Our mission is to create collaborative working relationships between Pittsburgh business owners and the local vegan community, in order to increase the visibility and accessibility of vegan dining options.

www.thebigideapgh.wordpress.com
412-687-4323
4812 Liberty Ave, 15224
The Big Idea is a co-op bookstore, focused on alternative-political movements and literature. They have a café that prioritizes vegan food (including wraps, soups, and baked goods) and a downstairs meeting space that can be reserved for events
www.spakbrothers.com
412-362-7725
5107 Penn Ave, 15224
Spak Brothers is your classic pizza and hoagie store-front, but with many vegan options. It is currently the only place in Pittsburgh where you can get vegan pizza made with Daiya cheese and toppings like seitan sausage and soy pepperoni. They also have Seitan Cheese Steaks, melts, hoagies, and delicious seitan wings.
412-688-9661
4627 Liberty Ave, 15224
The whole separate Vegetarian Menu of this Thai restaurant that includes many various vegetable and curry dishes, all offered with the option of tofu, mock duck, mock scallops, or vegetarian chicken ham, makes this a favorite in the Pittsburgh vegan community.
www.YinzBurghBBQ.com
412-621-9469 (YINZ)
4903 Baum Blvd, 15213
YinzBurgh BBQ offers barbecue fare prepared in the traditional southern style: rubbed with spices and smoked over hardwood, with homemade BBQ sauce on the side. YinzBurgh’s Barbecue-Smoked Tofu can be served up a la cart, or as part of a salad, wrap, or burrito. In addition, they offer a variety of vegan-friendly, southern-style sides, such as Hoppin’ John, collard greens, and black-eyed peas. Yinzburgh is also available for catering your special event.
www.elburropgh.com
412-904-3451
1108 Federal St, 15212
El Burro has been one of North Side's hottest spots since they opened in November 2012. Located near Allegheny General Hospital, El Burro serves several vegan items and seems to be adding more by the month! Stop in for a vegan chorizo burrito, tofu tacos, or cauliflower & sweet potato tacos. Rotating vegan specials are also frequently on offer at this take-out restaurant.
www.habitatrestaurant.com
412-773-8848
510 Market St, 15222
Habitat is an upscale dining restaurant located in the Fairmont Hotel. They offer vegan selections as part of their "lifestyle" menu, which also features raw, macrobiotic, and other cuisine. Habitat is committed to a variety of environmental initiatives, including composting, recycling, and using locally-sourced ingredients whenever possible.
www.facebook.com/lilicoffeeshop
412-682-3600
3138 Dobson Street, 15219
Lili Café is a cozy place in Polish Hill that serves an extensive list of coffee drinks as well as food items such as a Black Bean Burrito, Tempe Ruben, Bahn Mi, Asian Rice Bowl, bagel with Earth Balance or cream cheese and sausage. Twice a month, there is an all-vegan dinner on Wednesday nights, and the menus can be found on their Facebook page. Also, their Sunday brunch always includes a vegan meal option.
sreesfoods.com
412-860-9181
701 Smithfield St, 15222
Sree's is great for quick, inexpensive Indian food. For one low price you get rice, nan bread, and 3 vegan side dishes-usually a dal, a potato dish, and a tofu dish. It's delicious!
412-212-8816
2401 Penn Ave, 15222 (Pittsburgh Public Market)
Specializing in organic and local sourcing, good taste and good health go hand-in-hand at Zest Wishes/Lean Chef En Route. Chef Mya Zeronis's offerings include Veggie Patties, Millet Mix with Organic Veggies, Raw Soup, Vegan Bacon, freshly made Almond Milk, Raw Cheesecake, raw cold-pressed juices, and superfood Super Shakes. Items vary by location. Currently Zest Wishes/Lean Chef En Route maintains a booth at Schwartz Living Market (South Side) on Fridays and Saturdays, hosts a monthly all-you-can-eat vegan buffet (also at Schwartz), and runs a booth at the Bloomfield Saturday Market.
www.aladdinseatery.com
724-778-9800
20424 U.S. 19, 16066
Aladdin's Eatery is a great place for Middle Eastern food, with 6 locations around the Pittsburgh area. The menu clearly identifies vegan, gluten-free, and even nut/seed-free options. Vegan offerings include favorites like hummus, baba, tabouli, and falafel, but also specialities such as Aladdin's rolled pitas, Lebanese Salata, the Loubie Plate, and the Mujadara Pocket.
