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Nashville - Vegan and/or vegetarian restaurants

FrenchPeach May 5, 2011 08:16 AM

Do they actually exist in your city??

I'll be flying in for a conference and want to seek out some restaurants prior to my arrival.

Thanks for your help and I'm looking forward to visiting your great city!

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  1. pete k RE: FrenchPeach May 5, 2011 11:00 AM

    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!

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      nm1 RE: FrenchPeach May 5, 2011 11:03 AM

      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.

      1. njfreqflyer RE: FrenchPeach Apr 6, 2012 07:49 AM

        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.

        Highly recommended.

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        The Wild Cow
        1896 Eastland Avenue
        Nashville, TN 37206

        http://www.thewildcow.com/twc/

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