Richmond Better Food Guide


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


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

Sugar & Twine Coffee Shop*
*Previously Capital Coffee & Desserts

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


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


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)


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


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


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


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

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

The Mill


4023 MacArthur Avenue

(804) 716-1196


Try the Seitan Philly Cheesesteak for lunch or dinner.

733 West Cary Street

(804) 644-6676

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


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.

Spiral Noodle

Customize your own veggie broth pho and enjoy the sauce bar!

3131 W. Cary St. in Carytown

(804) 355-0888

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


Shoryuken Ramen

Quick and delicious Veggie Classic ramen and tofu rice bowl.

900 W. Franklin St. in the Fan

(804) 855-4246


Boka Tako Truck —Asian tofu (hold the kimchee) and grilled eggplant tacos are amazing.

Goatacado — All vegetarian with wonderful vegan options.  The Athena quinoa bowl (hold the cheese) is amazing! Now has a permanent PopUp inside Carytown Bicycle Company in Carytown.

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