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Best Vegetarian & Vegan Restaurants: Atlanta

By May 1, 2023July 20th, 2023No Comments
Best Atlanta Vegetarian Restaurants

Looking for the best vegetarian restaurants in Atlanta? Let’s go beyond boring salads and pastas as the only vegetarian option at Atlanta restaurants.

Atlanta’s food scene boasts fantastic vegetarian and vegetarian-friendly restaurants. You can even find several vegan bakeries around town!

In this list, you’ll find restaurants to delight vegetarians, vegans, and omnivores. Going plant-based has never tasted so good. Read on to discover the best vegan and vegetarian restaurants in Atlanta.


A few of our favorite vegetarian and vegan restaurants: Atlanta:

  • Harmony Vegetarian for vegetarian Chinese food
  • Slutty Vegan for delicious vegan burgers and fries in Atlanta
  • Herban Fix for an upscale vegan meal
  • Cinnaholic for cinnamon rolls you’d never know are vegan!

TLDR: In this article, you’ll find:

  • The best vegetarian and vegan restaurants: Atlanta and beyond
  • Casual and upscale vegan restaurants in Atlanta
  • Vegan bakeries in Atlanta, and vegan-friendly bakeries
  • Vegetarian-friendly restaurants that everyone will love
  • Atlanta restaurants that can accommodate a variety of dietary restrictions

Check out the 4-minute video below for some of our favorite veg-friendly spots. Then, read on for more!


Casual Vegan Restaurants in Atlanta

Slutty Vegan Fussy Hussy

Slutty Vegan

With a sultry name and delicious food, Slutty Vegan is a can’t-miss spot. After opening in 2018 with a line around its Westview block, the restaurant rose to fame! Slutty Vegan quickly became one of the best vegan restaurants in Atlanta.

Try the Fussy Hussy burger (pictured) – an Impossible patty loaded with pickle, vegan cheese, caramelized onions, lettuce, tomato, and “Slut Sauce” on a vegan Hawaiian bun. Or, enjoy a side of Skinny Dippers – NOLA-style fried pickles with blackberry mayo sauce!

Plant Based Pizzeria Best Vegetarian Restaurants in Atlanta

Plant Based Pizzeria

Discover delicious vegetarian and vegan pizzas in Midtown and Sandy Springs. Carry-out pizza shop Plant Based Pizzeria is the first 100% plant-based pizzeria in Atlanta!

They serve pies with vegan cheese, veggies, and vegan pepperoni and sausage. Calzones, flatbreads, burgers, and fries round out this vegan menu. They also serve their pizzas around town from their food truck. The meat-eaters in your life might not even notice the pizza is vegan!

Soul Vegetarian Best Vegetarian Restaurants in Atlanta

Soul Vegetarian

Founded in 1979, this vegan restaurant serves soul food favorites, plant-based style. At Soul Vegetarian, you’ll find BBQ tofu, mac and cheese, and collard greens. Additionally, be sure to also try a “Kalebone” sandwich. It’s made with the restaurant’s exclusive wheat gluten protein with all-natural spices!

Despite the restaurant’s name, their website shares that the food they serve is 100% vegan. Soul Vegetarian is also proudly microwave-free and deep fryer-free. Don’t miss out on their delicious baked goods to finish your meal.


Atlanta’s Best Vegan Restaurants

Lov'n It Live Best Vegetarian Restaurants Atlanta

Lov’n It Live

With a focus on organic, raw vegan cuisine, Lov’n It Live serves food for the mind, body, and soul. At their East Point location, you’ll find a variety of delicious foods.

Here, you can choose from familiar classics like veggie burgers, quesadillas, and a mushroom steak. That said – we recommend branching out a bit and trying the stuffed avocados (pictured), cabbage tacos, and nut loaf. Or, try the sampler platter and get a little bit of everything! Lov’n it Live also offers raw food prep classes.

Herban Fix Steamed Buns

Herban Fix

Herban Fix, located in Midtown near the Fox Theatre, is a favorite upscale spot for Atlanta vegans – perfect for special occasions! Their pan-Asian vegan cuisine is meticulously prepared and artfully plated. At Herban Fix, their goal is to serve food that is both irresistible and healthy.

Start with the steamed buns with crispy soy duck, cucumber, & cilantro. Or, try their stir-fries, rice, and noodle dishes, or the seared pom pom mushroom steak. Dessert specials and takeout specials rotate.

Cafe Sunflower Buffalo Lollipops Best Vegetarian Restaurants in Atlanta

Cafe Sunflower

For more than 25 years, Cafe Sunflower has been a go-to spot for vegans and vegetarians in Atlanta. Chef-owners Lin and Edward Sun infuse international flavors in this iconic Buckhead restaurant. At Cafe Sunflower, you’ll find a 100% vegan menu, offering mouth-watering dishes from a variety of cultures.

The atmosphere is approachable, but also feels special for a birthday dinner or special occasion. Try the spicy Pad Thai noodles and steamed dumplings. Or, go south of the border with fried avocado tacos and supreme nachos! The buffalo lollipops, pictured, are another standout option.

