Vegetarian Journal's Guide to Natural Foods Restaurants in the U.S. and Canada

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Annapolis

·Amsterdam Falafelshop

25 Market Space, Annapolis, MD 21401

(410) 268-1947

Vegetarian/Middle Eastern. The Amsterdam Falafelshop is an experience that no falafel lover should miss! It is a fun, casual way to enjoy popular Middle Eastern food. Just order your sandwich and get creative with the wide variety of toppings available at the salad bar. Some of the sauces contain dairy, so be sure to ask if you are unsure. Don't miss out on the true Amsterdam experience by forgetting to order a cone of fries! The Falafelshop is located in the Market Place Shopping Center at the City Dock.

Open Sunday through Thursday for lunch and dinner. Open Friday and Saturday for lunch and dinner through late night service
Counter service
vegan options
take-out, catering
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $

India's Restaurant

257 West St., Annapolis, MD 21401

(410) 263-7900

Indian. Located in Annapolis' historic district and known for its relaxed, elegant fine dining, India's offers a menu of vegetarian specialties. Entrées include Malai Kofta (mixed vegetable balls cooked in onion and tomato sauce) and Bayngan Bhurta (whole eggplants cooked on skewers, chopped, then mixed with tomatoes, onions, and spices). Reservations are recommended.

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Full service
vegan options
take-out, catering, beer/wine/alcohol
VISA/MC/AMEX, $$$

Mexican Café

609 Melvin Ave., Annapolis, MD 21401

(410) 626-1520

Mexican. The Mexican Café offers several vegetarian options, and their beans do not contain lard.

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Full service
vegan options
take-out, catering, wine/beer/alcohol, special beverages
VISA/MC, $-$$

Potato Valley Café

47 State Cir., Ste. 100, Annapolis, MD 21401

(410) 267-0902

Café. The Potato Valley Café offers oven roasted potatoes as well as sandwiches and salads. Their "South of the Valley" potato includes beans, corn, lime, mango, and peppers. Make sure to check out their daily specials.

Open Monday through Saturday for lunch. Closed Sunday
Limited service
vegan options
take-out, espresso/cappuccino
VISA/MC, $

Sun & Earth Natural Foods

1933 West St., Annapolis, MD 21401

(410) 266-6862

Natural foods store. This natural foods store features vegetarian sandwiches to take out.

Open Monday through Saturday for breakfast through early dinner. Open Sunday for lunch
Take-out
vegan options
VISA/MC/DISC, $

locations

Baltimore

(For restaurant listings in the surrounding areas, see Columbia, Ellicott City, Owings Mills, Pikesville, Randallstown, Timonium, and Towson.)

Akbar

823 N. Charles St., Baltimore, MD 21201

(410) 539-0944

Indian. Akbar features authentic Indian cuisine with a wide variety of vegetarian dishes. This restaurant has consistently given great service.

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Full service
vegan options
take-out, catering, wine/beer/alcohol
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $$

Ambassador Dining Room

3811 Canterbury Rd., Baltimore, MD 21210

(410) 366-1484

Indian. This restaurant is located near Johns Hopkins University and offers a formal environment with outdoor patio seating, weather permitting. Enjoy a wide selection of vegetarian Indian dishes. The food tends to be spicy, so you may want to request that it be prepared mildly.

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Full service
vegan options
wine/beer, catering, take-out
VISA/MC, $$$

Brick Oven Pizza

800 S. Broadway, Baltimore, MD 21231

(410) 563-1600

Pizza. This pizza joint offers soy cheese upon request, as well as whole wheat crusts. Fresh tomatoes, artichoke hearts, potatoes, salsa, fresh garlic, and eggplant are some of the topping choices.

Open daily for lunch and late dinner
Full service
vegan options
take-out
VISA/MC/AMEX, $$

Dalesio's Restaurant

829 Eastern Ave., Baltimore, MD 21202

(410) 539-1965

Italian. Attractive restaurant located in Little Italy with several vegetarian selections. Terrace balcony with outdoor dining. Valet parking offered.

Open Monday through Saturday for lunch and dinner. Open Sunday for dinner
Full service
VISA/MC/AMEX, $$$

Ding How

631 S. Broadway, Baltimore, MD 21231

(410) 327-8888

Chinese. This old-fashion style Chinese restaurant has great service and offers many vegetarian items including appetizers, soups, and tofu and vegetable entrées.

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Full service
vegan options
take-out, delivery, wine/beer/alcohol
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC/DC, $$

Dukem Restaurant

1100 Maryland Ave., Baltimore, MD 21201

(410) 385-0318

Ethiopian. Newly remodeled, cozy restaurant near the University of Baltimore. Try the wonderful vegetarian combo platters consisting of spicy lentil stew, yellow peas, greens, cabbage and potatoes, and/or salad.

Open Monday through Saturday for lunch and dinner. Closed Sunday
Full service
vegan options
VISA/MC/AMEX, $$-$$$

Egyptian Pizza Café

542 E. Belvedere Ave., Baltimore, MD 21212

(410) 323-7060

Middle Eastern/pizza. This café has great tasting Middle Eastern food and unique pizza combinations. All pizza is available without cheese or with soy cheese (contains casein). Egyptian Pizza Café is located in Belvedere Square.

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Full service
vegan options
take-out, delivery, espresso/cappuccino
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $$

Golden West Café

1105 W. 36th St., Baltimore, MD 21211

(410) 889-8891

Eclectic. This Hampden restaurant offers a wide variety of vegetarian and vegan options. Breakfast and brunch features New Mexican dishes such as the Drew special, which is vegan. For lunch and dinner, try BBQ Un-Chicken, The Riblet, Vegan Burrito, and more. Golden West is closed between lunch/brunch and dinner, so please call ahead for hours.

