Atlanta is known for quite a few things and one of them is food. It is an up and coming city that is a melting pot of cultures, lending itself an extensive selection of places to eat. And by places, we mean great places. Great places that are either vegan or vegan friendly. The South might not be synonymous with plant-based cuisine, but trust us, there is a lot of soul in their vegan dishes.
Here is a list of some of our favorite vegan or vegan friendly restaurants in Atlanta.
True Food Kitchen
Restaurant type: Vegan-friendly
True Food is in Buckhead, attached to Lenox Square Mall. Score! It focuses on local, farm fresh ingredients that lend themselves to an anti-inflammatory diet. True Food has vegan, gluten-free, vegetarian, and plant-based options. It’s a lively scene with indoor and outdoor seating. True Food is a fantastic place to catch up with friends. Why do we love it? The smashed avocado appetizer and loose leaf tea. Duh.
Krog Street Market
Restaurant types: Vegan and vegan-friendly
We love this food hall in Inman Park for a lot of reasons, one being the cacao tea at Chocolate Shop. It’s vegan, plant-based, and everything delicious in a cup (or cups because you’ll want more than one) of tea. Krog has a variety of dining options, including an organic vegan juicer called Nature’s Garden Express. It’s a great place to come for casual eats, solo or with a group of varied palates. If you’re looking for a sit-down restaurant, Superica is a Mexican joint that is attached to Krog. It is vegan friendly and always lively in the evenings… aka a great place for tequila. Krog is located along the Beltline. Catch some of the local street art on the walk from Krog to Ponce City Market.
Ponce City Market
Restaurant types: Vegan-friendly
We are big fans of multi-use buildings, especially those with food halls. Ponce City Market is our favorite in the area. It is a three-story building that houses a food hall and retailers. If you’re looking for farm fresh dining and a menu that changes daily, try Farm to Ladle. This counter service restaurant has vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options. Their salad options are always a win. Lucky Lotus is a vegan juice bar that offers cold pressed juices and raw meals. King of Pops is a gourmet popsicle stand that offers unconventional flavors for vegans. Mercury has a retro feel and Minero is your tacos and tequila spot at Ponce. Noticing a trend? When you’re done eating, head upstairs to Modern Mystic. It’s a modern mystic (shocking, we know) store with gem stones, abundance candles, and tarot cards.
Restaurant type: Vegan-friendly
Ah, yes. Bartaco. We love Bartaco because it is reasonably priced, the food is good, the drinks are great, and it has vegan, gluten-free, and vegetarian options. It also has great guacamole and tequila so, you know, we’re sold. The bartenders are friendly and animated, making bar seating a fun option. We like to people watch here, mostly because of the Tinder first dates. There are a few locations around Atlanta, but we’re partial to the locations at Inman Park and Chastain Park.
Restaurant type: Vegan
Café Sunflower has been around for almost 20 years, as a pioneer of vegan, plant-based dining in Atlanta. It has a rustic modern feel and a menu that is both creative and exciting. Mushroom scallops? Yes, please. Café Sunflower offers vegan catering for holidays as well. Your guests can think that you cooked it. We won’t tell.
Atlanta is a big city. Know a place that isn’t on our page? We would love to hear which vegan restaurants in Atlanta are you favorite. Post a photo and tag/hashtag @the_electric_soul for a chance to be featured!