If you’re headed to Atlanta and wondering what your best options for keto restaurants in the area are, we’ve got you covered! While it’s true that many southern favorites (including biscuits and gravy, grits, fried chicken and fruit cobblers) are incredibly carb and sugar heavy, luckily there are lots of keto-friendly foods to enliven your taste buds!
This article will reveal some of our top keto restaurant picks in the city, with meals that include succulent meats, fresh seafood, indulgent sauces and even low-carb bakery items. In addition, you’ll also find foods from a variety of different cuisines, including Spanish, Brazilian, and Turkish – with a focus on fresh and flavorful above all.
Plus, if you’re a vegetarian or vegan on the keto diet and you’re worried the food scene might not appeal to you, think again! Many of the keto restaurants in our list will nicely accommodate your dietary choices. Check out our selections for awesome keto-friendly restaurants in Atlanta, below!
1) Truva Turkish Kitchen
Take your taste buds on an adventure with this keto restaurant offering “fusion-inspired Mediterranean cuisine”, boasting an executive chef who is born and raised in Turkey. The authentic Turkish food (which is very similar to Greek), includes vegetarian and vegan options for those following a plant-based keto diet. In addition, you can choose between lunch or dinner menus at two different Atlanta locations.
Keto Menu Highlights: Choose from various spreads & soups, or hot or cold “meze” (or snacks) to start. Some great keto options include the oven roasted cauliflower with roasted red peppers and feta, the creamy mussels in garlic sauce, or the cheese and hummus. As a mouthwatering keto entrée, try the short rib or lamp chops (just sub in another veggie for the rice).
This keto-friendly restaurant offers lots of yummy tapas dishes for those who love fish and meat – along with some plant-based picks for vegetarian keto-goers. The menu focuses on “fresh ingredients combined authentically in a way that’s elevated yet unpretentious.” And their best known for their authentically-prepared barbacoa – which they slow cook until tender and flavorful.
Keto Menu Highlights: Outstanding keto tapas on the menu include the scratch-made guacamole (ask for veggies for dipping), and the whole roasted cauliflower with garlic-herb oil and melted cheese. In addition, the albondigas (or beef meatballs – sans the bread), and the chili-rubbed BBQ salmon (sans the grits) make scrumptious keto options.
3) Kabobs Brazilian Grill
If you’re in the mood for an incredible feast of meat while eating out on keto, there is no better place than a Brazilian steakhouse like Kabobs! Reviewers mention that the meat at this keto-friendly restaurant is “tender and flavorful” and “not too salty” – plus, the sides are really tasty. In addition, reviews also mention that the serving sizes are really big and the environment is “clean and cozy”.
Keto Menu Highlights: Their mouthwatering bamboo skewered kabob meats include cuts of chicken, beef, lamb, pork and sausage. Some particularly yummy keto options include the bacon wrapped chicken, top sirloin, chicken drums and chicken sausage. As a side, choose between the asparagus, broccoli, or green mix salad.
4) Big Dave’s Cheesesteaks
You don’t have to be in Pennsylvania to get an awesome cheesesteak, because this keto restaurant in Atlanta brings “a taste of Philly to you”. What makes the spot keto-friendly? It offers a number of unique cheesesteak options, and if you’re following a low-carb or keto diet, they will put it in a bowl for you, instead of on bread. Not to mention they also offer totally keto-approved chicken wings, available in 8 different flavors (and marinated in Big Dave’s famous chicken seasoning).
Keto Menu Highlight: While beef cheesesteaks are the norm, Dave’s offers beef, chicken, and keto-friendly salmon cheesesteaks! In addition, you can choose a number of keto toppings including cheese, onions, mushrooms, jalapenos, lettuce, pickles and peppers. For the chicken wings, try the dry lemon pepper or dry ranch for big flavor without the sugar.
5) Flower Child
While eating out on the keto diet, this restaurant makes it easy to stick with clean, healthy meals. The restaurant uses fresh ingredients to make their food from scratch, and offers sugar-free, dairy-free and gluten-free options – so those on vegetarian or vegan keto diets can also enjoy them. The restaurant is also beautifully decorated and reviews mention the walls are great for snapping photos – and they also have a very friendly staff.
Keto Menu Highlights: Choose a plate (with one, two or three veggies), or a bowl, and then pick your proteins. Some great keto-friendly plate options include the avocado with sea salt and olive; Indian spiced cauliflower with turmeric, date and almond; sautéed spinach; and roasted broccoli. As your protein, the sustainable salmon or grass-fed steak are excellent choices.
When you’re in the mood to indulge in carbs while on the keto diet, this keto-friendly bakery is the perfect place to do it. All of their baked goods and desserts are low-carb, keto-friendly, sugar-free, and gluten free – and they all contain 5g or less of net carbs per serving! (Hint: The net carbs for each item you buy will also be printed on your receipt!) The bakery also uses non-GMO alternatives to wheat flour and refined sugar so the treats have zero glycemic impact – so they taste delicious without any negative effects!
Keto Menu Highlights: Take your pick amongst breakfast pastries like croissants, baked goods like cupcakes, specialty items like tiramisu, or rich cakes like carrot cake. Fan favorites include the snickerdoodle cookies (1.2g carbs), gluten-free chocolate/vanilla cupcakes (2g carbs), and cheesecake (3.6g carbs).
Ready to Eat Out On Keto?!
We hope this list of keto restaurants in Atlanta inspires you to eat fresh and healthy Southern fare that allows you to stay within your daily macronutrient goals. Though at first it may seem hard to stick with keto in a city that offers so many carb-laden foods, the good news is that there are delicious keto-friendly restaurant choices.
Plus, now that you’ve got eating out covered, what about eating in?! We have a solution for that as well… keto-friendly meal replacement shakes. Our 310 Keto Kit comes equipped with everything you need to make totally-yummy, low-carb shake recipes that won’t kick you out of ketosis.
In addition, the shakes will help you get the fat, protein, fiber, vitamins, minerals and probiotics to ensure you maintain a balanced keto diet. Plus, members of the 310 Nutrition Community will tell you, these shakes taste awesome (and come in a variety of tempting flavors). Try 310 Shake and the 310 Keto Kit today!
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