Vegetarian Restaurants in Saint Charles

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Chef and owner Raj left his native Punjab in 1994 to earn his culinary stripes working as a cook in New York City. After a year of training and practice, he relocated to St. Louis, where his expertise in the art of Indian cooking quickly won praise in the Riverfront Times, which dubbed his eatery the city’s best vegetarian restaurant.

Laden with meat-free options, the menu entices taste buds with spiced and nutritious ingredients such as saag paneer’s spinach and fresh cheese, aloo gobi’s cauliflower and potatoes, and chana masala’s tender garbanzo beans. Chefs also throw dairy to the wayside in many dishes, including the vegan mirchi bhajia—deep-fried anaheim peppers stuffed with potatoes and spices hot enough to peel the wallpaper off a doll’s house. A catering menu provides spreads for large groups and flash mobs that rent the on-premises banquet hall.

2286 McKelvey Rd
Maryland Heights,
MO
US

Sweet Tomatoes silences grousing stomachs by serving up a buffet of healthy eats, allowing guests to collate a customized meal from daily selections of soup, salad, baked goods, and pasta. Upon entering the restaurant, cavernous appetites will find a 55-foot-long salad bar holding welcoming portions of verdant salad greens, including tossed varieties such as Wonton Chicken Happiness and caesar asiago, unlimited vegetables, and toppings. After anointing vacant plates with gardeny sculptures of Aristotle, guests will purchase their meal ($8.59/lunch, $9.99/dinner) and then roam to one of Sweet Tomatoes' other food bars.

10401 Olive Blvd
Saint Louis,
MO
US

At Black Bear Bakery, every batch of Lickhalter sourdough-rye bread, sweet pastries, and crunchy granola is made with the care of a shop owner. That’s because each staff member serves as a partial owner of the communal shop. This makes each staff member feel a personal responsibility for creating a shop they’d like their family to come to, encouraging them to use eco-friendly processes and locally sourced, organic ingredients. Along with whole-grain recipes filled with specialty ingredients such as kalamata olives and rosemary, bakers use century-old recipes passed down from the owners of Lickhalter Bakery. These recipes create hearty sourdough-rye loaves sprinkled with caraway seeds or twisted together with pumpernickel dough.

While breads are their specialty, bakers fill their ovens with more than just bread loaves. They craft handmade, boiled bagels that come sans holes, as well as cookies, baked granola, pizza crusts, and a variety of buns. On the weekends, they welcome the community for a vegetarian and vegan brunch, which features staples such as pancakes, quiche, potatoes, and bread pudding made from their loaves. These dishes can be washed down with pours of fair trade coffee, juice, tea, or pastry filling.

2639 Cherokee St
Saint Louis,
MO
US

We offer seasonal, naturally raised food, deliciously prepared and artfully presented. At least 50% of our ingredients come from within 150 miles of St. Louis, thereby reducing your event's carbon footprint, and guaranteeing the freshest food available.

3137 Morganford Rd
Saint Louis,
MO
US

The product of an artistically inclined married couple with a passion for all-natural foods, SweetArt boasts a menu of organic and homemade cookies, cupcakes, cakes, sandwiches, and wraps, with an all-vegetarian lunch menu that features a bounty of vegan options. Co-founder Cbabi's colorful paintings cover the neighborhood bakeshop and art studio's sun-kissed, bright walls, making it a lovely locale to bust out your idea journal over a vegan Sweet burger ($7.25) paired with a spicy cup of flad ($3.95), Sweet Art's house-made, vegan, three-bean chili loaded with chunky sweet potatoes. The grilled Klemm ($5.95) is served stuffed with cheese, fresh broccoli, and roasted garlic, while the vegan Botanical ($6.85) swaddles baked tofu, black sesame seeds, cilantro, spicy peanut sauce, and veggies.

2203 S 39th St
Saint Louis,
MO
US

For almost 30 years, Magpie's Restaurant has catered to the surrounding community, but even this decades-old legacy pales in comparison to the legacy of the building that it occupies.


Deeply Rooted in the Past

The aromas of homemade cooking and an aura of local legend both emanate from Magpie's Restaurant, situated on historic Main Street. The building dates to the Louisiana Purchase, in fact, it once served as the home of the Spanish governor. Somewhere between then and now, it also became known as "the witches' house," and the owner says she herself has witnessed "unexplainable occurrences" and a few spooked guests in the decades since Magpie's opened.

Statesmen and witches aside, the building remains true to its roots. The patio is paved with cobbestones, with eight-foot fire pits roaring during the winter and a lush canopy of foliage shading the space when it's warm. From time to time, it hosts live musical performances, creating an idyllic setting for a night out. When it's warm, your meal may even be prepared outdoors: a grill sears fish for tacos and other meats.


Magpie's Comfort Foods

The menu at Magpie's Restaurant has nearly as timeless a feel as the ambience. Baked-potato soup and house-made quiche and desserts are perennial crowd-pleasers, but the kitchen's always adding new influences to the menu. Mediterranean sunshine beams through the lasagna florentine with house-made italian sausage and the flatbread pizzas, topped with pesto, sun-dried tomatoes, feta, and kalamata olives. Cajun-inspired dishes such as shrimp-and-andouille pasta also add variety to a selection of familiar American comfort foods, such as chicken and rolled dumplings and pot roast.


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903 S Main St
Saint Charles,
MO
US