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

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Alexandria

Bamboo Garden Restaurant

6331B S. Kings Hwy., Alexandria, VA 22306

(703) 768-2338

Chinese. Enjoy a varied menu with a considerable amount of vegetarian options, many of which include the restaurant's own vegetarian chicken, crafted from soy protein.

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

Bilbo Baggins Global Restaurant

208 Queen St., Alexandria, VA 22314

(703) 683-0300

American. Bilbo Baggins' vegetarian items include a Vegetarian Roll, a Vegetarian Plate, pastas, and salads.

Open Monday through Saturday for lunch and dinner. Open Sunday for brunch and dinner
Full service
catering, espresso/cappuccino, non-alcoholic wine/beer
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC/DC, $$-$$$

Bombay Curry Company

3110 Mt. Vernon Ave., Alexandria, VA 22305

(703) 836-6363

Indian. Try the Vegetarian Curry, Vegetarian Thali, or Vegetable Biryani at Bombay Curry Company. They also offer a lunch buffet on Sundays. 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, delivery, catering, beer/wine
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $-$$

Mediterranean Bakery and Café

352 S. Pickett St., Alexandria, VA 22304

(703) 751-1702

Natural foods café. This wonderful café features a Mediterranean décor, including arches, columns, and a terra cotta canopy. Dine on Middle Eastern vegetarian delicacies, including falafel, hummus, baba ghanouj, stuffed grape leaves, salads, spinach pies, and casseroles. All baked goods are prepared fresh on the premises. A grocery store offering Middle Eastern, Italian, and Greek items is also located here.

Open daily for three meals
Limited service
vegan options
take-out
$-$$

Teaism

682 N. Saint Asaph St., Alexandria, VA 22314

(703) 684-7777

Asian/teahouse. Teaism Old Town is an Asian-inspired restaurant and teahouse with many vegetarian and vegan dishes offered. They cook from scratch with fresh, wholesome ingredients. For a vegan breakfast, enjoy the Three Grain Tempeh Scramble. Vegan entrées include Kelp Noodles with Spicy Almond Butter and Seitan Stir Fry. Of course, tea is the star of the show here so make sure to enjoy a relaxing cup.

Open daily for three meals
Limited service
vegan options
take-out, fresh juices, smoothies, beer/wine/alcohol, special beverages
VISA/MC/DISC, $-$$

Whole Foods Market

1700 Duke St., Alexandria, VA 22314

(703) 706-0891

Natural foods store/deli. Whole Foods is a chain of full-sized grocery stores specializing in health food items. Most stores have a salad bar and deli with hot and cold vegetarian and vegan options.

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

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Arlington

Aladdin's Eatery

4044 Campbell Ave., Arlington-Shirlington Village, Arlington, VA 22206

(703) 894-4401

Middle Eastern/Lebanese. Aladdin's Eatery is a popular regional restaurant franchise offering Middle Eastern cuisine. Their website boasts that over 70 menu items are vegetarian or vegan. These include Lentil Soup, Vegetarian Chili, Hummus, Tabbouleh, Dawali (stuffed grape leaves), Baba Ghanouj, Falafel, and Vegetarian Rolled Pitas. Enjoy Lebanese cuisine, a relaxing atmosphere, and friendly service at Aladdin's Eatery.

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

Delhi Dhaba

2424 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22201

(703) 524-0008

Indian. The menu offers an extensive variety of vegetarian and vegan items, such as samosas (turnovers), pakora (fritters), breads, bhindi masala (okra with onions and peppers), damalu (potatoes with fruit and nut sauce), and desserts, including homemade Indian ice cream with pistachios. Delhi Dhaba is located a block from the Court House Metro.

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

Lebanese Taverna

5900 Washington Blvd., Arlington, VA 22205

(703) 241-8681

1101 S. Joyce St., Pentagon Row, Arlington, VA 22202

(703) 415-8681

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. 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, $$

Luna Grill & Diner

4024 Campbell Ave., The Village At Shirlington, Arlington, VA 22206

(703) 379-7473

American/international. Luna Grill offers ample vegetarian options including salads, three bean vegetarian chili, veggie burgers, pasta, sandwiches, and desserts, including fresh fruit. Chili and soups are served in bread bowls.

