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Amherst & Hadley Restaurants with Healthy, Unique Options!

Breakfast & Lunch Restaurants

Bread and Butter – 68 Cowls Rd. Amherst, MA

 http://www.breadandbutteramherst.com

http://www.breadandbutteramherst.com

  • Category: American, Vegan-friendly
  • Balanced menu serving meat, vegetarian, & vegan options
  • Nearly every dish made in-house from scratch
  • You can find plenty of greens served here!
  • Menu Standouts: Duck Confit Hash, Tofu Sandwich, Vegan/GF Pancakes!

 

Cushman Market & Café – 491 Pine St. Amherst, MA

  • Category: American, International, Vegan-friendly
  • Balanced menu serving meat, vegetarian & vegan options
  • Local & often organic products used
  • Freshly made sandwiches & baked goods
  • Menu Standouts: Right-O-Way & Flyer Hobo Potato Bowls!

 

The Lone Wolf – 63 Main Street. Amherst, MA

 http://www.thelonewolfamherst.com

http://www.thelonewolfamherst.com

  • Category: American
  • Breakfast, Brunch & Catering
  • Balanced menu serving meat, vegetarian & vegan options
  • Menu Standouts: Vegan Omelette, Chili Rellenos, Soy Sausage, Multigrain Pancakes!

 

Lunch & Dinner Restaurants

 

 http://www.pulsecafe.com

http://www.pulsecafe.com

Pulse Café – 270 Russel St. Hadley, MA

  • Category: Vegetarian, Vegan
  • 100% Plant-Based, Organic Ingredients
  • Pizza, Soups, Salads, Burgers, Sandwiches, variety of juices, smoothies, & other drinks
  • Menu Standouts: Haystack Bowls, Seitan Hoagie, Kale Lemonade, Almond Joy Smoothie!

http://www.pulsecafe.com

Fresh Side Tea House & Restaurant – 39 S Pleasant St. Amherst, MA

  • Category: International, Asian, Vegan-friendly
  • Balanced menu serving meat, vegetarian & vegan options
  • Signature Tea Rolls, Salads, Soups, Rice & Pasta Dishes
  • 38 dishes can be made vegetarian or vegan
  • Menu Standouts: ANY Tea Roll, Shrimp Noodle Soup, Peking Pasta!

 

High Horse – 24 North Pleasant St. Amherst, MA

  https://www.highhorseamherst.com

https://www.highhorseamherst.com

  • Category: American
  • Brunch, Lunch & Dinner
  • Meat, Vegetarian & a few vegan options
  • Food from local farms!
  • Menu Standouts: Baba Ganoush & Warm Pita, Watermelon Gazpacho Soup, Pan-seared Trout!

https://www.highhorseamherst.com

Ginger Garden – 351 Northampton Rd. Amherst, MA

  • Category: Pan-Asian
  • Balanced menu serving meat, vegetarian & vegan options
  • Over 47 Specially Made Rolls
  • Options range from Not Spicy, Spicy, Medium Spicy, Extremely Spicy
  • Menu Standouts: Sushi Sashimi Boat, Coral Shrimp/Scallop, Triple Delight!

 

Paradise of India – 87 Main St. Amherst, MA

  • Category: Indian, Vegan-Friendly
  • Balanced menu serving meat, vegetarian & vegan options
  • Signature Biryani dishes
  • 15 Different Vegetable Curries
  • Traditional Indian Desserts (Kheer, Gulabjaman, Kulfee)
  • Menu Standouts: Paradise of India Special Biryani, Channa Masala, Dal Makahi!

 

Alina’s Ristorante – 96 Russell St. Hadley, MA

  http://www.myalinas.com

http://www.myalinas.com

  • Category: Italian with Mediterranean Flair
  • Mostly meat & seafood based dishes, a few vegetarian options
  • Daily Specials – Date Night, Wine & Dine, Jazz Weekends, Family Pasta Night
  • Gluten Free Pasta Available
  • Menu Standouts: Pistachio Shrimp Al Mango, Avocado Salad, Palermitana!

http://www.myalinas.com

 

References:

http://www.breadandbutteramherst.com ; http://www.cushmanmarket.com ; http://www.thelonewolfamherst.com ; http://www.pulsecafe.com ; http://www3.amherst.edu/~campusdelivery/temp/fs.pdf ; https://www.highhorseamherst.com ; http://gingergardenamherst.com ; http://paradiseofindia.net ; http://www.myalinas.com ; 

This blog was written by Kara Peters, a student intern of Valley Nutrition Counseling pursuing a Master's Degree in Nutrition at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.