Vegan / Plant-Based Dishes Found at DC Wharf
Veganuary (aka no meat, dairy, or eggs for January) may be over but for those still looking for a plant-based diet, many creative vegan dishes can be found at the District Wharf.
QUICK VEGAN BITES
Leading the path is the affordable, charitable and all vegan Falafel Inc. For $4, order the falafel sandwich. If you are really hungry, add on the Zaatar fries, they might be the best fries at the Wharf. You will feel extra good knowing that proceeds go to support refugees.
Health-focused Chopsmith offers vegan dishes and recommended ingredient substitutions for their top menu items. Early morning diners can easily spot the vegetarian Breakfast Buddha and Fresh Fruit & Granola breakfast bowls on the menu. Hold the eggs and tahini on the Buddha and replace with more roasted potatoes or avocado and you’re in for a great start to your day. For your greens, swap the dressings out for oil and vinegar or Chimichurri sauce on the Raw Market and Mediterranean salads. Add the Crispy Miso Tofu instead of the tuna on the Tuna Teriyaki plate, or better yet Build Your Own Bowl/Plate/Salad/Sandwich and add the black bean and corn stuffed avocado, you won’t regret any of it.
Fill up on the Avocado Smash at Toastique or the PB Crunch. Hold any cheese on the remaining toasts, and there are plenty of options. Every bowl and every smoothie is vegan when you minus the honey. Our favorite bowl is the Cocolada with fresh pineapple, banana, coconut milk, lime and topped with sliced almonds, candied ginger, and granola. The staff is happy to tailor your experience for you.
When ordering vegan at Surfside go for one of their four salads, just hold the cheese and chipotle ranch dressing and add guacamole and one of their delicious salsas. The Martha’s Vineyard quesadilla is especially good if you’re hungry, just hold the Jack cheese.
Bistro Du Jour is an exceptional choice for dietary options when you’re expecting a French buttery bistro.
The vegan symbol is conveniently found on several non meat/dairy/egg dishes, so hunger does not have to wait for the waiter’s answers. Avoine De Nuit is a fruity overnight oats breakfast. Add a hot or draft latte with Oat Milk and yum, the day has begun. For lunch there is the Salade Verte with a lovely red wine vinaigrette. Pair it with one of Natalie’s Fresh Squeezed juices.
The roasted garlic tahini at Grazie Grazie, thankfully is a great tasting spread on multiple menu items. For a hearty and affordable quick bite, order the Forager aka the vegan ‘Philly cheesesteak’, the Cha Cha, Grazie’s version of falafel, or the cashew-inspired Luca sandwich. For lighter fare, we recommend the Amore Park and Loria salads, both vegan as is.
Along the waterfront, you can order veggie dumplings and crispy cauliflower steamed buns at Yatai by Nara-Ya.
Build your own Santiago Bowl at Colada Shop, a rice or salad bowl made up of cilantro rice, quinoa or spring mix plus Romesco cauliflower & mushrooms and all the delicious offerings like Sofrito black beans, pickled onions, and slaw, cilantro aioli.