Vegetarian Restaurants In Nashville, Tennessee

vegetarian restaurants in nashville
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As the Country Music Capital of the World, Nashville is home to numerous musical artist, rustic vinyl record stores and the largest vinyl record pressing plant. For music lovers, head to the Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum and enjoy the evening at live music venues down Broadway or at the Grand Ole Opry. For spicy food fanatics, Nashville is also the land of deep fried hot chicken. Are you a vegetarian or simply a health-conscious traveller looking to ease your stomach after indulging in too much greasy food? Fret not! There are plenty of nutritious vegetarian food options that you can look forward to. From the ethnic food courts to restaurants, there’s no shortage of vegetarian options here. Look below for vegetarian restaurant in Nashville, Tennessee.

1. Sunflower Cafe

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

The Sunflower Café is a cheerful looking vegetarian restaurant nestled on Berry Hill that is painted bright yellow on the exterior and decorated with eye-catching sunflower décor that can’t be missed. It also features a small garden for outdoor dining. If you are driving, do take note that the parking lot can be a bit packed during lunch hours and queues are expected. Takeaways are also possible in case it gets too crowded. Once inside, walk down the row of the steam table just like in a school cafeteria and choose from the wide selection of daily specials, veggie burgers, salads, brown rice, vegan barbecue and wraps all at affordable ala carte prices. The huge variety is prepared in-house daily and the everything is organic and non-GMO. Can’t get enough of spices? Try the Buffalo Tempeh Wraps! Don’t forget to douse the heat with locally produced Kombucha, a detoxifying fermented black tea which comes in different flavours and is also rich in vitamin B.

Sunflower Cafe

Address: 2834 Azalea Pl, Nashville, TN 37204, USA

Website: Sunflower Cafe

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 11am - 9pm; Fri - Sat: 11am - 10pm (closed on Sun)

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2. The Wild Cow

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Located east downtown of Nashville, The Wild Cow is a well-known local favourite with several delightful surprises even for non-vegetarians to try. For instance, look forward to their daily special such as colourful platters of double layered tortilla which holds a range of ingredients like vegan chorizo to green chilli tofu and locally grown vegetables from spinach to sweet potatoes. Alternatively, ponder at their intriguing menu items with an interesting mix of ingredients and sauces. We highly recommended the black bean patty burgers or the creatively assembled tacos or burritos with black beans. Before that, you may also start with the creamy spinach and artichoke dip appetiser. Be promised that all dips, sauces and dressings here are home-made. In addition, as the restaurant prides itself for not having a freezer, you can expect that all ingredients that are regularly sourced locally to be fresh and of the highest quality.

The Wild Cow

Address: 1896 Eastland Ave, Nashville, TN 37206, USA

Website: The Wild Cow

Opening hours: Wed - Mon: 11am - 10pm (closed on Tue)

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3. Graze

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

From the same founders as The Wild Cow and tucked away in the same building, Graze also established a plant-based menu for dinner and weekend brunch. Most first-time visitors would be sure to try their generous serving of Mac & Chorizo (vegan) tossed in cheeselike chipotle-chia mayo sauce that is dairy free. The loaded oven-baked golden potatoes are also a wholesome brunch choice paired with guacamole and cashew cheese. In addition, Graze also serves the Nashville hot tempeh which is a veggie-friendly rendition of the Nashville hot chicken. On top of that, Graze comes with a full bar serving crafted and distilled beers. For the non-alcoholic, they also blend up some great nutritious smoothies. Lastly, if you are having a sweet tooth and craving some desserts, the restaurant has some amazing cookie bottomed cheesecakes and an all-time favourite chocolate chip cookie ice cream sandwich.


Address: 1888 Eastland Ave, Nashville, TN 37206, USA

Website: Graze

Opening hours: Tue - Fri: 4pm - 11pm; Sat - Sun: 9am - 11pm (closed on Mon)

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4. Vege-licious, LLC

Homestyle Vegan Lasagna Mmmh, Mmmh Good!

Posted by Vege-licious Cafe LLC on Thursday, 24 May 2018

As the name suggests, Vege-licious serves delicious and hearty comfort foods that would make you feel right at home. While the interior of the place may be small, you can enjoy your meals out at the picnic tables on a fine day. At this 100% vegan restaurant, they specialize in the vegan hot fried “chicken” that you must try on top of their very filling homemade burgers with house-made sauces. Their lasagne is also one of the best that would keep you craving for more. Be sure to also have one of their many invigorating cold-pressed juices as you dine in or take them away!

