Vegan in St.George Utah
Leah Roberts Writing
Freelance Writer & Vegan Blogger
Best Vegan Options in St.George, Utah
Let me preference this by introducing myself: Hi I’m Leah! I have been vegan in St.George, Utah for about 5 years now, and my partner has been for 10 years. Until recently, vegan food options in St.George weren’t really a thing. And even now, there are only a few, and they can be hard to find.
Why risk going somewhere that says it has vegan options, but doesn’t, or has something mediocre that can be made vegan but doesn’t come that way.
No no, my friend, I am here to help.
If you are looking to eat out at any point during your trip to Southern Utah, and you don’t want popular chain food restaurants that have vegan options like Chipotle, Costa Vida, or Tropical Smoothie, you’ve come to the right place.
You can have those at home! You’re here to travel and adventure and try something new!
I have personally hand-chosen these restaurants to feature. Not only do they offer vegan options, but the food actually tastes good and they have great service. You won’t find anything mediocre on this list, I promise you that.
Here is carefully curated local vegan restaurant guide to St.George, Utah that will most definitely be your friend during your stay with us:
All-Vegan Restaurants St.George, Utah
Gaias Garden Cafe
The only completely plant-based restaurant in St.George, which opened in 2020. Every darn delicious thing on this menu is not only vegan but also high-quality.
My personal favorites are any of the homemade soups, the Roast Beef Sandwich, Savory Waffle, and the nachos. If those don’t tickle your plant-based fancy, perhaps a BYO acai bowl might? They also have delicious coffee and homemade pastries daily.
But don’t take my word for it– check out their menu because they have a lot more than just my faves!
The Hearty Beet Food Truck
A fairly recent development for the vegan scene here in St.George is The Hearty Beet food truck! You’ll have to go follow this lovely local business owner on Instagram to locate her truck daily, but when you do– everything is vegan.
I highly recommend the nachos, beet lemonade (yasss), and one of her raw vegan desserts. To die for.
Other Vegan Options in St.George, Utah
Ike's Sandwich Shop
Finally! A sandwich shop I can get behind. If you’re like me, then you don’t eat at Jimmy John’s out of principle – given that he is pretty grossly involved in big game hunting. Needless to say, I don’t want to support that company. So I’ve been waiting for a long time for a sandwich shop replacement!
Que – Ike’s Love and Sandwiches! This sneaky sandwich shop is inside of a gas station called Fabulous Freddy’s, off of Bluff Street. With at least 10 or more vegan sandwich options from vegan fried chicken, to vegan steak, vegan turkey, and vegan meatballs?! This is my current obsession right now. Definitely go check it out.
COMING SOON! And I am so dang excited. Falafel, Vegan Parmigiana, Salads, greens and rice bowls, smoothie bowls, veggie burgers, sandwiches, pizza, mac n cheese, and so much more!
Stay tuned for an update in est early September.
Tias Artisan Bakery & Restaurant
Oh my gosh, you guys! This place is incredible, brand new, and adorable! Tias has a delectable, greasy vegan menu that you can actually taste the authenticity in (ignore the sour cream in that photo, I need to get my own photo of the food hehe).
Everything they have that’s vegan is listed with a (V) following it. Between delicious chikin’ tortilla soup, homemade pupusas, tacos, tamales and nachos, you will end up coming here more than once on your Southern Utah vacation, and that’s a guarantee! Check them out!
Zao Asian Cafe
#1 on my list was not hard to choose! Are you looking for Panda Express with a delicious vegan twist?
Forget Panda Express, my vegan friends. Look no further than Zao Asian Cafe!
Nearly everything Zao offers (besides the obvious meats) is vegan, and even half of that is gluten-free. It’s your choice between a bowl, tacos, a salad, or a Banh mi wrap:
- All rice/noodle bases are vegan
- Mix in some wok-seared veggies, Roasted Corn, and Tofu
- Teriyaki, Chili Lemongrass, and Yellow Curry sauces are all vegan – not the Green Curry
- Top that baby with carrot/daikon, cilantro, and guaca-mame (yes that is guac and edamame and it is ?)
- Peanuts, red chili sambal, Korean chili sauce are also vegan – not the crispy onions
- All lemonades are vegan – and incredibly delicious
This is a definite must-try and gets five stars from me. Please go check them out!
