This summer Dr. Chenu and I spent more than two full weeks in ATL and we were excited to get to some of the new vegan spots we had heard about. Just a decade ago you had only a few choices in vegan foods in in ATL, so when I visited, I found myself just going to the same places and having the same meals that were to my liking. However, on my recent visit, there were more than a dozen choices in VEGAN cuisine from VEGAN grab and go to upscale VEGAN dining with full course meals! I wanted to try them all but just got around to five of them that appealed to me the most.
Sevananda Natural Foods Market held some very nice vegan surprises in their deli section. Sometimes a quick prepared meal is necessary on a busy work day. I enjoyed fresh broccoli salad, raw pizza, kale wraps, and a really delicious sweet potato pie. This is a fabulous improvement in their deli department I even took an egg-less salad to go with a slice of vegan chocolate cake. Oh My Goodness, I had to spell that out because the savory flavor were truly to be remembered!
The few days later we visited one of my favorite parts of town the West End for lunch at the Caribbean Vegan Restaurant Healthful Essence. I understand they have been around for a long time and offer both cooked vegan and raw vegan. Being a real Ghana woman now, I can always appreciate any restaurant that has fresh young sweet jelly coconuts! In addition there raw selection included several salads that were very nice and a raw brownie for dessert. Our take away for later included a curry chickpea, pumpkin, collard greens roti! Oh my Goodness, I had to spell it out because the chef knows her stuff with raw and cooked West Indian foods.
Moving on up the scale, the next day involved a Lyft ride up to Buckhead to a quaint and cute little restaurant call Cafe Sunflower. They had a nice international selection of vegan foods with best wait staff. They had salads, but no raw selections beyond that. So we decided on BuffaloLollipops that offered a nice sugar cane surprise at the end of the dish, we also had the Sesame Vegetable stir fry which was also flavorful and the avocado tacos.WARNING: If you have a sweet tooth, do not go to this restaurant. (smile) They bring out a dessert tray that is totally irresistible, every kind of cake and pie in a vegan's dream is on the plate. We enjoyed some and took some to go.
In my past visits to Atlanta, I ate at the next raw vegan restaurant so much that I could tell you everything on the menu, but I couldn't come to Atlanta without paying the wonderful brothers and sisters over at Lovin' It Live a visit and supporting this great vegan raw foods pioneer. The menu was the same and it was nice to reacquaint our taste buds to fresh, organic cuisine that has always been made to order with love. My favorites include the stuffed avocado, the raw tostados, and taco salad. Still the same friendly faces and the same great taste.
Herban Fix Vegan Kitchen has the right location, the right decor, the right wait staff and the right food. I must tell you we ate here at least 4 times to try the delicious varieties of Asian and fusion vegan raw and cooked cuisine. We also came to the lovely Sunday Brunch Buffet that had many different items than on the regular menu. The prices are also reasonable and in alignment with the service, quality and presentation of the food.
Also to prepare great vegan foods at home try Veggie Delights: Recipes for Holistic and Akwaaba: Dr. Akua's Ghana Vegan Cuisine recipe books. Order your copies at Bojakaz Health Network.
August 14, 2017