408 Nexton Square, Summerville
BkedShop's main specialty is doughnuts, and they offer a variety of vegan flavors which change seasonally. Flavors include apple fritter, cinnamon bun and strawberry jelly. They also have vegan milkshakes. The Summerville location in Nexton Square also offers savory sandwiches and salads during the week. And for something completely different, they recently started selling potted plants, too.
Yo Bo Cantina Fresca-
1067 E Montague Avenue,
Yo Bo is a casual Mexican restaurant that offers delicious burritos, tacos and salads, any of which can be made with grilled veggies or tofu. The tortilla soup is also vegan and the homemade salsa is worth the trip in itself.
Azul Mexicano-1078 E Montague Avenue,
Azul Mexicano is a Mexican restaurant in Park Circle. 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.
1070 E Montague Avenue,
Now your favorite Thai food from Basil is available in Park Circle! You can get basil rolls made with tofu or any curry can be made vegan. Ask your server for vegan options with no fish sauce. The dining room is beautiful and there is also an outdoor patio for dining al fresco.
Bombay Bazaar-6216 Rivers Avenue,
Bombay Bazaar is a family-owned business that serves Indian food and they offer a lunch buffet with many vegetarian and vegan options. Attached to the restaurant is a grocery store where you can buy specialty ingredients for preparing Indian food at home.
Chipotle Mexican Grill-
7398 Rivers Ave &
4953 Center Pointe Drive,
North Charleston & 1209 N Main St, Summerville
Fast-casual Mexican restaurant chain offering many different vegetarian and vegan items such as their sofritas which is a richly seasoned and tasty meat substitute that can be made into burritos, tacos, salads and bowls. Just make sure to ask for no cheese or sour cream.
414 Nexton Square Dr,
D'Allesandro's is a casual pizza place in Nexton in Summerville. They list three vegan pizzas on their menu: The Om, The Amy, and The Satsang, which do not have cheese. There also several vegetarian pizzas that can be made without cheese, like the It's Too Easy Being Green. Or you can always build your own pizza with your choice of toppings. They also offer salads.
1262 Remount Rd,
Dashi's menu is a mixture of Asian and Mexican food. It started as a food truck, which they still have, but now they have a brick and mortar, also. Many items on the menu (anything that says "Choice of Protein") can be made vegan. The vegan protein options are Marinated Fried Tofu and Seasonal Veggies. Options include tacos, a burrito, a banh mi sandwich, and pad thai. The staff seem pretty knowledgeable about how to veganize menu options.
Destiny Community Cafe-5060 Dorchester Road,
Destiny Community Cafe is a non-profit, pay-what-you-can cafe that works to provide healthy meals to everyone, whether they can afford to pay or not. They always have a vegan option. Their menu varies, depending on donations. Much of their produce comes from local farms. It is located inside Scott's Grand Reception Hall.
Donato's Pizza-220 Azalea Square Boulevard, Summerville
Donato's Pizza brings another vegan pizza option to Summerville. They are a casual pizza chain that offers a vegan crust (which, looking at the ingredients also appears to be gluten-free), lots of veggies and a vegan sausage. Unfortunately, they do not have vegan cheese. They also offer a "Fresh Vegy" Sub that looks delicious and several salads.
EVO Pizzeria - 1075 E Montague Avenue,
This busy pizza joint offers wood-fired pizzas that can easily be made vegan without the cheese. Note-only the olive oil, puttanesca, and roasted red pepper bases are vegan. The red sauce and pesto both contain cheese. There are lots of veggies to choose from and they usually offer one vegan pizza on their menu. Great place to go for a pizza and a drink as they offer beer, wine and other spirits as well. They also have a craft bakery on the back side of the restaurant where you can get great fresh bread.
214 North Cedar Street, Summerville
Five Loaves is a casual restaurant with two locations (Mount Pleasant, too). They serve salads (ask for no cheese) and a vegan burger. Also, they always have a delicious Thai coconut hot pot on the dinner menu and often have vegan soups or entrée specials.
Istanbul Shish Kabob Buffet-
4940 Centre Pointe Drive, North Charleston
Istanbul is a casual, buffet-style restaurant in the Tanger Outlet area of North Charleston. They serve Middle Eastern food and there are many vegan options on the buffet including falafel, hummus, various salads, stuffed grape leaves and fresh pita bread. The food is all very tasty and the staff are helpful in letting you know what items are vegan-friendly.
The Junction Kitchen & Provisions-
4438 Spruill Ave, North Charleston
This casual North Charleston restaurant is open breakfast, lunch, and brunch! They offer a "veg out" wrap with shitake bacon, the "energy salad" with kale and quinoa, and awesome cactus & portobello tacos! Also, most of the sides are vegan.
5070 International Boulevard,
6322 Rivers Ave, & 8461 Resolute Way,
North Charleston; 1205 N Main St,
205 N Goose Creek Boulevard,
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!
Los Altos Mexican Grill-
1316 Red Bank Road,
Los Altos Mexican Grill offers a few vegetarian options that can be made vegan with the omission of cheese and sour cream, including veggie fajitas, tofu tacos al pastor, portabello tacos, and veggie soup. You can also sub beans, potatoes, mushrooms or spinach as a filling for most items on the menu. Los Altos is owned by the same restaurant group as Agaves Cantina and Azul Mexicano.
