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Vegan Restaurant Ranks #1 in Yelp’s Top 100 Places to Eat in 2021

One small step for foodie nation, one giant leap for vegan-kind! Yelp just released their list of the top 100 places to eat in 2021, and a fully vegan restaurant took the top spot!

Kelley Farm Kitchen, located in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia lands at the top of the list of 100 restaurants across the country this year. After a year where camera-ready comfort food reigned supreme, Kelley Farm Kitchen, a women-owned restaurant, leans in with each dish just as beautiful as it is delicious. Fully vegan, some menu standouts include the crispy nachos, piled-high burgers, warming ramen bowls, savory chik’n & waffles, and healthy salads garnished with edible flowers. Comfort, class, and all the charm of a local diner, it’s no wonder this spot has a 5-star rating, and we’re so proud to share this news!

Some other cool facts about this year’s list: Nearly all of the businesses are priced under $30 per person and are new to the list. Many of the top spots are Latinx-owned, Black-owned, and/or women-owned. But, here’s the doozy—nearly HALF of the businesses identify as vegan or provide vegan menu options. Way to go vegan community! This year, for the first time ever, Yelp turned to the Yelp community for nominations, and we’re so happy the country is taking big steps in the plant-based movement and making their voices heard.

The full list of Yelp’s 100 spots can be found here.

Melissa Nowakowski

@extra.vegan

Melissa has been vegan for three and a half years and is a self-proclaimed pizza and doughnut enthusiast. Has anyone tried combining the two yet? A public relations executive—when she’s not scouring New York City and beyond for the next great vegan food and beauty finds—she donates her time to HIT Living Foundation dog rescue and spoiling her cat, Waffles.

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