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Dining in Pennsyltucky

PAcoMap_mostThink of Pennsyltucky region as the Keystone-shaped heart of Pennsylvania (wider at the northern region and more tapered in the south) and that is why Philly and Pittsburgh aren’t included. This page is a list of vegetarian dining options in the heart of PA that you, as a vegetarian, wish you knew about before you had to settle for less.

I won’t be including large chains where everyone knows what to expect (Denny’s, Eat n Park, Shoney’s, Ruby Tuesdays) nor the places where you assume you can get just a side salad, grilled cheese or slice of cheese pizza. My reviews of ethnic restaurants (which I love) like Chinese or Indian buffets will be secondary since many of their menus are similar nation wide.

I will try to keep this list as updated as possible since ownership, customer demand and economic concerns may change the food options over time. Please share any central Pennsylvania locations you know that have consistent vegetarian options.
Do make note of the restaurants sporting the Pennsyltucky Veggie Awards. Restaurants marked with these cute hex sign award logos on the them have some of the finest features in the region and are worth your attention.

Altoona, PA
The Knickerbocker Tavern
(814) 942-0770
3957 W 6th Ave
Altoona, PA 16601

Mostly tavern food but the historic building with outdoor courtyard in fair weather is very nice. Housemade Hummus on the appetizer list and a dense Housemade Veggie Burger are a few of the vegetarian choices. A few other Greek inspired menu items and other appetizers could work out too. Beware the award winning soups, many have chicken stock.

Phoenicia Mediterranean Restaurant
(814) 946-8811
1302 Logan Blvd.
Altoona, PA 16602
A bit pricey but if you are a vegetarian, in Altoona and don’t want to eat at a chain restaurant, Phoenicia has plenty of choices. Website has a 15% off coupon for PSU college students to help with take-out purchases. Ample Mediterranean appetizers, salads, and entrés. Try the Mediterranean Couscous, Safflower Linguini Pesto, or the Vegetarian Combo Platter.


Bedford, PA

50287_127106920680891_1971007_nThe Green Harvest Co.
(814) 623-3465
110 E. Pitt St.
Bedford, PA 15522
The menu has a lot for vegetarians and vegans. We have enjoyed many of their seasonal vegan soups, a reuben, salad and wrap-turned-into-bowl over a couple of visits. Online resources are rarely updated but their facebook page is occasionally updated. The food is very good and a great place to keep in mind if you are in the area or passing by on the local nearby interstates.BiNaH_Hex_2014_sm

Winner of the 2014 Pennsyltucky Veggie Award – Best Soup.


Bellefonte, PA

The Governors’ Pub
(814) 353-1008
211 W. High Street
Bellefonte, PA 16828
Along High Street makes it easy to access for whatever reason brings you to the area. It looks just like The High Street Pub of years ago but don’t be fooled, the vegetarian options are severely limited and you can read my full review here. The “Portabella,” a so-so mushroom cap sandwich and a fine Greek Salad are on the lunch menu. For Dinner, forget the Swabian Onion Soup (made with chicken stock) and I have yet to try the La Belle Fonte Pasta. Neither menu has changed since they opened so you can at least count on those few choices.

Burnham, PA

J.P. Edward’s Grill and Bar
291 S. Logan Blvd.
Burnham, PA 17099
The Greek Salad and Vegetable Fajitas are fine but the clientele are frequently a bar crowd. Some soups are very nice and the Portobello Sandwich is noteworthy.Food review to can be seen at this link.

Carlsile, PA

Gaia Fresh Food Café
(717) 386-5323
57 West Pomfret Street
Carlisle, PA 17013
Gaia is more that it’s food menu. It is just as it claims, being a “warm comfortable community space to encourage joy and wellbeing.” The limited but statisfying menu is all vegetarian. Salads and wraps galore but I suggest the Scookie (scone/cookie hybrid) and a hot cup of Spiced Chai and all will be right with your world. Chat with the owner, George, who is amicable and will make you feel like a long lost friend.BiNaH_Hex_2012_sm

Winner Pennsyltucky Veggie Awards 2012Best Vegetarian Restaurant.


