GreenFare Organic Cafe

4.5
41 reviews
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$30 and under
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Organic
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Organic, Comfort Food, Vegan
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Hours of operation
Lunch
Mon-Sat 11:00 am–2:00 pm
Dinner
Mon-Sat 2:00 pm–9:00 pm
Sun 4:00 pm - 8 pm
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Phone number
(703) 689-0506
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
KMart Shopping Center, to the far right of MOM's grocery
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Parking details
Free Parking
Additional
Banquet, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 41 People Are Saying
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KB
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

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KD
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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CM
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

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BR
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

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

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K
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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MM
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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AS
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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

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SR
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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RT
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

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.

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MM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

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

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SS
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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JS
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 1

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

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DF
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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OT
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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RE
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

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

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F
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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PS
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great atmosphere and very fresh and creative food!

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OT
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

My daughter is vegan so we're always looking for options to support her. We are carnivores (did I really just admit that?) but really appreciate thoughtfully prepared plant-based food. This place CARES about quality and how a plant-based diet is so important to a healthy (symptom-free) lifestyle. The Southwest Chipotle Bowl is so filling, more than one person can eat and delicious! Considering your KickStart Program. I bought a cookbook!

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D
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We saw this restaurant on a tv special and decided to check it out. My husband worked in our Pastor's house but didn't want him to pay so he suggested eating out somewhere and I jumped at the chance to come to Green Fare. I nor any of us are vegan. My husband and I are close to vegetarian's so this type of food was familiar. Our pastor and wife were not but they enjoyed the meals they chose and we hoped it would give them ideas and motivation to eat healthier. The owner came by and told us about Green Fare and answered our questions. She was very informative and kind in her presentation. I would definitely go again but I wish they would come closer to our area with maybe another restaurant.

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GE
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 2

This restaurant caters to vegans. The food was not salted and did not contain any oil, which was a surprise to us revealed only when the food was brought out. At least two items on the children's meal contained hot red pepper flakes, which was very poor judgment for both the chef and us for not asking explicitly. The heat was not indicated or included as an ingredient on the menu. The kids' meals were not edible as a result of the spice. No parent likes to take their kids out to a restaurant that cannot feed them.

The ambiance was interesting. The paintings on the wall were of farm animals normally known for their contributions to the American diet. The mountains of books surrounding the tables suggested that the people who eat there were not yet convinced of veganism. For a niche restaurant, I'm sure this is a great spot for anyone who likes paying the 25% markup for the organic label, already is vegan and doesn't like to ingest fat to absorb the many nutrients you're eating (or salt) and whose kids have no problem with spicy food.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you appreciate plant based options, no sugar, no added salt, no oils this is the place to go. Excellent service. Quiet. Large portions. Fresh food tastefully prepared. Totally worth going there.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Was looking forward in trying something new but was not impressed with the service. Had to wave to get drinks. Placed an appetizer which took them 10min to realize they were out and took 40mins to receive side salad then main course afterwards. I observed new guest placing their orders and it took less time. Must be 1st time bad luck.

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J
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 5

Food was too bland and overpriced for what was served.

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OT
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great healthy food. Friendly staff and helpful with ordering. I will definitely be back.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 3

This Cafe is an excellent choice if you are looking for a very healthy meal. The ownership and staff are very committed to serving tasty & healthy food. The staff was very helpful in describing the menu choices and the service was very efficient. We were very impressed with the commitment to offering a healthy choice in a dining out experience.

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AI
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious vegan food. Very healthy, no oils, salt or sugar. Nonetheless very tasty!!

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Nice restaurant with an unconventional concept. Food is really expensive. They don't serve water, you have to ask for it! Food was very light, non greasy, mild in flavors, in the sense that you could get the real taste of ingredients rather than just the overpowering spices.

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TS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2017
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

The quality of the ingredients and the loveliness of the presentations could not be better. The service is outstanding.
There is an issue however in that the food is not well-spiced. Although some dishes are excellent, most of the entrees are just plain bland, and adding salt, pepper and hot sauce is insufficient to create good cuisine.
I think these guys just need a better chef who knows how to make tasty vegetarian fare.

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LP
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have eaten there for the second time. Food really good especially if you are a healthy eater, vegan vegetarian or macrobiotic person. All food from local organic store. Lots of vegetables.

This time had the lava cake. I don't usually eat dessert but this was delicious. No sugar. All made from veggies, fruit and cacao. It is very rich but delicious!

ENJOY!

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R
New England
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

For those requiring restrictive diets of high fiber, very low fat vegetarian and vegan, GreenFare is the place for you. The menu has plenty of options. How refreshing is that?

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you are looking for plant based food done right, this is the go to place. We had an incredible dinner (gardner's pie & mac and no cheese), and the staff and Gwyn (the owner) were so friendly. We found this place, and headed there for a date night, and we'll definitely be back.

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OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic, flavorful and creative vegetarian dishes. This was a business dinner and to accommodate one of my business partners, I selected GreenFare based on its proximity to Dulles and several on-line reviews. The service was genuinely attentive. The food was great with generous portions. The prices are more than reasonable for our area. I will be back...and I am a devote meat eater. You have to try GreenFare.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good, healthy, organic whole food, plant based meals in a friendly, comfortable environment. We strongly recommend GreenFare to all who are interested in learning more about (and enjoying) whole food, plant based meal options and to all who simply would like to try a healthful, tasty alternative to the usual fare. Come with an open mind and prepare to be amazed.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Searched for a vegetarian restaurant for my daughters 21st birthday. There's not many around. The story behind the restaurant was interesting. They don't cook with sugar, salt or fat. The food choices were varied and everything looked delicious. We made out choices, Organic Southwestern Chipotle Bowl and Organic Gardener's Pie. Portions are large and we ended up taking some home. We shared the Organic Maca Chocolate Mousse for dessert, very good!

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S
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious WFPB at its finest!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The only recomendation that I have is that the floor was wet and kind of dangeroys for the customer due to a problrm with the air conditioner. We did not see a mayor concern on the part of the restaurant about it

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OT
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent, heathy food made with superb ingredients. Very helpful staff and the owner visits your table and offers additional information about health eating if you are interested. Will definitely visit again and/or get take out.

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TN
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A delicious well-prepared from-scratch whole-food plant-based meal. I will return often.

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N
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2017
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 1

I really wanted to like this place since I have been vegan for 5+ years and I remember Pericles, the Operations Mgr, fondly from the meet up groups that used to meet at Whole Foods in Reston, VA. The food was expensive and bland and I know it's because they don't add salt, etc., but maybe I'm just used to more spices. I expected to be wooed and sadly was disappointed. Ambience did not appeal to me at all; in fact, I felt crowded by the propaganda for the vegan lifestyle. I think less advertising would make this place more comfortable. The music was too loud and not relaxing at all, sounded like the radio playing acoustic indie artists. I would have preferred classical piano to those lyrics. I'm too old to be a "hipster' and too young to be an older "hippie." Sorry for the judgment but I just felt strangely out of place.

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