Open daily for three meals
Full service
vegan options
take-out, catering, espresso/cappuccino, wine/beer/alcohol, non-alcoholic beer
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $$

Pedro & Vinny's

2599 Columbia Pike, Arlington, VA 22204

(703) 302-3999

Mexican. Pedro & Vinny's first brick-and-mortar store offers the same incredible taste and inexpensive fare of their famous DC food cart. While not strictly vegetarian, all of their beans are vegan and they offer a customizable vegetarian/vegan burrito option that includes their house guacamole. Pedro & Vinny's is located in the Columbia Heights neighborhood of South Arlington.

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

·Saran Indian Cuisine

5151 N. Lee Hwy., Arlington, VA 22207

(703) 533-3600

Vegetarian/Indian. Experience vegetarian Indian cuisine with such specialties as Chaat Papri (boiled potatoes and chickpeas, mixed with tamari and yogurt sauce), Malai Kofta Curry (vegetable dumplings stuffed with nuts and raisins), and Paper Masala Dosai (thin rice crepes with potato and vegetables) at Saran Indian Cuisine. A lunch buffet is offered.

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

Silver Diner

3200 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22201

(703) 812-8600

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 through late night service
Full service
vegan options
take-out, beer/wine
VISA/MC, $-$$

Whole Foods Market

2700 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22201

(703) 527-6596

Natural foods store/deli. See description under Alexandria, VA.

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Blacksburg

Bollo's Café & Bakery

206 Draper Rd., Blacksburg, VA 24060

(540) 953-1669

Café/bakery/coffeehouse. Bollo's Café & Bakery is an earthy and eclectic spot near Virginia Tech. This vegan-friendly eatery offers made-from-scratch baked goods and fresh breads. Bollo's is the perfect place to relax and unwind. Cash only.

Open daily for three meals
Limited service
vegan options
take-out, catering, espresso/cappuccino, smoothies, soymilk
$-$$

Gillie's

153 College Ave, Blacksburg, VA 24060

(540) 961-2703

Natural foods. On the edge of the Virginia Tech campus, this informal and eclectic restaurant offers large portions for reasonable prices. Look for the daily specials along with soups, salads, and sandwiches. Other choices include tofu and tempeh.

Open Monday through Friday for three meals. Open Saturday for brunch and dinner. Open Sunday for brunch
Full service
vegan options
take-out, fresh juices, soymilk, beer
VISA/MC, $$

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Burke

Aladdin's Eatery

9522 Burke Rd., Burke, VA 22015

(703) 425-6900

Middle Eastern/Lebanese. See description under Arlington, VA.

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Chantilly

·Lotus Vegetarian

13872 Metrotech Dr., Chantilly, VA 20151

(703) 378-6888

Vegetarian/Chinese. At Lotus Vegetarian, they use sea salt and vegetable oil along with fresh ingredients to create their Chinese-inspired vegetarian cuisine. Most dishes are vegan but items containing dairy or egg are noted as such on the menu. Signature dishes include Vege-Beef with Snow Peas, Lotus Organic Tofu, and Crispy Orange Eggplant. Lotus Vegetarian is located in the Sully Place Shopping Center, next to Lowe's.

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

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Charlottesville

··Holy Cow

110 2nd St NW, Charlottesville, VA 22902

(434) 293-2293

Vegan. Try the Banger n’-a-Bun vegan sausage sandwich, BBQ sandwich made with jack fruit in place of pork, pot pie with vegan cheddar and corn salsa, or rice and beans. Add toppings like black bean chili, chow slaw, braised peppers and onions, and vegan cheddar. Finish off the meal with vegan cookies! Look for the green door and take-out window. Holy Cow also prides itself in being a no plastic zone! Cash onlyl.