Open Monday through Friday for lunch and dinner. Open Saturday and Sunday for brunch and dinner
Full service
vegan options
take-out
$$

··Grind House Juice Bar

2441 St. Paul St., Baltimore, MD 21218

(410) 366-2441

Vegan/natural foods/juice bar. Grind House Juice Bar is an all-vegan market and juice bar. Their mission is to bring life to the community through juice and music. Menu items include BBQ Tofu, Quinoa, Curry Chick-un Salad, and Tun-o Salad. Free Wi-Fi is available.

Open Monday through Saturday for lunch and dinner. Closed Sunday
Limited service
take-out, fresh juices, smoothies
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $

Holy Frijoles

908 W. 36th St., Baltimore, MD 21211

(410) 235-2326

Mexican. This Hampden restaurant offers a wide variety of vegetarian and vegan options including tacos, burritos, fajitas, and more.

Open Tuesday through Sunday for lunch and dinner. Closed Monday
Full service
vegan options
take-out
$-$$

Indian Delight Restaurant

622 Frederick Rd., Baltimore, MD 21228

(410) 744-4422

Indian. Vegetable Samosa, Vegetable Korma, and curries are served, as well as many other vegetarian options.

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Full service
vegan options
take-out, catering, fresh juices
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC/DC, $$

Kali's Mezze

1606 Thames St., Baltimore, MD 21231

(410) 563-7600

Mediterranean. Tapa dishes are featured here. There are many vegetarian and vegan options on the menu. Try Falafel, Oven Roasted Eggplant, Lima Beans, Tabouli, and more.

Open daily for dinner and open Saturday and Sunday for lunch and dinner.
Full service
vegan options
VISA/MC/AMEX, $$

Kyro Pizza

900 Cathedral St., Baltimore, MD 21201

(410) 962-8859

Middle Eastern/pizza. With a New York City-type atmosphere, this bustling café has great-tasting Middle Eastern food, steaming-hot pita bread, and unique pizza combinations such as pizza served with curry. All pizza is available without cheese or with soy cheese (contains casein). Kyro is located at the corner of Cathedral and Read Streets in downtown Baltimore.

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Full service
vegan options
take-out, delivery
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $$-$$$

Lebanese Taverna

719 S. President St., Baltimore, MD 21202

(410) 244-5533

Lebanese. With decorative accents like lanterns and backgammon tables, the atmosphere at Lebanese Taverna is elegant and inviting. Choose from vegetarian dishes such as Eggplant Ratatouille, Falafel, Grape Leaves, and Baba Ghanouj. Or create your own meal at their Hummus Bar! This popular Middle Eastern restaurant offers cooking classes and outdoor dining in some locations. The location in Baltimore overlooks the Harbor East Marina. Reservations are recommended.

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Full service
vegan options
take-out, catering, espresso/cappuccino, beer/wine/alcohol
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC/DC, $$

·Liquid Earth

1626 Aliceanna St., Baltimore, MD 21231

(410) 276-6606

Vegetarian/natural foods/juice bar. Liquid Earth is best-known for its smoothies and fresh juices, but it also serves light vegetarian fare with many vegan options. They offer inexpensive soups, salads, sandwiches, and raw foods, using organic and local ingredients whenever possible.

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Limited service
vegan options
take-out, catering, fresh juices, soymilk, smoothies, espresso/cappuccino
VISA/MC, $-$$

Lost City Diner

1730 N. Charles St., Baltimore, MD 21201

(410) 547-5678

Diner. Lost City Diner is an old-fashioned style diner that offers vegan versions of your favorite diner food. Enjoy vegan chili and nacho fries, vegan burger, eggplant parmigiana made with vegan cheese, spaghetti and vegan meatballs, vegan BLT sandwich, and more. Don't forget to order one of their vegan fountain drinks including vegan milkshakes, as well as vegan ice cream treats. Be sure to try their all vegan breakfast special including buckwheat pancakes and vegan sausages. Lost City Diner is located near the Charles Theater.

Open for dinner Monday through Friday. Open for brunch and dinner Saturday and Sunday
Full service
vegan options
take-out
VISA/MC/DISC, $-$$

Ma Petite Shoe Café

830 W. 36th St., Baltimore, MD 21211

(410) 235-3442

International. Ma Petite Shoe Café describes itself as a "radical espresso bar" with "twisted modern global cuisine." Vegan foods include their vegan BLT made with housemade adzuki bean 'bacon' and Shepherd's Pie. Periodically, they offer a special vegan dinner. They also feature an extensive selection of teas and housemade beverages. The café is also home to a shoe boutique. Outdoor seating is available.

Open daily for lunch and early dinner
Limited service
vegan options
take-out, catering, espresso/cappuccino, special beverages
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $

OK Natural Food Store

11 W. Preston St., Baltimore, MD 21203

(410) 837-3911

Natural foods store. Located in the theater district near Penn Station, MICA, and the University of Baltimore, this natural foods store offers supplements, groceries, herbs, organic produce, and boxed sandwiches for lunch.

Open Monday through Friday for three meals. Open Saturday for lunch and dinner. Open Sunday for lunch and early dinner
Take-out
vegan options
VISA/MC

One World Café

100 W. University Pkwy., Baltimore, MD 21210

(410) 235-5777

American. Mostly vegetarian restaurant located near Johns Hopkins University. Soups are prepared daily and smoothies are made with real fruit and 100% juice. Sample lunch items include Tempeh Reuben and Philly Steakless Sub. Dinner selections feature Thai Vegetable Tempeh Stir-fry and Tandoori Tofu. Usually will have at least one vegan dessert.

Open Monday through Saturday for three meals through late night service. Open Sunday for brunch
Full service
vegan options
take-out, catering, fresh juices, smoothies, espresso/cappuccino, soymilk, beer/wine/alcohol
VISA/MC/AMEX, $-$$

·Red Emma's Bookstore Coffeehouse

30 W. North Ave., Baltimore, MD 21201

(410) 230-0450

Vegetarian/coffeehouse/café. After you've browsed the anarchist literature, relax with a cup of tea and a vegan scone or vegan dessert. Red Emma's menu also includes bagels, sandwiches, soups, and salads. Free Wi-Fi is available.

