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20 Essential Restaurants for Vegans and Vegetarians in Nashville

Meatless meals are getting much easier to find in Music City

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The spread at Succulent Vegan Tacos inside the Nashville Farmers’ Market
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Upgrading from former subpar offerings like wimpy side salads and stacks of side dishes thrown together haphazardly, Nashville finally has a worthy plant-based dining scene for vegetarians and vegans visiting or living in Music City.

Here are 20 solid restaurants who serve an array of menu items where vegetables — not meat — get their chance to shine.

New to the list this time —the BE-Hive Deli and Market, Deep Sea Vegan, E+Rose Wellness Cafe, Succulent Vegan Tacos, and True Food Kitchen.

Mysore Palace leaves the list due to closure. also depart the list in this update.

*Restaurants are listed alphabetically, not ranked.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.
3001 Charlotte Ave
Nashville, TN 37209
(615) 329-2377
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Luring in thirsty guests with its widely acclaimed avocado margaritas, Avo packs a non-alcoholic punch for vegetarians with abundant brunch, lunch, and dinner menus. Plant-based plates here include kimchi spring rolls, Lion’s Mane mushroom “crab” cakes, and nachos blanketed in coconut queso and walnut chorizo.

2. Barcelona Wine Bar

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1200 Villa Pl Ste 110
Nashville, TN 37212
(615) 327-0600
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Barcelona Wine Bar's tapas-style menu is friendly to both vegetarians and meat-eaters. There are a number of vegetarian options among the small plate menu, making it easy to build a full, tasty meal. The menu changes often, but a few examples of guest starring vegetables on the menu: zucchini a la plancha, king trumpet mushrooms with roasted garlic, classic patatas bravas, and a vegetable paella.

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3. The BE-Hive Deli & Market

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2414 Gallatin Ave
Nashville, TN 37206
(615) 733-9609
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Popular fake meat purveyors BE-Hive opened up a deli and market back in 2018, and even the most dedicated meat maniacs flock for a taste of their rotating crunchwraps and steak and chz and hot Italian sandwiches. Open all-day Wednesday through Friday only, the deli and market sells all of their popular proteins, from their famous seitan vegan to takes on to pepperoni, bacon, and chorizo.

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4. Butcher & Bee

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902 Main St
Nashville, TN 37206
(615) 226-3322
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The chefs over at Butcher & Bee have a wizardous way with vegetables. From avocado crispy rice

to an undeniable fire-roasted carrot mezze and turnips pomodoro, B&B makes vegetarian dining a breeze for even the most devout meat-eaters.

5. Chaatable

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345 40th Ave N
Nashville, TN 37209
(615) 383-1303
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Maneet Chauhan’s latest restaurant’s interior is a splashy display for the senses — and one that serves a rainbow of food options for visiting vegetarians. With an emphasis on regional flavors of India, Chaatable serves vegetable-centered snacks like crispy okra, spinach onion pakora, and larger dishes like cashew coconut curry and cauliflower kabobs.

6. Deep Sea Vegan

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975 Main St Suite 4
Nashville, TN 37206
(629) 255-7372
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Co-Owners and twins Kelvis and certified deep-sea scuba diver and vegan chef Kendall Duffie pop up on select weekends at Hunters Station in Eastville, and it’s always a sold-out event. Popular menu items include the deep-sea “fish” sandwich, seaside “cheeseburgers”, and Sicilian “sea dogs”. Keep an eye on Deep Sea’s Instagram for future dates and online ordering options.

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7. E+ROSE Wellness Cafe of Brentwood

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700 Old Hickory Blvd Suite 203
Brentwood, TN 37027
(615) 678-8364
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With multiple locations around town, E+Rose is a plant-based fast-casual restaurant founded by a registered dietician. On the menu, find made-to-order superfood bowls and smoothies, toasts, and beverages from nut milk and cold-press juices to wellness shots. Or, grab on-the-go packaged juices, salads, wraps, soups, and noodle bowls at any location.

8. Gojo Ethiopian Restaurant

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415 W Thompson Ln
Nashville, TN 37211
(615) 332-0710
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This South Nashville Ethiopian standout’s vegetarian menu section features a selection of traditional dishes like the shiro wet — ground, seasoned chickpeas with onion and garlic. The garlic-ginger sautéed cabbage with turmeric and vegetarian combo are other local favorites.

9. Graze Nashville

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1888 Eastland Ave
Nashville, TN 37206
(615) 686-1060
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Owned by the same folks as the Wild Cow, Graze also serves up a plant-based menu for dinner and weekend brunch. Menu highlights include the hot tempeh sandwich — a vegetarian take on hot chicken; a chorizo and potato burrito — made with seitan chorizo; and a mock tuna melt.

