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Delicious Vegan Options in Bismarck, ND

You or someone in your car may be traveling through Biscmarck on your vacation to a national park further west and looking for vegan options at local restaurants. Spoiler alert, it is a little challenging but not impossible to find vegan options at Bismarck restaurant. Read this guide, or share with a vegan traveler you know, for delicious vegan options in Bismarck, ND

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Are there vegan options in Bismarck, ND?

Yes, there are vegan options at restaurants in Bismarck, ND. Are there a lot of options? No, but you will not starve if eating out in Bismarck.

One of the chef-owners we spoke with mentioned they see an uptick of vegan requests in the summer when people are traveling through on summer vacations. We’re thankful for the restaurants that have vegan options!

Delicious Vegan Options Bismarck

Delicious Vegan Options in Bismarck, ND

Anima Cucina

101 N 5th St, Bismarck, ND

This is a lovely place to eat and the quality and taste will knock your socks off. Anima Cucina is a cafe by day and a Trattoria by night. The owners have embraced a “slow kitchen” philosophy. They choose ingredients that are as local as possible and produced by growers who are passionate about what they do.

We were very pleased with breakfast at Anima Cucina and absolutely enjoyed the jam bar, avocado mash toast and fell in love with the fruit salad. We ordered the fruit salad thinking if we’re honest, boring. It was divine! It was a mixture of finely diced canteloupe, grapes with agrumato olive oil pressed with lemons. We’d love to recreate this at home.

Next time we visit we will go for dinner as there were several options that caught our eye. They have a dish marked as vegan on the menu and a few other options that could be modified.

delicious vegan options in bismarck

Pirogue Grille

121 N 4th St, Bismarck, ND

This is a great restaurant for a special dinner. We lucked out with the soup of the day on our visit which was a chilled melon and cucumber soup. For our dinner entree, we had to modify the only option, a pasta dish. We ordered the chicken pasta, tomato & aromatic herb broth with bell peppers, and artichoke hearts without the chicken.

Dusty did mention to the waitress in private that we were vegan and please omit the parmesan cheese as well as the chicken. As we mentioned, this is not a place with any vegan options and we think they confused vegan with vegetarian. Our meal did arrive with Parmesan cheese. It was an expensive meal that we were not about to waste. Our attitude is that we do what we can and eating out is not perfect or how we would eat at home when it comes to being vegan.

We’re not calling anybody out or upset, this is just the reality when traveling in areas where little is known about vegan food choices.

delicious vegan options bismarck

Fireflour Pizza

111 N 5th St, Bismarck, ND

Fireflour Pizza serves Neopolitan Pizza and Craft Coffee. They started as a mobile pizza truck. Today it’s a cute little restaurant just a few feet away from their sister restaurant, Anima Cucina.

Fireflour Pizza uses a 3rd generation pizza oven from Italy that lightly chars the crust as it bakes. They use high-quality but simple ingredients such as Bianco Dinapoli tomatoes and of course fresh basil. We both ordered the Saucy pizza and made it vegan. They use Herbiverious Butcher meats and cheeses for their vegan options. We LOVE HB products.

We mentioned Fireflour serves craft coffee as well. They have a lovely coffee menu and they use a great coffee company out of our home state of Minnesota, Dogwood Coffee in Minneapolis.

Note: Their online menu does not mention vegan pizza options but they do offer it so ask your server!

pizza fireflour bismarck

Blarney Stone Irish Pub

408 E. Main Ave, Bismarck, ND

Blarney Stone Irish Pub is, as you could guess Irish. Not a lot of options but if you’re dining with here we did find two options. They offer a cauliflower wing option in the appetizer section. The only meal that could be easily modified is the strawberry pecan salad. It is served with chicken but we were able to substitute the cauliflower wings for the chicken to make it vegan. It was very tasty!

salad at Blarney Stone

Stonehome Brewing Company

1601 N 12th St, Bismarck, ND

Stonehedge Brewing Company is a restaurant and brewery. If you visit in the summertime, grab a seat on the patio that overlooks a huge water feature- it looks like a swimming pool but it’s only a fountain.

We started with a modified Brewhouse Salad which included romaine lettuce, cucumber, sweet pepper, red onion, and black olive, omitted the cheese, with croutons and balsamic vinaigrette. The only pizza that really worked was a modified Southern Bird Pizza by leaving off the chicken and bacon. The jalapeno, and garlic oil with vegan cheese were really good!

Huckleberry House

1700 River Rd, Bismarck, ND

As any traveling vegan knows, research is key when visiting new cities. We saw so many references to Terra Nomad because of their vegan options. They’ve since rebranded in a new location on the Missouri River as Huckleberry House. This is a stunning restaurant with a Nordic theme. We do suggest stopping in for an amazing cocktail in a gorgeous setting with the Missouri River in the background.

The only options that could be modified are the HH Salad and Beetroot-Apple salads. They also have a brunch option- the smoothie bowl. Huckleberry fruit blend, almond butter, hemp milk, rye flake granola- hold the honey.

Bread Poets

106 E. Thayer Ave, Bismarck, ND

We love a good sandwich. The Garden Dakota from Bread Poets was the perfect sandwich to take with you on the Lewis and Clark Riverboat Cruise. The sandwich was on homemade bread and included lettuce, red onion, cucumbers, green hummus, avocado, carrots, and sprouts. Omit the provolone cheese to make it vegan.

The CraftCade

405 N 4th St, Bismarck, ND

The CraftCade is a great stop! Filled with retro video and a self-pour craft beer wall, this is a blast for adults. The best part, except for a few of the modern video games, it’s mostly free to play the games here. FREE SKEE BALL? Sign us up.

Unfortunately, there are no vegan pizza options. Yes, you could modify a pizza and hold the cheese. They do have two salads that are delicious. The winner for us was the Double Dragon Salad which will need to be modified. This salad is Asian-inspired with spring mix, Roma tomatoes, red onion, red pepper & sliced cucumbers, shanghai shredded carrots, crunchy chow-mein noodles, and hold the chicken. The dressing is a ‘thai fighter glaze and cilantro. Excellent.

salad at CraftCade, Bismarck

Delicious Vegan Options in Bismarck

We hope that you find this guide helpful when traveling to or through Bismarck. Have you found vegan options that aren’t included in this list? We’re always looking for new options so let us know.

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  1. Jan Banerjee

    August 31, 2023 at 10:06 pm

    Great options for vegan delicacies! I have not been to Bismark but is good to know that such good vegan options exist here. The double dragon salad looks inviting!

  2. Jennifer Record

    August 31, 2023 at 2:23 pm

    I love posts like this..I always avoid chains and prefer to eat where the locals do when in a new place… I have explored South Dakota but never North Dakota… would love to explore some day.

  3. Mayi

    August 30, 2023 at 1:59 pm

    Nice guide! All the options look tasty and it’s nice to know that Bismarck has such a good number of vegan places. Thanks for sharing.

  4. kmfiswriting

    August 30, 2023 at 1:27 pm

    This all looks so good! Great vegan foodie guide when traveling to Bismarck, ND.

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