Many restaurants in the Dayton, Ohio area list themselves as being vegan-friendly. However, a large number of these locations lean towards vegetarian choices and not truly vegan offerings. The listed restaurants do provided ingredient information for menu items, including gluten-free information. Call the restaurant to determine in advance if your dietary requirements can be fully met. In addition, Urbanspoon.com can help you find vegan and vegetarian restaurants in any area.
Christopher’s Restaurant & Catering
2318 E. Dorothy Lane
Kettering, OH 45420
Christopher’s is open from 7:30 a.m. until 9 p.m., Monday through Saturday. The dinner menu includes a vegan entrée, Quinoa Sauté. This dish includes sautéed portabella mushrooms, peppers, zucchini, onions and squash. The Teriyaki Vegetables entrée includes broccoli, snow peas, onions and peppers with quinoa. This can be selected with tofu or portabella mushrooms.
4105 W. Town and Country Road
Kettering OH 45429
First Watch is located in the Town and County Shopping Center. The restaurant is open from 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and serves breakfast and lunch items. First Watch provides a complete listing of menu items, broken down into ingredients for allergens, as well as gluten-free options. While advertising as being vegan-friendly, most items do contain eggs, milk or cheese. Salads, soups and sides appear to be the only truly vegan items.
Two additional First Watch locations are available. In Fairborn, First Watch is located at 2614 Colonel Glenn Highway. In Miamisburg, the location is 2824 Miamisburg Centerville Road.
1200 Brown Street
Dayton, Ohio 45409
Fusian offers a unique menu that allows guests to select the exact ingredients they want in their entrée. A vegan guide is provided to make the selection simple. Both the seaweed and soy wraps meet vegan guidelines. Additions to wraps include tofu and a wide range of vegetables. Guest can also select miso soup, tempura crunch and the carrot-ginger salad. Fusian is open seven days a week from 11 a.m. until 10 p.m.
Olive, an Urban Dive
416 E. Third Street
Olive is open for lunch Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.; Saturday from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Dinner is available Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 5 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. On Wednesdays, all lunch specials are vegan-friendly and gluten free. Vegan dinner options are also available. Reservations are highly recommended.