Not long ago I took my first trip to Boston with a long time friend of mine.
Why Boston, you ask? Because she said, “hey. We should go to Boston.” and I said, “Okay, let’s do it”. And the next thing I knew I was i Boston.
Alright, that’s not quite how it happened, but it wasn’t far off from that.
Today I want to talk to you about the pretty amazing vegan options I found while there. I was very, very pleasantly surprised with just how many options there were.
The Middle East Restaurant and Nightclub
Our first stop was The Middle East Restaurant. We went during the day, but the restaurant does offer music pretty regularly, so give their website a look to find something that may interest you.
They had a few vegan options and I didn’t have too much trouble finding something to enjoy. The hummus as a starter was fantastic, and they happily brought me a few veggies because they did not have a gluten free pita option.
The one issue that I had was that there seemed to be a misunderstanding as to what a vegan can eat. We had a short conversation with the waiter when I ordered, confirming that the grape leaves were vegan, and when my meal arrived I was given a bowl of some kind of yogurt based dip.
Of course this is not a vegan-only restaurant, for good for a mixed crowd.
It’s not an easy task for me to turn down a delicious (and always overpriced) acai bowl. Cocobeet is like my dream place to eat (if I had significantly more money than I do now). They offer a variety of fresh juices, smoothies, smoothie bowls as well as heftier items like sandwiches and salads. Everything is organic and plant based, which you certainly pay for, but I was happy with my bowl and would go back for the ease of teh order and the confidence that what I received would, in fact, be vegan.
This was one of many gems that we passed but did not go into. With an on site bakery that is 100% vegan and a menu where every item can be made vegan if it’s not already, Veggie Galaxy is one stop I will absolutely be hitting on my next trip!
By this point on our food journey, I had absolutely no room left in my stomach. Except when you pass by an ice cream shop with vegan options, you don’t simply walk by without getting something. That would be ridiculous!
Walking all over town is much easier with a cup of coconut chocolate coffee ice cream. Trust me. J.P. Licks ex exactly what was needed.
by Chloe. is, by far, the best place we stopped. An entirely vegan restaurant, they feature loads of gluten free, soy free and nut free options, all of which are very clearly marked on the menu.
I got a glorious greek salad, some exceptional fries, and you know I’d never turn down a v, gf cupcake.
The restaurant itself is very cute and perfect for a casual sit down, but we enjoyed our food back in our room.
I’m happy to say there’s a location in NYC (among many other places) that I will happily make the trip in for.
Time Out Market
We were very pleasantly surprised to find Time Out Market just across the street from our room. It’s a serious of many different restaurants with both indoor and outdoor options. Not each of the places was vegan friendly, but I had absolutely no issue finding something delicious.
We spent roughly 3 days in Boston and between the many vegan friendly restaurants and a quick trip to Whole Foods, I didn’t find myself having to fear becoming overwhelmingly hangry and ruining the trip.
Have you been to Boston? If so, which of these places have you been? Are there places I’ve missed? Let me know in the comments below!