Maryland: These Restaurants Keep Hunger at Bay for Dairy-Free Diners

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Last Updated March 2021! I expected states like California and New York to be dairy-free havens, but Maryland is a surprise stand out. For such a small state, we’ve uncovered a mighty list of dairy-free friendly restaurants, bakeries, cafes, and ice cream shops to recommend. It’s a collection based on research and reader recommendations (send yours!), that’s divided into local restaurants (first) and chains (second).

Note: You can ignore the date on this post going forward. We’ll update the information below whenever we’re alerted to a new restaurant recommendation, change, or closure. 

Maryland Dairy-Free Restaurant Guide with cafes, bakeries, ice cream shops, and more. Includes vegan and gluten-free options.

Local Maryland Restaurants Recommended for Dairy-Free Eats

Maryland is infamous for crab cakes, and most recipes are dairy-free. Whenever we inquired, they were made with bread, eggs, mayonnaise, and Old Bay, but without milk of any kind. In addition to seafood, Maryland is abundant with kosher meat restaurants and kosher pareve bakeries. Both shun milk products, giving dairy-free consumers options that extend far beyond vegan fare. We’ve listed all o the recommendations alphabetically by city, and then by the restaurant or shop name.

⭐️ = Restaurant is either dairy-free, has a dairy-free menu, has dairy-free labels on their menu(s), or lists top allergens with menu items. (At the time of our last review.)

Annapolis

  • Annapolis Ice Cream Company – This is a classic ice creamery, but their vegan ice cream flavors have become so popular that they usually have half a dozen in stock! You might find Mint Chip, Chocolate, Matcha, Peanut Butter Oreo, or others. They also have more locations popping up in Maryland under a new name, Always Ice Cream Company.
  • Island Fin Poke – Almost everything on their menu is dairy-free, and it includes some unique Hawaiian touches, like spam as a poke bowl option and dairy-free Dole Whip for dessert.
  • Lemongrass – This modern Thai restaurant is very aware of, and accommodating to, special diet diners. They are able to make many of their dishes vegan (without fish sauce), have quite a few gluten-free options, and almost their entire menu is accessible to dairy-free customers. They have two locations in Annapolis.
  • Rutabaga Juicery ⭐️ – Smoothies with house-made cashew milk, kombucha on tap, superfood smoothie bowls, wholesome toasts, and nutritious bowls are on the menu at this dairy-free, plant-based establishment. Their menu is mostly vegan, too, but they do use honey.
  • True Food Kitchen – This restaurant chain is Dr. Andrew Weil’s creation, and thus quite special diet friendly. See our True Food Kitchen post for more details.

Arnold

  • Lemongrass – Their original locations are in Annapolis, but they added a third location in the small suburb of Arnold. This is a modern Thai restaurant with vegan options that are free of fish and oyster sauces. They are also quite allergen aware, with many gluten-free options. They are great at accommodating special diet needs, and most of their menu is dairy-free.

