9 Best Vegan Restaurants in Baltimore

Source: Yelp

Whether you are vegan or just enjoy plant-based meals, there are a variety of vegan restaurants in Baltimore for you to explore. From Indian cuisine—which is traditionally vegetarian—to modern American restaurants with innovative offerings, there is something for every preference. Continue reading to see our list of the 9 best vegan restaurants and restaurants with vegan offerings in Baltimore.

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1. Sakoon Indian Fusion

Authentic Indian cuisine with a variety of vegan dishes.

3105 Saint Paul St | Charles Village | sakoonindianfusionmd.com 

Located near Johns Hopkins University, this Baltimore restaurant serves authentic Indian cuisine. Although some dishes that may come to mind are Chili Paneer, Butter Chicken, and Tandoori Chicken, their menu includes a variety of vegan Indian dishes. 

In fact, they have a separate menu devoted to their vegan and vegetarian entrees. Some of their featured vegan entrees are Dal Sakoon Takda (yellow lentils, ginger, garlic, and tomatoes), Chana Masala (chickpeas cooked with onion, tomato, and spices), and Saag Aloo Chana (chickpeas, spinach, potatoes, and ginger).

Some vegan hidden gems on their regular menu are Vegetable Biryani and Gobi Manchurian (cauliflower simmered in ginger, garlic, and soy sauce).

“The buffet is a great value, there is a lot of variety and it is very worth it if you eat enough. You can also order specific dishes, that is more my style. The food is fresh, yummy, and hit the spot.” - Yelp Review 

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2. Zaatar Mediterranean Cuisine

Popular Mediterranean restaurant with several vegan items.

1019 S Charles St | Federal Hill | zaatarbaltimore.com 

Zaatar Mediterranean Cuisine is a beloved local Mediterranean restaurant. They offer a handful of vegan dishes including Falafel (ground chickpeas with tahini), Veggie Kabob (mixed seasonal char-grilled vegetables served with hummus and ali baba bread), and Mujadara (rice and lentils served with caramelized onions). Their hummus is of course also vegan, and just look at that fresh, oily hummus in the picture! It looks to die for!

The restaurant is also BYOB with a $3 corkage fee, and a liquor store is right down the street. Make a night of it and go to Zaatar Mediterranean Cuisine with a bottle of wine and a few friends!

“All the food and service was fantastic. All 3 types of kabobs were great. I wish we lived closer and could eat there more often. P.s. BYOB with a $3 corkage fee which is cheap given they provide wine glasses and stuff.” - Yelp Review

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3. Charming Elephant

Lao street food and bar.

2324 Boston St | Canton | charmcityelephant.com 

This Baltimore restaurant specializes in Lao street food. Here you will find vegan dishes such as noodles, curries, and more! Some of our favorites include Laap Souy (minced soy with an imitation fish sauce, seasoned with roasted rice and red pepper flakes, and served with sticky rice and Vegetarian Banh Mi (baguette sandwich with soy ham, vegan pâté, pickled papaya, pickled carrots, jalapeño, and cilantro). If you want to veganize any of their regular menu items, order noodles like Pad Thai and Pad See Ew with tofu and no eggs or curries with tofu.

We also love their happy hour that runs from 4–7 pm. They have Boba cocktails in flavors like Coco Rum, Mean Mango, and Stubborn Strawberry!

“Cant speak enough about how authentic the Laotian food here is.This is a gem in Baltimore and people should pay attention! Must-have dishes: papaya salad, tomyum, lao sausage, rib! If you love spicy food, do not miss!” - Yelp Review 

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4. The Land of Kush

Vegan soul food bistro voted TripAdvisor’s “Best of the Best” in 2021.

840 N Eutaw St | Mount Vernon/Seton Hill | landofkush.com 

This entirely vegan soul food restaurant has not only caught our eyes—The Land of Kush has served the likes of Stevie Wonder, Angela Davis, and many others. They’ve also been voted a Yelp “Top 100 Biz” in 2017 and TripAdvisor’s “Best of the Best” more recently in 2021.

Some of their most popular menu items include Black-Eye Pea Fritters (deep-fried black-eye peas), Baked Mac & Cheese, Curry Chickun (soy protein), Live Kale (kale salad), and Kush BBQ Ribs (soy protein smothered in BBQ sauce). They also serve a variety of smoothies, juices, and milkshakes, so both your sweet and savory cravings can be satisfied here at The Land of Kush.

“The ribs make you feel like you're cheating if you're coming as a vegan. They are so, so good, like smack your whole family good. I'm so glad we found it. Thanks y'all!” - Yelp Review 

Land of Kush doesn’t offer GiftYa digital gift cards just yet, but check back soon because we are always adding new restaurants! 

5. Gangster Vegan Organics

Plant-based bowls, fresh juices, and rich desserts.  

1065 South Charles St | Federal Hill | gangstervegandmv.com 

This vegan counter-serve restaurant is located inside the Cross Street Market. They boast fresh plant-based bowls, juices with only real ingredients, and thick, delicious slices of cake for dessert. 

Their most popular items are the Ay Papi (burrito bowl with brown rice, romaine, black beans, walnut taco meat, pico de gallo, pickled jalapeño, avocado, nacho cheese, and cilantro date dressing), the Alchemy (Mediterranean bowl with brown rice, romaine, Mediterranean marinated garbanzo beans, pickled cabbage, tomatoes, carrots, cucumbers, ginger date sauce, and cashew cheese), and the Esta Loca (taco salad with romaine, walnut taco meat, pico de gallo, pickled jalapeno, cilantro date dressing, nacho cheese, and avocado).

