Go to the main content Menu
Back
Kale My Name
Food & Drink
Kayla Pasko Kayla Pasko

10 Best Vegan Brunch Spots Nationwide

Get those mimosas flowin’ at these vegan brunch spots nationwide!

The votes are in from our 2021 VegOut Awards—we asked you which were your favorite vegan brunch spots across the country, and you delivered! Whether you’re on the hunt for plant-based chik’n & waffles in the Midwest or in search of a brunch pizza in Los Angeles, these restaurants have just what you need for a tasty vegan brunch experience. Here are the winners for the best vegan brunch nationwide!

1. Sage Plant Based Bistro

Los Angeles, CA

Our first place winner is Sage Plant Based Bistro, which offers a fully vegan brunch menu featuring shareable plates like cauliflower “wings,” zucchini croquettes, and polenta tots. Diners can also choose from both savory and sweet brunch entrées, like wild blueberry pancakes, chia French toast, cornbread jalapeño pancakes, and tempeh sausage florentine. Drink options include mimosas (strawberry, orange, or hibiscus), basil mint mojitos, adult agua fresca (seasonal), house sangria, and Bloody Mollies—cheers!

Sage

2. Kale My Name

Chicago, IL

In second place, we have Kale My Name, which offers a well-rounded brunch menu that features dishes like cauliflower wings & waffles (sweet waffles and savory fried cauliflower wings served with margarine, maple syrup, and buffalo sauce on the side), chocolate chickpea toast (two slices of sourdough toast, chocolate chickpea spread, banana, strawberries, chocolate syrup, powdered sugar, and whipped cream), jackfruit lox (everything bagel, cream cheese, tomato, red onion, jackfruit, and a sprinkle of kale with a side of rosemary potatoes), and classic bites like the breakfast burrito. Pair your brunch with a mimosa, or opt for the breakfast sangria, which is available at all times of the day.

Kale My Name

3. Handlebar

Chicago, IL

Handlebar comes in third place for best brunch, and with one bite of their vegan chimichangas—we can see why! This vegan-friendly Chicago eatery offers everything from breakfast burritos to vegan country-fried portabella steak, chilaquiles, and a selection of draft beers and cocktails to complete your brunch experience. We recommend the Mary’s Spring Sangria, which blends rose wine spiked grapefruit juice, Campari, and agave nectar with fresh rosemary for a refreshing and light cocktail.

Handlebar

4. Champs Diner

New York, NY

Our fourth place winner is Champs Diner, which offers vegan baked goods and comfort food in a retro diner setting. Feast on brunch dishes like cookie dough pancakes or savory eats like the BEC (vegan bacon, JUST Egg, and cheddar cheese on a kaiser roll). Whether you’re in the mood for a plate of French toast, or you’re craving a Boulder burrito stuffed with tofu scramble, home fries, chorizo, and shredded cheddar, this Brooklyn diner has you covered.

Champs Diner

5. Café Gratitude

Los Angeles, CA

Coming in fifth is Café Gratitude, which offers a robust plant-based brunch menu with items like lemon blueberry coffee cake, buckwheat flax pancakes, açai superfood bowls, chilaquiles, and spinach and olive quiche, as well as cold-pressed juices, superfood smoothies, coffee, tonics, and tea. Enjoy the breakfast taco plate with a pear, pineapple, and ginger juice, or indulge your sweet tooth with the Tuscan apple cake and a summer lemon iced tea.

Cafe Gratitude

6. Nic’s On Beverly

Los Angeles, CA

Did someone say pizza for brunch? We’re in! Our sixth place winner—Nic’s On Beverly—offers vegan, wood-fired Detroit-style pizza in original (parmesan, tomato, oregano, and ranch), Italian (Beyond sausage, cippolini onions, and roasted red peppers), Bianco (melted leeks, roasted mushrooms, chives, and black truffle vinaigrette), BBQ chicken, balsamic ricotta, and pepperoni varieties. In addition, classic brunch options like waffles, breakfast sandwiches, and chilaquiles are also available.

Nic's on Beverly

7. The Wild Chive

Long Beach, CA

Take a walk on the wild side at The Wild Chive, our seventh place winner for best brunch nationwide. Choose from brunch options like Breakfast In Bread (soft-scrambled tofu patty, spicy house breakfast sausage, cheese, crispy bacon, whipped mayo, and baby arugula on a buttery grilled potato bun), chik’n and French toast, and chef beignets to name a few. Pair your brunch with a Valdobbiadene prosecco mimosa (try saying that three times fast!) or a Paloma apple cider.

The Wild Chive

Photo credit: @desieatsandtravels on Instagram

8. Souley Vegan

Los Angeles, Oakland, & San Francisco, CA

A taste of Louisiana Creole flavor on the West Coast, Souley Vegan wins eighth place for best vegan brunch. This California-based vegan restaurant serves up unique brunch items like Creole nachos (tortilla chips, house-made vegan Creole cheeze, green onions, shredded lettuce, and diced tomato) and the Ain’t Gator Po’Boy (house-made seitan and mushrooms battered and dressed with onions, lettuce, tomatoes, pickles, mustard, and savory Swamp Sauce served with seasoned fries). Add in a side of Louisiana black-eyed peas or beignets to complete your order.

Souley Vegan

9. Watercourse Foods

Denver, CO

The ninth place winner is Watercourse Foods, which offers a fully vegan brunch menu featuring dishes like stuffed French toast (Challah bread, cream cheese, and strawberry coulis), the Big Rig (country-fried seitan, scrambled tofu, Big Rig gravy, and spicy agave served with a choice of a biscuit or toast), and BBQ pulled jackfruit (jackfruit, pickles, and broccoli slaw on a kaiser roll). Top off your brunch with a mimosa, Bloody Mary, orange maple, or pickleback cocktail.

