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Restaurants

Happily, nearly every D.C.-area restaurant offers at least some animal-free options. The listings on this page include local favorites specifically catering to the vegetarian demand. If you're looking for a listing of all-vegetarian restaurants or establishments that offer vegan cheese pizza or have Meatless Monday specials, click on one of the links below.

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Meatless Monday Specials

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Vegan Cheese Pizza

District of Columbia

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Amsterdam Falafel ShopV
2425 18th St., N.W.
Washington, D.C.
202-234-1969
falafelshop.com
All-vegetarian restaurant specializing in falafel, with an almost all-vegan toppings bar to create your own sandwich. Open late-night and inexpensive. A local favorite.
Astor Mediterranean
1829 Columbia Rd., N.W.
Washington, D.C.
202-745-7495
astorfoods.com
In addition to traditional favorites like falafel, fava bean dip, and lentil salad, this Mediterranean restaurant offers delicious, vegan cheese on any of its pizzas.
Bossa Organic Bistro & Lounge
2463 18th St., N.W.
Washington, D.C.
202-667-0088
bossaproject.com
Brazilian meets vegan and simmers in natural flavors. Entrees include gnocchi marinara or the grilled Vegetariano, and must-have appetizers include fried yucca and black bean soup.
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Casa Oaxaca
2106 18th St., NW
Washington, D.C.
202-387-2272
oaxacaindc.com
Truly authentic Mexican cuisine with several vegan entrees and appetizers dishes including enchiladas with vegan cheese, nopalitos fritos, and fresh sorbet for dessert.
Dahlak
1771 U St., N.W.
Washington, D.C.
202-332-2110
Eritrean restaurant and live music venue with a vegetarian menu section that includes a variety of vegan stews and a combination platter.
The Diner
2453 18th Street NW
Washington, D.C.
202-232-8800
www.dinerdc.com
This 24 hour diner serves up vegan options such as vegan mac & cheese, tofu scramble, portobello burger, veggie reuben, and grilled tofu tacos!
Duccini’s Pizza
1778 U St., N.W.
Washington, D.C.
202-483-0007
duccinis.com
Pizzeria offering large and personal sized 8" pizzas topped with Daiya Vegan Cheese. D.C.’s only Vegan Jumbo Slices available every Saturday night starting at 10 p.m. Also serving vegan cheese Pizza Fries and Western Fries. Seating is limited. (Delivery available in limited areas.)
El Khartoum Restaurant
1782 Florida Ave., N.W.
Washington, D.C.
202-986-5031
Middle Eastern food at a bargain price. Located between the Dupont and U St./Cardozo Metro stations.
Himalayan Heritage
2305 18th St., N.W.
Washington, D.C.
202-483-9300
himalayanheritagedc.com
Nepalese and Indian restaurant with spicy vegetable dumplings, noodles, and a vegetarian section on the menu. Be sure to specify no butter or cream in the sauces.
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Jolt ’N Bolt Coffee and Tea House
1918 18th St., N.W.
Washington, D.C.
202-232-0077
Cafe with several vegan options, including hummus wraps, vegan cookies, and soy milk for coffee drinks. Free wifi. A 10-minute walk from the Dupont Circle Metro station.
Julia’s Empanadas
2452 18th St, NW
Washington, D.C.
202-789-1641
juliasempanadas.com
Julia’s turns out freshly baked, hand-made empanadas daily. They make a different flavor of savory vegan empanadas each week and a few vegetarian empanadas including spinach & mozzarella, and several sweet fruit empanadas. This location is open Friday and Saturday till 4am.
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Jyoti Restaurant
2433 18th St., N.W.
Washington, D.C.
202-518-5892
www.jyotidc.com
Indian restaurant with more than ten vegetarian entrees of which most are vegan.
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Mellow Mushroom
2436 18th St, NW
Washington, D.C.
202-290-2778
mellowmushroom.com
A pizza shop with vegan cheese option for any of their pizzas, calzones or hoagies. They have a full array of veggie toppings for their pizza, including BBQ Tofu and Tempeh.
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Meskerem
2434 18th St., N.W.
Washington, D.C.
202-462-4100
meskeremethiopianrestaurantdc.com
Great Ethiopian food with a vegetarian menu section.
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Meze
2437 18th St., N.W.
Washington, D.C.
202-797-0017
mezedc.com
Mediterranean restaurant that offers lots of vegan options. On the Garden menu, everything is vegetarian. Late-night options.
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New Orleans Cafe
2412 18th St., N.W.
Washington, D.C.
202-234-0420
www.bardiasneworleanscafe.com
New Orleans Cafe is a welcoming little packet of spice in the heart of Adams Morgan with a number of vegan menu items, such as vegetable jambalaya, red beans and rice and a taste-awakening vegetable soup.
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North Sea Restaurant
2479 18th St., N.W.
Washington, D.C.
202-332-7628
northseadc.com
Chinese restaurant offering great mock meats, including vegan beef, chicken, and shrimp.
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O’Tasty Chinese Restaurant
1764 Columbia Rd., N.W.
Washington, D.C.
202-234-2788
www.otastychinese.com
This Chinese restaurant specializes in take-out and delivery, and has 10 mock meat dishes in the "Vegetarian TVP" section of their menu. Try the "TVP Orange Beef."
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Peking Garden
2008 18th St., N.W.
Washington, D.C.
202-588-0088
pekinggardendc.com
Small Chinese restaurant specializing in take-out orders. Offers six vegan mock meat dishes, noodle and tofu dishes, and vegan dumplings. A 10-minute walk from the Dupont Circle Metro station.
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Pleasant PopsV
1781 Florida Ave., N.W.
Washington, D.C.
202-558-5224
pleasantpops.com
Aside from the delicious Mexican-style ice pops, this all-vegetarian cafe also features delicious salads, soups, and sandwiches that are mostly vegan (or can be made vegan). The menu changes with the season because these original recipes are made from locally sourced, sustainable ingredients. They also have a small grocery section.
Sakuramen
2441 18th St., N.W.
Washington, D.C.
202-656-5285
www.sakuramen.net
This ramen bar’s namesake dish is a vegetarian ramen with corn, mushrooms, green onion, and nori. Order rice instead of noodles for a vegan version.
Smoke & Barrel
2471 18th Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C.
202.319.9353
smokeandbarreldc.com
Vegan BBQ in DCé! That’s right. Smoke & Barrel offers vegan BBQ tofu, vegan BBQ egg rolls, fried pickles and a number of vegan sides. AND they have a vegan brunch on the weekend!
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Taan
1817 Columbia Rd NW
Washington, D.C.
202-450-2416
taannoodles.com
Noodle shop featuring a rich vegan ramen dish. Starters such as mochi and onigiri rice balls can be modified to be vegan.

Supports Meatless Monday – be sure to ask about their special/s
Tryst
2459 18th St.,N.W.
Washington, D.C.
202-232-5500
www.trystdc.com
This coffee house and bar includes several vegan items clearly marked on the menu.
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Aatish on the Hill
609 Pennsylvania Ave., S.E.
Washington, D.C.
202-544-0931
www.aatishonthehill.com
This Indian and Pakistani restaurant has several vegetarian and vegan options. Try the samosas and bengan bharta.
Ben’s Chili Bowl
National's Park
Washington, D.C.
benschilibowl.com
Enjoy a bowl of Vegetarian Chili at this National’s Park location of Ben’s Chili Bowl. Located inside the stadium.
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Secrets of Nature’s Health Food
3923 S. Capitol St., S.W.
Washington, D.C.
202-562-0041
Health food store with a mostly vegetarian restaurant inside that serves a variety of vegetarian meats; those with egg whites are labeled.
Thai Orchid’s Kitchen
2314 Pennsylvania Ave., S.E.
Washington, D.C.
202-506-8699
thaiorchidskitchen.com
Thai restaurant that offers a "vegetarian special" meal upon request that can be made vegan. It includes an appetizer, soup, entree, and dessert (all chef’s choice) for $25. The standard entrees and curries can be made with tofu or veggies, but be sure to specify no fish sauce.
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Askale Cafe
3629 12th St, N.E.
Washington, D.C.
202-758-0077
askalecafe.vpweb.com
This Ethiopian restaurant offers a variety of vegan dishes made with organic ingredients, plus a few kinds of Ethiopian coffee.
The Brookland Cafe
3740 12th St., N.E.
Washington, D.C.
202-635-6307
thebrooklandcafe.com
Neighborhood tavern with great vegan options including Vegan Fried Fish Platter, Veggie Burger, Batter Basket, Raw Platter and vegan desserts, such as vegan cookies and a vegan chocolate cake!
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Menomale
2711 12th St., N.E.
Washington, D.C.
202-248-3946
menomale.us
Menomale makes authentic Neapolitan-style pizza, calzones, and sandwiches and offers vegan cheese and vegan chicken as toppings! Closed Tuesdays.
Tsim Yung
3625 12th St. N.E.
Washington, D.C.
202-635-1318
www.tsimyung.com
This Chinese take-out restaurant has a new vegetarian "no-meat" menu with 20 mock meat dishes ("beef" and "chicken") as well as a large assortment of vegetable dishes.
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Acacia Gourmet
325 Pennsylvania Ave., S.E.
Washington, D.C.
202-543-2266
Formerly Wellness Cafe, this lunchtime restaurant offers sandwiches, paninis, and salads, including veggie burgers and vegan mayo. Catering services are also available. Located near the Capitol South Metro station.
Acqua Al 2
212 7th St SE
Washington, D.C.
202-525-4375
acquaal2dc.com
Upscale Italian restaurant with several vegan options, including several salads and rice dishes with vegetables, such as Riso ai Funghi Porcini (arborio rice with sauteed porcini mushrooms, garlic, and parsley).
Cava Mezze Restaurant
527 8th St. S.E.
Washington, D.C.
202-543-9090
cavamezze.com
Delicious, authentic Greek food made with local ingredients. Menu includes various vegetarian and vegan dishes, including staples such as hummus, roasted eggplant, falafel, and stuffed grape leaves. You’ll also find butternut squash pie and kale/beet salad on the menu. Only a few blocks from the Eastern Market Metro station.
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Chipotle Mexican Grill
413 8th St SE
Washington, D.C.
202-464-3390
chipotle.com
Inexpensive Tex-Mex fast food restaurant offering meatless burritos, tacos, and salad bowls with beans, grilled veggies, fresh salsas, and guacamole, as well as new spicy tofu sofritas for a meaty substitute. Now features a new pinto bean recipe that is entirely vegan, like their black beans.
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Chipotle Mexican Grill
2000 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, D.C.
202-706-6761
chipotle.com
Inexpensive Tex-Mex fast food restaurant offering meatless burritos, tacos, and salad bowls with beans, grilled veggies, fresh salsas, and guacamole, as well as new spicy tofu sofritas for a meaty substitute. Now features a new pinto bean recipe that is entirely vegan, like their black beans.
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DC-3
423 8th Street S.E.
Washington, D.C.
202-546-1935
eatdc3.com
A hot dog joint with a vegan hot dog option (just remember to ask that they use oil, not butter). Complete with a variety of vegan add-ons of your choice (including vegan chili) for only $5! Only a block away from the Eastern Market Metro Station.
Fusion Grill
515 8th St., S.E.
Washington, D.C.
202-546-5303
fusiongrilldc.com
Chinese cuisine with separate vegetarian menu with mock meat dishes. Note that the "Vegetarian General Tso’s Chicken" and the "Vegetarian Sesame Chicken" are made with eggs, but can be requested without. Other dishes on the vegetarian menu are vegan.
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Hunan Dynasty
215 Pennsylvania Ave, S.E.
Washington, D.C.
202-546-6161
www.hunandynastycapitolhill.com
Many of the regular Chinese menu options at this restaurant can be made vegan. It is on the second floor.
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Le Pain Quotidien
660 Pennsylvania Ave., S.E.
Washington, D.C.
202-459-9148
lepainquotidien.com
Cafe offering a variety of vegetarian specialties. Vegan items are clearly marked and may include a vegetable "quiche," organic quinoa salad. They also have some vegan pastries and most of their breads are vegan.
Old Siam Thai Cuisine
406 8th St., S.E.
Washington, D.C.
202-544-SIAM
theoldsiamrestaurant.com
Veg-friendly Thai restaurant with indoor and outdoor seating. Menu includes spicy basil stir fry and vegetable green curry. Ask your server which meals contain fish sauce.
Pete’s Diner
212 2nd St., S.E.
Washington, D.C.
202-544-7335
American style diner with both traditional diner dishes and Asian-inspired specials. Menu includes a tofu sandwich and daily Asian-inspired specials can typically be made vegan by substituting tofu or vegan mock "chicken."
Sweetgreen
221 Pennsylvania Ave., S.E.
Washington, D.C.
202-547-9338
sweetgreen.com
With more than 30 vegetarian toppings (from chickpeas and falafel to sunflower seeds or roasted tofu) it’s easy to veganize your meal here. The sabzi and "chic p" salads are vegan by default.
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Young Chow
312 Pennsylvania Ave., SE
Washington, D.C.
202-544-3030
A Chinese and Japanese restaurant with an extensive veggie-meat section and veggie sushi Happy Hour. Try the "fresh mango beef"!
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California Tortilla
3501 Connecticut Ave., N.W.
Washington, D.C.
202-244-2447
californiatortilla.com
Tex-Mex fare for under $7.00. Great bean and rice or vegetable burritos and salads. Be sure to specify no cheese and no sour cream, or just order their vegan-ready "No-Meato Burrito". The guacamole and chips are vegan. Located near the Cleveland Park Metro station.
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Chipotle Mexican Grill
3420 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, D.C.
202-464-4354
chipotle.com
Inexpensive Tex-Mex fast food restaurant offering meatless burritos, tacos, and salad bowls with beans, grilled veggies, fresh salsas, and guacamole, as well as new spicy tofu sofritas for a meaty substitute. Now features a new pinto bean recipe that is entirely vegan, like their black beans.
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District 2 Bar and Grille
3238 Wisconsin Ave. N.W.
Washington , D.C.
202-362-0362
district2bar.com
Upscale sports bar with a handful of vegetarian options that can be made vegan. Try the Veggie Linguine (without parmesan) or the Grilled Veggie Flatbread (hold the goat cheese).
Hawthorne Market
3706 Macomb St., N.W.
Washington, D.C.
202-276-1128
hawthornemarket.com
This natural food market includes a deli with great vegan options for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Try the vegan breakfast burrito or creamy herbed tofu panini!
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Indique
3512 -14 Connecticut Ave., N.W.
Washington, D.C.
202-244-6600
indique.com
As the name suggests, Indique offers some unique Indian dishes. Try the vegetarian appam, a bread made of fermented rice, served with a vegetable stew. Or head to the vegetarian section of the menu to find even more unique choices and a couple Indian favorites.
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Paragon Thai
3507 Connecticut Ave., N.W.
Washington, D.C.
202-237-2777
paragonthairestaurant.com
Thai restaurant with a vegetarian section on the menu. Be sure to specify no fish sauce. Located near the Cleveland Park Metro station.
Siam House
3520 Connecticut Ave., N.W.
Washington, D.C.
202-363-7802
siamhousedc.com
Thai cuisine offering many vegetarian menu selections. Most vegetarian items are vegan or can be made vegan. Be sure to specify no fish sauce.
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Beau Thai
3162 Mount Pleasant St NW
Washington, D.C.
202-450-5317
beauthaidc.com
Thai restaurant with clearly marked and plentiful vegan and vegetarian options. We recommend the Drunken Noodle with Tofu!
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Burritos Fast
3213 Mt. Pleasant St., N.W.
Washington, D.C.
202-234-1546
Serves a vegan beans-and-rice dish and a vegetable burrito with beans, veggies, rice, and salsa. The guacamole is vegan.
Chipotle Mexican Grill
3113 14th St NW
Washington, D.C.
202-939-2801
chipotle.com
Inexpensive Tex-Mex fast food restaurant offering meatless burritos, tacos, and salad bowls with beans, grilled veggies, fresh salsas, and guacamole, as well as new spicy tofu sofritas for a meaty substitute. Now features a new pinto bean recipe that is entirely vegan, like their black beans.
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Dos Gringos Café
3116 Mt. Pleasant St., N.W.
Washington, D.C.
202-462-1159
dosgringoscafe.com
Located inside of a converted rowhouse, this café offers a variety of affordable vegetarian and vegan selections, including tofu scramble, a veggie chili burrito and coffee drinks with soy milk.
The Heights
3115 14th St., N.W.
Washington, D.C.
202-797-7227
theheightsdc.com
This neighborhood restaurant and bar offers several tasty vegan dishes, which are marked as vegan on its menu. Located one block from the Columbia Heights Metro station.
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Kangaroo Boxing Club
3410 11th St NW
Washington, D.C.
202-505-4522
kangarooboxingclub.com
Restaurant that features a small vegetarian section with a falafel platter (vegan without the yogurt sauce), an entree house salad, and the "veg n’ egg," which is vegetarian.
Mad Momos
3605 14th St., N.W.
Washington, D.C.
202-829-1450
www.madmomos.com
This Himalayan dumpling restaurant has clearly-marked vegan options on the menu. Try the cilantro-lime rock & roll, the compassionate vegan momo platter, or one of the vegan brunch options.
Marx Cafe
3203 Mt. Pleasant St., N.W.
Washington, D.C.
202-518-7600
marxcafemtp.com
Pan-Mediterranean restaurant with several vegan Spanish-style tapas, Italian pastas and a vegan burger. Soups can be made without meat upon request.
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Meridian Pint
3400 11th St., N.W.
Washington, D.C.
202-588-1075
meridianpint.com
Veg-friendly and environmentally-conscious restaurant that offers Daiya vegan cheese with many of its meals. Also has a wide selection of American Craft beers. Try the bean and vegan cheese quesadilla for brunch!
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Mothership
3301 Georgia Ave NW
Washington, D.C.
202-629-3034
Features several clearly marked vegetarian and a couple vegan options, including the warm salad with rainbow swiss chard, roasted beets, shallots, and clipped herbs. There are a few vegan sides as well, such as maple and miso glazed carrots!
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Pete’s Apizza
1400 Irving St., N.W.
Washington, D.C.
202-332-7383
petesapizza.com
New Haven-style pizzeria just steps from the Columbia Heights Metro. Toppings include fried Italian eggplant, sautéed Savoy spinach, arugula and Daiya vegan cheese. Ask about the gluten-free pasta option or the sorbetto with daily changing flavors.
Pho 14
1436 Park Rd., N.W.
Washington, D.C.
202-986-2326
dcpho14.com
A Vietnamese restaurant that serves vegetarian and vegan options. Broths are 100% vegan on meat-free soups. They even serve vegan pho! Just ask for the "chay" (vegetarian) options on the menu.
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Red Rocks Firebrick Pizzeria
1036 Park Rd., N.W.
Washington, D.C.
202-506-1402
www.redrocksdc.com
Neapolitan-style brick oven pizza with toppings that include broccolini, eggplant, sun-dried tomatoes and vegan cheese upon request. Offers a full bar as well.
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Room 11
3234 11th St., N.W.
Washington, D.C.
202-332-3234
room11dc.com
This neighborhood wine bar offers a tasty menu that changes seasonally. Menu denotes which items can be made vegan. Be sure to check out their daily menu on the wall as that is where you’ll find the best options!
Sticky Fingers Sweets & EatsV
1370 Park Rd., N.W.
Washington, D.C.
202-299-9700
stickyfingersbakery.com
In addition to mouthwatering vegan sweets like sticky buns, cupcakes and cookies this award-winning vegan bakery offers an expanded all-vegan savory menu! Treat yourself to a flavorful "egg and sausage" sandwich, chili-cheese dog, mac n’ cheese, or biscuits and gravy. Free wifi on weekdays. Located one block north of the Columbia Heights Metro station.
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Tonic Restaurant
3155 Mt. Pleasant St., N.W.
Washington, D.C.
202-986-7661
tonicrestaurant.com
After working with Compassion Over Killing, this popular restaurant and bar introduced several vegan options. Try the beet and brussel sprout salad, curried tofu, its famous salad burger, and more! Weekly specials include 50-cent taco Tuesdays. Dinner starts at 5:00 pm nightly (not open for lunch) and food is served until 2:00 a.m. on weekdays, 3:00 a.m. on weekends. Brunch is also available daily. Located near the Columbia Heights Metro station.
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Wonderland Ballroom
1101 Kenyon St NW
Washington, D.C.
202-232-5263
thewonderlandballroom.com
This restaurant features a sizable vegan section in the menu, including the Flaming Moe (a vegan burger), a vegan brat, and the "Veganator" for brunch (veggie sausage, avocado, and mushrooms), with rotating seasonal selections. At night, the venue is popular for dancing and live music!
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Aroma
1919 I St., N.W.
Washington, D.C.
202-833-4700
aromarestaurant.com
Indian restaurant with vegan soups and a vegetarian section of the menu.
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The Bombay Club
815 Connecticut Ave., N.W.
Washington, D.C.
202-659-3727
bombayclubdc.com
This critically-acclaimed Indian restaurant serves regional cuisine from all over the country in an old club setting. Many of the dishes on the vegetarian section of the menu are vegan and can also be ordered as side dishes.
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BONMi
900 19th St. N.W.
(Enter on I St)
Washington, D.C.
202-785-0012
www.eatbonmi.com
This Vietnamese-inspired fast casual restaurant offers chile-garlic tofu and marinated butternut squash sandwiches, plus salads and sides.
Chalin’s Restaurant & Lounge
1912 I St., N.W.
Washington, D.C.
202-293-6000
chalins.com
Chinese restaurant offering several vegetarian dishes with tofu. Located between the Foggy Bottom and Farragut West Metro stations.
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Chop’t
1629 K St., N.W.
Washington, D.C.
202-688-0333
choptsalad.com
A create-your-own-salad restaurant, Chop’t has many veg options! Choose your lettuce, toppings, and dressing. Many of the dressings are vegan. The bread and wraps have honey. Visit ChoptSalad.com for more locations in the D.C.-Metro area.
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Chop’t
618 12th St., N.W.
Washington, D.C.
202-783-0007
choptsalad.com
A create-your-own-salad restaurant, Chop’t has many veg options! Choose your lettuce, toppings, and dressing. Many of the dressings are vegan. The bread and wraps have honey. Visit ChoptSalad.com for more locations in the D.C.-Metro area.
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Devon & Blakely
2200 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W.
Washington, D.C.
202-659-9070
devonblakelydc.com
Breakfast and lunch café offering several vegan items including fresh fruit salads, hummus & grilled eggplant sandwiches, and a salad bar. Vegan soup offered daily. Closes at 4:00 p.m.
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Devon and Blakely
1331 F St., N.W.
Washington, D.C.
202-783-4890
devonblakelydc.com
Breakfast and lunch café offering several vegan items including fresh fruit salads, hummus & grilled eggplant sandwiches, and a salad bar. Vegan soup offered daily. Closes at 4:00 p.m. Located near the Metro Center Metro station.
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Devon and Blakely
803 15th St., N.W.
Washington, D.C.
202-842-3180
devonblakelydc.com
Breakfast and lunch cafe offering several vegan items including fresh fruit salads, hummus & grilled eggplant sandwiches, and a salad bar. Vegan soup offered daily.
Devon and Blakely
919 18th St., N.W.
Washington, D.C.
202-457-8081
devonblakelydc.com
Breakfast and lunch cafe offering several vegan items including fresh fruit salads, hummus & grilled eggplant sandwiches, and a salad bar. Vegan soup offered daily.
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District of Pi
910 F St, N.W.
Washington, D.C.
202-393-5484
www.pi-dc.com
The stuff of dreams- they make both wood-fired thin crust and deep dish Chicago-style pizza, with Daiya cheese and faux meat! Because the deep dish crust is normally made with butter, you want a vegan deep dish you must call at least 6 hours in advance, so that they can prepare a vegan crust (they recommend you ask for a manager to ensure they don’t forget). Oh, and we forgot to mention, word has it that this is President Obama’s favorite pizza!
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Elizabeth’s Gone RawV
1341 L St., N.W.
Washington, D.C.
202-347-8349
elizabethsgoneraw.com
Gourmet restaurant serving an entirely raw, all-vegan menu full of flavorful meals, delicious desserts, and organic wines on Friday nights only. Please note that reservations are required.
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Equinox
818 Connecticut Ave., N.W.
Washington, D.C.
202-331-8118
equinoxrestaurant.com
Upscale restaurant with vegan options on its tasting menu. While not always printed on the full menu, they are happy to prepare vegan three-, four-, and six-course meals for dinner upon request. Be sure to tell the staff while making your reservation that you will be ordering these options. Uses seasonal and locally grown ingredients whenever possible.
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Estadio
1520 14th St NW
Washington, D.C.
202-319-1404
estadio-dc.com
Spanish tapas restaurant with several vegetarian and vegan options on the menu. They have a separate veg*n menu available upon request that highlights all veg*n options. Try the Sautéed Lacinato Kale w/ Garlic, Sherry & Chili Flakes!
Etto
1541 14th Street NW
Washington, D.C.
202-232-0920
ettodc.com
Italian restaurant whose menu changes daily, but always offers vegetarian options, some of which can be veganized by the accommodating cooks (ask your server for details!). The salads are filling and delicious, and you can get the pizzas without meat.
Founding Farmers
1924 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W.
Washington, D.C.
202-822-8783
wearefoundingfarmers.com
Popular downtown Green Certified Restaurant with a mouth-watering selection of dishes on their separate all-vegetarian menu! There is also one vegan option offered, the Bacon Burger.
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Freshii
555 11th St. N.W.
Washington, D.C.
202-628-0980
www.freshii.com
/locations/11th-and-E-street
Offering customizable soups, wraps, salads, or brown rice bowls with a variety of ingredients and sauces, making the vegan options almost endless. Add Gardein vegan chicken or beef to any salad or bowl. The wraps contain honey.
Fuel Pizza
1747 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, D.C.
202-530-3918
www.fuelpizza.com
This local pizza chain has daiya vegan cheese on the menu, whole wheat crust, and lots of veggie toppings!
Fuel Pizza
1606 K St NW
Washington, D.C.
202-659-3835
www.fuelpizza.com
This local pizza chain has daiya vegan cheese on the menu, whole wheat crust, and lots of veggie toppings!
Ghana Cafe
1336 14th St., N.W.
Washington, D.C.
202-387-3845
ghanacafe.com
Offers many vegan Ghanaian dishes on their separate vegan menu, including fried plantains served with bean stew.
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Indian DelightV
1100 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W.
Washington, D.C.
202-371-2295
Inexpensive all-vegetarian, fast-food, Indian restaurant located in a food court located in the Old Post Office Pavilion food court near the Federal Triangle Metro Station.
Indian Express
1875 I St., N.W.
Washington, D.C.
202-223-0123
Mostly vegetarian Indian restaurant serving a variety of vegan dishes. Also serves a completely vegan breakfast in the morning. Located in the International Square food court.
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J Street Cafe
800 21st St., N.W.
Washington, D.C.
Part of the GWU dining services, offers a sizeable vegan and vegetarian selection and is open to the public.
Juice Joint
1025 Vermont Ave., N.W.
Washington, D.C.
202-347-6783
juicejointcafe.com
Veg-friendly cafe offering a variety of sandwiches, wraps, stir-fries, fruit juices, and smoothies. Replace tofu for eggs in any breakfast wrap and leave off the cheese for a vegan meal. All soups are always vegan.
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Lombardy Café
2019 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, D.C.
202-828-2600
www.hotellombardy.com
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This quiet, elegant cafe inside of Hotel Lombardy has a vegan mock meat sandwich and a vegan salad available.
Magic Gourd Restaurant
528 23rd St NW
Washington, D.C.
202-466-3995
Chinese food with multiple tofu and vegetable entrees available.
Mehran Restaurant
2138 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W.
Washington, D.C.
202-342-0056
mehrankabob.com
Kabob house with a separate vegetarian section on the menu. Most vegetarian items are vegan, including gobi aloo, aloo saag, and channa masala. A 5-minute walk from the Foggy Bottom/GWU Metro station.
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Moe’s Southwest Grill
1331 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., Food Hall (L2)
Washington, D.C.
202-393-0699
moes.com
This inexpensive Tex-Mex chain offers delicious burritos, fajitas, salads, and tacos with tofu and vegan guacamole. Tofu may be substituted in meat dishes. Be sure to specify no cheese and no sour cream.
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Oval Room
800 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, D.C.
202-463-8700
ovalroom.com
Upscale dining with an accommodating kitchen that can make dishes vegan if asked. The menu changes frequently according to seasonality of ingredients.
The Perfect Pita
2000 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W.
Washington, D.C.
202-293-7482
theperfectpita.com
Mediterranean fast food restaurant with a vegan menu which includes a white bean salad, navy bean soup, tabbouli and falafel sandwiches.
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The Pita Pit
616 23rd St., N.W.
Washington, D.C.
202-994-7482
pitapit.com
Middle Eastern fast-food eatery offering vegan pita sandwich selections. Customize any pita with a variety of vegetable and vegan sauce toppings. Also serving a vegan black bean patty!
Pizzoli’s Pizzeria
1418 12th St. N.W.
Washington, D.C.
202-234-3333
www.pizzolis.com
New York style pizzeria offering vegan cheese on their pizzas, plus a handful of vegetarian or vegan sandwiches, pasta, and salads.
Pret a Manger
1825 I St., N.W.
Washington, D.C.
202-403-2992
pret.com
Cafe offering fresh, natural, fast food with a number of vegetarian options and a few vegan choices.
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Qdoba
555 11th St. N.W.
Washington, D.C.
202-347-8477
qdoba.com
Serves freshly made, inexpensive Tex-Mex food. Vegan options for burritos and tacos include black beans, pinto beans, fajita vegetables, grilled vegetables, and cilantro lime rice. The tortilla soup is also vegan, as well as the ranchera sauce and cilantro lime vinaigrette dressing.
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Rasika
633 D St., N.W.
Washington, D.C.
202-637-1222
rasikarestaurant.com
Indian Restaurant with many vegetarian and vegan options on the menu, as well as dishes that can be made vegan. They also offer a vegetarian tasting menu.
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Rasoi
1810 K St., N.W.
Washington, D.C.
202-775-5660
rasoidc.com
Indian restaurant with a separate vegan section of the menu, as well as a variety of other veg-friendly entrees and appetizers.
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Rice
1608 14th St. N.W.
Washington, D.C.
202-234-2400
www.ricerestaurant.com
This restaurant offers both contemporary and traditional Thai food, including a completely vegetarian "healthy green" menu (no fish sauce, oyster sauce, etc.) with many vegan options.
Roti Mediterranean Grill
1747 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W.
Washington, D.C.
202-466-7684
roti.com
Mediterranean restaurant with the option to customize your dish with a variety of sauces and toppings such as baba gannoush, Sumak onions and Spanish eggplant. Vegan menu items include spinach salad, falafel, and the "Gibraltar" Mediterranean plate. Only the "very spicy" dressing is vegan. Rice is made with vegetable stock. Gluten-free pita and several gluten-free dishes also available.
Roti Mediterranean Grill
1311 F St. N.W.
Washington, D.C.
202-499-4145
roti.com
Mediterranean restaurant with the option to customize your dish with a variety of sauces and toppings such as baba gannoush, Sumak onions and Spanish eggplant. Vegan menu items include spinach salad, falafel, and the "Gibraltar" Mediterranean plate. Only the "very spicy" dressing is vegan. Rice is made with vegetable stock. Gluten-free pita and several gluten-free dishes also available.
Roti Mediterranean Grill
2221 I St., N.W.
Washington, D.C.
202-499-2095
roti.com
Mediterranean restaurant with the option to customize your dish with a variety of sauces and toppings such as baba gannoush, Sumak onions and Spanish eggplant. Vegan menu items include spinach salad, falafel, and the "Gibraltar" Mediterranean plate. Only the "very spicy" dressing is vegan.
Roti Mediterranean Grill
1629 K St., N.W.
Washington, D.C.
202-499-2091
roti.com
Mediterranean restaurant with the option to customize your dish with a variety of sauces and toppings such as baba gannoush, Sumak onions and Spanish eggplant. Vegan menu items include spinach salad, falafel, and the "Gibraltar" Mediterranean plate. Only the "very spicy" dressing is vegan. Rice is made with vegetable stock. Gluten-free pita and several gluten-free dishes also available.
The Source
575 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W.
Washington, D.C.
202-637-6100
wolfgangpuck.com
Fine-dining with Japanese and Asian-inspired dishes. Vegetarian options on the menu, must ask for vegan.
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Subway
555 13th St., N.W.
Washington, D.C.
202-347-4616
subway.com
In June 2012 this location tested three vegan sandwiches. The new items were so popular that they sold out! Now the test marketing is over - if you’d like Subway to bring back vegan options, please tell them today: WeLoveSubway.com
Taberna Del Alabardero
1776 I St., N.W.
Washington, D.C.
202-429-2200
alabardero.com
Upscale Spanish restaurant offering a separate vegetarian menu for lunch, dinner, and catering. Located near the Farragut West Metro station.
Teaism Lafayette Park
800 Connecticut Ave., N.W.
Washington, D.C.
202-835-2233
teaism.com
Atmospheric tea house featuring excellent Asian-inspired cuisine. Offers many vegetarian and vegan as-is dishes. Ask the staff what animal-based ingredients can be left off to veganize many dishes. Try the veggie bento box or the sweet potato salad with miso sauce. Located next to both the Farragut West and Farragut North Metro stations.
Thai Place
2134 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W.
Washington, D.C.
202-298-8204
Delicious Thai fare listed in an extensive vegetarian section on the menu. Try the rama tofu or panang tofu; specify no fish sauce. A 5-minute walk from the Foggy Bottom/GWU Metro station.
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Todd Gray’s Muse Cafe at the Corcoran
500 17th St. N.W.
Washington, D.C.
202-639-1700
toddgraysmuse.com
This restaurant features gourmet 100% vegan brunch every Sunday! There are also vegan and vegetarian options for lunch every other day of the week, made with local ingredients that change with the season.
Washington Deli
1990 K St., N.W.
Washington, D.C.
202-331-3344
washingtondeli.com
Offers a separate vegan menu including Tofurky mock meats, vegan cheese pizza and vegan pizza by the slice, "meatball" subs, and more. Also offers catering. Located near both the Farragut West and Farragut North Metro stations.

