Best Vegan Places in Chattanooga

November 1, 2022

It may not be the easiest task to find a good place to eat when you're looking for something healthy, vegan or vegetarian. However, Chattanooga has a lot to offer, be it vegetarian or vegan cafes or places offering various farm-to-table options.


Vegan and vegetarian places


A plant-based vegan cafe and bakery just off the river. They purchase high-quality ingredients and make use of the great local produce our area has to offer when possible.

Real Roots Cafe

Trained in cruelty-free, plant-based kitchens for years, a husband and wife team has merged the worlds of healthy and delicious; creative recipes that keep health and simplicity at the core. Come and see for yourself how plant-based should be.

Plant Power Cafe & Juice Bar

"Eat, Live, Thrive" – the motto of Plant Power Cafe & Juice Bar – a cafe that offers healthy alternatives. They are vegan-raw-vegetarian meal friendly. Smoothies, Juice & +More! Plant Powered.

Sluggo's North Vegetarian Cafe

Sluggo's serves vegan food in Chattanooga since late 2009. Sandwiches, nachos, seitan and tofu clubs, Philly, BBQ tofu, cajun carrot cakes, pot stickers, hummus, cheeky wings, mashed potatoes, and more.

Southern Squeeze - North

They offer high-quality, nutrient-packed, unique plant-based food and drink options in Chattanooga. Their breakfast and lunch options are perfect for vegetarians, vegans, and those who want to skip the lunchtime crash that so often comes after eating a heavily processed meal. The organic restaurant maintains a close community connection, sponsors the Wednesday Market, and was one of the first businesses to partner with NewTerra Compost.

The Local Juicery + Kitchen

One of the best local juice shops in the Southside has a vibrant environment and a positive atmosphere. It is a local family-owned trying to build a community around healthy drinks, food, and snacks. A place where you feel welcomed, happy, and healthy.

Places with a good vegan menu

Yellow Deli

Serving healthy food amid a "fried chicken culture", the deli was an immediate success. They serve luscious fruit salads, great sandwiches, fresh garden salads, and homemade desserts. Something about the warm, rustic atmosphere draw people like a magnet.

Acropolis Grill

Acropolis Grill is a family restaurant that honors its long history. For generations, Acropolis Grill has been sharing its family recipes with Chattanooga guests, among them there plenty of vegan options.

Flying Squirrel

The Squirrel is your friendly neighborhood bar where the conversation is as fresh as the food and whether you’re a local or a visitor, you’ll always feel welcome. Seasonal cocktails and the local-farm driven menu celebrate the natural beauty of Chattanooga.

Taziki's Mediterranean Cafe

Taziki's embraces the Mediterranean lifestyle especially in the diet: primarily plant-based, healthy oils and butter. They believe that food is the cornerstone to the community. The bold, health-focused flavors of the Mediterranean shape Taziki's menu and create meaningful meals it serves as a way to draw people together.

The Daily Ration

Locally owned and operated restaurant located in this really cool old gas station that has a huge patio for friends and dogs, and a huge variety of vegetarian and vegan dishes.

Milk & Honey

It is a locally owned and operated counter service restaurant, serving breakfast, lunch, handcrafted coffees, gelato, homemade paletas, and a variety of other baked treats 7 days a week.

Chattanooga Pizza Co (formerly Home Slice Pizza)

A family-friendly local pizza spot with great food, a truly unique atmosphere, and a wide variety of Vegan and Gluten-Free options to complement the regular menu.

Mellow Mushroom

Guests come in regularly for the very best pizza, cold beer, craft cocktails, a vibrant atmosphere, and a great time! Bring your furry friend when you dine on the dog-friendly patio.

Bluegrass Grill

Since opening our doors in 2007, this family-owned restaurant has been serving up made-from-scratch breakfast and lunch 5 days a week. They bake bread daily and strive to offer something for all, from classic southern fare to gluten free and vegan options all with fresh ingredients made with love.


Every bite and every sip at STIR is crafted daily from scratch, using ingredients predominately from farms and vendors within 100 miles of Chattanooga. Influenced by the rich, more than century-old history of the Chattanooga Choo Choo, STIR offers a place for friends and family to reconnect in a space that weaves a modern, urban aesthetic with historic remnants of the iconic terminal station.

Mean Mug Coffeehouse

Their full breakfast and lunch menu is served all day featuring comfort food as well as diverse dietary options from vegan to paleo. Their baked items are made in house and include biscuits, artisan pastries, bread and gluten-free options.

Sitar Indian Cuisine

Sitar Indian Cuisine in Chattanooga strives to offer its guests world-class dining experience with distinctive culinary style, unique exciting dishes, flavors, aromas, and textures with all of its exotic ingredients. They offer meat, seafood, and vegetarian dishes at different levels of spicing for almost all of the items on the menu.

Urban Stack

Urban Stack takes pride in our community and region. It works with local farmers and vendors for the absolute best quality of ingredients available. They are committed to freshness, quality, and homemade goods.

Community Pie

Community Pie is a hip pub with vintage decor serving Neapolitan & New York-style pizza, craft beers & homemade gelat, and some vegan dishes.

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Southern Squeeze – Hixson Pike

Local Juicery + Kitchen

Taziki's - Mediterranean Cafe

Mellow Mushroom – Downtown

Mellow Mushroom – Hamilton Place

Mean Mug Coffee House North

Mean Mug Coffee House South

Sitar Indian Cuisine

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