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Where to Eat Vegetarian/Vegan in Atlanta

Our list of the best vegetarian/vegan restaurants in Atlanta.

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Below is our list of vegetarian/vegan restaurants and dishes to be found in Atlanta:

The Best Vegan/Vegetarian Restaurant

The Best Vegan/Vegetarian in Atlanta according to our Critics and Readers are:
Critics:

Vegan/Vegetarian

Black-owned Business
Vegetarian/Vegan Restaurant in the Oakland City/Capitol View neighborhood. | more...

Readers:

Vegan/Vegetarian

A favorite among Atlanta's meat-free diners, Cafe Sunflower offers a friendly staff, inspired plant-based dishes, and innovative vegan desserts. | more...

Where to Eat Vegan/Vegetarian in Atlanta

Vegan/Vegetarian

A favorite among Atlanta's meat-free diners, Cafe Sunflower offers a friendly staff, inspired plant-based dishes, and innovative vegan desserts. | more...

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In an official-looking string of self-made shop fronts lies an off-the-cuff vegetarian delight known as Chat Patti. Inside, customers are acting as if no one is around. Most are conversing about business or family gatherings while several others are eating solo and reading a paper or novel. "Can I h... | more...

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Howell Belser and Idalys Sansores own this Kirkwood vegan bakery/cafe. Complete with sandwiches and bakery items, Dulce is surprisingly satisfying even to meat or lacto eaters. The bakery uses nothing but organic products, is strictly vegan and also bakes pastries that are gluten-free or otherwise m... | more...

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Google: Petite counter serve offering organic, non-GMO vegetarian & vegan cafe meals in a laid-back setting. | more...

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A vegetarian Chinese restaurant serving beef, chicken, pork and shrimp dishes all made from flour, potatoes and other meat replacements, along with typical vegetable dishes. | more...

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Opened in the former Dogwood Restaurant space by the Fox Theatre after seven years of planning, Wendy Chang's Herban Fix caters to diners looking for accessible, flavorful vegan and vegetarian food. The heavily plant-based menu includes dishes such as pan seared soy fish with organic kale, sweet pea... | more...

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Run by "juicetenders," the upscale juice bar specializes in made-to-order organic and cold-pressed juices, smoothies, and raw foods. | more...

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Run by "juicetenders," the upscale juice bar specializes in made-to-order organic and cold-pressed juices, smoothies, and raw foods. | more...

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Twenty-five years on, the South Buckhead restaurant remains delightfully weird. Raw foods, vegetarian dishes, burgers and breakfast are served 24 hours a day. | more...

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Vegan/Vegetarian

Black-owned Business
One of the restaurants owned by the Kingdom Enterprises, a business run by African Hebrew Israelites of Jerusalem. Offers both vegetable-laden salads as well as plenty of faux meat dishes such as tofu-based barbecue and the specialty roasted gluten loaf called the Kalebone. | more...

Vegan/Vegetarian

Black-owned Business
Vegetarian soul food is prepared with little sodium and no fat. It takes reservations, but walk-ins are welcome. The restaurant is great for kids and families. It is known for its smoothies and juices, as well as its new age ambiance. | more...

Vegan/Vegetarian

Black-owned Business
How do you feel about kale? Because Tassili's Raw Reality serves it up in a big way. It hopes to help people stay healthy by serving raw, vegan dishes such as kale salad and spicy kale wraps in its fast and casual vegan cafe. Tassili's Raw Reality aims to serve the best kale in Atlanta. It has an Af... | more...

Vegan/Vegetarian

Healthy – but tasty – cuisine in the heart of Buckhead at Lenox Square Mall. True Food offers a variety of vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free options while remaining diverse in their menu and experimental with their food and cocktails. | more...

Vegan/Vegetarian

Savory rice pilafs, spicy vegetable curries and spectacular stuffed crepes and pancakes are but four reasons to seek out the South Indian vegetarian outlet. Sophisticated carrot desserts, traditional beverages and crisp breads double the pleasure. Table service is a plus. | more...

All Vegan/Vegetarian Restaurants

Vegan/Vegetarian

Black-owned Business
Healthful Essence has been in the Vegan, Vegetarian healthy food business for over forty years. In the beginning, vegan-vegetarian was not a popular choice for the general population. However, we saw a need to help people understand that they are what they eat! In the past 10 years there has been ... | more...