Open Monday through Saturday for three meals. Open Sunday for breakfast, lunch, and early dinner
Limited service
vegan options, take-out
VISA/MC, $

Silver Diner

BWI Airport - Concourse B, Baltimore, MD 21240

(410) 694-0990

American/diner. Silver Diner serves American diner food but offers several vegetarian and vegan selections (both noted on the menu). Some of their vegan items include Pesto Veggie Pasta, Santa Fe Roasted Veggies, Black Bean Hummus, Mango Vegetarian Stir Fry, and SD Veggie Chili. They often use whole grain breads and offer gluten-free items as well as entrées under 600 calories.

Open daily for three meals
Full service
vegan options
take-out, beer/wine/alcohol
VISA/MC, $-$$

Stang of Siam

1301 N. Calvert St., Baltimore, MD 21202

(443) 453-9142

Thai. Want to feel like you are in a New York City restaurant without leaving Baltimore? Then, Stang of Siam is worth a visit! The restaurant offers generous portions for lunch and dinner and caters to vegetarians and vegans. All items on their 'Green Corner' menu can be made vegan except for the following which are made with fish sauce: Tom Yum Tofu Soup, Papaya Salad, and Mango Salad. They offer weekday lunch specials with several vegetarian items; try vegan selections like Curry Noodle, Stang Eggplant, Pad Prig King Tofu, or Drunken Noodle Veggies. Stang of Siam is located at the corner of Preston and North Calvert, not far from the University of Baltimore. Outdoor seating is available. Reservations are accepted.

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Full service
vegan options
take-out, delivery, catering
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $-$$

Sticky Rice Baltimore

1634 Aliceanna St., Baltimore, MD 21231

(443) 682-8243

Asian Fusion. Sticky Rice Baltimore offers vegetarian and vegan options which are clearly marked on the menu. Try Cold Soba Salad, Mock Chicken Szechuan, Santa Fe (tempura fried sweet potato), Veggie Tofu Medley, and more!

Open Monday through Friday for lunch and dinner through late night. Open Saturday and Sunday for brunch and dinner through late night
Full service
vegan options
take-out, beer/wine/alcohol
VISA/MC/AMEX, $-$$

Thai Landing

1207 N. Charles St., Baltimore, MD 21201

(410) 727-1234

Thai. Thai Landing is a quiet, friendly restaurant near the University of Baltimore. They have a separate vegetarian menu with many vegan selections. Try the very popular but very spicy Tofu Drunken Noodles. The restaurant makes a point of indicating that all vegetarian dishes contain no fish sauce or oyster sauce. Thai Landing is closed on weekdays between lunch and dinner, so please call ahead for hours.

Open Monday through Friday for lunch and dinner. Open Saturday and Sunday for dinner
Full service
vegan options
take-out, beer/wine
VISA/MC, $-$$

Thai Restaurant

3316 Greenmount Ave., Baltimore, MD 21218

(410) 889-6003

Thai. At Thai Restaurant, they will substitute tofu for meat in any of their dishes. The service and atmosphere are formal, but dress is casual. The restaurant is closed between lunch and dinner, so please call ahead for hours. They are located in the Oakenshaw neighborhood of Baltimore.

Open Tuesday through Saturday for lunch and dinner. Open Sunday for dinner. Closed Monday
Full service
vegan options
take-out, catering, wine/beer/alcohol
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $$

The Desert Café

1605 Sulgrave Ave., Baltimore, MD 21209

(410) 367-5808

Mediterranean. At The Desert Café, all soups are homemade and vegetarian. There are also salads and vegetarian Middle Eastern specialties. Enjoy live belly dancing on Saturday evenings. The Desert Café is located in the heart of Mount Washington Village.

Open Tuesday through Saturday for lunch and dinner. Closed Sunday and Monday
Full service
vegan options
take-out, catering, BYOB
VISA/MC/AMEX, $$

The Helmand

806 N. Charles St., Baltimore, MD 21201

(410) 752-0311

Afghan. The Helmand offers a fine dining experience of Afghan cuisine served in an elegant setting. Their menu includes a section of vegetarian entrées including Vegetarian Dolma (eggplant filled with spinach in sun-dried tomato and herb sauce) and Vegetarian Aushak (ravioli filled with leeks). The Helmand is right in the heart of Mount Vernon. Reservations are accepted.

Open nightly for dinner
Full service
vegan options
take-out, catering
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC/DC, $$

··The Land of Kush

840 N. Eutaw St., Baltimore, MD 21201

(410) 225-5874

Vegan/soul food. The Land of Kush offers delicious soul food that is 100% vegan! Enjoy Curry Chikun, BBQ Rib Tips, Smothered Drumsticks, Candied Yams, or Smoked Collard Greens. The Land of Kush is located in the Mount Vernon area of Baltimore near Maryland General Hospital.

Open Monday through Saturday for lunch and dinner. Open Sunday for lunch and early dinner
Limited service
take-out, catering
VISA/MC, $-$$

Tov Pizza

6313 Reisterstown Rd., Baltimore, MD 21215

(410) 358-5238

Kosher dairy. Pizzas and falafel are available at this primarily vegetarian dairy restaurant that serves some fish. $10.00 minimum with credit cards.

Open Sunday through Thursday for lunch and dinner. Open Friday for lunch. Open Saturday for dinner
Counter service
vegan options
take-out
VISA/MC, $

locations

Bel Air

Hunan Chef

5 Bel Air S. Pkwy., Bel Air, MD 21015

(410) 515-0505

Chinese. Hunan Chef offers several vegetarian dishes.

