14 Vegan and Vegetarian-Friendly Restaurants in Cleveland

Even though Cleveland carnivores can enjoy meat-centric offerings from award-winning chefs such as Michael Symon, Dante Boccuzzi and Jonathan Sawyer, Cleveland's food scene includes a wide variety of restaurants that not only provide delectable vegetarian options but make it their priority. Check out the 15 restaurants all vegetarians need to visit and tell us in the comments section below if we made any offensive omissions (we know you will.)

By Tyler Singleton

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Flaming Ice Cube, 1449 Boardman-Canfield Rd This restaurant focuses on compassionate cuisine and offers a wide variety of positive products in addition to a menu featuring organic quinoa bowls, tempeh and whole fruit smoothies. (Photo courtesy of Instagram user @oddedsun)
Flaming Ice Cube, 1449 Boardman-Canfield Rd

This restaurant focuses on compassionate cuisine and offers a wide variety of positive products in addition to a menu featuring organic quinoa bowls, tempeh and whole fruit smoothies. (Photo courtesy of Instagram user @oddedsun)

Aladdin's Eatery, 12447 Cedar Rd., Cleveland Heights and 14536 Detroit Ave, Lakewood.  This Lakewood-based restaurant opened its doors in 1994 and has been offering a wide variety of Middle Eastern and Mediterranean options ever since. The lemon-flavored house dressing takes any dish to the next level and the fruit smoothies provide a sweet ending to any lunch or dinner outing. (Photo courtesy of Instagram user @aladdinseatery)
Aladdin's Eatery, 12447 Cedar Rd., Cleveland Heights and 14536 Detroit Ave, Lakewood.

This Lakewood-based restaurant opened its doors in 1994 and has been offering a wide variety of Middle Eastern and Mediterranean options ever since. The lemon-flavored house dressing takes any dish to the next level and the fruit smoothies provide a sweet ending to any lunch or dinner outing. (Photo courtesy of Instagram user @aladdinseatery)

Cleveland Vegan, 17112 Detroit Ave., Lakewood.  This Lakewood restaurant offers brunch from their cafe and bakery (Closed Monday, Tuesday-Friday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.) The menu features a completely vegan and organic selection that vegetarians and vegans can enjoy. Additionally, Cleveland Vegan does offer catering for the next special event in life. (Photo courtesy of Yelp!)
Cleveland Vegan, 17112 Detroit Ave., Lakewood.

This Lakewood restaurant offers brunch from their cafe and bakery (Closed Monday, Tuesday-Friday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.) The menu features a completely vegan and organic selection that vegetarians and vegans can enjoy. Additionally, Cleveland Vegan does offer catering for the next special event in life. (Photo courtesy of Yelp!)

Earth Bistro Cafe, 11122 Clifton Blvd.  Labeled "Contemporary American cuisine with a Cuban flair," Earth Bistro Cafe shows its commitment to fresh, local ingredients with dishes such as Cuban style guacamole, ensalada alegre and Caribbean veggie tostadas. (Photo courtesy of Instagram user @nostradomas)
Earth Bistro Cafe, 11122 Clifton Blvd.

Labeled "Contemporary American cuisine with a Cuban flair," Earth Bistro Cafe shows its commitment to fresh, local ingredients with dishes such as Cuban style guacamole, ensalada alegre and Caribbean veggie tostadas. (Photo courtesy of Instagram user @nostradomas)

Fire Food & Drink, 13220 Shaker Square.Vegetarian or not, you'll be in good hands at Fire Food & Drink as you feast on the culinary creations from Douglas Katz, chef/partner of Provenance at the Cleveland Museum of Art. The menu rotates frequently but seemingly always contains creative vegetarian and vegan options. (Photo courtesy of Facebook user Fire Food & Drink)
Fire Food & Drink, 13220 Shaker Square.

Vegetarian or not, you'll be in good hands at Fire Food & Drink as you feast on the culinary creations from Douglas Katz, chef/partner of Provenance at the Cleveland Museum of Art. The menu rotates frequently but seemingly always contains creative vegetarian and vegan options. (Photo courtesy of Facebook user Fire Food & Drink)

Flying Fig, 2523 Market Ave. "The Fig" offers farm-to-table and ground-to-table plates (and has for 15 years) with an emphasis on supporting small family farms and local food artisans. Vegetarians must try the beet salad and hoisin glazed Cleveland tofu. Stop in and order with confidence that the server and chef will happily tell you exactly where the Flying Fig sourced your food. (Photo courtesy of Instagram user @samhadmelike)
Flying Fig, 2523 Market Ave.

