The vegan searches quadrupled in the 5 years between 2012 and 2017, according to Google search. It now gets almost 3 times more interest than vegetarian and gluten free searches, so we wanted to make sure that if you’re living a plant based lifestyle, the island had you covered with delicious places to eat and drink while you’re visiting. If you’re vegan and coming to Martha’s VIneyard, we have done the research for you and listed below some of the most delicious plant-based restaurants, cafes, and coffee shops on MV.
Most coffee shops on the island carry non-dairy milks on their menu, mostly soy and almond, while you can find some oat and coconut milk as well. Chilmark Coffee Co. makes their coffee drinks with oat milk at the West Tisbury Farmers Market, also a must when you’re visiting.
Juice by the Sea MV
Martha’s Vineyard’s premier juice bar and vegan cafe! Nestled in Tisbury Marketplace, Juice by the Sea provides a whimsical selection of raw artisan juices and an extensive plant-based menu crafted from locally sourced and seasonal ingredients. Featuring a full gluten-free and vegan menu, organic coffee and espresso bar, pastry case filled with decadent desserts, and of course their famous array of juices and wellness tonics.
Located in Oak Bluffs, at the end of Circuit Avenue is Bangkok Cuisine, serving authentic Thai food for lunch and dinner. The restaurant is not vegan but does offer a variety of dishes that can be made vegan and vegetarian, by subbing out vegetables and tofu. If you’re looking for a delicious meal, this is a great spot to find veggie-based meals.
The Port Hunter
Right on Main Street in Edgartown, The Port Hunter serves up an entire plant based menu for their guests including tofu tacos, kale fennel salad, spring greens, and a curry bowl that is divine! The restaurant sources ingredients from local farms, so you know they are delicious and fresh every time. It’s a great spot for dinner and drinks on vacation!
We love this Vineyard Haven spot for lunch because they serve up delicious food with outdoor tables where you can enjoy the sunshine and the kids can run around after eating. All their sides are vegan, and they serve up some incredible rice and beans with coconut tofu and plantains. There for breakfast? Try their ancient grains breakfast bowl and get some baked goods to go!
With two locations, one in Edgartown and the second one in Oak Bluffs, Taco MV is a plant lover’s dream come true! If you love tacos, this is the spot. They serve up a variety of vegan options like eggplant, cauliflower, mushroom tacos, as well as make their own vegan tortillas and falafel. Feeling cheesy? They also make their own cashew cheese for nachos that you can top with any of their salsas and guacamole! Want something more filling? Order a rice bowl with one of the vegan proteins and top with all the goodness.
Fusion Asian Cuisine is served up at Copper Wok in Vineyard Haven and you can choose from a variety of rice bowls, vegetable dishes, seaweed salad, and soups. Everything is made to order so you can definitely compose your own dishes. They also offer vegetable sushi rolls if you’re in the mood for Japanese.
Across the street from the Port Hunter, their sister restaurant The Covington also serves up delicious vegan entrees such as their harvest plate that changes weekly, an arugula pesto that’s tasty, mushroom ragu pasta, and kale salad made with locally sourced ingredients.
Head over to Oak Bluffs and dine at 20by9. Their ambition is to stand out in our community by making nearly 100% of what’s on your plate from scratch. So please, gather around, share among yourselves, and enjoy! Live Music Fridays and Saturdays. Some of their vegan options include a braised beet salad with bitter cocoa, almonds, fire roasted grapes, blueberry and beet vinaigrette, a veggie burger, and a lovely hummus plate.
The Cardboard Box
Another option in Oak Bluffs is The Cardboard Box where you can find a variety of fresh local vegetables from their own farm, as well as salads and more.
Head up island and to the Chilmark Tavern for their vegan dish that’s currently m.v.m. shiitakes, celeriac skordalia, artichokes, asparagus, kale, sweet potato, cipollini onions, truffle oil, all prepared expertly by the chefs.
On Upper Main Street in Edgartown, find Lucky Hanks with options for plant-based meals for all times of the day. IN the morning, start with their granola or oatmeal, for lunch their roasted vegetable pita, and for dinner, a vegetable plate or mediterrean plate and house salad is a fresh way to dine.
