I love the food scene in Richmond and I started an Instagram account to document some of my favorite vegetarian meals around RVA! You can follow me here: https://www.instagram.com/rvavegetarian/
Bakers Crust– This place is sort of like a fancier Panera Bread. Lots of soups and sandwiches, with meals around $10. The “chips” are delicious!
Don’t Look Back– A little taco place, started by Nate (of Nate’s Taco Truck) which serves delicious tacos until 2am!
Ginger Thai– Of all the Thai places I’ve tried in Richmond (including Tara Thai, Elephant Thai, Mom Siam, and Ginger Thai) this one is my favorite! They have a small patio, too, which is great when the weather is warm!
Ipanema Cafe– This vegetarian restaurant also boasts tons of vegan options. Their menu is ever-changing, based on local ingredients. Definitely one of my favorite places to grab dinner.
Kitchen 64– This place has the feeling of a diner, but cleaner and with better food. The prices are great, and they have a decent amount of vegetarian options. Their brunch is great, and they have both breakfast and lunch options!
Kuba Kuba– Not a lot of vegan options, but plenty of vegetarian choices! They have an awesome brunch, and great dinner options as well.
Lamplighter– This might be my favorite place in Richmond to grab a cup of coffee. Don’t let the hipster-ness intimidate you. The people are super friendly, the coffee is delicious, and they have awesome almond milk lattes. They also have great vegetarian food options!
New York Deli– One of my favorite places for lunch, dinner, or just a drink. The prices are reasonable (~$10) and they have some good happy hour specials, and lots of drink options.
Rowland FIne Dining– I tried this one out for restaurant week and the service was as great as the food! It’s pricy though, so I recommend trying it out during restaurant week!
Secco Wine Bar– While they don’t have a lot of vegetarian food options, it’s a great atmosphere for a glass of wine, and you can’t beat $10 flight night!
Stella’s– I’ve only been here for brunch, but it was amazing! They have a great selection of Greek food, with vegetarian options, and they even whipped up some special vegan options for our blogger brunch!