I have too many I want to include, so I'm not stopping at just 5.
#6 - Ethos Vegan Kitchen (Orlando, FL). It was a nearly a tie between Ethos and Rosetta's for the #5 spot. Their Chicken Marsala is divine!
#7 - Meskerem Restaurant (Charlotte, NC). Not 100% vegetarian, but many options. The best Ethiopian food I have had out of the four Ethiopian restaurants I have tried.
#8 - Flaming Amy's Burrito Barn (Wilmington, NC). Not 100% vegetarian, but has options. Huge burritos with the choice of different tofus (jerk, BBQ, cajun or plain). This place has attitude (a good one).
#9 - Woodlands (Charlotte, NC). 100% vegetarian. Insanely good Indian food. The food has a different taste than other Indian restaurants around here. I have been told it's as good as any Indian restaurant in Great Britain (supposedly they have some of the best Indian restaurants around).
#10 - The Laughing Seed (Asheville, NC). 100% vegetarian. Classy atmosphere and great food.
#11 - Z Pizza (Columbia, SC). Not 100% vegetarian, but has options. They have a fully loaded vegan pizza with Daiya cheese. Insanely good.
#12 - The Thai House (Charlotte, NC). Not 100% vegetarian, but many options. They have a secret vegetarian menu with even more options (like faux duck). So, be sure to ask for that menu, too.
#13 - Noodles & Company (Charlotte, NC). I just discovered them and they only have two vegan items (Japanese pan noodles and Indonesian noodles), but they are very tasty. They give you big portions and they are cheap!
#14 - Spice 9 (Concord, NC). Not 100% vegetarian, but has options. I have only been there once and had a dish that was chilie peppers in a tamarind and peanut sauce. Absolutely delicious.
#15 - The Loving Hut (Orlando, FL). 100% vegan. Pretty good food. Not a classy atmosphere, but it works. I just had to mention them because they deserve recognition.
#16 - The Red Bowl (Rock Hill, SC). This is the closest place to me. They only have a few veg items, but the best, by far, is the Sesame Tofu dish. I always order it with half tofu, half broccoli. They only give you two sprigs of broccoli by default. I need my veggies.
I think that's about all I have to list right now. Hope you can check out the restaurants someday. I did list them in order of how much I liked them. I try to visit them as often as I can. Put them on your bucket list!