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2017 Best Vegetarian Restaurant

By Chloe

Boston
Sounds like virtue, tastes like vice: That’s the MO of By Chloe, the quick-service vegan empire that’s winning hearts, minds, and Instagram feeds with its […]
2016 Best Vegetarian Restaurant

Whole Heart Provisions

Boston
If you don’t think vegetarian cuisine can be decadent, then you’ve never tried Whole Heart’s falafel dog: two golden-fried chickpea-and-parsley patties “dragged through the garden” […]
2015 Best Vegetarian Restaurant

Life Alive

Cambridge
A new Boston staffer—a meat-loving New York transplant—recently ran into the office, excited after “discovering” Life Alive. It was then that we realized how lucky […]
2014 Best Vegetarian Restaurant

Life Alive

We’d argue that the trend in vegetarian cuisine toward creating foodstuffs that " taste and look just like meat" is a misguided principle. What self-respecting […]
2013 Best Vegetarian Restaurant

My Thai Vegan Cafe

Boston
A vegetarian diet doesn’t have to mean plain kale and quinoa. This Chinatown spot serves up convincing Thai dishes made without any animal products—really. The […]
2011 Best Vegetarian Restaurant

True Bistro

Somerville
Despite the proliferation of earthy-crunchy types in town, only a handful of restaurants here dedicate their menu to meatless meals, and even fewer elevate the […]
2008 Best Vegetarian Restaurant

OtherSide Cafe

Boston
The extensive vegetarian and vegan offerings here one-up the fakin’ bacon and sham ham that dominate most meat-shunning spots. At the OtherSide, tempeh can replace […]
2007 Best Vegetarian Restaurant

T. J. Scallywaggle’s

Allston
Pay no attention to the crazy name, the mind-bending spellings, or the restaurant’s less-than-luxurious digs in the heart of Allston: The vegan menu at T. […]
1999 Best Vegetarian Restaurant

Centre St. Cafe

Jamaica Plain
Visions of the Moosewood Cafe dance in our heads. This Jamaica Plain eatery isn’t quite the famous haven that spawned all those veggie cookbooks, but […]
1998 Best Vegetarian Restaurant

The Five Seasons Restaurant

Jamaica Plain
Meat-and-potato Brahmin cravings may explain the dearth of veggie restaurants in Boston, but The Five Seasons will convince even the most die-hard carnivore to lighten […]
1997 Best Vegetarian Restaurant

Five Seasons

Jamaica Plain
While other restaurants like The Blue Room, Hamersley’s Bistro, and Icarus can’t be beat for the occasional vegetarian meal, Steve Pell wins for variety. You […]
1995 Best Vegetarian Restaurant

Five Seasons

Jamaica Plain
Although the restaurant has added chicken and seafood to the menu in recent years to avoid the Chapter 11 fate o so many other strictly […]
1979 Best Vegetarian Restaurant, For Vegetarians Dating Meat-Eaters

India Pavillion

Cambridge
Carnivores can try the tandoori chicken; veggies the special curries. And Hindus everywhere will thank you for sparing the cows.