Go to the main content Menu
Back
Food & Drink
Natalie Brown Natalie Brown Natalie Brown

6 South Asian-Owned Vegan and Vegan-Friendly Restaurants Across America

It can be difficult to find amazing, all-vegan South Asian dishes. Whether you’re craving a flavorful chana masala or a heavenly spicy curry, VegOut has you covered, so you can enjoy the vibrance of South Asian cuisine without the traditional dairy-heavy ingredients. Here are our picks for some of the best South Asian-owned vegan restaurants across the nation.

Mirisata

Portland, OR

Portland’s first Sri Lankan restaurant, Mirisata is BIPOC-owned and entirely plant-based. With a vegan take on classic street food dishes like Kottu Roti, you can choose your protein source—soy “chick’n” or jackfruit—which is perfectly seasoned and combined with chilis, cabbage, carrots, scallions, JUST Egg, and cut-up pieces of paper-thin godamba roti. In addition to their main menu, Mirisata also offers a special rotating curry menu that features a platter of different rice and curry dishes each week. Be sure to check the week’s special rice and curry offerings ahead of time on Mirisata’s website, as they are only available on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

Mirisata

Deshi Street Bangladeshi Restaurant

Atlanta, GA

Serving homestyle Bangladeshi comfort food, Deshi Street Bangladeshi Restaurant offers many delicious vegan options. Their Eggplant Bhorta dish boasts a flavorful clay-oven roasted eggplant seasoned with a blend of ground spices and herbs. Other vegan options, including the Okra Bhaji, Chickpeas with Eggplant, and Mushroom with Lentils, to name a few, are clearly marked as being vegan on their menu—making dietary restrictions easy to navigate.

Deshi Street

Chaatable

Nashville, TN

Offering a modern twist on Indian street food, Chaatable’s colorful aesthetic and hipster vibe elevate its flavorful Indian dishes. Owned and operated by a husband-and-wife duo, the restaurant boasts a transformative tasting experience, taking you on a brief journey to the heart of Indian cuisine. Chaatable offers a variety of mouth-watering vegan options for their signature chaats, including a Cucumber Watermelon chaat seasoned with chili powder and lime, as well as an Heirloom Tomato Koochumbar chaat seasoned with roasted cumin and shaved onion. Don’t leave without sampling their creamy Cashew Coconut Curry made with coconut milk—a restaurant staple.

Chaatable

Maruti

Portland, OR

An authentic and contemporary Indian restaurant, Maruti strives to showcase the beauty and benefits of the Ayurvedic diet with its paleo-, gluten-free-, and vegan-accommodating menu. Popular vegan options include the Vegan Tikka Masala, with a spicy coconut cream-based tomato sauce served with a mix of mushrooms and potatoes, that you can pair with their delicious Vegan Garlic Naan. If you have room for dessert, Maruti offers a vegan and gluten-free Chocolate Chai Cheesecake made with organic nuts, dates, and organic agave.

Maruti

The Verandah

Baltimore, MD

With a variety of clearly marked vegan options on their menu, The Verandah also offers a swarm of dairy-free, gluten-free, and vegetarian options, as well, making it a great place to take large groups with specific dietary restrictions. Start your meal with a selection of vegan small plates and appetizers, including Onion Pakoras and Trini Doubles. For entrees, The Verandah serves a Vegan Chana Masala and Vegan Korma that can be washed down with a hot cup of Vegan Masala Chai made with soy milk.

The Verandah

Ahimsa

New York City, NY

Located in NYC, Ahimsa offers a variety of vegan dishes from Northern and Southern India, as well as some classic Indian street food options. With a variety of vegan options, you’ll want to explore the extensive menu and all it has to offer! The vegan samosas are a must-try, with onions, potatoes, peas, and lentils seasoned with a perfect blend of Indian spices, alongside a Vegan Mulligatawny Soup with tomato, lemon, herbs, and lentils. For larger plates, customers can choose from several different Vegan Dosas and Curries—including Vegetable Vindaloo, Yellow Dal, and Bhindi Masala.

