GreenFare Organic Cafe

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Opened in November 2015, GreenFare Organic Cafe is a full service restaurant that focuses on healthy food prepared without any animal products, and free of added salt, oil, and sugar with all organic ingredients. We are an innovative community cafe and learning center that serves organic, whole plant food in concert with medical professionals, environmentalists, and animal welfare advocates who recognize that this optimal diet can positively transform our world. We are 1 of 6 USDA certified organic restaurants in the U.S.

GreenFare was recently awarded the eatREAL.org Platinum certification for excellence in Epicurean, Agriculture, Leadership, and Sustainability categories. We are the only restaurant in Virginia and 1 of 5 in the U.S. to be certified at this highest level.
What 64 People Are Saying
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GM
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was fantastic! Definitely in line with those living and seeking a healthy lifestyle!

OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The food was good and the service was fine. There was only one person working the front and a number of people came in to pick up orders so service was a little slow but fine. The server was apologetic and was very pleasant.
We will eat there again.

NB
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent food with good portions at a reasonable price. I love eating here and introducing the restaurant to friends!

AJ
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is the go-to place for plant-based food in the DMV. My wife and I are on somewhat restricted diets and were able to find lots of delicious choices. Staff was very friendly and helpful. The tamale pie and lasagne were outstanding, and the key lime pie (made with only date sugar) was to die for.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional food and dining experience. Plan to take your time during your visit. Food can take a while to prepare and, of course, take your time to savor it.

SS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent spot for healthy vegan meals. The ingredients are all organic and high quality. The meals are creative and delicious. This place also has its ethics in order. I can’t recommend it highly enough.

A
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great healthy food and our server was so wonderful!!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for my BFs Birthday. Food was amazing, service was great and the candle on the desert was a nice touch.

BL
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

GreenFare was the tastiest vegan dining experience I’ve ever had, and I loved that I came away guilt free even with appetizers and dessert! Also, they pay all of their staff (who were friendly and knowledgeable) a living wage. Ethical food is important to me, and the dining experience was five star! I’ll be back.

PC
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, but so far for us to travel. Wish there was one closer. Please open one in Columbia, Maryland.

OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall2food2service5ambience3

Healthy yes, service yes
Food- OK

Price, absolutely ridiculous

SO
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful inviting place for a Mother’s Day meal. The patrons explain the menu carefully at each step. It was delicious and healthy and fun

KC
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Went for lunch. The food was good but I thought it was expensive. $16 for an entree. One menu.

MY
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience5

I’ve been to many vegan restaurants before and I knew that GreenFare will be a different experience due to not adding salt or oil in cooking and no processed foods. However, that doesn’t excuse the lack of seasoning and texture in the food. I ordered the risotto and felt like I was eating bland mush. The potatoe and kale and Alfredo was better but still lacked flavor. The ginger bowl was ok. The best thing we had was the sweet potato lasagna. The mission of the restaurant is great and the service was good but being an organic vegan spot doesn’t mean lack of flavor and textures. The menu needs some help but the restaurant has a lot of potential.

TM
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love it here

RS
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

GreenFare is an excellent choice for Vegans/Vegetarians, actually there are not many restaurants in this area that are Vegan only. Portion sizes are large (enough for two people) and there are Gluten Free options. The atmosphere is casual and the service was excellent and friendly.

RT
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Outstanding meals. Forget the fact that it is vegan, just enjoy!

TM
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've tried many dishes and haven't had one yet that I haven't liked...or loved!

CH
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a GREAT place. Gwynn and her team do plant based right!!!! They host many events as well. Give them a try... you will go back.

CD
Richmond
9 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is excellent with great service.

TM
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant! Amazing combination of healthy (no added oils, salt or sugar) AND delicious plant based food. Things are labeled for allergies which is helpful as well. Great desserts too! Informal atmosphere that can be both casual or nice for a special occasion or date night (I’ve done all of the above there). Friendly and knowledgeable service also!

