Mellow Mushroom - This little gem just opened in Herndon in July of this year. Pizza is something I missed a lot when I was vegan. They have so many tasty options on the menu other than just pizza and they have daiya (vegan) cheese!
Harris Teeter – Say wha? Hear me out… they have a DELICIOUS roasted veggie sub at their deli. One of those and a bolthouse farm or odwalla smoothie and i'm a happy girl.
Sorrento Grill – This is a cute little Mediterranean restaurant in Herndon. They have a bunch of fresh tasty dishes at a really reasonable price. And… They actually have 11 items in their “vegetarian selection” menu. I ate the grilled portabello mushroom wrap and it was very yummy. They have outdoor seating too!
Busara Thai – This restaurant is in Reston town center and also has outdoor seating. Lots of yummy dishes here – my favorites are pad see ew and pad thai. You can have them with extra vegetables or tofu. And if you want to make either dish vegan, just ask them to make it with no egg.
Angeethi – I’m not a huge fan of indian food, but they do have a fair amount of curries and vegetarian dishes. I got the Navrattan Korma (A combination of fresh vegetables and fresh herbs in a creamy curry sauce.) It is really tasty. I haven’t had anything else there – but they also have an extensive list of vegetarian entrees. Be brave – pick one and try it!
Did I miss any great places? I'm always looking to try new restaurants, especially when they have vegan/vegetarian/locally grown options!