Vegetarian Journal's Guide to Natural Foods Restaurants in the U.S. and Canada

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Georgia

Alpharetta

··Avocado Vegan Cafe & Juice Bar

11105 State Bridge Rd., Ste.140, Alpharetta, GA 30022

(770) 752-9333

Vegan/café/juice bar. They serve Caribbean inspired vegan cuisine including dishes such as Kale Avocado Salad, Sweet Potato Fries, Soft Falafel Sandwich, Jerk Tofu Sandwich, as well as vegan desserts.

Open Monday through Saturday for lunch and dinner. Closed Sunday.
Full service
vegan options
fresh juices, smoothies
VISA/MC/DISC, $$

Madras Chettinaad

4305 State Bridge Rd., Ste. 108, Alpharetta, GA 30022

(678) 393-3131

Indian. If you want curry, then this is the place! Madras Chettinaad has plenty of vegetable curry dishes and ample appetizer varieties as well. Naan, rice, and soups are all on the menu if you want a lighter meal option. This is classic Indian cuisine, no imitations!

Open Wednesday through Monday for lunch and dinner. Closed Tuesday
Full service
vegan options
take-out, catering, beer/wine, special beverages
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $-$$

··Mama Bakes Safe Cakes

5725 N. Commerce Ct., Ste. 250, Alpharetta, GA 30004

(770) 664-5638

Vegan/bakery. Mama Bakes Safe Cakes is an allergy-friendly dedicated bakery - all items are gluten-free, egg-free, dairy-free, and peanut-free. They even have a second dedicated baking room for soy-free and nut/coconut-free items. Cupcakes are their specialty; enjoy flavors like Red Rooibos Velvet, Vanilla, Chocolate, Coconut, Mocha, or Chocolate Caramel.

Open Tuesday through Saturday. Closed Sunday and Monday
Counter service
take-out, espresso
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $-$$

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Athens

·The Grit

199 Prince Ave., Athens, GA 30601

(706) 543-6592

Vegetarian/international. According to one visitor, The Grit is "part of the funky Athens scene." This establishment serves global dishes like Indian Samosas, Mexican Mondo Burritos, Lentil Burgers, and the Middle-E Platter with Mediterranean favorites hummus and falafel, as well as several other eclectic dishes. Be sure to try their vegan gravy! Enjoy eating in their artistic dining room, complete with tin ceiling and mosaic tile floor.

Open Monday through Friday for lunch and dinner. Open Saturday and Sunday for brunch and dinner
Full service
vegan options
take-out, espresso/cappuccino, beer/wine
$-$$

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Atlanta

(For restaurant listings in the surrounding areas, see Chamblee, Decatur, Duluth, Marietta, Norcross, and Stone Mountain.)

Arden's Garden

985 Monroe Dr., NE, Atlanta, GA 30308

(404) 817-6624

1117 Euclid Ave., NE, Atlanta, GA 30307

(404) 827-0424

3757 Roswell Rd., NE, Atlanta, GA 30342

(404) 844-4477

2005 Hosea Williams Dr., SE, Atlanta, GA 30317

(404) 377-9393

Juice bar. Wheatgrass, carrot-spinach, and frozen or soft smoothies are among a wide variety of fresh-made vegetable and fruit juice options.

Open daily
Counter service
vegan options
non-smoking, take-out, catering, smoothies, fresh juices
VISA/MC, $

Broadway Café

2157 Briarcliff Rd., NE, Atlanta, GA 30329

(404) 329-0888

Kosher. Broadway Café is a Kosher restaurant featuring Broadway music and memorabilia. They serve various vegetarian and vegan ethnic cuisines, including Chinese, Italian, and Middle Eastern.

Open Sunday through Thursday for lunch and dinner. Open Friday for lunch. Closed Saturday
Full service
vegan options
take-out, catering, fresh juices, espresso/cappuccino
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $-$$

§·Café Sunflower

2140 Peachtree Rd., Atlanta, GA 30309

(404) 352-8859

5975 Roswell Rd., Atlanta, GA 30328

(404) 256-1675

Vegetarian/international. Elegant décor and beautifully presented dishes make for a memorable dining experience at Café Sunflower. By incorporating cuisines from the Caribbean, Asia, the American Southwest, and the Mediterranean, they create innovative vegetarian dishes such as Peppercorn Crusted Tempeh, Southern Polenta Napoleon, and Orzo Eggplant Lasagna. All desserts are dairy-free and whole cakes are available with advance notice. Café Sunflower is closed between lunch and dinner so please call ahead for hours.

