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Vegetarian and Vegan Restaurants in Jersey City and Hoboken

Vegetarian and Vegan Restaurants in Jersey City and Hoboken

You may find yourself hard pressed to find truly VEGAN restaurants in Jersey City as there are only some limited options available. This is a go-to guide laying it out plain and simple, where to go, what to get and whether to bring the kids.

Vegetarian and Vegan Restaurants in Jersey City and HobokenSubia’s 

506 Jersey Ave, Jersey City

This Van Vorst neighborhood staple has been around for over ten years with great success. It is the only TRUE vegan restaurant and pure vegan kitchen in Jersey City. The sister duo team that own the place are extremely knowledgeable and helpful and they will navigate you through any vegan question you have. The menu is comprehensive and there is something for everybody. Even my carnivore meat eating husband was impressed by the vegan rib sandwich. Subia’s also has an amazing dessert selection as well as a thorough juice list for those seeking something on the lighter side – the beet & spirulina combo is a real winner. I would recommend this café style restaurant for anybody seeking a delicious, filling, nutritious comfort food style meal. The home style, casual atmosphere and food make you feel truly welcome the second you sit down to read the menu, ideal for the entire family.

Kid Friendly 5/5

Stroller Friendly 5/5

Kid Friendly Foods 5/5

Vegetarian and Vegan Restaurants in Jersey City and HobokenPet Shop 

193 Newark Avenue, Jersey City

This relative newbie is a kitschy, fun, trendy local watering hole offering strictly vegetarian food. There are vegan options on the menu as well. Sundays they offer half off glasses on open wine bottles, get there early to avoid disappointment and to score a great bargain on some really delicious wines. The bar staff are extremely knowledgeable on pairing wine and drinks with the food menu. The kitchen offers up fun, modern and diverse fare. The Buffalo Cauliflower starter is a must and the Chili is sure to fill even the hardiest of bellies.

Kid Friendly 3/5   (during brunch hours you will have best luck with strollers and young kids)

Stroller Friendly 3/5

Kid Friendly Foods 5/5   (grilled cheese, soups and chili will all please the younger crowd)

Vegetarian and Vegan Restaurants in Jersey City and HobokenTea NJ

262 Newark Ave, Jersey City

This café is not strictly vegetarian. However, the menu is helpfully divided into vegan/vegetarian and carnivore sections. Largely a brunch/lunch establishment and café, so plan to wait a bit if you come on the weekend. Tea and coffee connoisseurs will love this place, the tea options are extensive – there are over 30 varieties of tea including traditional and more modern chai and bubble tea. My personal favorite has to be the dirty chai – this is ideal for caffeine lovers of all types – a tea and espresso concoction that will give you a caffeine buzz for hours. The menu offers fresh classic salads, wraps, sandwiches and all day breakfasts.

Kid Friendly 5/5   

Stroller Friendly 3/5 (small and limited space available)

Kid Friendly Foods 5/5   

Vegetarian and Vegan Restaurants in Jersey City and HobokenTidal Poke 

34 Exchange Pl, Jersey City

Also a relative newbie and always super busy during lunch, a testament to the popularity and success of the only true Poke “POH-keh” and Acai place in town. The menu offers both vegetarian and non-vegetarian options. For Poke and Acai bowl virgins, here’s a quick low down – Poke is an old Hawaiian dish that’s a relatively new phenomenon to non-Hawaiian cities. It is a combination of fresh cubed raw fish, seasoned and served on a bed of vegetables and a base of typically rice or noodles, served cold, think of like a sushi salad of sorts. Poke is delicious and very healthy. Tidal Poke offers vegan and vegetarian Poke bowls. Acai Bowls are equally healthy, light and refreshing and are comprised of fruit and added crunchy goodies – basically thick smoothies topped with granola and fruit, then wolfed down with a spoon.

