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May 5, 2011 08:16 AM

Nashville - Vegan and/or vegetarian restaurants

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. 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!

    1. There's Woodlands Restaurant <>, which is South Indian and completely vegetarian; Grins Café <> on the Vanderbilt University campus, which is kosher vegetarian, and the Wild Cow <> 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. 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