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Vegan & Vegetarian Restaurants in Baltimore

Get your plant-based foodie fix with an on-the-go or indulgent meal from one of Baltimore's vegan or vegetarian restaurants.

Here in Baltimore we love our seafood. But we also have vegetarian and vegan-friendly options that are just as delicious and well-loved. We’ve selected a few of our favorite restaurants with plant-based and meatless dishes for you to check out. And don’t miss Maryland Vegan Restaurant Month, taking place March 1-31!

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Baby’s On Fire

Music lovers will delight in this husband-and-wife-owned Mount Vernon business, which features dozens of bins of vinyl to flip through while enjoying your morning dose of caffeine. After browsing the musical selection, you can enjoy Stumptown Coffee, breakfast pastries and light bites. The menu is very vegan-friendly and includes items like the Le Tigre tofu wrap, The Eno vegan pastrami panini and a beloved vegan mac and cheese.

Coffee at Babys on Fire in Fells Point.

Enjoy a steaming cup of coffee at Baby’s on Fire in Fell’s Point, which also boasts an impressive record collection. Photograph by Justin Tsucalas.

Harmony Bakery

Get your sweet tooth fix without worrying about what you can order—everything on the menu is 100% vegan and gluten free. In addition to fresh-basked cookies, cakes and breads, Hampden-based Harmony Bakery offers quiches, flatbreads and meatless burgers.

GreenHouse Juice Cafe

Stop by GreenHouse for fresh-pressed juices and smoothies on the go, or sit down and enjoy their fully vegan menu of wraps, salads, bean burgers, “ribs” and more. This Charles Village spot is the perfect spot to stop before a stroll around Druid Hill Park.

Red Emma’s

Part café, part bookstore and part community events space, Red Emma’s is a radical worker cooperative that aims to create a welcoming environment for all. The books are from independent publishers and the menu is 100% vegetarian with a fully vegan brunch. Plus everything is sustainable and ethically sourced.

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Described as a “hyper-seasonal” eatery, this petite Hampden restaurant takes farm-to-table to the next level—the forest. Foraged chef Chris Amendola turned his passion for finding food in nature into a menu here, loaded with local, seasonal, and foraged ingredients, offset by a nose-to-tail program, and sprinkled with flowers and herbs grown in a hydroponic garden installation on one interior wall.  Though not an entirely vegan restaurant, the daily menu always includes meatless options like mushroom stew and fermented ramp toast.

Land of Kush

Land of Kush serves vegan and vegetarian soul food so good you won’t believe it’s veggie. Everything on the menu is v-friendly, from the crab cakes and BBQ ribs to the curry chicken and sweet potato cake. Just a few blocks from the heart of Mount Vernon, Land of Kush is a perfect spot after a day of exploring the Washington Monument or the Maryland Center for History and Culture. They also help produce Vegan Soulfest, a 3-day food and musical festival that takes place every year in the summer.

A platter of delicious vegan options at Land of Kush


Gertrude’s might be known for its Chesapeake Bay cuisine, but they’ve also perfected a few vegetarian options that are just as tasty. The vegan “crab cakes” made of zucchini and paired with an Italian vegetable stew can’t be missed. And the restaurant’s location on the grounds of the Baltimore Museum of Art make it an ideal dinner spot after perusing the museum’s collection.

Tables outside in garden

Gertrude’s offers plenty of outdoor seating nestled among the Baltimore Museum of Art’s Sculpture Garden

Golden West Cafe take out window in Baltimore.

Golden West Cafe take out window in Baltimore.

Golden West Café

This Southwest comfort food spot has some of the best tacos in Hampden. Nearly everything on the menu is vegan or can be modified with vegan chorizo, cheeses, eggs and sauces. Don’t skip on the Mission Impossible Burger. Plus, Golden West has a late-night bar and takeout window for easy service at any hour.

Paulie Gee’s

Paulie Gee’s in Hampden offers a full menu of vegan pizzas that are just as good as the non-vegan options. Try toppings like cashew ricotta, vegan sausage and vegan beetballs. And don’t forget to head past the wood fired oven in the middle of the restaurant to find the hidden bar in the back for local beer and top notch cocktails.

The Helmand

For over twenty years, The Helmand has been serving fine Afghan cuisine to Baltimore from its Mount Vernon location. You’ll 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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