Open Monday through Saturday for dinner. Open Sunday for lunch and dinner
Full service
vegan options, take-out, beer/wine/alcohol
VISA/MC/AMEX, $$

Sizzling Bombay

2108 Emmorton Rd., Bel Air, MD 21015

(410) 569-0148

Indian. Sizzling Bombay uses authentic Indian ingredients to create dishes with excellent flavor. Veggie options include Chana Masala, Baingan Bharta, and Vegetable Jalfrezi. The restaurant is closed between lunch and dinner, so please call ahead for hours. Reservations are accepted.

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Full service
vegan options, take-out, catering, fresh juices, smoothies, espresso, beer/wine/alcohol, non-alcoholic beer
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $-$$

locations

Bethesda

Bacchus of Lebanon

7945 Norfolk Ave., Bethesda, MD 20814

(301) 657-1722

Lebanese. This Lebanese restaurant offers several vegetarian items, including stuffed grape leaves, hummus, baba ghanouj, stuffed eggplant, eggplant salad, potato salad, cauliflower and tahini dip, and falafel.

Open daily
Full service
vegan options
take-out, catering, wine/beer/alcohol
VISA/MC/AMEX, $$-$$$

Lebanese Taverna

7141 Arlington Rd., Bethesda, MD 20814

(301) 951-8681

Lebanese. The Bethesda location is on the corner of Arlington Road & Elm Street. See description under Baltimore, MD.

··Puree Artisan Juice Bar

4903 Elm St., Bethesda, MD 20814

(301) 654-7873

Vegan/juice bar. Puree Artisan Juice Bar uses organic and locally-sourced ingredients for their fresh juices. The Grab & Go fridge has some plain juices, but the blended ones are all made to order with fresh-pressed juice. Almond milk is the base for all the creamy smoothies. Sit at a small table or at the bar and watch the action in Puree's bright and modern atmosphere.

Open daily
Limited service
take-out, fresh juices, smoothies
VISA/MC, $

locations

Burtonsville

Soretti's Ethiopian Cuisine

15510 Old Columbia Pike, Burtonsville, MD 20866

(240) 390-0044

Ethiopian. Soretti's Ethiopian Cuisine is a small but inviting café. They offer a variety of vegan dishes including cabbage and potato, red lentils, chickpea salad, collard greens, string beans, split pea, tomato salad, and much more. They only use canola oil to cook, and offer 95% of their dishes with a gluten-free option. Enjoy traditional Ethiopian music while you dine at Soretti's.

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Full service
vegan options
take-out, catering, smoothies, espresso/cappuccino, soymilk, beer/wine
VISA/MC/DISC, $-$$

locations

Capitol Heights

··Everlasting Life Vegan Restaurant

9185 Central Ave., Capitol Heights, MD 20743

(301) 324-6900

Vegan/soul food. Everlasting Life is a completely vegan gourmet restaurant with a bakery and a banquet hall. Their menu includes soups, salads, sandwiches, pastas, and desserts. You can choose from appetizers like Spinach Dip or Hummus, and follow those up with some Spinach Lasagna, Vegetarian Kabobs, or Grab Cakes (similar to crab cakes). Everlasting Life is located in the Kingdom Square Mall.

Open Monday through Saturday for lunch and dinner. Open Sunday for brunch
Full service
take-out, catering, fresh juices, smoothies
VISA/MC/AMEX, $-$$

locations

Catonsville

·Sprout Natural Choice

706 Frederick Rd., Catonsville, MD 21228

(410) 624-6605

Vegetarian/natural foods/juice bar. Sprout Natural Choice is a vegetarian eatery with a juice bar. All menu items are available as vegan options. Their menu of sandwiches, salads, wraps, and soups includes many raw foods. Try 'Chef Designed Sandwiches' like the Yummy Hummus Club, Philly Cheezesteak, or Dream of Falafill. Or select from a wide variety of options to design your own salad, wrap, or sandwich. Sprout offers vegan cheese and vegan mayonnaise along with seitan and tofu.

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Counter service
vegan options
take-out, fresh juices, smoothies, soymilk
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $

locations

Clarksville

··Great Sage

5809 Clarksville Square Dr., Clarksville, MD 21029

(443) 535-9400

Vegan/organic/gourmet. Enjoy fine gourmet dining at the all-vegan Great Sage. With an international flavor and emphasis on organic ingredients, their menu includes gluten-free, soy-free, and raw foods selections. Between lunch and dinner, they offer a lite fare menu. They feature live music from local musicians on Thursday evenings. When weather permits, you can dine on their lovely outdoor patio. Reservations are recommended on weekends.

Open Tuesday through Saturday for lunch and dinner. Open Sunday for brunch and dinner. Closed Monday
Full service
take-out, fresh juices, smoothies, soymilk, espresso/cappuccino, beer/wine/alcohol, special beverages
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $$-$$$

locations

College Park

··Ovo Simply Veggie

7313 Baltimore Ave., Ste. E, College Park, MD 20740

(301) 277-0927

Vegan/Asian. Ovo Simply Veggie offers an all-vegan menu of delicious Asian Fusion cuisine in a modern environment. Try the Entrée Combo which allows you to pick a protein, choose your flavor, select white or brown rice, and then choose your salad, soup, or beverage. Protein selections include Seaweed Yuba, Tofu, Mushroom Protein, Soy Protein, or 4 Veggies of your choosing. Flavors range from Coconut Green Curry and Fiery Kung Pao to Ginger Soy and Garden Harvest. Prices can't be beat. Ovo features a nice selection of teas to complement your meal.

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Full service
vegan options
take-out, catering
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $

··Sprouts

The Diner, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742

(301) 314-8010

Vegan/food station. Sprouts is a vegan food station at the University of Maryland in College Park. They offer made-to-order wraps, veggie burgers, vegetables, and changing daily specials. Entrées featured include black bean and corn quesadillas and barbeque falafel sandwiches. They are great for on-the-go students. Sprouts is located in The Diner in the Ellicott Community on the north side of campus, near the Eppley Recreation Center. Please note that hours may change depending on the academic calendar.

