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October is National Vegetarian Month - Find a Long Island Vegan or Vegetarian Restaurant

You couldn’t ask for a better time to try out a Long Island vegan or vegetarian restaurant!

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October National Vegetarian Month but even if you eat meat, this is the time to try out some vegetarian dishes. There are many reasons why an individual would choose to convert to a vegan or vegetarian lifestyle. For some it is moral motivation, an objection to the killing and use of other sentient life. For others it is health-related, religious, or environmental reasons.


Vegan and vegetarian lifestyles, though very similar in name, are quite different from one another and often get mixed up. The main difference between someone who practices veganism and someone who practices vegetarianism is vegans do not consume or use any sort of animal products or animal by-products. Vegetarians on the other hand abstain from consuming meat but continue to eat products like dairy and sometimes eggs.


Now that you’ve had a quick lesson on the history of National Vegetarian Month and know the difference between veganism/vegetarianism, it’s time to move on to where you can actually find these enticing Long Island vegan eateries and delicious vegetarian restaurants!


Tiger Lily Café – Vegan, vegetarian and non-vegetarian options.

156 E Main Street, Port Jefferson

(631) 476-7080


House of Dosas – Indian vegetarian restaurant.

416 S Broadway, Hicksville

(516) 938-7517


3 Brothers Pizza Café – Old-school Brooklyn charm with authentic Italian vegan pizza.

75 Merritts Road, Farmingdale

(516) 755-1100


Tula Kitchen – Vegan, vegetarian and non-vegetarian options.

41 East Main Street, Bay Shore

(631) 539-7183


Z Pita – Vegetarian and non-vegetarian options.

217 Main Street, Port Jefferson

(631) 475-7508


Tullulah’s – Vegetarian and non-vegetarian options!.

12 Fourth Avenue, Bay Shore

(631) 969-9800


Love Lane Kitchen – Vegetarian and non-vegetarian options.

240 Love Lane, Mattituck

(631) 298-8989


Witch’s Brew – Vegan, vegetarian and non-vegetarian options.

311 Hempstead Turnpike, West Hempstead

(516) 489-9482


Ice Cream Social – Serving vegan desserts.

1153 Jericho Turnpike, Commack

(631) 543-7501


Sweet To Lick – Vegan bakery.

78 Hillside Avenue, Williston Park

(516) 385-8833


The Purple Elephant - Flavors of Central American and Latin.

81B Fort Salonga Road West, Northport

(631) 651-5002


Plantwise - 100% plant based (vegan) eatery.

15 East Deer Park Road, Dix Hills

(631) 486-9222


Organic Corner Artisan Eatery & Juice Bar - 100% Organic eatery

37 Broadway, Massapequa

(516) 798-5670