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BY ASHLEY HUBBARD @ASOUTHERNGYPSY

THE TASTIEST LOCAL VEGAN TREATS Photos by Ashley Hubbard

Veganism is growing at a rapid rate worldwide and Nashville is no exception. Anything vegan you may want, you can probably find in the area with many specialty restaurants and countless non-vegan locations offering vegan menu options. After several health documentaries like What the Health and Forks Over Knives have shown the realities of animal agriculture and the effects on our health, more and more individuals are choosing plants over animals for food sources. Although a whole food plant-based diet is the best way to live a vegan lifestyle, I am also a huge advocate of showing that eating only plants does not mean giving up your favorite guilty pleasures. There are countless vegan treats to be eaten in Nashville and I’ve found the best. For Something Savory If you’re looking for a savory bite, definitely check out the oven fries at Graze in East Nashville. The oven fries are roasted potatoes topped with cashew cheese, sour cream and green onions. Not only are they dairy free but those watching their gluten intake can also enjoy these! grazenashville.com 1888 Eastland Ave., Nashville, TN 37206

For Something Light & Fruity While some may love a rich chocolate dessert, some gelato from Legato will leave you satisfied in a completely different way. While Legato isn’t completely vegan, they always have a few different vegan options including a couple fruit flavors and one richer flavor such as chocolate. Found in the Edgehill neighborhood, it’s the perfect light dessert after dinner at Bella Napoli or Taco Mamacita. legatogelato.com 1200 Villa Place 113, Nashville, TN 37212

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