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Agora
1527 17th St., N.W.
Washington, D.C.
202-332-6767
agoradc.net
Turkish restaurant located in Dupont Circle offering a wide variety of unique vegetarian and vegan dishes. Everything on the menu with dairy is clearly marked.
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Banana Leaves
2020 Florida Ave., N.W.
Washington, D.C.
202-986-1333
mybananaleaves.com
Asian restaurant and sushi bar with a variety of vegetarian and vegan options such as sushi, hot pot, stir fries, and more.
BGR
1514 Connecticut Ave. N.W.
Washington, D.C.
202-299-1071
www.bgrtheburgerjoint.com
This burger joint has vegan fries (potato or sweet potato) and a veggie burger (which contains egg white) available.
Bread & Brew
1247 20th St., N.W.
Washington, D.C.
202-466-2676
breadandbrew.com
French-inspired, Certified Green Restaurant serving creative vegan options, using local, seasonal ingredients, including quiche, soups, salads and more. Offers vegan desserts, non-dairy coffee drinks, a full bar, and a Meatless Monday menu!
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Bua
1635 P St., N.W.
Washington, D.C.
202-265-0828
buathai.com
Thai restaurant offering a separate vegetarian menu section.
Chipotle Mexican Grill
1837 M St NW
Washington, D.C.
202-466-4104
chipotle.com
Inexpensive Tex-Mex fast food restaurant offering meatless burritos, tacos, and salad bowls with beans, grilled veggies, fresh salsas, and guacamole, as well as new spicy tofu sofritas for a meaty substitute. Now features a new pinto bean recipe that is entirely vegan, like their black beans.
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Chipotle Mexican Grill
1629 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, D.C.
202-387-8261
chipotle.com
Inexpensive Tex-Mex fast food restaurant offering meatless burritos, tacos, and salad bowls with beans, grilled veggies, fresh salsas, and guacamole, as well as new spicy tofu sofritas for a meaty substitute. Now features a new pinto bean recipe that is entirely vegan, like their black beans.
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Chop’t
1300 Connecticut Ave., N.W.
Washington, D.C.
202-327-2255
choptsalad.com
A create-your-own-salad restaurant, Chop’t has many veg options! Choose your lettuce, toppings, and dressing. Many of the dressings are vegan. The bread and wraps have honey. Visit ChoptSalad.com for more locations in the D.C.-Metro area.
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City Lights of China
1731 Connecticut Ave., N.W.
Washington, D.C.
202-265-6688
citylightsofchina.com
Popular Chinese restaurant offering a separate vegetarian menu upon request. View Menu
The Commissary
1443 P St NW
Washington, D.C.
202-299-0018
commissarydc.com
A casual cafe and lounge with delicious vegetarian and vegan options that are clearly marked on the menu, such as a quinoa salad with beets, brussels sprouts, tofu cheese, and sunflower seeds.
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D.C. Cafe
2035 P St., N.W.
Washington, D.C.
202-887-5819
Greek & Mediterranean-Inspired restaurant featuring many dishes clearly labeled as vegan. Open until 2:30 a.m.
Dolcezza
1704 Connecticut Ave., N.W.
Washington, D.C.
202-299-9116
dolcezzagelato.com
Dolcezza creates unique artisanal gelato and sorbet, using many ingredients from local farmers. Though the gelato is cream-based, all of the sorbets are vegan. Flavors vary daily and seasonally.
Ezme
2016 P St., N.W.
Washington, D.C.
202-223-4303
ezmedc.com
Ezme’s Mediterranean-inspired menu offers a wide variety of clearly-marked vegan and vegetarian items available for both lunch and dinner.
Food Corner Kabob House
2029 P St. N.W.
Washington, D.C.
202-331-3777
www.foodcornerkabob.com
/locations/dupontcircle/
This kabob house has veggie kabobs, as well as several veggie side dishes served with rice or bread. Not all vegetarian dishes are vegan so be sure to ask.
Freshii
2001 M St., N.W.
Washington, D.C.
202-506-4910
freshii.com
Offering customizable soups, wraps, salads, or brown rice bowls with a variety of ingredients and sauces, making the vegan options almost endless. The wraps contain honey.
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Heritage India
1633 P St., N.W.
Washington, D.C.
202-331-1414
heritageindiausa.com
With a combination of traditional and contemporary dishes, there are many vegan and vegetarian choices on the menu.
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Julia’s Empanadas
1221 Connecticut Ave., NW
Washington, D.C.
202-861-8828
juliasempanadas.com
Julia’s turns out freshly baked, hand-made empanadas daily. They make a different flavor of savory vegan empanadas each week and a few vegetarian empanadas including spinach & mozzarella, and several sweet fruit empanadas. This location is open Friday and Saturday till 4am.
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Lauriol Plaza
1835 18th St., N.W.
Washington, D.C.
202-387-0035
lauriolplaza.com
Popular Mexican restaurant with a lively atmosphere and fantastic vegetarian fajitas loaded with unexpected vegetables like asparagus, bean sprouts, purple cabbage, snow peas, portabellas, squash, fried plantains, and more.
Le Pain Quotidien
2000 Massachusetts Ave., N.W.
Washington, D.C.
202-459-9176
lepainquotidien.com
Cafe inside Blaine Mansion offering a variety of vegetarian specialties. Vegan items are clearly marked and may include a vegetable "quiche," organic quinoa salad. They also have some vegan pastries and most of their breads are vegan.
Levante’s
1320 19th St., N.W.
Washington, D.C.
202-293-3244
levantes.com
Serves several vegetarian Middle Eastern dishes and salads. Try the falafel sandwich entrée!
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Luna Grill & Diner
1301 Connecticut Ave., N.W.
Washington, D.C.
202-835-2280
lunagrillanddiner.com
Offers a green plate (vegetarian) special each day and a "create your own pasta" section with vegan options.
Malaysia Kopitiam
1827 M St., N.W.
Washington, D.C.
202-833-6232
malaysiakopitiam.com
Malaysian cuisine with a number of vegan selections. Try the gluten with scallion and ginger, vegetarian "duck," or noodle soup (requested without chicken stock). Located near both the Farragut West and Farragut North Metro stations.
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Mandu
1805 18th St., N.W.
Washington, D.C.
202-588-1540
mandudc.com
Korean restaurant featuring several flavorful vegan and vegetarian menu items. Tofu may be substituted in some dishes.
Marrakesh
2147 P St. NW
Washington, D.C.
202-775-1882
marrakeshdc.com
Moroccan restaurant with a wide variety of vegan tapas available, and two vegan entrees. Restaurant is hallal.
Meiwah Restaurant
1200 New Hampshire Ave., N.W.
Washington, D.C.
202-833-2888
meiwahrestaurant.com
Chinese fare with a vegetarian section on the menu.
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Nage
1600 Rhode Island Ave., N.W.
Washington, D.C.
202-448-8005
nagedc.com
Nage offers fine food in a casual environment. Every Monday Nage offers a "Meatless Monday" menu with vegan specials clearly marked. On other days the chef is happy to whip up something vegan by request.

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Nora
2132 Florida Ave., N.W.
Washington, D.C.
202-462-5143
noras.com
Upscale certified organic restaurant with several vegetarian menu items. The restaurant always features a vegetarian tasting menu. When making a reservation, be sure to specify vegan.
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Ping Pong Dim Sum
1 Dupont Circle NW
Washington, D.C.
202-293-1268
pingpongdimsum.us
Restaurant offering a variety of dim sum. Menu indicates vegetarian-friendly options, with vegan baked, steamed, griddled and fried dim sum menu items. Try the crisp potato cakes, three mushroom soup, spicy basil dumplings, or vegetable bun. Be sure to ask which items are vegan
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Pizzeria Paradiso
2003 P St., N.W.
Washington, D.C.
202-223-1245
eatyourpizza.com
A local favorite. Upscale pizza parlor priced under $19.25. Substitute delicious vegan cheese on any pizza.
Qdoba
1850 M St. N.W.
Washington, D.C.
202-331-3045
qdoba.com
Serves freshly made, inexpensive Tex-Mex food. Vegan options for burritos and tacos include black beans, pinto beans, fajita vegetables, grilled vegetables, and cilantro lime rice. The tortilla soup is also vegan, as well as the ranchera sauce and cilantro lime vinaigrette dressing.
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Science ClubV
1136 19th St., N.W.
Washington, D.C.
202-775-0747
scienceclubdc.com
All vegetarian restaurant and lounge with a stylish atmosphere, delicious vegan options, and a weekday happy hour. Grab a drink and a late night snack — their homemade vegan burger is a favorite. Located near the Dupont Circle Metro station.
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Sweetgreen
1512 Connecticut Ave., N.W.
Washington, D.C.
202-387-9338
sweetgreen.com
With more than 30 vegetarian toppings (from chickpeas and falafel to sunflower seeds or roasted tofu) it’s easy to veganize your meal here. The sabzi and "chic p" salads are vegan by default.
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Sweetgreen
1471 P St., N.W.
Washington, D.C.
202-234-7336
sweetgreen.com
With more than 30 vegetarian toppings (from chickpeas and falafel to sunflower seeds or roasted tofu) it’s easy to veganize your meal here. The sabzi and "chic p" salads are vegan by default.
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Teaism Dupont Circle
2009 R St., N.W.
Washington, D.C.
202-667-3827
teaism.com
Atmospheric tea house featuring excellent Asian-inspired cuisine. Offers many vegetarian and vegan as-is dishes. Ask the staff what animal-based ingredients can be left off to veganize many dishes. Try the seitan stir fry or the vegetarian adzuki sandwich!

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Thaiphoon
2011 S St., N.W.
Washington, D.C.
202-667-3505
thaiphoon.com
Thai restaurant featuring a vegetarian section on the menu. Be sure to request no fish sauce.
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v FalafelV
2157 P St., N.W.
Washington, D.C.
202-296-2333
www.vfalafel.com
All-vegetarian restaurant specializing in falafel, with a free cold salad bar with a variety of toppings.
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Zorba’s Cafe
1612 20th St., N.W.
Washington, D.C.
202-387-8555
zorbascafe.com
Greek cuisine with vegetarian entrees. Try the falafel plate, white bean or lentil soups, and hummus. Located near the Dupont Circle Metro station.
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Crios
2120 P St NW
Washington DC, D.C.
202-822-8800
criosmodmex.com
This Mexican restaurant has several vegetarian options, including soy chorizo!
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Comet Ping Pong
5037 Connecticut Ave., N.W.
Washington, D.C.
202-364-0404
cometpingpong.com
This popular neighborhood pizzeria is a unique, fun spot. Committed to sustainability, it sources most of its ingredients locally, jars its own pizza sauce (which contains honey), and offers Teese vegan cheese on any pizza. Stop by for a pizza, drink, or round of ping pong!
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Pumpernickel’s Bagelry and Caterer
5504 Connecticut Ave., N.W.
Washington, D.C.
202-244-9505
pumpdeli.com
A local favorite. Dine in and catering with separate vegan menus for breakfast and lunch, including veggie meats, vegan cheese pizza, "meatball" subs and more. A 15-minute walk from the Friendship Heights Metro station.
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Asian Spice
717 H St., N.W.
Washington, D.C.
202-589-0900
asianspice.us
Offers a separate vegetarian entree menu with 5 options, 3 of which are vegan, along with other vegan sushi rolls and appetizers.
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Busboys and Poets
1025 5th St., N.W.
Washington, D.C.
202-789-2227
busboysandpoets.com
Cafe and performance space featuring over a dozen vegan dishes, including vegan pepperoni calzones, soy cheese pizza and "egg" scramble.
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California Tortilla
728 7th St., N.W.
Washington, D.C.
202-638-2233
californiatortilla.com
Inexpensive Tex-Mex fare. Great bean and rice or vegetable burritos and salads. Be sure to specify no cheese and no sour cream, or just order their vegan-ready "No-Meato Burrito". The guacamole and chips are vegan. Located near the Gallery Place/Chinatown Metro station.
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Cedar
822 E St. N.W.
Washington, D.C.
202-637-0012
cedardc.com
Contemporary American cuisine. Seasonal vegan options prepared daily. Call ahead for details.
Chinatown Coffee
475 H St., N.W.
Washington, D.C.
chinatowncoffee.com
Coffee shop selling vegan baked goods from Bakeshop (on Saturday and Sunday only) and offering soy milk for all beverages. Also sells vegan beers and wines and has vegan chai. Located two blocks from the Gallery Place-Chinatown Metro Station.
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Chinatown Express
746 6th St., N.W.
Washington, D.C.
202-638-0424
Inexpensive Chinese restaurant serving generous portions of homemade noodle and vegetable dishes.
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Chinatown Garden
618 H. St., N.W.
Washington, D.C.
202-737-8887
Separate "Chef’s Recommendations for Vegetarians" menu section features 18 mock meat dishes, including veggie "chicken" and "pork." Note that the mock meat is not vegan. Located one block from the Gallery Place/Chinatown Metro station.
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Chipotle Mexican Grill
1045 5th St NW
Washington, D.C.
202-697-4293
chipotle.com
Inexpensive Tex-Mex fast food restaurant offering meatless burritos, tacos, and salad bowls with beans, grilled veggies, fresh salsas, and guacamole, as well as new spicy tofu sofritas for a meaty substitute. Now features a new pinto bean recipe that is entirely vegan, like their black beans.
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Chipotle Mexican Grill
601 F St NW
Washington, D.C.
202-347-4701
chipotle.com
Inexpensive Tex-Mex fast food restaurant offering meatless burritos, tacos, and salad bowls with beans, grilled veggies, fresh salsas, and guacamole, as well as new spicy tofu sofritas for a meaty substitute. Now features a new pinto bean recipe that is entirely vegan, like their black beans.
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Chop’t
50 Massachusetts Ave., N.E.
Washington, D.C.
202-688-0330
choptsalad.com
A create-your-own-salad restaurant, Chop’t has many veg options! Choose your lettuce, toppings, and dressing. Many of the dressings are vegan. The bread and wraps have honey. Visit ChoptSalad.com for more locations in the D.C.-Metro area.
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Chop’t
730 7th St., N.W.
Washington, D.C.
202-347-3225
choptsalad.com
A create-your-own-salad restaurant, Chop’t has many veg options! Choose your lettuce, toppings, and dressing. Many of the dressings are vegan. The bread and wraps have honey. Visit ChoptSalad.com for more locations in the D.C.-Metro area.
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Ella’s Wood Fired Pizza
901 F St., N.W.
Washington, D.C.
202-638-3434
ellaspizza.com
Upscale pizza parlor with delicious all-vegan soy cheese available on any pizza! Located across the street from the Ninth St. exit of the Gallery Place/Chinatown Metro station.
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First Cup Cafe
900 M St. NW
Washington, D.C.
202-289-4601
www.first-cupcafe.com
This cafe has a few vegan and vegetarian breakfast options like the vegan patty burrito, bagel with hummus, and more.
Fuel Pizza
600 F St NW
Washington, D.C.
202-547-3835
www.fuelpizza.com
This local pizza chain has daiya vegan cheese on the menu, whole wheat crust, and lots of veggie toppings!
Full Kee
509 H St., N.W.
Washington, D.C.
202-371-2233
fullkeedc.com
Cantonese-style restaurant with a vegetarian menu section. Selections include a variety of Chinese vegetables, like stir-fried snow pea leaves, chive flowers, and watercress.
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Jaleo
480 7th St., N.W.
Washington, D.C.
202-628-7949
jaleo.com
Spanish Tapas restaurant. Check out the "Verduras" section of the menu for many delicious vegan options, such as Espinacas a la catalana. You can find some of Jose Andres’, the Executive Chef, recipes in Great Chefs Cook Vegan.
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Mandu
453 K St., N.W.
Washington, D.C.
202-289-6899
mandudc.com
Korean restaurant featuring several flavorful vegan and vegetarian menu items. Tofu may be substituted in some dishes.
Mehak
817 7th St., N.W.
Washington, D.C.
202-408-9292
mehak.com
Indian restaurant that offers a variety of vegetarian entrees and appetizers, most of which are vegan or can be made vegan.
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Merzi
415 7th St., N.W.
Washington, D.C.
202-65-MERZI
merzi.com
Indian fast food offering vegan samosas plus vegetables either in a rice bowl, over chaat, or over salad (they can all be made vegan: specify no yogurt for chaat & a nondairy dressing for salad). Of the sauces only the Hot Onion-Tomato Masala & Mild Chutney are vegan.
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Oyamel Cocina Mexicana
401 7th St., N.W.
Washington, D.C.
202-628-1005
oyamel.com
Authentic Mexican restaurant with a vegetarian menu section, featuring items that are vegan (or can be made vegan). Be sure to let your server know about any dietary restrictions, as some items that look vegan are not by default (e.g. guacamole).
Ping Pong Dim Sum
900 7th St., N.W.
Washington, D.C.
202-506-3740
pingpongdimsum.us
Restaurant offering a variety of dim sum. Menu indicates vegetarian-friendly options, with vegan baked, steamed, griddled and fried dim sum menu items.
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Pitango Gelata
413 7th St. NW
Washington, D.C.
202-885-9607
pitangogelato.com
This gelateria serves coffee, as well as vegan sorbets (including three chocolate sorbets: chocolate noir, orange chocolate and spicy chocolate).
Protein Bar
398 7th St. N.W.
Washington, D.C.
202-621-9574
www.theproteinbar.com
Protein bar has several vegan burritos and salads (plus vegan quinoa chili), and you can substitute marinated tofu for any of the dishes with chicken.
Roti Mediterranean Grill
50 Massachusetts Ave.
Washington, D.C.
202-499-5444
roti.com
Mediterranean restaurant with the option to customize your dish with a variety of sauces and toppings such as baba gannoush, Sumak onions and Spanish eggplant. Vegan menu items include spinach salad, falafel, and the "Gibraltar" Mediterranean plate. Only the "very spicy" dressing is vegan. Rice is made with vegetable stock. Gluten-free pita and several gluten-free dishes also available.
Subway
455 Massachusetts Ave., N.W.
Washington, D.C.
202-638-0348
subway.com
In June 2012 this location tested three vegan sandwiches. The new items were so popular that they sold out! Now the test marketing is over - if you’d like Subway to bring back vegan options, please tell them today: WeLoveSubway.com
Subway
550 1st St., N.W.
Washington, D.C.
202-661-6639
subway.com
In June 2012 this location tested three vegan sandwiches. The new items were so popular that they sold out! Now the test marketing is over - if you’d like Subway to bring back vegan options, please tell them today: WeLoveSubway.com
Sunrise Caribbean Cuisine
50 Massachusetts Ave., N.E.
Washington, D.C.
202-291-2949
sunrisecateringdc.com
Caribbean and American restaurant and catering company with a large vegetarian and vegan section on their menu. Try the vegan mac and cheese or curried "chicken!"
Sweetgreen
1075 5th St., N.W.
Washington, D.C.
202-289-4674
sweetgreen.com
With more than 30 vegetarian toppings (from chickpeas and falafel to sunflower seeds or roasted tofu) it’s easy to veganize your meal here. The sabzi and "chic p" salads are vegan by default.
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Teaism Penn Quarter
400 8th St., N.W.
Washington, D.C.
202-638-6010
teaism.com
Atmospheric tea house featuring excellent Asian-inspired cuisine. Offers many vegetarian and vegan as-is dishes, plus many others can be veganized. Try the veggie bento box or the sweet potato salad with miso sauce.

