Whether a longtime devotee to the meatless life or a recent convert to the trend, Atlanta offers quite a few dedicated dining options for vegetarians and vegans. This list of Atlanta’s essential vegetarian and vegan restaurants includes everything from traditional Indian fare to dedicated raw food kitchens. 

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1. Vatica Indian Vegetarian Cuisine

1475 Terrell Mill Rd #105
Marietta, GA 30067
(770) 955-3740
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Vatica Indian Vegetarian in Marietta serves Indian-style street foods like chaat and samosas along with hearty soups and sandwiches. However, come here for the daily thalis. Each thali is served with dal, beans or lentils, a vegetable, raita, and potatoes along with fresh roti and rice served together on a steel platter. It’s both filling and and comforting. Thalis can be made vegan upon request.

2. True Food Kitchen

3393 Peachtree Rd NE #3058b
Atlanta, GA 30326
(404) 481-2980
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Buckhead’s True Food Kitchen caters to those following an "anti-inflammatory diet" with vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options. Beverage and food menus aim to be seasonable and often feature organic and local ingredients.

3. Cafe Sunflower Buckhead

2140 Peachtree Rd NW
Atlanta, GA 30309
(404) 352-8859
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With one location off of Peachtree Street in Buckhead and one just outside the perimeter in Sandy Springs, Cafe Sunflower offers dishes influenced by the cuisines of Asia, the Caribbean, the Mediterranean, and the American Southwest. Menu items also indicate whether items are soy-free, nut-free, or gluten-free.

4. Go Vegetarian Restaurant

2179 Lawrenceville Hwy h
Decatur, GA 30033
(404) 481-5923
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This vegetarian restaurant on Lawrenceville Highway serves all-American fare like burgers, fried “chicken” sandwiches, and tacos made with 100 percent vegan proteins.

5. Chat Patti Indian Vegetarian Restaurant

1707 Church St STE C-7
Decatur, GA 30033
(404) 633-5595
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For over 20 years, this counter-serve, vegetarian restaurant in Decatur has been feeding its loyal regulars Indian street foods like dosas, samosas, and biryani as well as a variety of thali platters.

6. Green Sprout Vegetarian

1529 Piedmont Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30324
(404) 874-7373
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This vegetarian restaurant tucked away in a strip mall offers most everything found on a typical Chinese takeout menu, but with many more tofu and soy meat options.

7. Herban Fix

565 Peachtree St NW
Atlanta, GA 30308
(404) 815-8787
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This vegan restaurant has strong Asian influences. Many lunch, brunch, and dinner items are also gluten-free like the glazed, crispy king oyster mushroom.

8. Go Vinda's Cafe

1146A Euclid Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30307
(404) 907-4387
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This no-frills, Little Five Points vegan and vegetarian restaurant offers diners burritos, burgers, wraps, and subs made with organic ingredients.

9. Dulce Vegan Bakery & Cafe

1994 Hosea L Williams Dr NE
Atlanta, GA 30317
(404) 624-7417
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Dulce Vegan in Kirkwood is a 100 percent vegan bakery with gluten-free, soy-free, and nut-free baked goods. They also serve coffee, tea, and espresso along with a variety of cake flavors including the traditional, Southern hummingbird cake.

10. Tassili's Raw Reality Cafe'

1059 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd
Atlanta, GA 30310
(404) 343-6126
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This West End raw food restaurant 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.

11. Soul Vegetarian Restaurant

879 Ralph David Abernathy SW
Atlanta, GA 30310
(404) 752-5194
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Soul Vegetarian is a longstanding institution 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.

12. Healthful Essence Caribbean Vegan Vegetarian Restaurant

875 York Ave SW
Atlanta, GA 30310
(404) 806-0830
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Healthful Essence has taken its vegan and vegetarian menu one step further by bringing the flavors of the Caribbean into the dishes. Diners can expect jerk spices without the meat or curries sans goat or fish, instead made with vegetables, lentils, and beans.

13. Viva la Vegan

1265 Lee St SW
Atlanta, GA 30310
(404) 951-2737
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This vegan restaurant on the outskirts of Adair Park serves quick and delicious bites in a no fuss, no muss atmosphere. The star of the show here isn’t the decor, but the food like the rather large fried green tomato sandwich. The menu is categorized by soy, non-soy, and raw items.

14. Lov'n It Live

2796 E Point St
East Point, GA 30344
(404) 765-9220

Located one block from the East Point MARTA station in downtown East Point, 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. Lov’n It Live is a relaxing place to eat clean while listening to jazz over the sound system.

15. Bole Ethiopian Restaurant

1650 Virginia Ave
College Park, GA 30337
(404) 549-9111
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Bole is an area favorite for those seeking a bit of authenticity in their meal. It’s also the place people often ask one another if they’ve visited. While there are some meat options on the menu here, Bole is very vegetarian-friendly (try the samosas). Make sure to order a glass of honey wine, too.

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