Below are some vegan-friendly restaurants in Atlanta. I’ve been compiling a list of places that I want to try and thought I would share in case others are looking for vegan-friendly restaurants in Atlanta as well. Let me know if there are any restaurants I’m missing.
Green Sprout Vegetarian– chinese vegetarian/vegan
Cafe Sunflower – Award-winning vegetarian food in Buckhead and Sandy Springs
Sheik Burritos n Kabobs – Persian/Southwestern Kabobs with lots of vegan choices Closed
Grindhouse Killer Burgers – Vegan friendly veggie burger. Also check out their downtown location in the Sweet Auburn Curb Market.
R. Thomas – Healthy vegetarian and vegan in Buckhead.
Harmony Vegetarian – chinese vegetarian/vegan
Briarcliff/North Decatur/Toco Hills/
Go Vegetarian – Vegan soul food. Now serving breakfast!
Bhojanic – Indian (lots of vegan items denoted on the menu)
Desta Ethiopian Kitchen – Ethiopian
Queen of Sheba – Ethiopian
Chat Patti – Indian
Pita Palace – Famous kosher pitas. Falafel and stuff for carnivores too.
Taqueria El Vecino – Vegetarian/Vegan options on the menu. Sweet Potato and Plantain Enchaladas w/out Queso.
Napoleon’s – The Thai Tofu Tacos are superb. I also order the Napoleon’s bowl sans Queso and Feta (just double-check your order to make sure, sometimes they forget to leave off the cheeses).
Ria’s Bluebird – Vegan breakfast!
Stone Soup Kitchen – More vegan breakfast!
Park Grounds – Dog park and coffee house rolled into one. Lots of vegan options to choose from on the menu.
Village Pizza – Vegan pizzas on menu. Soy meats and soy cheeses.
Homegrown – I heard a rumor that their biscuits are vegan. . . can anyone confirm? Also, they have veggie sausage and a vegan sloppy joe special.
Elmyriachi – Run by the same folks as El Myr. Lots of vegan options, or options that could be made vegan.
Burnt Fork BBQ – BBQ with tons of vegan options in Decatur *closed
Kavarna – Cute coffee house featuring locally brewed coffee and vegan lunch/dinner options. You can even catch live music here!
Southern Sweets – Another bakery with great vegan dessert and lunch options.
Thinking Man Tavern – Lots of veggie options that can be made vegan.
Revolution Doughnuts – New and yummy doughnut shop with a great vegan selection. They also have yummy “coolers” and iced coffee to cool off during the hot Atlanta summer.
Candler Park/Little 5 Points
El Myr – Vegan-friendly tacos and burritos. Just omit the cheese and sour cream (and maybe bring your own vegan condiments too).
Radial – Sustainable, lots of vegan options in Candler Park. So, so yummy. Now open for dinner too!
Wrecking Bar – A little bummed that they have discontinued their Seitan Veggie Gyro. But they still have a fabulous veggie plate and they can alter to make sure it’s vegan.
Sevananda – Natural foods market with a great buffet for quick lunches or dinners.
Graveyard Tavern – vegan wings in East Atlanta
Holy Taco – Best taco place in the city in East Atlanta, with vegan taco on the menu. Carnivores will be happy too.
So-Ba – Vietnamese in East Atlanta, also with some good vegan options.
The Earl – East Atlanta music venue and bar with good vegan food options. We spend a lot of time in East Atlanta since hubbers is a drummer.
Lov’n It Live – Live/Raw Food in East Point, GA
Ammazza – They have two vegan pizza options. I haven’t been by yet to try, but I hear great things about this place!
Bad Dog Taqueria – Yummy taco place in Emory Village. As far as I can tell, their vegetarian tacos are vegan. They have booze now too I think!
Saba – Not to be confused with So-Ba. Located in Emory Village and Oakhurst Village. Has good vegan options.
Dough Bakery – ALL VEGAN bakery and deli, featuring “meats” from Gutenfleischer’s. Easy to get to from MARTA (Inman Park Station) *closed
Dulce Vegan – Vegan bakery and cafe in Kirkwood
*Coming Soon – Herban Fix Vegan Restaurant – In the old Dogwood space. Looking forward to having a vegan option close to work.
TAP – denotes vegan friendly items on their menu. and they have Daiya cheese.
Urban Pl8 – fresh, seasonal, local cuisine. Veg options abound.
Soul Vegetarian – Vegan soul food in Poncey Highlands and West End
Cameli’s Pizza – They have Daiya cheese available. (Thanks Kamilah for the tip!)
Vito’s Pizza – Haven’t tried it yet, but they have tons of vegan options and vegan tiramisu!
The Loving Hut – A vegan chain restaurant in Norcross
Cafe Life – Marietta
The Grit – Athens, Ga. Vegetarian and vegan. OK, so it’s not in Atlanta, but it’s beloved by Atlantans. Get the Golden Bowl. It’s noochy awesomeness.
World Peace Cafe – Sandy Springs, Ga. A peaceful oasis with award-winning vegan/vegetarian food.
Fuego Mundo – Located just inside the Perimeter, Fuego Mundo features an extremely vegan friendly menu. Tons of items to choose from. It’s also kosher-friendly.
Veg Friendly Chains in/Around Atlanta
Mellow Mushroom – most locations have Daiya, and can make the crust without the Parmesan/butter wash to make the crust vegan.
Doc Chey’s – Noodle and rice bowls. Also a favored lunch place every day of my senior year of high school, resulting in me gaining the freshman 15 a year early.
This is probably just the tip of the iceberg. Drive down Buford Highway and you’ll be met with a plethora of international cuisine – Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese, Mexican, South American, Ethiopian, and on and on. Some are more vegan-friendly than others, but some of the fun is in the exploration!