13 Favorite Vegetarian Restaurants in Boone, NC
13 Favorite Vegetarian Restaurants in Boone, NC
Before I get into my 13 Favorite Vegetarian Restaurants in Boone, NC. I wanted to share an experience I had in rural Alabama, many years ago when we stopped at the only restaurant we could find. I checked out the menu and found things such as turkey stuffed with ham. Hamburgers stuffed with chicken. Chicken wrapped in bacon. I could not even find a salad on the menu.
So, I asked our waitress what she had that was suitable for a vegetarian or a vegan. She thought for a moment while her finger tapped her face. Then a huge smile came over her face as she was eager to say – “We have Chicken.”
I explained that chicken is an animal so it would neither qualify as a vegan or vegetarian meal. She then said, “I am confused; the animal is a vegetarian so that makes chicken a vegetarian meal.”
I then asked if she could check with the manager and also the cook to see if something could be made that I could eat. The waitress comes back and says, “We found something you can eat, peas.” She then placed the bowl of peas in front of me with hunks of ham throughout.
I explained that as long as the ham was in the food, it was not suitable for my diet. She then stated the following once again, “I am confused; its peas so it is vegetarian.” Sufficed to say I only had water at the restaurant.
These days traveling as a vegetarian has become much easier than the years past. Most restaurants will have something more than a salad to offer us non-meat eaters. While traveling through North Carolina, recently, I came across some eateries that had vegetarian food I enjoyed.
As a result, today I want to share with you what I have found – 13 Favorite Vegetarian Restaurants in Boone, NC
1 – Coyote Kitchen Boone, NC
This is one of my favorite vegetarian restaurants in Boone, or at least for vegetarian options Now, there were lots to choose from on their menu. I settled on THE ROSWELL; which is a bean patty, with mixed greens, caramelized onions, tomatoes, roasted red peppers, and sweet red vegan aioli. I was not disappointed with this choice at all.
Their website states they continue to adapt their recipes towards gluten-free diets. They currently have gluten-free bread and hamburger buns. And to have more items gluten free, they make their chipotle seasoning and Worcestershire sauce from scratch. They list the following items that contain gluten: Rosemary bread, Potato Kaiser buns, and flour tortillas. As per their website, everything else is gluten-free.
They even offer items for their vegan guests. They actually have a dedicated vegan fryer and no meat touches the flat top that cooks the veggies. Coyote Kitchen states that any menu item can be made vegan. They have tofu and tempeh available to substitute for any meat entrée. You can also leave off the cheese and can substitute more veggies, beans, and or protein.
They are located at 200 Southgate Drive Boone, NC 28607
Hours of operations are:
- Sunday-Thursday: 11 am – 9 pm
- Friday-Saturday: 11 am – 9:30 pm
2 – Mint Cuisine of India Boone, NC
Those who know me understand how much I LOVE Indian food. Whenever I travel, I do attempt to have at least one Indian meal. For this trip I had dinner at Mint Cuisine of India.
Sadly, their website needs an update. So, it took me a bit of research to learn what vegetarian and vegan options were available. However, the food was tasty, and the staff was super nice. If you are like me and have either a vegan or vegetarian diet, this place is a good choice for lunch or dinner.
The good news, there are separate sections on the menu detailing their vegan and vegetarian food available
Mint Cuisine of India is located at 203 Boone Heights Dr, Boone, NC 28607.
Their hours are:
- Monday – Friday – 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM – Lunch
- Monday – Friday – 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM – Dinner
- Saturday – Sunday – 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM – Lunch
- Saturday – Sunday – 5:00 PM – 11:00 PM – Dinner
3 – Stick Boy Kitchen Boone, NC
Stick Boy Kitchen located at 211 Boone Heights Dr, Boone, NC 28607. There are plenty of vegetarian options available. For this visit, I want specifically for breakfast. I had ordered the Mount Arti Sandwich. I love that this sandwich comes with organic spinach, topped with fried potato cake, marinated artichoke hearts, roasted red peppers, basil pesto, and feta cheese.
