Whether you follow a meatless diet, are observing Lent, or are just looking for a plant-based meal, Berks County has you covered. Here’s a list of Berks County’s vegan restaurants and vegetarian dining options.
Vegetarian and Vegan Restaurants
Greenhouse Café – Wyomissing
Located in the Bell Tower complex in Wyomissing, the Greenhouse Café serves plant-based breakfast and lunch items along with baked goods and café drinks. Greenhouse also opens for dinner service on Wednesdays and Fridays with rotating specials.
HIVE – Kutztown
Open limited hours – Fridays and Saturdays only – HIVE is the go-to for plant-based brunch lunch in Kutztown. In addition to bowls, salads, and meatless burgers, HIVE has a small market with take-home kits and Vegan Treats desserts.
Firefly Café & Outpost – Boyertown
When it first opened, Firefly Café was a full-service restaurant. Since COVID, the vegan café is takeout-only with limited hours on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Enjoy vegan breakfasts (meatless breakfast sandwiches and toasts) and lunch (like beyond burgers and vegan mac n cheese). In addition to the café, Firefly also runs the Outpost, a vegan market where you can buy a variety of plant-based foods.
Chen Vegetarian House
In West Reading, Chen Vegetarian House serves meatless versions of familiar Asian and Chinese dishes like General Tso’s chicken, orange-flavored beef, and teriyaki duck.
Note: Chen is temporarily closed from January 10 through April 30, 2022.
Vegetarian and Vegan-Friendly Options
For a breakfast and lunch-only joint, Andy Pepper’s in Limekiln has one of the most diverse menus in Berks County. And that includes plenty of vegan options, including oatmeal pancakes for breakfast, and vegan sausage, beyond burgers, and vegan chicken for lunch (the Phonie Joanie and Thin Lizzy are vegan while other sandwiches can be made vegan). The café also offers a range of homemade vegan (and gluten free) desserts.
West Reading’s Farmhouse Kitchen offers a menu built on organic ingredients that also includes a number of vegan dishes. The menu changes seasonally but always includes salads, bowls, veggie burgers, and vegan baked oatmeal.
Good Life Organics
Another organic cafe, Good Life Organics offers a range of vegan foods on the menu. These options include juices, bowls, salads, and sandwiches.
Kimberton Whole Foods – Douglassville
While Kimberton Whole Foods doesn’t offer hot meals (except for soups), the store offers a variety of prepared meals that are vegan-friendly (like bean burritos, salads and quinoa burgers) along with a market full of plant-based foods.
Rangoli Indian Street Food
Berks County’s Indian restaurants all offer vegetarian and vegan options, but Rangoli offers an entire menu section titled Vegetarian Village, with many of the options, like dal and chana, available in vegan versions.
For more Indian food choices, check out Laxmi’s Indian Grille and Nirvana Indian Bistro in Wyomissing.