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If you’re planning on transitioning to veganhood and looking for some great stores or restaurants to find some tasty and healthy options, we’ve got you covered. Here’s our list of the top five places in Sewickley to find vegan food and products.
Juicery and Health Product shop with smoothies, juices, bowls, health shots, and hot coffee drinks
344 Beaver St. | SaludJuicery.com
Established in 2013, our juicery and health products are produced with the mission to promote healthier lifestyles for vegans and non-vegans alike. With an extensive menu that includes smoothies, juices, bowls, hot drinks, and more, you’re certain to find something right up your alley.
If you’re looking for a healthy option to quench your thirst, Salud’s juices are the way to go. There are over ten customizable options on the menu that are completely vegan friendly, all jam-packed with amazing flavors. For something a bit heavier, Salud’s smoothies are a great option with even more flavors to choose from.
For a heavy snack or small meal, try out one of Salud’s many acai and smoothie bowls. Some of the bowls offer ingredients and toppings like bee pollen, hemp seed, dates, agave, maca, spirulina, almond butter, and more, which are a great vegan source of protein and nutrients.
Aside from their cold menu, Salud also offers unique hot coffee and espresso drinks that help to provide a boost of energy. Some of the unique ingredients in these drinks include coconut oil, mint, maca, and hemp seed, but all drinks are customizable to your liking.
Salud is one of the best vegan spots in Sewickley, and one of the only places you can be confident that you’ll walk in and find a tasty vegan option with little hassle. Whether you’re on the go or looking for a heavier snack or meal, Salud is a great option to try out.
“Great location in sewickley and very extensive menu. I am not a "juicer" for lack of better terminology but really enjoy salud for a fresh juice or smoothie and do feel it's a healthy option. They have items you can take home and coffee and bowls as well. Lots of space to sit down and enjoy your drink. They also have some local honey and other natural items for sale. The staff is very friendly. Overall a great healthy treat!” -Yelp Review
A three-for-one location with an outstanding bakery and market
430 Beaver St | MediterraCafe.com
A newer spot in the Sewickley area, this cafe was created with the hope of creating a unique dining experience for its patrons while also offering products that could not be found elsewhere in the Pittsburgh area.
This spot has it all -- acting as a bakery, market, and cafe all wrapped into one business. If you’re looking for a quick coffee, Mediterra’s relaxed cafe has extensive drip coffee and espresso drink offerings with vegan alternatives and customizable options.
If you’re in the mood for a longer sit-down experience, the cafe is open all-day and has menus for every meal. Their breakfast menu includes a mix of both vegan and non-vegan options, and some dishes are customizable to be vegan-friendly. Their lunch menu includes charcuterie boards, salads, sandwiches, and more.
“As expected, didn't disappoint! Got the breakfast sandwich and shared the baked french toast. Delicious! The cocktails are amazing as well! Looking forward to going back for the charcuterie and cocktails!” -Yelp Review
The Bridgeside Market
A vegan-friendly delicatessen in the heart of Sewickley
201 Chestnut St | SewickleyBridgeside.com
A go-to for many, this deli specializes in crafting quick sandwiches and salads for their patrons. With a wide variety of options on their menu, and ways to customize these options, this deli is a fantastic spot for vegans and non-vegans alike.
The deli offers a build-your-own salad option with a wide array of toppings to choose from. In addition, the deli offers sandwiches with completely customizable toppings, the option to make a wrap, and even gluten free bread. Their ‘Veggin’ Out’ sub is a great option for vegans, with its main ingredient being grilled vegetables.
“So far I have tried the rice balls, sandwiches and soup. All amazing! And the staff is super helpful and friendly. Happy to have a place like this in Sewickley. I really hope they stick around!” -Yelp Review
Cafe Des Amis
A quaint cafe serving classic French and American breakfasts and lunches
443 Division St. | CafeDesAmisSewickley.com
This cafe specializes in French and American cuisine, offering a combination of non-vegan, vegetarian, and vegan options. They have both an extensive breakfast and lunch menu, with options like customizable omelettes, crepes, salads, soups, sandwiches, and more. Many of their dishes can be turned into vegan options, especially any of their six types of salads and many of their sandwiches. The cafe also offers gluten free alternatives for all of their pancakes, waffles, and french toast.
Many of the cafe’s sides, which include their spinach and orzo salad, roasted red potatoes, garden salad, and three bean salad are completely vegan and are some great tasting options.
“We’ve been going here for years. Originally started by a French man and then sold, hence the name. Always great food over the years. Side dishes are very interesting. Full of locals and very busy on weekends.” -Trip Advisor Review
The Slippery Mermaid
A sushi restaurant and tiki bar with an extensive menu of seafood options
613 Beaver St. | SlipperyMermaid.com
If you’re in the mood for a fishier vegan dish, the Slippery Mermaid is the place to be in Sewickley. Their menu contains over 30 vegan and non-vegan options, and many rolls can be turned into vegan rolls by asking to leave out the fish.
The Slippery Mermaid has fully vegan salad options, as well as their signature poke bowls which can be created with or without meat and animal products.
Some of their most popular items on their menu include their California roll, Japanese bagel, bucco roll, Philly on fire roll, and their best-seller, the Psycho Mermaid. The restaurant recommends their Tropical Mermaid roll, Sassy Mermaid roll, and Land and Sea roll to any first-time sushi patrons.
Whether you’re looking for a healthy drink, a homestyle dinner, or a seafood experience, Sewickley’s got it all for vegans. At any one of the options on our list, you’re sure to find something tasty, healthy, and vegan.