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

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Annapolis

Basmati Indian Cuisine

2444 Solomons Island Rd., Annapolis, MD 21401

(410) 266-6355

Indian. Basmati offers 3 vegan and 1 vegetarian options daily on their lunch buffet. Their vegetarian options can be found on their menu under “Vegetable Specialties.” Examples include alu methi and alu gobi. The food is delicious, fragrant, and comes in generous portions. You can choose spiciness levels for many dishes. Ambience is casual and relaxing with beautiful decor and comfy seating. Consistently friendly, accommodating, and attentive staff.

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

House Of Hunan

2311 E Forest Dr., Annapolis, MD 21401

(410) 266-1680

Chinese. House of Hunan offers multiple vegetarian options on their vegetarian menu. Examples are curry “chicken” and orange “beef.” While these titles might be alarming, House of Hunan has you covered. Their vegetarian chicken is made from soybeans and their vegetarian beef is made from Chinese mushroom stems. Along with their vegetarian menu, they have a separate section entitled “Vegetables,” featuring delicious dishes such as snow peas and water chestnuts and bean curd (tofu) Szechuan style. Food is generously portioned. Ambience is quiet and relaxing with contemporary decor. Staff is friendly, cheerful, and polite. Located in Festival at Riva Shopping Center.

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

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, $-$$

Neo Pizza

220 Harker Pl., Ste. 145, Annapolis, MD 21401

410) 266-7771 *Err*

Pizza/pub. Neo Pizza is a pizza place and bar that serves vegan pizza options. You can choose from a personal 10” pizza or a large 14” pizza; both can be ordered with vegan cheese. Food is innovative, delicious, and flavorful with a great menu selection. Ambience is trendy, rustic, and charming with outdoor seating and open mike times. Consistently friendly, attentive, and polite staff. Located in the Annapolis Town Center.

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

Paladar Latin Kitchen

1905 Towne Centre Blvd., Annapolis, MD 21401

(410) 897-1022

Latin American. Latin Kitchen has an extensive menu, including vegetarian items (marked with a “V” next to them). Items include Kale and Roasted Sweet Potato Salad, Coconut Curry Vegetable Stew, and a Quinoa Burger. Dishes can be requested to be made vegan. Food is flavorful and delicious. Ambience is casual, funky, and roomy, with plenty of indoor and outdoor seating. Consistently friendly, kind, and attentive staff. Located in the Annapolis Town Center.

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

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, $

·Rutabaga Craft Juicery

116 Annapolis St., Annapolis, MD 21401

(410) 267-0261

Vegetarian/juice bar. Conveniently located with easy access to Rt. 50, Rt. 450, and downtown Annapolis, this juice bar offers premium cold-pressed juices and smoothies as well as a limited, and always changing, breakfast and lunch menu. The food is all-vegetarian, and you can often find vegan and/or gluten-free dishes available. Food is made daily in small quantities. Lunch items are available from 11 am until they are sold out each day. The owner/operators encourage you to call ahead to find out what’s on the menu, as well as to ask if there’s anything left!

Open Monday through Saturday for breakfast and lunch. Closed Sunday.
Counter service
vegan options
fresh juices, take-out
VISA/MC/DISC, $

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. Closed Sunday.
Take-out
vegan options
VISA/MC/DISC, $

locations

Arnold

Lemongrass Modern Thai Cuisine

959 Ritchie Hwy., Arnold, MD 21012

(410) 518-6990

Thai. Lemongrass has a great selection of spicy, flavorful food, including multiple vegetarian options. Examples of vegetarian options are gang puk and panang tofu. Extra veggies, tofu, rice, and noodles can be added to any entree. Ambience is relaxed, cozy, quaint, and quiet. Consistently attentive, friendly, and personable staff. Located Ritchie Highway (Rt. 2), near Anne Arundel Community College. Readily accessible from Annapolis.

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

Chick P City

202 W. Read St., Baltimore, MD 21201

(410) 244-7009

Mediterranean. Enjoy falafel, hummus, babaganoush, fava bean dip, salads, and more.

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

··Corner Juice Bar and General Store

2400 Fleet St., Baltimore, MD 21224

(410) 844-1538

Vegan/juice bar. Choose from their selection of juices and smoothies including choices such as Fresh Start Juice (spinach, pear, honeydew, green apple, and ginger) or Barb's Oat Blast Smoothie (banana, peach, oats, cinnamon, pine nuts, pear juice, and oat mylk).

Open Tuesday through Friday for breakfast and lunch. Open Saturday and Sunday for brunch. Closed Monday.
Counter service
vegan options
fresh juices, take-out
VISA/MC, $

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, $$-$$$

·Earthshake

1648 E. Fort Ave., Baltimore, MD 21230

(443) 869-6124

Vegetarian/juice bar. EarthShake is a juice bar in Locust Point. They serve pressed juices, smoothies, teas, coffees, and bowls (acai, pitaya, avocado, dragon fruit, or cocoa). There are no added sugars in menu items. EarthShake is an eco-friendly business.

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

El Salto Mexican Restaurant

5513 Ritchie Hwy., Baltimore, MD 21225

(410) 789-1621

Mexican. El Salto offers several vegetarian options, most of them listed under the menu section “Vegetarian Dishes.” Examples are the Quesadilla Vegetariana and Fajitas Vegetarianas. Their refried beans do not use lard. Endless complimentary chips and salsa are always provided and always hot! Consistently friendly, considerate, and prompt service. Food portions are generous and enough to take home for a second meal. Good lighting, nice decor, and great Spanish background music. Readily accessible from Baltimore. Located in Arundel Village Plaza along Ritchie Highway, across from Value Village Thrift Store.

