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      World Guide to Vegetarianism

The 20 parts of this guide contain a world list of vegetarian and
vegetarian-friendly restaurants, stores, organizations, services, etc.
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USA part 2

This section has listings for the following:

  Capitol Area:
    DC               Maryland         Virginia

    Delaware         New York         Tennessee        West Virginia
    New Jersey       Pennsylvania

Many thanks to Andrea Shettle-Sutton for providing lots of help with
the USA listings.

Entries marked with *VRG are ones which were discovered in the
_Vegetarian Journal's Guide to Natural Foods Restaurants in the U.S.
and Canada_ from the Vegetarian Resource Group, PO Box 1463,
Baltimore, MD 21203. Tel. (410) 366-VEGE. Foreword by Lindsay Wagner,
info compiled by Sally Clinton and Debra Wasserman, published by Avery
Publishing Group Inc. in Garden City Park, NY, copyright 1993.


Capitol Area

The following states are listed here:

    DC               Maryland         Virginia

District of Columbia

Many thanks to Andrea Shettle-Sutton for co-ordinating the Capitol
Area section, and also to Tara McDermott and the Vegetarian Society of
D.C. for supplying many of the listings.

People in the Washington, D.C. area can hear Gabe Mirkin from 6-8pm
on 980 AM WRC radio.

Area-Wide Vegetarian Organization:

Vegetarian Society of D.C.
P.O. Box 4921, Washington, DC 20008, (301) 589-0722
- Very helpful organization. They put out a restaurant list for the
  greater DC/MD/VA area, hold potlucks, dinners, etc. One year
  membership for an individual is $15, which includes a bi-monthly
  newsletter, a 10% discount on vegetarian entrees at 19 resturants
  in the DC area, and other services. Family, student, and senior
  memberships are also available.


See also in Maryland: Rockville, College Park, Takoma Park,
  Silver Spring, Bethesda, Capital Heights, Riverdale, Spencerville,
  Adams Morgan, Chevy Chase, Frederick, Gaithersburg, Greenbelt,
  Kensington, Langley Park, Laurel, Mt. Rainier, Olney, Wheaton,
  White Oak.

See also in Virginia: Alexandria, Arlington, Fairfax, Falls Church,
  Herndon, Loton, Springfield, Sterling, Vienna, West Vienna.

Vegetarian Restaurants:

Eat for Strengh Vegetarian Cafe, 1917 9th Street NW, 332-7604

Indian Delight, 3 locations:
  1100 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, 371-2295
  Union Station, 50 Massachusetts Avenue NE, 842-1040
  2815 M Street NW, 338-6450
- Mostly vegan.

Madurai Vegetarian Room, 3318 M Street NW (upstairs), 333-0997
- Indian. Never seem to be open on weekend late afternoons.

Nature's Food Basket, 1515 17th Street NW, 462-7066

Paru's, 2010 S Street NW, 483-5133
- Indian.

Balajee, 917 18th Street NW, 682-9090
- Indian.

Your's Naturally Health Food and Soul Vegetarian Deli, 2 locations:
  1523 L Street NW, 347-3518 (457-0175?)
  1014 14th Street NW, 628-1865
- Take-out

Delights of the Garden, 2616 Georgia Avenue, 462-5281
- Salads, "Fake meat" entrees. All food prepared without cooking
  (with a few hard to detect exceptions). Chips and salsa, for example
  use banana chips that they dry in the sun. "The food is interesting,
  and some of it (especially the salads) is quite good. The fake meat
  entrees are completely unique, and will be loved by some and hated
  by others."

Soul Vegetarian Cafe and Exodus Carrout, 2606 Georgia Avenue NW,
- African/Hebrew/Israelite.

After The Harvest, 1512 U Street NW, 234-6264
- Use organic produce.

Secrets of Nature Health Food Centers, 3923 South Capitol Street SW,

Eat For Strength, 1917 9th Street NW, 332-7604

Vegetarian-Friendly Restaurants:

Health Zone, 1445 K Street NW, 371-2900
- Multi-ethnic fusion cuisine. 100% low fat menu. Vegan-friendly. All
  items are analyzed for fat and caloric composition. Vegetable Sushi,
  Southern Sampler (greens, black beans, and mashed sweet potatoes).
  Fresh Juices. Have a program called 'Second Helpings' where a
  customer can buy a meal voucher for $1 and then give it to a
  homeless person. The homeless then redeem the voucher for a hot
  vegetarian meal. Open Mon-Fri for breakfast and lunch. Closed Sat &

Adams Morgan Spaghetti Garden, 2317 18th Street NW, 265-6665

American Cafe, several locations
- They mark all their vegetarian foods as such.

Cheesecake Factory, 5345 Wisconsin Avenue NW, 364-0500

Food For Thought, 1738 Connecticut Avenue NW, 797-1095

Gairsan Natural Foods, 1368 H Street NE, 396-0034 (Take-out)

Good Health Natural Foods, 325 Pennsylvania Avenue SE, 543-2266
- Take-out.

Hetep Foods, 2849 Georgia Avenue NW, 332-7247
- Carryout.

Holocaust Museum of the Smithsonian Museum
- Most food available in this museum is vegetarian.

Ice in Paradise, 615 Pennsylvania Avenue, 547-1554

Kalorama Cafe, 2228 18th Street NW, 667-1022

Peacock Restaurant, 5031 Connecticut Avenue NW, 364-4444

Red Sage, 605 14th Street NW, 638-4444

Zorba's Cafe and Carry Out, 1612 20th Street NW, 387-8555

  Senbeb, 5924 Georgia Avenue NW, 723-5566
  - Pan-African carrout.

  Asia Nora, 2213 M Street NW
  - Quite a few vegetarian entrees and generally an eclectic Asian
    cuisine. The miso soup has been good in my experiences though the
    recipe varies from visit to visit.

  Burma Restaurant, 740 6th Street NW, 364-1280

  Islander Caribbean, 1762 Columbia Road NW, 234-4955

  City Lights of China, 1731 Connecticut Avenue NW, 265-6688
  McHuang's China Cafe, 1042 Wisconsin Avenue NW, 337-3553

  Fashika's, 2447 18th Street NW, 797-7673
  Meskerem, 2434 18th Street NW, 462-4100
  Red Sea, 2463 18th Street NW, 483-5000
  Sheba, 2224 18th Street NW, 483-4407
  Zed's Ethiopian Cuisine, 3318 M Street NW, 333-4710

  Stoupsey's, 1825 I Street NW (International Square), 223-1169
  - Carryout.

  Aditi, 3299 M Street NW, 625-6825
  Bombay Club, 815 Connecticut Avenue NW, 659-3727
  Bombay Palace, 1835 K Street NW, 331-0111
  India Gate, 2408 18th Street NW, 332-0141
  India Grill, 2100 Connecticut Avenue NW, 232-5932
  India Kitchen, 3506 Connecticut Avenue NW,966-2541
  Katmandu, 1800 Connecticut Avenue NW, 483-6470 (Nepalese)
  Kusam Indian Cafe, 915 21st Street NW, 466-5567
  Madras, 3506 Connecticut Avenue NW, 966-2541
  - Carryout with limited seating.
  Royal Frontier, 1823 L Street NW, 785-0785
  Taj Mahal, 1327 Connecticut Avenue NW, 659-1544

  Sarinah Satay House, 1338 Wisconsin Avenue NW, 337-2955

  Cafe Japone, 2032 P Street NW, 223-1573

  Bacchus, 1827 Jefferson Place NW, 785-0734
  Lebanese Taverna, 2641 Connecticut Avenue NW, 265-2681

:Middle Eastern:
  Al-maqha, 3289 M Street NW, 342-6140
  Skewers, 1633 P Street NW (upstairs), 387-7400 or 387-4005
  Pika Pita, Union Station
  - Hummus, falafel, grape leaves, salads, etc.

  Sanghomar Cafe, 2341 18th Street NW, 745-6200
  - Has three vegan entrees and one vegan appetizer. Pretty cheap
    place and good, but probably high in fat.

  - 'Vegetarian' in Thai means 'substitute tofu for flesh'. Be sure to
    insist on no fish sauce or other animal products.
  Pad Thai, 1639 Wisconsin Avenue NW, 342-3394
  Thai Flavor, 3709 Macomb Street NW, 966-0200
  Thai Room, 5037 Connecticut Avenue NW, 244-5933
  Two Vikings, 2513 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, 822-0862


Donna Zeigfinger, All Ways Travel
4701 Sangamore Rd, Bethesda, MD 20816, (301) 229-1600, (800) 783-8990
- Vegetarian travel consultant. "Seems to know her stuff and keeps up
  to date."

Vegetarian Organizations:

Raw Foods Vegetarian Club
7627 16th Street NW, Washington, DC 20012-1405, (202) 726-5671
Contact: Robert Jordan
- We hold regular potluck dinners and share resources.

Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine
P.O. Box 6322, Washington, DC 20015, (202) 686-2210
- Membership $20/yr -- Receive: Good Medecine


State Vegetarian Organization:

Vegetarian Society of Maryland, Inc.
P.O. Box 1478, Bowie, MD 20717, (301) 249-7926
3 branches so far:
 Bowie Area Vegetarian Society
 Southern Maryland Vegetarian Society
 Gaithersburg Vegetarian Society
- Formed in 1991 to bring together vegetarians in Maryland. VSM is
  aiming to promote vegetarianism in Maryland to it's fullest extent.
  They plan to be at every health fair and at every community festival
  in the state, even to the extent of selling vegi-burgers. Publish
  a bi-monthly newsletter entitled "Vegetarian Celebrations". They
  work closely with the Vegetarian Society of DC and the Vegetarian
  Resource Group (Baltimore). Always looking for new volunteers.

