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.

MORE:

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

‘MasterChef Junior’ contestant from Oak Park wants to judge Gordon Ramsay’s food
‘MasterChef Junior’ contestant from Oak Park wants to judge Gordon Ramsay’s food

A few months after he finished taping “MasterChef Junior,” Oak Park, Ill., contestant Pierce Cleaveland visited Gordon Ramsay’s Maze Grill while on spring break. Unfortunately, the “MasterChef” judge wasn’t at that particular London location at the time.  “I wish, though. I could be like, ‘Now that...
Salted butter is back - even though for some cooks, it never went away
Salted butter is back - even though for some cooks, it never went away

It was a night I will never forget. After a round of pretzels, spaetzle and schnitzel, my friend Amanda Hesser, CEO of the website Food52, shared a disturbing discovery: For years, her mother, Judith, had baked with salted butter. I nearly choked on my bratwurst. People who write about food or cook professionally wouldn't dream of using the salty kind...
Riffing on one of the world’s great sandwiches
Riffing on one of the world’s great sandwiches

Oddly enough, I first tasted banh mi, one of the world’s most delectable sandwiches, in Albuquerque, New Mexico. This was decades ago; I was hungry and grabbed one from the checkout counter of a giant Asian supermarket. Two bites in, I was hooked. It was extraordinarily flavorful — sweet, spicy and meaty. For me, it was a pleasant change...
Enjoy Life Foods earns first Palm Oil Free Certification for latest snack innovation

Enjoy Life Foods, the #1 brand in the Free-From food category, has become the first food company in the U.S. to receive Palm Oil Free Certification for its newest product launches from the International Palm Oil Free Certification Accreditation Programme (POFCAP). The brand’s new Grain & Seed Bars, the only bars on the market to combine three...
Culinary SOS: Let them eat tangy crab cakes
Culinary SOS: Let them eat tangy crab cakes

Reader Andrea Bardack can’t stop thinking about the crab cakes she and her mother had at the Watercolour Grillhouse at the Clearwater Beach Marriott Suites on Sand Key in Florida. And the preparation is certainly a hard one to beat: Generously portioned, lump crabmeat is flavored with fresh chives and cilantro along with a bit of Old Bay seasoning...
More Stories