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Cafeteria
take-out
VISA/MC, $

locations

Columbia

Akbar

9400 Snowden River Pkwy., Columbia, MD 21045

(410) 381-3600

Indian. See description under Baltimore, MD.

David's Natural Market I

5430 Lynx Ln., Columbia, MD 21044

(410) 730-2304

Natural foods store/café. David's Natural Market sells natural products including frozen & refrigerated foods, non-dairy milks, gluten-free items, herbs, cosmetics, and personal care products. The Columbia location also has a café with many vegetarian and vegan selections including homemade vegan soup prepared daily. Also enjoy sandwiches, wraps, and salads, all at great prices. The café has different hours than the store, so please call ahead.

Open daily
Limited service
vegan options
take-out, fresh juices
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC/DC, $-$$

Hunan Manor

7091 Deepage Dr., Columbia, MD 21045

(410) 381-1134

Chinese. Hunan Manor offers many vegetarian dishes using mock "meat" and tofu. Be sure to request details about their vegetarian specialties.

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Full service
vegan options
take-out, delivery, beer/wine/alcohol
VISA/MC, $$-$$$

·The Mango Grove

8865 Stanford Blvd., Columbia, MD 21045

(410) 884-3426

Vegetarian/Indian. The Mango Grove offers unique South Indian dishes. Be sure to try the Onion Masala Dosai or one of their delicious curries when you visit. Vegan items are clearly marked on their menu. The Mango Grove is closed on weekdays between lunch and dinner, so please call ahead for hours. Reservations are accepted.

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Full service
vegan options
take-out, delivery, catering, special beverages
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $$

locations

Ellicott City

One Dish Cuisine

8001 Hillsborough Rd., Ellicott City, MD 21043

(443) 759-6344

Café/organic/gluten-free. One Dish Cuisine is a café, deli, and bakery that specializes in meals free from allergens such as gluten, casein, dairy, corn, soy, eggs, fish, and nuts. Natural and organic ingredients are used whenever possible. Vegan selections are so noted on the menu and include a vegan grilled cheese sandwich, pizza, and cheeseburger. Specials and bakery items vary daily. Their cute café features art on the walls and flowers at the tables. One Dish Cuisine is located in the Taylor Village Center. Outdoor seating is available. Cash only.

Open Wednesday through Monday for lunch and dinner. Closed Tuesday
Full service
vegan options, take-out
$-$$

locations

Forest Hill

David's Natural Market II

1523 Rock Spring Rd., Forest Hill, MD 21050

(410) 836-0808

Natural foods store. The Forest Hill store is located in Rock Spring Shopping Center and does not have a café. See description under Columbia, MD.

locations

Frederick

Hunan Gourmet

915 W. Seventh St., Frederick, MD 21701

(301) 695-0446

Chinese. Hunan Gourmet offers a Vegetarian Menu with appetizers, soups, and vegetable dishes, and entrées made from mock chicken (gluten), beef (gluten puff), and pork (tofu jerky). They offer vegetarian versions of traditional Chinese cuisine like Kung Pao Chicken and Szechuan Beef, as well as unique items like Beef Mimosa (orange-flavored gluten puff and red pepper in a spicy brown sauce) and Sweet and Sour Spareribs (green pepper, carrots, pineapple, and dough staning in for the meat). Hunan is located in College Park Plaza and is near Hood College and Frederick Memorial Hospital.

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Full service
vegan options
take-out, delivery
VISA/MC/AMEX, $$

The Common Market

5728 Buckeystown Pike, Frederick, MD 21704

(301) 663-3416

Natural foods store deli/juice bar. Located in Evergreen Square, The Common Market is a natural and organic food co-op. Enjoy tempeh or seitan at their Made-To-Order Sandwich Station. They also have a Café Beverage Bar with fresh juices, smoothies, teas and coffee drinks. Their Hot Food Bar and Salad Bar features organic produce as well as entrées and side dishes for vegetarians and vegans.

Open daily for lunch
Limited service
vegan options
take-out, fresh juices, smoothies, espresso/cappuccino
$

The Orchard

45 N. Market St., Frederick, MD 21701

(301) 663-4912

Natural foods. This completely natural foods restaurant is located in the heart of downtown Frederick.

Open Tuesday through Saturday for lunch and dinner. Closed Sunday and Monday
Full service
vegan options
take-out, wine/beer
VISA/MC/AMEX, $$

locations

Frostburg

Giuseppe's

11 Bowery St., Frostburg, MD 21532

(301) 689-2220

Italian. Located in a small town near a ski area, this unique Italian restaurant offers many lacto-ovo choices and a tasty plain sauce for vegans. Giuseppe's will accommodate special needs.

Open Tuesday through Sunday for dinner. Closed Monday
Full service
vegan options
take-out, wine/beer/alcohol
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $$

Mountain City Coffeehouse & Creamery

60 E. Main St., Frostburg, MD 21532

(301) 687-0808

Coffeehouse/café. Mountain City Coffeehouse & Creamery, located in the heart of historic Frostburg, is a cozy and welcoming place to relax. They offer a vegetarian special that changes every other day. Previous specials have included vegetable tart with side salad, vegetarian wrap, and a roasted veggie sandwich. Their regular menu has hummus sandwiches, flat bread pita sides, and assorted Indian food. Their slogan is 'catering to the community' and they do that by hosting community events and showcasing local artists' work.