Open Monday through Saturday for lunch. Closed Sunday.
Take-out
vegan options
$

·Integral Yoga Natural Foods

923 Preston Ave., Charlottesville, VA 22901

(434) 293-4111

Vegetarian/natural foods. This health foods deli offers food by the pound, sandwiches, baked goods, knishes, lasagna, hummus, pasta dishes, and Indian and Mexican foods daily.

Open daily
Buffet
vegan options
take-out, non-alcoholic wine/beer
VISA/MC, $

Maharaja Indian Cuisine

Seminole Square Shopping Center, 139 Zan Rd., Charlottesville, VA 22901

(434) 973-1110

Indian. The menu offers a myriad of vegetarian appetizers, soups, salads, entrées, and specialty breads. Lunch buffet available.

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

Ming Dynasty

1417 N. Emmet St., Charlottesville, VA 22903

(434) 979-0909

Chinese. Ming Dynasty devotes a large part of its menu to vegetarian dishes. These include Vegetarian Sweet & Sour Shrimp, Kung Pao Vegetarian Chicken, Hunan Tofu, and Glazed Vegetarian Ham. Don't miss their incredible all-you-can-eat lunch buffet which includes an extensive selection of vegetarian items for a price that can't be beat!

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

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Fairfax

·Saravana Palace

11725 Lee Highway, #A15, Fairfax, VA 22030

(703) 218-4182

Vegetarian/Indian. Saravana Palace offers an extensive all-vegetarian menu of both North and South Indian cuisine along with some Indo-Chinese dishes. Lunch is buffet only, but what a buffet it is! It covers three counters with food and is a terrific value. The restaurant is located in Lee Plaza. Saravana Palace is closed on weekdays between lunch and dinner, so please call ahead for hours.

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

Silver Diner

12251 Fair Lakes Pkwy., Fairfax, VA 22033

(703) 359-5999

American/diner. See description under Arlington, VA.

§·Woodlands

4078 Jermantown Rd., Fairfax, VA 22030

(703) 385-1996

Vegetarian/Indian. Woodlands offers pure vegetarian South Indian cuisine in a friendly atmosphere. Their menu includes appetizers, curries, pullavs, Indian bread, dosai, and uthappam. They even have a few Chinese dishes. Woodlands is closed on weekdays between lunch and dinner, so please call ahead for hours.

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

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Falls Church

··Loving Hut

2842 Rogers Dr., Falls Church, VA 22042

(703) 942-5622

Vegan/Asian/American. Loving Hut is an international vegan restaurant chain with the slogan, "Be Veg. Go Green. Save the Planet." They offer gourmet vegan cuisine "for those making the noble transition to a plant-based diet." Although the menu varies by location, it typically includes appetizers, soups, salads, entrées, desserts, and special beverages. Both Asian and American meals are served including mock meat and vegetable dishes. Loving Hut was created with a vision that all beings could live in peace, love, and harmony with each other and the planet.

Open Thursday through Tuesday for lunch and dinner. Closed Wednesday
Full service
take-out, special beverages
VISA/MC, $

Panjshir Restaurant

924 W. Broad St., Falls Church, VA 22046

(703) 536-4566

Afghan. Panjshir, which advertises itself as "specializing in vegetarian dishes," offers creative vegetarian eggplant, pumpkin, and spinach items daily. The restaurant 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, beer
VISA/MC/AMEX, $$

Raaga

5872 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041

(703) 998-7000

Indian. The menu features a good selection of vegetarian authentic appetizers, soups, entrées, and desserts. A daily lunch buffet is also offered.

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Full service
catering, beer/wine/alcohol
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $$

Silver Diner

8150 Porter Rd., Falls Church, VA 22042

(703) 204-0812

American/diner. See description under Arlington, VA.

·Sunflower Vegetarian Restaurant

6304 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22044

(703) 237-3888

Vegetarian/Asian Fusion. Enjoy both Chinese and Japanese-style vegetarian cuisine at Sunflower. Try menu items such as Macrobiotic Tofu, Zen of Greens, Curry Supreme, or Vegan General Tso's Vegi-Shrimp.