Martha’s Vineyard is a food lover’s paradise - and don’t just assume it’s for seafood lovers only, because the island has something for everyone! Today, we’re sharing the Perfect Foodie Itinerary for Martha’s Vineyard and you’ll see a variety of activities and food experiences on island that you won’t experience anywhere else. From where to eat breakfast to where to grab that late night food, we’ve got you covered with delicious ideas sure to satisfy your taste buds.
Bettini at the Harbor View Hotel
Start your foodie adventure by treating yourself to the most divine breakfast on island and one with one of the best views of the Edgartown Lighthouse. Breakfast at the newly renovated Harbor View Hotel is a must with their new, award winning chef Patrice Martineau. Their MAINE LOBSTER BENEDICT with Certified Organic Martha’s Vineyard Eggs by The Grey Barn Farm and Poached lobster on an English muffin and the most perfect hollandaise sauce is a must.
West Tisbury Farmers Market
Founded in 1974 by a "ragtag group of hippies, yankees and retired English teachers," the West Tisbury Farmers Market is Martha's Vineyard's oldest, largest, and finest open air market and the perfect thing to do after a delicious breakfast. Here’s a list of just a few of their vendors: Blackwater Farm, Blissed Out, Breezy Pines Farm, Chilmark Coffee Company, Cinnamon Starship, Enchanted Chocolates, Farm Institute, Flat Point Farm, and Frosty Hollow Orchids among so many others! The market takes place every Wednesday and Saturday in the summer, from 9am to 12pm at the West Tisbury Grange Hall.
Tour The Grey Barn & Farm
The island’s only organic dairy farm, The Grey Barn is located in Chilmark so it’s best to hit it up after you explore the farmer’s market. They have been making cheese since 2009 and have won countless awards for their work. Not only can you take cheese tours of the farm as well as tasting all the cheeses, but they are opening up a bakery as well as hosting several interesting workshops throughout the summer.
Martha’s Vineyard Chowder Company
While on the island, you must have New England Clam Chowder and if you’re looking for some of the best chowder on island, you must head to Oak Bluffs and grab a bowl of chowder and a lobster roll from Martha’s Vineyard Chowder Company. They have won best chowder almost every year and locals love it! It’s also gluten free and full of flavor, so make sure to have a cup.
Mocha Mott’s flagship location, at 10 Circuit Ave, was opened in 1994 by its founder Mott Hinkley. In 2001, current owners Tim Dobel and Meredith Gallo took over. In 2004 they opened up a second location at 15 Main Street in Vineyard Haven. Both locations serve organic, fair trade coffee & espresso drinks, homemade baked goods, Cape Cod bagels and their signature breakfast burritos and sandwiches. The vibe is energetic and fun, and a place you’ll find locals sipping on caffeinated drinks at all times of the day.
Farm.Field.Sea. culinary events are designed to exhilarate the senses by seamlessly blending local food, storytelling with hands-on discoveries so you can truly experience the heart of Martha’s Vineyard food and culture. With them, your connection to the Island is always authentic and absolutely unforgettable. Set sail on a 2-hour Oyster Farm experience on Vineyard Sound to experience the Island’s booming oyster farming industry firsthand with local oyster farmers and biologists. Learn about where oysters are grown, how they’re grown, and meet the farmers behind their story. The adventure is a great experience for the whole family and a fun way to learn about these incredible bivalves and “kiss the sea on its lips” with an oyster sample plucked from the waters around you.
Garde East overlooks the harbor from Vineyard Haven Marina and offers both indoor and outdoor dining in a casual yet elegant setting. The restaurant’s culinary team utilizes the Vineyard bounty from both sea and land in creating an ever changing menu, with refined and classic techniques.
Carefully conceived dishes speak for themselves, as the freshest ingredients take center stage to create a truly unique experience. A thoughtfully curated beverage program compliments culinary creations, featuring classic cocktails, craft beers and wine program of over 400 French and American labels. It’s the perfect way to end a day of eating on island.
