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First Review by beelover

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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Dayum! - Edit

We travel the entire USA for work, and I can without a doubt say this is one of the best meals I've had. My only regret is that I haven't tried it on previous visits to Atlanta.

Pros: It's delicious!

Cons: Parking can be difficult during busy times.

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SO. GOOD. - Edit

Went with my carnivore dad, and he loved his [vegan] meal just as much as I did.

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Been there multiple times! - Edit

Me and my friend go there a couple of times a month. The food is always good and the staff is always nice! The only complaint I have is that it's always super hot in there.

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Food not great - Edit

The food appeared to be old, as if cooked a few days ago. It was cold and not tasty. The customer service was poor as well. I will not be going back to this place.

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Great lunch spot - Edit

Pleasant and the food is excellent.

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Delicious!!! - Edit

Stopped by for lunch for first time. Ordered the batter dipped cauliflower meal with red velvet cake!! Food was hot and delicious. Comfortable relaxing environment. I will definitely be back!

Pros: great service and food

Cons: no parking area

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Righteous Soul Food - Edit

I always get the country fried kalebone, mac 'n' cheez and sweet potatoes when I visit this old favorite. They've got a lot of great items, and all vegan, which is a fantastic relief when eating out vegan. The staff has always been good to me, but for as long as they've been there, I'm surprised they haven't stepped up the atmosphere a little. It could definitely use a tune up.

Pros: Some of the best vegan soul food around, Flavors are slammin

Cons: Seating and decor need attention

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You'll LOVE the food! - Edit

Normally, I would have photos of what I ordered. This food never had a chance of being around long enough for a photo shoot. Absolutely everything was fabulous! I sampled quite a bit from their menu and was thoroughly please with it all. Parking could be challenging depending on the time of day you visit. But it is definitely worth the effort!

Pros: tasty food, variety, friendly staff

Cons: parking may be a challenge

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One of the all-time greats - Edit

I have been eating here since I was a kid - it is the best. Mac and Cheese, kalebone, salads, ginger drink, ice cream, brinc, you name it - everything is delicious and made with love.

Pros: Amazing food, Great service, Calming atmosphere

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Best Mac n Cheese I've Ever Had - Edit

I just moved to Atlanta in March of 2015. This is the vegan restaurant that I frequent the most. I recommend getting the Mac n Cheese unless the special is available, which is lasagna.

My only complaint is that they give you this thin straws to drink your vegan milkshakes with. I usually get the mint chocolate chip and the chocolate chips are always getting jammed in the straw.

On Saturday and Sundays I like to get the brunch; tofu scrambler, soysauge, and 2 pancakes. It is so filling and delicious.

If you are visiting Atlanta, then you better stop by Soul Vegetarian in Highland.

Pros: Nice Staff, Good Prices, Great Food

Cons: Thin Straws

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Very good food, so-so service and ambience - Edit

I saw this place on a drive through the neighborhood, (but it was on a Monday, when they are closed), and had been looking for a chance to try it out for weeks. The dining room is pretty spartan. The menu is quite varied, and its all vegan nature meant no guessing, which I appreciate. The food was delicious, and the ginger drink was exceptional. Cost is moderate, but not cheap. I will likely return, although this is not a destination restaurant I would send someone to, unless they simply had to try something of this type.

Pros: All vegan, no guessing., Great spices.

Cons: Service is OK, but a notch below many others, Nondescript dining environment, closed Mondays

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food with soul - Edit

We had dinner tonight, (pleasantly surprised to find vegan food in Atlanta!)
Excellent bar-b-que seitan with greens & the best Mac & cheese I've ever tasted!
Husband had tofu triangles with yummy carrot salad

Pros: desert was sweet potato pie to die for! smooth & p, Dream Kream butter pecan ice cream

Cons: we don't live in Atlanta & there is not a location

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So delicious!! - Edit

Amazing vegan soul food- I have tried similar places in both Baltimore and Oakland, and Soul Vegetarian is definitely my favorite!! We tried as much of the menu as we could in one visit- "egg"salad and crackers, lentil soup, breaded tofu cutlets, Mac and cheese, collard greens, sweet potatoes, corn bread, and of course had to try some ice cream for dessert, even though we were completely stuffed. We also took a pretty sizable takeaway leftover container back to the hotel, which made for an amazing snack later :-). The staff was nice and the place was really comfortable, airy and bright. Definitely make a stop here if you are in the area, it was the best meal I had all weekend, hands down!

