This Vegan Life

My Favorite Vegan Friendly Restaurants in Richmond, Virginia


Every once in a while I tell someone how many vegan-friendly restaurants we have here in Richmond and say that I've been meaning to put a list together. Well, finally I have one. 


  • This is not an all-inclusive list of vegan-friendly restaurants in Richmond. I think you'll be able to get that at soon.

  • These my favorite vegan-friendly restaurants in Richmond. You'll notice that there aren't many on the Southside or West End. That's because I don't travel there often.

  • This list only includes places where I've actually eaten and enjoyed my meal. I also excluded national chains to highlight the options we have right here in RVA.

Here's the key:

V | Vegetarian   

VE | Vegan   

VF | Vegan-Friendly - They have 2 or more vegan options on their menu and they are clearly labeled

VF* | Vegan-Friendly with poor labeling - They have 2 or more vegan options on their menu, but they aren't labeled

Last Updated: 7/9/2019


City Center (map)

Cafe Ole (VF*)
2 N 6th St, Richmond, VA 23219


Citizen (VF)
1203 E Main St., Richmond, VA 23219

Shockoe Bottom (map)

Bottoms Up Pizza (VF*)
1700 Dock St, Richmond, VA 23223

Root Stock Provisions (VF)
1810 E. Main St. Richmond, VA


Monroe Ward (map)

Charm School (VF)
311 W Broad St, Richmond, VA 23220

Jackson Ward (map)

GWARbar (VF)
217 W Clay St, Richmond, VA 23220

Saadia’s Juicebox and Yoga Bar (VF)
402 1/2 N 2nd St, Richmond, VA 23219

Fan (map)

821 Cafe (VF)
825 W Cary St, Richmond, VA 23220

Fresca on Addison (V)
22 S Addison St, Richmond, VA 23220

Goatocado (VF)
1823 W Main St, Richmond, VA 23220
Also has a food truck

Harrison Street Cafe (V)
402 N Harrison St, Richmond, VA 23220

Ipanema (VF)
917 W Grace St, Richmond, VA 23220

Lamplighter Coffee Roasters (VF)
26 North Morris Street, Richmond, VA 23220
116 S. Addison St. Richmond, VA 23220 (Fan)
1719 Summit, Ave. Richmond, VA 23230 (Scott’s Addition)

Mean Bird (VF)
2227 W Main St, Richmond, VA 23220
Also has a food truck

Mojo’s Philadeli (VF)
733 W Cary St, Richmond, VA 23220

Plant Baz (VE)
900 W Franklin St, Richmond, VA 23220

Postbellum (VF)
1323 W Main St, Richmond, VA 23220

Roots Natural Kitchen (VF)
939 W Grace St, Richmond, VA 23220

Sticky Rice (VF)
2232 W Main St, Richmond, VA 23220

The Hop Craft Pizza & Beer, (VF)
1600 W Cary St, Richmond, VA 23220

The Pit and the Peel (VF*)
1102 W Main St., Richmond, VA 23220
3321 W. Cary St., Richmond, VA 23221 (Carytown)

Carytown (map)

Carytown Cupcakes (VF)
3111 W Cary St, Richmond, VA 23221

Ellwood Thompson’s (VF)
4 N Thompson St, Richmond, VA 23221

Good Leaf (VF*)
2925 W Cary St, Richmond, VA 23221

Mellow Mushroom (VF)
3012 W Cary St, Richmond, VA 23221
12171 West Broad Street, Henrico, VA 23233 (Short Pump)
1409 Huguenot Road, Midlothian, VA 23113 (Midlothian)

Sen Organic Small Plate (VF)
2901 W Cary St, Richmond, VA 23221

The Daily Kitchen and Bar (VF)
2934 W Cary St, Richmond, VA 23221
12201 W. Broad St, Henrico, VA 23233 (Short Pump)

Museum District (map)

North End Juice Co (VF*)
718 N. Cleveland St., Richmond, VA 23221
9101 Midlothian Turnpike, Richmond, VA 23235 (Midlothian)

West End

Charles’ Kitchen (VF)
9127 W Broad St, Richmond, VA 23294


Church Hill (map)

Liberty Public House (VF)
418 N 25th St, Richmond, VA 23223

Nile (VF*)
306 N 29th St, Richmond, VA 23223

Proper Pie (VF)
2505 E Broad St #100, Richmond, VA 23223

WPA Bakery (VF)
2707 E Marshall St, Richmond, VA 23223
3414 Semmes Avenue, Richmond, VA 23225 (Forest Hill)

Church Hill North (map)

Soul N’ Vinegar (VF)
2832 R St, Richmond, VA 23223

Union Hill (map)

Union Market (VF)
2306 Jefferson Ave, Richmond, VA 23223


Northside (map)

Sugar Shack (VF)
1001 N Lombardy St Richmond, VA 23220
1931 Huguenot Rd  North Chesterfield, VA 23235 (North Chesterfield)
1501 N. Parham Rd Richmond, VA 23229 (West End)
5512 Mechanicsville Turnpike  Mechanicsville, VA 23111 (Hanover)

North of Northside

Phoenix Garden (VE)
7103 Brook Rd, Richmond, VA 23227

Scott’s Addition

Boulevard and Brew (VF)
1300 N Boulevard, Richmond, VA 23230

Don’t Look Back - Triple (VF*)
3306 W Broad St, Richmond, VA 23230


Hang Space (VE)
8002 Buford Court, Richmond, Virginia 23235

Food Trucks

Go Go Vegan Go (VE)

King of Pops (VF*)

River City Wood Fire Pizza (VF)

Sammich (VF)

The Dog Wagon (VF)

The Hungry Turtle (VF)

Food Delivery Services

Daily Jars (VF*)

Yummvees (VE)

Have a restaurant recommendation? Let me know in the comments!

Vegan Potluck at Work

Journalist Goes Vegan for One Month

Grant Butler, a writer for The Oregonian, decided to become vegan overnight on February 1. The article is great! Here are a few quotes that I particularly loved,

"Vegan eating, I discovered, is anything but boring, and the cooking experience is exhilarating and fun. And it with comes some fringe benefits. Physically, I feel great. During the day, I have so much energy that I've kicked my afternoon coffee habit. At night, I'm sleeping better -- I suspect because my body isn't having to work overtime digesting meat. And I've effortlessly lost all the weight I gained over the holidays, without ever experiencing the sort of hunger pangs that come with traditional dieting."

" requires a different approach."

"And by avoiding things like cheese and eggs I've reduced the amount of fat and cholesterol in my diet -- which might be part of why I'm feeling better, too.

In the kitchen, my philosophy about what goes on the plate has changed dramatically. Dinners used to need a meaty focal point, with a side dish or two built around it. Now vegetables are no longer an afterthought and I'm putting my energy into using them in creative ways."

Read the entire article, "An experiment with vegan living leads to a new way of eating."