By Jennie Thomas, Host Committee cochair
Yes, here in the CLE you can get things like deep fried hot dogs, Polish boys, beef souse, and Cincinnati chili, and there’s even a restaurant where you can order a whole pig head, but we definitely do not ignore our vegetarian and vegan friends!
Over the past few years, vegetarian and vegan options have dramatically increased in our fair city. The Flaming Ice Cube is an all-vegan restaurant that received national recognition last year for its veggie burger; while Cleveland Vegan offers the first vegan brunch in the area with a cafe and bakery.
Many of the same restaurants that serve unique fare for the carnivore also offer many vegetarian and vegan options, including Fahrenheit, Pura Vida, Greenhouse Tavern, Happy Dog, Aladdin’s Eatery, Momocho, Ty Fun, Root Cafe, Bac Asian American Bistro and Bar, El Carnicero, Pure and Supreme Cuisine, and Tommy’s. (Want a tofutti shake — Tommy’s is the place for you!) A number of these restaurants also primarily serve local and organic foods and provide gluten-free options as well.
For information on these restaurants and more, see: