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Author:  IsaChandra [ Fri Jul 22, 2011 11:31 pm ]
Post subject:  Atlanta!

Atlanta doesn't have its own thread, so here it is! I'll be visiting on Halloween. Tell me her secrets.

Author:  Kitties flock to me [ Sun Jul 24, 2011 11:54 pm ]
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Here are some things to get you started:

Dulce Vegan Bakery and Cafe: 1994 Hosea L. Williams Dr. NE Atlanta 30317

Soul Vegetarian 2 (all vegan soul food): 652 N Highland Avenue Northeast, Atlanta

King of Pops has vegan popsicles!

Sevananda Natural Foods Market (vegetarian market w/prepared vegan foods and hot bar): 467 Moreland Ave NE, Atlanta

Rainbow Natural Foods (vegetarian market w/hot bar has vegan friendly items): 2118 N. Decatur Rd, Atlanta 30033

Village Pizza (vegan pizza option): 186 Carroll St SE, Atlanta They have FYH and vegan meats.

Mellow Mushroom pizza has vegan pizza and hoagie options. Check individual locations for tempeh availability, if you're interested. All locations should have Daiya now.

Cafe Sunflower in Buckhead: 2140 Peachtree Road, Atlanta 30309

Visit Little Five Points for shopping, entertainment and food. Annual Halloween Parade and Festival.

You may want to check out Netherworld Haunted House.

Highland Row Antiques

Kudzu Antique Market

Don't forget to check out the local Goodwills and thrift stores!

What are you looking to get into while you're here? Depending on how long you're staying and what neighborhood you'll be in, there are some other places I'd recommend. Atlanta has some great places to visit, but they are a bit spread out.

Author:  Kelly [ Mon Jul 25, 2011 7:34 am ]
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Oh, good timing. We'll be in Atlanta in a few months as well. Important question: Where can we find vegan donuts? Also, fun kid stuff?

Author:  Kitties flock to me [ Mon Jul 25, 2011 1:14 pm ]
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Sadly, Atlanta is lacking in vegan donut options. I've heard that Cafe Campesino has vegan donuts, though I am not sure if they are freshly baked or shipped in. Call ahead to check for availability. According to this blogger, White Windmill on Buford Highway has donut holes that are accidentally vegan. I've been told they sell out quickly, so call early in the day to have some put aside for you. If you're going to be in the area, drop by Harmony Vegetarian Chinese Restaurant. It's all vegan!

Happy Cow Atlanta and VegGuide Atlanta are good resources for Atlanta food options.

What kind of things are your kids into? Do you know what area you'll be staying in?

Family activities:

Center for Puppetry Arts

Starlight Drive-in Theatre If you're not into movies, there's a flea market on Saturdays and Sundays 7-3.

Plaza Theatre Check schedule. Some of the stuff may not be suitable for a young child.

Fernbank Museum and Fernbank Science Center

Piedmont Park Depending on when you're visiting, there may be a festival happening at one of the Atlanta parks or neighborhoods.

Imagine It! Children's Museum

Big Trees Forest Preserve

Atlanta Botanical Gardens

Outside of the perimeter: Stone Mountain Park

Lake Lanier Islands

Water activities on the Chatahoochee River.

Hiking trails

Six Flags and White Water

Author:  Kitten the Destroyer [ Tue Jul 26, 2011 5:53 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Atlanta!

Aw, I miss Atlanta. But yeah, everything posted is ace. Also, I dearly love the Porter for beer, but then the Wrecking Bar is open so someone will have to tell me how it is (aside from my friends).

Author:  SkepticalVegan [ Tue Jul 26, 2011 6:18 pm ]
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I'm originally from Atlanta but haven't been back there in several years. Is Golden Buddha still open? I think thats what they were called. They used to be my favorite place. They were open so late, after a show or late night bike ride we would head up there at like 3 or 4 am and have the place to ourselves sometimes. Huge portions too!

I think this is it http://www.yelp.com/biz/buddha-restaurant-atlanta

Author:  elouise [ Tue Jul 26, 2011 7:16 pm ]
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Kelly wrote:
Also, fun kid stuff?

The World of Coca Cola is kind of pricey, but kids usually love it.

Author:  Kitten the Destroyer [ Wed Jul 27, 2011 9:08 am ]
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The array of foreign colas in the tasting room is still talked about by my husband and I. We've never had such tummy aches!

Author:  noelalexis2000 [ Wed Jul 27, 2011 9:14 am ]
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I visit the downtown merchandise mart. Are there any interesting and good places to eat or go within walking distance of the Mart?

Author:  Kitties flock to me [ Wed Jul 27, 2011 5:13 pm ]
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I've never been to that merchandise mart - beats me! There are several vegan-friendly restaurants about 3 miles or so out from it.

