Mississippi: Beat the Dairy-Free Blues with this Restaurant & Shop Guide

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Last Update in November 2021! We’ve created this ever-growing guide to restaurants, bakeries, cafes, ice cream shops, and stores in Mississippi that are friendly to dairy-free diners. It’s a collection based on research and reader recommendations (send yours!) that’s divided into restaurants & shops by city (first) and major chains found throughout the state (second). And we’ve started a section for specialty dairy-free foods produced in this state.

We Update Continuously! You can ignore the original date on this post going forward. We update the information below whenever we’re alerted to a new recommendation, change, or closure.

Dairy-Free Mississippi: Recommended Restaurants & Shops with gluten-free, vegan, and paleo optionsPhoto from Apron Strings, a vegan bakery in Ocean Springs.

Dairy-Free Mississippi: Recommended Restaurants & Shops

We’ve listed these recommendations alphabetically by city and then by the restaurant or shop name. For large chains with locations throughout the state, see the Major Restaurant & Grocery Chains section below. We have dedicated posts with dairy-free details for many of the big guys.

⭐️ = Restaurant is either dairy-free, has a dairy-free menu, has dairy-free labels on their menu(s), or lists top allergens with menu items. (At the time of our last review.)

Biloxi

Canton

  • Your Pie – This is a build-your-own pizza chain that offers dairy-free options for crusts (also gluten-free), sauces, and toppings (all but meatballs), and they have vegan cheese. At last check, they had dairy-free sorbets and brownies for dessert, too.

D’Iberville

  • Bambu Desserts & Drinks – This is a Vietnamese chain for teas and dessert drinks. Their chè desserts are dairy-free and vegan, except for options with condensed milk, but coconut milk can be substituted. All of their jellies, boba, and smoothies can also be ordered dairy-free.
  • Owyhee Bowl – This is a great spot for acai bowls, pitaya bowls, poke bowls, and juices. Not everything on their menu is dairy-free, but they have many easy order options.
  • Salad Station – This build-your-own salad chain offers several vegan salad dressings, and a couple “just dairy-free” options (contain egg). You get to choose your own base, proteins, and toppings.
  • The Yard Milkshake Bar – This growing chain serves ridiculously indulgent milkshakes, and they have vegan options on their menu. We spotted this crazy chocolate concoction made with oat milk ice cream, chocolate soymilk, dairy-free whip, and vegan cookies. You can also build your own shake. They usually have a couple creamy dairy-free ice cream flavors available.

Flowood

  • Salad Station – This build-your-own salad chain offers several vegan salad dressings, and a couple “just dairy-free” options (contain egg). You get to choose your own base, proteins, and toppings.
  • The Yard Milkshake Bar – This growing chain serves ridiculously indulgent milkshakes, and they have vegan options on their menu. We spotted this crazy chocolate concoction made with oat milk ice cream, chocolate soymilk, dairy-free whip, and vegan cookies. You can also build your own shake. They usually have a couple creamy dairy-free ice cream flavors available.

Gulfport

  • Good Karma Cafe ⭐️ – The cuisine at this vegan eatery centers on Indian and Malaysian fusion (yes, they have dairy-free naan!), but they also offer fresh-baked cakes and cupcakes.
  • Health Nuts – This local organic and natural food store offers many special diet brands, including refrigerated dairy alternatives and vegan products.
  • Magic Vegan Cafe ⭐️ – Their menu is focused on comfort food, with sandwiches, wraps, and other specialties like Mac & Cheese and Cheesecake cups.
  • Pass the Juice – This is a popular spot for dairy-free açaí bowls, smoothies, fresh fruit bowls, and lattes. They use almond milk and coconut milk, and have some interesting mix ins, like vegan collagen.
  • Salad Station – This build-your-own salad chain offers several vegan salad dressings, and a couple “just dairy-free” options (contain egg). You get to choose your own base, proteins, and toppings.

