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Vegan Friendly Restaurants

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Members of the Vegan Community of Eastern Iowa shared their “go-to” restaurants. Here are some favorites:


  • Trumpet Blossom Cafe, 310 E. Prentiss St., Iowa City: tempeh Reuben, vegan BLT, jerk tempeh bowl, vegan Florentine, fries (sweet potato or white with sauces), soup, chocolate cake, milkshakes

  • Oryza Asian Cuisine, 5 Sturgis Corner Drive, Iowa City: yu xiang plate with crispy tofu or eggplant, teriyaki tofu, orange plate with tofu, moo shu vegetables

  • Big Grove Brewery and Taproom, 1225 S. Gilbert St., Iowa City: banh mi with tofu and mushroom, BGB vegan burger, Smashburger, sweet potato and black bean tacos, crispy cauliflower

  • Get Fresh Cafe, 109 Iowa Ave., Iowa City: the tage (local veggies, tempeh bacon, chipotle mayo, on a whole wheat bun), BLT (tempeh), the get fresh sandwich, açai bowl, chia pudding, smoothie bowls, freshies

  • Thai Flavors, 340 E. Burlington St., Iowa City: vegetable delight (without fish sauce), tom yum soup with tofu, pineapple fried rice with tofu (no egg), green curry

  • Thai Spice, 1210 S. Gilbert St., #200, Iowa City: pad pak ruam mid with soy sauce and tofu

  • India Cafe, 227 E. Washington St., Iowa City: bhindi masala, chana masala

  • Oasis Falafel, 206 N. Linn St., Iowa City: falafel pita sandwich, genie plate with falafel and pita

  • Bread Garden, 225 S Linn St., Iowa City: spiced tofu tacos

  • Dumpling Darling, 213 Iowa Ave., Iowa City: edamame and Brussels sprouts, chipotle tofu dumplings, kimchi mandu dumpling, fried Brussels sprouts

  • Oyama, 1853 Lower Muscatine Road, Iowa City: tofu teriyaki ​

  • Nodo, 600 N. Dodge St., Iowa City: portobello mushroom sandwich 

  • Rapid Creek Cidery, 4823 Dingleberry Road NE #2, Iowa City: tofu sandwich, vegan apple turnover

Iowa City


  • 30Hop Coralville, 900 E. 2nd Ave., Coralville: vegan burger

  • Haveli Indian Cuisine, 943 25th St., Coralville: tabbouleh, dal fry and aloo mattar (must request dishes to be vegan)

  • Mellow Mushroom, 1451 Coral Ridge Ave., Coralville: veg out pizza with a choice of 30 vegan toppings, including vegan cheese



  • The Full Bowl: Globally inspired rice and beans bowls made with organic whole foods, cooked from scratch, served fast vegan/vegetarian and mostly gluten free. They are located in NewBo, Cedar Rapids. Check their weekly special HERE


  • Rawlicious: Daytime raw cafe in Cedar Rapids. They serve organic, gluten-free and vegan entrees, salads, smoothies and juices. Check their delicious desserts HERE

Cedar Rapids

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