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 in the comments if there are any restaurants I’m missing as the landscape is constantly changing.
This is what is, to my knowledge, vegan. Please confirm specific items with the restaurants or indicate in the comments.
Green Sprout Vegetarian– chinese vegetarian/vegan
Good Karma Coffee House – Vegan and gluten-free options.
My Parent’s Basement – Your neighborhood comic book bar! Veggie specials on Thursday nights, most can me made vegan. They say they are going to add some more vegan items to the menu full-time. Go there and support them and ask for more vegan items! They are really good people too.
Palookaville – Boozy vegan milkshakes. Not a ton of vegan food options, but they do clearly mark on the menu.
Rising Son – Vegan Grit Bowl. Good cocktails. Occasional veggie specials.
Cafe Sunflower – Award-winning vegetarian food in Buckhead and Sandy Springs. Buckhead location now serving Sunday Brunch!
Grindhouse Killer Burgers – Vegan friendly veggie burger*. Also check out their downtown location in the Sweet Auburn Curb Market and Decatur location.*Update – a commenter tells me these are no longer vegan-friendly. Can anyone confirm?
R. Thomas – Healthy vegetarian and vegan in Buckhead. They do keep live birds though.
Harmony Vegetarian – chinese vegetarian/vegan
Briarcliff/North Decatur/Toco Hills/
Go Vegetarian – Vegan soul food. Fried everything.
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).
Hovan – Mediterranean
Ria’s Bluebird – 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 – Vegan sloppy joe special.
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).
Go Vinda’s – Vegan and Vegetarian
Radial – Sustainable, lots of vegan options in Candler Park.
Wrecking Bar – Honestly, we’ve been disappointed with their vegan food options lately. Beer is vegan though.
Sevananda – Natural foods market with a great buffet for quick lunches or dinners.
Dulce Vegan – Vegan bakery and cafe in Kirkwood
Elmyriachi – Run by the same folks as El Myr. Lots of vegan options, or options that could be made vegan. Also, the servers actually know what vegan means, which is helpful and impressive.
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.
Urban Pie – I’m told they have vegan cheese. I can’t confirm whether the crust is vegan.
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.
Urban Pl8 – Moving to Krog Street Market!
Herban Fix Vegan Restaurant – In the old Dogwood space. Vegan brunch on Sundays.
Barrelhouse – Commenter tells me they have vegan wings.
TAP – denotes vegan friendly items on their menu. and they have Daiya cheese.
Yeah! Burger – Has vegan menu! Also a location in Virginia Highland.
Tom + Chee – Vegan grilled cheese!
Stationside – Some great veggie options on there menu. Great place to grab a bite before a show at Terminal West. Confirm vegan items.
Soul Vegetarian – Vegan soul food in Poncey Highlands and West End
Cameli’s Pizza – They have Daiya cheese available.Also L5P location. (Thanks Kamilah for the tip!)
Healthful Essence – Vegan and vegetarian Caribbean.
Tassili’s Raw Reality – Raw vegan cafe.
Viva La Vegan – All vegan.
Avocado Vegan Cafe and Juice Bar – Vegan restaurant in Alpharetta
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 and Sandy Springs.
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.
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!