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

Encantada

American Visionary Art Museum, 800 Key Hwy., Baltimore, MD 21230

(410) 752-1000

American. Encantada makes it its goal to show you how to take the artistry of the Visionary Arts Museum that it is located within and implements it into its cuisine. Believing in the importance of craft and culinary, Encantada supports regional farms to keep alive the concept of sustainability. Its menu depicts simplicity at its finest without sacrificing taste, all while serving up creativity with everything from its deviled, vegan (turnip) eggs, to its raw “Silly Wabbit” carrot cake made with coconut cashew frosting and miso caramel sauce, and beyond. Vegan items are clearly marked on their menu. Come to Encantada to find the art within culinary arts. Outdoor seating weather permitting. Valet parking available.

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

Flight American Fusion

5723 York Rd., Baltimore, MD 21212

(410) 978-8190

American. This restaurant has people raving about its “melting-pot” of cuisines. Flight American Fusion offers vegan and vegetarian options at a good price. In fact, the menu contains a whole section dedicated to vegan dishes. Popular vegan menu items include: Vegan Bistro Wings with your choice of buffalo, old bay, Thai Chile, and other sauces or the “Beef” and Broccoli which consists of sautéed vegan beef tips and broccoli, served with rice and cabbage. For plenty of vegan options in multiple cuisines, Flight American Fusion is your go-to restaurant.

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Full service
vegan options
wine/beer/alcohol, take-out
VISA/MC/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. Be sure to request their separate vegan menu. 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. You can also order vegan tacos at the take-out window. Finally, their vegan cake is delicious!

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

·Greenmount Coffee Lab

1400 Greenmount Ave., Baltimore, MD 21202

(410) 862-0921

Vegetarian/coffeehouse/café. The Greenmount Coffee Lab is a worker owned and operated cafe located inside Open Works. They specialize in fair trade coffee and vegan quiche, spanakopita, and vegan donuts. Unique drinks include Spicy Hot Chocolate and Kombucha.

Open Monday through Friday for breakfast and lunch. Closed Saturday and Sunday
Counter service
vegan options
take-out
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $

··Grind House Café & Juice Bar

2431 St. Paul St., Baltimore, MD 21218

(410) 366-2441

Vegan/café/juice bar. Grind House Café & 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 except for lunch on the first Sunday of each month
Limited service
take-out, fresh juices, smoothies
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $

··Harmony Bakery

3446 Chestnut Ave., Baltimore, MD 21211

(410) 235-3870

Vegan/natural foods. Harmony Bakery serves up healthy vegan and gluten-free items including a wide range of baked goods such as sticky buns, donuts, savory tarts, and much more. They also offer Vegan Caesar Salad, Chickpea Tart, Homemade Soups, and a Quinoa Burger. The owners previously owned Puffins in Pikesville and have had a booth at the Waverly Farmer's Market.

Open Tuesday through Saturday for breakfast, lunch, and early dinner. Open Sunday for brunch until sold out. Closed Monday.
Counter service
vegan options
take-out
VISA/MC/DISC, $-$$

Joe Squared

30 Market Pl., Baltimore, MD 21202

(410) 962-5566

33 W. North Ave., Baltimore, MD 21201

(410) 545-0444

Pizza. Joe Squared serves a variety of specialty coal-fired thin crust pizzas and has vegan cheese available. Their signature vegan pizza includes crushed tomato, roasted veggies, and oregano. You can also veganize many of their other pizzas or build your own! Not in the mood for pizza? Try their vegan risottos made with coconut milk!

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

Johnny Rad's

2108 Eastern Ave., Baltimore, MD 21231

(443) 759-6464

Pizzeria/tavern. Johnny Rad's is a pizzeria tavern offering vegan pizza options including vegan cheese and vegan "meat" alternatives. They also serve salads and bar fare.

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

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, $$

··Land Of Kush, The

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. They also offer a vegan brunch on Sunday, smoothies, and vegan desserts. 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
vegan options
fresh juices, take-out, catering
VISA/MC, $-$$

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, $-$$

Mount Everest Restaurant

1011 W. 36th St., Baltimore, MD 21211

(410) 366-1163

Indian. This Hampden restaurant offers a wide variety of vegetarian and vegan options including Samosas, Chana Masala, Bhindi Masala, and more.

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

·Naked Lunch Café

711 W. 40th St., Baltimore, MD 21211

(410) 494-6658

Vegetarian/organic. Located in Mom’s Organic Market at the Rotunda in Hampden. Offers a wide range of veggie bowls topped with tasty dressings made to order. Portion size is generous and could easily be used to feed two people or provide a second meal with the leftovers. Easy to make your selection vegan by asking the friendly preparers to exclude cheeses. Substitutions liberally allowed (for example, quinoa and brown rice rather than pilaf in the delicious “Moler Bowl.”) Entire meals “built” around cauliflower steaks or sweet potatoes. Also offer organic soups and raw juices. Outdoor seating available.

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

Nepal House

920 N. Charles St., Baltimore, MD 21201

(410) 547-0001

Indian. The vegetarian section on their menu includes: Alu Methi, Bhindi Masala, Alu Gobi, Dahl, and more.