Baltimore

  • Alexander’s Tavern – Their main menu looks dairy-rich, but they have a separate vegan menu complete with various nachos, pizzas, burgers, and paninis. Consequently, you can order most of their pizzas and burgers without dairy, and they offer a few more “just dairy free” dishes.
  • Amano Taco – We’ve been told the staff at this local taqueria is very helpful, and we found them to be responsive, too. Although they use dairy in their horchata and refried beans, their black beans, rice, and guacamole are dairy-free. And they said all of their tacos and bowls can be made dairy-free on request.
  • Baba’s Mediterranean Kitchen – Baba’s used to label their menu for dairy-free options. We’re not sure why they stopped, but they still have ample choices and label vegan and gluten-free options. They serve a traditional menu of kabobs, falafels, rice dishes, hummus, and other Mediterranean specialties.
  • BMORE Licks – They are closed in winter, but during the other three seasons, they carry 2 to 4 house-made vegan ice cream flavors daily, each made with a coconut milk base. They also feature a Dole Whip soft serve flavor each day, which is dairy-free and vegan.
  • Cajou Creamery ⭐️ – This plant-based, dairy-free ice creamery is still working on a storefront. In the meantime, you can visit them at the Market on Montebello in summer and get porch drops of their pints in the Baltimore area year round. Yes, they deliver creamy, nut-based flavors like Horchata and Cheesecake right to customer doors!
  • Cloudy Donut Co. ⭐️ – Formerly known as Donut Alliance, this all vegan shop churns out handmade, small batch donuts daily in an array of attractive flavors. On any given day, you might find maple butter pecan, cookies and cream, pumpkin spice latte, cinnamon sugar, and many others.
  • Double Zero ⭐️ – Like all Matthew Kenney creations, this restaurant is plant-based. Their menu centers around pizza cooked in a custom built wood burning oven. But they also serve small plates, including house tree-nut cheeses and vegan desserts.
  • Faidley’s Seafood – Located in the Lexington Market, this casual seafood bar and fish market is renowned for their award-winning jumbo lump crab cakes. And yes, they are dairy-free (but they do contain egg). They also serve raw oysters and other local seafood.
  • Harmony Bakery – For an array of freshly baked sweets and savories, pop into this rustic little bake shop. They make quiches, flatbreads, and other meal-worthy items, in addition to daily donuts, cookies, bagels, breads, and other pastries. They also take custom orders. My friend gfJules says, “Our favorites are the tarts, especially the Spinach and Mushroom Tart with Caramelized Onions and Cashew Cheese. The vibe is very hip and the Hampden neighborhood is definitely worth a visit.”
  • Honeygrow – This fresh restaurant concept offers several dairy-free stir fries, build-your-own salad with many dairy-free dressing options, and a “honeybar” where you pick your fruit, honey drizzle, and other toppings. They have a great allergen chart available, which breaks down all components for the build-your-own options.
  • Liora ⭐️ – This Matthew Kenney restaurant is 100% plant-based, and focuses on locally sourced fare and seasonal menus for brunch and dinner. They also offer craft cocktails program and a vegan wine list featuring organic and biodynamic selections.
  • On the Hill Cafe – This conscious little neighborhood spot serves a big menu with a tiny footprint. Their eggs come from a local farm, the beef and turkey that they use is humane certified with no hormones and no antibiotics, and their produce is local and organic whenever possible. They have some vegan entrees, including arepas and sandwiches, along with a build-your-own burger menu. The staff is reportedly quite helpful with dairy-free and other special diet needs.
  • Pariser’s Bakery ⭐️ – Mike K. recommended this little piece of history to us. This from scratch, kosher parve bakery has continuously operated since 1889. They sell challah, breads, cakes, pastries, cookies, knish, and more. They also do special order cakes for weddings, birthdays, bar and bat mitzvahs, and other celebrations.
  • Paulie Gee’s – This small-time pizza chain has a full vegan menu with a range of cheese alternatives. Consequently, most of their menu can be made dairy-free.
  • Saladworks – Pretty much their entire menu contains dairy, but they offer an interactive allergen menu that tells you how to custom order most items without dairy (or other special diet needs). You can choose between salads, warm grain bowls, wraps, and a few other items. They offer a good handful of dairy-free dressings, and do have gluten-free and vegan options.
  • Sion’s Bakery ⭐️ – This is a full-service kosher parve bakery recommended to us by Mike K. They offer all types of breads, challahs, doughnuts, and other pastries, and take custom orders, including for wedding cakes.
  • Sweet 27 ⭐️ – Enjoy the global cuisine and full bakery on site, never mind that everything at this cafe is gluten free. In fact, much of what they make is dairy-free. They clearly label which items contain dairy on their lunch and dinner menu, with starters, tacos, pizzas, and other entrees. In their bakery, they label dairy-free items, which include some cupcakes, cookies, pies, and more. They also have quite a few vegan options.
  • THB Bagelry & Deli – Naturally, they have many dairy-free bagels, but they also have vegan cream cheese, peanut butter, and jelly for spreads. They also make an array of breakfast and lunch bagel sandwiches. This bakery started in Towson (THB = Towson Hot Bagels), but they now have a handful of shops in the greater Baltimore area.
  • The Charmery – These Wonka-inspired ice cream shops (they have two location in Baltimore) have at least two dairy-free flavors at all times. This usually includes a sorbet, and a creamier flavor made with an oatmilk or coconut milk based. They also have dairy-free housemade marshmallows (not vegan) available to purchase, can blend dairy-free shakes with coconutmilk, and have even dabbled in vegan ice cream pies.

