print | close window

INFORMATION PROVIDED BY HAPPYCOW.NET - Spread the word! Please tell the businesses you found them on HappyCow.

Richmond (37)

Vegetarian Restaurants: (29 Listings)

Green Leaf Vegetarian Restaurant
8900 W Broad St Ste A ~ PH: 804-527-2268
Inexpensive-- Vegan-friendly, Ovo, Chinese, Vietnamese, American, Take-out--- Additional Info: Opened in March 2013, this family-run vegetarian restaurant specializes in Vietnamese and Chinese cuisine and also offers a few western style sandwiches. Bargain lunch special is available Tue-Thur. Casual dining setup with free wi-fi. Accepts credit cards. Open Tue-Thur, Sun 11:30am-2:30pm, 4:30-9pm, Fri-Sat 11:30am-2:30pm, 4:30-9:30pm.-- Rating: 5 HappyCow(s)

Cafe Verde - temporarily closed
1810 E Main St ~ PH: 804-787-4340
Inexpensive-- Vegan, Fast food, Mexican, Bakery, Take-out--- Additional Info: Quick service take-out vegan cafe serving dinner and the late night crowd, opened Nov 2013. Menu features tacos, tamales, cerviche, papusa, cupcakes, whoopie pies, cinnamon rolls. Around 80% of food is gluten-free. JUN 2014 TEMPORARILY CLOSED FOR RENOVATIONS, to re-open in August/September -- please update happycow when it re-opens. Accepts credit cards. {"openhours":[],"note":""}-- Rating: 4.5 HappyCow(s)

Phoenix Garden
7103 Brook Rd ~ PH: 804-266-8100
Moderate-- Vegan-friendly, Vietnamese, Beer/Wine, Take-out--- Additional Info: Vietnamese noodle house where all food is vegan; the only non-vegan item offered is honey for drinks. The pho is house made without added MSG. Desserts include a traditional corn and sweet rice with coconut cream topping and vegan funnel cakes. Accepts credit cards. Open Mon-Thur 11:30am-9pm, Fri-Sat 11:30am-10pm.-- Rating: 5 HappyCow(s)

Fresca on Addison
22 S Addison St (at corner of Cary St) ~ PH: 804-359-8638
Moderate-- Vegan-friendly, Ovo, Lacto, Organic, American, Italian, Pizza, Beer/Wine, Take-out, Delivery--- Additional Info: Vegetarian bistro making pizzas from stone oven, sandwiches, hearty soups, stews on brown rice (curry, ratatouille, cabbage and chorizo-ish) on brown rice, grits, quinoa, baked goods, coffee. Focus is on local, organic, and healthy. Many dishes are available as vegan with modification request. Has wi-fi. Wheelchair accessible. Accepts credit cards. {"openhours":["Mon-11:00-21:00","Tue-11:00-21:00","Wed-11:00-21:00","Thu-11:00-21:00","Fri-11:00-21:00","Sat-11:00-21:00"],"note":""}-- Rating: 5 HappyCow(s)

Harrison Street Coffee Shop
402 N Harrison St ~ PH: 804-359-8060
Inexpensive-- Vegan-friendly, Ovo, American, Take-out--- Additional Info: Vegetarian breakfast and lunch cafe. Funky atmosphere with eclectic selection of books to read. Brunch on Saturday with an expanded breakfast. Local college hangout near Virginia Commonwealth University. Accepts credit cards. Open Mon-Fri 8am-5pm, Sat-Su 10am-5pm.-- Rating: 4.5 HappyCow(s)

Africanne on Main
200 E Main St ~ PH: 804-343-1233
Moderate-- African, Liberian, Buffet, Take-out, Non-veg--- Additional Info: Serves meat, veg options available. Downtown Liberian cafe serving West African cuisine and beverages. Soy chicken is made from scratch. Owner keeps Halal meat/meat stocks separate from vegetarian food. Accepts credit cards. {"openhours":[],"note":""}-- Rating: 4 HappyCow(s)

