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The Tomato Head



12 Market Square
Knoxville, TN 37902

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(865) 637-4067

  • Sun - 10:00am - 9:00pm
  • Mon 11:00am - 3:00pm
  • Tue - Thu 11:00am - 10:00pm
  • Fri 11:00am - 11:00pm
  • Sat 10:00am - 11:00pm

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Cuisine: American Restaurants, Breakfast and Brunch, Dog Friendly Restaurants, Family Restaurants, Pizza Places, Soups and Salads, Vegetarian Restaurants

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4.7 of 5.0 from 89 reviews

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  • WillowRainbowe25 reviewAs a vegetarian eating out is almost an imposibility especially if you want anything besides a piece of green lettuce and maybe a cuccumber if your lucky. So when I found Tomato Head I was over-joyed, their food is absolutely mouth watering; with such a wide veriety to choose from, they are a vegetarians' eating delight. I haven't tried their pizzas yet, (small eater) but all of their salads, sandwiches, and very yummy deserts are excellent. if your dinning alone be prepared to take some home with you; because you definately receive plenty for the value. I honestly can't say enough great things about this fantastic restaurant. try them; you'll be happy you did. I just wished there were more vegetarian restaurants like them in our area.

    55555 by WillowRainbowe25


  • ChefMozThis place is awesome! We stumbled upon it while on vacation, and every member of our family was in pizza heaven. If I lived there, I'd be a regular...wish they had other locations around the country!!!

    55555 by ChefMoz.org


  • ChefMozEvery single time I've been there the food was to die for! They are very flexible with substitutions and will make any sandwich just the way you want it. Although the combinations aren't traditional, you'll love anything you try, even if you aren't a vegetarian!

    55555 by ChefMoz.org


  • ChefMozI live in West Knoxville, but venture down to Market Square often (and brave the lack of parking) just to visit Tomato Head. I've yet to try anything that I did not enjoy, and as a recent convert to vegetarianism, their menu is an absolute godsend. Even during special events such as Sundown in the City, or Movies on Market Square, when there was frequently a 45 minute wait for seating, service is still as quick as possible and the food, just as good as a slow Sunday afternoon.Although I have yet to try the pizzas, I can recommend many of the sandwiches and salads, but most of all the soups. Everything, down to the salad dressings is made from scratch and it shows. The hummus is excellent, quite possibly the best that I've found in Knoxville. Even though some of the menu items may sound a bit strange, try new things! I guarantee you won't be disappointed.

    55555 by ChefMoz.org


  • ChefMoz The best vegetarian/vegan friendly restaurant in Knoxville. The tofu is some of the best I've ever had--marinated perfectly with a great consistency. The veggie burgers are first rate and fresh as can be. The bread is soft and delicious. Sometimes the pesto is a little overpowering and I've had issues finishing the kepner melt, but it's just too good to let go to waste.The vegan chocolate chip cookies are divine... as are every other one of their cookies. Far too big to finish alone or in one sitting. Sunday brunch is always a joy with creative breakfast burritos and other choices to choose from.The atmosphere is comfortable and relaxed. The art work on the walls has saved many a dull or dying conversation. The service is always friendly and helpful. This is my favorite restaurant in all of Knoxville. I make a special effort to visit at least once when I come home for a weekend. Hip, relaxing, and delicious. A true knoxville gem.

    55555 by ChefMoz.org


  • ChefMozI simply love The Tomato Head. I live 45 minutes away and still travel there to eat. The place is incredible!!!

    44444 by ChefMoz.org


  • wowlibrarian MThe desserts are spectacular. Loved the Vegan Citrus Sunrise cupcake.

    55555 by wowlibrarian M


  • Sibel DThe most amazing food and just an outstanding service! Should ask for Ben 😉 He is the BEST! Thanks for everything

    55555 by Sibel D


  • Apeksha ShenoyTasty pizza! But the prices, woah.. they're steep.

    55555 by Apeksha Shenoy


  • Chris BFresh sandwiches and amazing pizza! One of the best lunch places in Knoxville!

    55555 by Chris B


  • Brandon BVery good pizza and healthy options, the salads are unique and very freshly made.

    55555 by Brandon B


  • James FTry the Oh,Boy sandwich.

    55555 by James F


  • Ariel W.I come here every time I'm in town. Had some crazy bowl on special last time I was there and it was absolute perfection.

    55555 by Ariel W.


  • Olivia MI love everything here! It's mostly healthy food, and I love the turkey melt!

    55555 by Olivia M


  • RobBest dressed staff in the city. If you order food, you'll be satisfied with your visit here.

