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Two street food sandwiches containing deep fried potato dumpling placed inside a bread bun sliced almost in half through the middle. Accompanied with two chutneys and a green chili pepper.
Vada pav: spicy fried potato fritter topped with chutney and green chili peppers from Dash and Chutney.
Ryan Fleisher

21 Atlanta Restaurants for Vegan and Vegetarian Dining

Where to eat meatless meals in and around Georgia’s capital city

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Vada pav: spicy fried potato fritter topped with chutney and green chili peppers from Dash and Chutney.
| Ryan Fleisher

Whether a longtime devotee to the meatless life or a recent convert, Atlanta offers a slew of dedicated dining options for vegetarians and vegans around town. This list of Atlanta vegetarian and vegan restaurants includes menus offering everything from Chinese, Mexican, and Indian fare to raw food kitchens, and even a vegan pizzeria.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

Lov'n It Live

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Lov’n It Live is devoted to serving raw foods and dishes made with ingredients from local farms. Start off with a collard roll containing nutmeat, onions, tomatoes, avocado, and field greens or a stuffed avocado filled with nutmeat, peppers, and pico de gallo. Next, order a lentil burger, a slice of lasagne made with zucchini noodles, or a marinated portobello mushroom steak.

SluttyVegan ATL

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The huge success of Slutty Vegan in Atlanta cannot be overstated. Owner Pinky Cole founded the vegan burger business in 2018 as a delivery service, with people contacting her via Instagram to place orders for provocatively named meatless burgers like the One Night Stand and Ménage à Trois. She quickly amassed a large following, eventually leading to a food truck and late night pop-ups around Atlanta University Center. Cole now has four restaurants around Atlanta in Westview, the Old Fourth Ward, in Duluth, and in Jonesboro. She also owns Bar Vegan at Ponce City Market.

Vegan food stalls at Chattahoochee Food Works

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Food stall Hippie Hibachi serves hibachi-style dishes with a selection of vegan proteins, including teriyaki chicken and shrimp, tofu, Impossible meat, and mushrooms alongside items like vegetable fried rice. Over at chef and Food Network personality Palak Patel’s food stall, Dash and Chutney, expect vegan takes on Indian street eats, like samosa chaat and sev papdi chaat, vada pav (potato slider), a Mumbai grilled cheese, and charred corn and hanvo (savory muffin with lentils).

Tassili's Raw Reality Cafe'

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This West End raw food restaurant institution claims to be “faster than full-service restaurants and healthier than fast-food restaurants.” The menu consists of a variety of wraps and salads, including a Southwestern-influenced wrap made from chilis stuffed with black-eyed pea hummus, couscous, tomatoes, and avocado. The Tassili original kale salad comes with red onions, sun-dried tomatoes, and spices paired with freshly pressed carrot juice.

Local Green Atlanta

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Local Green opened on the edge of Vine City and is owned by Atlanta hip hop industry veteran Zachary “Big Zak” Wallace. The food truck-turned-restaurant offers vegan, vegetarian, and pescatarian dishes. Look for a quinoa and mixed greens salad named for former Atlanta mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms here and a vegan alternative to a pulled pork sandwich in the barbecue jackfruit slider. There’s also cauliflower and fish tacos, vegan pizza, and a shrimp burger topped with coleslaw, Sriracha mayo, and cilantro lime sauce.

Soul Vegetarian Restaurant

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Soul Vegetarian is a longstanding restaurant staple in the West End community. The vegan soul food restaurant is run by an Atlanta chapter of the African Hebrew Israelite Community of Jerusalem. Look for dishes such as a traditional Jerusalem rice platter or takes on Southern comfort foods like barbecue tofu or onion rings. The North Highland location is currently only open for takeout.

Healthful Essence Caribbean Vegan Vegetarian Restaurant

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Healthful Essence has taken its vegan and vegetarian menu one step further by infusing the flavors of the Caribbean into meals served here. Diners can expect vegan and vegetarian dishes incorporating jerk spices made with vegetables, lentils, and beans.

Vegan Dream Doughnuts

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Located inside Strong Drink Vegan Juice Bar in West End, Vegan Dream Doughnuts offers gluten-free confections made without dairy and unnecessary additives. Doughnuts are sweetened with coconut crystals and agave rather than sugar. Pop in to check out the doughnut flavors of the day or grab a cinnamon roll for the road.

