Soul Vegetarian - Highland

  • Vegan Vegan
    ( 78 reviews )
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652 N Highland Ave NE, Atlanta, Georgia, USA, 30306

Vegan Southern soul food. Open Tue-Thu 11:00am-9:00pm, Fri-Sat 11:00am-10:00pm, Sun 10:00am-8:00pm. Hours may be irregular - call ahead to confirm opening.

Categories: Vegan, American, Take-out, African

78 Reviews

First Review by beelover

AMAZING FOOD - Edit

For the record, I am reviewing Soul Vegetarian # 2 - the Highland one.

First, the parking around this area is horrible - but, a block away there is a parking garage with relatively cheap rates, so that was good - just look for that parking garage so you don't get frustrated looking for somewhere to park.

The place was clean and the setting is standard for Soul Vegetarian (I have been to the one in Tallahassee, Florida, too). The food was AMAZING and delicious, just like it is always in Tallahassee. You get a plentiful amount of food for around $10 - $11 - it's a really good deal for some really good food. You get a nice green salad with your meal and the dressing was AMAZING!!!! I had the "fried chicken" platter and that "chicken" was delicious. My friend had a sandwich, and it too was delicious. The cornbread was good, just a tiny bit dry (that's because the place is vegan and they don't use buttermilk or butter). I love this place as much as I love the other one I have been to!

I do have small complaint. The people who work here are the least friendly people I have ever seen. They are not mean, they just are not friendly and barely speak to you. The young girl took my order, but when I ask questions, she barely mumbled an answer. Look, I don't expect anyone to kiss my feet when I walk in anywhere, but I am a friendly person and it's just weird that they are so non-verbal here. Actually, the one in Tallahassee is the same. That being said, I will continue to eat at Soul Vegetarian, wherever they are, because I love the good, home-cooked food; it's really delicious and you can't go wrong eating here (even if you're a meat-eater, you will find something good!).

Ooops, on my photos - I made a couple typographical errors (duh! you'd think I would proofread) - sorry, but I don't know how to correct notes on the photos! :)

Updated from previous review on 2018-05-18

Pros: Awesome food, Very reasonable prices, Lots of food on your plate

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Very good vegan soul food - Edit

Enjoyed the BBQ "kalebone" twists and mac and "cheese." The mac may not be for everyone because it is not especially creamy, but if baked mac is your jam, get on it!

Pros: All vegan, Comfort food

Cons: Slow service

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Disappointing - Edit

My garlic split pea soup was too salty and my spinach seaweed salad was mainly romaine lettuce and wilted. I waited 45 minutes for just a soup and salad. I’m glad other people like this place because I won’t be coming back.

Pros: 100% vegan

Cons: Too long a wait, Soup was too salty , Salad not fresh

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Barely any GF option :( - Edit

Chef and waitress were super nice and tried to accommodate me but only 3 things were GF and none sound food.

Pros: Nice people

Cons: No GF options

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For me this is everything - Edit

Delicious vegan comfort food. The mac and cheese is OMG. The "kalebone" twists perfection.
Eat here and when your belly is full and happy (it will thank you) walk a few yards over to the Highland Inn and say "Hello" to Pirate the Hotel Cat (because he's dreamy.) My perfect date night - though my date might be a little jealous of how much I like Pirate. 💖

Pros: The food here = Love, It's so frickin good, It really is so frickin good

Cons: Service can be a tad slow - but worth it!

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Delicious Southern Vegan Fare - Edit

Food was so tasty and very reasonably priced. It was pretty busy on a Sunday around 12:30 and service was a little slow but once we ordered the food came out really fast. Everyone there was super friendly.

It's a no fuss little spot that I highly recommend checking out when in the area.

Highlights were the mac and cheese, eggless salad, and anything with the onion gravy.

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delicious, well-priced, southern food - Edit

this place is incredible, the interior is old-school, the servers are extremely attractive, and the food is top-notch, greasy, soul food heaven. my mother and i split the brunch with the two pancakes, tofu scramble and veggie sausage patties, and WOW, never have i ever had such delicious pancakes, and for only 11 dollars between the two of us (we weren't even able to finish, we had to get some of it to go). this place is highly recommended, the prices are amazing, and the fried cauliflower and the lentil soup are an incredible combination. i've always gotten lucky with parking, maybe because i get hungry at the randomest times. and i have YET to try the ice cream, but i will surely be back the next time i am in atlanta.

Pros: well-priced, filling, huge portions

Cons: parking, the service is a bit slow sometimes

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It's okay - Edit

It was okay, some of the food was very garlicky and salty. I'm New Orleans, so I'm used to salt, this was a bit overwhelming. The brunch plate was great. I think it's worth a try if something on their menu interests you!

Pros: Brunch was good, 2. Huge portions, 3. Calm atmosphere

Cons: Didn't get refills, Salty and garlicky food, Felt almost ignored by our waitress

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Yummy and Affordable Vegan Soul Food - Edit

This restaurant offers a delicious vegan take on many Southern foods. Entrees are $4.50 and sides are under $4 - a very good deal. I enjoyed my country fried steak with gravy with collards on the side quite a bit.

Pros: Good variety, Friendly staff, Affordable

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great brunch - Edit

One of my favorite vegan brunches to get in Atlanta. Four stars because they still use styrofoam and plastic bags for to go orders, and the atmosphere is always a little too quiet.

