The hunt to find a vegan restaurant, or a menu with well-rounded options, is seemingly endless. Whether you’re vegan by choice, or because of allergies and intolerances, your choices are limited when you’re on the prowl for a bite to eat, and are looking for something to leave you satisfied (because let’s face it – sometimes a salad just doesn’t cut it). Luckily, the Granite State’s got you covered. Here are 7 of our picks for mouth-watering vegan restaurants from across the state that vegans and non-vegans alike are sure to love.
835 Central Ave, Suite 100, Dover
No matter how you like to eat, Earth’s Harvest’s versatile and expansive menu has something for you. Everything that comes out of their kitchen is made from scratch with ingredients that are local and responsibly sourced. Their fresh menu has an almost never-ending number of foods that are vegetarian, gluten free, vegan, and all of the above. With sandwiches, soups, smoothies, smoothie bowls, juices, breakfasts and more, Earth’s Harvest is a one-stop shop for mindful eating.
35 Portwalk Place, Portsmouth
This Asian inspired Vegetarian Bistro and Bar in Portsmouth is on a mission to bring balance to the culinary world by providing food that is inclusive to all. When the award-winning Green Elephant opened, chefs and owners Dan Sriprasert and Bob Wongsaichua were primarily inspired by Thai cuisine, but now they’ve combined flavors from Thailand, Malaysia, China, and India to create a vegetarian menu that everyone in your party is sure to enjoy. From Pad Thai, to dumplings, to Roti Canai, there’s something on the menu for everyone. In 2016, foodie and restauranteur, Guy Fieri even said that the Green Elephant had “one of the best vegetarian meals I’ve had in a long time.”
110 Main St., Newmarket
Even though they’re not a dedicated vegan restaurant, The Oak House has plenty of vegan options that have left their guests feeling satisfied, and hungry for more. Their cozy hometown atmosphere is the perfect place to enjoy a bite to eat, right in the heart of Newmarket. With a wide variety of vegan options from comfort food (did someone say vegan mac ‘n’ cheese?) to leafy greens, The Oak House is a must try spot for vegans and non-vegans alike.
168 Wilson St., Manchester
In their own words, the Green Beautiful exists to “sustain and inspire you with the power of plants.” Located in Manchester, the Green Beautiful’s kitchen cooks up plant-based breakfasts, smoothies, and sandwiches from scratch six days a week. Their menu features everything from bagels, to a BBQ breakfast, to a Philly Cheesesteak – the best part? It’s all plant based and 100% vegan. Their dining area is as bright and colorful as their food, and is the perfect sunny spot to enjoy a cup of coffee and a delicious meal.
3425 B White Mountain Highway, North Conway
Luke’s Sub Shop doesn’t just sell subs… they also have a full vegan menu, courtesy of the Valley Vegan. White Mountain vegans might recall that the Valley Vegan was once its own standalone restaurant, however now they are a part of Luke’s Sub Shop, which is conveniently located in the same spot. While their menu might no longer be strictly vegan, Luke’s Sub Shop still has plenty of vegan options for those that loved the original restaurant. Bring your appetite, because the sub shop’s vegan menu has sandwiches, flatbread style pizzas, salad bowls and more. The Valley Vegan also operates a bakery, which regularly cooks up gluten-free recipes, that look as delicious as they taste.
2015 Main Street, Rte. 302, Bethlehem
Right across the street from Bethlehem’s historic Colonial Theatre is an innovative farm to table restaurant food as fresh and inspired as the community. No matter your diet, the Cold Mountain Café has a hearty meal for you. Their vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options will warm your soul and fill you up, and will pair nicely with any of their creative craft cocktails. You’ll feel right at home at this family-owned restaurant, and you’ll get a (literal) taste of Bethlehem.
All over the place
Coming to a town near you! Keep an eye out for The Sleazy Vegan Food Truck while they traverse the highways and byways of New Hampshire, bringing vegan food to all. They’re making eating vegan fast and easy, and the pride themselves on how they get around. With gluten-free items on their menu, they strive to ensure that everyone can enjoy their fast and easy food. Their menu is known to change, but whether they’re serving up a deconstructed lasagna bowl, watermelon-feta salad, or mac and cheese, you’ll love what they’re cooking up before they head out. Still not convinced? After winning a “Best of NH” award for 2023, our publisher said he had a “spicy vegan sausage that makes this committed carnivore sublimely satisfied.” You can always try to hunt them down in the wild, but their website will let you know where you can find them next!