Generally, this breakfast is served with two eggs. However, I substituted tempeh for the eggs. Now, as a vegetarian, you might decide to consume the eggs. For me, although I am not vegan, I would rather have tempeh over the eggs any day of the week.
Stick Boy Kitchen’s hours are Monday-Saturday 7 am-8 pm and is closed on Sundays
4 – Wild Craft Eatery Boone, NC
I had heard so many good things about the Wild Craft Eatery, That I had to check it out for myself. This restaurant is located downtown at 506 West King St, Boone, NC 28607.
The food was tasty, with many vegetarian options available. In fact, Wild Craft’s Eatery’s website boasts Amazing Vegan, Vegetarian & Gluten-Free Meals. I would agree that the food was well above average. Even though the menu was chock full of choices for me, I settled on the Cusco Cakes. This lunch dish is made with smoked gouda, yams, red peppers and also corn. Wild Craft serves it over black beans with chipotle queso, plantains, tomatoes, and sour cream. This meal is considered vegetarian and gluten-free.
Wild Craft Eatery had a delicious homemade hot sauce that worked so well on their food. Luckily for me, the hot sauce was available for purchase. So, I bought myself a bottle to enjoy at home.
Wild Craft Eatery is open Weekdays 11 am-9 pm, Friday and Saturday 11 am-10 pm and closed on Tuesday.
5 – Boone Bagelry Boone, NC
I dig me some good bagels. Luckily, Boone Bagelry sits right next door to Wild Craft Eatery. That fact saved me a bunch of research to find myself a hot bagel. They have a breakfast platter that they call “Vegetarian” This platter comes with two eggs any way you like them, three slices of tempeh, home fries or grits or oatmeal. I did enjoy the Vegetarian Platter.
Boone Bagelry also has Vegetarian Omelet that includes – Onions, Peppers, Mushrooms, and Tempeh. But for me, nothing beats an everything Bagel with Hummus Spread. I had that on another visit to the bagel shop. So good!
516 W King St, Boone, NC 28607.
They are open:
- Monday-Saturday 6:00am – 5:00pm and
- Sunday 7:00am – 3:00pm
6 – Vidalia Restaurant and Wine Bar Boone, NC
I am a sucker for Falafel. I love it by itself, in a sandwich and even over some rice. When I heard that Vidalia had a Falafel Burger, I raced there as fast as I could. The falafel patty comes with roasted red peppers, lemon dill sour cream, pickles, local greens, and cucumber all on a sourdough roll. I really enjoyed this veggie style burger. The good news, gluten free bread is available, and this falafel burger can be made vegan.
You can find Vidalia Restaurant and Wine Bar at 831-835 West King Street Boone, N
The hours are:
- Dinner – Tuesday – Sunday: 5pm until 9:30pm
- Lunch – Thursday, Friday & Saturday: 11am until 2:30pm
- Brunch – Sunday: 10:30am until 2pm
7 – Farm Café Boone, NC
Farm Café is a nonprofit, pay what you can, community kitchen. Everybody gets a meal regardless of their means. Each customer will be asked to donate for their meal based on plate size to cover the cost of the food. If a guest is financially capable, they are asked to donate a bit more. For those that cannot afford the meal, there are jobs available that can be performed in exchange for the food. Jobs such as, serving food, cleaning, and food prep.
Here is just a sample of some of their vegetarian and vegan meals, which vary on day and season
Roasted Tomato Chickpea Cakes
Roasted Veggies (Vegan, Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Local)
Penne Pasta (Vegetarian)
Mixed Green Salad (Vegan, Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Local)
Chef’s Select Dessert (Vegetarian, May Contain Nuts)
The restaurant is open for lunch Monday – Friday 11 am – 2 pm.
Farm Café is located in downtown Boone at 617 W. King Street Boone, NC 28607
8 – The Local Boone, NC
The local has dishes that are either vegan or can be made vegan. Some of these meals include:
- Truffled Shoestring Frites which includes fries tossed in truffle oil, sea salt, parsley. Leave off the parmesan cheese to make it vegetarian or vegan.
- The Best Brussel Sprouts Ever – which includes brussel sprouts in their secret sauce.
