71 Elm Street, Watertown, Massachusetts
(617) 744-0126

Mon, Wed-Fri
Lunch 11 AM to 5 PM, Dinner 5-9:30 PM

Saturday & Sunday
Breakfast 9-11 AM, Lunch 11 AM to 5 PM, Dinner 5-10 PM


Locally sourced vegan world cuisine in a casual cafe environment

Wild Rice Vegan Cafe offers vegan cuisine, cold-pressed fresh juices, smoothies, and coffee. Many dishes are gluten-free and soy-free. Come in for quick carry-out service or dine-in in a relaxed, well-lit seating area. Wine, craft beer, and select cocktails are now available!

We offer our neighbors and customers a healthy meal option. If you work from home or need a meeting space, visit Wild Rice! Our relaxed, cozy location is a perfect local alternative to a hectic coffee shop. Free Wi-fi is available!

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We offer fully staffed off-site vegan catering for corporate get-togethers, weddings, graduation parties, birthday parties, health-related events, and more. Call (617) 744-0126 or email chef@wildricecafe.com.



Our space at 71 Elm Street is available to rent for private parties and events of no more than 45 people. Simply call (617) 744-0126 or email chef@wildricecafe.com to inquire.

Pankaj Pradhan

Meet Our Chef

Chef Pankaj Pradhan is a leader in introducing distinctive vegan cuisine to the Boston area. Chef Pradhan’s unique culinary style mixes his vegan background with flavors and dishes from around the globe. His award-winning Red Lentil Vegan & Vegetarian Restaurant has delighted Watertown-area residents since 2009. In 2014, Chef Pradhan began a partnership with Harvard University Dining Services. He trained dining staff and introduced vegan cuisine as a dining option for university students.

Wild Rice Vegan Cafe and the Red Lentil have allowed Chef Pradhan to express his creativity as a chef more than ever before. Of course, running a restaurant is about so much more than just the food itself. Chef Pradhan loves interacting with people, and food brings people together. A good meal can transform a person’s attitude and outlook on the day. He has created a menu that incorporates cuisines from around the world because he wants to entice and please a diverse group of both vegans and non-vegans.

Contact Us

71 Elm Street, Watertown, MA 02472
(617) 744-0126

Vegan restaurant

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