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

·Thanh Van Restaurant

6795 Wilson Blvd., Ste. 37, Falls Church, VA 22044

(703) 639-0901

Vegetarian/Vietnamese. While this all-vegetarian Vietnamese restaurant is hard to find, it is definitely worth the search. The bean sprouts and different pho dishes are crowd favorites, and their stir-fried vegetables and noodles are also delicious. Thanh Van is a very inexpensive place to go for a great meal. Cash only.

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Full service
vegan options
take-out, special beverages
$

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Fredericksburg

Sammy T's Light Food & Ale

801 Caroline St., Fredericksburg, VA 22401

(540) 371-2008

Natural foods. Sammy T's offers both vegan and vegetarian options, some Middle Eastern and Mexican dishes, and a wide selection of beer.

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

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Glen Allen

Silver Diner

10890 W. Broad St., Glen Allen, VA 23060

(804) 346-2020

American/diner. See description under Arlington, VA.

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Harrisonburg

The Little Grill

621 N. Main St., Harrisonburg, VA 22807

(540) 434-3594

American. This one-of-a-kind restaurant was established in 1930. To this day, it still offers delicious, inexpensive homemade food, including a 'soup kitchen' feeding anyone in the world for free every Monday at noon. Its extensive, mostly vegetarian, menu includes items such as biscuits with mushroom gravy, tofu scrambler with soy sausage, veggie burrito, falafel in pita, veggie chili, and a portobello sandwich. Vegan items are noted on the menu.

Open Tuesday through Saturday for three meals. Open Sunday for breakfast and lunch. Closed Monday
Full service
vegan options
fresh juices, soymilk, espresso/cappuccino, beer
$

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Herndon

·Chutney's Vegetarian

2415 Centreville Rd., Herndon, VA 20171

(703) 793-9876

Vegetarian/Indian. Chutney's Vegetarian is a small restaurant that serves tasty South Indian vegetarian food. Enjoy their spicy ginger chutney with dosa and uttapam. The restaurant offers a view of the kitchen so you can watch your meal as it's being prepared. Please note that some dishes may contain ghee. Chutney's is located in the Clocktower Center and is closed between lunch and dinner. Cash only.

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Limited service
vegan options
take-out
$-$$

Hunan East

2533 John Milton Dr., Herndon, VA 22071

(703) 476-1666

Chinese. Choose from several vegetable and tofu entrées.

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

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Lexington

Cool Spring Organic Market

30 Greenhouse Rd., Lexington, VA 24450

(540) 463-6506

Natural foods store/café/organic. Cool Spring Organics is a natural foods market and café. The store has a variety of vegetarian and vegan items and a strong focus on organic foods. Locally-owned and operated, Cool Spring has its own brand of soymilk and accommodates those with dietary restrictions. Popular vegetarian dishes in the café include the Veggie & Bean Burger and the customizable Rice Bowl.

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

·Counter Culture Café

110 W. Washington St., Lexington, VA 24450

(540) 463-6954

Vegetarian/natural foods/organic. Stop by the all-vegetarian Counter Culture Café for a quick and satisfying lunch. They feature local and organic ingredients in their seasonal menus and daily specials. Although the menu changes daily, soup selections have included Thai Coconut Ginger, Creamy Tomato Basil, and Miso Veggie. Counter Culture is located inside the Healthy Foods Co-op in historic downtown Lexington and across the street from Washington and Lee University.

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

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Luray

Mindi's Mexican Restaurant

1033 US Hwy. 211 W., Luray, VA 22835

(540) 743-7550

Mexican. Enjoy several of Mindi's vegetarian Mexican dishes including tacos, burritos, enchiladas, and more. Kids are especially welcome!

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

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Manassas

El Rey Tolteca

8412 Sudley Rd., Manassas, VA 20109

(703) 257-7293

Mexican. Located right next to the Manassas Mall, El Rey Tolteca is a popular place to get Mexican food in a festive atmosphere. Vegetarian options include quesadillas, bean tostadas, and bean burritos. Enjoy their variety of classic Mexican beers and drinks such as margaritas. Reservations are accepted.

