This Midwest city is coming through with the plant-based eats!
Whether you’re an Ohio local or just passing through the Buckeye State, you need to check out the vegan scene in Columbus. From vegan diners and plant-based butchers to veg-friendly fine dining and cruelty-free comfort food restaurants, this Midwest state capital has it all! So, next time you find yourself in the biggest small town in America, be sure to check out these 13 vegan and vegan-friendly restaurants!
It’s no secret that we love 4th & State. Owned and operated by Chad Goodwin, host of Top Vegan, and his family, this all-vegan Columbus eatery is a must-try. Featuring American fare, the menu is filled with everything from loaded French toast and plant-based omelets to stuffed-crust pizzas and tasty vegan sandwiches. There’s something for everyone in your group!
Hey, bookworms! This one’s for you. Two Dollar Radio Headquarters features a tasty plant-based café nestled inside a family-run bookshop. The café offers both a weekly menu and a weekend brunch menu filled with all the fully vegan eats! From Mac & Cheeze Tortugas and Mushroom Banh Mis to Vegan Cobb Salads and Midwestern Nachos, Two Dollar Radio HQ has it all! Be sure to bring your appetite and reading glasses.
Lettuce summon you to check out this family-owned vegan deli in Columbus, Ohio! Seitan’s Realm prides itself on its scratch-made offerings and we love to see it! Enjoy dishes like Fried Pickles, Mozzahella Cheeze Sticks, Bacun Cheeze Burgers, Fried Fysh Sandwiches, Mac & Cheeze, German Chocolate Cake, and so much more! Consider us en route!
Welcome to Woodhouse Vegan Café, where yes, everything is vegan. The menu includes everything from House-Made Focaccia and Grilled Chick’n Pesto Wraps to Burrito Bowls and Blueberry Lemon Cake. We are seriously drooling just thinking about this place! Plus, the company also has a downtown shop featuring coffee drinks, baked goods, and light bites!
For some hands-on eating, you need to check out Nile Vegan. Specializing in Ethiopian cuisine, this all-vegan eatery is a Columbus must-try! Enjoy a variety of hot stews served on injera (a fermented Ethiopian flatbread), salads, wraps, and appetizers during your visit—just be sure to bring your appetite!
Ready for some delicious, better-for-you vegan food? Portia’s Café has you covered! Offerings include raw, organic, and gluten-free eats like fresh wraps, loaded salads, comforting soups, and more. Enjoy dips like Hummus, Guacamole, and Walnut Pâté along with other bites like Raw Falafel and Spanako Rice Wraps. At Portia’s Café, you’re going to love the food and leave feeling good!
Fifth by Northwest
Craving a deli-style sandwich? Head to Vida’s Plant-Based Butcher. Specializing in house-made vegan meats, Vida’s will crush your cravings for BLTs, Reubens, Turkey Melts, and beyond! The menu also features tasty sides like Red Skinned Potato Salad and Mac + Cheese to round out your meal.
This family-owned pop-up specializes in vegan Soul Food and we are obsessed! Operating in The North Market, this Black-owned eatery has the hookup on dishes like No Fish Fry, Smoked Out Cheezy Grits, BKT (Bacun, Kale, & Tomato Sandwich), and beyond. Head to Willowbeez SoulVeg ASAP!
Short North, University District
Are you taking a Midwest road trip through Columbus? If so, you definitely need to check out Happy Little Treats. This all-vegan bakery features handmade cookies, cakes, croissants, breads, donuts, and pop-tarts. Yes—vegan pop-tarts! Plus, if you’re following a gluten-free diet, HLT has treats for you as well! We love an inclusive bakery.
Fifth by Northwest
Okay, this place is such a vibe! Greenhouse Canteen + Bar is a plant-based, gluten-free restaurant and the menu is fantastic. Diners can opt for unique dishes like Pumpkin Alfredo Gnocchi, Jackfruit Enchiladas, Korean Rice Cakes, and Pecan Pie. Greenhouse Canteen is one of those places that you’ll want to visit over and over again.
For quick-service vegan eats, head to Zammy’s Vegan Kitchen! From the Fish Basket and Gyro Wrap to the Cheesy Bacon Fries and Crab Cake Sandwich, this plant-based eatery is here for any craving you may have! It’s giving all the cruelty-free comfort food! Stop in and try a little bit of everything.
Scratch-made vegan pierogies, coming right up! But that’s not all, Pierogi Mountain features several vegan-friendly choices to obsess over next time you’re in Columbus. From Potato, Sauerkraut, & Mushroom Pierogies and Potato Latkes to Vegan Mac & Cheese and a Seitan Schnitzel Sandwich, this vegan-friendly menu is seriously loaded! Stop in for a brew and a bite next time you’re in Ohio’s capital!
Schumacher Place, Driving Park
Plant-forward fine dining is the name of the game at Comune. And this vegan-friendly Columbus restaurant is working hard to elevate how you think about plant-based food. From the globally inspired dishes to the locally sourced ingredients, you won’t want to miss out on Comune! We’ll take the Mushroom Confit, Watermelon Carpaccio, and Peach Sorbet—cheers!