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Albany's Guide to Incredible Vegetarian Restaurants

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 truly 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 Albany, NY.

Top Picks for Vegetarian Restaurants in Albany, NY

Healthy on Lark

274 Lark Street Albany, NY

vegan muffins from Healthy on Lark restaurant in Albany, NY
Vegan muffins, photo provided

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 their delicious chickpea burger or savory sweet potato breakfast burrito. Wash your meal down with a delicious and nutritious fresh pressed juice or smoothie!

Berben and Wolff

227 Lark Street Albany, NY

A local favorite, Berben and Wolff is Albany's first and only vegan deli! Owners Joey Berben and Max Wolff are dedicated to bringing creative and delicious vegan options to the area including a to-die-for reuben featuring their house-made seitan pastrami or their popular Big Max veggie burger. Many of their menu options can even be made gluten-free!

New World Bistro Bar

300 Delaware Avenue Albany, NY

vegetarian appetizer at New World Bistro Bar in Albany, NY

If you haven't been to New World Bistro Bar, you are missing out! "Chopped" Champion Chef Ric's menu offers a wide variety of savory flavors including sustainable seafood, free range meats, gluten free and vegetarian options. Stop by for Meatless Mondays where $25 gets you a vegan or vegetarian 3-course meal!

Mamoun's Falafel Restaurant

206 Washington Avenue Albany, NY

vegetarian platter at Mamoun's Falafel Restaurant in Albany, NY

Satisfy your cravings with healthy Mediterranean cuisine including Syrian & Lebanese specialties. An Albany area staple since 1985, Mamoun's utilizes the freshest ingredients and offers a wide variety of vegetarian and gluten-free options.

El Mariachi Mexican Restaurant

289 Hamilton Street Albany, NY

vegetarian quesadilla at El Mariachi Mexican Restaurant in Albany, NY

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" to satisfy your cravings.

Lark Street Poke Bar

203 Lark Street Albany, NY

a selection of vegetarian poke bowls at Lark Street Poke Bar in Albany, NY

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. Try their Vegan's Delight Bowl or get creative and design your own vegetarian bowl.

Aashiana Restaurant

31 Central Avenue Albany, NY

Shake things up and head over to Ashiana Restaurant for some savory Middle Eastern dishes! Known for great food, large portions, and affordable prices, this middle eastern restaurant is a must try. Their extensive menu has several vegetarian options including their popular Palak Paneer.


9 Johnson Road Latham, NY

Looking for some delicious vegetarian ethnic food? We recommend Karavalli, which offers an extensive menu of Indian food including an entire menu dedicated to delicious vegan and vegetarian options.

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