Vegetarian Dining In the Greater Baltimore Area

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  • Annapolis
  • Baltimore
  • Burtonsville
  • Clarksville
  • Cockeysville
  • Columbia
  • Frederick
  • Gaithersburg
  • Hagerstown
  • Hunt Valley
  • Lutherville
  • Owings Mills
  • Parkville
  • Pikesville
  • Randallstown
  • Rockville
  • Timonium
  • Towson
  • Waldorf
  • Windsor Mills
  • Annapolis

    Mexican Café

    609 Melvin Ave., Annapolis, MD 21401 (410) 626-1520

    Mexican. The Mexican Café offers several vegetarian options, and their beans do not contain lard.Open daily for lunch and dinner. Full service, vegan options, take-out, catering, wine/beer/alcohol, special beverages, VISA/MC, $-$$.

    Potato Valley Café

    47 State Cir., Ste. 100, Annapolis, MD 21401 (410) 267-0902

    Café. The Potato Valley Café offers oven roasted potatoes as well as sandwiches and salads. Their "South of the Valley" potato includes beans, corn, lime, mango, and peppers. Make sure to check out their daily specials.Open Monday through Saturday for lunch. Closed Sunday. Limited service, vegan options, take-out, espresso/cappuccino, VISA/MC, $.

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    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, $$$.

    Ban Thai

    340 N. Charles St., Baltimore, MD 21202-4301 (410) 727-7971

    Thai. Pleasant restaurant located in the Mt. Vernon area. Try the spicy Gaeng Puck (vegetarian curry) or the milder Guay Teow Kee Mao Puck (sautéed rice noodles with vegetables, hot chili, and basil).Open Mon.-Sat. for lunch and dinner. Full service, vegan options, VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $$.

    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, $$.

    Café Zen

    438 E. Belvedere Ave., Baltimore, MD 21212 (410) 532-0022

    Chinese. Located near the Senator Theater, this restaurant features several vegetarian Chinese dishes including spring rolls, veggie dumplings, eggplant in garlic sauce, and many tofu dishes.Open daily for lunch and dinner. Full service, vegan options, beer/wine, $$.

    City Café

    1001 Cathedral St., Baltimore, MD 21201-5403 (410) 539-4252

    Café. Offers several vegetarian sandwiches including hummus, a black bean burger, roasted eggplant, veggie burgers, and more.Open daily. Counter service, vegan options, fresh juices, expresso/cappuccino, VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $-$$.

    Daily Grind

    1720 Thames St., Baltimore, MD 21231 (410) 558-0399

    Coffeehouse/café. Nestled among the many waterfront shops and restaurants of Fells Point, the Daily Grind embodies the hip and quirky atmosphere that has come to characterize the lively neighborhood. Surf the Internet for free while munching on a bagel with hummus, a vegan veggie burger with spicy chipotle sauce, or the freshly made soup of the day.Open Monday through Friday for three meals. Closed Saturday and Sunday. Counter service, vegan options, take-out, catering, espresso/cappuccino, soymilk, smoothies, VISA/MC/AMEX, $.

    Dalesio's Restaurant

    829 Eastern Ave., Baltimore, MD 21202 (410) 539-1965

    Italian. Attractive restaurant located in Little Italy with several vegetarian selections. Terrace balcony with outdoor dining. Valet parking offered.Open Monday through Saturday for lunch and dinner. Open Sunday for dinner. Full service, VISA/MC/AMEX, $$$.

    Darbar: Cuisine of India

    1911 Aliceanna St., #13, Baltimore, MD 21231 (410) 563-8008

    Indian. Darbar: Cuisine of India offers traditional Indian food including vegetarian selections. Try Dal Bukhari, Aloo Gobi, or Chana Masala. They also feature a daily lunch buffet. Darbar is located in the Canton/Fells Point area of Baltimore. 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, VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $-$$.

    Ding How

    631-637 S. Broadway, Baltimore, MD 21231 (410) 327-8888

    Chinese. This old-fashion style Chinese restaurant has great service and offers many vegetarian items including appetizers, soups, and tofu and vegetable entrées.Open daily for lunch and dinner. Full service, vegan options, wine/beer/alcohol, take-out, VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC/DC, $$.

