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9 STATES, 10 CITIES 

25+ VEGAN RESTAURANTS


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DC RESTAURANTS

Northwest

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E-LIFE

ALL Plant Based

Serves: Lunch, Dinner, Dessert
Price: $
Stars: 4/5
Last Visit: June 2019
The Food:
All I can say is Soul food at its finest. From the perfectly sized portions, wide- ranged options, all packed with genuine soul food flavors. Even though their main entrees change daily, they usually serve their acclaimed Mac n' Cheese & Drumettes (Chickn Drumsticks). Pictured is their satisfyingly classic in-house German chocolate cake. I normally do not go for chocolate cake, but  to my surprise there was a rich balance of chocolate and coconut-coated frosting. Of the many times I've dined here, I have tried almost all of their "hot bar menu" entrees. I highly recommend ELife if you had a long day of walking and find yourself getting hangry. The resturant venue is casual and although servers will are present, it is buffet style--so let them know it is your first time.

 

VIRGINIA RESTAURANTS

Arlington, Other Locations Nationwide

Plant Based Options 

Serves: Lunch, Dinner, Dessert

Price: $$

Stars: 5/5

Last Visit: March 2020


The Food:

I've tried many vegan pizzas, but this is the FIRST VEGAN DEEP DISH pizza! This small pizza spot in Arlington does not fall short on QUALITY since they also have locations in California, Washington, New York, New Jersey and many other states. Although there are LIMITED PLANT-BASED OPTIONS, I still drool over EVERY SMELL and BITE! What makes deep pizza different? This fully-loaded veggie pizza is not only BALANCED with flavorful homemade sauce but its THICKNESS allows for more TOPPINGS and more VEGAN CHEESE. Pictured: Large deep-dish pizza MARINATED with half HABANERO, half POMODORO, TOPPED with vegan cheese, red onion,green peppers, and pineapple chunks. Did I mention they offer many EGG-FRE and GLUTEN-FREE OPTIONS?

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NEW YORK CITY RESTAURANTS

Manhattan, Brooklyn

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ALL Plant Based

Serves: Dessert

Price: $

Stars: 4/5

Last Visit: January 2019

The Food: 

It was a typical night in NYC, just left an underground arcade room and wanted a midnight snack, so I WAS CRAVING TREATS. It’s always been a struggle finding vegan pastry spots that stay open late. But I actually found one open that night. Since this was the first ALL PLANT-BASED doughnut spot, I ordered a DOZEN of their ORGANIC, HAND-MADE donuts. My favorite were definitely the CLASSIC GLAZED DONUTS—blueberry and the classic. SOFT like a donut, AIRY like a donut and literally tasted like a KRISPY KREME glazed donut but BETTER. Since they make their donuts in-house and fresh every day, you can TASTE the QUALITY.  My non-vegan friends really liked the sprinkled Simpson and chocolate donut!

I do want to point out that the staff were SO FRIENDLY and even gave us a few free donuts since they were closing up for the night. Even better, DUN-WELL has been DONATING donuts to hospitals during the PANDEMIC so on top of the fact they use plant-based organic ingredients you can feel LESS GUILTY knowing that they are GIVING BACK to the NYC COMMUNITY.

During the QUARANTINE, their BROOKLYN LOCATION is delivering through Postmates and I heard that they sell their sweets at WHOLE FOODS & CAFES throughout the city. Can’t wait till quarantine is over.

 
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PHILADELPHIA

Central Philly

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ALL Plant Based 

Serves: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Dessert 

Price: $$

Stars: 2/5

Last Visited: September 2018


The Food:

While the menu had many delicious-sounding options my dinner entrees left much to be desired. The portion sizes were small and one entree had more flavors than the other. Not a happy surprise. Their in-house baked zepppoli's (Italian donuts) and attentive servers allowed me to leave with a smile but that is it. I will be giving this upscale  restaurant another visit so stay tuned. Just remember--they are strict about reserving ahead! 


Spoiler alert: Next door to V-Street is everything you would expect in Philly-- a vegan spot with cheese steaks and cheese fries! Wiz Kid. I've said too much...

 

FLORIDA RESTAURANTS

St. Augustine, Orlando, Jacksonville

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ALL Plant Based

Serves: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Dessert

Price: $$ 

Stars: 4/5

The Food:

Perfect for anyone looking for to fuel the body with clean eating. American food with a healthy and wholesome twist. Their modern and accommodating menu offers raw, gluten-free and organic options! I have not gone in a while but my dining experiences have always been pleasant . I hope to be back very soon!  

