As the ideals of healthy diets continue to change, more people are abandoning meat than ever. Vegetarianism and Veganism have origins tracing back centuries, but over time these practices have grown to new proportions. Vegan and Vegetarian restaurants are flourishing nationwide, and the Baltimore/D.C.  area is no exception.  Here are a list of the top vegan and vegetarian restaurants near you.


The vegan ribs, rice and kale dish served at the Land of Kush. (Courtesy photo)

Land Of Kush –Land Of Kush is innovative and Black-owned. With a menu that features unique twists on popular food like soy BBQ ribs, and vegan chicken drumsticks. Prices are reasonable, and if you can’t make it to the downtown location, delivery is available through Order Up.

840 Eutaw St, Baltimore, MD 21201.


Grind House Juice Bar – Just as the name entails, Grind House specializes in fresh juices and smoothies, and features delicious fruity cleanses to get you through your week. As well as tasty drinks, Grind House features a menu filled with familiar grub with a vegan twist like chicken strips, fish fillet and black bean burgers. This Black-owned business specializes in vegan alternatives served through top-notch customer service.

2431 St Paul St, Baltimore, Md. 21218.


Evolve – Located in the heart of northwest Washington D.C., Evolve is a top-notch Black owned Vegan spot for eats and entertainment.  Offering 100 percent Vegan meals that range from soul food to soy fish to deserts, Evolve also features a nightly happy hour and caters events and parties. Affordable prices as well as an intimate atmosphere make Evolve the perfect spot for a quick meal, an after work drink or an evening date.

341 Cedar St NW, Washington, D.C. 20012


NuVegan Café – Located along the infamous Georgia Avenue in Washington D.C., NuVegan offers a large variety of vegan meals, from crab cakes and steak meals to hot and cold sandwiches. Brunch is every Sunday with ordinary breakfast entities made with love and strictly vegan ingredients. Nuvegan also offers soy and almond milk-based smoothies as well as freshly made vegetable juices. If you can’t make it to Georgia Ave or it’s College Park, Md location, NuVegan also hits the streets in their food truck, in which you can get more information on locations on the café’s website.

2928 Georgia Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001