This is a vegan paradise yet those who are not will still love this place. Dulce Vegan Bakery & Cafe is 100 percent vegan and does not use any processed sugar or hydrogenated oil in their dishes and desserts. This store-front restaurant serves yummy desserts, coffee, tea, and hearty sandwiches and soups. They also bake wedding cakes and for other special occasions.
Walk into JavaVino before or after a meal to set the mood with a drink. It offers an extensive list of coffee and wine (yes, you read right!) to choose from. Whether it is a business meetup or just a casual chat with friends, the tranquil atmosphere seems to offer much-needed privacy. They have an interesting breakfast, lunch and dinner menu too, and tea is also served. While here, do take a walk down to the basement to check out the huge and interesting wine cellar. The venue can be booked to host private events as well.
Visit this charming tea room in the Chamblee Antique Row for a Zen-like tea tasting experience. Zen Tea offers over 100 varieties of the beverage from around the world. Sip on a herbal chai, oolong tea or a fruit flavored one served in stylish teaware. A flight of teas is much recommended, or enjoy your selection while exploring the historic neighborhood. Their tasteful decor makes for a great ambiance. This place hosts live entertainment over the weekend and regular meditation and yoga workshops.
Cafe Sunflower is consistently voted the top vegetarian restaurant in Atlanta. The quiet, brightly-lit dining room is set back from the road a bit, adding to the serene atmosphere. The cooks here use only the freshest ingredients in interesting combinations to churn out California food with strong Asian, Mediterranean and Southwestern influences. Try the tofu stir-fry or the Sunflower sampler, and for dessert enjoy a piece of chocolate peanut butter tofu pie. Sunflower serves hand-picked organic wines and imported beer along with your favorite domestic selections.
Located in a renovated industrial space with floor-to-ceiling windows that gives it a spatial look and sporting a minimalist look, you will like Condesa Coffee. Not only for the decor, but for the great espresso coffee and delish small plates. Equally noteworthy is their tea collection, craft beers, selective wine list and unique cocktails. You will definitely come back for more.
This airy 24/7 restaurant offers a casual respite for those with midnight hunger pangs. The patio garden provides a somewhat exotic setting where patrons sample the healthy dishes in the company of live parrots and cockatoos. The menu is heavily vegetarian, and includes many vegan-friendly selections. Smoothies and other health drinks are also popular with the regulars. Enjoy a healthy affair at R. Thomas' Deluxe Grill.
A refreshing addition to Peachtree Center, Aviva By Kameel serves up a healthy yet delicious take on Mediterranean cuisine. Tucked away from the bustle of the food court, the restaurant specializes in organic and gluten-free fare made from ethically-raised meat and locally-grown produce. Savor an array of authentic and contemporary dishes, sandwiches, soups and exotic salads in signature dressings. Check website for more details.
Showered with honors and accolades, Octane manages to deviate from the usual coffee shop. Natural lighting, airy and open counters remind you of your happy place. Relish a fresh brew of coffee with a sweet tart or savory quiche. It opens early in morning, so you can pick up a cuppa on the go as well. The food is fresh and mouth-watering while the coffees are brewed to your liking.
At Fresh to Order, popularly abbreviated to F20, you are guaranteed freshness in every bite, supplemented by lightning quick service. Ten is a magical number at this restaurant, with serving time and average cost rarely exceeding this figure. This restaurant is a constant reminder of the fact that food that tastes good can be healthy, too. Apart from sandwiches and pizzas, there are also many delicious salads on offer, which you can make even more deliciously healthy by adding protein toppings like seared tofu and fire-grilled chicken breast. With little plates of chicken Caesar salad and organic peanut butter and jelly, this would be a great place to introduce your children to the concept of healthy living!
Housed inside the Ponce City Market, Lucky Lotus is dishing out fresh and healthy smoothies, vegan meals and juices to Atlanta's health conscious folk. This fine juice bar comes from the same team who brought Rawesome Juicery to Sweet Auburn Curb Market, so you know you are in good hands. Lucky Lotus juices are made from the freshest produce of the day, with favored specials like the Kale Mango smoothie, cleansing shots and other cold-pressed juice wonders featuring on the menu. If you're on a morning run, there's nothing like stopping here for some much-needed replenishment.
This is a small, mostly student hangout offering healthy soul food. The stated specialty is delicious, cholesterol-free cooking, and they do a pretty good job of it, and a pretty good business. It's no wonder this place is so popular with local students, as all meals are priced fairly low. The interesting menu at this low-key joint isn't for everyone, however, unless you have a taste for soy ice cream with your collard greens.