The culinary scene in Connecticut has something to offer everyone. No matter what specialty you are seeking, a great restaurant is never too far away in the Nutmeg state. Among the many stellar restaurants, there are quite a few that offer a 100% plant-based menu. Here are our top 6 picks for noteworthy plant-based restaurants in Connecticut.
The Sweet Beet
The Sweet Beet in Granby, CT has an amazing selection of grab and go options as well as house baked treats. Every item The Sweet Beet has to offer is 100% Organic, Non GMO, Vegan, Gluten free, Soy free, and Peanut free. On top of that, many of the ingredients and items available at The Sweet Beet support local farms. 860-653-2338
Flora in West Hartford, CT is dedicated to crafting superb plant-based foods and drinks. While the menu is mostly vegan, Flora has recently added several sustainably-raised animal products to the menu. Flora offers brunch each Sunday from 11 to 3 and specials are available daily.
Guests can take home Elvis Toast, Asparagus, Potato Salad, Stuffed Shells, and a Raw Carrot Cake for dessert. 860-216-5992
It’s Only Natural (ION)
ION is among the first 100% plant based restaurants in Connecticut had to offer. This restaurant has been serving up plant-based delights for 30 years. The menu focuses on organic creations featuring local produce. Specials change daily. ION hosts brunch each Sunday from 11am-4pm and offers creative cocktails, mocktails, smoothies, and fresh squeezed juice. 860-346-1786
Southport and Ridgefield
Organika is a 100% vegan restaurant offering organic plant-based options. They create nourishing meals using local ingredients and inventive recipes. This restaurant is a great place to get avocado toast, nourish bowls, salads, smoothies and more. Organika has one location in Southport and another in Ridgefield. Southport: 203-955-1500, Ridgefield: 203-403-3346
G-Zen restaurant in Branford, CT believes in small sustainable farming and honest, organic plant-based ingredients. The restaurant is managed by a husband and wife team, Chef Mark Shadle and Ami Beach Shadle source many of the ingredients from their farm in Durham. All ingredients are local, whenever possible, and always organic and fair trade. Both the farm and the restaurant are run using only renewable solar energy. In addition to their permanent location you can also visit the G-Zen food truck.
The Stand Vegan Cafe
The Stand Vegan Cafe in Fairfield, CT seeks to make fresh local food accessible and exciting to all. This restaurant offers 100% vegan cuisine, yet, has curated a menu that is equally enticing to vegans and omnivores alike by combining a plant-based cooking style with classic recipes as well as some unique flavors. Try the Seitan Griller with BBQ Pesto for lunch, followed by a lemon lavender cupcake for dessert. 203-873-0414