Richmond better food guide – vegan cuisine done right

821 Cafe-great brunch spot, vegan Breakfast Burrito, mimosas and BlackHand coffee! (lunch and dinner too) – vegan desserts by Blackbird Bakery.

825 West Cary Street

(804) 649-1042

Aladdin’s-your late night, gotta have it falafel.

801 West Broad Street

(804) 359-8500

Basilis-delicious falafel sandwich and sweet potato fries.

3107 West Cary Street

(804) 257-7277

Bellytimber Tavern-

sandwiches and brick oven pizza with vegan cheese-a few breakfast, lunch and dinner options.

1501 West Main Street


Bev’s Ice Cream-delicious dairy-free sorbet option.

2911 West Cary Street

(804) 204-2387

Black Sheep – only one vegan sandwich but you’ve got to try it – the USS WYOMING

901 W Marshall St, Richmond, VA 23220

(804) 648-1300

Capital Coffee-vegan sandwiches, vegan desserts, VEGAN BOMBS!

2928 West Cary Street

(804) 204-1755

Carytown Burgers and Fries-the place to go when you crave a deep fried veggie burger like there’s no tomorrow. Top with tater tots and and Texas Pete for the “Hot Tot.”

3500 West Cary Street

(804) 358-5225

Carytown Cupcakes-they always have two vegan options, you might have to try both!

3111 West Cary Street

(804) 355-2253

Chef MaMuSu-veggie/ vegan friendly Africanne food. Definitely try the collard greens!

200 East Main Street

China Panda-full mock meat menu, pick up and delivery.

616 North Sheppard Street

(804) 355-6888

City Dogs-veggie dogs with veggie chili-see how many you can eat.

1309 West Main Street

(804) 359-3647

Crossroads-several vegan breakfast options (TOFUTTI cream cheese), lunch and desserts too.  Local draft beer on tap.

3600 Forest Hill Avenue

(804) 231-2030

Don’t Look Back-cheap and delicious veggie, tofu and black bean tacos-try traditional style or go for the vegan Frito Pie.

2929 West Cary Street

(804) 353-TACO (8226)

Edo’s Squid-lentil soup, broccoletti, and the eggplant penne make an amazing full meal.

411 N Harrison St.

(804) 864-5488

Ellwood Thompson’s-natural grocery with deli case, bakery, hot bar and salad bar.

4 North Thompson Street

(804) 359-7525

Empire-veggie brunch Saturday and Sunday, love the mimosas and complimentary corn muffins!

727 W Broad St

(804) 344-3323

Extreme Pizza-soy cheese, yes! Try Pandora’s Box vegan style.

941 West Broad Street

(804) 359-2030

Fresca-all vegetarian and delicious! get the BBQ on the homemade pita bread.

22 South Addison Street

(804) 359-8638

Food Not Bombs-free vegan meal every Sunday at 4pm.

Monroe Park (Belvidere and Main)

Green Leaf – all vegetarian Chinese menu, mostly vegan and all delicious.  It’s worth the short drive.

8900 West Broad Street, Suite A

Richmond, Virginia


GlobeHopper Coffee-try the Mother Bars and Raw Green Wrap.

2100 East Main Street

(804) 523-8083

Harrison Street Coffee Shop-best BBQ tofu and lentil burger in town, in

addition to brunch and sandwiches.

402 North Harrison Street

(804) 359-8060

Ipanema-so many options, so little time. Start with the Tofu Ceasar Salad.

917 West Grace Street

(804) 213-0190

Kuba Kuba-veggie paella, black bean soup and tostones-to die for.

1601 Park Avenue

(804) 355-8817

Lamplighter-great breakfast options, veggie sandwiches, sides and coffee. Try the Vandenbergheimer Sandwich with hippie greens!

116 South Addison Street

(804) 728-2292


4023 MacArthur Avenue

(804) 716-1196

Mojo’s-try the Seitan Philly Cheesesteak for lunch or dinner.

733 West Cary Street

(804) 644-6676

The Nile-traditional Ethiopian food with great veg options.

309 North Laurel Street

(804) 225-5544

Panda Garden-old school style Chinese food veganized. Vegan buffet on weekends.

948 West Grace Street

(804) 359-6688

Pearl’s Cupcake Shoppe- worth the drive to the West End for their delicious vegan options.

5812 Grove Avenue

(804) 285-2253

Phoenix Garden-all vegetarian Vietnamese food. The most amazing pho and bahn mi, you’ve gotta to go at least once. Closed Mondays.

7103 Brook Road

(804) 266-8100

Postbellum – great dinner date spot.  Tofu Banh Mi and BBQ braised tofu are incredible.

3:30 pm-2:00 am

1323 West Main Street

Richmond, VA 23220

(804) 353-7678

Proper Pie Company-sweet and savory pies with a promise for a delicious vegan option and the soup is always vegan!

2505 East Broad Street


Quickness RVA-delivery by bike to several places on this list!

(804) 938-5021

Relay Foods-online local markets, artisans, and farmers’ products. Multiple pick up sites. Check out the “Vegan Action” favorites list.

Selba-vegetarian, vegan and gluten free menu options, try the Spring Roll.

2416 West Cary Street

(804) 358-2229

Sticky Rice-great tofu bowls, veggie sushi and a bucket of tots. Also checkout Sticky TOGO.

2232 West Main Street

(804) 358-7870


2227 West Main Street

(804) 358-2633

Strange Matter-restaurant and arcade by day, music venue by night. Dedicated to serving the vegan with many breakfast, sandwich and appetizer options. Try the vegan buffalo wings or challenge yourself to the Revenge.

929 W. Grace Street



Boka Tako Truck-Asian tofu and grilled eggplant tacos are amazing.

King of Pops-all natural, fresh fruit frozen pops. Several vegan options.

Pizza Tonight-get your own fresh brick oven baked personal pizza with no cheese. Try the potato and fig.

Thai Cabin-tofu drunken noodle and veggie pad thai lettuce wraps are so delicious.


South of the James

Saturdays 8am-12pm

Forest Hill Park

Forest Hill Ave & 42nd Street

Richmond, VA 23225

Byrdhouse Market

Tuesdays May – October

3:30 – 7:00

224 S. Cherry Street

Richmond, Virginia 23220

The Market @ First Fridays

First Friday each month (except January) 5pm-9pm

Next to Quirk Gallery

311 West Broad Street

Richmond, VA 23220RVA