The Best Places to Eat Vegetarian in Champaign-Urbana
Where the locals eat vegetarian in Champaign-Urbana and beyond.
Once upon a time, being a vegetarian in the Midwest was, well, not too fun. Thankfully, that has changed; and there are plenty of vegetarian-friendly restaurants in the Champaign-Urbana area.
Editor’s note: Chambanamoms.com does not endorse or recommend the following businesses. All opinions below are those of chambanamoms.com readers and came from input on our Facebook page.
We asked you, our readers, to recommend your favorite spots to eat vegetarian food in Champaign-Urbana and beyond, and you responded in gusto. The list below was generated by personal recommendations from chambanamoms.com Facebook fans who are so passionate about vegetarian options on Champaign-Urbana restaurant menus.
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With these restaurants offering delicious meat-free breakfasts, dinners, and desserts, who wouldn’t want to eat vegetarian?
Farren’s, downtown Champaign: “Farren’s has a great black bean burger or you can get it as black bean tacos, which I prefer.” See our post about Farren’s here.
Watson’s Shack and Rail, downtown Champaign: “has a tofu sandwich that’s pretty good.” See our Mom Review of Watson’s here.
Espresso Royale Coffee, several locations: “has a ridiculously amazing hummus wrap. Ask for it warmed and your soul will thank you!”
Firefly Grill, Effingham: “If you’re up for a drive, Firefly Grill in Effingham is an excellent date night restaurant and has high quality vegetarian options all the time.” Read more about Firefly Grill in Effingham, Illinois, here.
Golden Harbor, Champaign: “has a bunch of tofu options” “The Kung Pao Broccoli at Golden Harbor is 🙌”
Breaking Taco, Mahomet: “I’m obsessed with the fish/ shrimp tacos and street corn.”
Baxter’s American Grille, Champaign: “has an amazing beet salad, as does Monarch Brewery in Monticello.”
Seven Saints, Downtown Champaign : “I recently had a veggie slider at Seven Saints and thought that I had been given an actual burger by mistake.”
Dancing Dog Eatery, Urbana: “The food I’ve had there is good, I am frustrated by them describing it in meat-terms rather than in what it is terms.” See our review of Dancing Dog Eatery here.
Red Herring, Urbana: “The Red Herring in Urbana is a vegetarian place. Only open Wednesday evenings for dinner, but yes!”