Despite its relatively small population and location in the US, Atlanta is developing a reputation as one of the best places in the nation to be vegan. With a range of great health food stores and fantastic plant-based restaurants and food trucks, Vegan food in Atlanta is starting to be one of the city’s biggest draws. In the past, it was very challenging to find any decent options for eating out as a vegan, with those who eliminated animal products from their diet being left largely to make their food. Now, things couldn’t be more different!
Vegan food in Atlanta is diverse and varied. You can get soul food, baked goods, as well as a huge range of different cuisines cooked exclusively with plant-based ingredients. The kind of food you get depends on the type of restaurant you’re looking for. For example, it’s now fairly common for standard eateries to have at least one plant-based option on their menu. However, these won’t always be vegan. If you want to make sure you find a place with vegan options that isn’t a completely plant-based establishment, it helps to check the menu and reviews online ahead of time.
Certain cuisines are also far more likely to offer vegan dishes too. For example, dairy consumption is relatively uncommon in China, and it’s also relatively common in China to not eat meat. As such, most vegetarian options at Chinese restaurants are ‘accidentally’ vegan, which makes Chinese food a good go-to if you want to eat out but are worried about finding a vegan dish. Make sure to watch out for egg, though, as it’s a pretty common ingredient in some Chinese food. If you want to make your own food for a change, Atlanta has a number of fantastic markets and health food stores, where you can get spices and plant-based ingredients to take your cooking to the next level.
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