Vegan restaurant

People tend to underestimate vegan and vegetarian food; with the right techniques and ingredients, the possibilities are endless!

Our spice blends turn up the flavor, and we enjoy the versatility of pulses (legumes) in soups, crepes, sandwiches, and pastries. We create vegan and vegetarian dishes that are both flavorful and high in protein, fiber, and vitamins.

Daily specials are published to our website for lunch, dinner, and brunch. Each dish is crafted around in-season New England produce.

Our desserts change week by week and are baked in-house. They feature a wide range of vegan and gluten-free options.

Vegan chef Boston

Meet Chef Pankaj Pradhan

I came to cooking in a rather roundabout way. During a brief career in IT, I realized something was missing from my life. I felt drawn to cooking, so I decided to go to culinary school in Kolkata in my home country of India.

I landed jobs working for Hyatt Hotels and Carnival Cruise Lines. During my time as a chef at Carnival, I visited over 40 countries and completed my higher culinary training in France. Being exposed to so many different places, cultures, and cuisines was one of the most enriching experiences I ever had.

I’d grown up vegetarian, and working on a cruise ship meant handling a great deal of beef—not exactly the ideal food for a vegetarian to cook with. Next, I tried living as a chef in New York City at an Indian restaurant.

Although I love working with Indian spices and technique, my time in France inspired my passion about French cuisine. I relocated to Rhode Island, working for several years as a chef at a vegetarian restaurant.

Then, I became a dad of twin sons, which meant I needed a more flexible schedule. In mid-2009, with the economy tanked and restaurants closing left and right, I decided to take a risk and start up a restaurant.

And Red Lentil Vegetarian and Vegan Restaurant was born.

Whether you are a vegetarian/vegan or not, you need the Gobi Manchurian appetizer in your life, pretty much immediately. It’s out of this world delicious. Loved the food. Would definitely return!
—Maddie A.