Author:  noelalexis2000 [ Thu Jul 28, 2011 7:12 am ]
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Any good vegan ones?

Author:  Kitties flock to me [ Thu Jul 28, 2011 10:32 am ]
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This is the only strictly vegan restaurant that comes to mind (in that area):

Soul Vegetarian: 879 Ralph David Abernathy SW, Atlanta

Author:  SkepticalVegan [ Thu Jul 28, 2011 11:06 am ]
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Its been years since I ate there but can someone dis/confirm a rumor I heard that soul veg uses honey in some things such as a dessert or even their BBQ sauce?

Author:  Kitten the Destroyer [ Thu Jul 28, 2011 1:13 pm ]
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There is an additional Soul Veg on Highland Ave. as well. And don't forget Ria's very vegan-friendly restaurant, Sauced, over in Inman Park. (Her flagship restaurant, Ria's Bluebird, over on Memorial is also pretty awesome and vegan-friendly!)

Author:  SkepticalVegan [ Thu Jul 28, 2011 6:00 pm ]
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I always loved Sevenda...from what I remember they carried no meat except gelatin capsules in the herb section. Im surprised that Berkeley doesn't have a vegetarian only store that i know of

Author:  noelalexis2000 [ Fri Jul 29, 2011 7:35 am ]
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Kitties flock to me wrote:
This is the only strictly vegan restaurant that comes to mind (in that area):

Soul Vegetarian: 879 Ralph David Abernathy SW, Atlanta



Thanks, I will find them on mapquest!

Author:  mrsbadmouth [ Fri Jul 29, 2011 8:22 am ]
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Go visit Ken and Leigh at Cosmo's!

Author:  JillW [ Fri Jul 29, 2011 10:21 am ]
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anyone who likes food shopping should consider a visit to the Dekalb Farmers Market. (disclaimer: I haven't been there in years). It's not even close to being vegan, but still a veggie/fruit paradise with a good hot/cold food cafeteria, fresh squeezed juice (by the gallon!), cheap cheap spices, bulk coffee, and great selection/price on international beers. It's not a farmers market in the traditional sense, more of an international ethnic food emporium warehouse.

Author:  noelalexis2000 [ Fri Jul 29, 2011 5:23 pm ]
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mrsbadmouth wrote:
Go visit Ken and Leigh at Cosmo's!


Is this downtown and is it a restaurant?

Author:  SkepticalVegan [ Fri Jul 29, 2011 5:50 pm ]
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I cant believe I forgot to mention Willies Burritos...they are a chain so you can find various places.
I used to love that place, the burritos were huge!

Author:  noelalexis2000 [ Sat Jul 30, 2011 4:08 pm ]
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SkepticalVegan wrote:
I cant believe I forgot to mention Willies Burritos...they are a chain so you can find various places.
I used to love that place, the burritos were huge!


they are in the merchandise mart and that is usually what I eat! They are delicious.

Author:  Kitties flock to me [ Sat Jul 30, 2011 7:54 pm ]
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Agreed, JillW. Your Dekalb Farmers Market is worth a visit. They have a fairly good selection of organic fruits and vegetables at reasonable prices (mostly). I don't think their cafe/bakery is vegan-friendly, though. However, Southern Sweets Bakery is across the street. They do have a small selection of vegan desserts and a couple of vegan lunch items. Kudzu Antique Market is down the street, too.

SkepticalVegan, I've never heard that Soul Veg allegedly uses honey in their menu items. I'll let you guys know if I learn more about that. Buddha is still open. I've read a lot of mixed reviews about it (like getting meat in a vegan dish), but they do maintain great late night hours.

noelalexis2000, Cosmo's is a vegan shoppe that carries clothing, grocery items, etc. They relocated to Marietta from the Highlands neighborhood. They maintain Saturday showroom hours only.

How does Willie's compare to Moe's Southwest Grill or Barberitos?

Author:  Kitties flock to me [ Mon Aug 01, 2011 10:46 am ]
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Chinese Buddha failed their health inspection.

Author:  Kitten the Destroyer [ Mon Aug 01, 2011 3:53 pm ]
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Southern Sweets has, hands down, the best vegan coconut cake I've ever had. We used to carry it at the coffee shop I worked at.

Oooh, I totally forgot about the vegan-a-go-go options over at R.Thomas on Peachtree. I used to love that place!

Author:  Kitties flock to me [ Tue Aug 02, 2011 12:41 am ]
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I haven't tried Southern Sweet's coconut cake yet. I've had a couple of their desserts before (strawberry cake and something else that I've forgotten) and they weren't all that impressive to me (dry and a bit stale). Perhaps it was an off day or I've grown used to organic, homemade baked goods; I will have to try it again sometime.

R.Thomas has a pretty good vegan burger!

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