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Best Vegan Restaurants in Washington DC: Plant-Based and Delicious

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Washington, DC is home to plenty of restaurants for every taste and budget. If you are vegan, you may realize that your options are inevitably narrowed down. But no worries, the nation’s capital also boasts fantastic plant-based eateries that can accommodate your needs and could easily become your regular dining spot — without even depriving you of other familiar flavors while adhering to a vegan diet.

Fancy Radish

Address: 600 H Street NE Washington, DC

Phone: (202) 675-8341

Website: https://www.fancyradishdc.com/

 

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Located in Northeast DC’s H Street Corridor, Fancy Radish has been offering modern plant-based dining since 2018. Its founders, Chef Rich Landau and Chef Kate Jacoby, have been nominees of annual James Beard Foundation Awards that recognize culinary professionals.

Thrillist named Fancy Radish one of the best new restaurants of 2018, describing it as “next-level vegan dining.” In October 2019, The Washington Post‘s food critic Tom Sietsema commented that their small plates are “so appealing, you forget you’re mostly eating plants.”

It is advised to make a reservation ahead of your visit. Delivery is also available through Doordash and Caviar.

Busboys and Poets

Address: 450 K Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001

Phone: (202) 789-2227

Website: https://www.busboysandpoets.com/

 

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Busboys and Poets is not just a restaurant, but also a bookstore and community gathering space “for art, culture and politics to intentionally collide.” It was founded in 2005 by Andy Shallal, who is an artist, activist, and restaurateur.

Its multiple locations across the Washington DC Metropolitan and Baltimore areas are beloved hangouts for artists, activists, writers, and thinkers.

From vegan quesadillas and crispy cauliflower tacos to coconut tofu bites, vegan BBQ “chicken” bites, vegan BBQ “beef” and more, you can find a wide range of vegan options in the menus of Busboys and Poets.

PLNT Burger South Capitol DC

Address: 101 H Street Southeast, Washington, DC 20003 (inside the Whole Foods)

Phone: (202) 996-3337

Website: https://www.plntburger.com/

 

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Through its crafted, plant-based burgers, PLNT Burger’s mission is to celebrate and respect all life on earth. Their menu was crafted by skilled chefs who transformed classic meals into delicious and fun, vegan options.

Burgers and cheeseburgers made with “beyond meat” patties and potato buns, chili n cheese that contain “beyond meat” sausages, and chili bowls including “ground beyond meat” are just a few of their specialties.

NuVegan Cafe

Address: 2928 Georgia Avenue Washington, DC 20001

Phone: (202) 232-1700

Website: http://www.ilovenuvegan.com/

 

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The family-owned business has three locations in Washington, DC and College Park, MD. Their food is 100 percent vegan prepared and contains all natural and organic ingredients. NuVegan’s “cafeteria style” line features the sweet kale salad, their popular mac & cheese, crab cake sandwich, the warm jumbo size cinnamon rolls, and more.

Whether you are a strict vegan, healthy eater, transitioning, or not vegan, they have a food item for everyone. Additionally, they have a seasonal food truck service and provide catering for various events.

HipCityVeg

Address: 712 7th Street NW Washington, DC 20001

Phone: (202) 621-8057

Website: https://hipcityveg.com/

 

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With its motto “Eat Well. Feel Good,” HipCityVeg takes pride in using 100 percent non-GMO (non-Genetically Modified Organism) soy and purely vegan ingredients that are primarily sourced from local providers. They also prefer entirely compostable materials for all of their packaging.

Founded in 2012, HipCityVeg is currently operating in seven locations, including two in the District of Columbia, serving its fast food-inspired menu that contributes to keeping your body and the planet healthy.

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