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.
🥗 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.
🌙 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.
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.