  


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MARYLAND RESTAURANTS

Baltimore

 

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All Plant Based

Serves: Breakfast, Lunch, Dessert

Stars 4/5

Price:$$ 

Last Visited : September 2020


The Food:

Can you believe I took a trip to this bakery TWICE this month! The first visit was a quick stop to grab some desserts during the weekend but they had already ran out of many of the desserts by mid day!  So I took a second trip with a friend (she used to be vegan) and she was OBSESSED with the chocolate drizzled Somoa Bars. If you like chocolatey, chewy, and hints of caramel, these bars will definitely satisfy your SWEET TOOTH. I on the other hand, love fluffy, airy baked goods with powerful tastes! 


Pictured is the cheesy jalapeno cornbread, special walnut muffin, and a blueberry basil donut! Yeah I went a little crazy, but the descriptions on these desserts were TO DIE FOR! CREATIVE, DELICIOUS, WHOLESOME are thee words to describe their in-house baked pastries. These as well as many of their menu items spoke true culinary creativity. The way this bakery combines flavors to create one pasty is REFRESHING and GENIUS.

Diner

New Brunswick, North Brunswick, South Brunswick, Woodbridge

NEW JERSEY RESTAURANTS

 

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PHO ANH DAO

Plant-Based Options

Serves: Lunch, Dinner

Price: $$ 

Stars: 4/5

The Food:

If you have not ventured out to cultural foods besides Mexican and Chinese, I definitely recommend it especially if you are thinking or already eating plant-based. Eateries like Pho Anh Dao gives you an authentic taste into Vietnamese cuisine with all the benefits of offering plant-based options inherent in their culture. Pictured is the Vegetable Pho (noodles, vegetables and tofu soup). Be sure to arrive hungry since the portion sizes are so large that even soup the pho will fill you up! 

Quick tip: Be aware that not all the entrees that say they are vegetable-based are vegan. Although the rice noodles are plant-based, I don't quite remember if the egg noodles are!  

 

CHICAGO RESTAURANTS

NORTH SIDE CHICAGO

TRUE FOOD KITCHEN

Plant-Based Options 

Serves: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Dessert

Price: $$ 

Stars:

The Food:

I came for the desserts and left wanting more. With the line almost outside the door, it makes sense that it was rated TOP 100 RESTAURANTS of 2017. Sad-fully I only came in because it was the ONLY FOOD SPOT in downtown that served VEGAN DESSERTS late at night. Just peeping at their menu they offered many vegan options for starters, salads, bowls and pizzas, but not entrees. Just keep that in mind! I definitely want to come back to try at least one of their acclaimed creative and delicious dishes!

Quick Tip: You don't have to wait until you are in Chicago to try it. True Food Kitchen is all over the US so keep them in mind next time you want a quick and nutritious bite!  

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WISCONSIN RESTAURANTS

DOWNTOWN MILWAUKEE

ALL Plant Based 

Serves: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Dessert
Price: $  
Stars: 3/5
The Food:
Good food done right. I always appreciate local eateries not only add creativity and flavor but also prepare each dish fresh with quality ingredients. You could honestly smell the fresh fruits and veggies in the air. DID I MENTION they are also a juicery--fresh raw juice, smoothies and cocktails! I missed out on that part, but I DO NOT REGRET delighting every sip of their signature hot chocolate. Back in my I-HOP days, hot cocoa used to be my go-to. Just having it on the menu brought back a burst of excitement. I also tried their Thai Peanut Burger. Creativity at its finest. Their hearty beet and onion house patty topped with caramelized ingredients and a light crunch gave me that WOW factor that you always hope for when going to a new restaurant.

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TEXAS RESTAURANTS

DALLAS 

ALL Plant-Based

Serves: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner

Price: $$ 

Stars: 4/5

Last Visit: July 2018

The Food:

I was happily surprised to find a vegan restaurant near the hotel we were staying at and OPEN LATE! Awarded the BEST VEGETARIAN SPOTS in Dallas, the quality and creativity in the food speaks for itself. Pictured is the "El Macho Nacho". I also ordered the "Smoked Artichoke & Sausage Pizza" which I managed to finish in ONE SITTING. I IMMEDIATELY TASTED that quality. The food was thoughtfully prepared and executed with texture and flavor in every bite. I was very tempted to ORDER a few MORE meals for the road, but then remembered the hotel did not have a fridge. I also appreciated the ambiance--courteous servers and vertical sliding windows letting in a natural outdoor breeze. 

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