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

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McLean

Lebanese Taverna

Tyson's Galleria, 1840 G International Dr., McLean, VA 22102

(703) 847-5244

Lebanese. This McLean location is on the lower level of Tysons Galleria Shopping Center, between Neiman Marcus & Saks 5th Avenue. See description under Arlington, VA.

Silver Diner

8101 Fletcher St., McLean, VA 22102

(703) 821-5666

American/diner. This location of Silver Diner is off International Drive at Tysons Corner. See description under Arlington, VA.

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Newport News

Nawab Indian Cuisine

11712 Jefferson Ave., Newport News, VA 23606

(757) 591-9200

Indian. Nawab features a large selection of vegetarian and vegan appetizers and entrées. Sample vegetable patia (vegetables cooked with sweet and sour mangos and a touch of ginger), palak paneer (spinach with or without Indian cheese), mushroom broccoli krahi (sautéed with vegetables, garlic, and herbs), Bombay potatoes, egglant bharta (baked, then mashed and sautéed with garlic, onions, and tomatoes), and much more. Children's portions are often available for half the price of a regular entrée.

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

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Norfolk

La Bella in Ghent

738 W. 22nd St., Ste. 7, Norfolk, VA 23517

(757) 622-6172

Italian. La Bella in Ghent is a warm and inviting Italian bistro. They note both vegetarian and vegan items on their regular menu plus they have a separate all-vegan menu. Enjoy Italian favorites like Pasta Marinara, Gardein Pollo Parmigiana (made with mock chicken), or Margherita Pizza - all vegan! Reservations are accepted.

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

··Quenna's Raw & Vegan

9619 Granby St., Norfolk, VA 23503

(757) 714-2396

Vegan/raw foods/organic. Quenna's Raw & Vegan offers "Wholesome Foods for Healthy Bodies." Enjoy freshly-prepared and organic raw foods on their ever-changing all-vegan menu. Free Wi-Fi is available. Quenna's is closed between lunch and dinner, so please call ahead for hours. Reservations are accepted.

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

Rajput Indian Cuisine

742 W. 21st St., Norfolk, VA 23517

(757) 625-4634

Indian. Rajput Indian Cuisine is very accommodating to vegetarians and vegans. They can make many meals vegetarian upon request and even have a special menu section of Vegan Specialties. Try vegan dishes like Chickpeas Masala, Tofu Vandalo, Mixed Vegetables Curry, or Eggplant Bhartha. Both locations of Rajput are 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, delivery, catering, beer/wine/alcohol, non-alcoholic beer
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $$

·The Healthfood Center Juice and Smoothie Bar

1701 Colley Ave., Norfolk, VA 23517

(757) 625-7283

Vegetarian/juice bar. Located only a mile away from PETA headquarters, this smoothie bar blends fruits, juices, and other healthy ingredients to create its own original, delicious, and refreshing meals in a cup. However, they do not serve food.

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

Yorgo's Bageldashery

2123 Colonial Ave., Norfolk, VA 23517

(757) 623-6609

Bagel shop/deli/kosher. Yorgo's Bageldashery is a deli and bagel shop that features New York style kosher water bagels. They have terrific vegan options. Enjoy vegan sandwiches including Pulled BBQ Chick'n, BLT, Egg Salad, and Chixette. They also offer vegan cream cheese (plain and flavored), tofu scrambler, and assorted vegan sweets. Yorgo's is located at 22nd and Colonial in Historic Ghent.

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

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Reston

Silver Diner

11951 Killingsworth Ave., Reston, VA 20194

(703) 742-0801

American/diner. See description under Arlington, VA.

Whole Foods Market

11660 Plaza America Dr., Reston, VA 20190

(703) 736-0600

Natural foods store/deli. See description under Alexandria, VA.