Flavor of Seoul
The most underrated, hidden gem in Korean food our little part of Southern Utah has to offer. Most people who live here often never see it tucked away in its little corner.
But don’t be fooled, this is my absolute favorite (and only) Korean food option in St.George. If you’re looking for a delicious stir-fried noodle dish or specialty seared rice dish, this is the place to be.
You can order either the Bibim-Bop dish with tofu or the Japchae noodles with tofu (made of 100% sweet potato noodles). Pass on the Kimchi though– it contains fish sauce.
The Japchae dish is AMAZING!
Red Fort Indian Cuisine
If you love Indian food, this place is a must-eat!
Unbelievably delicious Indian food, right here in the heart of the town of St.George. It is new to the area- and seriously incredible.
There is nothing quite like this restaurant in this little town. It’s worth a visit!
Red Fort provides an entire vegan/vegetarian section on their menu for folks like us. AND if it isn’t placed in the vegan section, it will have a “V” icon next to the name of the dish, to indicate that it is vegan.
There are no “processed” vegan dishes here. Just delicious, authentic, vegan Indian food in decadent sauces! Top it off with a side of Naan- you will NOT regret it!
Also another hidden gem in a gas station out in Santa Clara, Utah! Your choice between a create your own bowl with a wide variety of cooked and raw veggies as well as tofu, one of the Mixed Greens vegan bowls, or opt for a loaded, protein-luscious smoothie!
This place is pretty good, but sometimes I find it to be a hit or a miss -but head out to Santa Clara to find out for yourself!
Slurpin' Ramen Bar
If you are a soup person like me (I could eat soup for every meal), you’ll want to try the Vegan Ramen at the Slurpin’ Ramen Bar. Yum! As an appetizer, go ahead and indulge in the Vegetable Gyozas, seaweed salad, or edamame!
Don’t discredit this small little ramen gem. They may only have 6 ramen dishes total to their name, but there’s a reason why even with 6 dishes, this place is POPPIN off!
Angelica’s Mexican Grill
A smash-hit I recently discovered this month is Angelica’s! If you’re craving a tasty vegan street taco, you’ll want to end up here. These tacos may not seem like much upon ordering (you’ll want to ask for veggie street tacos, beans with no cheese, and no rice).
The bell peppers, onions, and purple cabbage these babies are piled high with are packed with flavor! Add half of an avocado to really make your day. I think I’ll actually go there for lunch today…
I worked here for a brief period of time, back in my restaurant past, and I personally made sure certain dishes were vegan or could be made vegan. So if you are looking for some delicious authentic Mexican food, that’s still vegan- this should be your go-to place.
Pair your meal with a House Margarita- you won’t regret it!
- Chips and salsa (they’re amazing here!)
- Guacamole (ask for no fresca cheese)
- Veggie Fajitas (ask for no cheese or sour cream)
- Veggie Burrito (this one comes vegan!)
- Black Bean Soup (amazing! just ask for no sour cream or cheese on top)
- Rice and Black Beans (ask for no cheese on top of the beans)
I would certainly say Cafe Sabor is one of my favorite places to eat here in town. It’s worth checking out, especially if you’re like me, a foodie-fan of Mexican food but hasn’t had much good Mexican food as a vegan. Give it a shot!
River Rock Roasting Company
While this delicious river-facing restaurant is technically in La Verkin, it is certainly on my favorites list. Whether you are looking for coffee, midday sandwiches, or a night of pizza and beer, River Rock’s got you.
Admittedly, the coffee here is not my favorite. However, their pizza has to be my favorite in all of Southern Utah. You can get any pizza made vegan with their homemade cashew cheese. My personal favorites are the Beetza Pizza or the Phuket Peanut pizza- freaking YUM.
The food is fabulous, but the back patio’s canyon view (at sunset I suggest), is unbeatable and unlike anything, we have here in St.George. Actually, can you take me with you if you decide to go here? Thanks!
Oh yes, Lebron’s very own pizzeria has made its way to St.George. Luckily, Lebron is a bit of a dabbler in vegan cuisine, which is beneficial to us right?!
Build your own vegan pizza here with these options:
- Classic, Gluten-free, or high-rise dough
- Red sauce or spicy red sauce (I prefer the classic red, the spicy is a bit too spicy for me)
- Sprinkle some vegan cheese on that bad boy!
