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10 Best Vegan Restaurants in Iowa

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To most non-vegans, the vegan diet sounds highly limited and restricted to a daily diet of salads, salads, and more salads. There are many restaurants in Iowa that are showing that this doesn’t have to be the case. Experience the variety for yourself at any of these top Iowa vegan restaurants and vegan-friendly restaurants.

Trumpet Blossom Cafe, Iowa City, IA

You’ll be so excited by the fabulous eats you find at Trumpet Blossom Cafe that you’ll want to trumpet it from the rooftops. Enjoy veggie burgers, seitan wings, vegan BLTs, and more.

Rawlicious, Cedar Rapids, IA

Taste nature’s food the way it was meant to be at the popular Rawlicious in Cedar Rapids. Its menu is 100% vegan, 100% gluten-free, and 100% delicious. It even offers in-person and online cooking classes so you can boost your own skills as a vegan chef.

New World Kitchen, Des Moines, IA

In beautiful Des Moines, New World Kitchen is bringing the world of rich vegan food to the masses. It’s uniquely modeled as a plant-based meal prep service that will prepare your favorite vegan dishes for you to pick up weekly and reheat at home.

The Full Bowl, Cedar Rapids, IA

The Full Bowl is all about creating tasty and healthy foods to nourish its Cedar Rapids neighbors. Everything is made from scratch and is vegan-friendly, with most of the menu being gluten-free as well.

Ritual Cafe, Des Moines, IA

Who doesn’t love a great coffee shop? Ritual Cafe is the perfect place to get your caffeine fix and enjoy a warm and relaxed atmosphere. It also has an excellent vegetarian food menu and a lineup of mouth-watering baked goods, including great vegan options.

Blazing Star, Decorah, IA

Grain bowls are always crowd-pleasers. They’re satisfying, delicious, and easy to customize for any dietary needs. Blazing Star specializes in made-to-order grain bowls and has plenty of options for vegans to enjoy.

Cortado Mediterranean Cafe, Iowa City, IA

The Mediterranean diet is known to be one of the healthiest, most nutritionally balanced diets around. It also happens to lend itself to a vegan diet easily as well. Head to Iowa City’s Cortado Mediterranean Cafe to enjoy heavenly Mediterranean fare with many vegan options to choose from.

Des Fresh, Des Moines, IA

If you want quality local food in Des Moines, it doesn’t get much better than Des Fresh. While it has a varied menu that appeals to a wide range of tastes and diets, Des Fresh is known to have excellent vegan choices too so you won’t be struggling to find something on the menu.

Big Acai, Multiple Locations

If you want a meal that will make you feel refreshed and energized, you want an acai bowl. Big Acai proudly serves acai bowls that are the talk of the town, along with other vegan-friendly foods like its spicy vegan burrito.

Gazali’s, Clive, IA

In the mood for Mediterranean? Head to Gazali’s. This local spot in Clive proudly serves a variety of Mediterranean favorites including numerous vegan options.

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