Clearfield, PA

Ethan’s Cafe
237 East Market Street
Clearfield, PA 16830
A little veggie oasis in a town known for hosting a restaurant with it’s “World’s Largest Hamburger Challenges.” Tucked beside The Angry Bean Coffeehouse, Ethan’s little menu has enough regular vegetarian choices to make it worth stopping by. Simple sandwiches or melty quesadillas will fill the tummy and the friendly staff will warm the heart.


Danville, PA

Brews N’ Bytes
(570) 275-8666
20 Lower Mulberry St
Danville, PA 17821
Still recovering from 2011 flooding but will open with regular hours in 2012. Check Face Book for updates. With Portobello Lugosi, hearty Vegetarian Chili, Humana Humana Hummus and Vegan Putini Panini on the lunch menu they will again be Danville’s veggie haven.

Gettysburg, PA
tba – open to others’ suggestions and reviews

Harrisburg, PA (area)

Shab’s Pita Stroller
(717) 545-4575
2269 Paxton Church Rd
Harrisburg, PA 17110
From their list of Vegetarian Delights – I suggest the Mazza Platter; hommous, baba ghannouj, tabbooli, fatoosh mediterranean salad, one falafel ball and one grape leaf. pita bread on the side. We used to love their stand @ Strawberry Square and hunted them down just for a fix.


Screen Shot 2013-03-08 at 1.39.29 PMThai Palace
(717) 763-8800
3608 Market Street
Camp Hill, PA

Recommended by Mary Lou Harris of Still a Runner it has many vegetarian choices on the dinner menu.


Huntingdon, PA

Boxer’s Café
(814) 643-5013
410 Penn Street
Huntingdon, PA 16652

Don’t be put off when you enter and see what looks like the interior of a dive bar, Boxers is more than meets the eye. Classical music during lunch, Baked Blackbean Burger or Veggie Burgers or Falafels on Pitas are a few of the many vegetarian choices this eclectic restaurant serves. Over a dozen items are marked with a cheerful “V” on the menu to help vegetarians make quick choices. Check out the Boxerita and know you have a best friend in Huntingdon, PA.

Lancaster, PA

Addisu Ethiopian Restaurant
(717) 341-3904 (717) 291-1542
1027 Dillerville Road
Lancaster PA 17603
All served in traditional style with injera, Addisu has about 8 different vegetarian dishes to choose from. Save yourself the difficulty of deciding and get the combo platter that has a little of almost all of them. This restaurant does serve meat (including lamb) but has a separate, clearly marked, section on their menu for the vegetarian entrees. I would suggest asking exactly what is vegan.


the-seedThe Seed
(717) 945-5787
52 North Queen Street
Lancaster, Pennsylvania 17603
Sprouting in 2012 on the second floor of the little Place Marie Mall (easiest to enter off of Market Street), The Seed offers vegetarian and vegan fare; wraps and Reubens, coffee and Kombucha are all priced right. With the goal of offering “…local, sustainably sourced food and beverage in an open, safe space for Lancaster’s progressive community…” The Seed should be on every veggie’s radar whether they live in Lancaster or are passing anywhere near it. Click here for their menu.BiNaH_Hex_sm3BiNaH_Hex_2014_sm

Winner of the 2013 and 2014 Pennsyltucky Veggie Award – Best Vegetarian Restaurant.


Spyro Gyros
(717) 397-3939
241 N. Queen Street
Lancaster, PA 17603
In the comments section, Kurt has shared, “Spyro Gyro is a great place for veg/vegans. They have a Vegetarian Sampler platter. $10.95 and i dare you to try to eat it all. If you tell them you are vegan they are glad to give you a full vegan platter. Yummmm. Nothing is fried, all baked.” Check out their menu.


Taj Mahal
(717) 295-1434
2080 Bennett Avenue
Lancaster, PA 17601
Also suggested in the comments section by Kurt, Taj Mahal has as vast a vegetarian menu as any Indian restaurant you can imagine. A real bonus is that their menu has marked what all they can easily make vegan! Vegan Pakoras and Vegan Samosos, I can’t wait. Thanks Kurt!


