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!}:

Acai Ya Later {203 Washington Street}

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For those who like a fruit-based drink or a base of power greens, this spot has plenty of options. The acai and pitaya bowls are loaded with fruits. Patrons can order one of the three bowls on the menu like the Washington Street Bowl, or build your own from scratch. Stop by the store to check our more of their vegan food options. Read more about Acai Ya Later here.

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. Read more about Alfalfa here.

Bareburger {515 Washington Street}

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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 to double-check with the waiter.}

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 patrons 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, Chunky Monkey, and Chocolate Fudge Brownie.

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 to cactus-filled tacos, there are even regular cheese options to please even the pickiest of palates. Read more about Charritos here.

Chipotle {229 Washington Street}

Everyone knows Chipotle as a build-your-own burrito and bowl spot, but not many know that they have a vegan bowl available. The bowl is made up of brown rice, sofritas, black beans, fresh tomato salsa, roasted chili-corn salsa, and shredded romaine lettuce.

Happy Vegans {410 Washington Street}

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This Turkish plant-based restaurant features a full menu of vegan and vegetarian-friendly dishes. Think veggie Çiğ Köfte {a Turkish delicacy}, tofu and turmeric rice, a veggie burger, a crispy tofu salad, vegan sushi rolls, and much more. Read more about Happy Vegan here.

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 {not the egg noodles}. 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, patrons 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. Additionally, building your own healthy dessert choosing from different fruit is available {strawberries, blueberries, pineapples, apples, and bananas}, coconut shavings, and maple syrup.

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.

Karma Kafe {505 Washington Street}

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This gem offers delicious vegan offerings like the veggie samosa and continues to add vegan items to their menu, so be sure to check every now and then for new dishes.

La Isla Uptown {25 12th Street}

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^Delicious Guava Empanadas at La Isla

The great thing about La Isla Uptown is that they do not use chicken broth nor include meat in 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}. The La Isla Salad made with vine-ripened tomato, avocado, red onion, and olive oil is a must-try. Alternatively, the El Vegetariano, a sandwich made with 7-grain bread, black bean hummus, carrots, cucumber, and olive oil and served with plantain chips is a solid choice. Read more about La Isla here.

Loquito {217 Washington Street}

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This gem is a Lebanese-Mexican fusion spot. Patrons can build their own burrito or bowl on the website or in-person. As a protein option, they offer avocado falafel made from a traditional falafel blend, mixed with avocado, cilantro, mint, and parsley. For an added kick, throw on a topping, vegan option include pico de gallo, chipotle baba ghanoush, cilantro hummus, black beans, fajitas, guac, tahini mole, and salsa verde. Read more about Loquito here.

Mamoun’s Falafel {502 Washington Street}

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The 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.

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. Read more about Northern Soul here.

Organic Basic Food {204 Washington Street}

This is one of the best markets in Hudson County. 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. Also available are specialty vegan items 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.

Precious Chinese {128 Washington Street}

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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”.

Pico Taco {70 Hudson Street}

Like any Mexican restaurant, this one makes delicious tacos and burritos, however, they have a few vegan-friendly meals as well. For breakfast, opt for avocado toast, and for lunch, patrons can ask for a meatless bowl or salad.

Piki Poke {535 Washington Street}

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Here, patrons can make their own poke and acai bowls with vegan-friendly toppings. For Poke bowls, opt for the kale noodle, white rice, or organic purple rice. For protein, organic tofu is available. From there, the fun part begins, choosing all of your toppings. Options include carrots, corn, seaweed, kale, cucumber, cabbage, onion, edamame, and red radish. For added texture, almond slices, louts chips, rice crackers, wonton chips, or macadamia nuts will do the trick. Lastly, go crazy with the diced fruit options to give a contrasting sweet flavor to the bowl.

Proven Poke {1401 Hudson Street}

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The star of the show is the poke bowls. You can build your own bowl, or choose one of the house mixes. There are non-seafood, gluten-free, and vegan options. Additionally, they offer sides, too, like miso soup, seaweed salad, poke nachos, and musubi. The avocado boat is not only tasty but the perfect Instagramable dish. They even offer a bowl called Vegan AF, complete with tofu, edamame, pickled ginger, mango, sweet sesame sauce, marinated shiitake, avocado, and sesame seeds. Read more about Proven Poke here.

Pure Pita {324 Washington Street}

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Although the storefront of Pure Pita is now Touch the Heart that offers an entirely different menu, the restaurant continues to honor the Pure Pita menu for takeout and delivery. Vegan and gluten-free options include falafels, meatless grape leaves, Za’atar cauliflower, lentil soup, fries, salads, hummus, and various dips. Read more about Pure Pita here.

Purely Juiced {262 A First Street}

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Patrons can order 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 milk used in their smoothies are freshly made in-house. {However, the packaged nut milk 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.

Quality Greens Kitchen {227 Washington Street}

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Open since October 2017, this fast-casual restaurant serves up craft salads, quality meats, and creative vegetable dishes. They have vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options, as well as proteins and comfort food. Additionally, there is soft-serve fruit, which is 100% dairy-free {and consists of only fruit, water, organic cane sugar}.

Shaka Bowl {720 Monroe}

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From build-your-own acai and poke bowls to pitaya smoothies, anything from this gem will feel like you’ve suddenly transported to Hawaii. There are vegan baked-goods available, chips & guac, yogurt, and more. As a base for any bowls, the options are rice, fruits, or any other options they have for the same price. Read more about Shaka Bowl here.

SouzaFit {517 Washington Street}

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From meal prepping to a storefront. This spot serves up strictly healthy food and offers s free meal prep delivery in Hoboken. The menu is heavily influenced by the Brazilian roots of Phillipe, the co-owner. They offer beyond meat and tofu substitutions for their meals. Read more about SouzaFit here.

Soul Curry {618 Washington Street}

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Soul Curry is an Indian fusion restaurant that uses seasonal local produce. Think traditional Indian cuisine but with a modern twist. For an app, opt for the Summer Corn Bhel, a roasted and puffed sweet corn, cumin chili vinaigrette or Naanchos, bhel chutneys {sauces}, roasted naan {in chip form}, and a masala cheese sauce {above right}. This was out-of-this-world good, and a fresh Indian spin on an old nacho classic. The blackened chickpeas are also a must. Read more about Soul Curry here.

The Brick {1122 Washington Street}

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This pizzeria rolled out a brand new, full vegan menu. The menu features apps, salads, pizza, sandwiches, entrees, sides, and desserts, including house-made vegan mozzarella cheese from cashews. From asparagus fries to eggplant bruschetta, there are tons of options. Pizza pies include Margherita, classic cheese, and BBQ Pulled Pork. Each of the restaurant’s six pies can be made gluten-free upon request, too. Read more about The Brick here.

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. Read more about Tony Boloney’s here.

Tosti Cafe + Kitchen {1024 Washington Street}

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This shabby-chic gem is perfect for a casual date or awesome brunch with friends. For breakfast, waffles, pancakes, and french toast are all on the menu. For lunch, the soup of the day, salads like the Hummus Salad {cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, black olives chunks, avocado, radish, homemade hummus, and warm pita bread} are sure to please. Ordering any bowls without the meat is also on option. Read more about Tosti Cafe + Kitchen here.

Turning Point {1420 Sinatra Drive North}

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Turning Point is known for its breakfast items like the savory avocado toast, Belgian waffle, french toast, and pancakes that come in seven options. The Whole Rolled Hot Oatmeal comes with strawberries, blueberries, bananas, or apples. Bowls and wraps are also available and can be ordered without a meat base.


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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.