Guide to Washington Vegan Restaurants, Vegetarian Restaurants, Natural Foods, & Health Food Stores.

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Everlasting Life Vegan Restaurant

  • Vegan Restaurant
5.0 stars 1 review
341 Cedar St NW, Washington, District Of Columbia 20012
202-882-8999
Open Mon-Thur 11am-11pm, Fri-Sat 11am-Late
Cuisine: Vegan, American, Soul food, Southern, Beer/Wine

Vegan restaurant with a classic southern, soul food approach with a menu of veggies and proteins, alcohol and dessert. The cozy space is modern with high ceilings, a bar area and concrete floors coupled with tasteful art and ambient music. Located near the Metro, about a 1 minute walk from the exit of Takoma Park Metro. Lunch and dinner menu items include mac and cheese, collards, green beans, chik'n, 'fish,' and tofu dishes in the slow cooked and battered style of southern kitchens. Accepts credit cards. Moderate.

Senbeb Cafe

  • Vegan Restaurant
5.0 stars 6 reviews
6224 3rd St NW (at Upper Northwest, Washington D.C.), Washington, District Of Columbia 20011
202-249-0917
Open Mon-Sat 11am-8pm, Sun 10am-3pm.
Cuisine: Vegan, American, Soul Food, Take-out

Washington DC vegan cafe near Takoma Metro station. It's connected to the Senbeb health food shop. Very small place that's mostly take-out with a few tables for seating. Sample menu items include faux meat sandwiches, raw food, biscuits n' gravy, mac n' cheese, cornbread, and greens. Vegan brunch on Sunday. Inexpensive.

Soupergirl

  • Vegan Restaurant
4.0 stars 5 reviews
314 Carroll St NW (at Blair Rd, Takoma Metro), Washington, District Of Columbia 20012
202-609-7177
Open Mon-Thur 8am-8pm, Fri 8am-2:30pm, Sun 11am-5pm, closed Sat.
Cuisine: Vegan, American, International, Take-out, Delivery

Local soup company. Offers vegan soups and salads for eat-in or packaged for takeaway. Seasonal menu rotates every day. Wheelchair accessible. Accepts credit cards. Inexpensive.

Sticky Fingers Bakery

  • Vegan Restaurant
4.5 stars 57 reviews
1370 Park Rd NW (at Columbia Heights area, Washington DC), Washington, District Of Columbia 20010
202-299-9700
Open Mon-Thur 7am-8pm, Fri 7am-10pm, Sat 9am-10pm, Sun 9am-8pm.
Cuisine: Vegan, Bakery, American, Take-out

This bakery makes vegan sweets with no dairy or egg. Cafe serves deli items including sandwiches, soups, vegan hot dogs, nachos, and coffee. Free wi-fi. Directions: 1 block north of Columbia Heights Metro station on the green line. Moderate.

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Woodlands Vegan Bistro

  • Vegan Restaurant
4.5 stars 25 reviews
2928 Georgia Ave NW (at Washington DC), Washington, District Of Columbia 20001
202-232-1700
Open Mon-Sat 11am-9pm, Sun 10am-7pm.
Cuisine: Vegan, Soul food, Caribbean, Southern American, Organic, Catering, Take-out

Vegan grocery store and restaurant in the Howard University/Park View area; changed its named from Everlasting Life Cafe. Offers vegan soft serve, raw food, veg soul food like mac n cheese and biscuits, and different mock meats. Brunch service on Sunday. Start July 2013 its food truck will serve food around town - check website for locations. Accepts credit cards. Inexpensive.

Amsterdam Falafelshop

  • Vegetarian Restaurant
4.0 stars 1 review
1830 14th St NW (at Washington D.C.), Washington, District Of Columbia 20009
202-232-6200
Open Sun-Mon 11am-12am, Tue-Wed 11am-2:30pm, Thur 11am-3am, Fri-Sat 11am-4am.
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Middle Eastern, Salad bar, Fast food, Take-out

Sister location to its shop in Adams Morgan, this one opened spring 2014. Top-it-yourself falafel eatery offering many choices of salads and sauces. Also makes twice-fried Dutch style fries. Accepts credit cards. Inexpensive.