Vegan/Vegetarian

Website: We are a healthy eatery located in the heart of midtown Atlanta. Striving to provide a variety of health friendly options, we offer delicious food for vegetarians, vegans, and those on a paleo or gluten-free diets! | more...
, (404) 765-9220
, (678) 421-9191
, (678) 705-1290


Vegan/Vegetarian Dishes to try

(from our 100 Dishes List)

Beltline Burrito at Sean’s Harvest Market

Available at Sean's Harvest Market
This is the kind of burrito that pleases your flesh-eater tagalong even though it’s vegan. A well crafted mix of black bean and corn salsa, quinoa, guacamole, black rice, shaved almonds, carrots, parmesan and arugula nestled in a tortilla is both a savory comfort and so fresh and so clean, clean. $8.
Vegetarian    Meatless    burrito   

Bocadillo Vegetariano at La Fonda Latina

Available at La Fonda Latina - Candler Park
As the yuppie blitz continues its intown face-lift, it’s important to remember the old standbys. La Fonda Latina is a Ponce institution, and the bocadillo vegetariano is a rite of passage: grilled tomatoes, squash, zucchini, cheddar and Monterey jack cheese with creamy Cuban dressing packed into a warm, freshly baked loaf of Cuban bread. It’s a cultural experience for those who don’t do pork. Add five shrimp for just a few dollars more and it pushes the bocadillo experience to a wholly new level of excellence. $8.95.
sandwich    Vegetarian    Bocadillo   

Bocadillo Vegetariano at La Fonda Latina

Available at La Fonda Latina
As the yuppie blitz continues its intown face-lift, it’s important to remember the old standbys. La Fonda Latina is a Ponce institution, and the bocadillo vegetariano is a rite of passage: grilled tomatoes, squash, zucchini, cheddar and Monterey jack cheese with creamy Cuban dressing packed into a warm, freshly baked loaf of Cuban bread. It’s a cultural experience for those who don’t do pork. Add five shrimp for just a few dollars more and it pushes the bocadillo experience to a wholly new level of excellence. $8.95.
sandwich    Vegetarian    Bocadillo   

Bocadillo Vegetariano at La Fonda Latina

Available at La Fonda Latina - Poncey-Highland
As the yuppie blitz continues its intown face-lift, it’s important to remember the old standbys. La Fonda Latina is a Ponce institution, and the bocadillo vegetariano is a rite of passage: grilled tomatoes, squash, zucchini, cheddar and Monterey jack cheese with creamy Cuban dressing packed into a warm, freshly baked loaf of Cuban bread. It’s a cultural experience for those who don’t do pork. Add five shrimp for just a few dollars more and it pushes the bocadillo experience to a wholly new level of excellence. $8.95.
sandwich    Vegetarian    Bocadillo   

Bocadillo Vegetariano at La Fonda Latina

Available at La Fonda - North
As the yuppie blitz continues its intown face-lift, it’s important to remember the old standbys. La Fonda Latina is a Ponce institution, and the bocadillo vegetariano is a rite of passage: grilled tomatoes, squash, zucchini, cheddar and Monterey jack cheese with creamy Cuban dressing packed into a warm, freshly baked loaf of Cuban bread. It’s a cultural experience for those who don’t do pork. Add five shrimp for just a few dollars more and it pushes the bocadillo experience to a wholly new level of excellence. $8.95.
sandwich    Vegetarian    Bocadillo   

Country-Fried Tempeh And Gravy at Ria's Bluebird

Available at Ria's Bluebird
This vegetarian take on country-fried steak and gravy hits all the recognizable pleasure points: solid golden crunch, smooth white gravy, and salty satisfaction. The surprise is that the nutty flavor and texture of tempeh fits right in. This isn't decadence with a vegetarian asterisk; it is an unqualified pleasure.

Country-fried tempeh and gravy at Ria's Bluebird

Available at Ria's Bluebird
This vegetarian take on country-fried steak and gravy hits all the recognizable pleasure points: solid golden crunch, smooth white gravy, and salty satisfaction. The surprise is that the nutty flavor and texture of tempeh fits right in. This isn't decadence with a vegetarian asterisk; it is an unqualified pleasure. $9.
vegetarian   

Cross-Eyed Scramble at Gato

Available at Gato
While tourists wait in line across the street for Flying Biscuit, ITP denizens grab a stool or booth at Candler Park’s Gato instead. One standout breakfast item, the vegetarian cross-eyed scramble, comprises a heap of seared tofu, green peppers, onions and seasonings on a plate, smothered by cheese as well as red and green salsas. If you can down the whole thing plus a side biscuit, you deserve a trophy. $7.95.
Breakfast    vegetarian    tofu   

Divine Punani Wrap at Tassili’s Raw Reality

Available at Tassili's Raw Reality Cafe
Tassili Ma’at’s self-described “psychedelic shack” in the West End (inspired by the Temptations’ song of the same name) serves up raw, vegan food so good, even avowed carnivores can get down. The Punani wrap, with its mix of spicy kale, avocado, tomato, couscous and sweet coconut corn packs a flavorful punch without overwhelming the palate. It comes stuffed with so much food that the whole wheat wrap is the real MVP for successfully holding it all together. Chances are you’re going to want to save half for later. $10.99 for half/17.99 for whole.

