It wasn’t long ago that being a vegan in America was akin to saying you were from mars. The idea that someone could survive without meat or, Heaven forbid, cheese sounds impossible. Even if you could live like that, why would anyone want to?
But things have changed. It’s cool to be vegan. We’ve seen some celebrities and athletes make the change and sing the praises of this lifestyle and it has spurred a new revolution of health and wellness. As a result, restaurants have created options on their menu to accommodate those of us who have adopted this vegan lifestyle. But it can be challenging to find places if you don’t know where to look. So we asked a vegan expert, Whitney of @eatplantsandprosper (follow her!!). Here is a small list of places to try if you’re looking for a tasty vegan breakfast:
Gregory’s Atlanta Vegan Breakfast – @AtlantaVeganBreakfast
Pereuse their Instagram page and you’ll see a collage of beautiful people enjoying an assortment of breakfast foods. Pancakes, biscuits, French Toasts, etc. You name it they seem to have it AND it’s all vegan! As Rick Ross would say, “Make sure you pull up and support Gregory’s kitchen!”
Breakfast at Barney’s – @_BreakfastatBarneys
Breakfast at Barney’s brands themself as a “Premier Eatery In Atlanta”. They aren’t exclusively vegan but with options on their menu like Pineapple Açaí Bowl, Vegan Yacht Toast, and Beyond Meat Spicy Sausage this spot is a must visit for the Atlanta Vegan!
Cafe Social House – @CafeSocialHouse
Cafe Social House is also NOT exclusively vegan. However, on their website they have a separate menu that details all the vegan options they have. On the homepage there is a quote that says, “Until I discovered cooking, I was never really interested in anything.” That level of passion for cooking, along with fun options like Martini Vegan & Veggie Grits, makes this a must-try for any vegan!
The Cenacle – @TheCenacleCoffeeBistro
A Christian based company with a goal to “encourage, enlighten, and entertain everyone in an atmosphere that will provide an unforgettable EXPERIENCE.” If only for the welcoming, family-like atmosphere this is worth a visit alone.
Cultivate Food + Coffee – @CultivateFood
Straight from the website: “CULTIVATE is a trend-forward brunch & coffee concept built on a foundation of fresh from scratch farm-to-table culinary principles, truly world-class customer service, and an aesthetically positive EXPERIENCE for all customers.” Step into their Swanky, modern establishment and enjoy a cool, casual atmosphere with a variety of vegan options to choose from!
This by no means an exhaustive list, so if you are in Atlanta and know of some places to add to this list, let us know in the comments!