Supports Meatless Monday – be sure to ask about their special/s
Zaytinya
701 9th St., N.W.
Washington, D.C.
202-638-0800
zaytinya.com
Classical and contemporary Greek, Turkish and Lebanese cuisine. Separate vegetable mezze menu contains 13 items. Many are already vegan, and the restaurant is willing to veganize any dish.
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Zengo
781 7th St., N.W.
Washington, D.C.
202-393-2929
modernmexican.com/ZengoDC
A Latin and Asian restaurant that offers a separate vegetarian menu upon request.
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zpizza
806 H St., N.W., Ste. 2E
Washington, D.C.
202-347-8472
zpizza.com
Serving brick-oven pizza made with vegan cheese and veggie meat crumbles. Try the "Berkeley Vegan" Pizza or make your own. Vegan, gluten-free crust also available!
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Avocado Cafe
1438 Wisconsin Avenue N.W.
Washington, D.C.
202-337-5115
www.avocadocafetogo.com
Middle Eastern and Greel cafe that has several vegan and vegetarian options including Vegetarian Powerhouse Salad, falafel, and more.
Bangkok Joe’s
3000 K St., N.W.
Washington, D.C.
202-333-4422
bangkokjoes.com
Upscale Thai cuisine with many vegan options, from vegetarian spring rolls to rice bowls with vegetables and tofu. Local favorites include the Pad Thai with tofu and no egg. Gluten-free options also available.
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Basil Thai Restaurant
1608 Wisconsin Ave., N.W.
Washington, D.C.
202-944-8660
basilthaidc.com
Thai restaurant with a separate vegetarian menu section with Thai favorites such as Panang Tofu and Tofu Rama. Offers free delivery, or you can dine in.
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Chipotle Mexican Grill
2805 M St NW
Washington, D.C.
202-627-1958
chipotle.com
Inexpensive Tex-Mex fast food restaurant offering meatless burritos, tacos, and salad bowls with beans, grilled veggies, fresh salsas, and guacamole, as well as new spicy tofu sofritas for a meaty substitute. Now features a new pinto bean recipe that is entirely vegan, like their black beans.
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Chipotle Mexican Grill
3255 M St NW
Washington, D.C.
202-333-8377
chipotle.com
Inexpensive Tex-Mex fast food restaurant offering meatless burritos, tacos, and salad bowls with beans, grilled veggies, fresh salsas, and guacamole, as well as new spicy tofu sofritas for a meaty substitute. Now features a new pinto bean recipe that is entirely vegan, like their black beans.
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Chipotle Mexican Grill
2338 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, D.C.
202-706-7508
chipotle.com
Inexpensive Tex-Mex fast food restaurant offering meatless burritos, tacos, and salad bowls with beans, grilled veggies, fresh salsas, and guacamole, as well as new spicy tofu sofritas for a meaty substitute. Now features a new pinto bean recipe that is entirely vegan, like their black beans.
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Das Ethiopian
1201 28th St., N.W.
Washington, D.C.
202-333-4710
dasethiopian.com
Das offers separate and clearly labelled vegetarian menu section that is actually all vegan, and staff are very knowledgeable about animal-free fare. Get the vegetarian entree sampler to try everything.
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Dolcezza
1560 Wisconsin Ave., N.W.
Washington, D.C.
202-333-4646
dolcezzagelato.com
Dolcezza creates unique artisanal gelato and sorbet, using many ingredients from local farmers. Though the gelato is cream-based, all of the sorbets are water-based. Flavors vary daily and seasonally.
Farmers Fishers Bakers
3000 K St., N.W.
Washington, D.C.
202-298-8783
farmersfishersbakers.com
Features American cuisine with a sushi bar and a vegetarian section of the menu with one vegan dish, the Bacon Burger.
Flavors of India
2524 L St. N.W.
Washington , D.C.
202-333-1155
flavorsofindiadc.com
This Indian restaurant has separate menu sections for vegans and for vegetarians, with about 10 entrees in each section. Servers know what vegan means as well.
Harmony Cafe
3287 1/2 M St., N.W.
Washington, D.C.
202-338-3881
Replace virtually everything on the pan-Asian menu with vegan mock meats. A favorite of many vegans. The restaurant is located downstairs.
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Heritage India
2400 Wisconsin Ave., N.W.
Washington, D.C.
202-333-3120
heritageindiausa.com
With a combination of traditional and contemporary Indian dishes on the menu, there are many interesting vegetarian and vegan choices such as Spicy Tofu with mustard seeds and plum tomatoes and Dhingri Mattar, a mushroom and green pea curry.
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Le Pain Quotidien
2815 M St., N.W.
Washington, D.C.
202-315-5420
lepainquotidien.com
Cafe offering a variety of vegetarian specialties. Vegan items are clearly marked and may include a vegetable "quiche," organic quinoa salad. They also have some vegan pastries and most of their breads are vegan.
Little Viet Garden
2934 M St. N.W.
Washington, D.C.
202-337-4536
Vietnamese restaurant with a large vegetarian menu. Try the caramelized tofu or mock duck with vegetables.
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Miss Saigon
3057 M St., N.W.
Washington, D.C.
202-333-5545
ms-saigonus.com
Vietnamese restaurant with a separate vegetarian section, including several tofu and mock duck dishes. Make sure to specify no fish sauce.
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Neyla
3206 N St. N.W.
Washington, D.C.
202-333-6353
www.neyla.com
Moderately upscale Lebanese restaurant with several vegan and vegetarian items on the menu. Most vegan options are small plates.
Pizzeria Paradiso
3282 M St., N.W.
Washington, D.C.
202-337-1245
eatyourpizza.com
A local favorite. Upscale pizza parlor priced under $19.25. Substitute delicious vegan cheese on any pizza. A 15-minute walk from both the Foggy Bottom/GWU and Rosslyn Metro stations.
Qdoba
3303 M St. N.W.
Washington, D.C.
202-324-3360
qdoba.com
Serves freshly made, inexpensive Tex-Mex food. Vegan options for burritos and tacos include black beans, pinto beans, fajita vegetables, grilled vegetables, and cilantro lime rice. Their tortilla soup is also vegan, as well as their ranchera sauce and cilantro lime vinaigrette dressing.
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Quick Pita
1210 Potomac St., N.W.
Washington, D.C.
202-338-7482
quickpitadc.com
Inexpensive Middle Eastern fare with a separate vegetarian section on the menu. Open late.
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Sprig & Sprout
2317 Wisconsin Ave, NW
Washington, D.C.
202-333-2569
www.sprig-and-sprout.com
This Vietnamese restaurant has tons of vegan options, including tofu cut into crinkle fries, veggie pho, and three types of vegetarian banh mi sandwich fillings!
Sweetgreen
3333 M St., N.W.
Washington, D.C.
202-337-9338
sweetgreen.com
With more than 30 vegetarian toppings (from chickpeas and falafel to sunflower seeds or roasted tofu) it’s easy to veganize your meal here. The sabzi and "chic p" salads are vegan by default.
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The Argonaut
1433 H Street, N.E.
Washington, D.C.
202-250-3660
argonautdc.com
This bar offers several vegetarian options, some of which can be made vegan (try the tempeh tacos). Be sure to ask your server what can be made vegetarian or vegan as menu items regularly change.
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The Big Board
421 H St., N.E.
Washington, D.C.
202-543-3630
thebigboarddc.com
This burger restaurant offers a vegan burger (the Casablanca, made from black beans and chickpeas), as well as a few vegan salads and sides.
Cusbah
1128 H St. N.E.
Washington, D.C.
202-506-1504
cusbah.com
New "South Asian Spice Bar" on H Street corridor, with indoor/outdoor seating. Menu includes a few vegan options, including vegetable samosas, vegetable pakoras, and chana masala.
Dangerously Delicious Pies
1339 H St., N.E.
Washington, D.C.
202-398-PIES
dangerouspiesdc.com
This local pie shop changes pie flavors daily but always offers savory and sweet vegan options. Vegan savory pies include the Chili or Tofu Curry and all sweet berry pies are vegan. They also have a mobile pie truck with vegan options.
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Ethiopic
401 H St., N.E.
Washington, D.C.
202-675-2066
ethiopicrestaurant.com
Ethiopian restaurant with a vegetarian section of the menu. Try a little bit of each veg dish with the vegetarian combo!
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H & Pizza
1118 H St. N.E.
Washington, D.C.
202-733-1285
www.andpizza.com
This pizza place sells personal-sized thin-crust pizzas, and they have Daiya vegan cheese available. Try the vegan "Redvine."
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Impala
1358 H St NE
Washington, D.C.
202-733-3427
impala-dc.com
A small authentic Mexican restaurant that specializes in its delicious tacos. There is a vegan taco with tofu chorizo sausage!
Khepra’s Raw Food Juice Bar (in Dynamic Wellness)V
402 H St. NE
Washington, D.C.
202-803-2063
kheprarawbar.com
All-vegan raw food restaurant and juice bar inside of Dynamic Wellness. Open daily with a rotating menu and food and juices made fresh each day. Try the ’fried’ plantain or the Almond Hemp Burger.
The Queen Vic
1206 H St. N.E.
Washington, D.C.
202-396-2001
thequeenvicdc.com
British pub featuring a vegan seasonal vegetable curry.
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Shawafel
1322 H St N.E.
Washington, D.C.
202-388-7676
shawafeldc.com
Lebanese restaurant with a variety of vegetarian and vegan sandwiches and appetizers (the tahini sauce is vegan). Open until 3am on Friday and Saturday nights.
Sticky Rice
1224 H St., N.E.
Washington, D.C.
202-397-7655
stickyricedc.com
With a vegetarian and vegan menu section, Sticky Rice mixes American and Pan-Asian entrees. The Garden Ball’s eel sauce is vegan! The Tofu Max combines tofu, cilantro, jalapeno, cucumbers and a grilled pineapple and is topped with tempura crunchies.
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Taylor Gourmet
1116 H St., N.E.
Washington, D.C.
202-684-7001
taylorgourmet.com
Deli with a vegetarian menu section. Offers salads and six vegetarian sandwiches. Veganize your meal by requesting no cheese.
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Toki Underground
1234 H St., N.E.
Washington, D.C.
202-388-3086
tokiunderground.com
Taiwanese style ramen and dumplings bar located upstairs from The Pug (bar). Try the Masumi Vegetarian bowl, the veggie dumplings or the Taiwanese cold tofu appetizer (be sure to specify no fish flakes). The kimchi is not vegetarian.
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Azi’s Cafe
1336 9th St., N.W.
Washington, D.C.
202-232-0001
aziscafe.com
Offers a separate vegan menu boasting flavor-filled sandwiches and baked goods. Just a 5 minute walk from the Mt. Vernon/Shaw metro station.
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Bacio Pizzeria
81 Seaton Pl., N.W.
Washington, D.C.
202-232-2246
www.baciopizzeria.com
Bloomingdale pizzeria offering Daiya vegan cheese for any of its delicious pizzas and calzones. Also offers gluten-free crust. A short walk from the Shaw/Howard University Metro station.
Beau Thai
1700 New Jersey Ave NW
Washington, D.C.
202-536-5636
beauthaidc.com
Thai restaurant with clearly marked and plentiful vegan and vegetarian options. We recommend the Drunken Noodle with Tofu!
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Big Bear Café
1700 1st St., NW
Washington, D.C.
202-470-5543
bigbearcafe-dc.com
This Bloomingdale bistro focuses on veggie-centric fare where fresh, local vegetables are featured prominently. Always has several vegan options.
Cause - The PhilanthroPub
1926 9th St N.W.
Washington, D.C.
202-588-5220
www.causedc.org
CAUSE is a unique bar where 100% of the profits go to a rotating selection of charities. There are several vegetarians options, most of which can be made vegan upon request. Try the Quentil Burger (quinoa and lentil), the Shroom & Oat Burger, or the Smoky Lentil Soup. Daily specials typically feature local produce.
Etete
1942 9th St., N.W.
Washington, D.C.
202-232-7600
eteterestaurant.com
Ethiopian restaurant offering vegan dishes and a separate vegetarian menu section.
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Julia’s Empanadas
6235 Georgia Ave., NW
Washington, D.C.
202-387-4100
juliasempanadas.com
Julia’s turns out freshly baked, hand-made empanadas daily. They make a different flavor of savory vegan empanadas each week and a few vegetarian empanadas including spinach & mozzarella, and several sweet fruit empanadas. This location is open 10am-4pm.
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Mama Chuy’s
2620 Georgia Ave., N.W.
Washington, D.C.
202667
mamachuydc.com
Authentic Mexican restaurant with several vegetarian options that can be made vegan. Try the eggplant milanesa torta or the mushroom-filled flautas.
Mandalay
1501 9th St NW
Washington, D.C.
202-644-8806
mandalaydc.com
This upscale Burmese restaurant offers small plates downstairs, and a 7 course prix fixe menu with vegan option upstairs for $50 / person. Reservations requesting the vegan option have to be made 24 hours in advance. Wednesdays are all vegan and they can try out some more creative and labor-intensive vegan options.
Rogue 24
922 N St. N.W.
Washington, D.C.
202-408-9724
rogue24.com
A very upscale "interactive culinary experience" featuring a progression of 24 small courses at each meal. They can provide an amazing vegan 24-course meal with one week’s advance notice. Located in rear.
Rustik Tavern
84 T St., N.W.
Washington, D.C.
202-290-2936
rustikdc.com
Neighborhood tavern and bar that now serves vegan cheese on any of their pizzas. Add vegan cheese to the Going Green pizza with watercress and roasted garlic sauce, or the Ward 5 pizza with mushrooms, preserved lemons, tomato sauce, and middle eastern spices. All soups made without chicken stock.
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Sankofa Cafe
2714 Georgia Ave., N.W.
Washington, D.C.
202-332-1084
sankofa.com
All-organic cafe/bookstore with a long list of vegetarian wraps as well as a few vegan options. The smoothies are made with just pure vegetables—no yogurt or milk!
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Sundevich
1314 9th St NW (Garage)
Washington, D.C.
202-319-1086
sundevich.com
Sandwich shop with several vegetarian options and one vegan sandwich, the Cairo (hummus, cucumber, brined vegetables, walnuts, and fresh herbs), in addition to several vegan salads and sides.
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Thai X-ing
515 Florida Ave. N.W.
Washington, D.C.
202-332-4322
thaix-ing.com
Very small and delicious restaurant. As a mostly chef’s choice restaurant, make sure to mention that you’d like a veg dish when you call for reservations. On Sundays, Thai X-ing offers special vegan and vegetarian dishes! Also visit for Pescatarian Tuesdays! Don’t miss the pumpkin curry. BYOB.
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Uncle Chip’s
1514 N. Capitol St., N.W.
Washington, D.C.
202-999-4990
unclechips.com
Bloomingdale bakery and cafe that offers a vegan sandwich each season and a vegetarian soup that is sometimes vegan. Also offers vegan brownies and sweet breads. Vegan cookies are available for order with 48 hours notice - call for details.
Woodlands Vegan BistroV
2928 Georgia Ave., N.W.
Washington, D.C.
202-232-1700
woodlandsveganbistro.com
Delicious all-vegan cafe offering soul food, raw food dishes and a variety of smoothies. Formerly known as Everlasting Life (from the same group that ran Soul Vegetarian) A 10-minute walk from the Columbia Heights Metro station. A local favorite.
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Beau Thai
3162 Mt Pleasant St
Washington DC, D.C.
202-450-5317
www.beauthaidc.com
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This Thai restaurant offers a dietary guide, clearly indicating which dishes are vegan by default (and there are many) and which can be made vegan upon request. Some items like curries can be made without fish sauce or shrimp paste if given sufficient advance notice.
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Chipotle Mexican Grill
40 Massachusetts Ave NE
Washington, D.C.
202-706-5935
chipotle.com
Inexpensive Tex-Mex fast food restaurant offering meatless burritos, tacos, and salad bowls with beans, grilled veggies, fresh salsas, and guacamole, as well as new spicy tofu sofritas for a meaty substitute. Now features a new pinto bean recipe that is entirely vegan, like their black beans.
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Chipotle Mexican Grill
2300 Washington Pl NE
Washington, D.C.
202-269-0394
chipotle.com
Inexpensive Tex-Mex fast food restaurant offering meatless burritos, tacos, and salad bowls with beans, grilled veggies, fresh salsas, and guacamole, as well as new spicy tofu sofritas for a meaty substitute. Now features a new pinto bean recipe that is entirely vegan, like their black beans.
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GoshenV
1309 5th St., N.E.
Washington, D.C.
202-704-2600
This vegan raw food booth at Union Market serves entrees, appetizers, juice, and dessert Wed-Sun 11a-8p.
Panda of DC
1807 W. Virginia Ave., N.E.
Washington, D.C.
202-526-8478
pandaofdc.com
Chinese restaurant with a variety of vegetable, tofu and mock meat dishes available. Note that the mock meat dishes all come with egg-based breading by default but can be made vegan upon request.
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Roti Mediterranean Grill
1275 1st St., N.E.
Washington, D.C.
202-618-6969
roti.com
Mediterranean restaurant with the option to customize your dish with a variety of sauces and toppings such as baba gannoush, Sumak onions and Spanish eggplant. Vegan menu items include spinach salad, falafel, and the "Gibraltar" Mediterranean plate. Only the "very spicy" dressing is vegan.
Soup Up
1309 5th Street, N.E.
Washington, D.C.
202-909-0030
soupup.us
Soup Up offers a vast array of freshly made soups, many of which are vegan. All of the soups are dairy, butter, and oil-free. Located only a few blocks from the NoMa-Gallaudet University Metro station.
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CityZen
1330 Maryland Avenue, S.W.
Washington, D.C.
202-554-8588
www.mandarinoriental.com
/washington/dining/cityzen/
Upscale restaurant in the Mandarin Oriental Hotel. Offers a 6-course vegetarian tasting menu which can be made vegan upon request (with advance notice, please mention your dietary needs when you make the reservation).
La Lomita Dos II
308 Pennsylvania Ave. SE
Washington, D.C.
202-544-0616
www.lomitadc.com
Mexican restaurant with a few vegetarian options, most of which can be made vegan by requesting no cheese or sour cream.
Mitsitam Cafe
National Museum of the American Indian, 4th St. &
Washington, D.C.
202-633-1000
Cafe located in the National Museum of the American Indian and offering authentic Native American cuisine with a variety of clearly-labeled vegan and vegetarian dishes that rotate on a daily basis. Located near the L’Enfant Plaza Metro station.
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Moe’s Southwest Grill
470 L'Enfant Plaza
Washington, D.C.
202-484-2229
www.moes.com
This inexpensive Tex-Mex chain offers delicious burritos, fajitas, and tacos with tofu and vegan guacamole. Priced under $7.00. Be sure to specify no cheese and no sour cream.
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Roti Mediterranean Grill
470 L'Enfant Plaza East
Washington, D.C.
202-618-6965
roti.com
Mediterranean restaurant with the option to customize your dish with a variety of sauces and toppings such as baba gannoush, Sumak onions and Spanish eggplant. Vegan menu items include spinach salad, falafel, and the "Gibraltar" Mediterranean plate. Only the "very spicy" dressing is vegan. Rice is made with vegetable stock. Gluten-free pita and several gluten-free dishes also available. Located in the L’Enfant Plaza Metro station.
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Chipotle Mexican Grill
4301 Wisconsin Ave., N.W.
Washington, D.C.
202-237-0602
chipotle.com
Inexpensive Tex-Mex fast food restaurant offering meatless burritos, tacos, and salad bowls with beans, grilled veggies, fresh salsas, and guacamole, as well as new spicy tofu sofritas for a meaty substitute. Now features a new pinto bean recipe that is entirely vegan, like their black beans.
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Le Pain Quotidien
4874 Massachusetts Ave., N.W.
Washington, D.C.
202-459-9141
lepainquotidien.com
Cafe offering a variety of vegetarian specialties. Vegan items are clearly marked and may include a vegetable "quiche," organic quinoa salad. They also have some vegan pastries and most of their breads are vegan.
Little Red Fox
5035 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, D.C.
202-248-6346
littleredfoxdc.com
Rustic restaurant that is a source for meals that feel home-cooked, with seasonal ingredients and locally roasted coffee. There is always at least one dish on the menu that is vegan (and often more), but it varies depending on the time of year. The smokey tomato soup (vegan) is available year-round!
Masala Art
4441B Wisconsin Ave., NW
Washington, D.C.
202-362-4441
masalaartdc.com
Indian restaurant with a vegetarian menu section, including many vegan items.
Pete’s Apizza
4940 Wisconsin Ave., N.W.
Washington, D.C.
202-237-7383
petesapizza.com
New Haven-style pizzeria located between the Tenleytown and Friendship Heights Metro stations. Toppings include fried Italian eggplant, sautéed Savoy spinach, arugula and Daiya vegan cheese. Ask about the gluten-free pasta option or the sorbetto with daily changing flavors.
Prince Cafe
4629 41st St., N.W.
Washington, D.C.
202-362-0080
Offers several vegetarian Middle Eastern and Indian dishes. Located near the Tenleytown/AU Metro station.
Yosaku Japanese Restaurant
4712 Wisconsin Ave., N.W.
Washington, D.C.
202-363-4453
yosakusushi.com
This restaurant offers several selections of vegetarian sushi, including a delicious fried sweet potato roll. The lunch special includes an unlimited Japanese-style salad bar.
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24 Seven
1408 U St. N.W.
Washington, D.C.
202-232-7108
Offers inexpensive Mediterranean fare with a vegetarian section on the menu.
9:30 Club
815 V St., N.W.
Washington, D.C.
202-265-0930
930.com
Popular live music venue with shows most nights and a vegetarian-friendly menu. Vegan items are clearly labeled.
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Ben’s Chili Bowl
1213 U St., N.W.
Washington, D.C.
202-667-0909
benschilibowl.com
Inexpensive, popular, fast-food diner offering vegan chili fries, vegan burgers, and bowls of veggie chili. Located near the U St./Cardozo Metro station. View menu
Ben’s Next Door
1211 U St., N.W.
Washington, D.C.
202-667-8880
bensnextdoor.com
Bar and lounge next to Ben’s Chili Bowl serving Ben’s veggie chili.
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Busboys and Poets
2021 14th St., N.W.
Washington, D.C.
202-387-7638
busboysandpoets.com
Cafe and performance space featuring over a dozen vegan dishes including vegan pepperoni calzones. Don’t miss the coconut tofu bites. Vegan friendly brunch menu, too.
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Cafe Collage
1346 T St., N.W.
Washington, D.C.
202-232-3554
cafecollagedc.com
Healthy and inexpensive cafe fare, Ethiopian food, and smoothies. The sandwich and salad menu contains several vegetarian and vegan options, and there is a wide variety of vegan smoothies. On the weekends you can get a special vegan Ethiopian platter.
Cakelove
1506 U St., N.W.
Washington, D.C.
202-588-7100
cakelove.com
A short walk from the U St./Cardozo Metro station, Cakelove is a bakery offering vegan cakes, scones, cupcakes and cookies. Vegan cakes must be ordered in advance. Cakelove also has locations in Silver Spring and Fort Washington in Maryland, Arlington, Fairfax, and McLean in Virginia. Love Cafe, located next to the Cakelove on U St., offers a variety of vegan wraps and sandwiches.
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Doi Moi
1800 14th St NW
Washington, D.C.
202-733-5131
doimoidc.com
Restaurant that offers separate vegan and vegetarian sections of the menu with delicious dishes such as Plai Moana Chien (Cambodian style stir-fried pineapple with ginger).
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Dukem
1114 - 1118 U St., N.W.
Washington, D.C.
202-667-8735
dukemrestaurant.com
An Ethiopian restaurant that not only offers a vegetarian section on the menu but also has live music on Wednesdays and entertainment most nights of the week.
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Eatonville Restaurant
2121 14th St., N.W.
Washington, D.C.
202-332-9672
eatonvillerestaurant.com
Specializing in traditional Louisiana Creole cuisine, this restaurant offers a variety of vegan and vegetarian entrees and sides, including a vegan gumbo, vegan fried chicken, vegan gumbo, and avocado and tofu salad.
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Food for Thought (inside The Black Cat)
1811 14th St., N.W.
Washington, D.C.
202-797-1095
blackcatdc.com
/food-for-thought.html
Offers mostly vegetarian and vegan fare served in a cafe inside of the Black Cat, a popular D.C. music venue. The vegan nachos and lasagna are local favorites.
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The Greek Spot
2017 11th St., N.W.
Washington, D.C.
202-265-3118
greekspotdc.com
Offering unique and standard Greek dishes, including falafel, stuffed grape leaves, and lentil soup. The menu includes many other vegetarian mock meat options (gyro, steak sub, veggie burger, etc.) - though some include egg. Ask about specific ingredients when ordering.
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Kapnos
2201 14th St NW
Washington, D.C.
202-234-5000
kapnosdc.com
Fine Mediterranean dining with Chef Mike Isabella, featuring many dishes already vegan or that can be easily veganized upon request, including the Revithosalata (flatbread with chickpea, tahini, and sultan chutney). Cheese can be easily removed from dishes.
Lovely Yogurt
1017 U St
Washington, D.C.
202-509-1553
lovelyogurt.com
This small frozen yogurt shop offers vegan frozen yogurt and a wide array of toppings to go with it. Pay by weight, so you can get as much or as little as you like!

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Masa 14
1825 14th St. N.W.
Washington, D.C.
202-328-1414
masa14.com
Offers a "vegetable" section of the menu with vegan-friendly items such as fried tofu, edamame, wok fried okra, and more. Several meat dishes can be made vegetarian upon request.
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Peking Express
1338 U St NW
Washington, D.C.
202-986-3939
pekingexp.com
Chinese restaurant offering over a dozen vegetarian entrees including meatless "chicken" with cashews or vegetables. For vegan offerings just ask which items don’t contain egg.
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Sala Thai
1301 U St., N.W.
Washington, D.C.
202-462-1333
salathaidc.com
Thai restaurant featuring a vegetarian section on the menu. Be sure to ask which dishes can be made without fish sauce. This location features live jazz on Fridays and Saturdays.
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Twins Jazz
1344 U St., N.W.
Washington, D.C.
202-234-0072
twinsjazz.com
Restaurant and live music venue. Menu features American, Ethiopian and Caribbean Cuisine. Vegan menu items include the Ethiopian style vegetarian combo platter and Pasta Special. Their Sweet Banana appetizer, Homemade Lentil soup and all side dishes are also vegan
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Domku
821 Upshur St., N.W.
Washington, D.C.
202-722-7475
domkucafe.com
Slavic and Scandinavian fare with many vegetarian options and vegan salads. Note that the mushroom "meatballs" contain eggs and cheese. Offering "Meatless Tuesdays" as they are closed Mondays!
Everlasting Life Vegan RestaurantV
at Cedar Crossing
341 Cedar St. NW
Washington, D.C.
everlastinglife.net
The second location of this all vegan restaurant, serving soul food, raw foods, and beer, wine, and cocktails.
Fasika Ethiopian Cuisine
4422 Georgia Ave. N.W.
Washington, D.C.
202-345-3884
Ethiopian restaurant serving Dama’s homemade mock meat (seitan) and vegan cakes, in addition to the usual veggie combo. Substitute veggie meat in any menu item at no additional charge.
Fusion Restaurant and Bar
4815 Georgia Ave., N.W.
Washington, D.C.
202-726-2210
fusionrnb.com
Vegan-friendly Indian Restaurant with hints of modern American flavors. Has a large vegetarian section of the menu, and vegan items are clearly marked.
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The Highlands
4706 14th St N.W.
Washington, D.C.
202-829-6200
highlandsdc.com
Restaurant with a special vegan menu for lunch and dinner. It includes a variety of American classics, like a vegan cheeseburger, sausage with peppers & onions and more, and vegetarian standards like hummus & wraps, and a few desserts.
Moroni & Brothers Restaurant
4811 Georgia Ave., N.W.
Washington, D.C.
202-829-2090
moroniandbrothers.com
Small family-owned eatery specializing in gourmet wood-fired pizzas, which can be made with vegan cheese upon request.
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My Little Bistro
353 Cedar St., N.W.
Washington, D.C.
202-722-4787
Family-owned cafe conveniently located less than a block away from the Takoma Metro station with a separate vegan menu including mock chicken. Also carries vegan desserts and tofutti vegan cream cheese for bagels. Offers Meatless Mondays with VegDC.com: 15% off the entire Vegan Menu on Mondays.

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Nile Market & Restaurant
7815 Georgia Ave., N.W.
Washington, D.C.
202-882-1130
nileethiopianrestaurant.com
Delicious Ethiopian fare listed in a vegetarian section on the menu with more than ten vegan dishes. A 15-minute walk from the Silver Spring Metro station.
Petworth Citizen
829 Upshur St. NW
Washington, D.C.
202-722-2939
www.petworthcitizen.com
A neighborhood bar that offers a few vegetarian options, some of which can be made vegan upon request. Try the butternut squash salad with roasted brussels sprouts.
Senbeb CaféV
6224 3rd St., N.W.
Washington, D.C.
202-249-0917
All-vegan cafe featuring "meat" sandwiches, raw options, and daily specials. A 15-minute walk from the Takoma Metro station.
SiTeaV
6902 4th St., N.W.
Washington, D.C.
202-525-5386
siteaspice.com
This 100% vegetarian exotic tea and spice boutique has everything from almond milk chai and pastries, to soups and samosas.
SoupergirlV
314 Carroll St., N.W.
Washington, D.C.
202-609-7177
thesoupergirl.com
All-vegan soups made with fresh ingredients from local farms. Choose from a variety of soups each day. Also pick up salads and a wider selection of to go soups in the refrigerated case. Favorites include Party Starting Black Eyed Pea and Funky Greens, Marrakech Express Harira. Add whole wheat croutons or a slice of vegan cornbread. Vegan brownies and cookies are sometimes available too.