CR
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, great choices and great service too-

R
Washington DC
55 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience1

Healthy food can taste good when it is prepared well and when done creatively. This restaurant focuses on being "only one of 6 certified organic in the country", not on taste. Add to it that the place was downright cold - I had to eat my lunch without taking the winter coat off. The waitress was wearing her down puffer as well. All in all, not a great experience. They told me that you should eat this stuff for 3 weeks to completely re-train your taste buds and start craving it. To me, it is not about not eating animal proteins, it is about the taste - having salt, pepper and hot sauce on the table so customers can make their food more palatable themselves is not really a solution - more of a deonstration of a problem. Any good restaurant would not have that on the table, so you can experience the food the way chef designed it. Here it is: put more salt on it, maybe it will seem better.

KB
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was our first visit to GreenFare, the food was delicious, the staff was friendly. I drive over an hour to try the food and it was well worth the visit. There aren’t enough restaurants that serve true whole food plant based options. My only complaint would be the additional add on’s to the meal for $3 each dish, I thought there would have been more mushrooms in my dish and tofu for my husbands.

KD
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quaint, clean dining area, featuring a delicious assortment of appetizers that is no processed sugars, no added salt and no oil. Personable and prompt service, too. We'll be returning for lunch soon!

CM
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

If you are a Nutritarian (like we are) or anyone who wants to live a healthier lifestyle, this restaurant will show you that you don't have to limit the taste of food in your life. There is no better restaurant for healthy eating in the Washington DC area. Other vegan restaurants do not hesitate to add salt, sugar or oil to the food. The food here is outstanding.

BR
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Nice desserts! Overall a bit pricey and slow service, but very tasty. No other choices like it around!

K
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved the warm and peaceful atmosphere within the cafe. I enjoyed the lasagna and it was so rich in flavor. I am no experimenting with vegan recipes at home!

MM
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I adored this place. My son and I were in Herndon for a Science Olympiad. The owner was there, engaged, and passionate about what they do, and they do it extremely well. We are not vegan, but we had the vegan lasagna and fettucini options and were delighted. The desserts were phenomenal. W e shall return.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite and only one Vegan Restaurant. I can't image another place like this. It is probably the only one. No salt added not fat and wholefood, Oh My God It's what I do every day at home; then being at Greenfare Cafe is like being at home.

AS
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A very nice restaurant with a quiet atmosphere. I would definitely visit this restaurant again. The food selection was great also.

SR
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice atmosphere. The menu is derived from local, seasonal vegan food made out of whole unprocessed plant foods. No added oil. No added sugar. Fresh and refreshing.

RT
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Good concept, well executed.
When I go to vegan places as a non-vegan I get tired of faux dishes that don’t come close. GreenFare doesn’t provide pretend anything, it provides vegan dishes that are made to order and, from my experience, delightful. We had the Thai quinoa & the black bean, sweet potato enchilada, both were excellent.
Will definitely visit again.

MM
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Wonderful vegan food. Healthy, delicious and generous portions. Loved our Lunch experience

SS
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a weekly mainstay for us. They are the epitome of a vegan restaurant. Their dishes are cooked to order, so the wait may be slightly longer, but well worth it. If you want true, delicious vegan, this is your place.

JS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Waiter had a lots of attitude, service was bad, food mediocre.

DF
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My brother and I took our dad out for a Father’s Day dinner. It was our first time dining at this restaurant and we underestimated the portion size of our dishes. We ordered the Thai Quinoa, Spinach Alfredo with Tofu, and the Salad. We highly recommend the chocolate nut pie!

OT
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and healthy food. Good service. Doesn’t get any better. Love this place!

RE
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2018
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Service was just a little slow, dinner with a group of 7 took close to two hours.

F
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and lovely, friendly service. Everything on the menu is organic and plant-based (vegan). All items are delicious!