It has been said that to eat is a necessity, but to eat intelligently is an art. Curating cuisine that is as nutritious and filling as it is delicious has become an artform worthy of celebration. Whether you are vegan or vegetarian, have dietary restrictions, or you’re simply a mindful eater, Alpharetta offers flavorful and satisfying dining options for you around every corner. On your next trip to Alpharetta, make sure to check out these 8 great stops. You might even convince your friends and family to jump on the vegan train with you after trying these crave-worthy bites!
1. Deluxe Acai Bowl from Kale Me Crazy
Packed with nutrients and flavor, the Deluxe Acai Bowl from Kale Me Crazy is fresh way to start your day. Blending organic acai, coconut milk, date, blueberries, cashews, banana, strawberries, this smoothie bowl is then topped with banana, gluten-free granola, chia seeds, hemp seeds, goji berries, sliced almonds, blueberries and raw honey. This is just one of the many spectacular gluten and dairy-free, vegan items on the menu at Kale Me Crazy, so plan to make multiple trips to try their array of smoothies, cold pressed juices, toasts, wraps, salads, and more!
2. Southern Shrimp & Grits from Village Tavern
Brunch can be a challenging weekend festivity for those who observe vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free diets. However, Village Tavern made a menu with these dietary considerations at the forefront of their mind. While your friends indulge in Belgian Waffles, you can bite into scrumptious Southern Shrimp and Grits for a gluten-free plate made with apple-wood smoked bacon, mushrooms, green onions, and Anson Mills organic stone ground grits. For the vegan in your group, opt for the exceptional Beyond Burger paired with one of Village Tavern’s satisfying sides.
3. Jerusalem Veggie Platter from Jerusalem Bakery & Grill
Mmm, Mmm, Mediterranean! The Jerusalem Veggie Platter from Jerusalem Bakery combines some of the best vegan choices in Mediterranean cuisine. Try the falafel which are deep fried fritters, typically made with chickpeas. Served alongside rice, hummus, baba ghanoush (a yummy spread made from ground eggplant and sesame seeds), tahini salad, and freshly baked pita bread, there is plenty to indulge in. Make this platter a great starter for a gathering or enjoy it as a meal.
4. Spaghetti Squash Casserole from True Food Kitchen
This is NOT your grandmother’s casserole… but you’ll wish you had the recipe card! True Food Kitchen boasts an extensive menu of fresh vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free dishes, with the Spaghetti Squash Casserole being a beloved crowd pleaser. Crushed organic DiNapoli tomatoes, caramelized onion, zucchini, and fresh mozzarella make this vegetarian, gluten-free entrée absolutely excellent. Make your meal even more fresh by pairing it with a delicious Organic Dragon Fruit Limeade or another one of True Food’s signature Refreshers! Additionally, most menu items at True Food can be customized to meet your requirements, so don’t be shy. Ask your server if you have any questions!
5. The Classic Philly from Veganaire
Veganaire is one of the newest additions to Alpharetta’s health-conscious dining scene, serving plant-based comfort food loaded with flavor. To try a vegan twist on a beloved American classic, The Classic Philly is the way to go. A dairy-free roll brimming with plant-based sausage, plant-based mozzarella, grilled onions and peppers, and vegan mayo makes this sandwich your new favorite. For a gluten-free gimmie, the Shrimp Basket is one you won’t want to miss as well! With extensive options for every dietary consideration, Veganaire will quickly become one of your most loved spots.
6. Vegetable Kabob from Rumi’s Kitchen
Perfect Persian plates are waiting for you at Rumi’s Kitchen, where fresh, healthy food and hospitality are abundant. Try the Vegetable Kabob plate featuring a mélange of produce roasted over a live fire and packed with flavor. Appropriately listed on the menu under the “Feast” section, the Vegetable Kabob plate is a generous serving of the best veggies. For the gluten-free diner, indulge in the Chicken Barg – strips of chicken breast marinated in a zesty saffron sauce served over saffron basmati rice. Lastly, if you find yourself on the pescatarian side of the spectrum, you simply cannot skip the Chilean Sea Bass.
7. Red Velvet Donut Holes from 2BWhole Gluten Free Bakery
Donut Holes that are gluten-free AND vegan? Yep. You read that correctly. The baking geniuses at 2BWhole Gluten Free Bakery are dedicated to preparing baked goods that are 100% gluten-free, soy-free and peanut-free, including plenty of Vegan, Paleo and Keto options. The Red Velvet Donut Holes are an indulgent way to satisfy your sweet tooth without worrying about hidden ingredients. Order ahead to have enough to share with your friends (or maybe to take some home for yourself—we won’t tell)!
8. Hummingbird Cake from Sally’s Gluten Free Bakery
After one bite of this dreamy dessert, you’ll be hooked on Hummingbird Cake from Sally’s Gluten Free Bakery. This fluffy and light, soy-free, dairy-free, egg-free, and gluten-free cake tantalizes your tastebuds with delicate notes of banana, pineapple, and walnut polished off with vanilla coconut icing. Sally’s also offers custom cakes for your next party or celebration.
While you perfect the art of eating well in Alpharetta, enjoy more ways to improve your wellness. Check out our Self Care Itinerary to plan a weekend centered around improving your personal health or bring friends and family to explore Outdoor Fun & Adventures in Alpharetta. Book a stay at one of Alpharetta’s 30 modern hotels that will complete your wellness weekend, with many hotels featuring indoor workout spaces and pools.