Hattiesburg

  • Birdhouse Cafe – Their health-forward menu of smoothies, smoothie bowls, toasts, salads, sandwiches, other entrees, and sweet treats includes quite a few dairy-free options. They even have some raw, vegan desserts. They also offer meal prep with dairy-free and gluten-free options.
  • Fuzzy’s Taco Shop ⭐️ – This casual Tex-Mex chain provides a dairy-free menu that even tells you how to custom order just about anything on the menu. They offer burritos, tacos, bowls, breakfasts, salads, and even nachos sans cheese.
  • Insomnia Cookies – This sweet chain offers a small handful of vegan cookie flavors, like Birthday Cake and Double Chocolate Chunk.
  • Main Squeze Juice Co. ⭐️ – Their dairy-free menu includes house-made almond mylks, juices, smoothies, smoothie bowls (including acai bowls), toasts with gluten-free and vegan bread, hot lattes, and frozen lattes, complete with non-dairy whip.
  • Qdoba – See our Qdoba Dairy-Free Menu Guide for full details.
  • Salad Station – This build-your-own salad chain offers several vegan salad dressings, and a couple “just dairy-free” options (contain egg). You get to choose your own base, proteins, and toppings.
  • The Yard Milkshake Bar – This growing chain serves ridiculously indulgent milkshakes, and they have vegan options on their menu. We spotted this crazy chocolate concoction made with oat milk ice cream, chocolate soymilk, dairy-free whip, and vegan cookies. You can also build your own shake. They usually have a couple creamy dairy-free ice cream flavors available.

Jackson

  • Bravo – This local Italian restaurant offers a separate vegan menu that contains ample appetizers, entrees, and even chocolate cake with coconut whip for dessert. Many additional menu items can be ordered dairy-free.
  • Broad Street Bakery – Many of their fresh baked breads are dairy-free (unfortunately, their gluten-free bread is not). For breakfast, you can order eggs your way with dairy-free toast or on of their dairy-free avocado toasts. For lunch and dinner, they have some custom order sandwich and salad options.

Madison

Ocean Springs

  • Apron Strings ⭐️ – This is a vegan bakery and cafe offering all types of goodies, from whole grain croissants to grab and go meals to raw desserts.
  • Blue Dog Bistro – Their breakfast and lunch menus are labeled for paleo, vegan, gluten-free, and keto options, and many items are or can be made dairy-free. They also have a full coffee bar with almond, oat, and soymilk choices.
  • Prep by Kug – This is a local meal prep service with a weekly menu. You can buy individual meals or order the whole set. They offer a Paleo Meal Prep menu, which is dairy-free and gluten-free. They also have a Macro Meal Prep menu, but some of those items might contain dairy (check on the week).

Oxford

  • Chipotle Mexican Grill – See our Chipotle Dairy-Free Menu Guide for full details.
  • Fergndan’s Wood Fired Pizza Cafe – The owner is Celiac and they have other allergies in their family, so they are very accommodating with special diet guests at this local pizzeria. They have build-your-own salads, pizzas, and calzones that can be ordered dairy free. They offer dairy-free cheese alternative, their regular crust and gluten-free crust (not the cauliflower crust) are dairy-free, and you can choose from the red sauce, garlic olive oil, and BBQ sauce. For salads, they have a few vinaigrettes. The bread for their hoagies is made with their pizza dough, so you can also order dairy-free sandwiches.
  • Hawaii Poke & Grill – Yes, you can get good poke in Mississippi! This popular spot has quit a few naturally dairy-free options due to their heavily Asian menu. But be sure to verify before ordering, as they do make some items with dairy.
  • Insomnia Cookies – This sweet chain offers a small handful of vegan cookie flavors, like Birthday Cake and Double Chocolate Chunk.
  • Mugshots Grill & Bar – Leslie recommended this chain location. “I ordered the grilled Mahi and said be sure no dairy. The server came back and said sorry for the delay, the cook cleaned off the grill before he cooked your fish. Wow, I didn’t even ask, so if you go to mugshots, they’ll take care of you and the food was very good!!!”
  • Qdoba – See our Qdoba Dairy-Free Menu Guide for full details.
  • The Oxford Creamery – They offer a house-made, creamy, vegan toasted coconut ice cream flavor, along with dairy-free sorbet.

