Out to Eat in Atlanta

Out to Eat in Atlanta

When dining out in restaurants here are guidelines to maintain a healthy macrobiotic diet. When you frequent restaurants you can fax this list ahead or call in advance, and simplify your ordering at the table. We cover this information more in depth in our macrobiotic cooking classes.


Please omit these foods and vegetables

  • sugar, salt, MSG, black pepper, other spices
  • dairy: yogurt, cottage cheese, cheese, milk, butter, cream cheese, sour cream, cream, ice cream, frozen yogurt
  • canola oil, coconut oil, vegetable oil, Wesson oil
  • asparagus, avocado, beets, potato, sweet potato, tomato, peppers (red, green, yellow), zucchini, spinach



Please eat generous portions of these vegetables:

  • Broccoli                                                                      
  • Brussel sprouts                                                         
  • Cabbage                                                                          
  • Carrots                                    
  • Cauliflower                                  
  • Celery                                         
  • Corn                                                                       
  • Cucumber                                                         
  • Daikon    
  • Green Onion         
  • Iceberg Lettuce
  • Leek
  • Mushrooms
  • Onion
  • Parsley
  • Pea Pods
  • Radish
  • Shiitake Mushroom
  • String Bean
  • Sugar Snap Peas
  • Summer Squash
  • Tofu
  • Turnips


Seasonings: Olive oil, small amount garlic, sea salt

Japanese restaurants: ask for house rice; sushi rice has sugar in it. The sugar is in the vinegar already, and sometimes they add extra sugar. That’s the trick to get you to keep ordering sushi! So, what to do, in Japanese Restaurants just ask for House Rice! This has no sugar!


Occasional choice:                                            

  • Cod                                                                    
  • Halidbut                                                            
  • Haddock                                                        
  • Trout                                                                  
  • Red Snapper                                                         
  • Grouper
  • Scrod
  • Sole
  • Chilean Sea Bass
  • Flounder
  • Orange Roughy
  • Wolf or Le Loup
  • Wild Pacific Salmon


Avoid these fish:

  • Tuna
  • Mackeral
  • Atlantic Salmon
  • Catfish
  • Tilapia – all tilapia are farm raised



Restaurant Eugene’s


227 Peachtree Rd NE, Atlanta

Possibly the finest dining in Atlanta, fresh fish, organic vegetables, prepared for YOU! This chef accommodates your wishes, exquisite presentation, delectable cuisine. Mention Macrobiotics when you reserve to manager Rick Taylor, owners Linton & Gina.

Vini Vidi Vici


14th at W Peachtree Rd NW, Atlanta

Numerous dishes of pasta without egg; superb fish dishes esp. the fish of the day is usually served whole, beautifully prepared a la table. Please ask in advance. Usually the restaurants in this chain excel in cuisine & service, but we were disappointed at Prici’s,  Bluepoint & Atlanta Fish Market. Maybe Pano & Paul’s would be better.



Dunwoody or Buckhead

Pasta Mediterranean, calamari, pizza, organic greens, w/balsamic vinegar & olive oil.



4400 Ashford Dunwoody Rd, Dunwoody

Warren’s favorite in Atlanta. Says it’s better than Boston! Sushi, Udon, Veggies, Fish.

Café Sunflower


5975 Roswell Rd NE, Sandy Springs

Asian fusion recipes with healthier ingredients. Can be salty and there is cheese in some dishes; Lin Sun, the owner is very accommodating, and understands about macrobiotics. You might see Horst Schulze there too.


Family style restaurant, reasonably priced, locations around town. Pasta without egg; rolls have cheese unless asked without; pasta dishes, salad, fish – ask without butter.

California Pizza Kitchen

Casual, reasonable & quick at some airports! Split Pea Soup, Salads – they will change any to suit your specifications Whole Wheat Pizzas -3 vegetarian pizzas – just order without cheese.

Doc Chey’s Noodle House

Virginia Highlands

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