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The Best Vegetarian Restaurants in St. Louis

Tired of ordering the one vegetarian item on the menu: macaroni and cheese? Check out this list of 17 St. Louis restaurants that cater to vegetarians (some to carnivores as well), offering plant-based dishes in a variety of cuisines, including Thai, Indian, Vietnamese, Turkish, Mediterranean, Korean/Mexican fusion, tapas, Chinese and American.

Gokul Indian Restaurant

This 100% vegetarian restaurant serves a 100+-item menu of Indian specialties (also kosher) at very affordable prices. Appetizers like samosa and paneer pakora are $4-$5, while dinner entrees are all under $13. The menu is rounded out with soups, salads, sides and desserts. Open W-M for lunch & dinner (closed Tu).

Pura Vegan

It’s mostly raw, 100% vegan and gluten free at Pura Vegan, not to mention no processed foods, no preservatives, no added sugars, no hydrogenated oils and no iodized salts or peanuts. Still, they manage to serve “burgers,” pizzas, tacos, nachos and more.


Decked out in a beautiful minimalist décor, Frida's takes recycling, composting and its menu of vegetarian dishes very seriously, which includes a hummus platter, black bean and jalapeno masa cakes, zucchini fettucine, salads, sandwiches and wraps. Not quite vegan (dairy and eggs), Frida's offers gluten-free items.

Seedz Café

100% organic, plant-based cuisine, including juices, smoothies, drinks, sweets and menu items such as a veggie burger, tostadas, sandwiches, soups, salad and more. Open Tu-Sa, 11 am-8 pm; Su, 11 am-4 pm.

Tree House

Modern vegetarian and vegan cuisine in an attractive, unpretentious setting with outdoor seating on colorful Grand Blvd. Small plates $6-$9, large plates $10-$15. Open Tu-F 9 am-10 pm, Sa-Su 10 am-10 pm.

Seoul Taco

This is the bricks-and-mortar spot of a very popular food truck, and the Korean/Mexican mash-up here is nothing short of addictive: a short and sweet menu of tacos, nachos, burritos, quesadillas and a gogi bowl, all customizable with protein and a few add-ons. Kimchi rules the day. L and D (daily).

Aya Sofia

Sumptuously decorated and intimate, this is an oasis for authentic Turkish/Mediterranean food including seafood, beef and lamb dishes, plus, ample vegetarian options and tasty small plates. Full-service bar. L (Tu-Sa), D (Tu-Su), Br (Su).

Little Saigon

Features bright, open dining room with hardwood floors and ceramic tiles. Menu favorites are the sizzling rice flour crepe filled with shrimp and chicken, or tiger prawns sautéed with chili pepper and other fresh offerings. Dinner entrées $10-$26. Open M-Sa lunch and dinner, Su dinner only.

Mai Lee

At the vanguard of Vietnamese cuisine when it came upon the scene more than two decades ago, this local favorite serves up tasty summer rolls, delicious pho and banh mi, firepot soups and an entire Chinese menu, as well. L and D (Tu-Sa).

Sen Thai Asian Bistro

Delicious Thai cuisine, pleasant décor and an expansive menu, ranging from hearty soups and curries to broth noodle dishes, pad Thai and a can’t-miss, drunken noodles. Open for lunch and dinner daily.


The small-plate concept goes Greek (turning the small plates into “mezes”), and diners can enjoy sampling portions of spanakopita, garlic shrimp, dolmades and grilled lamb, along with a mostly Greek wine list. Small plates $3.95-$8.95. Open M-F for lunch and dinner; dinner only Sa & Su.


Bakeshop and art studio run by the husband-and-wife team of Cbabi Bayoc (art) and his wife Reine (sweet) also serves vegetarian lunch items, most built around a delicious vegetarian burger. Both the art and the food are top-notch. Open W-Sa 9 am-6 pm.

Lemon Grass

When the lines are too daunting at nearby Pho Grand, (or even when they aren’t), smart diners will head for the culinary delights of Lemon Grass, in a clean corner space. Large menu of Vietnamese favorites, including spring rolls, eggplant curry and one of our favorites, sesame tofu. Open for lunch and dinner daily except M.

Pho Grand

A perpetual favorite for wallet-friendly lunches and dinners, everyone’s favorite Pho has established itself in updated, swanky digs. Everything’s a winner on the menu; try the vermicelli noodles topped by crispy spring rolls. Open for lunch and dinner W-M. (Cards: AE DS MC V)

The King & I

The granddaddy of local Thai places, where the experience starts with cocktails (like Siam Stinker and Fog Cutter). Large menu befits a large restaurant. Try the pad Thai, any of several excellent curries, panang tofu and much more. Dinner prices $6.95-$12.95. Lunch and dinner daily except M. (Cards: AE DS MC V)