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The Best Restaurants with Vegan Options in Nashville

People come to Nashville to visit honky tonks, see the Grand Ole Opry, and tour the Country Music Hall of Fame, but Nashville is more than music. This popular city is also home to must-try food. In recent years, stellar chefs have opened restaurants in a wide variety of cuisines throughout the town. But where are the smartest, savviest diners eating out? Welcome to our Tastemaker Lists. We’ve pulled data from thousands of restaurants to find the top spots among OpenTable's most expert, seasoned diners. Nashville's well-known for having great southern food, but the city also has a surprisingly large number of restaurants that cater to vegan diners, serving dishes centered on plant-based proteins like tempeh, tofu, and edamame. Here are some of the best places in town for vegan eaters.

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The OpenTable Team
6 Restaurants
Updated February 26, 2020
Restaurants:Park Cafe, The Yellow Porch, Trattoria Il Mulino - Nashville
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:Contemporary American, Unspecified
Neighborhoods:Nashville
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Park Cafe

$$$$
Contemporary American
Nashville
4.8
913 reviews

Southern food can be notoriously meat heavy. However, when dining at Park Cafe, there are excellent some southern comfort options that are totally vegan. The menu has meat-free options include choices like Vegan Creole Curry, which contains stewed okra, tomato, blackened seasoning, chickpeas, and coconut rice. This comes with a side of naan bread, for comfort with an ethnic twist.


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The Yellow Porch

$$$$
Contemporary American
Nashville
4.7
1508 reviews

The Yellow Porch is a beloved Nashville institution for vegan diners. They serve local, sustainable ingredients in an environment with a warm, inviting country feel. The staff members here are also as friendly and kind as they come. While the Yellow Porch is not officially and totally a vegan restaurant, Nashville residents often consider it one of the best vegan restaurants in town. The best vegan options on the menu include the Baby Greens Salad, the portabella sandwich, the Quinoa Black Bean Burger, or the Greek Salad. (Be sure to tell the server to leave off any cheese!)The Yellow Porch is in Nashville's Berry Hill neighborhood.


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Trattoria Il Mulino - Nashville

$$$$
Unspecified
Nashville
4.7
2557 reviews

One of the best vegan restaurants in Tennessee is actually an outpost of a restaurant from New York. Trattoria Il Mulino is a version of Il Mulino, the legendary Italian restaurant in NYC. Trattoria Il Mulino is sceney in Nashville, which means that it is a place where people dress up to dine, and the experience is as much about the socializing as it is about the food. Vegans eating at Trattoria Il Mulino are in luck. There are great vegan options like the panzanella, trattoria salad, rigatoni with tomato basil sauce, and spicy broccoli rabe. Ask a server about vegan options at Trattoria Il Mulino, and they may be able to make several dishes on the menu meat- and dairy-free.


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Giovanni's Ristorante - Mid Town

$$$$
Italian
West End
4.6
1227 reviews

Giovanni's Ristorante is another good option for any vegan who loves Italian food. On the menu is a good smattering of options that vegans will enjoy. Some of the best to consider are the minestrone di verdure, the spicy garlic and olive oil, and the roasted potatoes. Mention to a waiter that diners at the table eat a plant-based diet. He or she can serve as a guide for ordering and also let the kitchen know not to include meat or dairy in the dishes. Giovanni's has two locations in Nashville: in Midtown and Belle Meade.


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The Palm Nashville

$$$$
Steakhouse
Downtown
4.5
4311 reviews

Don't feel led astray by the fact that the Palm is a classic steakhouse. While diners can certainly enjoy a wide variety of meat dishes at the Palm, it is also a great vegan restaurant for those who are looking to eat only plant-based meals. At the Palm in Nashville, vegans can order dishes like Andy's Mixe Green Salad, Wild Mushrooms with a Balsamic Drizzle, and Brussels Sprouts with shallots and lemon zest. The Palm is in the heart of Downtown, so consider making a reservation for a table there for a break while visiting Nashville's best country music destinations. Make sure to dress relatively fancy since the Palm is a white tablecloth kind of atmosphere. Meat-eating friends will be happy to at the Palm, too, since it reigns as one of the standout steak establishments across the globe.


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Bob's Steak & Chop House - Nashville

$$$$
Steakhouse
Downtown
4.7
2712 reviews

Bob's Steak & Chop House is definitely a place for omnivores to go to get high-quality meat. But, surprisingly, they are also one of the best places for vegans in Nashville. The restaurant has a traditional steakhouse menu, but also some great options for plant-based eaters, including salads and vegetable side dishes. To make sure the dishes are not prepared with butter or cheese, mention to the waitstaff any vegan requirements. They can make alterations that ensure a meal is animal-product free. Bob's has shined as one of Nashville's best steak restaurants for more than 25 years. The atmosphere feels fancy inside, with white tablecloths, so consider it for a special occasion. The restaurant is in the Omni Hotel downtown.


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