    Dukem Restaurant

    1100 Maryland Ave., Baltimore, MD 21201 (410) 385-0318

    Ethiopian. Newly remodeled, cozy restaurant near the University of Baltimore. Try the wonderful vegetarian combo platters consisting of spicy lentil stew, yellow peas, greens, cabbage and potatoes, and/or salad.Open Monday through Saturday for lunch and dinner. Closed Sunday. Full service, vegan options, VISA/MC/AMEX, $$-$$$.

    Egyptian Pizza Café

    542 E. Belvedere Ave., Baltimore, MD 21212 (410) 323-7060

    Middle Eastern/pizza. This café has great tasting Middle Eastern food and unique pizza combinations. All pizza is available without cheese or with soy cheese (contains casein). Egyptian Pizza Café is located in Belvedere Square.Open daily for lunch and dinner. Full service, vegan options, take-out, delivery, espresso/cappuccino, VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $$.

    Freshii

    3113 St. Paul St., Baltimore, MD 21208 (410) 467-3737

    American/eclectic. Freshii is the place to eat if you’re in the mood for build-it-yourself healthy bowls, salads, wraps, and more. Toppings include nuts, fruits, vegetables, and even grilled tofu. Please note that the wraps and burritos are served in a honey wheat tortilla.Open daily for three meals. Counter service, vegan options, take-out, catering, VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $.

    Golden West Café

    1105 W. 36th St., Baltimore, MD 21211 (410) 889-8891

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

    ••  Grind House Juice Bar

    2441 St. Paul St., Baltimore, MD 21218 (410) 366-2441

    Vegan/natural foods/juice bar. Grind House Juice Bar is an all-vegan market and juice bar. Their mission is to bring life to the community through juice and music. Menu items include BBQ Tofu, Quinoa, Curry Chick-un Salad, and Tun-o Salad. Free Wi-Fi is available.Open Monday through Saturday for lunch and dinner. Closed Sunday. Limited service, take-out, fresh juices, smoothies, VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $.

    Holy Frijoles

    908 W. 36th St., Baltimore, MD 21211 (410) 235-2326

    Mexican. This Hampden restaurant offers a wide variety of vegetarian and vegan options including tacos, burritos, fajitas, and more.Open Tuesday through Sunday for lunch and dinner. Closed Monday. Full service, vegan options, take-out, $-$$.

    Hong Kong Restaurant

    2426 N. Charles St., Baltimore, MD 21218-5109 (410) 235-8744

    Chinese. Several gluten and tofu dishes, vegetable dishes, vegetarian egg rolls, and a wide variety of vegetarian soups.Open daily. Full service, vegan options, take-out, $$.

    Indian Delight Restaurant

    622 Frederick Rd., Baltimore, MD 21228 (410) 744-4422

    Indian. Vegetable Samosa, Vegetable Korma, and curries are served, as well as many other vegetarian options.Open daily for lunch and dinner. Full service, vegan options, take-out, catering, fresh juices, VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC/DC, $$.

    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, $-$$.

    Kumari Restaurant

    911 N Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21201 (410) 547-1600

    Nepalese. Nice selection of vegetarian dishes at this new restaurant on Charles Street. The Vindi Masala will definitely make you an okra fan and the Aloo Gobi Masala is one of the best examples of the dish in Baltimore.Open daily. Full service, vegan options, catering, takeout, VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $$-$$$.

    Kyro Pizza

    900 Cathedral St., Baltimore, MD 21201 (410) 962-8859

    Middle Eastern/pizza. With a New York City-type atmosphere, this bustling café has great-tasting Middle Eastern food, steaming-hot pita bread, and unique pizza combinations such as pizza served with curry. All pizza is available without cheese or with soy cheese (contains casein). Kyro is located at the corner of Cathedral and Read Streets in downtown Baltimore.Open daily for lunch and dinner. Full service, vegan options, take-out, delivery, VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $$-$$$.

    Lebanese Taverna

    719 S. President St., Baltimore, MD 21202 (410) 244-5533

    Lebanese. With decorative accents like lanterns and backgammon tables, the atmosphere at Lebanese Taverna is elegant and inviting. Choose from vegetarian dishes such as Eggplant Ratatouille, Falafel, Grape Leaves, and Baba Ghanouj. Or create your own meal at their Hummus Bar! This popular Middle Eastern restaurant offers cooking classes and outdoor dining in some locations. The location in Baltimore overlooks the Harbor East Marina. Reservations are recommended.Open daily for lunch and dinner. Full service, vegan options, take-out, catering, espresso/cappuccino, beer/wine/alcohol, VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC/DC, $$.

