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Ali in…

Austin, Texas

Beets Cafe—1611 West 5th Street, Suite 165, Austin, TX, 78703. (512) 477-2338.
Casa de Luz—1701 Toomey Road, Austin, TX, 78704. (512) 476-2535.
Counter Culture—2337 East Cesar Chavez Street, Austin, TX. (512) 524-1540.
Daily Juice—4500 Duval Street, Austin, TX, 78751. (512) 380-9046.
Juiceland—1625 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX, 78704. (512) 480-9501.
Nomad Dosa (Food Truck)—1603 South Congress Avenue, Austin, TX.
Sweet Ritual—4500 Duval Street, Austin, TX.
Wheatsville Co-op—3101 Guadalupe Street, Austin, TX, 78705. (512) 478-2667.
Whole Foods Flagship Market—52 North Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX, 78703. (512) 542-2200.

Brooklyn, NY

Bunna Cafe—1084 Flushing Ave, Brooklyn, NY, 11237. (347) 295-2227.
Champs Family Diner176 Ainslie Street, Brooklyn, NY. (718) 599-2743.
Clementine Bakery—299 Greene Ave, Brooklyn, NY. (718) 483-8788.
Dao Palate—329 Flatbush Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217. (718) 638-1995.
Dr. Cow—93 S 6th St, Brooklyn, NY.
Dun-well Doughnuts (First & Second Posts)222 Montrose Ave, Brooklyn, New York, 11206.
M.O.B. Brooklyn (First & Second Posts)525 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, NY, 11217. (718) 797-2555 ext #1.
Paulie Gee’s Pizza—60 Greenpoint Ave, Brooklyn, NY, 11222. (347) 987-3747.
Pickle Shack—256 4th Ave, Brooklyn, NY, 11215. (347) 763-2127.
S’Nice—315 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY. (718) 788-2121.
Sun in Bloom—460 Bergen St, Brooklyn, NY, 11217. (718) 622-4303.

Florence, Italy

5 e CinquePiazza della Passera 1, Florence, Italy, 50125.
Dolce VeganVia San Gallo 92r, Florence, Italy, 50129.
Festival del Gelato—Via del Corso 75r, Florence, Italy.
Gelateria della Passera—Piazza della Passera 15, Florence, Italy, 50125.
Gelateria Perche No!Via dei Tavolini 19r, Florence, Italy, 50122.
Il Pizzaiuolo—Via de Macci 113r, Florence, Italy, 50122.
Il Vegetariano—Via delle Ruote 30r, Florence, Italy.
La Raccolta—Via Giacomo Leopardi 2r, Florence, Italy, 50121.
Le Fate—Borgo Allegri 9r, Florence, Italy, 50122.
Le Vespe Cafe—Via Ghibellina 76r, Florence, Italy, 50125.
Mercato Sant’Ambrogio—Piazza Lorenzo Ghiberti, Florence, Italy, 50121.
Miso di Riso—Borgo degli Albizi 54r, Florence, Italy, 50122.
NaturaSi—Via Masaccio 88/90, Florence, Italy, 50132.

Madison, Wisconsin (Hometown)

