Grass VBQ Joint enters the chicken sandwiches wars with their top seller the Nashville Hot Chic’n Sandwich. (📷 the.imprints)

Buckhead's Cafe Sunflower may be known for their vast entree menu, but their desserts are where it's at! (📷 Cafe Sunflower)

Slutty Vegan's "burgers" are served on a Hawaiian king roll, drizzled with thousand island sauce, and crinkle fries on the side. (📷 Melissa McAlpine)

Vegan and Plant-Based Restaurants in Atlanta

Welcome to our guide to the best vegan-friendly restaurants in Atlanta. Below you’ll find a diverse category of cuisines including Southern, Caribbean, American, pizza, desserts and even BBQ. These restaurants use only plant-based ingredients. 


Cafe Sunflower

Cafe Sunflower’s Spicy pad Thai rice noodles come highly recommended by patrons. (📷 Cafe Sunflower)

2140 Peachtree Road NW
With another location in Sandy Springs, this decades-old lunch+dinner spot serves dishes of various genres including Asian, Southwest and Mediterranean cuisine. What I highly recommend though is ordering from the dessert menu, which offers various flavors of dairy-free cakes. 

Order: Spicy pad Thai rice noodles


Herban Fix Vegan Kitchen

565 Peachtree St. NE
Located only a block away from the North Avenue MARTA Station, this Midtown contemporary style restaurant serves delicious Pan-Asian cuisine. Only a four-minute walk from the Fox Theatre, this local favorite is a great dinner stop before enjoying live entertainment. 

Order: Lemongrass stuffed tofu


Grass VBQ Joint

Grass VBQ Joint’s signature sandwich is the Titustown, an 8-hour smoked signature recipe Veef brisket with Vidalia VBQ sauce and celery slaw on a fresh toasted vegan brioche bun (📷 the.imprints)

477 Flat Shoals Ave. SE
Atlanta’s newest vegan BBQ-style restaurant can be found in East Atlanta Village. With all your BBQ favorites, this plant-based Southern restaurant has reinvented everything from mac and cheese to wings. 

Order: Titustown brisket sandwich and mac and cheese

Dulce Vegan Bakery & Cafe

1994 Hosea L. Williams Drive NE
Pop into this Kirkwood neighborhood bakery for your favorite desserts including cinnamon rolls, cake slices, cupcakes, pies, cookies, scones and more. The bakery even creates custom-order cakes for any occasion. 

Order: Apple or pumpkin pie

Go Vegan Grill

2179 Lawrenceville Highway, Suite D
If you’re ever in the Decatur area, swing by this cafeteria-style restaurant for soul food style cuisine. 

Order: Chicken + waffles

Plant-Based Pizzeria

730 Barnett St. NE
A block up from Hotel Clermont off Ponce de Leon Avenue, Atlanta’s first full vegan pizza joint serves burgers, pizza (of course) and calzones. 

Order: A half Georgia Peach/half Philly pizza


Slutty Vegan

Slutty Vegan
Be prepared to wait in line at this popular vegan burger joint (📷 Melissa McAlpine). 

1542 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd. SW
What started as one of Atlanta’s most popular food trucks has become the city’s most popular vegan restaurant. Known for a long line of customers waiting to order from the impossible burger-based menu, this food stop is certainly worth the wait. 

Order: One Night Stand burger with fries (go big or go home)

Tassili’s Raw Reality Cafe

1059 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd.
Serving me the best wrap I’ve ever had in my life, this residential home turned black-owned restaurant seasons its kale with flavors that’ll make your taste buds feel alive. Located in the up-and-coming West End district, this raw vegan joint is a must-visit no matter your diet preference. 

Order: Big Yoshi wrap

Vegan Dream Doughnuts

576 Lee St. SW Suite E
Conveniently located next to the West End Marta Station, this vegan dessert bucket list stop serves savory doughnuts and cinnamon rolls with fruit toppings. Be sure to also ask about the fruit juices, which also are created by the friendly staff. 

Georgia Peach Cherry Mango Cinnamon rolls

Viva La Vegan

1265 Lee St. SW
A four-minute walk from the Oakland City MARTA Station, the restaurant features a large menu with choices including wraps, sandwiches, burgers and sides. 

Order: The ignorant Christ with a collard green spring roll 

T.J. Jackson is a digital marketing specialist at Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau.

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