Best vegetarian restaurants in Nashville, Tennessee

The 7 Best Vegetarian Restaurants In Nashville

Whether you are vegetarian or just want a hefty dose of vegetables, try these best vegetarian restaurants in Nashville.

Nashville is home to some of the South’s best southern fare, and these restaurants offer some great alternatives. Soul food is rarely vegetarian, but visit these eateries to get a good taste. Plant-based food is really coming into its own.

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1. The Southern V

This sleek and stylish all-vegan restaurant serves up plant-based takes on the top southern and Nashville fare. Dishes like hot chicken, barbecue and chicken strips are all on the table to try along with sides like mac and cheese and turnip greens. Vegans and vegetarians will love this find to try what everyone else raves about–and enjoy it too.

Best vegetarian restaurants in Nashville

2. Graze Nashville

An elevated vegan restaurant, Graze has recreated favourites ranging from chorizo queso and crab cakes to patty melts and chorizo mac and cheese to be available to vegans. They stick to dinner and brunch, and the drink menu is just as mouth-watering as the food selection. Order the oven fries and a side of tarragon chickpeas.

Best vegetarian restaurants in Nashville

3. The Wild Cow

This vegan and vegetarian haunt is a local favourite. There’s even an entire soy-free menu. With options like nachos, salads, sandwiches and bowls, there’s plenty of flavour-packed dishes to choose from. Get their cashew sour cream on anything, and try the tacos.

Best vegetarian restaurants in Nashville

4. Duke’s

This dive bar has one of the best deli counters in the city. And they have incredible vegetarian options at that. No matter what you order, it is sure to be delicious. Keep an eye out for the cookie in the bag too.

5. Sunflower Cafe

Sunflower Cafe has been a staple vegetarian joint for year now. They have an expansive menu ranging from salads and sandwiches to bowls and wraps. The light bites pack tons of flavour, and there are also soy-free, oil-free and gluten-free menus to choose from too. Order from the daily specials menu or try their hot chicken vegan sandwich.

6. AVO

Locally-sourced and kosher, this vegan restaurant is as trendy as they come. The airy space serves light bites such as salads and wraps as well as raw desserts. There’s also a good drink menu too. Try the buffalo cauliflower wrap topped with cashew-ranch for a deliciously spicy meal.

7. Vege-licious

Another soul-food veggie joint, this restaurant serves up Southern classics sans meat. Their homestyle cuisine is as real as it comes without the meat, and includes popular items like barbecue, po-boys and soul plates.

Molly Harris

Molly Harris is a freelance travel journalist dividing her time between the United States and the Western Balkans.

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