1. Busboys and Poets, DC
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
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
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
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
6. Grilled Cheese Mania, Harrisonburg
7. Harrison St. Café, Richmond
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
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
10. Holy Cow, Charlottesville
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
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
13. Food For Thought Restaurant, Williamsburg
14. Dish, Lynchburg
15. Milan Indian Cuisine, Charlottesville
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
17. Lizz Creative Juices, Fredericksburg
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
19. Sammy T’s, Fredericksburg
20. Baladi Mediterranean Cafe, Virginia Beach
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