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Charlottesville Vegan Friendly Restaurants

Charlottesville Vegan Friendly Restaurants

Botanical (fully vegan)

Charlottesville's only fully vegan restaurant located on the downtown mall, Botanical believes that the future is plant-based. Don't miss their customer favorite, the Crunchy Cauliflower Bowl!

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Firefly (vegan friendly)

A one-of-a-kind family-friendly restaurant and game room featuring a full Vegan section on their menu with starters, sandwiches, and salads. Don't miss Trivia and Bingo night!

Mezeh (vegan friendly)

Located in the Stonefield shopping center, this Mediterranean grill is a quick and healthy option with a full Vegan ingredient list. Create your own bowl with made-from-scratch ingredients.


Roots (vegan friendly)

A healthy and quick option on the UVA Corner, this is a favorite amongst students and locals alike. Order ahead for quick pick up!

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A delicious Roots Bowl

Grn Burger (fully vegan)

Grn Burger is a welcome addition to the burgeoning vegan food scene in Charlottesville, Virginia. With its diverse menu of delectable plant-based burgers, sides, and desserts, this eatery is sure to impress vegans and non-vegans alike. If you're in Charlottesville and looking for a satisfying, guilt-free meal, be sure to pay Grn Burger a visit.

Pearl Island (vegan friendly)

Located inside the historic Jefferson School City Center in the heart of Charlottesville, Pearl Island shares authentic Caribbean foods, with vegan options always available.

Vu Noodles (vegan friendly)

This cozy eatery specializes in Vietnamese cuisine, offering an array of delicious, plant-based dishes that are packed with flavor and fresh ingredients. The star of the menu is their vegan noodle bowls, which feature delicate rice noodles, vibrant vegetables, and savory tofu or seitan, all tossed in a delectable, aromatic sauce. In addition to their mouthwatering noodles, Vu Noodles also offers vegan-friendly appetizers, such as spring rolls and crispy tofu bites, providing a well-rounded dining experience that showcases the versatility and appeal of plant-based Vietnamese cuisine.

Iron Paffles (vegan friendly)

Iron Paffles is a foodie's paradise, especially for those who follow a vegan lifestyle. This unique eatery has been garnering attention for its innovative approach to traditional Belgian waffles and savory puff pastries, which they have dubbed "paffles." With an extensive selection of mouthwatering vegan options, Iron Paffles has quickly become a go-to destination for the ever-growing vegan community in Charlottesville and beyond.

Bang (vegan friendly)

Bang! is Charlottesville's original small plate venue located two blocks off the Historic downtown mall. Owners/chefs Vincent Derquenne and Tim Burgess use their talents to create a menu rooted in the cuisines of the Pacific Rim, creating dishes with Thai, Indian, Vietnamese, Chinese, and Japanese influences. Open nightly for inside and patio dining, Bang offers convenient Vegetarian, Gluten Free, and Vegan menu sections. Complementing the food is a full Martini menu, punctuated with intense, lively flavored drinks which live up to the restaurant's name.