Amsterdam Falafelshop - Adams Morgan

  • Vegetarian Restaurant
5.0 stars 16 reviews
2425 18th St NW (at Washington D.C.), Washington, District Of Columbia 20009
202-234-1969
Open Sun-Mon 11am-12am, Tue-Thur 11am-2:30am, Fri-Sat 11am-4am.
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Middle Eastern, Salad bar, Fast food, Take-out

Top-it-yourself falafel eatery offering many choices of salads and sauces. Also makes twice-fried Dutch style fries. Small shop, near Woodley Park. Has outdoor seating. Accepts credit cards. Inexpensive.

dc dosa - Kiosk

  • Vegetarian Restaurant
4.0 stars 1 review
2201 I St NW (at Washington DC), Washington, District Of Columbia 20052
301-787-3711
Open Mon-Fri 11am-9pm, Sat-Sun 11am-4pm.
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Indian, Fast food, Take-out

Inside the Foggy Bottom Whole Foods cafe, you will find this kiosk and kitchen making dosas to order. Dosas are vegan suitable, topped with chutney. The lassi contain dairy. Wheelchair accessible. Accepts credit cards. Inexpensive.

Pleasant Pops Farmhouse Market and Cafe

  • Vegetarian Restaurant
4.5 stars 2 reviews
1781 Florida Ave NW, Ste G (at California St NW), Washington, District Of Columbia 20009
202-558-5224
Open Mon 7:30am-7pm, Tue-Fri 7:30am-9pm, Sat-Sun 8:30am-9pm.
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Ovo, Lacto, American, Juice bar, Fast food, Take-out

A vegetarian local and seasonal menu of sandwiches, salads and soups with vegan options. Coffee shop and an extensive variety of Mexican style ice pops. Has outdoor seating. Wheelchair accessible. Accepts credit cards. Inexpensive.

Science Club

  • Vegetarian Restaurant
3.5 stars 9 reviews
1136 19th St NW (at M St NW), Washington, District Of Columbia 20036
202-775-0747
Open Mon-Fri 5pm-2am, Sat 8pm-3am, Sun closed.
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, American, Asian Fusion, Beer/Wine

Restaurant and bar in Washington DC. There are four floors in the converted row house, two have bars with some tables, two have just tables. The menu is a mix of vegetarian and vegan small plates with a few main entrees. All the vegan items are clearly labeled, along with vegan substitutions (e.g. vegan aioli for mayo). Weekday happy hour and DJs later in the evening. Accepts credit cards. Moderate.

Brookland Cafe

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
4.0 stars 3 reviews
3740 12th St NE (at Michigan Ave), Washington, District Of Columbia 20017
202-635-6307
Open Mon-Thur 11am-11pm, Fri 11am-2pm, Sat 12-2pm, closed Sun.
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, American, Beer/Wine, Take-out, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. Bar and cafe with a vegan chef who bakes fresh vegan bread every other day. There is a separate vegan menu with that includes fish, chicken tenders, and veggie burgers made from beet, potato, and carrots. Has a vegan salad dressing. Accepts credit cards. Moderate.

Busboys and Poets - Langston Lofts

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
4.0 stars 6 reviews
2021 14th St (at V St), Washington, District Of Columbia 20009
202-387-7638
Open Mon-Thur 8am-12am, Fri 8am-2am, Sat 9am-2am, Sun 9am-12am.
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, American, Beer/Wine, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. Flagship location opened in Sept 2005, in the Langston Lofts residential building in Washington's historic U Street Corridor. It's funky and artsy with an independent bookstore inside, lots of murals, political activism, night time open mic. Offers many vegan choices, marked on the menu, including vegan brunch eggs and egg wrap, soy yogurt and granola (for brunch), vegan pizza and calzone, quesadilla, falafel, hummus, portabello sandwich, veggie burger, PB & banana sandwich, baked tofu cake, vegan dessert. Has wi-fi. Accepts credit cards. Moderate.

