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4 top options for cheap vegan eats in Columbus

Curry Up Indian Grill | Photo: Pavan S./Yelp
By Hoodline - Published on July 11, 2019.

Craving vegan food?

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best affordable vegan restaurants around Columbus, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to fill the bill.

1. Curry Up Indian Grill

  PHOTO: mike l./YELP  

Topping the list is Curry Up Indian Grill. Located at 6181 Sawmill Road in Riverside, the Indian, vegan and gluten-free spot is the highest-rated inexpensive vegan restaurant in Columbus, boasting 4.5 stars out of 254 reviews on Yelp.  

On its website, it states that its mission is to bring patrons "a taste of Indian cuisine with an American twist." Spice levels are moderate and the restaurant follows what The Columbus Dispatch calls a "Chipotle model,"  allowing diners to customize their meals. For vegans, that means wraps, bowls and salads are all available with a tofu base and non-dairy additions. There's also a vegetable biryani.

2. Two Dollar Radio Headquarters

  PHOTO: Jordan N./YELP  

Next up is South Side CAN's Two Dollar Radio Headquarters, situated at 1124 Parsons Ave. With five stars out of 54 reviews on Yelp, the bookstore, bar and vegan spot has proven to be a local favorite for those looking for an affordable option. 

According to its website, it also serves as an event space. The menu is 100% vegan, with offerings that include non-dairy mac 'n' "cheeze," a tofu scramble breakfast burrito, a seitan BLT, pizzas, salads and non-crab cakes. There's a special pizza menu on Friday nights and brunch on weekends.

3. Sun Tong Luck Asian Cuisine

  PHOTO: tammy a./YELP  

Bethel Sawmill's Sun Tong Luck Asian Cuisine, located at 2500 Bethel Road, is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the inexpensive Chinese and vegan spot, which offers soups and more, four stars out of 162 reviews.

According to its website, owner Frank Louie has been on the Columbus food scene for more than 25 years. His health-conscious menu offers all the Asian restaurant classics, but in vegan form, including vegan fried rice, vegan lo mein, vegan pad Thai, General Tso's tofu and mapo tofu.

4. Fusian

Photo: Jayme h./Yelp

Fusian, a sushi bar and vegan and gluten-free spot in Easton, is another inexpensive go-to, with four stars out of 126 Yelp reviews. Head over to 4190 Worth Ave. to see for yourself.

According to its website the business aims to educate its customers that sushi starts with rice. "From there, anything is possible," it notes. That includes vegan versions, such as a roll made with roasted tofu, avocado, cucumber and carrot; a tofu Thai crunch salad; build-your-own sushi rolls, bowls and salads with a tofu base; and even a "PB+J" roll, a soy wrap, filled with white rice, peanut butter and jell.


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