People choose a vegetarian diet for many reasons. For most people, eating vegetarian is a way to be healthier and to avoid chemicals or hormones used in animal foods. For others, eating this way has more to do with animal rights, environmental concerns, or religion. Interestingly, vegetarians are inclined to live healthy lifestyles even outside of mealtime. In general, they exercise more frequently and tend to live longer than non-vegetarians. Because the number of vegetarians in the country is growing, food manufacturers and restauranteurs have started to follow suit. A wealth of vegetarian-friendly options on restaurant menus makes being a vegetarian today much easy and more delicious than it has been in the past. Here is a list of the best vegetarian restaurants in Baltimore, Maryland, that you must try for a foray into veggie dining.
1. The Land of Kush
Dining is more than just good food. The atmosphere is everything when it comes to a great experience. The Land of Kush provides not only some of the best vegan soul food around, but space itself is also filled with a sense of familiarity where walking through the door feels very inviting and comfortable. It has a great location and is easy to get to from downtown Baltimore. The restaurant is cozy and clean, with the polite wait staff and fantastic food options. You get huge portions for the price and the food is served hot and quickly.
The Land of Kush
Address: 840 N Eutaw St, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA
Website: The Land of Kush
Opening hours: Sun: 10am - 8pm; Mon - Sat: 11am - 9pm
2. The GruB Factory
The Grub Factory offers all vegan food with great portions, memorable flavor, and very kind service. They have an extensive menu including pancakes (with real maple syrup), French toast, tofu scramble, mac’ n cheese, chicken sandwiches, green beans, mushrooms, kale salad, ice cream shakes and so on. The restaurant has a lively and friendly local Baltimore atmosphere. The food is all vegan, but satisfying for the omnivores too, of course. The sides also come highly recommended.
The GruB Factory
Address: 1210 N Charles St, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA
Website: The GruB Factory
Opening hours: Sun: 9am - 1pm; Mon - Sat: 10am - 8pm
3. Liquid Earth
You won’t find any meat here, but that doesn’t mean this excellent restaurant is only for vegans and vegetarians! This spot has a hip-and-cool vibe, laid back and cozy. They have tons of cool sandwiches, burritos, tacos, enough to please any palate or repeat visitor. And they have amazing salads and tasty vegan/raw food options too. They also have an extensive juice bar, freshly made on the spot, serving any juice you can think of and more. They top it off with a large selection of snacks and sweets. Their motto is intelligent nutrition.
Address: 1626 Aliceanna St, Baltimore, MD 21231, USA
Website: Liquid Earth
Opening hours: Wed - Sun: 11am - 8pm (closed on Mon & Tue)
4. Naked Lunch
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The restaurant is, in essence, a modern lunch counter, tucked at the front of the Mom’s Organic Market in Hamden. The food you are served is a delight to the eyes and taste buds! It’s a vegetarian/vegan cafe with made to order fresh ingredient meals served in a compostable bowl/box. You can go a la carte and create your own bowl (from the pre-trimmed and ready to eat items in view) or choose one of the various daily specials. Everything is prepared fresh in house from the marinated cauliflower “steak”, to the assortment of dressings/sauces added to your completed bowl.
Address: 711 W 40th St #163, Baltimore, MD 21211, USA
Website: Naked Lunch
Opening hours: 11am - 8pm (daily)
5. Stall 11 (http://stall11baltimore.co/)
Stall 11 is located inside R. House - a Modern Food Hall, showcasing the concepts of 10 talented chefs and food entrepreneurs. The menu reflects modern twists on plant-based comfort food and is a delicious option for non-vegetarians as well. They feature eclectic ingredients sourced from Maryland’s biodynamic farms & their own urban growing operations. The entire menu is 100% plant-based and you will find numerous vegan and gluten-free options.