Bellytimber Tavern
1501 W Main St ~ PH: 804-592-5592
Moderate-- Vegan-friendly, Ovo, Lacto, American, Pizza, Take-out, Non-veg--- Additional Info: Serves meat, veg options available. Pub that offers some veg food like a kale salad, pizza (has vegan cheese), tempeh, and tofu. Marks the vegan ones. Sometimes has vegan specials and desserts. Has wifi. Accepts credit cards. Open Mon-Sun 11am-2am.-- Rating: 4 HappyCow(s)

Bottoms Up Pizza
1700 Dock St (at 17th) ~ PH: 804-644-4400
Moderate-- Vegan-friendly, Ovo, Lacto, Pizza, American, Italian, Beer/Wine, Take-out, Delivery, Non-veg--- Additional Info: Serves meat, veg options available. Opened in 1991 in historic Shockoe Bottom. Offer Daiya vegan cheese and all crusts are vegan (with the exception of the gluten free crust, which is made with egg). Try the portabella pizza which is baked on two portabella caps. Many of the signature pizzas are vegetarian, such as the goat in the garden and the maggie malay, which can be made vegan. Offers a wide selection of craft beers, including many local bottles and drafts. Free wi-fi and two large patios for outdoor seating. Every Sunday night features live jazz from the Butterbean Jazz Quartet, the house band for over 20 years. Every Monday night is stand up comedy, presented by the 9:55 Club Comedy. A large private dining room is available to reserve. Has outdoor seating. Wheelchair accessible. Accepts credit cards. Open Mon-Wed 11am-10pm, Thur, Sun 11am-11pm, Fri-Sat 11am-12am.-- Rating: Not rated yet

Cafe 821
825 W Cary St (at Cherry St) ~ PH: 804-649-1042
Inexpensive-- Vegan-friendly, Ovo, Lacto, American, Take-out, Delivery, Non-veg--- Additional Info: Serves meat, veg options available. Eclectic, homey atmosphere. Veg choices include fried artichoke sub, vegan chili, and buffalo tofu sandwich. Wheelchair accessible. Accepts credit cards. Open Tue-Fri 8am-10pm, Sat-Sun 9am-10pm.-- Rating: 4 HappyCow(s)

China Panda
616 N Sheppard St (at Park Ave) ~ PH: 804-355-6888
Inexpensive-- Chinese, Delivery, Non-veg--- Additional Info: Serves meat, veg options available. Features a separate vegetarian (vegan) menu. Be sure to clearly ask chef to leave out any fish oil, and non-vegetarian sauces. Accepts credit cards. {"openhours":[],"note":""}-- Rating: 3 HappyCow(s)

Citizen
909 E Main St (at 9th St) ~ PH: 804-780-9038
Inexpensive-- Vegan-friendly, Ovo, Lacto, American, International, Fast food, Take-out, Non-veg--- Additional Info: Serves meat, veg options available. Uses fresh seasonal food featuring an abundance of local produce, local pastries and vegan and vegetarian items. Breakfast served all day. Lower level. Has outdoor seating. Wheelchair accessible. Accepts credit cards. Open Mon-Fri 7am-3pm, closed Sat-Sun.-- Rating: 4 HappyCow(s)

Edo's Squid
411 N Harrison St ~ PH: 804-864- 5488
Moderate-- Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Italian, Beer/Wine, Non-veg--- Additional Info: Serves meat, veg options available. Will accommodate vegans upon request. Pasta and bread are vegan. Cozy, old world ambience. Expect a wait on weekends nights if without a reservation. Accepts credit cards. {"openhours":[],"note":""}-- Rating: 2.5 HappyCow(s)

Haiku
2222 E Cary St ~ PH: 804-658-0621
Moderate-- Vegan-friendly, Japanese, Non-veg--- Additional Info: Serves meat, veg options available. Open for lunch and dinner with several vegan items including pho, bon mi sandwiches, and sushi. Easy parking available. Located in the heart of downtown Richmond. {"openhours":[],"note":""}-- Rating: Not rated yet

