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Vegan & Vegetarian Restaurants in Albany NY

Looking for restaurants that offer vegan and vegetarian fare? From cafes specializing in high-quality vegetarian and vegan options to sit-down restaurants that regularly include a significant number of meatless and/or plant-based options on their menus, you can find a wide variety of cuisines catering to vegetarians (and pescatarians) in Albany and the Capital Region.

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El Mariachi Mexican Restaurant - Hamilton Street
Albany, NY
Conveniently located on Hamilton Street, El Mariachi Mexican Restaurant began serving traditional delicious Mexican and Spanish cuisine in the Capital Region over 14 years ago.
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Honest Weight Food Co-op Cafe
Albany, NY
Did you know? Honest Weight Food Co-op Cafe is more than just your go-to grocery store for healthy, local, natural, vegan, and bulk foods. It has a cafe with prime choices for any meal!
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New World Bistro Bar
Albany, NY
New World Bistro Bar is an 80-seat gastropub in the heart of Albany's Delaware Avenue Neighborhood. The building is cozy, the food is fresh and creative, and the staff is friendly and nurturing.
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River Street Market
Troy, NY
Looking to enjoy some diverse and delicious cuisine in the Capital Region? Check out River Street Market, located by the waterfront in Troy. This food hall and community space offers everything from fast-casual bites to distinctive drinks.
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Healthy On Lark
Albany, NY
Enjoy locally-sourced vegetarian & vegan cuisine for lunch and dinner. Breakfast all day. Fresh pressed juices and smoothies vegetarian and dairy free. Try our chickpea burger or vegan BLT. Call ahead for catering and custom juice plans.
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El Loco Mexican Cafe
Albany, NY
Located just outside of historic Washington Park, El Loco Mexican Cafe provides a warm atmosphere and authentic Mexican food. Enjoy delicious tacos, quesadillas, fajitas, margaritas, and more.
Sadudee Thai Food
Wynantskill, NY
Sadudee Thai Food offers authentic Thai cuisine in Wynantskill, NY. The restaurant's menu features a variety of appetizers, soup, salads, noodles, entrees, Thai curry, and house specials prepared with the freshest local ingredients.
Liza's
Troy, NY
Choose Liza's in Troy for your healthy fix of gluten free, dairy free, and vegetarian meals. Menu items include acai bowls, cauliflower tacos, breakfast hash, and much more, including a variety of beverage options.
Burrito Burrito
Troy, NY
Burrito Burrito in Troy, NY is a vegan Tex-Mex restaurant that offers plant-based tacos, burritos, empanadas, and rotating salsas packed with flavor. Everything is made fresh daily with care and enthusiasm for fantastic food.
Umana Restaurant & Wine Bar
Albany, NY
Take your taste buds on a trip around the world at Umana Restaurant & Wine Bar in Albany, NY. This local dining spot specializes in global cuisine and also offers a great drink selection.
Druthers Albany
Albany, NY
Druthers Albany is a Capital Region brewpub that features elevated comfort food and handcrafted beer that is made on the premises. This Druthers location opened in 2015 and is housed in a historic warehouse.
Take Two Cafe
Schenectady, NY
Attention vegans! Pick Take Two Cafe in Schenectady for your flavorful and fulfilling plant-based breakfast or lunch and choose from an array of delicious drink options.
Ambition Coffee & Eatery, Inc.
Schenectady, NY
Ambition Coffee & Eatery, Inc. in Schenectady, NY is a funky urban bistro that's a top spot for breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner before you attend a live show at nearby Proctors.
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Rain Modern Chinese
Albany, NY
Rain Modern Chinese on Lark Street in Albany, NY offers a menu with traditional dishes, old favorites, and eclectic new creations. Stop by for exceptional Chinese cuisine and authentic Cantonese fare.
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Jewel of India
Albany, NY
Jewel of India on Lark Street is a cornerstone in the Albany, NY community and has been recognized for offering outstanding Indian cuisine. They are known for their modern interpretation of classic dishes and use of high quality, fresh ingredients.
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Lark Street Poke Bar
Albany, NY
Lark Street Poke Bar is the first poke bar in Albany! This fast and casual eatery focuses on fresh, healthy, raw fish and vegetables in the traditional Hawaiian-style poke bowl. Choose from one of their options or build your own bowl of freshness!
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Sukhothai Albany
Albany, NY
Sukhothai Albany on Lark Street serves up authentic Thai food favorites for both lunch and dinner. They feature a warm and cozy environment and are open for pickup and local delivery.
