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Top Picks For Vegetarian Restaurants in Albany, NY

Have you ever gone out to grab a bite with friends at a supposedly vegetarian-friendly restaurant only to find very limited and uninspired options? The struggle is real. However, Albany, NY has a great variety of vegetarian-friendly restaurants, including a few that offer strictly vegetarian or vegan menus. Check out our list of the best of the best vegetarian restaurants in the City of Albany.

Healthy on Lark

274 Lark Street, Albany, NY

muffins with pumpkin seeds and berries

If you are looking for a strictly vegetarian/vegan restaurant in the Albany area, Healthy on Lark is the place for you! They source local vegetables (mostly organic) from regional farms. Some of their popular dishes include the delicious chickpea burger or the savory breakfast burrito. Wash your meal down with a nutritious fresh pressed juice or smoothie.

Honest Weight Food Co-op Cafe

100 Watervliet Avenue, Albany, NY

sandwich halves with veggies inside

Swing by the Honest Weight Food Co-op Cafe in Albany for a healthy and tasty breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Their cafe is open for hot/cold meals and prepared foods that you can take home with you. In addition to the organic juices, you can find vegetarian and vegan specialty sandwiches, vegan mac and cheese, and more.

El Mariachi Mexican Restaurant

289 Hamilton Street, Albany, NY

quesadillas and lettuce on a plate

Get your Mexican fix at El Mariachi Mexican Restaurant. Their menu features family recipes handed down from one generation to the other and even has a large selection of "platillos vegetarianos" that come with beans and rice.

Lark Street Poke Bar

203 Lark Street, Albany, NY

four poke bowls

Say Aloha to Lark St. Poke Bar! This casual restaurant focuses on serving Hawaiian style dishes with fresh, reliable, high quality, healthy raw diced fish and vegetables. Be sure to order their Vegan's Delight Bowl or get creative and design your own vegetarian bowl.

Steuben St. Market

54 North Pearl Street, Albany, NY

a veggie patty on veggies

Head over to North Pearl Street in Albany for fantastic vegetarian options at the Steuben St. Market. From salads and buddha bowls to sandwiches and smoothies, they have a little something for everyone. While you're there, check out the marketplace for salsa, bread, sauces, and other local products.

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