Vegetarian and Vegan Food in Baltimore

You may have heard that Baltimore is famous for its seafood, but that doesn’t mean our restaurants aren’t vegetarian and vegan-friendly, too! Baltimore’s animal-free menu items continue to expand every day. Find delicious meatless options from some of our favorite restaurants below. If you're in town Feb. 7 - 23, 2020, be sure to check out Baltimore's Vegan Restaurant Week, and Vegan SoulFest on Aug. 2020. Both events aim to showcase Baltimore's growing vegan community to people of all backgrounds.

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Gunther & Co.

The giant living wall at Gunther & Co. greets vegetarians and carnivores alike in this old converted brewery. Serving modern American food with global influences, there is something for everyone. Head over on Meatless Monday and look for this flatbread with eggplant purée, house made ricotta, roasted corn, heirloom tomatoes and arugula.

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Land of Kush

Land of Kush serves vegan and vegetarian soul food, the kind that will make you say “I can’t believe it’s veggie!” Everything on the menu is vegetarian or vegan friendly, from the crab cakes and BBQ ribs to the curry chicken and sweet potato cake.

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Gertrude’s might be known for its Chesapeake Bay cuisine, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t vegetarian options that are just as tasty at this restaurant located inside the Baltimore Museum of Art. The vegan “crab cakes” made of zucchini will have you saying, “I can’t believe it’s not crab!” Plus, try the vegetarian chili, hummus wrap, or mushroom melt sandwich.

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The Helmand

For over twenty years, The Helmand has been serving fine Afghan cuisine to Baltimore, which means you will see a lot of lamb and beef options, but there are just as many delicious meatless options. The kaddo borwani and the banjan borwani are crowd-pleasing appetizers. For your entrée, try the dolma murch (stuffed peppers) or the mushroom lawand.

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Big Bean Theory

Located in Mount Vernon Marketplace, The Big Bean Theory’s bean-based menu offers an endless array of vegetarian dishes including black bean burgers, falafel burgers, veggie lasagna, black-eyed pea gumbo, lentil soups, bean fa-waffles, bean bread pudding, smoked hummus, and countless other soups and meals.

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Grind House Juice Bar

Stop by the Grind House for fresh-pressed juices and smoothies on the go, or sit down and enjoy their 100 percent vegan menu of wraps, salads, bean burgers, “ribs,” and more!

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Stall 11 Baltimore

Stall 11, located in the modern food hall R. House, pulls off a completely plant-based menu of street foods from around the world using sustainable and local ingredients. From Korean barbecue cauliflower and mushroom Philly cheesesteaks to fresh-pressed juices and smoothies, Stall 11 has something for everyone to enjoy.