VegOut Magazine is the premier vegan food and culture magazine. Each quarterly issue features the best plant-based things to eat, see, and do in cities across the US. You'll discover recipes, must-have products, and all the latest news! From iconic restaurants and happenings to celeb interviews and more, VegOut Magazine is your source for all things vegan.
Welcome to VegOut’s annual awards issue! • HERE, WE HONOR THE BEST OF THE BEST VEGAN RESTAURANTS, POP-UPS, AND CHEFS NATIONWIDE.
GETTING INTO TABITHA BROWN’S BUSINESS: AN INTERVIEW
VEGAN POACHED EGG LAUNCHES IN US
HERSHEY’S DEBUTS TWO NEW VEGAN CANDY BARS
VEGAN BUTTERBEER IS NOW AVAILABLE AT UNIVERSAL’S WIZARDING WORLD OF HARRY POTTER
STEAKHOUSE CHAIN ADDS VEGAN MENU
OATLY ICE CREAM BARS NOW AVAILABLE AT MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL BALLPARKS
BLING EMPIRE’S KELLY MI LI LAUNCHES LINE OF VEGAN CHILI OILS
BARNES & NOBLE NOW OFFERS A VEGAN BREAKFAST SANDWICH
2023 VegOut Awards WINNERS
RESTAURANT of the YEAR • Readers nationwide voted for their favorite spots from coast to coast, and we're thrilled to announce the Best Vegan Restaurants of the Year. From authentic pizza joints and hearty Soul Food restaurants to burger spots and a vegan sushi bar, this list highlights the best vegan eats.
POP-UP OR FOOD TRUCK • GONE BRICK-AND-MORTAR
Best New Restaurant • From traditional plant-based taquerias to immersive space-themed bars, this past year has seen the opening of countless innovative plant-based concepts across America. You voted, and we have the results! Here’s 2023’s roundup of the nation’s top 10 new vegan restaurants.
TARA PUNZONE Chef OF THE YEAR • It’s time to honor the individuals that make innovative plant-based foods possible! Introducing the winner and nominees for the 2023 VegOut Awards Chef of the Year!
Most Sustainable RESTAURANT
Best Fine Dining RESTAURANT
TAKEOUT OF THE YEAR • The vegan scene is booming with takeout options nationwide! With so many delicious vegan restaurants, we asked you to vote for your faves. From savory burgers and deep-dish pizzas to comforting biscuit sandwiches, these 10 eateries were voted to have the best takeout of the year.
BEST VEGAN BAKERY
BEST DINING EXPERIENCE
BEST VEGAN CHAIN TAKING OVER THE WORLD • Game changers in the restaurant world, these vegan chains know a thing or two about delicious plant-based food. With your votes, we now have a list of the best vegan chains in the United States! Many of these restaurants have numerous locations and have expanded to multiple states. And we’ll bet you a plant-based burger and fries that these drive-thrus and fast-casual eateries aren’t done expanding! Keep reading for our list of the best vegan chains taking over the world.
She’s Got Fire Under Her Feet • An Interview with Singer, Activist, and Vegan Coffee Shop Owner
VEGANS ON THE STREET
24 HOURS IN Wilmington, North Carolina
PRODUCTS WE LOVE • LOVE IS AN UNDERSTATEMENT—WE CAN’T PUT THESE PRODUCTS DOWN! CHECK OUT OUR CURRENT VEGAN FOODIE FAVES.
Sustainable Apparel Essentials
Trader Joe’s • This American grocery store is a vegan dream come true! If you’re lucky enough to have a Trader Joe’s nearby, you know how inclusive their grocery shelves are! Popular plant-based offerings include meatless alternatives, dairy-free dips, and tasty vegan desserts. Grab a cart and let’s get shopping!
Whole Foods Market • This vegan-friendly store offers everything from plant-based hard-boiled eggs to dairy-free almond milk ricotta cheese to vegan croissants fresh from the store’s bakery. Here are some must-try products to check out next time you visit your local Whole Foods.