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

The Alamo- try the BBQ Portabello Sandwich with a side of texas caviar and an Arnold Palmer, you’ll be glad you did. 

2202 Jefferson Ave. in Churchill

(804) 592-3138

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

2911 West Cary Street

(804) 204-2387

Black Sheep – several vegan sandwiches, try the USS WYOMING – it’s not a sub, it’s a battleship!

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

The Cask - just one vegan option, the Tempeh Reuben (hold the cheese), but it’s worth the stop combined with a delicious cold draft beer. 

206 S. Robinson St. in the Fan

(804) 355-2402

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

Chow House- the Health Nut sandwich is a delicious version of the Bahn mi with a peanut sauce served with raw kale salad.  Occasional vegan specials too!

1201 W. Main St in the Fan

(804) 355-2469

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

1309 West Main Street

(804) 359-3647

The Citizen- get the amazing seared plantain torta with delicious thai slaw.  Then get some BBQ tofu spring rolls and herb quinoa salad for later. 

909 E. Main St Downtown

(804) 780-9038

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

3600 Forest Hill Avenue

(804) 231-2030

Curry Craft- delicious Indian cuisine with wonderful vegan entree options!

2915 W. Cary in Carytown

(804) 358-0350

The Daily Kitchen and Bar – try buckwheat pancakes for brunch.Also the tofu lettuce wraps, carrot ginger soup, and kale salad!

2934 W Cary St. in Carytown

(804) 342-8990

DeLuca Gelato – delicious sorbetto with 13 delicious and amazing vegan flavors (the cones are vegan too)  

1362 Gaskins Rd far West End

(804) 741-3202

Doner Kabob- great fava bean falafel with fresh pita and pickles!

3459 W. Cary St. in Carytown

(804) 308-2611

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

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)

Gwarbar- vegan kool ranch chips, buffalo cauliflower and a hail seitan sandwich and you’re all set! 

217 W. Clay St. in Jackson Ward

(804) 918-9352

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

Heritage- go for Sunday brunch to get the Big Hot Vegan Mess and a Teetotaler ginger beer. Say hello to Patrick!

1627 W. Main St. in the Fan

(804) 353-4060

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 S. Addison St in the Fan

(804) 728-2292

-26 N. Morris St. in the Fan

full food and coffee menu.

(804) 308-1102

-1719 Summit Ave Roastery  Scott’s Addition.

(804) 447-2648 – get your pour-over and a grab and go sandwich.


Mellow Mushroom- get the Mega Veggie without the cheese or sub Daiya vegan cheese, it’s loaded with all the veggie goodies and tofu!

3012 W Cary St in Carytown

(804) 370-8210


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 at Portrait House- traditional Ethiopian food with great veg options and a full bar.

2907 W. Cary St. in Carytown

(804) 278-9800

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

5812 Grove Avenue

(804) 285-2253

Pelon’s Baja Grill- delicious breakfast and lunch burritos with Gardein, soy chorizo, or cajun friend tofu as well as Daiya cheese and tofutti sour cream!

2231 Dabney Road in the West End

(804) 562-4187

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.

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.

Goatacado – all vegetarian with wonderful vegan options.  The Athena quinoa bowl (hold the cheese) is 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