West Virginia: A Rugged Collection of Dairy-Free Eateries

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Last Updated in June 2021! We’ve created this ever-growing guide to restaurants, bakeries, cafes, ice cream shops, and stores in West Virginia that are friendly to dairy-free diners. It’s a collection based on research and reader recommendations (send yours!) that’s divided into restaurants & shops by city (first) and major chains found throughout the state (second). And we’ve started a section for specialty dairy-free foods produced in this state.

We Update Continuously! You can ignore the original date on this post going forward. We update the information below whenever we’re alerted to a new recommendation, change, or closure.

Dairy-Free West Virginia: Recommended Restaurants & Shops with vegan and gluten-free optionsPhoto from Kelley Farm Kitchen in Bolivar

Dairy-Free West Virginia: Recommended Restaurants & Shops

We’ve listed these recommendations alphabetically by city and then by the restaurant or shop name. For large chains with locations throughout the state, see the Major Restaurant & Grocery Chains section below. We have dedicated posts with dairy-free details for many of the big guys.

⭐️ = 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.)

Barboursville

  • Chipotle Mexican Grill – See our Chipotle Dairy-Free Menu Guide for full details.
  • Fuel Counter – Build your own salad, sandwich, or pizza at this quick-serve spot. They offer a range of bases, toppings, and finishes, and do have dairy-free cheese available. They also blend dairy-free smoothies with almond or coconut milk.
  • Healthy Life Market – They’re big on supplements, but this local store also carries a big range of dairy alternatives and hard to find healthy products.

Berkeley Springs

  • Fairfax Coffee House – This local cafe offers house-made vegan cinnamon rolls and chili, and some other dairy-free options. They also offer soy, almond, oat milk alternatives for their drinks.
  • The Beehive Cafe ⭐️ – Their all-vegan menu includes salads, sandwiches, smoothies, and sides like Mac & Cheeze. They also offer various baked goods with gluten-free options.

Bolivar

  • Kelley Farm Kitchen ⭐️ – Their menu is completely vegan, and it’s huge. It includes all types of soups, salads, sandwiches, burgers, wraps, and more. They also have a more petite all-day breakfast menu.

Charleston

  • Chipotle Mexican Grill – See our Chipotle Dairy-Free Menu Guide for full details.
  • Healthy Life Market – They’re big on supplements, but this local store also carries a big range of dairy alternatives and hard to find healthy products.
  • Melange Cafe – This coffee shop serves Samoan and Hispanic dishes, and typically has dairy-free and vegan options. They also make dairy-free lattes and boba drinks, and they carry vegan cookies from Mia’s Panaderia.
  • Pies & Pints – This popular pub and pizzeria chain offers Daiya dairy-free cheese alternative for their pies. They also offer a very global array of toppings, and you can custom order a dairy-free salad.
  • Zeganz ⭐️ – Everything is dairy-free and vegan at this smoothie shop and eatery. They offer sandwiches (including grilled cheezzz) and burgers, and usually have some specials.

Charlestown

Davis

  • The Billy Motel & Bar – They offer a vegan Israeli beet salad and chocolate pie, and have a couple more dairy-free entree option on their petite menu.

Fayetteville

  • Arrowhead Bike Farm – The Handle Bar Pub and Kitchen at this bike shop at campground serves brewpub and Mexican food with many vegan and dairy-free options.
  • Pies & Pints – This popular pub and pizzeria chain offers Daiya dairy-free cheese alternative for their pies. They also offer a very global array of toppings, and you can custom order a dairy-free salad.
  • Raw & Juicy Juice Bar ⭐️ – They use local vegetables to make fresh-pressed juices and dairy-free smoothies. And they usually have some fresh baked vegan and gluten-free goodies on hand.

Flatwoods

Granville

Harpers Ferry

  • True Treats Historic Candy – They offer all types of vintage and modern candies with many dairy-free treats available. They also sell botanical teas.

Huntington

  • Bahnhof WVrsthaus & Biergarten – This german restaurant and pub offers vegan brats and some shareables, along with meaty dairy-free options.
  • Chipotle Mexican Grill – See our Chipotle Dairy-Free Menu Guide for full details.
  • Fuel Counter – Build your own salad, sandwich, or pizza at this quick-serve spot. They offer a range of bases, toppings, and finishes, and do have dairy-free cheese available. They also blend dairy-free smoothies with almond or coconut milk.
  • Kustom Kreams – This rolled ice cream shop offers a dairy-free base option and enough mix-ins to make things interesting.

Lewisburg

  • The Wild Bean – They offer vegan breakfast burritos in the morning, and for lunch they have some dairy-free salad, wrap, sandwich, and burger options – served with a side of vegan pasta salad.

