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821 Cafe in Richmond, Virginia
Jun 17 10

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my spouse and i love 821! vegan brunch options! w00t! we dig the 'fu scramble and black bean burrito. they usually have one rock'n vegan special we can grub on for dinner, and i super love their vegan burger (they even let me bring in my own gluten-free bun), chili, portobellos, hummus, and my spouse loves their vegan angel hair pasta with garlic bread! oh-so delicious every visit!

Aziza's on Main in Richmond, Virginia
Mar 2 10

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tons of vegan options - from soups to potato salad, & stews, salads, and sandwiches. i've never had a bad meal at aziza's and i've always had plenty of vegan friendly options.

The Belvidere at Broad in Richmond, Virginia
Jun 17 10

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my spouse and i ate here a few months ago and were very disappointed. we had heard great things about the food and were excited because it's advertised as having vegan & gluten-free options. we split the white bean hummus plate as our appetizer and asked for no feta. the plate was a tiny ramakin of hummus, a few olives, and a scant amount of peppers. we were thinking there would be some other veggies like cucumbers, tomatoes, etc. offered, as well as a large portion size. i ordered the beet salad sans cheese and it wasn't really a salad - just beets with micro greens on top. i figured there would be a spring mix underneath the beets or something - i should not have assumed. it was very tasty, but it the portion was so very small, and in my book, it didn't classify as a salad. for my entree i was super excited about the gluten-free vegan lasagna, however the pasta was extremely mushy (we use brown rice noodles at home and are able to cook them al dente), the marinara was bland and lacked a certain something, and i was unimpressed with the tofu ricotta (it was bland). my spouse had a few bites and wasn't a fan either. he had the veggie club sans cheese and made without butter - and said it was average. we understand that when you ask someone to veganize a dish that you're not going to get what it was intended to be, but for a place that boasts vegan and gluten-free options, we thought the flavors wouldn't be compromised. we did very much enjoy the white bean hummus, although we were looking for more (serving size wise and more veggies), and we loved the beer and wine selection. the atmosphere was awesome and the staff was fantastical - we were just disappointed. maybe our expectations were set too high.

Crossroads in Richmond, Virginia
Dec 8 10

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many of what is veggie can easily be veganized, although there's already so much that's vegan already on the menu! all their side are vegan-friendly too - and they always have a tasty vegan special. the last time i brought my family in we had a not-so-happy experience: my spouse's coffee was too thick & strong to drink, they missed a latte order completely but charged us for it and argued with us about it, my tofu peanut thai rice bowl was swimming in oil so i returned it & didn't bother getting another, the avocado on my sister's bean burger was brown and black with bruised pieces, and the salad my brother had (and paid $8 for) was really skimpy. i think they were having kind of a busy and "off" day because usually it's a lot better as far as eats and service goes. we were all really disappointed.

2 things crossroads needs:
- vegan ice cream
- more vegan & and gluten-free vegan desserts

Edo's Squid in Richmond, Virginia
Mar 3 10

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their bread & pasta = vegan. let the server know you're vegan and they'll let you know what your options are - there are always plenty! it tends to get a little loud in Edo's, and it's a good idea to make a reservation - but Edo's is the best for vegan 'n italian options, fo 'sho!

Fresca on Addison in Richmond, Virginia
Jan 4 11

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Fresca on Addison is a wonderful place to get some vegan & veggie eats. they even have some gluten-free options (including a vegan AND gluten-free rice crispy treat the last time i visited)! their food is fresh & tasty, the staff is crazy friendly and was patient with all my questions - and the atmosphere is light, and fun as well! awesome all around!

Malabar Indian Restaurant in Richmond, Virginia
May 30 12

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their spice levels are spot-on and you can choose if you'd like the dishes mild, medium or hot. my sister and i let them know we were vegan and they provided us with several options and even made the dosas vegan as well. very knowledgeable and friendly staff. it's a quiet comfortable restaurant; well worth the trip out to the west end.

Pearl's Cupcake Shoppe in Richmond, Virginia
Dec 8 10

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the vegan cupcakes are outta-this world awesome!!!!

Phoenix Garden Vegetarian Restaurant in Richmond, Virginia
Nov 18 12

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absolutely excellent. i don't know why we didn't check our Phoenix Garden sooner. they're not joking when they say the offer the best vegetarian/vegan pho in town - it really, truly is! we tried the crispy spring rolls & corn nuggets and were impressed as well. brought 2 friends who aren't overly veggie-friendly and they also very much enjoyed their meals. the service is wonderful and the owners are amazing. do yourself a favor and check them out!

Pizza Fusion in Richmond, Virginia
Apr 15 10

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i love pizza fusion and so does my spouse - we make the drive out to short pump every few weeks to treat ourselves to some vegan pizza. gotta love a mostly organic pizza place with vegan pizza dough, gluten-free options (they have a few gluten-free beers, a vegan AND gluten-free pizza crust which ROCKS, and a gluten-free & vegan brownie for dessert), and VEGAN CHEEZE (vegan gourmet's follow your heart cheeze)! oh yes, vegan cheeze!!!!

Siam Paragon in Richmond, Virginia
Jun 6 12

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we love that they're vegan-friendly and the staff is really nice. some of our favorites: summer rolls, veggies-fried rice, drunken noodles (you can request tofu) and the pad kra prow jae. i highly recommend giving Siam Paragon a try!

Sticky Rice in Richmond, Virginia
Mar 2 10

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lots of vegan options! vegan sushi, and veggie sushi that can be requested & made vegan. also vegan: miso soup, seaweed salad, fresh spring rolls, noodle bowls, and tempura. i loooooove sticky rice!

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