    •  Liquid Earth

    1626 Aliceanna St., Baltimore, MD 21231 (410) 276-6606

    Vegetarian/natural foods/juice bar. Liquid Earth is best-known for its smoothies and fresh juices, but it also serves light vegetarian fare with many vegan options. They offer inexpensive soups, salads, sandwiches, and raw foods, using organic and local ingredients whenever possible.Open daily for lunch and dinner. Limited service, vegan options, take-out, catering, fresh juices, soymilk, smoothies, espresso/cappuccino, VISA/MC, $-$$.

    Mt. Washington Pizza & Subs

    1620 Kelly Ave., Baltimore, MD 21209 (410) 664-1111

    Indian. Besides pizza and veggie subs, this restaurant has an entire Indian menu with a vegetarian section.Open daily for lunch and dinner. Full service, vegan options, take-out, $-$$.

    Mughal Garden

    920 N. Charles St., Baltimore, MD 21201 (410) 547-0001

    Indian. Sample vegetarian masalas, dals, and other vegetable creations, along with fresh baked tandoori breads. Try the Alu Methi -- it's excellent. Lunch buffet everyday.Open daily for lunch and dinner. Full service, vegan options, take-out, wine/beer/alcohol, VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $$-$$$.

    Niwana

    3 E. 33rd St., Baltimore, MD 21218 (410) 366-4115

    Japanese. The vegetarian section on their menu includes: Sweet & Sour Tofu, Vegetarian Bibim Bap, Vegetable Chap Chae Bap, Tofu & Vegetable Teriyaki, and Vegetable Tempura.Open Mon.-Sat. from 11:30 am-10:30 pm. Sunday 3:00 pm-9:30 pm.. 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, $-$$.

    PaperMoon Diner

    227 W. 29th St., Baltimore, MD 21211 (410) 889-4444

    American/eclectic. This diner offers a few vegetarian selections including grilled eggplant, an avocado and sprout sandwich, and sautéed greens with garlic.Open daily for three meals through late night. Full service, take-out, $.

    Red Canoe Bookstore Café

    4337 Harford Rd., Baltimore, MD 21214 (410) 444-4440

    Café. Unique bookstore café featuring great coffee, a relaxing atmosphere, local artwork, and books for the entire family. Try the Garden Veggie Wrap or Hummus Plate.Open daily. Limited service, vegan options, take-out, VISA/MC/AMEX/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, $-$$.

    Suzie's Soba

    1009 W. 36th St., Baltimore, MD 21211-2416 (410) 243-0051

    Asian. Enjoy noodle-based dishes at this quaint restaurant. Outdoor seating on the weekends - weather permitting.Open daily for dinner. Full service, vegan options, take-out, $$.

    Suzie's Soba 2

    7 N. Calvert St., Baltimore, MD 21202 (410) 528-8883

    Asian. Several vegetarian noodle dishes and salads. Located in the historic Munsey Building.Open for breakfast and lunch daily. Counter service, vegan options, take-out, VISA/MC/AMEX, $$-$$$.

    Thai Landing

    1207 N. Charles St., Baltimore, MD 21201 (410) 727-1234

    Thai. Quiet, friendly restaurant near the University of Baltimore offers several vegetarian dishes.Open Monday through Friday for lunch and dinner. Open Saturday for dinner. Closed Sunday. Full service, wine/beer, non-alcoholic beer, VISA/MC, $$-$$$.

    Thai Restaurant

    3316 Greenmount Ave., Baltimore, MD 21218 (410) 889-6003

    Thai. The service and atmosphere are formal, but dress is casual. They will substitute tofu for meat in any of their dishes.Open Tues - Sun for lunch and dinner. Closed Monday.. Full service, vegan options, wine/beer/alcohol, catering, take-out, VISA/MC/AMEX, $$-$$$.

    The Desert Café

    1605 Sulgrave Ave., Baltimore, MD 21209 (410) 367-5808

    Mediterranean. At The Desert Café, all soups are homemade and vegetarian. There are also salads and vegetarian Middle Eastern specialties. Enjoy live belly dancing on Saturday evenings. The Desert Café is located in the heart of Mount Washington Village.Open Tuesday through Saturday for lunch and dinner. Closed Sunday and Monday. Full service, vegan options, take-out, catering, BYOB, VISA/MC/AMEX, $$.

