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Our favorite vegan eats in Nashville

Find out where you can sample some of the best vegan delicacies in Music City.

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We’ll take a couple scoops of KOKOS ice cream on a warm summer day. | Photo by NASHtoday

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Eating meat-free hasn’t always been easy, but in Nashville, it’s a piece of (vegan) cake.

Our local food scene is as vibrant as ever, so it’s no surprise there are a slew of local chefs serving up fresh, vegetarian bites across town. From vegan barbecue to scrumptious vegan tacos, here are 27 businesses offering meat-free fare in Music City.

The brunch bunch

Graze Nashville, 1888 Eastland Ave. | Brunch much? This spot has a vegan bacon, egg, and cheese biscuit with your name on it. Pro tip: The brunch menu is served until 3 p.m. and the dinner menu is available all day.

Copper Branch, 601 Church St. | Order from the all-day breakfast menu (think: bagel sandwiches and breakfast tacos) or spring for the power bowls, burgers, and pizza.

Coffee shops

Matryoshka Coffee, 370 Herron Dr. #4 | The coffee shop’s Confetti Cuban can be made vegan upon request. Plus, Matryoshka vegan syrups (unless otherwise marked) and will sub oat milk for coffee and cereal orders.

E+ROSE, Locations vary | The coffee — available at the 505, oneC1TY, Peabody Plaza, and Wedgewood-Houston locations — is made with your choice of oat, almond, or cashew milk.

Three plates of food with a salad, wrap, and protein balls surrounding by two bottles of juice on each side.

E+ROSE offers a variety of cold pressed juices, vegan wraps, and more on-the-go options.

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Casual eating

The BE-Hive Deli & Market, 2414 Gallatin Ave. | Shop grab-and-go market items or order crunchwraps, fried tenders, sandwiches, nachos, and more from the deli.

Sunflower Cafe, 2834 Azalea Pl. | Craving barbecue or a good, ole’ Philly sandwich? Plus, visit on Mondays for the Moroccan chickpea bowl or lasagna on Wednesdays.

Lucky Vegan, Richland Park Farmers Market | Early birds get the vegan treats at this pop-up — some recent specials include miso mushroom soup and a teriyaki chick’n bowl.

Succulent Vegan Tacos, Nashville Farmers Market, 900 Rosa L. Parks Blvd. | This vegan taqueria serves tacos, esquites, and weekend specials.

Comfort food

Vegelicious, Locations vary | Try the Soul Chic Plate with marinated hot fried chicken, mac and cheese, and greens.

Guerilla Bizkits, 1006 Fatherland St., Ste. 207 | Choose from Straight Edge (buttery), Blackout (dried cherries and pickled jalapenos), and Loaded (cheesy and garlicky) biscuits.

The Southern V, 1200 Buchanan St. | Go with the classic Nashville hot friend chick’n sandwich, strips, or salad or pass on the heat with a barbecue jackfruit sandwich.

Radical Rabbit, Locations vary | This vegan pop-up serves fried jackfruit, “rad ribz,” mac and cheeze, greens, and more.

Deep Sea Vegan, 975 Main St. #4 | Dive into tasty vegan dishes like fish sandwiches with candied jalapeños for a kick — pop-up dates vary.

Trippy’s Plant Based Diner, 811-H Dickerson Pk. | Trippy’s serves a full menu of veggie burgers, chik’n sandwiches, and loaded fries, plus daily specials posted to the food truck’s Instagram. Some recents include burger crunchwraps, chik’n wraps, and brownie cheesecake.

Hey Hey, locations vary | This isn’t your average ghost kitchen — order “egg” rolls, noodle bowls, and sweet and spicy cauliflower wings via Uber Eats. Pro tip: Hey Hey is available for takeout and dine-in at AVO each evening Thursday through Saturday.

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Take a bite (or three or four) out of this vegan chocolate chip cookie from Gluten Free Goose. | Photo by NASHtoday

Delicious desserts

Gluten Free Goose, 6601 Sugar Valley Dr. | The gluten-free bakery is not exclusively plant-based, but vegan cookies and cupcakes make regular menu appearances. Pro tip: Follow the business on Instagram to keep up with its monthly offerings.

Sunflower Bakehouse, 2414 Lebanon Pk. | This full-service bakery, coffee shop, and restaurant offers everything from cookies and cupcakes to smoothies, burgers, and sandwiches.

KOKOS Ice Cream, 3 City Ave., Ste. 700 | The scoop shop’s dairy-free ice cream comes in a variety of seasonal flavors — make sure you’re following on Instagram for the latest offerings.

The Cupcake Collection, locations vary | The cupcake shop offers a wide assortment of vegan cupcake flavors, among them chocolate, sweet potato, wedding cake, strawberry, and red velvet. Bonus: Founder Mignon Francois is bringing the shop to Hendersonville and South Nashville (Lenox Village) this year.

The Baked Bear, 1809 Division St. | Order vegan cookies and ice cream individually or as cookie sandwiches — chocolate chunk cookie dough, and fudgy brownie.

Date night

Woodlands Indian Vegetarian Cuisine, 3415 West End Ave. | Ask for vegan naan, curries, soups, and basmati rice dishes. Try this: The eatery’s coconut curry (a chef’s special) made with coconut milk and house spices.

AVO, 4 City Blvd. #104 | In addition to vegan eats, peruse the extensive cocktail and non-alcoholic drink menu. Pro tip: Visit during happy hour (Tuesday-Friday, 4:30-6 p.m.) for nachos, fried cauliflower, and $2 off wine and drafts.

Blue Sushi Sake Grill, 5036 Broadway #220 | Order vegan sushi rolls like the Vegan Hot Popper (vegan smoked salmon, cream cheese, jalapeno tempura, and sriracha).

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Get your shopping bags ready — oneSHOP is stocked with local goods. |Photo by NASHtoday

Plant-based pantry

oneShop Nashville, 3 City Ave. #800 | This community market stocks many local and some national brands specializing in vegan goods. Stop in or visit the website to order vegan cheese from Darë Vegan Cheese, cinnamon rolls from Boho Wildflower Vegan, meals from Radical Rabbit, and other plant-based offerings based on availability.

Dry Guys Pantry Supply | Order pantry staples like seasonings (cheese, Italian blend, and “wranch”) and cake mix. Plus, take your reusable containers to the company’s pop-up residency at The Good Fill in the Nations — Saturday’s from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. all winter long.

Vegan pizza

Nicky’s Coal Fired, 5026 Centennial Blvd. | Nicky’s vegan menu includes focaccia with herb pesto, canestri, and pizza made with The BE-Hive’s pepperoni.

Slim & Husky’s, Locations vary | Everything from the dough to the sauce and toppings is vegan on the pizzeria’s Nothin’ But A “V” Thang.

Chef it up at home

Check out our favorite tips and tricks for serving veggie-focused fare from your own kitchen:

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