Open Monday though Saturday for lunch and dinner. Closed Sunday
Full service
vegan options
take-out, catering, soymilk
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC/DC, $$-$$$

··Drink Art

199 Walker St., Atlanta, GA 30313

(404) 592-5275

Vegan/Thai. With a patio upstairs for a view of the Atlanta skyline, Drink Art offers a complete Thai Vegan menu using only organic and local ingredients. The Vegan owned and operated restaurant is committed to offering an outstanding vegan dining experience, while having an environmentally conscious perspective. Drink Art also serves Vegan sushi including their popular Vegan California Roll with avocado,cucumber and veggie crab and the “Yami Yami” roll with veggie fish, vegan cream cheese and pickled ginger

Open Tuesday through Saturday for lunch and dinner. Closed Sunday and Monday.
Full service
vegan options
fresh juices, beer/wine/alcohol, take-out
VISA/MC/DISC, $$

··Dulce Vegan Bakery & Café

1994 Hosea L. Williams Dr., NE, Atlanta, GA 30317

(404) 624-7417

Vegan/bakery/café. Dulce Vegan offers completely vegan desserts that are allergy-friendly and free of processed sugars. This bakery/café also serves vegan sandwiches, soups, salads, breakfast items, coffee and tea. Try the 'chicken' salad sandwich made with tempeh, almonds and cranberries followed by a slice of moist coconut cake. These cruelty-free treats will not disappoint! Dulce is located in the Kirkwood neighborhood of Atlanta.

Open Tuesday through Saturday for breakfast, lunch, and early dinner. Open Sunday for breakfast and lunch. Closed Monday
Counter service
take-out, catering, espresso/cappuccino
VISA/MC/DISC, $

·Govindas

1150 Euclid Ave., Atlanta, GA 30307

(678) 362-2706

Vegetarian. Govindas is a completely vegetarian buffet with many vegan options. The dishes served vary daily. Typical dishes are traditional Indian food or Indian inspired. They also offer catering services.

Open daily for lunch and dinner.
Buffet
vegan options
catering
VISA/MC/DISC, $

·Green Sprout Vegetarian Cuisine

1529 Piedmont Ave., Ste. D, Atlanta, GA 30324

(404) 874-7373

Vegetarian/Chinese. Most of Green Sprout's dishes are vegan and those with eggs can be made without them. Items listed as beef, chicken, pork, and shrimp are actually made from flour, potatoes, and other non-meat products. Try their Kung Pao Squid, Spicy Eggplant with Garlic Sauce, Cold Vegetarian Duck, or Divine Portabello Mushroom with Sesame Sweet Sauce. Make sure to go for a weekday lunch when you can get one of their delicious and inexpensive lunch combos. Green Sprout is located in Clear Creek Mall across from Ansley Mall.

Open Thursday through Tuesday for lunch and dinner. Closed Wednesday
Full service
vegan options
take-out, delivery, fresh juices
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $-$$

··Healthful Essence

875 York Ave., SW, Atlanta, GA 30310

(404) 806-0830

Vegan/Caribbean. Healthful Essence offers Caribbean cuisine that is all-vegan. Try such items as Jerk UnChicken, Stewed UnSalmon, BarBQ Tofu, or Sweet and Sour UnDuck. Don’t miss their great weekday lunch specials. WiFi is available. Healthful Essence is in the Westend area of Atlanta.

Open Monday through Saturday for lunch and dinner. Closed Sunday
Full service
take-out, catering, smoothies, special beverages
VISA/MC, $$

··Juicy Jenny

56 East Andrews Dr., Ste. 25A, Atlanta, GA 30305

(404) 848-1480

Vegan/juice bar. This juice bar offers organic cold pressed juices, smoothies, organic hot quinoa and a fresh fruit bowl for breakfast, as well as grab-and-go lunch specials and vegan baked goods.