    The Evergreen

    501 W. Cold Spring Ln., Baltimore, MD 21210 (410) 235-8118

    Coffeehouse. In addition to exceptionally friendly service, this coffeehouse offers locally roasted coffee, fresh salads and soups, and hummus sandwiches. Soy lattes are also available.Open daily. Counter service, vegan options, espresso/cappuccino, tables and booths available, casual, VISA/MC, $-$$.

    The Helmand

    806 N. Charles St., Baltimore, MD 21201 (410) 752-0311

    Afghan. The Helmand offers a fine dining experience of Afghan cuisine served in an elegant setting. Their menu includes a section of vegetarian entrées including Vegetarian Dolma (eggplant filled with spinach in sun-dried tomato and herb sauce) and Vegetarian Aushak (ravioli filled with leeks). The Helmand is right in the heart of Mount Vernon. Reservations are accepted.Open nightly for dinner. Full service, vegan options, take-out, catering, VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC/DC, $$.

    ••  The Land of Kush

    840 N. Eutaw St., Baltimore, MD 21201 (410) 225-5874

    Vegan/soul food. The Land of Kush offers delicious soul food that is 100% vegan! Enjoy Curry Chikun, BBQ Rib Tips, Smothered Drumsticks, Candied Yams, or Smoked Collard Greens. The Land of Kush is located in the Mount Vernon area of Baltimore near Maryland General Hospital.Open Monday through Saturday for lunch and dinner. Open Sunday for lunch and early dinner. Limited service, take-out, catering, VISA/MC, $-$$.

    Tov Pizza

    6313 Reisterstown Rd., Baltimore, MD 21215 (410) 358-5238

    Kosher dairy. Pizzas and falafel are available at this primarily vegetarian dairy restaurant that serves some fish. $10.00 minimum with credit cards.Open Sunday through Thursday for lunch and dinner. Open Friday for lunch. Open Saturday for dinner. Counter service, vegan options, take-out, VISA/MC, $.

    Van Gough Café

    300 S. Ann St., Baltimore, MD 21231 (410) 558-1958

    Kosher. Van Gough Café is a kosher eatery that offers vegetarian and vegan options (clearly marked on the menu). Try a pizza knish, falafel platter, or veggie burger. Also enjoy fruit smoothies and espresso drinks. Located in an historic building in Fells Point, Van Gough is a cozy and charming café.Open Sunday through Thursday for three meals. Open Friday for breakfast and lunch. Closed Saturday. Counter service, vegan options, take-out, delivery, catering, espresso/cappuccino, soymilk, smoothies, special beverages, VISA/MC/DISC, $.

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    Burtonsville

    Soretti's Ethiopian Cuisine

    15510 Old Columbia Pike, Burtonsville, MD 20866 (240) 390-0044

    Ethiopian. Soretti's Ethiopian Cuisine is a small but inviting café. They offer a variety of vegan dishes including cabbage and potato, red lentils, chickpea salad, collard greens, string beans, split pea, tomato salad, and much more. They only use canola oil to cook, and offer 95% of their dishes with a gluten-free option. Enjoy traditional Ethiopian music while you dine at Soretti's.Open daily for lunch and dinner. Full service, vegan options, take-out, catering, smoothies, espresso/cappuccino, soymilk, beer/wine, VISA/MC/DISC, $-$$.

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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, $$-$$$.

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    Cockeysville

    Baja Fresh

    11121 York Rd., Suite H, Cockeysville, MD 21030 (410) 584-7400

    Mexican. Made-to-order veggie or bean burritos, tacos, enchiladas, and fajitas.Open daily. Counter service, take-out, VISA/MC/AMEX, $.

    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 Tuesday through Sunday for lunch and dinner. Closed Monday. Full service, vegan options, take-out, fresh juices, special beverages, BYOB, VISA/MC/AMEX, $$.

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    Columbia

    Akbar

    9400 Snowden River Pkwy., Columbia, MD 21045 (410) 381-3600

    Indian. See description under Baltimore, MD.

