You don’t have to skimp on quality, variety, or flavor to stick to a vegetarian diet when dining out in Springfield. Visit one of these four top vegetarian restaurants in the area and try one or more of their popular menu items.
Gateway to India
The lunch buffet is a main draw for visitors to this casual Indian restaurant. If you’re a vegetarian, you can find options to meet your needs — including vegan dishes. You’ll even find many vegetarian and vegan choices during the daily buffet, which runs until 2:30 p.m. In addition to entrees such as green masala and mushroom masala, this restaurant has an extensive beer and wine menu.
Visit Gateway to India at 3115 Chatham Road. Its lunch hours are from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., and its dinner hours are from 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. The eatery is open daily.
American Harvest Eatery
Aside from being one of the most highly rated restaurants in Springfield, American Harvest Eatery is one of the best spots to celebrate your vegetarian diet. The restaurant is devoted to its offering of meals made with local ingredients, so the menu is subject to change. But you can count on a wide selection of salads, sandwiches, breakfast plates, and specials to meet your needs.
Come by for lunch Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Dinner is served Tuesday through Saturday from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday features a brunch special, served from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and the restaurant is closed on Mondays. Find American Harvest Eatery at 3241 W Iles Avenue.
For a selection of scrumptious sushi and more to meet your vegetarian needs, go to Happy Sushi at 846 S Grand Avenue. The menu includes items such as vegetable udon, vegetable fried rice, and fried tofu. You can also pick from a wide selection of vegetable rolls. However, fried tofu is one of the only options if you want sushi.
Happy Sushi is open daily for lunch from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Come by for dinner from 4:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Café Andiamo is a restaurant and coffee bar where you can try a cup of warm coffee made with beans from a local roasting company. If you’re coming by for breakfast, go for the veggie omelet or pancakes. There’s also a breakfast salad that just includes some vegetables, an egg, pecans, croutons, and goat cheese. You can also add on some extra veggies to whatever meal you’re ordering. Café Andiamo provides vegetarian soups, salads, sandwiches, and pizzas for lunch as well.
Café Andiamo is open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. You can find this restaurant and coffee shop at 206 S 6th Street.
With so many excellent restaurants offering vegetarian and vegan dishes, you can enjoy virtually any type of cuisine in Springfield without having to compromise on your dietary requirements. Go to one of these spots the next time you’re craving some leafy and delicious greens.