Martinsburg

Morgantown

  • Cairo 2 Go – Their Mediterranean menu includes falafel, shawarma, and Egyptian specialties. They clearly label vegan options, which includes appetizers, salads, entrees, and sides. Most of their savory menu is, or can be ordered dairy-free.
  • Chipotle Mexican Grill – See our Chipotle Dairy-Free Menu Guide for full details.
  • Mountaineers Tap House – Unlike many other restaurants, their Impossible burger is actually dairy-free and vegan, complete with dairy-free cheese. They also offer vegan wings, and have a good handful of other menu items that can be ordered dairy-free. Gluten-free buns are available.
  • Mountain People’s Co-op – As discussed below, Venerable Bean Vegan Bakery is inside this 50+ year old co-op, where you can shop for local and organic foods, deli items, and special diet goods.
  • Neighborhood Kombuchery – They’re only open on Friday afternoons, but you can find them at the farmer’s market on Sundays, and on tap next door at the Mountain People’s Co-op.
  • Pies & Pints – This popular pub and pizzeria chain offers Daiya dairy-free cheese alternative for their pies. They also offer a very global array of toppings, and you can custom order a dairy-free salad.
  • Quantum Bean Coffee – They offer oat milk for their coffee and tea drinks and bring in vegan pastries from Venerable Bean Bakery.
  • 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.
  • TK’s Fruit Produce & Bubble Tea – Their menu is vegetarian, and mostly vegan. All of the appetizers, salads, sandwiches, soups, rice entrees, and noodle dishes are vegan. They also reportedly have a vegan batter option for their crepes. Their bubble tea menu includes almond milk, coconut milk, soy milk, and no milk options.
  • Venerable Bean Bakery ⭐️ – This vegan bakery is located inside the Mountain People’s Co-op. They offer a range of sweets, including cinnamon rolls, cheesecakes, cookies, and muffins. But they also sell sandwiches, soups, and some other savories.

Parkersburg

Princeton

  • Bucha Brewhouse & Bistro – They’re well known for their house kombucha, but they also bake their own vegan and gluten-free breads and desserts, including cupcakes and bread pudding. They also have house-made vegan and gluten-free sauces and dressings, and always have a few vegan menu items available. Some additional items can be ordered dairy-free.

Saint Albans

  • Coal River Coffee Company ⭐️ – It isn’t often that a local coffee roaster bakes their own gluten-fee and dairy-free treats, but this isn’t your ordinary shop. On any given day, you might discover sweets like cheesecake brownies, blondies, paleo muffins, or fudge pie. They pour several dairy-free specialty coffee drinks (ask about Gary’s Jolt!), and offer almond, oat, and coconut milk for lattes. And they now have almond whip to make dairy-free frappes! Most of their house sauces and syrups are also dairy free, including the dark chocolate sauce for mochas and hot chocolate. They also have a few lunch items, which we’ve been told are also dairy-free and gluten-free.

Shepherdstown

  • Sundogs B&B ⭐️ – All breakfasts and snacks served at this dog-friendly country inn are vegetarian and dairy-free. They’re primarily plant-based, but do serve local eggs, on request.

South Charleston

  • Sugar Pie Bakery– They offer vegan cupcakes on order, and also accommodate special diet requests with custom order cakes.

Thomas

  • TipTop Coffee – Their menu changes regularly, so we can’t say what you will find for sure. But thy typically have oat milk lattes, a vegan treat or two, and dairy-free entree options. They also carry specialty items, like bean to bar chocolate.

Triadelphia

Vienna

Wardensville

  • Lost River Trading Post – This is a fun place to shop for local goods, and a nice place to grab a quick vegetarian bite. They always have a few dairy-free and vegan options available.

Dairy-Free West Virginia: Recommended Restaurants & Shops with vegan and gluten-free optionsPhoto from Neighborhood Kombuchery in Morgantown

Restaurant & Grocery Chains found throughout West Virginia

Some recommended restaurant and store chains are getting too big for our city listing britches. They have many locations, or are rapidly growing, and you might stumble across them in a number of towns in this state. Click on them for more dairy-free details.

So far, we’ve been able to add all chains to the cities above, but will add any prolific West Virginia chains here in the future.

Dairy-Free West Virginia: Recommended Restaurants & Shops with vegan and gluten-free optionsPhoto from The Beehive Cafe in Berkeley Springs

Local Dairy-Free Food & Drink Producers in West Virginia

These dairy-free friendly companies don’t have their own retail location, but are in West Virginia. So you have a good chance of finding their products at grocery stores, restaurants, and/or other shops in this state. Keep an eye out!

  • Mia’s Panaderia – This local vegan bakery makes Hispanic and Honduran sweet breads and cookies. You’ll find them at several cafes, mostly in the Charleston area.
  • Mountain Spun – They do events only, hand spinning organic, vegan cotton candy for parties.
  • West Virginia Fruit & Berry – They make a range of products with local fruits, including fruit wines and fruit butters (yes, they’re dairy free).

Dairy-Free West Virginia: Recommended Restaurants & Shops with vegan and gluten-free optionsPhoto of Mia’s Vegan Cookies from Melange Cafe in Charleston

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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About Author

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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