FireFly Fare Serves It Up Vegan In Roanoke, VA

by Danielle Bussone


Our first stop on our sojourn to the Big Apple is a restaurant we’ve shamefully overlooked for far too long. Firefly Fare is located in downtown Roanoke in the busy Market Square and is the very best place in the area to get good plant-based cuisine. We’ve stopped there many times to and from other parts of the country and it is high time we paid them their due.


Firefly Fare, inside the Market Square

Danielle at Firefly Fare, inside the City Market Building


Located in the historic City Market Building, smack dab in the heart of downtown Roanoke, it is less than 10 minutes from I-81. Parking is not always a given and you may have to circle the block a few times before something opens up.  But it is worth that minor inconvenience to experience the fresh and flavorful cuisine served up at Firefly Fare.

Over time we’ve tried just about everything on the menu and I can honestly say there wasn’t a single thing we didn’t enjoy. Firefly Fare also offers a fresh juice bar with concoctions such as Gingered Grasshopper, a refreshing blend of  spinach, celery, cucumber, kale, apple, lemon and ginger.


Firefly Fare Green Juice

Firefly Fare Green Juice – Gingered Grasshopper – $5.68


Firefly Fare offers a set menu with daily specials. Their ingredients are sourced from local farmers, which also means the menu is likely to change according to what produce is currently available. From Farm To Table is the watchword for Firefly Fare. Good food comes from fresh ingredients and you can’t get much fresher than this, not unless your grow your own vegetables. (more…)

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