Lancaster Vegetarian SocietyList of ~20 restaurants, some are chains.

Lewisburg, PA

Cherry Alley Café
(570) 524-1234
21 North 3rd Street
Lewisburg, PA 17837-1501
Lunches at Cherry Alley Café are always a vegetarian treat, I check out the soups first on the chalkboard before entering. Vegans can always enjoy the Grilled Tofu Wrap (Marinated and grilled Tofu, Basmati Rice, Green & Red Cabbage, Carrots, Tomato & Lettuce with Sesame Ginger Dressing) or the Tempeh Wrap (Thai Tempeh cake, Basmati Rice, Carrots, Tomato & Lettuce with spicy Mango Sauce). Plenty to choose from!BiNaH_Hex_sm3

Winner of the 2013 Pennsyltucky Veggie Award – Best Soup.


Hideaway Latte Caffe

60 Brookpark Circle,
Lewisburg, PA 17837
The friendly staff and fresh deli-style food are the best part of the Hideaway. The soup and sandwich combo is the way to go. The Garden sandwich is made fresh and if you have any question about a menu item, the staff won’t guess – they will ask until they find out. Cute place but hard to find off the highway, thus the name!


(570) 524-6222
101 S 6th St,
Lewisburg, PA 17837
Worth walking off Market Street and through the park to get to, this is an eclectic little coffee shop. It’s a bit drafty in the winter but Zelda’s always has a vegetarian or vegan soup or two to warm you up. Take cash or use their ATM.

Lewistown, PA

The Waterfront Tavern
(717) 248-9094
6398 Belle Ave
Lewistown, PA 17044

There are a couple of appetizers, Spinach Artichoke Dip with Pita Chips and Tomato Bruschetta, neither of which are vegan. The House, Stilton and Spinach Salads are the only vegetarian offerings on the lunch menu and a Greek Pasta is the only addition on the dinner menu. Average rating for limited choices and special view, read the full review here.

Mansfield, PA

12955Yorkholo Brewing Co.
(570) 662-0241
19 N Main St
Mansfield, PA 16933

Some of the best microbrews around, Yorkholo should be on every vegetarian’s radar. They have Tofu Bites, a vegetarian option for chicken wings that are breaded, deep fried & served w/ your choice of Porter BBQ, mild, hot or teriyaki sauce to go with your favorite brew. Don’t miss their Black Bean & Spent Grain Veggie Burger – it’s made with minced black beans, sun-dried tomatoes, garlic, & onions combined w/ spent grain, peppers & bread crumbs, topped w/ provolone cheese & pico de gallo.BiNaH_Hex_sm3BiNaH_Hex_2012_sm

Winner Pennsyltucky Veggie Award 2012 – 2014 – Best Veggie Burger.BiNaH_Hex_2014_sm


Mifflintown, PA
tba – open to others’ suggestions and reviews

Millheim, PA

Elk Creek Café + Aleworks
(814) 349-8850
100 West Main Street
PO Box 432
Millheim, PA 16854

Featuring fresh and local meals, Elk Creek Café is the live and beating heart of Millheim. It’s influence can be felt up and down the Main Street and it is worth it for every vegan/vegetarian to travel miles out of their way to soak up their scene. They are dedicated to a vegan entrée and vegetarian soup every supper and it’s no can of Campbells and dish of iceburg lettuce. Local ingredients crafted into stellar meals is what I think of when they label their food as “Nouveau Dutchie Cuisine.™”

BiNaH_Hex_2012_smWinner Pennsyltucky Veggie AwardsBest Specials and Best Restaurant 2011 & 2012.