Alchemy Cafe—1980 Atwood Avenue, Madison, WI. (608) 204-7644.
Bandung—600 Willy Street, Madison, WI. (608) 255-6910.
Banzo2105 Sherman Avenue, Madison, WI. (608) 441-2002.
Bloom Bake Shop—1834 Parmenter Street, Madison, WI. (608) 831-5797.
Café Zoma—2326 Atwood Avenue, Madison, WI. (608) 246-2009.
Daisy Café and Cupcakery—2827 Atwood Avenue, Madison, WI. (608) 241-2200.
Dobhan—2110 Atwood Avenue, Madison, WI. (608) 242-4448.
El Dorado Grill—744 Willy Street, Madison, WI. (608) 280-9378.
Gotham Bagels—112 East Mifflin Street, Madison, WI. (608) 467-7642.
Graze (First & Second Posts)—1 South Pinckney Street, Madison, WI. (608) 251-2700.
The Green Owl Café (First, Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, & Seventh Posts)1970 Atwood Avenue, Madison, WI. (608) 285-5290.
Ha Long Bay—1353 Willy Street, Madison, WI. (608) 255-2868.
Harvest—21 North Pinckney Street, Madison, WI. (608) 255-6075.
Himal Chuli—318 State Street, Madison, WI. (608) 251-9225.
Igo Vego (Food Cart)—East Mifflin & Wisconsin Avenue, and 10 South Allen Street, Madison, WI.
LaDonia Cafe (Food Cart)—Library Mall.
Lao Laan-Xang—1146 Willy Street, Madison, WI. (608) 280-0104.
Mad City Vegan Fest—an annual vegan festival organized by The Alliance for Animals and the Environment.
Madison Area Vegetarian Meetup Group
Madison Sourdough—916 Willy Street, Madison, WI. (608) 442-8009.
Madison Vegan Drinks
Maharani—380 West Washington Avenue, Madison, WI. (608) 251-9999.
Mermaid Café (First, Second, & Third Posts)—1929 Winnebago Street, Madison, WI. (608) 249-9719.
Monty’s Blue Plate Diner—2089 Atwood Avenue, Madison, WI. (608) 244-8505.
Mother Fool’s Coffeehouse—1101 Willy Street, Madison, WI. (608) 259-1301.
The Nile—6119 Odana Road, Madison, WI. (608) 274-1788.
Nostrano—111 South Hamilton Street, Madison, WI. (608) 395-3295.
Restaurant Muramoto—225 King Street, Madison, WI. (608) 259-1040.
Sunprint Cafe—1 South Pinckney Street, Madison, WI. (608) 255-1555.
Taste of India2623 Monroe Street, Madison, WI. (608) 218-9200.
Tex Tubb’s Taco Palace—2009 Atwood Avenue, Madison, WI. (608) 242-1800.
Umami Dumpling and Ramen Bar—923 Willy Street, Madison, WI. (608) 819-6319.
Wasabi—449 State Street, Madison, WI. (608) 255-5020.
The Weary Traveler—1201 Willy Street, Madison, WI. (608) 442-6207.

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Ecopolitan—2409 Lyndale Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN, 55405. (612) 87-GREEN.
The Wedge Natural Foods Co-op—2105 Lyndale Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN, 55405. (612) 874-7275.
Twin Cities Veg Fest—an annual vegan festival hosted by Compassionate Action for Animals.

Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Atwater Market—138 Atwater, Corner of Notre-Dame and Atwater, Montreal, Quebec.
Aux Vivres—4631 Boulevard Saint-Laurent, Montreal, Quebec. (514) 842-3479.
Cafe Juicy Lotus—5568 Monkland Ave, Montreal, Quebec. (514) 507-6268.
Crudessence—2157 Rue Mackay, Montreal, Quebec. (514) 664-5188.
David’s Tea—Le Centre Eaton, 705 Rue Sainte-Catherine Ouest, Montreal, Quebec. (514) 284-6060.
Midnight Kitchen—Room 302, Shatner Building, 3610 McTavish, Montreal, Quebec.
Pikolo Espresso Bar—3418 B Ave du Parc, Montreal, Quebec. (514) 508-6800.

New York City

Angelica Kitchen (First & Second Posts)300 East 12th Street, NYC. (212) 228-2909.
Babycakes Bakery248 Broome St, NYC, 10002. (855) 462-2292.
Beyond Sushi229 East 14th Street, NYC. (646) 861-2889.
Blossom—187 9th Avenue, NYC. (212) 627-1144.
Buddha Bodai—5 Mott St, NYC, 11013. (212) 566-8388.
Candle 79—154 E 79th St, NYC, 10021. (212) 537-7179.
Candle Cafe East1307 3rd Avenue, NYC. (212) 472-0970.
Candle Cafe West—2427 Broadway, NYC. (212) 769-8900.
Caravan of Dreams405 East 6th Street, NYC. (212) 254-1613.
Cinnamon Snail—food truck in NYC, Brooklyn, and Red Bank, NJ. Check Facebook for locations each week.
Dirt Candy—430 E 9th St, NYC, 10009. (212) 228-7732.
Franchia—12 Park Ave, NYC, 10016. (212) 213-1001.
Hangawi (First & Second Posts)—12 East 32nd Street, NYC. (212) 213-0077.
JivamukTea Cafe—841 Broadway, 2nd Floor, NYC, 10003. (212) 353-0214.
Lula’s Sweet Apothecary—516 E 6th St, NYC. (646) 481-5852.
New York City Vegetarian Food Festivalan annual celebration of vegan food in NYC.
One Lucky Duck Juice & Takeaway425 West 15th Street, NYC. (212) 255-4300.
Organic Avenue—various locations around NYC.
Pala Pizza—198 Allen St, NYC, 10012. (212) 614-7252.
Peacefood Café41 East 11th Street, NYC. (212) 979-2288.
Pure Food & Wine—54 Irving Pl, NYC, 10003. (212) 477-1010.
Red Bamboo—140 W 4th St, NYC. (212) 260-7049.
Sacred Chow—227 Sullivan St, NYC, 10012. (212) 337-0683.
Soy and Sake—47-49 7th Ave S, NYC. (212) 255-2848.
Taim—222 Waverly Pl, NYC, 10014. (212) 691-1287.
Terri—60 W 23rd St, NYC. (212) 647-8810.
V-Note1522 First Avenue, NYC. (212) 249-5009.
Vegetarian Dim Sum House—24 Pell St, NYC, 11013. (212) 577-7176.
Wild Ginger Pan-Asian Vegan Cafe—380 Broome St, NYC, 10013. (212) 966-1883.

