waffles, burgers, and "Munch Wraps" (a vegan take on the Crunchwrap Supreme, made with Beyond meat, Chao cheese sauce, and cashew sour cream).
Buckman
Pickup

Obon Shokudo Add to a List
The vegan Japanese food hall stand opened a full-fledged brick-and-mortar restaurant in the former space of Kachinka Add to a List in July, slinging house-made udon, Japanese curries, kenchinjiru miso vegetable stew, agemono (deep-fried foods), and boozy drinks.
Buckman
Pickup, dine-in

Off the Griddle Add to a List
The menu at this vegan brunch spot is full of hearty, craveable, stick-to-your-ribs fare, such as biscuits and gravy, nacho fries, jackfruit brisket sandwiches, mac and cheese, waffles, and a "brunch wrap supreme" made with house-made vegan chorizo and cheese sauce.
Mt. Scott-Arleta
Pickup, delivery, dine-in

Plant Based Papi Add to a List
Chef Jewan Manuel's coveted vegan comfort food pop-up-turned-restaurant, known for its mouthwatering dishes like truffle mac and cheese and crispy fried "chick'n" sandwiches, is currently on hiatus for renovations, but you can still find his sought-after food at a residency inside Bit House Collective Add to a List , as well as at the kitchen at the reopened Fortune Add to a List inside the Sentinel Hotel Add to a List . The Portland Mercury's Jenni Moore wrote, "Plant Based Papi isn’t just 'good vegan food'—Manuel’s rightfully earned his cult following for meals that are consistently flavorful, creative, and delicious."
Buckman, West End
Pickup, delivery, dine-in

Petunia’s Pies and Pastries Add to a List
This woman-owned gluten-free and vegan bakery has been featured in Food & Wine and The New York Times, and bakes up treats like cookie monster "babycakes," salted caramel cookie bars, coconut cream pie, pecan sticky buns, and more.
West End
Pickup, delivery

Salt & Straw
The artisan ice creamery is putting a new twist on its annual "Veganuary" flavor series this year by rolling out five seasonal flavors, all inspired by cupcakes. The lineup includes Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting (carrot juice ice cream with spiced carrot walnut cake chunks and cream cheese frosting), Petunia's Rainbow Sprinkled Babycakes (vanilla oat ice cream with sprinkles, strawberry jam, and pieces of birthday cake cupcakes from Petunia's Pies and Pastries, Coconut Cream Pie with Lemon Curd (coconut ice cream with toasted coconut cupcake pieces and lemon curd swirls), Chocolate Hazelnut Cupcake (chocolate ice cream with roasted Oregon hazelnuts and pieces of vanilla cupcakes with chocolate ganache), and Renewal Mill's Chocolate Salted Caramel Cupcake (fleur de sel-spiked oat ice cream with dark chocolate cupcakes and salted caramel frosting, made in collaboration with the climate-friendly baking company Renewal Mill).
Nob Hill, Vernon, Lake Oswego, Richmond
Pickup, delivery, dine-in

The Sudra
This popular restaurant serves inventive and colorful vegan versions of Indian staples, such as soy curl tikka masala, kale saag paneer, and jackfruit vindaloo.
Beaverton, Boise, Pearl District, Kerns 
Pickup, delivery, dine-in

Supernova Vegan Add to a List
Fans love this hidden gem for vegan comfort food like breakfast sandwiches, scrambles, barbecue tempeh sandwiches, mac and cheese, burritos, brownies, and cheesecake.
Concordia
Pickup, delivery, dine-in

Top Burmese Bistro Royale Add to a List
While not a 100% vegan restaurant, Top Burmese's vegan-friendly Beaverton spinoff offers plenty of plant-based dishes to keep herbivores satisfied. You might also spy a robot server gliding through the dining room—the business added robots to help increase efficiency and cut down on unnecessary human contact.
Beaverton
Pickup, delivery, dine-in

Unicorn Bakeshop Add to a List
This playful bakery whips up whimsical vegan and gluten-free sweets, including cakes, cupcakes, bars, and more, and will even deliver right to your door.
Creston-Kenilworth
Pickup, delivery

Vegan Junk Food Add to a List
Previously a takeout-only operation, this plant-based comfort food spot opened a dining room this fall. Janey Wong wrote, "The chicky nuggies were very convincing, lookin’ darn near identical to their animal counterpart, and satisfying to this omnivore’s palate. The curly fries that accompanied it were pitch-perfect, but the real revelation was the vegan ranch."
Creston-Kenilworth
Pickup, delivery, dine-in

Vtopia Add to a List
If you're missing the creaminess of dairy, look no further than this all-vegan artisan cheese shop in Goose Hollow, which makes its own raw aged cashew-based cheeses in varieties like brie, mozzarella, chevre, cheddar, muenster, and more. You can also get souped-up vegan mac and cheese, sandwiches, kombucha, cashew milk, desserts, and even take-and-bake vegan lasagna.
Goose Hollow
Pickup, delivery, dine-in

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