Discover the greatest vegetarian restaurants and a wide variety of mouthwatering plant-based options. These restaurants take plant-based dining to the next level by putting an emphasis on flavor and freshness in a variety of dishes, from inventive to expertly prepared classics. If you’re looking to explore new culinary horizons or are just fully committed to plant-centric eating, Baltimore’s plant-based scene offers a wide range of options to suit your preferences. Come along with us for a taste experience that takes you through hip restaurants and quaint cafes that value health, sustainability, and creative cooking. With something delicious and fulfilling for every taste, every restaurant on our list is a tribute to Baltimore’s vibrant vegan community. Each dish is a celebration of plant-powered culinary artistry at its core. Savor the bright, compassionate flavors that define them.
The Land of Kush is a vegan soul food restaurant in a cute and colorful dining space in Seton Hill. They’ve been serving down-home cooking to vegans and meat eaters alike since 2011, garnering a huge following. Their hyper-real takes on meaty Southern cooking have attracted celebrity customers like Angela Davis and Stevie Wonder, not to mention features in The Baltimore Sun, PBS, and PETA. The menu has all the Southern classics, from pant-based ribs to mac n cheese. I loved their black-eyed pea fritters, which I ordered with a side of collard greens and yams.
Dodah’s Kitchen is a warm and cozy vegan comfort food eatery in Midtown, a few blocks from the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. Dodah’s Kitchen has a fast-casual counter format where all the home-cooked foods are on display behind a glass counter. You can peruse a menu or simply choose what looks good, creating your own comforting plate of stews, plant-based meats, and salads. Dodah’s Kitchen serves brunch all day as well as house-made desserts and drinks. I went for their plant-based meat lasagna with oreo cheesecake for dessert.
Harmony Bakery is a vegan and gluten-free bakery owned by a local Baltimore family, Renee and Don Gorman, and their children, Lisa and Kirk. Harmony Bakery sources its ingredients from local farms and purveyors to create a menu of wheat, soy, peanut, and dairy-free dishes. They offer sweet and savory pastries, tarts, and quiches, along with a lunch menu of sandwiches, salads, flatbreads, and mock-meat dishes. I tried a savory chickpea tart with chickpea filling, cartelized onion, and coconut cilantro chutney. It was delicious, and I still had room for a slice of vegan lemon cake.
1626 Aliceanna St, Baltimore, MD 21231
Located in the heart of Fells Point, blocks from Frederick Douglass Maritime Park, Liquid Earth is a longstanding juice bar, raw bar, and vegan eatery in an intimate and funky space. Opening in 1996, Liquid Earth is a proud pioneer of vegan and raw cuisine in Baltimore. Liquid Earth is committed to sustainable, local ingredients and the healthiest and intelligently engineered foods to satisfy all your micro and macro-nutrient needs. It’s the very epitome of clean eating. Their vast menu has raw smoothies, regular smoothies, a raw food menu, salads, juices, and sandwiches. I recommend the Fill Phace juice with honeydew, mint, ginger, pineapple, banana, orange, and grapefruit.
Baltimore’s favorite neighborhood brunch spot, Miss Shirley’s Cafe is a bright and cheerful breakfast and brunch cafe that has received praise from nearly every local press junket. Miss Shirley’s was also featured on Food Network’s hit show Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives. Miss Shirley’s Cafe has locations in Roland Park, Inner Harbor, and the Baltimore Airport. They aren’t a strictly vegan restaurant, but they have a separate vegan menu. The vegan menu has gluten-free griddle cakes, seasonal fruit plates, avocado toast, and a long list of savory lunch bowls and sandwiches. I recommend the Vegan Park Place Powerhouse sandwich, with avocado mash, greens, tomato, onion, cucumber, and shredded carrot on fresh sourdough with a side of hash browns.
My Mama’s Vegan is a carry-out vegan comfort food restaurant and catering service out of a friendly Harwood neighborhood kitchen. Their comfort food is completely plant-based and takes inspiration from global soul food traditions. Their menu is one of the most extensive I’ve seen, with burgers, bowls, sandwiches, tacos, fried chicken, burritos, seafood, nachos, loaded fries, and so much more. I was in the mood for Chinese, so I ordered the General TSO, using battered and fried cauliflower instead of chicken, tossed in the traditional General Tso sauce over basmati rice with veggies.
Featured in the Baltimore Sun, Baltimore Business Journal, and Noah Eats, Ekiben is a fast-casual and gourmet Pan-Asian eatery. With locations in Hampden and Fells Point, Ekiben has made Yelp’s list of the top 100 eateries in Baltimore. You won’t find more authentic Asian street food, taking inspiration from China, Thailand, Taiwan, and even Mexico. Their small menu is not fully vegan, but their selection of vegan dishes is award-winning in my book. I could eat the perfectly fried Tofu Brah topped with spicy seasonal slaw all day.
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