Newport, PA

Espresso Yourself Cafe
(717) 567-9882
8 South 2nd Street
Newport, PA 17074

Currently one of the only central Pennsylvania restaurants I know of where the entire staff know the difference between Vegetarian and Vegan. Located on the square in Newport, PA, Espresso Yourself Cafe is a real gem. Ask for the Vegetarian/Vegan Menu and always check out their chalkboard specials. I recommend the vegan Ms. Reuben with a vegan mozzarella melted over Tofurky deli slices and sauerkraut on sourdough rye with creamy Thousand Island dressing.
Summer Hours:
Sunday – Monday Closed
Tuesday – Wednesday 7am – 6pm
Thursday – Friday 7am – 8pm
Saturday 7am – 3pm

BiNaH_Hex_2012_smWinner Pennsyltucky Veggie Awards 2011Best Soup & Best Menu. Winner 2012 Pennsyltucky Veggie Award – Best Salad.


Reading, PA

goodeatzgreencafe-logo-01Good Eatz Green Café
(610) 670-4885
VF Outlet Center
Designer’s Place,Level 1
West Reading, PA 19611

Recommended by Erik on Running Moose, they offer a diverse menu of healthy choices for those with gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan, vegetarian and other special dietary needs as well as those seeking great tasting, good-for-you food.


Reedsville, PA

1Revival Kitchen
(717) 667-7089
6 N. Main St.
Reedsville, PA 17084

A farm-to-table restaurant that with advanced notice can craft seasonal vegan courses. The award winning Coffee Roasted Beets without the cream is our favorite. Reservations highly recommended. Website here, Facebook page here.


Scranton, PA

eden – a vegan cafe
(570) 969-1606
344 Adams Ave.
Scranton, PA 18503
Best vegan comfort food anywhere near the Pennsyltucky region. Very much like Curly’s in NYC but a larger and cleaner dining area. Don’t leave Scranton without having some of Eden’s Smashed Potatoes (as a side or in one of the special Smashed Potato Bowls). Dozens of food like pizza, burgers and hot dogs done up vegan style. Super friendly staff. Eden is a must visit. Read full review here.

Selinsgrove, PA

Emma’s Food for Life
(570) 374-0178
11 S Market St.
Selinsgrove, PA 17870

Another Pennsyltucky restaurant committed to serving local foods, Emma’s has plenty vegan friendly dishes on the menu. Check out the Falafel Curry, Black Bean Burrito, or Grilled Portabella Salad. Closed Sundays and Mondays. Follow their FaceBook or @EmmasFood4Life on Twitter for updates.


Selin’s Grove Brewing Company
(570) 374-7380
121 North Market street
Selinsgrove, PA 17870

Other than salads, this locally sourced restaurant features 5 different vegetarian sandwiches. The Chili Changa contains their vegetarian chili and the Grove Wrap has pear and edamame.Closed Monday and Tuesday is the reason why we met a closed door when we tried to dine there. Check their Website for updates like holiday closings and their Facebook page for specials.


State College, PA


Café Verve
(814) 308-8873
115 E Beaver Ave
State College, Pa 16801

If we still gave out Pennsyltucky Veggie Awards, Café Verve would be sweeping so many categories! Honestly amazing vegan fare, cute space and cheerful staff right in State College. Become a regular, there are great specials including the occasional Impossible Burger!

allen-street-grillAllen Street Grill
(814) 231-GRIL
100 West College Avenue
State College, PA 16801

BiNaH_Hex_2012_smFrequent vegetarian entree and salad special, Allen Street Grill has consistent quality. One regular menu item won the Pennsyltucky Veggie Award 2012 – Best Chili.


Cozy Thai Bistro

(814) 237-0139
232 S. Allen
State College, PA 16801
Galanga by Cozy Thai
(814) 237-1718
454 E. College Ave.
State College, PA 16801

Both Cozy Thai and Galanga have separate vegetarian menus, give great attention to your meal and serve decent Thai cuisine. There are over a dozen entrées to choose from and great appetizers too. The Drunken Noodles and Panang Curry are sure to please.Very nice State College ethnic choices, Cozy Thai and Galanga are both downtown.

The Deli
(814) 237-5710
113 Hiester St.
State College, PA 16801

In the comments section, Sarah & Brad reccommend a few of the sandwiches as special orders. I see they also have a nice Portabella Focaccia, Veggie Burger and Vegetarian Vegetable Soup. Something for everyone at this place!