10. Jamaicaway Restaurant and Catering

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900 Rosa L Parks Blvd
Nashville, TN 37208
(615) 255-5920
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Many people flock to Jamaicaway for a fix of their vegetarian Caribbean food. Meatless offerings like curry tofu, spicy jerk gluten, and barbecue soy chikn are quite popular among the regulars.

11. The Southern V

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1200 Buchanan St
Nashville, TN 37208
(615) 802-8136
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The North Nashville restaurant is 100% vegan and manages to combine classic unhealthy favorites with slightly better-for-you, cruelty-free ingredients. Think loaded barbecue jackfruit nachos, mac and cheese, and a convincing vegan take on Nashville hot chicken that people say tastes remarkably like the real thing.

12. Succulent Vegan Tacos (at Nashville Farmers' Market)

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900 Rosa L Parks Blvd
Nashville, TN 37208
(615) 880-2001
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Find Mexico City-style vegan tacos brimming with seitan al pastor, chipotle carrots tinga, and soy asada alongside esquites and black beans at Nashville’s first-ever plant-based taqueria. Founded by Adriana Ortega and Ronald Cerdas, who moved to Nashville more than two decades ago from Mexico City and Costa Rica, respectively, Succulent is open Tuesday through Sunday for lunch inside the Nashville Farmers’ Market.

13. Sunflower Cafe

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2834 Azalea Pl
Nashville, TN 37204
(615) 457-2568
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Nestled in a cute cottage in Berry Hill, Sunflower Café offers a wide variety of veggie burgers, salads, vegetarian barbecue (yes, that is a thing), and more. Visit sister restaurant Sunflower Bakehouse in Donelson for additional options: completely vegan and gluten-free options baked goods like cupcakes, scones, cookies, and upside-down cakes.

14. Taj indian restaurant

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3943 Nolensville Pike
Nashville, TN 37211
(615) 750-3490
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Ask a local where to find the best Indian food in Nashville and Taj will likely be near the top of the list. This south Nashville restaurant is one of the most popular places to enjoy Indian cuisine, and a wait is common during peak dinner times. An array of vegetarian menu items center around paneer, eggplant, and lentils with varying levels of spice and heat are available here.

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15. True Food Kitchen

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3996 Hillsboro Pike
Nashville, TN 37215
(615) 383-7333
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Much of the menu at Green Hills’ True Food Kitchen is vegan or vegetarian friendly. Try the Korean noodle bowl or the spaghetti squash casserole comprised of DiNapoli tomatoes, caramelized onion, zucchini, and fresh mozzarella. Then save room for vegan key lime pie, cookies, and ice cream.

16. Vegan Vee

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306 46th Ave N
Nashville, TN 37209
(615) 456-7390
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Vegan Vee is a gluten-free and vegan bakery that makes tempting American and European-style desserts. Its storefront bakery serves up muffins, donuts, cookies and more on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, but the bakery also provides goods to the Wild Cow, Thistle Stop Cafe, the Produce Place, Hendersonville Produce, and Headquarters Cafe.

17. Vege-licious, LLC

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513B Fisk St
Nashville, TN 37203
(615) 942-6978
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The North Nashville vegan restaurant opened in summer of 2018 — serving their own meatless versions of hot chicken, lasagna, burgers, and Philly cheesesteaks. Find totally vegan-friendly takes on mac and cheese and even cheesecake here, too

18. Vui's Kitchen

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2832 Bransford Ave
Berry Hill, TN 37204
(615) 241-8847
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Fresh Vietnamese restaurant Vui's Kitchen in Berry Hill, Franklin, and East Nashville offers plenty of vegetarian-friendly options. Most of its menu items can be made vegetarian upon request, like the lemongrass tofu banh mi or the pho with tofu, mushrooms, and vegan broth.

19. The Wild Cow

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1100 Fatherland St SUITE 104 11/22
Nashville, TN 37206
(615) 262-2717
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The Wild Cow serves vegan and vegetarian food with most of its produce grown locally and organically. Consider trying the buffalo tempeh strips, vegan queso-topped nachos, or the sweet potato and black bean tacos.

20. Woodlands Indian Vegetarian Cuisine

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3415 West End Ave
Nashville, TN 37203
(615) 463-3005
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The Indian vegetarian fare at Woodlands is some of the best-liked vegetarian-friendly food in town. The lunch buffet during the week offers a way to sample a bunch of their dishes. If visiting at dinner and must choose, some favorites include the aloo gobi or the vegetable korma.

