Hungry? Behold, The DMV's 6 Best Vegan Spots, Picked By A Pro

vegan-slide
Although Washington has a perma-crush on burgers and BBQ, the area's foodie scene has been slowly and quietly evolving into something a bit more vegan-friendly, too. (Which is especially good for those of us who, ahem, are suddenly remembering our New Year's resolutions.) So, today we're doing a solid for our veg-loving pals by dishing the area's six best raw and vegan hotspots, handpicked by Gene Baur, president of Farm Sanctuary. Read on to discover his fave destinations for a healthy, happy bite to eat.
Advertisement
Cafe Green
Hit this tucked-away Dupont Circle spot for healthy vegan dishes, desserts, and drinks.
Where: 1513 17th Street NW; 202-234-0505.
Elizabeth's Gone Raw
Ensconced in a townhouse near McPherson Square, this upscale spot is ideal for elegant, special nights out, since the food is just as beautiful as the setting.
Where: 1341 L Street NW; 202-347-8349.
Busboys & Poets
With two locations in D.C., one in Hyattsville, and one in Arlington, this well-established local chain is a great place to meet with vegan and non-vegan friends.
Where: See locations here.
Sticky Fingers Bakery
Head to Columbia Heights to satisfy your sweet tooth with delish vegan deserts. You can also get sandwiches and snacks ranging from nachos to soup, at the hot bar.
Where: 370 Park Road NW; 202-299-9700.
Mai Thai
Many ethnic restaurants, especially Thai and Ethiopian outposts, have vegan options. Old Town's Mai Thai serves veggie and tofu dishes, and makes Thai iced tea with coconut milk instead of cow's milk.
Where: 6 King Street, Alexandria; 703-548-0600.
Advertisement
Great Sage
If you're up for a drive, head to this Clarksville spot for an excellent vegan brunch.
Where: 5809 Clarksville Square Drive, Clarksville; 443-535-9400.
Photos: Via Busboys & Poets, Elizabeth's Gone Raw, Cafe Green, and Sticky Fingers
Advertisement

More from Washington, D.C.

Folks, it might be time to consider relocating. The Bureau of Economic Analysis recently released a report measuring price disparities across different ...
From the east to the west, the U.S. is sprinkled with various “Old Towns," from Old Town San Diego to Old Town Albuquerque. But Virginia's Old Town ...
Rihanna took her reign south after receiving her tens at the Miyake-Mugler "Porcelain: A Sanctuary of Ostentatious Extravagance" vogue ball in Astoria, ...
What does our Washington, D.C. editor Holly Thomas have in common with Ellie Goulding? A love of running, obviously. Both of them hit the Nike Women Half ...
You can't always get what you want. But, if you try sometimes, you just might find — wait, we got off track. You can't always get what you want, and on ...
On one special night of the year, the men and women in D.C. trade in their pocket protectors and ID lanyards for pocket squares and custom gowns to attend ...
In D.C., the White House has issued a list of recommendations to colleges about how they should handle and prevent sexual assault on campus. (The ...
How do you like to start your day? What news show do you like to kick it off with? We don’t play favorites. Instead we feature anchors we love, one being ...
While buttery leather bags, luxe facial serums, and glitzy baubles are certainly splurge-worthy, we're making the case that original artwork is the ...
Thanks for joining us for this month's final book club discussion, where we're hashing over the last three chapters of Donna Tartt's The Goldfinch and ...
Welcome back to the R29 Book Club! If this is your first time with us, we've just gotten through the middle portion of The Goldfinch. So, let's dive ...
We’ll be the first to admit that when it comes to getting in shape, we've used all sorts of excuses to try to get out of a tough workout. One that really ...
Normally, when someone asks us what we're wearing to brunch, the answer is "Something stretchy, duh." After all, this is only the most perfect meal of the ...
The best way to describe how you'll feel after watching Anita, a new documentary on Anita Hill? Flattened — whether simply by the film itself, or by all ...