Ma Gloria's Trinidad Restaurant-
3313 Meeting Street Road,
Ma Gloria's is a fantastic Trinidadian restaurant in North Charleston. Much of the cuisine of Trinidad has Indian roots. Curried items are common, as are chickpeas. Ma Gloria's offers soy chunks that can be made stewed, curried or jerk-style. You can also get curry channa (chickpeas) with potatoes or in roti bread which is called Doubles. The chow mein is a tasty dish of cabbage, carrots and noodles. The Caribbean rice can also be made vegan on request.
4855 Tanger Outlet Boulevard,
This Mellow Mushroom location has a really cool vibe to it, keeping in line with all of the other locations. They have loads of veggie, tempeh and tofu options along with vegan cheese to top those pizzas and stuff those calzones. They also have lots of beer on tap! The North Charleston location is perfect after a day of shopping or if you are going to an event at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center or Coliseum. It is also close to the airport if you need a quick bite to eat before a flight. It is a great place for get-togethers as there is something for everyone!
2135 Ashley Phosphate Road, North Charleston
Mod Pizza is a fast-casual chain restaurant that makes pizzas and salads with unlimited toppings. They have original and gluten-free crust, both of which are vegan, and offer vegan cheese and lots of veggies to top them off. Their website gives detailed nutrition info.
Moe's Southwest Grill-
7800 Rivers Ave
& 4948 Centre Point Drive,
North Charleston; 9514 Dorchester Road & 214 Azalea Square Boulevard, Summerville
Moe's is a fast-casual Mexican restaurant chain with several locations in the Charleston area. They offer burritos, tacos, burrito bowls and taco salads with the option of organic tofu.
Peño Mediterranean Grill-
7620 Rivers Avenue,
Peño Mediterranean Grill is a casual chain restaurant that offers a variety of delicious vegan dishes. You can get falafel in a wrap or veggie bowl or a Casado bowl which has rice, beans, plantains and avocado salad. There are also many vegan side dishes including stuffed grape leaves, several flavors of hummus, baba gannouj, and an assortment of salads. The pita bread is not vegan, but you can request cucumber slices to dip in the spreads.
5070 International Boulevard,
North Charleston &
1305 N. Main St,
Poke Bros. is a chain of fast-casual build-your-own Poke Bowl restaurants. You can start with a base of rice or salad and top it with lots of veggie options, including tofu, edamame, carrots, ginger, seaweed salad and avocado. Then top it off with a sauce and maybe another topping like sesame seeds or fried onions. Yum!
Sesame Burgers & Beer-
4726 Spruill Ave, North Charleston
The name says it all-Sesame Burgers and Beer is a casual restaurant/bar that offers lots of different beers and house-made black bean burgers with various toppings. Their black bean burger is vegan but the buns are not, so you can get your burger as a salad. The condiments here are made from scratch (ask for the house-made mustard-it rocks! Sadly, the house-made ketchup includes anchovy). And their fries are delicious!
Summerville Burrito Co.-
1097 N Main St,
At Summerville Burrito Co., you can get sautéed veggies and guacamole in a burrito, taco, bowl or salad with your choice of fillings (beans and rice), toppings (jalapenos, cilantro, corn salsa) and sauces. You order by marking your choices on a menu and they make it to order, so you can specify no cheese or sour cream. On Tuesdays they have 3 for $6 tacos and on Thursdays they have $6 burritos and bowls.
106 Front Street, Summerville
This casual Mexican joint offers a Garden Taco with Brussels sprouts, a Tempura Avocado taco, great guac, 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.
Thai Taco Sushi Bar & Grill-
109 Holiday Drive,
Thai Taco is an Asian fusion restaurant located just off of North Main Street in Summerville. It has a large menu with a lot of veggie options from appetizers to soups to sushi to entrees.
Tropical Smoothie Cafe-
7250 Rivers Ave &
8459 Dorchester Rd,
200 Nexton Square Drive, Summerville
Tropical Smoothie Cafe is a fast-casual cafe that offers (no surprise) smoothies! But besides the plethora of smoothie options, they also offer a variety of wraps and bowls that can be made vegan. Any chicken can be subbed with plant-based "chicken", so for example, order a Caribbean Jerk Chicken wrap, sub vegan "chicken" and ask for no cheddar and it's vegan! And if you don't want "chicken", they also offer a hummus wrap or bowl. They even have a breakfast peanut butter banana crunch flatbread that can be made vegan without honey so you can eat plant-based all day!
Ye Ole Fashioned-1205 N Main St & 602 Old Trolley Rd,
Ye Ole Fashioned is a casual diner and ice cream parlor with six locations in the area. Most locations offer some vegan items, but the two locations in Summerville have the most options. The menus in Summerville include vegan burgers, vegan sausages, a vegan grilled cheese sandwich and vegan fried pickles. They also offer several flavors of vegan ice cream which can be ordered in a cup, vegan cone, as a vegan milkshake or as a sundae!