With more information about how our eating habits affect our health and the environment, an increasing number of people are shifting to a vegan lifestyle. Vegans only eat plant-based foods, which excludes all meat, fish, and by-products of the former. While it can be a great lifestyle choice, it’s difficult to find vegan, not vegetarian, options at restaurants. Read on to discover three of the best vegan-friendly restaurants in the Pocono Mountains region!
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Top 3 Vegan-Friendly Restaurants in Pocono Mountains Region
Below are three great options for vegan-friendly meals in the Poconos. If you’re looking for non-vegan options, browse 15 of our favorite spots for Poconos dining, or check out these Long Pond, PA, restaurants!
1. Nucleus Raw Foods
Nucleus Raw Foods in Luzerne, PA, is a great option for vegan-friendly dishes in the Poconos Region. It’s about a 40-minute drive from Mountaintop Lodge, but it’s worth every minute! The diverse menu boasts everything from smoothies to tacos, so you can satisfy any craving. You must try the classic Nucleus Burger, which features a veggie patty, greens or sprouts, tomato, onion, and house-made Nucleus sauce between two gluten-free buns!
2. Umami Gorilla
Umami Gorilla is also about a 40-minute drive from Mountaintop Lodge. This Wilkes-Barre boasts classic American dishes with a vegan twist. For example, this eatery offers a crispy fried chicken sandwich with imitation meat that looks and tastes just like the real thing! Umami Gorilla also makes a delicious pizza pie. It’s a great place to go for vegan comfort food. Don’t forget to order a pastry to-go. The sticky buns are to die for!
3. Stone Row Pub and Eatery
Stone Row Pub and Eatery is one of the best restaurants in Jim Thorpe, PA. About a 40-minute from the Lodge, this restaurant describes itself as a “Meat-friendly, plant-forward scratch kitchen specializing in tasty food and drink for everyone.” It’s a great option for those traveling with a mix-bag of dietary needs. Stone Row Pub and Eatery also uses seasonal ingredients to craft their menu, so you can expect an exciting new selection each visit!
Stay at Mountaintop Lodge at Lake Naomi
Bring your to-go box from the best vegan-friendly restaurants in the Pocono Mountains region back to Mountaintop Lodge at Lake Naomi! Our Poconos, PA, lodge offers a diverse variety of cozy accommodations. Any overnight stay at our lodge also comes with access to premier amenities, like daily breakfast!
Consider a stay in the Autumn Room. This suite-style room is on the second floor of the lodge features a sitting room, workspace with a desk, a king-size bed, and a private bathroom. It’s the perfect home away from home in the mountains!
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