Ipanema
917 W Grace St ~ PH: 804-213-0190
Moderate-- Vegan-friendly, American, Beer/Wine, Non-veg--- Additional Info: Serves meat, veg options available. Small menu, usually one fish dish but all else vegetarian and vegan. Located below stairs, full bar in the evening and booths. Accepts credit cards. {"openhours":["Mon-11:00-23:00","Tue-11:00-23:00","Wed-11:00-23:00","Thu-11:00-23:00","Fri-11:00-23:00","Sat-17:30-23:00","Sun-17:30-23:00"],"note":""}-- Rating: 4 HappyCow(s)

Lamplighter - Addison St
116 S Addison St ~ PH: 804-728-2292
Inexpensive-- Vegan-friendly, Ovo, Lacto, American, Take-out, Non-veg--- Additional Info: Serves meat, veg options available. A coffee shop that also offer breakfast food and reported keeps tofu and tempeh on hand. Free wifi. Roasts its own beans. Has outdoor seating. Open Mon-Sat 7am-8pm, Sun 8am-8pm.-- Rating: Not rated yet

Lamplighter - Morris St
26 N Morris St ~ PH: n/a
Inexpensive-- Vegan-friendly, Ovo, Lacto, American, Take-out, Delivery, Non-veg--- Additional Info: Serves meat, veg options available. A coffee shop that also offers breakfast food. Has hemp milk and soy milk, locally made tempeh and tofu items on the menu. Roasts its own beans. Free wi-fi. Bicycle delivery service. Has outdoor seating. Accepts credit cards. {"openhours":[],"note":""}-- Rating: Not rated yet

Lehja
11800 W Broad St, Ste 910 ~ PH: 804-364-1111
Moderate-- Lacto, Indian, Beer/Wine, Take-out, Beer/Wine, Non-veg--- Additional Info: Serves meat, veg options available. Indian food that's primarily meat-based with limited veg. Modern decor. Has outdoor seating. Wheelchair accessible. Accepts credit cards. {"openhours":[],"note":""}-- Rating: 4 HappyCow(s)

Little Asia
3991 Glenside Dr ~ PH: 804-303-9563
Inexpensive-- Asian, Chinese, Thai, Vietamese, Beer/Wine, Take-out, Delivery, Non-veg--- Additional Info: Serves meat, veg options available. Asian fusion restaurant, opened Mar 2014. Menu includes several vegetable and tofu dishes that are vegan suitable, like ma po tofu, beancurd homestyle, thai curry with tofu veggies. Wheelchair accessible. Accepts credit cards. Open Mon-Thur 11:30am-3pm, 5-9pm, Fri-Sat 11:30am-3pm, 5-10pm, Sun 4-9pm.-- Rating: 3.5 HappyCow(s)

Mobile Munchies - Food Truck
W Main St and Linden St (at Virginia Commonwealth University) ~ PH: n/a
Inexpensive-- Lacto, American, Juice bar, Fast food, Take-out, Non-veg--- Additional Info: Serves meat, veg options available. Long-time running food truck, on the main (Monroe Park) campus of Virginia Commonwealth University. Offers smoothies, juices, and a few veg choices. Open hours are subject to the weather, so check ahead. {"openhours":[],"note":""}-- Rating: Not rated yet

Nile Ethiopian Restaurant
309 N Laurel St ~ PH: 804-225-5544
Inexpensive-- Non-veg--- Additional Info: Serves meat, veg options available. Offers around 7 vegan options for dinner. {"openhours":[],"note":""}-- Rating: 4 HappyCow(s)

Nosh Cafe
5403 Monument Ave (at btwn Libbie and WIllow Lawn) ~ PH: 804-285-6500
Inexpensive-- Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, Kosher, Israeli, Fast food, Take-out, Non-veg--- Additional Info: Serves meat, veg options available. Kosher eatery located in JCC, open to public. Has veg, fish, eggs, and dairy. No red meat or poultry or derivatives. Wheelchair accessible. Accepts credit cards. Open Mon-Fri 8-5, closed Sat and Jewish holidays.-- Rating: 1 HappyCow(s)