Bel Air

  • Saladworks – Pretty much their entire menu contains dairy, but they offer an interactive allergen menu that tells you how to custom order most items without dairy (or other special diet needs). You can choose between salads, warm grain bowls, wraps, and a few other items. They offer a good handful of dairy-free dressings, and do have gluten-free and vegan options.

Berlin

  • Island Creamery – They year round flavors include vegan coconut, chocolate mint Oreo, and mocha, each made with coconut milk. Their menu also includes a range of dairy-free sorbets, but those flavors change with the seasons.

Bethesda

  • Flower Child – This healthy restaurant chain serves salads, bowls, and plates with choose your own protein and side options. Their modern “hippie” menu is loaded with organic produce, whole grains (gluten-free, too), and house dressings. Their menu is littered with vegan and paleo options, and most items either are, or can be made dairy-free on request.
  • Georgetown Cupcake – Their is a lot of dairy at this cupcakery, but they offer Vegan Apple Cinnamon or Carrot Cupcakes with dairy-free cream cheese frosting, depending on the day of the week.
  • Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams – This nationwide chain has a scoop shop in Bethesda Row. See our Jeni’s post for more dairy-free details.
  • Jinya Ramen Bar – Unlike many ramen places, all of their ramens and soups are dairy-free. Almost all of their rice bowls and most of their small plates are made without dairy too. They also offer vegan menu items in every savory category (all of their desserts contain dairy).
  • Poke Dojo ⭐️ – Poke is often dairy-free, but Poke Dojo is a completely dairy-free restaurant. They have build-your-own poke bowls, and go the extra mile, labeling items for gluten-free and vegan guests, and offering special gluten-free sauces and vegan bowls. They also have a few dairy-free coconut milk mochi ice cream flavors for dessert! This is a mini-chain with a few locations in Bethesda.
  • Sarah’s Handmade Ice Cream – This small batch parlor has two locations in Bethesda, each serving a couple vegan flavors and some dairy-free sorbet daily. Other dairy-free options include vegan milkshakes and bubble teas with almond milk or oat milk, various types of floats, sundaes, and even ice cream pies on order.
  • SeoulSpice ⭐️ – This local area build-your-own bowl chain serves Korean comfort food made with farm-fresh vegetables, local proteins, and house-made sauces and marinades. They shun hormones, additives, MSG, freezers, and microwaves. Plus, they have a completely gluten-free, nut-free, and peanut-free menu that’s almost completely dairy-free – just the ranch sauce contained milk at last check. They also have a generous list of vegan options, and their allergen lists cover some rarer food allergens.
  • Sunflower Bakery ⭐️ – This is a completely dairy-free and peanut-free bakery! They bake a big array of cakes, breads, and pastries, and even offer a line of gluten-free goodies (including macarons!) and a line of vegan treats.
  • The Red Bandana Bakery ⭐️ – Even when it’s freezing out, this gluten-free bakery feels like a summer picnic. They serve sandwiches and pizzas, with many dairy-free and vegan options, in a friendly red-checkered atmosphere. They also clearly label their baked goods for dairy-free options (there are many!) and have a full line of vegan pastries. They do bake custom order cakes, too.
  • True Food Kitchen – This restaurant chain is Dr. Andrew Weil’s creation, and thus quite special diet friendly. See our True Food Kitchen post for more details.