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Mi Lah Vegetarian218 South 16th Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19102. (215) 732-8888.
Reading Terminal Market—12th and Arch Streets, Philadelphia, PA. (215) 922-2317.
Sweet Freedom Bakery—1424 South Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19146. (215) 545-1899.
Vedge—1221 Locust Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19107. (215) 320-7500.

Poughkeepsie, New York (College Home)

All Shook Up Cafe—44 Raymond Ave, Poughkeepsie, NY, 12603. (845) 485-1955.
Arlington Farmers Market—Vassar College Alumni House Lawn, Raymond Ave, Arlington, NY, 12603. (845) 471-2770.
Babycakes Cafe—1-3 College Ave, Poughkeepsie, NY, 12603. (845) 485-8411.
Thai Spice—28 Raymond Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY, 12603. (845) 486-8888.
Vassar’s All-Campus Dining Center (ACDC)—124 Raymond Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY, 12604.

Upstate New York

Garden Cafe on the Green6 Old Forge Road, Woodstock, NY, 12498. (845) 679-3600.
Gomen Kudasai—232 Main Street, New Paltz, NY, 12561. (845) 255-8811.
Karma Road11 Main Street, New Paltz, NY. (845) 255-1099.
Lagusta’s Luscious—25 North Front Street, New Paltz, NY. (845) 255-8834.
Peace Love & Cupcakes—54F Tinker Street, Woodstock, NY, 12498. (845) 247-3687.
The Tea Shop of Woodstock7 Maple Lane, Woodstock, NY, 12498. (854) 679-4100.

Washington, DC

Aya Community Market—900 4th St SW, Washington, DC. (202) 332-1306.
Busboys and Poets—2021 14th St NW, Washington, DC, 20009. (202) 387-7638 AND 1025 5th St NW, Washington, DC, 20001. (202) 789-2227.
District Tea Lodge1922 I St NW, Washington, DC.
Eastern Market—225 7th St SE, Washington, DC, 20003. (202) 698-5253.
Founding Farmers—1924 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC, 20006. (202) 822-8783.
Freshfarm Farmers Markets—various locations around DC. (202) 362-8889.
Le Pain Quotidienvarious locations around DC.
Sticky Fingers Sweets and Eats—1370 Park Road NW, Washington, DC, 20010. (202) 299-9700.
Sticky Rice—1224 H Street NE, Washington, DC, 20002. (202) 397-7655.
Woodland’s Vegan Bistro2928 Georgia Ave NW, Washington, DC, 20001. (202) 232-1700.

6 thoughts on “Travel

  1. Josh says:

    Hi Ali. Do you have any tips on eating in New York City? I’m headed there in October and am looking for some raw suggestions. Your tip of Crudessence in Montreal was so awesome, I thought I’d check with you to see if you had any similar experiences from the Big Apple! Thanks!

  2. Jacki says:

    Hi! I am so happy to have found your website because I am going to Italy this summer as a student and I am worried about finding healthy restaurants/grocery stores. If you have any more suggestions about where to find good produce in Florence I would love to hear about it!
    Thank you so much, keep up the great site!

    • Ali Seiter says:


      Oh, you’re going to absolutely ADORE Italy! May I ask where in the country you’ll be? My home base is always Florence because my aunt lives there, so that’s where most of my restaurant suggestions tend to be. However, EVERY Italian city has exquisite fresh produce at any outdoor market. As for veg restaurants, I’d suggest searching for the Italian region where you’ll be on–that’s where I found most of the restaurants that I patronized on my trip. Also, the vast majority of fruit gelato is vegan! Please ask if you have any more questions and happy travels. 🙂

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