Starting Your Own Vegetarian Restaurant

Are you thinking of starting your own vegetarian restaurant but is quite apprehensive thinking about the financial risk associated to this kind of venture? While the proliferation of food chains which offer unhealthy and fatty products is still apparent, there is a gradual but steady shift to healthy foods especially the vegetarian cuisine.

The startup cost for starting a vegetarian restaurant business depends on how you view the scale of your operation, you still have to be prepared to spend thousands of dollars as your initial capital.

The most common mistake of restaurateurs is that they failed to predict on how much initial financing they would need which in turn would result to many problems such as low-maintenance of facilities, cheap labor (man-power) which means mediocre talent, and other setbacks. In order to avoid these, you have to create a vegetarian restaurant business plan which includes the following: the chef who will provide the most appealing cuisine to the palate; the man-power you will be needing (e.g., dishwasher, waitress, maintenance man); the business location where there is a lucrative market of vegetarian restaurant clients; and other important considerations in running a restaurant business.

In choosing the right location for your business, you have to consider the presence of other vegetarian restaurant competitors. According to the latest survey, almost 80 percent of restaurants and food chains are going bankrupt due to various reasons—the most common one is bad location. In choosing your business site, it is important to ask yourself this question: Where to start a vegetarian restaurant business in which there is a lucrative market of vegetable-eating consumers? In addition to this, you should also bear in mind that you are not just targeting those vegetarian people but also non-vegetarian consumers. Since this kind of diet is not a mainstream diet, a lot of vegetarian restaurants nowadays offer vegetable dishes which tastes like real meat. With this strategy, they can lure even those people who are not hard-core vegetarians.

In order to operate, you have to get a vegetarian restaurant business license and other legal documents such as insurance and indemnity. After doing this, you also have to bear in mind that your business is not just about food service, but more importantly, it is a hospitality business where your staff should project politeness and provide excellent customer services. Startup for vegetarian restaurant business does not only require initial capital, but should concentrate on how to train a staff which can provide hospitality and remarkable services to your clients.

One of the most important reminders for restaurateurs and even for other business owners, the most effective advertising tool is not found in commercial brochures, mobile billboards and TV ads, but instead, it can be found on the kind of service you will provide to your customers. In case of vegetarian restaurant business guide, the most effective marketing device is a high-quality service and product which can create loyal customers.


  • mr. Nilesh S. Mehta said on July 5, 2010
    i m interested in opening pure veg restaurant in kolhapir city, in maharashtra state india. kolhapur is found of eating variety. people love eating and hang out.
  • Ayush Gupta said on January 20, 2011
    I want to start a cafe with variety of coffee both hot and cold as well as veg snacks like grilled sandwiches and burgers and (outsourced)bakery items. Location: Sion, Mtunga or wadala in Mumbai, Investment: Rs 10 lac, Premises : rented
  • dharmesh said on October 31, 2011
    I am interested in starting a fast food vegetarian restaurant in Bangalore. can somebody provide me a project report addressing costing, equipments, rental component, no of workers required.
  • Mathew said on July 25, 2012
    I am interested in starting up a pure south indian restaurant in Kuwait. I plan to have at least 10 table X 4 chairs. In kuwait we got some famous brands of indian veg restaurants. But in my locality where we stay doesn't have a restaurant with dining capacity. Can anyone help in supporting the cost calculation, no.of workers , no.of cooks required etc?
  • rex stephen said on October 24, 2012
    i am interested in starting my own vegetarian restaurant in santo(vanuatu). in vanuatu there's lots of other Chinese restaurant. i need some advice and strategies or plans to start my own. please could anyone help me
  • Pradeep Fernando said on November 3, 2012
    Please help me financially to start up a small scale vegetarian cafe in Sri Lanka to cater health conscious diet.
  • Rajendra said on May 24, 2013
    I am very much interested in opening pure veg dinning hall of gujrathi and rajasthani food at PCMC area, Pune, Maharashtra. Pls suggest what will be investment will require and what type of problems may need to face. Thanks Rajendra
  • rajeeev mohan said on July 5, 2013
    i have 3000 sq. ft. plot in national highway delhi- nainital highway nearest railway station lalkuan 5 km , a petrol pump is running adjust ant to it
  • sreekanth duddu said on December 5, 2013
    hai i want to start a mobile restaurant i need important thing to do to start and where can i get the requirements to start the business
  • jr hospitality pune said on January 2, 2014
    we are hotel and restaurant consultants based at pune ( viman nagar). we help in opening new restaurant from beginning to till operations. for more details- or 9860219295
  • joshua Mario said on January 14, 2014
    i would like to start my vegetarian restaurant in Namibia, many people are asking about it, how do i lay my foundation?..
  • Ebaku said on July 21, 2014
    I am interested in setting up a vegetarian restaurant in Soroti,Uganda but do not know how to go by this investment.
  • Ebaku said on July 21, 2014
    please someone knowledgeable and enthusiastic in this area advice accordingly
  • Shanu Rakhit said on September 17, 2014
    I am keen to start a vegetarian restaurant in Mulund West, Mumbai, India. I'd like to have a project report.
  • Sanjay Bahtiya said on March 12, 2015
    Akola, Maharashtra. Starting a new restaurant accommodation
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  • manoj said on June 24, 2016
    interested in starting a veg restaurant in lucknow.
  • shivaraj Ram said on July 12, 2016
    i am very much interested in opening pure veg hotel of Bangalore pls suggest what will be investment required and what are the license required .what type of problem may need to face. anyone pls help me.
  • Krishna said on December 5, 2016
    Dear Sir, I am interested to start a vegetarian hotel in Hyderabad. Please let me know what will be the investment, license, expenditure infrastructure etc. Thanks
  • Hemant Gahlot said on February 21, 2017
    interested in starting a veg restaurant in Bikaner(Rajasthan). can somebody provide me a project report addressing costing, equipments, rental component, no of workers required.u can mail me-
  • Sbpatil & co. said on July 20, 2017
    We want to start pure veg restaurant in Goa near by railway station & national highway. we want complete project profile. Land Area of plot around 1000sq.mtrs.


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