- Choose from any of the veggie toppings
- Bonus: Blaze offers vegan tofu chicken on request, and soy-rizo!
- Lemonades here are perhaps my favorite in town!
Sakura Japanese Steakhouse
St.George’s favorite Asian cuisine – and they just opened a brand new location. You’ve got some great options at Sakura if you are looking for delicious Japanese food.
- Vegetarian Spring Rolls
- Miso Soup
- Fried Tofu
- Vegetable Tempura
Entrees & Side Dishes:
- Teriyaki Noodles with veggies (ask for no fish sauce)
- Sautéed Hibachi veggies with rice
- Vegetable Ramen
- Steamed white or brown rice
- Avocado Roll
- Vegetable Roll
I’m a real comfort eater. When I eat at Sakura, I order the same trio of dishes every time- Spring Rolls, Miso Soup, and an Avocado Roll. Incredible!
Ahi's Taste of Asia
If you aren’t sick of Asian food yet on your trip to St.George, stop by Ahi’s Taste of Asia!
Most dishes here can be made vegan upon request– just ask for no fish sauce and add tofu or extra veggies. My personal go-to is the Vegetable Pho (ugh OMG order me some please) or the Pad Thai with tofu!
Now just a side note – there are two other places in St.George that offer vegan Pho, but this just happens to be my favorite. Each place has a different taste, so in case you want to try those out: Pho Vietnamese Cuisine and Ah’sya Vietnamese Restaurant.
Benja's Thai Garden
However, I am going to be completely honest here. I hesitated to put Benja’s on the list because I seem to get varying answers about what is vegan and what isn’t, and this happens every time I go.
I personally prefer the Ancestor Square location – I find that their quality and consistency seem to be better. IF you do take your chances at Benja’s, my personal favorites are the Cashew Nuts dish or the Drunken Noodles. Both you will need to stress VEGAN, but they truly are so damn good. I usually pair that with an avocado roll. Unfortunately, you’ll have to pass on the miso soup – I hear different answers each time I go on whether it has fish broth or not, so you might not want to take the risk.
Coffee Shops with Vegan Options in St.George, Utah
Perks Espresso & Smoothies
My personal favorite coffee shop St.George has to offer. It’s got 2 brick and mortar locations, and 2 trailer options. And bonus – a yummy on-the-go vegan menu as well!
Xetava Garden Cafe
This hidden beauty is tucked away on the edge of Snow Canyon State Park, in a little town called Kayenta. It’s about 15 minutes outside of St.George and well worth the drive.
Not only does this place offer delicious Vegan Cauliflower Tacos for lunch or dinner, but it’s located in what we call Kayenta Art Village. A collective handful of local art galleries, studios, and gift shops. Grab a specialty coffee and shop for local handcrafted goodies while you wait for your table!
Vegan entrees at Xetava:
- Vegan Cauliflower Tacos
- All salads can be made vegan upon request.
- Veggie Ciabatta (without aioli, pesto, or Havarti)
- Wild Mushroom Burger (without aioli, slaw, or Havarti)
- Hummus Plate
- Garlic Mushroom plate (without goat cheese, and ask for GF crackers instead of the non-vegan pita)
- Cajun Brussel Sprouts
- Olive Tapenade
While I am not a huge fan of the coffee this joint has to offer, I can tell you that it has a unique, adorable boho coffee shop vibe. At night, this place turns into a hipster hang-out, with pretentious cocktails and live music. It’s definitely worth a shot– your wallet may be empty the next morning though!
Feellove lists a (V) next to coffee faves and even has a few vegan food items like a Vegan Cowboy Bowl or a BLT toast!
Other restaurants that offer vegan options in St.George, but haven’t made my personal faves list
And it’s not because they aren’t good, but maybe it’s for one of four reasons:
- They’re just not my cup of tea
- They’re commercial and not local
- They only have like one option that can be made vegan, so it wasn’t worth mentioning
- They have a “vegan” option, but I can’t vouch for the validity of it because of bad experiences.
Now I won’t say which is which, you’ll just have to take that risk:
- Cliffside Restaurant
- George’s Corner
- Chronic Tacos
- Teriyaki Madness
- Teriyaki Grill
- Cup Bop
- Mad Pita
- The Habit Grill
- Tumeric Grill
- Morty’s Cafe
- Pepper’s Cantina
- Twisted Noodle Cafe
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