Meatless Monday Restaurants

Restaurateurs and chefs have found that participating in Meatless Monday and featuring meatless dishes one day a week has been great for their business and their customers. Why?

Meatless Monday brings customers in.

Monday, typically a slow day in the restaurant business, gets an infusion of excitement when meatless specials or special menus are only available on that night. In a recent Meatless Monday survey, over 66% of respondents said that not only would they get a table at a restaurant that participates in Meatless Monday, but that they’d also bring friends!

Meatless Monday keeps diners coming back.

By highlighting produce-focused dishes on the menu for Meatless Monday, restaurants have the opportunity to connect with the growing movement and diners who care about issues like sustainability and seasonality. In the Meatless Monday Facebook survey, 55% of respondents said that they look forward to seasonal dishes and inventive recipes on Meatless Monday.

Meatless Monday is cost effective and easy to plan.

Meatless Monday is a fully customizable, easy to use, and completely free way for restaurants to promote meatless eating once a week. The Meatless Monday website offers resources from sample menus to digital graphics to help you get started making the program a part of your business.

Download our Toolkit for Introducing Meatless Monday to Your Restaurant:


Top chefs agree: veggies have a place at the center of the plate!

Chef Bill Telepan of Telepan Restaurant, Chef Matteo Bergamini of SD26, Chef Jonathan Waxman of Barbuto, Chef Ivy Stark of Dos Caminos, and Chef Bryce Shuman of Betony explained what they love about hosting Meatless Monday in their restaurants.


Meatless Monday promotions can have a big impact on your business!

Contact us to see how adding a Meatless Monday promotion to your restaurant can benefit your business, such as a cooking class like this one held at Dos Caminos in New York City:

We love to support restaurants that support Meatless Monday.

If you’re a chef or represent a restaurant that features Meatless Monday, let us know so we can help promote it!

Use social media to promote your Meatless Monday specials online

It’s never been easier to share your promotions online. Use these examples of successful social media posts from Meatless Monday restaurants to get started! (read more)

Read about Meatless Monday restaurant and chef partners

Read features on Meatless Monday restaurants like Dig Inn and The Meatball Shop and interviews with chefs like Chef Anthony Lamas of Seviche and Chef Bryce Shuman of Betony who are embracing the movement and using it to help their business and their customers.

Market your Meatless Monday with our Restaurant Marketing Kit

This handy guide has tips to get you started, case studies for successful restaurants, menu examples, free graphics, and more. (read more)

Frequently Asked Questions

Plenty of restaurants have questions about how Meatless Monday works and where they can find additional resources. We’ve answered the most popular questions here. (read more)

Meatless Monday Restaurants in California

Jimmy’s Famous American Tavern

Jimmy’s Famous American Tavern serves up modern American regional cuisine with an artisanal point of view. This means the food is freshly prepared, hand crafted in small batched, made with high quality ingredients and cooked with traditional methods. They’re self-described as comfort food for the foodie. Respecting customers who don’t eat meat, they provide a flavorful selection of meat-free dishes and will gladly remove meat products from any menu item upon request.

True Seasons Organic Kitchen

“True Seasons represents dining as a GMO free, truly organic food experience. We know many of our customers are vegan and vegetarian, so we’re excited to support the Meatless Monday movement and showcase some of our meat-free items.” - Chef Saifon, True Seasons Organic Kitchen

Make Out

Plant Food + Wine Venice


“The team here at G2G loves what Meatless Monday stands for and is honored to support this important movement. Many of our food items are meat-free and we’re delighted to share these with our health-minded customers.” - Anita & Joulia, G2G co-founders

The Plant Cafe Organic

With eight different locations in the Bay Area, everything The Plant Cafe serves is made with exclusively 100% organic and local ingredients. Visit The Plant Cafe on Facebook to find out what the weekly Meatless Monday special is!

Café Gratitude

Real Food Daily

RFD serves a 100-percent plant-based menu, making it a perfect choice for Meatless Monday! Open seven days a week, this California eatery has locations in Santa Monica, West Hollywood, Pasadena, and LAX Airport's Terminal 4.

Pearl of the Ocean Sri Lankan Restaurant

Sweet Elena’s Bakery & Café

Costa Alegre Restaurant

Cafe Limelight

India Joze

Pizzeria Avanti

Little Shanghai