Pros: great food, reasonable prices, nice atmosphere

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Perfect Vegan Soul Food! - Edit

I went here for the first time with a group and will be back soon! They have best vegan Mac and Cheeze that I've found anywhere! Collard greens were delicious as well! The kids really enjoyed their burgers, so it was easy to feed the whole family. The restaurant is casual and prices are modest. The staff was easygoing and accommodating. Delicious!!!

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AHHHH Mac and Cheese! - Edit

I LOVED the Mac and Cheese!

I got the fried Tofu, BBQ Tofu, BBQ cauliflower, Greens, Corn bread, and Mac and cheese. I also got a cake.

I loved the BBQ Cauliflower and Mac and cheese as well as the cake.

I didn't like the greens and the rest was okay.

I loved the energy there and the water was amazing!

Pros: Water, Mac and Cheese, BBQ Cauliflower

Cons: Collard greens

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Fantastic Vegan Soul Food - Edit

I have eaten here multiple times and I cannot recommend it enough. The food is excellent and the staff is wonderful. I always make sure to stop at Soul Veg every time I'm in Atlanta. The mac and cheese and vegan brunch offered on Sundays are great choices, although you really can't go wrong with anything on the menu.

Pros: Great Food, Friendly Staff, Inexpensive

Cons: Little Parking

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13 years makes a huge difference....... - Edit

My first visit to Soul Vegetarian was in 2000 and the food and service....were.....wonderful. Fast forward 13 years....It took just over an hour to receive our food and there were only 4 other tables occupied. We did see a couple of people come in to pick up to-go orders. When the food arrived, it was not worth the wait. Tasteless and a bit greasy. There was not even an apology nor an excuse as to why it took so long to receive our food. The food was so bad that we didn't even take any leftovers with us, and there were plenty of those. We had planned to buy dessert on the way out, but decided not to take a chance. I hope this was just a bad day because I have family back in GA and I have raved about this place to them from my first visit. On my next visit to Atlanta, I will be bypassing this place and that is a shame.

Pros: Vegan food, Ample parking across the street

Cons: Food took over an hour to reach us

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Delicious! - Edit

We came here on a Sunday afternoon around dinner time and the place was completely deserted. I was a little worried, but the food was AMAZING. I'm not sure why it was so empty. The guy behind the counter was helpful and fast. I had some croquettes, sweet potatoes, and mac and cheese. My husband had lasagna and greens.The lasagna was amazing and the sweet potatoes were the best I have ever had! We shared a piece of chocolate cake which was moist and good. We got some cinnamon rolls to go so we could eat them in our hotel the next morning and they were great. It was a little weird the only drink option was water, no ice. I don't know if thats the usual thing or it was just at the time.
My only complaint is it took us a while to find a place to park. Everything around was for certain businesses only.

Pros: delicious food, nice service, great baked goods

Cons: nothing to drink but water, parking

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Tasty! - Edit

I read most of the other reviews before coming here. I allotted extra time because I read multiple times that the service is slow. The service was not slow and even if it had been the food would have been worth the wait. I went here on a Sunday afternoon and enjoyed brunch for the first time since becoming vegan - tofu scramble (which tasted similar to eggs), vegan sausage and pancakes. The staff was very friendly. The prices are reasonable. I will definitely return. Park across the street at the church parking lot.

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Our Favorite Restaurant ~ 100% Vegan Soul Food! - Edit

I am originally from the Atlanta area and have always enjoyed going back to my favorite places when I visit. When I became vegan several years ago I had to re-learn the city I had always loved, which included firing some old restaurants and discovering some new ones. So amazingly glad that we found Soul Vegetarian 2!!

Long story short, my husband and I now plan our trips with the intention of being able to eat at the Soul Vegetarian 2 in the Highlands area of Atlanta.

Soul Vegetarian 2 has the most amazing 100% VEGAN menu so there is no asking or special requesting. We have had their mac and cheese, collard greens, kale bone, and cornbread more times than I care to admit. My husband and I got the country fired kale bone with gravy and a side of rice and gravy recently and it was so good my husband ordered a second plate to-go to enjoy the next day. They also have a great selection of teas, juices and ice cream!! Also a brunch on the weekends which consists of a tofu scramble and vegan sausages!

We have now visited this restaurant at different times throughout the year over the last 2 years and the food has always been amazing!!

Pros: 100% Vegan Soul Food, Mac n Cheese is the best on the planet, Good Portions

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