www.aladdinseatery.com
412-781-4300
929 Freeport Rd, 15238
Aladdin's Eatery is a great place for Middle Eastern food, with 6 locations around the Pittsburgh area. The menu clearly identifies vegan, gluten-free, and even nut/seed-free options. Vegan offerings include favorites like hummus, baba, tabouli, and falafel, but also specialities such as Aladdin's rolled pitas, Lebanese Salata, the Loubie Plate, and the Mujadara Pocket.
www.aladdinseatery.com
412-369-9600
4885 McKnight Rd, 15237
Aladdin's Eatery is a great place for Middle Eastern food, with 6 locations around the Pittsburgh area. The menu clearly identifies vegan, gluten-free, and even nut/seed-free options. Vegan offerings include favorites like hummus, baba, tabouli, and falafel, but also specialities such as Aladdin's rolled pitas, Lebanese Salata, the Loubie Plate, and the Mujadara Pocket.
www.blueelephantcafe.com
412-963-7200
150 Gamma Dr, 15238
Located off exit 28 in RIDC park, the Blue Elephant Café is a coffee shop, meeting space, and all-vegetarian eatery, with breakfast and lunch hours. The Blue Elephant Café features organic coffee and specialty beverages, in addition to soups, salads, wraps, sandwiches, and more, all available for eat-in or grab-and-go convenience. In addition to their regular café seating, they also offer outdoor seating in warm weather and several private conference rooms for meetings.
mandyspizza.com
412-931-1120
512 Perry Highway, 15229
One of two locations, Mandy's Pizza in Westview has an allergen-free pizza, including vegan cheese, as well as a dedicated fryer for vegan fries. They also sell prepackaged cupcake, muffin, brownie, cookie, pizza crust, flapjack, and flour mixes. They offer vegan lunch specials and coupons, delivery and have indoor seating. With a complete allergen-free menu, it's a great place for everyone to enjoy pizza.
www.randitas.com
724-822-8677
210 W. Main Street, 16056
Randita's, in Saxonburg, offers an entirely vegan and organic menu, making them the only independently-owned vegan restaurant in the area. In addition, they cater and have a food truck. They're open for lunch Monday-Saturday, and also for dinner on Friday and Saturday.
www.casarastapgh.com
412-362-7969
130 S.Highland Ave, 15206
Located in East Liberty, Casa Rasta serves up a mix of authentic Mexican and Caribbean dishes, in a colorful, casual setting: Jalapenos, jerk-spices, plantains, tortillas, rice, mangoes, and agave abound on their menu. BYOB.
Plum Pan-Asian Kitchen
www.plumpanasiankitchen.com
412-363-7586
5996 Penn Circle South, 15206
Plum is a Pan-Asian Fusion restaurant with elements of Thai, Japanese, Chinese, and Southeast Asian cuisine. Vegan options are numerous, with a well-labeled menu. Some vegan favorites are General Tso Tofu, Crispy Thai Spring Rolls, Vegetable Tempura, and Thai Style Mango. Choose Plum for a moderately upscale dining experience.
www.tinfrontcafe.com
412-461-4615
216 E Eighth Ave, 15120
The Tin Front Café is one of Pittsburgh's few vegetarian resturants. It is located in the heart of Homestead's historic shopping district, and it features many local ingredients. There are many vegan options, and highlights include sandwiches, salads, wraps, and chili, as well as the Sunday buffet brunch.
www.asweetboutique.com
412-687-1265
3511 Butler St, 15201
Bella Christie and Lil’ Z’s Sweet Boutique offers a large array of fancy and fun baked goods, pastries, and chocolate-dipped goodies. Their diverse selection of vegan treats includes a cupcake flavor of the month, chocolate dipped s'mores, Oreos, licorice, Rice Krispie treats...and more! They also specialize in custom-designed cakes and desert tables for special occasions. Check out their featured lunch offerings, courtesy of Vegan ABC.
