821 Cafe

Great brunch spot, vegan Breakfast Burrito, mimosas and BlackHand coffee! (lunch and dinner too) – vegan desserts by Blackbird Bakery. Also now featuring the Impossible Burger.

825 West Cary Street near VCU

(804) 649-1042


Your late night, gotta have it falafel.

801 West Broad Street near VCU

(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


Restaurant and bar, get the brick oven pizza with Daiya cheese.

1401 Main Street in the Fan

(804) 592-5592

Bev’s Ice Cream

Delicious dairy-free sorbet option.

2911 West Cary Street in Carytown

(804) 204-2387

Black Sheep

Severalvegan sandwiches, try the USS WYOMING – it’s not a sub, it’s a battleship!

901 W Marshall St in Carver near VCU

(804) 648-1300

Bottoms Up Pizza

A family-friendly pizza joint with fluffy crust, fresh veggies, and now offering Daiya cheese!

9031 West Broad St in Shockoe Bottom

(804) 592-5592

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 in Carytown

(804) 358-5225

Carytown Cupcakes

They always have two vegan options, you might have to try both!

3111 West Cary Street in Carytown

(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

Charm School Ice Cream Shop

Vegan options guaranteed! They even have vegan magic shell (what?!) and homemade cones!

311 West Broad Street Downtown

Call for hours

(804) 482-8830

Chef MaMuSu

Veggie/ vegan friendly Africanne food. Definitely try the collard greens!

200 East Main Street Downtown

China Panda

Full mock meat menu, pick up and delivery.

616 North Sheppard Street in the Fan

(804) 355-6888


Great spot downtown for brunch, lunch and dinner.  We love the Roasted Butternut Sandwich and their tofu scramble!!

1203 E Main Street downtown

(804) 780-9038

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 in the Fan near VCU

(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 in Southside

(804) 231-2030


The Daily Kitchen and Bar

Try buckwheat pancakes for brunch. The fried vegan “calamari” is amazing. 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

Fava bean falafel with fresh pita and pickles!

3459 W. Cary St. in Carytown

(804) 308-2611


Edo’s Squid

Lentil soup, broccoletti, and the eggplant penne make an amazing full meal.

411 N Harrison St. in the Fan near VCU

(804) 864-5488

Ellwood Thompson’s

Natural grocery with deli case, bakery, hot bar and salad bar.

4 North Thompson Street in Carytown

(804) 359-7525

Extreme Pizza

Soy cheese, yes! Try Pandora’s Box vegan style.

941 West Broad Street in the Fan near VCU

(804) 359-2030


All vegetarian and delicious! get the BBQ on the homemade pita bread.

22 South Addison Street in the Fan

(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 in the Fan near VCU

(804) 359-8060


Go for Sunday brunch to get the Big Hot Vegan Mess and a Teetotaler ginger beer.

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 in the Fan near VCU

(804) 213-0190

Kuba Kuba

Veggie paella, black bean soup and tostones to die for.

1601 Park Avenue in the Fan

(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 near VCU

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 on Northside

(804) 716-1196


Try the Seitan Philly Cheesesteak for lunch or dinner.

733 West Cary Street in the Fan near VCU

(804) 644-6676

Pearl’s Cupcake Shoppe

Worth the drive to the West End for their delicious vegan options.

5812 Grove Avenue in the far West End

(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

Perk! Coffee and Lunchbox

Locally sourced coffee and tea, vegan desserts and the Lillian tofu sandwich.

2620 Buford Road Southside

(804) 320-7375

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 Northside

(804) 266-8100

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.

Sen Organic Small Plate

“Bridging French and Vietnamese cuisine” this little place has several great vegan options including a lemongrass tofu Bahn Mi and vegan Pho.

2901 West Cary St. in Carytown

(804) 355-0736


Sticky Rice

Great tofu bowls, veggie sushi and a bucket of tots.

2232 West Main Street in the Fan

(804) 358-7870

Sugar & Twine Coffee Shop

Vegan sandwiches, vegan desserts, VEGAN BOMBS!

2928 West Cary Street in Carytown

(804) 204-1755

 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 in the Fan by VCU


Shoredog Cafe

Tofu scramble or tofu “egg” patty and Lamplighter coffee for breakfast but no vegan lunch or dinner options.

435 Ridge Road far West End

(804) 716-0999

Sweet Frog

Always a soy based peanut butter option for the vegans.

3137 West Cary St in Carytown or 815 West Cary St. near VCU

(804) 717-9107

Union Market

Harvest tofu or a TLT sandwich, fresh salads, and house pickled local veggies.

2306 Jefferson Ave in Church Hill

(804) 716-7233

WPA Bakery

Vegan donuts every Sunday and many vegan cakes and pies available.

The Southside location serves a vegan breakfast sandwich you need to try.

2707 East Marshall St in Church Hill or 3414 Semmes Ave Southside

(804) 716-9797 or (804) 477-6449


Spicy tofu bowl with your choice of Korean fixins.

3300 West Cary St. in Carytown

(804) 447-3818


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.

Mean Bird – Veggie Bird fried chick’n, crispy brussels sprouts, and Cajun fries are the favorites!

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.

Sammich – Try the ginger marinated tofu sandwich


Carytown Farmers Market

Sundays 11 am – 3 pm, July through mid Nov.

3201 W. Cary Street in Carytown (Wells Fargo Parking Lot)

Richmond, VA 23221

St. Stephen’s Farmers Market

Saturdays, 8 a.m.-noon, May 4 through Oct. 26.

St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 6000 Grove Ave.

Hardywood Farmers Market

Wednesdays, 4-8 p.m., May 8 through Dec. 4.

Hardywood Park Craft Brewery, 2408 Ownby Lane

17th Street Farmers Market

Saturdays and Sundays, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m

17th and East Main streets

South of the James

Saturdays 8am-12pm, May 4 through Dec. 7

Forest Hill Park

Forest Hill Ave & 42nd Street

Richmond, VA 23225

Byrdhouse Market

Tuesdays3:00 – 6:30, May – October

Behind the Randolph Community Center swimming pool at 1507 Grayland Ave.

Richmond, VA 23220
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