Adams Morgan

Vegetarian-Friendly Restaurants:

- Indonesian & Thai. Good vegetarian and vegan options.


Bertucci's Brick Oven Pizza, Hechinger Shopping Center, Forest Drive,
  (410) 266-5800
- Several vegetarian specialty pizzas. Pasta and salad. Open Mon-Thu
  11am-midnight, Fri-Sat 11am-1am?, Sun noon-11pm.


See also: Catonsville, Govana, Hampdem, Owings Mills, Pikesville,
          Randallstown, Towson, Waverly, Woodlawn, Westview.

Thanks to Ruth and Ed Goldstein for much of the Baltimore area
restaurant listings.

PETA has saturated the area with "V" stickers, so vegetarians know
it's safe to eat at local restaurants sporting the "Vegetarian Meals
Served Here" decal.

Vegetarian-Friendly Restaurants:

Golden Temple Cafe, 2322 N. Charles Street, Charles Village, 235-2225
- Juice Bar. Lacto-vegetarian lunch menu in casual dining room.

Harvest Moon Cafe, 11 W. Preston Street, 685-7110
- Macrobiotic. Authentic Food in an attractive setting.

Puffins, Rt 3 and 450 Crofton, 793-3929
- Natural foods.

Health Cupboard

Green Earth, 823 N. Charles Street, downtown, 725-1705
- Juice bar. Lacto-vegetarian lunch menu. Take-out counter only.

Health Department, 8719 Liberty Road, Bradlees's Plaza, 655-6618
- Juice bar. Lacto-vegetarian lunch menu. Counter only.

Akbar, 823 N. Charles Street, 539-0944
- Indian.

Bombay Grill, 2 E. Madison Street, downtown, 837-2973
- Indian.

Tandoor, Pratt Street Pavilon, Harborplace, 547-0575
- Indian.

Uncle Lee's, 44 South Street, Harborplace, 727-6666
- Oriental.

Tony Chang's, 801 N. Charles Street, 539-6666
Seoul, 321 York Road, Towson, 823-6650
- Oriental. Vegetarian appetizers, soups and entrees. All you can eat
  lunch buffet.

Sony's, 2 locations:
  324 Park Avenue, 539-2466
  Pavilon, Harborplace
- Philippine.

Tov Pizza, 6313 Reisterstown Road, Plaza area, 358-5238
- Kosher Italian/Middle Eastern/Dairy. Diner.

Haceienda, 4840 Belair Road, 488-9447
- Mexican decor for gringos with hugh appetites. No lard in the beans.

Marty's Magnificient Mexican Restaurant/Mencken's Cultured Pearl Cafe,
  1114 Hollins Street, Union Square, 837-1947
- Mexican. No lard in the beans.

Gringo's Casa Mexicana, 200 S. Haven Street, 327-1474
- Mexican. No lard in the beans.

Pancho's, Lexington Market, 752-7177
- Mexican. Stand-up counter. No lard in the beans.

Natural Foods Stores:

Golden Temple, 2322 North Charles Street, 235-1014

Vegetarian Organizations:

Vegetarian Resource Group (VRG)
P.O. Box 1463, Baltimore, MD 21203, (410) 366-8343, fax: 366-8804
Internet contacts: Brad Scott <> &
  Bobbi Pasternak <>
- Previously The Baltimore Vegetarians. They're an extremely well-
  informed group and have a significant national presence through
  their excellent bi-monthly Vegetarian Journal. They also hold a
  Vegetarian Expo every year in Baltimore.
- Membership $20/yr, includes subscription to "The Vegetarian
  Journal", a bimonthly magazine. This is a non-profit organization
  dedicated to educating the public on vegetarianism and the
  interrelated issues of health, nutrition, ecology, ethics, and
  world hunger. They produce and sell books, cookbooks, and pamphlets.
  Their phone number is also a vegetarian's questions hot-line.

Jewish Vegetarians of North America
P.O.Box 1463, Baltimore, MD 21203
or 6938 Reliance Road, Federalsburg, MD 21632, (410) 754-5550


Vegetarian Restaurants:

Green City Market, 4735 Bethesda Avenue, 652-0050
- Vegan with the exception that they may have soy cheese with casein.
  Sit down deli. Pricey, but delicious.

Vegetarian-Friendly Restaurants:

Kabul West, 4871 Cordell Avenue, 986-8566
- Afghan.

Hinode, 4914 Hampden Lane, 654-0908
- Japanese.

Tako Grill, 7756 Wisconsin Avenue, 652-7030
- Japanese.

- Indonesian & Thai. Good vegetarian and vegan options.

Bacchus, 7945 Norfolk Avenue, 657-1722
- Lebanese.

Mediterranean Deli, 4910 Hampden Lane, 652-1855
- Lebanese.

Thai Place, on St. Elmo(?)
- Thai. Great vegetarian Phad Thai (ask for no eggs). 'Vegetarian' in
  Thai means 'substitute tofu for flesh'. Be sure to insist on no
  fish sauce or other animal products.

California Pizza Kitchen
- Fantastic cheeseless pizza (non-vegan): Roasted eggplant with
  sun-dried tomatos, garlic and fresh spinich on a whole wheat crust,
  served with a light honey-mustard dressing. None of their pizza
  crusts are vegan, as they all contain dairy products of some sort.
  Only one size: individual. Pastas, salads. Smoke-free.

Natural Foods Stores:

Bethesda Co-op, 6500 Seven Locks Road (at MacArthur Blvd), 320-2530
- Has a vegan-friendly deli. Open Mon-Sat 9am-9pm, Sun 9am-7pm.


Donna Zeigfinger, All Ways Travel
4701 Sangamore Rd, Bethesda, MD 20816, (301) 229-1600, (800) 783-8990
- Vegetarian travel consultant. "Seems to know her stuff and keeps up
  to date."

Capital Heights

Vegetarian Restaurants:

Your's Naturally Health Food and Soul Vegetarian Deli,
  9133 Central Avenue, 499-0375
- Take-out.


Vegetarian-Friendly Restaurants:

Taj, 622 Frederick Road, 744-4422
- Indian. All you can eat. Luncheon buffet with several vegetarian

Chevy Chase

Vegetarian-Friendly Restaurants:

California Pizza Kitchen, 1 or 2 blocks from Friendship Heights Metro
- Fantastic cheeseless pizza (non-vegan): Roasted eggplant with
  sun-dried tomatos, garlic and fresh spinich on a whole wheat crust,
  served with a light honey-mustard dressing. None of their pizza
  crusts are vegan, as they all contain dairy products of some sort.
  Only one size: individual. Pastas, salads. Smoke-free.

College Park

Vegetarian Restaurants:

Berwyn Cafe (aka Beautiful Day), 5010 Berwyn Road, 345-6655
- In Beautiful Day Trading Co. building. A natural food store that has
  a vegetarian cafe in the back. All natural ingredients, often mostly
  organic. VERY casual cafe. Beans and brown rice, two entrees cooked
  every day.

Planet X, 7422 Baltimore Avenue, next to U of M, (301) 277-5487
- Vegan-friendly. Good food. Alternative atmosphere, with a stage
  where you can sit to eat when no one is playing there. There are a
  range of different kinds of dishes and beverages. "I recommend it."
  Open daily, "I think Sun-Thu 11am-midnight, Fri-Sat until 2 or 3am."

Raju's Cafe, Campus Village Shopping Center, 8415 East Baltimore
  Avenue #12, 474-8684
- North & South Indian vegetarian cuisine. Open Mon-Sun 11am to 9pm.

Vegetarian-Friendly Restaurants:

Maryland Food Co-Op, Stamp Student Union, University of Maryland,

Seven Seas, 8503 Balto Blvd, 345-5807
- Chinese.

Natural Foods Stores:

Berwyn Cafe (aka Beautiful Day), 5010 Berwyn Road, 345-6655

Maryland Food Co-Op, Stamp Student Union, University of Maryland,


Vegetarian Restaurants:

Mela, 6476 Dobbin Center Way #4, (410) 997-2117
- Indian. Vegan-friendly. Daily lunch buffet for $6.95 (Feb 1995)
  $8.95 on Sunday, served with Champagne. Food is good, not as good as
  Akbar, but you can't beat the price. Strongly recommend the buffet,
  although the food contains a lot of salt. Open daily 11:30am-10pm.

Natural Foods Stores:

David's Natural Market, Lynx Lane
- Has a vegan-friendly deli.


Eclectic Vegetarians Club
27 Norman Allent Street, Elkton, MD 21921, (301) 392-0383


Vegetarian-Friendly Restaurants:

Tauraso's & Victor's Saloon & Raw Bar, 6 East Street, 663-6600


Vegetarian-Friendly Restaurants:

Thai Sa Mai, 8369 Snouffer School Road, 963-1800
- Thai. 'Vegetarian' in Thai means 'substitute tofu for flesh'. Be
  sure to insist on no fish sauce or other animal products.