(814) 237-0595
134 W. College Ave.
State College, PA 16801
New since March 2012, Fiddlehead is dedicated to local ingredients and they make multiple soups that are fresh every day (not always ready when they open their doors). They frequently have at least one vegetarian soup (many times it is vegan)
and the Own It option to the fresh made salads allows you to customize exactly what veggies and tofu you get. All dressings are clearly labeled as to which are vegan. Perfect for a quick bite or grab and go, all to go packaging is environmentally friendly (they also allow BYO) and have a compost if you choose to eat in.BiNaH_Hex_2012_sm

Winner 2012 Pennsyltucky Veggie Award – Best Soup.


The Greek
(814) 308-8822
102 E. Clinton Ave.
State College, PA 16803
Flavorful Greek food and atmosphere in State College. Limited vegetarian menu and currently no confirmed vegan options. Serves meat (including lamb) but has the Vegetarian Platter clearly marked. Tomato-Basil Soup is safe too.


Green Bowl
(814) 238-0600
131 W. Beaver Ave.
State College, PA 16801
Green Bowl is a fun Asian Fusion restaurant with a twist; you make your own! More veggies that you can shake your chop stick at, you select, salad bar style. Pick your sauces (all non-vegetarian choices clearly marked) and tell the waitress to have it cooked up vegetarian style! All you care to eat. Reviewed in detail here. A real local haven for vegetarians!

Winner Pennsyltucky Veggie Awards 2011Best Ethnic Restaurant.


Indian Pavilion
(814) 237-3400
222 East Calder Way
State College, PA 16801-4729
As Indian food goes, the lunch buffet caters to the central Pennsylvania palette. It is very mildly spiced, a bit over-processed and very little fresh food to be had. What is great is that it is clear what it and isn’t vegetarian, the flavors are varied, ingredients seasonal, and temperatures just right. There is a clear section on the evening menu for vegetarian dishes and I would encourage maybe even vegans to go since they are so open to modifying their recipes to suit, the manager was who made mention of vegan modifications. Do note they serve meat products and many lamb dishes on the menu. Full review here.


Luna 2 Woodgrill & Bar
(814) 234-9009
2609 East College Avenue,
State College, PA
As an Italian style restaurant; a vegetarian can be assured a good meal at Luna 2 Woodgrill & Bar. There are enough choices on the menu, the staff is open to answering question about menu items and the rare treat of Gazpacho on the daily specials make it worth returning to try something new or to just enjoy a snack and a drink at the bar. Our review can be read here.BiNaH_Hex_2012_sm

Winner Pennsyltucky Veggie Awards 2011 Best Appetizers and 2011 & 2012 Best Portobello.


Mad Mex
(814) 272-5656
240 South Pugh Street
Days Inn Hotel
State College, PA 16801-4935
Pennsyltucky Fried Tofu, Chickpea Chili, and Burritos para los Vegheads reflect what Mad Mex has always brought to Happy Valley; vegetarian and vegan choices from the get go. This Pittsburgh based chain has always had vegan cheese options on any of their food items. Tofu and portobellos are frequent filler options and the food is GOOD! A Big Azz Margarita (Happies M-F 4:30 – 6:30) with an Angry Vegan Burrito = heaven! Read full review here.


Olde New York
(814) 237-1582
2298 E College Ave,
State College, Pa 16801
Olde world cuisine and fat deli sandwiches don’t usually mean vegetarian options. Olde New York is a happy exception. Grilled Portobello, Black Bean Burger and “The Broker” sandwiches, a huge Greek salad and many appetizers the size of entrée can fill any lacto-ovo vegetarian’s belly. German styled potato salad has been improved over the past few years since they stopped putting bacon in it, the only thing vegetarians might have missed. A nice place for the whole family! (Review and update can be read here!)
OIP/aardvark kafé
(814) 238-2400
906 W. College Ave.
State College, PA 16801
CLOSED 05/01/2016


Otto’s Pub & Brewery
(814) 867-OTTO (6886)
2235 North Atherton St
State College, PA 16803
Some of the best micro brews in the state, pair a mug up with a Black Bean Burrito, Three Cheese Panini or their award winning Vegetarian Walnut Burger. As of March 2012 have added multiple vegetarian and vegan specials every Wednesdays. If you are in State College on a Wednesday this is THE place to go.

