Cape May is a cute little beach town on the New Jersey coast. We took a trip there this summer visiting family that live in Philly. Before our trip I was not aware of the many great Cape May vegan offerings.
It was going to be a 9 hour drive for us so I headed to Whole Foods as always before road trips. Make sure to check out my 9 Best Road Trip Snacks for Vegan Kids here. Chris and I always have to grab a few bags of Louisville Vegan Jerky for ourselves! Staying somewhere with a kitchen tends to be a must so we can cook our own food and we ended up shopping groceries at ACME once we got there. ACME was pleasantly surprising offering a pretty decent selection of organic produce and some specialty vegan items like Gardien nuggets!
Now to the good stuff… the restaurants! The Mad Badder is a must do for all! We were told that they have amazing vegan breakfast options but we were only able to visit for dinner. The vegan dinner menu as well as the food we ordered did not disappoint! We dined with non vegan family members that we were vacationing with and they seemed to really enjoy their food as well. It’s always great to go somewhere that makes everyone happy!
Mad Batter offers great bread that is vegan, no vegan butter offered but they did have olive oil and spices to dip it in. My kids loved the bread. For Shine’s meal we ordered a side of plain fried tofu. That girl just likes to keep it simple. Shane ordered the impossible veggie(vegan) burger while Chris and I got the vegan wings and vegan crab cakes. All dishes were wonderful. They also offer a vegan chocolate cake but we were too full for dessert.
We also got takeout one evening from Bella Vida. Gnocchi pesto pasta with vegan chick’n’, Kristen’s AFBLT(avocado, fake bacon, lettuce and tomato), cajun fries, and a side salad were our choices. It was plenty for all to share. If you know us well you know The Sheridans love pesto! So if we find vegan pesto somewhere we have to try it! The food was delicious. They offer all kinds of pasta combinations and you can add veggies as well.
As tradition for our children whenever on vacation we find an ice cream shop to have a vegan ice cream night. We found a Ben and Jerry’s, they always have a few vegan flavors that anyone would love to devour.
Overall Cape May is a great place for a vegan family! It’s the perfect place for a laid back beach vacation with lots of great vegan options around!! And a very special thanks to the Dougherty family for sharing their beautiful beach house with us!
Check out my post 5 Tips for traveling with vegan kids if you are planning a trip with vegan kiddos!