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vanilla bean | discover tasty vegan restaurants

vanilla bean | discover tasty vegan restaurants

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Discover vegan restaurants with information on organic, gluten-free and raw food

4.7 Ratings 860 Reviews 50K+ Downloads
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Discover vegan restaurants with information on organic, gluten-free and raw food
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Ratings & Reviews

4.7
860 Ratings
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  • Jun 15, 2019

    By S A
    wonderful app for finding vegan places when I'm traveling, or even new places close to home that I didn't realize had vegan options. Some places maybe need to be updated but overall I found this app to be essential in any city that I'm not too familiar with. I recommend this app to others who travel.
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  • Best app for vegans Jun 7, 2018

    By SopheAnn
    When you google “vegan food near me” you what appears is literally just any restaurant near you, vegan or not. This app is nothing short of brilliant, it will sort out what’s vegan, vegetarian, gluten free, organic etc, and a detailed description of each restaurant and will even go on to break down what vegan options you may find there. Where has this app been my entire life????
    more
  • Lovely app but needs bookmarking! Apr 5, 2018

    By lilliankrupa
    This is my favorite app for my vegan lifestyle. I love that I can see completely vegan restaurants! I would like to see a bookmark feature added though/ability to make lists like "Want to Go To" or make lists for a trip to a city. Of course, you could do that on Yelp, but having it all in one would be great!
    more
  • Jun 15, 2019

    By A Google user
    Easy to use, lots of options. As a gluten free vegan, it can be difficult to find restaurants that cater to both needs. I've discovered some great places through this app!
    more
  • Vegans rejoice! Aug 3, 2018

    By madiw2731
    This app is amazing! I’ve tried so many new places that I didn’t even know existed! It’s so helpful for a traveling vegan which we all know is quite difficult. I’ve recommended this app to multiple people and they love it too. It blows HappyCow out of the water. Thank you thank you thank you for this app. 🌱
    more
  • Oct 16, 2018

    By R Moss Brannon
    First time using this, I soon knew it was not well thought out. When I tapped map, it showed the ENTIRE COUNTRY of Spain instead of a window reasonably nearby. After zooming in, it showed only the currently pinned location with no easy way to scroll through others (they should learn from the Airbnb or HappyCow apps how this should be done). The list view didn't show distances -- who wants to tap each entry to find how far it is? The UI for filtering was a bit better than HappyCow.
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  • Ripoff Sep 23, 2018

    By TV Viking
    This app seems to be a rip off of HappyCow, but it has no user reviews, photos or any of the vibrancy from happy cow. I’ll stick with Happy Cow to keep the vegan community strong, keep all the restaurant and food information fresh and consolidated in the place where they exist now. The price of the Happy Cow app is tiny compared to the value it provides and it’s less than what I tip a great waiter at a restaurant anyway. I wish I could give more to happy cow for all the great meals it’s provided me and my family. I wish vanilla bean would focus on the unmet needs of the community instead.... there are so many! It must be so hard to come to work everyday to work on someone else’s idea, and to live in the shadow of another app that works well and has served the vegan community since for 20 years. In my experience it’s much more fun and gratifying to work on original ideas and to be innovative, creative and ground-breaking. Investors almost never make money from investing in copy cats, and creators almost never get satisfaction from replication. As someone who’s been In the restaurant business I am amazed at how many people use happycow across the world and how many millions of Happy Cow stickers are on the windows of local businesses across the world. I can never see that vibrant network being recreated by Vanilla Bean unfortunately... there’s no community in the app either.
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  • Jan 16, 2020

    By Eat2Live*
    Has it improved!!?? It's a good idea,but this app Sucks when it comes to recognizing U.S.A city's &states,plus restaurants when u type them in.When u go to move the map to a city&state &tap th(Explore here).It expands far away to another 3-4 state area range. Away frm th spot u choose &tat u knw for a fact tat the venue's was approved &posted in your area of search tat this app ignores & when i type the restaurant! This app still,STILL needs MORE work!. I'm Deleting it after a month try !
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  • Aug 22, 2019

    By F F
    Does not offer proper distance searches, e.g. when entering a location's name that itself has no entries. I use 'happy cow' most of the time and find myself just sometimes confirming results with vanilla bean.
    more
  • Apr 16, 2018

    By Billy Davies
    Pain in the butt to use! Searches return different results even if you are searching just in the next town. Selecting a place and then going back clears the search, so you have to type it again. Pressing the back button sometimes results in a page full of text, obviously not loading correctly. Had to uninstall.
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  • Jun 15, 2019

    By S A
    wonderful app for finding vegan places when I'm traveling, or even new places close to home that I didn't realize had vegan options. Some places maybe need to be updated but overall I found this app to be essential in any city that I'm not too familiar with. I recommend this app to others who travel.
    more
  • Best app for vegans Jun 7, 2018

    By SopheAnn
    When you google “vegan food near me” you what appears is literally just any restaurant near you, vegan or not. This app is nothing short of brilliant, it will sort out what’s vegan, vegetarian, gluten free, organic etc, and a detailed description of each restaurant and will even go on to break down what vegan options you may find there. Where has this app been my entire life????
    more
  • Lovely app but needs bookmarking! Apr 5, 2018

    By lilliankrupa
    This is my favorite app for my vegan lifestyle. I love that I can see completely vegan restaurants! I would like to see a bookmark feature added though/ability to make lists like "Want to Go To" or make lists for a trip to a city. Of course, you could do that on Yelp, but having it all in one would be great!
    more
  • Jun 15, 2019

