There are myriad reasons why someone would choose to eat vegetarian. One of them might simply be as a way to try something different. Choosing a meal sans meat has the potential to open one’s eyes to new ways to eat. There’s no better way to eat veg-centric than sampling plates from your favorite chef or restaurant. Next time you’re eating out, perhaps opt for the eggplant dish over the chicken. What you discover might surprise you.

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Quarterdeck at The Sea Pines Resort

The Sea Pines Resort just got a revamp thanks to the newest restaurant addition, Quarterdeck. Vine-ripened campari tomato and burrata, thai crunch and street corn elote fingers are just some of the notable dishes on the menu. With panoramic views, this experience is highly sought-after and also famed for locally sourced seafood as well. For a Southeastern twist on a classic, sip on the old rum’d fashioned and settle into island time.
• Hilton Head, SC |

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Stone & Webster Chophouse at Plant Riverside District

French cuisine, if executed properly, has an ethereal property to make a diner remember dishes for the rest of their lifetime. The attention to detail in classic recipes like Stone & Webster’s smoked sunchokes barigoule takes a simple vegetable and transforms it into something unforgettable. When the “supporting role” in a dish and the “lead” have the same amount of love given to them, there should be no separation, just synergy.
• Savannah, GA |

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Emporium at The Perry Lane Hotel

Be swept away by the eclectic and effortless vibe at this neighborhood hotspot. Ingredients are locally sourced and dishes celebrate unique roots and bold originality. Exceptional offerings include the best vegan burger in Savannah, mornay gnocchi and a trumpet mushroom entree with coconut risotto that’s not to be missed. Join them for happy hour Sunday-Thursdays 4-6pm and you may never want to leave.
• Savannah, GA |

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South Carolina’s only Pakistani restaurant, Malika Canteen, located in Mount Pleasant offers a slew of healthy meatless offerings like chaat papri, paneer tikka masala, aloo gobi, vegetable biryani and more. The restaurant just opened their second location in downtown Charleston, Ma’am Saab, (see GoSouth: CHS).
• Charleston, SC |

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The Daily

A beloved Charleston cafe is making its way to Atlanta. Opening its second location in Inman Park, The Daily will be stocked with everything needed to power through the day. Items on the made-to-order menu include avocado toast, breakfast burritos, veggie pitas, smoothies, and seasonal lattes. Another noteworthy attribute will be the in-house bakery, producing sourdough breads and pastries.
• Atlanta, GA |

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Ciao Down at Pacci Kitchen + Bar at The Kimpton Brice Hotel

Known as a Coastal Italian hot spot that serves up locally-sourced seasonal menus of house-made pastas, clink-worthy cocktails, discerning wines, and delightful service. Guests can expect incredible flavors and a continuous infusion of international flare like ravioli stuffed with a sautéed garlic and spinach and ricotta cheese, golden beet carpaccio or sweet potato gnocchi.
• Savannah, GA |

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Rhett at The Alida

Serving coastal comfort foods and offering brunch seven days a week, this restaurant is destined to be a classic for entertaining impressively. Lean in to their warm Southern hospitality and order hushpuppies for the table, split a mushroom tartine or indulge in mushroom pasta. For those imbibing in seafood, order the Rhett seafood tower and settle in on River Street.
• Savannah, GA |

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Tacos + Tequila

Enjoy Taco Tuesdays, Thursday’s draft specials, pet-friendly outdoor dining, and an amazing menu that ensures that every bite is memorable. Vegans and vegetarians can find many selections on the menu to suit their palates, along with a world class selection of over 100 Tequilas, including their own label, setting the stage for the excellent menu that uses a modern interpretation of authentic and traditional Mexican fare.
• Flagship store: Savannah, GA |

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