Eight Nashville restaurants with great vegetarian options

By Rachel Kirsch on 14th Oct 2019

Rachel Kirsch suggests some restaurants in Nashville that offer some interesting, different and easy vegetarian options.

Nashville is known for being Music City, but is it starting to become Food City? According to The Tennessean, the Nashville area has gained almost 500 restaurants since 2010. Restaurants that include barbecue, Mexican, and the healthier options, including vegetarian restaurants. It can be a little difficult to locate some of those vegetarian options, but with this list, it should give you some choices that should keep you busy for a while!

Sunflower Café

This restaurant features an all-vegetarian menu, along with many gluten-free options. It is well-known for its gourmet veggie burgers and vegan barbecue. Its goal is to use fresh and local ingredients whenever possible, and also offer catering. The Sunflower Café is located in Berry Hill and features a shady outdoor patio as well as indoor dining.

Phone: (615) 457-2568

Website: http://www.sunflowercafenashville.com 

Address: 2834 Azalea Pl, Nashville TN 37204


Smiling Elephant

If you’re in the mood to try something different, but still delicious, this is it! While the Smiling Elephant isn’t strictly a vegetarian restaurant, it does feature several great items. This is a Thai restaurant and it is always willing make almost all entrees with vegetables or tofu. The Smiling Elephant is located in the Belmont area.

Phone: (615) 891-4488

Website: http://www.thesmilingelephant.com

Address: 2213 8th Ave South, Nashville, TN 37204


Acme Feed & Seed

While Acme Feed & Seed is not a vegetarian restaurant by any means, it does have a few options. What it may lack in quantity, it sure does make up in quality. One item, The Hatchery, is a bowl of curried chickpeas, creamy coconut rice, cashews, and cilantro, topped with a fried egg and served with fry bread. For a vegan option, simple ask for it sans fried egg. This option is great because vegetarian options in downtown Nashville are pretty limited.

Phone: 615) 915-0888

Website: http://theacmenashville.com

Address: 101 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37201


Wild Cow

This is one of Nashville’s most well-known vegetarian and vegan restaurants. It strives for organically grown ingredients and it is always attempting new recipes such as lentil bowls, chipotle seitan tacos, and tofu buffalo grinders. Its website is updated daily with its specials, so make sure to check it out before you go!

Phone: (615) 262-2717

Website: http://thewildcow.com

Address: 1896 Eastland Ave, Nashville, TN



Two Boots

Again, this may not be a strictly vegetarian restaurant, it does have excellent vegan pizza options. Two Boots has proudly been serving vegan options for two decades. It is located on Broadway in Downtown Nashville.

Phone: (615)340-4343

Website: http://twoboots.com

Address: 1925 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37203


Five Daughters

Five Daughters is a well-known Nashville bakery that has two different locations. Such a popular spot for baked good, but did you know it sells vegan items? While the main focus of the menu is not vegetarian, it does feature some vegan donuts. Flavors for the month of July include maple, chocolate sea salt, orange dreamcicle, purist, and strawberry. It is located on 12 South and in East Nashville.

Phone: (615) 490-6554 / (615) 891-1293

Website: http://www.fivedaughtersbakery.com

Address: 1110 Caruthers Ave, Nashville, TN 37204 / 1900 Eastland Ave Suite 101, Nashville, TN 37206


Taco Mamacita

Taco Mamcita has Mexican food for everyone. This restaurant features an entire vegan menu and we hear that the everything tacos are delicious, along with its margaritas. The vegetarian jerk taco is also a favorite. Taco Mamacita is located near Music Row.

Phone: (615) 730-8552

Website: http://tacomamacita.com 

Address: 1200 Villa Place, Nashville, TN 37212



Located in East Nashville, Graze is the sister restaurant to the Wild Cow. It’s entire menu is plant-based and vegan friendly. Graze has a breakfast, lunch, and dinner menu as well, but don’t forget that it’s closed on Mondays.

Phone: (615) 686-1060

Website: http://www.grazenashville.com

Address: 1888 Eastland Ave, Nashville, TN 37206

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