LAST UPDATED JUNE 2018
Photos by Paul Flessland and J. Alan Paul Photography
It’s no secret that Fargo-Moorhead is booming with unique restaurants and creative eats. And luckily, for the non-meat-eaters and/or the dairy-free folk, several local restaurants offer great vegan and vegetarian options. That’s why we created a glimpse of the many dining options with vegetarian- and vegan-friendly menu items, and we even asked a few local vegetarians and vegans for their dish recommendations.
Many locations can also make alterations to dishes to make them vegan. Always ask for verification if your dish is vegan or vegetarian before ordering just to be sure.
Vegan & Vegetarian Options
Try: Sun-dried tomato hummus wrap (vegan)
Hot chocolate with soy or almond milk (vegan), but there is no vegan whipped topping
They also sell vegan baked goods from Alternative Baking Company and Love in the Oven Bakery
222 Broadway N., Fargo
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The Boiler Room
Try: Grilled zucchini melt: grilled zucchini is served on sourdough bread with mozzarella cheese, tomato pesto, mayo, olives, feta cheese and tomatoes for a delicious, meat-free Mediterranean flavor (vegetarian)
Also try their gluten free Greek salad, veggie salad or lettuce wrap with zucchini instead of chicken
210 Roberts Alley, Fargo
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Try: Falafel (vegan)
Ask them to hold the tzatziki sauce for their falafels and substitute hummus
Lentil rice plate (vegan)
Their menu also has several vegetarian options available
530 6th Ave. N., Fargo
1609 32nd Ave. S., Fargo
3017 13th Ave. S., Fargo
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Try: Chow Fun (vegetarian) — You can make it vegan by asking for it without eggs and adding $1 fried tofu
Also try fried tofu with brown sauce and vegetarian friend spring rolls
“They have the best Lo Mein around; it tastes really gingery and garlicky.”
715 13th Ave. E., West Fargo
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Try: Sofritas! They’re made with shredded, seasoned organic tofu crumbles that are braised with chipotle peppers, roasted poblanos and spices.
For a vegan option, order the veggie burrito with sofritas, without sour cream or cheese, and you can get guac for free.
1680 45th St. S., Fargo
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Dempsey’s Public House
Try: On Wednesdays from 4 – 9 p.m., you can customize your own taco with plenty of toppings to choose from, and it’s only $1 per taco with the purchase of a beverage. With the option to build your own, vegetarians and vegans can load up on rice, beans and veggies for a delicious custom taco.
226 Broadway N., Fargo
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Everest Tikka House
Try: Paneer makhani cubes of cottage cheese are cooked with cubed onions, peppers and a creamy tomato sauce for a tasty pairing with soft, garlic butter bread and a side of white rice. (Vegetarian)
“Vegan momos, which are like wonderful pot stickers of deliciousness, are a sublime treat! They have many vegan dishes and can veganize many more. Try their Gobi Manchurian – breaded cauliflower in a decadent Indo-Chinese sauce! Also, they clearly mark what is vegan on the buffet.”
420 Center Ave., Moorhead
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Try: “Get the veggie with sauteed onions, mushrooms and peppers with fresh tomatoes and lettuce, with twice fried French fries!” (vegan without cheese)
Make sure to let them know you’re vegan so they can make accommodations.
435 Main Ave., Moorhead
5050 13th Ave. S., Fargo
1100 19th Ave. N, Fargo
3051 225th St. S., Fargo
Try: Vegetable or tofu pho (vegan)
They also have mock duck dishes, Vegetarian Delight, Szechwan Delight, Moo Shoo Vegetable, Vegetables and Bean Curd, Broccoli with Garlic Sauce, Vegetable Almond Ding and much more. Ask for vegan broth for their phở.
1015 Main Ave., Fargo
Try: The Classic Burger with black bean, wild rice and quinoa patty sub. This popular menu item can be made vegetarian-friendly with a tasty patty made from black beans, wild rice and quinoa. Extra toppings include a special sauce, lettuce, tomato, pickles and red onions. (Vegetarian)
You can substitute a black bean burger patty on any burger menu item to make it vegetarian
518 1st Ave. N., Fargo
4240 32nd Ave. S., Fargo
810 13th Ave. E., West Fargo
2902 Hwy. 10 E., Moorhead
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King House Buffet
Try: Tofu (special order) with broccoli (vegan)
122 Broadway N., Fargo
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Try: Pad Cashew with mock duck (vegan)
Their menu clearly marks what dishes are vegetarian/vegan. You can also request that some vegetarian dishes be made vegan.
1450 25th St. S., Fargo
Lucid Bakery at Young Blood Coffee Co.
Lucid Bakery is a startup popup bakery devoted to providing Fargo-Moorhead with delicious bars, cookies, muffins, quick breads and more, all vegan and made from scratch with quality ingredients. Lucid Bakery operates out of Square One Kitchens and sells wholesale to Young Blood Coffee Co.
