Myq Kaplan's Guide to Vegan Restaurants in Boston

Boston is literally a bean town to comedian and "Last Comic Standing" finalist Myq Kaplan, whose vegan diet sees much of its protein come in the form of that very food. Kaplan penned this witty veggie-friendly guide to Boston for Citysearch, highlighting all of his favorite tofu, tempeh, seitan and other delicious non-meat items at his favorite vegan and vegetarian Boston restaurants. (Photo: Courtesy of Myq Kaplan)

Updated: August 03, 2010

Myq Kaplan's Guide to Vegan Restaurants in Boston


Grasshopper Vegetarian Rstrnt

1 N Beacon St, Allston, MA 02134

In a world where many vegan restaurants are Asian (and this one is no exception), this Asian vegan place is indeed exceptional. Try any appetizer. Or all of them. Appetize all day long. Or night. Whenever you're eating.


Veggie Planet

47 Palmer St, Cambridge, MA 02138

"Where pizza is art." And where art is delicious. Also where you can listen to music from Club Passim, which shares its space. Have fun with all of your senses here.


Boston Dharmadhatu-Shambhala

646 Brookline Ave, Brookline, MA 02445

This place rocks. Or whatever the calm version of 'rocks' is. Doesn't matter, we're all one. It feels relaxing, it tastes good.


Masao's Kitchen

581 Moody St, Waltham, MA 02453

Not just a kitchen, but also a place you can sit and eat (you know, a restaurant!) awesome macrobiotic stuff that won't have you wondering or caring what macrobiotic means (it's good). Pay by the pound, eat as much as you want, then be sad later (but happy while eating ... it's a very zen experience).


Red Lentil Vegetarian & Vegan Restaurant

600 Mount Auburn St, Watertown, MA 02472

Here you can have cuisine from around the world, made from local, organic ingredients. The very essence of "think global, act local," if your action is eating. And why shouldn't it be?


Peace O' Pie Gourmet Vegan Pizza

487 Cambridge St, Allston, MA 02134

"Another gourmet vegan pizza place, this time with no music club attached, but you can sing if you like. And you might want to, if you sing when you're happy about delicious food."