vegan noodle dish on a black and white counter. Virgin pina colada and water next to it

Washington, DC, has many great vegan restaurants. From vegan brunches to Asian, Soul Food, and raw vegan options, you’ll have plenty of healthy choices. Planta is one of the newest on the scene, but its flavors are unique and perfect for date night. ELIFE has been around for over a decade, and its flavor has remained consistently good. Let me know which one is your favorite!

Planta Cocina

Price Range: $$
Type of Food:
Latin and Asian fusion
Address: 1460 P St NW, Washington, DC 20005
Must-Try: 
Cheesecake, Caesar cups
Completely Vegan?:
Yes

Senbeb Cafe

Price Range: $
Type of Food: American, Soul Food, Brunch
Address: 6224 3rd St NW, Washington, DC 20011
Must-Try: Fried chicken but the mac and cheese was a bit disappointing
Completely Vegan?:
Yes

DC Vegan

Price Range: $$
Type of Food: Italian American
Address: 1633 P St NW, Washington, DC 20036
Must-Try: Calamari
Completely Vegan?:
Yes

HipCityVeg

Price Range: $
Type of Food: Fast food, Salads
Address: 712 7th St NW, Washington, DC 20001
Must-Try: Smokehouse burger
Completely Vegan?:
Yes

Elizabeth’s Gone Raw

Price Range: $$$
Type of Food: Raw, Upscale
Address: 1341 L St NW Suite 1, Washington, DC 20005
Must-Try: Bread Pudding
Completely Vegan?:

Planta Queen

Price Range: $$
Type of Food: Asian
Address: 1200 New Hampshire Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036
Must-Try: sushi
Completely Vegan?:

Pow Pow

Price Range: $
Type of Food: Asian Fusion
Address: 1253 H St NE, Washington, DC 20002
Must-Try: Poutine, Sticky sesame Chick’n
Completely Vegan?:
Yes

ELIFE Everlasting Life Restaraunt & Lounge

Price Range: $$
Type of Food: Soul Food
Address: multiple locations
Must-Try: Mac and cheese, Garlic kale
Completely Vegan?:
Yes

Bubbie’s Plant Burgers at Plant Food Lab

Price Range: $
Type of Food: American, Fast food
Address:  1829 M St NW # 100, Washington, DC 20036
Must-Try: Agave Mustard Fried Chick’n Sandwich
Completely Vegan?:
Yes

Falafel, Inc

Price Range: $
Type of Food: Palestinian, Arab, Halal
Address: Multiple across DC, Virginia, and Maryland
Must-Try: Plant Rice Bowl, Baklava
Completely Vegan?:
No but mostly vegan

Cielo Rojo 

Price Range: $$
Type of Food:
Mexican
Address: 7211 Carroll Ave, Takoma Park, MD 20912
Must-Try: Vegan flan
Completely Vegan?:
No but lots of options

Dodah Kitchen

Price Range: $
Type of Food: Soul food
Location: 3801 34th St, Mt Rainier, MD 20712
Must-Try: Mac and Cheese, Crab cake
Completely Vegan?:
Yes

Vegan-Friendly Restaurants in DC

Here are my recommendations if you’re looking for a vegan-friendly restaurant that omnivores can enjoy.

vegan noodle dish on a black and white counter. Virgin pina colada and water next to it
Agora DC which did not make this exclusive list.

BusBoys and Poets

Price Range: $$
Type of Food: Brunch, Date Night
Address: Multiple all across DC, Maryland, and Virginia
Must-Try:  Vegan Chik’n Burger
Completely Vegan?:
No

Makeda Ethiopian Restaurant

Price Range: $$
Type of Food: Brunch, Dinner
Address: 516A S Van Dorn St, Alexandria, VA 22304
Must-Try:  Veggie Sampler
Completely Vegan?:
No

Mandalay

Price Range: $$
Type of Food: Burmese
Address: 930 Bonifant St, Silver Spring, MD 20910
Must-Try: Tofu Ohnno Hin
Completely Vegan?:
No

Roaming Rooster

Price Range: $
Type of Food: Comfort food, Halal
Address: Mulitple DC locations
Must-Try: Buttermilk Fried Oysters (not buttermilk)
Completely Vegan?:
No

Chay’s Vietnamese Vegetarian

Price Range: $$
Type of Food: Vietnamese, Gluten-free friendly
Address: 6351 Columbia Pike, Suite 201 Falls Church, VA 22041
Must-Try:  Spicy Hue Noodle Soup, Stick rice and mango
Completely Vegan?:
No, vegetarian

Equinox DC Sunday vegan brunch

Price Range: $$
Type of Food: Brunch
Address: 900 19th St NW, Washington, DC 20006
Must-Try: Plant-Based French Toast, Vegan Brunch on Sunday
Completely Vegan?:
No

Seoul Food

Price Range: $$
Type of Food: Korean
Address: 7302 Carroll Ave, Takoma Park, MD 20912
Must-Try: Tofu bibimbap
Completely Vegan?:
No

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