Top 5 Places to Eat Vegetarian
Mother always said, "Eat your Vegetables!". Regardless if you are a hardcore Vegetarian or if you are just looking to break the daily Meat & Potatoes routine, our Top 5 list for the Best places to get a vegetarian meal has all the info you need. As always, Gateway Macon puts a great deal of effort into developing our Top 5 Best of Macon Lists. From conducting online polls and reading customer review scores to having our Gatekeeper's personally sample meals at each nominated location, Gateway Macon strives to bring you the most comprehensive Top 5 Best of everything.
1. Back to Edenz
3348 Vineville Ave.
After re-opening their doors at a new location in August of 2014, this completely vegetarian restaurant made all vegetarians in Macon rejoice collectively! Served buffet style, and priced by the pound, this restaurant is for anyone interested in trying “meatless” meat. Their proprietary family recipe for “meatloaf” is simply out-of-this-world, and make sure to try other southern staples such as “fried chicken” and “sausage” gumbo. They have delectable desserts and home-brewed iced tea as well. The woman who worked the counter was super-friendly and very knowledgeable about vegetarian cuisine. She was happy to answer any questions I had about the food, and made me feel right at home from the moment I walked through the door! Highly recommended and absolutely delicious!
2. Ginger Stir Fry and Grill
496 2nd St, Macon, GA 31201
This downtown Macon hot-spot is a perfect choice for vegetarians and vegans! With a plethora of vegetables to choose from, and a smorgasbord of sauces (such as vegan teriyaki) – you can really go all out and get creative with your meal! Make sure to add some rice (and some naan bread when available) at checkout, because all those delicious veggies cook down considerably! They also have a good selection of bottled beer to boot. Overall, their reasonably-priced entrees and super-friendly staff make this downtown eatery a pleasure to visit. So stop by soon, and tell ‘em Gateway sent ya!
3. Pho Saigon
3076 Riverside Dr, Macon, GA 31210
Pho Saigon is a vegetarian's delight! Start your meat free dining experience with the tasty Fried Tofu spring rolls bursting with lettuce, bean sprouts and crispy tofu. The choices of soups are plentiful with special attention given to Hu Tieu Chay / Vegetarian Noodle Soup. Just about any dish served at Pho Saigon can have tofu substituted for the meat item on the menu. You will be amazed at the many ways the chef can prepare tofu. Be sure not to miss the Dau Hu Chien Gion which is a Triangle Crispy Tofu served with lemon sauce or peanut sauce. It is easy to see why Pho Siagon is a vegetarians best friend in Macon, Ga.
442 Cherry St, Macon, GA 31201
It’s no wonder that Lemongrass Thai Bistro made our Top 5 list for best places to eat vegetarian. Their menu offers a vegetarian cornucopia of options. We recommend the handmade spring rolls to start things off, they offer fresh ingredients and a great dipping sauce. Lemongrass takes vegetarian one step further with several vegan offerings on the menu. For dinner or lunch you can not go wrong with the Curry specials of the day loaded with healthy veggies, tofu and complete with yummy jasmine rice. Most dishes at Lemongrass allow you to substitute tofu for any meat item and the friend staff will help you with needed info about vegan diet as well. If you prefer sushi then don’t miss the Veggie Double Tempura roll it is sure to please the most decerning vegetrain palate.
1602 Montpelier Ave, Macon, GA 31201
When searching for vegetarian options at a Mexican restaurant, you may think that you are limited to beans and rice, but Margaritas has more options than you expect. The Juarez salad is a popular choice for the true vegetarian. It’s not just any salad! Margarita’s allows you to select 9 ingredients to include in this custom vegetarian dish. The produce is extremely fresh, and best of all is made to order. Instead of traditional salad dressing, try topping it with salsa for an extra kick! If you’re looking for something hotter, then choose from several other options throughout the menu.
Papouli’s Greek Restaurant
121 Tom Hill Sr Blvd, Macon, GA 31210
This authentic Greek deli has some fantastic options for vegetarians and vegans! Choose from classic dishes such as Dolmades (grape leaves stuffed with rice), Hummus (ground chickpeas with herbs and spices), and baba ghanoush (roasted eggplant with garlic, olive oil, and spices)! Make sure to grab a Greek salad which is generously loaded with feta cheese (sorry vegans), and don’t forget the pita bread! Last but not least, the lentil soup is absolutely delicious, and is served with crusty white bread that always leaves you wanting more. Although though the food is served fast, this delicious smattering of Mediterranean delights will be a bit costly (around $20 for everything listed above), but it is most certainly worth it!