623 NP Ave., Fargo
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Try: Roasted Squash & Gorgonzola Lasagna, may not offer the dish every night (Vegetarian)
Luna Fargo’s menu changes frequently, so keep visiting their site where they post new menu items regularly and mark which items are vegetarian and vegan.
1545 S. University Dr., Fargo
Noodles & Company
Try: Japanese Pan Noodles (vegan)
Penne Rosa without cream or cheese (vegan)
Tossed Green Side Salad with balsamic vinaigrette (vegan)
Spaghetti with Marinara and no cheese (vegan)
Spicy Chipotle Adobo without pork, chicken, sour cream or cream (vegan)
Thai Green Curry without shrimp (vegan)
Zoodles (zucchini noodles) (vegan)
922 Holiday Dr., Moorhead
2603 Kirsten Ln. S., Fargo
4501 15th Ave. S., Fargo
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Paradiso Mexican Restaurant
Try: Southwest veggie quesadilla. Steer clear of the cheese and sour cream if you’re vegan. (Vegetarian)
“The Gardein Chicken Fajitas were great. Ask for guac without a cheese garnish.” (vegan)
Their menu also incudes Gardein vegan steak strips and chick’n strips.
801 38th St. S., Fargo
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QDOBA Mexican Eats
Try: Grilled veggie burritos and salads are made to order, so they can easily be vegan or vegetarian.
“In my opinion, their grilled veggie burrito (with additional grilled fajita veggies) is the best vegan burrito around! Oh yeah – they also have some really tasty salsas to top things off with!”
3902 13th Ave. S., Fargo
1801 45th St. S.W., Unit M, Fargo
910 Holiday Dr., Moorhead
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Red Raven Espresso Parlor
Try: Artichoke and Hummus Sandwich (vegetarian)
Sloppy Duck (bbq’ed mock duck sandwich)
Fruit & Curry Chickpea Sandwich
Homemade smoothies made with real fruit and soy milk instead of yogurt (vegan)
All menu items can be vegan if you ask for no cheese.
916 Main Ave., Fargo
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Taco Bros. Food Truck (Seasonal)
Try: Mexillent tostada platter with vegan mayo (vegan)
“Octavio is stepping his game up with flatbread tacos and vegan ‘chicken’ and ‘beef.’ He also has a well-marked menu with the word ‘vegan’ sprinkled generously throughout. He has vegan cheese and chipotle mayo too!”
428 Roberts St. N., Fargo
Try: Eggplant Delight (sub tofu) (vegetarian)
Most menu items can be prepared vegan upon request
420 Center Ave., Moorhead
Try: Zuppa All’ Ortolana —This hearty vegetable soup is loaded with plentiful grilled veggies: zucchini, yellow squash, roasted red peppers, tomatoes and spinach. It’s also cooked in a light tomato broth, making it vegetarian-friendly. (vegetarian)
202 Broadway N., Fargo
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Try: Soy latte. The sorbet and soy flavors are changed on a daily basis so that you can try something new each day (vegan)
They also have many vegan-friendly toppings, including fresh fruit, flax seed, tapioca pearls, mochi, Nutter Butters, cookie dough and more
908 Holiday Dr., Moorhead
4900 13th Ave. S., Fargo
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Uncle Maddio’s Pizza
Try: The Greek —This Mediterranean classic comes topped with a tomato basil sauce, organic baby spinach, mozzarella and feta cheese, red onions, black olives and artichoke hearts, and it’s drizzled with a homemade Greek dressing.
They have two vegan crusts (whole wheat and gluten free) and Daiya vegan cheese.
“This place is like a deli mixed with a pizza place–you get to pick out the toppings in front of you, including herbed tofu, portabella mushroom, caramelized red onions and so many other great toppings!”
1690 45th St. S, Fargo
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Try: Vegetarian pho made with tofu and vegetables in veggie broth (vegan)
Tofu spring rolls (vegan)
Curry tofu (vegan)
1620 32nd Ave. S., Fargo
Wasabi Sushi & Asian Grill
Try: Wasabi has a seaweed salad, vegetable tempura, golden tofu with sweet & sour sauce, veggie salad rolls in rice paper, vegetable rolls in nori seaweed and the sweet potato roll. The tempura version contains egg, but the regular sweet potato roll is boiled with the same sweet soy reduction sauce.
623 NP Ave., Fargo
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Würst Bier Hall
Try: Sweet Potato fries. This is usually served with a marshmallow fluff, but double check with the restaurant about gelatin or try something like the sweet chili sauce (vegetarian)
“They offer a delicious vegan Field Roast sausage with a variety of toppings; however, the bun is not vegan.”
630 1st Ave. N., Fargo
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