Adam's Kitchen is a fast-casual Mediterranean restaurant (located near Whole Foods) with all your favorites-falafel, hummus, baba ghanoush...They also have vegan-friendly salads and sandwiches, including a cauliflower sandwich.
This Mexican cantina is a little fancier than your typical Mexican place where you order by number. Their menu includes a vegetarian section with veggie fajitas, tofu tacos al pastor, portabello tacos , and a veggie soup. In addition, they offer an Agaves Bowl that can be made with veggies and a few salads. With all menu items, ask for no cheese or sour cream. Agaves Cantina is owned by the same restaurant group as Azul Mexicano and Los Altos.
This casual Middle Eastern deli offers a large number of vegan and vegetarian dishes and salads along with falafel that you can mix and match with a vegetarian sampler or take to go. They also do catering.
Beech is a casual restaurant/juice bar on Daniel 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!
Blaze Pizza is a chain of build-your-own pizza restaurants. The classic dough is vegan, as are the red sauce and spicy red sauce. For toppings, they have spicy vegan chorizo, vegan cheese, and lots of veggies. And if you are craving something sweet with your pizza, the cinna knots are also vegan. Blaze's website gives detailed ingredient info.
Blend Juice Bar serves a variety of organic, cold-pressed juices along with smoothies and elixir shots. Additionally, they offer acai bowls and vegan energy bites. It is located in the same shopping center as Satsang Yoga.
Bon Banh Mi Southeast Asian Kitchen offers Red Curry Tofu that you can get in a salad, sandwich (banh mi), taco, or rice bowl. Just ask for vegan mayo and no sriracha-lime cream. They also offer drunken noodles that can be made vegan when ordered without meat.
Note- The following items are NOT vegan: all salad dressings (fish sauce or sour cream), the Cold Noodle Salad (fish sauce and pork) and the Ginger-Lime Slaw (fish sauce).
Casual Mexican chain offering many different vegetarian and vegan items such as their sofritas which is a richly seasoned and tasty tofu "meat" that can be made into burritos, tacos, salads and bowls. Just make sure to ask for no cheese or sour cream. You get a lot of bang for your buck at this casual yet comfy Mexican restaurant.
Clean Juice is a casual juice bar franchise that boasts 100% USDA organic products. Besides cold-pressed juices, they also offer avocado toast, acai bowls, smoothies, salads, and wraps. Some items contain honey, so ask your server.
A local chain of cupcake bakeries, Cupcake DownSouth offers a different flavor of vegan cupcakes every day. Flavors include Cookies & Creme, Key Lime and Salted Caramel Chocolate. You can also order a Mega Cupcake that serves 7-8 people, just call at least 24 hours ahead.
While the Dragon Palace is located in a DI strip mall, it is still some of the best Chinese food you can get on this side of Charleston. While it is casual, you will be impressed with both the decor and the food. Expect all of your Chinese favorites, several that are wonderfully vegan by just subbing tofu or extra veggies.
Eucalyptus Wellness Co. and Elixir Bar is a health store that sells nutritional supplements, CBD products and body care items. They also have an "Elixir Bar" with juices, smoothies, smoothie bowls, sandwiches and salads.
Five Loaves is a casual restaurant with two locations (Summerville, 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.
Juanita Greenberg's is casual Mexican joint with a bunch of food that is veganizable. Tofu or black beans as options for all salads, burritos, tacos, etc... With lots of draft beer and margarita choices this Juanita's has a fun crowd!
Kairos is a fast-casual Greek restaurant in Mt Pleasant. First, choose your base of pita, bowl with rice and or lentils, or salad greens. Then add toppings of your choice and spreads (like hummus and baba ghanoush). Toppings include Kalamata olives, chickpea salad and tabbouli. The falafel is NOT vegan but is vegetarian. Toppings are unlimited and can make for a very filling, flavorful meal at a reasonable price.
