As summer rolls around and the ocean starts calling your name, Asbury Park becomes a clear choice for a beach day in New Jersey. If you find yourself looking for some vegetarian and vegan options, there are plenty in the area!
Here are nine (of many) great vegetarian/vegan-friendly spots in Asbury Park.
610 Bangs Ave
Barrio Costero offers veg tacos filled with tempeh fillets, bok choy, and carrot guacamole as well as a Tofu Steak served with oyster mushrooms and tomato relish. They also offer a great selection of house cocktails and wine, topping off a delicious dinner with perfect drinks in a beautiful space.
632 Mattison Ave
Lotería’s menu is filled with vegetarian options, including their veggie nachos and their vegetarian tacos. Their vegetarian burrito is a hefty size, perfect for a satisfying dinner or a filling lunch before a day on the beach.
Crust & Crumble
633 Lake Ave
Crust & Crumble is a chill pizzeria that offers an assortment of vegan pastas, sandwiches, pizzas, and appetizers on a dedicated Vegan menu. On Wednesdays, they offer a special where all vegan items are 10% off!
1301 Memorial Drive
Ada Gojjo is an Ethiopian and Dominican restaurant that offers veg-friendly options like vegan empanadas, Mesir Wot (lentils with onions, garlic, ginger, and berbere), and Vegetales al Sarten. All of their vegetable selections are vegan and served on homemade injera.
550 Cookman Ave
Talula’s is a pizza bar with a vegan toast, vegan salads including a Vegan Caesar, and several entrees, pies, and desserts. Stop by for a cute brunch with friends or a nice dinner on a summer night.
609 Cookman Ave
As a fully vegan cafe, Twisted Tree offers a breakfast menu with filling burritos, a variety of wrap + sandwich options, and specials including their Lobster Quesadilla and Tomato Bisque. If you want a healthy, filling meal with plenty of vegan options, this spot is a must!
419 Bond St
At Pasta Volo, you pick your pasta, sauce, protein, cheese, and veggies to be packaged in a to-go container. Their dedicated vegan options include a vegan pesto, vegan bacon, and homemade cashew ricotta. This is the perfect spot if you’re looking for a tasty takeout option that’s sure to be delicious.
MOGO Korean Fusion Tacos
632 Cookman Ave | 850 Ocean Ave
Looking for a quick lunch with friends? Stop by MOGO for Korean-fusion foods. At MOGO, vegans can choose from a taco, burrito, or bowl with tofu and a side of vegetable fried rice. It’s perfect for a casual bite to eat on the boardwalk or a tasty meal before chilling on the beach.
513 Bangs Ave
Cardinal is the perfect Sunday brunch spot, offering vegan options like their New Mexico Bowl with BBQ cauliflower, a small Turmeric Granola dish, and even a Fakin’ Egg and Cheese (made with a tofu egg).