The Best Vegan and Vegetarian Restaurants in Memphis

(c) Zaka Bowl
(c) Zaka Bowl
Memphis might be known for its BBQ, but herbivores needn’t worry – there are several local restaurants to enjoy vegan and vegetarian food in the city. These are the best spots to find healthy, organic dishes that meat eaters and non-meat eaters alike can enjoy.

Two Vegan Sistas

Restaurant, American, Vegan, Vegetarian, $$$

If you’re looking for authentic vegan food, Two Vegas Sistas is a 100% vegan restaurant. The menu is 99% soy-free, plant-based, free of refined sugar, low calorie, low in sodium and mostly gluten-free. The foods made at Two Vegan Sistas are freshly crafted from scratch each day. Some of the items you’ll find on the menu include kale salad, cashew burger, organic spaghetti and vegan meatloaf. Sodas, smoothies, shakes and desserts are also available.

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Mama Gaia

Restaurant, American, Vegetarian, Gluten-free, Vegan, $$$

Fairly new to Memphis is the vegan restaurant Mama Gaia, which was founded in 2016. All menu items are handmade to order using organic ingredients. The restaurant recently introduced two new dishes – a veggie burger and a smoked BBQ pita. These are available as combo meals that include a side and a beverage. Other offerings include salads, petitzzas, veggie soup and a variety of pitas in additional flavors.

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Zaka Bowl

Restaurant, American, Vegan, Vegetarian
Zaka Bowl, Memphis
Zaka Bowl, Memphis | (c) Zaka Bowl

Known for its zaka and poke bowls, Zaka Bowl is a vegan restaurant that offers a “build your own” bowl option. Start with a base like quinoa, rice or noodles, and build upon it with veggies and sauces. Premium and non-vegan menu items are available, including herbed chicken and tuna poke. Zaka Bowl is also available for catering.asdasd

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Imagine Vegan Cafe

Cafe, Restaurant, Healthy, American, Vegan, Vegetarian

Family owned and operated, Imagine Vegan Cafe prides itself on compassionate eating. Maintaining an eco-friendly atmosphere is also important. The restaurant uses compost bins, biodegradable to-go containers and mismatched ditches in order to achieve a greener dining experience. While items on the menu might refer to ingredients like cheese, chicken or steak, vegan substitutes are used, never animal products or by-products. In order to promote a family-friendly environment, the restaurant offers a full kids’ menu, a play area and crayons and coloring books for children to enjoy while dining.

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City Silo Table + Pantry

Restaurant, Cafe, Healthy, American, Vegan, $$$

At City Silo Table + Pantry, the goal is to create an inclusive dining experience that provides options for customers with different tastes and dietary needs. The menu was created to replicate the flavors of favorite dishes, but maintain healthy eating habits while doing so. With salads, sandwiches and veggie burgers, the menu is extensively plant-based, but also offers egg, dairy and humanely-raised chicken options. Most ingredients used are organic and local.

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