Vegan Options at CAVA (Updated 2023)

Vegan Options at CAVA

The vegan options at Cava include a ton of Mediterranean options like pitas, falafel and hummus.

Cava is a healthy fast casual restaurant serving Greek and Mediterranean fare and partnering with non-profits to give back to communities. It’s a little pricey, but absolutely delicious.

Here is the full list of vegan options at Cava:

Vegan Options at Cava

Curated Bowl & Pita

Not a big fan of having to put a meal together on your own? Go with a curated bowl or pita.

  • Market Spice Bowl. Order with NO tzatziki … comes with spicy falafel, fiery broccoli, pickled onions, tomato + cucumber, roasted corn, hummus, romaine, rice, skhug and garlic dressing.
  • Crispy Falafel Pita … comes with falafel, hummus, roasted eggplant, pickles, cabbage slaw, tomato + onion, garlic dressing, and skhug. 
Vegan Options at CAVA
CAVA’s Falafel Pita

Or, “customize your meal to fit your tastes.” – Cava

Start with a Base

  • Salad … choose supergreens, baby spinach, romaine or splendidgreens
  • Grain Bowl … choose saffron basmati rice, brown basmati rice, black lentils or RightRice.
  • Rightrice … a high protein and high fiber grain made from 90% vegetables (lentils, chickpeas, and peas).
  • Greens & Grains … choose one green and one grain
  • Pita … large warm pita.
  • Mini Pita … one mini pita; perfect for a light bite or a snack.

Dips + Spreads

If you’re making your own, you can choose up to 3 dips/spreads (you can also pick the same one more than once).

  • Roasted Eggplant … roasted eggplant puree, onion, garlic, and fresh parsley.
  • Hummus … chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice, garlic, and kosher salt.
  • Harissa … a traditional spicy table spread made from tomatoes and peppers.
  • Roasted Red Pepper Hummus … fresh roasted red peppers pureed with chickpeas, tahini, and garlic.


  • Falafel … chickpeas, parsley & herbs
  • Spicy Falafel
  • Roasted Vegetables … brussels sprouts, carrots & cauliflower
  • Roasted White Sweet Potato … white sweet potato with olive oil, paprika, coriander & salt.


  • Shredded Romaine
  • Tomato + Onion Salad
  • Pickled Onions
  • Kalamata Olives
  • Cabbage Slaw
  • Persian Cucumber
  • Tomato + Cucumber Salad
  • Salt Brined Pickles
  • Fire-Roasted Corn
  • Avocado
  • Pita Crisps
  • Lentil Tabbouleh

Vegan Dressings

  • Preserved Lemon Vinaigrette (check for availability)
  • Lemon Herb Tahini
  • Tahini Caesar
  • Greek Vinaigrette
  • Skhug
  • Garlic Dressing
  • Hot Harissa Vinaigrette


  • Side Pita
  • Pita Chips
  • Hummus

Kids Menu

  • Kid’s Mini Pita, Snack & a Drink. For your pita, choose a grain, 1 dip/spread, 1 protein, 2 toppings, and a dressing. Pick a snack: kid’s chips or carrots sticks. Drinks include a fountain drink or kids’s apple juice. 

Tahini Shakes

  • Original Shake … comes with tahini, oat milk and sweet vanilla bean.
  • Turkish Coffee + Banana Shake … comes with tahini oat milk, vanilla bean, banana and Turkish-style coffee. 
  • Vanilla Baklava Shake … comes with tahini, oat milk, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, cinnamon, cardamom, clove, allspice, ginger, nutmeg, and vanilla.
  • Mixed Berry Shake … comes with strawberries, blueberries, oat milk and tahini.
  • Dark Chocolate Shake … comes with dark chocolate cacao nibs and chocolate chunks, tahini and oat milk.  

CAVA labels all their ingredients right on the glass as you’re picking and choosing, so ordering is super easy even if you do not have our guide handy.

* As with any restaurant that is not 100% vegan or does not offer a designated cooking space for their vegan options, cross-contamination can occur and fryers/grills may be shared with animal products. You can choose what your level of comfort is with these potential issues.


Vegan Options at CAVA
Is the falafel at CAVA vegan?

Yes! The falafel at CAVA is made of chickpeas, parsley and herbs and is 100% vegan.

Is the pita at CAVA vegan?

Yes! The pita at CAVA is vegan. Feel free to load it up with falafel, hummus and veggies!

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Our Picks

Ryan’s Pick: The falafel is excellent. I love heat and I’m a big fan of both the Harissa hummus and the Harissa vinaigrette dressing. The combo will tear you up though so be ready! I’ll round out my pita with corn, slaw, peppers and lettuce.

Jen’s Pick: Falafel is one of my favorites–may even be a slight falafel snob if that’s such a thing… ha! I like to go with the greens & grains base with roasted eggplant, hummus, falafel, pickled onions, kalamata olives, diced cucumbers and the lemon herb tahini.

More Links and Info:

  • To see Cava’s full menu head over to Cava’s official menu on their website
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