Abbey Kay is a local blogger and product photographer who loves Reno and all of its places to have fun. She is obsessed with donuts and coffee, and enjoys taking photos of both all around town. She has a passion for showing people her hometown and all it has to offer.
Vegan and vegetarian food can be more than just a mouth full of lettuce some people picture. Let our local Reno Tahoe restaurants show you exactly how to broaden your taste buds and explore new takes on comfort foods. From bowls to warm you in winter, and smoothies to cool you off in summer, we’ve got your cravings covered year-round.
Thali is Reno’s only all-organic Indian restaurant that is vegetarian as well. Thali serves “thali” plates that come with a variety of lentils, beans, vegetable curries, handmade chapatis, rice and a dessert that is full of authentic flavor! They create a set menu every week so all you have to do is show up ready to be served a unique meal and experience like no other.
The place to get acai bowls in Reno. Basik Acai serves the popular smoothie bowls fresh, made to order, plant-based and dairy-free. Looking for a good gluten-free and vegan option? Try one of their three toasts adorned with avocado and cucumber, cashew butter and bananas, or tomatoes and basil. Enjoy Kona coffee and smoothies with dry toppings like shredded coconut or crushed almonds as well.
Great Full Gardens offers a menu full of paleo, vegan and gluten-free dishes that are healthy and full of good things. Start your day with their vegan breakfast hash made with soyrizo, or pesto tofu scramble with organic potatoes. On the side, enjoy a breakfast sauté made with brown rice, cabbage and beans. For lunch try the wasabi vegetable bowl, cold soba salad, jackfruit soft tacos, or the grilled Portobello deluxe with vegan cheese.
At JUS you can find cold-pressed juice, fruit bowls, acai bowls, specialty waters, ginger shots and smoothies. Each one’s full of color, freshness and flavor. They aim to help boost your immune system, energize your day, cleanse your gut. Their menu full of fruits and veggies offers healthy alternatives to on the go snacks.
Laughing Planet has tons of vegan/vegetarian bowls, burritos, soups, smoothies and more. They have a house-made veggie chili that has zucchini, garbanzo beans and carrots. Not to mention a tempeh burrito with vegan cheese, or a Thai bowl made with baked organic tofu with jasmine rice to name a few dishes on the menu. The tables are decorated with toy dinosaurs that go hand in hand with the childlike flavors of ordering a burrito and a smoothie to go.
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