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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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All-Vegetarian
Restaurants

Restaurants Serving
Mock Meats

Restaurants Serving
Vegan Cheese Pizza

District of Columbia

Adams Morgan map
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.
Pleasant PopsV
1781 Florida Ave., N.W.
Washington, D.C.
202-558-5224
pleasantpops.com
Vegetarian cafe and popsicle shop with a few sandwiches, salads, and soups. They also have a small grocery section.
Columbia Heights/Mount Pleasant map
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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Downtown map
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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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.
Dupont Circle map
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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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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H Street Corridor/Atlas District map
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.
Howard Univ./Shaw map
Everlasting Life CafeV
2928 Georgia Ave., N.W.
Washington, D.C.
202-232-1700
everlastinglifecafe.com
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.
202-328-7685
www.soulvegetariandc.net
Closed as of November 2012. We’ll update this listing if we hear more.
Upper Northwest map
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 all-vegan exotic tea and spice boutique has everything from almond milk chai and pastries, to soups and snacks.
SoupergirlV
314 Carroll St., N.W.
Washington, D.C.
202-609-7177
thesoupergirl.com
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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Maryland

Capitol Heights
Everlasting Life Health Complex and Organic MarketV
9185 Central Ave.
Capitol Heights, Md.
301-324-6900
Three great departments under one roof: an deli and juice bar, bookstore, and sit-down dining area.
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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Columbia
Mango GroveV
6365-B Dobbin Ctr.
Columbia, Md.
410-884-3426
themangogrove.net
Fantastic all-vegetarian Indian restaurant. Not open daily; be sure to call for hours
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Gaithersburg
Madras PalaceV
74 Bureau Dr.
Gaithersburg, Md.
301-977-1600
All-vegetarian Indian food with a great lunch buffet daily.
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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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Mt. Rainier
Sweet and NaturalV
4009 34th St.
Mt. Rainier, Md.
301-277-9338
sweetandnatural.com
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.
Rockville
The Vegetable Garden (CLOSEDV
11618 Rockville Pike
Rockville, Md.
301-468-9301
thevegetablegarden.com
Closed as of July 2012.
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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Virginia

Arlington
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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Ashburn
Swagath Veg Indian RestaurantV
43761 Parkhurst Plz., Ste. 132
Ashburn, Va.
703-723-0108
swagathus.com
All-vegetarian Indian Restaurant with an extensive menu. Also offers a lunch buffet on Fri., Sat., and Sun.
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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Fairfax
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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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
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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Sunflower Vegetarian RestaurantV
6304 Leesburg Pike
Falls Church, Va.
703-237-3888
crystalsunflower.com
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.
#37
Falls Church, Va.
703-639-0901
edencenter.com
/portfolio/thanh-van-restaurant/
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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Herndon
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.
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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Sunflower Vegetarian RestaurantV
2531 Chain Bridge Rd.
Vienna, Va.
703-319-3888
crystalsunflower.com
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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Roaming

Food Trucks and Carts
The Big CheeseV
Washington, D.C.
bigcheesetruck.com
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.
https://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!

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

 
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