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

Paulie Gee's Hampden

3535 Chestnut Ave., Baltimore, MD 21211

(410) 889-3535

Pizzeria. This Hampden pizzeria offers a number of options for vegetarians/vegans. Among the vegetarian pizzas, the “Cherry Jones” is a big hit - comprised of mozarella, gorgonzola, vegan sausage, dried bing cherries, and orange blossom honey. A popular vegan option is “In Ricotta Da Vegan” (tomatoes, house-made fennel sausage, cashew dollops, baby arugula, and olive oil).

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

·Plant Bar

529 E. Belvedere Ave., Baltimore, MD 21212

(443) 449-7137

Vegetarian/juice bar. Raw, gluten-free, and mostly vegan food and drinks. Purchase either an already-designed juice combination or create your own from nine fruits and vegetables, from grapefruit to celery. For an additional 50 cents each, include add-ons such as mint, ginger, or jalapenos. You can also purchase a “super food smoothie” or an “acia power bowl.” Can be eaten on the go or on a table in Plant Bar.

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

·Pure Raw Juice

1401 Riverside Ave., Baltimore, MD 21230

(410) 659-6928

Vegetarian/juice bar. Pure Raw Juice serves organic and raw foods, fresh juices and smoothies. The menu is almost entirely vegan, apart from some choices which do contain honey. Notable menu items include the “RX Green”, a juice blend containing spinach or kale, romaine, green apple, cucumber, celery and lemon, and “Bancado”, a smoothie with kale, banana, avocado, dates, and almond mylk.

Open Wednesday through Monday for breakfast and lunch. Closed Tuesday.
Counter service
vegan options
fresh juices, take-out
VISA/MC/DISC, $-$$

·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 scrambled tofu, sandwiches, vegan mac' n cheese, soups, salads, and much more. They have delicious weekend brunch items. Free Wi-Fi is available.

Open Tuesday through Sunday for three meals. Closed Monday.
Limited service
vegan options
beer/wine/alcohol, 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, $-$$

·Stall 11

R House, 301 West 29th St., Baltimore, MD 21211

(443) 681-1911

Vegetarian. Stall 11 is located inside R House (a European style food hall with several “Stalls”). The goal of Stall 11 is to provide sustainable plant based foods. Many ingredients are sourced from local biodynamic farms. Stall 11 advertises that it will do a vegetarian spin on traditional “street foods” from around the world such as Korean BBQ Cauliflower, Balti Sweet Potato Curry, and Funghi Philly. They also offer fresh juices and smoothies.

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

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 Big Bean Theory

Mt. Vernon Market, 520 Park Ave, Baltimore, MD 21201

(443) 955-1186

Natural foods. Located in the Mt. Vernon Market, this establishment serves up bean-based dishes, many of which are vegan. Enjoy a bean burger, falafel, lentil loaf, hummus, soups, and more.

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

··The Grub Factory

1210 N. Charles St., Baltimore, MD 21201

(443) 602-7018

Vegan/soul food. The GruB Factory’s motto is “Whatever you like, we can do it vegan!” In a relaxed atmosphere, they offer cashew cream smoothies, vegan chicken boxes, French toast, tacos, and more! They are located near the University of Baltimore.

Open daily for breakfast, lunch, and early dinner
Counter service
vegan options
take-out
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $

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 Juicery

4032 Falls Rd., Baltimore, MD 21211

(443) 449-5434

Juice bar. Enjoy a wide variety of fresh juices, Acai bowls, and more.

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

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, $

Verde Pizza

641 South Montford Ave., Baltimore, MD 21224

(410) 522-1000

Pizza/Italian. Verde Pizza offers a range of authentic Italian pizzas, calzones, pasta, and salads. With a whole section of their menu dedicated to vegan pizza, Verde caters to all crowds. Vegan Cipolla is a Neapolitan style pizza topped with caramelized onions, zucchini, roasted red peppers, basil, and extra virgin olive oil. They also offer gluten free pizza for those with allergies! If you aren’t in the mood for pizza, they have plenty of salad options including Cavolo Nero (kale, dried fruit, olive oil, and lemon) and Toscana (mixed greens, pear, walnuts, oil, and balsamic glaze). Outdoor seating available.

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

·World Peace Café

900 East Northern Pkwy., Baltimore, MD 21212

(410) 243-3837

Vegetarian. The World Peace Café is located in Baltimore’s first Buddhist Temple for World Peace. A tranquil, harmonious atmosphere greets visitors with walls adorned of local art, starlit lighting, and the friendliest people around. The lunch menu of soups, salads and sandwiches rotate on a weekly basis. A sample featured vegan soup is the Green Posole Santa Fe Soup, described as the Native American version of hominy, cooked into a soup and mixed with poblano chiles, red bell peppers, red potatoes, and carrots, topped with lime, tortilla chips, and cilantro. A kale salad is also on the menu. Unlimited vegan pancakes are offered for brunch on weekends.

Open Wednesday and Friday for lunch. Open Thursday for dinner. Open Saturday and Sunday for brunch. Closed Monday and Tuesday.
Counter service
vegan options
take-out
VISA/MC/DISC, $

Zaatar

1019 S. Charles St., Baltimore, MD 21230

(443) 873-7463

Mediterranean. Zaatar is located in the Federal Hill neighborhood just south of the Baltimore Harbor area. Vegan and vegetarian options are clearly marked on their menu. There are many creative appetizers including falafel, grape leaves, Veggie Kibbeh (stuffed pumpkin, bulgur, and almond fritters), spinach pie, Mohamarah (walnuts, pistachios, tomato, onion, and bread), Foul Dip (fava bean dip), and tabbouleh. They also offer falafel sandwiches and hummus sandwiches, Mujadara (rice and lentil dish), veggie kababs, and more.

