Eating meat-free hasn’t always been easy, but in Winston-Salem, it’s a piece of (vegan) cake.
Our local food scene is as vibrant as ever, so it’s no surprise there are a slew of local chefs serving up fresh, vegetarian bites across town. From meat-free deli sandwiches to scrumptious vegan pizza, here are 23 without Dom’s, 25 with (I put Camino’s in here twice to highlight its breakfast/coffee items and desserts, but only counted it once) restaurants serving up meat-free fare in Winston-Salem.
☕ Coffee shops
Camino Bakery, Multiple locations | Enjoy fresh-baked vegan and gluten-free pastries, breads, and sweets — plus vegan chicken salad.
DeBeen, 231 E. 5th St. | Fresh almond milk made in-house is just what your coffee needs. Try DeBeen’s vegan gelato or pastries while you’re at it.
Krankies, 211 E. 3rd St. | Try the “Vegan Classic” breakfast biscuit at this coffee shop featuring tons of beverage options.
La Luz, 612 Trade St. NW. | Pick up a vegan drink from the wellness cafe while shopping from La Luz’s boutique.
Other Suns Coffee Shop, 414 N. Laura Wall Blvd., Ste. 104 | This cute little coffee shop serves up a few different vegan options, from breakfast to full meals. Try this: Breakfast sandwich with vegan bacon.
🍔 For the vegan carnivore
Acadia Foods, 228 W. Acadia Ave. | This market, deli, and coffee shop serves up tempeh and seitan (plus vegan condiments like cheese, mayo, and 1000 Island dressing) on its sandwiches.
Hot Dog City, 2300 N. Patterson Ave. | Stop by this hole-in-the-wall joint for a loaded veggie dog (vegans, hold the cheese), veggie burger, or veggie hoagie.
🧁 Delicious desserts
Ava’s Cupcakes, 1483 River Ridge Dr., Clemmons | Try unique vegan cupcake flavors like shamrock shake or pink champagne and strawberries.
Camino Bakery, Multiple locations | Camino Bakery’s vegan desserts shouldn’t be overlooked. Try this: vegan and gluten-free brownie.
To Your Health Bakery, 1263 Creekshire Way | Choose from an all vegan and gluten-free menu of over 50 cake flavors, gourmet donuts, and cookies.
🌮 Food trucks
The Local & The Lebanese, Multiple locations | This Greensboro-based food truck often makes stops in Winston-Salem to serve its American and Lebanese street food (with a few veggie and vegan options available). Track the truck on Street Food Finder.
Mike’s Vegan Grill, Multiple locations | Check Mike’s Facebook page to stay updated on when the truck will be in Winston-Salem — it often stops by The Hemp Source to serve its 100% vegan menu of burgers, hot dogs, and sides.
MO’ Empanadas, Multiple locations | This Winston-Salem-based empanada truck travels around The Triad to offer its food, including vegan, gluten-free, and dairy-free empanadas. Find its location on MO’ Empanadas’ website.
🍕 Casual eating
HakkaChow, 615 St. George Square Ct. | Known as one of Winston-Salem’s best Asian restaurants, HakkaChow offers several substitutions to make its meals vegetarian or vegan. Try this: Mongolian tofu with green and white onions over crispy rice noodles.
La Botana, 1547 Hanes Mall Blvd. | This Mexican eatery features a separate vegetarian menu with items like the Black Bean Chimi and Broccoli Jicama Bowl.
Nawab Indian Cuisine, 129 S. Stratford Rd. | Check out the separate vegan and vegetarian specialties section of the menu for a variety of veg-friendly Indian dishes.
New Sichuan, 2125 Silas Creek Pkwy. | General Tso’s Tofu is a standout item on New Sichuan’s menu, but there’s lots of other vegetarian or vegan options, too.
The Basil Leaf Thai & Sushi, 690 St. George Square Ct. | Make your choice of protein tofu for a curry dish, or choose from a list of vegetarian sushi.
The Olive Tree, 580 S. Stratford Rd. | Items marked with a big green “V” on the menu are vegetarian — like the vegetarian burrito and Olive Tree Pita — and many of them can be veganized.
Village Juice & Kitchen, Stratford Towers, 205-O S. Stratford Rd. | Grab a hearty vegan salad bowl (or build your own), a black bean burger, smoothie, or baked good at this local spot. Try this: Raw vegan cheesecake made with seasonal flavors.
West End Cafe, 926 W. 4th St. | All-day lunch is the name of the game at this local spot that features a full vegetarian section on the menu.
Yamas, Multiple locations | Build your own vegan or vegetarian Mediterranean sandwich, grain bowl, or salad with options like falafel fritters, dolmades, marinated chickpeas, and various vegan-friendly sauces.
Zito Pizzeria and Grill, 3030 Healy Dr. | This quaint pizza spot offers several vegetarian and vegan options. Try this: The Herbivore pizza with Beyond meat and vegan cheese + an appetizer of zucchini sticks with vegan ranch.
🍸 Date night
Mozelle’s, 878 W. 4th St. | With several vegetarian-friendly items (some of which can be made vegan), Mozelle’s makes for a great meatless date night spot.
Oh’ Calcutta, 310 W. 4th St. | Created by Calcutta, India native Gopal Chandarana, Oh’ Calcutta’s menu features multiple vegetarian options.