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Green But Not Boring: Get The Best Vegan Food At These Restaurants In Chennai

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Chennai’s vegan scene is going strong now, and for various reasons (animal cruelty and health for the most part), we’re all looking for vegan options in restaurants. Here are Chennai’s best vegan restaurants where you can skip the paneer and cheese and get healthier and yummier alternatives! Read on! 

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Santé Spa Cuisine

Of course, this place tops the list. With a warm and welcoming ambience, Santé Spa Cuisine can be trusted to serve you vegan food that looks and tastes really great. Their signature Beetroot and Spinach Hommus (resembles the ice cream from a softy cone) with khakhra and salads are killer! Santé's got vegan desserts too and can also whip-up lovely keto-friendly dishes. 

Mearth Cafe

This place is warm and inviting and perfect if you're looking for a quick meal without much fuss. Vegan, keto-friendly, gluten-free - this cafe can cater to all your requirements. The vegan pizzas options are aplenty. You can also find stuff like guacamole burger, Korean BBQ burger, spaghetti, Thai curry, fried rice, mezze bowls, and more - all vegan. If you've been feeling disappointed about having limited vegan food options, now is the time to feel spoilt for the choice. 

Mezze Madras

Most of the Mediterranean food is inherently vegan, so if your palate is feeling more inclined towards indulging in falafels, hummus and more, Mezze is the place for you. Happily pick your favourite dishes and have them made vegan here. Their Smoked Tofu Salad,  Falafel Sandwich, and Dukkah Mushroom come highly recommended. Read more here. 

Fresh Pressery Cafe

All organic and made from natural ingredients, Fresh Pressery is great for when you're looking to eat something healthy and clean. Sandwiches, salads, tartines, pasta - there's plenty on offer and can be customised to suit a vegan palate. Their Soba noodles salad and chia seed pudding come highly recommended. 

Flower Drum

One of Chennai’s best vegetarian (and Jain) Chinese restaurants, Flower Drum is hands-down great for whenever you feel like having Asian food. Again, vegan by default, choose from Fried Mushrooms, Tomato & Garlic Soup, and Thai Veg Curry (without dairy) if you're not sure about what to order for a vegan diet here. 

For more vegetarian restaurants in the city, click here. 

Pumpkin Tales

If you’ve gone through their menu, you would have seen their range of vegan options. Right from Bibimbap to bowl meals, stir-fried veggies to a bunch of Thai and Vietnamese food with vegan alternatives - vegan folks, there's plenty for you here. Whatever you do, don't forget to order their vegan chocolate cake - it is a total winner! 

Asian Station

Cinnamon Curry, Thai Fried Rice, Udon Noodles - get yum vegan Asian food at The Asian Station in Anna Nagar. Some of their vegetarian food can be customised to suit vegan needs as well, yay!  

Ashvita Bistro

Another laidback eatery in Alwarpet, the Continental and Asian dishes at Ashvita are mostly vegan in nature and customisable as well. Most of the food involves veggies and herbs, so you can comfortably choose from a range of options. Their sandwiches, salads, Thai Curry, and hummus come highly recommended. 

Fabcafe By Fabindia

Wholesome food cooked with the best ingredients and presented Masterchef style - that's how we feel about the food at Fabcafe. Perfect for a quick bite and breakfast, their vegan options will leave you impressed and pleasantly surprised. With options like vegan tikki chaat, cold coffee, smoothie bowls, delectable desserts like almond crunch cake, mixed berry icecream and more, get ready to experience a slice of vegan luxury. There's polenta upma and fruit payasam too! 

Lyfe By Soul Garden Bistro

Once famous for its goth burgers, Lyfe By Soul Garden Bistro is also a safe bet for vegetarian, especially vegan food. Zucchini chips, tofu BBQ, and a range of absolutely delectable vegan ice creams is what made us pick out this restaurant. That and the  cosy, laid-back ambience.  Know more here.