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Best vegetarian dining


Stuffed acorn squash at Cafe Sunflower. Photo: Becky Stein / Special

Stuffed acorn squash at Cafe Sunflower. Photo: Becky Stein / Special

1) Café Sunflower

You say, “Delicious and creatively prepared food, as well as excellent service.”

2) Soul Vegetarian

3) Dynamic Dish

4) R. Thomas

5) Veggieland


Brie and D'anjou pear on cinnamon raisin walnut bread with a side of grapes and satsuma. Photo: Becky Stein / Special)

Brie and D'anjou pear on cinnamon raisin walnut bread with a side of grapes and satsuma. Photo: Becky Stein / Special)

1) Dynamic Dish

Dining critic Meridith Ford Goldman says, “Chef-owner David Sweeney has garnered a lot of praise for his eco-friendly vegetarian restaurant located on the edge of the Sweet Auburn district downtown. The kudos are well-deserved: He cooks with a kind of renewed intensity that can only come from having fresh ingredients and knowing how to use them.”

2) Ria’s Bluebird

3) Flying Biscuit Café – Candler Park

4) Café Sunflower on Roswell Road

5) Evos

96 comments Add your comment

Jean V

December 28th, 2009
2:59 pm

Pura Vida in VA Higlands. I don’t eat meat and they have so many wonderful options. They have a tofu tapa that is out of this world. It may make converts, if only for that night…


December 28th, 2009
9:34 pm

World Peace Cafe


December 28th, 2009
10:12 pm

Veggieland for the win!


December 29th, 2009
12:09 am

Cafe Sunflower in Sandy Springs. Delicious and creatively prepared food, as well as excellent service.

Chief Nocahoma

December 29th, 2009
7:35 am

I think that Nuevo Laredo has the best options for vegetarian. The spinach/mushroom/onion saute they offer in burritos, quesadillias and chile rellenos is miles ahead of any other Mexican restaurant offering of cheese enchiladas (can we have some creativity?) creamed spinach (yuck) served three different ways. I normally get the vegetarian burrito (w/o cheese) with a side of black beans (instead of refried beans) and rice. Nuevo gets creative with the Holy Tacos and Mole Vegetable Enchiladas which are out of this world. I wish they would expand their offering to include items like Tempeh (marinated in their fajitas marinade) which would be a great substitute for beef in the fajitas and taco salad. In a previous forum comments were made that the food served had an excess of grease. I’ve never experienced this with any of the vegetarian menu items. In addition to these items, one should also try the Mexican Caviar, grilled jalapenos, Cebollitas (grilled scallions). What makes this my favorite is that it’s real food with flavor and any of my non-vegetarian friends can easily find something they love. Even if it’s just the tequila (grease free)!


December 29th, 2009
8:28 am

R. Thomas & Sons

Creative. Consistant. Funky. Healthy.

R. Thomas was serving up quinoa before most knew how to even pronounce it. Great food all around. I do not eat meat, however my husband does and whenever we go there we are both pleased as punch. I love the nori rolls. The sloppy joe is wonderful too and do not miss the red smashed potatoes.


December 29th, 2009
8:28 am

Cafe Sunflower in Sandy Springs


December 29th, 2009
9:22 am

L’Thai in Tucker serves organic vegetarian Thai, as well as free-range and hormone free meat entrees. Their service is flawless and the atmosphere is serene. They also have an excellent wine bar.


December 29th, 2009
9:25 am

The Green Sprout restaurant, located at in the shopping center behind Caribou Coffee at the corner of Piedmont and Monroe, offers an excellent, entirely vegetarian menu of Chinese cuisine. They use mock chicken, beef, pork, and scallops to create entrees that will fool your eyes as well as your taste buds. My son loves the Mongolian Beef, and neither one of us could tell that it was vegetarian.


December 29th, 2009
9:29 am

The Flying Biscuit has a lot of vegetarian and vegan options. Several different locations to choose from too!


December 29th, 2009
9:32 am

Yes, I agree with Mel. The Flying Biscuit has a tofu scramble that is amazing!!


December 29th, 2009
9:34 am

yeah, the flying biscuit is always a nice option.

T. Norene

December 29th, 2009
9:43 am

Sid’s Gourmet Vegetarian on Rock Quarry Road, Stockbridge, GA. Outstanding all vegetarian cuisine!!

T. Norene

December 29th, 2009
9:48 am

The Green Sprout is also excellent if you like Chinese food. It’s all vegetarian with no meat on the menu!!!

T. Norene

December 29th, 2009
9:49 am

Tropical Cuisine in Riverdale also has great Carribean vegetarian options that taste delicious!!!


December 29th, 2009
10:13 am

I also enjoy the Flying Biscuit

Joe S

December 29th, 2009
10:29 am

VegiLand in Buckhead off of Pharr Rd. Best veggie burger!