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

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Bel Air

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, $-$$

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Beltsville

Maurya Kebabs & Curries

11444 Cherry Hill Rd., Beltsville, MD 20705

(301) 937-2690

Indian. Maurya offers a wide variety of vegetarian options like channa masala, aloo matar, and vegetable biryani. Food is flavorful, spicy, and delicious. Ambience is quiet, cozy, and intimate. Staff is friendly.

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

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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

Ahadu Ethiopian Cuisine

15510 Old Columbia Pike, Burtonsville, MD 20866

(240) 722-6900

Ethiopian. Ahadu offers many vegetarian entrees including tikil gomen, shinbra selata, and misir wot. Food is delicious, spicy, and flavorful. Ambience is quiet and intimate with beautiful decor. Staff is friendly, helpful, and warm. Located near Burtonsville Elementary School.

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

Zen Asian Grill and Sushi

15602 Old Columbia Pike, Burtonsville, MD 20866

(301) 421-1898

Asian. Zen Asian has vegan options including Vegan Orange Blossom Chicken and Vegan General Tsao’s Chicken. Food is delicious. Ambience is casual and tranquil with nice decor. Staff is friendly, attentive, and welcoming. Located in Burtonsville Town Square.

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

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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, $-$$

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Catonsville

Indian Delight Restaurant

622 Frederick Rd., Catonsville, 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, $$

Sneha Indian Cuisine

6600-H Baltimore National Pike, Catonsville, MD 21228

(443) 251-2187

Indian. Vegetarian items are clearly marked on their menu. Enjoy sweet corn soup, samosas, dosas, uthappam, bhindi masala (okra dish), tomato dal, aloo gobi (cauliflower dish), vegetable biryani, and more.

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

·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 Monday through Saturday for lunch and dinner. Closed Sunday.
Counter service
vegan options
take-out, fresh juices, smoothies, soymilk
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $

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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

Cockeysville

Café Spice

10540 York Rd., Cockeysville, MD 21030

(410) 891-8740

Indian. Café Spice offers many classic Indian vegan dishes. These options can be found in the "Vegetarian Delicacies" section of their menu, which is quite large.

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

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College Park

··Nuvegan Café

8150 Baltimore Ave., College Park, MD 20740

(240) 553-7567

Vegan/soul food/juice bar. Nu Vegan Café is completely vegan with organic and raw options. They feature raw salads, a hot bar, juice bar, and rotating specials. Enjoy tasty foods like the Battered Tofu Sandwich, Black Bean Burger, Curry "Chicken," Macaroni & "Cheese," Kale Salad, Jambalaya, and "Crab" Cakes. NuVegan Cafe is located near The University of Maryland at College Park.

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

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Columbia

Chutney Indian Restaurant

9400 Snowden River Pkwy., Columbia, MD 21045

(410) 381-3600

Indian. Offers several vegetarian options on a section of the menu entitled “Vegetarian Delicacies” including malai kofta and daal tadka. Food is delicious, fragrant, flavorful, and comes in generous portions. Ambience is cozy, inviting, and mellow, accentuated by dim lighting and comfortable seating. Consistently attentive, friendly, and attentive staff. Located along Snowden River Parkway, across from Lincoln Technical Institute. Readily accessible from the Mall in Columbia.

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

Curry and Kabob Restaurant

10451 Twin Rivers Rd., Columbia, MD 21044

(410) 715-8777

Indian. Offers several vegetarian options under their menu sections entitled “Vegetable” and “Vegetable Specialties” including dhajara aalu and vegetable jalfrezi. Also has a lunch buffet with more than seven vegetable and vegetarian options available daily. Food is delicious, fresh, and comes in generous portions. Ambience is quiet and well-lit with simple and pleasant decor. Consistently friendly, personable, and attentive staff. Located on the corner of Village Center Drive and Twin Rivers Road. Readily accessible from the Mall in Columbia.

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

David's Natural Market I

5410 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, $-$$

Happy Garden

7284 Cradlerock Way C, Columbia, MD 21045

(410) 381-5280

Chinese. Happy Garden offers vegetarian and vegan options, which can be found under the menu sections entitled “Vegetables” and “Vegetarian Style Meatless Chicken.” Their mock chicken contains no egg or whey. Vegetarian dishes include bean curd home style and hunan chicken (under “Vegetarian Style Meatless Chicken”). Readily accessible from the Mall in Columbia.

Open Tuesday through Sunday. Closed Monday
Counter service
vegan options
take-out, delivery
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $

House Of India

9350 Snowden River Pkwy., Columbia, MD 21045

(410) 381-3844

Indian. House of India offers several vegetarian options, listed under their menu section “Vegetable Delicacies.” Vegetarian dishes include Baingan Bharta and Aloo gobhi. Their food is flavorful, delicious, and comes in generous portions. Ambience is quiet, casual, and well-lit with plentiful seating. Staff is consistently friendly, attentive, and courteous. Located along Snowden River Parkway, across from Lincoln Technical Institute. Readily accessible from the Mall in Columbia.

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

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, $$-$$$

Jason's Deli

8874 McGaw Rd., Columbia, MD 21045

(410) 309-5980

Deli. Based on its name, you’d think Jason’s Deli doesn’t have any vegetarian or vegan options Think again! Jason’s Deli is unique because they are a deli that offers vegetarian and vegan options. Examples of their vegetarian dishes are Spinach Veggie Wrap and Zucchini Grillini. Examples of their vegan options are Organic Vegetable Soup and Organic blue corn tortilla chips & guacamole. Food is exemplary, delicious, and fresh. Ambience is casual and pleasant with good lighting and seating. Consistently courteous, friendly, and helpful staff. Located down the street from Wegman’s.

