There’s nothing like hitting the open road to soak in some new scenery… and then you get hungry. Admittedly, the concepts of road trip and great vegan eats may seem mutually exclusive, but not with Yelp as your navigator. It’s high time to get in the car and head out to some seriously destination-worthy eateries for this edition of Yelp’s Vegan Voyage in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states. Ditch the energy bars and save your appetite!
Just 100 miles away from New York City, Garden Cafe at Woodstock entices yelpers with a completely vegan menu featuring buffalo cauliflower tacos, black and white peppercorn crusted tofu and a vibrant specials board. “I’ve been to this place a few times this year while on hiking trips up north and it is excellent. I really like the lasagna, immune boosting tea, lemon raspberry cake and the tofu with satay sauce. The Malbec by the glass is great. My friend really enjoyed the portobello panini.” – Cri C
A visit to the iconic Moosewood Restaurant in the scenic Fingerlakes region of New York State is a must for any intrepid vegan Yelper. The menu changes daily, depending on what is in season. “So when my husband and I came up to the Finger Lakes area for a weekend getaway, Moosewood was an absolutely must stop for me. I got the reuben burger, a maple latte with oat milk and a piece of almond amaretto pound cake… Everything was delicious, and I wish we lived closer because it would totally be more of a staple.” – Beth H
Planning a trip to the Catskills? Stop in at this five star vegan establishment where “the yellow curry, mixed vegetables, and coconut jasmine rice all worked incredibly well together. The medium spice had a perfect slow buildup in the back of my mouth and intensified with each new bite…. The fact that I discovered a full vegetarian restaurant while standing atop a mountain still blows my mind.” – George L
For many a feminist vegan, Bloodroot has been a must-visit in this picturesque port city for 44 years. “I am hard-pressed to think of another restaurant that appeals to so many of the things I love – delicious vegan cooking, a large section of feminist literature, and a cozy interior filled with antique treasures and photographs to celebrate the lives of unnamed women. Not too mention the outdoor seating with a gorgeous view of the marina! I strongly recommend the vegan cheese platter (the creamy ricotta was my favorite!)” – Meghan M
Bountiful beach eats await you at Fare and Just Kitchen in Cape Cod, where everything is plant-based, gluten-free and peanut-free. “I had the Falafel Bunny Bowl which was shockingly good and filling. I also had the chocolate strawberry smoothie which might have been the best smoothie ever.” – Fahim R
Southwestern New Hampshire’s only 100% plant-based restaurant is also a health food store with plenty of vegan goodies to take home. “We ordered a ‘chicken’ burrito and soy falafel, which were big enough for two servings, a broccoli ‘cheddar’ soup, a soy vegetable soup, corn chips, two non-dairy cheesecake deserts (strawberry and blueberry) and two fruit bars (raspberry and blueberry). All were wonderful.” – Dan P
Take a bite of an authentic Jersey deli sandwich at Eureka Plant Based Foods – the perfect road trip treat. Choose from a huge menu of subs, pressed, deli classics, cheezesteaks & custom options! “The vegan roast beef is my favorite. It has delicious molasses-y sweet notes. We’ve also tried the pepperoni and turkey and those are delicious too. The club sandwich is amazing…” – Tara P
Those in the Philly and NYC metros looking for a destination dining experience need look no further than the lovely Sprig & Vine in New Hope, where dishes are a work of art. “We started with the grilled hearts of palm tacos which were delicious! The BBQ tempeh sandwich has some of the best BBQ sauce I’ve had in a long time. The chile aioli rocked and the tempeh was the perfect consistency. The cauliflower-cashew mac was fully loaded with delicious cashew sauce.” – Cody O
Vegan comfort food lovers will find pure bliss when they Veg Out in New Hope. “All of their mac and cheeses are fantastic but my fav is the Big Mac Mac and Cheese with the thousand island sauce, pickles and white and black sesame seeds. Truly a sight and portion to behold.” – Shirley K
Whether you save room or make dessert your main course, your sweet tooth will feel seen at Vegan Treats! “This place is heaven on earth. Everything is literally amazing. Loved by both non vegans and vegans. Here are my top favorites EVER: #1 is definitely the peanut butter pie, also the red velvet whoopie pies, confetti cake, carrot cake, zucchini cake, vanilla cupcakes, cream filled frownie-face doughnuts, brownie batter ice cream, and the gluten free peanut butter cheesecake!” – Christen G
Our next Vegan Voyage Road Trip series will have us heading south. Be sure and let us know about your favorite spots within a couple hours of your metro!