The Whistling Kettle
Schenectady, NY
The Whistling Kettle in Schenectady is a tea shop and cafe that offers a unique menu of food items that cater to both tea and non-tea drinkers. They also sell a great selection of premium tea and products.
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TapAsia on Lark
Albany, NY
TapAsia on Lark is an Asian fusion restaurant offering a variety of lunch and dinner items, including bento boxes, fried rice, stir fry, curry, and some signature dishes too!
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Raw Juice & Smoothie Bar Albany
Albany, NY
Raw Juice & Smoothie Bar in Albany is proudly serving both the vegetarian/vegan community and those who wish to add more healthy foods to their diet. They offer healthy, delicious, and excitingly fun juices, smoothies, bowls, salads, and more.
La Fiesta
Albany, NY
You can find an extensive menu of delicious Mexican food at La Fiesta, including a number of vegetarian options. Only the finest meats and vegetables make their way to this kitchen!
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Amazing Wok
Albany, NY
Amazing Wok on Lark Street is a cornerstone of the Albany community and a top spot for Chinese cuisine. The restaurant is known for its modern interpretation of classic dishes and its insistence on only using high-quality, fresh ingredients.
Tara Kitchen
Schenectady, NY
Experience incredible Moroccan fare and fine wine at the award-winning Tara Kitchen in Schenectady, renowned for their baklava, lamb, and much more. They also have a location in Troy, and a Guilderland location is in the works.
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Bombers Burrito Bar
Albany, NY
Bombers Burrito Bar on historic Lark Street in Albany serves authentic burritos, rad quesadillas, and more mouthwatering Mexican food along with a wide variety margaritas and beers.
Thai Thai Bistro
Schenectady, NY
Look no further for authentic Thai food in Schenectady - Thai Thai Bistro offers dishes from all corners of Thailand and beyond. Order for pick up or delivery, or dine in person.
Cafe Madison
Albany, NY
Indulge in delicious brunch and lunch at Cafe Madison. Whether you're sitting inside taking in the cozy atmosphere or enjoying the hustle and bustle of Madison Avenue from the patio, you'll be glad you stopped in.
City Line Bar and Grill, Inc.
Albany, NY
Enjoy the fusion of “pub fare” and international cuisines at City Line! Expect the look, feel and expectations of the big city in terms of food and atmosphere!
The Waters Edge Lighthouse Restaurant & Inn
Glenville, NY
Enjoy the waterfront ambiance year round for lunch and dinner at this award winning restaurant and inn, located just across the Mohawk River from Schenectady. The Waters Edge Lighthouse is the perfect setting for any occasion!
The Shop Troy (at Rare Form Brewery)
Troy, NY
You'll find small plates, sandwiches, and more from The Shop in Troy, which offers up a number of vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options.
Sunhee's Farm and Kitchen
Sunhee's Farm & Kitchen in Troy serves delicious and authentic Korean food and is dedicated to preserving a positive food culture, community engagement, and immigrant/refugee empowerment. Sunhee's also uses local ingredients whenever possible.
Little Anthony's Pizza
Albany, NY
Little Anthony's Pizza offers dine-in, take-out, and free delivery for a number of delicious items ranging from pizza to calzones to pasta to subs, with wings and various appetizers available as well. You'll find a number of vegan options!
Crisp
Latham, NY
Crisp offers customizable salads, vegetarian options, and delicious wraps. This is a healthy dinner alternative and a relaxing brunch spot.
Celadon Thai Restaurant
Latham, NY
Celadon Thai Restaurant serves up Latham's best Thai cuisine with a unique selection of traditional dishes, side dishes, seafood, and more. Most dishes can accommodate vegan, vegetarian, or gluten-free diets.
Iron Gate Cafe
Albany, NY
Enjoy breakfast, lunch, or brunch at the charming Iron Gate Cafe, which features dining on their garden patio or in one of their indoor dining rooms. All dishes are created with quality ingredients with Vegan options available.
Athos Restaurant
Albany, NY
Athos is home to authentic, classic and delicious Greek Cuisine in the Capital Region area. Relax in the Taverna Bar, enjoy the comfort of our main dinning room, at Athos you experience the warmth of Greek hospitality.
Yono's
Albany, NY
Enjoy a blend of contemporary American cuisine and Indonesian influence at Yono's in Albany. In addition to serving dinner Monday through Saturday, Yono's is also available for weddings and private events.