8 Vegan, Vegetarian, and/or Gluten-free Restaurants to try in the Corridor Feature Image

Dining out no longer has to be stressful for those with dietary restrictions in the Corridor area. There continues to be more and more vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free restaurants opening up in Cedar Rapids, Iowa City and other surrounding communities. Next time you’re in the mood to eat out, visit one of these tasty places!

Rawlicious New Bohemia District Cedar Rapids, IA Raw Vegan Restaurant

1. Rawlicious
Raw | Vegan | Vegetarian | Gluten-free
1101 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401

Vegans, if you’ve never been to a restaurant where you can order anything on the menu, you’re in for a treat! Everything on the menu at Rawlicous is made from scratch and raw, meaning nothing is cooked above 115 degrees Fahrenheit. This hidden gem is located within the fabric shop DelveMIY, right across from Newbo City Market.

Crisp Cedar Rapids Newbo City Market Cedar Rapids, IA Salads Sandwiches Healthy Vegan Vegetarian Gluten Free Dietary Need Friendly

2. Crisp Cedar Rapids
Vegan | Vegetarian | Gluten-free
1100 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401

Get your salad and sandwich fix on at Crisp Cedar Rapids. Crisp is the newest addition to the Newbo City Market and is open seven days a week. They have five signature salads, daily specials and build-your-own salads and sandwiches, all which can be made to your specific dietary needs, including vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free.


3. Dumpling Darling
Vegan | Vegetarian | Gluten-free
1100 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
213 Iowa Ave, Iowa City, IA 52240

You’ll find lots of vegan and vegetarian options at Dumpling Darling, including Kimchi Mandu dumplings, Green Curry steamed buns, and other appetizers and entrees. Gluten-free eaters may want to try the Japchae, which is pan-fried sweet potato noodles with shiitake mushrooms, bell peppers, spinach, carrots, sesame sees and gochujang.


4. Trumpet Blossom Cafe
Vegan | Vegetarian | Gluten-free
310 E Prentiss St, Iowa City, IA 52240

Vegans will enjoy free-reign of the menu at Trumpet Blossom Cafe. Choose from many options including sandwiches, wraps, pasta and more. Most of their menu items can also be made gluten-free.


5. The Full Bowl
Vegan | Vegetarian | Gluten-free
1100 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401

Located inside the Newbo City Market, The Full Bowl serves up different types of bowls that can all be made to be vegan or gluten-free. Choose from favorites like their No Coast Bowl, Chana Masala Bowl and the Chinese Sweet and Sour Chickpeas.


6. Gumption
Vegan | Vegetarian | Gluten-free
560 Boyson Rd NE Suite A, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402

Gluten-free and vegan friendly items are all marked on the menu, making it easy to decipher what you can eat. Try the Not Yo’ Cheese Dip (vegan!) or the Chickpea Salad Sandwich (also vegan!). They also serve breakfast all day so you can have breakfast for dinner if you desire.


7. Need Pizza
Vegan | Vegetarian | Gluten-free

When you can’t have gluten or dairy, pizza can be one of the hardest things to stay away from. Luckily, Need Pizza makes it easy for you. All of their crust is vegan and they have a vegan cheese option. They also have a gluten-free crust available.


8. Oasis Falafel
Vegan | Vegetarian 

Get all your Mediterranean favorites at Oasis, located on Linn Street in Iowa City. Vegans and vegetarians will find a wide array of menu selections including falafel pita, hummus, babba ganoush and Mediterranean salad.


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