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Best Vegetarian-Friendly Restaurants in Atlanta in 2021

By February 24, 2021April 1st, 2021One Comment
Best Vegetarian-Friendly Restaurants in Atlanta in 2021

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 carnivores. Going plant-based has never tasted so good. Read on to discover the best vegetarian restaurants in Atlanta in 2021.

TLDR: In this article, you’ll find:

  • Atlanta vegetarian restaurants
  • vegan restaurants in Atlanta
  • vegan bakeries in Atlanta and vegan-friendly bakeries
  • vegetarian-friendly restaurants that everyone will love in Atlanta

Atlanta Vegetarian Restaurants

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, vegans, and meat-eaters alike. We know one carnivore who swears they has the best Kung Pao “Chicken” ever, meat or not. Try the vegetable shark fin soup, mu shu “pork” with pancakes, and “beef” with broccoli. And, with a variety of dumplings, soups, noodles, and hot pot, you’re sure to find a new favorite.

Vegan Restaurants

Slutty Vegan Fussy Hussy Best Vegetarian Restaurants in AtlantaSlutty Vegan
With a sexy name and delicious food, Slutty Vegan is a can’t-miss spot. The restaurant rose to fame after opening in 2018 with a line around its Westview block. Slutty Vegan quickly became one of the best vegetarian restaurants in Atlanta. Try the Fussy Hussy burger (pictured). It’s 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. And, you can also feel good knowing that your purchase helps support the community.

Lov'n It Life Best Vegetarian Restaurants AtlantaLov’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. You’ll find familiar classics like veggie burgers, quesadillas,and a mushroom steak. 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 Best Vegetarian Restaurants in AtlantaHerban Fix
Herban Fix, located in Midtown near the Fox Theatre, is a favorite upscale spot for Atlanta vegetarians and vegans. Perfect for special occasions! Their pan-Asian vegan cuisine is meticulously prepared and artfully plated. Herban Fix’s 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.

Unique Vegan Restaurants

Soul Vegetarian Best Vegetarian Restaurants in AtlantaSoul 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. And, be sure to also try a “Kalebone” sandwich. It’s made with the restaurant’s exclusive wheat gluten protein with all-natural spices. The restaurant is proudly microwave-free and deep fryer-free. And, don’t miss out on their delicious baked goods to finish your meal.

Plant Based Pizzeria Best Vegetarian Restaurants in Atlanta
Plant Based Pizzeria
Discover delicious vegetarian and vegan pizzas in Midtown and Sandy Springs. 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!

Cafe Sunflower Buffalo Lollipops Best Vegetarian Restaurants in AtlantaCafe Sunflower
For more than 25 years, Cafe Sunflower has been a go-to spot for vegetarians and vegans 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 casual enough for a lunch with coworkers. It’s also a serene backdrop 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.

Vegan Bakeries

Dulce Vegan Vegan Bakeries AtlantaDulce 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. Try the breakfast tacos with grits and potatoes, Or choose a sweet option like a cupcake or scones. 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.

Cinnaholic Vegan Bakeries AtlantaCinnaholic
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.

Vegan-Friendly Bakery

Revolution Doughnuts Vegan Bakeries AtlantaRevolution Doughnuts
For vegan-friendly doughnuts, look no further than Revolution in Decatur and Inman Park. Revolution states 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, salted caramel cake, and mocha creme pie. Their doughs, glazes, and fillings are also free of trans fat.

Vegetarian-Friendly Restaurants

Gusto Bowls Best Vegetarian Restaurants in Atlantagusto!
For a casual, nutritious meal that will satisfy diners of all dietary needs, look no further than gusto! This cheerfully-colored Atlanta chain has 7 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 as well as meal kits to prep at home.

Malai Kofta Zyka Best Vegetarian Restaurants in AtlantaZyka
Zyka 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, 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. It’s a stewed organic apricot puree topped with homemade custard and almonds.

Vegetarian Stromboli Vito's Best Vegetarian Restaurants in AtlantaVito’s Pizza & Ristorante
Vito’s serves Italian favorites with a modern flair. This Alpharetta restaurant offers a variety of vegan and gluten-free options. Vegan nachos, pizzas, desserts, and more await! Or, try the vegetarian stromboli (pictured) filled with delicious veggies and vegan or cow’s milk cheese. Vito’s is a local family-owned and operated company. They also offer coupons and deals on their website. Italian comfort for the whole family – vegans included.

Intown Vegetarian-Friendly Restaurants

Butternut Squash Pizza True Food Kitchen Best Vegetarian Restaurants in AtlantaTrue Food Kitchen
With locations across the country, True Food Kitchen has also found a place in Atlanta. The restaurant offers a clearly-labeled menu filled with plenty of fresh vegetarian options. And, gluten-free and vegan options abound as well. Savor an organic Tuscan kale salad and a TLT Sandwich (tempeh, lettuce, and tomato). Or, go for the butternut squash pizza with caramelized onion (pictured). True Food also has you covered if you prefer not to drink alcohol. Their “natural refreshers” include apple lemonade, sparkling Yerba Mate tea, and more. Find them in Lenox Square and Avalon Center.

Heirloom Tomato Salad Mediterranea Best Vegetarian Restaurants in AtlantaMediterranea
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, seafood, and poultry. While the restaurant serves meat options, its vegetarian dishes are the stars of the show. A few  favorites include charred broccoli salad with baba ganoush, eggplant caponata, and thinly sliced vegetables rolled around halloumi cheese.

Vegetarian Food Tours

Grant Park Past & Future Food Walk

Atlanta Food Walks understands that vegetarians need more than pasta and salad. That’s why all of our Food Walks include amazing vegetarian options, like cheesy grits with fried onions instead of shrimp and grits. Plus, guests will love the history and community shared with other participants through beautiful historic Grant Park. This is a great way to experience several different vegetarian-friendly restaurants at once. It’s an experience everyone can enjoy, no matter their dietary restrictions.

Restaurants With Secret Vegetarian Menus

Photo credit: Paige Sullivan

Leon’s

Leon’s in Decatur serves up decadent giant beef burgers, but it also has a surprising selection of delicious vegetarian dishes. Try the fried chickpeas, local vegetable plate, or hand-cut Pommes Frites. The diabla fried tofu is another great option, as well as the local vegetable plate. Leon’s is a great choice for everyone in the group regardless of food restrictions. Plus, they have an outdoor patio with heaters.

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