In today’s times where ethical food practices are taking a preference over our taste buds, more and more people are turning to become vegans. Veganism, which essentially means cutting out meat, seafood, and dairy from our diets, is becoming a number one choice for those who care about the lives of animals and the environment. To carry the same sentiment and promote the values of veganism, many restaurants have been on the rise throughout the cosmopolitan city of Mumbai to accommodate foodies who are better off without meat. So if you’re a vegan or simply want to try vegan food, here is our list of top 20 places to satiate your palate!
1. Imagine Café, Mulund
Arguably, the first fully vegan restaurant in Mumbai, Imagine Café, was started by two architects who shared the same core values of being empathetic towards the suffering of animals. After many experiments in the kitchen, the founders of imagine café have come up with their own tasty version of vegan dairy products! So if you are seeking an authentic and yummy vegan experience, look no further!
2. Earth Café, Bandra
With its aesthetic pastel interiors, Earth Café is sure to make you feel warm and cozy. Although the pricing is slightly on a higher side, its food makes no compromise in taste! From Breakfast dishes, bar items, and even a Keto Menu, you can make yourself feel welcome in this all-day Café.
3. Rare Earth—The Vegan Café, Khar (West)
Rare Earth is a brand for organic products ranging from daily groceries and dairy-free products to household cleaning products. But what’s interesting is that the store has an attached café, just for vegans! The café serves Indian and Western snack items along with some comfort beverages, like tea and smoothies. Sounds like a perfect place to satisfy hunger pangs after some organic product shopping!
4. Burma Burma, Fort
This restaurant is the creation of two childhood friends who take pride in their Burmese roots. Situated across the country, Burma Burma welcomes Indian foodies with a vegetarian and vegan-friendly menu and provides an opportunity to explore the authentic flavors of Burma. This restaurant also has a rich collection of tea!
5. La Cane Bistro, Vile Parle, Lower Parel
La Cane Bistro has outlets across three locations within Mumbai. Here they serve vegan cheese; this place is a paradise for anyone who loves continental and Italian food, all within budget! Although this restaurant may seem tiny, it is still valued for its cozy atmosphere, hospitable staff, and tempting food.
6. The Yoga House, Bandra
Just like the name, the menu of The Yoga House brims with health! Every recipe is designed to create a healthy and yet tasty eating experience with dishes like Quinoa Upma, an array of salads, and nourishing beverages, which replace sugar with healthier alternatives like dates and honey. Who said healthy food cannot be tasty? They probably don’t know about The Yoga House!
7. PRISM Healing Institute, Grant Road
Located near Grant Road Station, the chefs of this restaurant take utmost care while preparing your meal. One has to inform at least 1 hour before their arrival at this restaurant to allow the staff to prepare the dishes freshly. Hygiene is paramount at PRISM as the vegetables are cleaned with ionized water, and the cooks wear head-covers.
8. Earthlings Café, Andheri West
With a variety of dishes from the American and Italian cuisines, the café was ‘India’s Best Vegan Restaurant’ awarded by none other than PETA! With a cozy atmosphere and a menu full of mock meat and cruelty-free dairy, this is a great place to satisfy our vegan hunger!
9. Sapphire Restaurant And Bar, Juhu
Sitting atop The Emerald Hotel, Sapphire Restaurant is an excellent place for vegetarians with an option for vegan dishes. Oil-Free food is provided upon request. The menu features Indian, Chinese, and Continental cuisine. The Bar is available for those who like to indulge in some alcohol.
10. Vegan Burger Kitchen, Pali Hill
This place offers a variety of vegan burgers for take-away but has no seating available. However, with burgers like ‘The Mediterranean Burger,’ ‘Asian Style Sweet Potato,’ and ‘Peanut Burger,’ along with beverages like Iced Americano or some classic lemonade, this eatery comes with some of the most delicious and affordable burgers. Sounds perfect for a lazy day!
11. Aharveda Restaurant, Andheri
Placed next to Hotel Golden Chariot, Aharveda serves some of the best-rated vegan foods in the city. Their flagship, Vegan Thali, the only fully vegan full plate meal served in the city, is definitely a must-try for vegan foodies! The menu includes both Indian and Western-style dishes.
12. Birdsong–The Organic Café, Bandra
With breath-taking interiors and ambiance, this café is a brilliant choice if you want to make your Instagram page pretty! Additionally, the kid-friendly atmosphere makes it a splendid choice for family eat-outs. The menu provides vegan-friendly and gluten-free options with a focus on healthy beverages, salads, and snacks.
13. Good DO
Good DO is a part of an innovative company called ‘Good Dot.’ It is India’s first company to bring in plant-based meat alternatives. The menu has exciting recipes like Kheema Pav, Chicken Style Burger, and Biryani, all made with cruelty-free and plant-based meat! Good DO is located in Bandra West, Lower Parel, and Terminals T1 and T2 of the Mumbai International Airport.
14. Farmer’s Café, Khar West
Farmer’s Café is the perfect place to have dishes made with organic ingredients. They focus extensively on healthy, vegan, gluten-free, and keto food options. Skinny Pizzas, Lentil Burgers and Almond Shakes make up some of the most popular dishes on their menu. Although the cost of the dishes is slightly on the higher side, the ambiance makes you feel special!
15. Candy & Green, Breach Candy
Mainly famous for its salads, burgers, and other western dishes, this upscale eatery in Breach Candy is another great place to explore some vegan and vegetarian dishes. Candy & Green also has a bar and serves its beverages with labels, making it easy for newbies to know what they are drinking.
16. An Ode To Gaia, Mumbai
Located near the Diamond Gardens in Mumbai, ‘An Ode to Gaia’ prepares cakes, cheesecakes, spreads and preserves, brownies, cupcakes, macaroons, and cookies to perfection, but they are all vegan! It’s the perfect choice for those who wish to celebrate special moments of their lives in a cruelty-free and healthy way!
17 Herbivore, Mahim
As the name suggests, Herbivore specializes in vegetarian dishes and prepares vegan dishes upon request. It is a take-away or home delivery place, which means there are no seating arrangements to dine in. Foodies can enjoy a wide range of cuisine like Thai, Indian, Asian, and Mexican, with dishes like Thai Spring Rolls, Basil Rice, Chole, and Thai Curry right from the comfort of their homes.
18 Chaap Ki Chhap, Andheri
Located at 7 Bungalows, ‘Chaap ki Chhap’ blends the flavors of Punjab and Mumbai. Specializing in Soya dishes, Chaap ki Chhap was awarded the ‘The Best Vegetarian Restaurant in Mumbai’ by the Mid-day newspaper. CKC, as it is abbreviated, aims to change the perception of people towards vegetarian and vegan food.
19. Bombay Salad Co., Bandra
This restaurant boasts of a super healthy menu and is popular for its Breakfast Salad, Cinnamon Hot Chocolate, and Coconut Smoothie. The customers can customize their salads using their Salad Bar! Whether you choose to enjoy your meal at their outdoor seating or choose to get it delivered to your location, you are sure to enjoy their healthy and tasty dishes.
20. Sante Spa Cuisine, Bandra
This soothing and ambient restaurant serves Continental and Mediterranean cuisine like their popular Spinach Hummus, Whole wheat spaghetti, and Mushroom Dumplings. Sante Spa Cuisine uses wooden cutlery over ceramic to reduce its environmental footprint. With enough options for a Vegan and Gluten-free diet, this restaurant is a gastronomical delight!