Serves meat, vegan options available. Pizza place with vegan cheese as well as fake meats for topping. Sunday brunch menu includes vegan pancakes and hash. Open Mon-Sun 12:00pm-9:00pm.

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31 Reviews

First Review by LHFixer


Points +20

16 Aug 2023

Delicious Food

Delicious food with plenty of vegan options and frequent vegan specials.

Pros: Vegan specials, Great at substitutions, Etotz sandwich



Points +313

09 Aug 2023

Food is average

This is a typical junk food vegan splurge night - food is pretty average and nothing to write home to. A pro is the amount of options there are !

Pros: Many options

Cons: Average food


Points +1477

02 Jul 2023

Great spot for veg options

Fun spot for drinks and food with veg or non veg friends! There are lots of options for vegan items and veganization of items on the menu.


Points +32

19 Mar 2023

A Vegan Staple!

As a long-time Baltimore resident, this place has been a staple for me. Tons of Vegan options and often vegan specials.


Points +16

30 Oct 2022

Obsessed with the BBQ sandwich

The best vegan sandwiches (& pizza!!) around!! So many great options and they hit the spot every time

Pros: Lots of vegan options , Vegan dessert, Kind staff

Cons: Limited seating


Points +90

19 Aug 2022

Monday is Pizza night!

I didn’t know Johnny Rads offered a pizza special on Mondays but it’s a great reason to dine in… buy a drink and get any large pizza for only $11. Amazing deal!

The vegan cheese is no longer sourced from Greener Kitchen 😔, and while the new cheese (from Teese) was still tasty, we missed the deliciousness from Greener Kitchen. Huge portions on everything. Lovely staff.

Pros: Skeeball!, Vegan cheese, vegan specials (buffalo caulif app), Great prices especially on Mondays


Points +451

01 Jul 2022

Tasty appetizer and dessert

We loved the vegan tenders appetizer we got!! Not super enamoured with the vegan cheesesteak or the vegan meatball sub for our entrées. BUT the Oreo bread pudding dessert was amazing!! Very rich and sweet, perfect to split. Unfortunately this is one of their rotating special desserts… but I hope you can try it!

Pros: Many things on the menu are vegan or can be made, Not too expensive for the city, Super friendly staff😄

Cons: Didn’t love our entrées


Points +96

04 Jun 2022

Great vegan options!

While in Baltimore, stopped by this awesome place! Fun spot with great vegan options. I got vegan pizza and the MOST delicious vegan funfetti bread pudding! Can’t wait to come back so I can eat here again😄


Points +955

15 Dec 2021

Great pizza and cheezesteak

Blown away by the pizza, cheesesteak and appetizers. Sampled a few things from the menu, most of which can be made vegan or are already vegan. Most pizza can be made vegan by substituting vegan cheese which is the best I’ve had on a vegan pizza so far. The Templeton made vegan with the cheese was to die for if you like simple w/ a great garlic flavor. The crust was exceptional. The cheesesteak was phenomenal with a ooey gooey vegan cheese sauce and delicious vegan steak. The hush puppies and nuggets are also 10/10. Johnnys ranch is one of the best I’ve tasted and their drink menu is also very expansive. They also have many vegan desserts. Great atmosphere and friendly staff!! Took some non vegan friends and they loved it

Pros: Mostly vegan menu , Great vegan cheese , Phenomenal tasting food

Cons: No parking lot - street parking


Points +48

16 Oct 2021

Not short on options

Accommodating and has vegan options for most of the menu. Rad is a fitting name for the place.
Pro tip: Add the chipotle Mayo to everything. Dip your fries in it. Bath in it. Name your first born after it.

Updated from previous review on 2021-10-16

Pros: Cheese steaks!

Cons: Parking is a nightmare


Points +142

31 Aug 2021

Will return

This place is a nice option for where everyone can find something. I had the cheese steak sandwich and it was good. For an appetizer, we had the vegan huspuppies and the were to die for. I will return.


Points +48

09 Jun 2021

Wish I could give 5 stars!

As others have said, the vegan chicken cheesesteak rocks my world. If you can only have time for one vegan meal in Bmore, this is the place.

Pros: Awesome food, Vegan versions of classics, Cool vibe and full bar


Points +359

Mostly Veg
09 Jan 2021

Best Vegan Cheesesteak!!

For a while I thought nothing could top One World Cafe’s vegan Philly Cheesesteak but boy was I wrong!! The vegan cheesesteak at Johnny Rads is quite literally the best thing I’ve ever eaten. The vegan meat is insanely good, the peppers and onion are fresh, and the vegan cheese they use is actually delicious. I always pair it with their vegan donut twists which I can’t get enough of. Honestly, I would never leave Baltimore just so I can keep eating this meal from Johnny Rads.


Points +30

07 Aug 2020

Rads is rad!

Not fully vegan but lots of options. And it's skateboard themed so win win.

Pros: Vegan friendly

Cons: Ain't none son!


Points +89

06 Jul 2019

Tasty tasty pizza!

Arrived in Baltimore with low expectations of vegan foods ... this place instantly changed my mind. They offer a couple of vegan specific pizzas and bar fare, as well as specials containing vegan options. On top of that you can either build your own vegan pizza using cheese, chicken, steak, or sausage, or just sub those components into a “meat” pizza. I did this with the BBQ chicken, and it was boos! Would (and very likely will) eat here again!

