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Sustainable ⓥ 100% Plant-Based
Hilltop ~ Virginia Beach




We create the ultimate clean, creative, delicious dishes ... all made from scratch from our own in-house recipes. We are dedicated to serving whole, plant-based, sustainable foods that nourish our both our customers and the earth. We are working toward our zero-waste goal with minimal food waste and a commitment to use earth-friendly products.

Our Online Marketplace is a major step toward our zero-waste goal as we can offer our full selection of gourmet prepared items. Customers can order their favorites online and we will prepare fresh for next business day delivery.

We also welcome you to dine in our chill indoor cafe (limited indoor seating is now available) or on our charming outdoor patio. As always you can take your meal to-go. Feel free to come in for you order or request curb-side service ... just call in your order and we will bring your meal right to your car when you arrive.

Whether you dine in, order from our Online Marketplace, take your meal to go or cater a business or private event, you can join the plant-based movement and be part of the solution for a healthier life and planet.


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 Article November 5, 2020

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

Virginian Pilot Article August 5, 2020

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


Our catering menu can be tailored for your business lunch, corporate event or private gathering or party. From classic wraps platters, gourmet salads and noodle bowls to pasta dishes, tofu kebabs and taco bars, we will work with you to create the perfect plant-based menu for your event.  Click the Menu tab to view our catering options.  Email for customized selections.



  • 1601 Hilltop West Shopping Center, Virginia Beach, VA, USA
  •  757-904-0387
  •  CAFE HOURS Lunch Tues - Sat 11am - 3pm* Sun 10am - 3pm Closed on Monday * Fri & Sat Dinner Coming in Spring! Starting Sat March 20 Fri & Sat Hours 11am - 7pm ONLINE MARKETPLACE Open 24 -7 CATERING Upon Request