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1. Avo

3001 Charlotte Ave, Nashville, TN 37209

Luring in thirsty guests with its widely acclaimed avocado margaritas, Avo packs a non-alcoholic punch for vegetarians with abundant brunch, lunch, and dinner menus. Plant-based plates here include kimchi spring rolls, Lion’s Mane mushroom “crab” cakes, and nachos blanketed in coconut queso and walnut chorizo.

3001 Charlotte Ave
Nashville, TN 37209

2. Barcelona Wine Bar

1200 Villa Pl Ste 110, Nashville, TN 37212
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Barcelona Wine Bar's tapas-style menu is friendly to both vegetarians and meat-eaters. There are a number of vegetarian options among the small plate menu, making it easy to build a full, tasty meal. The menu changes often, but a few examples of guest starring vegetables on the menu: zucchini a la plancha, king trumpet mushrooms with roasted garlic, classic patatas bravas, and a vegetable paella.

1200 Villa Pl Ste 110
Nashville, TN 37212

3. The BE-Hive Deli & Market

2414 Gallatin Ave, Nashville, TN 37206
The BE-Hive/Facebook

Popular fake meat purveyors BE-Hive opened up a deli and market back in 2018, and even the most dedicated meat maniacs flock for a taste of their rotating crunchwraps and steak and chz and hot Italian sandwiches. Open all-day Wednesday through Friday only, the deli and market sells all of their popular proteins, from their famous seitan vegan to takes on to pepperoni, bacon, and chorizo.

2414 Gallatin Ave
Nashville, TN 37206

4. Butcher & Bee

902 Main St, Nashville, TN 37206

The chefs over at Butcher & Bee have a wizardous way with vegetables. From avocado crispy rice

to an undeniable fire-roasted carrot mezze and turnips pomodoro, B&B makes vegetarian dining a breeze for even the most devout meat-eaters.

902 Main St
Nashville, TN 37206

5. Chaatable

345 40th Ave N, Nashville, TN 37209

Maneet Chauhan’s latest restaurant’s interior is a splashy display for the senses — and one that serves a rainbow of food options for visiting vegetarians. With an emphasis on regional flavors of India, Chaatable serves vegetable-centered snacks like crispy okra, spinach onion pakora, and larger dishes like cashew coconut curry and cauliflower kabobs.

345 40th Ave N
Nashville, TN 37209

6. Deep Sea Vegan

975 Main St Suite 4, Nashville, TN 37206
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Co-Owners and twins Kelvis and certified deep-sea scuba diver and vegan chef Kendall Duffie pop up on select weekends at Hunters Station in Eastville, and it’s always a sold-out event. Popular menu items include the deep-sea “fish” sandwich, seaside “cheeseburgers”, and Sicilian “sea dogs”. Keep an eye on Deep Sea’s Instagram for future dates and online ordering options.

975 Main St Suite 4
Nashville, TN 37206

7. E+ROSE Wellness Cafe of Brentwood

700 Old Hickory Blvd Suite 203, Brentwood, TN 37027

With multiple locations around town, E+Rose is a plant-based fast-casual restaurant founded by a registered dietician. On the menu, find made-to-order superfood bowls and smoothies, toasts, and beverages from nut milk and cold-press juices to wellness shots. Or, grab on-the-go packaged juices, salads, wraps, soups, and noodle bowls at any location.

700 Old Hickory Blvd Suite 203
Brentwood, TN 37027

8. Gojo Ethiopian Restaurant

415 W Thompson Ln, Nashville, TN 37211

This South Nashville Ethiopian standout’s vegetarian menu section features a selection of traditional dishes like the shiro wet — ground, seasoned chickpeas with onion and garlic. The garlic-ginger sautéed cabbage with turmeric and vegetarian combo are other local favorites.

415 W Thompson Ln
Nashville, TN 37211

9. Graze Nashville

1888 Eastland Ave, Nashville, TN 37206

Owned by the same folks as the Wild Cow, Graze also serves up a plant-based menu for dinner and weekend brunch. Menu highlights include the hot tempeh sandwich — a vegetarian take on hot chicken; a chorizo and potato burrito — made with seitan chorizo; and a mock tuna melt.

1888 Eastland Ave
Nashville, TN 37206

10. Jamaicaway Restaurant and Catering

900 Rosa L Parks Blvd, Nashville, TN 37208

Many people flock to Jamaicaway for a fix of their vegetarian Caribbean food. Meatless offerings like curry tofu, spicy jerk gluten, and barbecue soy chikn are quite popular among the regulars.