Watercourse Foods

10. 4th & State

Columbus, OH

Rounding out the list is 4th & State, which offers traditional American diner fare with a modern and vegan twist. The weekend brunch menu includes options like shareable French toast sticks, pancake bites in chocolate chip, blueberry, s’mores, and sauzage varieties, as well as vegan chorizo omelets, breakfast sandwiches, and much more!

4th and State

Photo credit: @abigaelkaelin

Kayla Pasko

@kaylapasko

Kayla, a Midwest girl living in NYC, is a writer with a background in media sales. When she’s not scoping out trendy vegan spots, she’s usually taking a yoga class, shopping at Trader Joe’s, or catching a Packers game.

Articles by Kayla

More from VegOut

See the article chef mark mckinney is opening a vegan restaurant in philadelphia this fall

Chef Mark McKinney Is Opening a Vegan Restaurant in Philadelphia This Fall

This vegan chef is transforming his original pop-up into a restaurant concept in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania!

Kayla Pasko
Primary Plant Based
News
See the article vegout’s los angeles vegan gift guide

VegOut’s Los Angeles Vegan Gift Guide

Gift giving is a tradition as old as time, but not too long ago collective sighs could be heard across the world when it came time to buy thoughtful presents for vegans. Now, plant-based gift shopping is anything but boring and the furthest thing from difficult! Our Los Angeles vegan gift guide has you covered with everything from hand-poured candles and toxin-free spas to French-style pastries and some of the best chocolate you’ve ever had!

Jared Cross Jared Cross
NoHo Candle Co.
Shopping Los Angeles
See the article peet’s coffee now serves a limited-edition vegan cold brew oat latte

Peet’s Coffee Now Serves a Limited-Edition Vegan Cold Brew Oat Latte

The fan-favorite coffee chain is back at it with the vegan options!

Allie Mitchell
Peet's
News
See the article 10 vegan skincare brands we love

10 Vegan Skincare Brands We Love

It’s time to cue up the messy bun and wash away the troubles of the day with these cruelty-free, vegan skincare brands.

Tammie Ortlieb Tammie Ortlieb
OSEA
Fashion & Beauty
See the article crocs plans to go 100% vegan by the end of 2021

Crocs Plans to Go 100% Vegan by the End of 2021

The wickedly popular shoe brand is putting its kicks into four-wheel drive with its latest sustainability efforts!

Allie Mitchell
Crocs
News
See the article jessica biel just launched a vegan wellness brand for kids

Jessica Biel Just Launched a Vegan Wellness Brand for Kids

The actress and mother of two has created a company that makes natural, vegan products for families and also gives back to the planet.

Kayla Pasko
Kinderfarms
News
See the article 10 gluten-free vegan snacks that’ll satisfy your cravings

10 Gluten-Free Vegan Snacks That’ll Satisfy Your Cravings

From dips and chips to popcorn and protein bars, these brands have you covered for your gluten-free snacking needs.

Tammie Ortlieb Tammie Ortlieb
Love Corn
Food & Drink
See the article new 144-seat vegan restaurant fancy plants kitchen to open in chicago

New 144-Seat Vegan Restaurant Fancy Plants Kitchen to Open in Chicago

A new all-vegan restaurant is opening in the Lincoln Park neighborhood!

Tammie Ortlieb Tammie Ortlieb
Fancy Plants
News
See the article beyond meat to offer free vegan chicken tenders this tuesday

Beyond Meat to Offer Free Vegan Chicken Tenders This Tuesday

In honor of National Chicken Tender Day, Beyond Meat is giving customers a chance to try their new plant-based tenders for free.

Allie Mitchell
Beyond Meat
News
See the article new vegan vendor opens at brooklyn’s dekalb market

New Vegan Vendor Opens at Brooklyn’s DeKalb Market

This new eatery is serving up plantain-based tacos, desserts, and more!

Kayla Pasko
Kelewele
News New York
See the article vegan meat brand ozo launches new chicken nuggets, meatballs, and more

Vegan Meat Brand OZO Launches New Chicken Nuggets, Meatballs, and More

New OZO products including frozen nuggets, meatballs, chicken patties, and fresh versions of the Smokehouse Burger and ground turkey are available this summer.

Tammie Ortlieb Tammie Ortlieb
OZO
News
See the article where to find vegan asian cuisine in denver

Where to Find Vegan Asian Cuisine in Denver

Wondering where to find vegan Asian cuisine in Denver? The metro area offers several super tasty options, such as City O’ City with their udon noodle bowl and V Revolution with plant-based dumplings. Just like the population, the vegan community is rapidly growing, and Denver’s restaurant scene has answered the call. Check out our list of top spots to find vegan Asian cuisine in Denver.

Mikel-Claire Mikel-Claire Penick
Vegan Asian Cuisine in Denver
Food & Drink

Newsletter

We’ll keep you updated on new information,
upcoming events, and the best deals in your area.

By signing up you agree to receive emails from VegOut Magazine
and accept our terms of use, privacy policy, and cookie policy.

Subscribe Now

Get the premier vegan food and lifestyle magazine delivered to your door (or inbox!)
Order the magazine!
Awards Issue
The Wellness Issue
The Holiday Issue 2020

Navigation

Awards Issue

Subscribe Now

Order the magazine!
Close

Filters

Cities

The Most

Writer