    David's Natural Market I

    5430 Lynx Ln., Columbia, MD 21044 (410) 730-2304

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

    Hunan Manor

    7091 Deepage Dr., Columbia, MD 21045 (410) 381-1134

    Chinese. Hunan Manor offers many vegetarian dishes using mock "meat" and tofu. Be sure to request details about their vegetarian specialties.Open daily for lunch and dinner. Full service, vegan options, take-out, delivery, beer/wine/alcohol, VISA/MC, $$-$$$.

    •  The Mango Grove

    8865 Stanford Blvd., Columbia, MD 21045 (410) 884-3426

    Vegetarian/Indian. The Mango Grove offers unique South Indian dishes. Be sure to try the Onion Masala Dosai or one of their delicious curries when you visit. 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, take-out, vegan options, VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $$

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    Frederick

    Hunan Gourmet

    915 W. Seventh St., Frederick, MD 21701 (301) 695-0446

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

    MOM's Organic Market

    5273 Buckeystown Pike, Frederick, MD 21704 (240) 566-1444

    Natural foods store/organic. MOM's Organic Market is a natural foods store with a large selection of organic and sustainable food. They offer many vegetarian and vegan alternatives and locally-crafted gourmet products. You can find personal care items as well as healthy pet products at this environmentally-minded market.Open daily. Take-out, vegan options, fresh juices, VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $$.

    •  The Downtown Café

    23A E Patrick St, Frederick, MD 21701-5671 (301) 698-2766

    Coffeehouse. Italian coffee, organic vegetarian fare, Internet stations, local art and even a book exchange are all features of this quaint little coffeehouse in the heart of downtown Frederick. Lunch options include the Berry Fruit Salad and the Very Veggie Sandwich. For a snack, there's muffins, bagels, and organic juices.Open daily.. Counter service, vegan options, $.

    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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    Gaithersburg

    Hunan Café

    18749 N. Frederick Ave., Gaithersburg, MD 20879 (301) 519-8688

    Chinese. Hunan Café offers several vegetarian and vegan versions of delicious Chinese favorites.Open daily for lunch and dinner. Full service, vegan options, take-out, delivery, VISA/MC, $.

    •  Madras Palace

    74 Bureau Dr., Gaithersburg, MD 20878 (301) 977-1600

    Vegetarian/Indian. Madras Palace offers authentic South Indian vegetarian cuisine. Their extensive menu includes Idly (steamed rice & lentil patties), Rasam (spicy soup), Uthappam (Indian pancakes), Thali, and Curries. But their specialty is Dosas (lentil crepes); in fact, they call themselves, "A Place for Dosas." Make sure to try their daily lunch buffet.Open daily for lunch and dinner. Full service, vegan options, take-out, catering, fresh juices, reservations recommended, VISA/MC, $$.

    Thai House Restaurant

    8369 Snouffer School Rd., Gaithersburg, MD 20879 (301) 963-1800

    Thai. The menu features original spicy Thai foods and 30 vegetarian dishes made without MSG. Thai House is closed between lunch and dinner, so please call ahead for hours.Open Tuesday through Sunday for lunch and dinner. Closed Monday. Full service, vegan options, take-out, wine/beer, VISA/MC, $$.

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    Hagerstown

    Hempen Hill BBQ Bar & Catering

    13208 Fountain Head Plz., Hagerstown, MD 21742 (301) 797-4455

    Barbecue/eclectic/bar. Hempen Hill BBQ is an independently-owned, family-run traditional barbecue restaurant with vegetarian and vegan fare! Their vegetarian menu includes Smoked Tofu, the Tree Hugger Veggie Burger,and 'Vicken' Ravioli (vegan chicken). All vegetarian menu items can be made vegan by request. Don't miss their Meatless Monday Dinner Deals! Hempen Hill also has a full bar with an outstanding craft beer draft list as well as many organic wines and spirits. Enjoy live music every Saturday night. The restaurant is located just an hour west of Baltimore and Washington, DC. Reservations are recommended.Open Monday through Saturday for lunch and dinner through late night service. Closed Sunday. Full service, vegan options, take-out, catering, fresh juices, beer/wine/alcohol, VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $$.