- Veggie Burger of the Moment – which is both gluten free and vegan.
The Local Boone is located at 179 Howard Street Boone, NC
Their hours of operation are –
- Sunday Brunch – 11am – 4pm
- Sunday Dinner – 5pm -10pm
9 – Kindly Kitchen Boone, NC
This is the only true Vegan Restaurant on my list. Each other restaurant listed will have options available. But with Kindly Kitchen, all you get is pure, delicious food from one of my Favorite Vegetarian Restaurants in Boone, NC. Well, technically a Vegan Restaurant in Boone. Either way, I enjoyed the food immensely.
Their website reads: “Eating Kindly also means eating consciously. We make food that is dairy-free, gluten-free and sugar-free so that we can respect the food restrictions and concerns of all our patrons”. They go on to say that their menu changes every day because they use local produce and what is in season.
Kindly Kitchen has an amazing “Build Your Own Bowl.” You start by choosing a base, three veggie options, dressing, and a crunchy topping.
The address is 659 West King Street, Suite 2, Boone, NC 28607.
The hours they are open are Monday-Saturday 11am-5pm
10 – Come Back Shack Boone, NC
What attracted me to this restaurant was their build your own veggie burger. After choosing the Vegan Veggie Burger, I then ordered the wheat bun. However, they also have white buns, lettuce wraps, and even Texas Toast.
Next, you choose your style. I choose the Old School Style, which included ketchup, lettuce, pickles, tomato, and mayo. I did hold the mayonnaise. Of course, you could choose your own style and add whatever you wanted to the veggie burger. They even had spinach and jalapenos available as a topping.
If you want fries, they have you covered as well.
The address is 1521 Blowing Rock Rd Boone, NC 28607. You will find the Come Back Shack open seven days a week from 11 am – 10 pm
11 – Juice Boone located in Boone, NC
Not only does Juice Boone have fantastic juices such as their Mucho Verde (which contains kale, spinach, celery, and more) they also have tasty food available. I had the Tu-Nah Salad. This salad is made with a plant-based tuna, almonds, onion, dill, cashews, sunflower seeds, Himalayan salt, coconut, and lemon on a bed of kale.
The address is 244 Shadowline Drive Boone, NC 28607
Hours of operation are:
- Monday – Saturday: 8:00am – 6:00pm
- Sunday: 11:00pm – 4:00pm
12 – Black Cat Boone, NC
What I love about Black Cat is that nearly everything on their menu can be made with tofu. If you are not a tofu fan, their food is still very tasty without it. I had the “LESSON OF THE SAGE” It contained tofu, roasted garlic aioli, roasted garlic, roasted potatoes, mushrooms, and broccoli on a wheat tortilla.
Their burritos are served with chips and southwest slaw.
The address is 127 S Depot St. Boone, NC 28607
The hours are:
- Mon-Thurs 11:30 am – 9:00 pm
- Fri-Sat 11:30 am – 10:00 pm
- Sunday 11:30 am – 4:00 pm
13 – Melanie’s Food Fantasy Boone, NC
This restaurant boasts that their fruit is fresh, their eggs are farm-raised, they use local produce, and they even offer organic coffee. I had their Tempeh Scramble. This breakfast includes tempeh, green peppers, onions, tomatoes, mushrooms, fresh herbs, eggs, and home fries. The toast is served with apple butter or grape jelly. They will leave out the eggs for their vegan friends. I had it egg-free and it was very tasty.
Melanie’s Food Fantasy is located at 664 W King St, Boone, North Carolina.
Their hours of operation are:
- Sunday and Thursday 830 am – 230 pm
- Monday – Wednesday 8 am – 2 pm
13 Favorite Vegetarian Restaurants in Boone, NC
So, here is my list of my 13 Favorite Vegetarian Restaurants in Boone, NC. As you can see, there was only one restaurant that was completely dedicated to a Vegan Lifestyle. Nonetheless, these days with so many restaurants offering both vegetarian and vegan options, there is so much more available for us to eat then in the past. So, give these restaurants a try, if you happen to venture into Boone. I hope you enjoy them as much as we did.