Vegetarian Journal's Guide to Natural Foods Restaurants in the U.S. and Canada
§ Reviewer's choice
3299 Cacapon Rd., Berkeley Springs, WV 25411
Natural foods/organic. Panorama at the Peak offers dining with a view in beautiful Berkeley Springs. Enjoy farm fresh, organic, local, and seasonal foods. They have some vegetarian and vegan offerings including a delicious veggie burger. They are also receptive to special requests. Reservations are strongly recommended. Open Thursday through Sunday for lunch and dinner. Closed Monday through Wednesday. Full service, vegan options, beer/wine/alcohol, VISA/MC, $$-$$$.
1600 Washington St., East, Charleston, WV 25311
American/eclectic. Bluegrass Kitchen offers comfort food using fresh, locally-sourced ingredients. Vegetarian dishes include the Bluegrass Veggie Burger, Vegetarian Gyro, and Grilled Black Bean Burrito. They cook to order, so speak up if you want to see if a dish can be made vegan. Bluegrass features a beautiful dining room that has been restored to how it looked in the 1920's with pressed tin ceilings, exposed brick, an oak floor, and a full-service bar. Near the West Virginia State Capitol, the restaurant displays artwork from neighborhood artists. Open Monday through Friday for lunch and dinner. Open Saturday for brunch and dinner. Open Sunday for brunch. Full service, vegan options, take-out, catering, beer/wine/alcohol, VISA/MC/AMEX, $$.
132 Pleasant St., Morgantown, WV 26505
Ethnic foods. Although not vegetarian, Black Bear Burritos is quite veg-friendly. It has the feel of West Virginia as they embrace the cultures, arts and music of the area. Some items to try include the garden tofu chili, TLT (a BLT with tofu instead of bacon), and the Cherise (their vegetarian version of the Reuben). A lot of menu items offer a choice of tofu or fakin' (a smokey soy bacon substitute) instead of meat. Their rice is vegan and their beans are vegetarian. They use a separate grill for vegetarian food. And you must come for the live music featured many evenings. It is usually a blend of folk and acoustic and is well worth stopping in for. Open Monday through Saturday for lunch and dinner. Open Sunday for lunch. Limited service, vegan options, take-out, wine/beer/alcohol, VISA/MC/DC, $$.
1 Wall St., Morgantown, WV 26505
American. Maxwell's menu clearly labels all their vegetarian options, including Middle Eastern dishes, various salads, grilled tofu sandwiches, veggie burgers, stir-fry dishes, and much more. Located just a few steps off High St., Maxwell's is behind International Outdoors. Open Monday through Saturday for lunch and dinner. Open Sunday for brunch. Full service, vegan options, take-out, $-$$.
1400 University Ave., Morgantown, WV 26505
Natural foods store/organic. With a casual and funky atmosphere, Mountain People's Co-op offers natural and organic grocery items, healthcare products, books, and more. Nestled in the campus of West Virginia University, the co-op is one of the hubs of the alternative community and a great resource for finding information on local events. Open Monday through Saturday. Closed Sunday. Take-out, vegan options, VISA/MC, $.
248 Walnut St., Morgantown, WV 26505
Coffeehouse/café. At The Blue Moose Café you can listen to music from local artists while enjoying a hot drink and eating a veggie reuben or veggie gyro. Open daily for three meals. Full service, vegan options, take-out, fresh juices, smoothies, soymilk, espresso/cappuccino, beer, VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $.
RD 1, NBU #24, McCreary Ridge, Moundsville, WV 26041
Vegetarian/Indian. This restaurant, on the grounds of a Krishna temple, offers authentic Indian cuisine. Open daily. Full service, take-out, VISA/MC, $$.