Vegetarian Organization:

Gaithersburg Vegetarian Society
- Branch of the Vegetarian Society of Maryland.


Vegetarian-Friendly Restaurants:

Jai Hind, 5511 York Road, 323-8440
- Indian.


Vegetarian-Friendly Restaurants:

China Pearl, 7701 Greenbelt Road, 441-8880
- Chinese. 10% discount available to VSDC members.

House of Hunan, 7429 Greenbelt Road, 345-0500
- Chinese. 10% discount available to VSDC memebers.

Maharaja, 8825 Greenbelt Road, 552-1600
- North Indian food, not all veg but alot of lacto-veg and some vegan
  dishes. Proprietress is a vegetarian.


Vegetarian-Friendly Restaurants:

Pinebrook, 1101 W. 36th Street, 467-2499
- Oriental. Unbelievably cheap and unusual vegetarian entrees.


Vegetarian-Friendly Restaurants:

China Gourmet, 3739 University Blvd, 946-9400
- Chinese.

Langley Park

Vegetarian Restaurants:

Udupi Palace, University Blvd
- Lacto-vegetarian South Indian. Vegan-friendly. Great food. Dosas,
  sambar. Waiting time on weekends is anywhere from 10 to 40 minutes.

Vegetarian-Friendly Restaurants:

Lang Lin, 1331 University Blvd E, 434-0515
- Chinese.


Vegetarian-Friendly Restaurants:

Mr Wang's Hunan, 675 Main Street, 317-8888
- Chinese. Not all veg but has extensive vegetarian menu, mostly vegan
  etc. One or two items (like moo-shi) have eggs in them by default
  (just ask them to leave them out).

Natural Foods Stores:

Laurel Health Food, 928 Fairlawn Avenue, Laurel Shopping Center
  (301) 498-7191
- I think this store has some free-roam turkey and chicken, but
  otherwise, it's all vegetarian. Have a lot of nutritional

Mt. Rainier

Natural Foods Stores:

GLUT co-op


Vegetarian-Friendly Restaurants:

Sahib, Georgia Avenue
- Indian. Excellent vegetarian meals. Serves 3 appetizers and 3
  entrees per person. Price includes dessert and tea. All for $20 per
  person. The Washington Post always offers a $5.00 per meal coupon.

Olney Ale House, 2000 Olney-Sandy Spring Road, 774-6708

Wild Honey Market, 3470 Olney Laytonsville Road, 774-3210

Casa Rico, 18143 Village Mart Drive, 570-8827
- Mexican.

Owings Mills

Vegetarian Restaurants:

Sprouts, Reisterstown Road (at Painters Mill Road)
- Health Food. New (1995). Very vegan friendly restaurant with
  ajoining health food market owned by some guy named Wayne. Large
  portions, low prices, good food. Not much seating though.

Vegetarian-Friendly Restaurants:

Dragon House, 10349 Reisterstown Road, 363-0744
- Oriental.

Sony's, The Conservatory, Owings Mills Mall
- Philippine.


Vegetarian-Friendly Restaurants:

Puffins, 1000 Reisterstown Road, 486-8811
- Innovative and fresh.

Mr. Chan Szechuan, 1010 Reisterstown Road, (410) 484-1100
- Chinese. Has many vegetarian items. Open daily for lunch and dinner.
  Buffet Fri nights.

Chaps, Pamona Square
- Kosher Chinese.

Royal, 1630 Reisterstown Road, 482-3544
- Kosher. Falafel platter.


Vegetarian-Friendly Restaurants:

Akbar, 3541 Brenbrook Drive, 655-1600
- Indian.

Nino Taco, 9022 Liberty Road, 655-7344
- Mexican. No lard in the beans.


Vegetarian Restaurants:

Leland Memorial Hospital Cafeteria, 4400 Queensberry Road, 699-2264
- Limited hours.


Vegetarian Restaurants:

Vegetable Garden, 11618 Rockville Pike, 468-9301
  1 block from Nicholson, across the street from the White Flint Metro
  station on the red line
- Vegan except that their fortune cookies have eggs in them. Chinese.
  The food there is delicious! The Spicy Mock Fish is heavenly! (but
  ask for less hot pepper if you are sensitive.) 10% discount
  available to VSDC members.

Vegetarian-Friendly Restaurants:

Hard Times Cafe, 1117 Nelson Street, 294-9720

Tony Lin's Kitchen, 12081-A Rockville Pike, 468-5858
- Chinese.

House of Chinese Gourmet, 1485 Rockville Pike, 984-9440
- Chinese. 10% discount available to VSDC memebers.

Bombay Bistro, 98 W. Montgomery Avenue, 762-8798
- Indian.

Exotic India, 593 Hungerford Drive, 340-9345
- Indian.

Natraj, 1327-F Rockville Pike, 340-7373
- Indian. 10% discount available to VSDC members.

Kosher Express, 5065 Nicholson Lane, 770-1919
- Kosher deli with dairy/parve offerings. Much of menu is vegan.
  "Best falafel I've ever had."

Natural Foods Stores:

Fresh Fields
- Impressive. The size of an average supermarket. Primarily health
  food oriented. Organic produce. Lots of vegan items. Extensive
  cruelty-free personal care section. The bakery has several vegan
  desserts/breads. The vegan chocolate cookies are really good.
  Wonderful staff.

Organic Foods Express, 12050 Parklawn Drive, 816-4944
- Large variety of organic produce. Usual items reportedly at
  excellent prices. Usual natural foods stores items at excellent
  prices. Closed Mondays.

Silver Spring

Vegetarian Restaurants:

Siddhartha, 8241 Georgia Avenue, 585-0550
- 10% discount available to VSDC members.

Vegetarian-Friendly Restaurants:

China Royal, 8472 Piney Branch Road, 585-3371
- Chinese.

Amsal Injera, 8402 Fenton Street, 608-2644
- Ethiopian.

Harrar Mesob, Fenton Street (between Thayer & Silver Spring Avenue)
- Ethiopian.

Tugio's, 8737 Colesville Road, 495-5930
- Italian.

Negril, 965 Thayer Avenue, 585-3000
- Jamaican.

  - 'Vegetarian' in Thai means 'substitute tofu for flesh'. Be sure to
    insist on no fish sauce or other animal products.

  Thai Orchid, 8519 Fenton Street, 587-2192
  - 10% Discount available to VSDC members.

  Thai Derm, 939 Bonifant Street, 589 5341


Feminists for Animal Rights (FAR), D.C. Metro Chapter
P.O. Box 14124, Silver Spring, MD 20910, (301) 585-6969
- Dedicated to ending all forms of abuse against women and animals.
  FAR attempts to expose the connections between sexism and speciesism
  whenever and wherever we can. We feel that it is not enough to claim
  an abstract respect for animals, we must show that respect in our
  daily lives as well. We are vegan, and think it is desirable to work
  towards the elimination of all products derived from or tested on
  animals, including food, clothing, household products, and so on.


Vegetarian Restaurants:

Edgewood Inn, Route 198 & Oak Hill Road, 421-9247

Takoma Park

Vegetarian Restaurants:

Columbia Union College Cafeteria, 7600 Flower Avenue, 891-4103

Washington Adventist Hospital Cafeteria, 7600 Carroll Avenue, 891-7600
- Limited hours.

Vegetarian-Friendly Restaurants:

Mark's Kitchen, 7006 Caroll Avenue, 270-1884

Royal Bengal, 6846 New Hampshire Avenue, 270-6054
- Indian.

Natural Foods Stores:

Takoma Park Co-op

Adventist Book & Health Food Center
- They have a big selection of Worthington and LaLoma products, and
  they have good prices.


Vegan Restaurants:

Live-it-Not-Die-It, York Road
- Has falafels, chickpea stew, soy burgers. Cooked to order. Much more
  to choose from. Also sells vitamins, herbs, books, etc.

Vegetarian-Friendly Restaurants:

Health Concern, 28 W. Susquehanna Avenue, 828-4015
- Juice Bar. Lacto-vegetarian lunch menu. Counter only.

Taco Burrito, 109 York Road, 299-0185
- Mexican. No lard in the beans.

Natural Foods Stores:

Kousouris Organic Grocers, Belvedere Square, 345-8918


Vegetarian-Friendly Restaurants:

Uncle Lee's, 3313 Greenmount Avenue, 366-3333
- Oriental.

Thai Restaurant, 3316 Greenmount Avenue, 889-7303
- Thai. Will substitute tofu in most dishes on the menu. 'Vegetarian'
  in Thai means 'substitute tofu for flesh'. Be sure to insist on no
  fish sauce or other animal products.


Vegetarian-Friendly Restaurants:

China Chef, 11323 Georgia Avenue, 949-8170
- Chinese.

Marathon Deli, 2462 Ennals Avenue, 933-4542
- Greek.

Sabang, 2504 Ennals Avenue, 942-7859
- Indonesian

Thai Amarin, 11125 Georgia Avenue, 946-8636
- Thai. 'Vegetarian' in Thai means 'substitute tofu for flesh'. Be
  sure to insist on no fish sauce or other animal products.

White Oak

Vegetarian-Friendly Restaurants:

Silver Palace, 11311 Lockwood Drive, 681-9585
- Chinese.


