Whether you want to take out or dine in to enjoy some well-crafted and creative vegan specialties, you don't have to look far beyond Farmington and St. Louis, Missouri. Several restaurants in our region cater to vegan tastes. Learn more about the dishes and vegan specialties you can find on the menus of the following establishments.
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Discover an innovative culinary establishment offering dynamic vegan and vegetarian fare, Confluence Kombucha. Customers can choose from among eight flavors of craft-brewed kombucha on tap to complement its gluten-free and vegetarian fare.
Sample a delightful green curry soup with butternut squash, cilantro, macadamia nuts, bell pepper relish, lemongrass, kaffir lime, and brown sticky rice. The dosa, an Indian pancake, serves as the base for a delightful fingerling curry with saffron coconut yogurt, mango, and tamarind. Treat your taste buds to a flavor explosion with the Kimbap Taco. This taco creation incorporates roasted seaweed, brown rice, and kimchi, plus your choice of beet, sweet potato, avocado, or tempeh.
While Confluence Kombucha recently decided to close its original brick-and-mortar cafe to dine-in service, the business continues to serve the greater St. Louis community with healthy vegan and vegetarian provisions for in-person purchasing or ordering online. Find homemade kimchi, gluten-free nut and seed bread, tempeh, coconut yogurt, and more. Take advantage of convenient curbside pickup and delivery through Uber Eats.
Location: 4507 Manchester Ave., St. Louis
Crazy Bowls & Wraps
Discover some of the most delicious, flavorful, healthy, made-from-scratch food in Missouri. Created in 1994 by Keith and Gail Kitsis, Crazy Bowls & Wraps combines healthy, good-for-you ingredients in dynamic bowls, salads, wraps, and more.
Look for some of the following vegan-friendly bowl options when you visit Crazy Bowls & Wraps:
- Order the Bean & Veggie Bowl, combining nutritious beans, steamed mixed vegetables, and your choice of grain or protein.
- Sample the Stir-fry Bowl, which features steamed mixed vegetables with your choice of grain, protein, and sauce. Sauces include gluten-free Thai peanut sauce and spicy teriyaki.
- Dig into a delicious Teriyaki Bowl with its combination of steamed mixed vegetables, regular or spicy teriyaki sauce, and your choice of grain or protein.
Crazy Bowls & Wraps operates more than a dozen establishments in the greater St. Louis area. Visit the Crazy Bowls & Wraps website for the complete list of locations and operating hours.
Lona's Lil Eats
Vegan specialties are the hallmark of the cuisine at Lona's Lil Eats in St. Louis. Eighty percent of the dishes you'll find on the menu are vegan, from sauces and spring rolls to dumplings and proteins.
You'll find phenomenal spring rolls served with a housemade vegan peanut sauce. The dough for the hand-rolled dumplings — fashioned by Lona, the co-owner — is free of eggs and lard and contains fillings such as cremini mushrooms, onions, greens, and homemade pickles. Dipping sauces, which are homemade, are vegan, gluten-free, and paleo-friendly preparations.
You can request Lona's famous giant rice paper and flour wraps, also vegan specialties, filled with stir-fried, non-GMO tofu. Accompany your main dish with vegan-friendly sides of stir-fried whole-grain rice, jasmine rice, steamed noodles, and raw vegetables.
Location: 2199 California Ave., St. Louis
Old No. 102 Tap House
Settle in for an evening of good food amid the casual ambiance of the Old No. 102 Tap House. Located in downtown Farmington's historic Braun's Hall building, which dates to around 1884, the Old No. 102 Tap House celebrates the vision of executive chef Josh O'Farrell and owner Brian Hurst. Opened in 2019, Old No. 102 Tap House has established a reputation for its wood-fired-oven pizzas and close to two dozen beer specialties on draft.
Vegan diners will appreciate the care that the culinary team has taken to provide flavor-packed specialties. On the starters portion of the menu, guests will find falafel bites, which are crispy herb chickpea cakes served with tzatziki sauce. The Italian hummus is a lively blended medley of cannellini beans, lemon juice, fresh Italian flat-leaf parsley, and extra-virgin olive oil accompanied by flatbread.
Dig into the delicious mixed greens salad. The flavorful fresh greens feature fresh mozzarella, red onions, cherry tomatoes, and a white wine balsamic vinaigrette. Perk up your taste buds with the flavors of the chopped Italian salad featuring artichokes, romaine lettuce, onion, red pepper, olives, feta cheese, and a Mediterranean dressing.
Location: 102 W. Columbia St., Farmington
Indulge in Japanese-inspired vegan delicacies at Shogun Farmington. This Japanese sushi bar and hibachi grill delivers a high-quality dining experience with small-town charm. Whether you're celebrating a special occasion or looking for a delicious takeout bite to eat for lunch, look to Shogun Farmington for some fantastic foods that will take your taste buds on a culinary adventure.
Delight in the creative flavor pairings of the Yum Yum Noodles with vegetables. This dish on the lunch menu features your choice of rice or regular noodles with steamed broccoli and carrots. Hibachi lunches — offered Friday, Saturday, and Sunday — come with a hibachi vegetable specialty, including salad, fried rice, and hibachi noodles as accompaniments.
If you thought that vegetarian sushi rolls are bland and not as dynamic as those featuring seafood, you haven't sampled this restaurant's vegetable sushi rolls. Each order contains six to eight rolls. Vegetable rolls include cucumber, avocado, asparagus, osinko (Japanese radish), and kampyo (Japanese squash). Pair your vegetable order with a side of vegetable fried rice.
For large parties, staff members request that you make reservations so that they can provide the best dining experience for you and your guests.
Location: 729 Sunset Drive, Farmington
The next time you're in the mood for a vegan bite to eat, consider one of the above establishments offering creative vegan fare in the Farmington area. What did you think about our list of restaurants? Did we overlook one of your favorite places for great-tasting vegan food in the Farmington area? Send us a note and let us know. Our team members at CarSmart of Farmington always enjoy sharing recommendations for great food establishments in our community.