Ridgeland

  • Kale Me Crazy – This superfood cafe has a good menu of dairy-free options, with some vegan choices, too. All of their smoothies and acai bowls are dairy-free, and include ingredients like almond milk, coconut yogurt, and vegan protein. They also offer entrees like poke bowls, toasts, wraps (vegan or turkey), and some salads. An allergen chart is available with their nutrition information.
  • Mama Nature’s Juice Bar ⭐️ – At last check, their entire menu was dairy-free, including smoothies, acai bowls, toasts, overnight oats, and more. They use dairy-free milks, peanut butter, and plant protein for their blends.
  • Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt – See our Menchie’s Dairy-Free Menu Guide for full details.
  • The Prickly Hippie – This bakery has some vegan items daily, which can include cupcakes and cookies, and are often gluten-free, too. They also take custom cake and cupcake orders. For drinks, they make specialty lattes, and have almond, soy, and oat milk available.

Southaven

Starkville

  • Dave’s Dark Horse Tavern – They have dairy-free, gluten-free, and vegan options for their pizzas, and some pub grub and salad options.
  • Insomnia Cookies – This sweet chain offers a small handful of vegan cookie flavors, like Birthday Cake and Double Chocolate Chunk.
  • Nine-Twentynine Coffee Bar – For breakfast, they have a dairy-free hash brown bowl, morning plate, and burrito and sandwich options that can be custom ordered. On their lunch menu, vegan tacos, steak burgers, and some custom order options are available. They also have some dairy-free energy snacks and usually have a few vegan baked goods. They offer almond, soy, and oatmilk for coffee drinks.
  • Pita Pit – See our Pita Pit Dairy-Free Menu Guide for full details.

Tupelo

  • PoPsy – Their healthy menu includes smoothie bowls, smoothies, juices, soups, wraps, sandwiches, toast, and bubble tea with many dairy-free, and some vegan, options. They also make signature dairy-free popsicles.

Dairy-Free Mississippi: Recommended Restaurants & Shops with gluten-free, vegan, and paleo optionsPhoto from Good Karma Cafe in Gulfport.

Restaurant & Grocery Chains found throughout Mississippi

Some recommended restaurant and store chains are getting too big for our city listing britches. They have many locations, or are rapidly growing, and you might stumble across them in a number of towns in this state. Click on them for more dairy-free details.

Dairy-Free Mississippi: Recommended Restaurants & Shops with gluten-free, vegan, and paleo optionsPhoto from Bravo, an Italian restaurant in Jackson with a big vegan menu.

Local Dairy-Free Food & Drink Producers in Mississippi

These dairy-free friendly companies don’t have their own retail location, but are in Mississippi. So you have a good chance of finding their products at grocery stores, restaurants, and/or other shops in this state. Keep an eye out!

**We’re still on the lookout! Let us know your favorite dairy-free, Mississippi-made products!

Dairy-Free Mississippi: Recommended Restaurants & Shops with gluten-free, vegan, and paleo optionsPhoto from Birdhouse Cafe in Hattiesburg

This Guide is Continuously Updated with Recommendations

We welcome you to recommend other dairy-free friendly restaurants. Leave a comment or contact us and tell us why you like a certain restaurant. Restaurant owners and employees are also invited to reach out and let us know how you welcome dairy-free customers.

Please kindly let us know in the comments if any of these restaurants close. We want to keep this list current for you, but aren’t always notified when a restaurant closes. Let us know and we will quickly update!

This Guide is for Informational Purposes Only

Menus, ingredients, kitchen procedures, management, and restaurants are subject to change at any time. Always read the menu and discuss your dietary needs with the staff before ordering. Make sure that they can accommodate your situation.

There is always a risk for potential cross-contamination of allergens in any commercial kitchen. If cross-contamination is an issue for you, always speak with the manager to ensure that your meal can be safely prepared. Listings here do not guarantee that a restaurant is safe enough for your individual needs. Only you can make that decision.

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About Author

Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

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