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10 Essential Vegetarian Restaurants in Atlanta

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Dining out can be a strenuous ordeal for those looking to avoid ingredients derived from animals. For anyone trying to find vegetarian and vegan-friendly meals, restaurant menus can tend to blur into an exhaustive list of meaty proteins. Even though not every restaurant in the city boasts an extensive offering, the 10 listed here, mapped north to south, offer a helping hand to patrons seeking plant-based dishes.

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1. Cafe Sunflower

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5975 Roswell Rd
Sandy Springs, GA 30328
(404) 256-1675
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With one location in Buckhead and one lying just along the perimeter in Sandy Springs, Cafe Sunflower offers dishes influenced by cuisines from Asia, Caribbean, Mediterranean, and American Southwest. The menu alerts diners which dishes are soy-free, nut-free, and gluten-free.

2. True Food Kitchen

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3393 Peachtree Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30326
(404) 481-2980
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Located in the hustle and bustle of Buckhead, True Food Kitchen aims for an "anti-inflammatory diet" with vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options. The food changes based on the season, and the beverage list touts sustainable, bio-dynamic, organic, and local options.

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3. R. Thomas' Deluxe Grill

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1812 Peachtree St NW
Atlanta, GA 30309
(404) 872-2942
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Leaning on the quirkier side of life, R. Thomas’ Deluxe Grill is open 24/7 with unique takes on vegetarian food such as “the Southern vegetarian” (collard greens, millet corn casserole, smashed potatoes, shiitake mushroom gravy, surrounded by butternut squash, lolla rossa greens, garlic-chili-flax dressing).

4. Green Sprout

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1529 Piedmont Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30324

Tucked away in a strip mall, this restaurant offers most everything found on a typical Chinese menu, but with many tofu and soy meat replacements. Takeout is available, of course.

5. Herban Fix Vegan Kitchen

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565 Peachtree St NE
Atlanta, GA 30308

he "vegan cuisine enthusiasts" at Herban Fix don't skimp on presentation. With strong Asian influences, many items are also gluten-free on the lunch, dinner, and brunch menus.

6. Go Vinda's Cafe

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1146-A Euclid Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30307
(404) 907-4387

This no-frills vegan and vegetarian restaurant in Little 5 Points offers "all natural, non-GMO, organic ingredients" for burritos, burgers, wraps, and subs.

7. Radial Cafe

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1530 Dekalb Ave NE Ste G
Atlanta, GA 30307
(404) 659-6594
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Radial Cafe mixes a bit of omnivore dining, gluten-free options, and vegan plates with an overall focus on eating green. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner menus are seasonal, and the restaurant works towards sustainability in its recycling, electricity, and water usage.

8. Dulce Vegan Bakery & Cafe

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1994 Hosea L Williams Dr NE
Atlanta, GA 30317
(404) 624-7417
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This 100 percent vegan bakery resides in Kirkwood with gluten-free, soy-free, and nut-free options. Dulce Vegan offers coffee and espresso, tea, a wide variety of cake flavors, and updates its daily specials on Facebook and Twitter.

9. Tassili's Raw Reality

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1059 Ralph Abernathy Blvd SW
Atlanta, GA 30310
(404) 343-6126
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Not only are the menu options here vegan- and vegetarian-focused, this restaurant features "raw" foods: those which have not been cooked. There's the ubiquitous kale to be had, but there's plenty of variety with dishes such as curried plantains and spicy naked tacos.

10. Viva La Vegan

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1265 Lee St SW
Atlanta, GA 30310

Operated by a brother-and-sister team, Viva La Vegan focuses on an all-American menu, but with a vegan twist. The menu designates what dishes contain soy. Look for options such as a Philly sandwich that replaces steak with jackfruit.

1. Cafe Sunflower

5975 Roswell Rd, Sandy Springs, GA 30328

With one location in Buckhead and one lying just along the perimeter in Sandy Springs, Cafe Sunflower offers dishes influenced by cuisines from Asia, Caribbean, Mediterranean, and American Southwest. The menu alerts diners which dishes are soy-free, nut-free, and gluten-free.

5975 Roswell Rd
Sandy Springs, GA 30328

2. True Food Kitchen

3393 Peachtree Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30326
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Located in the hustle and bustle of Buckhead, True Food Kitchen aims for an "anti-inflammatory diet" with vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options. The food changes based on the season, and the beverage list touts sustainable, bio-dynamic, organic, and local options.

3393 Peachtree Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30326

3. R. Thomas' Deluxe Grill

1812 Peachtree St NW, Atlanta, GA 30309

Leaning on the quirkier side of life, R. Thomas’ Deluxe Grill is open 24/7 with unique takes on vegetarian food such as “the Southern vegetarian” (collard greens, millet corn casserole, smashed potatoes, shiitake mushroom gravy, surrounded by butternut squash, lolla rossa greens, garlic-chili-flax dressing).

1812 Peachtree St NW
Atlanta, GA 30309

4. Green Sprout

1529 Piedmont Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30324

Tucked away in a strip mall, this restaurant offers most everything found on a typical Chinese menu, but with many tofu and soy meat replacements. Takeout is available, of course.

1529 Piedmont Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30324

5. Herban Fix Vegan Kitchen

565 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30308

he "vegan cuisine enthusiasts" at Herban Fix don't skimp on presentation. With strong Asian influences, many items are also gluten-free on the lunch, dinner, and brunch menus.

565 Peachtree St NE
Atlanta, GA 30308

6. Go Vinda's Cafe

1146-A Euclid Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307

This no-frills vegan and vegetarian restaurant in Little 5 Points offers "all natural, non-GMO, organic ingredients" for burritos, burgers, wraps, and subs.

1146-A Euclid Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30307

7. Radial Cafe

1530 Dekalb Ave NE Ste G, Atlanta, GA 30307

Radial Cafe mixes a bit of omnivore dining, gluten-free options, and vegan plates with an overall focus on eating green. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner menus are seasonal, and the restaurant works towards sustainability in its recycling, electricity, and water usage.

1530 Dekalb Ave NE Ste G
Atlanta, GA 30307

8. Dulce Vegan Bakery & Cafe

1994 Hosea L Williams Dr NE, Atlanta, GA 30317

This 100 percent vegan bakery resides in Kirkwood with gluten-free, soy-free, and nut-free options. Dulce Vegan offers coffee and espresso, tea, a wide variety of cake flavors, and updates its daily specials on Facebook and Twitter.

1994 Hosea L Williams Dr NE
Atlanta, GA 30317

9. Tassili's Raw Reality

1059 Ralph Abernathy Blvd SW, Atlanta, GA 30310

Not only are the menu options here vegan- and vegetarian-focused, this restaurant features "raw" foods: those which have not been cooked. There's the ubiquitous kale to be had, but there's plenty of variety with dishes such as curried plantains and spicy naked tacos.

1059 Ralph Abernathy Blvd SW
Atlanta, GA 30310

10. Viva La Vegan

1265 Lee St SW, Atlanta, GA 30310

Operated by a brother-and-sister team, Viva La Vegan focuses on an all-American menu, but with a vegan twist. The menu designates what dishes contain soy. Look for options such as a Philly sandwich that replaces steak with jackfruit.

1265 Lee St SW
Atlanta, GA 30310

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