Chili is such a versatile meal. The heartiness comes from beans of every kind, with red tomatoes, vegetables for crunch and cheese and sour cream for that sweet creamy relief from the heat; there’s no better meal than chili. Vegetarian chili lovers have plenty of options when it comes to restaurants that serve meatless chili. It’s a common occurrence to have a vegetarian or vegan option because everyone should get a chance to nosh on that favorite winter food.
Mulligan’s Restaurant & Pub
4118 Belden Village St. N.W,
Canton, Oh 44718
(330) 493-8239

Mulligan’s Restaurant & Pub in Canton has an awesome selection of vegetarian meals; chili is just one of them! You can also enjoy some great chili fries; there’s not much of a stretch there, but it’s still another great option. Chili at Mulligan’s is destined to be hot and spicy, so add the cheddar cheese or sour cream to cool the taste buds. Beans and vegetables simmered with spices make this vegetarian chili so easy to choose.

Aladdin’s Eatery 
151 Crocker Park Blvd.
Westlake Oh 44145-6987
(440) 617-9005

Aladdin’s Restaurant is famous in the Cleveland area for great, delicious Middle Eastern vegetarian food. Chili is a surprise find, but tasty nonetheless. The heartiest of beans, red kidney beans are used, and the assortment of vegetables sweeten the pot. It’s a mild chili, perfect for an appetizer or an accompaniment to a dish. Aladdin’s prides itself on the highest quality, freshest ingredients. If you choose the vegetarian chili, you know you’re in for a tasty dish to warm you up on a cold Cleveland winter night.

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Mustard Seed Market And Café
3885 W. Market St.
Akron, Oh 44333
(330) 666-7333

At the Mustard Seed Market and Café, you’ll find the best vegetarian chili with an interesting twist: lentils. Forgoing the usual beans, the more delicate lentil is blended into this hearty meal. Vegetables like carrots and onions add sweetness, but don’t be fooled; there’s still quite a chili spice kick to this dish from all the seasonings. The Mustard Seed Market and Café in Akron is known for its vegetarian options, so you can trust your chili to their capable hands.

Melt Bar And Grilled
14718 Detroit Ave.
Lakewood, Oh 44107
(216) 226-3699

The reason Melt Bar and Grilled has chili on the menu is because it pairs so nicely with all those sandwiches! Vegetarian chili at Melt is hearty and spicy; only the best ingredients are simmered together. It’s a vegan option too, making this restaurant friendly to so many different taste buds. Melt Bar and Grilled surpasses the standard vegetarian and takes this tiny menu option to a whole new level.

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Tommy’s Restaurant
1824 Coventry Road
Cleveland Heights, Oh 44118
(216) 321-7757

Tommy’s Restaurant in Coventry keeps knocking it out of the park with amazing food and dishes. The vegetarian chili isn’t lost on the menu; in fact, it’s a standout due to the side of pita or corn muffin. It’s just such a nice addition to soak up all that flavor! Black beans are the star in this chili, and they make the dish sweet and easy to eat. Tommy’s Restaurant is known for being vegetarian friendly, and this chili proves it.

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