Winner Pennsyltucky Veggie Awards 2011 Best Veggie Burger. Winner Pennsyltucky Veggie Awards 2012 – 2014 Best Specials.BiNaH_4Hex_sm


Spats Cafe and Speakeasy Restaurant
(814) 238-7010
142 East College Avenue
State College, PA 16801
Lovely and dimly lit with an art-deco Bourbon Street theme, Spats features a New Orlean’s styled creole menu. It has regular vegetarian menu feature like the Vegetable Jambalaya and is dedicated to at least one vegetarian special which they great about making vegan if possible. Moderately expensive, the staff will treat you right. Make a reservation to assure seating. Full review here.

Winner Pennsyltucky Veggie Awards 2011Best Salad.


(814) 865-8580
200 West Park Avenue,
State College, PA 16803
The more casual offshoot in the Nittany Lion Inn, Whiskers has started vegan offerings like the chickpea falafel or vegan sliders. Get in there, try the vegan soup of the day and let them know you want Chef Monk’s efforts to be celebrated.
View Menu here.

Williamsport, PA

(570) 322-1115
972 Second Street
Williamsport, PA 17701

Is central PA’s Tempeh heaven! Kimball’s offers fresh, organic in-house made Tempeh that is available in a variety of preparations, I highly recommend the Tempeh Burger! The Tofu Wings in the Spicy Garlic sauce is terrific too!

Bullfrog Brewery
(570) 326-4700
229 West Fourth St.
Williamsport, PA 17701
Sometime in 2011, Bullfrog Brewery updated their menu to include scads of vegan and vegetarian food! Imagine our surprise to find tempeh Reuben/Rachel, Daiya cheese and tofu as salad or nacho substitutions/add-ons when all we though they had was a hummus plate! The Veggie Frog is a house made sunburger with avacoda and the Frogabello sandwich is filled with a big portobello cap. Bullfrog Brewery is now a great place for vegetarians to dine, right in the heart of Billtown.
Winner Pennsyltucky Veggie Award 2012 – Best Appetizer and 2013 & 2014 Best Chili.BiNaH_Hex_2014_sm

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31 responses »

  1. What a great list! I’m from Clearfield, so I’ve eaten at Ethan’s Cafe several times. It’s such a cute little spot – and you’re right – there are plenty of veggie options. I don’t know if it’s still around, but I also really liked Cozy Thai Bistro on College Ave in State College. Great veggie curry!

  2. Addisu has lots for vegetarians but almost nothing, or nothing for vegans. They use ample amounts of butter and will tell you this if you ask.

    HOWEVER, the Indian place in lancaster not only has lots of vegan options, they are labeled clearly on the menu. Taj Mahal 2080 Bennett Ave
    (717) 295-1434

    Also Spyro Gyro is a great place for veg/vegans. They have a vegetarian Sampler platter. $10.95 and i dare you to try to eat it all. If you tell them you are vegan they are glad to give you a full vegan platter. Yummmm. Nothing is fried, all baked.

    • Thank you so much for you additions. I will have to clue my friends in who eat irregularly at Addisu, they are vegan and I swear they were told what they were eating was such. I MUST make it to Spyro Gyro! Thanks again!

  3. Hey you should check out Chen’s Mongolian Grill out on South Atherton Street before you get to Boalsburg (It’s right next to the brand new Sheetz). It’s buffet style and you go through and load up your plate with whatever you want (veggies, meat, etc) and then choose your sauce and then they grill it up. It’s a lot like Green Bowl, but I think it’s better!

    Thanks for reminding me about Elk Creek Cafe, I love that place and all the great jazz musicians they bring in!

    • Thanks Eric!

      Uncle Chen’s isn’t all that good about limiting cross contamination and I just didn’t like it nearly as much as Green Bowl.

