Nashville
1. The BE-hive
East Nashville
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The BE-Hive spends most of the week creating their 100% plant-based meat substitutes that show up on menus all over town, but on weekends they open a deli of their own. The deli menu features burritos, sandwiches, and wraps made using The BE-Hive’s delicious versions of pepperoni, bacon, sandwich meats, and meatballs. Guests can also purchase any of these products at retail to take home for later.

2. Butcher & Bee
East Nashville
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“The Bee,” as it is affectionately known, is the sort of restaurant where diners can finish a delightful meal without realizing that no meat crossed their plate. Certainly, they do cook a mean lamb kebab at Butcher & Bee, but the kitchen really shows off when they combine Mediterranean and Israeli flavor profiles with the freshest vegetables available from local farms. Guests can also just put themselves in the hands of the cook with a chef’s choice option, and that’s the power move.

3. Honest Indian Restaurant
Nolensville Road
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This chain restaurant based out of Ahmedabad started out as an Indian street food cart and has expanded into a global phenomenon. Along the way, the menu expanded as well, now offering an astonishing 150+ options representing regional cuisine from around India. Every single item on the menu is either vegetarian or vegan-friendly, and all made from scratch.

4. Deep Sea Vegan
East Nashville
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Deep Sea Vegan is a pop-up enterprise working toward opening a bricks-and-mortar restaurant to showcase its version of plant-based foods. Founded by a couple of brothers who are avid scuba divers, the menu features a signature vegan fried “fish” sandwich plus other savory and sweet dishes. With heart of palm standing in for fish, that spicy and crispy specialty does not disappoint.

5. Copper Branch
Downtown
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Unlike other cafes that might offer a few vegetarian options beyond salads and a black bean burger, Copper Branch is 100% committed to plant-based, all-natural ingredients throughout their menu, with many gluten-free options available as well. From power bowls to burgers and sandwiches, soups, salads, and smoothies, there’s something for every appetite at this Canadian-based eatery. Nashville is fortunate to be home to one of only two US locations.

6. Koko’s Ice Cream
West Nashville
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Order online and pick up curbside at this home to guiltless plant-based frozen treats. Selling cones and “kubes” of vegan ice cream, Koko’s products are vegan, soy-free, gluten-free and nut-free. What they do have is all sorts of cool seasonal flavors. You’ll never believe creamless ice cream could be so good!

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