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

Peking Chef

6420 Freetown Rd. #160, Columbia, MD 21044

(410) 531-2828

Chinese. Peking Chef has a menu subsection called “Vegetarian Chinese Cuisine.” There are additional vegetable options found under “Healthful Dinner Choices” and “Vegetables.” Examples of vegetarian options are their garden delight and mock chicken home style. Their vegetarian food is not heavy or oily and is unique and delicious. Ambience is quiet and casual with dim, relaxing lighting and good decor. Located in Hickory Ridge Village Center. Readily accessible from the Mall in Columbia.

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

Royal Taj Restaurant

8335 Benson Dr., Columbia, MD 21045

(410) 381-1111

Indian. Royal Taj has multiple vegetarian and vegan options. Vegan options include alu gobi and chana masala and can be found under “Vegan Selections.” Food is flavorful, mouthwatering, and pleasantly spicy. Ambience is relaxing and upscale with elegant, beautiful decor, spacious room, and dim lighting. Staff is consistently warm, attentive, and welcoming. Located near Homewood Suites by Hilton Columbia.

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

·The Mango Grove

8865 Stanford Blvd., Columbia, MD 21045

(410) 884-3426

Vegetarian/Indian. The Mango Grove offers unique North and 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, $$

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Ellicott City

China Village

4882 Montgomery Rd., Ellicott City, MD 21043

(410) 418-5855

Chinese. Offers several vegetarian-friendly options on its menu subsections “Vegetarian’s corner” and “Health section.” Examples from “Vegetarian’s corner” are Moo Shu Vegetable and Bean Curd, Hunan Style. The “Health section” has listings of Steamed Mixed Vegetables, Steamed Broccoli, and Steamed Mixed Vegetable with Bean Curd; side orders are also available. Ambience is quiet with simple decor. Staff is friendly and attentive.

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

Little Market Café & Bakery

3731 Hamilton St., Ellicott City, MD 21043

(410) 465-5995

Café/bakery. This quaint café offers several vegan options including bagels with vegan cream cheese, vegan bacon, or vegan sausage and several sandwiches including West End SBLT (Smart Bacon, greens, Just Mayo, etc.), St. Johns Lane (un chicken salad, apples, thyme, “Beyond Meat chicken”, dijon & “bee-free honee” dressing. Vegan), and Frederick Road (peppered Tofurky, chipotle Just Mayo, banana peppers, Daiya pepper jack cheese. Vegan). They also serve Unchicken Salad and a variety of beverages. Outdoor seating weather permitting. They sometimes have live music.

Open daily for breakfast, lunch, and early dinner
Counter service
vegan options
take-out
VISA/MC/DISC, $

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
$-$$

Tigi's Ethiopian Restaurant

8459 Baltimore National Pike, Ste. #14, Ellicott City, MD 21043

(202) 642-8687

Ethiopian. Tigi’s offers a special vegan menu, as well as a small listing of vegan combo platters. Options include pumpkin stew cooked with spices, simmered brown lentils in mild sauce, and crumbled tofu with sautéed onions and tomatoes.

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

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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.

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Frederick

··Glory Doughnuts

244 E. Church St., Frederick, MD 21701

(240) 315-8174

Vegan/bakery/coffeehouse. Head over to Glory Doughnuts for a vegan confection heaven located in downtown Frederick. All doughnuts are hand forged in small batches and all menu items are made-to-order. The variety of doughnuts changes daily and is first come, first served, so call in advance for inquiries of selection. Pair a savory BBQ Tofu Club with a doughnut and a coffee for a complete breakfast experience.

Open Wednesday through Thursday for breakfast and lunch. Open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Closed Monday and Tuesday.
Counter service
vegan options
fresh juices, take-out
VISA/MC/DISC, $-$$

·Good Juju

300 E. 2nd St., Frederick, MD 21701

(301) 378-0042

Vegetarian/juice bar. Enjoy fresh juices and smoothies, as well as breakfast items, soups, sandwiches, flat bread pizza, and more.

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

·Hippy Chick Hummus

237 North Market St., Frederick, MD 21701

(240) 815-7175

Vegetarian/Middle Eastern. Hippy Chick Hummus is a great stop for some refreshing vegetarian food! They specialize in hummus and smoothie bowls and offer a variety of each. Multiple hummus flavors are available, which are served with two wheat pitas. They also have build-your-own smoothie bowls, which come with a choice of five toppings such as almond butter, chia seeds, quinoa, bee-free honey, and more. You can easily find a great vegan meal here!

Open Wednesday through Monday for lunch and early dinner. Closed Tuesday
Counter service
vegan options
take-out
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $

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, $$

Silver Diner

5120 Buckeystown Pike, Frederick, MD 21704

(301) 694-9501

American/diner. See description under Arlington, VA.

Open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
vegan options

That Hummus Place

106 South Market, Frederick, MD 21701

(301) 668-0800

Middle Eastern. Conveniently located on Market Street in Downtown Frederick, That Hummus Place would be an awesome spot for lunch! Their menu includes falafel sandwiches, salads, and desserts and many items can be ordered as a combo meal. Try the eggplant salsa dip with fresh pita or the eggplant and hummus sandwich!

