Vegan Restaurants in Maryland

If you eat no animal or dairy products at all, there are places in Maryland that cater to your diet, whether it is a restaurant with main dishes or a snack spot specializing in desserts and baked products. The restaurants go beyond food service with cooking classes and involvement in community causes.

The Yabba Pot

Run by a Caribbean chef named Skai, the Yabba Pot not only offers vegan dishes--ranging from veggie burgers and various salads to drinks containing raw brown sugar--but also offers cooking classes, workshops and seminars to those interested in learning about vegan and raw food cooking. There is also a DVD that showcases Skai's culinary expertise. The Yabba Pot hosts "The Art of Conversation," a spoken-word poetry showcase hosted by E the Poet MC, every Saturday night, as of December 2009. The Yabba Pot 2433 Saint Paul St. Baltimore, MD 21218 (410) 662-8638

Mark's Kitchen

Located in Takoma Park--a city in Montgomery County--Mark's Kitchen, named after founder and owner Mark Choe, serves vegan dishes, but also has vegetarian and Korean food, along with a few meat- and fish-based specialties. The breakfast menu consists of omelets, sandwiches, pancakes, waffles and French toast. Lunch and dinner features rice, pasta, soups and salads. An assortment of beverages and desserts--from ice cream sodas and milkshakes to chocolate cakes--are also available. Mark's Kitchen sponsors restaurant benefits on the third Tuesday of each month to support local non-profit organizations and institutions that serve Takoma Park residents, donating 15 percent of the day's sales to the participating organization, as of December 2009. Mark's Kitchen 7006 Carroll Ave. Takoma Park, MD 20912 (301) 270-1884‎

Emily's Cafe and Desserts

The Baltimore-based Emily's Cafe and Desserts mainly focuses on snacks such as cookies and donuts, all of which are made without milk, eggs and gluten. Emily's also offers similarly made coffee and cocoa mixes, custom cakes, gourmet pretzel rods and cheese pizza. The cafe was founded by Emily Mainquist, a resident of Hunt Valley, Md., who turned her passion for baking and veganism into a business. Emily's Cafe and Desserts 4901 Springarden Drive Baltimore, MD‎ 21209 (443) 858-7045‎

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