900 Rosa L Parks Blvd
Nashville, TN 37208

11. The Southern V

1200 Buchanan St, Nashville, TN 37208

The North Nashville restaurant is 100% vegan and manages to combine classic unhealthy favorites with slightly better-for-you, cruelty-free ingredients. Think loaded barbecue jackfruit nachos, mac and cheese, and a convincing vegan take on Nashville hot chicken that people say tastes remarkably like the real thing.

1200 Buchanan St
Nashville, TN 37208

12. Succulent Vegan Tacos (at Nashville Farmers' Market)

900 Rosa L Parks Blvd, Nashville, TN 37208

Find Mexico City-style vegan tacos brimming with seitan al pastor, chipotle carrots tinga, and soy asada alongside esquites and black beans at Nashville’s first-ever plant-based taqueria. Founded by Adriana Ortega and Ronald Cerdas, who moved to Nashville more than two decades ago from Mexico City and Costa Rica, respectively, Succulent is open Tuesday through Sunday for lunch inside the Nashville Farmers’ Market.

900 Rosa L Parks Blvd
Nashville, TN 37208

13. Sunflower Cafe

2834 Azalea Pl, Nashville, TN 37204

Nestled in a cute cottage in Berry Hill, Sunflower Café offers a wide variety of veggie burgers, salads, vegetarian barbecue (yes, that is a thing), and more. Visit sister restaurant Sunflower Bakehouse in Donelson for additional options: completely vegan and gluten-free options baked goods like cupcakes, scones, cookies, and upside-down cakes.

2834 Azalea Pl
Nashville, TN 37204

14. Taj indian restaurant

3943 Nolensville Pike, Nashville, TN 37211
Taj/Facebook

Ask a local where to find the best Indian food in Nashville and Taj will likely be near the top of the list. This south Nashville restaurant is one of the most popular places to enjoy Indian cuisine, and a wait is common during peak dinner times. An array of vegetarian menu items center around paneer, eggplant, and lentils with varying levels of spice and heat are available here.

3943 Nolensville Pike
Nashville, TN 37211

15. True Food Kitchen

3996 Hillsboro Pike, Nashville, TN 37215

Much of the menu at Green Hills’ True Food Kitchen is vegan or vegetarian friendly. Try the Korean noodle bowl or the spaghetti squash casserole comprised of DiNapoli tomatoes, caramelized onion, zucchini, and fresh mozzarella. Then save room for vegan key lime pie, cookies, and ice cream.

3996 Hillsboro Pike
Nashville, TN 37215

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16. Vegan Vee

306 46th Ave N, Nashville, TN 37209

Vegan Vee is a gluten-free and vegan bakery that makes tempting American and European-style desserts. Its storefront bakery serves up muffins, donuts, cookies and more on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, but the bakery also provides goods to the Wild Cow, Thistle Stop Cafe, the Produce Place, Hendersonville Produce, and Headquarters Cafe.

306 46th Ave N
Nashville, TN 37209

17. Vege-licious, LLC

513B Fisk St, Nashville, TN 37203

The North Nashville vegan restaurant opened in summer of 2018 — serving their own meatless versions of hot chicken, lasagna, burgers, and Philly cheesesteaks. Find totally vegan-friendly takes on mac and cheese and even cheesecake here, too

513B Fisk St
Nashville, TN 37203

18. Vui's Kitchen

2832 Bransford Ave, Berry Hill, TN 37204

Fresh Vietnamese restaurant Vui's Kitchen in Berry Hill, Franklin, and East Nashville offers plenty of vegetarian-friendly options. Most of its menu items can be made vegetarian upon request, like the lemongrass tofu banh mi or the pho with tofu, mushrooms, and vegan broth.

2832 Bransford Ave
Berry Hill, TN 37204

19. The Wild Cow

1100 Fatherland St SUITE 104 11/22, Nashville, TN 37206

The Wild Cow serves vegan and vegetarian food with most of its produce grown locally and organically. Consider trying the buffalo tempeh strips, vegan queso-topped nachos, or the sweet potato and black bean tacos.

1100 Fatherland St SUITE 104 11/22
Nashville, TN 37206

20. Woodlands Indian Vegetarian Cuisine

3415 West End Ave, Nashville, TN 37203
Adya Kusyk/Type-A Explorations

The Indian vegetarian fare at Woodlands is some of the best-liked vegetarian-friendly food in town. The lunch buffet during the week offers a way to sample a bunch of their dishes. If visiting at dinner and must choose, some favorites include the aloo gobi or the vegetable korma.

3415 West End Ave
Nashville, TN 37203

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