Summer brings backyard barbecues and afternoon grill-outs, but it’s also a time when vegetables and fresh fruit are at their most delicious.

For the growing number of Greenville residents looking to try out more plant-based options, look no further. Whether you’re a dedicated vegan or just want to take the occasional break from pulled pork, Greenville is lush with tasty and healthy vegan cuisine.

Grab-and-Go Vegan

Kuka Juice

Healthy, cold-pressed juice options and a range of vegan sandwiches and salads.

580 Perry Ave. Open Tuesday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Tasty as Fit

Grab and go, ready-made meals including granola, salads, dips, wraps, sandwiches and more.

3017 Augusta St. Open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Southern Pressed Juicery

Healthy cold-pressed juices, smoothies, sweets, snacks and more.

2 W. Washington St. Open 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday

Vegan Comfort Food

Just because you’re eating vegan doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy classics like pizza, barbecue and burgers.

Coastal Crust

All pizza comes with the option for vegan cheese and gluten-free dough.

1254 Pendleton St.Open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Sunday through Thursday; 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday.

Wholly Smokes

Vegan barbecue options like “pulled pork” jack fruit replicate classic barbecue, with full, smoky flavor.

447 W. Butler Road. Open Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Southern Growl

Their classic vegan burger is topped with avocado aioli, house dill pickles, red onion, shredded lettuce and tomato, piled high on a house vegan bun.

Open Wednesday through Thursday, 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Sunday 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Bar Margaret

Their classic “hippy” vegan burger is made of veggies and mushrooms, bound together with Pita House falafel batter, topped with lettuce, tomato and red onion on house-made vegan focaccia bun.

Open Wednesday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday 10 am. to 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Jenauri’s Vegan Bakery

This from-scratch vegan bakery offers hand-crafted sweets with 100% all-natural ingredients, so you won’t have to sacrifice your sweet tooth by going vegan.

Open Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Full Vegan Menus

For those looking to try a full range of vegan options.

The 05

Options range from tofu nachos to vegan spreads and dips to vegan tempura sweet potatoes.

3016 Augusta St. Open Monday through Wednesday, 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 4 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Thai Vegan Restaurant

This local favorite serves authentic Thai dishes with a “vegan vibe,” combining sweet, salty, sour and spicy flavors.

219 Trade St., Greer. Closed for renovations, opening again later in the summer.

Sunbelly Café

This lunch option brings everything from small soups and salads to family-sized meals like vegan lasagna, perfect for dine-in or to-go.

1409 Blue Ridge Dr. Open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

TRee House Café and Studio

With “TR” right in its name, this Travelers Rest eatery specializes in vegan paninis that’ll leave no question that plant-based options can hold their own in the flavor department.

27 S Main St., Travelers Rest. Open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday.