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Imagine Vegan Cafe

#94 of 1,224 Restaurants in Memphis
Certificate of Excellence
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2299 Young Ave, Memphis, TN 38104-5745
+1 901-654-3455
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Tue 17:00 - 21:00
Wed - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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86 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Were in town on quick trip weekend just finished Zoo and looking for a vegan restaurant this place popped up 3 miles from zoo. Small eatery with a rustic open feel in a retro part of town. All meals 100% vegan, even though they use the tradition meat dish/sandwich names! Large selection, I had a double patty vegan burger it... More 

Thank Don G
Poplar Bluff, Missouri
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My friends and I (group of five) were on our way to Oxford, MS on March 31st and chose to dine at Imagine, as I have been begging them all to make a trip here with me for a long time. My partner and I are vegan and have been wanting to dine here since we heard about it. We... More 

Thank EthicalVeganChick
Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Myself and ten of my vegan / vegetarian friends were in Memphis on a business trip and I was concerned about finding something to eat that wasn't just salad because all one usually hears about the South is how great the barbecue is. Well I'm here to say go out of your way to visit Imagine Vegan Cafe, this was... More 

Thank Ralph M
Beaconsfield, Canada
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

My husband and I found this place by Googling "Vegan Restaurant" at lunchtime on our trip through Memphis. I got 'turkey cutlets' with mashed potatoes and greens, and my husband got the Big Smack burger which has to be tasted to be believed! Take your non-vegan doubters here!

1 Thank artzmaker
Henderson, Kentucky
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

My wife and I cannot say enough great things about this place and it's menu! The food, staff and atmosphere was simply warm and wonderful! We do not have a vegan restaurant where we live so to find a place like this was truly a blessing! We will be coming back really soon!!!!

1 Thank daddybishop
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43 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2016

Great food, great service and really comfortable space to chill and eat your meal without feeling like you have to rush!

Thank michAustralia
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85 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2016

I love Imagine Vegan Cafe! I first came here a couple of years ago with my mom and around that time we haven't had anything vegan that really blew us away. That day we had the spinach dip, which is really delicious, the 'barbecue' sandwich and the sample platter (the buffalo 'wings' are so good). On other occasions I tried... More 

Thank Bruna K
New York, New York, United States
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57 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2016

You go to Imagine to eat almost any southern comfort food you want but you are served it as a plant-based food that is so delicious, you are in awe. Everything on the menu calls out to be ordered so be careful. Desserts too are a vegan feast.

1 Thank Deborah E
Corinth, Mississippi
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 July 2016

This is my favorite restaurant. I find myself having to drive to Memphis just to be able to eat out! I haven't ever had anything that wasn't good here. I love the shrimp po-boy, spinach artichoke dip, jerk chicken & the reuben sandwich. The pasta is very good & try the bleu cheese dressing. The desserts are my favorite. The... More 

Thank Shalon G
Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 June 2016

The owners, Adam and Christie are lovely people. Only employ vegans which is great. Menu is varied and generally good. Some dishes aren't especially healthy (like the wavy chips) and they unfortunately don't do "fancy" coffees, like cappuccinos/lattes. Really nice cakes. I have been several times. Only time I was really disappointed was on a Sunday when an absolute air-head... More 

Thank Eve H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2299 Young Ave, Memphis, TN 38104-5745
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Memphis
  • Phone Number: +1 901-654-3455

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?