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Chalin’s Restaurant & Lounge
4250 Connecticut Ave., N.W.
Washington, D.C.
202-966-1942
chalins.com
Chinese restaurant offering several vegetarian dishes with tofu. Located near the Van Ness/UDC Metro station.
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Afghan Grill
2309 Calvert St., N.W.
Washington, D.C.
202-234-5095
afghangrill.com
Afghan restaurant with several unique vegetarian entrees. Meals can be easily veganized by requesting no yogurt in the sauces.
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Chipotle Mexican Grill
2600 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, D.C.
202-299-9111
chipotle.com
Inexpensive Tex-Mex fast food restaurant offering meatless burritos, tacos, and salad bowls with beans, grilled veggies, fresh salsas, and guacamole, as well as new spicy tofu sofritas for a meaty substitute. Now features a new pinto bean recipe that is entirely vegan, like their black beans.
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Eddie’s Café
2600 Connecticut Ave., N.W.
Washington, D.C.
202-667-3939
eddiescafedc.com
Chinese restaurant with a separate vegetarian menu section with several tofu dishes.
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Lebanese Taverna
2641 Connecticut Ave., N.W.
Washington, D.C.
202-265-8681
lebanesetaverna.com
Offers more than 20 vegetarian dishes, including delicious kabobs. Located near the Woodley Park/Adams Morgan Metro station.
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Mama Ayesha’s
1967 Calvert St., N.W.
Washington, D.C.
202-232-5431
mamaayeshas.com
Arabic diner with vegan specialties such as couscous, grape leaves, and vegetable-filled cabbage.
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Mr. Chen’s Organic Chinese Cuisine
2604 Connecticut Ave., N.W.
Washington, D.C.
202-797-9668
mrchens.com
Organic Chinese restaurant with a vegetarian menu section. Many of the rice, noodle, and soup dishes are also vegetarian. Be sure to specify no egg.
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Open City
2331 Calvert St., N.W.
Washington, D.C.
202-332-2331
opencitydc.com
Coffeehouse, diner, and bar with several clearly-marked vegan options. Try the tofu scramble, a veggie burger, a vegetable sub, or veggie quinoa. Keep an eye out for the weekly veggie special!
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Taste of India
2621 Connecticut Ave., N.W.
Washington, D.C.
202-483-1115
tasteofindia.us
Authentic Indian cuisine offering over a dozen vegetarian items (many of which can be made vegan), including daily vegetarian and vegan specials.
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Tono Sushi
2605 Connecticut Ave., N.W.
Washington, D.C.
202-332-7300
tonosushi.com
Features Japanese as well as other Asian cuisines. The menu includes several types of vegetarian sushi, including shiitake mushroom and spicy crunchy tofu rolls, along with soups, noodles, and dumplings. Most dishes can be made without fish sauce, so be sure to ask.
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Maryland

Annapolis
A Cook’s Cafe
911 Commerce Road
Annapolis, Md.
410-266-1511
www.acookscafe.com
This cafe has several vegan and vegetarian sandwiches, offers CSA shares, and sometimes holds vegan cooking classes as well. Try the falafel or Asian tofu wrap.
Amsterdam FalafelshopV
25 Market Space
Annapolis, Md.
410-268-1947
www.falafelshop.com
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All-vegetarian restaurant specializing in falafel, with an almost all-vegan toppings bar to create your own sandwich.
Union Jack’s
2072 Somerville Rd.
Annapolis, Md.
410-266-5681
unionjacksannapolis.com
This British pub next to Annapolis Towne Centre offers Matchmeat brand vegan chicken, beef, Italian sausage, and crab cakes which can be substituted in most dishes for a fee. The pub also carries Daiya vegan cheese, vegan flatbreads, pizza crusts, and ice cream.
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Annapolis Junction
Subway
300 Sentinel Dr.
#100
Annapolis Junction, Md.
301-490-6553
subway.com
In June 2012 this location tested three vegan sandwiches. The new items were so popular that they sold out! Now the test marketing is over - if you’d like Subway to bring back vegan options, please tell them today: WeLoveSubway.com
Aspen Hill
Chipotle Mexican Grill
13501 Connecticut Ave
Aspen Hill, Md.
301-598-2215
chipotle.com
Inexpensive Tex-Mex fast food restaurant offering meatless burritos, tacos, and salad bowls with beans, grilled veggies, fresh salsas, and guacamole, as well as new spicy tofu sofritas for a meaty substitute. Now features a new pinto bean recipe that is entirely vegan, like their black beans.
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Beltsville
Caribbean Delight II
11000 Baltimore Ave.
Beltsville, Md.
301-595-4667
caribbeandelight2.com
Inexpensive West Indian restaurant with great vegetarian entrees and sides. Try the curried vegetables, fried plantains, and vegetable patties.
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El Mexicano
10413 Baltimore Ave.
Beltsville, Md.
301-572-4000
myelmexicano.com
Inexpensive Mexican food with some vegetarian options, most of which can be made vegan by requesting no cheese. The beans and guacamole are vegan.
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Bethesda
Bacchus of Lebanon
7945 Norfolk Ave.
Bethesda, Md.
301-657-1722
bacchusoflebanon.com
Lebanese fare including more than 15 vegan appetizers that are large enough to make a fulfilling meal. A 15-minute walk from the Bethesda Metro station.
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bd’s Mongolian Barbeque
7201 Wisconsin Ave.
Bethesda, Md.
301-657-1080
gomongo.com
You choose the vegetables, sauces, and tofu, and the chef prepares it. Be sure to specify vegetarian, and the chef will make your meal on a separate section of the grill. Located near the Bethesda Metro station.
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Bethesda Curry Kitchen
4860 Cordell Avenue
Bethesda, Md.
301-656-0062
www.bethesdacurrykitchen.com
This Indian restaurant offers many vegetarian and vegan options from both South and North India.
BGR
4827 Fairmont Ave.
Bethesda, Md.
301-358-6137
www.bgrtheburgerjoint.com
This burger joint has vegan fries (potato or sweet potato) and a veggie burger (which contains egg white) available.
Bold Bite
4901 Fairmont Ave.
Bethesda, Md.
301-951-2653
www.boldbite.net
This Bethesda hot dog shop offers a delicious veggie sausage, two vegan salads, and hand-cut Belgian-style fries cooked in vegetable oil. Try the "Veg-Out Show Dog" on a baguette without the pesto for a vegan treat!
California Pizza Kitchen
7101 Democracy Blvd.
Bethesda, Md.
301-469-5090
cpk.com
Pizza chain focusing on interesting California-style pizza like Japanese Eggplant Pizza & Tricolored Salad Pizza (both of which can be made vegan) as well as soup, pasta, and sandwiches. Offers a list of which items can be made vegetarian or vegan.
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California Tortilla
4862 Cordell Ave.
Bethesda, Md.
301-654-8226
californiatortilla.com
Inexpensive Tex-Mex fare. Great bean and rice or vegetable burritos and salads. Be sure to specify no cheese and no sour cream, or just order their vegan-ready "No-Meato Burrito". The guacamole and chips are vegan. Located near the Bethesda Metro station.
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Cava Mezze Grill
4832 Bethesda Ave.
Bethesda, Md.
301-656-1772
cavagrill.com
Pick a pita, bowl, salad, or mini, and add your choice of falafel and a variety of veg-friendly toppings. Their regular-sized pitas are vegan while mini-sized pitas are not. They mark all vegan items online.
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Chef Tony’s
4926 St. Elmo Ave.
Bethesda, Md.
301-654-3737
cheftonysbethesda.com
Mediterranean restaurant that can accommodate vegetarian and vegan diners. The "Seasonal Vegetable Creation" entree can be made vegan. Ask your server to find out what appetizers are vegan.
Chipotle Mexican Grill
10400 Old Georgetown Rd.
Bethesda, Md.
301-214-2410
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Inexpensive Tex-Mex fast food restaurant offering meatless burritos, tacos, and salad bowls with beans, grilled veggies, fresh salsas, and guacamole, as well as new spicy tofu sofritas for a meaty substitute. Now features a new pinto bean recipe that is entirely vegan, like their black beans.
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Chipotle Mexican Grill
7624 Old Georgetown Rd
Bethesda, Md.
301-907-9077
chipotle.com
Inexpensive Tex-Mex fast food restaurant offering meatless burritos, tacos, and salad bowls with beans, grilled veggies, fresh salsas, and guacamole, as well as new spicy tofu sofritas for a meaty substitute. Now features a new pinto bean recipe that is entirely vegan, like their black beans.
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City Lights of China
4820 Bethesda Ave.
Bethesda, Md.
301-913-9501
bethesdacitylightsofchina.com
Popular Chinese restaurant offering a separate vegetarian menu upon request.
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Dolcezza
7111 Bethesda Ln.
Bethesda, Md.
301-215-9226
dolcezzagelato.com
Dolcezza creates unique artisanal gelato and sorbet, using many ingredients from local farmers. Though the gelato is cream-based, all of the sorbets are water-based. Flavors vary daily and seasonally. You can also find Dolcezza sorbet in the Rockville Whole Food and the Dupont Farmer’s Market.
Flaxella
8218 Wisconsin Ave.
Bethesda, Md.
301-654-3529
flaxella.com
This small café offers vegetarian sandwiches, soups and salads with vegan items clearly marked. Get a coffee drink with soy milk and vegan biscotti. Located in the Bethesda Medical Bldg., first floor.
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Foong Lin
7710 Norfolk Ave.
Bethesda, Md.
301-656-3427
foonglin.com
Chinese restaurant with a good vegetarian selection. Try the vegetarian chicken with cashew or the "yellow bird" (vegetables wrapped in tofu skin).
Hard Times Cafe
4920 Del Ray Ave.
Bethesda, Md.
301-951-3300
hardtimes.com
Relaxed restaurant renowned for its fantastic, homemade vegan chili with soy protein. The veggie burgers are made with egg whites. A 5-minute walk from the Bethesda Metro station
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Jaleo
7271 Woodmont Ave.
Bethesda, Md.
301-913-0003
jaleo.com
Jaleo is a Spanish Tapas restaurant and is committed to creating foods using a wide array of spices and ingredients. Check out the Verduras section of the menu for many delicious vegan options, such as Espinacas a la catalana. You can find some of Jose Andres’, the Executive Chef, recipes in Great Chefs Cook Vegan.
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Kraze Burger
4733 Elm St.
Bethesda, Md.
301-215-9068
kraze.us
This burger joint offers a vegetarian Vege & Bean burger featuring a tofu patty with plenty of fixins.
Le Pain Quotidien
7140 Bethesda Ln.
Bethesda, Md.
301-913-2902
lepainquotidien.com
Cafe offering a variety of vegetarian specialties. Vegan items are clearly marked and may include a vegetable "quiche," organic quinoa salad. They also have some vegan pastries and most of their breads are vegan.
Lebanese Taverna
7141 Arlington Rd.
Bethesda, Md.
301-951-8681
lebanesetaverna.com
Offers more than 20 vegetarian dishes, including delicious kabobs.
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Noodles & Company
7101 Democracy Blvd.
Bethesda, Md.
301-365-5050
noodles.com
Inexpensive noodle house serving many vegetarian dishes, with most vegan as-is. Most non-vegan entrées can easily be made vegan upon request.
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Passage to India
4931 Cordell Ave.
Bethesda, Md.
301-656-3373
passagetoindia.info
Vegan-friendly Indian restaurant with over twenty vegan appetizers, entrees, and desserts representing East, West, North, and South Indian cuisine. Most vegan items are marked with a V. Located near the Bethesda Metro station.
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Puree
4903 Elm St.
Bethesda, Md.
pureejuicebar.com
Enjoy all-vegan, organic fresh pressed juices, purees with fresh produce and nut milks, shakes, and raw foods and desserts at this new, juice bar.
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Qdoba
7101 Democracy Blvd.
Bethesda, Md.
301-365-3166
qdoba.com
Serves freshly made, inexpensive Tex-Mex food. Vegan options for burritos and tacos include black beans, pinto beans, fajita vegetables, grilled vegetables, and cilantro lime rice. The tortilla soup is also vegan, as well as the ranchera sauce and cilantro lime vinaigrette dressing.
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Queen Bee Cafe and Grill
4925 Bethesda Avenue
Bethesda, Md.
301-654-1102
www.queenbeedc.com
This family-run Greek restaurant serves several vegan options including a variety of salads, hummus, mixed grilled vegetables, and more. Has both indoor and outdoor seating.
Raku
7240 Woodmont Ave.
Bethesda, Md.
301-718-8680
rakuasiandining.com
Asian restaurant offering vegetarian menu options and vegan sushi.
Roti Mediterranean Grill
10321 Westlake Dr.
Bethesda, Md.
301-327-1734
roti.com
Mediterranean restaurant with the option to customize your dish with a variety of sauces and toppings such as baba gannoush, Sumak onions and Spanish eggplant. Vegan menu items include spinach salad, falafel, and the "Gibraltar" Mediterranean plate. Only the "very spicy" dressing is vegan. Rice is made with vegetable stock. Gluten-free pita and several gluten-free dishes also available.
Sala Thai
4828 Cordell Ave.
Bethesda, Md.
301-654-4676
salathaidc.com
Thai restaurant with a vegetarian menu section. Be sure to ask which dishes can be made without fish sauce.
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Spring Mill Bread Co.
4961 Elm St.
Bethesda, Md.
301-654-7970
springmillbread.com
Bakery and café offering vegan soups and sandwiches every day and fresh vegan bread on Tuesdays & Thursdays: California raison-walnut, country wheat, and corn bread when in season.
Sweetgreen
4831 Bethesda Ave.
Bethesda, Md.
301-654-7336
sweetgreen.com
With more than 30 vegetarian toppings (from chickpeas and falafel to sunflower seeds or roasted tofu) it’s easy to veganize your meal here. The sabzi and "chic p" salads are vegan by default.
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Bowie
California Tortilla
3941 Evergreen Pkwy.
Bowie, Md.
301-464-6405
californiatortilla.com
Inexpensive Tex-Mex fare. Great bean and rice or vegetable burritos and salads. Be sure to specify no cheese and no sour cream, or just order their vegan-ready "No-Meato Burrito". The guacamole and chips are also vegan.
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White Tiger
15525 Emerald Way
Bowie, Md.
301-262-3838
whitetigerdc.com
Indian restaurant within the Bowie Town Center. Weekly lunch buffet with a variety of vegetarian and vegan items.
Burtonsville
Kim’s Hunan Express
15739 Columbia Pike
Burtonsville, Md.
301-384-0808
Inexpensive Chinese restaurant with a separate vegetarian menu featuring a variety of mock meats. The fried rice can be made without eggs upon request.
Soretti’s Ethiopian Cuisine
15510 Old Columbia Pike
Burtonsville, Md.
240-390-0044
www.soretti.com
Offering an extensive vegan menu, frequently with vegan specials. Great for take-out or eating in.
Zen Asian Grill & Sushi
15602 Old Columbia Pike
Burtonsville, Md.
301-421-1898
zenasiangrillsushi.com
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This restaurant has a separate vegan menu with several mock chicken and shrimp dishes. Try the vegan orange blossom chicken.
Capitol Heights
Everlasting Life Vegan RestaurantV
at Kingdom Square
9185 Central Ave.
Capitol Heights, Md.
301-324-6900
everlastinglife.net
All-vegan restaurant serving soul food, raw foods, juices and smoothies, and dessert. Also serves Sunday brunch.
Catonsville
Subway
5520 Research Park Dr.
#107
Catonsville, Md.
410-455-5222
subway.com
In June 2012 this location tested three vegan sandwiches. The new items were so popular that they sold out! Now the test marketing is over - if you’d like Subway to bring back vegan options, please tell them today: WeLoveSubway.com
Chevy Chase
Chipotle Mexican Grill
4471 Willard Ave
Chevy Chase, Md.
301-654-6661
chipotle.com
Inexpensive Tex-Mex fast food restaurant offering meatless burritos, tacos, and salad bowls with beans, grilled veggies, fresh salsas, and guacamole, as well as new spicy tofu sofritas for a meaty substitute. Now features a new pinto bean recipe that is entirely vegan, like their black beans.
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Indique Heights
2 Wisconsin Cir.
Chevy Chase, Md.
301-656-4822
indiqueheights.com
Indian restaurant offers plenty of vegan dishes from a separate vegetarian menu. Try the Tamarind sorbet for dessert!
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Clarksville
Great SageV
5809 Clarksville Square Dr.
Clarksville, Md.
443-535-9400
greatsage.com
All-vegan, organic restaurant. Menu changes seasonally with vegan brunch on Sundays until 3pm. Gluten-free and soy-free menu items are noted. Right next to Roots Market, a vegan-friendly grocery store. A local favorite.
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College Park
Chipotle Mexican Grill
7332 Baltimore Ave
College Park, Md.
240-582-0015
chipotle.com
Inexpensive Tex-Mex fast food restaurant offering meatless burritos, tacos, and salad bowls with beans, grilled veggies, fresh salsas, and guacamole, as well as new spicy tofu sofritas for a meaty substitute. Now features a new pinto bean recipe that is entirely vegan, like their black beans.
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Hard Times Cafe
4738 Cherry Hill Rd.
College Park, Md.
301-474-8880
hardtimes.com
Relaxed restaurant renowned for its fantastic, homemade vegan chili with soy protein. The veggie burgers are made with egg whites. Priced under $7.00.
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Maryland Food Collective
University of Maryland Student Union
Campus Dr. & Union Dr.
College Park, Md.
301-314-8089
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Mostly vegetarian shop with vegan sandwiches. Located on the University of Maryland campus. Take the free College Park Shuttle Bus from the College Park Metro station.
Noodles & Company
7320 Baltimore Ave.
College Park, Md.
301-779-5300
noodles.com
Inexpensive noodle house serving many vegetarian dishes, with most vegan as-is. Most non-vegan entrées can easily be made vegan upon request.
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Ovo - Simply VeggieV
7313 Baltimore Ave. Ste. E
College Park, Md.
301-277-0927
ovosimplyveggie.com
Vegan asian-fusion restaurant. Committed to sustainable practices, they use non-GMO soy and compostable packaging. Try the wonton soup, mushroom-based enoki fries or "oyster" crisps, or build your own entree from a variety of veggie proteins, sauces, and vegetables.
Columbia
BGR
6250 Columbia Crossing Cir.
Ste D
Columbia, Md.
443-319-5542
www.bgrtheburgerjoint.com
This burger joint has vegan fries (potato or sweet potato) and a veggie burger (which contains egg white) available.
Cafe David’s in David’s Natural Market
5430 Lynx Ln.
Columbia, Md.
410-730-2304
davidsnaturalmarket.com
Eatery located in a natural foods grocery. Serves clearly labeled vegan soups, sandwiches, desserts and more.
Chipotle Mexican Grill
6181 Old Dobbin Ln.
Columbia, Md.
410-872-8688
chipotle.com
Inexpensive Tex-Mex fast food restaurant offering meatless burritos, tacos, and salad bowls with beans, grilled veggies, fresh salsas, and guacamole, as well as new spicy tofu sofritas for a meaty substitute. Now features a new pinto bean recipe that is entirely vegan, like their black beans.
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Hunan Manor
7091 Deepage Dr.
Columbia, Md.
410-381-1134
www.hunanmanorrestaurant.com
Chinese restaurant that offers a wide variety of vegetable and mock chicken dishes in a vegetarian menu section. A few dishes contain oyster sauce by default, but can be made vegan.
Jesse Wong’s Asean Bistro
8775 Centre Park Dr.
Columbia, Md.
410-772-5300
aseanbistro.com
Asian restaurant offering several vegetarian menu items, including a vegetarian chicken dish. Be sure to specify no chicken stock.
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Mango GroveV
8865 Stanford Blvd
Columbia, Md.
410-884-3426
themangogrove.net
Fantastic all-vegetarian Indian restaurant. Every vegan option on the menu is clearly marked with a big green V next to it.
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Noodles & Company
6191 Old Dobbin Ln.
Columbia, Md.
410-872-3729
noodles.com
Inexpensive noodle house serving many vegetarian dishes, with most vegan as-is. Most non-vegan entrées can easily be made vegan upon request.
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Qdoba
6476 Dobbin Center Way Ste. 800
Columbia, Md.
410-740-6977
qdoba.com
Serves freshly made, inexpensive Tex-Mex food. Vegan options for burritos and tacos include black beans, pinto beans, fajita vegetables, grilled vegetables, and cilantro lime rice. The tortilla soup is also vegan, as well as the ranchera sauce and cilantro lime vinaigrette dressing.
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Red Robin
8640 Snowden River Pkwy.
Columbia, Md.
410-312-0214
redrobin.com
Make almost any of the burgers vegan by substituting a Boca patty and requesting no cheese or mayo. Customize your burger with toppings such as avocados, balsamic marinated tomatoes, sauteed mushrooms and onions, fajita vegetables, grilled pineapple, and more!
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TCBY
9400 Snowden River Pkwy
Columbia, Md.
410-995-6140
store.tcby.com/home/snowdenriver
This frozen yogurt shop offers a vegan chocolate option made from Silk almond milk.
Tokyo Café
10451 Twin Rivers Rd., Ste. 132
Columbia, Md.
410-992-0966
Extensive Japanese and Thai menu with many vegetarian and vegan options including vegetarian chicken, which can be substituted for chicken in most dishes. Miso soup is made with fish sauce but other dishes can be made without fish sauce upon request.
Tropical Smoothie Cafe
6455 Dobbin Rd
Suite 32
Columbia, Md.
410-730-6564
tropicalsmoothie.com
Substitute Beyond Meat Chicken-Free Strips for chicken in any menu item. Try the Thai Chicken Toasted Wrap or the Caribbean Luau Toasted Flatbread (hold the cheese to make it vegan). Also choose from a wide array of delicious smoothies made with fresh fruit.
Union Jack’s
10400 Little Patuxent Pkwy
Columbia, Md.
410-740-5225
unionjackscolumbia.com
This British pub offers Matchmeat brand vegan chicken, beef, Italian sausage, and crab cakes which can be substituted in most dishes for a fee. The pub also carries Daiya vegan cheese, vegan flatbreads, pizza crusts, and ice cream.
Ellicott City
The Judge’s Bench
8385 Main St.
Ellicott City, Md.
410-465-3497
judgesbenchpub.com
Family-owned pub with 17 rotating beer taps and the largest single malt selection in Maryland. Vegan items are clearly labeled and include white bean chili, spinach potstickers, chick’n jammies, and veggie burgers and dogs.
Subway
8145 Main St.
Ellicott City, Md.
410-418-4330
subway.com
In June 2012 this location tested three vegan sandwiches. The new items were so popular that they sold out! Now the test marketing is over - if you’d like Subway to bring back vegan options, please tell them today: WeLoveSubway.com
Fort Washington
Bangkok Golden
9503 Livingston Rd.
Fort Washington, Md.
301-248-8810
bangkokgolden.com
Thai restaurant offering a vegetarian menu for lunch and dinner. Be sure to specify no egg or fish sauce.
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Frederick
Acacia
129 N. Market St
Frederick, Md.
301-694-3015
acacia129.com
This "New American" restaurant has a number of vegetarian sides, salads, and entrees (which can be made vegan upon request).
Asian Cafe
1303 N. East St.
Frederick, Md.
301-662-0888
Pan-Asian cafe offering Chinese and Thai cuisine, including several dishes with tofu and mock chicken and mock beef options.
Bangkok Thai Kitchen
1031 W. Patrick St.
Frederick, Md.
301-668-1818
Most dishes at this Thai restaurant can be made vegan upon request by substituting tofu or vegetables (be sure to specify no fish sauce).
Cafe Nola
4 E. Patrick St.
Frederick, Md.
301-694-6652
cafe-nola.com
Restaurant, coffee shop, and bar with vegetarian and vegan items clearly labeled on the menu. Try the breakfast tofu scramble or black bean burger.
California Tortilla
1700 Kingfisher Drive, Ste. 15
Frederick, Md.
301-631-1996
californiatortilla.com
Inexpensive Tex-Mex fare. Great bean and rice or vegetable burritos and salads. Be sure to specify no cheese and no sour cream, or just order their vegan-ready "No-Meato Burrito". The guacamole and chips are vegan
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Casa-Rico
1399 W. Patrick St.
Frederick, Md.
301-663-3107
casaricos.com
Mexican restaurant with a separate vegetarian menu section, including burritos and vegetable, mango, and mushroom fajitas. Most items may be ordered without cheese or sour cream. Note that the guacamole is not vegan.
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China Garden
506 W. Patrick St.
Frederick, Md.
301-695-5055
Chinese restaurant with a variety of vegan dishes. Veggie fried rice can be made vegan by requesting no egg, and the spring rolls are also vegan. Note that the fortune cookies are not vegan.
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Chipotle Mexican Grill
5223 Buckeystown Pike
Frederick, Md.
301-846-0933
chipotle.com
Inexpensive Tex-Mex fast food restaurant offering meatless burritos, tacos, and salad bowls with beans, grilled veggies, fresh salsas, and guacamole, as well as new spicy tofu sofritas for a meaty substitute. Now features a new pinto bean recipe that is entirely vegan, like their black beans.
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Common Market
5728 Buckeystown Pike
Unit 1-B
Frederick, Md.
301-663-3416
www.commonmarket.com
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Natural food co-op grocery and cafe featuring fresh soup and salad bar, hot foods bar, juice bar and deli serving veggie meats and cheeses (including an excellent vegan reuben). Vegetarian and vegan options plentiful and well-marked.
Hinode
110 E. Patrick St.
Frederick, Md.
301-620-2943
hinodefrederick.com
Sit-down sushi restaurant with a dozen vegan sushi rolls. Also features tasty vegan salads like the avocado or asparagus salad with miso and sesame.
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Hunan Gourmet
915 7th St.
Frederick, Md.
301-695-0446
myhunangourmet.com
Chinese restaurant offering several mock meat dishes.
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Isabella’s Taverna & Tapas
44 N. Market St
Frederick, Md.
301-698-8922
isabellas-tavern.com
Spanish Tapas restaurant with a large vegetarian section on the menu (including many vegan tapas).
The Orchard Restaurant
45 N. Market St
Frederick, Md.
301-663-4912
theorchardrestaurant.com
This restaurant has several vegetarian and vegan stir fries, salads, and sandwiches.
Red Robin
5582 Spectrum Dr.
Frederick, Md.
301-620-1081
www.redrobin.com
Make almost any of the burgers vegan by substituting a Boca patty and requesting no cheese or mayo. Customize your burger with toppings such as avocados, balsamic marinated tomatoes, sauteed mushrooms and onions, grilled zucchini, grilled pineapple, and more!
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Sumittra Thai Cuisine
12 E. Patrick St.
Frederick, Md.
301-668-2303
www.sumittra.com
Most dishes at this Thai restaurant can be made vegan upon request by substituting tofu or vegetables (be sure to specify no fish sauce). Try "The Mock Stir Fried!"
Gaithersburg
Best Beer Wine
18749 North Frederick Rd.
Gaithersburg, Md.
301-548-9597
bestbeerwine.com
Inside of the Best Beer Wine liquor store, this deli offers a separate vegan menu which includes vegan Reubens, Tofurky sandwiches, Caesar salad with mock chicken, veggie dogs, and more.
Burma Road
617 S. Frederick Ave.
Gaithersburg, Md.
301-963-1429
www.burmaroad.biz
A Burmese restaurant with several appetizers and entrees that can be made vegetarian (specify no fish sauce). Try the Pickled Tea Leaf Salad.
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California Pizza Kitchen
136 Boardwalk Pl.
Gaithersburg, Md.
301-330-0681
cpk.com
Pizza chain focusing on interesting California-style pizza like Japanese Eggplant Pizza & Tricolored Salad Pizza (both of which can be made vegan) as well as soup, pasta, and sandwiches. Offers a list of which items can be made vegetarian or vegan.
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Chipotle Mexican Grill
96 Main St.
Gaithersburg, Md.
301-926-3875
chipotle.com
Inexpensive Tex-Mex fast food restaurant offering meatless burritos, tacos, and salad bowls with beans, grilled veggies, fresh salsas, and guacamole, as well as new spicy tofu sofritas for a meaty substitute. Now features a new pinto bean recipe that is entirely vegan, like their black beans.
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Chipotle Mexican Grill
564 N. Frederick Ave.
Gaithersburg, Md.
240-632-1228
chipotle.com
Inexpensive Tex-Mex fast food restaurant offering meatless burritos, tacos, and salad bowls with beans, grilled veggies, fresh salsas, and guacamole, as well as new spicy tofu sofritas for a meaty substitute. Now features a new pinto bean recipe that is entirely vegan, like their black beans.
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El Mexicano
12150 Darnestown Rd.
Gaithersburg, Md.
301-330-5620
Inexpensive Mexican food with some vegetarian options, most of which can be made vegan by requesting no cheese. The beans and guacamole are vegan.
Firehouse Deli
6 Montgomery Village Ave.
Gaithersburg, Md.
301-891-4434
www.firehousedeli.com
Every sandwich at this restaurant can be custom-made with vegan mayo, dairy-free cheese or cream cheese, and mock meats including chicken and beef strips, Smart Dogs, and all-vegan veggie burgers.
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Glory Garden
8405 Snouffer School Rd.
Gaithersburg, Md.
301-990-8200
Chinese restaurant willing to make a vegetarian version of any meat dish using tofu or mock chicken.
Hot Breads Bakery and Restaurant
70 Market St.
Gaithersburg, Md.
301-977-1919
www.hotbreadsmddc.com
This fusion of French bakery/cafe and Indian fast food has plenty of vegetarian and vegan options. Try the masala dosa or veggie biryani, with vegan cake for dessert!
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Hunan Best
18212 Flower Hill Way
Gaithersburg, Md.
301-948-6806
hunan-best.com
Chinese fare with an extensive vegetarian section on the menu, which includes several mock-meat dishes. Be sure to ask for egg-free rice.
Hunan Café
18749 N. Frederick Ave.
Gaithersburg, Md.
301-519-8688
Hunan Cafe just introduced an all-vegan menu! Try the Veggie Chicken with Broccoli, the Veggie Shrimp with Garlic Sauce, or the Pepper-Veggie Steak. All lunch dishes come with a veg spring roll and steamed rice, and all mock meats are made from soy protein. Stop in the restaurant or call for delivery.
Madras PalaceV
74 Bureau Dr.
Gaithersburg, Md.
301-977-1600
All-vegetarian Indian food with a great lunch buffet daily.
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Minerva Cuisine
16240 S. Frederick Rd.
Gaithersburg, Md.
301-948-9898
minervacuisine.com
Indian restaurant with large vegetarian section on the menu, including many vegan options. Make sure to specify no ghee.
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Ming’s Asian Bistro
251 Market St. W.
Gaithersburg, Md.
301-977-2222
Chinese restaurant offering a wide variety of vegan dishes loaded with veggie meat, such as Hunan "chicken," General Tso’s "chicken" and Orange "beef." They are happy to substitute vegetable stock or make vegetarian versions of other menu items upon request.
Noodles & Company
177 Kentlands Blvd.
Gaithersburg, Md.
301-926-5901
noodles.com
Inexpensive noodle house serving many vegetarian dishes, with most vegan as-is. Most non-vegan entrées can easily be made vegan upon request.
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Pho & Grill
18310 Contour Rd.
Gaithersburg, Md.
301-740-7728
www.pho-grill.com
Vietnamese restaurant offering vegan pho (with steamed tofu, broccoli, carrots, mushrooms, and rice noodles) as well as two kinds of vegan spring rolls (tofu or veggie) with peanut sauce..
Ricky’s Rice Bowl
544 N. Frederick Rd.
Gaithersburg, Md.
301-963-2695
This Asian inspired restaurant offers tofu and veggie bowls with your choice of dressing. Curry sauce contains chicken broth.
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Silver Diner
701 Russell Ave, Space E-149
Gaithersburg, Md.
240-632-2900
silverdiner.com
This locally-owned chain launched a new menu with clearly labeled vegan options in May 2013. The chef sources fresh seasonal ingredients from local farms and embraces healthier menu options including: Black Bean Hummus, SD Veggie Chili, Warm Roasted Local Veggie Salad, Pesto Veggie Pasta, and Mango Vegetarian Stir Fry. The diner also features vegan desserts such as the Soy Dream Sundae and a Chocolate Raspberry Shake.
Sushi Chalet
323 Muddy Branch Rd.
Gaithersburg, Md.
301-948-7373
Japanese and Korean all-you-can-eat buffet with vegetarian sushi and hot and cold vegan dishes. A local favorite.
Szechuan Palace
12137 Darnestown Rd.
Gaithersburg, Md.
301-330-8118
szechuanpalace2.com
Chinese restaurant offering a separate vegetarian section on the menu, with vegetarian "meat" selections. Local favorites include the General Tso’s "Chicken."
Germantown
El Mexicano
13016 Middlebrook Rd.
Germantown, Md.
301-972-0500
lamexicanaonline.com
Inexpensive Mexican food with some vegetarian options, most of which can be made vegan by requesting no cheese. The beans and guacamole are vegan.
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EN Asian Bistro & Sushi Bar
19833 Century Blvd.
Germantown, Md.
301-916-2258
enbistro.com
Traditional Japanese, Chinese, and Thai fare with a flair for the trendy. EN has a variety of vegan options, from coconut curried tofu to veggie meats including "chicken" (soy protein), "beef" (gluten), and "shrimp" (white yam). All dishes use vegetable oils, and there is no MSG.
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Mr. K’s Chinese and Thai Cafe
12611 Wisteria Dr
Suite I
Germantown, Md.
301-916-0400
www.mrkschinesecafe.com
Restaurant offering a variety of Chinese, Thai, and Vietnamese dishes, including several vegetarian dishes and even a Chinese menu with authentic choices. Try the Sesame Vegetarian Chicken or the Crispy Eggplant!
Red Robin
20001 Century Blvd.
Germantown, Md.
301-528-0065
redrobin.com
Make almost any of the burgers vegan by substituting a Boca patty and requesting no cheese or mayo. Customize your burger with toppings such as avocados, balsamic marinated tomatoes, sautéed mushrooms and onions, fajita vegetables, grilled pineapple, and more!
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Sabai Sabai Thai Restaurant
19847M Century Blvd.
Germantown, Md.
301-528-1400
sabaisimplythai.com
This Thai restaurant offers more than 20 vegetarian options, most of them vegan and several with veggie meat. Dishes include crispy herbal tofu (one of the most popular items on the menu), and "You Think It’s Duck Curry."
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Greenbelt
Beijing of Greenbelt
131 Centerway
Greenbelt, Md.
301-345-3996
Offers more than a dozen Chinese veggie meat dishes.
Bombay Masala
8825 Greenbelt Rd.
Greenbelt, Md.
301-552-1600
bombaymasalarestaurant.com
Indian restaurant offering a vegetarian menu section, with more than half the dishes vegan.
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Chipotle Mexican Grill
5506 Cherrywood Ln
Greenbelt, Md.
301-982-6722
chipotle.com
Inexpensive Tex-Mex fast food restaurant offering meatless burritos, tacos, and salad bowls with beans, grilled veggies, fresh salsas, and guacamole, as well as new spicy tofu sofritas for a meaty substitute. Now features a new pinto bean recipe that is entirely vegan, like their black beans.
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Meli Melo Pizza
151 Centerway
Greenbelt, Md.
301-982-1000
www.melimelopizza.com/#cy57
This pizza place serves up vegan pizza, pasta, and lasagna with Daiya cheese!
New Deal Cafe
113 Centerway, Roosevelt Center
Greenbelt, Md.
301-474-5642
newdealcafe.com
Great vegan soups, sandwiches, and desserts. A 10-minute bus ride or 1.5-mile walk from the Greenbelt Metro station.
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Silver Diner
6040 Greenbelt Rd
Greenbelt, Md.
301-220-0028
silverdiner.com
This locally-owned chain launched a new menu with clearly labeled vegan options in May 2013. The chef sources fresh seasonal ingredients from local farms and embraces healthier menu options including: Black Bean Hummus, SD Veggie Chili, Warm Roasted Local Veggie Salad, Pesto Veggie Pasta, and Mango Vegetarian Stir Fry. The diner also features vegan desserts such as the Soy Dream Sundae and a Chocolate Raspberry Shake.
Siri’s Chef’s Secret
5810 Greenbelt Rd.
Greenbelt, Md.
301-345-6101
sirichef.com
Thai restaurant located near the University of Maryland, featuring a separate all-vegetarian menu.
Hyattsville
Busboys and Poets
5331 Baltimore Ave.
Hyattsville, Md.
301-779-2787
busboysandpoets.com
Cafe and performance space featuring over a dozen vegan dishes, including vegan pepperoni calzones, soy cheese pizza and "egg" scramble.
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Caribbean Delight
7811 Riggs Rd.
Riggs-University Center
Hyattsville, Md.
301-439-1270
Inexpensive West Indian carry-out with great vegetarian entrees and sides. Try the curried vegetables, fried plantains, and vegetable patties.
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Chipotle Mexican Grill
5501 Baltimore Ave
Suite 101
Hyattsville, Md.
301-927-2484
chipotle.com
Inexpensive Tex-Mex fast food restaurant offering meatless burritos, tacos, and salad bowls with beans, grilled veggies, fresh salsas, and guacamole, as well as new spicy tofu sofritas for a meaty substitute. Now features a new pinto bean recipe that is entirely vegan, like their black beans.
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CoCo Cabana
2031-A University Blvd.
Hyattsville, Md.
301-431-1882
cococabanagrill.com
Ethnically diverse cuisine. Menu has a separate vegetarian section, and many dishes can easily be made vegan.
Elevation Burger
5501 Baltimore Ave.
Hyattsville, Md.
301-985-6869
elevationburger.com
This small burger chain offers two veggie burgers with your choice of 11 toppings. Veggie burger #2 is vegan, while #1 is not. The fries are cooked in olive oil. They offer salads as well, and nothing on the menu contains any trans fat.
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Franklin’s
5121 Baltimore Ave.
Hyattsville, Md.
301-927-2740
franklinsbrewery.com
Restaurant, brewery and a general store. Veg options include a veggie burger, vegetarian three-bean chili and vegetarian noodleless lasagna. Just omit the cheese to veganize many items.
Qdoba
6450 America Blvd.
Hyattsville, Md.
301-985-1260
qdoba.com
Serves freshly made, inexpensive Tex-Mex food. Vegan options for burritos and tacos include black beans, pinto beans, fajita vegetables, grilled vegetables, and cilantro lime rice. The tortilla soup is also vegan, as well as the ranchera sauce and cilantro lime vinaigrette dressing.
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Shagga Coffee & Restaurant
6040 Baltimore Ave.
Hyattsville, Md.
240-296-3030
www.shaggarestaurant.com
Ethiopian restaurant offering lentil sambusas and a vegan combination platter featuring seven different items.
Kensington
Old Town Market
10251 Kensington Pkwy.
Kensington, Md.
301-942-2294
Convenience store and café with many vegetarian and vegan options including soups and sandwiches.
Sheba Ethiopian
5071 Nicholson Ln
Kensington, Md.
301-881-8882
shebarockville.com
Ethiopian cuisine with several vegan options, including some atypical dishes like eggplant wot and beet salad.
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Langley Park
WoodlandsV
8046 New Hampshire Ave.
Langley Park, Md.
301-434-4202
woodlandsrestaurants.com
All-vegetarian Indian restaurant. Offers a lunch buffet and a full menu, including curries, soups, rice specialties, dosas, and a few Chinese-style dishes. Some items contain dairy.
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Laurel
California Tortilla
13600 Baltimore Ave., Ste. 300
Laurel, Md.
301-725-6002
californiatortilla.com
Inexpensive Tex-Mex fare. Great bean and rice or vegetable burritos and salads. Be sure to specify no cheese and no sour cream, or just order their vegan-ready "No-Meato Burrito". The guacamole and chips are vegan.
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Chipotle Mexican Grill
14354 Baltimore Ave.
Laurel, Md.
301-604-2241
chipotle.com
Inexpensive Tex-Mex fast food restaurant offering meatless burritos, tacos, and salad bowls with beans, grilled veggies, fresh salsas, and guacamole, as well as new spicy tofu sofritas for a meaty substitute. Now features a new pinto bean recipe that is entirely vegan, like their black beans.
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Hunan House
11200 Scaggsville Rd., Ste. 106
Laurel, Md.
301-725-1226
hunan-house.com
Chinese restaurant with a vegetarian section on the menu. Also features a special menu section with delicious meat-free "chicken," made from textured vegetable protein. All of the chicken dishes can be ordered with the vegetarian chicken, and many appetizers, soups and noodle dishes are vegetarian.
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Silver Diner
14550 Baltimore Ave
Laurel, Md.
301-604-6995
silverdiner.com
This locally-owned chain launched a new menu with clearly labeled vegan options in May 2013. The chef sources fresh seasonal ingredients from local farms and embraces healthier menu options including: Black Bean Hummus, SD Veggie Chili, Warm Roasted Local Veggie Salad, Pesto Veggie Pasta, and Mango Vegetarian Stir Fry. The diner also features vegan desserts such as the Soy Dream Sundae and a Chocolate Raspberry Shake.
Mount Airy
Superfoods on MainV
106 South Main St.
Mount Airy, Md.
301-829-9464
www.superfoodsonmain.com
This organic health food store specializes in raw organic superfoods, as well as most of Natural Zing’s product line. They also have an organic vegetarian cafe serving light fare.
Mt. Rainier
Sweet and NaturalV
4009 34th St.
Mt. Rainier, Md.
301-277-9338
All-vegan bakery and cafe, serving a variety of vegan baked goods and a rotating food menu, plus Sunday brunch. Sweet and Natural also supplies vegan desserts to a variety of retail stores in the area.
National Harbor
Elevation Burger
108 Waterfront St.
National Harbor, Md.
301-749-4014
elevationburger.com
This small burger chain offers two veggie burgers with your choice of 11 toppings. Veggie burger #2 is vegan, while #1 is not. The fries are cooked in olive oil. They offer salads as well, and nothing on the menu contains any trans fat.
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North Bethesda
Asteroids Cafe
4836 Boiling Brook Parkway
North Bethesda, Md.
301-231-6501
asteroidscafe.com
Asteroids Cafe offers an innovative Middle-Eastern inspired menu with a variety of vegan appetizer, sandwich, and platter options. Try the fried cauliflower, veggie lovers platter, and more.
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P.F. Chang’s
11301 Rockville Pike
North Bethesda, Md.
301-230-6933
pfchangs.com
Asian cuisine with a separate vegan menu. Visit PFChangs.com for more locations in the D.C.-Metro area.
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Olney
California Tortilla
18101 Village Center Dr.
Olney, Md.
301-570-2522
californiatortilla.com
Inexpensive Tex-Mex fare. Great bean and rice or vegetable burritos and salads. Be sure to specify no cheese and no sour cream, or just order their vegan-ready "No-Meato Burrito". The guacamole and chips are vegan.
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Olney Ale House
2000 Olney-Sandy Spring Rd.
Olney, Md.
301-774-6708
olneyalehouse.com
American fare priced under $10.00. Offers a separate vegetarian section on menu.
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Pho and Grill
18153 Village Center Dr.
Olney, Md.
301-260-7728
www.pho-grill.com
Vietnamese restaurant offering vegan pho (with steamed tofu, broccoli, carrots, mushrooms, and rice noodles) as well as two kinds of vegan spring rolls (tofu or veggie) with peanut sauce.
Shang Hai Restaurant
3409 Morningwood Dr.
Olney, Md.
301-570-2200
A casual Chinese Restaurant that offers a number of vegan dishes loaded with veggie meats, tofu, and vegetables.
Potomac
BGR
7949 Tuckerman Ln.
Potomac, Md.
301-299-1600
www.bgrtheburgerjoint.com
This burger joint has vegan fries (potato or sweet potato) and a veggie burger (which contains egg white) available.
California Tortilla
7727 Tuckerman Ln.
Potomac, Md.
301-765-3600
californiatortilla.com
Inexpensive Tex-Mex fare. Great bean and rice or vegetable burritos and salads. Be sure to specify no cheese and no sour cream, or just order their vegan-ready "No-Meato Burrito". The guacamole and chips are vegan.
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Elevation Burger
12525 Park Potomac Ave., Bldg G, Unit D
Potomac, Md.
301-838-4010
elevationburger.com
This small burger chain offers two veggie burgers with your choice of 11 toppings. Veggie burger #2 is vegan, while #1 is not. The fries are cooked in olive oil. They offer salads as well, and nothing on the menu contains any trans fat.
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Founding Farmers
12505 Park Potomac Ave
Potomac, Md.
301-340-8783
wearefoundingfarmers.com
Popular downtown Green Certified Restaurant with a mouth-watering selection of dishes on their separate all-vegetarian menu! There is also one vegan option offered, the Bacon Burger.
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Riverdale
The Calvert House
6211 Baltimore Ave.
Riverdale, Md.
301-864-5220
calverthouseinn.com
This family-owned restaurant has several, clearly-labeled vegan items on its menu and offers Daiya vegan cheese for its pizzas. Located near the University of Maryland.
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Rockville
Beijing Szechuan
162 Congressional Ln.
Rockville, Md.
301-230-8909
Restaurant with a variety of Chinese takeout dishes, most of which can be made with tofu or veggie meats.
Bombay Bistro
98 W.Montgomery Ave.
Rockville, Md.
301-762-8798
www.bombaybistro.com
They prepare incredible traditional Indian food here. Be sure to check out their offshoot restaurants Indique and Indique Heights.
California Tortilla
199 E. Montgomery Ave.
Rockville, Md.
301-610-6500
californiatortilla.com
Inexpensive Tex-Mex fare. Great bean and rice or vegetable burritos and salads. Be sure to specify no cheese and no sour cream, or just order their vegan-ready "No-Meato Burrito". The guacamole and chips are vegan. Located across from the Rockville Metro station.
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Chipotle Mexican Grill
14925 Shady Grove Rd.
Rockville, Md.
301-838-9222
chipotle.com
Inexpensive Tex-Mex fast food restaurant offering meatless burritos, tacos, and salad bowls with beans, grilled veggies, fresh salsas, and guacamole, as well as new spicy tofu sofritas for a meaty substitute. Now features a new pinto bean recipe that is entirely vegan, like their black beans.
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Chipotle Mexican Grill
11830 Rockville Pike
#17B
Rockville, Md.
301-881-2600
chipotle.com
Inexpensive Tex-Mex fast food restaurant offering meatless burritos, tacos, and salad bowls with beans, grilled veggies, fresh salsas, and guacamole, as well as new spicy tofu sofritas for a meaty substitute. Now features a new pinto bean recipe that is entirely vegan, like their black beans.
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Chipotle Mexican Grill
865 Rockville Pike
Rockville, Md.
301-279-5461
chipotle.com
Inexpensive Tex-Mex fast food restaurant offering meatless burritos, tacos, and salad bowls with beans, grilled veggies, fresh salsas, and guacamole, as well as new spicy tofu sofritas for a meaty substitute. Now features a new pinto bean recipe that is entirely vegan, like their black beans.
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Dawson’s Market
225 N. Washington St.
Rockville, Md.
240-428-1386
dawsonsmarket.com
This locally focused, independent, natural foods market has a hot food bar with multiple vegan options daily. Try the Tempeh Picadillo, Hunan BBQ Tofu, or the Roasted Garlic & Mushroom Quinoa.
Hard Times Cafe
1117 Nelson St.
Rockville, Md.
301-294-9720
hardtimes.com
Relaxed restaurant renowned for its fantastic, homemade vegan chili with soy protein. The veggie burgers are made with egg whites, however. View menu