Lasagna at Lov’n It Live

Available at Lov'n It Live
According to the proprietors of this East Point raw vegan haven, food is medicine. Each dish they serve up is packed with organic produce sourced from local farmers like those at College Park’s Metro Atlanta Urban Farm. The standout is their lasagna: layers of thinly sliced zucchini “noodles,” spinach and house-made chunky tomato sauce topped with drizzles of ooey gooey “cheese” made from raw pine nuts. It’s not cheap, but there are no shortcuts. $21.50.

Lemongrass Tofu at Nam Phuong

Available at Nam Phuong Buford Highway
Pretty much everything at this Buford Highway bastion of Vietnamese cuisine is delicious. Heaping portions go far beyond the typical standbys and include a number of excellent vegetarian options. The lemongrass tofu is a fresh, healthy dish that will satisfy vegans and carnivores alike. Crisp on the outside and soft on the inside, hearty hunks of tofu come thoroughly coated in a salty, citrusy, slightly spicy sauce and served over sautéed veggies and delicate vermicelli noodles with a sprinkle of crunchy peanuts on top. $6.25.

Paneer Kathi Roll at Bhojanic

Available at Bhojanic Restaurant
This dish comes very close to what you would actually find in the streets of Mumbai. Your choice of homemade Indian bread — flaky paratha, tortilla-thin whole wheat chapatti or warm buttery naan — is stuffed with cubes of tandoori spiced grilled paneer (a fresh, pressed cheese) dressed in aromatic mint chutney, raw onions and cucumbers. Add raw green chilies for an extra kick to your lunch hour. $9.95.
Vegetarian    Meatless    Indian Food    Paneer   

Ravioli di zucca at Cafe Lily

Available at Cafe Lily
Butter makes everything better, but frying sage in it completely transforms the herb from furry and bitter to crispy and candied. Downtown Decatur mainstay Cafe Lily’s ravioli di zucca — pasta stuffed with butternut squash, pecorino cheese and a brown butter sauce made atmospheric by singed sage — is arguably one of the most underrated pasta dishes in Atlanta. Pee-wee Herman would marry it. $17.
pasta    ravioli    vegetarian   

Shakshuka at Sivas Midtown

Available at Sivas Hookah Lounge
Gather for happy hour or Sunday brunch at Sivas Midtown, and order a few meze, or shared appetizers. The Eastern Turkish version of shakshuka here looks like a colorful, meatless, deconstructed lasagna with layers of fried eggplant, potatoes, peppers and onions. Garlicky plum tomato sauce and Turkish yogurt round out this perfect-for-sharing vegetarian dip, served with warm homemade pita bread. $6.
Vegetarian    Meatless    Brunch    Turkish Food    shakshuka   

Tteokbokki at Jeju Sauna

Available at Jeju Sauna
After being stripped naked and scrubbed within an inch of your life, there’s something uniquely soothing about settling onto a cool tile floor and dipping into a steaming pot of tteokbokki. At Jeju, the sprawling Korean spa where $25 gets you 24 hours of unlimited access to a series of igloo-shaped saunas, tubs of varying temperature and spa treatments of varying degrees of brutality, you can take your meals at the homey onsite Korean café. Chow down on chewy cylindrical rice cakes in a fiery red gochujang broth that burns oh so good. $9.

Vegetarian Combo at Bahel Ethiopian Restaurant

Available at Bahel Ethiopian Restaurant
Roll up your sleeves and dive in with this bountiful sampler platter of Ethiopian delights at the oft-overlooked Bahel, a quiet, family-owned café located directly across from the always-packed Desta. Dishes here are served family-style on huge platters lined with injera bread that soaks up flavorful vegan sauces in a way that’ll make you forget meat entirely. Creamy, spicy lentils are cooled by thick and hearty yellow peas, well-seasoned collards and cabbage add green to the plate, and potato and carrot sauce rounds out the rainbow of healthful delights. $11.99.
Vegetarian    Meatless    Ethiopian Food    Desta   

Veggie Platter at Aviva by Kameel

Available at Aviva by Kameel Downtown
Variety makes life interesting. At Aviva by Kameel, it also makes life delicious. Kameel’s generous, pick-four veggie platter is a customizable cornucopia packed with vibrant flavors and textures. Usual suspects include things like mujaddara, a satisfying blend of tender lentils, brown rice and caramelized onions; sweet and savory glazed sweet potatoes; and fall-apart eggplant ratatouille bursting with fresh tomatoes and chunky garlic. The worst part about the whole experience is that you can only pick four. $9.25.
Vegetarian    Meatless    mujaddara   



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