15 Great Kid-friendly Vegetarian Restaurants in Boston Part 2 - Kid 101

15 Great Kid-friendly Vegetarian Restaurants in Boston Part 2

Clover Food

While definitely vegetarian the meals at Clover are not all suitable for vegans, although you can inquire about swapping out certain items. It is useful to remember this is a fast-vegetarian food outlet priding itself on the quick turnaround time with orders – so vegans could be at a disadvantage as certain innocuous looking products, such as granola, may contain some dairy ingredients, which the servers may not be aware of. The chain has 11 outlets in the Boston area. The menu is small, the choices are super-fresh – they have no freezers, so that is a given, and they may run out as, rather than wasting food, they would prefer customers to choose another dish. The menu changes seasonally to accommodate what has just been picked. The Chickpea Fritter sandwich has become something of a Boston classic – home baked pita, enclosing smooth hummus made with organic chickpeas, falafel balls that are crispy outside and soft inside, a cucumber tomato salad, some brightly colored pickled veggies and a drizzle of tahini sauce.

When: Open Monday to Saturday from 6:30 am to 11:30 pm and Sunday from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm.

Where: 360 Longwood Ave, Boston, MA 02215

Cost: $ – $$

Lucy Ethiopian Café

Website: They do not have a website.

While not strictly vegetarian – they do serve beef dishes, there are enough vegetarian choices to keep everyone happy. The kids will probably enjoy eating Ethiopian style where you tear off bits of the famous Injera bread and use it to scoop up items from the delicious vegetables platters without using cutlery. Its small, cozy, and plays Ethiopian music. And why is it called Lucy? The restaurant is named for the female Australopithecus specimen, Lucy, dating back 3 million years, found in Ethiopia.

When: Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 11:00 am to 10:00 pm, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday from 11:00 am to 9:00 pm. Closed on Wednesdays.

Where: 334 Massachusetts Ave, Boston, MA 02115

Phone: 617-536-0415

Cost: $$

Myers and Chang

The food is Asian fusion and tasty – especially with the dipping sauces. Try the Wok-Charred Udon Noodles at $16. To finish the lemon ginger mousse with a fortune cookie provides a texture contrast. Crispy spring rolls at $7 usually go down well with kids and the coconut cream pie at $8 is smooth and delicious.

When: Open Sunday to Thursday from 11:30 am to 10:00 pm, Friday and Saturday from 11:30 am to 11:00 pm.

Where: 1145 Washington St, Boston, MA 02118

Phone: 617-542-5200

Cost: $ – $$

Grasshopper

This casual vegetarian/vegan Asian eatery is a great place to bring kids as they specialize in meat and seafood substitutes as well as vegan desserts. The veggie chicken fingers (battered tofu nuggets) at $5.50 should be a hit with kids. Vegetarian spring rolls are $3.50 and there are many noodle options. Seitan comes in chicken or beef flavor, there is a vegan strawberry cheesecake at $4 and the fresh juice options like strawberry, mango and pineapple are $4.50.

When: Open Monday to Thursday from 11:00 am to 10:00 pm, Friday and Saturday from 11:00 am to 11:00 pm and on Sunday from 12:00 to 10:00 pm.

Where: 1901, 1 N Beacon St, Boston, MA 02134

Phone: 617-254-8883

Cost: $ – $$

VO2 Vegan café

Bostonians are rating this among the top three breakfast and lunch spots for vegans. Try the Tengo Hambre Breakfast Burrito with tofu scramble, quinoa, brown rice, spinach, and black beans in a tomato herb or whole-wheat wrap with melted Daiya cheddar cheese at $7.50. Kids will like the fact that they serve real potato fries! The Cool Beans burger is popular and regarded as one of the best veggie burgers in Boston!

When: Open daily from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm.

Where: 1001 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138

Phone: 617-492-2233

Cost: $ – $$

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