Kid Cashew is a chic restaurant in Mt. Pleasant. The menu includes a Vegan section which mainly consists of veganized versions of sides and salads from the omni menu. It features a Wood Fired Portobello Gyro.
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!
Little Miss Ha is a Vietnamese restaurant near Whole Foods in Mount Pleasant. Many items on the menu state that a vegetarian option is available, and of those most if not all can be made vegan. This includes vegetarian pho, sesame noodle stir fry, green curry and Saigon salad.
The Main Squeeze is a casual juice and smoothie cafe located in the Belle Hall shopping center in Mt Pleasant. Along with the fresh-made juices, smoothies and acai bowls, there is also an all-vegetarian selection of toasts and wraps, such as avocado toast and a black bean & hummus wrap.
Mellow Mushroom is an awesome casual pizza and sandwich chain that has many locations in the area. Options include tempeh, tofu, tons of veggies and vegan cheese. Great place to go for get-togethers as there is something for everyone!
Mex 1 Coastal Cantina is a casual Mexican restaurant. The menu includes "shroomer" tacos and baja bowls, just ask for no cheese. Their Casa Ensalada is vegan and you can get tortilla chips with fresh guacamole or smoked chipotle salsa. And for a tasty beverage, the margaritas and cocktails at Mex 1 are all made with fresh juices.
Mpishi is an upscale restaurant on Daniel Island that features international cuisine. Vegan options for breakfast and lunch are limited, but for dinner Mpishi has a daily rotating menu of themed meals such as Indian, Argentinian and Ethiopian and most meals have a vegan option.
Mustard Seed has a casual vibe and the service is always really great. Their salads are big and fresh but you will have to tell them to hold the cheese to make them vegan. They put cheese on just about every one of them. There are also a few entree options that could be easily veganized.
Pattaya Thai Restaurant is located in the East Cooper Plaza shopping center near Aldi. Here you can get a few noodle dishes made with tofu (ask for no fish sauce) as well as veggie fried rice and a tofu appetizer. The curries and the other entrees cannot be made vegan.
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!
Poke Tea House-627 Johnnie Dodds Boulevard, Mount Pleasant
Poke Tea House serves-you guessed it-Poke and Tea. Specifically, they have a nice selection of build-your-own poke bowl options as well as a variety of bubble teas. Their house specialties include a Vegan Poke Bowl and a Veggie Burrito (wrapped in rice and a seaweed wrap). (Mayo may not be vegan). Their Poke Bowls start with a base of rice or salad or any bowl can be made as a burrito. The myriad of toppings includes tofu, ogo seaweed, mango, pickled cucumber and pickled ginger.
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!
The focus at this little casual cafe near Target is juices, smoothies and coffee. They also have a couple wraps and salads that could be vegan like the Sweet Veggie Wrap and the PBS Wrap (peanut butter, banana and strawberries).
When you are craving Thai food, Tasty Thai & Sushi is a great choice. It has a casual vibe and the prices are good. The curries are vegan-friendly, but all of the other entrees contain oyster sauce. There are also a few veg-friendly appetizers like basil rolls with tofu and edamame. They also offer veggie sushi.
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!
Verde is a fast-casual salad restaurant. You can get your salad tossed, chopped or in a wrap. You can order one of their signature creations (several of them are vegan without any changes) or build your salad to order. They also offer rice bowls and a vegan chili.
Whole Foods Market has so many options for vegans! You can get ready-to-eat vegan food from the salad bar, the hot bar, the pizza counter, the sushi/rice bowl area, the deli, or the grill (Beyond Burgers!). You can even order a beer or wine at the grill to sip while you stroll the aisles shopping for more vegan goodies. And top it off with a vegan dessert from the bakery!
Zoe's Kitchen is a casual Mediterranean restaurant located in the Mount Pleasant Towne Center. They offer hummus appetizers, a vegan lentil soup, and a falafel pita that can be made vegan with the omission of tzatziki and feta. Several sides are also vegan, including a potato salad.