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Good Vegetarian-Friendly Restaurants

As a vegetarian who enjoys dining out in DC, I have lots of recommendations!

 
 
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Man oh man is this place nice. Such a wonderful atmosphere and now they are fully vegan! Only drawback is how far out from DC they are, but coming here is definitely a special treat.

2.

This is one of the few places on my list that I am adding even though I've only been once - the food was that good! I went with the chefs vegetarian selection and I was not disappointed. The food was a step above most Indian restaurants and the Chefs selection was quite a deal. Good service too!

3.

If you haven't ate Ethiopian food yet, run to Meskerem! I adore Meskerem for a once a year or so fix of Ethiopian. The vegetarian platter is delicious and the dining is a fun experience. Service is excruciatingly slow though, so come prepared to linger.

4.

This is not a place for the faint-hearted. The service is rough and gruff and the place could be a lot cleaner. But the food is delicious and there are many vegetarian and vegan options.

5.

This all-vegan bakery is better than you probably expect. The baked goods are delicious though the non-bakery options in the cold case are less impressive, but then again you don't come here for that, you come here for the yummy baked goods.

6.

Cactus Cantina is the calmer cousin of Lauriol Plaza - same good food but without the huge lines. What makes this place great for vegetarians is their white rice and black beans that can be subbed for their normal rice and pinto beans, neither which are vegetarian. Yummy sangria and margaritas make it all the better.

7.

The food here is inventive, fresh and delicious. Try the brie, onion and apple flatbread, the 17 vegetable salad, the butternut squash ravioli and the roasted veggie/avocado sandwich. Service can be a little slow or fumbled sometime, but they are usually very friendly and the amazing food makes up for anywhere service lacks.

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