Featured on CNN and in New York Times and The Guardian: The App Store's #1 vegan and vegetarian restaurant guide. Covering 180+ countries and online as a free-to-use website since 1999. Search HappyCow to find a local plant-based restaurant or cafe anywhere in the world. Read reviews (300,000+) of local vegan-friendly businesses including for vegan bakeries, health food stores, vegetarian catering, farmers’ markets, juice bars, and coffee shops.
* Search filters by location, vegan, vegetarian, stores, etc.
* Use keywords to refine results, i.e. Pizza, Burgers, Organic, Japanese, Bakery, Mexican, Gluten-Free, Raw, etc... Especially useful in big cities where you’ll want to narrow your searches.
* Browse HappyCow to find a popular cafe or restaurant with good reviews
* Store your favorites for future reference (available offline!)
* Organize restaurants & stores for your upcoming Trips (use without internet)
* View interactive Maps of businesses
* View Photos, reviews, and info you need to decide on a winning meal
* Get directions, phone numbers, reviews, and website info
* Easily Share what you find with your friends
* Over 70,000 vegan-friendly listings
* 325,000+ beautiful photos of food and restaurant decor
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* Upload photos of your delicious food
* Submit reviews and advice for your fellow HappyCow users
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HappyCow is a community run site, and we rely on users like you to keep this going strong. If you find anything incorrect or a missing veg-friendly restaurant please be sure to update and/or add it. The website is always free to use, so if you aren’t certain about the kinds of content we list you may check and see before buying the app. The app is a 1-time fee, there is no subscription nor currently any in-app purchases and you own it for life.
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HappyCow apps use your device location to find restaurants near your current location. We do not store your device location on our servers.
HappyCow apps provide you with a way upload restaurant photos from your existing library on your device. We never access your photos until you choose to view them from within the app.
HappyCow app allows you to take photos of your favorite restaurants, which we encourage you to share with our users. The app stores these photos with your other pictures on your device so you may admire them whenever you please, or upload at a later date. We never access your camera or save photos until you perform those actions from within the app.
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Fixed bug preventing users posting pictures from photo library to venue listings (iOS9 and iOS10)
Ratings and Reviews
Missing a few things
I was really excited about the app at first, but after using it a while I found some not so great things about the app. Why doesn’t it show Chipotle as a vegan friendly restaurant? Chipotle is by far the best vegan friendly fast food restaurant and I’m disappointed to not be able to look for them on this app. I believe it’s listed on the website version, but does not appear on the mobile. Also, why are you not allowed to search restaurants not just locations? Lastly, knowing my area, there are some vegan friendly places that are not being shown listed on here; makes me wonder how many restaurants could really be on here but are being slept on. I tried adding it on the “add restaurant” feature but it was a bit complicated and kept giving me error messages. So at least perhaps add a feature where you could add personal restaurants. I heard you’re working on making profiles, so maybe people can start making their own list of recommended websites.
On the contrary, we list hundreds of Chipotles as well other fast food chains worldwide. They appear when your search includes "Veg Options." Yes, you may search for a restaurant by Name - just enter the name in the "keyword" field.
In terms of other Veg-Option listings, we're always looking for places with decent options. Our moderators add them on a case-by-case basis.
We've just updated the submission form, so please try it again and let us know if you have any issues adding a place.
Kind regards, TeamCow - email: email@example.com
Only worth it if free
As a vegan I like supporting vegan products, but this app is not worth even $.99... the selection is poor and only limited to places that are 100% vegan. I want to find places I can eat and don’t want to be controlled by the developer’s filtered choices. Many restaurant in my area that are vegan friendly, but only like 7-8 within 25-30 mile radios (I live in the currently 4th largest metropolis area of US).
I went to find by the map and when used the selected area, the map zoomed in (glitch) and gives me the result just for small selection.
I hate the fact that I can’t get my money back!! I paid $3.99 thinking it was a good app as I usually get if I pay more than $1... can’t believe that Peta recommended this app.
Do not purchase until they improve their database and bugs. I see plenty of options in TripAdvisor and Yelp in my area. This app is only worth if it is free at the moment, and even then TripAdvisor or Yelp provides more options and includes vegan friendly places.
Btw - not supporting restaurants that are vegan friendly and offer 100% vegan options in their menu without having to modify the order, is not supporting restaurants management that are being open minded and value our life style.
Also it makes our cause easier when you can share with non-vegans without having to inconvenience anyone.
The more people order the offered options, the larger will be the vegan menu. Then, demand will grow when the options are available (more vegans).
Programmers don't work for free, and we need to raise funds to keep this project going.
HappyCow is not limited to places that are 100% vegan. Perhaps you pressed on the vegan button filter and searched for vegan results only?
As we are a vegan-centric app, our audience is more specific than those who use Yelp / TripAdvisor / etc, and we have certain criteria for restaurants to be listed. We realize that many restaurants will serve you a simple greens salad or potatoes, but we try to keep our data as relevant and non-cluttered as possible by not listing restaurants with poor vegan options. We are also a community-run site, and the search results are human-filtered. We try to keep our site more useful by listing places which make a conscious effort to at least label dishes as vegan, create a separate vegan menu section, or provide more choices than typical items found on the majority of menus.
Within the map view of the app, you can use "Search in this area" and more results will show up. If there was a glitch it should be fixed long time ago.
JC- please get in touch so that we may further discuss these points. As-is your review is incorrect and damaging to this cause. Kind regards, TeamCow - Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Best resource for finding veg-friendly restaurants
Someone recommended this to me when I first went vegan a few years back. It had been less than a month and I was just starting to feel that I wouldn’t be able to do it because I missed eating out with the family. We met this guy in front of the One vegan restaurant I managed to find by just trying to Google a bunch of stuff and when I told him what I went through, he told me about the app and I have been an avid user since! I have used it to plan trips because you can save an itinerary of places you want to visit beforehand and it’s really easy to add restaurants that you may find on your own. If you use the app I encourage you to leave reviews and add restaurants because that’s how the information grows. It is definitely worth the download!
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- Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- English, Dutch, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese
- Age Rating
- Rated 12+ for the following:
- Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
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