Eating a vegan and/or gluten free diet? Having a hard time finding a place to dine out? Howard County has some exceptional--and affordable--vegan and gluten free options.

Great Sage 
Anything but common--featuring a bold vegan menu inspired by exotic flavors from around the world, using organic ingredients to nourish the body. Enjoy vegan (and some gluten free) options such as Buffalo Bites--battered and baked cauliflower tossed in a spicy buffalo sauce, and their Crab Cake--Sage's famous hearts of palm 'crab cake' places on garlic-almond green beans and a spring rice pilaf. 

The Judge's Bench
Howard County's premier tap house in historic Ellicott City offers a constantly changing variety of craft beers, the largest single malt whisky selection in Maryland, and fine wines. Enjoy vegan options such as Vegetable Potstickers, Vegan Jammies--meatless chik'n breaded with vegan buffalo or BBQ sauce, and their Gardein Burger. 

Elkridge Furnace Inn and Garden House
Award-winning; a historic setting offering menus rich with authentic French flavor and artistic creativity. Also featuring an extensive gluten free menu such as their popular Gluten Free Brunch, lunch items such as Polynesian Salad with grilled pineapple, hearts of palm, cashey better wontons, bibb lettuce, and a spicy passion fruit vinaigrette, or their Sicilian Meatloaf stuffed with provolone, ham, tomato, paste and spinach. 

Jason's Deli
From organic field greens to gluten free options, their menu is bursting with fresh, nutrient-filled goodness. Their extensive gluten free menu includes a build your own sandwich menu, baked potatoes, and a garden fresh salad bar--all at reasonable prices too. 

Little French Market 
Looking for a quick bite with fantastic outdoor seating? Little French Market has a selection of vegan and gluten free foods, including The Hollow--organic hummus, cucumber, carrots, spinach & goat cheese served in a whole wheat wrap. Plus, you can sub most breads with gluten free bread for a better sandwich! 

Old Mill Cafe
A vintage inspired cafe in the heart of busting Historic Ellicott City, Maryland. Offering craft coffee, seasonal bites, and frozen yogurt. Showcasing local vendors, bakers and artisans. Enjoy their plentiful vegan and gluten free options, perfect to start your day with.

So the next time you're looking for some vegan or gluten free options, come dine out in Howard County. Cheers!