Veggie Galaxy (Cambridge, MA)
Diners aren't typically the place to go for fresh vegetables. BLTs, burgers, and pancakes are usually the mainstays, the go-to meals at any place with booths and a bustling counter. The people behind Veggie Galaxy know this; these are people who worship a good eggs Benedict. All the atmospheric pillars of a diner experience are there at Veggie Galaxy (breakfast is served all day long, don't worry), but with vegetarian-friendly versions of the beloved Clubs, melts, and Reubens that even the most ardent vegan yearns for from time to time. The bakery serves all-vegan pastries and pies, and every week the diner announces a new Blue Plate Special, a carefully crafted, short-lived dish that sometimes makes its way to a permanent spot on the menu, depending on its popularity. The only thing missing from Veggie Galaxy is a 3am shift.