Bowie

  • Island Fin Poke – Almost everything on their menu is dairy-free, and it includes some unique Hawaiian touches, like spam as a poke bowl option and dairy-free Dole Whip for dessert.

Canton

  • THB Bagelry & Deli – Naturally, they have many dairy-free bagels, but they also have vegan cream cheese, peanut butter, and jelly for spreads. They also make an array of breakfast and lunch bagel sandwiches. This bakery started in Towson (THB = Towson Hot Bagels), but they now have a handful of shops in the greater Baltimore area.

Catonsville

  • Umami Mediterranean Kitchen – Kabobs, falafels, and wraps are staples at this flavorful, counter-serve kitchen. They clearly label organic, gluten-free, and vegan options (there are many), and also have a few more “just” dairy-free menu items.

Clarksville

  • Great Sage ⭐️ – The vegan fare at this gathering spot is mostly organic and includes gluten-free, soy-free, and peanut-free options. They offer a modest but well-loved selection of comforting appetizers and entrees. They also have a big beverage menu with coffee drinks, smoothies, milkshakes, beer, and organic vegan wines. And of course, there is dessert!

College Park

  • NuVegan Café ⭐️ – This is a casual vegan soul food restaurant with a smattering of locations around the DC area. They have a huge menu of sandwiches, entrees, and sides, and two locations in the DC area.
  • Saladworks – Pretty much their entire menu contains dairy, but they offer an interactive allergen menu that tells you how to custom order most items without dairy (or other special diet needs). You can choose between salads, warm grain bowls, wraps, and a few other items. They offer a good handful of dairy-free dressings, and do have gluten-free and vegan options.
  • SeoulSpice ⭐️ – This local area build-your-own bowl chain serves Korean comfort food made with farm-fresh vegetables, local proteins, and house-made sauces and marinades. They shun hormones, additives, MSG, freezers, and microwaves. Plus, they have a completely gluten-free, nut-free, and peanut-free menu that’s almost completely dairy-free – just the ranch sauce contained milk at last check. They also have a generous list of vegan options, and their allergen lists cover some rarer food allergens.

Columbia

  • THB Bagelry & Deli – Naturally, they have many dairy-free bagels, but they also have vegan cream cheese, peanut butter, and jelly for spreads. They also make an array of breakfast and lunch bagel sandwiches. This bakery started in Towson (THB = Towson Hot Bagels), but they now have a handful of shops in the greater Baltimore area.
  • The Walrus Oyster & Ale House ⭐️ – Laura K. emailed to share this favorite local restaurant. “First and foremost they have dairy free and gluten free label clearly on their menu- and there are multiple options to choose from that are gluten-free, dairy-free, or BOTH!! Second, our waitress was very knowledgeable and responsive about allergy needs. The bread they brought me was actually good enough that I did not believe it actually was gluten free! I asked for a lobster roll, which actually was supposed to come with butter sauce but the kitchen adjusted and made sure there was no butter on my dish. They brought me a green salad with vinaigrette instead of fries because the fries weren’t allergy friendly without me even asking. Moreover, their cocktails were excellent, their outdoor seating was spacious, and our server was attentive. We will definitely go back!”
  • Vegan Soul Bakery ⭐️ – This is a 100% vegan bakery that makes nut-free and soy-free desserts and custom order cakes. They also offer some savory dishes and premade meals.

Crofton

  • Rutabaga Juicery ⭐️ – Smoothies with house-made cashew milk, kombucha on tap, superfood smoothie bowls, wholesome toasts, and nutritious bowls are on the menu at this dairy-free, plant-based establishment. Their menu is mostly vegan, too, but they do use honey.

Ellicott City

  • Coal Fire Pizza – This regional chain offers Daiya cheese alternative, and they’ve told us that their pizza crusts are dairy-free, and their classic, signature, and spicy pizza sauces are also made without dairy. So they can customize a variety of dairy-free pizzas. They also said their wings and fries are also made without dairy, and they can customize several salads, sandwiches, and even an appetizer or two to be dairy-free.