Open Monday through Saturday for breakfast and lunch. Closed Sunday.
Limited service
vegan options
fresh juices, smoothies, take-out
VISA/MC, $

Nuts 'N Berries

4274 Peachtree Rd. NE, Atlanta, GA 30319

(404) 254-0330

Natural foods store/café. This whole foods restaurant offers home-baked goods, sandwiches, salads, side dishes, chili, and soup. They also have a health foods store.

Open daily
Limited service
vegan options
take-out, fresh juices
VISA/MC, $

R. Thomas Deluxe Grill

1812 Peachtree St. NW, Atlanta, GA 30309

(404) 872-2942

Natural foods. This café offers vegetarian tacos and burgers, as well as pasta dishes.

Open 24 hours
Full service
vegan options
take-out, catering, fresh juices, soymilk, smoothies, espresso/cappuccino, special beverages, beer/wine
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC/DC, $-$$

Ria's Bluebird Café

421 Memorial Dr. SE, Atlanta, GA 30312

(404) 521-3737

Café. Many of the menu items here have both meat and vegetarian options. Breakfast, which is served all day, may include pancakes, the Bionic Breakfast (with potatoes, veggies & a spicy tofu sauce), country-fried tempeh, biscuits & gravy, vegan sweet potato cakes, veggie grits, and a side of soysage. For lunch, have the soup of the day, a salad with or without grilled tempeh, a barbeque tofu sandwich, a tempeh Reuben, a Harvest sandwich with oven-roasted vegetables, or a spinach, grilled corn, and potato quesadilla. Outdoor seating is available.

Open daily for breakfast and lunch
Full service
vegan options
take-out, catering, fresh juices, espresso
VISA/MC, $-$$

Sevananda Natural Foods Market

467 Moreland Ave. NE, Atlanta, GA 30307

(404) 681-2831

Natural foods store/deli. Sevananda is the Southeast's largest consumer-owned cooperative. Its deli has a salad bar and a hot bar with creative, mostly vegan ethnic foods on weekdays and hosts a vegetarian brunch bar on Saturdays and Sundays. They also offer organic coffees and teas, and their bakery is the only 100 percent vegan one in Atlanta.

Open daily
Counter service
vegan options
take-out
VISA/MC/AMEX, $

··Soul Vegetarian Restaurant No. 2

652 N. Highland Ave., NE, Atlanta, GA 30306

(404) 875-0145

Vegan/soul food. Soul Vegetarian Restaurant No. 2 is located in Atlanta's Poncey-Highland neighborhood. See description under Soul Vegetarian South in Atlanta, GA.

Open Tuesday through Saturday for lunch and dinner. Open Sunday for brunch and dinner. Closed Monday

··Soul Vegetarian South

879 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd., SW, Atlanta, GA 30310

(404) 752-5194

Vegan/soul food. Soul Vegetarian has its own unique gluten creation called 'kalebone' that is made into burgers, steaks, and salads. Their many other original dishes -- soups, lentil burgers, veggie patties, tofu filet, veggie gyros, salads, and desserts -- are sure to keep your taste buds happy. Children's dinner is also available. Soul Vegetarian South is in the West End area of Atlanta.

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Full service
take-out, catering, fresh juices
VISA/MC/AMEX, $-$$

·World Peace Café

227 Sandy Springs Pl. NE, Ste. 302, Atlanta, GA 30328

(404) 256-2100

Vegetarian/natural foods. World Peace Café offers a relaxing environment where you can enjoy a meal with friends or check email on your laptop. Volunteers from a local Buddhist center make up the majority of the staff. The food is organic whenever possible and wheat-free options are available. Afternoon tea is served daily. Make sure to try their signature drink -- mock mint julep.