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

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, $$

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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

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, $$

locations

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, $-$$

locations

Glen Burnie

Bombay Blue's Indian Cuisine

7514 Ritchie Hwy., Glen Burnie, MD 21061

(443) 883-3547

Indian. Bombay Blue’s has a vegetarian section on their menu. Vegetarian dishes are marked with a “V” next to them; examples are the channa masala and the tofu kofta. Generous portions. Consistently great, friendly, and attentive service. Very accommodating for vegans. Nicely decorated and pleasant ambience. Excellent buffet. Readily accessible from BWI and Baltimore. Located at the end of La Fontaine Bleu, along Ritchie Highway.

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

East Moon Asian Bistro

7400 Governor Ritchie Hwy., Glen Burnie, MD 21061

(410) 768-6688

Asian. East Moon has vegetarian options (reference menu section “Vegetable Entrees”), such as sesame tofu and tofu with peanut sauce. Sushi is highly recommended; vegetarian rolls are available. Consistently friendly and quick service. Nice atmosphere, modern decor. Readily accessible from BWI and Baltimore.

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

Judy's Island Grill

800 Crain Hwy. N., Glen Burnie, MD 21061

(410) 768-1250

Jamaican. Judy’s has vegan options, which are marked on the menu with a “V.” Examples of vegan options are chicken veggie chunks and veggie roti. All veggies are 100% vegan (not prepared with any meat products). They have a variety of drinks, of which Judy’s offers samples; you can try before you buy! Also offers military discounts. Readily accessible from BWI and Baltimore. Located on the corner of Crain Highway and 8th Ave. NW.

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

Little India Café

20 E. Ordnance Rd., Glen Burnie, MD 21060

(410) 590-1700

Indian. The Little India Cafe has vegetarian options. For vegetarian options, there is a specific section of the menu called “Vegetarian.” Examples are the vegetable korma and veg vindaloo. Past customers have had yellow dal and an eggplant dish as vegan options. For many dishes, spiciness level can be chosen. Consistently great, attentive, and friendly service. Frequently gives customers complimentary dishes. Quiet, casual atmosphere with pleasant decor, relaxing music, and great lighting; makes for an awesome dinner experience! Readily accessible from BWI and Baltimore. Located in Expressway Shopping Center on Ordnance Rd.

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

Plaza Garibaldi

7917 Ritchie Hwy., Glen Burnie, MD 21061

(410) 761-2447

Mexican. Plaza Garibaldi has vegetarian options on their menu, listed under “Vegetarian Combos.” Examples are Veg B (Bean Tostada, Cheese Enchilada, Rice and Beans) and Veg D (Bean Tostada, Cheese Enchilada and Rice). They don’t use lard in their beans. Quick, friendly service. Great lighting and decor. Readily accessible from Marley Station Mall, along Ritchie Highway.

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

Thai Café

7477 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd., Glen Burnie, MD 21061

(410) 761-8399

Thai. Thai Cafe has several vegetarian options, specifically listed on their menu under “Vegetarian Entrees.” Examples are the Panang Tofu (fried tofu slow-cooked in curried peanut sauce & fresh basil, w/shredded lime leaves & steamed broccoli) and Masaman Jae (mixed vegetables & tofu w/red curry, bamboo shoots, straw mushrooms & fresh basil). Welcoming and friendly service. Accommodating to vegans and vegetarians. Dim lighting and quiet and relaxed atmosphere. Readily accessible from BWI and Baltimore. Located in the Glen Burnie Town Center.

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

locations

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
vegan options

locations

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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Hanover

Allah Rakha Restaurant

1350 Dorsey Rd., Hanover, MD 21076

(410) 859-1112

Pakistani. Allah Rakha offers vegetarian options, specifically under the section “Vegetarian Entrees” on their menu; examples are the vegetable thali and mash daal. This restaurant provides a pleasant, quiet atmosphere with soft music in the background, perfect for lunch and dinner. Readily accessible from BWI and Arundel Mills. Located along Dorsey Road, right off Route 100.

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

Little Spice Thai Restaurant

1350 Dorsey Rd., Hanover, MD 21076

(410) 859-0100

Thai. Little Spice offers several vegetarian options, including basil-fried rice and masaman curry. Entrees, noodles & fried rice, and curries can be ordered vegetarian or with tofu. Little Spice’s vegetarian options aren’t made with fish sauce (note that the pad Thai does have fish sauce). If there is fish sauce in a meal, the staff will inform you before you order. Lunch specials are available to dine-in only; entrees, noodles, and curries can be prepared vegetarian upon request. Great service. Cute and pleasant interior decoration. Calm ambience. Readily accessible from BWI and Arundel Mills. Right off exit 10B off Route 100 and Rt. 176, Common Center.

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

Mai Dragon

2647 Annapolis Rd., Hanover, MD 21076

(410) 551-6898

Chinese. In Ridgeview Plaza Shopping Center, Mai Dragon offers vegetarian and vegan options such as fried tofu with vegetables and ma-po tofu Sichuan style. Their vegan chicken, vegan beef, and vegan shrimp are made of soybean protein. They stated that they don’t use eggs in their soybean protein. Readily accessible from BWI and Arundel Mills.

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

Phubs

1350 Dorsey Rd., Hanover, MD 21076

(443) 354-3550

Vietnamese. Phubs offers a few vegetarian options. Pho and Banh Mi come highly recommended; vegan-friendly options are Veggie Pho and Veggie Banh Mi. For these dishes, be sure to choose the veggie broth. They provide a self-serve toppings bar. Provides comfortable outdoor and indoor seating, with outdoor and indoor lighting. Outdoor seating is tucked into a corner of the store architecture. Modern, chic bamboo and bamboo-motif decor. Consistently great and attentive customer service. Readily accessible from BWI and Arundel Mills. Right off exit 10B off Route 100 and Rt. 176, Common Center.

