Eating organic and going either vegetarian or vegan has become more and more popular in recent years. Some of the best vegetarian spots in Hartford are serving up organic, fresh, tasty cuisine. So whether it’s spicy veggies or veggie burgers you enjoy, one of these spots has something for you. — Stephanie Geary
Fire & Spice Vegan Restaurant
248 Sisson Ave.
Hartford, CT 06105-3177
Fire & Spice Vegan Restaurant is one of the best vegetarian spots in Hartford. Fire & Spice offers organic cuisine that is made from ingredients that were not grown with any pesticides, herbicides or germicides. You’ll find a lot of Middle Eastern cuisine at Fire & Spice, including different types of vegan curry and Ital stew. There is also a large smoothie menu.
Alchemy Juice Bar
203 New Britain Ave.
Hartford, CT 06106
Alchemy Juice Bar is another one of the best vegetarian spots in Hartford. Their food is almost 100 percent organic. They offer a variety of food in addition to the juice bar, including vegetarian, vegan, macrobiotic and raw foods. Try the veggie wrap, which contains live hummus served on a sprouted eziekel wrap with seasonal fresh veggies, sprouts, avocado and toasted sesame seeds. They also have healing tea, organic live juices and wheatgrass shots. For the live raw smoothies, try the Carrot Cake, made of carrots, dates, banana and chai spice.
Lion’s Den Vegetarian Restaurant
3347 Main St
Hartford, CT 06120
If you’re looking for vegetarian food with a little kick, Lion’s Den Vegetarian Restaurant is the place for you. One of the best vegetarian spots in Hartford, Lion’s Den offers vegetarian and vegan cuisine, cooked Caribbean style. Munch on Caribbean stew called ackee, rice and beans, and veggie burgers. Note that credit cards are not accepted, so bring cash.