Vegetarian-Friendly Restaurants:

House of Siam, 1724 Woodlawn Drive, Pace Plaza, 944-7777
- Thai. 'Vegetarian' in Thai means 'substitute tofu for flesh'. Be
  sure to insist on no fish sauce or other animal products.

Nino Taco, Pace Plaza
- Mexican. No lard in the beans.


Vegetarian-Friendly Restaurants:

Taco Burrito, 5723 Westview Mall, 744-9116
- Mexican. No lard in the beans.



Vegetarian-Friendly Restaurants:

Hard Times Cafe, 1404 King Street, 683-5340

Bamiyan, 300 King Street, 548-9006
- Afghan.

Kohinoor, Brighton Mall, 6243 Little River Turnpike, 256-6080
- Indian.

Tandoor, 719 King Street, 548-1739
- Indian.

Pita House, 407 Cameron Street, (703) 684-9194
- Lebanese. Although Pita House does not serve a large number of
  vegetarian entrees, many of the appetizers can be combined to make a
  full meal (some are definitely vegan). It is a small family-owned
  restaurant, and the food is excellent.

Dfouny, 815 King Street, 549-3444
- Lebanese.


Citizens Helping Animals in Israel (CHAI)
P.O. Box 3341, Alexandria, VA 22302, (703) 533-8366

The Albert Foundation
P.O. Box 19683, Alexandria, VA ?????
Contact: Deanna R. Kuhn (
- We promote the adoption of cats rescued from the wild, or from
  shelters where they would be killed. We run adoption fairs, get
  low-cost spay/neuter for animals who need it, and specialize in
  mature cats who have been abandoned. Presently we are feeding strays
  at National Airport.


Vegetarian Restaurants:

Madhuban, Washington Blvd
- Lacto-vegetarian Indian. Vegan-friendly. Reasonably priced entrees.

Vegetarian-Friendly Restaurants:

Cafe Dallat, Wilson Blvd (3100 Block at the Clarendon Metro)
- Vietnamese. Vegan-friendly. This is the best restaurant in all of
  Arlington. The service is very friendly and efficient. The food is
  amazing. Especially their fresh spring roll (vegan), and the Hot and
  Sour Soup (vegan), and the Vegetarian Curry (vegan). The price is
  very reasonable.

Hard Times Cafe, 3028 Wilson Blvd, 528-2233

Kabul Caravan, 1725 Wilson Blvd, 522-8394
- Afghan.

Pamir, 561 South 23rd Street, 979-0777
- Afghan.

Bombay Curry House, 2529 Wilson Blvd, 528-0849
- Indian. 10% Discount on vegetarian entrees available to VSDC

India Curry House, 305 N. Glebe Road, 841-0791
- Indian.

Atami, 3155 Wilson Blvd, 522-4787
- Oriental.

Cheasapeake Seafood Crab House, 3607 Wilson Blvd, 528-8888
- Oriental.


Vegetarian-Friendly Restaurants:

Gillie's, 153 College Avenue, (703) 961-2703
- Mostly vegetarian (lacto-ovo). Vegan-friendly. Moosewood style.
  Breakfast is great, but very crowded on weekends. Other meals are
  cheap and usually good. All bread is baked on premesis. Open daily.
  No dinner on Sun.

South Main Cafe, 117 South Main Street, (703) 951-8202
- Vegan-friendly. "Ethnic Fare". Completely vegan at lunch. Lunch is
  inexpensive and excellent. Indian feast on Monday nights is
  recommended. Turns into a bar with live music (almost every night)
  after 9pm. Open Mon-Sat for lunch and dinner.

Natural Foods Stores:

Eats Natural Foods Cooperative, 1200 N. Main Street, (703) 552-2279
- Great prices and selection on bulk grains, dried fruit and spices.
  Small. but good, selection of organic produce. Open Mon-Sat
  10am-8pm, Sun noon-6pm.


Vegetarian-Friendly Restaurants:

Los Tres Magueyes, 2818 Riverside Drive, (804) 792-0601
- Mexican. Vegan-friendly. Unpretentious, inexpensive, and has good
  food. Owners and staff are Hispanic--a good opportunity to practice
  your Spanish in Southern Virginia!


Vegetarian-Friendly Restaurants:

California Pizza Kitchen, Price Club Plaza
- Fantastic cheeseless pizza (non-vegan): Roasted eggplant with
  sun-dried tomatos, garlic and fresh spinich on a whole wheat crust,
  served with a light honey-mustard dressing. None of their pizza
  crusts are vegan, as they all contain dairy products of some sort.
  Only one size: individual. Pastas, salads. Smoke-free.

Mahal, 10418 Main Street, 591-1477
- Indian.

Anita's Mexican Food, 10880 Lee Highway, 385-2965
- Mexican.

Chengmai, 4004 University Drive, 273-1021
- Thai. 'Vegetarian' in Thai means 'substitute tofu for flesh'. Be
  sure to insist on no fish sauce or other animal products. 10%
  discount on vegetarian entrees available to VSDC members.

Falls Church

Panjshir, 924 West Broad Street, 536-4566
- Afghani restaurant. Number of vegetarian entrees. Delicious.

Haandi, 1222 West Broad Steet, 533-3501
- Indian.


Vegetarian-Friendly Restaurants:

Hard Times Cafe, 394 Eldon Steet, 318-8941

Ariana Afghan, 283 Sunset Park Drive, 435-0151
- Afghan.

Little Place Called Siam, 328 Elden Street, 742-8888
- Thai. 'Vegetarian' in Thai means 'substitute tofu for flesh'. Be
  sure to insist on no fish sauce or other animal products. 10%
  discount on vegetarian entrees available to VSDC members.


Vegetarian-Friendly Restaurants:

Ollie's Deli, 8253-C Backlick Road, 550-7797

Newport News

Tidewater Vegetarians
349 Chesapeake Avenue, Newport News, VA 23607, (804) 851-7235

Point Republic

Valley Vegan Society
Route 1 Box 343, Pt Republic, VA 24471, (703) 249-4801


Grace Place Natural Food Restaurant and Store, 826 W Grace Street,
- Vegetarian. International cuisine. Plenty of vegan and macrobiotic
  choices. Use fresh, whole, and natural ingredients. Located in an
  old townhouse. Hardwood floors, antique furniture, homey atmosphere.
  Dinners $8.50 and under, lunches $6.25 and under (March 1995). Whole
  wheat bread baked fresh daily. Great homemade cheesecakes and tofu
  pies. Excellent Life Salad and chili! Open Mon-Sat 11am-9pm. Closed

Richmond Veggie Bunch
1817 Pocoshock Boulevard, Richmond, VA 23235, (804) 276-7761


The Eden Way Place, 307 Market Street SE, 344-3336
- Vegan restaurant & natural foods store. Low-fat food. Entrees,
  burgers, falafel, soups. Whole-grain breads & deserts baked fresh on
  the premises. Full service. Open Sun-Fri. Closed Saturdays. *VRG


Vegetarian-Friendly Restaurants:

Lite & Luscious, 6230 Rolling Road, 451-4040


Shenandoah Valley Vegetarian Society
c/o Marissa Benavente, Stanford, VA, (703) 886-7127


Vegetarian-Friendly Restaurants:

Mya's, 22360-D103 Sterling Blvd, 450-0166 or 450-0167


Vegetarian-Friendly Restaurants:

Aarathi, 409 Maple Avenue East, Danor Plaza, 938-0100
- Indian.

West Vienna

Vegetarian-Friendly Restaurants:

Naturally Yours, 330 Maple Avenue, 938-4485

Panjshir, 224 Maple Avenue, 281-4183
- Afghan.

Anita's Mexican Food, 147 Maple Avenue, 938-0888
- Mexican.



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    Delaware         New York         Tennessee        West Virginia
    New Jersey       Pennsylvania



El Sombrero, 655 N. D Hwy, 678-9445
- International. Vegetarian menu includes fajita, samosa, etc. Vegan
  options. *VRG

Dover Vegetarians, 940 Buck Drive, Dover, DE 19901, (302) 734-8976


Capriotti's, 120 Lantana Square Shopping Center, Route 7 & Valley
  Road, 234-2322
- Deli. Several vegetarian and vegan options. *VRG

New Castle

Cellar Gourmet, 208 Delaware Street, (302) 323-0999
- Vegetarian friendly. Touristy breakfast and lunch cafe in historic
  New Castle offers many vegetarian and several vegan options. Menu
  of mostly light fare includes a "Vegetarian-Low Cholesterol" page
  with seven items, including a veggie burger, a mock BLT, a
  vegetarian salad, tofu chili, soy club, and even a non-dairy waffle.
  Rest of menu includes many other non-meat items.

Tribeni Indian Restaurant, 216 N. Dupont Hwy, 322-2260
- Indian. Lots of vegetarian and vegan options. Vegetarian buffet on
  Sundays. *VRG

Capriotti's, 708 W. Basin Road, 322-6797
- Deli. Vegetarian and vegan options. *VRG


King's Chinese Restaurant, 2671 Kirkwood Hwy, 731-8022
- Chinese. Extensive vegetarian menu includes mock meats, exotic
  mushrooms. Vegan options. "Flexible" staff will provide "whatever"
  you request. *VRG

Newark Co-op, 280 East Main Street, 368-5894
- Food co-op with deli. Vegan options. Closed Sundays. *VRG

Capriotti's, 614 Newark Shopping Center, 454-0200
- Deli. Vegetarian and vegan options. *VRG

Rehoboth Beach

Health-O-Rama Restaurant, 10 Shoppes of Camelot, Route 1, 227-3814
- VEGETARIAN restaurant w/ethnic foods. Vegan options. *VRG


Capriotti's, 2 locations:
  510 N. Union Street, 479-9818
  2124 Silverside Road, Barba Plaza, 454-0200
- Deli. Vegetarian and vegan options. *VRG

New Jersey


The Health Shoppe, Chester Springs Shopping Center, Route 206,
  (908) 879-7555
- Natural foods store.


