Columbus Vegetarian Dining Guide: Dinner

Staff Writer
Columbus Monthly

Our top vegetarian-friendly dinner picks

Alana’s Food & Wine

2333 N. High St., North Campus


Chef Alana Shock was one of the first in Columbus to embrace utilizing local ingredients. As a result, vegetables get high billing on her daily menus—especially on Fridays, when she emphasizes vegetarian and vegan fare.

Keep an eye out for seasonal pumpkin curries. And if a vegetarian version of her risotto is on the menu (think: sweet corn with Blue Jacket Creamery goat cheese), do not pass go; order immediately.

Till Dynamic Fare

247 King Ave., Victorian Village


This vegan-turned-omnivore Peach District restaurant still has vegetarians in mind, with seasonal dishes direct from their garden (in warmer months) as well as house-made tofu and seitan. A quick tip: Make reservations to guarantee seating.

Winter brings hearty unique dishes such as their vegan Seitan Poutine with twice-cooked Belgian fries, portobello mushrooms, sun-dried tomatoes and tofu “curds.” A more traditional find is the vegan chili and cornbread.

Udipi Cafe

2001 E. Dublin-Granville Rd.

North Side


With an endless selection of South Indian (and therefore, meat-free) options, Udipi may just be a vegetarian’s paradise. New to the genre? Stop in for the lunch buffet to determine your favorites for future carryout orders.

Big appetite? The restaurant serves super-sized dosas. These traditional rice-based crepes are typically filled with potatoes and onions and served with a vegetarian stew and chutney as sides. Be sure to try the mango lassi as well.

Honorable Dinner Mentions: Mazah, Betty’s Fine Food & Spirits, Harvest Pizzeria