Grass VBQ Joint

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Owned by Terry Sargent, the menu at Grass VBQ Joint serves vegan versions of Southern barbecue dishes, including smoked jerk wings and brisket and sandwiches made with smoked pulled jackfruit, a reuben with corned veef, and an oyster mushroom po’boy. Desserts include mini sweet potato pies and vegan cupcakes.

Cafe Sunflower Buckhead

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Cafe Sunflower offers dishes influenced by the cuisines of Asia, the Caribbean, the Mediterranean, and the American Southwest. Menu items also indicate whether certain dishes are soy-free, nut-free, or gluten free.

Herban Fix

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This vegan restaurant in Midtown features a selection of Asian-style dishes on its menu. Many lunch and dinner items are also gluten free, like the glazed crispy king oyster mushroom.

Veganish ATL Food Truck Park

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Tan Bowers relocated her Howell Mill Road food truck park earlier this year to Jonesboro, rebranding it as metro Atlanta’s first vegan, vegetarian, and pescatarian food truck park. Located in a former mulch yard on Tara Boulevard, Bowers says the move to Jonesboro was a leap of faith centered on a desire to offer more vegan and vegetarian food options on Atlanta’s south side. Veganish ATL now brings a rotating lineup of dedicated vegan, vegetarian, and pescatarian food trucks to Jonesboro on the weekends. Look for special events and live music here, too. Follow on Instagram for hours and updates.

True Food Kitchen

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Buckhead’s True Food Kitchen caters to those following an "anti-inflammatory diet" with vegan, vegetarian, pescatarian, and gluten-free options. Beverage and food menus aim to be seasonable and often feature organic and local ingredients. There’s also a location in Alpharetta.

Plant Based Pizzeria

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Billed as “Atlanta’s first vegan pizzeria,” Plant Based Pizzeria on Barnett Street just off of Ponce de Leon Avenue offers everything from vegan calzones to “meat” lovers and Hawaiian pizzas. Plant Based uses spelt flour for all of its pizza crusts and calzones, and includes a gluten-free crust option upon request. The restaurant features raw vegan pizzas, vegan burgers and sandwiches, and vegan desserts on its menu. A second, full-service restaurant is now open in Sandy Springs.

Go Vinda's Cafe

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This no-frills Little Five Points vegan and vegetarian restaurant offers diners burritos, burgers, wraps, and subs made with meat-free, organic ingredients.

Chi Chi Vegan Taco Shop

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Vegan taqueria Chi Chi Vegan Taco Shop opened at the renovated 1 Moreland Avenue complex in 2020. The restaurant, owned by chef Chris Hodge, serves tacos, nachos, burritos, and rice bowls free of dairy, eggs, shellfish, and meat of any kind.

Dulce Vegan Bakery & Cafe

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Dulce Vegan in Kirkwood is a 100-percent vegan bakery with gluten-free, soy-free, and nut-free baked goods. The cafe also serves coffee, tea, and espresso drinks and sells cakes in a variety of flavors.

Mamak Vegan Kitchen

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Mamak Vegan Kitchen is owned by the same family behind popular Buford Highway Malaysian restaurant Mamak at Asian Square. The restaurant, located on Chamblee Tucker Road, includes a dedicated vegan and vegetarian menu of select Mamak dishes, like mee goreng noodles tossed with fried tofu, a vegan char kway teow, and spicy rendang made with Beyond Meat. There’s also a selection of vegan soups, such as coconut and the tamarind-based assam, as well as appetizers like fried curry potato pies and Beyond Meat satay skewers.

Harmony Vegetarian

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Harmony Vegetarian in the Orient Center on Buford Highway includes an entire menu filled with vegan and vegetarian Chinese dishes, including lo mein, hot pots, Kung Po “chicken”, and Moo Shu “pork”. The restaurant also lists several steamed and pan-fried dumplings on the menu, like vegetarian soup dumplings. Don’t be fooled by the “meats” listed on the menu here — it’s all vegan.