    By A Google user
    Easy to use, lots of options. As a gluten free vegan, it can be difficult to find restaurants that cater to both needs. I've discovered some great places through this app!
    more
  • Vegans rejoice! Aug 3, 2018

    By madiw2731
    This app is amazing! I’ve tried so many new places that I didn’t even know existed! It’s so helpful for a traveling vegan which we all know is quite difficult. I’ve recommended this app to multiple people and they love it too. It blows HappyCow out of the water. Thank you thank you thank you for this app. 🌱
    more
  • Very helpful Nov 21, 2018

    By Petco is the best co.
    I really like this app a lot! It’s really helpful and yeah it’s kinda the same as that other app but it’s free and I feel like it’s easier to use.🤷🏼‍♀️ I only wish more people were on it!! That would help inform my decision making. So I’m trying to get the word out. Download it, try it out, it’s very useful. Thank you Vanilla Bean!
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  • Oct 5, 2018

    By White Brownie
    Would be great if you could save places so you could easily find them again
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  • Mar 12, 2020

    By Andre Doyley
    Just wish this platform was only vegan and vegetarian
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  • Maps Sep 8, 2018

    By Gabasauruss
    It would be cool if the maps didn't default to "directions" with no option to see the location itself. I don't want to immediately know directions, I want to zoom in to see exactly where the place is located. In Google maps, I can't just look at the location without retyping in coordinates. I'm on an SE running iOS 11.4.1. It's also kinda clunky when searching for location rather than just "nearby". Maybe expand input parameters to include other variants? :) Everything else is great!
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  • Jun 3, 2018

    By Kai
    Pretty good app! Doesn't show all restaurants with vegan options, but shows a lot. I'm sure as time passes, it'll get better. For now, I would still recommend the app cause it's easy to use and very convenient, especially for traveling. I like the design a lot better than Happy Cow
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  • May 7, 2018

    By Katemarie Turnipseed
    The app seems very glichy. I left a review and then had trouble navigating back to the main page. It also doesn't recognize towns in my area and asks me about turning on my location (GPS) every time I go to the home page or complete a search. Great idea, just wish it was more user friendly.
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  • Oct 16, 2018

    By R Moss Brannon
    First time using this, I soon knew it was not well thought out. When I tapped map, it showed the ENTIRE COUNTRY of Spain instead of a window reasonably nearby. After zooming in, it showed only the currently pinned location with no easy way to scroll through others (they should learn from the Airbnb or HappyCow apps how this should be done). The list view didn't show distances -- who wants to tap each entry to find how far it is? The UI for filtering was a bit better than HappyCow.
    more
  • Ripoff Sep 23, 2018

    By TV Viking
    This app seems to be a rip off of HappyCow, but it has no user reviews, photos or any of the vibrancy from happy cow. I’ll stick with Happy Cow to keep the vegan community strong, keep all the restaurant and food information fresh and consolidated in the place where they exist now. The price of the Happy Cow app is tiny compared to the value it provides and it’s less than what I tip a great waiter at a restaurant anyway. I wish I could give more to happy cow for all the great meals it’s provided me and my family. I wish vanilla bean would focus on the unmet needs of the community instead.... there are so many! It must be so hard to come to work everyday to work on someone else’s idea, and to live in the shadow of another app that works well and has served the vegan community since for 20 years. In my experience it’s much more fun and gratifying to work on original ideas and to be innovative, creative and ground-breaking. Investors almost never make money from investing in copy cats, and creators almost never get satisfaction from replication. As someone who’s been In the restaurant business I am amazed at how many people use happycow across the world and how many millions of Happy Cow stickers are on the windows of local businesses across the world. I can never see that vibrant network being recreated by Vanilla Bean unfortunately... there’s no community in the app either.
    more
  • Jan 16, 2020

    By Eat2Live*
    Has it improved!!?? It's a good idea,but this app Sucks when it comes to recognizing U.S.A city's &states,plus restaurants when u type them in.When u go to move the map to a city&state &tap th(Explore here).It expands far away to another 3-4 state area range. Away frm th spot u choose &tat u knw for a fact tat the venue's was approved &posted in your area of search tat this app ignores & when i type the restaurant! This app still,STILL needs MORE work!. I'm Deleting it after a month try !
    more
  • Aug 22, 2019

    By F F
    Does not offer proper distance searches, e.g. when entering a location's name that itself has no entries. I use 'happy cow' most of the time and find myself just sometimes confirming results with vanilla bean.
    more
  • Apr 16, 2018

    By Billy Davies
    Pain in the butt to use! Searches return different results even if you are searching just in the next town. Selecting a place and then going back clears the search, so you have to type it again. Pressing the back button sometimes results in a page full of text, obviously not loading correctly. Had to uninstall.
    more
  • Looks nice but missing vegan places Sep 23, 2018

    By AndyTM84
    This app looked nice at first but it’s missing fully vegan restaurants in my neighborhood and lists many meat places which are disgusting and have no vegan options. Wonder where this info even comes from?
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  • Out of date Nov 2, 2019

    By Ddnftc
    The info here is very out of date showing the only vegan restaurant in my town that I know of which closed months ago.
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  • Useless outside of a few countries Mar 26, 2019

    By cluelessblues
    I live in Taiwan, and there is no shortage of vegan and vegetarian restaurants. But there is all of one listing in this app, and it’s 85 miles away from where I live. No thanks!
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