Panda Garden
948 W Grace St (at Harrison) ~ PH: 804-359-6688
Moderate-- Vegan-friendly, Ovo, Chinese, Buffet, Take-out, Non-veg--- Additional Info: Serves meat, veg options available. Formerly all veg but no longer, as reported to HC. Still caters to vegetarians and offers some veg food in their weekday lunch buffet, plus a vegan dinner buffet on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings. Open Mon-Thur 11:30am-10:30pm, Fri-Sun 11:30am-11pm.-- Rating: 4 HappyCow(s)

Pelon's Baja Grill
2231 Dabney Rd (at W Broad St) ~ PH: 804-562-4187
Moderate-- Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Fast food, Beer/Wine, Take-out, Mexican, Non-veg--- Additional Info: Serves meat, veg options available. California style Mexican food. Burritos, tacos, quesadillas, nachos, tortilla soup, taco salads, and fish tacos can all be made vegan. Has vegan chicken, steak, cheese, sour cream, and guacamole. All items are freshly made-in-house. Casual, surf-inspired atmosphere with margaritas and beer selection as well. Online menu clearly shows vegan choices. Accepts credit cards. Open Mon-Sat 7am-9pm, closed Sun.-- Rating: 4 HappyCow(s)

Postbellum
1323 W Main St ~ PH: 804-353-7678
Moderate-- Vegan-friendly, Ovo, Lacto, Organic, American, Beer/Wine, Non-veg--- Additional Info: Serves meat, veg options available. Offers separate vegan, vegetarian, and gluten free menus; ask the host. Choices include peppered cashew cheese appetizer, tofu bahn mi, bbq tofu entree, kale salad with smoked king mushrooms and cashew cheese, romaine salad with vegan blue cheese, brussels and fingerling potatoes. Seasonal menu. Has outdoor seating. Wheelchair accessible. Accepts credit cards. Open Mon-Sun 3:30pm-2am.-- Rating: 4 HappyCow(s)

Sticky Rice
2232 W Main St (at Strawberry) ~ PH: 804-358-7870
Moderate-- International, Beer/Wine, Japanese, Take-out, Non-veg--- Additional Info: Serves meat, veg options available. Has vegetarian and vegan options, including veggie sushi. Busy and noisy on weekend evenings. Across the street is their to-go restaurant offering curbside pickup. Accepts credit cards. {"openhours":[],"note":""}-- Rating: 4 HappyCow(s)

Strange Matter
929 W Grace St (at Harrison) ~ PH: 804-447-4763
Moderate-- Vegan-friendly, Ovo, Lacto, American, Beer/Wine, Take-out, Non-veg--- Additional Info: Serves meat, veg options available. Casual restaurant, venue, and arcade. Menu is 70% vegan with dishes using jackfruit and mock meats. Daily specials, vegan breakfast biscuits and gravy, and more. Vegan cheese always offered. The arcade features old school games (like Mario Brothers). Live music, hip college atmosphere. Wheelchair accessible. Accepts credit cards. Open Mon-Sun 10am-10pm.-- Rating: 3.5 HappyCow(s)

The Daily Kitchen and Bar
2934 W Cary St ~ PH: 804-342-8990
Moderate-- Vegan-friendly, Lacto, American, Pizza, Organic, Beer/Wine, Non-veg--- Additional Info: Serves meat, veg options available. Extensive selection veg and gluten free items. Has vegan Daiya cheese pizzas, bbq tofu sandwich, tofu stir fry, lentil bowls, and pesto pasta. Uses organic, local, and sustainable ingredients as much as possible. Has outdoor seating. Wheelchair accessible. Accepts credit cards. Open Mon-Sun 4pm-2am.-- Rating: 4 HappyCow(s)

