The Best Vegan and Vegetarian Restaurants in DC

The Best Vegan and Vegetarian Restaurants in DC

Whether you’re strictly herbivore, omnivore or even carnivore, these restaurants offer up such tasty and innovative cuisine you won’t miss that meat.

Mandu – Packed with both vegetarian and vegan dishes, the Korean menu offers such delights as crispy vegetarian mandu (dumplings), overflowing battered tofu tacos and gooey kimchee quesadillas.

Elizabeth’s Gone Raw – The perfect spot for a cosy date or just a special treat, Elizabeth’s offers a tasting menu once a week (all meat, dairy and gluten free) featuring posh fare including zucchini with nut ricotta, pesto and heirloom tomatoes, curry-laced wraps and even more stunning desserts.

Masala Art – For exquisite and unusual regional Indian vegetarian and vegan cuisine, look no further. Indulge in bite-sized pani poori with potatoes rolled in dried pomegranate seeds, chickpea curry or feisty eggplant and pepper in sesame-seed sauce and missi roti.

Pizzeria Paradiso – Offering up both vegetarian and vegan pizza pies, this is a casual eatery everyone can enjoy. Expect veggie-laden pizzas and even Daiya (dairy and soy free) cheese as substitute.

Sticky Fingers Sweets and Eats – DC’s first ever vegan bakery revel in the cakes, cookies, brownies, pastries and savoury sarnies all suitable for meat free misters (and sisters). Chow down on thick quesadillas, grilled ‘cheese’ sandwiches, soups, nachos and even the ever popular ‘tuna’ melt.

Meridian Pint – Well known for their vast beer selection, great vegan options also hide on their menu. Choose from a lentil burger, vegan chilli or ginger-glazed tofu; or do brunch with vegan French toast and tofu scramble.

Sweetgreen – Making surely the best vegan salads in DC, munch on crispy and colourful veggies plus rich baked falafel or quinoa-loaded Sabzi.

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