Looking for some new go-to restaurants for plant-based eating in the Lexington, Kentucky area? Here are just a few of the very best!

Archa Nine Thai Kitchen

Where: 162 Old Todds Road

Specialties: Thai cuisine

Archa Nine offers delicious Thai dishes in an upscale atmosphere– and an entire menu of vegan choices, including vegan appetizers, entrees, and even desserts. All plant-based options are clearly marked, and you can get vegan and vegetarian versions of many of your favorites.

Not Your Ordinary Vegan Cafe

Where: 1313 N Limestone

Specialties: All-vegan

It’s pretty easy to find plant-based options when the entire menu is plant-based– and that’s the case at Not Your Ordinary Vegan, a cafe where there’s no animal products in sight. What you will find is a plethora of tasty vegan dishes, from burgers to breakfast foods.

Moody Mike’s

Where: 926 Delaware Avenue

Specialties: All-vegan, events

Lexington boasts its very own vegan food truck, thanks to the folks at Moody Mike’s. You’ll be able to find a variety of foods here, including a BLT, Buffalo chik’en fries, BBQ pulled “pork”…the list goes on, and needless to say, Mike’s and their assortment of ultimate plant-based comfort food are a well-loved event staple of the area.

Sav’s Restaurant & Gourmet Ice Cream

Where: 630 E Main Street

Specialties: West African cuisine

Sav’s offers a dedicated vegan menu, with several of their non-vegan bowls made plant-based-friendly for those who forgo meat. Alongside their main menu is Sav’s drinks menu, as well as the menu for Sav’s Chill, which consists of several flavors of top-notch ice cream; of these flavors are also three tasty vegan sorbets available.

Blue Sushi Sake Grill

Where: 105 Summit At Fritz Farm

Specialties: Sushi

At first glance, a restaurant devoted to sushi might not sound like a place for those abstaining from fish. But Blue Sushi Sake Grill has an entire vegan menu, as well as additional vegan-friendly appetizers and other items. Their options are also clearly marked, making plant-based eating that much easier.

Asian Wind

Where: 3735 Palomar Centre Dr

Specialties: Chinese and Pan-Asian cuisine

Asian Wind provides a vegetarian menu section, which includes a number of vegan-friendly items as well. This local staple is known for its impressive selection of choices across the board and its affordable prices and has several vegetarian starters and sides.

Mellow Mushroom

Where: 503 S Upper Street

Specialties: Pizza

When ordering a vegan pie at Mellow Mushroom, make sure to ask that along with your vegan cheese, no garlic butter or parmesan is added to your pizza. Beyond that, the cult-favorite pizza chain has vegan crust, sauce, as well as a myriad of veggie-friendly toppings. They also serve some vegan and vegetarian appetizers, as well, and their salads can be easily adapted to fit your dietary needs.