www.brillobox.net
412-621-4900
4104 Penn Ave, 15224
Brillobox may be known for its drinks and hoppin' music scene, but they also serve up a large food menu! Several items are vegan as-is, and others are clearly labeled when a vegan option is available. Their menu changes seasonally, so be sure stop in often! In addition, Brillobox hosts their “Starving Artist Vegetarian Dinner” every Sunday evening, with a vegan option available.
www.coca-cafe.net
412-621-3171
3811 Butler St, 15201
Coca Café is a popular breakfast and brunch café in Lawrenceville, which is also open for small plates and BYOB 3 nights per week. The menu rotates, but vegan options are clearly marked as vegan/vegan Possible, and the kitchen is flexible with creations.
www.franktuary.com
412-586-7224
3810 Butler St, 15201
Franktuary is a sit-down restaurant and bar with vegan hot dogs! You can get your vegan dog prepared with many different toppings on a variety of rolls-- or you can ask about the veg-chilli, veg-sausage, and veg-(meat)balls du jour, to see if that day's selections are vegan. They even have vegan Lemon Mini Mousse for dessert!
www.facebook.com/Gusscafe
412-315-7271
4717 Butler St. 15201
Gus's Café is a comfortable neighborhood bar, with a completely gluten-free menu. Gus's specializes in casual street food and a quality beer selection. Look for a coffee menu and outdoor patio, coming soon. Also, every day they feature a soup priced at $4 or pay-what-you-can.
roundcornercantina.com
412-904-2279
3720 Butler St, 15201
The Round Corner Cantina is a Mexican bar with creative cocktails and tapas. Vegan options are clearly marked and include items such as seitan tacos and potato rolled tacos.
www.pittsburghjuicecompany.com
412-586-5060
3418 Penn Avenue, 15201
The Pittsburgh Juice Company specializes in vibrant cold-pressed juices, with health at the core of their mission. In addition, PJC offers fresh coconut water and almond milk, as well as an assortment of snacks made with leftovers of the juicing process. Located where Lawrenceville meets the Strip meets Bloomfield, PJC is a central spot to drink your fill of fresh fruits and veggies, and they're even open early to give your day a healthy start!
www.allindiapgh.com
412-681-6600
304 S. Craig St. 15213
All India Authentic Cuisine has an extensive daily lunch buffet (excluding Mondays) which includes a plethora of marked vegan options. Over a dozen of the items on their large vegetarian menu can be made vegan. Dinner is half-price on Tuesdays, and they offer a 15% student discount every day. All India also rents a first-floor party room that seats 70.
avapgh.wordpress.com
412-904-3400
305 S Craig St, 15213
The owners of Ava Café and Lounge partnered with the Quiet Storm Café to offer a blend of coffee and globally inspired food and drink, much of which is vegan. Raw and gluten-free options are available too. Currently open weekdays from 8-3, they have loaded bagels, Anytime Quinoa, Spicy Crunchy Salad, and Golden Oat Shakes. Evening hours, shared plate dining, liquor and entertainment are coming soon.
Phipps Café
phipps.conservatory.org/visit-phipps/cafe-phipps.aspx
412-622-6914 Ext. 6391
One Schenley Park, 15213
Café Phipps, located within Phipps Conservatory at Schenley Park, offers a healthy selection for vegan dining. The café strives to source local, organic, seasonal, and sustainably produced ingredients. Vegan menu items include the Asian Chopped Salad, the Wild Mushroom and Caramelized Onion Bruschetta, Hummus sampler plate, and Roasted Veggie Sandwich Gluten-free options are also available.
www.ds6pax.com
412-241-4666
1118 S Braddock Ave, 15218
D’s SixPax & Dogz is a hot dog shop and beer distributer with vegan-friendly dogz and rolls, a handful of vegans appetizers, and over a thousand beers available in their walk in cooler.
