The Wild Cow

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1896 Eastland Ave, Nashville, Tennessee, USA, 37206

Established 2009, The Wild Cow serves vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free food with changing specials. Offers organic vegan wine, ciders, high-alcohol beers, vegan and gluten-free baked goods. Casual with table service. Food is vegan except for add-ons by request. Open Mon 11:00am-10:00pm, Wed-Sun 11:00am-10:00pm.

Categories: Vegan-friendly, American, Organic, Beer/Wine, Take-out

102 Reviews

First Review by SirJustinian

Love this place - Edit

I have eaten here many times over several years and always pleased. While I have tried numerous things, my personal favorite is variations on Beans and Greens, which can come with rice or quinoa, tempeh or tofu, and hot or regular.All are great! In fact, a cookbook I have called Plamt Pure Nation has a Beans and Greens recipe they credit to a visit to this restaurant. It’s usually busy and they don’t take reservations, so be prepared to wait 10-30 minutes according to when you go but tables usually turn over pretty quickly so don’t be discouraged. Wine choices are limited to white or red type selections, but quite satisfactory. If you are vegan and in Nashville this place is a standard.

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Satisfied stop in - Edit

I only stopped-in quick the night before the Nashville Half Marathon in need of a tasty vegan pre-race dinner. I had their burrito and absolutely loved it. Ran a PR, and not promising its thanks to The Wild Cow, but you connect the dots.

Pros: Food, Atmosphere

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I wish I could give 10 Stars! - Edit

Very cute little spot in East Nashville to grab a bite to eat; entire menu is vegan/vegetarian. You can request any dish to be vegan. I had the black bean burger "picnic style", so it had bbq sauce and pineapple slaw on it (soooo good!!!), and a side of the chickpea salad - which I can NOT stop raving about! They also make a pretty good mimosa! This is my new favorite place to eat when visiting Nashville!

Pros: Everything can be made vegan., It's on the same block as Jenni's Ice Cream, and F

Cons: Very small, so sometimes there is a long wait (but

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Delicious! - Edit

Excellent vegan Chipotle Seitan Tacos!!!
Great spot and cool peps.
Is the parent restaurant to Graze...next door.

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All Time Favorite Restaurant - Edit

I used to live in Nashville and this is the best vegan/vegetarian spot in the city. I sill miss it on a regular basis. Everything is good, but the buffalo bowl is my all time favorite. I visit everytime I’m in town. It’s a staple between me and my friends.

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BEST VEGAN RESTAURANT EVER - Edit

Technically they are vegetarian because they offer dairy cheese. But DAMNNNNN I had the taco salad and died and went to Heaven! Soooo good. My husband had the philly and loved it! He’s not usually a fan of seitan but he ate every bite, he also had the chickpea salad as a side and fell in love. Would recommend to vegans, vegetarians, and carnists.

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Great as usual - Edit

Whenever we travel south to the Panhandle of FL to visit family, we make sure to stop overnight in Nashville, just to eat at The Wild Cow. Our meal this time was great as usual and very plentiful. Our waiter was attentive and the food was delicious.

Pros: Friendly staff, Delicious food, Fun and hip place

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It was decent - Edit

I’ve been to so many vegan/veggie restaurants. The service that day wasn’t good. The waited took our drink order and then sat down to eat his food. It would have been nice if he would have communicated that someone else would be taking our order (Which took a while) Also I think the food could have been more refined in presentation. The food tasted ok. I felt like the tacos were overloaded and you could get a distinct taste. Maybe this was a one off.

Cons: Service

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not consistent - Edit

Been here a few times. My husband and I really enjoyed our first experience, after that the food was consistent. It the taste completely changed; even the salads.
Prices are ok for some of the options and overpriced for others.

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Definitely Recommend - Edit

The veggie burger was a little spicy, but it tasted great overall. Also got the nachos, the “cheese” is amazing!

Pros: Excellent food , Friendly staff

Cons: Cramped dining area

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Good, but over-hyped - Edit

Been a few times now and I've always been... disappointed. The food is not BAD, but I think it's so overpriced. It's food I make at home all the time, so to pay $10-15 for it just hurts. It's always crowded and parking/traffic sucks, so it's stressful to go. And, it's very hippy-dippy, so I never feel like I "belong".

It's a cool vibe, I guess, and has decent food (the hummus and bowls are best imo), but I don't go often. A shame because their business model is great.

Pros: Good food, Works with local farmers, Everything made in-house

Cons: Pricey for what it is, Parking/traffic suck, Limited seating

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Our first stop in Nashville ... DELISH - Edit

Vegetarian sandwich shop with lots of vegan options. Same owners as GRAZ which is vegan and around the corner. Delish and light. Very popular ... be prepared to wait!!

Pros: vegan friendly, delish

Cons: wait times for seating

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Best of Nashville - Edit

Really cool place with the best Vegan food North of Florida. Make sure to get the daily special as its often delightfully awesome. Very cool vibe and the food is just about as good as it gets.

Pros: Wonderful food, Great employees, Very cool decor and general vibe

Cons: Very small dining area

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worth every cents and minutes ... !!! - Edit

Ambiance is border line, with always a lot of different people in the room, and often a good chat with some of them.
Food is amazing
Price is very correct
Can be busy at lunch and dinner time so get ready to wait if you come when everybody is hungry
A lot of options on the menu.
Easy parking location
This is not a place you come once, it's a place you come again and again and again...