    55555 by Rob


  • Travis B.Their pizza has a nice fluffy crust. Try the five cheese!

    55555 by Travis B.


  • Chelsea ELove this place & honestly can not say enough good things about the food. Check out this article about the owner: http://www.katom.com/blog/5-keys-restaurant-success-tomato-head-owner-mahasti-vafaie/

    55555 by Chelsea E


  • Sarek F.Best vegetarian joint in the city.

    55555 by Sarek F.


  • Evan NGreat variety of sandwiches including a gorgonzola which is great

    55555 by Evan N


  • John C.Happy black bean hummus.

    55555 by John C.


  • Nikki B.Love their food...bust constantly slow and poor customer service. :(

    22222 by Nikki B.


  • NoWait, Inc.Skip the long wait times & host stand. Use NoWait to get in line from your phone http://bit.ly/1aMOQaH

    22222 by NoWait, Inc.


  • Josh L.Southwest Salad with Ranch is AMAZING. Very large portion sizes

    55555 by Josh L.


  • Jenny LoweThe Highland Gaelic Ale is delish!

    55555 by Jenny Lowe


  • Matt W.Come see Mo Alexander on the Star of Knoxville Riverboat Friday January 17th 2014 10pm

    55555 by Matt W.


  • Paige R.All of the pizzas are delicious. Organic toppings, hummus plate is delicious. Cozy atmosphere.

    55555 by Paige R.


  • Cristy F.Oh Boy is quite yummy.

    55555 by Cristy F.


  • Helen Y.45min to an hour wait for a table on fri eve. No cutting in line for out of state vacationers?! Nice interior!

    33333 by Helen Y.


  • Ashleigh L.Best customer service EVER!! Amazing fresh food too! :) try the hummus! Great lunch!!

    55555 by Ashleigh L.


  • Hilary K.I'm trying the Sweetwater Smoked Cheddar and Benton's Bacon omelet! Comes with a biscuit and cheese grits!

    55555 by Hilary K.


  • Vickie A.Try the cobbler you will not regret it! I have had every fruit and they all taste great.

    55555 by Vickie A.


  • Mo M.Jose Jose Burrito is my all time favorite! Also love the new second location of Tomato Head. Very convenient when out west.

    55555 by Mo M.


  • Rocco d.Get lunch slices.

    55555 by Rocco d.


  • NikkiCan't go wrong with the Benton's bacon pizza.

    55555 by Nikki


  • Ig V.the patio is received only for big parties.

    33333 by Ig V.


  • Mark P.Chicken. Portabello, pesto pizza was delicious!

    55555 by Mark P.


  • Daryl N.Calzone with pineapple, ham and goat cheese!

    55555 by Daryl N.


  • Trey D.I always get the soup. In my years frequenting this great spot, I've never been unimpressed with any of their food... But the soups are just top-notch!

    55555 by Trey D.


  • Lindsay T.The mushroom seasame dressing is what dreams are made of. No joke

    55555 by Lindsay T.


  • Shaun C.Great glutenfree options. Good pizza and salads are awesome.

    55555 by Shaun C.


  • Catherine R.The Kepner Melt is the best sandwich in the world!

    55555 by Catherine R.


  • Chris S.Benton's pizza was amazing for a meat lover like me!

    55555 by Chris S.


  • Emma F.SUCH great pizza & sweet treats!! Excellent service & atmosphere!

    55555 by Emma F.


  • Emily L.The vegan German chocolate cupcake is divine!

    55555 by Emily L.


  • Bill P.Tuscan Chicken sandwich is the best. Tomato soup as a side is euphoric on a cold winter's day.

    55555 by Bill P.


  • Lindsay T.Mushroom sesame vinaigrette is a must try!

    55555 by Lindsay T.


  • Michael G.Get a confirmation # if you place an online order (west). Evidently, it takes 10 mins after you arrive to pickup an order placed 20 mins ago, for someone to figure out they can't find it. ♡downtown...

    22222 by Michael G.


  • Jay C.Not sure what Lance is talking about with regards to having problems parking at the downtown location. It's that huge, free thing called a garage.

    55555 by Jay C.


  • Matt I.curried spinach soup today!

    55555 by Matt I.


  • AnthonyThe Fernando breakfast burrito is fantastic. The mixture of jalapeño and pineapple keeps you guessing. Is it sweet? Is it hot? Delicious!

    55555 by Anthony


  • prince w.Still very busy after 830 better off. walls are bare lighting Is horrible food is remarkable

    22222 by prince w.