Chat Patti Indian Vegetarian Restaurant

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For over 20 years, this counter-service vegetarian restaurant in Decatur has been serving loyal regulars Indian street eats throughout the day, including generously sized dosas, savory samosas, and a variety of vegetarian biryani. There’s also a selection of thali platters and Indo-Chinese dishes here, too.

Go Vegan Grill

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This vegan restaurant on Lawrenceville Highway serves all-American comfort food, like burgers, fried “chicken” sandwiches, breakfast plates, and tacos, made with 100-percent vegan proteins.

Lov'n It Live

Lov’n It Live is devoted to serving raw foods and dishes made with ingredients from local farms. Start off with a collard roll containing nutmeat, onions, tomatoes, avocado, and field greens or a stuffed avocado filled with nutmeat, peppers, and pico de gallo. Next, order a lentil burger, a slice of lasagne made with zucchini noodles, or a marinated portobello mushroom steak.

SluttyVegan ATL

The huge success of Slutty Vegan in Atlanta cannot be overstated. Owner Pinky Cole founded the vegan burger business in 2018 as a delivery service, with people contacting her via Instagram to place orders for provocatively named meatless burgers like the One Night Stand and Ménage à Trois. She quickly amassed a large following, eventually leading to a food truck and late night pop-ups around Atlanta University Center. Cole now has four restaurants around Atlanta in Westview, the Old Fourth Ward, in Duluth, and in Jonesboro. She also owns Bar Vegan at Ponce City Market.

Vegan food stalls at Chattahoochee Food Works

Food stall Hippie Hibachi serves hibachi-style dishes with a selection of vegan proteins, including teriyaki chicken and shrimp, tofu, Impossible meat, and mushrooms alongside items like vegetable fried rice. Over at chef and Food Network personality Palak Patel’s food stall, Dash and Chutney, expect vegan takes on Indian street eats, like samosa chaat and sev papdi chaat, vada pav (potato slider), a Mumbai grilled cheese, and charred corn and hanvo (savory muffin with lentils).

Tassili's Raw Reality Cafe'

This West End raw food restaurant institution claims to be “faster than full-service restaurants and healthier than fast-food restaurants.” The menu consists of a variety of wraps and salads, including a Southwestern-influenced wrap made from chilis stuffed with black-eyed pea hummus, couscous, tomatoes, and avocado. The Tassili original kale salad comes with red onions, sun-dried tomatoes, and spices paired with freshly pressed carrot juice.

Local Green Atlanta

Local Green opened on the edge of Vine City and is owned by Atlanta hip hop industry veteran Zachary “Big Zak” Wallace. The food truck-turned-restaurant offers vegan, vegetarian, and pescatarian dishes. Look for a quinoa and mixed greens salad named for former Atlanta mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms here and a vegan alternative to a pulled pork sandwich in the barbecue jackfruit slider. There’s also cauliflower and fish tacos, vegan pizza, and a shrimp burger topped with coleslaw, Sriracha mayo, and cilantro lime sauce.

Soul Vegetarian Restaurant

Soul Vegetarian is a longstanding restaurant staple in the West End community. The vegan soul food restaurant is run by an Atlanta chapter of the African Hebrew Israelite Community of Jerusalem. Look for dishes such as a traditional Jerusalem rice platter or takes on Southern comfort foods like barbecue tofu or onion rings. The North Highland location is currently only open for takeout.

Healthful Essence Caribbean Vegan Vegetarian Restaurant

Healthful Essence has taken its vegan and vegetarian menu one step further by infusing the flavors of the Caribbean into meals served here. Diners can expect vegan and vegetarian dishes incorporating jerk spices made with vegetables, lentils, and beans.

Vegan Dream Doughnuts

Located inside Strong Drink Vegan Juice Bar in West End, Vegan Dream Doughnuts offers gluten-free confections made without dairy and unnecessary additives. Doughnuts are sweetened with coconut crystals and agave rather than sugar. Pop in to check out the doughnut flavors of the day or grab a cinnamon roll for the road.

Grass VBQ Joint

Owned by Terry Sargent, the menu at Grass VBQ Joint serves vegan versions of Southern barbecue dishes, including smoked jerk wings and brisket and sandwiches made with smoked pulled jackfruit, a reuben with corned veef, and an oyster mushroom po’boy. Desserts include mini sweet potato pies and vegan cupcakes.

