Where to go for meat-free food

Mariah Ragland, owner of Radical Rabbit vegan soul food, cooks for a pop-up event at Citizens Kitchen Thursday, March 11, 2021 in Nashville, Tenn. The business is about to celebrate its third birthday making vegan takes on soul food classics.

Planet-well known cooks and homegrown expertise have assisted elevate Nashville’s culinary scene in new many years, building the as soon as-sleepy city into one particular of the South’s preferred eating destinations. Vegan and vegetarian eaters haven’t been left behind, even in a metropolis famous for meat-and-threes and extra-spicy hen.

Verify out these 10 places to eat for plant-centered paradise in Nashville. (Just before you question, sure, there are options to consider vegan very hot chicken.)


Avo goes beyond the regular plant-based choices and tries to locally and sustainably resource ingredients wherever achievable. In addition to their absolutely plant-dependent menu, Avo has kosher, gluten-free and raw choices. The menu provides raw pad-thai made from kelp noodles, cauliflower steaks and lion’s mane crab cakes.

3 City Ave #200 615-329-2377 eatavo.com

Clawson Co.

Nashvillians know the Clawsons as the sandwich gurus behind Clawson’s Pub, but their pop-up idea focuses on meat substitutes together with “hen-like tenders,” “beef-esque slices” and “turkey-ish.” The reality that their seitan-based mostly substitutes have been sold by Hattie B’s as an official vegan model of hot hen speaks nicely to their high quality, and the solutions can be obtained at farmers’ markets and unique occasions.


Deep Sea Vegan

You would be forgiven for thinking Kendall and Clyde Duffie promote some type of seaweed-dependent dish. In truth, each are certified SCUBA divers and turned their enthusiasm for the ocean into a sea creature-welcoming pop-up at Hunters Station. Their specialty is capturing the taste of seafood with plant-based possibilities such as the chickpea-centered crab cake. The pop-up is only offered every other weekend, so look at their internet site or the Instagram account @deepseavegan before your check out.

Hunter’s Station, 975 Major St. Suite. 4 615-255-7372 deepseavegan.com


E + Rose has locations on Old Hickory Boulevard in Brentwood, shown here, and in Nashville at 211 Third Ave. S.

E+ROSE (pronounced “E and Rose”) is a multi-location cafe with an emphasis on health and wellness. Founded by registered dietitian Robbie Nowinski, the restaurants offer plant-primarily based bowls, wraps and salads alongside with “superfood” smoothies and grab-and-go treats to pick up on a lunch crack.

Gulch locale: 1201 Demonbreun St. Suite 110 615-200-7684 eandrose.com

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