Supports Meatless Monday – be sure to ask about their special/s
India Garden
1321-C Rockville Pike
Rockville, Md.
301-838-0000
indiagardenrockville.com
Indian restaurant with a separate vegetarian section on the menu with several vegan options. A 15-minute walk from the Twinbrook Metro station
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Joe’s Noodle House
1488-C Rockville Pike
Rockville, Md.
301-881-5518
joesnoodlehouse.com
Authentic Szechuan Chinese restaurant with a separate vegetarian menu. Some items on the vegetarian menu may actually be made with chicken broth or lard so be sure to ask
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Lebanese Taverna Cafe
1605 Rockville Pike
Rockville, Md.
301-468-9086
lebanesetaverna.com
Offers more than ten vegetarian dishes, including delicious falafel. Located near the Twinbrook Metro station.
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Lebanese Taverna Cafe
115 A Gibbs St.
Rockville, Md.
301-309-8681
lebanesetaverna.com
Offers more than ten vegetarian dishes, including delicious falafel.
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Naked Lunch
5566 Randolph Rd.
Rockville, Md.
301-816-4944
momsorganicmarket.com
This 100% organic cafe is located inside MOM’s Organic Market. Serves fresh raw juice, salad, steam bowls, soup, and veggie burgers.
Noodles & Company
1609-B Rockville Pike
Rockville, Md.
301-468-9191
noodles.com
Inexpensive noodle house serving many vegetarian dishes, with most vegan as-is. Most non-vegan entrées can easily be made vegan upon request. Located near the Twinbrook Metro station.
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Noodles & Company
101 Gibbs St.
Rockville, Md.
301-279-0903
noodles.com
Inexpensive noodle house serving many vegetarian dishes, with most vegan as-is. Most non-vegan entrées can easily be made vegan upon request.
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Pho Hoa Binh
11782 Parklawn Dr.
Rockville, Md.
301-770-5576
phohoabinh.net
Vietnamese Pho restaurant serving vegan vegetable and fried tofu pho, along with a number of other vegan dishes such as rice and vermicelli spring roll entrese and appetizers. Just be sure to request vegetable broth and not chicken!
Pho Nom Nom
842 Rockville Pike
Rockville, Md.
301-610-0232
www.phonomnom.net
Vietnamese restaurant offering vegetarian pho (with tofu, veggies, and rice noodles) and spring rolls.
Qdoba
128 Rollins Ave.
Rockville, Md.
301-358-2271
qdoba.com
Serves freshly made, inexpensive Tex-Mex food. Vegan options for burritos and tacos include black beans, pinto beans, fajita vegetables, grilled vegetables, and cilantro lime rice. The tortilla soup is also vegan, as well as the ranchera sauce and cilantro lime vinaigrette dressing.
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Sam’s Cafe & Market
844 Rockville Pike
Rockville, Md.
301-424-1600
samscafeandmarket.com
Mediterranean/Persian fare featuring grilled vegetable dishes, hummus, and falafel. The non-dairy ice cream is not vegan.
Seven Seas
1776 E. Jefferson St.
Rockville, Md.
301-770-5020
sevenseasrestaurant.com
Excellent Chinese and Japanese cuisine, with separate tofu and vegetable sections on the menu. Try the seasonal Chinese greens sautéed with garlic or select from a variety of gourmet mushrooms, many sourced from nearby farms.
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Siena’s Pizzeria
11417 Woodglen Dr.
Rockville, Md.
301-770-7474
sienasrestaurant.com
Nearly all-vegetarian pizzeria and restaurant with a variety of vegan meat toppings , vegan dough and sauce, and Middle Eastern fare. Certified kosher. Located near the White Flint Metro station.
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Siena’s restaurant
12303 Twinbrook Pkwy
Rockville, Md.
301-770-7474
sienasrestaurant.com
This mostly vegetarian Kosher restaurant (they serve seafood) has Mexican, Italian, and American dishes. Except for seafood, all meat on the menu (e.g. beef) is actually mock meat made with soy products.
Silver Diner
12276 Rockville Pike
Rockville, Md.
301-770-2828
silverdiner.com
This locally-owned chain launched a new menu with clearly labeled vegan options in May 2013. The chef sources fresh seasonal ingredients from local farms and embraces healthier menu options including: Black Bean Hummus, SD Veggie Chili, Warm Roasted Local Veggie Salad, Pesto Veggie Pasta, and Mango Vegetarian Stir Fry. The diner also features vegan desserts such as the Soy Dream Sundae and a Chocolate Raspberry Shake.
Taste of Saigon
20 A Maryland Ave.
Rockville, Md.
301-424-7222
tasteofsaigon.com
This "exotic fusion" restaurant includes Indian and Middle Eastern cuisine. Vegetarian dishes, many of which are vegan, are clearly marked. Note some dishes are made with fish sauce.
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Thai Pavilion
29 Maryland Ave.
Rockville, Md.
301-545-0244
thaipavilionrestaurant.com
Located in Rockville Town Square, this Thai restaurant offers a separate vegetarian menu with many tofu dishes including pad thai tofu, and vegetarian pa ram.
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Tysons Buffet & Restaurant
5550 Randolph Road
Rockville, Md.
301-770-5666
tysonsbuffet.com
This Chinese buffet restaurant featuring 8 vegan mock meat dishes daily every day. Try the Vegetarian Salt Flavored Crispy Chicken or Vegetarian Threaded Pork Peking Style!
Yuan FuV
798 Rockville Pike
Rockville, Md.
301-762-5937
yuanfuvegetarian.com
All-vegan Chinese restaurant with a wide selection of vegetarian meats, along with delicious vegetable, noodle, soup and tofu dishes.
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Silver Spring
Abyssinia Restaurant
8221 Georgia Ave.
Silver Spring, Md.
301-562-5911
Ethiopian restaurant boasting a number of vegan dishes. Try the Vegetarian Combo and enjoy a little bit of each! Located a short walk from the Silver Spring Metro station.
Addis Ababa
8233 Fenton St
Silver Spring, Md.
301-589-1400
addisababarestaurant.com
Delicious Ethiopian fare with a vegetarian menu section. A 10-minute walk from the Silver Spring Metro station.
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Adega Wine Cellars and Café
8519 Fenton St.
Silver Spring, Md.
301-608-2200
adegawinecellars.com
Offers vegetarian salads, sandwiches and wraps. Choose a bottle of wine from the wine shop to go with dinner at your table. Tofu can be substituted for meat in most dishes. For vegan options, request no cheese or pesto.
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Asian Bistro Cafe
8537 Georgia Ave.
Silver Spring, Md.
301-589-0123
asianbistrocafe.com
Chinese cuisine with a large selection of vegan meat dishes, delicious soups, noodles and vegetables. Be sure to ask for the mock meats to be made without egg. A 5-minute walk from the Silver Spring Metro station.
Bete Ethiopian Cuisine & Cafe
811 Roeder Rd.
Silver Spring, Md.
301-588-2225
www.beteethiopia.com
This Ethiopian restaurant has not only the usual array of vegan dishes available, but vegan pastries from Chez Hareg as well.
Bombay Gaylord
8401 Georgia Ave.
Silver Spring, Md.
301-565-2528
bombaygaylord.com
An exquisite Indian restaurant that serves a wide variety of flavorful vegan and vegetarian dishes and specialties. A short walk from the Silver Spring Metro station.
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California Tortilla
10721-A Columbia Pike
Silver Spring, Md.
301-593-3955
californiatortilla.com
Inexpensive Tex-Mex fare. Great bean and rice or vegetable burritos and salads. Be sure to specify no cheese and no sour cream. The guacamole and chips are vegan.
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Chipotle Mexican Grill
12060 Cherry Hill Rd
Silver Spring, Md.
301-586-0430
chipotle.com
Inexpensive Tex-Mex fast food restaurant offering meatless burritos, tacos, and salad bowls with beans, grilled veggies, fresh salsas, and guacamole, as well as new spicy tofu sofritas for a meaty substitute. Now features a new pinto bean recipe that is entirely vegan, like their black beans.
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Chipotle Mexican Grill
907 Ellsworth Dr
Silver Spring, Md.
301-608-3688
chipotle.com
Inexpensive Tex-Mex fast food restaurant offering meatless burritos, tacos, and salad bowls with beans, grilled veggies, fresh salsas, and guacamole, as well as new spicy tofu sofritas for a meaty substitute. Now features a new pinto bean recipe that is entirely vegan, like their black beans.
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The Daily Dish Restaurant
8301-A Grubb Rd.
Silver Spring, Md.
301-588-6300
thedailydishrestaurant.com
Offers all-vegan soy cheese pizza and a seasonal menu with vegan offerings. Coffee and specialty drinks can be made with soymilk. A 20-minute walk from the Silver Spring Metro station.
Ecology Health Food
904 Bonifant St.
Silver Spring, Md.
301-589-2188
Vitamin and herb store with a small deli offering a few vegan sandwiches. Priced under $3.75. A 10-minute walk from the Silver Spring Metro station.
Ghar-E-Kabab
944 Wayne Ave.
Silver Spring, Md.
301-587-4427
www.gharekabab.com
Indian and Nepalese Cuisine focusing on local and organic vegetables. The menu and buffet include several vegan dishes.
Golden House
8200 Georgia Ave.
Silver Spring, Md.
301-495-8888
goldenhouse.us
Chinese restaurant with separate vegetarian menu that includes mock meat dishes. Dine-in or take out. Open until 11 p.m. on weeknights and midnight on weekends. Delivery available.
Hunan Manor
11237 New Hampshire Ave.
Silver Spring, Md.
301-681-5360
hunanmanorrestaurant.com
Offers flavorful vegan "meat" and Chinese vegetable dishes in a vegetarian menu section.
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Langano Ethiopian Restaurant
8305 Georgia Ave.
Silver Spring, Md.
301-563-6700
Inexpensive Ethiopian restaurant offering a vegetarian menu section Located near the Silver Spring Metro station.
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Lebanese Taverna Cafe
933 Ellsworth Dr.
Silver Spring, Md.
301-588-1192
lebanesetaverna.com
Offers more than ten vegetarian dishes, including delicious falafel. Located near the Silver Spring Metro station.
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Lotus Café
8077 Georgia Ave.
Silver Spring, Md.
301-588-8888
lotuscafebar.com
This Vietnamese restaurant offers a separate vegetarian menu. With flavorful vegetarian pho, tofu and seitan stir-fries, vegans have many options to choose from.
Mandalay
930 Bonifant St.
Silver Spring, Md.
301-585-0500
mandalayrestaurantcafe.com
Restaurant and bar specializing in Burmese cuisine offering a large vegetarian menu section that is almost all-vegan. Try the coconut milk vegan ice cream for dessert. A 10-minute walk from the Silver Spring Metro station.
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Noodles & Company
905 Ellsworth Dr.
Silver Spring, Md.
301-588-5312
noodles.com
Inexpensive noodle house serving many vegetarian dishes, with most vegan as-is. Most non-vegan entrées can easily be made vegan upon request. Located near the Silver Spring Metro station.
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Palais de Lune
8315 Grubb Rd.
Silver Spring, Md.
301-608-2655
Chinese restaurant offering a "Vegetarian TVP" mock meat section on the menu.
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Pho-Hiep Hoa
921 Ellsworth Dr
Silver Spring, Md.
301-588-5808
phohiephoa.com
This Vietnamese restaurant has a vegan broth available for the pho (be sure to ask as it isn’t clear on the menu), and both soft and fried tofu.
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Pho-Hiep Hoa
2211 University Blvd W
Silver Spring, Md.
301-933-7660
phohiephoa.com
This Vietnamese restaurant has a vegan broth available for the pho (be sure to ask as it isn’t clear on the menu), and both soft and fried tofu.
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Qdoba
8515 Colesville Rd., Unit A-1
Silver Spring, Md.
301-565-8192
qdoba.com
Serves freshly made, inexpensive Tex-Mex food. Vegan options for burritos and tacos include black beans, pinto beans, fajita vegetables, grilled vegetables, and cilantro lime rice. The tortilla soup is also vegan, as well as the ranchera sauce and cilantro lime vinaigrette dressing.
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Roger Miller
941 Bonifant St.
Silver Spring, Md.
301-562-7050
Authentic African cuisine with a separate inexpensive vegetarian section on the menu. A 10-minute walk from the Silver Spring Metro station. Expect a relaxed, friendly and extended service, not a quick meal.
Saigonese Restaurant
11232 Grandview Ave.
Silver Spring, Md.
301-946-8002
saigoneserestaurants.com
Offering more than 25 vegetarian dishes. Vegan favorites include black-peppered gluten, charcoal-grilled tofu, and spicy lemongrass tofu soup. A 5-minute walk from the Wheaton Metro station.
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Thai at Silver Spring
921 Ellsworth Dr.
Silver Spring, Md.
301-650-0666
thaiatsilverspring.com
Thai cuisine with a fine dining atmosphere. Meat-free entrées can be found in the vegetarian section of the menu. Be sure to specify no fish sauce.
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Vegetable GardenV
3830 International Drive
Silver Spring, Md.
301-598-6868
vegetablegardensilverspring.com
This popular all-vegan Asian restaurant that closed in 2012 has reopened in a new location. The owners generously hold a benefit day for Compassion Over Killing on the second Wednesday of each month. Lunch, dinner, or takeout - 10% of your bill will be donated to COK!
zpizza
815 Ellsworth Dr.
Silver Spring, Md.
301-495-5536
zpizza.com
Serving brick-oven pizza made with vegan cheese and veggie meat crumbles. Try the "Berkeley Vegan" Pizza or make your own. Vegan, gluten-free crust also available!
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Takoma Park
Capital City Cheesecake
7071 Carroll Ave.
Takoma Park, Md.
301-270-7260
capitalcitycheesecakes.com
Offers a variety of vegan cheesecakes, cheesecake bites, and cheesecake truffles as well as daily wraps and salads which can easily by made vegan. The whole wheat bagels are vegan, and they offer soy milk. Call in advance for the daily vegan cheesecake offerings.
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Caribbean Palace
7680 New Hampshire Ave.
Takoma Park, Md.
301-431-1563
Inexpensive West Indian carry-out with vegetarian entrees and sides.
Mark’s Kitchen
7006 Carroll Ave.
Takoma Park, Md.
301-270-1884
markskitchen.com
Specializes in Asian cuisine, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Located near the Takoma Metro station.
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Middle Eastern Cuisine
7006 Carroll Ave.
Takoma Park, Md.
301-270-5154
middleasterncuisine.com
Middle Eastern fare including fresh hummus, falafel and delicious vegan baklava. Home to the Olive Lounge, a small, separate bar in the back of the restaurant. Located near the Takoma Metro station.
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Mushroom Stand
Carroll Ave & Laurel Ave
Takoma Park, Md.
Located in the Takoma Park Farmer’s Market (which operates year round, Sundays from 10am-2pm) during the colder months, the Mushroom Stand serves up Vegan Mushroom Chili and Vegan Mushroom Soup, in addition to selling an amazing assortment of cultivated mushrooms.
Republic
6939 Laurel Ave.
Takoma Park, Md.
301-270-3000
republictakoma.com
This neighborhood restaurant’s menu includes a vegan entrée and many delicious salads and side dishes that can be made vegan. Try the Ancient Grains Salad, the Sautéed Kale and Garbanzo Beans (without the prosciutto), or the Crispy Brussels Sprouts (without parmesan). Offering multiple soups each day, often at least one will be vegan.
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Roscoe’s Pizzeria
7040 Carroll Ave.
Takoma Park, Md.
301-920-0804
roscoespizzeria.com
Neapolitan-style pizzeria with an excellent selection of vegetarian and vegan options (including daiya vegan cheese, house-made cashew cheese and vegetarian pepperoni) and a full bar.
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Tiffin
1341 University Blvd E
Takoma Park, Md.
301-434-9200
tiffinrestaurant.com
Carryout and dine in Indian restaurant with a separate vegetarian section on the menu.
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Wah Lock Chinese Restaurant
6505 New Hampshire Ave.
Takoma Park, Md.
301-270-0043
Inexpensive Chinese restaurant with a separate mock meat section called "Vegetarian TVP." Be sure to specify no fish sauce.
Walia Ethiopian Restaurant
6846 New Hampshire Ave.
Takoma Park, Md.
301-270-4545
Ethiopian restaurant and bar with a large vegan section on the menu.
Wheaton
Chipotle Mexican Grill
11160 Veirs Mill Road
Wheaton, Md.
240-292-7413
chipotle.com
Inexpensive Tex-Mex fast food restaurant offering meatless burritos, tacos, and salad bowls with beans, grilled veggies, fresh salsas, and guacamole, as well as new spicy tofu sofritas for a meaty substitute. Now features a new pinto bean recipe that is entirely vegan, like their black beans.
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The Limerick Pub
11301 Elkin St.
Wheaton, Md.
301-946-3232
thelimerickpub.net
Pub offering vegan meatloaf, mushroom sandwiches, and other vegan options.
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Nut House Pizza
11419 Georgia Ave.
Wheaton, Md.
301-942-5900
www.seamless.com
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This local kosher pizzeria and sandwich shop not only has Daiya cheese, but several kinds of fake meat as well. For vegan pizza, just request the egg-free dough. Three blocks from the Wheaton metro station.

