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Healthy Dining, Online Ordering & Catering | Salad, Vegan, Vegetarian | Richmond
Charles Ellen, Owner, The Good Leaf | Healthy Dining & Catering Richmond VA

Charles Ellen

Founder & Owner

Matthew Lawrence, General Manager, Good Leaf | Healthy Dining & Catering Richmond VA


General Manager

Healthy Dining Made Easy.

Seasonal Salads & Soups | Vegetarian & Vegan Friendly Menu | Online Ordering and Catering

What if healthy eating were tasty and easy? In a great food town like Richmond, VA – it should be. That’s what Owner/Operator Charles Ellen thought.Together with veteran restaurateur Matthew Lawrence, the idea grew from there. Our seasonal menu includes salads, soups and plenty of vegetarian and vegan friendly options. And online ordering & catering make healthy dining accessible.

A strong community of local growers and producers support a tempting menu at The Good Leaf that includes locally sourced, seasonal salads and soups year-round.

The flagship store in eclectic, urban Carytown feels as fresh and natural as our food. Step inside to unwind in an eco-friendly environment of raw wood, glass and sunshine and a lush living wall intentionally designed with your well-being in mind. Choose meals from a constantly changing menu board of fresh, local and house-made options.

Welcome to your new go-to spot for healthy food that tastes as good as it feels.