Open Tuesday through Friday for three meals. Open Saturday and Sunday for breakfast and lunch. Closed Monday
Full service
vegan options
take-out, soymilk, special drinks
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $-$$

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Chamblee

··Harmony Vegetarian Chinese Restaurant

4897 Buford Hwy., Ste. 109, Chamblee, GA 30341

(770) 457-7288

Vegan/Chinese. Enjoy vegetarian Chinese cuisine including taro dumplings, cold sesame noodles, spinach and bean curd soup, noodle platters, hot pot specials, and more. They also serve mock meats such as "chicken" and "fish." Harmony Vegetarian is located in the Orient Center Shopping Plaza.

Open Wednesday through Monday for lunch and dinner. Closed Tuesday
Full service
take-out, fresh juices
VISA/MC/AMEX/DC, $-$$

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Columbus

··Country Life Vegetarian Restaurant

1217 Eberhart Ave., Columbus, GA 31906

(706) 323-9194

Vegan. The fare here is "healthy foods that taste good," with a menu that changes daily. A buffet lunch and a soup and salad bar are available. They have a health food store as well, which is also open on Sundays.

Open Monday through Friday for lunch. Closed Saturday and Sunday
Limited service
take-out
VISA/MC/DISC, $

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Decatur

·Chopaati Vegetarian Cuisine

1707 Church St., Ste. C-5, Decatur, GA 30033

(404) 296-2965

Vegetarian/Indian. Enjoy a wide variety of vegetarian Indian dishes, including specialities from the nation's south.

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Buffet
vegan options
take-out, catering
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $

·Rainbow Natural Foods & Restaurant

2118 N. Decatur Rd., Decatur, GA 30033

(404) 636-5553

Natural foods. Sandwiches and soups are featured along with daily specials. Lunch is full service, but the self-serve salad and hot bars are open until 8 p.m.

Open Monday through Saturday for lunch. Closed Sunday
Limited service
vegan options
take-out, fresh juices
VISA/MC, $

·Saravanaa Bhavan

2179 Lawrenceville Hwy., Ste. V, Decatur, GA 30033

(404) 636-4400

Vegetarian/Indian. Located only 4 miles from Stone Mountain, Saravanaa Bhavan is part of the popular Chennai-based international franchise. Specializing in South Indian vegetarian cuisine, the restaurant offers traditional dishes including dosa, uthappam, curries, rice dishes, and whole wheat breads. The menu is mostly vegan, except for some curry dishes and desserts made with dairy products. Reservations are required on weekends and recommended for larger groups. Saravanaa Bhavan is closed on weekdays between lunch and dinner, so please call ahead for hours.

Open Wednesday through Monday for lunch and dinner. Closed Tuesday
Full service
vegan options
take-out, catering, special beverages
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $$

·Udipi Café

1707 Church St., Decatur, GA 30033

(404) 296-6771

Vegetarian/Indian. Udipi Café is an all-vegetarian restaurant offering authentic South Indian cuisine. Try their daily lunch buffet for a lot of food at a great price!

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Full service
vegan options
take-out, delivery
VISA/MC, $-$$

··Vegetarian Paradise

6125 Covington Hwy., Ste. 5, Decatur, GA 30035

(678) 518-8649

Vegan/Caribbean. Vegetarian Paradise is a café-style eatery with a juice bar. Their menu features organic, energy-rich foods, particularly fruits and vegetables. They also serve a wide variety of mock meats including fish, steak, lamb and salami. Vegetarian Paradise is located in the Pawn Mart shopping complex.

Open Monday through Saturday for lunch and dinner. Open Sunday for brunch
Full service
take-out, delivery, catering, fresh juices, smoothies
VISA/MC/DISC, $

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Duluth

Roly Poly-Rolled Sandwiches

3675 Satellite Blvd., Ste. 1000, Duluth, GA 30096

(770) 623-3355

American. All sandwiches rolled in a 12-inch flour tortilla; over a dozen are vegetarian.

Open Monday through Saturday. Closed Sunday
Limited service
take-out
$

·Udipi Café

3300 Peachtree Industrial Blvd., Ste. J, Duluth, GA 30096

(678) 584-5840

Vegetarian/Indian. See description under Decatur, GA.

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East Point

Arden's Garden

3113 Main St., East Point, GA 30344

(404) 209-1200

Juice bar. See description under Atlanta, GA.