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    Hunt Valley

    Jesse Wong's Kitchen

    118 Shawan Rd., Hunt Valley, MD 21030 (410) 329-1088

    Asian. Jesse Wong's Kitchen offers an extensive vegetarian menu with many vegetable, mockmeat, and tofu dishes. Notable meals include Spicy Tofu, Braised Eggplants with Basil, and Pineapple 'Shrimp.'Open daily for lunch and dinner. Full service, vegan options, take-out, catering, beer/wine/alcohol, non-alcoholic beer, VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $$-$$$.

    Noodles & Company

    114 Shawan Rd., Hunt Valley, MD 21030 (410) 785-1839

    International. Large selection of noodle & pasta dishes. Add tofu to any dish for a minimal price. Our favorite dishes include Japanese Pan Noodles, Bangkok Curry, and Indonesian Peanut Sauté. Outdoor dining is available, weather permitting.Open daily for lunch and dinner. Limited service, vegan options, take-out, VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $-$$.

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    Lutherville

    Joey Chiu's Greenspring Inn

    10801 Falls Rd., Lutherville, MD 21093 (410) 823-1125

    Chinese. Attractive restaurant located near the shops at Green Spring Station. Limited vegetarian and vegan choices but Yu Shiang Eggplant is worth the trip. Vegetarian sushi is also an option.Open daily. Full service, vegan options, take-out, VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $$-$$$.

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    Owings Mills

    Egyptian Pizza

    9161 Reisterstown Rd., Owings Mills, MD 21117 (410) 902-9020

    Middle Eastern/pizza. There are many vegetarian options available at this café. Egyptian Pizza is located in the Valley Village Shopping Center.Open daily for lunch and dinner through late night. Full service, vegan options, take-out, delivery, VISA/MC, $$-$$$.

    Flying Avocado

    10210 S. Dolfield Rd., Owings Mills, MD 21117 (443) 471-2600

    Natural foods/organic. Mostly organic, mostly local produce is served at this attractive restaurant. Tofu breakfast wraps and breakfast salads are available mornings along with the traditional bagels and muffins. For lunch, there are a few all vegetarian salads and sandwiches from which to choose.Open Monday through Friday for three meals. Open Saturday for breakfast, lunch and early dinner. Closed Sunday. Limited service, vegan options, take-out, catering, VISA/MC, $$.

    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, $-$$.

    Noodles & Company

    10450 Owings Mills Blvd., Owings Mills, MD 21117 (410) 753-4706

    International. Large selection of noodle & pasta dishes. Add tofu to any dish for a minimal price. Our favorite dishes include Japanese Pan Noodles, Bangkok Curry, and Indonesian Peanut Sauté.Open daily for lunch and dinner. Limited service, vegan options, take-out, VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $-$$.

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    Parkville

    Kitchen Of India

    1842 E. Joppa Rd., Parkville, MD 21234 (410) 663-6880

    Indian. This new restaurant offers a number of vegetarian specialities such as Bombay Aloo and Mushroom Bhaji. Staff is very accomodating to vegans.They also offer a daytime buffet 7 days a week.Open daily for lunch and dinner. Full service, vegan options, take-out, catering, VISA/MC, $$.

    New China House

    2051 E. Joppa Rd., Parkville, MD 21234 (410) 668-1330

    Chinese. This carryout restaurant offers several gluten and tofu entrées known as monk dishes. So try Monk’s Hunan Beef or Monk’s General Tso’s Chicken. They also have vegetarian spring rolls and dumplings. Owner is very friendly and accommodating.Open daily. Counter service, vegan options, take-out, VISA/MC, $$.

    •  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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    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, $$.

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    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/AMEX/DISC, $-$$.

    Noodles & Company

    3755 Old Court Rd., Pikesville, MD 21208 (410) 580-5886

    International. Large selection of noodle & pasta dishes. Add tofu to any dish for a minimal price. They also offer a number of specialty and garden salads.Open daily for lunch and dinner. Limited service, vegan options, take-out, VISA/MC/AMEX/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

    MOM's Organic Market

    5566 Randolph Rd., Rockville, MD 20852 (301) 816-4944

    Natural foods store/organic. MOM's Organic Market is a natural foods store with a large selection of organic and sustainable food. They offer many vegetarian and vegan alternatives and locally-crafted gourmet products. You can find personal care items as well as healthy pet products at this environmentally-minded market. The Rockville location is at the intersection of Randolph Road and Nebel Street.Open daily. Take-out, vegan options, fresh juices, VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $$.