Frederick

  • Coal Fire Pizza – This regional chain offers Daiya cheese alternative, and they’ve told us that their pizza crusts are dairy-free, and their classic, signature, and spicy pizza sauces are also made without dairy. So they can customize a variety of dairy-free pizzas. They also said their wings and fries are also made without dairy, and they can customize several salads, sandwiches, and even an appetizer or two to be dairy-free.
  • Glory Doughnuts & Diner ⭐️ – Yes, they make doughnuts! But this all-vegan diner also serves a full menu of American-style breakfast dishes and a nice array of burgers and sandwiches for lunch and dinner.
  • North Market Pop Shop – Besides good old fashioned soda, there is a whole vegan menu of options at this local store. They vegan veggie dogs, sloppy joes, candy bars, and all types of ice cream treats. They carry So Delicious and Coconut Bliss flavors, and can make you a dairy-free cone, sundae, milkshake, float (so many flavors!), or affogato-style treat. They also have regular hot dogs
  • Sanctuary: Modern Kitchen ⭐️ – Their entire facility is gluten-free and nut-free, and they clearly label dairy-free and vegan options. In fact, most of their savory menu is dairy-free, including a range of ready meals. They also run a full bakery with dairy-free options, like a full selection of muffins!

Fulton

  • Sunset Raw Juice Bar ⭐️ – This is a great spot for acai bowls, protein smoothies, and other blends, since their entire menu is dairy-free and gluten-free. They use Sun Warrior protein powder. Their menu is also vegan aside from honey as an option.

Gaithersburg

  • Coal Fire Pizza – This regional chain offers Daiya cheese alternative, and they’ve told us that their pizza crusts are dairy-free, and their classic, signature, and spicy pizza sauces are also made without dairy. So they can customize a variety of dairy-free pizzas. They also said their wings and fries are also made without dairy, and they can customize several salads, sandwiches, and even an appetizer or two to be dairy-free.
  • Sunflower Bakery & Cafe ⭐️ – There is so much to love about this kosher pareve bakery. They’re completely dairy-free and peanut-free, with vegan and gluten-free options. And they are a non-profit that provides skills training and job opportunities for adults with learning differences. Their bakery is filled with the usual goodies – cakes, cookies, cupcakes, pies, bars, and much more. Their cafe showcases many of these, but also serves bagels, sandwiches, salads, and soups for lunch. They also have an espresso bar with almond milk and soy milk available.
  • Ted’s Montana Grill – Founded by media mogul and rancher Ted Turner, this American chain serves a meat-heavy menu with lots of dairy-free options. See our Dairy-Free Guide for Ted’s Montana Grill for more details.
  • True Food Kitchen – This restaurant chain is Dr. Andrew Weil’s creation, and thus quite special diet friendly. See our True Food Kitchen post for more details.

Gambrills

  • Coal Fire Pizza – This regional chain offers Daiya cheese alternative, and they’ve told us that their pizza crusts are dairy-free, and their classic, signature, and spicy pizza sauces are also made without dairy. So they can customize a variety of dairy-free pizzas. They also said their wings and fries are also made without dairy, and they can customize several salads, sandwiches, and even an appetizer or two to be dairy-free.

Hunt Valley

  • Coal Fire Pizza – This regional chain offers Daiya cheese alternative, and they’ve told us that their pizza crusts are dairy-free, and their classic, signature, and spicy pizza sauces are also made without dairy. So they can customize a variety of dairy-free pizzas. They also said their wings and fries are also made without dairy, and they can customize several salads, sandwiches, and even an appetizer or two to be dairy-free.

La Plata

  • B. Doughnut – Most of their doughnuts are dairy-rich, but this local shop typically offers a small selection o vegan doughnut varieties, too.

