It seems that more and more people are beginning to adopt plant-based diets these days. Whether it’s in an effort to lose a few pounds or just feel better overall, vegetarianism and veganism are both becoming quite popular.
While it can be easy to whip up a vegetarian meal at home using store-bought ingredients, many people find it hard to adhere to a vegetarian-friendly diet when dining out. Fortunately, there are plenty of restaurants in Cincinnati that offer both vegetarian and vegan-friendly dishes so that you can still eat healthy while enjoying a meal out with friends or family.
In this post, we share 19 different places around the Queen City where you can get some delicious vegetarian dishes.
Map of Restaurants
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19 Places to Get Vegetarian Dishes in Cincinnati
Tela Bar + Kitchen
Located in the upscale neighborhood of Wyoming, Tela Bar + Kitchen is a restaurant known for their meaty burgers, delicious fries, and short rib mac + cheese. However, their veggie burger is the one dish on the menu that vegetarians and carnivores both love. Featuring a house-made quinoa patty, bibb lettuce, roasted tomato, red onion, and house dill pickle, this burger is to die for. Stop by Tela and try out this vegetarian-friendly dish when you get the chance. You won’t be disappointed.
Location: 1212 Springfield Pike, Cincinnati, OH 45215
Website: Tela Bar + Kitchen
The Loving Hut
One of the most well-known vegan restaurants in Cincinnati is The Loving Hut. Located in Pleasant Ridge, their menu is packed with veggie burgers, paninis, wraps, burgers, and salads. No matter what vegetarian-friendly dish you’re looking for, The Loving Hut is sure to have something you’ll enjoy.
Location: 6227 Montgomery Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45213
Website: Loving Hut
Located in the hip neighborhood of Northside, Kitchen Factory is a charming and eclectic restaurant known for their pizza, mac ‘n cheese, meatball sub, and other American dishes. The good news for vegetarians is that their menu offers vegan cheese options along with plenty of veggie toppings so you can still enjoy the dishes, except with vegetarian-friendly alternatives. They’re also open until 3AM on the weekends, which makes this a perfect vegetarian late-night spot to visit.
Location: 1609 Chase Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45223
Website: Kitchen Factory
Rooted Juicery + Kitchen
Another excellent place to grab some vegetarian-friendly food in Cincinnnati is Rooted Juicery + Kitchen, which serves organic juices along with a variety of bowls such as a Mexican grain bowl, an almond thai bowl, and a variety of salads. Their offerings are a bit on the expensive side, but that’s because they only use the highest quality ingredients.
Website: Rooted Juicery + Kitchen
Located in Northside, Melt Revival is a hip cafe and restaurant that offers vegetarian-friendly sandwiches, wraps, chili macs, salads, soups, and other entrees. You can find their full menu here.
Location: 4100 Hamilton Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45223
Website: Melt Revival
Located in The Gaslight District, Sitwell’s is a cafe and coffeehouse known for their extensive menu of vegetarian and vegan dishes ranging from light and delicate to hearty and robust. With a warm, inviting interior and tons of local art along the walls, this is a neat place to check out for the atmosphere alone.
Location: 324 Ludlow Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45220
For vegetarians, black bean burgers are one of the most delicious dishes to enjoy. Fortunately, Arthur’s Cafe offers one of the best black bean burgers in the city. The burger is lightly spiced, made in house with black beans, corn, cheese, bread crumbs, and seasonings and is service with lettuce, tomato, and sliced pickles.
Arthur’s has locations in both Hyde Park and Anderson.
Website: Arthur’s Cafe
One of the more well-known vegetarian-friendly restaurants in Cincinnati is Conscious Kitchen. Located in Clifton, Conscious Kitchen is known for their vegan Portbella Burger which they serve with (surprisingly) delicious carrot fries. The atmosphere is clean and inviting, the staff is friendly, and the food is tasty. This is a great spot to check out for vegetarians.