Virginia

Alexandria
Artfully Chocolate Kingsbury Confections
2003A Mt. Vernon Ave.
Alexandria, Va.
703-635-7917
thecocoagallery.com
Stop by this cute cocoa bar and ask for soy milk in any of their dark chocolate drinks for a delicious vegan hot chocolate.
Asian Bistro
809 King St.
Alexandria, Va.
703-836-1515
asiabistrova.com
Pan-Asian Restaurant (Thai, Chinese, Malaysian, Japanese, etc.) with a separate vegetarian menu.
Asian Wok Cafe
828-N Washington St.
Alexandria, Va.
703-837-8811
asianwokcafealexandria.com
Chinese and sushi restaurant with several vegan mock meat specials on the menu.
Bamboo Garden Restaurant
6331-B S. Kings Hwy.
Alexandria, Va.
703-768-2338
Chinese fare with a separate vegetarian menu offering over 24 vegan chicken and tofu dishes.
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BGR
106 North Washington St.
Alexandria, Va.
703-299-9791
www.bgrtheburgerjoint.com
This burger joint has vegan fries (potato or sweet potato) and a veggie burger (which contains egg white) available.
Caboose Café
2419 Mt. Vernon Ave.
Alexandria, Va.
703-566-1283
caboose-cafe.com
This quaint café offers a variety of vegetarian and vegan options such as the hummus and cucumber sandwich. For dinner, try the vegan Ethiopian dishes. Located near the Braddock Road Metro station.
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Caboose Café
1125 Queen St.
Alexandria, Va.
703-717-9740
caboose-cafe.com
This quaint café offers a variety of vegetarian and vegan options such as the hummus and cucumber sandwich. For dinner (Friday & Saturday only), try the vegan Ethiopian dishes. Located near the Braddock Road and King St Metro stations.
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California Tortilla
301 Swamp Fox Rd.
Alexandria, Va.
703-329-3333
californiatortilla.com
Inexpensive Tex-Mex fare. Great bean and rice or vegetable burritos and salads. Be sure to specify no cheese and no sour cream, or just order their vegan-ready "No-Meato Burrito". The guacamole and chips are vegan.
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Caphe Bahn Mi
407 Cameron St.
Alexandria, Va.
703-549-0800
caphebanhmi.com
Vietnamese restaurant offering several vegan options including vegan bahn mi, vegan pho, imperial rolls, and more.
Chipotle Mexican Grill
601 King St.
Alexandria, Va.
703-548-5169
chipotle.com
Inexpensive Tex-Mex fast food restaurant offering meatless burritos, tacos, and salad bowls with beans, grilled veggies, fresh salsas, and guacamole, as well as new spicy tofu sofritas for a meaty substitute. Now features a new pinto bean recipe that is entirely vegan, like their black beans.
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Chipotle Mexican Grill
5955 Kingstown Towne Ctr.
Alexandria, Va.
703-924-6018
chipotle.com
Inexpensive Tex-Mex fast food restaurant offering meatless burritos, tacos, and salad bowls with beans, grilled veggies, fresh salsas, and guacamole, as well as new spicy tofu sofritas for a meaty substitute. Now features a new pinto bean recipe that is entirely vegan, like their black beans.
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Hard Times Cafe
1404 King St.
Alexandria, Va.
703-837-0050
hardtimes.com
Relaxed restaurant renowned for its fantastic, homemade vegan chili with soy protein. The veggie burgers are made with egg whites. A 5-minute walk from the King Street Metro station.
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Haute Dogs
610 Montgomery Street
Alexandria, Va.
703-548-3891
www.hautedogsandfries.com
This restaurant offers a vegan hot dog, as well as just a bun with fixings (no hot dog).
Le Pain Quotidien
701 King St.
Alexandria, Va.
703-683-2273
lepainquotidien.com
Cafe offering a variety of vegetarian specialties. Vegan items are clearly marked and may include a vegetable "quiche," organic quinoa salad. They also have some vegan pastries and most of their breads are vegan.
Mediterranean Bakery and Café
352 S. Pickett St.
Alexandria, Va.
703-751-0030
Traditional Middle Eastern fare that also offers homemade vegan pita bread and desserts.
Moe’s Southwest Grill
7698 Richmond Hwy.
Alexandria, Va.
703-660-1000
moes.com
This inexpensive Tex-Mex chain offers delicious burritos, fajitas, and tacos with tofu and vegan guacamole. Priced under $7.00. Be sure to specify no cheese and no sour cream.
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Nickell’s and Scheffler
1028 King St.
Alexandria, Va.
703-549-5545
nsfinefood.com
This café serves entrees, sandwiches, soups and salads, with vegetarian and vegan selections highlighted. Create your own panini to make it vegan, or choose from the many vegan sides. The vinaigrette dressings are vegan.
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Noodles & Company
7702 Richmond Hwy.
Alexandria, Va.
703-718-2126
noodles.com
Inexpensive noodle house serving many vegetarian dishes, with most vegan as-is. Most non-vegan entrées can easily be made vegan upon request.
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Noodles & Company
3105 Duke St.
Alexandria, Va.
703-212-0008
noodles.com
Inexpensive noodle house serving many vegetarian dishes, with most vegan as-is. Most non-vegan entrées can easily be made vegan upon request.
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Noodles & Company
5900 Kingstowne Blvd.
Alexandria, Va.
703-971-0179
noodles.com
Inexpensive noodle house serving many vegetarian dishes, with most vegan as-is. Most non-vegan entrées can easily be made vegan upon request.
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Oriental Star
3221 Duke St.
Alexandria, Va.
703-370-4100
orientalstarva.com
Offers dozens of vegetarian seafood, pork, beef, and chicken dishes. Be sure to specify no chicken stock.
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The Perfect Pita
951 N. Fairfax St.
Alexandria, Va.
703-683-8805
theperfectpita.com
Mediterranean fast food restaurant with clearly marked vegan option like white bean salad, tabbouli and falafel sandwiches. NOTE: Their hummus contains feta cheese, and the tzatziki sauce that comes on the falafel contains yogurt.
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The Perfect Pita
1640 King St.
Alexandria, Va.
703-683-4330
theperfectpita.com
Mediterranean fast food restaurant with clearly marked vegan option like white bean salad, tabbouli and falafel sandwiches. NOTE: Their hummus contains feta cheese, and the tzatziki sauce that comes on the falafel contains yogurt.
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Pita House
719 King St.
Alexandria, Va.
703-684-9194
www.thepitahouse.com
Mediterranean restaurant with a great selection of vegetarian and vegan options, including hummus, avocado salad, falafel wraps, and more.
Pizzeria Paradiso
124 King St
Alexandria, Va.
703-837-1245
www.eatyourpizza.com
Upscale pizza parlor priced under $19.25. Substitute delicious Daiya vegan cheese on any pizza.
Quattro Formaggi
1725 Duke Street
Alexandria, Va.
703-548-8111
www.4maggi.com
They have a separate vegetarian section with several tofu-based dishes, but note that while the section is labled "vegan" all dishes are non-vegan. Check out the rest of the menu for more vegetarian options and look for daily vegetarian specials.
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Red Rocks Firebrick Pizzeria
904 King St.
Alexandria, Va.
703-717-9873
redrocksdc.com
Neapolitan-style brick oven pizza with toppings that include broccolini, eggplant, and sun-dried tomatoes. This location does not have vegan cheese.
Restaurant Eve
110 S. Pitt St.
Alexandria, Va.
703-706-0450
restauranteve.com
This restaurant offers both an upscale bistro, and a more formal Chef’s Tasting Room which always has a vegetarian option. Vegans should call or email (Brande@restauranteve.com) one day in advance.
Subway
320 King St.
Alexandria, Va.
703-879-4321
subway.com
In June 2012 this location tested three vegan sandwiches. The new items were so popular that they sold out! Now the test marketing is over - if you’d like Subway to bring back vegan options, please tell them today: WeLoveSubway.com
Subway
2361 Eisenhower Ave.
Alexandria, Va.
703-879-4321
subway.com
In June 2012 this location tested three vegan sandwiches. The new items were so popular that they sold out! Now the test marketing is over - if you’d like Subway to bring back vegan options, please tell them today: WeLoveSubway.com
Taqueria Poblano
2400-B Mount Vernon Ave.
Alexandria, Va.
703-548-8226
taqueriapoblano.com
A Mexican restaurant that uses no lard or chicken stock. Guacamole, refried beans and Mexican rice are vegan. For additional vegan options be sure to ask for no cheese. Note: the avocado dressing has egg in it.
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Teaism Old Town
682 North St Asaph Street
Alexandria, Va.
703-684-7777
www.teaism.com
Atmospheric tea house featuring excellent Asian-inspired cuisine. Offers many vegetarian and vegan as-is dishes. Plus, many others can be veganized. Try the Three Grain Tempeh Scramble, Seitan Stir Fry, or Kelp Noodles with spicy almond butter!
Tropical Smoothie Cafe
6552-A Little River Turnpike
Alexandria, Va.
703-354-0940
tropicalsmoothie.com
Substitute Beyond Meat Chicken-Free Strips for chicken in any menu item. Try the Thai Chicken Toasted Wrap or the Caribbean Luau Toasted Flatbread (hold the cheese to make it vegan). Also choose from a wide array of delicious smoothies made with fresh fruit.
Tropical Smoothie Cafe
1556 Potomac Greens Dr.
Alexandria, Va.
703-299-8315
tropicalsmoothie.com
Substitute Beyond Meat Chicken-Free Strips for chicken in any menu item. Try the Thai Chicken Toasted Wrap or the Caribbean Luau Toasted Flatbread (hold the cheese to make it vegan). Also choose from a wide array of delicious smoothies made with fresh fruit.
Tropical Smoothie Cafe
6424 Landsdowne Center
Suite 32
Alexandria, Va.
tropicalsmoothie.com
Substitute Beyond Meat Chicken-Free Strips for chicken in any menu item. Try the Thai Chicken Toasted Wrap or the Caribbean Luau Toasted Flatbread (hold the cheese to make it vegan). Also choose from a wide array of delicious smoothies made with fresh fruit.
Vermilion
1120 King St.
Alexandria, Va.
703-684-9669
vermilionrestaurant.com
This upscale restaurant specializes in American-style cooking, and offers a vegetarian tasting-menu. They will also make a custom vegan dish if requested, but be sure to call ahead to see if they have necessary ingredients.
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zpizza
6328-C Richmond Hwy.
Alexandria, Va.
703-660-8443
zpizza.com
Serving brick-oven pizza made with vegan cheese and veggie meat crumbles. Try the "Berkeley Vegan" Pizza or make your own. Vegan, gluten-free crust also available!
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zpizza
3217 Duke St.
Alexandria, Va.
703-600-1193
zpizza.com
Serving brick-oven pizza made with vegan cheese and veggie meat crumbles. Try the "Berkeley Vegan" Pizza or make your own. Vegan, gluten-free crust also available!
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Annandale
Food Corner Kabob House
7031-A Little River Tpke.
Annandale, Va.
703-750-2185
www.foodcornerkabob.com
This kabob house has veggie kabobs, as well as several veggie side dishes served with rice or bread. Not all vegetarian dishes are vegan so be sure to ask.
Pho Hot
7442-A Little River Tpke.
Annandale, Va.
703-333-5955
This Vietnamese restaurant has a separate vegetarian menu that includes many vegan dishes. Pho Hot offers veggie rolls, soups, sandwiches, and rice dishes and lots of tofu!
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Arlington
Aladdin’s Eatery
4044 Campbell Ave.
Arlington, Va.
703-894-4401
aladdinseatery.com
Natural food restaurant serving Middle Eastern fare. Menu with separate vegetarian section offers a variety of inexpensive vegan options, along with delicious juices and smoothies.
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Aroma
4052 S. Campell Ave.
Arlington, Va.
703-575-8800
aromarestaurant.com
Indian restaurant with vegan soups and a vegetarian section of the menu.
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Astor Mediterranean
2300 N. Pershing Dr.
Arlington, Va.
703-465-2306
astorfoods.com
In addition to traditional favorites like falafel, fava bean dip, and lentil salad, this Mediterranean restaurant offers delicious, vegan cheese on any of its pizzas.
Bangkok 54
2919 Columbia Pike
Arlington, Va.
703-521-4070
bangkok54restaurant.com
Thai restaurant with a separate vegetarian section. Try the Spicy Roasted Tofu with Basil. Be sure to specify no fish sauce, oyster sauce, or shrimp.
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BGR
3129 Lee Hwy.
Arlington, Va.
703-812-4705
www.bgrtheburgerjoint.com
This burger joint has vegan fries (potato or sweet potato) and a veggie burger (which contains egg white) available.
BGR
3024 Wilson Blvd.
Arlington, Va.
703-566-1446
www.bgrtheburgerjoint.com
This burger joint has vegan fries (potato or sweet potato) and a veggie burger (which contains egg white) available.
Boccato Gelato & Espresso
2719 Wilson Blvd.
Arlington, Va.
703-869-6522
gelatoarlingtonva.wix.com
/boccato
Boccato offers several vegan sorbets every day, which are clearly labeled. They regularly try out new, unusual and creative flavors. Now serving vegetarian and vegan options from Julia’s Empanadas.
Burger 7
2515 Lee Hwy
Arlington, Va.
703-516-7060
burgerseven.com
Build your own inexpensive vegan burger (on a whole wheat bun or lettuce wrap, the white buns are not vegan) and add any of the free toppings, many of which are also vegan. Plus, their fries are cooked in olive oil.
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Busboys and Poets
4251 S. Campbell Ave.
Arlington, Va.
703-379-9756
busboysandpoets.com
Cafe and performance space featuring over a dozen vegan dishes, including vegan pepperoni calzones. Don’t miss the coconut tofu bites. Vegan-friendly brunch menu, too.
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California Pizza Kitchen
1201 S. Hayes St.
Ste. F
Arlington, Va.
703-412-4900
cpk.com
Pizza chain focusing on interesting California-style pizza like Japanese Eggplant Pizza & Tricolored Salad Pizza (both of which can be made vegan) as well as soup, pasta, and sandwiches. Offers a list of which items can be made vegetarian or vegan.
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California Tortilla
2057 Wilson Blvd.
Arlington, Va.
703-243-4151
californiatortilla.com
Inexpensive Tex-Mex fare. Great bean and rice or vegetable burritos and salads. Be sure to specify no cheese and no sour cream. The guacamole and chips are vegan. Located across the street from the Court House Metro station.
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Cava Mezze Restaurant
2940 Clarendon Blvd.
Arlington, Va.
703-276-9090
cavamezze.com
Delicious, authentic Greek food made with local ingredients. Menu includes various vegetarian and vegan dishes, including staples such as hummus, roasted eggplant, falafel, and stuffed grape leaves. You’ll also find butternut squash pie and kale/beet salad on the menu. Only a few blocks from the Clarendon Metro station.
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Chipotle Mexican Grill
2231 Crystal Dr., Ste. 100
Arlington, Va.
703-920-8779
chipotle.com
Inexpensive Tex-Mex fast food restaurant offering meatless burritos, tacos, and salad bowls with beans, grilled veggies, fresh salsas, and guacamole, as well as new spicy tofu sofritas for a meaty substitute. Now features a new pinto bean recipe that is entirely vegan, like their black beans.
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Chipotle Mexican Grill
4300 Wilson Blvd.
Arlington, Va.
703-243-9488
chipotle.com
Inexpensive Tex-Mex fast food restaurant offering meatless burritos, tacos, and salad bowls with beans, grilled veggies, fresh salsas, and guacamole, as well as new spicy tofu sofritas for a meaty substitute. Now features a new pinto bean recipe that is entirely vegan, like their black beans.
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Chipotle Mexican Grill
1735 N. Lynn St.
Arlington, Va.
703-294-6669
chipotle.com
Inexpensive Tex-Mex fast food restaurant offering meatless burritos, tacos, and salad bowls with beans, grilled veggies, fresh salsas, and guacamole, as well as new spicy tofu sofritas for a meaty substitute. Now features a new pinto bean recipe that is entirely vegan, like their black beans.
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Chop’t
1735 N. Lynn St.
Arlington, Va.
703-875-2888
choptsalad.com
A create-your-own-salad restaurant, Chop’t has many veg options! Choose your lettuce, toppings, and dressing. Many of the dressings are vegan. The bread and wraps have honey. Visit ChoptSalad.com for more locations in the D.C.-Metro area.
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Crystal Thai
4819 Arlington Blvd.
Arlington, Va.
703-522-1311
crystalthai.com
Delicious Thai cuisine served in an attractive dining atmosphere. The restaurant has a separate vegetarian menu section.
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Dama Restaurant & Bakery
1505 Columbia Pike
Arlington, Va.
703-920-5620
damapastry.com
Excellent, authentic menu with a variety of vegan Ethiopian dishes with mock meat plus the traditional veggie combo. Try the vegan "kitfo" or "tibs" or request a vegetarian combination plate. After dinner stop by the bakery for vegan dessert. During lent they have an extended vegan menu.
Elevation Burger
2447 N. Harrison St.
Arlington, Va.
703-300-9467
elevationburger.com
This small burger chain offers two veggie burgers with your choice of 11 toppings. Veggie burger #2 is vegan, while #1 is not. The fries are cooked in olive oil. They offer salads as well, and nothing on the menu contains any trans fat.
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Enjera Restaurant
549 23rd St S.
Arlington, Va.
703-271-6040
enjerarestaurant.com
This vegan-friendly Ethiopian restaurant near Crystal City offers vegan chicken strips in addition to the usual vegan options in the veggie combo.
Fuego Cocina y Tequileria
2800 Clarendon Blvd.
Arlington, Va.
571-970-2180
www.fuegova.com
This Mexican restaurant had several vegetarian dishes, most of which can be made vegan upon request. Try the vegetable enchiladas or the squash tacos without the cheese.
Galaxy Hut
2711 Wilson Blvd.
Arlington, Va.
703-525-8646
galaxyhut.com
Small restaurant & bar with live music. The dinner menu currently contains meat and dairy; however all the dishes can be made vegan and they have a dedicated vegan grill. Try the vegan cheesesteak or chili dog with tots.
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Good Fortune
3209 Columbia Pike
Arlington, Va.
703-920-8891
newgoodfortune.com
Chinese restaurant specializing in take-out and delivery with 22 mock meat entrees in the "vegan vegetarian food" section, plus plenty of tofu and vegetable dishes. Try the veggie beef w/ broccoli.
Hard Times Cafe
3028 Wilson Blvd.
Arlington, Va.
703-528-2233
hardtimes.com
Relaxed restaurant renowned for its fantastic, homemade vegan chili with soy protein. The veggie burgers are made with egg whites. Located next to the Clarendon metro station.
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Jaleo
2250A Crystal Dr.
Arlington, Va.
703-413-8181
jaleo.com
Jaleo is a Spanish Tapas restaurant and is committed to creating foods using a wide array of spices and ingredients. Check out the Verduras section of the menu for many delicious vegan options, such as Espinacas a la catalana. You can find some of Jose Andres’, the Executive Chef, recipes in Great Chefs Cook Vegan.
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Le Pain Quotidien
2900 Clarendon Blvd.
Arlington, Va.
703-465-0970
lepainquotidien.com
Cafe offering a variety of vegetarian specialties. Vegan items are clearly marked and may include a vegetable "quiche," organic quinoa salad. They also have some vegan pastries and most of their breads are vegan.
Lebanese Market
4400 Old Dominion Dr.
Arlington, Va.
703-276-8681
lebanesetaverna.com
Lebanese market with a variety of vegetarian sandwiches, including hummus, eggplant, and falafel, as well as delicious salads priced by the pound.
Lebanese Taverna
5900 Washington Blvd.
Arlington, Va.
703-241-8681
lebanesetaverna.com
Offers more than 20 vegetarian dishes, including delicious kabobs. Located near the East Falls Church Metro station.
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Lebanese Taverna
1101 S. Joyce St., Ste. B30
Arlington, Va.
703-415-8681
lebanesetaverna.com
Offers more than 20 vegetarian dishes, including delicious kabobs. Located near the Pentagon City Metro station.
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Lost Dog Cafe
2920 Columbia Pike
Arlington, Va.
703-553-7770
lostdogcafe.com
Lost Dog Cafe offers vegan cheese for any pizza. Choose from huge list of toppings to make your own. Also runs Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation.
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Lost Dog Cafe
5876 Washington Blvd.
Arlington, Va.
703-237-1552
lostdogcafe.com
Lost Dog Cafe offers vegan cheese for any pizza. Choose from huge list of toppings to make your own. Also runs Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation.
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Mala Tang
3434 Washington Blvd.
Arlington, Va.
703-243-2381
www.mala-tang.com
Authentic Szechuan restaurant offering vegetarian (but not vegan) hot pot. For vegan entrees try the Kung Pao tofu or Eggplant with Spicy Garlic Sauce!
Noodles & Company
4238 Wilson Blvd.
Arlington, Va.
571-527-1232
noodles.com
Inexpensive noodle house serving many vegetarian dishes, with most vegan as-is. Most non-vegan entrées can easily be made vegan upon request.
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Noodles & Company
1201 S. Joyce St.
Arlington, Va.
703-418-0001
noodles.com
Inexpensive noodle house serving many vegetarian dishes, with most vegan as-is. Most non-vegan entrées can easily be made vegan upon request.
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Noodles & Company
2011 Crystal Dr.
Arlington, Va.
703-979-1525
noodles.com
Inexpensive noodle house serving many vegetarian dishes, with most vegan as-is. Most non-vegan entrées can easily be made vegan upon request.
Oriental Gourmet Restaurant
2503 N. Harrison St.
Arlington, Va.
703-534-7182
washingtondc.menupages.com
/restaurants/oriental-gourmet/menu
Offers a vegan menu, including a wide variety of tofu and vegetarian meat dishes.
P.F. Chang’s
901 N. Glebe Rd.
Arlington, Va.
703-527-0955
pfchangs.com
Asian cuisine with a separate vegan menu. Visit PFChangs.com for more locations in the D.C.-Metro area.
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Pedro and Vinny’s
2599 Columbia Pike
Arlington, Va.
703-302-3999
www.pedroandvinnys.com
This burrito shack may not look like much from the outside, but inside they serve up fantastic burritos. By default they steam the tortilla with cheese on it, so if you want a vegan burrito be sure to mention that up front. Both kinds of beans and all of the sauces are vegan, just hold the cheese and sour cream.
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The Perfect Pita
1681 Crystal Square Arcade
Arlington, Va.
703-418-6656
theperfectpita.com
Mediterranean fast food restaurant with clearly marked vegan options like white bean salad, navy bean soup, tabbouli and falafel sandwiches (replace the tzatziki with hummus to make it vegan).
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The Perfect Pita
2345 Crystal Dr.
Arlington, Va.
703-412-9440
theperfectpita.com
Mediterranean fast food restaurant with clearly marked vegan options like white bean salad, navy bean soup, tabbouli and falafel sandwiches (replace the tzatziki with hummus to make it vegan).
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The Perfect Pita
2200 Clarendon Blvd. Plz. Level
Arlington, Va.
703-527-1511
theperfectpita.com
Mediterranean fast food restaurant with clearly marked vegan options like white bean salad, navy bean soup, tabbouli and falafel sandwiches (replace the tzatziki with hummus to make it vegan).
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Pete’s Apizza
3017 Clarendon Blvd
Arlington, Va.
703-527-7383
petesapizza.com
New Haven-style pizzeria about a block from the Clarendon Metro. Toppings include fried Italian eggplant, sautéed Savoy spinach, arugula and Daiya vegan cheese. Ask about the gluten-free pasta option or the sorbetto with daily changing flavors.
Qdoba
Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA)
Arlington, Va.
qdoba.com
Serves freshly made, inexpensive Tex-Mex food. Vegan options for burritos and tacos include black beans, pinto beans, fajita vegetables, grilled vegetables, and cilantro lime rice. The tortilla soup is also vegan, as well as the ranchera sauce and cilantro lime vinaigrette dressing.
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Roti Mediterranean Grill
1501 Wilson Blvd.
Arlington, Va.
571-257-3295
roti.com
Mediterranean restaurant with the option to customize your dish with a variety of sauces and toppings such as baba gannoush, Sumak onions and Spanish eggplant. Vegan menu items include spinach salad, falafel, and the "Gibraltar" Mediterranean plate. Only the "very spicy" dressing is vegan. Rice is made with vegetable stock. Gluten-free pita and several gluten-free dishes also available.
Saran CuisineV
5157 Lee Hwy
Arlington, Va.
703-533-3600
www.sarancuisine.com
All-vegetarian Indian fare. Weekday lunch buffet for $7.99, $8.99 weekends; $5.99 per pound for carry-out. Ask which dishes have dairy.
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Silver Diner
3200 Wilson Blvd
Arlington, Va.
703-812-8600
silverdiner.com
This locally-owned chain launched a new menu with clearly labeled vegan options in May 2013. The chef sources fresh seasonal ingredients from local farms and embraces healthier menu options including: Black Bean Hummus, SD Veggie Chili, Warm Roasted Local Veggie Salad, Pesto Veggie Pasta, and Mango Vegetarian Stir Fry. The diner also features vegan desserts such as the Soy Dream Sundae and a Chocolate Raspberry Shake.
South Block
3011 11th St. N
Arlington, Va.
703-741-0266
www.southblocksmoothie.com
This smoothie shop also offers salads, wraps, soup, and more with several vegan options like black bean soup (order without cheese / sour cream), Thai peanut wrap, and several acai bowls. The black bean burger is vegetarian but not vegan. They have vegan chocolate chip cookies as well.
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Sweetgreen
4075 Wilson Blvd.
Arlington, Va.
703-522-2016
sweetgreen.com
With more than 30 vegetarian toppings (from chickpeas and falafel to sunflower seeds or roasted tofu) it’s easy to veganize your meal here. The sabzi and "chic p" salads are vegan by default.
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Tandoor
237 N Glebe Rd
Arlington, Va.
571-319-0283
This restaurant serves mostly Indian food, but also has some dishes from Tibet, Nepal, and Bhutan. All of the vegetarian dishes are typically made with yogurt but most can be made vegan upon request. Try the "Vegetable Momo" or Dal Makhni!
Taqueria Poblano
2503A N. Harrison St.
Arlington, Va.
703-237-8250
taqueriapoblano.com
A Mexican restaurant that uses no lard or chicken stock. Guacamole, refried beans and Mexican rice are vegan. For additional vegan options be sure to ask for no cheese. Note: the avocado dressing has egg in it.
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Taqueria Poblano
2401 Columbia Pike
Arlington, Va.
703-271-8979
taqueriapoblano.com
A Mexican restaurant that uses no lard or chicken stock. Guacamole, refried beans and Mexican rice are vegan. For additional vegan options be sure to ask for no cheese. Note: the avocado dressing has egg in it.
Thaiphoon
1301 S. Joyce St.
Arlington, Va.
703-413-8200
thaiphoon.com
Thai restaurant featuring a vegetarian section on the menu. Be sure to request no fish sauce.
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Tropical Smoothie Cafe
3811 Fairfax Dr.
Arlington, Va.
703-243-2933
tropicalsmoothie.com
Substitute Beyond Meat Chicken-Free Strips for chicken in any menu item. Try the Thai Chicken Toasted Wrap or the Caribbean Luau Toasted Flatbread (hold the cheese to make it vegan). Also choose from a wide array of delicious smoothies made with fresh fruit.
Tutti Frutti Frozen Yogurt
2439 N. Harrison St.
Arlington, Va.
703-533-3663
www.tfyogurt.com
Specialty frozen yogurt retailer worldwide serving a wide variety of non-dairy sorbet and soy flavors. Check out the soy flavors such as peanut butter, latte, banana milk, and banana sandwich. Sorbet flavors include pink lemonade, orange, Tutti Frutti, and watermelon.
zpizza
2710-B Washington Blvd.
Arlington, Va.
703-528-2828
zpizza.com
Serving brick-oven pizza made with vegan cheese and veggie meat crumbles. Try the "Berkeley Vegan" Pizza or make your own. Vegan, gluten-free crust also available!
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zpizza
1100 Wilson Blvd
Arlington, Va.
703-647-9005
www.zpizza.com
Serving brick-oven pizza made with vegan cheese and veggie meat crumbles. Try the "Berkeley Vegan" Pizza or make your own. Vegan, gluten-free crust also available! Two blocks from the Rosslyn metro.
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Ashburn
Good Fortune
43330 Junction Plz., Ste. 190
Ashburn, Va.
703-729-8228
goodfortuneva.info
Chinese restaurant with a large vegetarian (all-vegan) menu with 30 mock meat dishes.
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Swagath Veg Indian RestaurantV
43761 Parkhurst Plz., Ste. 132
Ashburn, Va.
703-723-0108
www.swagathusa.com
All-vegetarian Indian Restaurant with an extensive menu. Also offers a lunch buffet on Fri., Sat., and Sun.
Tropical Smoothie Cafe
43670 Greenway Corporate Dr.
Suite # 126
Ashburn, Va.
571-291-9089
tropicalsmoothie.com
Substitute Beyond Meat Chicken-Free Strips for chicken in any menu item. Try the Thai Chicken Toasted Wrap or the Caribbean Luau Toasted Flatbread (hold the cheese to make it vegan). Also choose from a wide array of delicious smoothies made with fresh fruit.
Burke
Chinatown Carry-Out
9530b Burke Rd.
Burke, Va.
703-978-2302
Chinese and Thai food with large portions and many vegetarian options, including mock meats and tofu dishes.
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Tutti Frutti Frozen Yogurt
9538 Old Keene Mill Rd.
Burke, Va.
www.tfyogurt.com
Specialty frozen yogurt retailer worldwide serving a wide variety of non-dairy sorbet and soy flavors. Check out the soy flavors such as peanut butter, latte, banana milk, and banana sandwich. Sorbet flavors include pink lemonade, orange, Tutti Frutti, and watermelon.
Centreville
Food Corner Kabob House
14220 A Centreville Sq.
Centreville, Va.
703-543-7166
www.foodcornerkabob.com/
This kabob house has veggie kabobs, as well as several veggie side dishes served with rice or bread. Not all vegetarian dishes are vegan so be sure to ask.
Indian Ocean
5639 Stone Rd
Centreville, Va.
703-543-7171
www.indianoceanva.com
This Indian restaurant has plentiful vegetarian and vegan dishes which are clearly marked on the menu. Many of the vegetarian dishes, such as the smoked tomato and mulligatawny soups, can easily be prepared as vegan.
Tropical Smoothie Cafe
14220-B Centrevillle Square
Centreville, Va.
703-815-1455
tropicalsmoothie.com
Substitute Beyond Meat Chicken-Free Strips for chicken in any menu item. Try the Thai Chicken Toasted Wrap or the Caribbean Luau Toasted Flatbread (hold the cheese to make it vegan). Also choose from a wide array of delicious smoothies made with fresh fruit.
Tutti Frutti Frozen Yogurt
5947 Centreville Crest Lane
Centreville, Va.
703-830-0036
www.tfyogurt.com
Specialty frozen yogurt retailer worldwide serving a wide variety of non-dairy sorbet and soy flavors. Check out the soy flavors such as peanut butter, latte, banana milk, and banana sandwich. Sorbet flavors include pink lemonade, orange, Tutti Frutti, and watermelon.
Chantilly
Lotus Vegetarian RestaurantV
13872 Metrotech Dr.
Chantilly, Va.
703-378-6888
lotusvegetarian.com
This all-vegetarian eatery offers a variety of delicious dishes including burgers, sandwiches, salads, and Asian-inspired dishes, such as General Tso’s Surprise. Vegan items are clearly marked. Located in Sully Place shopping center.
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Minerva Cuisine
14513-B Lee Jackson Memorial Hwy.
Chantilly, Va.
703-378-7778
minervacuisine.com
Indian restaurant with large vegetarian section on the menu, including many vegan options. Make sure to specify no ghee.
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Pho Bac
13924 Lee Jackson Memorial Hwy.
Chantilly, Va.
703-818-8828
Vietnamese restaurant offering delicious vegetarian Pho. Also offers a number of other vegan dishes.
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Red Robin
14450 Chantilly Crossing Ln.
Chantilly, Va.
703-961-0620
redrobin.com
Make almost any of the burgers vegan by substituting a Boca patty and requesting no cheese or mayo. Customize your burger with toppings such as avocados, balsamic marinated tomatoes, sauteed mushrooms and onions, grilled zucchini, grilled pineapple, and more!
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Thai Basil
14511-P Lee Jackson Memorial Hwy.
Chantilly, Va.
703-631-8277
thaibasilchantilly.com
Thai restaurant with a separate vegetarian menu offering 28 items. Be sure to specify no fish sauce.
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Dumfries
Tropical Smoothie Cafe
3978 Fettler Park Dr.
Dumfries, Va.
703-291-5097
tropicalsmoothie.com
Substitute Beyond Meat Chicken-Free Strips for chicken in any menu item. Try the Thai Chicken Toasted Wrap or the Caribbean Luau Toasted Flatbread (hold the cheese to make it vegan). Also choose from a wide array of delicious smoothies made with fresh fruit.
Fairfax
Al-Maza
10427 North St.
Fairfax, Va.
703-865-8401
www.almaza.net
Lebanese restaurant with several vegetarian and vegan items such as falafel sandwiches, hummus, etc.
Bangkok Golden
10621 H Braddock Rd.
Fairfax, Va.
703-691-0700
bangkokgolden.com
Thai restaurant offering a vegetarian menu for lunch and dinner. Be sure to specify no egg or fish sauce.
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California Pizza Kitchen
4200 Fairfax Corner West Ave.
Fairfax, Va.
703-222-8097
cpk.com
Pizza chain focusing on interesting California-style pizza like Japanese Eggplant Pizza & Tricolored Salad Pizza (both of which can be made vegan) as well as soup, pasta, and sandwiches. Offers a list of which items can be made vegetarian or vegan.
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California Tortilla
12239 Fair Lakes Pkwy.
Fairfax, Va.
703-278-0007
californiatortilla.com
Inexpensive Tex-Mex fare. Great bean and rice or vegetable burritos and salads. Be sure to specify no cheese and no sour cream, or just order their vegan-ready "No-Meato Burrito". The guacamole and chips are vegan.
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Chipotle Mexican Grill
11062 Lee Hwy.
Fairfax, Va.
703-934-7099
chipotle.com
Inexpensive Tex-Mex fast food restaurant offering meatless burritos, tacos, and salad bowls with beans, grilled veggies, fresh salsas, and guacamole, as well as new spicy tofu sofritas for a meaty substitute. Now features a new pinto bean recipe that is entirely vegan, like their black beans.
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Chipotle Mexican Grill
11939 Grand Commons Ave.
Fairfax, Va.
703-222-7344
chipotle.com
Inexpensive Tex-Mex fast food restaurant offering meatless burritos, tacos, and salad bowls with beans, grilled veggies, fresh salsas, and guacamole, as well as new spicy tofu sofritas for a meaty substitute. Now features a new pinto bean recipe that is entirely vegan, like their black beans.
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Cooking and Company
10579 Fairfax Blvd. (Lee Hwy.)
Fairfax, Va.
703-272-8113
cookingandcompany.com
Italian restaurant and catering company featuring a separate vegetarian menu including several vegan items. Try the tomato basil soup, falafel, or mushroom linguini.
Masala Wok
10940 Fairfax Blvd.
Fairfax, Va.
571-432-1814
www.masalawok.com
Indian and pan-Asian restaurant with vegetarian items clearly marked. Several options are vegan (or can be made vegan upon request). View vegan menu
Mazadar Restaurant
11725 Lee Highway