Ocean City

  • Dolle’s – Their salt water taffy is vegan, and they reportedly offer some dairy-free dark chocolate items.
  • Polish Water Ice – Polish water ice is a soft serve treat made with a water base, so it’s completely dairy-free. And it comes in many flavors. They also offer water ice shakes and floats at their kiosks.
  • Real Raw Organics – Unlike many other cafes in town, their smoothie and acai bowl menu is dairy-free. They also have a full menu of heavily vegan, healthy eats. They do offer turkey and ham for sandwiches, and most menu items can be made dairy-free without the cheese. They have toasts, sandwiches, tacos, and more.
  • Shmagels Bagels – It’s not listed on their website, but they reportedly offer dairy-free cream cheese and butter, along with some other vegan topping options for their bagels. Most of their bagel sandwiches can be ordered dairy free.
  • Shotti’s Point – Their eclectic menu includes naturally dairy-free seafood and Asian options, but they also offer vegan cheese for their pizzas.
  • Thrasher’s French Fries – They use Idaho russet potatoes and 100% pure peanut oil to make their fries. All they make is fries, so nothing else is cooked in their fryer.

Owing Mills

  • Sunset Raw Juice Bar ⭐️ – This is a great spot for acai bowls, protein smoothies, and other blends, since their entire menu is dairy-free and gluten-free. They use Sun Warrior protein powder. Their menu is also vegan aside from honey as an option.

Pikesville

  • Dougie’s BBQ and Grill ⭐️ – The menu at this kosher restaurant is huge, and it’s completely dairy-free! They have a big assortment of burgers (yes, all without cheese, and gluten-free buns available), sushi, wraps, sandwiches, Mexican food with dairy-free sour cream, and full dinners from the grill.  They even offer cookies and ice cream for dessert.

Potomac

  • Goldberg’s New York Bagels – In addition to many dairy-free and vegan bagel flavors, they offer a few dairy-free schmears, like Tofutti non-dairy cream cheese and hummous, and various bagel sandwiches and wraps.

Riverdale Park

  • Burtons Grill – This upscale bar and grill boasts classic American dishes with fresh ingredients and a touch of global flair. Year after year, they’re top rated as an allergy-friendly restaurant. They follow strict allergy protocols, have well-trained staff, and even attentive to allergies with their online ordering and takeout.

Rockville

  • Al Ha’esh ⭐️ – This kosher meat restaurant serves burgers, grilled meats and seafood, and classic Israeli fare. Because milk and meat cannot be mixed, their extensive savory menu is dairy-free.
  • Goldberg’s New York Bagels – In addition to many dairy-free and vegan bagel flavors, they offer a few dairy-free schmears, like Tofutti non-dairy cream cheese and hummous, and various bagel sandwiches and wraps.
  • Honeygrow – This fresh restaurant concept offers several dairy-free stir fries, build-your-own salad with many dairy-free dressing options, and a “honeybar” where you pick your fruit, honey drizzle, and other toppings. They have a great allergen chart available, which breaks down all components for the build-your-own options.
  • Motis Market – This store and restaurant was recommended by Mike K. “Tracy is the owner and she knows her business. Please note no dairy in the restaurant. Closed on Fri nite and Sat–and Jewish festivals but open on holidays.”
  • Oh Mama Grill ⭐️ – You can enjoy their full menu of shawarma, kabobs, and schnitzel, since milk and meat cannot be mixed at this kosher meat restaurant. Their entire menu is dairy-free! They also offer vegan falafels and gluten-free options.
  • Sunflower Bakery ⭐️ – This is a completely dairy-free and peanut-free bakery! They bake a big array of cakes, breads, and pastries, and even offer a line of gluten-free goodies (including macarons!) and a line of vegan treats.

Salisbury

  • Island Creamery – They year round flavors include vegan coconut, chocolate mint Oreo, and mocha, each made with coconut milk. Their menu also includes a range of dairy-free sorbets, but those flavors change with the seasons.
  • Saladworks – Pretty much their entire menu contains dairy, but they offer an interactive allergen menu that tells you how to custom order most items without dairy (or other special diet needs). You can choose between salads, warm grain bowls, wraps, and a few other items. They offer a good handful of dairy-free dressings, and do have gluten-free and vegan options.

