All-Vegetarian 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 serve mock meats or vegan cheese pizza, click on one of the links below.

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Restaurants Serving
Mock Meats

Restaurants Serving
Vegan Cheese Pizza

District of Columbia

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Amsterdam Falafel ShopV
2425 18th St., N.W.
Washington, D.C.
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.
Pleasant PopsV
1781 Florida Ave., N.W.
Washington, D.C.
Vegetarian cafe and popsicle shop with a few sandwiches, salads, and soups. They also have a small grocery section.
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Sticky Fingers Sweets & EatsV
1370 Park Rd., N.W.
Washington, D.C.
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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Elizabeth’s Gone RawV
1341 L St., N.W.
Washington, D.C.
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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Indian DelightV
1100 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W.
Washington, D.C.
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.
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Science ClubV
1136 19th St., N.W.
Washington, D.C.
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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v FalafelV
2157 P St., N.W.
Washington, D.C.
All-vegetarian restaurant specializing in falafel, with a free cold salad bar with a variety of toppings.
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Khepra’s Raw Food Juice Bar (in Dynamic Wellness)V
402 H St. NE
Washington, D.C.
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.
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Everlasting Life CafeV
2928 Georgia Ave., N.W.
Washington, D.C.
Delicious all-vegan cafe offering soul food, raw food dishes and a variety of smoothies. A 10-minute walk from the Columbia Heights Metro station. A local favorite.
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Soul Vegetarian Cafe - CLOSEDV
2606 Georgia Ave., N.W.
Washington, D.C.
Closed as of November 2012. We’ll update this listing if we hear more.
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Senbeb CaféV
6224 3rd St., N.W.
Washington, D.C.
All-vegan cafe featuring "meat" sandwiches, raw options, and daily specials. A 15-minute walk from the Takoma Metro station.
6902 4th St., N.W.
Washington, D.C.
This all-vegan exotic tea and spice boutique has everything from almond milk chai and pastries, to soups and snacks.
314 Carroll St., N.W.
Washington, D.C.
All-vegan soups made with fresh ingredients from local farms. Each week choose from both hearty meal and pureed appetizer style soups. Favorites include Party Starting Black Eyed Pea and Funky Greens, Marrakech Express Harira. Grab their whole wheat croutons or a slice of vegan cornbread. Vegan brownies and cookies sometimes available too.
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Capitol Heights
Everlasting Life Health Complex and Organic MarketV
9185 Central Ave.
Capitol Heights, Md.
Three great departments under one roof: an deli and juice bar, bookstore, and sit-down dining area.
Great SageV
5809 Clarksville Square Dr.
Clarksville, Md.
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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Mango GroveV
6365-B Dobbin Ctr.
Columbia, Md.
Fantastic all-vegetarian Indian restaurant. Not open daily; be sure to call for hours
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Madras PalaceV
74 Bureau Dr.
Gaithersburg, Md.
All-vegetarian Indian food with a great lunch buffet daily.
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Langley Park
8046 New Hampshire Ave.
Langley Park, Md.
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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Mt. Rainier
Sweet and NaturalV
4009 34th St.
Mt. Rainier, Md.
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.
The Vegetable Garden (CLOSEDV
11618 Rockville Pike
Rockville, Md.
Closed as of July 2012.
Yuan FuV
798 Rockville Pike
Rockville, Md.
All-vegan Chinese restaurant with a wide selection of vegetarian meats, along with delicious vegetable, noodle, soup and tofu dishes.
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Saran CuisineV
5157 Lee Hwy
Arlington, Va.
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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Swagath Veg Indian RestaurantV
43761 Parkhurst Plz., Ste. 132
Ashburn, Va.
All-vegetarian Indian Restaurant with an extensive menu. Also offers a lunch buffet on Fri., Sat., and Sun.
Lotus Vegetarian RestaurantV
13872 Metrotech Dr.
Chantilly, Va.
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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Saravana PalaceV
11725 Lee Hwy., Ste. A15
Fairfax, Va.
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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4078 Jermantown Rd.
Fairfax, Va.
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
Loving HutV
2842 Rogers Dr.
Falls Church, Va.
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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Sunflower Vegetarian RestaurantV
6304 Leesburg Pike
Falls Church, Va.
All-vegetarian 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 Van RestaurantV
6795 Wilson Blvd.
Falls Church, Va.
This all-vegan Vietnamese restaurant has everything from traditional vegetarian dishes to mock meat versions of Pho. Try the jackfruit shake for dessert.
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Chutney’s VegetarianV
2415-B5 Centreville Rd.
Herndon, Va.
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.
Amma Vegetarian KitchenV
344-A Maple Ave., E. (Rte. 123)
Vienna, Va.
All-vegetarian, Indian restaurant offering inexpensive meals. The house special includes three curries, rice, bread, and dessert.
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Sunflower Vegetarian RestaurantV
2531 Chain Bridge Rd.
Vienna, Va.
All-vegetarian 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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Food Trucks and Carts
The Big CheeseV
Washington, D.C.
All-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

Chatpat TruckV
Washington, D.C.
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!

If you have any additions or corrections to this list, please let us know.
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