Tandoor Palace, Plaza 30, 328 White Horse Pk, (609) 435-1234
- Indian. Vegan-friendly. Excellent traditional Indian food with a
  large selection of vegetarian items. Friendly managers willing to
  accommodate to your preferences. Open Tue-Sun 11:30am-2:30pm,
  Sun-Thu 5pm-10pm, Fri-Sat 5pm-11pm.

New Japan, Blackwood-Clementon Road, Laurel Plaza, (609) 435-5630
- Japanese. Vegetable sushi, tempura. *VRG


Siddhartha, 1133 St. Georges Avenue, (201) 750-0231
- Indian vegetarian. Authentic. Vegan options. Closed Tuesdays. *VRG


Shaan-E-Tandoor, 5 Point Plaza, (609) 232-8388
- Indian. "Very accommodating". Can omit dairy, etc. from dishes.
  Vegan options. *VRG

East Rutherford

Park and Orchard, 240 Hackensack Street, (201) 939-9292
- "Extensively Vegetarian". Gourmet. Voted "best restaurant" in
   Northern New Jersey by readers of New Jersey Magazine. Excellent
   eclectic menu.


Coalition for Animals (CFA)
P.O. Box 2422, Edison, NJ 08818-2422, (908) 324-6519
E-mail contact: Michael Simpson <>
- A non-profit organization serving central New Jersey.


New Jersey Animal Rights Association (NJARA)
PO Box 174, Englishtown, NJ 07726

Glen Rock

Natural Foods Stores:

Better Health, 912 Prospect Street, (201) 445-5853
- Good selection of vegetarian and vegan foods. Great freezer section
  as well. Lots of vitamins. The owner is very knowledgeable about all
  sorts of health issues. Open Mon-Fri 10am-8pm, Sat 10am-6pm, Sun


Hainesport Health Haven, Route 38 and Lumberton Road, (609) 267-7744
- Lunch bar. "Very willing" to accommodate special diets. Many
  vegetarian options. *VRG


Hoboken Farm Boy, 229 Washington Street, (201) 656-0581
- "Primarily vegetarian deli". Extensive vegetarian menu. *VRG


India Pavilion, Howell Center, 2450 Route 9 South, (908) 409-3500
- North Indian. Open for lunch 11:30am-2:30pm (buffet on Wed $6,
  Sat $8, & Sun $7). Dinner Sun-Thu 5pm-10pm, Fri-Sat 5pm-11pm
  (entree $9, complete $14). They cater also for all occasions.


Udupi, 1380 Oak Tree Road, (908) 283-0343
- Indian Vegetarian. Authentic. Full service. *VRG

Kendall Park

Universal Symbol Committee/Vegetarian Cycling & Athletic Club
17 Drexel Hill Drive, Kendall Park, NJ 08824


The Great Impasta, 2021 Brunswick Avenue, (609) 393-4664
- Italian. Many pasta dishes. Closed Mondays. *VRG


American Vegan Society
P.O. Box H, Malaga, NJ 08328, (609) 694-2887


Mexican Food Factory, State Hwy. 70 and Cropwell Road, (609) 983-9222
- Mexican. No lard or animal products in refried beans. Vegan options.

TGI Friday's, 970 Route 73 North, (609) 596-9117
- Restaurant chain. A few vegetarian entrees. Open daily. *VRG

Vegetarian Society of South Jersey
P.O. Box 272, Marlton, NJ 08053, (609) 983-3964


Amaravathi, 76 State Highway 34
- North Indian. $6 all-you-can-eat buffet lunch provides at least two
  vegetarian hot entrees, along with vegetarian soup, two vegan
  salads, a vegetarian appetizer, and bread. Food is mostly mild
  (watch the soup!) with HOT sauce on the side. Many vegetarian dinner
  entries can be prepared mild, medium, or spicy. Open for lunch
  Mon-Sat 11:30am-2:30pm, dinner Sun-Thu 11:30am-2:30pm, Fri-Sat
  5pm-10:30pm. 10% discount for AT&T employees.


Radhanas Thai Kitchen, 10 Pearl Street, (908) 548-9747
- Thai. Vegan-friendly. Excellent vegan appetizers, soups, entrees.
  Separate vegetarian menu. Small, friendly, very reasonably priced.


Vegetarian Restaurants:

Elizabeth Too, 18 South Fullerton Avenue, (201) 744-8940
- Vegan. Whole foods with gourmet flair. Dinner menu includes grilled
  Portobello mushrooms, BBQ tempeh, and polenta pizza with sun-dried
  tomato-basil pesto. Pasta, wholefoods, and macrobiotic specials.
  Variety of hot and cold sandwiches. Incredible vegan desserts made
  without refined sweeteners. Vegan birthday cakes. Cater parties.
  Open Mon 9am-7pm, Tue-Sat 9am-9pm, Sun for brunch 10am-2pm.

Clairmont Health Food Centre, 15 Bloomfield Avenue, (201) 744-7122
- Natural foods store deli. Vegan options. Hummus, brown rice with
  vegetables, veggie burgers, etc. Counter service. *VRG

Natural Foods Stores:

Clairmont Health Food Centre, 15 Bloomfield Avenue, (201) 744-7122
- Natural foods store deli.

The Health Shoppe, 539 Bloomfield Avenue (Louis Harris Building),
  (201) 746-3555
- Natural foods store.


The Health Shoppe, 66 Morris Street, (201) 538-9131
- New Jersey's largest natural food supermarket. Organic salad bar,
  whole grain bakery, gourmet prepared foods (hot and cold), fresh
  juice bar, catering, abundant selection of organic produce, very
  wide variety of canned and packaged goods, herbs, environmentally
  friendly cleaning products, books, appliances. Extremely
  knowledgeable and friendly staff. "The best health food store in
  the universe." Open Mon-Fri 9am-9pm, Sat 9am-7pm, Sun 9am-6pm.

Mount Laurel

Vegan Restaurants:

Garden Of Eden Natural Foods & Country Kitchen, 1155 North Routh 73,
  Ramblewood Centre, (609) 778-1971
- Vegan restaurant and natural foods store. The food is fantastic.
  Tempeh burger, seitan-steak sandwich, soups, 'California Salad'
  strawberry smoothies, carob-cake. Organic ingredients when possible.
  The store is well stocked with organic produce and bulk foods. Good
  service. Reasonable prices. Friendly and attentive staff. Catering.
  Open Mon-Sat for lunch and dinner, Sun for brunch.

New Brunswick

Central New Jersey Jewish Vegetarians
256 Handy Street, New Brunswick, NJ 08901


Magic Lotus Catering, 87 Tiffany Blvd, (201) 484-1087
- Vegetarian caterer. Not a restaurant. Full service or delivery only.
  Price varies according to number in party. *VRG


Beaver Defenders
P.O. Box 765, Newfield, NJ 08344
- Newsletter for 6-13 yr olds, a compassionate version of Ranger Rick.

North Arlington

Vegan Restaurants:

Lotus Lite, Ridge Road
- Small luncheonette type, with 10 or so buffet style entrees,
  including a chickpea and tomato dish which is delicious. Fill up
  your plate and they weigh it - $4.99 a pound. Open Mon-Sat 11am-8pm.

Ocean City

Bashful Banana Cafe and Bakery, 944 Ocean City Boardwalk-Colony Walk,
  (609) 398-9677
- Natural foods. Extensively vegetarian. Vegan options. Some low-fat,
  sugar-free, and dairy-free selections. Fat, calorie, and cholestrol
  info provided on menu. *VRG


The Health Shoppe, Troy Shopping Center, 1123 Route 46 East,
  (201) 263-8348
- Natural foods store.


Jade Panda, 5201 Route 38, (609) 662-7711
- Chinese. Extensive vegetarian menu. *VRG

Pointe Pleasant Beach

Jersey Shore Vegetarian Network
908 Richmond Avenue, Pointe Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742, (908) 892-3588


Princeton University Kosher Cafeteria
- The "dairy" section is fully ovo-lacto vegetarian.

Natural Foods Stores:

Whole Earth Center, Nassau Street
- Has a vegan-friendly deli. Open 9am-6pm.

Red Bank

Garden, 7 East Front Street, (908) 530-8681
- Vegetarian. Extensive lunch and dinner menus. All dishes cooked to
  order. Can tailor to special dietary needs. Vegan options. Open
  Tue-Sun for lunch and dinner.

Eurasian Eatery, 110 Monmouth Street, (908) 741-7071
- European/Asian. Extensive vegetarian menu plus 4-6 vegetarian
  specials daily. Vegan options. Open Tue-Sun for dinner.


