When Vegan in Winston

After living in Winston-Salem for three-ish years and eating a primarily plant-based diet, I started taking note of all of my favorite vegan (or mostly vegan) dishes at local restaurants. 

Whether you simply enjoy dabbling in the plant-based food category or have already devoted your daily food intake to plants only, these dishes from 4 local restaurants are delicious, refreshing and most importantly, animal product-free!

Mozzarella Fella’s

Mozzarella Fellas is one of my ABSOLUTE favorite spots! Nearly every dish can be made vegan with their special, vegan mozzarella. 

There are also plenty of gluten-free options. It’s soooo difficult to choose only a few of my favorite dishes from here…

(They also only use reusable straws — go, corporate social responsibility!)


Oyster Mushroom “Calamari”

Fried oyster mushrooms, lemon & marinara sauce

Buffalo Cauliflower Wings

Crispy cauliflower florets spun in buffalo sauce


Photo: Courtesy of Mozzarella Fellas Instagram

Bruschetta (an Italian dining must-have!)

Heirloom tomatoes, fresh parsley, and balsamic


‘Chikin’ Parmesan 

mozzarella, marinara, roasted garlic spread, cashew cream, basil


Photo: Courtesy of Mozzarella Fellas Instagram

Pulled Barbecue Jackfruit

Rainbow slaw, fried shallots, vegan ranch

Jackfruit ‘Chikin’ Philly

Mushrooms, bell peppers, onions, vegan cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, pickles, and vegan ranch


Vegan cheese is available for all pizzas & there are sooo many veggie toppings to choose from.

My personal favorite: BBQ Jackfruit! (with no jalapeños) 


Photo: Courtesy of Mozzarella Fellas Instagram

View Mozzarella Fella’s Menu Here

The Local 27101

Veggie Burger

Sweet potato & black bean burger, topped with hummus, lettuce & tomato (I like to add mushrooms too!)

The sweet potato fries are a delicious side here as well!

View The Local 27101 Menu Here

Village Tavern

Squash & Zucchini Spaghetti

Cauliflower, broccoli, roasted red peppers, pine nuts, parmesan*, plum tomato sauce  (*Request no parmesan to make it vegan)


Photo: Courtesy of Village Tavern website

View Village Tavern’s Menu Here


Baja Style Tacos

Cilantro, guac spread, baja sauce, red cabbage and pico de gallo. Served on corn tortillas with lime wedges…. pick your plant-based protein:

Fried Tofu

Black Bean & Corn


Spiced Potato




Photo: Courtesy of Crafted’s Taco Gallery

Vegan Burger 

Blackbean, falafel and corn patty, topped with vegan queso, pico de gallo, guacamole and chipotle aioli 

View Crafted’s Menu Here






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