Food Minded Fellow Pop Up Dinners at the Little House Cafe
Private chef Gavin Smith, aka the Food Minded Fellow brings his culinary talent to the Little House Cafe on Sundays this summer. Enjoy a three course tasting menu chock full of locally sourced ingredients, served in the intimate dining room at the Little House Cafe in Vineyard Haven. Dinners are happening on Sunday July 7th and 14th, and August 4th, 11th, 18th, and 25th. Reservations are available on Yelp and by calling the restaurant at 508-687-9794.
Town Bar & Grill
Finish the day in the same town you started, Edgartown and check out the newest restaurant in town, Town Bar & Grill. Serving bar snacks until midnight on weekends, this is the happening spot in town for fierce cocktails and delicious late night eats on Martha’s Vineyard.
School is out and Martha’s Vineyard is the place to be. Thousands of visitors flock to the island this week to take advantage of the July 4th holiday and it promises to be another action packed can’t–miss event. Enjoy a leisurely afternoon at the beach or fun filled day around town, followed by a night of festivities, fireworks and more! Here’s what’s happening in honor of our Independence Day this year, come prepared with your stars and stripes and let’s cheer for the red, white and blue!
Tuesday, July 2nd
Reading Frederick Douglass
Each year, Mass Humanities organizes readings of “The Meaning of the Fourth of July for the Negro,” a speech by the noted abolitionist Frederick Douglass, first delivered in 1852. A free community reading of this famous speech will be presented at the Federated Church in Edgartown, where Mr. Douglass spoke in 1857, as part of the Vineyard’s observance of Independence Day. All are invited to attend.
Thursday July 4th
18th Annual Murdick’s Run the Chop 5 Mile Road Race
Murdick’s Run the Chop Challenge takes place every July 4th and has been in existence for 18 years. Over that time the 5-mile road race has raised over $100,000 for Youth programs on the island. This year’s race will benefit the Martha’s Vineyard Boys & Girls Club. Schedule: 8:30am Fun Run for kids 12 and under, and 9:00am Classic 5 Mile Run the Chop. Register online here.
Kid’s Parade at the Tabernacle in Oak Bluffs
Celebrate with a special July 4th parade by the kids! Children of all ages enjoy this annual patriotic celebration! Parade participants assemble on West Clinton Ave. prior to 10 am. Patriotic clothing and decorated bikes are encouraged. No motorized vehicles including motorized scooters or bikes are allowed due to safety concerns. Parade flows down Clinton Ave. and around Trinity Circle, ending by the MVCMA Cottage Museum. Followed by an ice cream social, free for all.
Fourth of July Picnic
Enjoy a classic Americana Fourth of July event at the Daniel Fisher House in Edgartown, provided by the Vineyard Trust. Bring the family, spread out your blanket, and indulge in a hearty meal while waiting for the annual parade to start. At 2pm the Bay State Band plays on the lawns of the Dr. Daniel Fisher House. At 5pm enjoy a picnic cooked up by Bill Smith’s Clambake on the lawn.
Fourth of July Barbecue & Party
The Harbor View Hotel offers a mouthwatering Barbecue Buffet featuring watermelon salad, baby back ribs, kobe beef hot dogs and more. Seatings available at 3pm, call the hotel at 508-627-3761 to reserve your spot. Capture your memories inside MV Photobus’ Volswagen photo booth and dance to live music from The Vine Shakers with Joanne Cassidy from 6pm to 10pm. Once the fireworks kick off enjoy one of the best views in town from the porch of the hotel!
Four of July Parade
Celebrate the Fourth in historic downtown Edgartown with a parade full of fabulous floats, classic cars, old fashioned family fun, and of course candy. The parade kicks off at 5pm from the Edgartown school, following Peases’ Point Way downtown where it loops around joining Main Street and North Water Street. It then follows Main Street out of town returning to its starting point. For parade participation and additional details, please visit http://www.edgartown-ma.us/ or contact the Edgartown Selectman’s Office at 508-627-6180.
Concert by the Vineyard Haven Band
The Vineyard Haven Band is a long standing marching band and a 150 year old tradition on the island. Join them for a free concert at the Old Whaling Church at 7pm, following the annual parade in downtown Edgartown.
Fourth of July Fireworks
The annual Fourth of July fireworks starts at dusk on the Edgartown harbor. This spectacular display has been delighting visitors and locals alike for years. Enjoy a great view along the water in downtown Edgartown or Chappaquiddick.
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