Nashville, Tennessee is a great destination for vegan and vegetarian food lovers. With the recent surge in vegan and vegetarian restaurants, there are plenty of options to choose from. From vegan fried fish sandwiches to plant-based burgers and salads, there is something for everyone. Whether you're looking for a quick bite or a full meal, here are some of the best vegan and vegetarian restaurants in Nashville that will satisfy your cravings.
Yellow & Lavender is Nashville's first and only vegan bakery. This New York City-style street bakery in East Nashville offers a variety of sweet and savory baked goods, including chocolate babka, Pop-Tarts-inspired blueberry pies, gluten-free strawberry muffins, and croissant cubes filled with vegan cheddar cheese, caramelized onion, chorizo sauce, and ranch sauce. Owned by queer and BIPOC people, this bakery is a must-visit for anyone looking for delicious vegan treats. Deep Sea Vegan is a start-up working to open a physical restaurant to showcase its version of plant-based foods. Founded by a pair of brothers who are avid divers, the menu includes an exclusive vegan fried fish sandwich as well as other savory and sweet dishes.
With heart of palm replacing fish, this spicy and crunchy specialty doesn't disappoint.
Copper Branchis committed to 100% plant-based and all-natural ingredients throughout its menu. There are also many gluten-free options available. This Canadian-based restaurant offers dishes for all tastes, from plates to hamburgers and sandwiches, soups, salads and milkshakes. Nashville is fortunate to be home to one of only two locations in the U.
S.Graze prepares small plates, seitan sandwiches, creative salads, vegetarian burritos, fresh cocktails and much more. Plus, they have a great weekend brunch with toast options. The Grins Vegetarian Cafe is located on the Vanderbilt campus but welcomes anyone who wants fresh vegetarian (and certified kosher) food. Opened more than a decade ago by Bob Bernstein of Fido, this cozy café serves breakfast items, sandwiches, wraps, salads and specialty specialties. Southern V offers a 100% plant-based Southern-style menu with dishes like fried chicken, chicken strips, and BBQ jackfruit nachos.
Located just off Buchanan Street near Germantown, this vegan-friendly destination doesn't disappoint. Copper Branch is another 100% plant-based restaurant with lots of gluten-free options located on 6th Street and in the church next to the library. Woodlands is an all-vegetarian restaurant that has been a long-time favorite for Indian food in Nashville. Tiffany and Clifton Hancock are the husband and wife team behind this vegan restaurant in North Nashville offering compelling meat- and dairy-free versions of classic comfort food. The market also sells all of the company's popular vegan products including pepperoni, bacon and cheese sets in bulk to other restaurants in the area. Celebrity chef Maneet Chauhan's fourth Nashville restaurant is a very popular homage to the Indian street food of her youth. Nashville has made healthy progress in recent years increasing the number of vegetarian and vegan restaurants as well as the quality (and creativity) of the dishes served.
Whether you're a vegetarian, a fully committed vegan or somewhere in between here's where to choose a plant-based meatless meal.