Location: 2912 Vine St, Cincinnati, OH 45219
Website: Conscious Kitchen
Located in Roselawn, Amma’s Kitchen is a vegetarian Indian restaurant that offers a fantastic lunch and dinner buffet filled with dishes that are all vegetarian-friendly and filled with flavor.
Location: 7633 Reading Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45237
Website: Amma’s Kitchen
Located in Northside, Tickle Pickle doesn’t just have a great name – they’ve got great burgers too. The most popular veggie burger on the menu is called When Buns Cry – a portobello burger with balsamic dressing, spinach, tomato, and caramelized onions.
Location: 4176 Hamilton Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45223
Website: Tickle Pickle
Located in Sharonville, Brij Mohan is an Indian restaurant with an excellent menu of vegetarian dishes including curry, potatoes, nuggets, and a variety of other entrees. They also offer several baked goods and desserts that are all vegetarian-friendly.
Location: 11259 Reading Rd, Sharonville, OH 45241
Website: Brij Mohan
Harmony Plant Fare
Another popular place to get vegetarian dishes is Harmony Plant Fare, an all-vegan shop in the historic Findlay Market of the Over-The-Rhine neighborhood. As their site shares: “You can order a sandwich, buy meats, cheese & salads by the pound, or pick up some vegan pantry staples. We make our own seitans and vegan cheese. And the cheese actually melts! Our menu varies slightly based on season.”
Location: 1801 Race St #105, Cincinnati, OH 45202
Website: Harmony Plant Fare
The Veg Head
Located in Loveland, The Veg Head is a small shop that has a counter where you can order food to go or enjoy a meal at one of the handful of tables. They offer a variety of vegetarian-friendly wraps and sanwhiches, including a popular Vegetarian Philly.
Location: 920 Loveland Madeira Rd #3, Loveland, OH 45140
Website: The Veg Head
TAHONA Kitchen + Bar
Located at Summit Park in Blue Ash, is an industrial, counter-serve taqueria with handmade Mexican bites, top-shelf tequila & outdoor seating. Their well-known vegetarian-friendly option is the vegetable taco, which consists of marinated tofu, mushrooms, corn and poblano pico, crema, queso fresco, and micro greens.
Location: 1100 Summit Pl suite b, Cincinnati, OH 45242
Website: TAHONA Kitchen + Bar
Aladdin’s Eatery is a restaurant that serves flavorful Lebanese-American foods. Many of their soups, salads, and pitas are all vegetarian-friendly. Check out their menu here to get an idea of what type of dishes they offer.
Aladdin’s has locations in both Hyde Park and Downtown.
Website: Aladdin’s Eatery
Another great place to enjoy some vegetarian dishes is Allyn’s Cafe, a restaurant located in the neighborhood of Columbia-Tusculum known for serving cajun-style cuisine. One of the more popular vegetarian dishes on the menu are the Huevos Rancheros, which consist of egg, peppers, onion, and cheese wrapped in a tortilla and topped with salsa.
Location: 3538 Columbia Pkwy, Cincinnati, OH 45226
Website: Allyn’s Cafe
One of the more surprising places to get some excellent vegetarian food is BrewDog, a brewery in Pendleton. Their menu includes veggie options like the sweet potato burger, fried cauliflower wings, eggplant pizza, and black bean tacos.
Location: 316 Reading Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45202
Ruth’s Parkside Cafe
Yet another place to get some veggie dishes in Northside is Ruth’s Parkside Cafe. Their most popular veggie option on the menu is their house-made veggie burger, which tastes just as delicious as any other burger on the menu, except without the meat. You can check out all of their vegan-friendly (and gluten free) food options here.
Location: 1550 Blue Rock St, Cincinnati, OH 45223
Website: Ruth’s Parkside Cafe
Quan Hapa is a small, hip eatery that specializes in Asian street food and cocktails. Their vegetarian-friendly dishes include sesame waffle fries, mushroom ramen, spicy papaya salad, shitake mushrooms, and a cauliflower-based sandwich.
Location: 1331 Vine St, Cincinnati, OH 45202
Website: Quan Hapa