1. Balter Beerworks
First, I think this is my favorite restaurant in Knoxville. It's perfect for families, dates, or nights on the town, in any season. The highlight of the meat-free menu is definitely the Baja fish tacos. Other highlights include a top-tier salmon salad, a great black-bean burger, and numerous other fish options.
2. Sunspot on UT Campus
Similar to Balter, but less crowded, Sunspot has excellent vegetarian options. They have great tacos, rock a black bean burger, and have surprisingly tasty tofu creations. My ultimate favorite is the fried avocado taco. So tasty!
For tasty Asian food and a funky atmosphere, head to Kaizen. Vegetarian and fish options range from tofu pad-thai, crispy eggplant appetizers, or shrimp noodle soups.
4. Yasseins Falafel House-
Yassein's is a Knoxville establishment. Set in downtown Knoxville, with a new location on N. Peters, Yassein’s veggie dishes are mostly based around their delicious falafel.
5. The Tomato Head