Open Tuesday through Sunday for breakfast and lunch. Closed Monday
Limited service
vegan options
take-out, catering, smoothies, soymilk, espresso/cappuccino, special beverages
VISA/MC/AMEX, $-$$

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Gaithersburg

·Madras Palace

74 Bureau Dr., Gaithersburg, MD 20878

(301) 977-1600

Vegetarian/Indian. Madras Palace offers authentic South Indian vegetarian cuisine. Their extensive menu includes Idly (steamed rice & lentil patties), Rasam (spicy soup), Uthappam (Indian pancakes), Thali, and Curries. But their specialty is Dosas (lentil crepes); in fact, they call themselves, "A Place for Dosas." Make sure to try their daily lunch buffet.

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Full service
vegan options
take-out, catering, fresh juices, reservations recommended
VISA/MC, $$

Silver Diner

701 Russell Ave, Space E-149, Gaithersburg, MD 20877

(240) 632-2900

American/diner. This location of Silver Diner is at the exterior entrance, between Macy's and JCPenney, of the Lakeforest Mall. See description under Baltimore, MD.

Thai House Restaurant

8369 Snouffer School Rd., Gaithersburg, MD 20879

(301) 963-1800

Thai. The menu features original spicy Thai foods and 30 vegetarian dishes made without MSG. Thai House is closed between lunch and dinner, so please call ahead for hours.

Open Tuesday through Sunday for lunch and dinner. Closed Monday
Full service
vegan options
take-out, wine/beer
VISA/MC, $$

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Gambrills

David's Natural Market III

871 Annapolis Rd., Gambrills, MD 21054

(410) 987-1533

Natural foods store. Please note that the Gambrills location does not have a café. See description under Columbia, MD.

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Germantown

La Mexicana

13016 Middlebrook Rd., Germantown, MD 20874

(301) 972-0500

Mexican. Enjoy fresh, made-from-scratch Mexican cuisine including vegetarian items at La Mexicana.

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Full service
take-out, beer/wine/alcohol
VISA/MC, $-$$

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Greenbelt

Silver Diner

6040 Greenbelt Rd., Greenbelt, MD 20770

(301) 220-0028

American/diner. This location of Silver Diner is in front of Beltway Plaza. See description under Baltimore, MD.

Open daily for three meals through late night service

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Hagerstown

Hempen Hill BBQ Bar & Catering

13208 Fountain Head Plz., Hagerstown, MD 21742

(301) 797-4455

Barbecue/eclectic/bar. Hempen Hill BBQ is an independently-owned, family-run traditional barbecue restaurant with vegetarian and vegan fare! Their vegetarian menu includes Smoked Tofu, the Tree Hugger Veggie Burger,and 'Vicken' Ravioli (vegan chicken). All vegetarian menu items can be made vegan by request. Don't miss their Meatless Monday Dinner Deals! Hempen Hill also has a full bar with an outstanding craft beer draft list as well as many organic wines and spirits. Enjoy live music every Saturday night. The restaurant is located just an hour west of Baltimore and Washington, DC. Reservations are recommended.

Open Monday through Saturday for lunch and dinner through late night service. Closed Sunday
Full service
vegan options
take-out, catering, fresh juices, beer/wine/alcohol
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $$

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Hunt Valley

Jesse Wong's Kitchen

118 Shawan Rd., Hunt Valley, MD 21030

(410) 329-1088

Asian. Jesse Wong's Kitchen offers an extensive vegetarian menu with many vegetable, mockmeat, and tofu dishes. Notable meals include Spicy Tofu, Braised Eggplants with Basil, and Pineapple 'Shrimp.'

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Full service
vegan options
take-out, catering, beer/wine/alcohol, non-alcoholic beer
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $$-$$$

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Hyattsville

·Woodlands

8046 New Hampshire Ave., Hyattsville, MD 20783

(301) 434-4202

Vegetarian/Indian. Woodlands serves an ample selection of cuisine from Southern India, such as curries, breads, appetizers, and regional delicacies. Their house specialties include Poori Bhaji (whole wheat bread that is fried and puffed then served with potato and chickpea curry) and Malabar Adai (pancake made of mixed lentils and vegetables). Their daily lunch buffet is a great value.

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Full service
vegan options
take-out, catering, special beverages
VISA/MC/AMEX, $$

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Laurel

Silver Diner

14550 Baltimore Ave., Laurel, MD 20707

(301) 604-6995

American/diner. This location of Silver Diner is at the Boulevard Shops. See description under Baltimore, MD.

Open daily for three meals through late night service

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Mount Airy

·Superfoods on Main

106 S. Main St., Mount Airy, MD 21771

(301) 829-9464

Vegetarian/natural foods store/café. Located in historic downtown Mount Airy, Superfoods on Main serves up vegetarian, café-style foods. Try a smoothie from their extensive list and be sure to ask about their Superfood Boosters. Stop in for breakfast to try their specialty oatmeal and tea. Or enjoy lunch selections like a Collard Wrap and their dessert of the day. You'll find plenty of vegan, raw, and gluten-free choices on their menu. They also feature daily specials and almost all of their ingredients and products are organic. While you're there, pick up some specialty snacks and staples from their health food store. Superfoods also offers community events and classes.

Open Tuesday through Saturday for three meals. Closed Sunday and Monday
Counter service
vegan options
take-out, catering, fresh juices, smoothies, espresso/cappuccino
VISA/MC, $-$$

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Mount Rainier

·GLUT Food Co-op

4005 34th St., Mount Rainier, MD 20712

(301) 779-1978

Vegetarian/natural foods/organic. GLUT Food Co-op is a vegetarian co-op offering bulk items such as dried fruit, beans, grains, herbs, spices, and nuts. They also offer organic and local produce. No membership is required to shop and items are fairly priced.

Open daily
Take-out
vegan options
$$

··Sweet & Natural

4009 34th St., Mount Rainier, MD 20712

(301) 277-9338

Vegan/café/bakery. Sweet & Natural is an all-vegan café and bakery. Enjoy tasty treats and light fare.

