Vegan-Friendly Restaurants

Vegan-Friendly Restaurants

Are you vegan? Check out these recommendations for vegan-friendly restaurants in Winston-Salem. Do your vegan friends a favor and send them this blog!

Updated March 2022


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. Every single thing on the menu is delicious. Popular dishes are the new Cheese Plate and the Smoky Shroom Burger. The owner just opened a new vegan restaurant in downtown Greensboro called Radici that is also worth checking out as well. 

Dom's BBQ Plate
Dom’s BBQ Plate (Picture by Ellen)

Yamas Mediterranean Street Food

ADDRESS | 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. 


Zito Pizzeria and Grill

ADDRESS | 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. Favorite dishes include the Vegan Poutine and the Roasted BBQ Broccoli Pizza. 


Nawab Indian Cuisine

ADDRESS | 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. 


Acadia Foods

ADDRESS | 228 W Acadia Ave

Specialty grocery store with a full deli. 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. Favorite dishes are the Fancy Bologna and the Cauliflower Melt.

A "Make your own" Sandwich at Acadia Foods
A “Make your own” Sandwich at Acadia Foods (Picture by Ellen)

Mellow Mushroom & Brixx Pizza

ADDRESS | 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 already 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.


Mike’s Vegan Cookout

This all-vegan food truck frequently makes stops in Winston Salem and surrounding areas in NC. They offer all plant-based burgers, hot dogs, sandwiches, and fries that will make you think you are having the real thing. Some favorites are the What The Cluck sandwich, and the Lo Maximo burger.


Other Spots You Can Find Vegan-Friendly Items

Hot Dog City
Dough Joes
La Luz
Baked Just SO
To Your Health Bakery



Contributed by Ellen Dominique:
Ellen has been a resident of Winston Salem for 7 years and lives here with her husband and son. She and her husband have been vegan for over 10 years, and their son is vegetarian. She enjoys spending time with her family and discovering new vegan spots around town and the state.

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