The Best Vegan Eats In Portland, Oregon

Usually when I do a "vegan eats" post, I'm left with very little options. For example, when highlighting vegan eats at Disneyland or my hometown of Cleveland, I could only name a few things off the top of my head.

This "vegan eats" post, however, is going to be hella different. You see, Portland was named the #1 vegan city by PETA. (and several other publications) And let me tell ya, it deserves it.

With hundreds of establishments dedicated to plant-based eating, and even hundreds more with vegan options, you'll never be a bored vegan while in the city of Portland. Seriously, NEVER.

My favorite part about eating vegan in Portland is how casual it is. There's no ego to it. Veganism is pretty popular here, so it's not like people will judge you for it or act like they have no idea what you're talking about. You don't have to go out of your way to make menu items vegan, either!

Honestly, there's just no ego to it. While most vegan places in California are overpriced, Instagrammable spots with tons of ego, Portland vegan places were full of heart. From food trucks, to cute cafes, to hole-in-the-wall places, veganism was everywhere. 

While I didn't get the chance to eat everywhere I wanted, I did hit some pretty bomb spots. Whether you're looking for vegan eats in Portland or if you just like admiring really delicious food, you've come to the right place! Bon Appetit! 

1. Sizzle Pie

Craving pizza but not in the mood for Daiya cheese and bland veggie toppings? Sizzle Pie is here to deliver! This delicious pizza shop has tons of vegan options that are far from boring. I'm talking pepperoni, sausage, jackfruit! 

They even have house-made vegan ranch. My favorite pizza they offer is the "Buffalo 666," which is made with shredded buffalo jackfruit, vegan mozzarella, red onions, green onions, and a drizzle of ranch and wing sauce. It's to die for, yo.

2. Sudra

Sudra is an indian-style vegan place! Indian food is usually veggie-friendly, but Sudra took that to the next level. Their Beyond Chik'n Tikka Masala made my tastebuds feel some type of way. While they unfortunately didn't have samosas, they had delicious pakoras! (pictured on the right) If you're looking for some Indian noms, Sudra is the place to be.

3. Back To Eden
Not a day goes by where I don't find myself craving Back To Eden. Their intensive menu of pastries and brunch-friendly foods will make you want to a book a flight to Portland ASAP! 

We loved this place so much we even ended coming here a second time. We got their biscuits and gravy, their kale and potato quiche, their pizza roll, a chocolate cupcake, and their cheddar tempeh scone. All equally delicious! Back To Eden also had a very chill vibe that had me feeling oddly reflective. 10/10 would go again!

4. Petunia's Pies and Pastries

Like Back To Eden, Petunia's serves pastries and brunch-friendly treats. Their slogan had me! "The best darn baked goods you've ever had. They just so happen to be vegan and gluten-free."

While Petunia's looks like your ordinary cutesy pink bakery, their diet-friendly pastries made me fall in loooove. I couldn't believe they were vegan! Honestly, I'm sort of happy I don't live by Petunia's. I'd probably end up eating pastries every single day!

5. Homegrown Smoker BBQ
Not only did this BBQ-style food truck fill my stomach, but it also stole my heart. We got the combo plate with mac and not cheese, hand cut fries, BBQ tempeh ribs, beyond meat chik'n and hush puppies served with remoulade. 

It reminded me of barbecues I attended as a child and there's nothing like vegan food that reminds you of food from your childhood, right?

6. Eb and Bean

While Eb and Bean isn't exclusively vegan, their vegan froyo options might blow you out of the water. They usually have three vegan flavors, but they also have vegan sauces, whipped cream and even cookie dough! My mouth is watering just thinking about it...

7. Vtopia

Vtopia had me at "vegan cheese plate." We got our cheese plate to go and it came with 5 nut-based cheeses, bread and crackers, fruit and veggies. Honestly, it was the best vegan cheese I've ever had. You could tell they really put effort into it, because I've never tasted anything like it before. They were all different flavors and different textures, making it a pleasant plant-based experience!


Those were some of the to-die-for places we got the chance to eat at! I didn't get the chance to go everywhere, or to get a picture of all the places we did go, so I'm going to list other notable places down here:
  • No Bones Beach Club - We actually ended up stumbling upon this place by accident when desperately searching for a brunch spot! Andrew got these beer battered fried avocado tacos that he's still raving about, and I got an egg and bacon sammie with hash browns. This isn't a top pick for me, but if you're in Portland for a while it's definitely worth a shot!
  • Prasad Cafe - This was on my list but we never made it because they stop serving breakfast at 11pm! If you're more of a health vegan, you'll love this place. They have tons of smoothies, salads, and healthy breakfast options. I was eyeing the vanilla chia waffle!
  • 24th & Meatballs - If you get the chance to eat at Sudra, 24th & Meatballs is right next door! While they aren't exclusively vegan, they have the best vegan meatball I've ever had. Andrew was fantasizing about it the rest of the day!
Honestly, that's just the beginning. I can't wait to head back to Portland to try some more of their vegan eats! There's just way too many to count. If you have any suggestions, be sure to let me know.

Happy eating!

1 comment

  1. Put these on your radar: Maruti, Vita Cafe, Verde Cocina, Harlow, Bamboo Sushi, Aviv, Cruzroom, Jam on Hawthorne