Harmony Vegetarian Kung Pao Best Vegetarian Restaurants in Atlanta

Harmony Vegetarian

Tucked inside a shopping center on Buford Highway is delicious and convincingly-meat-tasting Chinese food. Harmony Vegetarian delights vegetarians and meat-eaters alike. We know one carnivore who swears they has the best Kung Pao “Chicken” ever, meat or not!

Try the mu shu “pork” with pancakes, sweet and sour “shrimp,” and “beef” with broccoli. Additionally, with a variety of vegetarian dumplings, soups, noodles, and hot pot, you’re sure to find a new favorite!


Vegan Bakeries in Atlanta

Cinnaholic Vegan Bakeries Atlanta

Cinnaholic

This gourmet cinnamon roll spot is actually a vegan bakery! Cinnaholic doesn’t boast their vegan status loudly. But, their website shares that all their products are 100% vegan, dairy and lactose-free, egg-free, and cholesterol-free. They have 50 locations across the U.S. and Canada. In Atlanta, find them in the Edgewood shopping complex. Cinnaholic is known for its cinnamon rolls. They also offer cookie dough, brownies, and cookies.

Dulce Vegan

In Kirkwood, Dulce Vegan serves up everything from granola to bagel sandwiches to unicorn lattes. This is the perfect spot for whatever your craving might be, with pick-up service and patio seating.

Try the breakfast burrito, or go for a sweet option like a chia pudding bowl or a cake cup! Dulce has you covered when it comes to drinks, too. Their chai lattes and hot chocolates are the perfect comforting vegan drink. Dulce also takes advance orders for custom vegan cakes for special occasions.


Vegan-Friendly Bakeries in Atlanta

Revolution Doughnuts Vegan Bakeries Atlanta

Revolution Doughnuts

For a vegan-friendly sweet treat, look no further than Revolution Doughnuts in Decatur and Inman Park. Revolution shares that around 85% of their doughnuts are vegan. They’re also 100% delicious!

Revolution clearly labels their vegan and gluten-free options. Vegan flavors include sweet coconut cake, blackout chocolate cake, berry lemon tart, cinnamon sugar, and more. Their doughs, glazes, and fillings are also free of trans fat.

Hell Yeah Gluten-Free

In addition to serving an entirely gluten-free menu, the menu at Hell Yeah Gluten-Free also includes vegan options.

For instance, try the double chocolate vegan donut, or the vegan version of their beloved strawberry breakfast toaster pastry! You can also go savory with a vegan curry turnover, or try the vegan biscuits!


Vegetarian-Friendly Restaurants: Atlanta

Malai Kofta Zyka

Zyka

Zyka- The Taste is a North Indian eatery in Decatur and Alpharetta. Their menu includes a vegetarian section filled with flavorful dishes. Of course, you’ll find saag paneer and channa masala, which are staple dishes in many Indian restaurants. The malai kofta (pictured) is a fantastic option – hand-formed potato croquettes stuffed with cashew nuts, raisins, and cottage cheese served with a gravy.

We recommend choosing an entree along with naan and saffron rice. The mango lassi is refreshing and sweet. So is the kkubani ka meetha desert, a delicious stewed organic apricot puree topped with homemade custard and almonds!

gusto!

For a casual, nutritious meal that will satisfy diners of all dietary needs, look no further than gusto! This cheerfully-colored Atlanta chain has around a dozen locations around town.

Their build-a-bowl menu starts by choosing one of six base flavors. All are vegetarian, some are also vegan or gluten-free. From there, choose your protein and your base. Sweet potato chips are included with every order. They also offer family meals and catering.

Heirloom Tomato Salad Mediterranea

Mediterranea

Tucked away in Grant Park is a cozy spot called Mediterranea. Just as it sounds, the restaurant’s menu is based around staples in the Mediterranean diet. You’ll find fresh vegetables, whole grains, olive oil, beans and legumes, and more. While the restaurant serves meat options, its vegetarian dishes are the stars of the show.

A few  favorites include charred broccoli salad, lemon ginger risotto with peas, dolmas (stuffed grape leaves), and a variety of vegetarian and vegan pizzas. Be sure to leave room for one of their plant-based desserts after your meal!


Vegetarian & Vegan-Friendly Atlanta Food Tours

Grant Park Food and Walking Tour

Grant Park Past & Future Food Walk

Unexpected Atlanta understands that vegetarians and vegans need more than pasta and salad! That’s why of our Atlanta food walk includes amazing vegetarian options, like cheesy grits with fried onions instead of shrimp and grits. Let us know your dietary needs ahead of time, and we’ll be sure to ensure you have amazing options to try!

Plus, you’ll love the history and community shared with other guests as you stroll through Atlanta’s beautiful historic Grant Park neighborhood. Our tour guide will share fascinating stories of Atlanta’s history, answer questions, and lead the experience.

This is a great way to enjoy a shared experience and try several vegetarian-friendly restaurants at once! It’s an experience everyone can enjoy, no matter your dietary restrictions.


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