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Richmond

Cactus Café

5713 Hopkins Rd., Richmond, VA 23234

(804) 275-9030

Mexican. This California-style Mexican café serves up a myriad of vegetarian options from the appetizers to the salads to the house specialties. Try the Mexican pizza made from a crispy flour tortilla and topped with salsa, cheese, black olives and jalapeños as well as the delicious stuffed peppers and/or burritos.

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

··Café Verde

1810 E. Main St., Richmond, VA 23223

(804) 787-4340

Vegan/Mexican. Café Verde is a "late-night taco shack that just happens to be vegan." Enjoy tacos and cupcakes at this quick serve take-out café serving dinner and the late night crowd. They also offer other vegan baked goods. Prices can't be beat! Seating is available but most take their tacos as they roam around Shockoe Bottom.

Open Thursday through Sunday for dinner through late night service. Closed Monday through Wednesday
Counter service
take-out
$

Ellwood Thompson's Natural Food Market

4 N. Thompson St., Richmond, VA 23221

(804) 359-7525

Natural foods store/deli/juice bar. Ellwood Thompson's Natural Food Market is a store with deli, hot bar, salad bar, and juice bar. They offer many vegetarian and vegan foods and use organic and local produce whenever possible. The market carries staples, bulk goods, artisanal items, and more. Additionally, Ellwood Thompson's cares about sustainability and chooses products that will have the least environmental impact.

Open daily
Deli-style
vegan options
take-out, catering, fresh juices, smoothies, espresso/cappuccino
VISA/MC, $-$$

·Fresca on Addison

22 S. Addison St., Richmond, VA 23220

(804) 359-8638

Vegetarian/natural foods/organic. Fresca on Addison is the result of the combined effort of a father and daughter to create a vegetarian (and vegan-friendly) restaurant that does not feel like it misses meat. They serve food that focuses on being fresh, organic, healthy, and local including dishes such as a Garlic Hummus and Basil sandwich, Curried Vegetables: carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, coconut milk, and Chili.

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

·Green Leaf Vegetarian Restaurant

8900 W. Broad St., Ste. A, Richmond, VA 23294

(804) 527-2268

Vegetarian/Vietnamese. Green Leaf serves a completely vegetarian (and mostly vegan) menu of Vietnamese cuisine with some American items. Try Shredded Tofu, String Bean Lovers, Curry Supreme Hot Pot, Kale Imaginations, or Eggplant Medley. Don't miss their terrific weekday lunch specials! Green Leaf 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, smoothies, soymilk
VISA/MC/DISC, $-$$

·Harrison Street Café

402 N. Harrison St., Richmond, VA 23220

(804) 359-8060

Vegetarian/café/coffeehouse. This restaurant is a must for vegetarians visiting the area. Their breakfast menu includes a vegan breakfast burrito, veggie or vegan French toast, omelettes, veggie sausage and bacon, and bagels with vegan cream cheese. For lunch, try homemade soups and salads, a black bean hummus wrap, a BBQ tofu sandwich with vegan coleslaw, or the tempeh and artichoke sub. Call ahead for their daily specials. They also offer vegan banana and pumpkin breads.

Open Monday through Friday for three meals. Open Saturday and Sunday for brunch
Full service
vegan options
take-out, espresso/cappuccino, beer/wine
VISA/MC, $

India K' Raja

9051 W. Broad St., Richmond, VA 23294

(804) 965-6345

Indian. Feast upon authentic North and South Indian cuisine at India K'Raja. They offer various vegetarian appetizers and delicacies. Reservations are recommended. The restaurant is closed between lunch and dinner, so please call ahead for hours.

Open daily for lunch buffet and dinner
Full service
vegan options
take-out, delivery, catering, fresh juices, smoothies, beer/wine/alcohol, special beverages
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC/DC, $-$$

§Ipanema Café

917 W. Grace St., Richmond, VA 23220

(804) 213-0190

Eclectic. This primarily vegetarian café offers delicious dishes, such as stuffed portobello caps, veggie pot pie, jerk seitan, burritos, pastas, and polenta with pumpkin sauce. The spinach enchiladas (with vegan sour cream) and the sweet potato fries are highly recommended.

