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7 Vegan-Friendly Restaurants on the NH Seacoast

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Every year, there are more vegan-friendly restaurants on the NH Seacoast! Many locals are seeking a greener lifestyle for its numerous health benefits as well as increased sensitivity toward animals and the environment. Add the innovation of plant-based options and you have a recipe for success! Whatever your reason for seeking vegan fare, we've compiled a list of 7 vegan-friendly restaurants on the Seacoast that are sure to delight.

1. Green Elephant Vegetarian Bistro + Bar

Located at Portwalk Place in downtown Portsmouth, this Asian-inspired bistro offers an entirely meat-free menu. Their dishes are packed with flavor...the Thai Ginger Noodles and Green Curry with Tofu have a cult following! And the atmosphere, pretty relaxed...as they say on their website, "join us with your best formal attire or in your favorite pajamas."

Tate & Foss Sotheby's International Realty Sales Associate Bryttnie Gillis commented: 

Their coconut milk soup is my favorite, but I've had just about everything on the menu and it never disappoints!

2. Common Roots Café 

This cool café offers many healthy options to please your palate while you're enjoying a day at Rye's beautiful Jenness Beach! Its menu is punctuated with good vegan eats such as the Scramblin' Plant Burrito, Cashew Nacho Cheese Fries and a whole lineup of plant-based burgers. While you're there, you can sign up for yoga on the beach or rent a surf board. 

3. Laney & Lu

A local staple for healthy vegetarian fare, Laney & Lu offers a creative selection of food. From wellness elixirs and smoothies to salads and sourdough toasts, you'll love this little ray of sunshine in the heart of downtown Exeter. Their outdoor patio is a great spot to meet a friend and enjoy a latté!

Tate & Foss Sotheby's International Realty Sales Associate Caren Logan commented: 

"The falafel Mediterranean bowl is my all-time favorite option for lunch at Laney & Lu!"

4. Ohana Kitchen

Formed from a passion for fresh, healthy food and a desire to share a piece of Hawaiian culture with the Seacoast community, Ohana Kitchen offers unbeatable poké bowls and sushi burritos. If you enjoy Ahi tuna once in a while, we highly recommend the 'spicy crunchy!' Otherwise, you can get creative with a customizable No Limits Poké. They've perfected the takeout process in their Portsmouth and Exeter locations, so it's easy to grab and go on a busy day.

5. Throwback Brewery 

A hidden gem in a picturesque setting in North Hampton! The historic post & beam farmhouse was meticulously renovated and transformed into a thriving brewery and restaurant. They're dedicated to crafting delicious, farm-fresh beer and food using local ingredients. In addition to providing great eats, they know how to entertain guests...you can listen to live music inside or rent a firepit outside to toast marshmallows under the stars!

6. Oak House 

Lots of options on the menu for vegans and vegetarians! Yummy food and great service in a quaint downtown (Newmarket) setting. What more can you ask for? Bryttnie recommends the Seitan steak & cheese sandwich and notes that you can add a white bean burger or seitan as a protein to any salad! 

7. Fresh Press 

With a tagline like 'Don't Panic, It's Organic,' you know this place sources high-quality ingredients for their guests. The menu is 100% dairy and gluten free. When you're in downtown Portsmouth, swing by this darling café to pick up a cold-pressed juice, smoothie or acai bowl. For what it's worth, Tate & Foss Sotheby's International Realty Associate Broker Lynne Joyce swears by the hot Golden Lion adaptogen latte...the ginger and black pepper pack a pleasant punch!


Looking for more vegan-friendly restaurants on the NH Seacoast? The website/app Happy Cow works similarly to Yelp but helps users discover healthy options at 156,000+ restaurants, cafés and grocery stores in more than 180 countries. You can search with filters, connect with your community, and even receive daily tips and inspiration. 

At Tate & Foss Sotheby's International Realty, we pride ourselves on knowing our market area and sharing that insight with our clients. We provide the reach of a global company, with the strong local ties of a neighborhood agency that help us expertly match sellers and buyers in the Seacoast area of NH and Southern Maine.

Speak to our team of professionals today to learn how we can put our experience to work for you.

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