    •  Yuan Fu Vegetarian

    798 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852 (301) 762-5937

    Vegetarian/Chinese. Yuan Fu's owner, Chef Tai, has 30 years of experience with vegetarian cuisine. They make all of their mock meats, using wheat gluten, tofu, and tofu skin. The inexpensive lunch menu includes Moo Shi Vegetables and Sweet and Sour "Chicken."Open daily for lunch and dinner. Full service, vegan options, take-out, fresh juices, VISA/MC/AMEX, $-$$.

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    Timonium

    Baja Fresh

    2080 York Rd. #150, Timonium, MD 21093 (410) 561-1050

    Mexican. Made-to-order veggie or bean burritos, tacos, enchiladas, and fajitas.Open daily. Counter service, take-out, VISA/MC/AMEX, $.

    MOM's Organic Market

    20 W. Ridgely Rd., Timonium, MD 21093 (443) 921-1390

    Natural foods store/organic. MOM's Organic Market is a natural foods store with a large selection of organic and sustainable food. They offer many vegetarian and vegan alternatives and locally-crafted gourmet products. You can find personal care items as well as healthy pet products at this environmentally-minded market. This location is in the Yorkridge Shopping Center off York and Ridgely in Lutherville-Timonium.Open daily. Take-out, vegan options, fresh juices, VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $$.

    •  Natural Brothers' Deli & Café

    2149 York Rd., Timonium, MD 21093 (443) 591-0975

    Vegetarian/natural foods/juice bar. Located in the The Natural health food store, this vegetarian deli offers a selection of tasty wraps and sandwiches. Try the California Wrap or TuNOfish Wrap -- both are served on organic, spinach tortillas. The Sunny Sun Burger is really good, too!Open Monday through Saturday for lunch. Closed Sunday. Counter service, vegan options, take-out, fresh juices, smoothies, VISA/MC, $-$$.

    Qdoba

    2157 York Rd., Timonium, MD 21093 (410) 252-4424

    Mexican. Made-to-order vegetarian and/or bean burritos, tacos, and salads.Open daily. Counter service, vegan options, take-out, VISA/MC/AMEX, $.

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    Towson

    Havana Road

    8 W. Pennsylvania Ave., Towson, MD 21204 (410) 494-8222

    Cuban. Havana Road offers authentic Cuban cuisine and atmosphere. Vegetarian and vegan menu items are clearly marked. Try dishes like Tostones Con Mojo, Garbanzo Bean Stew, or Veggie Burger Sliders. On Thursdays, they offer vegetarian lunch specials! The chef's signature sauces are available at local Whole Foods and market stores; check the website for specific locations. Reservations are accepted.Open Sunday through Wednesday for lunch and dinner. Open Thursday through Saturday for lunch and dinner through late night. Full service, vegan options, take-out, delivery, catering, VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $-$$.

    India Cuisine

    321 York Rd., Towson, MD 21204 (410) 583-7770

    Indian. Serving both northern and southern Indian cuisine, this restaurant has an extensive selection of vegetarian menu items. Try entrées such as Channa Saag, Aloo Gobi Mutter, or Malabari Vegetables. Reservations are accepted.Open Tuesday through Sunday for lunch and dinner. Closed Monday. Full service, vegan options, take-out, delivery, catering, VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $-$$.

    Kathmandu Kitchen

    22 Allegheny Ave., Towson, MD 21204 (410) 847-9595

    Nepalese. For starters, there’s Kwati soup or Samosa Chat. Then try one of their House Specials like Veggie Momo, Alu Dum, or Aloo Tama Bodi. The staff is very eager to please.Open daily. Full service, vegan options, take-out, VISA/MC/AMEX, $$.

    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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    Waldorf

    MOM's Organic Market

    3301 Plaza Way, Waldorf, MD 20603 (301) 861-5720

    Natural foods store/organic. MOM's Organic Market is a natural foods store with a large selection of organic and sustainable food. They offer many vegetarian and vegan alternatives and locally-crafted gourmet products. You can find personal care items as well as healthy pet products at this environmentally-minded market.Open daily. Take-out, vegan options, fresh juices, VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $$.

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    Windsor Mills

    Tashes Ankh Caribbean Carryout

    8045 Liberty Rd., Windsor Mills, MD 21244 (410) 922-9196

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    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, $-$$.