This is a partial list of my favorite places to eat in the
Washington, D.C. area. All of these restaurants are
vegan-friendly; it is possible to order a meal at these
establishments without any animal products (meat, dairy, eggs,
- Busboys and Poets
This is where you might find me on a typical Saturday night.
Both vegans and die-hard carnivores can find tasty food here;
I particularly enjoy the Vegan Cobb salad and the Vegan Calzone.
They also serve brunch, with a good tofu scramble and breakfast
burrito. There are multiple locations in the DC area, but I go to
the Arlington location most often.
4251 Campbell Ave
Arlington, VA 22204
- Sticky Fingers Bakery
If you have ever wondered how you were going to cook a
vegan birthday cake or a dairy-free wedding cake, you could
just leave the baking to Sticky Fingers. They offer vegan
baked goods, with a smattering of gluten free offerings, and
a short menu of vegan deli food and takeout offerings.
Their sticky buns alone would
be enough to keep their neighbors coming back for more. A
visit to Sticky Fingers is now mandatory whenever I head
into that part of the city.
1370 Park Rd NW
Washington, DC 20010
- Sunflower Vegetarian Restaurant
Sunflower is an all-vegetarian restaurant, part of a global
Taiwanese chain. A meal at Sunflower is a good way to
introduce people not familiar with vegetarian or vegan
diets to the variety and succulence possible without
involving meat. The menu varies from noodle soups, pasta,
and Indian-inspired curries to vegetable sushi and entrees
made with sauteed vegetables, tofu and wheat gluten. Brown
rice comes with most dishes.
2531 Chain Bridge Road
Vienna, VA 22181