Our favorite plant-based spots in Cambridge/Boston



  • Blue Bottle (Harvard Square): Located between the upperclassmen houses and the Harvard Yard, Blue Bottle is one of the most popular stops for students to get their caffeine fix. Serving pour-over coffee, espresso drinks, and a variety of teas, this specialty coffee roaster has some of the best coffee in Cambridge. Last September, Blue Bottle announced that it will be shifting towards making oat milk the default in beverages. No more paying extra for oat milk in your latte!

  • Life Alive Organic Cafe (Harvard Square): Serving organic plant-based food and cold-pressed juice, Life Alive is a mini-chain local to Boston. The Harvard square location features a yoga studio in collaboration with Down Under School of Yoga.

  • Clover Food Lab (Harvard Square + Science Center): Clover Food Lab is a vegetarian chain serving up wholesome food and drinks that are good for you and the planet. They pride themselves on their speedy service. With two locations on campus, Clover is the perfect place to grab a snack or coffee between classes.

  • Veggie Galaxy (Central): If you’re looking for the classic diner experience, look no further than Veggie Galaxy. Most items are vegan by default and almost everything can be made vegan. Their pancakes are some of the fluffiest stacks you’ll find in Boston!

  • Red White Ramen (Back Bay): Located on Newbury Street, Red White Ramen serves up hot bowls of delicious ramen that most people wouldn’t even guess is vegan. Their signature ramen features vegan meat and tofu in addition to delectably chewy noodles.

  • Blackbird Donuts (Harvard Square - Smith Campus Center): Tucked inside the Smith Campus Center, Blackbird Donuts has many vegan options with inventive flavors like Ube + Boba and Blueberry Bismark.

  • DIG Inn (Harvard Square): A local eatery chain, Dig Inn offers create-your-own bowls that are seasonally inspired and feature regionally-sourced ingredients. Their tofu with caramelized onions is delicious and their roasted vegetables are sure to comfort you.

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