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

··Phoenix Garden Vegetarian Restaurant

7103 Brook Rd., Richmond, VA 23227

(804) 266-8100

Vegan/Vietnamese. At Phoenix Garden, the Pho reigns supreme! Other good selections include Pan-Fried Rice Stick Noodles, Eggplant and Marinated Tofu, and Banh Mi (Vietnamese sandwich). Desserts include chocolate-drizzled fried bananas and Phoenix's very own funnel cake! Daily lunch specials are offered.

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

··RVA Vegan

1825 W. Broad St., Richmond, VA 23220

(804) 787-4340

Vegan/food truck. RVA Vegan is an all-vegan food truck with a small and inexpensive menu of tamales, tacos, and sandwiches. Their main focus is on vegan cupcakes! Try flavors like Strawberry Lemonade, Caramel Maple, and Key-Lime Coconut. You can also purchase their cupcakes at several local cafés and stores. All proceeds from RVA Vegan go to a non-profit called Have Heart. Please check to find out when and where the food truck is going to be as hours and locations vary. Cash only.

Hours vary
Take-out
delivery, catering
$

Strange Matter

929 W. Grace St., Richmond, VA 23220

(804) 447-4763

American/eclectic/venue. Strange Matter is very vegan-friendly. The menu is typical American with vegan selections including Lentil Burgers, Cranberry Vegan Chicken Salad, Falafel Pitas, Vegan Buffalo Wings, Tofu Flatbread, and Vegan Chili. Almost everything on the menu can be made vegan - just ask. Breakfast is served all day. Strange Matter is also a venue for live music and has an arcade. They are located near Virginia Commonwealth University's Monroe Park Campus.

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

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Roanoke

Nawab Indian Cuisine

118A Campbell Ave., SW, Roanoke, VA 24011

(540) 345-5150

Indian. See description under Newport News, VA.

Wildflour Café at Towers

Towers Shopping Center, 2143 Colonial Ave. SW, Roanoke, VA 24015

(540) 344-1514

American. This small friendly restaurant opened in 1991. Enjoy excellent vegetarian soups, fresh baked goods and desserts, along with salads and sandwiches. Entrées include a Millet Grain Burger, rice and beans, quesadillas, burritos, and lasagna.

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

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Springfield

Silver Diner

6592 Springfield Mall, Springfield, VA 22150

(703) 924-1701

American/diner. This location of Silver Diner is off Franconia Road East. See description under Arlington, VA.

Whole Foods Market

8402 Old Keene Mill Rd., Springfield, VA 22152

(703) 644-2500

Natural foods store/deli. See description under Alexandria, VA.

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Vienna

·Amma Vegetarian Kitchen

344-A Maple Ave. E., Vienna, VA 22180

(703) 938-5328

Vegetarian/Indian. This small restaurant offers a number of Southern Indian specialties, such as dosa (a thin rice crepe served with sambar and coconut chutney), puri bhaji (fried breads filled with potato), and rasam (a spicy soup).

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

Neisha Thai Cuisine

8027 Leesburg Pike, Ste. 110, Vienna, VA 22182

(703) 883-3588

Thai. Neisha Thai Cuisine is a highly-acclaimed restaurant. They have a vegetarian menu section which includes Pai Thai Jae (rice noodles stir-fried with mixed vegetables and crushed peanut), Green Curry Vegetables (Thai eggplant with fresh basil leaves and mixed vegetables cooked in a traditional green curry sauce), and Panang Curry Tofu (fried tofu cooked with their homemade peanut curry and coconut milk). Neisha is located in the Nordstrom Rack building. Reservations are accepted.

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

·Sunflower Vegetarian Restaurant

2531 Chain Bridge Rd., Vienna, VA 22181

(703) 319-3888

Vegetarian/Asian Fusion. See description under Falls Church, VA.

Whole Foods Market

14E. Maple Ave., Vienna, VA 22180

(703) 319-2000

Natural foods store/deli. See description under Alexandria, VA.