Busboys and Poets - Mount Vernon Triangle

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
4.0 stars 8 reviews
1025 5th St NW (at K St), Washington, District Of Columbia 20001
202-789-2227
Open Mon-Thur 8am-12am, Fri 8am-1am, Sat 9am-1am, Sun 9am-12am.
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, American, Beer/Wine, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. Third location, opened in Sept 2008, in the Mount Vernon Triangle. Funky, artsy, with a fair trade shop in the base level, this is a multi-floor restaurant with murals, music, and social activism. Offers many vegan choices, marked on the menu, including brunch vegan eggs, egg wrap, soy yogurt and granola; vegan pizza, calzone, quesadilla, falafel, hummus, portabella sandwich, veggie burger, PB & banana & agave nectar sandwich, grilled tofu cake, vegan dessert. Has wi-fi. Accepts credit cards. Moderate.

Cedar Restaurant

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
4.0 stars 1 review
822 E St NW (at Washington D.C.), Washington, District Of Columbia 20004
202-637-0012
Open Mon-Fri 11:30am-2:30pm, 5:30-10pm, Sat 11am-3pm, Sun 10 am-3pm.
Cuisine: Lacto, American, Western, Beer/Wine, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. Standard upscale restaurant except that the chef here is vegan friendly; he once participated in VegWeek with a vegan menu. The vegan menu continues - ask for it, and you'll have 2-3 choices per course for a prix fixe vegan 3-course menu with a drink, dessert, appetizer, and entree, or, order a la carte. Otherwise, beware that the regular menu is meat and dairy based. Accepts credit cards. Expensive.

Chen's Gourmet Restaurant

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
3.0 stars 1 review
5117 MacArthur Blvd NW, Washington, District Of Columbia 20016
202-364-8313
Open Sun-Thur, Fri 11am-10:30pm, Sat 11am-10pm.
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Chinese, Take-out, Delivery, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. Vegi chicken and shrimp is made fresh in-house by the chef who has 30 years experience making vegi meats. The first menu is completely veg-friendly w/ generous portions. This is a small restaurant with three tables. Carry out and delivery are their specialty. Accepts credit cards. Moderate.

Chinatown Garden

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
3.0 stars 1 review
618 H St NW (at 7th St NW ), Washington, District Of Columbia 20001
202-737-8887
Open Sun-Thurs 11am-11pm, Fri-Sat 11-12am.
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Ovo, Chinese, Take-out, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. Located in the Chinatown area, this restaurant has a separate vegetarian menu serving mock meats and vegetable dishes. Close to a Metro stop. Accepts credit cards. Moderate.

Chipotle

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
2.0 stars 1 review
1837 M St NW, Washington, District Of Columbia 20036
202-466-4104
Open daily.
Cuisine: Lacto, Mexican, Fast food, Take-out, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. Fast food chain where you could customize your order (tacos, burritos, bowls) and request no cheese/dairy. Some of its locations offer a soyfrito filling that's made from soy protein. Accepts credit cards. Inexpensive.

D C Cafe

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
3.0 stars 1 review
2035 P St NW, Dupont Crl, Washington, District Of Columbia 20036
202-887-5819
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Ovo, Lacto, Mediteranian, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. Middle Eastern food in the Dupont Circle area of the city. Has vegan choices including hummus, baba ganoosh, falafel, grape leaves, and more. Has outdoor seating. Accepts credit cards. Moderate.

Dangerously Delicious Pies

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
4.0 stars 1 review
1339 H St NE, Washington, District Of Columbia 20002
202-398-7437
Open Mon-Thur 11am-12am, Fri 11am-3:30am, Sat 9am-3:30am, Sun 9am-3pm.
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, American, Catering, Take-out, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. An innovative unique place that sells sweet and savory pie slices. Always one or more vegan savory pies like the tofu curry or vegan chili and also always a couple vegan sweet pies like mixed berry or rhubarb strawberry. Serves generous portions. Accepts credit cards. Moderate.

DAS Ethiopian

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
3.0 stars 1 review
1201 28th St NW (at M St), Washington, District Of Columbia 20007
202-333-4710
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Ethiopian, Beer/Wine, Take-out, Delivery, Catering, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. Has vegan choices, clearly marked, plus under the vegetarian section, all dishes without cheese are vegan and the ones with cheese can possibly be made vegan; ask your server. Has outdoor seating. Accepts credit cards. Moderate.