Pros: Great pizza, Enough suitable toppings to keep things exciting


Points +1155

17 Feb 2019

Nice drink selection

Nice vegan beer selection. The vegan pizza is good, there’s a fair amount of vegan bar food options. It’s a fun atmosphere. Parking is tough to get on the street during a busy night.

Pros: Fair price, Beer

Cons: Parking


Points +22

13 Jan 2019

Vegan chicken cheesesteak!!

I go here all the time and always get the vegan chicken cheesesteak! One of the best vegan cheeses I've ever had.

Pros: Plenty of vegan options , Have vegan specials most weeks


Points +735

01 Sep 2018

Delicious unhealthy food.

Great pizza, great cheesesteaks, great donut like things. Cool atmosphere.


Points +259

22 Apr 2018

Great Pizza/American fare restaurant

We try to visit Johnny Rads a few times/month. Their pizza is great, but I prefer their vegan steak and cheese with all the fixings and the vegan chipotle mayo on the side. Johnny Rads has a skateboard theme and if you bring younger kids with you you can keep them entertained counting the number of skateboards in the restaurant masquerading as other things.

Pros: Many vegan options on well labeled menu, Knowledgeable staff, Vegan specials

Cons: Very busy most of the time


Points +724

19 Mar 2017

Amazing find

Pizza place and bar with skateboards and posters as deco. Old school video games with joy sticks. Total hole in the wall you'd never know how many veg options. Basically any of their pizzas can be made vegan. They have vegan: sausage, chicken and beef.
Cheese steak is amazing and the cinnamon doughnut is a must get!


Points +56

15 Jan 2017

Great vegan BBQ "chicken" pizza!

Very many clearly labelled vegan options. Staff is very friendly and understanding of dietary restrictions. Great place! its expensive, but they have deals on specific days

Pros: lots of vegan options

Cons: Expensive


Points +233

07 Dec 2016

great vegan/veg/non-veg options

I took my meat eating friend here to try the cheesestake ($7 on tuesdays! $9 on other days) and he loved it. He said the steak was so close to the real thing too.
I loved that the cheese was very mealty but not googy like other vegan cheese. It resembled more of a queso feel.

Pros: Lots of already vegetarian options less vegan opti

Cons: However, to replacing meat in other non meat items


Points +2076

07 Sep 2016

Delicious vegan options (vegan fried dough anyone??)

Johhny Rad's was awesome...they had a large selection of vegan options on their menu that are clearly labelled. I ordered the vegan Templeton pizza, a tomato pie. You could also create your own pizza with vegan cheese and meats. For dessert I got the vegan Cinnamon Donut Twist, a large portion of fried dough dusted with cinnamon sugar and served with a sweet dipping glaze.The pizza and donut were excellent quality, tasted fantastic (I mean deeeelicious), and were very reasonable priced. Check the hours before you go because they are open for dinner...and note that the space is lively and can get a little loud. This is an awesome option for vegans (and non-vegans) near Patterson Park!

Pros: Excellent food, Clearly Labelled, Vegan selection


Points +363

13 Apr 2016

Good food, better beer

This place serves vegan versions of traditional pub food alongside the meat- and dairy-based versions. Food was well prepared and tasty, heavy on the fried and wheat/soy fake meats. The beer section was excellent.

Pros: vegan and vegetarian options clearly labeled, beer, skeeball

Cons: loud, light on the vegetables


Points +86

11 Jun 2015

Punk pizza perfection

I love this place. I loved it even more when I was a drinker, because it's very much a bar atmosphere and they have an excellent beer list, but I still love it now. The punk rock-skate aesthetic of the place is genuine and makes me feel really comfortable. The staff are awesome and the service is always great, even when it is packed. I don't know how they do it, but they must have some super efficient cooks in back. I have been here many times, both when it is slow and in the midst of a mad rush, and have never had to wait an unreasonable amount of time for my food.

The vegan options for pizza are excellent, with Teese cheese and various mock meats (the sausage is best, IMO), and there are a few other vegan items on the menu, as well as occasional vegan specials. The fried edamame, while roundly defeating the purpose of edamame as a light healthy snack, are amazing. My favorite pizzas on the menu are the Tilt Mode and the Pepe, with or without mock sausage. Pretty much any pizza on the menu can be made vegan and customized as you like it. They also have a vegan cinnamon donut twist that comes with a glaze dipping sauce-- fantastic! All other vegan and vegetarian items are clearly marked on the menu.

I haven't tried their (newer) brunch menu yet, but I am reminded now that I must do so. The vegan hash sounds spectacular. They also serve vegan pancakes. Looks like another trip back is in order soon!

(Also they have skeeball!)

Pros: excellent food, good value, friendly punk staff


Points +707

07 Jan 2015

Very good

I went to this place to have my first philly ever, since I'm not from north-america. It was really huge and tasty. Maybe the texture was kind of weird, but nothing to make the sandwich a bad choice. Maybe I'll come back in the future to have a pizza.


Points +67

05 Jul 2013

Loved it!

I had my first Philly Cheesesteak at Johnny Rads. I've never had an omnivore version, but this sandwich was amazing. The 'steak' was tasty, the cheese sauce was perfect, and the roll complimented the filling perfectly. It was a huge sandwich. I had enough left over for breakfast the next morning.

Pros: Delicious, Huge portions

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