Dining Vegan in Newport, RI
Many people have asked me where I find vegan dishes when I dine in Newport. Newport has so many great restaurants, unfortunately, there are no vegan restaurants in Newport at this time! But the good news is that so many restaurants have at least one vegan dish on their menu I can enjoy. Here are a few of my favorites!
The Best Burgers:
If you are looking for a casual atmosphere, I recommend Pour Judgement on Broadway. It has THE BEST Black Bean Burger! It is hand-made on site and totally to die for! It comes with guacamole and a sour cream sauce, but be sure to ask for it without the sour cream. The burger is so filling that I usually do not eat the bun. The burger comes with fries or you can get a side of vegetables, both compliment the burger perfectly.
Another awesome burger I found, is the California Quinoa burger at the Brick Alley Pub. The delicious quinoa burger has a nice meaty texture. It is served on Boston Bib lettuce with avocado and Pico de Gallo. I’ll order their sweet potato fries as a treat to go with the burger. Brick Alley Pub’s menu offers something for everyone, and I’m glad they have something for me!
Salvation Cafe has 2 lovely dishes on their menu just for vegans! One is their Vegan Risotto with roasted oyster mushrooms, spinach, sun-dried tomatoes topped with arugula fennel salad with truffle vinaigrette. It is delicious! The other entree is their Pad Thai with spicy peanut noodles. I usually get mine with tofu. The best Pad Thai I’ve ever had! Many evenings I have dined there, they’ve offered some nightly vegan specials that I’ve ordered and enjoyed!
Another great Newport Restaurant destination is Diego’s Mexican Restaurant. Last summer, I was a VERY new vegan. Jay and I were on a long walk and decided to stop in at Diego’s and have a bite to eat. When I told the waitress I was vegan, her reply was “we cater to vegans!” I couldn’t contain my smile! I was extremely happy! The restaurant will substitute tofu out for meat and they have vegan cheese available to add to any of their dishes. One of my favorite dishes is their Baja Panzanella Salad . I’ll usually order crispy tofu to go on top. Crazy good! Their Guacamole is made to order and must be part of your meal!
I’m always on the look-out for vegan meals. Stay tuned…I’m sure there will be a part 2!