With the restaurant business booming in this southern city, it’s no surprise that Atlanta is extremely progressive when it comes to its variety of vegan-friendly eats. The vegan food scene has been growing just as fast as the city itself. Whether you’re looking for veggie soul food, Chinese takeout or a sultry lounge offering impeccable brunches, Atlanta has it all and more.
Below are some of our favorite plant-based restaurants in Atlanta, along with some similar recipes from The Food Monster App if you aren’t able to make it down south just yet.
1. Herban Fix[caption id="attachment_1481334134" align="aligncenter" width="1600"] Herban Fix/Facebook[/caption]
Herban Fix is a popular Pan-Asian, plant-based restaurant in Midtown, Atlanta that offers a sleek dining experience with plenty of options on the menu. Their menu includes items like Pan-Seared Scallion Pancakes, Stir Fry Soy Chicken in Citrus Sauce, Truffle Wild Rice and Pad Thai. The most popular dishes are their mouth-watering Raspberry Chocolate Mousse and the Lemongrass Dumplings. Enjoy special brunch offerings or a Pre-Fox Theatre lunch. If you aren’t in town, try this Stir-fried Tempeh with Orange Sauce.
Herban Fix is located at 565 Peachtree St NE Atlanta, Georgia 30308.
2. Café Sunflower[caption id="attachment_1481334139" align="alignnone" width="1600"] Café Sunflower/Facebook[/caption]
Café Sunflower is a variety packed restaurant serving up mind-blowing options in Buckhead, Atlanta. The menu consists of impressive items like Spring Rolls with Glass Noodles, Supreme Nachos, Handmade Ravioli and Eggplant Lasagna. There is truly something for everyone here as the cafe includes entrees, desserts, pizzas, and pasta. If you’re looking to make your own ravioli, try this Pesto and Tofu Ricotta Ravioli.
Café Sunflower is located at 2140 Peachtree Rd, Ste 105 Atlanta, Georgia 30309.
3. Dulce Vegan Bakery and Cafe[caption id="attachment_1481334143" align="aligncenter" width="1600"] Dulce Vegan Bakery/Facebook[/caption]
If you’re looking for 100% vegan and allergy-friendly sweets free of processed sugars and hydrogenated oils, then opt for Dulce Vegan Bakery and Café. They believe that vegans deserve the very best desserts and that’s exactly what you’ll get at this hip little spot. The menu has delicious items like Coconut Cake, Mexican Chocolate Cake, and tasty breakfast pastries complete with coffee options to wash it all down. And if you’d like to try your hand at making your own vegan cake, try this Semolina Coconut Cake recipe and this Two-Sided Chocolate Cake.
Dulce Vegan Bakery and Café is located at 1994 Hosea L. Williams Dr. NE Atlanta, GA 30317.
4. Viva La Vegan[caption id="attachment_1481334144" align="aligncenter" width="1600"] Viva La Vegan/Facebook[/caption]
If that photo doesn’t say enough, then this description will: Viva La Vegan is your first stop for revamped classics. Their amazing menu consists of Portabello Philly Cheese Steaks, Chicken and Waffles, Lasagna and Fried Chicken Cauliflower. You’ll find all of your midnight cravings at this quaint but impressive restaurant. If you can’t make it to Viva La Vegan, try this Philly Tofu Cheesesteak With Portabello Mushrooms instead.
Viva La Vegan is located at 1265 Lee St SW Atlanta, Georgia 30310.
5. Green Sprout[caption id="attachment_1481334148" align="aligncenter" width="1600"] Green Sprout/Website[/caption]
This unassuming Strip Mall located restaurant is a hidden gem. Green Sprout is known for some of the cities most delicious Chinese cuisine. The Wonton Soup and Sesame Soy Chicken will blow your mind and make you wonder if it really isn’t chicken. There are plenty of other menu options, too; a Soy Seafood Casserole, Spicy Eggplant with Garlic Sauce and House Lo Mein just to name a few. Craving some vegan Chinese food now? Try these Chinese Cabbage Noodles and this Veggie Fried Rice.