  • AshleyWe sat at the bar and received excellent service. Our bartender was extremely attentive and she was super attractive.. And the food was fantastic.

    55555 by Ashley


  • Steve ANice artwork by Jessica Payne. Not my taste but good price.

    55555 by Steve A


  • Lance C.Save the hassle of parking and waiting downtown, now get your Tomato Head fix in their nice new west-side location.

    33333 by Lance C.


  • Zachary#2 is where it's at

    55555 by Zachary


  • Jill G.Try the Keplar Sandwich And Hummus (via @Foodspotting)

    55555 by Jill G.


  • Brad B.Very good place for frequent business travelers such as myself to stop in for a bite. The fresh pizzas are fantastic.

    55555 by Brad B.


  • Eric E.Try the Huevos rancheros (via @Foodspotting)

    55555 by Eric E.


  • Olivia M.Tuscan Chicken Sandwich and a side salad- they have great salad dressings.

    55555 by Olivia M.


  • Chase S.Awesome vibe and the sandwiches are delicious. I got the roger roger and loved it.

    55555 by Chase S.


  • JayTheir brunch is awesome!

    55555 by Jay


  • Chris N.Tomato Head has the best brunch in town.

    55555 by Chris N.


  • W Leigh M.They do have vegetarian friendly cheese (made without animal enzymes). You have to ask which ones. Sweetwater Mills Cheddar is veg friendly.

    55555 by W Leigh M.


  • Braddock A.been waiting 10 minutes for a draft beer ridiculous

    22222 by Braddock A.


  • boons A.Awesome good

    55555 by boons A.


  • Jason S.Best Make your own Pizza in Knoxville.

    55555 by Jason S.


  • Kelsey K.Go get brunch! It's yummu

    55555 by Kelsey K.


  • Chelsea B.Order at the counter during lunch. Don't miss the Kepner Melt or Peanut Butter Pie! The art also changes often.

    55555 by Chelsea B.


  • W Leigh M.Service was faster than I expected.

    33333 by W Leigh M.


  • David H.Ham / Cheese / Mushroom / Pesto Calzone is Awesome.

    55555 by David H.


  • renee h.I'll chime in and recommend the pesto. ;-)

    55555 by renee h.


  • Matt W.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r5ivGSuv_eQCome see comedian Rory Scovel's apearance at Preservation Pub in 6 days Wed November 16th 8pm http://dilatedimagination.eventbrite.com

    55555 by Matt W.


  • Kristen J.Simply the best pizza we have had in a long time. Traveling thru

    55555 by Kristen J.


  • Sean C.Bring a gun

    33333 by Sean C.


  • Robert M.Tuscan Chicken sandwich with a side of poppyseed dressing. - get this and be happy :)

    55555 by Robert M.


  • Drate B.Try the roast beef with blue corn chips & Highland Gaelic beer. Perfect pairing!

    55555 by Drate B.


  • Wayne H.The pesto is sinfully delicious. The No. 13 pizza was damn skippy. Have the hummus and chips for an appy.

    55555 by Wayne H.


  • Brandie J.Enjoy the pasta salad. Greatest thing you'll ever eat.

    55555 by Brandie J.


  • Teri W.The Tuscan Chicken sandwich is GLORIOUS!!

    55555 by Teri W.


  • Allison B.Sunday brunch: huevos carmen ... Ole Mole!!!!

    55555 by Allison B.


  • Linda G.Try the Lucy!

    55555 by Linda G.


  • DianePizza with vegan pesto, portabella mushrooms, kalamata olives, and sundried tomatoes!

    55555 by Diane


  • Erik E.Definitely try the kepner melt

    55555 by Erik E.


  • Chanel W.BEST RESTAURANT EVER!! try the Oh Boy! sandwich... it's unbelievably amazing!!!!

    55555 by Chanel W.


  • Robert M.Tuscan Chicken Sandwich with a side of poppyseed dressing - simply delicious - I can't come to market square without ordering it

    55555 by Robert M.


  • Phil B.If there's a better veggie sandwich in this world than the Kepner Melt, I'd love to find it. Pesto, spinach, tomato, pineapple, & a whole lot of other YUM make this a must have on your next visit.

    55555 by Phil B.


  • Knoxville D.Great gourmet pizza, sandwiches, salads, southwestern & vegetarian entrees. Won 2010 East Tennessee's Best vegetarian restaurant, even.

    55555 by Knoxville D.


  • Daniel B.You can get 1.50 slices of pizza during the day. Two fills me up and I'm a big eater!

    55555 by Daniel B.


  • SarahBest hummous ever!

    55555 by Sarah


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