Vege-licious, LLC

Address: 513B Fisk St, Nashville, TN 37203, USA

Website: Vege-licious, LLC

Opening hours: Tue - Sat: 11am - 7pm (closed on Mon & Sun)

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5. Woodlands Indian Vegetarian Cuisine

Posted by Woodlands Indian Vegeterian Cuisine on Sunday, 19 May 2019

As one of the best ethnic restaurants in Nashville serving Indian cuisine and offering affordable vegetarian lunch buffets on a day-to-day basis, this place is well-frequented among locals. The buffet spread consists of a variety of flavourful south and north Indian dishes which includes piping hot curries and different gravies. Also, don’t forget to try their masala dosa, an Indian-style crepe traditionally filled with potatoes and spices, or explore their dosa menu.

Woodlands Indian Vegetarian Cuisine

Address: 3415 West End Ave, Nashville, TN 37203, USA

Website: Woodlands Indian Vegetarian Cuisine

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 11am - 2pm, 5pm - 9pm; Fri - Sat: 11am - 2:30pm, 5pm - 9:30pm; Sun: 11am - 2:30pm, 5pm - 9pm

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6. AVO

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Avo, short for avocados is a restaurant housed in large shipping containers with a cute instagrammable exterior. Upon entry, you would discover a very spacious and well-lit dining setting. At only limited quantities and based on availability, the most intricately wrapped and exquisite looking kimchi spring rolls would be high on the list of food to try here. Otherwise, choose from raw or cooked vegan dishes ranging from salads with a choice of any of their dressings or sandwiches, burgers and wraps. Complete the experience at Avo by rewarding yourself with a slushy avocado margarita cocktail or a sweet chocolate-avocado tart dessert.


Address: 3 City Ave #200, Nashville, TN 37209, USA

Website: AVO

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 11am - 9pm; Fri - Sat: 11am - 10pm (closed on Sun)

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7. Veggie Village

The Vegetarian Vegan Philly Steak for lunch. Thanks !

Posted by Veggie Village And Caribbean Cuisine on Monday, 5 March 2018

Hidden in the historic Germantown of Nashville amongst other popular restaurants and cafes, Veggie Village is located in a snug and unassuming house. Nonetheless, it promises a unique laid-back Caribbean dining experience. Entering into the house would make you subtly feel like you have stepped into an art exhibition museum with large hanging art pieces on the walls and different dining rooms of different themes. Although it is promoted as a vegetarian restaurant, it also serves meat dishes such as their famous jerk chicken as well on a relatively small menu. However, another unique aspect of this restaurant is that the chefs can get creative and the menu, as well as their daily special, keeps constantly changing to suit returning guest. To check out what is on their menu for the day, you can call in to enquire or check their facebook page for any updates.

Veggie Village

Address: 1314 6th Ave N, Nashville, TN 37208, USA

Website: Veggie Village

Opening hours: Tue - Fri: 11am - 2pm; Sat: 12pm - 5:30pm (closed on Mon & Sun)

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8. E+ROSE Wellness Cafe of Nashville

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

This café is all about curating that healthy and nutritious food that also caters to your taste buds. It is said that the dietitians and chefs behind the counters are constantly experimenting with different recipes with a focus on health and wellness. The health menu here features mainly acai bowls, toasts, salads, smoothie and protein blends. Their Nashville hot kale salad is absolutely refreshing with chopped kale topped with cashew nuts, chickpeas and finally their speciality hot cashew and pumpkin seed sauce. Start your day right with an early breakfast at this wellness café and take away those revitalising juice shots to stay active throughout the day.

E+ROSE Wellness Cafe of Nashville

Address: 211 3rd Ave S, Nashville, TN 37201, USA

Website: E+ROSE Wellness Cafe of Nashville

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 7am - 5:30pm; Fri: 7am - 5pm; Sat - Sun: 9am - 5pm

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A vegetarian-friendly Nashville

Warm Black Bean Salad with Kale and Tomatoes
Source: Photo by Wikimedia Commons user Sharon Chen used under CC BY 3.0

All in all, while Nashville is known for hot chicken, there is also no shortage of vegetarian options here. Whether or not you are a vegetarian or meat-lover, the aforementioned restaurants that deliver flavourful non-meat dishes will leave you and your friends completely satisfied. Trust us, you would probably forget about having no meat as you dine in these restaurants.

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