East End Food Co-op
www.eastendfood.coop
412-242-3598
7516 Meade St, 15208
The East End Food Co-op is a local, member-owned, grocery store. While they carry all the staples, they are best known for supplying local produce and having an extensive bulk goods selection. They carry many vegan prepared food items and baked goods, and they have a small café with a hot bar and salad bar (much of which is vegan), fresh juice, and delicious smoothies.
root174.com
412-243-4348
1113 South Braddock Ave, 15218
Root 174 is an intimate neighborhood bistro, specializing in the use of locally-sourced, seasonal produce. Their unique menu changes frequently, but always features vegan options.
square-cafe.com
412-244-8002
1137 S Braddock Ave, 15218
The Square Café is a cheerful East-End café with breakfast and lunch offerings. Menu items include a seasonal vegan pancake option, vegan sausage, and several tofu dishes, as well as smoothies that can be veganized.
www.pittsburghchinapalace.com
412-687-8586
5528 Walnut St, 15232
China Palace has a separate menu of vegan options. Many options for soy and seitan “meats” are available, such as General Tso's Soy Protein, Lemon Veggie Soy Protein, Sesame Soy Protein, Orange Soy Protein, and Thailand Halo Veggie Shrimp, along with a variety of Veggie “Beefs” and “Chickens”.
www.edenpitt.com
412-802-7070
735 Copeland St, 15232
Eden is a moderately upscale restaurant, featuring an array of creative vegan dishes, both raw and cooked. It has a seasonally-changing menu (check their site for current offerings), and special attention is placed on sourcing fresh, locally-grown and organic ingredients (hand-selected from local cooperatives and farms), whenever possible. In addition, Eden's brunch menu (available on Saturdays and Sundays) contains many vegan options.
412-200-5574
232 S. Highland Ave, 15206
Oh Yeah! is an ice cream shop and café with an outdoor seating area and several flavors of soy ice cream. They offer a huge variety of different toppings (including vegan marshmallows and soy whipped cream!), as well as organic, gluten-free, vegan cinnamon waffles. The fresh-brewed coffee is fair-trade, and they have vegan creamer.
www.aladdinseatery.com
724-260-0072
4080 Washington Rd, 15317
Aladdin's Eatery is a great place for Middle Eastern food, with 6 locations around the Pittsburgh area. The menu clearly identifies vegan, gluten-free, and even nut/seed-free options. Vegan offerings include favorites like hummus, baba, tabouli, and falafel, but also specialities such as Aladdin's rolled pitas, Lebanese Salata, the Loubie Plate, and the Mujadara Pocket.
www.aladdinseatery.com
412-344-1111
630 Washington Rd, 15228
Aladdin's Eatery is a great place for Middle Eastern food, with 6 locations around the Pittsburgh area. The menu clearly identifies vegan, gluten-free, and even nut/seed-free options. Vegan offerings include favorites like hummus, baba, tabouli, and falafel, but also specialities such as Aladdin's rolled pitas, Lebanese Salata, the Loubie Plate, and the Mujadara Pocket.
www.casarastapgh.com
412-344-4700
2056 Broadway Ave, 15216
Located in Beechview, Casa Rasta serves up a mix of authentic Mexican and Caribbean dishes, in a colorful, casual setting: Jalapeños, jerk-spices, plantains, tortillas, rice, mangoes, and agave abound on their menu. BYOB.
lovinghut.us/pittsburgh_01/
412-787-2727
5474 Campbells Run Road, 15205
Loving Hut, located in Robinson Township, is currently Pittsburgh’s only fully vegan restaurant. The Asian cuisine includes many different soup, rice, vegetable, and noodle dishes with a variety of soy meats, seitan, and tofu. Some favorite dishes include Cheese Bread, Wonton Soup, BBQ Noodle, Grilled Sensation, Lucky Lemon Grass, and Spicy Cha Cha soy shrimp. Loving Hut also has a dessert case with vegan cakes and a buffet lunch or dinner every Saturday from 12-9 PM.
www.amazingyoga.net/cafe
412-432-5950
1506 East Carson St, 15203
Amazing Café is a cheerful space that serves a healthy lunch and nutritious smoothies. They emphasize the importance of seeking out organic and local ingredients as much as possible, and their menu is almost entirely vegan. Nearly everything is fresh and made from scratch, and you can find a selection of raw dishes on their menu as well. Menus items include salads, soups, smoothies, sandwiches, and a hearty entree is always on special.
www.beehivebuzz.com
412-488-4483
1327 East Carson St, 15203
The Beehive is an eclectic cafe with light lunch options. Offerings include premade daily sandwiches and one or two daily soups, all well-labeled. They offer a variety of non-dairy milks for coffee and have a number of vegan baked goods.