Fairfax, Va.
571-432-0101
mazadarrestaurant.com
This Middle Eastern restaurant features a variety of Persian and Afghan dishes, and dishes which can be made vegetarian or vegan are clearly marked on the menu.
Minerva Cuisine
10364 Lee Hwy.
Fairfax, Va.
703-383-9200
minervacuisine.com
Indian restaurant with large vegetarian section on the menu, including many vegan options. Make sure to specify no ghee.
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Noodles & Company
10296 Main St.
Fairfax, Va.
703-218-4400
noodles.com
Inexpensive noodle house serving many vegetarian dishes, with most vegan as-is. Most non-vegan entrées can easily be made vegan upon request.
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P.F. Chang’s
4250 Fairfax Corner Ave.
Fairfax, Va.
703-266-2414
pfchangs.com
Asian cuisine with a separate vegetarian menu that also happens to be vegan. Visit PFChangs.com for more locations in the D.C.-Metro area.
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Pei Wei Asian Diner
4461 Market Commons Dr.
Fairfax, Va.
703-803-4466
www.peiwei.com
Asian cuisine with several vegetarian and vegan selections. Dishes that can be made vegetarian with the addition of tofu are clearly marked.
Saravana PalaceV
11725 Lee Hwy., Ste. A15
Fairfax, Va.
703-218-4182
saravanapalaceva.com
Delicious and inexpensive all-vegetarian Indian restaurant. Lunch buffet offered every day. For vegan offerings just sure to ask which items do not have cream or ghee.
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Silver Diner
12251 Fair Lakes Pkwy
Fairfax, Va.
703-359-5999
silverdiner.com
This locally-owned chain launched a new menu with clearly labeled vegan options in May 2013. The chef sources fresh seasonal ingredients from local farms and embraces healthier menu options including: Black Bean Hummus, SD Veggie Chili, Warm Roasted Local Veggie Salad, Pesto Veggie Pasta, and Mango Vegetarian Stir Fry. The diner also features vegan desserts such as the Soy Dream Sundae and a Chocolate Raspberry Shake.
Thailand
9650-41 Main St. #41
Fairfax, Va.
703-764-1114
Just substitute tofu for meat in nearly any dish for vegetarian options at the Thai restaurant. Be sure to specify no fish or chicken sauce.
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Wegman’s
11620 Monument Dr.
Fairfax, Va.
703-653-1600
This grocery store has a vegetarian bar featuring about 36 hot selections and 14 cold selections (with many vegan options). The menu is constantly changing, with offerings from around the world.
WoodlandsV
4078 Jermantown Rd.
Fairfax, Va.
703-385-1996
woodlandsrestaurantva.com
All-vegetarian Indian restaurant. Offers a lunch buffet and a full menu, including curries, soups, rice specialties, dosas, and a few Chinese-style dishes. Some items contain dairy.
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Falls Church
2941
2941 Fairview Park Dr.
Falls Church, Va.
703-270-1501
2941.com
This fine-dining restaurant offers several vegetarian options. Call ahead for custom-made vegan options, as there are none on the regular menu.
Bangkok Golden
6395 Seven Corners Ctr.
Falls Church, Va.
703-533-9480
bangkokgolden7corners.com
Laotian and Thai restaurant offering a vegan tasting menu. Call for details.
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Burger 7
7505 Leesburg Pike
#E
Falls Church, Va.
703-422-8777
burgerseven.com
Build your own inexpensive vegan burger (on a whole wheat bun or lettuce wrap, the white buns are not vegan) and add any of the free toppings, many of which are also vegan. Plus, their fries are cooked in olive oil.
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Clare and Don’s Beach Shack
130 N. Washington St.
Falls Church, Va.
703-532-9283
clareanddons.com
Offers a creative and delicious vegetarian menu with many vegan dishes such as ʺSwamp Riceʺ (spicy Cajun dirty rice with tofu and veggies) and a vegan Un-Crabcake made with tofu.
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Duangrat’s
5878 Leesburg Pike
Falls Church, Va.
703-820-5775
duangrats.com
Thai restaurant with a separate vegetarian menu offering 13 items, most of which are vegan.
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Elevation Burger
442 S. Washington St.
Falls Church, Va.
703-237-4343
elevationburger.com
This small burger chain offers two veggie burgers with your choice of 11 toppings. Veggie burger #2 is vegan, while #1 is not. The fries are cooked in olive oil. They offer salads as well, and nothing on the menu contains any trans fat.
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Four Sisters
8190 Strawberry Ln.
Falls Church, Va.
703-539-8566
foursistersrestaurant.com
Vietnamese restaurant with a separate vegetarian menu offering more than a dozen vegan items, including caramelized tofu.
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Happy Family
301 S. Washington St.
Falls Church, Va.
703-534-3838
Chinese fare with an all-vegan section on the menu with more than 15 mock beef and chicken dishes.
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JV’s Restaurant
6666 Arlington Blvd
Falls Church, Va.
703-241-9504
www.jvsrestaurant.com
Restaurant and bar that offers a vegan burger, in addition to having live music 7 nights a week.
Loving HutV
2842 Rogers Dr.
Falls Church, Va.
703-942-5622
lovinghut.us
All-vegan restaurant chain offering a variety of tasty & affordable Asian-inspired vegan cuisine and desserts. They specialize in mock-meat versions of traditional Vietnamese favorites. They also always have vegan doughnuts available!
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Mike’s Deli
112 N. West St.
Falls Church, Va.
703-532-5299
mikesdeliatlazysundae.com
Deli located in the same place as the Lazy Sundae ice cream parlor, with vegan versions of many sandwiches, including a vegan Reuben, Turk’y Bacon Club and Chick’n Cheesesteak. Or build your own sandwich and specify vegan deli slices, cheese and mayo.
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Moe’s Southwest Grill
5855 Leesburg Pike
Falls Church, Va.
703-578-6637
moes.com
This inexpensive Tex-Mex chain offers delicious burritos, fajitas, and tacos with tofu and vegan guacamole. Be sure to specify no cheese and no sour cream.
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Myanmar Restaurant
7810 Lee Hwy., Ste. C
Falls Church, Va.
703-289-0013
Burmese restaurant with a vegetarian section on the menu with vegan fare.
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Noodles & Company
8190 Strawberry Ln.
Falls Church, Va.
703-560-0158
noodles.com
Inexpensive noodle house serving many vegetarian dishes, with most vegan as-is. Most non-vegan entrées can easily be made vegan upon request.
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Nourish Market
1053 W. Broad St.
Falls Church, Va.
703-533-8484
www.nourishmarket.com
A vegan-friendly sit-down deli and juice bar inside the market, serving delicious sandwiches including a vegan black bean burger, vegan chicken salad, and Vegenaise as a condiment option. Also serving Field Roast hot dogs and sausages. Located near the West Falls Church Metro station. The market also sells vegan-friendly products.
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The Perfect Pita
5205 Leesburg Pike
Falls Church, Va.
703-820-6658
theperfectpita.com
Mediterranean fast food restaurant with clearly marked vegan options like white bean salad, navy bean soup, tabbouli and falafel sandwiches (replace the tzatziki with hummus to make it vegan).
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Pizzeria Orso
400 S Maple Ave
Falls Church, Va.
703-226-3460
pizzeriaorso.com
Features many vegetarian dishes such as grilled butternut squash and lentil salad, in addition to a cheeseless (vegan) pizza! You can also make your own pizza, without cheese, if you desire.
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Qdoba
5872 Crossroads Center
Falls Church, Va.
703-933-8712
qdoba.com
Serves freshly made, inexpensive Tex-Mex food. Vegan options for burritos and tacos include black beans, pinto beans, fajita vegetables, grilled vegetables, and cilantro lime rice. The tortilla soup is also vegan, as well as the ranchera sauce and cilantro lime vinaigrette dressing.
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Raouche Cafe
2839 Gallows Rd.
Falls Church, Va.
703-205-9099
www.raouchecafe.com
This Lebanese restaurant has several vegetarian and vegan appetizers & salads, plus falafel sandwiches.
Silver Diner
8150 Porter Rd
Falls Church, Va.
703-204-0812
silverdiner.com
This locally-owned chain launched a new menu with clearly labeled vegan options in May 2013. The chef sources fresh seasonal ingredients from local farms and embraces healthier menu options including: Black Bean Hummus, SD Veggie Chili, Warm Roasted Local Veggie Salad, Pesto Veggie Pasta, and Mango Vegetarian Stir Fry. The diner also features vegan desserts such as the Soy Dream Sundae and a Chocolate Raspberry Shake.
Song Que
6769 Wilson Blvd.
Falls Church, Va.
703-536-7900
songquedeli.com
Offers an extensive vegetarian take-out menu with delicious Vietnamese cuisine including a variety of mock meats made out of soy, roots and bamboo.
Spacebar
709 W. Broad St.
Falls Church, Va.
703-992-0777
www.facebook.com/spacebar.va
Craft beer joint with a menu of grilled cheese sandwiches. They have vegan cheese, butter, chicken, hot dogs, burgers, and bacon too!
Sunflower Vegetarian RestaurantV
6304 Leesburg Pike
Falls Church, Va.
703-237-3888
crystalsunflower.com
All-vegan restaurant specializing in creative Asian cuisine. The homemade daikon radish cake and fried ʺchickenʺ appetizers are local favorites. Also serves a variety of noodles, soups, macrobiotic and soy dishes, as well as delicious vegan desserts. This location also has indoor and outdoor seating.
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Thanh Son Tofu
6793A Wilson Blvd.
Falls Church, Va.
703-534-1202
Vietnamese restaurant offering several vegetarian and vegan items, including homemade tofu and soy milk and a number of sticky rice dishes. Vegan pudding available for dessert.
Thanh Van RestaurantV
6795 Wilson Blvd.
#37
Falls Church, Va.
703-639-0901
thanhvanveggie.com
This vegan Vietnamese restaurant located in the Eden Center has everything from traditional vegetarian dishes to mock meat versions of Pho. Try the jackfruit shake for dessert.
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Viet Bistro
6799 Wilson Blvd., Ste. 11
Falls Church, Va.
703-538-7575
Vietnamese restaurant located in the Eden Center, with a separate vegetarian menu offering 14 items, all of which are vegan except the crispy egg noodles.
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zpizza
1051 West Broad St.
Falls Church, Va.
703-536-6969
zpizza.com
Serving brick-oven pizza made with vegan cheese and veggie meat crumbles. Try the ʺBerkeley Veganʺ Pizza or make your own. Vegan, gluten-free crust also available!
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Fredericksburg
Tropical Smoothie Cafe
15 South Gateway Dr.
Fredericksburg, Va.
540-656-2167
tropicalsmoothie.com
Substitute Beyond Meat Chicken-Free Strips for chicken in any menu item. Try the Thai Chicken Toasted Wrap or the Caribbean Luau Toasted Flatbread (hold the cheese to make it vegan). Also choose from a wide array of delicious smoothies made with fresh fruit.
Tropical Smoothie Cafe
1460 Central Park Blvd.
Fredericksburg, Va.
540-785-7025
tropicalsmoothie.com
Substitute Beyond Meat Chicken-Free Strips for chicken in any menu item. Try the Thai Chicken Toasted Wrap or the Caribbean Luau Toasted Flatbread (hold the cheese to make it vegan). Also choose from a wide array of delicious smoothies made with fresh fruit.
Gainesville
Pei Wei Asian Diner
5035 Wellington Rd.
Gainesville, Va.
703-753-3880
www.peiwei.com
Asian cuisine with several vegetarian and vegan selections. Dishes that can be made vegetarian with the addition of tofu are clearly marked.
Tropical Smoothie Cafe
8069 Stonewall Shops Square
Gainesville, Va.
703-754-0404
tropicalsmoothie.com
Substitute Beyond Meat Chicken-Free Strips for chicken in any menu item. Try the Thai Chicken Toasted Wrap or the Caribbean Luau Toasted Flatbread (hold the cheese to make it vegan). Also choose from a wide array of delicious smoothies made with fresh fruit.
Herndon
A Taste of the World
283 Sunset Park Dr.
Herndon, Va.
703-471-2017
atasteoftheworld.net
This ʺexotic fusionʺ restaurant includes Indian and Middle Eastern cuisine. Vegetarian dishes, many of which are vegan, are clearly marked. The menu notes that some Asian dishes are made with fish sauce. Be sure to ask — they proudly cater to vegetarian requests.
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Herndon
Amma Indian Vegetarian V
600 Carlisle Dr
Herndon , Va.
703-464-1775
This cafe is located inside a grocery store (Aditi Spice Depot). They offer a similar all-vegetarian South Indian menu to the Amma restaurant in Vienna.
Herndon
Chipotle Mexican Grill
1144 Elden St.
Herndon, Va.
703-435-3325
chipotle.com
Inexpensive Tex-Mex fast food restaurant offering meatless burritos, tacos, and salad bowls with beans, grilled veggies, fresh salsas, and guacamole, as well as new spicy tofu sofritas for a meaty substitute. Now features a new pinto bean recipe that is entirely vegan, like their black beans.
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Chutney’s VegetarianV
2415-B5 Centreville Rd.
Herndon, Va.
703-793-9876
A small, all-vegetarian South Indian restaurant serving mostly inexpensive appetizer-type foods such as dosas, utappam, and vada. Some dishes are made with yogurt or butter, so be sure to ask.
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Herndon Hot Breads Bakery & Cafe
390 Elden St
Herndon, Va.
703-787-8665
hotbreadsonline.com
Hot Breads Bakery & Cafe offers South Indian food, with vegan cakes upon request for dessert.
Manhattan Pizza
12975-C Highland Crossing Drive
Herndon, Va.
703-481-6580
www.manhattanpizza.com
Pizza chain offering dozens of veggie toppings and Daiya vegan cheese. Whole wheat or gluten free crust available too.
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Masala Wok
905 Herndon Pkwy, Ste. A
Herndon, Va.
703-657-0216
masalawok.com
Indian and pan-Asian restaurant with vegetarian items clearly marked, including options such as samosas, several veggie stir-fry dishes and lentil & chick pea dishes.
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Minerva Cuisine
2443-G1 Centreville Rd.
Herndon, Va.
703-793-3223
minervacuisine.com
Indian restaurant with large vegetarian section on the menu, including many vegan options. Make sure to specify no ghee.
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Moe’s Southwest Grill
12950-D Highland Crossing Dr.
Herndon, Va.
703-796-6637
moes.com
This inexpensive Tex-Mex chain offers delicious burritos, fajitas, and tacos with tofu and vegan guacamole. Priced under $7.00. Be sure to specify no cheese and no sour cream.
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Pei Wei Asian Diner
2338 Woodland Crossing Dr.
Herndon, Va.
703-251-0090
peiwei.com
Asian cuisine with several vegetarian and vegan selections. Dishes that can be made vegetarian with the addition of tofu are clearly marked.
Qdoba
13031 Worldgate Dr.
Herndon, Va.
703-796-1101
qdoba.com
Serves freshly made, inexpensive Tex-Mex food. Vegan options for burritos and tacos include black beans, pinto beans, fajita vegetables, grilled vegetables, and cilantro lime rice. The tortilla soup is also vegan, as well as the ranchera sauce and cilantro lime vinaigrette dressing.
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Saigon Pho Style
281 Sunset Park Dr.
Herndon, Va.
703-435-9573
saigon-pho-style.com
Vietnamese cuisine with a dozen vegetarian options, including many mock meat dishes such as caramelized veggie shrimp.
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Tropical Smoothie Cafe
2465 Centreville Rd.
Ste J-23
Herndon, Va.
703-793-0116
tropicalsmoothie.com
Substitute Beyond Meat Chicken-Free Strips for chicken in any menu item. Try the Thai Chicken Toasted Wrap or the Caribbean Luau Toasted Flatbread (hold the cheese to make it vegan). Also choose from a wide array of delicious smoothies made with fresh fruit.
Tutti Frutti Frozen Yogurt
2465 Centreville Rd
#J-20
Herndon, Va.
703-956-6390
www.tfyogurt.com
Specialty frozen yogurt retailer worldwide serving a wide variety of non-dairy sorbet and soy flavors. Check out the soy flavors such as peanut butter, latte, banana milk, and banana sandwich. Sorbet flavors include pink lemonade, orange, Tutti Frutti, and watermelon.
Warka Ethiopian Restaurant
275 Sunset Park Dr.
Herndon, Va.
703-435-2166
warkarestaurant.com
Ethiopian cuisine offering many vegetarian dishes and combinations. Open 10AM to 9:30PM on Sunday.
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Leesburg
Pei Wei Asian Diner
528A E Market St.
Leesburg, Va.
703-443-2411
www.peiwei.com
Asian cuisine with several vegetarian and vegan selections. Dishes that can be made vegetarian with the addition of tofu are clearly marked.
Tropical Smoothie Cafe
506 East Market St.
Leesburg, Va.
703-777-1100
tropicalsmoothie.com
Substitute Beyond Meat Chicken-Free Strips for chicken in any menu item. Try the Thai Chicken Toasted Wrap or the Caribbean Luau Toasted Flatbread (hold the cheese to make it vegan). Also choose from a wide array of delicious smoothies made with fresh fruit.
Manassas
Noodles & Company
9646 Liberia Ave.
Manassas, Va.
703-393-9998
noodles.com
Inexpensive noodle house serving many vegetarian dishes, with most vegan as-is. Most non-vegan entrées can easily be made vegan upon request.
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Red Robin
9665 Liberia Ave.
Manassas, Va.
703-393-7233
redrobin.com
Make almost any of the burgers vegan by substituting a Boca patty and requesting no cheese or mayo. Customize your burger with toppings such as avocados, balsamic marinated tomatoes, sauteed mushrooms and onions, fajita vegetables, grilled pineapple, and more!
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Sichuan Garden
8041 Centreville Rd.
Manassas, Va.
571-379-4925
sichuangarden.net
In addition to several vegetable and tofu dishes, this Chinese restaurant has 12 mock meat dishes like vegetarian orange chicken and vegetarian beef with satay sauce.
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Tropical Smoothie Cafe
9971 Sowder Village Sq.
Manassas, Va.
703-330-1399
tropicalsmoothie.com
Substitute Beyond Meat Chicken-Free Strips for chicken in any menu item. Try the Thai Chicken Toasted Wrap or the Caribbean Luau Toasted Flatbread (hold the cheese to make it vegan). Also choose from a wide array of delicious smoothies made with fresh fruit.
Tropical Smoothie Cafe
12697 Galveston Ct.
Manassas, Va.
703-763-1430
tropicalsmoothie.com
Substitute Beyond Meat Chicken-Free Strips for chicken in any menu item. Try the Thai Chicken Toasted Wrap or the Caribbean Luau Toasted Flatbread (hold the cheese to make it vegan). Also choose from a wide array of delicious smoothies made with fresh fruit.
Zabb Thai Restaurant
11010 Sudley Manor Dr.
Manassas, Va.
703-392-9222
zabbrestaurant.com
Thai restaurant offering several vegetarian and vegan menu options. Most vegetarian menu items can be made vegan upon request.
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McLean
Busara
8142 Watson St.
McLean, Va.
703-356-2288
busara.com
Thai restaurant with a separate vegetarian section on the menu. Be sure to specify no fish sauce.
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California Pizza Kitchen
7939 L. Tysons Corner Ctr.
McLean, Va.
703-761-1473
cpk.com
Pizza chain focusing on interesting California-style pizza like Japanese Eggplant Pizza & Tricolored Salad Pizza (both of which can be made vegan) as well as soup, pasta, and sandwiches. Offers a list of which items can be made vegetarian or vegan.
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Chipotle Mexican Grill
7923 Tysons Corner Ctr.
McLean, Va.
703-288-3890
chipotle.com
Inexpensive Tex-Mex fast food restaurant offering meatless burritos, tacos, and salad bowls with beans, grilled veggies, fresh salsas, and guacamole, as well as new spicy tofu sofritas for a meaty substitute. Now features a new pinto bean recipe that is entirely vegan, like their black beans.
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Firehook Bakery & Coffeehouse
1800 Tysons Blvd.
McLean, Va.
703-288-1293
firehook.com
This bakery and cafe has several vegan options like black bean soup, lentil or chickpea salad, and a hummus bar. Other salads and sandwiches can be made vegan upon request by leaving off cheese, pesto, and mayo. Firehouse has other locations with similar options around the DC-area, although at other locations the food is not made to order.
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Lebanese Taverna
1840 International Dr.
McLean, Va.
703-847-5244
lebanesetaverna.com
Offers more than 20 vegetarian dishes, including delicious kabobs.
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Nourish Market
8100-E Old Dominion Dr
McLean, Va.
703-288-3031
www.nourishmarket.com
A vegan-friendly sit-down deli and juice bar inside a natural foods market offering sandwiches made with Field Roast vegan deli slices and vegan mayo. Located near the West Falls Church Metro station. The market also sells vegan-friendly products including vegan cheese.
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P.F. Chang’s
1716M International Dr.
McLean, Va.
703-734-8996
pfchangs.com
Asian cuisine with a separate vegetarian menu that also happens to be vegan. Visit PFChangs.com for more locations in the D.C.-Metro area.
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The Perfect Pita
8280 Greensboro Dr.
McLean, Va.
703-448-PITA
theperfectpita.com
Mediterranean fast food restaurant with clearly marked vegan options like white bean salad, navy bean soup, tabbouli and falafel sandwiches (replace the tzatziki with hummus to make it vegan).
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Silver Diner
8101 Fletcher St.
McLean, Va.
703-821-5666
silverdiner.com
This locally-owned chain launched a new menu with clearly labeled vegan options in May 2013. The chef sources fresh seasonal ingredients from local farms and embraces healthier menu options including: Black Bean Hummus, SD Veggie Chili, Warm Roasted Local Veggie Salad, Pesto Veggie Pasta, and Mango Vegetarian Stir Fry. The diner also features vegan desserts such as the Soy Dream Sundae and a Chocolate Raspberry Shake.
Taste of Saigon
8201 Greensboro Dr.
McLean, Va.
703-790-0700
tasteofsaigon.com
This ʺexotic fusionʺ restaurant features french-inspired Vietnamese cuisine with a vegetarian menu section. Be sure to specify no fish sauce.
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Merrifield
Naked Lunch
8298 Glass Alley
Merrifield, Va.
703-663-8810
momsorganicmarket.com
This 100% organic cafe is located inside MOM’s Organic Market. Serves fresh raw juice, salad, steam bowls, soup, and veggie burgers.
Oakton
Tropical Smoothie Cafe
2918 Chain Bridge Rd.
Oakton, Va.
703-496-5535
tropicalsmoothie.com
Substitute Beyond Meat Chicken-Free Strips for chicken in any menu item. Try the Thai Chicken Toasted Wrap or the Caribbean Luau Toasted Flatbread (hold the cheese to make it vegan). Also choose from a wide array of delicious smoothies made with fresh fruit.
Purcellville
Tropical Smoothie Cafe
609 E. Main St.
Suite BB
Purcellville, Va.
540-338-1100
tropicalsmoothie.com
Substitute Beyond Meat Chicken-Free Strips for chicken in any menu item. Try the Thai Chicken Toasted Wrap or the Caribbean Luau Toasted Flatbread (hold the cheese to make it vegan). Also choose from a wide array of delicious smoothies made with fresh fruit.
Reston
Busara
11964 Market St.
Reston, Va.
703-435-4188
busara.com
Thai restaurant with a separate vegetarian section on the menu. Be sure to specify no fish sauce.
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Chipotle Mexican Grill
12152 Sunset Hills Rd.
Reston, Va.
703-435-0888
chipotle.com
Inexpensive Tex-Mex fast food restaurant offering meatless burritos, tacos, and salad bowls with beans, grilled veggies, fresh salsas, and guacamole, as well as new spicy tofu sofritas for a meaty substitute. Now features a new pinto bean recipe that is entirely vegan, like their black beans.
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The Counter
11922 Democracy Dr.
Reston, Va.
703-796-1008
thecounterburger.com
Customizable vegan burgers and burger “bowls” with a variety of toppings such as apricot sauce, sweet bbq sauce, and more. Note: the buns are not vegan.
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Lakeside Asia Café
11130-J S. Lakes Dr.
Reston, Va.
703-391-9070
lakesideasiacafe.com
Pan-Asian restaurant with a separate vegetarian menu section and many vegan choices, including Basil Eggplant, Bamboo Shoots with Tofu Wrapper, and Malaysian Tofu Casserole.
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Mama Wok
12022 North Shore Dr.
Reston, Va.
703-689-9968
mamawokva.com
Offers Chinese cuisine and sushi, in a contemporary and comfortable atmosphere. Most of the vegetarian items are vegan, but be sure to request no fish sauce. Features a number of fresh Chinese vegetables available on the ʺChinese Specialʺ section of the menu.
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The Perfect Pita
1835 Alexander Bell Dr.
Reston, Va.
703-264-2200
theperfectpita.com
Mediterranean fast food restaurant with clearly marked vegan options like white bean salad, navy bean soup, tabbouli and falafel sandwiches (replace the tzatziki with hummus to make it vegan).
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Silver Diner
11951 Killingsworth Ave
Reston, Va.
703-742-0801
silverdiner.com
This locally-owned chain launched a new menu with clearly labeled vegan options in May 2013. The chef sources fresh seasonal ingredients from local farms and embraces healthier menu options including: Black Bean Hummus, SD Veggie Chili, Warm Roasted Local Veggie Salad, Pesto Veggie Pasta, and Mango Vegetarian Stir Fry. The diner also features vegan desserts such as the Soy Dream Sundae and a Chocolate Raspberry Shake.
Sweetgreen
11935 Democracy Dr.
Reston, Va.
571-203-0082
sweetgreen.com
With more than 30 vegetarian toppings (from chickpeas and falafel to sunflower seeds or roasted tofu) it’s easy to veganize your meal here. The sabzi and "chic p" salads are vegan by default.
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Tropical Smoothie Cafe
1684 Plaza America Dr.
Reston, Va.
703-796-2233
tropicalsmoothie.com
Substitute Beyond Meat Chicken-Free Strips for chicken in any menu item. Try the Thai Chicken Toasted Wrap or the Caribbean Luau Toasted Flatbread (hold the cheese to make it vegan). Also choose from a wide array of delicious smoothies made with fresh fruit.
Springfield
The Asian Grill
6228-A Rolling Rd.
Springfield, Va.
703-569-4800
Chinese restaurant offering a vegan menu with ʺbeefʺ and ʺchicken,ʺ served with your choice of nine delicious spicy, sweet and savory sauces, including Thai basil, black pepper, orange or Jung Pao.
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BGR
8420 Old Keene Mill Rd.
Springfield, Va.
703-451-4651
www.bgrtheburgerjoint.com
This burger joint has vegan fries (potato or sweet potato) and a veggie burger (which contains egg white) available.
Celadon Thai Cuisine
8412 Old Keen Mill Rd.
Springfield, Va.
703-992-8113
celadonthaicuisine.com
Thai restaurant with a large vegetarian section on the menu. Try the sweet basil tofu!
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Food Corner Kabob House
7031 Brookfield Plz.
Springfield, Va.
703-866-7834
www.foodcornerkabob.com
This kabob house has veggie kabobs, as well as several veggie side dishes served with rice or bread. Not all vegetarian dishes are vegan so be sure to ask.
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Hard Times Cafe
6362 Springfield Plz.
Springfield, Va.
703-913-5600
hardtimes.com
Relaxed restaurant renowned for its fantastic, homemade vegan chili with soy protein. The veggie burgers are made with egg whites.
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Hunan West
8938 Burke Lake Rd.
Springfield, Va.
703-425-1703
hunanwest.com
Delicious vegetarian ʺmeatʺ and Chinese vegetable dishes, including lemon ʺchickenʺ and Chinese eggplant in hot garlic sauce. Note: you must specify that you want all items cooked in vegetable broth!
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The Perfect Pita
7653 Fullerton Rd.
Springfield, Va.
703-644-0004
theperfectpita.com
Mediterranean fast food restaurant with clearly marked vegan options like white bean salad, navy bean soup, tabbouli and falafel sandwiches (replace the tzatziki with hummus to make it vegan).
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Silver Diner
6592 Springfield Mall
Springfield, Va.
703-924-1701
silverdiner.com
This locally-owned chain launched a new menu with clearly labeled vegan options in May 2013. The chef sources fresh seasonal ingredients from local farms and embraces healthier menu options including: Black Bean Hummus, SD Veggie Chili, Warm Roasted Local Veggie Salad, Pesto Veggie Pasta, and Mango Vegetarian Stir Fry. The diner also features vegan desserts such as the Soy Dream Sundae and a Chocolate Raspberry Shake.
zpizza
6699-B Frontier Dr.
Springfield, Va.
703-313-8181
zpizza.com
Serving brick-oven pizza made with vegan cheese and veggie meat crumbles. Try the ʺBerkeley Veganʺ Pizza or make your own. Vegan, gluten-free crust also available!
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Stafford
Tropical Smoothie Cafe
1465 Stafford Marketplace
Stafford, Va.
540-659-2200
tropicalsmoothie.com
Substitute Beyond Meat Chicken-Free Strips for chicken in any menu item. Try the Thai Chicken Toasted Wrap or the Caribbean Luau Toasted Flatbread (hold the cheese to make it vegan). Also choose from a wide array of delicious smoothies made with fresh fruit.
Sterling
BGR
46230 Cranston St.
Sterling, Va.
703-444-4646
www.bgrtheburgerjoint.com
This burger joint has vegan fries (potato or sweet potato) and a veggie burger (which contains egg white) available.
Chipotle Mexican Grill
21031 Tripleseven Rd., Ste. 190
Sterling, Va.
703-421-5079
chipotle.com
Inexpensive Tex-Mex fast food restaurant offering meatless burritos, tacos, and salad bowls with beans, grilled veggies, fresh salsas, and guacamole, as well as new spicy tofu sofritas for a meaty substitute. Now features a new pinto bean recipe that is entirely vegan, like their black beans.
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Chopsticks House
46900 Cedar Lake Plz., Ste. 140
Sterling, Va.
703-433-6688
Asian restaurant with several vegetarian dishes including vegetarian chicken, beef, and shrimp.
Pattaya Thai
22330-A129 S. Sterling Blvd.
Sterling, Va.
703-406-3700
pattayathai.us
Thai restaurant offering a separate vegetarian menu featuring many tofu dishes, including a crispy tofu and mixed vegetables in a curry peanut sauce.
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Pei Wei Asian Diner
22000 Dulles Retail Plaza, Suite 190
Sterling, Va.
703-421-5590
www.peiwei.com
Asian cuisine with several vegetarian and vegan selections. Dishes that can be made vegetarian with the addition of tofu are clearly marked.
TCBY
45415 Dulles Crossing Plaza
Sterling, Va.
703-444-1203
tcby.com
This frozen yogurt store inside of Wal-Mart offers a vegan chocolate option made from Silk almond milk.
Tropical Smoothie Cafe
20995 Davenport Dr.
Sterling, Va.
703-430-1700
tropicalsmoothie.com
Substitute Beyond Meat Chicken-Free Strips for chicken in any menu item. Try the Thai Chicken Toasted Wrap or the Caribbean Luau Toasted Flatbread (hold the cheese to make it vegan). Also choose from a wide array of delicious smoothies made with fresh fruit.
Tutti Frutti Frozen Yogurt
45985 Regal Plaza
#130
Sterling, Va.
703-981-9392
www.tfyogurt.com
Specialty frozen yogurt retailer worldwide serving a wide variety of non-dairy sorbet and soy flavors. Check out the soy flavors such as peanut butter, latte, banana milk, and banana sandwich. Sorbet flavors include pink lemonade, orange, Tutti Frutti, and watermelon.
Vienna
Amma Vegetarian KitchenV
344-A Maple Ave., E. (Rte. 123)
Vienna, Va.
703-938-5328
ammavegkitchen.com
All-vegetarian, Indian restaurant offering inexpensive meals. The house special includes three curries, rice, bread, and dessert.
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Chipotle Mexican Grill
213 Maple Ave.
Vienna, Va.
703-255-1100
chipotle.com
Inexpensive Tex-Mex fast food restaurant offering meatless burritos, tacos, and salad bowls with beans, grilled veggies, fresh salsas, and guacamole, as well as new spicy tofu sofritas for a meaty substitute. Now features a new pinto bean recipe that is entirely vegan, like their black beans.
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East Chateau
146 Maple Ave. W.
Vienna, Va.
703-255-2588
eastchateau.com
Chinese restaurant featuring over 20 vegetarian dishes including vegetarian beef, chicken, pork, and shrimp.
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Food Corner Kabob House
8315-B Leesburg Pike
Vienna, Va.
703-893-2333
www.foodcornerkabob.com
Featuring veggie kabobs, as well as veggie side dishes served with rice or bread. Not all vegetarian dishes are vegan so be sure to ask.
Natta Thai
153 Glyndon St.
Vienna, Va.
703-242-4323
nattathai.com
This Thai restaurant has a large vegetarian section on the menu (although some dishes contain eggs). Try the tofu in tamarind sauce!
Noodles & Company
201 Maple Ave., E.
Vienna, Va.
703-281-6544
noodles.com
Inexpensive noodle house serving many vegetarian dishes, with most vegan as-is. Most non-vegan entrées can easily be made vegan upon request.
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The Perfect Pita
8605 Westwood Center Dr.
Vienna, Va.
703-288-3010
theperfectpita.com
Mediterranean fast food restaurant with clearly marked vegan options like white bean salad, navy bean soup, tabbouli and falafel sandwiches (replace the tzatziki with hummus to make it vegan).
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Sunflower Vegetarian RestaurantV
2531 Chain Bridge Rd.
Vienna, Va.
703-319-3888
crystalsunflower.com
All-vegan restaurant specializing in creative Asian cuisine. The homemade daikon radish cake and fried ʺchickenʺ appetizers are local favorites. Also serves a variety of noodles, soups, macrobiotic and soy dishes, as well as delicious vegan desserts.
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Tequila Grande
444 Maple Ave., W.
Vienna, Va.
703-255-5933
tequilagrande.com
Mexican restaurant with a separate vegetarian menu section, including burritos and vegetable, mango, and mushroom fajitas. Most items may be ordered without cheese or sour cream.
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Warrenton
Tropical Smoothie Cafe
251 West Lee Hwy
Suite 679
Warrenton, Va.
540-428-1818
tropicalsmoothie.com
Substitute Beyond Meat Chicken-Free Strips for chicken in any menu item. Try the Thai Chicken Toasted Wrap or the Caribbean Luau Toasted Flatbread (hold the cheese to make it vegan). Also choose from a wide array of delicious smoothies made with fresh fruit.
Woodbridge
Silver Diner
14375 Smoketown Rd
Woodbridge, Va.
703-643-2363
silverdiner.com
This locally-owned chain launched a new menu with clearly labeled vegan options in May 2013. The chef sources fresh seasonal ingredients from local farms and embraces healthier menu options including: Black Bean Hummus, SD Veggie Chili, Warm Roasted Local Veggie Salad, Pesto Veggie Pasta, and Mango Vegetarian Stir Fry. The diner also features vegan desserts such as the Soy Dream Sundae and a Chocolate Raspberry Shake.
Taste of Tandoor
13836 Smoketown Rd.
Woodbridge, Va.
703-897-7200
tasteoftandoor.com/menu.html
Indian restaurant with a vegetarian section on the menu and more than 15 vegan items clearly labelled throughout the entire menu (and staff knowledgeable about ingredients in food). Try the Malai Kofta!
Tropical Smoothie Cafe
2966 Prince William Pkwy.
Woodbridge, Va.
703-910-7188
tropicalsmoothie.com
Substitute Beyond Meat Chicken-Free Strips for chicken in any menu item. Try the Thai Chicken Toasted Wrap or the Caribbean Luau Toasted Flatbread (hold the cheese to make it vegan). Also choose from a wide array of delicious smoothies made with fresh fruit.

