• Vegan-Friendly Restaurants in Hoboken

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    Considering the great state of New Jersey is the Garden State, it’s no surprise that there are some fantastic vegetarian and vegan-friendly restaurants here in Hoboken. We’ve rounded up some of the yummiest offerings for our vegan friends, and believe us, you will not be disappointed. And yes, dessert is included. Here is a list of restaurants in Hoboken that cater to vegans {and it’s ever-growing, so definitely comment with your additions and we’ll add!}:

    Simply Juiced {262 A First Street}

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    This will quickly become your favorite juice bar in all the land, not only because of the good food and awesome mission statement {To the Wealth of your Health}, but because of the consistent customer appreciation and service experience. You can get fresh cold pressed juices and blended smoothies both bottled and made fresh to order. Almost everything here is organic, raw, and vegan – even the nut milks used in their smoothies are freshly made in-house. {However, the packaged nut milks sold in stores contain preservatives and added sugars.} Packaged raw vegan salads, coconut “ceviche” and zucchini noodle meals can also be found in the fridge.

    Simply Juiced also offers their own customized juice cleanses for those prepping their bikini bodies and looking to jumpstart a healthier lifestyle!


    Honey Grow {120 Washington Street}

    A Philly transplant, Honey Grow is built on the foundation of promoting a plant-based diet. The rice noodles and tapioca noodles are vegan {but not the egg noodles!}. You can opt to Create-Your-Own stir-fry or get the already designed vegan Red Coconut Curry stir-fry {rice noodles, organic spicy tofu, pineapples, jalapenos, bean sprouts, scallions, cilantro}. Vegan stir-fry sauces include: sour cherry BBQ, sesame garlic and red coconut curry. Just like the stir-fry, you can also Create-Your-Own salad. The Vegan Kale salad is especially addicting. Vegan dressings include: walnut lemon dressing, sriracha tahini dressing, and mustard soy vinaigrette.

    You can also build your own healthy dessert choosing from different fruit {strawberries, blueberries, pineapples, apples and bananas}, coconut shavings, and maple syrup.


    Bareburger {515 Washington Street}

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    You probably didn’t expect a burger spot to be #3 on a vegan list, but surprise! This will be your new go-to vegan spot in Hoboken. Everything is organic and sourced locally when possible. In fact, all food sources, including specific farms, are proudly disclosed at each table. The extensive menu has items clearly marked as “vegan” and/or “gluten free,” and there are occasionally vegan specials on the weekend brunch menu as well. Some menu favorites include: vegan patties, including one made from sweet potato and wild rice, and a few pre-made vegan burgers, including the Farmstead Burger that comes wrapped in a collard green, or the Mexican-themed Guadalupe Burger made with a black bean patty and guacamole.

    And while it’s next to impossible to find vegan dessert at a non-vegan restaurant, Bareburger has vegan carrot cake, and an amazing Cococado shake made from avocado, coconut and lime.

    {Tip: Not all sauces are vegan, even those served with the fries, so make sure you double check with your waiter.}

    Precious Chinese {128 Washington Street}

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    You wouldn’t think a Chinese restaurant would have so many vegan options, but this cozy Chinese spot has an entire section devoted to vegetarian items with faux meats made from soy protein. Popular vegetarian dishes include Sautéed Soft Tofu Szechuan Style, Vegetarian General Tso’s “Chicken,” Vegetarian House Special “Duck”, Vegetarian House Special Brown Fried Rice, and Vegetarian Sesame “Chicken”.

    Tony Boloney’s {263 1st Street}

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    This Mile Square fave for all things pizza now has a dedicated section of their menu to vegan pizza. That’s right, enjoy some of TB’s crazy creations minus any animal products. Choices include the Yogi {with coconut curry tikka masala, mushrooms, broccoli rabe, + cilantro chutney}, the Kaliente {with roasted kale, Mexican black bean hummus, avocado, cilantro, + homemade salsa verde}, and more. And yes, they also have vegan cheese — SCORE.

    Karma Kafe {505 Washington Street}

    Karma Kafe reopened this year after a store-closing fire and we here in Hoboken {who anxiously awaited this day} couldn’t be happier! Not only does their menu include delicious vegan offerings, but they just recently hosted a vegan meet up dinner co-hosted by EARTH.  One of the missions of the dinner was to encourage Karma to continue to add vegan items to their menu, so be sure to check back soon to see some {hopefully!} new vegan dishes.