December 29th, 2009
10:31 am

Thumbs up for breakfast


December 29th, 2009
11:31 am

Flying Biscuit has an amazing Vegan BBQ Burrito… and the black bean & cornmeal Love Cakes, too. Highly recommend!!


December 29th, 2009
12:50 pm

Definitely Veggieland in Buckhead. I’ve been eating there for over 20 years, and I love that they are cheap, wholesome and unpretentious.

Veruca Salt

December 29th, 2009
12:57 pm

My vote is for Flying Biscuit!!!!


December 29th, 2009
1:55 pm

Dynamic Dish is heaven for vegetarians-fresh, healthy, delicious food made with locally sourced vegetables-also plenty of tofu and tempeh dishes for a hearty winter meal. I also love the salads at Lotta Frutta as well as the fruit cups, and vegetarian salads and soups at Metrofresh are great options for vegetarian dining as well.


December 29th, 2009
2:33 pm

Flying Biscuit is great!


December 29th, 2009
2:42 pm

Love Cakes from the Flying Biscuit are my absolute fav!!


December 29th, 2009
3:01 pm

Soul Vegetarian on Ralph Abenathy is a great soul food vegetarian spot in the West End.


December 29th, 2009
3:16 pm

Soul Veg is probably the best vegan food Atlanta has to offer. Every person I have taken there – omnivore or not – has loved it.

Ps – no human is a true ‘carnivore’, as you wrote at the beginning of this link. A carnivore is someone who ONLY eats meat.

Slim Shady

December 29th, 2009
3:18 pm

Love Cakes at the Biscuit (sans sour cream, of course), YUM! And their collards are scrumptious!


December 29th, 2009
3:34 pm

My vote is for the flying biscuit. I love the Vegan BBQ Burrito!!

DD Eats

December 29th, 2009
3:45 pm

Hands down, Dynamic Dish on Edgewood. Great food prepared excellently. It doesn’t get any better.


December 29th, 2009
3:57 pm

The best vegetarian cuisine is actually in Athens, GA – The Grit – one of my favorite restaurants in the state!


December 29th, 2009
3:58 pm

Harmony – vegetarian Chinese food is tops in my book!


December 29th, 2009
4:02 pm

My brother is a true carnivore!


December 29th, 2009
5:05 pm

You people need to get to Dynamic Dish on Edgewood Avenue – locally grown – well prepared dishes, menu changes often. It’s a great place!! Check it out.


December 29th, 2009
5:34 pm

Fantastic food, great atmosphere, 24 hours a day right on peachtree… who could ask for more!!


December 29th, 2009
7:36 pm

Cafe Sunflower and Soul Veggitern in west end.


December 29th, 2009
8:34 pm

Dynamic Dish! Dynamic Dish! DYNAMIC DISH! Everything is super-delicious and pizza night is fun. When I leave, my insides feel like they’ve been to the spa.


December 29th, 2009
8:40 pm

Harmony Vegetarian Chinese is the best…Mmmm I want some now! General Tso’s Chicken is GREAT!


December 29th, 2009
10:49 pm

Thai House Of Roswell is my favorite with a great menu that includes traditional Thai, Chinese and a Vegetarian Menu offering Suegai, Sueyu and Tofu Options. This is where I go at least once a week for delicious comfort food. Delicious Tangerine Suegai, Panang Tofu and Tom Yum Soup are my favs.


December 29th, 2009
11:23 pm

The perfect meal at Soul Vegetarian on N. Highland includes savory country fried kalebone, macaroni and soy cheese (awesome!), and collard greens, accompanied by the house salad with yummy dressing and vegan cornbread.

Kudos also go to Green Sprout in Ansley Park for their wondrous soups, especially the hot-and-sour variety.


December 29th, 2009
11:51 pm

Cafe Sunflower. Great food, great service, great desserts! A+!


December 30th, 2009
11:25 am


December 30th, 2009
11:26 am

Veggieland. The best spaghetti.


December 30th, 2009
11:29 am

Saravan Bhavan – Awesome Indian food on Lawrenceville Hwy.


December 30th, 2009
11:32 am

Dynamic Dish

Carolyn Caswell

December 30th, 2009
11:47 am

Lori and I absolutely love the vegetarian scramble egg at “The Flying Biscuit”…West Paces location…And we love the people who work there…Try it for a real trear.


December 30th, 2009
11:59 am

Sprouts Green Café: Located just across the street from Emory has a great selection of vegetarian and vegan dishes the atmosphere is great and so are the prices!


December 30th, 2009
12:03 pm

I agree, we love Sprouts Green Cafe on N. Decatur Rd. my wife loves the vegan selections and I love the prices.


December 30th, 2009
12:08 pm

World Peace Cafe!!!!!!!!!!!!!


December 30th, 2009
12:08 pm

Ria’s Bluebird has excellent tempeh dish


December 30th, 2009
12:16 pm

‘LOVING IT LIVE’ East Point offers gourmet ‘LIVE’ foods, this eatery is in a class by itself