Green Sprout is located at 1529 Piedmont Avenue Suite D Atlanta, Ga 30324.
6. Go Vegetarian[caption id="attachment_1481334164" align="aligncenter" width="1600"] Go Vegetarian/Website[/caption]
Go Vegetarian is no exception to the unassuming mall restaurants that make a big impact. This tasty restaurant serves up a plethora of inventive and unique vegan and vegetarian options. From BBQ Vegan Rib Tips and Parmesan Zucchini Fries to Loaded Chilli Sausage and Southern Gumbo, Go Veg has all the comfort food you could ever want. Their menu even has a kids section and some added desserts for after dinner. In the mood for comfort food? Try this Seitan Pot Roast recipe.
Go Vegetarian is located at 2179 Lawrenceville Hwy Suite H Decatur, GA 30033.
7. True Food Kitchen[caption id="attachment_1481334181" align="aligncenter" width="1600"] True Food Kitchen/Facebook[/caption]
True Food Kitchen offers some of the healthiest, purest vegan options in Atlanta. Their seasonal, anti-inflammatory menu will fill you up while giving you boundless energy. They have plenty of light starter dishes like Shiitake Lettuce Cups, Herb Hummus, and Edamame Dumplings. For dinner, try the acclaimed Ancient Grain Bowl or the beloved Butternut Squash Pizza. Guess what! We have a Roasted Butternut Squash Recipe, too! Check it out!
True Food Kitchen has a few locations but in Atlanta, it is located at 3393 Peachtree Rd. NE, Suite 3058B Atlanta, Georgia 30326.
8. R.Thomas Deluxe Grill[caption id="attachment_1481334182" align="aligncenter" width="1600"] R.Thomas/Facebook[/caption]
Besides the fact that this quirky little café looks like a tropical rainforest, complete with parrots, on the outside, it’s its unique arrangement of vegan and vegetarian options that bring the crowds in. R.Thomas was created by chef Richard Thomas and has become an Atlanta mainstay on the veggie scene. It’s easy to see why with its delicious, giant meals including a Sausage Queen Omelette, a Thia Quinoa Bowl, and a Sloppy Veggie Joe. Take it from someone who has eaten there over 10 times, the Veggie Joe is a must-have. If you can’t make it to R.Thomas, try this Sloppy Joe recipe.
R.Thomas Deluxe Grill is located at 1812 Peachtree Street, NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30309.
9. Chat Patti Indian Restaurant[caption id="attachment_1481334183" align="aligncenter" width="1600"] Chatti Patti/Website[/caption]
Chatti Patti is a counter-serve Indian restaurant in Decatur that has been loyal to Atlanta regulars for years. They are strictly anti-meat and feature some of this favorite Indian dishes. Their menu includes Samosas, Punjabi, a Veg Platter and a Patra Plate. Yum. For an Indian option to make at home, check out this Roasted Cauliflower Tikka Masala.
Chatti Patti is located at 1707 Church St, Decatur, Georgia 30033
10. Go Vinda’s Cafe[caption id="attachment_1481334191" align="aligncenter" width="1600"] Go Vinda’s Cafe/Facebook[/caption]
If you’re in the mood for some vegan comfort, opt for Go Vindas Cafe in Little Five Points. Their menu has everything you could ever want for a backyard bbq, casual dinner date or a party entree. Here you’ll find Black Bean Burgers, Zucchini Pasta, Vegan Meatballs and a massive Veggie Burrito filled with veggie burger slices. They also have some of the best fries and salads to serve as side dishes. We’re burrito lovers, too. Check out this Sweet Potato Bean Burrito recipe.
Go Vinda’s Cafe is located at 1146 A Euclid Ave NE, Atlanta, Ga 30307.