Li's Peking, Runnemede Plaza, 835 East Clements Bridge Road,
  (609) 939-4440
- Chinese. Vegetarian menu with appetizers, many soups. Entrees with
  vegetables, tofu, mock meat dishes. Vegan options. No MSG. *VRG

Sea Girt

Everybody's American Bistro, Sea Girt Mall, Route 35, (908) 223-0235
- American/ethnic. International foods. Many vegetarian selections.
  Vegan options. *VRG

Short Hills

King's Supermarket, 776 Morris Turnpike, (201) 467-2311
- Huge selection of healthy/organic/vegetarian products. Among other
  things, they carry fresh & frozen organic veggetables, a wide
  selection of organic grains, soy cheese & cream cheese, tempeh, tvp,
  & non-dairy frozen burritos. The vegetarian products are intermixed
  with all the other products. "Their selection is broader and the
  stocking more consistent than most health food stores in this area."
  Open daily 7:30am-10pm.

Stone Harbor

Green Cuisine, 302 96th Street, (609) 368-1616
- Natural foods. Gourmet sandwiches, exotic salads, veggie burgers,
  etc. *VRG
- "Food is excellent, very fresh and light, all vegetarian. Perfect
  after a hot day on the beach in the sun. Portions range from
  generous to extravagant. Try the brie and avacado with green grapes
  and alfalfa sprouts on pumpernical. Try the "California Sandwich" in
  a pita too!"


Clergy & Friends for Animals & Earth
P.O. Box 1376, Summit, NJ 07902, (908) 273-7762

Upper Monclair

Vegetarian-Friendly Restaurants:

Evergreen Restaurant, 594 Valley Road, 744-4120
- American/International. Outstanding vegetarian dishes, fine
  atmosphere with outdoor courtyard dining, good service, BYOB, and
  quite the romantic setting! Open daily for lunch noon-2pm, dinner
  5pm-9:30pm, and Sunday brunch 11am-3pm.


Vegetarian-Friendly Restaurants:

Richard's Natural Foods Restaurant, 10 White Horse Road,
  (609) 627-5057
- Primarily vegetarian/natural foods. Vegan-friendly. Pasta dishes
  and other vegetarian entrees. Excellent food. Moderate prices. Very
  friendly owner and personnel. Cooking classes available.

West New York

Animals Need You Kindness Club, Inc.
P.O. Box 65, West New York, NJ 07093


Veggie Express, 830 N. Broad Street, (609) 384-2775
- Vegan. Mock steak, tuna, etc. Muffins, cookies, cakes. Smoke-free.
  Cooking classes available. *VRG

New York

See the separately posted New York listings.



Lehigh Valley Vegetarian Club
P.O. Box 3072, Allentown, PA 18106, (215) 437-3278

Bala Cynwyd

Healthwise, 111 Bala Avenue, (610) 668-9977
- Natural foods store with vegan-friendly deli. Excellent customer
  service. Wide product range. Fresh juices. Alternative medicinal
  remedies. Ayurvedic medicines. Competitive prices. Huge discount on
  case orders. Mail-order. Open Mon-Fri 9am-9pm, Sat 9am-7pm, Sun

The Carrot Bunch, 51 E. City Line Avenue, (215) 664-5231
- Open Mon-Sat for lunch and dinner. *VRG


The Happy Vegetarian's Society
RD 1 Box 456, Barto, PA 19504, (215) 845-8289

Clarks Summit

Vegetarian Society of Northeast Pennsylvania
P.O. Box 139, Clarks Summit, PA 18411, (717) 586-3130
- Also have a chapter in Wilkes-Barre.


Fresh Fields, Route 30 (Lancaster Pike)
- Impressive. The size of an average supermarket. Primarily health
  food oriented. Organic produce. Lots of vegan items. Extensive
  cruelty-free personal care section. The bakery has several vegan
  desserts/breads. The vegan chocolate cookies are really good.
  Wonderful staff. Open daily.

East Stroudsburg

Chang's Garden, Pocono Plaza, Lincoln Avenue, K Mart Shopping Center,
  (717) 424-8655
- Chinese. Has vegetable section. *VRG


Nature's Grace, 947 Main Street, (717) 253-3469
- Natural foods store with deli. Open Mon-Sat 10am-5pm. *VRG


Alleghany Foothills Vegetarian Society
P.O. Box 1233, Indiana, PA 15701, (412) 349-2192


Orient Jade Palace Restaurant, 501-515 Old York Road, (215) 886-4709
- Chinese/Vietnamese. "Larger than average" vegetarian menu. Open
  daily. *VRG


Akbar, Hechinger Plaza, 2080 Bennet Avenue, (717) 299-1810
- Indian. Some vegetarian dishes. Open daily for lunch, Mon-Sat for
  dinner. *VRG

Asian Restaurant, 553 North Pine Street, (717) 397-7095
- International. Eight vegetarian options plus chow mein and lo mein.
  Vegan options. Closed Mon. *VRG

Lanvina, 1762 Columbia Avenue, (717) 393-7748
- Vietnamese. "Excellent" vegetarian selection. *VRG


It's Only Natural, 10 E. Front Street, (717) 626-7374
- Vegetarian. Open Mon-Wed at 5pm for take-out, Fri at 6pm for eat-in
  or take-out. Reservations required by noon. *VRG


Briggs Bulk Foods, P.O. Box 290, Rt. 53, Baker Hall, Madera,
  PA 16661-0290, (814) 378-8916
- Natural foods store. Carry organic foods.

Marshall's Creek

Naturally Rite, Route 209 N, (717) 223-1133
- Restaurant and natural foods store. Wide variety of vegetarian
  options such as garden burgers, millet croquettes, etc. Non-dairy
  ice cream. Open Wed-Mon. Closed Tue. *VRG

Sitar, Route 209, (717) 223-1670
- Indian. Many vegetarian options. *VRG


Garden Eatin', 231 Haverford Avenue, (215) 667-7634
- Open Mon-Sat for lunch. *VRG

New Cumberland

Avatars Golden Nectar, 321 Bridge Street, (717) 774-7215
- Vegetarian. Open Mon-Sat. Closed Sun. *VRG


White Cloud, RD 1, Box 215, (717) 676-3162
- Vegetarian. Casual. Dorm-style hotel on premises. Open daily for
  breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Reservations required, except in the
  summer. *VRG


Taco Shell's, 15 N. Third Street, (215) 932-9445
- Mexican. The beans are sometimes made with lard and the guacamole is
  sometimes made with sour cream. Limited vegan options. One of the
  few restaurants in the area. Open Tue-Fri. *VRG

Penns Creek

Walnut Acres Organic Farm, Walnut Acres Road, (717) 837-5095
- Mon-Sat for lunch. *VRG


See also: Ardmore, Bala Cynwyd, Jenkintown, and Narbeth.

Vegan Restaurants:

Harmony, 135 North 9th Street (at Cherry), Chinatown, 627-4520
- Vegan Chinese. Fabulous! Excellent food. Generous portions at fairly
  reasonable prices. Huge menu. Quiet atmosphere. No alcohol sold, but
  you may bring in your own.

Singapore, on Race Street between 10th and 11th, Chinatown
- Vegan Chinese. Fabulous food.
- We had one of the best vegetarian meals ever. The resaurant has
  copied a regular Chinese menu, but substituted ALL the meat with
  TVP, wheat gluten, etc. Dim sum items. Friendly owner. Great food,
  quality, service, surroundings.
- I dislike this restaurant because the menu only has typical Chinese
  restaurant dishes with TVP substituted for meat. There are no
  creative vegetarian dishes.

'1010 Cherry Street', 1010 Cherry Street, betw Arch & Race, 923-3663
- Vegan Chinese Kosher restaurant. Extensive menu. Serves some gourmet
  fare. Delicious Sesame Lemon "Beef," Watercress with Tofu Soup. Have
  blintzes. Smoke-free. Open daily for lunch and dinner.

Uhuru's Place, 4900 Chestnut Street, (215) 474-0226
- Vegan. Daily menu. Open Mon-Sat for lunch and dinner. *VRG

Vegetarian Restaurants:

Basic 4 Vegetarian Food Bar, Reading Terminal Market, 12th & Filbert
  Streets, 440-0991
- Fast food. Veggie burgers (microwaved) & steaks, hoagies,
  sandwiches, mock chicken and tuna salads. Open Mon-Sat

Rangoon, 145 N. 9th Street, Chinatown, 829-8939
- Burmese. Good.

Rajbhog, 738 Adams Avenue, 537-1937
- Gujarati Indian. Wide variety of entrees and side dishes at
  reasonable prices.

Essene Cafe, 719 S. 4th Street, 922-1146
- Natural foods store cafe. Vegan options.

Center Foods Natural Grocer, 337 S. Broad Street, 735-5673
- Completely organic take-out counter. Open Mon-Sat. *VRG

Tang Yen
- Chinese.

Vegetarian-Friendly Restaurants:

Mary's, 400 Roxborough Avenue, 487-2249
- Vegetarian foods. Mostly vegan menu. Open Tue-Sat for dinner, Sun
  for brunch.

Patterson's Paradise, 538 N. 4th Street, 925-8355
- Vegetarian/soul food. Has a Sunday "buffet".

South East, 1000 Arch Street, 629-1888
- Chinese. Vegan options. Has full variety of mock-meat (seitan) as
  well as `normal' vegetarian food. Open daily for lunch and dinner.

