Top 20 Vegetarian Friendly Spots in Virginia

By Maggie Comeau, Content Manager

1. Busboys and Poets, DC

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2021 14th St NW, Washington, District of Columbia
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Busboys and Poets isn’t just any coffee shop, it is a progressive community. With poetry readings, discussions and art, this is the place to be for the artistic and politically active mind. They also have an extensive green initiative that can be viewed on their site. Most of their menu is vegetarian.

2. Ipanema Café, Richmond

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917 W. Grace Street, Richmond, Virginia 23220
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Ipanema Cafe is a delicious vegetarian and vegan restaurant. They have filling entrees like Red Lentil Kofta with spiced quinoa and roasted vegetables.

3. The Little Grill Collective, Harrisonburg

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621 N Main St, Harrisonburg, Virginia
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The Little Grill Collective is a vegetarian and vegan restaurant, but don’t worry carnivores, they also have some grass-fed beef dishes.

4. Amsterdam Falafelshop, DC

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2425 18th St NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20009
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The Falafelshop Fantasy is waiting for you… top it! The falafel is amazing, but the staff really sets Amsterdam Falafelshop apart from the rest. The toppings and sauces are incredible, as well, and you should definitely try them all!

5. Burrito Perdido, Chesapeake

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1229 Cedar Rd, Chesapeake, Virginia
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Burrito Perdido has vegetarian burritos.

6. Grilled Cheese Mania, Harrisonburg

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1321 S High St, Harrisonburg, Virginia
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Most of Grilled Cheese Mania’s menu is vegetarian. They have great veggie chili.

7. Harrison St. Café, Richmond

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402 N. Harrison St., Richmond, Virginia 23220
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Harrison St. Cafe has a robust vegan menu with burritos, sandwiches and burgers. You don’t have to worry about nothing but salad here! And where else can you get vegan French toast?

8. Firefly Fare, Roanoke

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32 Market Sq SE, Roanoke, Virginia 24011
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Chef and owner Chris Parkhurst offers a seasonally changing menu, a fresh juice bar, and freshly baked desserts. His goal is to bring us back a little closer to how our great grandparents used to eat, but with a bit of modern sensibility and global influence. That means sourcing locally and sustainably when possible and creating a changing landscape of great tastes. Firefly Fare is providing quick access to healthy, tasty food while supporting local farmers.

9. Gillie’s, Blacksburg

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153 College Ave, Blacksburg, Virginia
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Gillie’s is a lovely vegetarian restaurant with an Asian influence. They also have a few meat dishes.

10. Holy Cow, Charlottesville

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110 2nd Street NW, Charlottesville, Virginia 22902
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Dr. Ho of the famous Dr. Ho’s Humble Pie has created a completely vegan menu with fresh local ingredients. Holy Cow is plastic free, from the eating utensils they use to the currency they accept (cash only).

11. Wildflour Restaurant and Bakery, Roanoke

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1212 4th Street, SW, Roanoke, VA 24016
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Wildflour Restaurant & Bakery, located in the heart of Roanoke’s Old Southwest Historic District, prepares fresh, wholesome, delicious food made from their own original recipes. They have an entire vegetarian menu!

12. Hot & Cold Café, Lynchburg

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205 9th St, Lynchburg, Virginia
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Hot & Cold Cafe has a huge vegetarian menu. They know vegetarian doesn’t mean boring.

13. Food For Thought Restaurant, Williamsburg

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1647 Richmond Rd, Williamsburg, VA 23185
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Food For Thought’s food is prepared with love and served with pride. They have fantastic and original vegetarian dishes.

14. Dish, Lynchburg

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1120 Main St, Lynchburg, Virginia
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Dish has fantastic vegetarian tapas.

15. Milan Indian Cuisine, Charlottesville

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1817 Emmet St N, Charlottesville, Virginia 22901
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Milan Indian Cuisine has fantastic vegan options like Baingan Bahaar which is eggplant cooked in a zesty tomato sauce!

16. Our Daily Bread, Blacksburg

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1329 S Main St, Blacksburg, Virginia
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Our Daily Bread has a fantastic vegetable casserole and several vegetarian sandwiches.

17. Lizz Creative Juices, Fredericksburg

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915 Lafayette Boulevard, Fredericksburg, Virginia
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Lizz Creative Juices is sort of an alternative option for lunch in Fredericksburg. Focusing on specialty items and vegetarian and vegan themes you will find inexpensive food here that is sure to satisfy your pallet.

18. Galaxy Hut, Arlington

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2711 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, Virginia
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Almost all of Galaxy Hut’s menu items have a vegetarian alternative like this vegan cheesesteak.

19. Sammy T’s, Fredericksburg

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801 Caroline St, Fredericksburg, Virginia
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Sammy’s T’s is a vegetarian restaurant with some meat options as well.

20. Baladi Mediterranean Cafe, Virginia Beach

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626 Hilltop West Shopping Ctr, Virginia Beach, Virginia
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Baladi Mediterranean Cafe has several delightful vegetarian options and great hummus.

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Maggie Comeau, Content Manager

Maggie Comeau is the content manager of Scoutology. Her favorite things to write about are sweets, brunch and burgers.

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