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4 DC Area Vegan Restaurants Are Now Kosher Certified

Four existing vegan restaurants in the Washington, DC area are now kosher certified under the auspices of Ohev Sholom, the National Synagogue, an orthodox shul in DC near the Maryland border, as of today, April 10th 2018.

Evolve Restaurant, DC

The hashgacha is being offered to these restaurants without compensation, as a service to the community, under orthodox standards by the shul’s rabbinic leaders: Rabbi Shmuel Herzfeld and Maharat Ruth Friedman.

The restaurants now under supervision are: Evolve Restaurant and Vegaritos in Takoma Park (DC), Sweet and Natural in Mount Rainier, and Everlasting Life in Capitol Heights.

Some details on the restaurants:

Evolve Restaurant

The DC restaurant & bar seeks to serve beautifully crafted and delicious vegan soul food. See here for a recent menu offering at Evolve restaurant.

341 Cedar Street NW
Washington, DC 20012

Open M-F 5-9pm, Sat 12-9pm, Sun 12-5pm


Vegaritors portabello mushroom burrito bowl

Vegaritos Vegan Restaurant

Vegaritos is a shop making vegan burritos and burrito bowls. It’s considered a sister restaurant to Everlasting Life and Evolve Vegan Restaurant.

6904 4th St NW
Washington, DC 20012

Open Mon-Sat: 12pm-8pm, Sun: Closed


Sweet and Natural

Sweet and Natural is a 100% vegan cafe and bakery that combines soul food and veganism to create a unique casual dining experience. The eatery offers baked sweets and savory dishes, all non-GMO, mostly organic, with gluten free options. Here’s their menu.

4009 34th Street
Mt. Rainier, MD 20712

Open: M-F: 11-9, Sat: 10am-9pm, Sun: 10am-6pm

Everlasting Life

Everlasting Life offers vegan soul food with menu options including ribs, bbq tofu, mac and cheese, collards, and more including desserts, fresh fruit and vegetable juices, soy-free soft serve ice cream, lattes, and more.

9185 Central Ave
Capitol Heights, MD 20743

Open: Mon-Sat 10am-9pm, ​Sun 10am-7pm


Additional details about the kosher certification from Ohev Sholom can be found here:

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Dani Klein

Dani Klein founded YeahThatsKosher in 2008 as a global kosher restaurant & travel resource for the Jewish community.

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