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Virginia Beach

Azar's Natural Foods

108 Prescott Ave., Virginia Beach, VA 23452

(757) 486-7778

Natural Foods/Mediterranean. Known for its many tasty flavors of hummus, Azar's also carries both vegetarian and vegan specialties for lunch, dinner, and desserts, like herbal pizzas, baba ghanouj, and baklava.

Open Monday through Saturday for lunch and dinner. Closed Sunday
Full service
vegan options
espresso/cappuccino, beer/wine, reservations recommended for large parties, take-out, catering
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $$

Bangkok Garden

4000 Virginia Beach Blvd., Virginia Beach, VA 23452

(757) 498-5009

Thai. A separate vegetarian menu offers large portions of dishes, such as Coconut Soup, Spring Rolls, Tofu Red Curry, and Pad Thai Tofu.

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

Fresh Fare Café

700 19th St., Virginia Beach, VA 23451

(757) 491-5383

Natural foods/café. Fresh Fare Café is a great find if you're near the Virginia coast. Try menu items like the Tofu Temptation Pita Sandwich, Vegetarian Chili, or Veggie Garden Burger. Also, check their deli case for prepared foods and bottled drinks. Prices can't be beat at this Oceanfront eatery.

Open daily for three meals
Full service
vegan options
take-out, fresh juices, smoothies, soymilk
VISA/MC, $

··Fruitive

1624 Laskin Rd., Ste. 740, Hilltop North, Virginia Beach, VA 23451

(757) 351-0559

Vegan/juice bar/café. Fruitive highlights fresh fruits and vegetables in its juices, smoothies, granola bowls, and salads. Organic and local produce is used whenever possible and food waste is sent to local farms for compost. Outdoor seating is available. Fruitive is located in the Hilltop North Shopping Center.

Open daily for breakfast, lunch, and early dinner
Counter service
take-out, delivery, fresh juices, smoothies, special beverages
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $-$$

Heritage Natural Market & Café

984 Laskin Rd., Virginia Beach, VA 23451

(757) 428-0500

Natural foods store/café/juice bar. The Heritage Natural Market & Café offers many vegetarian and vegan items in both the store and café. The Market includes organic produce, bulk items, refrigerated and frozen foods, and personal care items. The café notes what is vegetarian and vegan on its menu of sandwiches, salads, and specialties.

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

··Living Foods Café

1209 Independence Blvd., Ste. 101, Virginia Beach, VA 23455

(757) 685-4325

Vegan/raw foods/café/juice bar. Living Foods Café is an all-raw, organic, vegan café that offers education on eating a raw diet as well as made-to-order meals. Meals must be ordered 24 hours in advance, to be picked up the next day. Located inside of the Essential Wellness Center, this small shop is packed full of nutritional foods and drinks.

Open Monday through Saturday for three meals. Closed Sunday
Take-out
delivery, fresh juices
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $-$$

Nawab Indian Cuisine

756 First Colonial Rd., Virginia Beach, VA 23451

(757) 491-8600

Indian. See description under Newport News, VA.

Panda Garden

4676 Princess Anne Rd., Ste. 160, Virginia Beach, VA 23462

(757) 467-6698

Chinese. Panda Garden serves up vegetarian and vegan versions of almost any traditional Chinese dish.

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

Rajput Indian Cuisine

4402 Princess Anne Rd., Ste. 111, Virginia Beach, VA 23462

(757) 467-6789

Indian. Rajput in Virginia Beach is located in the Princess Anne Shopping Center. See description under Norfolk, VA.

Open Tuesday through Sunday for lunch and dinner. Closed Monday

locations

Williamsburg

Nawab Indian Cuisine

204 Monticello Ave., Williamsburg, VA 23185

(757) 565-3200

Indian. See description under Newport News, VA.

locations

Woodbridge

Silver Diner

14375 Smoketown Rd., Woodbridge, VA 22192

(703) 643-2363

American/diner. See description under Arlington, VA.

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