Adam's Kitchen-920 Houston Northcutt Blvd-Mt Pleasant

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.

Agaves Cantina-885 Island Park Drive-Daniel Island

This mexican cantina is a little fancier than your typical mexican place where you order by number. If you find yourself on DI wanting some salsa, guac and chips, they have several options that are listed under the vegetarian section that can be veganized holding sour cream and/or cheese. Agaves Cantina is owned by the same restaurant group as Azul Mexicano in North Charleston and Los Altos in Goose Creek.

Ali Baba Deli and Catering-186 Seven Farms Dr #500-Daniel Island

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.

Basil-1465 Long Grove Drive-Mt Pleasant

Basil offers delicious Thai food in a sleek Zen-like environment. Expect several vegan choices and many entrees can be easily modified by subbing in tofu as the protein. The wait staff are well informed on which selections are vegan. The curry is yum! And they have outdoor seating at the bar.

Beech-864 Island Park Dr, Ste 102-Daniel Island

​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!

Bon Banh Mi-1440 Ben Sawyer Blvd, Mt Pleasant

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 no mayo or 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).

Bricco Bracco - 1161 Basketweave Drive-Mt Pleasant

Bricco Bracco is an Italian restaurant with a family atmosphere.  While it is hard to come by good Italian fare while nixing the cheese, the eggplant parm here (sans the cheese) is really AWESOME!  

Chipotle Mexican Grill-1509 N Highway 17-Mt Pleasant

Casual Mexican chain offering many different vegetarian and vegan items such as their sofritas which is a richly seasoned and tasty tofu dish 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-695 Johnnie Dodds Blvd Ste 101-Mt Pleasant

​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, oats and smoothies. Some items contain honey, so ask your server. 

Cupcake DownSouth-644D Long Point Road, Mt Pleasant

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.

Dragon Palace-16 Seven Farms Road-Daniel Island

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.

Five Loaves Cafe-1055 Johnnie Dodds Blvd-Mt Pleasant

Five Loaves is a casual restaurant with 3 locations ( downtown and Summerville, too ). They serve huge sandwiches and salads and typcially have 2-3 vegan options for entrees. They have WONDERFUL soups many vegetarian and often at least one vegan choice. Five Loaves does a great job of keeping things local, many ingredients are from Charleston farms. 

Juanita Greenberg's Nacho Royale-410 Coleman Blvd-Mt Pleasant

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 Greek Kitchen-1100 Bowman Road, Bldg 3, Suite 101-Mt Pleasant

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-1440 Ben Sawyer Boulevard, Mt. Pleasant

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. 

Ladles-1164 Basketweave Drive-Mt Pleasant

Most well known for their delicious soups, they also have awesome salads which translate into a few vegan options everytime you visit. Casual, affordable and yummy for a quick bite.

La Hacienda-3050 South Morgans Point Rd-Mt Pleasant

​​​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!

Mellow Mushroom-3110 N. Hwy17-Mt Pleasant

Another local Mellow Mushroom can be found in Mt. Pleasant. With so many vegan options, Mellow makes a nice option for a casual night out and big group dinners. Pizza, sandwiches, salads all have vegan options. Oh and they have a bunch of tap beers and live music on weekends.

Mex 1 Coastal Cantina-1109 Park West Blvd, Mt Pleasant

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.

Moe's Southwest Grill-900 Houston Northcutt Blvd & 612-A Long Point Rd, Mt Pleasant

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.

The Mustard Seed-1036 Chuck Dawley-Mt Pleasant

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 two entree options that could be easily veganized.

Papa Zuzu's-426 West Coleman Blvd, Mt Pleasant

Papa Zuzu's is a casual Mediterranean restaurant. They offer a variety of vegan items-appetizers include hummus, baba ghanouj and gazpacho. Entrees include grilled eggplant or portabello mushrooms and a hummus, portabello or baba ghanouj pita. They also have several salads. For all items, ask for no feta or tzatziki. 

Poke Bros-644-H1 Long Point Road, Mt Pleasant

​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 Suite B, 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.

Sesame Burgers and Beer-675 Johnnie Dodds Blvd-Mt Pleasant

The name says it all-Sesame Burgers and Beer is a casual restaurant/bar that offers lots of different beers and burgers with eclectic toppings. Their black bean burger is vegan but the buns are not, so you can get your burger as a salad or eat it on a pita. Everything here is made from scratch, including mustard (ask for the house-made mustard-it rocks! Sadly, the house-made ketchup includes anchovy). Burger toppings include burgundy mushrooms, guacamole and grilled zucchini. Plus their fries are delicious!

Tasi Bites and Blends-1948 Long Grove Drive-Mt Pleasant

The focus at this little casual cafe near Target is juices, smoothies and coffee. They have a couple wraps and salads that could be vegan just tell them to hold the cheese!

Tasty Thai & Sushi-320 W Coleman Blvd, Mt Pleasant

When you are craving Thai food, Tasty Thai & Sushi is a great choice. It has a casual vibe and the prices are good. They have all your usual Thai favorites: curries, noodles, veggie and tofu dishes. The also offer veggie sushi.

Verde-730 Coleman Blvd & 616-A Long Point Road, Mt Pleasant

This locally owned cafe has several locations throughout Charleston and two in Mt Pleasant. Verde is the epitome of fast and fresh. They offer awesome salads and wraps. You can choose a signature creation or make your own adding any ingredients you love.

Wasabi-1121 Oakland Market-Mt Pleasant & 194 Seven Farm Road-Daniel Island

Both restaurants are upscale sushi places but with a couple of veggie rolls and tofu as a substitute several dishes can be made vegan including their curry.

Whole Foods Market-923 Houston Northcutt Blvd-Mt Pleasant

Mt Pleasant has a Whole Foods (aka A Vegan's Paradise)! You know the drill you go eat some delicious vegan food from the salad bar, the hot bar, the pizza place or the counter and then you finish the trip by getting whatever groceries you need.  We love the 4 for $5 option at the counter...definitely the best buy in town.

Zoe's Kitchen-1242 Belk Drive, Suite 101, Mt Pleasant

Zoe's Kitchen is a casual Mediterranean restaurant located in the Mt 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. 

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