These Bustling Restaurants are Perfect for Ordering a Delicious Vegetarian Meal
Becoming a vegetarian or even trying some vegetarian meals can be incredibly beneficial for your health. Some people think that vegetarians are forced to eat bland, flavorless food. But that couldn’t be further from the truth. In cities like Atlanta, there is no shortage of vibrant and innovative vegetarian restaurants that serve some of the best cuisine in the city.
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879 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd, West End
Since 1979, Soul Vegetarian has served as the leading destination for vegan comfort food in Atlanta! All of its dishes are 100% vegan. Want to start with something light? Try the Tofu Sticks. These crispy sticks are served with a side of tartar sauce and are perfect for sharing. You can also enjoy a light soup or salad before your main meal.
Speaking of the main dish, you have a wide selection of entrees to choose from. Everything from the Country Baked Steak to the Barbeque Kaleone Twists is sure to give you an unforgettable experience. If you end up leaving enough room for dessert, you can pick a cake, pie, or scoop of ice cream to finish off your meal.
“Pros: The gravy on the rice was out-of-this-world! The BBQ seitan was tasty. Portion sizes were satisfactory. There is nothing like supporting your brothers and sisters (black-owned businesses) especially when it is offering plant-based cuisine to our community.” - Yelp Review
3423 Covington Dr, Decatur
Chelsea’s Bakery and Vegetarian Restaurant is the ultimate destination for hearty and delicious vegetarian meals. The BBQ Tofu is perfect for anyone in need of some comfort food. This dish can be served alongside a scoop of mac-n-cheese and vegetables. The Lo Mein noodles are also a hit among guests. These savory noodles are seasoned with red onions, carrots, and peppers. Delicious dessert options such as the Almond Cake and the Currant Roll are perfect for satisfying your sweet tooth.
“I've been waiting months to try this vegan Jamaican food and I was not disappointed. The portions were large, the staff members were hilarious and friendly, and the restaurant was clean! I got the kale greens, Mac n cheese, and yucca...and also a cabbage patty and red velvet cake.” - Yelp Review
4897 Buford Highway, Suite 109, Atlanta
For years, Harmony Vegetarian has served as a leading restaurant for innovative and delicious Asian-inspired vegetarian dishes. For the appetizer, we recommend trying the Fried Taro Dumplings or the Fried Stuffed Eggplant. The Wonton Soup and Mixed Vegetable Soup are also great options if you need something to tide you over until the main course.
When it comes to your main course, you have a number of delicious and inexpensive options to choose from. Whether you are in the mood for the Stir-Fried Golden Mushroom & Broccoli or the Spicy Bean Curd, you will definitely want to return again to try all of the menu items that piqued your interest.
“When I told y'all I bit into the chicken and was SHOOK, it was good as hell! Now maybe because it's been 5 months since I've had the real thing but it tasted like chicken to me. I was so confused cause how? So I legit sat there and chewed one bite slowly and thoroughly trying to analyze what was in my mouth.” - Yelp Review
565-A Peachtree St, Downtown
Due to the current pandemic, Herban Fix is ordering takeout and delivery options. For $20, you can choose one entree and two sides. Pan Seared Soy Fish, Bibimbap, Herban Fix Fried Rice, and more are popular entree items. As for the sides, you can choose the soup of the day, vegetable spring roll, pan seared dumpling, crispy yam, or pickled cucumber salad. The options are endless!
“I got the fried rice which was so delicious, hot, and full of delicious, fresh flavors. I heard that the dumplings are so good, and they lived up to the hype. They were full of flavor and the spring rolls were good as well. I got the option where you can really get an entree with a couple of sides, and this was the best and most economical option.” - Yelp Review
2140 Peachtree Rd, Suite 105, Buckhead
For over 25 years, Cafe Sunflower Buckhead has served as a top Atlanta destination for vegan cuisine. Lunch and Dinner are served everyday while Brunch is served on Sunday’s.
You can start your meal off right with a light soup or appetizer like the Crispy Brussel Sprouts or the Supreme Nachos. Next up, it’s time to order an entree. All of their entrees are nut-free, such as the Fiesta Enchilada and the Crispy Shrimp Tacos.
All of the desserts are dairy-free and contain soy. If you need something to satisfy your sweet tooth, we recommend the Old-Fashioned Chocolate Cake or the Chocolate Ganache, which is gluten-free.
“For appetizer, we ordered the basil roll and the avocado tacos. I knew we were in for some really good food when I had the fresh basil rolls which were flavorful and light. It was full of veggies and the basil didn't overpower each roll. The avocado tacos were fantastic.” - Yelp Review
1529 Piedmont Ave, Suite D, Morningside/Lenox Park
Located in the Morningside Area, Green Sprout Vegetarian offers delicious Chinese vegetarian cuisine. If you’re in the mood for something crispy, try the Fried Vegetable Spring Rolls or the Crispy Soy Chicken Drumsticks. Just make sure you don’t fill yourself up before the main course.
For any entree, you can add soy beef, chicken, pork, shrimp, or salmon to help liven up your meal. Delicious options including the Sweet and Sour Soy Chicken and the Sesame Tofu are sure to fill you up! In addition to their hearty meals, Green Sprout also offers jasmine green tea and organic herbal tea.
“I had the Sautéed mixed vegetables which came with broccoli, carrot, snow peas, mushroom, cauliflower and zucchini and brown rice. I also ordered the Sesame soy chicken crispy soy protein and broccoli with sesame sauce. Everything was delicious and if I didn't know any better I would have thought it was actually chicken the texture was spot on.” - Yelp Review
1542 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd, Atlanta
To enjoy the best vegetarian burgers in Atlanta, you should head over to SluttyVegan ATL. These creatively-named burgers, such as the Dancehall Queen and the Chik’n Head are packed with savory ingredients inside a vegan Hawaiin bun. Additional toppings such as guacamole and caramelized onions are also available. NOLA-styled fried pickles and french fries sprinkled with the restaurant’s signature slut dust are perfect for finishing up your meal order.
“The fries alone were flavorful and worth the trip. We wanted to sample everything, but decided to share a One Night Stand, a Flossy Hussy and a Hollywood Hooker. They were ALL as good as people say!” - Yelp Review
There is no shortage of delicious and flavorful vegetarian restaurants in Atlanta.