Great Vegetarian & Vegan Restaurants in Washington, DC

Great Vegetarian & Vegan Restaurants in Washington, DC

A famous proverb says, "No meat doesn't mean no taste".

It doesn’t matter whether you are a vegan, vegetarian, or you simply look for dining options with a plant-based menu, it’s worth getting personal recommendations. Washington, D.C., is one of the best places to find eateries that offer veggie-friendly dishes. Most of the restaurants on our list offer at least one meat-free option. Thus, if you are looking for some plant-forward joints located in Washington, D.C., you need to check out our top five vegan and vegetarian-friendly restaurants.





Khepra's Raw Food Juice Bar

If you prefer vegetarian food than consuming animal flash, Khepra's Raw Food Juice Bar is the place where you may find a raw vegan fare for a reasonable price. Aside from serving fresh and organic food, there is a space separated for selling natural products and clothes made in Africa. Menu highlights include coconut crab, avocado plantain pie, and signature ramen hamburger.


HipCityVeg is a part of a plant-based restaurant chain that initially came from Philadelphia. The eatery uses exclusively organic and GMO-free ingredients in their dishes. Every mooring, they get delivered fresh farm ingredients that are being recycled at the end of the working day. Their menu features bright spots of both natural and tasty food, such as a Ziggy burger with smoked tempeh, sweet potato fries, smoothies, and battered chicken sandwich for meat lovers.

Fare Well

Fare Well is a plant-based eatery located on H street in Northeast Washington D.C. This is a bistro-bar that offers comfort vegan food with takeaway options. They serve mainly breakfast dishes such as pastrami sandwiches, banana pancakes, and chilaquiles (tortillas cooked in salsa with cheese, eggs and/or beans). Don’t forget to keep some room for dessert as handmade cakes and pies will be a paradise for a sweet tooth.

Busboys and Poets

This restaurant was established by Iraqi-American artist and entrepreneur Andy Shallal. Initially, Busboys and Poets aimed to serve the collectivity of art, culture, and politics; that's why it was named for American poet Langston Hughes. Shared space comprises a dining spot, bookstore, and performance space under one roof. They offer a wide range of vegetarian and vegan dishes, from nachos to tuna sale and crab cakes. Actually, this is a chain of restaurants with more than five locations: Hyattsville, Shillington, Tacoma, Mount Vernon Triangle, and Brookland. They are working on a weekly basis from Monday to Sunday.

Elizabeth’s Gone Raw

Elizabeth’s Gone Raw, a vegan fine-dining restaurant in a historic town of Washington, D.C., offers comfort raw-vegan dishes only on Friday and Saturday. The vegan-friendly menu offers a set of six courses along with organic wine pairings that will definitely leave even meticulous wine aficionados influenced. This eatery may be a good option to dine in if you look for some organic and comfort food. Take into consideration that each week the restaurant serves a new menu featuring unique dishes such as kelp caviar with coconut espuma (foam).

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