Vegan Restaurants in India - The Ultimate Guidebook!

Vegan Restaurants in India

Blog by: Vegan First

Tired of spending long hours poring over the menu, scrutinizing each ingredient? Then you’re unsure if these restaurants are ethical? What if the chef forgot and accidentally added ghee to the masala ‘dal’. Committed vegans are happiest when they know for sure that accidents aren’t possible in this wholly vegan kitchen. Paneer is unheard of and tofu rules supreme.

All these days you believed it was tough being vegan in India. Now take a look at the numerous vegan options available to you. Restaurants, catering and home delivery are available in almost all the cities.

Stay unworried and vegan forever with these cruelty free menus.

 

1. Paradigm Shift, Bengaluru

One of the most enjoyable rooftop restaurants in Bengaluru, Paradigm Shift has very rustic interiors and a breezy environment. It also has an excellent menu, completely vegan and tilting heavily on organic food. It is also well-known as an activist center.

 

Paradigm Shift Bangalore Vegan Restaurant Vegan First

Paradigm Shift Bangalore Vegan Restaurant Vegan First

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2. Carrots, Bengaluru - SHUT DOWN

Touted as India’s first vegan restaurant in India, Carrots has fast gained a reputation for amazing food. They cater to vegans and also people who have gluten allergies so the menu is dairy and gluten free. Their tiramisu has quite a huge fan following. Ask the owner any questions on food and nutrition she will be happy to update you. Boasting a homely ambience and exceedingly warm staff this place is great in terms of both food and ambience. Check them out here.

Carrots Restaurant Bangalore Vegan Restaurant Vegan First

Carrots Restaurant Bangalore Vegan Restaurant Vegan First

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3. Poets & Oats/ The Terrassen Café, Hyderabad

Located in the upmarket locality of Banjara Hills, Hyderabad this tiny vegan café has an earthy rustic feel to it. Terrassen Café is a sweet respite for a quick stop over for anyone who is looking to grab some coffee in soy or coconut milk along with a banana walnut cake. And yes it’s entirely vegan.

Terrassen Cafe Hyderabad Vegan Restaurant Vegan First

Terrassen Cafe Hyderabad Vegan Restaurant Vegan First

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4. The Real Green Café, Pune

Pune’s first complete vegan restaurant, The Real Green Café is centrally located in Koregaon Park. It serves some mouth-watering vegan pizzas and desserts. It has gained popularity over the last few months and hosts open mics and other interactive events. It’s definitely worth a visit.

The Real Green Cafe Pune Vegan Restaurant Vegan First

The Real Green Cafe Pune Vegan Restaurant Vegan First

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5. Bean Me Up Cafe, Goa

The Bean Me Up Cafe provides some incredible starters and main courses. Their large range of desserts is fascinating and they also provide accommodation. The place has a hugely spiritual vibe and one can sit, read your favorite novel, write, listen to music or just stay idle. The menu comes as a jackpot for the vegans as it is filled with variety of options including seitan (mock meat), tempeh, yam chips and desserts like banana split, tiramisu, pina colada & much more! 

Bean Me Up Goa Vegan Restaurant Vegan First

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Bean Me Up Goa Vegan Restaurant Vegan First

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6. MAA cafe

Situated in Morgim, Goa; this Cafe indeed is bliss for all travelling vegans. MAA cafe is a raw vegan cafe which includes a menu of interesting items and unique ingredients. From the freshly made burritos to their sprouted quinoa salad and the refreshing green juices, it is one of a kind and manages to attract foreign tourists as well as the health conscious crowd.  

Maa Cafe Goa Vegan Restaurant Vegan First

Maa Cafe Goa Vegan Restaurant Vegan First

Image Credits: Facebook/maagoa

 

7. Ahimsa - The Vegan Cafe, Shirdi

The journey to Shirdi has become more fun since Ahimsa - The Vegan Cafe opened its doors for pilgrims who have had a long day after travelling and standing in a queue for ‘darshan’. A delightful menu with a global cuisine comprises unusual stuff such as black bean burgers and pizzas. Sit and munch comfortably in a calm atmosphere. Sounds good, doesn’t it?

Ahimsa Cafe Shirdi Vegan Restaurant Vegan First

Ahimsa Cafe Shirdi Vegan Restaurant Vegan First

Image Credits: Facebook/ahimsathevegancafe

 

8. The Holy Tree, Ludhiana

In a place where everything most likely includes dairy, The Holy Tree comes to your rescue. It is a vegan and a gluten-free restaurant with diverse options of food from main courses to desserts. Their seating is pretty simple but it has a calm and meditative vibe which soothes the soul of every guest who walks in.

