B52 is an all-vegan cafe located in Upper Lawrenceville! Open 6 days a week, B52 serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, Sunday brunch, and an array of homemade pastries and baked goods. What more could you ask for? Breakfast features “must-have” American favorites like pancakes and Tofu Scramble, while the lunch and dinner menus boast a creative fusion of American and Middle Eastern cuisine. B52 also offers a full-service coffee bar and a cooler stocked with fresh items for your grab-and-go convenience.
Bella Christie's Sweet Boutique
Bella Christie Sweet Boutique offers a large array of fancy and fun baked goods, pastries, and chocolate-dipped goodies. Their diverse selection of vegan treats includes a cupcake flavor of the month, plus chocolate-dipped S'mores, Oreos, licorice, Rice Krispie treats, pretzels, fruit...and more! They also specialize in custom-designed cakes and desert tables for special occasions. In addition, their Lawrenceville location offers a savory vegan lunch offering daily.
Brillobox may be known for its drinks and hoppin' music scene, but they also serve up a large food menu! Several items are vegan as-is, and others are clearly labeled when a vegan option is available. Their menu changes seasonally, so be sure stop in often! In addition, Brillobox hosts their “Starving Artist Vegetarian Dinner” every Sunday evening, with a vegan option available.
The Butterwood Bake Consortium
The Butterwood Bake Consortium is a charming sit-down dessert café in Upper Lawrenceville, featuring exceptional vegan desserts, as well as tea, espresso, and specialty coffee drinks. This European-style café provides an inviting spot for socializing or studying, they offer late night hours, and you’re welcome to BYOB. Vegan pastries change throughout the week, providing plenty of opportunity for temptation.
Coca Cafe is a popular breakfast and brunch cafe in Lawrenceville, open 6 days a week. The menu rotates, but vegan options are clearly marked as vegan/vegan Possible, and the kitchen is flexible with creations.
Franktuary is a sit-down, full-service restaurant, where you can order customizable vegan hot dogs and vegan sausages. They also serve veg-chili (available on your dog, of course!), salads, pickled side dishes, and signature items like their “Beet”balls and Falafel. Franktuary avoids the use of high-fructose corn syrup, GMOs, and artificial sweeteners, and they pride themselves on natural, local, healthy ingredients.
Located in Lower Lawrenceville, Pan is a hotspot for contemporary Asian fusion and sushi. Pan serves dinner 6 nights a week and hosts a weekend brunch on both Saturdays and Sundays. Whether you’re making reservations for date night in their sophisticated dining room, taking advantage of the generous weekday Happy Hour specials, or enjoying one of their two outdoor patios, you’re guaranteed to encounter unique dishes, creative flavor combinations, and fresh ingredients at Pan!
The Pittsburgh Juice Company
The Pittsburgh Juice Company specializes in vibrant cold-pressed juices, with health at the core of their mission. In addition, PJC offers fresh coconut water and almond milk, as well as an assortment of snacks made with leftovers of the juicing process. Located where Lawrenceville meets the Strip meets Bloomfield, PJC is a central spot to drink your fill of fresh fruits and veggies, and they're even open early to give your day a healthy start!
REED&CO is a health-conscious café and juice bar, centrally located in the heart of Lawrenceville’s business district. REED&CO offers convenient, nutritious, grab-and-go options like salads, snacks, bowls, baked goods, and produce, plus a wide variety of smoothies and fresh cold-pressed juices, nutmilks, and medicinal shots. In addition to the café, REED&CO also houses a workshop space, to host wellness classes and other events for the community.
Round Corner Cantina
The Round Corner Cantina is a Mexican bar with creative cocktails and tapas. You can enjoy your drink alongside an (addictive!) snack of chips and fresh salsa or gauc, or you can try one of their various vegan tacos. All of their tacos come served on house-made tortillas and are half-off every Monday. Round Corner has a back patio that's THE place to be in nice weather, and private cabanas you can reserve for Steelers games and other events.
Spirit is a versatile event space in Lawrenceville with a packed calendar of nightly entertainment, including live music, dance parties, and special events. In addition to their massive indoor space, Spirit also has an outdoor patio, several stages, a stocked bar…. and pizza! That’s right: Slice Island Pizza has taken up residence inside Spirit and offers (among other items) a delectable cheeseless vegan pizza, drenched in red sauce and customizable with toppings. Spirit also opens early on Sundays to host their “Endless Pizza and Brunch” buffet, loaded with vegan options. Spirit welcomes in a guest chef every Saturday to make lunch, so check the menu at http://www.spiritpgh.com/lunch/ to see if vegan options are available.