Silver Spring

  • Goldberg’s New York Bagels – In addition to many dairy-free and vegan bagel flavors, they offer a few dairy-free schmears, like Tofutti non-dairy cream cheese and hummous, and various bagel sandwiches and wraps.
  • Holy Chow ⭐️ – Milk and meat can’t be mixed at this glatt kosher Chinese restaurant. Which is why you won’t see crab rangoon with cream cheese on their menu, and why they don’t have hidden dairy in their deep-fried batter. In fact, they confirmed that there isn’t a drop of dairy on the premises. The owners have a child with a severe food allergy, so they’re also attentive to other allergen needs.
  • Shalom Kosher ⭐️ – This big, full-service kosher grocery store sells meat, fish, produce, wine, and prepared foods. They also have a pareve (dairy-free) bakery inside with breads, pastries, and cakes. They do sell dairy products, but you don’t have to worry about cheese on the slicers in their deli, and you can enjoy many of their fresh-made pareve salads.
  • The Kosher Pastry Oven ⭐️ – The bakery side of this cafe is pareve, so all of their mousse cakes, babkas, pies, and other pastries are dairy-free. They also bake wedding cakes, and can do gluten-free on request. The cafe side has both dairy and pareve options, so it isn’t dairy-free, but they can accommodate dairy-free or vegan needs with ease.

Timonium

  • THB Bagelry & Deli – Naturally, they have many dairy-free bagels, but they also have vegan cream cheese, peanut butter, and jelly for spreads. They also make an array of breakfast and lunch bagel sandwiches. This bakery started in Towson (THB = Towson Hot Bagels), but they now have a handful of shops in the greater Baltimore area.

Towson

  • THB Bagelry & Deli – Naturally, they have many dairy-free bagels, but they also have vegan cream cheese, peanut butter, and jelly for spreads. They also make an array of breakfast and lunch bagel sandwiches. This bakery started in Towson (THB = Towson Hot Bagels), but they now have a handful of shops in the greater Baltimore area.

Westminster

  • Starry Night Bakery – They offer a full vegan menu (and a gluten-free one, too) that has a rather sizable selection of coffeecakes and cupcakes. They typically have a few vegan cupcakes and coffeecakes (by the slice) on hand daily, but also take custom cake orders. If you decide to grab a coffee drink while you’re there, they offer almond milk, and typically have coffee and cupcake deals that include their vegan options.

Wheaton

  • Max’s Kosher Café ⭐️ – You won’t have to worry about cheese on the grill at this meat kosher establishment. They’re well loved for burgers, deli sandwiches, fried chicken, and Israeli favorites. But since milk and meat can’t be mixed under kosher dietary laws, they keep their menus dairy free.

Maryland Dairy-Free Restaurant Guide with cafes, bakeries, ice cream shops, and more. Includes vegan and gluten-free options.

National Chains with Several Maryland Locations

There are many more chains in this state, but these are the ones we recommend most for dairy-free options.

Maryland Dairy-Free Restaurant Guide with cafes, bakeries, ice cream shops, and more. Includes vegan and gluten-free options.

This Guide is Continuously Updated with Recommendations

We welcome you to recommend other dairy-free friendly restaurants. Leave a comment or contact us and tell us why you like a certain restaurant. Restaurant owners and employees are also invited to reach out and let us know how you welcome dairy-free customers.

Please kindly let us know in the comments if any of these restaurants close. We want to keep this list current for you, but aren’t always notified when a restaurant closes. Let us know and we will quickly update!

This Guide is for Informational Purposes Only

Menus, ingredients, kitchen procedures, management, and restaurants are subject to change at any time. Always read the menu and discuss your dietary needs with the staff before ordering. Make sure that they can accommodate your situation.

There is always a risk for potential cross-contamination of allergens in any commercial kitchen. If cross-contamination is an issue for you, always speak with the manager to ensure that your meal can be safely prepared. Listings here do not guarantee that a restaurant is safe enough for your individual needs. Only you can make that decision.

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Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

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