    Ben & Jerry’s {405 Washington Street}

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    Ben & Jerry’s now has non-dairy ice cream made with almond milk! There is usually one vegan flavor available that you can order by the scoop. The rest are available by the pint in the fridge. The PB & Cookies flavor is DELICIOUS. Other flavors include Coffee Caramel Fudge {delicious}, Chunky Monkey {also delicious} and Chocolate Fudge Brownie {you guessed it – delicious}.

    Organic Basic Food {204 Washington Street}

    This is one of the best markets in Hudson County. If you’re in a rush, they have great grab-and-go macrobiotic meals {brown rice ginger sushi, spicy dumplings, noodles} and vegan sandwiches {falafel wrap, buffalo “chicken” sandwich, kale tofu wrap, etc.} in the refrigerated area by the front door. You will find specialty vegan items here like Miyoko’s vegan cheese, Treeline vegan cheese {makes for a great office snack with Mary’s Gone Crackers Superseed Basil & Garlic flavor}, Viana Organic Veggie Snack Sausages {vegan Slim Jims}, vegan ravioli, an impressive vegan ice cream assortment, Vegan protein powders, and of course… organic fruits and veggies.

    La Isla Uptown {25 12th Street}

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    If you know anything about the Cuban culture, you know how hard it can be to avoid meat in a Cuban kitchen. In fact, there’s usually even meat in the beans! The great thing about La Isla Uptown is that they do not use chicken broth nor include meat into their black beans. One of the best things about Caribbean fare is always the sides. There’s nothing better than a plate full of rice, black beans, sweet plantains {platanos maduros} and yucca with garlic sauce {moro}.  Order this for your main dish and start with La Isla Salad made with vine-ripened tomato, avocado, red onion and olive oil. Alternatively, you can also order El Vegetariano, a sandwich made with 7-grain bread, black bean hummus, carrots, cucumber and olive oil and served with plantain chips.

    Mamoun’s Falafel {502 Washington Street}

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    Arguably the best falafel in the entire country, Mamoun’s Falafel is the oldest falafel restaurant in New York and one of the first Middle Eastern establishments in the US. Luckily, you don’t even need to get on the Path to get the Mamoun’s experience! Menu highlights include the Falafel, Ful Mudammas, Lentil Soup, Tabbouleh, and Baba Ganouj. They also have a great side of pickles that includes pickled turnips and olives.

    Alfalfa {1110 Washington Street}

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    Alfalfa is a salad shop in Hoboken serving vegan needs across the Mile Square, in the old location of Schnackenberg’s. This salad startup offers a range of salad options {Greek salad, an Italian salad, and more} that can all be made vegan-friendly.

    Charrito’s {518 Washington Street}

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    Charrito’s is a Mexican restaurant with a healthy and veggie-focused spin, once downtown as their sole vegan- and veggie-friendly restaurant, with options from this menu now added to the midtown menu. From their cashew and almond cheese {yes -for the vegans!} to cactus-filled tacos, there are even regular cheese options to please even the pickiest of palates.

    Hungry Like The Wolf {700 1st Street, Hoboken}

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    For those pizza lovers out there, Hungry Like The Wolf pizza delivery {housed out of Northern Soul} serves up delicious vegan pizza as the locale is 100% vegan. From buffalo cauliflower {roasted cauliflower, buffalo sauce, vegan cheese, vegan ranch, and cilantro} to a BBQ jackfruit pie {pulled BBQ jackfruit, pineapple, red onions, vegan mozzarella, scallion, and vegan BBQ sauce}, there’s something for every craving on this menu. Call or check their website to order!

    Northern Soul {700 1st Street}

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    Comfort food, vegan style — plus a bar. At this Hoboken restaurant and bar, the entire menu is marked with a V for vegan options as they are available, in addition to GF for gluten-free options, so diners know exactly what they’re ordering without the hassle of having to ask the waiter. For a great vegan dish option, try the buffalo cauliflower — equal parts crunchy + tangy {and you may actually not be able to tell it’s not fried chicken, promise}.

    Have some good vegan pointers for us? Send them our way! And, of course, tag us in your vegan favs on Instagram @HobokenGirlBlog.

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    Jen Gonzalez is the owner/founder of Doody Free Girl, a colon hydrotherapy practice in downtown Jersey City. Born and raised in New Jersey, Jen graduated from the University of Miami, FL with a degree in business — but after discovering a passion for health and alternative wellness while working at her family's business, she realized how easy it is to lead an unhealthy lifestyle in today's corporate environment. Now, she works as a colon hydrotherapist and certified nutritional consultant. On Hoboken Girl, she'll be sharing all of the cool vegan/veggie/healthy options there are to discover in Jersey City.


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