"The Fig" offers farm-to-table and ground-to-table plates (and has for 15 years) with an emphasis on supporting small family farms and local food artisans. Vegetarians must try the beet salad and hoisin glazed Cleveland tofu. Stop in and order with confidence that the server and chef will happily tell you exactly where the Flying Fig sourced your food. (Photo courtesy of Instagram user @samhadmelike)

The Greenhouse Tavern, 2038 E 4th St. Listen, Greenhouse Tavern has a certain reputation of offering pig's heads, artisan jerky plates and a Fred Flintstone beef short rib. We get it, James Beard award-winning chef Jonathan Sawyer provides delicious choices for the Cleveland carnivores but he also used his creativity for the vegetarians of the city. Sawyer's pulled barbecue mushroom sandwich won "Best Vegetarian Sandwich in America" from Restaurant Hospitality Magazine. (Photo courtesy of Instagram user @thegreenhousetavern)
The Greenhouse Tavern, 2038 E 4th St.

Listen, Greenhouse Tavern has a certain reputation of offering pig's heads, artisan jerky plates and a Fred Flintstone beef short rib. We get it, James Beard award-winning chef Jonathan Sawyer provides delicious choices for the Cleveland carnivores but he also used his creativity for the vegetarians of the city. Sawyer's pulled barbecue mushroom sandwich won "Best Vegetarian Sandwich in America" from Restaurant Hospitality Magazine. (Photo courtesy of Instagram user @thegreenhousetavern)

Helio Terra Vegan Cafe, 619 Prospect Avenue East. This 100-percent vegan cafe offers a fast-casual dining experience with with half of the menu items being raw and gluten-free. Stop in the cafe and grab a whole fruit smoothie or a cold, pressed juice as the perfect vegetarian, and vegan, pick-me-up. (Photo courtesy of Facebook user Helio Terra Vegan Cafe)
Helio Terra Vegan Cafe, 619 Prospect Avenue East.

This 100-percent vegan cafe offers a fast-casual dining experience with with half of the menu items being raw and gluten-free. Stop in the cafe and grab a whole fruit smoothie or a cold, pressed juice as the perfect vegetarian, and vegan, pick-me-up. (Photo courtesy of Facebook user Helio Terra Vegan Cafe)

Namaste India Garden, 14412 Detroit Ave, LakewoodVegetarianism continues to grow as a trend in Indian cuisine and Namaste India Garden reinforces this inclusion of all things vegetarian and vegan. The menu includes a main-course vegetarian section with over ten different options as well as non-vegetarian courses for the plebs of the world. (Photo courtesy of Instagram user @mralasandwhich)
Namaste India Garden, 14412 Detroit Ave, Lakewood

Vegetarianism continues to grow as a trend in Indian cuisine and Namaste India Garden reinforces this inclusion of all things vegetarian and vegan. The menu includes a main-course vegetarian section with over ten different options as well as non-vegetarian courses for the plebs of the world. (Photo courtesy of Instagram user @mralasandwhich)

Nature's Bin, 18120 Sloane Ave, Lakewood Nature's Bin, open since 1975, is operated by Cornucopia, Inc., a non-profit group with the mission to "help people with disabilities develop their skills, confidence, and workplace potential.” This Lakewood market provides fresh, organic produce and groceries for the community, vegetarian or not. Nature's Bin offers catering as well as the traditional grocery store departments including a deli in which at least half the options are vegetarian and vegan-friendly. (Photo courtesy of Instagram user @naturesbin)
Nature's Bin, 18120 Sloane Ave, Lakewood

Nature's Bin, open since 1975, is operated by Cornucopia, Inc., a non-profit group with the mission to "help people with disabilities develop their skills, confidence, and workplace potential.” This Lakewood market provides fresh, organic produce and groceries for the community, vegetarian or not. Nature's Bin offers catering as well as the traditional grocery store departments including a deli in which at least half the options are vegetarian and vegan-friendly. (Photo courtesy of Instagram user @naturesbin)