10 Best Vegan Restaurants in Kentucky

On the hunt for the best vegan food in Kentucky? The ultimate winner will always be a matter of personal opinion, but there are plenty of great contenders to choose from. Try these top vegan restaurants and vegan-friendly restaurants in Kentucky.

V-Grits, Louisville, KY

If you’ve never been to V-Grits in Louisville, be prepared to be shocked because you may have never known that vegan food could be this good. Grab your friends and head in for vegan comfort food as well as the local beers from Chimera Brewing.

The Social Vegan, Lexington, KY

Whether you’re planning a night out with some fellow vegans or with some omnivore buds, The Social Vegan makes the perfect setting. Stop in for exquisite drinks and vegan cuisine that everyone will love.

Heart and Soy/Roots, Louisville, KY

Many vegan restaurants are cafes and quick, casual restaurants, but Roots is a different establishment altogether. It’s a rare vegan fine dining restaurant, perfect for special occasions or days when you just want to treat yourself to something special that’s aligned with your dietary needs. It’s operated in conjunction with Heart and Soy, an eclectic Asian fusion cafe.

Half-Peach Bakery and Cafe, Louisville, KY

Vegans love desserts just as much as anyone else. When you’re in need of a sweet fix, head to Half-Peach Bakery and Cafe. This St. Matthews spot has a broad menu of vegan sweets as well as vegan cafe fare.

Moody Mike’s, Lexington, KY

Technically, Moody Mike’s is a food truck rather than a true restaurant. Still, it’s a favorite for vegans all throughout Lexington, and it’s sure to become a favorite for you too when you take your first bite.

Soul Hi Vegan, Louisville, KY

Who says vegan food has to be boring? There’s always something new and exciting to try at Soul Hi Vegan. Located in Louisville’s Mellwood Art Center, this treasured vegan restaurant features soul food and phillies that are 100% plant-based.

Shahar Cafe, Louisville, KY

Louisville’s Shahar Cafe is making a splash by taking all the assumptions about vegan food and turning them upside-down. While there are non-vegan menu items, Shahar Cafe offers largely vegan fare including its legendary vegan burger and vegan breakfast burrito.

Kentucky Native Cafe, Lexington, KY

If you want to dine in a beautiful atmosphere, it doesn’t get much better than Kentucky Native Cafe. This cafe is located within Michler’s, a fabulous local nursery and garden, where it serves a wide range of vegan and non-vegan delicacies.

Agave and Rye, Covington, KY

Covington may be a small town but, being just outside of Cincinnati, it still has plenty of big city amenities. That includes unique dining spots like Agave and Rye, a taco restaurant that’s known for having excellent vegan choices.

Better Blend, Florence, KY

Better Blend is a resource for healthy and delicious food in Florence. While it’s known for its “blends” (smoothies), Better Blend has a variety of vegan-friendly menu items.

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