I just moved to Richmond from DC and haven't had the best luck with vegetarian food down here. But I have to say, Ipanema is definitely the stand-out vegetarian place in Richmond. Honestly, it's better than most anything I had in DC, as far as originality and taste. The only downside is the service, which wasn't terrible, but was pretty....casual. That is the only reason why my rating is "very good" instead of "excellent." I hate reviews of vegetarian food that says "even a carnivore will like it" because I find that really patronizing, but if I was ever to say it, it would be for this place.