Kid Friendly 5/5   

Stroller Friendly 5/5

Kid Friendly Foods 3/5   (kids will love fruity, cold Acai Bowls, Poke Bowls may not appeal to all kids)

Best Vegetarian and Vegan Restaurants in Hoboken

Looking for delicious and hearty vegetarian/vegan meals outside of home?  Check out our pick of 5 best vegetarian and vegan restaurants in Hoboken.

Vegetarian and Vegan Restaurants in Jersey City and Hoboken

Simply Juiced

262 1st St, Hoboken

Simply Juiced tops our list of the best vegetarian resturants in hoboken, Everything here is vegan except for honey and it is all organic and made from locally farmed produce. The owners and entire staff are all vegan and full of helpful tips on what to get. It is a juice and raw food bar that has a very large menu with a great variety of main dishes, salads, sandwiches, desserts, juices, smoothies and nibbles. I think it would take several visits to get through every menu option and they all sound amazing. Of particular note are the No Harm No Cow (Beef/dairy-free burger) and Pad Thai Coconut Noodles.

Kid Friendly 5/5, Stroller Friendly 5/5, Kid Friendly Foods 5/5   

Vegetarian and Vegan Restaurants in Jersey City and HobokenHoney Grow

120 Washington St, Hoboken

This is a casual dining place that offers meat and vegan options. Service is quick and the food is consistently good. It primarily consists of create-your-own stir fry or salad, acai bowls and pressed juices using local and some organic produce. Everything down to the egg noodles are freshly made. The staff is flexible and you can create your own stir-fry or salad to meet you exact dietary requirements, tastes and specifications. The vegan options are limited but they are happy to fix up variations and modifications to existing dishes. The freshly pressed juice is super zesty and refreshing, ideal for washing down the healthy food.

Kid Friendly 5/5, Stroller Friendly 5/5, Kid Friendly Foods 5/5   

Vegetarian and Vegan Restaurants in Jersey City and Hoboken

Karma Kafe

505 Washington St, Hoboken

This is an Indian restaurant offering meat and several vegetarian options (nothing was labeled as strictly vegan). The best value for menu is hands down the buffet. The food is fresh, with several lighter and veggie options and an entire section of the menu is vegetarian. Karma Kafe also has a decent cocktail menu, perfect for a date night, or when the kids are getting out of hand to help the dining experience go by a bit easier!

Kid Friendly 5/5, Stroller Friendly 5/5, Kid Friendly Foods 3/5   (strong spices can be a tough sell kids, the buffet has a variety of options to satisfy even picky little people palates)

Vegetarian and Vegan Restaurants in Jersey City and Hoboken

Makai Poke Co.

521 Washington St, Hoboken

Makai Poke Co. in Hoboken is a Hawaiian fast casual restaurant serving traditional & Mainland Style Poké Bowls.  They believe in sourcing only the freshest ingredients in their Boat to Bowl philosophy. They have lots of options whether you eat fish or are vegetarian/vegan. It is very rare to find a fast food spot that is clean, healthy and delicious. You can make your own Poke Bowl with exotic greens and fruits or opt for a chef recommended special. The result is equally delicious!

Kid Friendly 4/5, Stroller Friendly 3/5, Kid Friendly Foods 3/5  

Vegetarian and Vegan Restaurants in Jersey City and Hoboken

Total Nutrition Kitchen

322 Washington St, Hoboken

For a healthy and refreshing vegetarian/vegan and non vegetarian diet, Total Nutrition Kitchen is a great option. With a wide variety of nutritious drinks, meal plans, grab and go options and a kids menu, they have something for everyone! Our personal favorite, the green machine (kale, cayenne pepper, ginger, lemon and cucumber) is a perfect pick me up for a hot or busy day.
Food is Fuel, Do it the right way!

Kid Friendly 4/5, Stroller Friendly 4/5, Kid Friendly Foods 4/5  


*Other top notch Jersey City restaurants with vegan dishes on the menu:

Third and Vine


Kitchen Step


Koro Koro

Vegetarian and Vegan Restaurants in Jersey City

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