Double-Wide Grill
www.doublewidegrill.com
412-390-1111
2339 East Carson St, 15203
Double Wide Grill is another favorite amongst the vegan community in Pittsburgh because it has a whole vegetarian menu with clearly labeled vegan options that include delicious entrees like Tofu with Chimichurri Sauce, Caribbean Coconut Tofu, Meatless Stroganoff, and BBQ Pulled Seitan. Their seitan wings are another favorite. They have a separate fryer for their deep-fried vegan items and vegan wood-grilled items are grilled on a separate elevated section.
www.facebook.com/pages/jonathans-foods/125584417601735
412-855-9573
1317 East Carson St, 15203 (Schwartz Living Market)
Jonathan's Foods is a booth located within the Schwartz Living Market on East Carson Street between 13th and 14th Streets. His food is entirely vegan, gluten-free and uses organic ingredients. Jonathan serves hummus wraps, veggie burgers, quesadillas, and rotating specials, as well as organic chocolate chip cookies. Schwartz Living Market is currently open Tuesday through Saturday from 11AM to 5PM.
412-381-1820
1207 East Carson St, 15203
Kassab's Lebanese Cuisine is a quaint restaurant in the heart of the South Side on East Carson Street. Plentiful vegan options include Falafel, Spinach Pie, Hummus, Sleek, Baba Ghannooj, and Mjaddara, just to name a few. Two of their salad dressings, Balsamic Vinaigrette and the House Dressing, are vegan. All vegan items are clearly labeled on their in-house menu.
www.piperspub.com
412-381-3977
1828 East Carson St, 15203
Piper's Pub specializes in traditional English, Irish, and Scottish fare, complete with an extensive beer and Scotch list and televised soccer matches. They also have plenty of vegan options, such as Vegan Stuffed Peppers and a Seitan Thai Chili Wrap, and lunch and dinner specials are vegan every Tuesday night.
Zenith
www.zenithpgh.com
412-481-4833
86 South 26th St, 15203
Zenith is a vegetarian restaurant in the South Side and most of their food is vegan. Their menu changes weekly, so be sure to check it out ahead of time on their website. Don't miss their popular Sunday brunch, which includes their vegan, all-you-can-eat buffet (including several vegan cakes), coffee or tea, AND an entree dish (choice of vegan or vegetarian).
www.zestwishes.com
412-212-8816
1317 East Carson St, 15203 (Schwartz Living Market)
Specializing in organic and local sourcing, good taste and good health go hand-in-hand at Zest Wishes/Lean Chef En Route. Chef Mya Zeronis's offerings include Veggie Patties, Millet Mix with Organic Veggies, Raw Soup, Vegan Bacon, freshly made Almond Milk, Raw Cheesecake, raw cold-pressed juices, and superfood Super Shakes. Items vary by location. Currently Zest Wishes/Lean Chef En Route maintains a booth at Schwartz Living Market (South Side) on Fridays and Saturdays, hosts a monthly all-you-can-eat vegan buffet (also at Schwartz), and runs a booth at the Bloomfield Saturday Market.
www.aladdinseatery.com
412-421-5100; fax: 412-421-3900
5878 Forbes Ave, 15217
Aladdin's Eatery is a great place for Middle Eastern food, with 6 locations around the Pittsburgh area. The menu clearly identifies vegan, gluten-free, and even nut/seed-free options. Vegan offerings include favorites like hummus, baba, tabouli, and falafel, but also specialities such as Aladdin's rolled pitas, Lebanese Salata, the Loubie Plate, and the Mujadara Pocket.
bubblepi.com
412-422-0993
2218 Murray Ave, Pittsburgh PA 15217
Bubble Pi is an Asian bakery that specializes in "healthy and delicious" options focusing on fresh, wholesome foods. They use locally-grown herbs and imported Okinawa black sugar. They offer a separate vegan menu, which includes Chocolate Coconut Cookies, Black or White Russian Tea Balls, Brown Rice Tea Cookies, and Walnut Sticks. They also offer vegan Tofu Dim Sum and bubble tea. See menu here: bubblepi.com/vegetarian-vegan-options/
dobrateapgh.com
412-449-9833
1937 Murray Ave, 15217
Dobra Tea is a multicultural teahouse offering deserts, snacks, and light fare, as well as over 100 teas and specialty drinks. They also hold events, such as bellydancing shows and classes.