Szechuan Empire, 1699 Grant Avenue, 676-6220
- Chinese. Extensive vegan menu. Open daily, but no lunch on Sun. *VRG

Golden Empress Garden, 610 S. 5th Street, 627-7666
- Chinese. Separate menu lists vegetarian options. Vegan options. No

Tang yean, 220 N. 10th Street, 925-3993
- Chinese. Vegetarian menu. Vegan options. Open daily 3pm-midnight.

Golden Pond, 1006 Race Street, 923-0303
- Chinese. Extensive vegetarian menu. Open daily for lunch and dinner.

New Delhi, 4004 Chestnut Street, 386-1941
- Indian restaurant with buffet lunches and dinners which comprise of
  a good number of vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes. The food is
  very good. If you don't like spicy food, then stay away.

Taste of India, 4015 Chestnut Street, 662-1777
- Indian. Vegetarian options. Daily lunch buffet. Open daily for lunch
  and dinner. *VRG

Taco House, 12th & Pine
- Not too fancy, just basic cheap vegetarian student food.

Sala Thai, at 5th and Bainbridge
- Has a very tasty vegetarian menu.

Thai Royal, 123 S. 23rd Street, 567-2542
- Thai. Some vegetarian options. *VRG

Lemon Grass, 3626-30 Lancaster Avenue, 222-8042
- Thai. Any entree can be prepared without meat on request. Open
  Mon-Thu for lunch, Mon-Sat for dinner. Closed Sun. *VRG

European Dairy, 20th and Sansom Streets, 568-1298
- Kosher. Open Sun-Thu 11am-9pm, Fri 11am-5pm. *VRG

Maccabean Glatt, 128 S. 12th Street, 922-5923
- Kosher/Middle Eastern. Closed Friday after sundown and on Sat & Sun.

Gina's Delight, 1929 Chestnut Street, 561-5575
- Middle Eastern. Vegan options. Open daily for lunch and dinner. *VRG

Middle East, 126 Chestnut Street, 922-1003
- Middle Eastern. Vegan options. Open 5pm-midnight. *VRG

Alyan's, 603 S. 4th Street, 922-3553
- Nice falafel place.

Tel Aviva, 6724 Castor Avenue, 722-7877
- Middle Eastern/pizzas. Vegan options. Open daily for lunch and
  dinner. *VRG

Boccie Pizzeria, The Warehouse, 4040 Locust Street, 386-5500
- Many kinds of pizza, including without cheese. Angel hair primavera.
  Open daily. *VRG

Jill's Vorspeise, Reading Terminal Market, 12th & Arch Streets
- Veggie chili, whole wheat pizzas, and salads.

Jumping Cow Coffee House, Swarthmore Station on the R3 rail line,
  outside of Philadelphia, (610) 543-8805
- Good review in the paper. Closed Saturday morning & Sunday.

Ben's, The Franklin Institute, 20th and the Parkway, 448-1355
- American. Open daily for breakfast and lunch. *VRG

The Dining Car, 8826 Frankford Avenue, 338-5113
- American. Some vegetarian options. Open 24 hours daily. *VRG

Eden, 3701 Chestnut Street, 387-2471
- Cafeteria. Soups, salads, stir-fries, pasta, bakery items. Open
  daily. *VRG

Keyflower Dining Room, 20 South Street, 386-2207
- Open Mon-Fri for lunch and dinner. *VRG

Kawabata, 2 locations:
  110 Chestnut Street, 928-9564
  2455 Grant Avenue, 969-825
- Japanese. Vegetarian sushi and sukiyaki. Open daily. *VRG

Ziggy's, 1210 Walnut Street, 985-1838
- Japanese. Some vegetarian dishes. Open daily for dinner. *VRG

Saladalley, several locations:
  1720 Sansom Street, 564-0767
  The Bourse Building, 21 S. 5th Street, 627-2406
  4040 Locust Street, 349-7644
  Temple University Campus, 1926 Park Mall, 787-5151
- American. Extensive salad bar. *VRG

Natural Foods Stores:

Essene, 719 S. 4th Street, 922-1146
- "My favorite". Has bulk food, organic fruits & vegetables, beauty &
  cleaning products like Ecover. Good size vegetarian/vegan cafe and
  take out.

Fresh Fields, in Gwynned Plaza, on Route 309, south of Montgomery Mall
- Impressive. The size of an average supermarket. Primarily health
  food oriented. Organic produce. Lots of vegan items. Extensive
  cruelty-free personal care section. The bakery has several vegan
  desserts/breads. The vegan chocolate cookies are really good.
  Wonderful staff.

Natural Grocer, 16th & Locust Streets
- Student-run. Fresh-squeezed juices. Clean, roomy. Has a deli
  kitchen, but it's only open Mon-Fri. *Buy a membership and prices
  are better*.

Natural Goodness, SW corner of 20th & Walnut
- New (1994), gourmet-ish. Slight selection of organic vegetables.
  Large vitamin & herbal/homeopathic section. They also have a small
  organic espresso bar and sandwich/soup type cafe.

Vegetarian Organizations:

Vegetarians of Philadelphia
P.O. Box 24353, Philadelphia, PA 19120, (215) 276-3198

Pennsylvania Animal Welfare Society (PAWS)
P.O. Box 28599, Philadelphia, PA 19149, (215) 332-PAWS


Taste of India, 450 W. Bridge Street, (215) 935-3663
- Indian. Open daily 11:30am-2:30pm (lunch buffet) & 4:30pm-10pm. *VRG

Pine Forge

Gracie's New Age Eatery and 21st Century Cafe, Manatawny Road,
  (215) 323-4004
- Vegetarian-friendly. Dishes include black bean chili, saffron curry,
  broccoli with ravioli, Middle Eastern sampler, etc. Open Wed-Sat for
  dinner, Fri for lunch too. Reservations "appreciated". *VRG


Vegetarian-Friendly Restaurants:

Ali Baba, 404 S. Craig Street, (412) 682-2829
- Middle Eastern. Vegan options. Open Mon-Fri for lunch, and daily
  4pm-10pm. *VRG

Star of India, 412 S. Craig Street, (412) 681-5700
- Indian. Vegan options. Open Mon-Fri for lunch, daily for dinner.

Natural Foods Stores:

East End Food Co-Op, The Factory, Penn & Braddock Street, East End
- Has a vegan-friendly deli. Good cooperative. Bulk foods and
  organic produce. Nice Cafe. Open daily 10am-8pm.

Vegetarian Organizations:

Pittsburgh Vegetarian Society
106 Cobb Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15205, (412) 922-1329

Animal Advocates, Inc.
P.O. Box 6887, Pittsburgh, PA 15212, (412) 321-9606

Port Treverton

Somewhere in Time, Routes 11 and 15, RD 1, Box 901, (717) 374-2202
- Vegetarian. Homemade baked goods. Open Mon-Sat for breakfast, lunch,
  and dinner. *VRG


A Comfy Chair, 253 N. Fifth Street, (215) 376-8950
- Coffeehouse. Open Mon-Fri for lunch, Wed-Sat for dinner. *VRG

Nature's Garden, Reading Mall, (215) 779-3000
- Natural foods store with deli. Open Mon-Sat. *VRG

Someplace Special, 1401 Lancaster Avenue, (215) 777-2516
- Natural foods store with deli. Vegan options. It's best to call
  ahead for vegetarian options. "99 percent take-out" though seating
  is available. Open Thu-Sun for lunch, Tue-Sun for dinner. *VRG

Yours Naturally, 1407 Lancaster Avenue, (215) 777-0336
- Natural foods store with take-out deli. Order food one day in
  advance. Vegan options. Open Mon-Sat for take-out lunch. *VRG


Saladalley, 1001 Baltimore Pike, Springfield Square, (215) 328-5880
- American. Extensive salad bar. *VRG

State College

Vegetarian Restaurants:

Vegetarian Delight, 114 S. Hetzel Street, (814) 234-2373
- Indian vegetarian. Vegan-friendly. Great food, great prices. Very
  small but extremely friendly atmosphere. Once you are known as a
  regular, get ready to try all kinds of treats not found on the menu.
  Open Tue-Sun 11am-8:30pm. Closed Mon.

Natural Foods Stores:

The Granary, 2766 West College Avenue, (814) 238-4844
- Open Mon-Sat 10am-6pm.

Vegetarian Organizations:

Vegetarian Society of Central Pennsylvania
P.O. Box 11066, State College, PA 16805, (814) 238-2239


Earthlight Supplies, Quaker Plaza, (717) 424-6760
- Natural foods store with vegetarian deli. Open Mon-Sat for lunch.

Everybody's Cafe II, 905 Main Street, (717) 424-0896
- Natural-foods/Polish/Italian/European. Vegan-friendly. "A wonderful
  restaurant. They have a great menu with quite a few vegetarian
  entrees. They make a mushroom lasagna that is out of this world."


Only Natchery!, Chesterbrook Shopping Center, 500 Chesterbrook Blvd,
  (215) 296-0700
- Natural foods. Vegan options. Open Mon-Sat for lunch, Thu-Sat for
  dinner. *VRG

West Chester

Vegetarian-Friendly Restaurants:

Great Pumpkin, Market Street Plaza, 607 E. Market Street, 696-0741
- Natural foods store with deli. Vegan options. Has organic produce.