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

Rangoli Indian Restaurant

7791 Arundel Mills Blvd. C, Hanover, MD 21076

(410) 799-5650

Indian. Rangoli offers several vegetarian options, which are listed under “Vegetable Entrees” and “Rice Dishes” on their menu: examples are the veg samosa and okra masala. While taking orders, service inquires about spiciness levels for dishes. Lunch buffet offered daily, with 5 veggie options served every day. Outdoor seating available. Great ambience: dim evening lighting via candles. Consistently great and attentive customer service. Readily accessible from BWI and Arundel Mills.

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

Red Parrot Asian Bistro

7698 Dorchester Blvd. #201, Hanover, MD 21076

(410) 799-4573

Asian. Red Parrot offers several vegetarian options, such as the summer roll (can be ordered veggie) and tofu steak. They have a specific vegetarian section at the end of their online menu entitled “Vegetarian.” Red Parrot’s vegetarian options aren’t made with fish sauce. Great ambience, plentiful lighting, nice decor. Readily accessible from BWI and Arundel Mills.

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

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Langley Park

·Woodlands

8046 New Hampshire Ave., Langley Park, 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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Linthicum Heights

Bayleaf Indian Restaurant & Banquet

810 Nursery Rd., Linthicum Heights, MD 21090

(410) 589-5166

Indian. Bayleaf is a lovely Indian place with a quiet atmosphere and delicious ethnic food. Has several vegetarian options including the vegetable samosas and the assorted vegetarian platter (with vegetable samosas, vegetable pakoras, and aloo tikki). More vegetable options are available under the menu section “Shakahari (Vegetables).” Offers spice levels of mild, medium, and hot; be sure to specify your preference. Also offered is a lunch buffet that changes everyday. At the lunch buffet, 3 veggie options and 3 veggie curries are offered. To find out the buffet’s daily options, call the restaurant. Great, courteous, polite service. Readily accessible from BWI. Located in the shopping center across from G&M Restaurant, next to Rita’s.

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

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Monkton

·Veggie Esperanto

1900 Monkton Rd., Monkton, MD 21111

(443) 438-8115

Vegetarian/eclectic. Veggie Esperanto is a vegetarian cafe that is partnered with BambooMoves Yoga Studio, located near the NCR Trail in Monkton. Their mission is to instill wellness in the community. They offer a wide variety of foods ranging from curry, to pizza, to burrito bowls. Veggie Esperanto serves breakfast on the weekends. Outdoor seating available.

Open Tuesday through Sunday for breakfast and lunch. Closed Monday
Counter service
vegan options
fresh juices, take-out
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $-$$

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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, $

·The Waterhole

4004 34th St., Mount Rainier, MD 20712

(301) 699-0030

Vegetarian/juice bar. Enjoy coffee, fresh juices, and smoothies in an informal environment. Some food items are also available.

Open Tuesday through Friday for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Open Saturday and Sunday for brunch and dinner. Closed Monday.
Counter service
vegan options
fresh juices, take-out
VISA/MC/DISC, $

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Ocean City

·Juice Shack

1607 Philadelphia Ave., Ocean City, MD 21842

(410) 390-3839

Vegetarian/juice bar. They offer acai bowls, juices, and gluten-free smoothies. They also offer fresh-cut fruit, vegan wraps, salads, organic Kombucha, chips and salsa, and many gluten free options during the high season (i.e. July). The acai bowls can satisfy as a full meal. The “Nosara Acai Bowl” gets high marks: organic acai is blended with almond milk to create a sorbet-like texture, adding flax granola, mixed fruits, coconut, and honey. It’s like having “dessert for breakfast.” Popular juice offerings include the very green “Mavericks,” a blend of lemon, parsley, kale, spinach, celery, apple, and cucumber. Popular smoothies include the “Maui Wowie” (mango, pineapple, banana.)

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

··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, $$

Real Raw Organics Kombucha Brewery and Café

3406 Coastal Hwy., Ocean City, MD 21842

(443) 783-5374

Café. This mostly veggie establishment features raw food dishes and organic items.Enjoy an acai bowl or yogurt bowl for breakfast. During the rest of the day enjoy soup, salads (including tempeh arugula and spinach avocado), tacos, sandwiches, and more.

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

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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 The Santa Fe black bean burger, The Mighty Shroom grilled portabella mushroom sandwich, The Stackhouse Wrap, salads, and homemade breads.

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, $-$$

·Sunset Raw Juice Bar

10160 Reisterstown Rd., Ste. 20, Owings Mills, MD 21117

(410) 902-1111

Vegetarian/juice bar. Located in Foundry Row, Sunset Raw Juice Bar serves raw juices, smoothies, wellness shots, and acai bowls. The granola in the acai bowls is organic, dairy free, and gluten free. Each juice is designed to help with a specific ailment, for example the “Strength” juice is for heart health.

Open Monday through Saturday for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Open Sunday for breakfast and lunch
Counter service
vegan options
fresh juices, take-out
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $-$$

Taj Palace

9419 Common Brook Dr., Ste. 105, Owings Mills, MD 21117

(410) 413-6361

Indian. Taj Palace has several clearly labelled vegan and vegetarian sections on the menu, and many dishes are made in the traditional tandoori clay oven. All entrees are served with basmati rice and customers can specify the desired spiciness of their food. Lentils, eggplant, and cauliflower are the staples of many vegan dishes. Taj Palace offers a lunch buffet.

