For those of you who wish to grab some vegan or veggie grub, don’t worry while staying in Pigeon Forge. Though Pigeon Forge may not be the vegan or vegetarian capital of the world, it does have some healthy options for herbivores.
When you decide to take a break from exploring the mountains or shopping the strip and dine for lunch or dinner, we’ve got you covered with our list of the best yummy plant-based and vegetarian meals in town.
The Local Goat
2167 Parkway, Pigeon Forge
Much easier to eat vegetarian here than vegan, but not impossible. They’ve got plenty of tasty salads that can be revamped (sans dairy) and the Fettuccini Rocco is delicious, but leave the cheese and the chicken out. Try the Portobello Mushroom Burger — pure vegan goodness! There’s also plenty of yummy sides — french fries, mashed taters and broccoli. They serve locally-sourced fresh food and vegetables so it’s definitely worth the visit.
The Old Mill Cafe
175 Old Mill Avenue, Pigeon Forge
Though much more of a southern spot, you can do vegetarian here by sticking to the vegetable dishes and sides. Try the green fried tomatoes or fried pickles. Or, try the Fried Green Tomato sandwich and ask them to leave off all the bacon-related items. The Black Bean Spring Roll is not only creative but great. The Strawberry Spinach salad is a delicious veggie option and the raisin pecan bread that comes with it is outstanding.
They also have a wonderful wine list!
2425 Parkway, Pigeon Forge
Not the best for vegans, but vegetarians can most definitely make this work with their homemade pasta dishes without meat. The Baked Stuffed Mushrooms are great and the Skilletini has no meat, but so much flavor. The Angel Hair with capers has a divine salty, light bite to it and the eggplant parmesan is incredible.
2430 Teaster Lane, Pigeon Forge
Plenty of vegan and veggie options here with an Asian twist. Made to order noodles and you choose what goes in if you don’t see your choice on the menu. They love making you happy and their food will too.
2485 Parkway, Pigeon Forge
The bruschetta is fantastic! Vegans, ask them to hold the feta. Hummus and pretzel bites are other starter options and there’s a decent beer selection to wash it all down. Salads are also stars at the Mellow Mushroom and they’ll fix them up to your specifications, with a plethora of vegetables and plant-friendly options to choose from. Vegetarians will love the Veggie Calzone and customize an awesome pizza pie — vegan for veggie style.
Nearby Cabin Rentals
We love having vegans and vegetarians in the mountains. Many of the cabins in Pigeon Forge also come equipped with full kitchens, so you don’t have to rely on restaurants having options that fit your diet. Book your next trip to Pigeon Forge with Condo-World and stay in one of our beautiful cabins!