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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 23 restaurants serving up 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. + 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 offers oat milk and vegan syrups (unless otherwise marked) + will sub oat milk for 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.

Two plates of food and bottles of smoothies

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 fried tenders and sandwiches, nachos, and more from the deli.

Jamaicaway, Nashville Farmers Market, 900 Rosa L. Parks Blvd. | The restaurant’s vegan and vegetarian items are clearly labeled on the menu — the curry tofu, coconut delite, and spicy jerk seitan are all listed as vegan.

The Wild Cow, 1100 Fatherland St., Ste. 104 | Dip a gyro pita sandwich into one of this vegan spot’s bold, house-made sauces.

Sunflower Cafe, 2834 Azalea Pl. | Craving barbecue or a good, ole’ Philly sandwich?

Lucky Vegan, Richland Park Farmers Market | Early birds get the vegan treats at this pop-up — some recent specials include bang bang shrimp bao buns and curried chickpea salad sandwiches.

The Golden Plant, 718 Gallatin Ave. | Some of the food truck’s latest dishes include a Philly Cheezesteak sandwich, loaded chalupa, and French toast breakfast sandwich.

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

🧁 Delicious desserts

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.

🌙 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 | Pro tip: Visit during happy hour (Tuesday-Friday, 4:30-6 p.m.) for nachos, fried cauliflower, and $2 off wine and draft beer.

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

🍕 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.

🥘 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 var + oneSHOP| 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 — open every other weekend.

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