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
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.
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
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.
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.
Where: 503 S Upper Street
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.