Concord: Where it all Vegan
Looking for vegan food in Concord? You’re in luck, you’ve got options. Trust me when I say you don’t need to be a full-fledged vegan to enjoy the amazing tastes of Concord, NH, and beyond!
Here are some helpful tips on dining vegan downtown, whether you’re a vegan yourself or you’re just looking to try something new!
Willow’s Plant-Based Eatery:
Willows is a family business and they are 100% vegan and organic! Truly amazing food, great atmosphere and staff, and they’re even BYOB – which is a clever way to save money while eating out if you ask me. Their daily specials are always delicious and if you’re looking for a perfect sandwich, you’ll want to try the True Heart. (just a suggestion: ask for extra pickles, so good!)
55 South Main Street
(closed Mon & Tues)
While not technically a vegan restaurant, Hermanos has a LOT of options for vegans and vegetarians, including vegan cheese and sour cream, as well as plant-based protein options! This is a great spot to take a group of people when only one or some of you are vegan – everyone can comfortably order from a knowledgeable staff without worry. This is a “safe space” for my family when they dine out in Concord, as my husband and I are vegans, but my father and brother are decidedly… not. Everyone leaves here very happy, and usually with plenty of leftovers.
11 Hills Ave
Friday & Saturday 11:30-10
Off Main Pizzeria:
Off Main Pizzeria is new to Concord, but there’s been a lot of talk from the vegan crowd! Major props to them for offering not only gluten-free crust, but vegan cheese as well! If you follow them on Facebook, you’ve seen the rave reviews already – vegans all over town are rejoicing that there is another easy option for dinner downtown! Prior to this, you had to drive to Hooksett for vegan pizza… can you imagine?! Another great spot for people with multiple dining preferences, as they offer non-vegan pizza by the slice! (and you won’t have to share leftovers)
26 Pleasant Street
For lunch at the office or dinner, Dos Amigos (or “Dos”, if you’re in the know) is too easy! Burritos, quesadillas, and more are all offered with plant-based protein and vegan cheese options. Burrito lovers will want to stop by on Burrito Monday, but regardless of when you stop by don’t forget to grab a vegan cookie bar! Too good.
26 North Main Street
Monday & Tuesday 11-10
Siam Orchid Thai Bistro
There are a few traditional options here for vegan folks, and some non-vegan entrees can be customized into vegan fare. They’re good with questions and every time we’ve gone it’s been good. Hint: mean what you say when you request how spicy you want your food… and maybe dial it down a little even if you’re sensitive. There’s a few tables to dine al fresco also, very cute spot for a date night or smaller groups.
12 North Main Street
Tuesday – Sunday 11-9:30
(closed from 3-4pm, closed Mondays)
House of India
A lot of Indian food is meat and dairy free anyways, but at House of India they allow you to request almost any entrée dairy-free and they’re great about answering questions! If you’re new to Indian food, try the veggie Biryani and go from there. I find myself craving this spot when it’s been too long between visits. Portions are generous and we’re lucky to have them here in Concord!
6 Pleasant Street
Tuesday-Friday 11am-2:30pm, 5-8:30pm
Saturday & Sunday 12pm-2:30pm, 5-8:30pm
(closed Monday, closed 2:30pm-5pm)
Elyssa Alfieri is a freelance stylist, social media maven, vintage lover, and all-around Concord super fan. You can usually find her at her consignment shop, Lilise Designer Resale (or LDR), on Storrs St downtown. She also really wants you to know LDR is dog-friendly.