Roaming

Food Trucks and Carts
The Big Cheese
Washington, D.C.
bigcheesetruck.com
Mostly vegetarian food truck offering delicious gooey vegan and vegetarian grilled cheese sandwiches and tomato soup in DC and Arlington. The truck uses Daiya cheese and olive oil for the vegan grilled cheese sandwiches.
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Find their location on twitter! @bigcheesetruck

Burrito Brothers
205 Pennsylvania Ave., S.E.
Washington, D.C.
202-543-6835
ourburritobrothers.com
Offers bean and rice burritos and taco salads. Make yours vegan by requesting no cheese or sour cream. The beans, rice, tortillas and guacamole are vegan. Located near the Capitol South Metro station.
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Capitol Greenz
Washington, D.C.
A food truck featuring seasonal, locally sourced greens and veggies. Salad, soups and paninis change daily. Check facebook or twitter for daily menu information.
Captain Cookie
Washington, D.C.
202-556-3396
captaincookiedc.com
Mobile bakery food truck serving vegan chocolate chip cookies and soy milk. Regular lunchtime schedule includes L’Enfant Plaza, Franklin Square, and Union Station, among others.
Chatpat TruckV
Washington, D.C.
twitter.com/ChatpatTruck
Every dish at this all-vegetarian Indian food truck is either vegan or can be made vegan (except for the Palak Paneer). Try the pau bhaji or masala dosa!
Chupacabra
Washington, D.C.
chupacabradc.com
Vegan tacos feature unique ingredients like yellow squash and spicy toasted pumpkin seeds.
Cirque Cuisine
Washington, D.C.
202-607-6024
cirquecuisine.com
Organic food truck with a few items that are vegan (or can be made vegan). Try the winter kale salad or white bean sweet potato chili.

Find their locations on twitter! @Cirquecuisine

DC Empanadas
Washington, D.C.
dcempanadas.com
This flavor filled four wheeler brings handmade empanadas to The District. They use only the freshest of local ingredients and have a whole vegetarian menu. Be sure to check out the Veggie Nirvana!
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Find them on Twitter! @DCEmpanadas

El Floridano
Washington, D.C.
Food truck that changes locations daily, and serves three Cuban-inspired sandwiches, all which can be made vegan by substituting tempeh. Also serving daily soups, which are often vegan.

Find their location on twitter! @FLmeetsDC

Everlasting Life Food TruckV
Washington, D.C.
everlastinglife.net
Everlasting Life Vegan Restaurant’s food truck, serving soul food and raw food.

Follow them on Twitter! @ELifeRestaurant

Fojol Bros.
Washington, D.C.
fojol.com
Three mobile food trucks serving Indian, Thai, and Ethiopian food with a variety of vegan options like pumpkin curry, berbere lentils, and more.
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Find their locations on twitter! @fojolbros

Pedro and Vinny’s
1500 K St., N.W.
Washington, D.C.
571-237-1875
www.pedroandvinnys.com
The vegetarian and vegan-friendly burrito cart is back! Ask for no cheese or sour cream to make it vegan. Fresh ingredients and about 40 kinds of hot sauce.

Find their location on twitter! @pedroandvinnys

Pleasant Pops
Washington, D.C.
www.pleasantpops.com
This eco-conscious food truck delivers Mexican style paleta’s (ice pops) to the masses! Their flavors are based on what’s in season, and they always have a selection of vegan, fruit based pops like pineapple basil and peaches and ginger.
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Find their location on Twitter! @PleasantPops

Purveyors Of Rolling Cuisine
Washington, D.C.
porcmobile.com
Mobile food truck offering a homemade vegan veggie burger, vegan sloppy joes, as well as seasonal vegetarian and vegan specialties.
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Find their location on twitter! @porcmobile

Sixth and Rye
Washington, D.C.
This Friday-only truck spreads the word about their nontraditional synagogue through food. The all kosher truck is taking the deli meal on the go, complete with pickles, fresh cut chips, and cabbage slaw. Be sure to check out the seasonal grilled veggie wrap with mache greens and hummus.
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Find them on Twitter! @SixthandRye

SOL Mexican Grill
Washington, D.C.
SOL Mexican Grill serves up tacos, burritos, and bowls with flaming Mexican flavor. The menu is simply divided into the three above mentioned food groups, all of which can be made vegetarian. Veggie items on the menu come with free guacamole!
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Find them on Twitter! @SOLMexicanGrill

Stix
Washington, D.C.
eatstixnow.com
The Stix shtick is pretty straight forward: marinated and grilled veggies, fruits, and meats, on a stick. Though the menu changes frequently, there’s always veggie friendly kabobs available, but be sure to ask about dipping sauces because many of them contain butter or mayonnaise.
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Find them on Twitter! @EatStix

Sundevich
Washington, D.C.
202-319-1086
Food truck for the sandwich shop version, offers a rotation of sandwich options. There is always at least one that is vegetarian.

Find them on Twitter! @SUNdeVICHtruck

Sweet Flow Mobile
Washington, D.C.
sweetgreen.com
/blog/tag/sweetflow-mobile/
Mobile food truck with a variety of vegetarian and vegan salads and wraps. The Chic P and the Sabzi are vegan, and the Guacamole Greens can be made vegan by requesting that they leave off the chicken.

Find their location on twitter! @SweetflowMobile

TaKorean
Washington, D.C.
takorean.com
Korean BBQ taco food truck with the option to make any taco vegan by substituting caramelized tofu with two varieties of vegan slaw.
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Find their location on twitter! @TaKorean

Tasty Kabob
Washington, D.C.
This green machine serves up middle eastern cuisine with friendliness and efficiency. Veg choices include vegetable with rice, and sides of chickpeas and spinach.
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Find them on Twitter! @TastyKabob

Woodland’s Vegan Bistro... To GoV
Washington, D.C.
An entirely vegan food truck created by the owners of Woodland’s Vegan Bistro, this truck serves delicious dishes that change weekly, such as a vegan fried "chik’n" sandwich, macaroni and cheese with kale, and fresh fruit and vegetable juices! Large portions at a very reasonable price.

Find them on Twitter! @WoodlandsVB

District Taco
5723 Lee Highway
Arlington, Va.
703-237-1204
districttaco.com
District Taco, a taco institution so great that it spawned it’s own restaurant, takes the taqueria truck to a whole new level. Their widely praised breakfast tacos, served all day, are a rare and authentic treat. Order the veggie breakfast taco without cheese, and keep in mind that a typical District Taco meal is a three taco endeavor.
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Find them on Twitter! @DistrictTaco

Top Dog
Arlington, Va.
571-208-2758
thetopdogtruck.com
Try the "Not Dog" (just toppings, not a veggie dog) with pinto beans, avocado, caramelized onions, diced tomatoes, mustard, and jalapeno sauce (hold the mayo).
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Find their location on twitter! @TopDogTruck

The Randy RadishV
Loudon, Va.
therandyradish.com
NOVA’s first vegan food truck, The Randy Radish offers a creative 100% plant-based menu, prepared by artisan vegan chefs. Menu items rotate weekly with an emphasis on organic and locally grown ingredients.

Follow them on Twitter! @TheRandyRadish

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