Open Tuesday through Sunday for lunch and dinner. Closed Monday
Counter service
take-out
VISA/MC, $

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Ocean City

··My Nature

1301 Atlantic Ave., Ocean City, MD 21842

(410) 289-1808

Vegan/raw foods/organic. Vegan options in Ocean City are no longer limited to fries and salads! Come to this raw oasis to try a variety of raw/vegan salad bar options including mashed cauliflower "egg" salad, raspberry crepes, lentil burgers, and more. Save room for a shot of wheatgrass or a banana split with almond crumbles. My Nature also doubles as a bookstore and indoor garden - many ingredients used in the entrées are grown in the store! This eatery is located on the boardwalk, beneath the Phillips Beach Plaza Hotel on 13th Street.

Open daily for three meals
Counter service
take-out, catering, fresh juices, soymilk
VISA/MC/DISC, $$

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Olney

Olney Ale House

2000 Olney-Sandy Spring Rd., Olney, MD 20832

(301) 774-6708

Natural foods. This cozy restaurant with a fireplace during winter months offers several vegetarian dishes, such as chili, tofu and Sunburgers, salads, and homemade breads. It's very crowded on weekends, so expect a long wait.

Open Tuesday through Sunday for lunch and dinner. Closed Monday
Full service
vegan options
wine/beer, take-out
VISA/MC/DISC, $$

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Owings Mills

Hummus Corner

9201 Lakeside Blvd., Owings Mills, MD 21117

(410) 363-6033

Mediterranean/Lebanese. Hummus Corner offers authentic Mediterranean and Lebanese cuisine at great prices. Their large selection of vegetarian items are noted on the menu and include Falafel, Manoushi (Lebanese Pizza), Fattoush (Lebanese Salad), and, of course, Hummus!

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Full service
vegan options
take-out, catering
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $-$$

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Parkville

·Pavan Foods

8904 Harford Rd., Parkville, MD 21234

(410) 663-3201

Vegetarian/Indian. Pavan Foods is an all-vegetarian eatery featuring South Indian cuisine. Enjoy traditional dishes such as Masala Dosa, Chana Paneer, and Aloo Gobi. Or stop at their Sweets and Snacks Deli for grab-n-go items. They even have their own boutique of Indian fashion accessories. Pavan Foods is located near the Baltimore Beltway in Parkville.

Open Monday for lunch and early dinner. Open Tuesday through Sunday for lunch and dinner
Counter service
vegan options
take-out, delivery, catering, special beverages
VISA/MC/DISC, $

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Pasadena

The Bangkok Oriental

8043-F Ritchie Hwy., Pasadena, MD 21122

(410) 766-0973

Thai. This restaurant offers a variety of Thai specialties, including Sautéed Spicy Vegetables; Mixed Vegetables with Tofu, Snow Pea, Baby Corn, and Black Mushrooms with Rice; and Thai Curry Vegetables.

Open Monday through Saturday for lunch and dinner. Closed Sunday
Full service
vegan options
take-out, catering
VISA/MC/DISC, $$

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Pikesville

Al Pacino Café

1809 Reisterstown Rd., Pikesville, MD 21208

(410) 653-6868

Middle Eastern/pizza. This café has great tasting Middle Eastern food and unique pizza combinations. All pizza is available without cheese or with soy cheese (contains casein). Al Pacino Café is located at the Festival at Woodholme.

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Full service
vegan options
take-out
VISA/MC, $$

Mr. Chan Szechuan Restaurant

1000 Reisterstown Rd., Pikesville, MD 21208

(410) 484-1100

Chinese. Unique items for vegetarians. Great hot and sour soup, vegetarian sushi, delicious orange seitan, tempeh dishes, yuba with kale and much more!

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Full service
vegan options
take-out, delivery, catering, macrobiotic options, wine/beer/alcohol
VISA/MC/DISC, $-$$

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Randallstown

Akbar Palace

3541 Brenbrook Dr., Randallstown, MD 21133

(410) 655-1600

Indian. Authentic Indian cuisine with a wide variety of vegetarian dishes. Their specialties include Vegetable Jalfrezi, Alu Gobi Masala and Vegetarian Biryani. They have consistently given great service.

Open daily
Full service
vegan options
take-out, catering, wine/beer/alcohol
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $$

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Rockville

Bombay Bistro

98 W. Montgomery Ave., Rockville, MD 20850

(301) 762-8798

Indian. Bombay Bistro serves vegetarian dishes from North and South India, including vegetable samosas, vegetable biryani, and oothapam (a savory pancake of lentils and rice with onions and tomato).

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Full service
vegan options
take-out, espresso/cappuccino
VISA/MC, $$

Siena's Vegetarian Pizzeria & Restaurant

12303 Twinbrook Pkwy., Rockville, MD 20852

(301) 770-7474

Kosher/pizza. This Kosher veggie-friendly restaurant (they also serve fish) offers pizza without cheese, falafel, roasted veggie wrap, veggie burger, pasta dishes, baked potatoes, salads, and Mexican fare.

Open Sunday through Thursday for lunch and dinner. Open Friday for lunch. Closed Saturday
Counter service
vegan options
take-out, delivery, catering
VISA/MC, $$

Silver Diner

12276 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852

(301) 770-2828

American/diner. This location of Silver Diner is in Federal Plaza. See description under Baltimore, MD.

Open daily for three meals through late night service

·Yuan Fu Vegetarian

798 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852

(301) 762-5937

Vegetarian/Chinese. Yuan Fu's owner, Chef Tai, has 30 years of experience with vegetarian cuisine. They make all of their mock meats, using wheat gluten, tofu, and tofu skin. The inexpensive lunch menu includes Moo Shi Vegetables and Sweet and Sour "Chicken."

