Are you looking for vegan-friendly restaurants to share with your friends? If so, you’ve come to the right place! Winston-Salem has a vibrant vegan scene and there are many great spots that offer delicious plant-based meals. In this guide, we will take you through some of the best spots in town that cater specifically to vegans.
Updated July 2023
3030 Healy Dr.
Zito Pizzeria and Grill is a hidden gem restaurant that has a surprisingly large and delicious vegan menu that anyone looking to try a plant-based meal would enjoy. Popular dishes include Vegan Poutine and Roasted BBQ Broccoli Pizza.
ADDRESS | 134 N Spruce St.
Winston Salem’s only all-vegan plant-based restaurant is an upscale restaurant with a menu that rivals anything in the entire state. Its rotating menu is thoughtfully crafted with a classy atmosphere not usually seen in most vegan restaurants.
Dom’s BBQ Plate (Picture by Ellen)
624 W 4th St and 1330 Creekshire Way
Mediterranean street food with two Winston-Salem locations. If you’re looking for something fast and delicious, Yamas allows you to customize a wrap, grain bowl, or salad with a large array of vegan toppings, sauces, and fresh veggies.
129 S Stratford Rd
If you’re looking for traditional Indian cuisine, Nawab is a great choice with many clearly labeled vegan options on its menu. Skip the buffet and order off the menu with Chana Masala and Bhindi Masala with a side of Roti, but do not forget to tell them to skip the butter.
228 W Acadia Ave
It can often be hard for vegans to find a great deli sandwich, but at Acadia Foods they knock it out of the park! They have amazing seitan they make in-house (that you can also purchase by the pound) and numerous vegan options. They also regularly offer vegan brunch specials on the weekend. Popular dishes include the Fancy Bologna and the Cauliflower Melt. BONUS: Vegan cheese, mayo + dressings
314 W 4th St (Mellow Mushroom) and 1295 Creekshire Way (Brixx)
Two well-known pizza places in Winston Salem both offer vegan cheese as a substitute and also have pre-made vegan pizza crust and red sauce. Combined with veggie toppings, you can create a delicious vegan pizza! Mellow Mushroom also has tempeh and tofu as an option on their menu to add more protein to your pizza.
2501 W Gate City Blvd., Greensboro
Mike’s Vegan Cookout as a little food trailer in 2019 serving vegan burgers, hot dogs, chicken sandwiches, and BBQ sandwiches! You can now visit them at their very own brick-and-mortar in Greensboro. Popular menu items include the Philly cheesesteak, Carolina hot dog, cheeseburger quesadilla, and more!
2300 Patterson Ave
Hot Dog City offers an array of delectable dishes, including sandwiches, wraps, and fries, alongside their renowned hot dogs. For vegetarians, there are not one, but two pages dedicated to satisfying options, with many being vegan-friendly as well. Don’t miss their irresistible loaded veggie dog, veggie hoagie, and veggie burger! BONUS: They have vegetarian chili, vegan cheese, and vegan bacon!
205-O S. Stratford Rd
Village Juice prides itself on being highly accommodating to allergies. Their menu is easy to navigate with clear markings (V, GF) indicating items that meet your specific dietary needs. Don’t miss out on their indulgent Billy Cakes, which are raw, vegan, dairy-free, and gluten-free. In addition, they offer Vegan-friendly options such as the Miso, Southwest, and Eddie bowls.
114 Reynolda Village C
Dough Joes is a nut-free bakery and coffee shop! Their menu is constantly evolving, with the occasional surprise, but they always have something special for their plant-based patrons. Indulge in the delightful combination of banana and strawberry muffins topped with a delicious oat crumble.
612 Trade St NW
Visit La Luz, a trendy boutique and plant-based cafe. Enjoy their delectable vegan drinks and baked goods. All of their drinks and baked goods are 100% vegan. Don’t miss out on their must-try strawberry matcha!
1263 Creekshire Way
To Your Health Bakery offers a wide range of mouthwatering options including vegan, keto, and paleo treats. You will love their 50+ innovative and mouthwatering cake flavors, ranging from donuts and muffins to cakes and pies. Whether you follow a vegan, keto, or paleo lifestyle, they have something delicious just for you.
231 E 5th St
DeBeen Espresso offers an enticing array of vegan treats, including in-house-made gelato and a range of delightful baked goods including carrot cake muffins, cinnamon rolls, Oatmeal Creme cookies, and so much more!
Muffins, scones, and bread! Camino Bakery has endless options for our vegan friends. Try their gluten-free and vegan banana chocolate chip muffin!
211 3rd St E
Get your hands on the Vegan Classic Biscuit! And that’s not all – Krankies recently introduced gluten-free bread to their menu.
1483 River Ridge Dr., Clemmons
Ava’s Cupcakes offers a delicious variety of over 8 vegan cupcakes, featuring flavors such as cookies and cream, cinnamon bun, watermelon, and toasted coconut.