Ahimsa

Natalie Brown

@naataliebrown

Natalie, a UCLA senior studying English and Film, moved to LA from Ontario, Canada, and now considers herself a full-fledged Southern Californian, loading up on tacos and guac, tanning at the beach, and blasting YG’s discography any opportunity she gets. When not writing for VegOut or UCLA’s Daily Bruin, she can be found strolling the farmers markets or binge-watching the latest Netflix docuseries.

Articles by Natalie
Natalie Brown

More from VegOut

See the article 15 must-try vegan restaurants in orange county

15 Must-Try Vegan Restaurants in Orange County

Pizza shops, sushi restaurants, burger joints—this list covers it all!

Allie Mitchell Allie Mitchell
Au Lac
Food & Drink Los Angeles
See the article the best vegan restaurants in florida

The Best Vegan Restaurants in Florida

From the Panhandle to the big city, Florida is a hot spot for plant-based eats.

Allison van Tilborgh Allison van Tilborgh
Love Life Cafe
Food & Drink
See the article 10 best vegan restaurants for a date night in la

10 Best Vegan Restaurants for a Date Night in LA

There are only green flags at these vegan eateries!

Allie Mitchell Allie Mitchell
Avant Garden Bistro
Food & Drink
See the article vegan baked goods that ship nationwide for the holidays

Vegan Baked Goods That Ship Nationwide for the Holidays

From Hanukkah bundt cakes and Christmas cookies to gingerbread house kits, this list covers it all!

Allie Mitchell Allie Mitchell
Dear Bella Creamery
Food & Drink
See the article our 5 secret ingredients for vegan holiday cooking

Our 5 Secret Ingredients for Vegan Holiday Cooking

Add these products to your plant-based recipes this holiday season!

Anja Grommons Anja Grommons
Bragg
Sponsored Food & Drink
See the article prados beauty celebrates indigenous beauty and resilience

Prados Beauty Celebrates Indigenous Beauty and Resilience

Founder Cece Meadows puts Indigenous voices at the forefront of the beauty industry.

Alejandra Tolley Alejandra Tolley
Prados Beauty
Fashion & Beauty
See the article 8 vegan sweaters to keep you warm this winter

8 Vegan Sweaters to Keep You Warm This Winter

We’re staying warm this season with these vegan styles!

Tammie Ortlieb Tammie Ortlieb
Will's Vegan Store
Fashion & Beauty
See the article 10 vegan chocolate chip brands perfect for baking

10 Vegan Chocolate Chip Brands Perfect for Baking

These dairy-free chocolate chips were made for cookies, waffles, muffins, and more.

Anja Grommons Anja Grommons
Pascha Chocolate
Food & Drink
See the article 12 vegan beauty gifts to shop this holiday season

12 Vegan Beauty Gifts to Shop This Holiday Season

Deck the halls with boughs of vegan beauty gifts!

Alejandra Tolley Alejandra Tolley
Fleur & Bee
Fashion & Beauty
See the article sustainably and carefully sourced ingredients set this native american-owned vegan bakery apart

Sustainably and Carefully Sourced Ingredients Set This Native American-Owned Vegan Bakery Apart

Place an order from Wholesome Bakery in honor of Native American Heritage Month!

Allie Mitchell Allie Mitchell
Wholesome Bakery
Food & Drink
See the article 8 vegan bakeries in los angeles

8 Vegan Bakeries in Los Angeles

Stock up for the holidays at these sweet stops!

Allie Mitchell Allie Mitchell
Just What I Kneaded
Food & Drink Los Angeles
See the article 11 best cruelty-free, vegan laundry detergents

11 Best Cruelty-Free, Vegan Laundry Detergents

Elevate your laundry day with these plant-based brands.

Tammie Ortlieb Tammie Ortlieb
Seventh Generation
Shopping

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 latest in plant-based news, entertainment, and lifestyle delivered straight to your door (or inbox!)
Order the magazine!

Navigation

Subscribe Now

Order the magazine!
Close

Filters

Cities

The Most

Writer

Test

Test 2

ddd