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

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Parkville

El Salto Mexican Restaurant

8816 Waltham Woods Rd., Parkville, MD 21234

(410) 668-3980

Mexican. See descriptioin under Baltilmore, MD entry

·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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Perry Hall

Taste Of Taj

9810 Belair Rd., Ste. H, Perry Hall, MD 21128

(410) 609-7662

Indian. Taste of Taj has a “Vegetable Specialties” section on their menu. Their Chana Masala, Bhindi-Do-Piaza, and Aloo Gobi are highly recommended.

Open daily for lunch and dinner. Closed between lunch and dinner
Full service
vegan options
beer/wine/alcohol, take-out, delivery, catering
VISA/MC/AMEX/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 Asian Bistro

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, $$

·Naked Lunch Café

5566 Randolph Rd., Rockville, MD 20852

(301) 816-4944

Vegetarian/organic/juice bar. This organic vegetarian café offers many vegan and raw options as well. Enjoy a wide variety of bowls, salads, sandwiches, soups, and juices.

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

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
vegan options

··Yuan Fu Vegetarian

798 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852

(301) 762-5937

Vegan/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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Severna Park

Bei Jing Chinese Restaurant

574 Ritchie Hwy., Severna Park, MD 21146

(410) 544-5550

Chinese. Bei Jing has plenty of vegetarian-friendly options under their menu subsections “Vegetable” and “Dieter’s Menu.” Examples under “Vegetable” include Kung Bo Tofu and General Tso’s Tofu. Examples under “Dieter’s Menu” include Vegetable Delight. Food is delicious, flavorful, and comes in generous portions. Ambience is simple with large windows that filter in much natural light. Staff is consistently courteous, friendly, and polite. Located in Lochmanns Plaza Shopping Center along Ritchie Highway (Rt 2).

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

Rivera's Mexican Café

594 Benfield Rd., Severna Park, MD 21146

(410) 544-4102

Mexican. Rivera’s has a few vegetarian options listed under “Vegetarian Entrees” on their menu. Some examples include the vegetarian black bean burrito and Jody’s burrito. The food is made fresh. Rice and beans are tender and well-seasoned, singing of a very present Tex-Mex flavor. Consistently attentive, friendly, and polite staff. Ambience is pleasant and casual with pleasantly low lighting and high benches, providing a slice of privacy during dinner. Music is upbeat and lively. If eating inside isn’t your bag, Rivera’s has a large outdoor dining area. Located in Benfield Village Shopping Center along Benfield Road. Readily accessible from Annapolis.

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

Thai Paradise

57 W McKinsey Rd., Severna Park, MD 21146

(410) 544-7622

Thai. Thai Paradise is a small, quiet take-out place that has a wide variety of vegetarian options, including red curry and tom kha. Veggie options are not made with fish sauce, although it is best to confirm there is no fish sauce. The food is fresh, authentic (prepared by a cook from Thailand), quickly made, flavorful, and comes in good portions. Consistently friendly and kind staff. Located next to Gourmet Asia, along McKinsey Road, near Ritchie Highway (Rt. 2). Readily accessible from Annapolis.

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

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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, $

§··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 dishes, especially seitan and wheat gluten items, and interesting soups, such as Sizzling Rice. A non-fat heart-healthy 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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Sykesville

Hunan Garden

1207 Liberty Rd., Sykesville, MD 21784

410) 549-1211 *Err*

Chinese. Hunan Garden offers a variety of veggie options that can be found on their menu under subsections “Lunch Chef (Vegetarian Corner)” and “Dinner Chef (Vegetarian Corner).” Examples of “Lunch Chef (Vegetarian Corner)” options are Hunan Bean Curd and Mixed Vegetables Bean Curd. Examples of “Dinner Chef (Vegetarian Corner)” options are Bean Curd Szechuan Style and Moo Shi Vegetable. Food is delicious, hot, and fresh. Staff is consistently attentive, respectful, and friendly. Ambience is quiet, warm, and welcoming. Hunan Garden is located in the Princess Shopping Center.

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

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Takoma Park

Middle Eastern Cuisine

7006 Carroll Ave., Takoma Park, MD 20912

(301) 270-5154

Middle Eastern. Middle Eastern Cuisine has many vegetarian options including falafel pita wraps, veggie stew, and veggie medley. Food is delicious and fresh. Ambience is relaxed, cozy, and intimate with lovely decor. Staff is friendly, attentive, and helpful. Readily accessible from the Takoma Park metro station.

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

·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.

Wah Lok Chinese Restaurant

Takoma Park Plaza, 6505 New Hampshire Ave. NE, Takoma Park, MD 20912

(301) 270-0043

Chinese. Wah Lok has a variety of veggie options including vegetable fried rice, TVP General Tso's Chicken, and TVP Sesame Beef. Food is delicious and ambience is quiet.

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

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Towson

Falafel House

20 Allegheny Ave., Towson, MD 21204

(410) 337-5225

Middle Eastern. Falafel House serves traditional Middle Eastern dishes. Falafel is available as a platter, salad, wrap, or pita. They also serve veg-friendly appetizers like Hummus and Pita and Tabouli Salad. Be sure to check out the Sage Tea and desserts as well.

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

Spice and Dice Thai

1220 Joppa Rd. #108, Towson, MD 21286

(410) 494-8777

Thai. Vegetarian options are clearly marked on their menu and they are happy to make these items vegan. Dishes available include various salads, curries, noodle dishes, rice dishes, and more. Note that the curries are on the spicy side and you may want to request they be prepared a bit milder if you prefer.

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

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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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