Vegetarian Dining near and in driving distance from Alamance County

Are you a vegetarian looking for a great meal in or in driving distance from Alamance County, NC? Well, good news! Alamance County and its neighboring cities have several restaurants and cafés that specifically cater to vegetarians, vegans, and even those who eat gluten free! Check out any of the restaurants listed below to get a great vegetarian meal while staying in Alamance County!



The Root

The Root is a restaurant where "fresh, flavorful food [is] made from scratch with quality ingredients by people passionate about good cooking". The Root is located on 110 W. Lebanon Ave. in Elon, NC. It is open Tuesday through Thursday from 11:00am-9:00pm, Friday through Saturday 11:00am-10:00pm, and Sunday through Monday 11:00am-3:00pm.

Food Options

Some great appetizer options are the Fresh Edamame Dip which is served with crispy home-cooked tortilla chips, sliced cucumbers, and carrots and the Topped Truffle Parmesan Fries which are topped with Truffle aioli and shaved Parmesan. These are both best-sellers and favorites of the Elon University students.   They have a variety of salads ranging from a regular caesar salad or garden salad to the delicious Asian Salad which consists of crispy romaine lettuce with a touch of shredded cabbage, carrot, scallion, edamame, sliced almonds, and wonton crisps with house-made ginger-soy dressing. They have an awesome Caprese Sandwich which has ripe tomato slices, fresh mozzarella and basil on french bread with basil aioli. They also have BBQ tofu which is organic grilled tofu with house-made BBQ sauce and our sweet and tangy coleslaw served on french bread. Another favorite is the grill cheese which is their signature house blend of creamy cheeses on wheat or white. You can add any topping for 25 cents each: tomato, spinach, mushrooms, caramelized balsamic onions, fresh basil, edamame spread, arugula, crispy fried onions. They have a variety of vegan burgers which are crispy and savory black bean quinoa burgers such as the Vegan Mozzarella Burger and the Vegan Bleu Cheese Burger.



Green World 

Green World is located upstairs at the Colonnades Dining Hall at Elon University. They are open for lunch every day from 11:00am-2:00pm and for dinner everyday from 5:00pm-8:00pm.

Food Options

Green World only serves dishes that are either vegetarian, gluten free, vegan, or any mix of the three. This dining option has become favorites among the students at the university. Some of these options are Mushroom Stroganoff, Butternut Squash Risotto, Grilled Vegetables, Steamed Carrots, Vegetable Quesadilla, Tortilla Soup and Black Bean Burgers. It contains a salad bar with many different choices in dressing, lettuce, and toppings. 



Simply Thai 

Just a few minutes walk from downtown Elon, North Carolina and Elon University, Simply Thai provides students, locals, and visitors with a Thai option that is, to put it simply, fantastic. The impressively decorated restaurant creates a modern ambiance for those who are dining out. Simply Thai also has a prompt take-out service. Simply Thai's notable presentation of dining space and food make it a perfect place to celebrate birthdays, special occasions, and holidays. They are open for lunch from 11:00am-3:00pm every day except Saturday, when lunch is not offered, and open for dinner 5:00pm-10:00pm Monday-Saturday and 5:00pm-9:00pm on Sundays.

Food Options

Simply Tai is well known for not only their authentic Tai options but Sushi as well. Those who work their explain they "serve wide varieties of chicken, duck, steak, seafood and also vegetarian entrees specially prepared to your desire". Their variety of appetizers, Tai Noodle soups, Tai soups, and Tai salads are a great addition to any of the fabulous entrees. All of Simply Tai's signature entrees begin as a vegetarian meal, and then the customer is given a choice of adding Tofu, Chicken, Steak, Shrimp, Duck, or Seafood. Each entree comes with the choice of a salad. With a handful of dessert options, the ice cream flavors stand out as intriguing, including Fried Banana Ice Cream, Green Tea ice cream, and Fried ice cream. See their full menu here: 

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Boba House

Located in Greensboro, North Carolina, The Boba House is 100% vegetarian friendly! The menu is inspired by traditional Vietnamese and Thai cuisine and most items can be made vegan or gluten-free. Some of the popular dishes are Stir-Fried Green Beans, Oriental Rice. Boba House is open Monday-Friday 11:30am-3:00pm & 5:00pm-9:30pm and Saturday 12:00pm-9:30pm, but is closed on Sunday.


