Parsnip waffle from Citizen Eatery. (Credit:

Vegetarian and vegan restaurant and bar Citizen Eatery opened today at 5011 Burnet Road (corner of Hancock Drive). The restaurant from couple Michael and Aimee Moyer will be open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and feature primarily plant-based, locally sourced and organic food, along with a full bar.

Chef Jason Sales will helm the kitchen and oversee a menu that includes items like poached eggs atop crispy fried veggie noodles and wilted seasonal greens; avocado, mushroom and spinach toast; vegan Bolognese and noodles; and a selection of veggie burgers that includes the Citizen Burger, a wood-smoked patty with white beans, grain mix, kale and spices.

The bar will offer cocktails made with cold-pressed organic juices and spirits, house-made botanical syrups, tea infusions, Kombucha, herbs and more.

The restaurant will be open from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday-Thursday and until 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday.