Best Grilled Vegetarian Options in Atlanta


In Atlanta, some of my favorite dishes involve meat. This includes everything from a juicy hamburger at FIVE Bar and Grill to Mary Mac’s Tea Room’s chicken pot pie.
However, I am always looking for alternatives to meat. Thankfully, the heart of Atlanta is full of great choices for those wanting to eat vegetarian. Below are my three favorite grilled vegetarian options in Atlanta, Georgia.

Grilled Cauliflower Steaks


  • 1 large head of cauliflower, stem removed
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika


  1. Preheat grill to medium-high heat, about 375-400 degrees F.
  2. Cut the cauliflower into 1-inch thick “steaks.” You should be able to get 4-5 steaks from 1 large head of cauliflower.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, salt, pepper, garlic powder and paprika.
  4. Rub the spice mixture all over the cauliflower steaks.
  5. Grill for 6-8 minutes per side, or until slightly charred and tender. Serve immediately.

Cauliflower is a delicious and versatile vegetable, and grilled cauliflower steaks are a great way to enjoy it. They’re easy to make, and can be served with a variety of toppings and sides. 

Grilled cauliflower steaks are a great alternative to meat, and can be just as satisfying. They’re packed with nutrients, and are a great option for those who are looking for a healthier alternative to meat. 

Grilled cauliflower steaks can be enjoyed by everyone, and are a great way to get your veggies in. Give them a try today!

Marinated Grilled Vegetables


  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary leaves
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
  • 1 large eggplant, cut into 1-inch thick rounds
  • 2 large red bell peppers, cored and cut into 1-inch thick strips
  • 2 large yellow squash, cut diagonally into 1-inch thick slices
  • 2 large zucchini, cut diagonally into 1-inch thick slices


  1. Whisk together the oil, vinegar, Dijon mustard, rosemary, thyme, salt, pepper, and garlic in a bowl.
  2. Place the eggplant slices in a single layer on a baking sheet and brush both sides with the marinade. let stand for 30 minutes.
  3. Repeat step 2 with the bell peppers, squash, and zucchini.
  4. Preheat the grill to medium-high heat.
  5. Grill the vegetables in batches until tender and slightly charred on both sides, about 5 minutes per side.
  6. Serve warm or at room temperature

Marinated grilled vegetables are a healthy and delicious option for a summer barbecue. They are easy to prepare and can be made ahead of time. I like to use a variety of vegetables, such as zucchini, eggplant, bell peppers, and mushrooms. The vegetables are marinated in a mixture of olive oil, balsamic vinegar, garlic, and herbs. Then, they are grilled until tender. The result is a flavorful and healthy dish that is perfect for a summer cookout.

Buffalo Grilled Mushrooms


  • 1 pound mushrooms
  • 1/2 cup buffalo sauce
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper


  1. Preheat grill to medium heat.
  2. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients and mix well.
  3. Grill mushrooms for 8 to 10 minutes, until tender and slightly charred, turning once during cooking.
  4. Serve immediately with your favorite dipping sauce

Buffalo Grilled Mushrooms are a fantastic and easy way to add some flavor to your grilled mushrooms. 

I love the fact that they are pre-seasoned with a zesty buffalo sauce, which makes them super simple to prepare. Just pop them on the grill and you’re good to go! 

These mushrooms are the perfect addition to any cookout or party, and they are sure to be a hit with your guests. I highly recommend giving them a try, you won’t be disappointed!

Grilled Tofu Ingredients:

  • 1 package firm tofu
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup vegetable broth
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon diced fresh ginger
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • vegetable oil spray
  • 6 green onions, trimmed and cut in half lengthwise


  1. Combine soy sauce, vegetable broth, olive oil, honey, ginger, garlic and pepper in a resealable plastic bag. Add tofu and onions; seal bag. Marinate in refrigerator for 30 minutes to 2 hours, turning once.
  2. Preheat grill to medium-high heat. Remove tofu and onions from marinade; discard marinade. Lightly coat tofu and onions with vegetable oil spray.
  3. Grill tofu for 5 to 7 minutes per side or until slightly charred and heated through; grill onions for 4 to 6 minutes per side or until slightly charred and tender-crisp. Serve immediately.

Grilled tofu is one of the best things that you could ever eat. It is healthy, delicious, and can be made in so many different ways. There are endless possibilities when it comes to grilling tofu. 

You could marinate it in a variety of different sauces, or simply season it with some salt and pepper. Then, you could grill it on a regular grill, or use a grill pan on your stovetop. 

No matter what method you use, grilled tofu is always going to be delicious. Another great thing about grilled tofu is that it is super healthy for you. 

Tofu is a great source of protein, and it is also low in calories and fat. This makes it the perfect food for those who are trying to lose weight, or for those who are just trying to eat healthier in general. 

So if you haven’t tried grilled tofu yet, I highly recommend that you do. It is truly one of the best things that you will ever eat.


At the end of the day, the top five places to eat vegetarian in Atlanta Georgia will be a matter of personal preference, but there is little doubt that these recipes will serve as great options depending on what you’re craving.

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