      Elk Creek Café + Aleworks has something for everyone, brews, bites & bands; a top notch place.

  4. Thanks for all this wonderful information.

    you missed one of our favorites:
    Selin’s Grove Brewing Company
    121 North Market street
    Selinsgrove, PA 17870

    Their menu is on their web-site, they are in the basement of the historic Governor Snyder Mansion in the downtown Selinsgrove.

    • I foolishly tried to visit the restaurant on a Tuesday and was hoping to have had a chance review it I certainly would welcome yours; I can put it up as a guest post if you are willing! Hope you got my email a while back asking for your vegan story.

  5. We dined at “Olde New York” last evening and found the black bean burger & grilled portobella mushroom sandwich (shared both) to exceed our expectations. We were customers there prior to our “veganization” in November 2011. This was our first visit since joining the “other side”. We cannot wait to go back. We always loved the atmosphere, service and food quality, now to have healthy choices makes it a home run. Our typical State College haunts are Chen’s, My Thai, Cozy Thai and Green Bowl. Olde New York lends variety to the mix. Next stops: Fiddlehead, Aardvard Kafe & The Greek.

    Jim & Judy Tunall, Lewistown

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  7. Sarah Taber-Thomas

    We just moved to state college and are excited to see decent veg-friendly restaurants! We recently ate at The Deli, based on a recommendation from someone who didn’t know we are vegetarian. While there are a few solid vegetarian options on their menu, we were more so surprised and impressed with how accommodating they were when we asked if they could make the Reubens vegetarian. I substituted a veggie burger in place of pastrami, and my husband had a portabella mushroom on the Deli Meshunga sandwich – both were delicious!

    Sarah & Brad

    • Sarah & Brad, Awesome news and makes me want to rush to the Deli tonight for one! I will add them to the State College dining list so people coming to this area will know. Thank you so much!

  8. Great restaurant selections. In the Harrisburg area, I would add Thai Palace Although not strictly vegetarian, it does have a number of vegetarian dishes and excellent food overall. When we have vegetarian friends visiting, this is one of our go-to locations for a meal out

    BTW, thanks for your recent ‘follow.’

  9. Wow! That’s an awesome list! I see a lot of towns that I used to drive by when I used to camp. If I get back to camping, I’ll have to check some out!!

  10. Hello!
    I’m a co-owner of a Vegan/Vegetarian Cafe that just opened this past year in Downtown Lancaster PA. Was looking for an email contact for you to inquire about being featured on this list? Thanks – LOVE this blog! Cheers.


  11. Hello, my name is Eric and I’m a co-ownner of Kimballs in Williamsport. We have been around for 11 years now and are often overlooked by the veggie crowd. I’m a vegetarian myself so all the items on our veggie menu are things I eat and enjoy myself. one of our specialties is our tempeh. I make all the tempeh in house at kimballs using organic soy beans and I actually supply the Bullfrog Brewery with their tempeh. So the next time your in Wllpo stop in and let us cook you up something good.

  12. Heather Daniels

    I notice there aren’t any posts for Ebensburg or Johnstown. If you are ever down our way, you should try out The Boulevard in Johnstown. Although there aren’t many vegetarian or vegan menu items, there are some which are marked on the menu, such as black bean burgers, falafel, hummus, etc. They are decent, favorites of the local biking, running and paddling community. Sadly, there is no tempeh to be found there or anywhere in Jtown.

  13. Hi – nice website! Just wanted to let you know – and you may want to verify – but I do not believe fig is open any longer, unfortunately.
    Keep up the good work!

  14. RogueAnthropologist

    A new option in Lancaster, PA: Skinny Park Juice. I recommend visiting because their menu has changed a few times since opening but they’ve got great options!

  15. Prana Juice bar in Bloomsburg has closed.
    In Lewisburg, Caribbean Connection has the best vegan food we’ve found in the area. Delicious falafel, homemade quinoa bean burgers, curried stews, calaloo fritters, cashew meat tacos… Right now they have 8 vegan options on the menu (though lots of meat ones too).


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