Nashville - Vegan and/or vegetarian restaurants
Was in town for few days a couple of weeks ago. Had a quick and very enjoyable dinner at The Wild Cow. Two of us ended up with more food than we could eat:
Starter - Hummus Plate: Homemade hummus of the day; served with raw veggies & tortilla chips $5.50. -- With rosemary during our visit. Chunky style. Very good.
Sandwich - the Wild Rueben. Marinated & grilled tempeh or tofu, sauerkraut, shredded carrots, spicy mustard, homemade 1000 Island dressing, & Swiss cheese OR vegan cheese on rye bread; served with one side item $8.25. -- I had mine with tempeh and Swiss cheese. Very tasty and evocative of the "real" thing. Served warm. Filling.
Entree - The Far Eastland Bowl: Grilled tofu with garlicky kale, carrot-daikon slaw & sesame seeds; topped with peanut sauce and served over brown rice $8.50. -- Kale was especially enjoyable. Also very filling.
Side - lentil stew with carrots, onions, and garlic. -- Deep flavor, somehow smoky and sweet.
Side - chickpea salad. -- Ok.
Specials of the day for entree, soup, vegetable, juices, and desserts.
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The Wild Cow
1896 Eastland Avenue
Nashville, TN 37206
There's Woodlands Restaurant <http://www.woodlandsnashville.com/>, which is South Indian and completely vegetarian; Grins Café <http://www.bongojava.com/grins.php> on the Vanderbilt University campus, which is kosher vegetarian, and the Wild Cow <http://www.thewildcow.com/twc/> which is vegetarian despite its name. I'm not aware of any other strictly vegetarian restaurants here, but most places have vegetarian or vegan options.
We have a few that stricly cater to the veggie/vegan needs:
Woodlands for south Indian vegeterian.
The Wild Cow Vegeterian Restaurant for your vegan/vegeterian needs.
Suzy Wong's House of Yum has quite a few veggie/vegan options on the menu along with many of the other places in town.
Most places are wiling to accomdate your needs with advance notice.
Enjoy your stay!