Pros: great vegan pancakes

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should have listened to other reviews - Edit

The other reviews are right. DON’T dine in, call in a carry-out order. They have one person working the front of the house. I didn’t get a refill of water the whole time I was there, even though I asked twice. But like everyone else, I couldn’t give his place a bad review. The food is fantastic and worth the hassle.

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Not bad - Edit

We got the Harvey burger and a platter with BBQ cauliflower, mac and cheese, and collard greens. The sandwich was good, greens were good, cauliflower was alright, and the mac and cheese was okay but it had that weird artificial aftertaste that some vegan mac and cheese has. It was still alright, just not anything amazing. Service was pretty bad- I think they might have been training the owner's daughter to wait tables or something. She gave checks to the incorrect tables 3 times while we were there and we had to ask for water and remind her what we had ordered.

Cons: Service

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still great, been around forever - Edit

Try the Prince salad dressing... wow!

Pros: all vegan, friendly staff

Cons: call ahead and pick up? difficult parking

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Go for the food but don't stay to eat - Edit

This was my first time going to the restaurant. Don’t make the mistake of parking in the lot. By the time I placed my order, then checked on my car to move it… It already had a $75 boot. The establishment is sparse and the waitstaff is not attentive. All that is forgiven because the food is outstanding.

Pros: Food, Prices

Cons: No parking, Waitstaff not nice

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delicious - Edit

All of the food here is delish and they are one of the few all vegan places on uber eats atl. I like the BBQ tofu and Mac and cheese. The collards could be better. Also make sure you eat the cornbread right when you get it since it doesn't keep well.

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Pretty Good - Edit

I thought this place was pretty good. The barbecue cauliflower was my favorite. The ice cream was also pretty good

Pros: barbecue cauliflower

Cons: took forever to start our order, food was cold

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Comfort food with absolutely no fuss from the staff - Edit

Believe the hype, the food is amazing. I recommend take out because the table service was horrendous. The portions are also larger.

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I'm a regular - Edit

I love this place. They make southern soul food vegan. Try the Sunday brunch.

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The best! - Edit

I seriously love this place! They have the best collards I've ever had (and collards are my favorite food - no joke). Everything they have is delicious. They weren't joking with their name, it is soul food in the best light. The wait staff is pretty nice and accommodating to boot. I think they may have changed their mac-n-cheese recipe because it seemed different from a year ago. It still tasted delicious though! Be careful for parking though. Cruise around the residential streets to find street parking and it is just a short walk.

Pros: Delicious, Friendly staff

Cons: Parking sucks

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soul food family run - Edit

Looks like a hole in the wall but the food is great and 100% vegan. Try the mac and cheese, egg salad and the "kalebone" which is their house seitan protein. I had it in the gyro and it was so so so yummy.

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Southern Style Veganism - Edit

Soul Vegetarian has classic southern dishes that you'd find anywhere in the south, but delicious and 100% vegan. I've yet to dislike any of the food and the service is genuine. Need more places just like this outside the perimeter!

Pros: Everything is VEGAN (From my knowledge), Calm, Quiet atmosphere , Nice people, great service and Variety

Cons: Parking is abyssmal, but they warn you. if you can, Parking Meters not always on for some reason

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So good! - Edit

I'd been avoiding this place since I'd heard that all they served was "vegan junk food"... I finally checked it out for myself. They had some healthy options on the menu that aren't fried or smothered in ketchup. The seasoned potatoes are really good but give you heartburn something awful later. Their vegan mac and cheese was also delicious. My only complaint is that they have soy in a lot of their offerings and also have a lot of processed foods in their recipes. Otherwise really good!

Pros: Delicious!

Cons: Some junky food, Lots of soy in their food

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Wowzer - Edit

I had a southern plate - mac'n'cheese, potato salad, steak, and broccoli. It was AMAZING! The gravy on the steak? YUM!! Definitely a go-to!

Pros: EXCELLENT food

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my favorite. - Edit

The first and last place I'll always go to when in Atlanta! Cornbread can be hard/dry, and the collards can be too salty. But that mac and cheese. And that country bake steak. To. Die. For.

I never had the lack-of-service problems, and the parking problem is easily solved if you are ok to walk 2-3 blocks

Pros: everything is vegan

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no ac, terrible service - Edit

After sweltering for awhile with no sign of a server we left. The rating is for the service/location not the food. Also the parking near here is impossible, you have to park far away & walk.

Cons: slow service, no parking, no ac

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perfect lunch - Edit

very friendly staff and service. food was great although I sad that I could not fit any ice cream in my tummy so I will have to come back for dessert.

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food meh, service even more meh - Edit

I got the BBQ tofu plate. The tofu was ok - nothing special, it didn't really seem like it was prepared in any special way. The BBQ sauce was really sweet and kind of overpowering. Sweet potatoes were good, the cornbread was terrible. Dry, fell apart when I tried to break off a piece, and it tasted like fish. I didn't even know that was possible.

But the worst part of this place is the service and ambiance. The place is barely decorated, with dirty pop up ceiling tiles, a neon sign, and a random painting of a beach. The woman serving me never made eye contact with me, never said please, thank you, have a nice day.... Nothing. She didn't even take the menu off the table after I ordered. Strangely enough, she was quite friendly with some other patrons, then again rude and dismissive to others.

I won't be back. I have it two stars because I left somewhat full. That is it.

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