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100% Plant-Based ~ Breakfast ~ Lunch ~ Take Home
Hilltop ~ Virginia Beach



We create the ultimate clean, creative, delicious dishes ... all made from scratch from our own in-house recipes.

We welcome you to dine on the outdoor patio of chill cafe or take your meal to-go with available curb-side service. We will open our inside dining area as soon as we can to ensure the health and safety of our customers and team.

For your convenience our Marketplace Grab & Go offers a selection of our menu items already packaged for quick purchase, along with daily specials and prepared specialties that you can bring home for a no-fuss meal or pack for healthy weekday lunches.

Best of all, everything we make is 100% plant-based.

About About About


Our Story

From New York ...
We started with a food blog from the kitchen of our farmhouse in Callicoon, a historic river town in the scenic Catskills of upstate New York. We created recipes and videos to share our passion for delicious 100% plant-based dishes. Next stop ... an appearance by founder, Ron Badach on ABCs The CHEW where Callicoon Kitchen's classic black bean burger stole the show.

After The CHEW, the blog became a website and social media outlet where people from across the country and around the world began to connect with us about how to transition to a plant-based diet. It was clear that people had different motivations to make the change -- a desire to improve their health (for themselves and for the people who love them) -- concern for animal welfare -- a determination to eat a more earth-friendly diet. Regardless of their reason, people were inspired by a chance to make a change to a plant-based diet without having to compromise the taste and the joy they receive from food.

To Virginia Beach  ...
Our commitment to share the excitement of plant-based cooking moved with us when we made the big decision to move our family from New York to Virginia Beach in 2014 and start Living the Life.  It took a few years but we finally made the leap in 2020 to open a restaurant and start cooking!  Things may be a bit uncertain these days, but what better time to offer our VB neighbors an alternative to mainstream dining and offer delicious, healthy and comforting food.

All of our dishes are carefully crafted and are 100% plant-based. We have never had to compromise our passion for food and now neither does Virginia Beach. We look forward to welcoming you.

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ABC's The Chew

A 2013 appearance by Callicoon Kitchen founder Ron Badach on ABCs The CHEW showcased our Classic Black Bean Burger and introduced the world to the creativity, taste and excitement of plant-based foods.


ABC TV 13 Friday Flavors, October 16, 2020

FRIDAY FLAVOR: Callicoon Kitchen in Virginia Beach

Virginian Pilot, Nov 5, 2020

Two new plant-based restaurants in Virginia Beach, with fruit-stacked waffles and delicious black-bean burgers

Virginian Pilot, August 5, 2020

Callicoon Kitchen, plant-based restaurant from a TV “Hunky Husband,” will soon open in Virginia Beach


We will work with you to create the perfect plant-based menu for your business lunch or private gathering.  We will tailor and create innovative menu selections that work for your specific event and budget.  Contact us at and we will help to make your next event truly memorable.


  • 1601 Hilltop West Shopping Center, Virginia Beach, VA, USA
  •  757-904-0387
  •  OPEN HOURS Tues - Sat. 8 am - 3 pm * Sunday. 10 am - 3 pm Closed on Monday * We will be closed for Thanksgiving on Thurs 26th and Fri 27th. We will open at 8 am on Sat 28th. Happy Thanksgiving and we hope to welcome you soon :)

Order Online

Callicoon Kitchen will offer online ordering for our full menu selection.  Stay tuned for our launch date and in the interim please call in your order to 757-904-0387.  For your safety curbside service is available upon request.  

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