Today is World Vegetarian Day, a day that brings global attention to the health and environmental benefits of a vegetarian lifestyle!
To celebrate non-meat eaters everywhere, restaurant apps, like Grubhub and Open Table took a look at some of the top vegetarian eating trends across the nation - including top vegetarian-loving states, top vegetarian dishes nationally and regionally and more.
MOST POPULAR NATIONAL VEGETARIAN ORDERS
Methodology: These food orders rose in popularity the most in 2019 compared to 2018.
According to data from OpenTable, plant-based diets and meat alternatives have become much more prevalent in 2019 than previous years with reviews featuring “plant based” increasing by 200 percent since 2017. Additionally, there were less than 100 reviews before 2016 that mention “vegan”, but that number has since increased by almost 15,000 per month.
“There’s no doubt that plant-based dining is a trend as we’re seeing increasing interest in vegetarian menu options from our diners,” said Caroline Potter, Chief Dining Officer at OpenTable. “In honor of World Vegetarian Day, we thought it was a great moment to celebrate this change in dietary habits by spotlighting restaurants that serve up dining experiences guaranteed to satisfy any plant-based diet or omnivore appetite.”
Featuring restaurants coast-to-coast across 20 states and Washington, D.C., the list is culled from more than 12 million verified diner reviews of over 30,000 U.S. restaurants.
From locally grown, organic ingredients at Gracias Madre in West Hollywood, Calif. to the cutting edge vegetable offerings from award-winning chef, Amanda Cohen, at Dirt Candy in New York City, the list is perfect for vegans and vegetarians everywhere and even their omnivore friends at the table. With 16 restaurants on the list, California takes the lead, followed by Pennsylvania and New York with 10 winners each. Washington, D.C. comes in fourth with seven restaurants, Florida is close behind with six and Illinois and Texas each claim four restaurants.
OpenTable’s list of the 50 Best Restaurants for Vegetarians in America for 2019 is generated solely from diner reviews collected between August 1, 2018 and July 31, 2019. Qualifying restaurants were scored and sorted according to the sum of tags spanning “good vegetarian options”, “vegetarian options” or “vegan.”
Based on this methodology, the 50 Best Restaurants for Vegetarians in America for 2019 according to OpenTable diners, are in alphabetical order as follows:
50 Best Restaurants for Vegetarians in America for 2019
Âu Lạc Plant-Based Food & Drink - Los Angeles, California
Bar Bombon - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Bistro Aracosia - Washington, D.C.
BLACKOUT - Dining in the Dark - Las Vegas, Nevada
Blossom - Multiple Locations
Brewery Bhavana - Raleigh, North Carolina
Candle 79 - New York, New York
Catch LA - West Hollywood, California
Chaatable - Nashville, Tennessee
Charlie was a sinner. - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Delice & Sarrasin - New York, New York
Departure Restaurant and Lounge - Portland, Oregon
Dirt Candy - New York, New York
Divya's Kitchen - New York, New York
Double Zero - New York, New York
Ema - Chicago, Illinois
Equinox - DC - Washington, D.C.
Farmer's Table - Boca Raton, Florida
Farmers & Distillers - Washington, D.C.
Farmers Fishers Bakers - Washington, D.C.
Farmhouse at Rogers Gardens - Corona Del Mar, California
Fig + Farro - Minneapolis, Minnesota
Founding Farmers - Multiple Locations
Gracias Madre - San Francisco, California
Gracias Madre - West Hollywood, California
Greens Restaurant - San Francisco, California
Harvest Beat - Seattle, Washington
Harvest Seasonal Grill & Wine Bar - Multiple Locations
Hell's Kitchen - Caesars Palace Las Vegas - Las Vegas, Nevada
Irregardless Cafe - Raleigh, North Carolina
Jaleo DC - Washington, D.C.
Linger - Denver , Colorado
The Little Beet Table - Chicago, Illinois
Little Goat - Chicago, Illinois
Modern Love - Multiple Locations
Nix - New York, New York
Oliver's - Santa Barbara, California
Oyamel - Washington, D.C.
P.S. & Co. - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Plant Food + Wine - Venice, California
Plant Miami - Miami, Florida
Planta - Miami Beach, Florida
Root Down - Denver, Colorado
Sage - A Plant Based Bistro - Culver City, California
Slanted Door - San Francisco, California
Tamarind - Tribeca - New York, New York
Terrain Garden Cafe - Glen Mills, Pennsylvania
True Food Kitchen - Multiple Locations
Wild Ginger Downtown Seattle - Seattle, Washington
Zaytinya - Washington, D.C.
The complete list may also be viewed at https://www.opentable.com/lists/best-restaurants-for-vegetarians-us-2019.