Many associate Sevierville, Tennessee with Appalachia living with its stunning location within the Appalachian Mountains. As such, it might not be a place that you naturally associate with quality vegan and vegetarian dining. Au contraire! This charming mountain town actually has a lot of fantastic restaurants that embrace plant-based cuisine either in part or in full. This makes Sevierville an excellent vacation spot for those seeking meatless and dairy-free meals.
Still don’t believe us? Just take a look at the following snapshot of some of the very best vegan and vegetarian eats located right here in Sevierville, TN:
Healthy Balance Meals
Healthy Balance Meals is a small restaurant located within a bustling strip mall right in between US Highway 441 and Court Avenue. Healthy Balance Meals has a unique take on restaurant food as they have your traditional sit-in dining area with its menu, but then they also have what is called a Take Home Meal menu. This latter menu features foods that they make on-site and then frozen for customers to take home to reheat for home or work. This Take Home Menu features bulk items, making it easy for families to grab a ton of goods at an affordable rate to enjoy in their vacation lodgings.
But let’s get back to the vegetarian highlights! Healthy Balance Meals is not fully vegan and vegetarian, but they do offer some really delicious non-meat and non-dairy meals. Vegans can enjoy items like the Veggie Wrap which features organic spinach, tomatoes, cucumbers, shredded carrots, and red peppers with a creamy pesto dressing. For vegetarians, there are plenty of options like grilled cheese, cheese and bean burritos, and more.
Curry N More
Curry N More is a popular eatery with a location just south of Sevierville’s downtown district on US 441. Being a curry house, this place certainly is known for good Indian dishes, but don’t typecast it as just an Indian restaurant. Curry N More lives up to that second half of its name by featuring a menu full of traditional dishes and those influenced by other cultures like the British, Portuguese, and Arabic culinary scenes. Their menu is also conveniently split between vegetarian-friendly entrees and non-vegetarian entrees.
Curry is, naturally, the most popular type of food on the menu at Curry N More and vegetarians will have plenty of savory options to choose from. There’s the Paneer Butter Masala featuring a creamy and mildly sweet gravy that’s been made with butter, tomatoes, cashews, pander, and special spices, and the very popular Algoo Gobi featuring cumin-tempered potatoes, spring onions, garlic, ginger, and asafetida that we definitely recommend for those looking for a big and delicious vegetarian meal. Don’t forget to pair your meal with one of their homemade breads, such as the Garlic Naan or Cheese Kulcha.
Five Oaks Farm Kitchen
Five Oaks Farm Kitchen is a beloved Sevierville restaurant with a history. This local gem was named after the five oak trees legendary Sevierville residents Dr. John and Blanche Ogle planted in celebration of the community becoming their home. The Ogles were best known for hospitality and Five Oaks Farm Kitchen dedicates themselves to continuing their tradition of true, warm hospitality and quality work showcased in every meal they serve. In short, you know you’re going to be treated well and enjoy premier food every time you sit down at Five Oaks Farm Kitchen.
This Sevierville restaurant is well-known for southern cuisine and features a breakfast, lunch, and dinner menu. While you will find vegetarian entrees, side dishes, and desserts on all three menus, this is not predominantly a vegetarian restaurant. That said, much of their food is locally sourced, including their produce, making for some truly delicious and sustainable farm-fresh meals. One really popular vegetarian entree is the Vegetable Plate which comes with your choice of three farm fresh sides, potato soup, and freshly baked biscuit.
Located within a bustling shopping center just north of Sevierville, Thai Basil prides itself on serving up authentic, delicious Thai cuisine. They’ve built a menu based on the best ingredients, chosen fresh wherever possible, and with all dishes made entirely from scratch. Thai Basil has won a series of awards and local accolades, further cementing itself as the go-to spot for a guaranteed good meal. Best of all for vegans and vegetarians, they have a menu full of veggie-focused items.
In fact, Thai Basil has such a wide selection of vegetarian-friendly items, that vegans and vegetarians might find themselves uncertain of which item to choose. Some of the best-selling dishes here include their Tom Yum, a classic Thai hot and sour lemongrass soup that is served with mushroom and cilantro, and the Red Curry featuring eggplants, bell peppers, bamboo shoots, and thick Thai basil leaves all served in a creamy red curry sauce.
Last, but certainly not the least popular choice for good vegetarian and vegan meals is the Restorante DelaSantina. This is a popular Italian restaurant that has a beautiful patio overlooking the West Prong Little Pigeon River. While they do have some big meat meals, they also have an excellent selection of no-meat pasta dishes that are sure to fill you up. Some local favorites here include the Eggplant Parmesan featuring baked eggplant, tomato, and mozzarella cheese and the Pasta Dinner featuring fettuccine, Capelli, or rigatoni with a plum tomato sauce.
Learn More About All That Sevierville, TN Has to Offer
We hope the above list of great places to dine at has given you some good ideas on where you want to go during your next vacation to Sevierville, TN. That said, while good food is important, the true beauty of this mountain town lies outdoors. Learn more about the great hiking, skiing, and other recreational activities Sevierville has to offer by browsing our other pages, including our best of that will give you a better idea of what this community has to offer.