Cafe Sunflower Buckhead

Cafe Sunflower offers dishes influenced by the cuisines of Asia, the Caribbean, the Mediterranean, and the American Southwest. Menu items also indicate whether certain dishes are soy-free, nut-free, or gluten free.

Herban Fix

This vegan restaurant in Midtown features a selection of Asian-style dishes on its menu. Many lunch and dinner items are also gluten free, like the glazed crispy king oyster mushroom.

Veganish ATL Food Truck Park

Tan Bowers relocated her Howell Mill Road food truck park earlier this year to Jonesboro, rebranding it as metro Atlanta’s first vegan, vegetarian, and pescatarian food truck park. Located in a former mulch yard on Tara Boulevard, Bowers says the move to Jonesboro was a leap of faith centered on a desire to offer more vegan and vegetarian food options on Atlanta’s south side. Veganish ATL now brings a rotating lineup of dedicated vegan, vegetarian, and pescatarian food trucks to Jonesboro on the weekends. Look for special events and live music here, too. Follow on Instagram for hours and updates.

True Food Kitchen

Buckhead’s True Food Kitchen caters to those following an "anti-inflammatory diet" with vegan, vegetarian, pescatarian, and gluten-free options. Beverage and food menus aim to be seasonable and often feature organic and local ingredients. There’s also a location in Alpharetta.

Plant Based Pizzeria

Billed as “Atlanta’s first vegan pizzeria,” Plant Based Pizzeria on Barnett Street just off of Ponce de Leon Avenue offers everything from vegan calzones to “meat” lovers and Hawaiian pizzas. Plant Based uses spelt flour for all of its pizza crusts and calzones, and includes a gluten-free crust option upon request. The restaurant features raw vegan pizzas, vegan burgers and sandwiches, and vegan desserts on its menu. A second, full-service restaurant is now open in Sandy Springs.

Go Vinda's Cafe

This no-frills Little Five Points vegan and vegetarian restaurant offers diners burritos, burgers, wraps, and subs made with meat-free, organic ingredients.

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Chi Chi Vegan Taco Shop

Vegan taqueria Chi Chi Vegan Taco Shop opened at the renovated 1 Moreland Avenue complex in 2020. The restaurant, owned by chef Chris Hodge, serves tacos, nachos, burritos, and rice bowls free of dairy, eggs, shellfish, and meat of any kind.

Dulce Vegan Bakery & Cafe

Dulce Vegan in Kirkwood is a 100-percent vegan bakery with gluten-free, soy-free, and nut-free baked goods. The cafe also serves coffee, tea, and espresso drinks and sells cakes in a variety of flavors.

Mamak Vegan Kitchen

Mamak Vegan Kitchen is owned by the same family behind popular Buford Highway Malaysian restaurant Mamak at Asian Square. The restaurant, located on Chamblee Tucker Road, includes a dedicated vegan and vegetarian menu of select Mamak dishes, like mee goreng noodles tossed with fried tofu, a vegan char kway teow, and spicy rendang made with Beyond Meat. There’s also a selection of vegan soups, such as coconut and the tamarind-based assam, as well as appetizers like fried curry potato pies and Beyond Meat satay skewers.

Harmony Vegetarian

Harmony Vegetarian in the Orient Center on Buford Highway includes an entire menu filled with vegan and vegetarian Chinese dishes, including lo mein, hot pots, Kung Po “chicken”, and Moo Shu “pork”. The restaurant also lists several steamed and pan-fried dumplings on the menu, like vegetarian soup dumplings. Don’t be fooled by the “meats” listed on the menu here — it’s all vegan.

Chat Patti Indian Vegetarian Restaurant

For over 20 years, this counter-service vegetarian restaurant in Decatur has been serving loyal regulars Indian street eats throughout the day, including generously sized dosas, savory samosas, and a variety of vegetarian biryani. There’s also a selection of thali platters and Indo-Chinese dishes here, too.

Go Vegan Grill

This vegan restaurant on Lawrenceville Highway serves all-American comfort food, like burgers, fried “chicken” sandwiches, breakfast plates, and tacos, made with 100-percent vegan proteins.

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