Best Vegan Options in Billings and Southeast Montana
Perhaps you’re heading west to Yellowstone or another national park for a vacation. If traveling from the east, you may drive through Billings and Southeast Montana. You may be vegan or traveling with someone who prefers a vegan diet. We have compiled a guide for the best vegan options in Billings and southeast Montana.
Are There Vegan Options in Southeast Montana?
Finding vegan options in southeast Montana does prove a bit challenging, but not possible! You will not find fully vegan or vegetarian establishments but options that can be modified or already identified as vegan.
This list does not include any chain restaurant options. You can search if you’re looking for a familiar chain, but we only share local options. That’s part of what we love about travel is discovering locally owned and operated restaurants.
We were guests of Visit Southeast Montana during this trip west. Southeast Montana provided our lodging and some of our meals. All opinions are our own.
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Vegan Options in Southeast Montana from Glendive to Billings
Our route to southeast Montana took us from Bismarck to Billings. This list follows our trail from east to west. We found several vegan options exploring Southeast Montana, from Glendive to Billings, that we’ll share with you. Traveling from the east? Here are vegan guides for Bismarck, ND, and Medora, ND.
Vegan Options in Glendive, MT
Los Amigos of Glendive
207 N Merrill Ave, Glendive, MT 59330 | website
We had an excellent experience at Los Amigos of Glendive. The menu includes vegetarian options. We chose meals from the vegetarian section and made modifications: veggie fajitas and the vegetarian burrito. We asked for no cheese or sour cream. Our waiter didn’t bat an eye, and our meals were served as requested!
Our chips and salsa were served with a side of cabbage salsa- excellent! The portions were huge, and the food was delicious!
Two things we loved about the vegetable fajitas. 1. They were served with a huge serving of beans rather than refried beans. 2. They also provided a mini set of tongs to make the fajitas. It was so much easier to make the fajitas with the tongs.
More Vegan Options in Glendive, MT
We cannot personally attest to these restaurants, but share them as potential vegan options.
- Bloom Coffee House & Eatery. We traveled through Glendive on the 4th of July weekend, and most establishments were closed for the holiday. We were really sad to miss a chance to eat at It is located in a former greenhouse. The online menu has several options that would be easy to modify.
- Fitzerellis– no vegan options listed, so plan to modify options according to the latest online menu.
Check out the amazing sunset we saw during our time in Glendive.
Pro-Tip for vegan travel
Read the article’s end to see how we dealt with not having many vegan options in less populated areas of southeast Montana. We’ll tell you how we ate healthier and saved money on our 14-day road trip out west by shopping at local grocery stores in Southeast Montana!
Vegan Options in Roundup, Montana
101 Main St., Roundup, MT 59072 | website
Roundup, MT, population 1,800, is not where one would expect to find a restaurant that earned a 2023 James Beard nomination for Best New Restaurant. We visited The Backporch on Taco Tuesday, and the special was the only vegan option, which was a sweet potato taco. It included a slaw, verde sauce, pico de gallo, and crispy onions. It was fantastic.
Vegan Options in Billings, Montana
We share our list of vegan options that we found in Billings. We added a few options on our list, but we didn’t have time to eat.
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Marble Table Vegan Option
2515 Montana Ave, Billings, MT 59101 | website
One option, an entree, was on the menu during our visit. Luckily, it was delicious! The General Tso Cauliflower was excellent. It was incredibly flavorful. We spoke with the owner, who emphasized flavoring every layer’s importance. That effort showed up in this dish. The General Tso’s cauliflower had a nice kick of heat and was perfectly balanced by the sweetness of the coconut rice.
Five On Black
316 S 24th St West, Billings, MT 59102 | website
Five on Black is a Brazilian fast casual, Brazilian street food restaurant and a great option for takeout. We ate ours at a picnic table outside at a picnic table before exploring Pompey’s Pillar National Monument. Five On Black is similar to Chipotle in that you build your bowl. All the ingredients are made in-house. Our cashier was very well-versed on which ingredients and sauces are vegan. Excellent flavors.