The Urban Farmhouse Market and Cafe
1217 E Cary St (at 12th) ~ PH: 804-325-3988
Moderate-- Vegan-friendly, Ovo, Lacto, Organic, American, Beer/Wine, Take-out, Non-veg--- Additional Info: Serves meat, veg options available. Has several vegan dishes plus others that can be made vegan. Serves a variety of coffee drinks. Also sells local and eco-friendly products. Accepts credit cards. Open 6:30am-8pm.-- Rating: Not rated yet

Vietnam Garden
9031 W Broad St ~ PH: 804-262-6114
Moderate-- Vegan-friendly, Vietnamese, Take-out, Non-veg--- Additional Info: Serves meat, veg options available. Has a separate vegetarian menu with 41 items, most of which are vegan. Has outdoor seating. Accepts credit cards. Open Sun-Thur 11am-9:30pm, Fri-Sat 11am-10:30pm.-- Rating: Not rated yet


Health Food Stores, Vegan Shops, Vegan Bakeries, Vegetarian B&Bs, Veg Catering, Veg*n Organizations: (8 Listings)

Ellwood Thompsons
4 N Thompson St ~ PH: 804-359-7525
Sell many vegan and vegetarian items plus organic produce, vitamins, imported grocery. Deli and salad bar to-go or sit-down. Open daily 7am-11pm.-- Rating: 4.5 HappyCow(s)

Good Foods Grocery
3062 Stony Point Rd (at Huguenot Rd, Forest Hill Ave in Shopping Ctr) ~ PH: 804-320-6767
Please send HappyCow some details! {"openhours":[],"note":""}-- Rating: Not rated yet

Good Foods Grocery - Gaskin Rd
1312 Gaskins Rd (at Gayton Crossing Shopping Ct) ~ PH: 804-740-3518
Offing a wide variety of vegan and vegetarian foods: groceries, refrigerated, frozen, and deli foods. Open Mon-Sat 9am-9pm.-- Rating: Not rated yet

Rooster Cart - Food Cart
Richmond area ~ PH: 802-324-3183
Check its facebook for latest pop-up and catering locations. From the owners of Cafe Gutenberg. {"openhours":[],"note":""}-- Rating: 5 HappyCow(s)

Richmond Food Not Bombs
2005 Barton Ave ~ PH: 804-303-5449
Organization that cooks and serves free vegan meals in Monroe park on Sunday at 4pm (SE corner of Monroe Park, corner of Main & Belvedere). Volunteers welcomed to help with food prep. Food Not Bombs' fundamental principle: society needs to promote life, not death. {"openhours":[],"note":""}-- Rating: Not rated yet

Richmond Friends of Animals
PO Box 35439 ~ PH: 804-972-3566
Richmond Friends of Animals is a group of volunteers in Richmond who stand up against animal abuse by promoting compassionate choices, vegetarianism and veganism, holding peaceful demonstrations and outreach events, and directly improving the lives of animals in their community. They welcome everyone and anyone. {"openhours":[],"note":""}-- Rating: Not rated yet

Vegan Action
PO Box 7313 ~ PH: 804-254-8346
Nonprofit organization dedicated to helping animals, the environment, and human health by educating the public about the benefits of a vegan lifestyle and encouraging the spread of vegan food options through public outreach. {"openhours":[],"note":""}-- Rating: Not rated yet

Vegetarian Society of Richmond
PO Box 15451 ~ PH: 804-344-4356
A non-profit organization dedicated to promoting vegetarianism through education, activities and advocacy. Seeks to unite vegetarians and those interested in vegetarianism in the Richmond area. Activities may include restaurant visits, potlucks, lectures, classes, hikes, field trips and outreach. {"openhours":[],"note":""}-- Rating: Not rated yet

It is advised to call ahead before you visit any listing in the restaurant directory to confirm the open hours, etc.

If you appreciate this free service and would like to offer your support, please contribute online at: www.happycow.net/supporter.html

All contents copyright © 1999-2014 HappyCow's Healthy Eating Guide. All rights reserved.