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. Fun, casual environment. 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

90 Reviews

First Review by SirJustinian

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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First Time Experience - Edit

This was our first time visiting The Wild Cow. My husband loved everything we ordered, but my opinion was very different from his. We ordered the nachos as an appetizer and had the seitan strips and chipotle chorizo added. I did not like the taste of the seitan strips, but the chorizo was pretty good. I originally ordered the chipotle and black bean burrito, but cancelled that since it came with the same chipotle seitan strips as the nachos. Instead, I ordered the black bean burger. I did enjoy the burger for the most part. It was very soft, yet still full of flavor. My husband ordered the Philly cheesesteak and liked the taste of it. We both loved the pineapple coleslaw. As far as taste goes, this was kind of a disappointing experience for me, but as I stated earlier, my husband thoroughly enjoyed all of the food.

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awesome spot! - Edit

The wild cow was in an awesome location. The food was amazing, I tried the taco sampler and the buffalo grinder. I brought 2 carnivores and they got the veggie burger and the Philly cheesesteak. They loved it! Overall, an awesome place and super friendly staff.

Pros: vegan deliciousness

Cons: too many good options to eat at once

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love! - Edit

I come here every time I come to Nashville. I always get the veggie burger. It's so good!

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Great Vegan Options - Edit

The buffalo beans and greens bowl and the lentil bowl are always on point. One of the few places to get a vegan patty melt.

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Very good restaurant. - Edit

This place is around the corner from Graze. These two restaurants evidently have the same management. Graze is the classier and better place; Wild Cow is more relaxed, less costly, and not up to the same high standards as Graze--though still very good. I would definitely eat here again; but if I had the money for a really fine dinner, I would choose Graze.

Pros: Relaxed, Fine food, Friendly staff

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A Must-Stop! - Edit

I always grab lunch here whenever I'm in Nashville. The staff is great, and the food is even better!

Pros: Great food., Fun environment.

Cons: Not totally vegan.

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Don't skip this place! - Edit

A nice, cozy restaurant. It is small but that adds to the charm. I also enjoyed the photos of cows. ?

The menu has a lot to offer. It took me a while to decide on what to order! My family started with the spinach artichoke dip. It was delicious and arrived quickly after ordering despite the place being full! I got the taco sampler for my meal and I couldn't have been happier. They were HUGE and really flavorful. My husband ordered the Philly, which he enjoyed very much. It was filled to the max with seitan.

And last but not least, the service was excellent. I'd have to say it was easily the best service we've ever had. This was more than appreciated after an hour long wait for a table. The staff is attentive and hard working.

Pros: Delicious food, Plenty of parking, Filling

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Wonderful! - Edit

Entire menu is vegan so you don't have to search for what to eat. There was a wait for a seat but it wasn't all that bad. I got the Buffalo style tempeh hoagie and mashed sweet potatoes and they were great! Also bought a t-shirt :)

Pros: All vegan, Not expensive, Cozy setting

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The Wild Cow is AMAZING! - Edit

I love The Wild Cow! Who knew you could have so many options for good vegan food?! I had the Philly Cheesesteak sandwich and of course all of the varieties of tacos that they offer- all of which were to die for. I will say the sweet potato black bean taco was a little weird because it was seasoned with cinnamon and that was unexpected for a savory dish like tacos. But still good nonetheless. The serve every vegetarian/vegan option of meat substitute you can think of which makes for a great variety of dishes. And I can't forget to mention that they have some delicious sides as well. Their blue corn chips with salsa verde is light and refreshing with a hint of citrus.

They have a variety of vegan dessert treats from Vegan Vee bakery. If you want to splurge a little try out the Raw Vegan Cheesecake...SO GOOD!

Pros: So Many Options, Friendly Staff, DESSERT

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INCREDIBLE - Edit

I would move to Nashville just for this restaurant. Their lentil stew bowl was so filling and delicious, and I added grilled tempeh to it which was a great decision. Most healthy and/or vegan places are over priced, but my mom and I ate a meal each, a kombucha, and a cupcake, all for less than $30.

Pros: Fair priced, TONS of options and menu items, Atmosphere

Cons: vegan cheese has a weird taste

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Great tacos, but falls a little short - Edit

This place didn't quite do it for me. Some of the food (ie tacos and fresh hummus) was great, but some fell short (Buffalo sandwich). The staff was an interesting cast of characters, but our waitress really didn't seem to know much about the menu. It's worth a try, but based on the other reviews I expected great thingsn it fell short.

Pros: Tacos - do it, they're good

Cons: Service

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The absolute best in Nashville - Edit

My go-to place whenever hubby and I want to go out and eat! Everything on the menu is delicious. It's so difficult to choose between something healthy when all of their sandwiches are so unbelievably delicious. Then again, the buffalo beans and greens is something you could easily eat every day; It's seriously addictive. Favourite sandwich is a tie between the mouthwatering and cheesy Philly, French Dip, or Buffalo Grinder. They should consider selling their vegan ranch recipe by the bottle because it's the best vegan ranch I've ever had. I'm not big on getting smoothies unless I'm blending them up at home, but I was impressed by the kick in the chocolate banana cayenne smoothie. It was so good! Seriously, you have to come to this restaurant if you stop in Nashville. Only negative thing I can think is that hubby and I love ordering the spinach dip appetizer which comes with delicious seasoned crostinis. They subbed the crostinis for tortilla chips one day and we were like wtf, we don't want this lol. This has actually happened twice.

Pros: Delicious, Helpful and fun waitstaff, Not violently expensive

Cons: Sometimes they sub without telling you

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