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Top 10 Vegan Meatballs in America

Vegan meats have been popping up on menus around the country, even at restaurants that are known for serving dishes with animal ingredients. With so many options out there, we decided to find out which are the best. Today we’re bringing you the best vegan meatballs—made from ingredients like tofu or veggies, not the flesh of dead animals—served at restaurants across the U.S. So who has the best? The winner is …

Ike’s Place, San Francisco, California: The runners-up come from all corners of the country, but Ike’s has the best vegan meatballs in America. For a sandwich shop that isn’t even all vegetarian, Ike’s has a huge vegan menu, including two vegan meatball favorites: the Vegan Meatless Mike and the Not So Sloppy Ike.

And the runners-up and their winning dishes are:

The Greenery Raw Food Café, Encinitas, California: Veggie-walnut meatballs served on zucchini noodles with marinara sauce

Gianna’s Grille, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: “Haastile” Meatball Sub, with sautéed onions, green peppers, and mushrooms

Caravan of Dreams, New York City: “Live Love Boat,” featuring savory almond-Brazil nut meatballs served with sliced tomatoes on a Napa cabbage leaf boat with mango chutney and marinara

Twisted Tree Café, Asbury Park, New Jersey: Baked tofu meatball wrap served with tomato sauce and vegan cheese

Buddha Hut, Worcester, Massachusetts: Italian meatball soup

Portobello Vegan Trattoria, Portland, Oregon: Spaghetti and meatballs

The Breakroom Café, Oakland, California: Homemade vegan meatballs served on a French panini and topped with vegan mozzarella, upon request

Spiral Diner & Bakery, Dallas, Texas: “Sketti n’ Meatballs” made with tasty soy meatballs, served on spaghetti with homemade marinara sauce and topped with pine nuts and pesto

One World Café, Baltimore, Maryland: Vegan meatball sub sandwich

Did we leave your favorite vegan meatball spot off the list? Tell us about it by leaving a comment below!

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  • Angie says:

    The Franktuary in Pittsburgh has amazing vegan meatballs and tofu hotdogs! They also have a vegan sausage that I haven’t tried yet. If you are ever in Pittsburgh you need to go here. They have a location downtown and in Lawrenceville as well as a food truck!!

  • Loren PDX says:

    Bye and Bye has the most incredible meatball sub. I’ve just started eating vegan on Oct 1st 2011, I regularly drive across Portland to get these!!!!

  • Jack Spratt says:

    What? No recipies??

  • age beauty says:

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  • Rosebee says:

    Trader Joe’s has great frozen soy meatballs!

  • fer says:

    I have checked those all sites which you have given and its really very good list.Thank you very much for sharing this list of dishes with us.You have done a good job.

  • mel poplock says:

    Try Bye & Bye in Portland, OR – the best vegan meatball subs. Their vegan grilled chesse sandwich is the best also.

  • WorcesterVegan says:

    I was so surprised to see Buddha Hut on this list! If you live near the Worcester, MA area please check it out! Great service, prices, and atmosphere!