Welcome to the Beach! We’re glad to have you! There are so many different types of eaters in the area, that the demand for fresh food in the traditional vegetarian diet is in high demand. This article will talk about all the great places to eat and the choice dishes for vegetarians.

Bombay at the Beach

Is located at 702 North Kings Hwy in Myrtle Beach and offers an Indian Cuisine buffet. Their food is especially yummy and offers flavor combinations from afar. The smell of the restaurant as you enter, is amazing and makes your mouth water. One of the most common dishes is Chole and saag paneer, Butter Chicken, Malai Kofta, yellow daal, and garlic naan.  Nut and peanut allergy sufferers will find the good food at Bombay at the Beach to meet their needs. Be patient when ordering!

Mellow Mushroom

Is in Myrtle Beach on 1571 21st Ave N or 3280 U.S. Highway 17, Murrells Inlet, and 1101 Highway 17 North, North Myrtle Beach SC. Mellow Mushroom offers a nice selection of their standard menu options for vegetarians. Munchies include Vegan Hypnotic Hummus made with classic hummus, house-made-olive tapenade hummus, toasted pita wedges and sliced cucumbers and Vegan Pretzels served with yellow mustard. When ordering salad or “greens” here the only vegetarian dressing available is Balsamic Vinaigrette. The Vegan Greek Salad comes with a mix of romaine and iceberg lettuce, shredded carrots, shredded cabbage, sweet onions, cucumber, green bell peppers, mushrooms, Roma Tomatoes, pepperoncini, banana peppers and kalamata olives. Their other salads include the house salad, without parmesan and the Vegan Enlightened Spinach Salad. One of the best Hoagies made at the Mellow Mushroom is the vegan Avocado Hoagie pm French or Multigrain Roll, the flavors of this sandwich are to die for! Built into the multigrain bread is lettuce, Roma Tomatoes, vegetarian cheese, sweet onions, topped with avocado slices seasoned in lemon juice, kosher salt and black pepper. Mellow Mushroom is also known for its pizzas available in 10”, 14” or 16” and Gluten-Free at 10”.  Their wide variety of tempting hoagies also include vegetarian delights including the Vegan Tempeh Hoagie and Vegan Avocado Hoagie on French or Multigrain roll. Calzones are one true Italian delight offered at the Mellow Mushroom in Veggie, Cheese (ask for vegan cheese) and build your own flavor. There are multiple Mellow Mushroom stops throughout the Strand. We hope you will stop in and give your favorites a try. The Mellow Mushroom is a swanky restaurant with retro items that differentiate in each restaurant. The wait staff seem to be of the older college age kid’s era. Booths are roomy, but some tend to be on the small side. Their restaurants are for the most part very clean and well maintained.

Jerusalem Mediterranean Restaurant & Bar

If you ever wanted to go to Jerusalem, here’s your chance! Authentic décor will greet you as you walk into the restaurant. Everything from tiled walls, to woven rugs adorn this restaurant, including tufted leather seat backs. The ambiance is warm, welcoming and traditional. Excellent for family meals, the Jerusalem Mediterranean Restaurant offers take-out and dine-in.

They are in a new location at 7211 N. Kings Highway in Myrtle Beach. Offering Hot Mezze including Phyllo Rolls, and Moroccan Delight. Cold Mezze: Baba Ganoush, Mediterranean Sampler and Greek Salad. From the Signature Dishes list: Shakshuka, Hummus Sabich, Green Shakshuka, Hummus Ful Medamas, Hummus Mesabaha, Hummus Falafel, Hummus & Eggs and King David Salads. These are restricted vegetarian dishes on the menu, meaning they are geared for the genre of vegetarians. Some of the other items on their menu are also classified as vegan. Please note Jerusalem Mediterranean Restaurant also sever meats of all kinds for other diners.