··Lov'n It Live

2796 E. Point St., East Point, GA 30344

(404) 765-9220

Vegan/raw foods/organic. Lov'n It Live offers organic and raw vegan cuisine that is prepared fresh daily. The restaurant contains an art gallery and often has live music. They host a "12 Steps to Raw" support group as well as an organic raw food preparation course. Lov'n It Live is located about ten minutes from Atlanta.

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Full service
take-out, fresh juices, smoothies
VISA/MC, $$-$$$

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Marietta

··Life Grocery & Café

1453 Roswell Rd., Marietta, GA 30062

(770) 977-9583

Vegan café/organic. Life Grocery & Café is a natural foods store with its own all-vegan café. Life Café features a 100% vegan buffet. juice & smoothie bar, raw foods bar, salad bar, hot food bar, and living and baked desserts.

Open Monday through Saturday for lunch and dinner. Open Sunday for lunch
Limited service
take-out, fresh juices, smoothies
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $$

·Vatica

1475 Terrel Mill Rd. SE, Ste. 105, Marietta, GA 30067

(770) 955-3740

Vegetarian/Indian. Vatica offers fresh daily Indian food at a very reasonable price. The Gujurati Thali, an all-you-can-eat lunch or dinner specialty, consists of one variety of Dahl (kathor, lentil) or Kadhi (curd preparation), two to three varieties of vegetables, salad, puri or roti, and chutney or pickles. Appetizers are also available. Vatica is an affordable way to enjoy a good, home-cooked meal.

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Full service
vegan options
take-out, catering
VISA/MC/AMEX, $$

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Norcross

··Loving Hut

6385 Spalding Dr., Ste. E, Norcross, GA 30092

(678) 421-9191

Vegan/Asian/American. Loving Hut is an international vegan restaurant chain with the slogan, "Be Veg. Go Green. Save the Planet." They offer gourmet vegan cuisine "for those making the noble transition to a plant-based diet." Although the menu varies by location, it typically includes appetizers, soups, salads, entrées, desserts, and special beverages. Both Asian and American meals are served including mock meat and vegetable dishes. Loving Hut was created with a vision that all beings could live in peace, love, and harmony with each other and the planet. This location is closed on weekdays between lunch and dinner, so please call ahead for hours.

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Full service
take-out, espresso/cappuccino, non-alcohoic beer, special beverages
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $-$$

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Savannah

Brighter Day Natural Foods

1102 Bull St., Savannah, GA 31401

(912) 236-4703

Natural foods store/deli. This deli is located in Brighter Day Natural Foods store and offers fresh juices and vegetarian or macrobiotic options with international flavor. Enjoy a view of historic Forsyth Park while dining in a restored 1911 building with hardwood floors and a pleasant atmosphere.

Open daily
Limited service
vegan options
take-out, fresh juices
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $-$$

·The Sentient Bean

13 E. Park Ave., Savannah, GA 31401

(912) 232-4447

Vegetarian/coffeehouse/café. The Sentient Bean is a café, coffeehouse, and cool place to hang out. Enjoy sandwiches, salads, soups, and baked goods along with organic & fair trade coffees; seating is available inside or in their outdoor courtyard. There's always something going on at the Bean: poetry & literary readings, independent films, live music, and more. Cash only.

Open Monday through Saturday for three meals. Open Sunday for brunch, lunch and dinner
Limited service
vegan options
take-out, catering, smoothies, fresh juices, soymilk, espresso/cappuccino
$-$$

Zunzi's TakeOut & Catering

108 E. York St., Savannah, GA 31401

(912) 443-9555

International. Zunzi's TakeOut & Catering offers an international menu selection with several vegetarian items. Veggie fare includes Falafel, Pasta Marinara, Vegetarian Curry, and Portobello Mushroom Sub.

Open Monday through Saturday for lunch. Closed Sunday
Counter service
vegan options
take-out, delivery, catering
VISA/MC, $-$$

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Smyrna

·Udipi Café

2772 Cumberland Blvd., Smyrna, GA 30080

(770) 434-6263

Vegetarian/Indian. See description under Decatur, GA.

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