Address: 301 W 29th St, Baltimore, MD 21211, USA
Website: Stall 11
Opening hours: Sun - Thu: 10am - 9pm; Fri - Sat: 10am - 10pm
6. Sticky Rice (http://www.bmoresticky.com/)
It’s hard to find a place with a variety of menu options for vegans and vegetarians and meat eaters, but Sticky Rice does not disappoint. The wait staff is friendly and attentive. They have a large menu with plenty of options from vegan/veggie sushi to a large selection of fish and meat sushi. The building is nothing special to look at from the outside, but the food inside is great. There are plenty of choices on the menu, and the restaurant is definitely worth a visit if you’re in the area and craving sushi.
Address: 1634 Aliceanna St, Baltimore, MD 21231, USA
Website: Sticky Rice
Opening hours: 11am - 11pm (daily)
7. Red Emma's
The Red Emma’s on Cathedral Street across from the BSO is in a spot that has seen many places come and go. You go to Red Emma’s for the complete alternative experience and enjoy the food along the way. Cooperatively owned and collectively managed with a highly diverse workforce, they are a bookstore café worlds away from others you may be been to. The bookstore provides a wide range of revolutionary and cultural volumes and the café offers delicious, healthy food, as well as good coffee and not too sinful sweets.
Address: 1225 Cathedral St, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA
Website: Red Emma’s
Opening hours: Tue - Thu: 10am - 10pm; Fri - Sat: 10am - 12am; Sun: 10am - 4pm (closed on Mon)
8. The Helmand
The Helmand is located in the heart of Mount Vernon and is a great neighborhood spot with Afghani food. The food is unique, and the servers are eager to tell you about any dishes that you may not be familiar with. This is a wonderful restaurant with great atmosphere and delicious, unusual food. The pumpkin appetizer is off the chart good, and the multitude of vegan options will ensure that every palate is pleased.
Address: 806 N Charles St, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA
Website: The Helmand
Opening hours: Sun - Thu: 5pm - 10pm; Fri - Sat: 5pm - 11pm
9. Paulie Gee's Hampden
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Some people are confused/disappointed by the fact that it’s not a typical American pizza place where you get a big pizza to share and choose your toppings. Instead, the serving is more of a traditional Italian pizza where pizzas are individual-sized and have set toppings and are ordered by name. The service is prompt, friendly, and accommodating. This is a great place to take kids too. They also have a very lively bar scene. The outdoor seating is pleasant and comfortable.
Paulie Gee's Hampden
Address: 3535 Chestnut Ave, Baltimore, MD 21211, USA
Website: Paulie Gee’s Hampden
Opening hours: Tue - Thu: 5pm - 10pm; Fri - Sat: 1pm - 12am; Sun: 1pm - 9pm (closed on Mon)
10. SoBo Café
Pasta Monday! House made spaghetti, shrimp, mussels and spinach in a white wine-garlic sauce. Pair that with a side salad & house wine or local draft beer for $20! #sobocafe #pastamonday #mybmorePosted by SoBo Cafe on Monday, 18 March 2019
SoBo Cafe is located just a few blocks from the Inner Harbor area of Baltimore in a hip area with lots of bars and cool restaurants. A restaurant matching this one in terms of food flavor and presentation is hard to find. SoBo Cafe is decorated with lots of eclectic, original art and bright, welcoming colors. The servers are helpful, especially in recommending sides or desserts. They have a seasonal menu that changes periodically with some tried and true stand-bys that remain a fixture.
Address: 6 W Cross St, Baltimore, MD 21230, USA
Website: SoBo Café
Opening hours: Sat - Sun: 10am - 3pm, 5pm - 9pm; Mon - Fri:11:30am - 2:30pm, 5pm - 10pm
Delicious veggie options in Baltimore, Maryland
More and more people are turning to vegetarianism for its multitude of health benefits. The local food scene in Baltimore has also caught up and some truly fantastic and impressive vegetarian restaurants can be found in the city. Choose any from the ones listed above and you won’t be disappointed even if you are new to the diet or cuisines. Most of these restaurants are not exclusively vegan/vegetarian and also offer options for meat-lovers.
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