veggie tips?

so here is the thing. after a lot of thought, i gave up meat about 10 days ago. this is pretty tough because i am a serious meat eater, and a quick look at some of my favorite places to eat, fox bros bbq and five guys burgers come to mind, will tell you that i am going to be struggling a bit.

so to all you vegetarians out there. where should i go? where are the best places to go in town to get a meat-less meal?

i have discovered previously a wonderful veggie corn dog at the midway pub in east atlanta, and a decent black bean burger at canyons burgers in brookhaven, but after that i am kinda stumped.

any help would be greatly appreciated.

10 Comments so far

  1. Dreadful_rauw (unregistered) on April 27th, 2010 @ 8:11 am

    R. Thomas and Sons on Peachtree. Amazing veggie selection, and open 24 hours.


  2. k1ng (unregistered) on April 27th, 2010 @ 8:50 am

    Dynamic Dish is a great vegetarian restaurant. 97 Estoria has a lot of vegetarian options. The Pierogis at Brickstore Pub are delicious.

    I think you’ll find that most restaurants in Atlanta are pretty vegetarian friendly. You’ll almost always find a black bean burger on the burger menu. The black bean burger at The Porter is especially good.


  3. George Burdell (unregistered) on April 27th, 2010 @ 10:09 am

    Cafe Sunflower up P’tree street is awesome – I’m a meat lover who has no problems eating there at all. On the coat tails of the Dynamic dish comment – pizza is a fantastic vegetarian option. With all the fantastic places in ATL to get a slice, it shouldn’t be a problem finding one with topping options that you enjoy.


  4. laura (unregistered) on April 27th, 2010 @ 11:55 am

    well, happycow.net lists veggie restaurants worldwide and is always helpful. some specific recommendations: soul vegetarian, chinese buddha (ask for the vegetarian menu), righteous room has a great veggie burger, green sprout, sheik burrito, mgr palace in stone mountain has what may be the best Indian you’ll ever eat, queen of sheba is ethiopian with a great veggie combo, cafe sunflower, lawrence’s is lebanese on buford hwy, world peace cafe, vatica is home style indian, veggieland, etc. i know i’m forgetting some, but that’s just off the top of my head.


  5. zachary (unregistered) on April 27th, 2010 @ 3:06 pm

    if you like indian..try madras saravana bhavan. lot of indian restaurants have pretty extensive vegetarian dishes.


  6. jstagg (unregistered) on April 27th, 2010 @ 9:07 pm

    In no particular order with an emphasis on the Westside (’cause that’s where I work!):
    – Vatica (veg Indian… the best!)
    – Swapna (Indian buffet… great non-meat selection
    – Barker’s (veggie dog n’ super onion rings)
    – Manuel’s (actually a few meat subs there)
    – Vortex
    – Hankook Taqueria (tofu this good should be illegal)
    – Chin Chin (a few good tofu selections)
    – Urban pl8
    – Taqueria del Sol (mmm… bean tacos)
    – Curry Curry (they’ll make anything with tofu in it)
    – Malaya (tons of Malaysian dishes with tofu)
    – Figo (spinach fettucini with mushrooms is tops)

    Heck, any Thai place in Atlanta will do ya right. And it’s not like these are just passable. They’re all really good places. I’m leaving out the easy ones, like pizza and Mexican/Tex-Mex since those are pretty easy to figure.


  7. rummy (unregistered) on April 28th, 2010 @ 4:13 pm

    I know this isn’t the coolest place around but Houston’s has one of the best veggie burgers ever!


  8. chase crowson (unregistered) on May 1st, 2010 @ 10:06 pm

    I’m a meat and potatoes vegan. I hate most vegetables. Here are the local options I love:

    – Maddio’s Pizza Joint in Toco Hills has vegan pizzas that even a carnivore would love. Build your own, and get the “soy” cheese.

    – Harmony on Buford Highway is all veg, with tons of meat substitutes.

    – Village Pizza in Cabbagetown has a kick ass veg pizza, complete with fake pepperoni and sausage.

    – Sevananda’s hot bar always has a fake meat option. Especially good are the soysage biscuits for Sat and Sun mornings. They always have Fak’n Bac’n BLTs, and those are to die for.

    – Whole Foods in Midtown almost always has fake fried chicken in their hot bar. It’s sinful.

    – Top Spice in Midtown makes a mean tofu massaman curry. Any Thai or Chinese restaurant can sub tofu for meat, even if it’s not on the menu – just ask.

    – RuSan’s (multiple locations) has the best veg sushi in the world.

    – Evos (multiple locations) has menu items clearly marked as veg*n. Lots of fake meat options.

    – Taco Bell’s bean burritos, or seven layer burritos, if done fresco style are vegan.

    – R. Thomas has the best veggie burger in the city. They also have a really good sloppy joe done with TVP.

    – World Peace Cafe’s tempeh reuban is the best I’ve ever had. Tons of other veggie options here, too.

    – Soul Vegetarian has bookoodles of fake meat options. My favs are the kalebone options, which are usually bbq style. Their mac-n-“cheese” is a must have. They also have a great brunch menu on Sats and Suns.

    – Virtually any pub/bar in Decatur has a veggie burger (Thinking Man, Brick Store, U-Joint, Twain’s, etc.).

    – Flying Biscuit (multiple locations) has a slew of veg options.

    – Cafe Sunflower is a little too vegetable-focused for my tastes, but their desserts are a redeeming factor.

    – Veggie Land in Buckhead has great fake meat options – burgers, chicken sandwiches, and much more.

    – Green Sprout is not my cup of tea, but most veg*ns declare it their favorite veg restaurant.

    – Madras Saravana Bhavan at Lawrenceville Hwy and Druid Hills is the best Indian veg place in the city, hands down.

    – Willy’s (multiple locations) offers tofu as a meat option, and the way they marinate it is quite tasty.

    Atlanta doesn’t have much “vegetarian restaurants” clout in comparison to other metro areas, but the truth is, we have endless options. The places I listed pale in comparison to what is actually out there. Feel free to reach out to me – I’m always happy to share my experiences.


  9. james hervey (jeherv) on May 3rd, 2010 @ 7:46 am

    SWEET!!! thanks for all the suggestions.


  10. martin a (unregistered) on May 25th, 2010 @ 9:36 am

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