As any traveler with dietary restrictions can tell you, going on vacation can present serious challenges when mealtime rolls around. And especially on-the-go vegans, being outside of one’s everyday environment – where go-to restaurants and grocery stores can be leaned on to meet special dietary needs – can make finding foods free of any animal-derived content especially daunting.
Fortunately for vegan vacationers on the Grand Strand, the Myrtle Beach area is home to plenty of eateries offering vegetarian and vegan dining options. Consider one of these top health-conscious destinations when a vegan diner is part of your hungry vacation crew:
CO Sushi: Found on Deville Street in Myrtle Beach’s The Market Common shopping/dining complex, this Southeastern U.S.-based, Asian-inspired eatery is famous for its dumplings, banh mi, noodle dishes and – especially – for its array of hand-rolled and hand-pressed sushi offerings. CO’s full vegan menu includes sections for pressed sushi, makimono, maki & temaki, noodle dishes and rice dishes. See all of the delicious options at eatatco.com.
Bay Naturals Healthy Market & Kitchen: Located on North Kings Highway in Myrtle Beach (and just a half-mile inland from Long Bay Resort), this grocery store/eatery puts its focus on healthful offerings, including raw and organic foods, herbs, nutritional supplements and homeopathic medicines. For grab-and-go prepared meals with an eye toward health and avoiding additives, the organic kitchen is a great option. To learn more, visit baynaturals.com.
Be Well Meals & Juice Bar: Located in the Carolina Forest area of Myrtle Beach, this health-conscious café serves up smoothies and fresh juices, in addition to stocking a broad selection of freshly prepared meals for take-out in its “Fast & Fresh Refrigerator.” Those interested in custom meal plans can order meals in advance online, and the business’s offerings can accommodate special needs for vegan, paleo, keto, anti-inflammatory and diabetic-friendly meals. Check out the Be Well website at bewellmeals.com to learn more.
Good Day Cafe: Found on Main Street in downtown Myrtle Beach, this health-focused eatery specializes in salads, smoothies, bubble tea, grilled cheeses and paninis – and it offers a range of vegan options like tacos, bowls and wraps. For those whose diets allow, Good Day Cafe’s lobster rolls have gained a strong following among local health-conscious eaters. See the full menu at gooddaycafe.net.
Kindbelly: With a stated mission to “feed our community like we feed our family: nourishing, wholesome and clean,” this healthy breakfast and lunch restaurant located on 79th Avenue North – just half-mile stroll up Ocean Boulevard from Long Bay Resort – seeks out ingredients that are organic, non-GMO and responsibly sourced. Its array of healthy and vegan-friendly offerings includes smoothies, salads, wraps (with fillings like organic microgreens and grilled tofu), acai bowls, and organic kombucha on tap. Learn more at kindbellycafe.com.
With such a wide variety of healthy food choices available on the Grand Strand, guests at Long Bay Resort can find the perfect restaurant to satisfy whatever culinary cravings they may have – and easily do so without encountering any items on their list of ingredients to avoid. Book your Myrtle Beach getaway today, and come see why Myrtle Beach is such a great destination for food lovers and health-conscious travelers.