DC Bread and Brew

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
3.0 stars 1 review
1247 20th St NW (at Washington D.C.), Washington, District Of Columbia 20036
202-466-2676
Open Mon 8am-3pm, Tue-Fri 8am-11pm.
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, American, Pizza, Fast food, Beer/Wine, Catering, Take-out, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. Cafe, coffeehouse, and bar. The focus is keeping food fresh and local. The classic choice for vegans is the vegan chili. It also has a rotating menu with vegan sandwich, soup, pizza, quiche, and salads. Accepts credit cards. Inexpensive.

Eatonville

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
2.5 stars 2 reviews
2121 14th St NW (at V St), Washington, District Of Columbia 20009
202-332-9672
Open Mon-Thur 11am-11pm, Fri- 11am-12am, Sat 9am-12am (Brunch 9am-3pm), Sun 9am-11pm (Brunch 9am-3pm) .
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Southern, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. Vegetarian and vegan items are specified on the menu. Same owner that founded Busboys and Poets. Moderate.

Elizabeth's Gone Raw

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
4.0 stars 7 reviews
1341 L St NW, Washington, District Of Columbia 20005
202-347-8349
Open Fri 6-9pm.
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, American, Raw, Gourmet, Beer/Wine, Cateing, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. On Friday nights only, its venue is transformed into a fine dining establishment offering a six course raw vegan foods tasting menu. Reservations required. Accepts credit cards. Expensive.

Equinox Restaurant

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
3.0 stars 1 review
818 Connecticut Ave NW (at Washington DC), Washington, District Of Columbia USA
202-331-8118
Open Mon-Fri 11:30-2pm, 5:30-10pm, Sat 5:30-10:30pm, Sun 5:30-9pm.
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, American, Western, Beer/Wine, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. Upscale dining by Todd Gray of Muse fame. Vegan food is given a fair consideration and even offers vegan desserts. Has outdoor seating. Accepts credit cards. Expensive.

Food for Thought

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
4.0 stars 4 reviews
1811 14th St NW (at near U St/Cardozo Metro station, Washington DC), Washington, District Of Columbia 20009
202-797-1095
Open Mon-Thur 8pm-1am, Fri-Sat 7pm-2am.
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, Fast food, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. Non smoking casual cafe located inside The Black Cat grunge-bar. Menu features many vegan and vegetarian items. Cash only. Inexpensive.

Founding Farmers

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
3.5 stars 5 reviews
1924 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, District Of Columbia 20006
202-822-8783
Open Mon 11am-10pm, Tue-Thur 11am-11pm, Fri 11am-12am, Sat 2pm-12am, Sun 2-10pm, Sat-Sun Brunch 9am-2pm.
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, American, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. Has vegetarian and vegan options distinctly marked and in a separate section of the menu which are cooked on and in dedicated equipment. Moderate.

Ghana Cafe

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
4.0 stars 5 reviews
1336 14th St NW (at Rhode Island Ave NW ), Washington, District Of Columbia 20005
202-387-3845
Open Mon-Sun 12pm-1am.
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, International, Ghanan (African), Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. A funky and casual little place. A full third of the menu is veg/vegan and is somewhat spicy. Try the Fufu, a traditional dish of pounded plantain and cassava root, the Red Red and the peanut soup called Nkatekwan. African beer. Afropop and Reggae music. Accepts credit cards. Moderate.

Harmony Cafe

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
3.0 stars 8 reviews
3287 1/2 M St NW (at Georgetown area, Washington D.C.), Washington, District Of Columbia 20007
202-338-2336
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Chinese, Pan-Asian, Take-out, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. Chinese and Asian food using many meat substitutes. Most dishes can be made vegan upon request. Try the vegetarian fish. 10 minute walk from Foggy Bottom/GWU and Rosslyn Metro stations. Accepts credit cards. Moderate.

Le Pain Quotidien - F St

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
4.0 stars 1 review
979 F St, Washington, District Of Columbia 20004
202-499-4123
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Ovo, Lacto, Organic, American, Western, Bakery, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. International restaurant chain featuring artisan bakery and communal table. Menu includes several ovo-lacto vegetarian dishes as well as vegan ones (denote by carrot sign). Accepts credit cards. Moderate.

