cafe - catering - wholesale

Sustainable ⓥ 100% Plant-Based
Hilltop ~ Virginia Beach




11-7 *

* dinner takeout 4-7pm
online orders only


Order from any device and have your food waiting
for you in 20 minutes for fast & convenient
pickup, curbside or delivery.

Please note seating is not available from 4-7 and add-ons
from our grab & go can only be purchased online as our payment
system will shift online-only after 4pm

We are seeking motivated, health-conscious and outgoing individuals to join
our team as we expand our cafe, marketplace and wholesale business.
For more information email

We create the ultimate clean, creative, delicious dishes ... all made from scratch from our own in-house recipes. We are dedicated to serving whole, 100% plant-based, sustainable foods that nourish our both our customers and the earth.


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


Click our Menu to view our catering options.  We make it easy to host!  Whether a business meeting or backyard barbecue our platters and salads will satisfy all.

Our catering menu can be tailored for your business lunch, corporate event or private gathering or party. From classic wraps platters and gourmet salads to our unique peanut sesame noodle bowl and black bean and crab-less cake slider platters, we will work with you to create the perfect plant-based menu for your event.

Email or call us at 757-904-0387 to plan and order for your event.



  • 1601 Hilltop West Shopping Center, Virginia Beach, VA, USA