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Nashville, Tennessee, is a pleasing choice for a vacation. The city offers lots of parks, walking areas, and outdoor activities. Of course, it’s a magnet for music lovers – especially if you like country. Many people also associate Nashville with its southern charm, moon pies, and meat-laden barbecues. But did you know that Nashville also sports a variety of vegetarian and vegan restaurants? If you’re a vegetarian planning a trip to Music City, check out this Nashville restaurant guide to find vegetarian restaurant options for you!
Avo features only 100 percent plant-based and kosher certified menu options. Since Avo features both raw and cooked delicacies, raw-food vegans feel right at home. In Nashville on business? Avo is close to several Nashville city center hotels. The eatery is open for lunch and dinner and includes a happy hour, and the bar offers additive-free cocktails too. Avo’s seasonal menu changes frequently so you know the veggies are always at their nutritional freshest.
The Wild Cow
The Wild Cow offers both vegetarian and vegan fare in a relaxed, casual atmosphere. This is also a restaurant with a mission: 2.5 percent of every Thursday sale benefits charity. The diner chooses a different charity each month. The Wild Cow is open for lunch and dinner every day except Tuesday. It’s also just a couple of miles from the Grand Ole Opry!
The Sunflower Cafe
If your trip to Nashville wouldn’t be complete without a bite of barbecue, go to The Sunflower Cafe. Known for its veggie burgers and vegan barbecue, The Sunflower Cafe makes a fantastic lunch option. The daily rotating menu features seasonal, locally sourced produce. The cafe is a vegan restaurant but offers dairy additions. The Sunflower Cafe is just a hop, skip, and jump from the Country Music Hall of Fame Museum!
Grins Vegetarian Cafe
Specializing in kosher soups and sandwiches, you’ll find Grins Vegetarian Cafe located inside the Schulman Center for Jewish life. It’s proximity to Vanderbilt University makes it a popular choice for the college crowd. The restaurant offers vegan and vegetarian options.
Woodlands Indian Vegetarian
Nashville Scene magazine featured Woodlands as a top Ethnic vegetarian restaurant, so if you enjoy Indian food, stop here! The eatery currently offers a buffet and both a dine-in and to-go menu. This restaurant is less than a mile from the famous Nashville Parthenon and Athena statue. After dinner, let the kids run off some energy in the unique Fannie Mae Dees Park.
The Little Octopus
While The Little Octopus isn’t a vegetarian restaurant, it offers many vegetarian options on its menu. Whether you’re looking for brunch, lunch, or dinner, this restaurant serves up artistically designed shared plates. Reservations aren’t required, but they are encouraged. The Latin-inspired menu revolves around fresh, seasonal produce. The menu also clearly points out vegan and ovo-lacto offerings and marks options for people with food sensitivities.
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