• Camille Renner

Looking for Vegan and Vegetarian Food? Here's your guide to Gaston's plant-based fare

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As more and more people have become vegan or vegetarian in recent years, the demand for plant-based eateries has become prevalent in our towns—and Gaston County businesses have listened. Restaurants known for their burgers or fried chicken have seamlessly incorporated plant-based substitutions into their menus and plant-based diners are eternally grateful.

Whether you're trying out meatless Mondays for the first time, are a long-time vegan or are looking to try something new, these Gaston County eateries have creative plant-based dishes waiting for you.


Camille Renner, Gaston Outside

6425 Wilkinson Blvd., Belmont

Daily 12 p.m.-9 p.m.

As vegans, vegetarians and pescatarians alike know well, Asian cuisine almost always provides the most diverse options for non-meat eaters. Akahana, a regionally owned Asian bistro with locations in Charlotte and Belmont, offers plant-based eaters many options in their extensive menu, Not exclusively serving dishes from a certain region, Akahana offers meals of many different Asian country origins, including Japanese, Vietnamese and Indian dishes.

What to Order: Curry—Red, yellow, green or massaman curry with sweet coconut milk stewed with white onions, red and green bell peppers, jalapeños, carrots and bamboo shoots, served with rice


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168 W. Main Ave., Gastonia

Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m.-3 p.m.