www.gluuteny.com
412-521-4890
1923 Murray Ave, 15217
Gluuteny is a dedicated gluten free, casein free, preservative free bakery. On a daily basis, a visitor is likely to find Mexican wedding cookies, cream-filled cupcakes, white almond cupcakes, or similar baked vegan treats. They also have gluten-free vegan pizza by the slice or by the pie. Check out their vegan-friendly menu (http://www.gluuteny.com/index.php/our-menu/vegan-menu) as well as the allergen list (https://www.gluuteny.com/images/allergy%20sheet.pdf) for any dietary restrictions.
mandyspizza.com
412-422-9660
1900 Murray Avenue, 15217
One of two locations, Mandy's Pizza on Murray Ave has an allergen-free pizza, including vegan cheese, as well as a dedicated fryer for vegan fries. They also sell prepackaged cupcake, muffin, brownie, cookie, pizza crust, flapjack, and flour mixes. The Squirrel Hill location has an expanded vegan menu with options like Vegan Pizza Parmigiano, White Pizza, The Not-So Pulled Pork Sub, and The Nearly Buffalo Chicken Sub. They offer vegan lunch specials and coupons, delivery and have indoor seating. With a complete allergen-free menu, it's a great place for everyone to enjoy pizza.
412-860-9181
2103 Murray Ave, 15217
Sree's is an Indian restaurant with quick, delicious, inexpensive food. For one price you get rice, naan bread, and 3 vegan side dishes-usually a dal, a potato dish, and a tofu dish.
Chip and Kale is a vegan meal delivery business that delivers within 20 miles of downtown Pittsburgh. Chip and Kale's mission is to make healthy, plant-based food accessible and easy to anyone with a busy lifestyle. Meals are prepared fresh each week (menu also changes weekly) and dishes are delivered in frozen meal kits with easy-to-follow instructions.
Since 2007, My Goodies Bakery has served the Pittsburgh area with vegan treats. You can find My Goodies at the East Liberty Farmers’ Market, The Big Idea Bookstore and Café, and Vibo's Italian Bakery to name a few. Many of the desserts can be made with allergies and preferences in mind. Visit www.mygoodiesbakery.com for more locations and to request a special order.
Red Velveteen Vegan Sweets and Eats
Red Velveteen is a one-woman, all-vegan baking company, specializing in cupcakes, cookies, muffins, and other baked goods. Orders for Red Velveteen can be placed by going to www.redvelveteen.com, emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or through Facebook, facebook.com/redvelveteensweets. Her baked goods can also be found at Espresso a Mano and the 720 Music Cafe.
SaludPgh is expanding to bring healthy, accessible, and affordable Latino cuisine to the 'Burgh! You'll find them serving up a variety of vegan empanadas at the Bloomfield Market every Saturday, and at StartUptown on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:00-2:00 pm. Also, join them the last Sunday of every month at 720 Cafe for "Best Brunch," an all-you-can eat buffet of delicious Latino- and Asian-fusion dishes.
The Vegan Goddess - where decadence meets compassion - has been serving the Pittsburgh area with baked goods since 2007. The Vegan Goddess specializes in both sweets and savory items, as well as an ever-increasing line of gluten-free and/or soy-free treats. Orders can be placed via email or phone, and she can frequently be found at community events. Check her Facebook page for more information and a schedule of upcoming events. the Vegan Goddess has also published the "I Don't Feel Like Cooking" Cookbook, and she hopes to debut another soon.
Vegan ABC's offerings include "Chicken" Salad, Buffalo "Chicken," Pulled "Pork" and "Beefy" Chili. According to their brochure, "All of our products are completely plant-based. No animals were harmed or involved in our recipes." Vegan ABC products are currently available at Marty's Market (Strip District), Biddle's Escape (Regent Square), Allegheny City Market (North Side), Naturally Soergel's (Wexford), East End Food Co-op (East End), Three Little Birds Cafe (Glenshaw), Eden's Market (Mt. Lebanon), Sunny Bridge Natural Foods (McMurray), Sweet Boutique (Lawrenceville), 52nd Street Market (Lawrenceville), and Mandy's Pizza (Squirrel Hill).
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