WILMINGTON, N.C. (CAPE FEAR WEEKEND) -
As Earth Day approaches, some of you may be considering more ways to support the environment. One popular way to reduce environmental issues can be done through eating. That’s right! There are some fun ways to enjoy and indulge while supporting the Earth. Which is why we have composed a list of local vegetarian and vegan friendly restaurants in the Wilmington area.
You can sense the fun hippie energy as you pass the VW Bus outside and enjoy the vibrant murals on the walls of Panacea. This vegan restaurant and brewing company is great for people who want meatless junk food and kombucha. Panacea certainly makes the best vegan pimento cheese in town.
Are you missing the old days at your favorite diner? Well don’t fret, Sealevel City has you covered. But in a healthier way, with all vegan options as your diner favorites including Philly Cheesesteaks and scrumptious desserts.
This woman owned restaurant holds a mission of bringing sustainability to every part of the fine dining process, including their newly renovated green house located on the side of the restaurant. This vegan and plant-based restaurant has a stunning seasonal menu and bar for any occasion.
For another fine dining experience, make reservations at manna located on Princess Street in downtown Wilmington. With caring waiters and a beautiful atmosphere, this is the perfect spot for enjoying a decadent meal. I highly recommend their mushroom dishes and veggie fries.
Located in the trendy center of the Cargo District, Beat Street does not disappoint. This new restaurant offers street food inspired dishes with an Asian and Latin flair. You can find Tempeh on the menu, created by True Blue’s expanding conglomerate.
Epic is a great place for all things healthy. From delicious snack bars to hearty smoothies, there is something for everyone at this cozy spot at The Forum. Pop in after a workout or beach visit for a nutritious meal or pick me up. Epic is open on weekdays.
This ice cream shop will surely amaze you. With three locations between Wilmington and Hampstead, you can find delicious treats including a great selection of dairy-free and vegan ice cream. It’s so yummy, you wouldn’t even know that it’s vegan.
Try it out! You might be shocked. Vegetarian and vegan options can certainly be delicious and kinder to the planet. Whether you are a full-time vegan or a flexitarian, consider a Meatless Monday or a meal that’s plant-based to keep things green.
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