The Holy Tree Ludhiana Vegan Restaurant Vegan First

The Holy Tree Ludhiana Vegan Restaurant Vegan First

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9. Veganza Cafe, Auroville

A rooftop cafe, that obviously cares about your vitamin D needs, along with delivering yummy food and good music. And if that wasn’t enough, this place also has wifi! The idea is to offer a compassionate diet to the people who like to be in a peaceful place and share that experience with the rest of your friends and family too. Check them out here.

Veganza Cafe Auroville Vegan Restaurant Vegan First

Veganza Cafe Auroville Vegan Restaurant Vegan First

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10. Satchitananda Raw Food Restaurant/ Auroville Raw Food Centre, Auroville

Raw vegan food gone creative is what you will find here! You will enjoy the goodness of induging in fresh natural produce and rediscover gifts of earth in their purest form. They serve strictly raw vegan food and each dish is a delight and 100% healthy! Introducing this to children as a food heaven is a rarely seen and Satchinanda does complete justice to it. Have a look at their page here.

Satchitananda Raw Food Auroville Vegan Restaurant Vegan First

Satchitananda Raw Food Auroville Vegan Restaurant Vegan First

Image Credits: Facebook/aurovillerawfoodcenter

 

11.  Dharma Swasti, Auroville

This place will truly make you feel serene and content because of its ambience and the friendly helpful staff. They serve 50% raw and 50% cooked food and most of their ingredients and organic! You simply cannot have enough of this place by just going once, after eating the delicious variety of vegan food, a return visit is bound to happen. Here's Dharama Swasti's page, have a look!

Dharma Swasti Auroville Vegan Restaurant Vegan First

Dharma Swasti Auroville Vegan Restaurant Vegan First

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12. Shantaram Raw, Goa

This beachfront cafe situated on Arambol beach is the perfect way to fulfil all your guilt-free cravings from exotic thalis to mouth-watering vegan desserts and even vegan cooking lessons. In short it’s a one-stop shop for all needs vegan. Re-opening in the first week of November, they are assured of crowds simply waiting for the restaurant become operational. Check out their page here.

Shantaram Raw Goa Vegan Restaurant Vegan First

Shantaram Raw Goa Vegan Restaurant Vegan First

Image Credits: Facebook/shantaram.raw

 

13. Greens Guesthouse, Auroville

This is a unique place where the simplicity of the cuisine brings about serenity of the mind. Green's is a guesthouse with a no-fuss but explicit vegan menu served with love and genuine affection. It’s truly your home away from home.

 

Greens Guesthouse Auroville Vegan Restaurant Vegan First

Greens Guesthouse Auroville Vegan Restaurant Vegan First

Image Credits: Facebook/greensguesthouse

 

14. Energy Home, Auroville

From herbal idlis, to almond, walnut and coconut milks Energy Home lives up to its name serving healing remedial food to their customers. Energy Home is a cozy place in Auroville Puducherry, with its own little library and a wide range of yoga and self-help books.

Energy Home Auroville Vegan Restaurant Vegan First

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15. Divine Nature, Dharamkot

You don’t need an excuse to visit Himachal Pradesh but a vegan restaurant situated amongst the magical scenic mountains might make you rush at the earliest. Dharamkot is the ideal location for a vegan camp. They have a vegan buffet which serves the most yummy salads, curries, smoothies and cakes. Check them out here.

Divine Nature Dharmkot Vegan Restaurant Vegan First

Divine Nature Dharmkot Vegan Restaurant Vegan First

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16. Blue Caterpillar Vegan Café, Dharamshala

Friends, food and mountains? Now this is a list which is kind of hard to ignore. Blue Caterpillar offers a mouth-watering menu with cashew cheese, pizzas, spaghetti, thalis, sweets and more.

Blue Caterpillar Vegan Cafe Dharamshala Vegan Restaurant Vegan First

Blue Caterpillar Vegan Cafe Dharamshala Vegan Restaurant Vegan First

Image Credits: Facebook/bluecaterpillarvegancafe

 

17. Granny’s Bowl, Pune

Fairly new and located in a commercial section of the city, Granny’s Bowl is more of a take-away but they do have seating for six people. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner this place will be a huge relief to vegan office-goers. There is a different menu for each day of the week so there is enough variety too. 

