The vegan dining scene in Cedar Rapids is full of plant-based destinations that all understand that practicing veganism is about eating a lot more than a sad, green salad. From upscale dining experiences to worldly street eats, there is a wealth of vegan-friendly options waiting for you in Cedar Rapids.
Rawlicious focuses on providing healthy food to Iowans that tastes incredible; they believe just because a dish is made with veggies, doesn’t mean it has to be boring. The spot offers a vegan and gluten-free menu with dishes made from high-quality ingredients (and a dash of love). Some must-tries for plant fanatics include the “BLT” wrap with eggplant crisped to perfection to mimic bacon or the fresh taco salad bowl with walnut taco “meat.” Rawlicious also offers a wide variety of smoothie bowls, shakes and wraps to complete its menu.
To learn more about Rawlicious, visit www.rawliciouscr.com.
The Full Bowl
With a globally inspired menu that offers both vegan and vegetarian items (bonus: most are also gluten-free), The Full Bowl offers locals tastes of coastal cuisine. Each dish is made with whole, organic ingredients and some fan favorites include the pumpkin chickpea curry (a festive, seasonal special) and the chana masala, an Indian-style bowl.
To learn more about The Full Bowl, visit www.thefullbowl.com.
LP Street Food
A local, relaxed pub, most visitors would not expect the sports spot, LP Street Food, to boast an exciting selection of vegan bites among its staple pub plates. On the menu, you will find options like the Impossible burger, cooked to perfection with cucumber relish, mixed greens and sweet chili ketchup, and the crisp lettuce wraps with black bean salad, rice, chili paste, sweet chili soy and pickled radish. The menu also houses gluten-free dishes, vegetarian options and, of course, its a traditional menu.
To learn more about LP Street Food, visit www.lpstreetfood.com.
A hip taco joint, Caucho offers authentic Mexican dishes with some veggie-based plates for its vegan visitors including faux meat, veggie taco with fresh corn husks, grilled vegetables and rice bowls, and much more for those craving something savory.
To learn more about Caucho, visit www.cauchorestaurant.com.
A popular industrial spot in two of Iowa’s cities, 30Hop offers an American menu that infuses Asian tastes and flavors. It is the perfect destination for meeting up with friends and loved ones who have a mix of vegan and non-vegan tastes. You can find vegan items like the Impossible burger, veggie faux mac and cheese, and more vegan plates here.
To learn more about 30Hop, visit www.30hop.com.
This Indian street food spot boasts vegan dishes with an incredible menu lineup. From vegan chickpea curry and veggie naan wraps to veggie naan pizza and Indian street tacos, Delhicacy in Cedar Rapids is a must for vegans to try.
To learn more about Delhicacy, visit www.delhicacycr.com.
The Quarter Barrel
When visiting The Quarter Barrel, be sure to spot the cute leaf plant on its menu to find an assortment of vegan plates. The restaurant is every local’s go-to destination to catch the latest games, and your vegan friends can feel comfortable coming along knowing they have a menu waiting with options like fried curry cauliflower, a veggie supreme pizza, jackfruit BBQ sandwiches and so much more. (Tip: Most dishes can be made into a vegan-friendly meal upon request.)
To learn more about The Quarter Barrel, visit www.thequarterbarrel.com.
An upscale dining spot in Northern Cedar Rapids, Bari Italian offers a duo-chef-driven menu that focuses on using fresh, noteworthy ingredients to create authentic Italian meals. The menu offers gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan and vegetarian options in addition to traditional mains. Some vegan favorites include the beets antipasto with seared golden and red beets, a refreshing Primi Piatti zoodle with a white wine broth, and a spinach salad with a sweet balsamic vinaigrette, to name a few.
To learn more about Bari Italian, visit www.bari-italian.com.