Great Sage, part of a mini-complex of “Conscious Corner” businesses in Clarksville along with Roots Market and Nest, is a reminder that eating a healthy and sustainably doesn’t have to be a sacrifice. This all-vegan restaurant draws vegetarians and carnivores alike because of the quality and variety of its food, its warm and friendly atmosphere, and its professional staff.
The dining room opens at 8 a.m. for coffee bar service. At 11:30 a.m., the lunch menu rolls out organic salads, soups, and sandwiches, particularly the popular vegan Reuben. The dinner menu is available after 5 p.m., and regulars recommend starting with a Caesar salad, then moving on to the linguini and seitan meatballs or the spicy house-made pho. Make sure you leave room for dessert, including the famous carrot cake and salted caramel pudding. Weekends are always popular, but consider visiting on Thursday night for live music and half-price wine bottles from 8 to 10 p.m.