Granny's Bowl Pune Vegan Restaurant Vegan First

Granny's Bowl Pune Vegan Restaurant Vegan First

Image Credits: Facebook/grannysbowl

 

18. Vegan Hearts Restaurant, Ludhiana

Here's a brand new addition to the family of Vegan Restaurants. Vegan Hearts serves decadent and delicious desserts ranging from themed cakes to cute little pastries. Now, how can you refuse a sizzling brownie with vanilla ice cream, that too, all vegan? 

Vegan Hearts Restaurant Ludhiana Vegan Restaurant Vegan First

Vegan Hearts Restaurant Ludhiana Vegan Restaurant Vegan First

Image Credits: Facebook/VeganheartsIndia

 

19. Vegan & Raw, Varanasi

Varanasi has just opened its first wholly vegan restaurant. Located in a quiet bylane near Tulsi Ghat, this garden cafe offers an interesting mix of soups, salads appetisers and desserts. They also host live music sessions once or twice a week. Recently they have introduced a vegan breakfast with muesli fresh fruit and salad at Rs 300/- per plate. Lunch and Dinner buffets will also be available soon. Check them out here.

Vegan and Raw Restaurant Varanasi Vegan Restaurant Vegan First

 

20. Jumping Beans in Bengaluru 

The food at Jumping Beans will be hearty meals that focus more on the Indian palette and cuisine. There are vegan curds and cheeses made from scratch, they have many curries and choco-shakes which make this place a must-visit. The cafe is on a rooftop, which lends to its outdoor feel, perfect to enjoy Bangalore’s weather. Visit them Here.

Jumping Beans Bangalore Vegan Restaurant Bengaluru Vegan First

 

21. Just Be in Bengaluru

This 100% Vegan restaurant’s hallmarks or founding principles are ‘Healthy, Natural, Vegan, Whole and Guilt-free’. They also avoid the use of refined ingredients like oil, sugar or flour. They even conduct cooking classes where people can learn to make their favourite dishes cruelty-free and healthy. Visit them here. 

Just Be Bengaluru Vegan Restaurant Bangalore Vegan First

 

22. PRISiM Health Food in Mumbai

This 100% vegan place serves quality organic meals made without preservatives or chemicals. They source organic produce and the food is extremely fresh albeit being a limited menu. Their Creamy Mushroom crepes and banana almond butter smoothie is highly recommended. Check them out here. 

Prisim health food mumbai vegan restaurant vegan first

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Prisim health food mumbai vegan restaurant vegan first

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23. Aharveda Restaurant – Golden Chariot Dine In in Mumbai

Taken from the Sanskrit word meaning food and scripture, this place is 100% vegan , gluten and oil-free. Enjoy a sumptuous Thali or Pasta and Pizzas along with their wonderful juices and Smoothies. Find them here 

Aharveda Restaurant Golden Chariot Mumbai Vegan Restaurant Vegan First

 

 

24. Imagine Cafe in Mumbai

Imagine Cafe is one of Mumbai's exclusive 100% Vegan restaurants. Here you can enjoy Yummy Chocolate Dosas, Falafels with Hummus, their signature vegan Pizzas, a plant-based Mayo filled BBQ Tofu Burger, and finish it up with a lovely Mango Bite Dessert. The restaurant was previously known as Cafe RVD, read more about them here. 

Imagine Cafe Mumbai Vegan Restaurant Vegan First

 

25. Hippie's Gusto in Goa

Hippies Gusto is like an oasis in the desert for vegan ice cream lovers. Their homemade ice creams are made with love and raw food.  There are 12 flavours available and if you want to savour a sugar- free ice cream, they have you covered! Not to foget, their vegan milkshakes are equally popular and delicious. Find them here. 

Gusto Hippie Goa Vegan Restaurant Vegan First

 

26. Bodhi Greens in Dharamshala 

The focus of Bodhi Green's menu is health foods and beverages, like smoothies and smoothie bowls, juices, salads, healthy burgers and traditional Indian foods. The restaurant focuses on highlighting sustainable living with the raw bamboo furniture, mud walls and organic produce. Covers American, Indian, Chinese, Israeli cuisines. Check them out here. 

Bodhi Greens Dharamshala Vegan Restaurant

Bodhi Greens Dharamshala Vegan Restaurant

 

 

27. Smart Alec - Alternative Deli in Hyderabad

This is Hyderabad's largest vegan, plant-based and cruelty-free restaurant. What's more is that Smart Alec is also pet-friendly. They are extremely pro-vegan with slogans and messages all over their restaurant and social media so it feels so amazing to dine here! Their Strawberry Mousse, Vegan Pizzas, Gluten-free Peanut Butter choco chunk cookeis and Oil-free Green salads will having you coming back for more each time! Find them here

Smart Alec Hyderabad