Jack of Cups Saloon-
34 Center St,
Nearly everything on the menu at this casual pub is vegetarian or vegan! And they're steps from the beach! Why am I not there right now?! Their menu changes seasonally but always includes several vegan options, like a curry and a noodle bowl. Plus, some of the vegetarian options can be made vegan fairly easily.
1989 Maybank Highway,
Azul Mexicano is a Mexican restaurant on Maybank Highway. It is the same as the Azul in Park Circle, North Charleston. Their menu includes a vegetarian section with veggie fajitas, tofu tacos al pastor, portabello tacos , and a veggie soup. In addition, they offer an Azul Bowl that can be made with veggies and a few salads. With all menu items, ask for no cheese or sour cream. Azul Mexicano is owned by the same restaurant group as Agaves Cantina and Los Altos.
1739 Maybank Highway,
Barberitos is a chain of fast-casual Mexican restaurants. You can get burritos, tacos or taco bowls made to order with rice, beans and veggies. They also offer tofu as a protein option. Just ask for no cheese or sour cream.
1739 Maybank Highway,
Beech is a casual restaurant/juice bar on James Island. It features acai bowls, poke bowls and cold-pressed juices. For vegans, sub agave for honey in the acai bowl. For the poke bowls, you can start with tofu or pickled shiitake mushrooms, add a base of rice, zucchini noodles or kale salad and add a variety of toppings. Beech also offers hummus wraps, bagels, avocado toast and smoothies. So many options!
979 Harbor View Road,
Coastal Crust offers vegan cheese for their delicious wood-fired pizzas. There are also a few salads (need to order without animal products) and an olive appetizer. Most other items on the menu include dairy or other animal products. Coastal Crust also has a locations in Mt Pleasant and on the Isle of Palms, but the menus may differ.
2016 Wappoo Dr,
Huriyali Gardens is a casual restaurant offering amazing fresh juices, smoothie bowls, sandwiches and salads. Most items on the menu can be made vegan and much of the produce is organic and locally-sourced. And they have a gorgeous outdoor patio for dining al fresco. According to their website, Huriyali means green vibrance, so check them out for some good green vibes!
1977 Maybank Highway,
Kwei Fei is a Sichuan Chinese restaurant next to The Pour House on Maybank Highway. About half of the items on the menu are vegan or can be made vegan. And since it is Sichuanese, be prepared for some SPICY and delicious food!
Lost Dog Cafe-
106 W. Huron Ave, Folly Beach
You have to be a little creative to eat vegan at this cafe, but it is so cute it is worth a visit. The walls are covered in photos of dogs and your four-legged friend is welcome to dine with you outside. They even offer dog treats. The tasty thai wrap and the "bob barker" wrap are vegan if you omit the wrap. (They only have cheddar jalapeno wraps). They also offer sides of home fries, fresh fruit and bagels. Additionally there are many vegetarian items for offer if you are not completely vegan.
1977 Maybank Highway,
Malika Canteen is a Pakistani restaurant operating from a shipping container next to the Pour House. It offers a selection of vegan appetizers and main dishes that are clearly labeled on the menu, including Shakkar Kandi Chaat and Lahori Cholay.
Maria's Mexican Grill-
2817 Maybank Highway,
Maria's is a casual Mexican restaurant located in the shopping center with CVS on the corner of Maybank Hwy and River Rd. They offer veggie fajitas and portabello tacos (just ask for no cheese or sour cream), or you can order any item filled with beans, potatoes, mushrooms or spinach. Or you could order a "Maria's Bowl"-Rice, black beans, avocado, corn, veggies and pico de gallo.
Mondo's Italian Restaurant-
915 Folly Rd, James Island
This casual Italian restaurant has a few pasta dishes that can be made vegan if you request no cheese. The Pomodoro sauce is vegan and the Garlic and Oil sauce can be made without chicken broth. You also have the option of adding grilled asparagus or portobello mushroom to any pasta. They also have a garden salad. And they have a lovely outdoor patio space. A great choice for a night out!
1291 Folly Rd, James Island
Although the food at Pick Thai is excellent, there are only a few entrees that can be made vegan at this casual Thai restaurant-Garlic & Pepper, Pad Pick, Vegetable, and Basil Eggplant. None of the curries or noodle dishes can be made vegan.
106 E Ashley Ave,
This funky, casual Mexican joint offers a mushroom taco, a Tempura Avocado taco, and black beans can easily be added to other menu options to veganize them. They also offer a veggie rice bowl and a taco salad. For all items, ask for no cheese or sour cream. Some of their flour tortillas contain lard, so ask for a vegan-friendly tortilla. Their guacamole is tasty and their pineapple-infused margaritas are delish! Makes for a great day at the beach!
Thai Elephants-915 Folly Road, James Island
Thai Elephants is a Thai restaurant off of Folly Road on James Island. A few menu items can be made vegan, like the Pad Thai, Fresh Rolls and some fried rice dishes. None of the curries can be made vegan, unfortunately. They also have a sushi menu with several veggie sushi options.
1939A Maybank Highway,
A casual taqueria with a couple of veg worthy options. Great choice if you are going to the Terrace Theater or the Pour House for some live music. Oh and good margaritas too! Look for their new location across the street from Terrace Theater.