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Full service
vegan options
take-out, fresh juices
VISA/MC/AMEX, $-$$

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Silver Spring

Hunan Manor

11237 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring, MD 20904

(301) 681-5360

Chinese. See description under Columbia, MD.

·Takoma Park Silver Spring Food Co-op

8309 Grubb Rd., Silver Spring, MD 20910

(240) 247-2667

Vegetarian/deli. This co-op has the area's largest olive selection, "direct from the grower." The deli only does take-out, with a selection of vegan, low-fat, low sodium, wheat-free, dairy-free, and other vegetarian foods.

Open daily
Take-out
vegan options
VISA/MC, $

Thai Derm Restaurant

939 Bonifant St., Silver Spring, MD 20910

(301) 589-5341

Thai. The noodle specialities and all other dishes are made without MSG upon request. Thai Derm is closed between lunch and dinner, so please call ahead for hours.

Open Monday through Saturday for lunch and dinner. Open Sunday for dinner
Full service
take-out, delivery, catering, wine/beer
VISA/MC, $-$$

§··Vegetable Garden

3830 International Dr., Silver Spring, MD 20906

(301) 598-6868

Vegan/Chinese. If you are in the D.C. area and you like Chinese food, the Vegetable Garden is a must! It has dozens of vegan and vegetarian dishes, especially seitan and wheat gluten items, and interesting soups, such as Sizzling Rice. A non-fat menu is available. They are located in Leisure World Plaza.

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Full service
take-out, fresh juices, wine/beer, non-alcoholic beer, special beverages
VISA/MC/AMEX, $-$$

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Takoma Park

·Takoma Park Silver Spring Food Co-op

201 Ethan Allen Ave., Takoma Park, MD 20912

(301) 891-2667

Vegetarian/deli. See description under Silver Spring, MD.

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Timonium

·The Wild Carrot

2149 York Rd., Timonium, MD 21093

(410) 560-3133

Vegetarian/natural foods/deli/juice bar. The Wild Carrot is a vegetarian deli and juice bar within a natural foods store. They feature a selection of tasty wraps, salads, and sandwiches including the Vegan Turkey Club, Grilled Tofu Wrap, and Sun Burger. Additionally, their deli case is always full of grab-n-go items and soups are made fresh daily. The Wild Carrot is inside The Natural Market which is located in the Timonium Shopping Center, across from the fairground.

Open daily for lunch
Counter service
vegan options
take-out, fresh juices, smoothies
VISA/MC, $

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Towson

India Cuisine

321 York Rd., Towson, MD 21204

(410) 583-7770

Indian. Serving both northern and southern Indian cuisine, this restaurant has an extensive selection of vegetarian menu items. Try entrées such as Channa Saag, Aloo Gobi Mutter, or Malabari Vegetables. Reservations are accepted.

Open Tuesday through Sunday for lunch and dinner. Closed Monday
Full service
vegan options
take-out, delivery, catering
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $-$$

Zia's

13 Allegheny Ave., Towson, MD 21204

(410) 296-0799

Café/juice bar. Zia's uses organic and local ingredients to provide an inexpensive menu of natural foods in a bright and cheery setting. For breakfast, try the Tofu Scramble. For lunch, enjoy the vegan Tofu Wrap or a vegetarian sandwich such as the Sunflower Powerhouse or Garden Grill. A vegan soup is offered each day along with some vegan baked goods. Zia's has an extensive menu of fresh fruit & vegetable juices and smoothies. Free wi-fi is available too.

Open Monday through Friday for three meals. Open Saturday for breakfast, lunch, and early dinner. Closed Sunday
Limited service
vegan options
take-out, catering, fresh juices, smoothies, soymilk, espresso
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $-$$

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Westminster

Starry Night Bakery & Coffeehouse

330 One Forty Village Rd., Westminster, MD 21157

(410) 871-9131

Bakery/coffeehouse. Starry Night Bakery & Coffeehouse is an eclectic and comfy spot for a sweet treat. They specialize in custom cakes for any occasion, including weddings, birthdays, baby showers, and bachelorette parties. Their menu notes which cakes can be made vegan and the flavors, fillings, and icings for their custom cakes all include vegan options. For example, one could choose a vegan cake with chocolate flavor, raspberry filling, and 'buttercream' frosting. Mmmm! The coffeehouse offers organic, fair-trade coffee and free high-speed Internet access. Starry Night is located in the Fairground Village Shopping Center.

Open Monday through Saturday. Closed Sunday
Limited service
vegan options
take-out, delivery, catering, espresso/cappuccino, smoothies, special beverages
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $-$$$

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Wheaton

Nut House Pizza

11419 Georgia Ave., Wheaton, MD 20902

(301) 942-5900

Kosher/pizza. Experience Nut House's pizza made with soy or kosher cheese, falafel, vegetarian burgers, and vegetarian pitas. This eatery is mostly vegetarian with the exception of tuna served sometimes.

Open Sunday through Thursday for lunch and dinner. Open Friday until one hour before sundown. Open Saturday one hour after sundown to late night
Limited service
take-out, delivery, catering
VISA/MC/AMEX, $-$$

Saigonese Restaurant

11232 Grandview Ave., Wheaton, MD 20902

(301) 946-8002

Vietnamese. A large vegetarian menu features appetizers, soups, and several tofu and gluten dishes daily. Lunch specials are available on weekdays.

Open Monday through Friday for lunch and dinner. Open Saturday and Sunday for dinner
Full service
take-out
$

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Windsor Mills

Tashes Ankh Caribbean Carryout

8045 Liberty Rd., Windsor Mills, MD 21244

(410) 922-9196

Caribbean/American. Located west of Baltimore's city limits, Tashes Ankh offers several vegetarian dishes, including Curry Yuba, Brown Stew Seitan, and Tempeh with Veggies & Rice. Don't miss their great weekday lunch specials!

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Take-out
vegan options
delivery, catering, fresh juices
VISA/MC, $-$$

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