Vegan in JXN
Find the best vegan meal options in JXN.
When it comes to finding vegan or plant-based meals, it seems almost impossible, especially living in Mississippi. Thankfully, several restaurants in Jackson offer options that cater to those that prefer vegan and plant-based meals. We searched around and found a few places in Jackson that offer vegan menu options.
The menu at Aladdin is authentic Mediterranean, and also includes a vegetarian/vegan section. Much like most places, each dish is customizable to meet certain vegan requirements, and each dish is full of flavor. The vegetarian plate includes hummus, baba ganuj, tabouli, and two falafel. It makes for a perfect appetizer or main dish for those looking for something light and flavorful.
Fine Indian cuisine can also be vegan-friendly at Spice Avenue, located on I-55 N Frontage Road. The lunch buffet offers vegetarian and vegan options, as well as some of the appetizers. The Aloo Ghobi is a simple dish of cauliflower and potatoes cooked in onion, tomatoes, ginger, and light spices, and offers big flavor. The Chana Masala is also a tasty option, consisting of chickpeas cooked with onions, tomatoes, and Indian herbs.
Aplos – 4500 I55 North at Highland Village, Suite 174
Aplos offers delicious and modern Mediterranean fare.
Vegetarians and vegans alike can opt for appetizers like hummus, falafel, the chopped salad, stuffed grapes or even Lebanese cheese rolls. Vegans can modify menu items to adhere to a plant-based diet, such as asking to omit any cheese products included with a dish.
Aplos boasts their veggie burger – a black bean patty topped with lettuce, tomato, red onion, feta and feta dressing. Another great option is the rice bowl, which includes brown rice, tomato, red onion, cucumber, olives, bell pepper and feta.
Vegan and vegetarian sides include vegetables, cauliflower with parsley and lemon pepper, mini Greek salads and brown rice with traditional Greek spices and tahini sauce.
Oops All Vegan - 4409 North State Street
Oops All Vegan was founded by LaMarcus Robinson as Mississippi’s very first vegan food truck. With their first brick-and-mortar location now in North Fondren, Oops All Vegan strives to to provide nutritious, savory, fresh vegan food options with clean ingredients.
Their version of burgers, terriyaki bowls, burritos and wings just may make you give up meat altogether!
Find them on Facebook.
Mama Nature’s – 2807 Old Canton Road
The local need for more health-focused restaurants and her vegan lifestyle led Jackson native T’Keyah Williams to create Mama Nature’s. Another Jackson native, Michael McElroy, later joined her, and together, they’re on a mission to improve Jacksonians’ health and wellness.
You can find acai bowls, flavorful salads, handheld wraps, overnight oats, fresh-pressed juices, smoothies and health shots and detoxes on the menu.
If you’re looking to sip on a refreshing beverage, try the carrot top juice or green goddess juice. Are you looking for a satisfying, indulgent yet healthy smoothie? The cinnamon bun smoothie—made with oats, banana, cinnamon, almonds and almond milk—is the perfect guilt-free way to treat yourself. If you’re in the mood for a full meal, the Southwest salad is ideal for satiating any appetite. Made with romaine, quinoa, tomato, avocado, roasted red peppers, black beans, corn, tortilla strips, cilantro and Southwest dressing, this fresh salad is just what you need to keep you going.
Mama Nature’s is located next to Fondren Fitness and is open for takeout, online orders and delivery through Waitr.
Shiro Cafe and Restaurant – 125 South Congress Street
In early 2019, Jackson resident Sam Tilahun partnered with Yosef Ali, Aladdin Mediterranean Restaurant owner, to open Shiro Cafe and Restaurant.
Shiro is open for breakfast and lunch, with many dishes categorized as vegan and vegetarian.
For breakfast, enjoy a sweet or savory crepe, or ful medames, a Middle Eastern and African Dish made with yogurt, eggs and fava beans.
For lunch, Shiro offers a make-your-own plate for just $10. First, choose a base of rice, tortillas, or teff bread, a protein (such as tofu) and two sides. Vegan and vegetarian sides on the menu consist of beetroot or cabbage potatoes, spicy lentils, kale or collard greens, turmeric chickpeas or turmeric peas.
Check out their Facebook for more information and other tasty Ethiopian dishes.
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