Le Pain Quotidien - M St

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
4.0 stars 1 review
2815 M St, Washington, District Of Columbia 20007
202-315-5420
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Ovo, Lacto, Organic, American, Western, Bakery, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. International restaurant chain featuring artisan bakery and communal table. Menu includes several ovo-lacto vegetarian dishes as well as vegan ones (denote by carrot sign). Accepts credit cards. Moderate.

Le Pain Quotidien - Mass Ave

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
4.0 stars 1 review
4874 Massachusetts Ave, Washington, District Of Columbia 20016
202-459-9141
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Ovo, Lacto, Organic, American, Western, Bakery, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. International restaurant chain featuring artisan bakery and communal table. Menu includes several ovo-lacto vegetarian dishes as well as vegan ones (denote by carrot sign). Accepts credit cards. Moderate.

Le Pain Quotidien - P St

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
4.0 stars 2 reviews
2000 P St, Washington, District Of Columbia 20036
202-459-9176
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Ovo, Lacto, Organic, American, Western, Bakery, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. International restaurant chain featuring artisan bakery and communal table. Menu includes several ovo-lacto vegetarian dishes as well as vegan ones (denote by carrot sign). Accepts credit cards. Moderate.

Le Pain Quotidien - Pennsylvania Ave

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
3.0 stars 1 review
660 Pennsylvania Ave SE, Washington, District Of Columbia 20003
202-459-9148
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Ovo, Lacto, Organic, American, Western, Bakery, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. International restaurant chain featuring artisan bakery and communal table. Menu includes several ovo-lacto vegetarian dishes as well as vegan ones (denote by carrot sign). Accepts credit cards. Moderate.

Le Pain Quotidien- 17th St

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
3.0 stars 1 review
800 17th St, Washington, District Of Columbia 20008
202-688-0341
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Ovo, Lacto, Organic, American, Western, Bakery, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. International restaurant chain featuring artisan bakery and communal table. Menu includes several ovo-lacto vegetarian dishes as well as vegan ones (denote by carrot sign). Accepts credit cards. Moderate.

Mad Momos

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
4.0 stars 1 review
3605 14th St NW (at Columbia Heights, Washington DC), Washington, District Of Columbia 20010
202-829-1450
Open Tue-Thur 5pm-12am, Fri 5pm-2:30am, Sat 11am-2:30am, Sun 11am-12am.
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Ovo, Lacto, Fusion, Nepali, Nepalese, Beer/Wine, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. Beer deck and restaurant north of the hustle and bustle of Columbia Heights. Offers an eclectic mix of momos (Nepalese dumplings) plus salads, entrees, and drinks. Vegans items are labeled, and some vegetarian items can be veganized. Try the compassionate vegan momos, or tater tots with a naan-based sandwich. More choices at dinner. Accepts credit cards. Moderate.

Ming's Restaurant

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
2.0 stars 1 review
617 H St NW (at 6th St NW ), Washington, District Of Columbia 20001
202-289-1001
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Chinese, Japanese, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. Located in Chinatown, Chinese restaurant with a modern decor, also offers some Japanese dishes. Has vegan options. Serves a variety of vegetable-based dishes including Chinese spinach, tofu and more. Also offers spring rolls, tofu miso soup, salads and more. Moderate.

My Little Bistro

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
3.0 stars 1 review
353 Cedar St NW (at Washington D.C.), Washington, District Of Columbia 20012
202-722-4787
Open Mon-Thur 8am-9pm, Fri 8am-8pm, Sun 9am-6pm.
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Ovo, Lacto, American, Peruvian, Take-out, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. Offers a separate vegan menu that includes breakfast bagels and non-dairy milk for coffee, lunch and dinner sandwiches with several sides, and 2 salads; has mock chicken, vegan cheese, aoli, and sour cream. Accepts credit cards. Moderate.

Pedro and Vinny's - Food Cart

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
4.5 stars 8 reviews
1500 K St NW (at 15th St NW), Washington, District Of Columbia 20005
571-237-1875
Open Mon-Fri 11am-2pm.
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Ovo, Lacto, Mexican, Fast food, Take-out only, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. Previously all veg but no longer since Oct 2012. Small burrito stand that makes everything fresh daily, including the beans and sauces. Conscientious about vegetarians and vegans. Frequented by people who work in the area. Inexpensive.

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