4 favorite vegetarian dishes in metro Atlanta

With each passing day we’re finding vegetable dishes that more than satisfy. Here are four of our favorite vegetarian plates that are so big on taste, they’ll not only keep herbivores happy, but also carnivores questioning their rib-eye order.

Curried chickpea sandwich from Sublime Tree

At the newly opened vegetarian cafe and juice bar, we’re partial to this sandwich, which gets a satisfying crunch from flavorful chickpeas, celery, sliced apples, green onion, dried cranberries and lettuce, all served on multigrain bread.

Sublime Tree, 10971 Crabapple Road, Roswell. 678-373-3518, sublimetree.com.

Crispy shiitake carbonara from Rising Son

“Can this really be vegetarian?” you might think as you take a second bite of this smoky, rich pasta that you’ll swear gets its flavor from pancetta. Behold the power of shiitake mushrooms. Minced garlic, parmesan, parsley and an egg yolk on top add up to a perfect vegetarian comfort dish. Read a review of Rising Son here.

Rising Son, 124 N. Avondale Road, Avondale Estates. 404-600-5297, facebook.com/RisingSonavondale.

Paneer tikka roll from Botiwalla

If you love grilled cheese sandwiches, but want to mix things up a bit, this might be the spicy alternative you’ve been looking for. Cubes of grilled, creamy paneer marinated in yogurt, lime juice, chili paste and spices are wrapped up in hot naan bread along with grilled onions and bell peppers, making for a charred treat. Read a review of Botiwalla here.

Botiwalla, Ponce City Market, 675 Ponce de Leon Ave. N.E., Atlanta. 470-225-8963, botiwalla.com/#food.

Vegetable platter at Wisteria

The veggie platter here is a true farm-to-table plate that showcases the flavor profiles of the produce it so lovingly serves up. While you might find crowder peas and corn pudding among the roughly nine items on your dish one night, don’t be surprised if you find pink-eyed peas and grilled asparagus on your next visit.

Wisteria, 471 N. Highland Ave., Atlanta. 404-525-3363, wisteria-atlanta.com.


The faces defining Atlanta's dining scene

The places defining Atlanta's dining scene

The dishes defining Atlanta's dining scene

The drinks defining Atlanta's restaurant scene

Reader Comments ...

Next Up in Food

Lamb burgers get energized at this Ponce City Market restaurant
Lamb burgers get energized at this Ponce City Market restaurant

Botiwalla lamb burgers at Ponce City Market feature pronounced Indian flavors. CONTRIBUTED BY HENRI HOLLIS Dish of the Week: Botiwalla Lamb Burgers By Henri Hollis Let’s face it: lamb burgers are in a bit of a rut. They show up often on menus, yet they all seem to pull from the same pool of Mediterranean flavors. Feta, olives, cucumber...
Atlanta Food & Wine Festival founder discusses move to all-female advisory council
Atlanta Food & Wine Festival founder discusses move to all-female advisory council

The 2018 Atlanta Food & Wine Festival will take place May 31-June 3. This year, its advisory council is comprised entirely of women.  Photo credit: AFWW/Raftermen The Atlanta Food & Wine Festival announced last week that it was changing the makeup of its advisory council, moving to an all-female advisory body...
Top 20 value wines of 2017
Top 20 value wines of 2017

Looking back at memorable wines from my 2017 evaluations, I would be remiss if I didn't share the exceptional value wines encountered throughout the year.  Value, as "Wine Talk" readers know, doesn't necessarily mean cheap. I prefer to describe value wines as inexpensive and quality-driven. In my calculations, they must always deliver...
The humble ascent of oat milk
The humble ascent of oat milk

When did finding something to put in your coffee get so complicated? For the lactose-intolerant or merely dairy-averse, there are more alternatives to good ol’ American cow’s milk than ever. First there were powdered “creamers,” with their troublesome corn syrup solids. Then came soy, which may come closest to the real thing...
Trendy vs. traditional:The ultimate battle of taste
Trendy vs. traditional:The ultimate battle of taste

"Oh, gosh. Oh, jeez." Jude, my Instant Pot customer service representative, was flustered. I had called to ask - as anyone might - if it was okay to light cognac on fire in my Instant Pot. After a brief hold and a few nervous giggles, Jude gave me the go-ahead: No more than 15 to 20 seconds, ma'am, keep the lid off and remove the pot from...
More Stories