Babylon, Johnson City, TN

2122 N Roan St. #8
Johnson City, TN
(423) 282-9600

11am-11pm Daily

by Danielle Bussone




Rich and I discovered this restaurant a few years ago, when we were still unenlightened carnivores.  Adopting a whole foods plant-based lifestyle dramatically reduced the number of decent restaurants we could enjoy.  Babylon is a friendly family owned mediterranean restaurant. We had to include this as our first post for Veggin’ Out and About.  Babylon is not fancy but the food is delicious.  Friday is the best day to go as most of the specials then are vegan.



On Fridays they serve eggplant and potato stew and vegetables stuffed with a tasty tomato-rice concoction. Most days one can purchase a vegan lentil stew, Falafel (fried vegetable balls), and eggplant salad with pickles, Tabouleh (parsley, tomato and bulgur salad) and hummus (pureed chickpeas with spices).  Everything is served with generous portions of flatbread, which is wonderful.

Babylon-Eggplant Stew


Babylon-Stuffed vegetables





Babylon sometimes have daily specials which are vegan, such as green bean or okra stews. We discovered the  Baba Ghanoush (roasted eggplant puree) has yogurt in it. If you are a strict vegan be sure to ask about the ingredients of dishes I haven’t mentioned.  They will be honest with you. We usually order several appetizer dishes and share. It’s more than enough for two people.  If you’re a fan of Turkish coffee, Babylon’s is wonderful!

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