11. KarbonStar Vitality Vegan Cafe
KarbonStar Vitality Vegan Cafe has quite the following — and for good reason. Besides being a main go-to for vegans and vegetarians, it also attracts just about anyone who enjoys good food. Grab an Alkaline Kale Pizza with cashew cheese, mushrooms, avocado, peppers, and onions. Or a Power Pocket filled with chickpeas from their diverse, nutritious menu. Wash down your meal with one of their Alkaline Lemonade Smoothies. If you’re searching for a pizza, opt for this Chia and Fennel Kale Pesto Pizza recipe!
Karbon Star Vitality Vegan Cafe is located at 1542 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd Atlanta, Georgia 30310.
12. Tassili’s Raw Reality Cafe[caption id="attachment_1481334243" align="aligncenter" width="1600"] Tassili’s Raw Reality/Facebook[/caption]
Tassili’s Raw Reality Cafe features an extensive menu of Southwestern-influenced foods. Try a funky-named item like the Dat Ish Wrap (filled with a kale salad and battered mushrooms) or the Green Goddess Guacamole. One of the most popular items on the menu is their Mixed Kale Punany Wrap, for its fresh seasoning, soy mayo, and Karamu couscous. You could always try making these Kale Avocado Wraps With Spicy Miso for your own wrap at home.
Tassili’s Raw Vegan Reality Cafe is located at 1059 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd SW Atlanta, Georgia 30310.
13. Soul Vegetarian[caption id="attachment_1481334261" align="aligncenter" width="1600"] Soul Vegetarian/Facebook[/caption]
Soul Vegetarian is a long-standing and beloved institution in Atlanta. This vegan, soul-food restaurant is run by an Atlanta chapter of the African Hebrew Israelite Community of Jerusalem. Their motto is, “serving food as medicine.” From appetizers like BBQ Protein Tidbits to entrees like a Noodle Stir Kai, this twist on southern soul foods will have you trying one of everything on the menu! If you can’t make it to Soul Vegetarian, try this Barbeque ‘Ribs’ recipe and these Tempeh Gyros with Tofu Tzatziki!
Soul Vegetarian is located at 652 N Highland Ave NE Atlanta, Georgia 30306.
14. Healthful Essence Carribean Vegan Resturant[caption id="attachment_1481334268" align="alignnone" width="1600"] Healthful Essence/Website[/caption]
Healthful Essence Caribbean Vegan Vegetarian Resturant has taken vegan and vegetarian dishes to the next level by giving them Caribbean flair. Discover a wide range of Caribbean flavors with dishes like Sauteed Vegetables With Curry and Vegetable Lasagna. Their menu also includes BBQ Tofu and Sweet Potato Cornbread. We know, sounds absolutely delicious right? Try this mouth-watering Jerk Sweet Potato Falafels or another favorite Caribbean dish, the Jamaican Tofu Scramble.
Healthful Essence Caribbean Vegan Vegetarian Resturant is located at 875 York Ave SW Atlanta, Georgia 30310.
15. Radial Cafe College Park[caption id="attachment_1481334292" align="aligncenter" width="1600"] Radial Cafe/Website [/caption]
Last but certainly not least is Radial Cafe in College Park. If you love innovative, farm-to-table dishes, then this is the cafe for you! The menu has breakfast dishes like Gluten Free Pancakes and a Vegan Hash while the lunch and dinner menus offer Fried Green Tomatoes, Risotto, and Corn Fritters. Craving some veggie breakfast ideas? Try this recipe for Banana Pancakes or this recipe for Baked Hashbrowns.
Radial Cafe is located at 3725 Main St. College Park, Georgia 30337.
Hungry for more vegan recipes? We recommend downloading the Food Monster App, where you can find TONS of recipes similar to the ones these Atlanta restaurants feature. The App is available for both Android and iPhone, and can also be found on Instagram and Facebook. The app has more than 10,000 plant-based, allergy-friendly recipes, and subscribers gain access to new recipes every day. Check it out!
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