Jerusalem Bar and Grill vegetarian dish

Ciao Restaurant

Is located 5223 N Kings Highway Myrtle Beach. Ciao! Offers a unique choice of vegetarian meals, including Greek Salad, Italian Salad (Omit the Cheese), CIAO Salad (has walnuts), Spinach Salad, Eggplant Parmesan, Chef’s Pasta, Cheese Ravioli, Spaghetti Marinara and for dessert Lemon Sorbet. The atmosphere at CIAO is casual yet cozy with a hometown feel.  The classy, clean environment welcomes everyone into their restaurant. Portions at CIAO are generous, bring friends! Great place for gathering.

Drift - A Coastal Eatery

Is located at 980 Cipriana Drive Unit A-6 Myrtle Beach and is open from 7 am to 3 pm daily offering breakfast and lunch only. Vegetarians will like the available selections from their menu. For breakfast options, consider the Protein Power Bowl where you have the option to control what goes into the bowl. Avocado Toast and Mediterranean Avocado Toast are two popular choices. Continuing into the main breakfast menu, the Sunrise Spinach Scrambler is layers of spinach, wild mushroom blend, caramelized onions, roasted red bell peppers, and spicy pepper jack cheese. The Florentine Benedict is spinach, tomatoes, avocado, two poached eggs, and hollandaise sauce (ask for it on the side) on a toasted croissant, the veggie wrap offers the same wild mushroom blend, with bell peppers, spinach, avocado, and tomatoes; Swiss cheese is on this one, but this writer asked for it be on the side. Even better is the Spicy wrap, where you can add avocado to make it a meal unto itself. Both have scrambled eggs, but if you prefer egg whites it is doable. The Grecian Omelet, The Skinny omelet, and BYO omelet offer a great selection of veggies. If you love breakfast sides, then consider adding baby potatoes, yellow stone grits, or a cup of fresh seasonal fruit to your Drift meal.  The ambiance of this eatery is open and airy, as you would expect a “coastal” eatery to be. Conveniently located in the upper end of Myrtle Beach this eatery is easy to get to and you won’t be disappointed!

Drift Coastal Eatery vegetarian dish

Black Thai

Is located at 710 Main St Myrtle Beach and offers a great selection of vegetarian-friendly meals, starters include Veggie Spring Rolls, Fresh Garden Rolls, Edamame, Golden Tofu, Papaya Salad, Pineapple Fried Rice, Noodles: Vegetable and Tofu made either with Pad Thai, Drunken Noodles, PAD SE-EW or PAD WOONSEND. Entrees include Vegetable, Tofu, Cashew, Garlic Pepper or Ginger Perfect. The highly recommended Pad PRIK is smoky hot with bell peppers and chili paste. You can also opt for Spicy Eggplant, Sweet & Sour, Red Curry, Green Curry or Panang Curry. If you want to spicy things up a bit, you can add spices based on a scale of zero to five. This writer loves jasmine rice, and it is an option here at Black Thai along with brown rice and quinoa, and steamed vegetables. The restaurant is small and intimate but offers these amazing flavors with great fresh foods, considered one of the hidden gems in Myrtle Beach.

Kindbelly Cafe

Located here off 79th and North Kings Highway (US 17 North). Their breakfast menu includes vegetarian delights like the Ranchero Plate with 2 organic eggs, quinoa and three-bean salad, Pico de Gallo, sliced avocado served with warm tortillas, their lunch menu consists of Grain Bowls, Salads, Veggie wraps, small bites, lunch combos and offers a lil’ ones menu if you want to take your kiddos to breakfast or lunch! This writer’s favorite vegetarian meal is the “Veg” Salad Sammie with egg salad, romaine lettuce, sliced organic avocadoes and organic microgreens served between two slices of organic 21-grain bread. The Naked Goddess comes in second with kale, romaine, cucumber, carrots, grape tomatoes, onion, chickpeas, avocado, and microgreens served with house-made green goddess dressing. It’s simply delish!

Whether you are a local, or just passing through, be sure to stop by these great locations for some good atmosphere, unique flavors, and wonderful food. You belong at the beach!