If you’re going to get dessert, get the Bonita Applebaum. This is a thick cheesecake-like apple pie made with cashews, coconut oil, maple syrup, apples, vanilla, and sunflower seeds. Made with only real ingredients, this is a dessert you can feel good about eating!

“First time trying this place and I ordered the Esta Loca Taco Salad. It was absolutely amazing! I also tried the You Da Boss Lemon Berry Cheesecake and it was quite pleasant. So glad I took the risk and tried something new. Highly recommend, 10/10.” - Yelp Review 

Gangster Vegan Organics doesn’t offer GiftYa digital gift cards just yet, but check back soon because we are always adding new restaurants! 

6. Stem: Farm + Kitchen

Mission-driven, plant-based eatery.

301 W 29th St | Remington | stemfarmkitchen.com 

This plant-based eatery serves plant-based bowls, salads, and shareable plates, as well as juices, smoothies, and acai bowls. If you are looking for somewhere to go for a light lunch, Stem is just the place!

They are a mission-driven eatery—they not only cook with plants, they grow them at their urban farm in West Baltimore. This is certainly a business you want to support, so let’s dive into their menu.

Their signature bowls include the Rainbow Pad Thai (roasted tempeh, bell peppers, carrot, bean sprouts, pickled purple cabbage, spinach, cilantro, black sesame seeds, rice noodles, and thai peanut sauce) and the Pura Vida (plantains, avocado, pico de gallo, black beans, pickled purple cabbage, brown rice, spinach, and chipotle cream sauce).

If you’re looking for something to share with a group, get the Korean BBQ cauliflower bites. 

“This was probably the best vegan food I've ever had. The options were delicious, wholesome, and endless. I built my own bowl and topped it with miso dressing. I will be coming back as soon as I can!” - Yelp Review 

Stem: Farm + Kitchen doesn’t offer GiftYa digital gift cards just yet, but check back soon because we are always adding new restaurants! 

7. Refocused Vegan

Diverse vegan food that will appeal to a wide variety of taste buds.

429 N Eutaw St | Downtown | refocusedvegan.com 

Vegan food doesn’t only mean healthy veggie bowls or mock meats. Refocused vegan is all about having a wide variety of vegan food that will appeal to a wide variety of taste buds.

Have you been missing quesadillas as a vegan? Refocused Vegan has Mushroom, Vegan Steak, Vegan Crab, and Vegan Shrimp quesadillas. What about wings? They offer fried, BBQ, buffalo, or Thai Chili. Other menu highlights include a Vegan Bacon Cheeseburger, Parmesan Truffle Fries, and Vegan Cheesesteak.

PSA: Refocused Vegan is the only vegan restaurant in Baltimore City with a liquor license. Cheers to that!

“I was SHOOK by how good their food was! Omg. Best vegan ribs I could ever imagine. I'll straight up say hands down the best vegan restaurant I have ever had. I bet everything on their menu is probably fire.” - Yelp Review

Refocused Vegan doesn’t offer GiftYa digital gift cards just yet, but check back soon because we are always adding new restaurants! 

8. Friends and Family 

Plant-based comfort food.

1634 Aliceanna St | Fells Point | friendsandfamilybaltimore.com 

Located in the heart of Fells Point, this casual restaurant specializes in plant-based comfort food. They offer small bites like taquitos, potstickers, and tots, sandwiches, burritos, salads, and more. They even serve vegan biscuits with apple butter or jam, gravy, or spicy or sweet mock chicken. Our favorite item might be the Don’t Have a Cow Beyond Burger, a Beyond Burger patty with green goddess dressing topped with greens, tomato, onion, and pickles and served on a potato roll.

Other highlights include their fun cocktails and tot bucket—yes, you heard that right. Their signature cocktails include the One More Cup of Coffee Redeye (Belle Isle Cold Brew vodka, Aztec Chocolate Bitters, and iced coffee) and the Just a Friend Crush (Belle Isle Grapefruit vodka in lemon-lime cane sugar soda, accented with old fashioned bitters and topped with San Pellegrino Blood Orange Soda). While their bucket of tots is enough to share with a group for only $8.

“I'm not vegan but came here with my friends and I was pleasantly surprised! The food was delicious and the service was great! I'd gladly come back to try the rest of the menu!!” - Yelp Review 

Friends and Family doesn’t offer GiftYa digital gift cards just yet, but check back soon because we are always adding new restaurants! 

9. Double Zero

Upscale vegan pizza concept.

414 Light St | Otterbein | matthewkenneycuisine.com 

If you’re looking for an upscale vegan option, check out Double Zero, a plant-based pizza concept brought to you by renowned chef Mattew Kenney. All of their pizzas are vegan, made with cashew mozzarella, macadamia ricotta, almond parmesan, rice mozzarella, or cashew cream.

Our favorite, hands down, is the Bianca. This pie is made with macadamia ricotta, cashew mozzarella, almond parmesan, rice mozzarella, pepperoncini, rapini, and plant yolk. They also offer gluten-free crust!

Some of their non-pizza items include Sunflower Caesar Salad, Cacio e Pepe, and Eggplant Parmesan. 

They also serve vegan desserts such as Chocolate Budino, Tiramisu, and Casse-Cou Chocolate Flight.

“I love this pizza! The food is so good, the restrooms are gender neutral (I love that) and the ambiance is so relaxing and chill. I highly recommend this restaurant. It can be pricey but definitely worth it.” - Yelp Review 

Double Zero doesn’t offer GiftYa digital gift cards just yet, but check back soon because we are always adding new restaurants! 

Now that you know where all of the best vegan restaurants are in Baltimore, what are you waiting for? You really can’t go wrong with any of these amazing vegan restaurants.

Are we missing any of your favorite vegan restaurants in Baltimore? Let us know in the comments.

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