Jack of Cups Saloon-34 Center St, Folly Beach

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.

Barberitos-1739 Maybank Hwy, James Island

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.

Juice Joint-108 E Ashley Ave, Folly Beach

A healthy snack at the beach! This food cart on Folly Beach serves yummy fresh fruit juices and smoothies. They also offer healthy foods like avocado toast, oatmeal with fruit and an acai bowl. They are only open seasonally, so call before you go. Also, check them out at farmers' markets on James Island, Downtown Charleston and in Summerville.

Kwei Fei-1977 Maybank Hwy, James Island

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!

La Hacienda-808 Folly Rd, James Island

La Hacienda is a chain of casual Mexican restaurants in the Charleston area. You can order veggie fajitas or get potatoes, spinach, black beans or mushrooms for a filling. Just ask for no cheese or sour cream. And, of course, you can always order a margarita!

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.

Maria's Mexican Grill-2817 Maybank Hwy, John's Island

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 Delite-915 Folly Rd, James Island

This casual Italian restaurant has a variety of delicious options for appetizers and pasta dishes. You also have the option of adding grilled asparagus or portobello mushroom to any pasta. And they have a lovely outdoor patio space. A great choice for a night out!

Pick Thai-1291 Folly Rd, James Island

This casual Thai restaurant offers the usual favorites, including fried tofu and red and green curries.

Taco Boy-15 Center St, Folly Beach

This funky, casual Mexican joint offers three different options for veg tacos-Al Pastor Seitan, Roasted Cauliflower and Tempura Avocado (sans slaw and crema makes them vegan) and black beans can easily be added to other menu options to veganize them. They also offer a roasted veggie rice bowl. Their guacamole is tasty and their pineapple-infused margaritas are delish! Makes for a great day at the beach!

Zia Taqueria-1956 Maybank Hwy-James Island

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!

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