Feast on Soul Food, Nepalese classics, and twice-baked potato bowls!
Savannah, Georgia, a ghost-tour hot spot with a charming historic city center, is also home to a good deal of vegan-friendly cafes, ice cream parlors, and themed restaurants. Munch on good-for-you bowls and salads or indulge in rich plant-based desserts and Soul Food. Stroll down by the river, and take a tour of Savannah’s top vegan-friendly spots.
Fox & Fig Plant-Based Cafe
From the creators of The Coffee Fox comes vegan, brunch-centric cafe Fox & Fig. Picnic al fresco with their Plant Food Picnic featuring a rotating selection of hummus, pickles, and cashew cheese with cauliflower toast points. Or dine in with Fox and Fig’s Fox-ocado Toast featuring locally baked Auspicious Baking Co ciabatta bread. The cafe also has a full espresso bar featuring specialty drinks such as spiced lavender mochas, horchata lattes, and espresso tonics.
Embrace authentic Southern cooking with Hungry Vegan’s Soul Food-inspired menu. Full of comfort classics, Hungry Vegan’s menu is complete with plant-based takes on Georgia favorites, including Lion’s Mane and mac ‘n’ cheese, Impossible burgers, and the star of the menu: the Big Vegan Soul Food Plate (which comes with three veggies, rice, mac ‘n’ cheese, and your choice of fried cauliflower or mushrooms). Wash it all down with a glass of sweet tea!
Lift off at Spudnik, famously known for their twice-baked potato bowls! This cheeky space-themed spot is open late, slinging several vegan options that you won’t want to miss. Enjoy The Olympian, served with roasted red pepper hummus, crushed pita chips, and green onion on a russet potato blended with herbs, lemon juice, and salt. Or go east with their Osaka sweet potato bowl, which comes loaded with black beans, soy sauce, sriracha, green onion, and sesame seeds.
Leopold’s Ice Cream
A visit to Savannah would not be complete without a scoop of Leopold’s Ice Cream! Since 1919, Leopold’s has served award-winning ice cream in downtown Savannah. Plant lovers are now in luck with several high-quality rotating plant-based flavors like strawberry, chocolate, vanilla, and mint chocolate chip. Enjoy your scoops on a stroll of Savannah’s iconic brick streets, or eat in for the ambience of an old-fashioned ice cream shop.
The Sentient Bean
Vegetarian cafe The Sentient Bean is known for its welcoming atmosphere and range of thoughtfully sourced food and coffee. Begin the day with a vegan breakfast burrito (with tofu scramble, house-made “sausage,” spinach, black beans, and spicy mayo) and a fair trade iced coffee. Or stop by in the afternoon for a superfood bowl loaded with quinoa, marinated tempeh, and avocado. The Sentient Bean offers composting services and glass recycling.
Namaste Nepalese Fusion
Transport yourself to the foothills of Nepal with Namaste Nepalese Fusion right off of Broughton Street. From Chana Masala to Dal to Eggplant Masala and Aloo Gobi, Namaste has plenty of vegan options to satisfy any plant-lover!
For nearly 20 years, Kayak Cafe has served the Savannah community with healthy, fresh food with vegan and gluten-free offerings. The locally owned, casual restaurant offers health-conscious items such as their Vegan Taco Bowl with house-made “chorizo” walnut meat and their Green Goddess bowl with lemon roasted broccoli. In the mood for something more indulgent? Feast on Vegan Tator Tot Nachos smothered in home-made cashew nacho cheese or a Vegan Harvest Lentil Burger with plant-based mayo, mozzarella, and toppings on a brioche bun.
This independently owned natural foods market in Historic Downtown also has a delicious deli with vegan offerings. Wake up with a Turmeric Chai Smoothie and enjoy a Tastes Like Tuna Salad or Cucumber Hummus vegan sandwich. Brighter Day has a grab & go case with fresh options for busy vegans on the go!