313 N Broadway, Billings, MT 59101 | website
Spitz is a great find for Mediterranean street food. This is the only restaurant we ate at with a vegan section on the menu. We had difficulty choosing what to get, as several options were listed during our visit.
We settled on the Donner Salad, which included Romain, cabbage, carrot, onion, green pepper, cucumber, olives, pepperoncini, tomato, fried lavash chips, crispy garbanzo, fried pita, lemon-herb tahini, and a side of balsamic dressing.
The other dish was the Vegan Gyro that included falafel, hummus, pickled onion & carrot, roasted corn, lemon-herb tahini dressing, kalamata olives, cucumber, tomato, lettuce & fries wrapped in a pillowy pita.
Both dishes were excellent, but the Donner won.
We were happy to learn that Minnesota has two Spitz locations- Minneapolis and Woodbury. This appears to be a small franchise that is growing. Click to find out if there is a location near you.
3210 Henesta Drive, Unit G, Billings, MT 59102 | website
This is an excellent spot for Thai food. We get excited when Thai restaurants do fancy spring rolls, which usually hints at how good the entree selections will be. Our ongoing theory proved us right!
In addition to the summer rolls, we both ordered the Drunken Noodles. We omitted the meat, leaving us with stir-fried flat rice noodles, hot chili pepper, bell peppers, onions, and basil leaves. Delicious!
How we saved money and ate healthy on our road trip through Southeast Montana
Albertsons Grocery Store
Sometimes, it is hard to find vegan options in some regions. During our time in southeast Montana, we made salads with ingredients from Albertsons to fill in the gaps on our trip and ate picnic-style while sightseeing. This is not an uncommon practice when traveling through rural areas.
We stayed at the Boothill Inn Hotel in Billings for three nights. Our room had a nice wet bar with a refrigerator, which made it easy to prepare and keep food in our room. We also used the sink in the breakfast area at the hotel lobby to cut our fruit. We didn’t want to leave that much food waste in our hotel room.
We purchased pre-cut fruit. We had the idea to purchase large salad containers- spinach and spring mix. Then, we purchased pre-cut vegetables and some frozen bean patties to crumble on top. The produce had Follow Your Heart dressings next to the salad mixes.
These containers work so well because you can put your desired toppings on the salad mix and put the cover back on. The salad containers pack nicely in coolers; you can easily add ice around them. You can purchase ice at the gas station. We will pack gallon-size lunch bags in the future to save on buying ice.
This idea was fantastic and worked multiple times for our trip through Southeast Montana. This will be a philosophy we adopt for future travel. Here’s how we eat a healthy breakfast while on a road trip.
More Vegan Options in Billings, Montana
Below are places on our list of vegan options in Billings that we did not have time for. We list them here as an easy resource for more vegan options in Billings.
- Cham Thai
- Lemon Grass Thai Restaurant
- Fancy Sushi
- Sophie’s Kitchen- salads could be modified, and a Beyond Burger option
- The Athenian- Greek
- Ohana Poke
Passing through Bismarck on your way through southeast Montana? Check out our Bismarck Vegan Guide.
347 Hwy 212 @ I-90, Crow Agency, MT 59022 (you’ll pass this to Battle of Little Bighorn National Monument)
Located right outside the Battle of Little Bighorn National Monument is the Custer Battlefield Trading Post. Inside is a cafe and a large gift shop. We ordered and modified the Indian Taco Frybread and omitted the taco beef, cheese, and sour cream. We enjoyed the beans, lettuce, tomato, olives and salsa.
Vegan options in Red Lodge, MT
Red Lodge, MT, is the gateway to the northeast entrance of Yellowstone National Park. It is an adorable little mountain town. We’d love to spend more time here.
501 Word Ave S, Red Lodge, MT 59068 | Menu
Cafe Regis is exactly the vibe we expected to find in Red Lodge. They serve American fare and have an organic garden on sight. We each ordered the tofu burrito- tofu, hash browns, and house salsa in a white flour tortilla. We added lettuce, tomato, black beans, and avocado (each topping cost extra). The burrito and service was excellent. They kept the coffee coming. There are a few more vegan options here for breakfast. For lunch, they have several delicious-looking options as well.
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