Where can a Vegan eat in Atlanta?

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.

Ansley Park

Green Sprout Vegetarian- chinese vegetarian/vegan

Buckhead/Piedmont/Cheshire Bridge

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.

Buford Highway

Harmony Vegetarian – chinese vegetarian/vegan

Briarcliff/North Decatur/Toco Hills

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.


Burnt Fork BBQ - BBQ with tons of vegan options in Decatur

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.

East Atlanta

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.

East Point

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!

Emory Village

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.

Inman Park

Dough Bakery – ALL VEGAN bakery and deli, featuring “meats” from Gutenfleischer’s. Easy to get to from MARTA (Inman Park Station 


Dulce Vegan – Vegan bakery and cafe in Kirkwood


TAP – denotes vegan friendly items on their menu. and they have Daiya cheese.

West Midtown

Urban Pl8 – fresh, seasonal, local cuisine. Veg options abound.

Poncey Highlands

Soul Vegetarian – Vegan soul food in Poncey Highlands and West End

Cameli’s Pizza – They have Daiya cheese available. (Thanks Kamilah for the tip!)


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.

And More!

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!

32 thoughts on “Where can a Vegan eat in Atlanta?

  1. Kinenchen

    Thank-you SO much for this! I’m in Atlanta every Labor Day weekend. We usually go for Indian food but now there are more options!

  2. Kamilah Patterson (@KamPatt)

    This is a good list. Thanks for compiling it. You may want to add R. Thomas in Buckhead for any meal, Cameli’s Pizza (they have Daiya cheese), Village Pizza (soy meat and soy cheese), Urban Pl8 in West Midtown for dinner, and Doc Cheys in Poncey Highland, Grant Park and Emory Village for noodle and rice bowls.

  3. iatelunch

    I love the list! As a fellow Atlanta native and vegan, I’ve tried some of these places, but I’m excited to check out a few I hadn’t heard of. Like vegan wings? WHAT! I’d reccomend checking out World Peace Cafe too! They do all veggie and some vegan dishes!

  4. Pure Abundance (@FoodForEveryone)

    The greatest, most elaborate (and most expensive) vegan meal I’ve had in Atlanta was at Restaurant Eugene. They do a multi-course tasting menu with wine pairings, and they accommodate vegans beautifully if you give them a heads up when you make a reservation.

  5. Andy D

    I, too, was a FFTF for years, but(my wife and I) have moved (on? up? down? across? diagonally?) to a vegan plan, so thank you for this list!

    (Got to your blog from the yummy-vegan-tacos Pure Abundance folks at the Atlanta Nosh…)

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  7. Jess

    Truly the best list I’ve seen for Atlanta! I live in Kirkwood, am newly vegan and pretty scared to try to eat at a restaurant (besides Dulce Vegan, they definitely know my face there!).. I don’t know what or how to ask my server to make accommodations. And I was wondering if Revolution had vegan options. Can’t wait to go check it out!

    1. Pam Rosenberg

      Just tell them you are a Vegan. I do that when they come to take my order and then ask them if they can suggest menu items for me. It is easy to leave the cheese off of a salad or put a sauce on the side. I have found that the servers want to please you and most are quite knowledgeable and if they aren’t they can ask the Chef. Remember, they are hoping you will leave them a nice tip.
      Rachel’s Mom

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  9. Pam Rosenberg

    Yesterday was my Birthday and after a totally Veggie lunch at Murphy’s in Virginia Highlands with friends (they were very Vegan accommodating) I was craving a burger and onion rings. On your recommendation, your Father and I headed over to The Grindhouse Killer Burgers. What a great place!! Perfect for our family! I had a super delicious vegan veggie burger with lettuce, tomato,onion, and mustard. Your father, the Carnivore, had a blue cheese burger he loved and we split an order of perfectly made onion rings. The batter was nice and crunchy and not overwhelming and dripping in grease. And there are actually sweet Vidalia onions in these onion rings. I’m ready to go back for more! In addition to the veggie burger, they also have a Turkey burger on their menu. That would make your sister happy. Finally, a place we can all go and eat together and everyone can be happy! It can be hard being green. Thank you Grindhouse and Rachel for making it a little easier.
    Love, Your Mom

    1. formerfishtacofanatic Post author

      I’m glad you enjoyed it! We love going there, and would be happy to go anytime! They have the best veggie burger!! I need to go to Murphy’s, I’m glad to hear they are veg-friendly.

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  11. The Vegan Wannabe

    Love your blog! I’m so excited to see a list compiled like this! I’m an Atlantan too, and just started a vegan diet. I’ve been vegetarian for 3 years, and thought the transition to being a vegan wouldn’t be too difficult. The truth of the matter is that the transition has been fine, but the eating-out part of being vegan has been the hardest for me. It’s good to now know my options!

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  13. Knox Ridley

    Great list. I’m a west coast vegan and have really struggled to find good vegan food in the city. One place worth noting is Ammazza on the O4W. They have 2 vegan pizzas made with cashew cheeze that they make in house. It’s pretty amazing. Rivals any vegan pizza I’ve had in Seattle and the Bay Area.

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  15. Diana

    Awesome list! If you’re still adding Hovan in Brookhaven has amazing vegan options! The falafel’s, potatoes salad, soups, wraps, grape leaves, and a ton of Greek food I can’t spell :-) It is owned by a family and they make everything in house and take pride in their food. My family and I go there weekly now and always have excellent customer service and the food is always delicious!

  16. Kara

    Urban pie (a pizza place) in kirkwood has vegan cheese.

    Barrelhouse by GT has vegan wings! *delish*

    La fonda has vegetarian rice and beans and lots of veggie options.

    Tijuana garage in l5p has a buffalo tofu taco

    Healthful essence on the west side (by the original soul veg) is a vegan Caribbean/soul food place.

    The flying biscuit has a tofu scramble, potatoes, and fruit.


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