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Lots of vegan options - Edit

There were a lot of choices, and the food was great. It's worth checking out the bakery items...they're delicious!!

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Excellent Vegan choice - Edit

In a city of copious meat eateries, I was glad to find this place.
Went for dinner. the place is very clean and food excellent. The lentil stew was especially fabulous.
Even my non vegan friend was impressed.
Highly recommend.

Pros: Clean, Tasty food

Cons: Could have nicer wine selection

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Flavor! on Flavor! on Flavor! - Edit

Honestly, this is the best burrito we ever had. The seitan was perfectly sauteed & seasoned. These folks really know how to cook. We shared between us, the Seitan Burrito with Chips & Salsa, the Tempeh Burrito with Vegan Cheese and the side of the day, which was mashed potatoes with kale, and a kombucha. Everything had such depth of flavor. The portions were super duper filling. The service was lovely. I'm so glad we waited the 20 minutes to be seated; more than worth it. Hot Sauce is terrific, too!

Pros: Best vegan flavors, ever!

Cons: Sometimes there's a wait

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fantastic - Edit

Great service and food.... so happy to find this place during our evacu-cation from Irma.... wish I could try Graze their sister restaurant

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Love Wild Cow - Edit

I've been to this place three or four times now and only once have I been disappointed (the tofu scramble tacos were way over seasoned). Every other time was really yummy! I've had the veggie rice bowl, the nachos, spinach dip, and their salads are pretty good. I even bought a david bowie painting there! They give the money right back to the artist.

Pros: Nachos, Spinach dip

Cons: Service can be slow sometime

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The Best!!! - Edit

Wow!!! There is nothing that I can say that would do thisvrestaurant justice. The food is AMAZING. I love their chips and cheese dip, it's so yummy, I can not tell it's dairy free! So many options here!!

Pros: Yummy, Lots of options, Friendly Staff

Cons: Small restaurant , Often a wait

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Vegans traveling across Country - Edit

We got displaced by Irma as we traveled across country and so we stopped in Nashville for a couple of night. I was a little skeptical about what we could find to eat BUT The Wild Cow killed it!!
We got the Nachos, the Taco Sampler and the Sweet potato and Black bean taco. Couldn't eat everything so we had a great midnight snack. Wish I could have tried some a dessert they looked wonderful.

Pros: The Hostess at the front was so nice and welcoming

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Good - Edit

Good good good

Pros: Lots of vegan options

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Great as expected! BUT OILY - Edit

Staff was extremely friendly, food was tasty and fresh. Only bad things were small and very noisy and food was all very oily.

Pros: friendly staff, good menu variety, fresh food

Cons: small space, loud , very oily food

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excellent! - Edit

Service was fantastic and food was awesome! Queso has great consistency and the chips are awesome. My favorite so far is the taco salad with avocado. I always have a hard time deciding what to order because so many things sound good....unlike normal restaurants where I have a hard time deciding because of lack of options. I definitely recommend this cute little restaurant!! 😄🥑👍

Pros: reasonably priced, vegan menu with dairy cheese on request for vegeta, many menu options

Cons: small place so you many have to wait for a table

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Excellent! - Edit

Our meals were so good! Even the kids found plenty to like. Great selection of local beers, super friendly wait staff, nice neighborhood. The dining area is fairly small so we had to wait a bit. Also getting to/from the highway is not intuitive if you are coming from out of town.
We will definitely visit The Wild Cow again whenever we have a chance, it's worth the trip.

Pros: excellent food, friendly wait staff, did I mention how good it was?!!

Cons: small seating area

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ATMOSPHERE & FOOD!!! - Edit

I'm newly vegan and also new to the Nashville area. It was my first time at a vegetarian restaurant, and it was truly an amazing experience!! The servers are all attentive and show great teamwork; I believe this is a product of tip-sharing. I especially loved Taylor, who was so welcoming and just overflowing with information and enthusiasm. She made my day :)as for the food, upon Will's recommendation, I got the black bean burrito (name?) with rice and avocado, topped with vegan queso and barbecue sauce. I literally ate on it all day and I was fantastic. And that chickpea salad tho! Huge thanks to The Wild Cow for an awesome experience.

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Out of this world flavor! - Edit

My hubby had the buffalo beans 'n greens bowl and I had the taco sampler. The flavors were incredible! The combinations of flavors texture and color were a party for our vegan tastebuds!

I've read other reviews regarding the service. The hostess pretty much scolded is when we arrived for seated service but told her we'd already ordered by phone since we were driving through. She abruptly informed us that calling in is only for to go orders - they don't do call ahead seating, and that we'd receive our food in boxes and be charged a .25 to go charge as she seated us. Wow. Welcome to our restaurant!

Thankfully our server was not rude and the lady that brought our food to the table was full of smiles - and our food was served on plates rather than in boxes.

The food was so good that we'd love to eat there again when in Nashville- guess we'll have to put up with someone who hopefully is just having a bad day. Hope tomorrow is a better day for her!

Pros: Flavor, flavor, flavor!, Great value!

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