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Long gone are the days when vegans are left with a bun and some lettuce for lunch. Downtown Columbus is packed full of restaurants serving plant-based fare made with vegans and vegetarians in mind! Check out this list of restaurants that serve some tasty vegan food in Downtown Columbus.

 

100% VEGAN

These menus are entirely vegan and plant-based.

4th + State
152 E State Street

4th + State offers a variety of classic American options on their entirely vegan menu; from breakfast to brunch to dinner, they menu is includes everything from quesorito nachos and buffalo chik’n salad, to a “faux sho” pizza, to s’mores french toast and “vrunchwraps”.

Fan-favorite: The nachos and crunch wrap

 

OPTIONS GALORE

While these restaurants aren’t entirely vegan, they offer plenty of options designed specifically with vegans in mind (no lettuce sandwiches around here).

 

Bareburger
463 N High Street

Bareburger offers an array of melt-in-your-mouth vegan burgers with vegan patties including sweet potato, black bean poblano, and impossible beef, plus vegan fries.

Fan favorite: My sunshine sweet potato burger

 

Pierogi Mountain
105 N Grant Ave

A hole-in-the-wall dig with vegan options incorporated in the menu like they were never meant to be separated. Serving vegan pierogis, mushroom stroganoff, schnitzel and even vegan mac and cheese, Pierogi Mountain is the destination for big vegan flavor.

Fan favorite: Mushroom stroganoff

Dirty Franks

Dirty Frank’s Hot Dog Palace
248 S 4th Street

Pick a soy-free Veggie Dog and take your pick from Dirty Frank’s laundry list of dog varieties. With vegan topping varities including vegan cheese and bacon bits, they’ve even got veggie coney sauce on their chili dog.

Fan favorite: the Ohioana and the Razzle Dazzle.

 

Mikey’s Late Night Slice
268 S 4th Street

With vegan wings and by-the-slice-servings of their signature Vegan Buffalo Chick’n pizza, Mikey’s is a favorite of pizza lovers of all appetites, at all hours of the day.

Fan favorite: the Vegan Buffalo Chik’n slice

 

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Condado Tacos
132 S High Street

Don’t forget to spend your Taco Tuesday at Condado, where you can build your own taco with one of their many vegan-friendly proteins like Thai Chili Tofu, Roasted Portobellos, BBQ Jackfruit or Veggie Chorizo.

Fan favorite: The Rango Tango taco

 

Tortilla Mexican Street Food
Columbus Commons Cafe (160 S High Street)

Tortilla’s Mexican-style build-your-own menu gives hungry customers fast, easy, fresh fare. DIY burritos and bowls? We’ll take it.

Fan favorite: Tofu burrito

 

Market 65 Local Eatery
 65 E State Street

Market 65 is known for its wide selection of farm-fresh salad toppings – from pickled red onion to olives to orzo – they’re sure to have all your favorites, plus a few new ones to try.

Fan-favorite: Vegan wrap

 

Indian Oven
427 E Main Street

An award-winning spot for North Indian eats, Indian Oven touts an extensive menu of vegan meals made with top-quality ingredients that will delight any diner.

Fan favorite: Fresh vegetable pakoras

 

Tiger + Lily
19 E Gay Street

Tiger + Lily is a Downtown favorite, serving Asian-style tofu plates and spring rolls with vegan options.

Fan favorite: Teriyaki tofu bowl

 

Haveli Bistro
185 N High St

An upscale Indian restaurant with plenty of vegan and vegetarian options

Fan favorite: Hara Bara Kebab

 

Sidebar
122 E Main St

A plethora of South-American influenced tapas with a low-lit interior, sure to please all palates.

Fan favorite: Spicy potatoes

 

Satori Ramen Bar
59 Spruce St (North Market)

A ramen bar inside of the historic North Market, serving a wide variety of Japanese dishes.

Fan favorite: Katsu curry with tofu

 

Hoyo’s Kitchen  
59 Spruce Street (North Market)

Hoyo’s Kitchen brings the spices of East Africa to the North Market. The Somali-inspired restaurant has vegan Basmati rice and a slew of flavorful chickpeas and vegetables that will satisfy any food fan.

Fan favorite: Somali Basmati rice bowl with lentils, spinach and veggies

 

Si Senor
155 W Nationwide Blvd

Delicious Peruvian sandwiches with a pasta salad and grilled cheese that’s to-die-for.

Fan favorite: Grilled cheese

 

Yoshi
155 W Nationwide Blvd

Sushi, dumplings, and bowls with lots of customizable vegetarian options.

Fan favorite: Vegetarian poke bowl

 

The Walrus
143 E Main St

Bar food with a twist, with a surprising number of creative vegan and vegetarian options including cauliflower mac and cheese, veggie chili, vegetarian nachos, falafel balls, and sweet potato tacos.

Fan favorite: Cauliflower mac and cheese

 

BREAKFAST

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day — and if you haven’t tried these morning meals, you’re missing out. 

 

Rio Fresh Cafe
50 N High Street

Rio does everything fresh, serving ready-to-go smoothies, salads and bowls full of nutritious ingredients.

Fan favorite: Mango delight bowl

 

Morning Ritual
219 S High Street

From biscuits to breakfast sandwiches, The Goat’s Morning Ritual has a vegan bite for every appetite. The sans-creme de la creme? A vegan scramble complete with plant-based egg substitute, vegan biscuit and a boatload of veggies. Plus you can add Impossible Sausage for an added protein punch.

Fan favorite: Vegan Herbivore Scramble

 

WILD CARDS

Grab some veggie-friendly food at the places you’d least expect.

 

Hot Chicken Takeover
59 Spruce Street (North Market)

Known for its Nashville-style chicken, Hot Chicken Takeover is now tossing its signature spices on plant-based nuggets served with (drumroll please) vegan ranch.

Fan favorite: Nuggs with baked beans and slaw

Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams
160 S High St and 59 Spruce St (in North Market)

From Sorbet to Texas Sheet Cake,  Jeni’s has made some of their most popular flavors dairy-free to the delight of vegans everywhere. Other popular options to try include Dark Chocolate Truffle, Lemon Bar and Cold Brew with Coconut Cream.

Fan favorite: Dairy-free dark chocolate truffle

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