Angelina's Kitchen 

Angelina's Kitchen serves everyone who is vegetarian, vegan, or gluten free! The mission of Angelina's is to serve healthy, affordable, in season, and local food to its customers. The restaurant gets all of its produce and meats from local farms in Pittsboro, North Carolina, where Angelina's is located. Some menu items are a Gyro Sandwich, Gyro Chicken Sandwich, Falafel Sandwich, Hummous Sandwich, and a Greek Salad with several toppings to customize it. Stop by Angelina's anytime
Monday-Friday from 11:00am-7:00pm to enjoy a delicious meal!




Vivace is a top notch italian restaurant on 4209 Lassiter Mill Road, Suite 115 in Raleigh, NC. There is another location in Charlotte, NC. They have menus specific to people who desire vegetarian, pescetarian and even gluten-free food. They also are happy to serve you vegan options upon request. On their website, they have certain menus that only have those types of food categories. Vivace was awarded the Certificate of Excellence  by Trip Advisor in 2014. You can make a reservation online or call-in. Website:

Food Options

Some of their best vegetarian dishes are Caprese made with mozzarella and roasted tomatoes, and Bucatini, which is heirloom tomatoes, basil, garlic, parmesan, and chili flake. For vegetarians, not pescetarians, they have a variety of seafood. They serve a grilled salmon chop, with fregula de sardi, lemon crema, cucumber, red onion agrodolce, and local grouper, with semolina gnocchi and piccata. Some gluten free options are Tuscan Bean Ragu which has clams, brodo di cotto, and calabrian chili, and risotto with day boat scallops, sweet onion-pancetta, and crowder pea vinaigrette. 



Sage Vegetarian Café

Sage Café has an exclusive vegetarian lunch and dinner menu, which includes a Feta-Spinach Wrap, Pasta Primavera, Vegetable Kabob, Gormeh Sabzi, Portofino, and many more delicious options. The café is known for its eclectic menu that is largely based on Persian dishes, as well as Italian and other cuisines. Desserts such as Homemade Tiramisu, Vegan "Chocolate" Cake, and Baklava are also on the menu. Sage is located in Chapel Hill, North Carolina and is open for lunch Monday-Saturday 11:30am-2:30pm, dinner Monday-Thursday 5:00pm-9:00pm, and dinner Friday & Saturday 5:00pm-10:00pm. For more information, visit Sage Café's website:



The Fiction Kitchen

The Fiction Kitchen is a 100% vegetarian restaurant in Raleigh, North Carolina. Their website seems to promote their "revolution" which consists of new healthy eating options in "the historic train depot and warehouse district which has been somewhat forgotten over time". It is also stated that they "plan to create a thriving, new culinary destination" in this area of Raleigh. Their goal is to break the predictability of vegetarian food with exciting, creative new options. The Fiction Kitchen creates a variety of options by stocking up at local farmers markets, including the Carolina State Farmers Market and the Raleigh Downtown Farmers Market; this restaurant is close to both of tAdd a caption

Food Options

With simple appetizers, soups, and salads, each entree is very intricate. As mentioned before, The Fiction Kitchen works to try and create the most diverse dining experience for vegetarians as achievable. This includes using vegetarian, gluten free, or vegan products in order to mimic the typical meals enjoyed by many Raleigh locals, including BBQ and fried "chicken" dishes. A large part of their menu consists of Brunch specials and sides, which also include very elaborate ingredients, creating only the most tasteful dishes. And finally, to end the week right, The Fiction Kitchen offers Sunday Funday to adults over 21, which serves drinks from Bloody Marys to Mimosas. See their full menu here: 

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Thai Herb

Thai Herb, located in High Point, North Carolina in close proximity to High Point University, is focused on their authenticity and traditional ways of cooking Thai cuisine. Thai Herb chefs claim to have brought secret recipes and family recipes directly from the heart of Thailand. They are known for satisfying their customers with offering an option of spiciness for every dish, as each customer can request a level of spiciness ranging from 1-5. Monday-Thursday they are open 11:00am-3:00pm and 5Add a caption
:00pm-9:30pm, Friday 11:00am-3:00pm and 5:00pm-10:00pm, Saturday 11:00am-10:00pm, and Sunday 12:00pm-9:00pm.

Food Options

Tai Herb offers a multitude of appetizers, followed by large Lunch and Dinner menus. Each item on the Lunch menu, whether it be stir-frye, rice and noodle plates, or curry dishes, begins as a vegetarian dish, and can be converted by adding Chicken, Beef, or Shrimp. Tofu and Vegetable options would obviously be preferred by vegetarians. There is even a "Vegetarian Corner". The Dinner menu is also extensive, although it consists of very similar and even some of the same items as the Lunch menu only with a larger variety of stir-fryes, rice and noodle plates, and curry dishes. See their full menu here:  

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