Hunan, Town and Country Shopping Center, 1103 West Chester Pike,
  (215) 429-9999
- Chinese. Extensive vegetarian options including mock meats and tofu
  dishes. Excellent food, friendly staff. Open daily for lunch and
  dinner. *VRG

Star of India, 155 W. Gay Street, (215) 429-0125
- Indian. Many vegetarian options. *VRG

Vegetarian Organizations:

Vegetarian Education Network (VE*Net)
P.O. Box 3347, West Chester, PA 19381, (717) 529-8638
Internet contacts: Sally Clinton <> &
  Brad Scott <>
- A non-profit organization devoted to promoting the vegetarian
  perspective in schools through education and school lunches;
  supporting young vegetarians; and advocating compassionate,
  ecologically sound living. Membership $15/yr, includes a
  subscription to "HOE! (How on Earth!)", a quarterly publication for
  teen vegetarians by teen vegetarians. Outside the U.S.,
  subscriptions are US$20.


Vegetarian Organizations:

Vegetarian Society of Northeast Pennsylvania
P.O. Box 1724, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701, (717) 825-3069
- Also have a chapter in Clarks Summit.

Willow Grove

Nature's Harvest, 101C E. Moreland Road, (215) 659-7705
- Natural foods store and cafe. Open Mon-Sat 10am-8pm, Sun noon-4pm.


Tennessee Vegetarian Society
P.O. Box 854, Knoxville, TN 37901, (800) EAT-VEGE

East Tennessee Vegetarian Society
P.O. Box 1974, Knoxville, TN 37901, (615) 522-5555


Vegetarian Restaurants:

Country Life, 2748 Ringgold Road, (615) 622-2451
- Vegan. 7th Day Adventist restaurant.

Foods for Life, 3220 Brainerd Road, (615) 624-2829
- Vegan. Entrees made of grains, wheat gluten, tofu, legumes. Open
  Mon-Fri for lunch and dinner. *VRG


Nature's Nuggets, 559 Brace S'town Road, 829-2895
- Natural foods store.


Vegetarian-Friendly Restaurants:

Tjaarda's, 118 South Central Avenue, in the "Old City", 637-8702
- Hearty, interesting ovo-lacto vegetarian fare. The black
  bean-spinach lasagne is exquisite! Also the grilled Portabello
  mushroom. Salad is truly fresh, with exciting dressings. Open
  Mon-Fri 11am-2pm & Mon-Sat 5pm-10pm.

El Charro, 6701 Kingston Pike, 584-9807
- Mexican. Veggie burritos, enchiladas, tacos, rice and beans made
  without lard. *VRG

House of Chan, 3701 Chapman Highway, 577-3255
- Chinese. Dishes include: Buddha's delight, tofu Cantonese. Will
  leave meat out of any dish. Open daily. *VRG

Wang's Place, 4009 Chapman Highway, 573-4580
- Chinese. Five vegetarian entrees. Will accommodate vegetarians. *VRG

Falafel Hut, 601 15th Street, on UT campus, 522-4963
- Middle Eastern.

Hawkeye's Corner, 1717 White Avenue, on UT campus, 524-5326
- American/continental. The Pita Wabbit is truly excellent.

Mexicali Rose, 6500 Kingston Pike, 588-9191
- Mexican. Beans are lard-free. Open Tue-Sat. *VRG

La Paz, 8025 Kingston Pike, 670-5250
- Mexican. No meat or meat stock in beans or sauces, but ask about the
  rice (possibly chicken stock). Open Tue-Sun for dinner. *VRG

Silver Spoon Cafe, 7250 Kinston Pike, 584-1066
- American/Italian. *VRG

- Wonderful kudzu pizza.

The Soup Kitchen
- Good vegetable soups.

Natural Foods Stores:

Knoxville Food Coop, 9327 Broadway, 525-2069
- Non-profit cooperative grocery. Membership costs about $25/year
  (1995) or can be obtained in exchange for work done in the store.
  Non-members pay 10% over the prices marked on the shelves. They sell
  LOTS of organic stuff: coffee, fresh produce, frozen produce, and
  even rice and other grains! The selection of gourmet coffees is
  wonderful! They also have the best tofu prices in town.

Natural & Organic Food, 7025 Kingston Pike

Nature's Pantry, 6600 Kingston Pike

Fresh Market, on Kingston Pike

Vegetarian Organizations:

Tennessee Vegetarian Society
P.O. Box 854, Knoxville, TN 37901, (800) EAT-VEGE

East Tennessee Vegetarian Society
P.O. Box 1974, Knoxville, TN 37901, (615) 522-5555


Nature's Nuggets, 1011 W. Gaines Street (Hwy 64), 762-2895
- Natural foods store. Sells Emes vegetarian marshmellows.


Vegetarian Restaurants:

Tennessee Christian Medical Center Cafeteria, 500 Hospital Drive,
  (615) 865-37115(?)
- Seventh-day Adventist cafeteria. Burritos, cashew casserole, salad
  bar, etc. No breakfast on weekends. *VRG


Vegan Restaurants:

Country Life, 103 N. Main Street, (901) 526-4590
- 7th Day Adventist.

Vegetarian Restaurants:

Babylon Cafe, 1783 Union Avenue, (901) 278-6444
- Closed Mondays. *VRG

Vegetarian-Friendly Restaurants:

Delhi Palace, 6110 Macon Road, just off I-40, a bit East of the city,
  exit on Sycamore View Road, (901) 386-3600
- Indian. Lunch buffet for about $6 (1995)!!


Vegetarian Restaurants:

Country Life, 1917 Division Street, (615) 327-3695
- Vegan. 7th Day Adventist restaurant.

Vegetarian-Friendly Restaurants:

Garden Allegro Natural Foods Restaurant, 1805 Church Street, 327-3834
- Vegan-friendly. This is a great place! Most dishes are vegetarian,
  and a large number are vegan. All their soups are vegetarian or
  vegan. They usually have several Mexican dishes, a few Indian, etc.
  Wonderful sandwiches, including a vegetarian Sloppy Joe, Veggie
  Reuben, and grilled cheese. Garden Allegro makes excellent steamed
  veggies, has a variety of vegetarian and vegan sauces to go on a
  number of items (yeasty gravy is my favorite!), and they have 2-3
  types of fresh juice everyday. Breakfast is great too, with
  scrambled tofu, Nashville French Toast, and soysage. Open Mon-Sat
  for lunch and dinner. Also breakfast on Sat.

Slice of Life Restaurant and Bakery, 1811 Division Street, 329-2525
- Have spinach lasagna and sugar free desserts. Marked as "Reviewer's
  choice" in VRG's Guide to Natural Foods Restaurants.

Windows on the Cumberland, 112 2nd Avenue North, 244-7944
- Mostly vegetarian. Live entertainment. *VRG

Flavors Unlimited, 73 White Bridge Road (across From Target), 356-2444
- This is primarily an ice cream/yogurt store. They make "blended"
  frozen desserts instead of soft-serve -- very tasty! Best of all,
  they also serve vegetarian sandwiches: Garden Burgers and Veggie
  Unlimited, both of which are good. It's a very cheap dinner. Not
  vegan-friendly. Open daily 10am-10pm.

Natural Foods Stores:

Sunshine Grocery, on Belmont Blvd
- Plenty of homemade vegetarian foods, desserts, drinks. Books. My
  favorite store.


Gina's Country Health Vegan Shoppe, 1315 Wayne Road (Hwy 64),
  (901) 925-7220, home 925-7302
- Small vegan restaurant, food & book store. Excellent food at
  great prices. She seems to make everything from scratch: bread,
  gluten, etc. Gina's a very friendly person. Don't miss this place
  if you're near town.


The Farm, 156 Drakes Lane, (615) 964-3574
- An ex-vegetarian-hippie-commune located on 3 square miles of land
  just outside of Summertown. They call themselves a cooperative
  nondenominational religious community. Among the businesses located
  on The Farm is 'The Store' which is a small store that sells
  vegetarian food, tie-dyed t-shirts, and non-vegetarian marshmellows
  (the only non-vegetarian item I could find). Also located on The
  Farm is a soy dairy, but there are no restaurants or other places
  where one can get a meal. You can stay at their campground for $5 a
  night. The Farm is an interesting place for a quick visit, but it
  did not meet my expectations. To get there, take route 20 west just
  out of town to Drakes Lane, go a mile or so to a fork in the road,
  take the right side fork, it will take you to the gate into The

West Virginia


Society of Activist Vegetarians for an Extended Ethic (SAVE)
21 Estill Drive, Charleston, WV 25314


Peppermill, 141 Queen Street, (304) 263-3986
- Vegetarian-friendly. Vegan appetisers, soups, and entrees. Servers
  and chef seem to be interested in pleasing customers. Prices were
  $10 to $15 for the dinner entrees. The lunch menu was lighter and
  less expensive.


Mountain People's Kitchen, 1400 University Avenue, 291-6131
- Vegetarian restaurant & natural foods co-op. Vegan options. Casual &
  funky atmosphere. Cafeteria style. Sunday brunch. Open Sun-Fri.
  Closed Saturday. *VRG


Palace of Gold, Rd 1 NBU #24, 843-1812
- Indian vegetarian restaurant. Authentic Indian cuisine. Full sevice.
  Open Mon-Sun. *VRG


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