Boston’s Vegan Trifecta

By Holy Stephens

Vegan and vegetarian lifestyles have paved the way to a revolutionary movement in today’s society. To keep up with the standards of this contemporary style of living, restaurants are turning up the volume in the world of fine and animal-friendly cuisine. Whether motivated by animal rights, nutrition, or religious practices, veganism and vegetarianism have made a strong impact on cultures worldwide. Some religions such as Hinduism and Jainism teach vegetarianism as moral conduct, while Buddhism strongly suggests such a diet, and Mahayana Buddhism encourages vegetarianism as beneficial for developing compassion for others. Other congregations that promote a fully vegetarian diet include Rastafarians and Seventh Day Adventists. Boston reflects this societal evolution in its Asian fusion restaurants, pizza parlors, and ice cream shops. Explore the Vegan Trifecta in Boston’s three top-rated vegan dining experiences.

The Grasshopper

1 North Beacon St
Allston MA  02135

Have a hankering for Asian cuisine but want to keep it animal friendly? Head on down to the Grasshopper in Allston and choose veggies or tofu. Open seven days a week and all holidays, the Grasshopper provides healthful and animal-friendly lunch and dinner. Chow down on noodles, seitan, tofu, root vegetables, rice, lo mein, spring rolls, soup, and even vegetarian seafood! Don’t forget to top off dinner with vegan cheesecake! With prices starting at just $4.00, the Grasshopper welcomes all animal lovers looking to indulge in serious dining without doing serious damage to their wallets.

Peace O’ Pie

487 Cambridge St
Allston MA  02135

This old-school pizza shop provides an alternative for vegans looking to indulge in one of America’s favorite and historic fast foods. Peace O’ Pie offers a variety of the highest quality vegan cuisine, including pizza, calzones, salad, and of course, dessert. Peace O’ Pie takes pride in its all-organic and eco-friendly recipes, as well as its organic-based building foundation. Recently remodeled, Peace O’ Pie features a new sustainable bamboo entrance and used over 65 percent recycled tile in completing new roofing. In sourcing as many organic ingredients as possible, composting its trash, and offering a modern twist on historic cuisine, Peace O’ Pie works to serve animals, the earth, and people in the tastiest way possible!

Wheeler’s Ice Cream Bar

334 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston MA  02115

Top off your night at Wheeler’s 100% Vegan Ice Cream Bar! Committed to offering the most decadent ice cream flavors in its animal-friendly confections, Wheeler’s is superior among Boston’s vegan dessert venues. Featuring a variety of flavors such as chocolate, vanilla brownie, cheesecake, mango, and even peanut butter and jelly, recipes use soy, coconut, rice, or almond milk without any animal byproducts. Wheeler’s also offers online customized frozen dessert orders to match any vegan-inspired ice cream creation.

By taking pride in its innovative frozen cuisines, Wheelers offers a top-notch ice cream experience in the Boston area. Whether you use your creative juices and start your own ice cream design or decide to play it safe, Wheeler’s satisfies all vegan lifestyles at a moderate price!

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