Vegetarian Journal's Guide to Natural Foods Restaurants in the U.S. and Canada
§ Reviewer's choice
1086 Montgomery Rd., Altamonte Springs, FL 32714
Natural foods store/deli. Chamberlin's features a salad bar, homemade soup and veggie chili, hot and cold sandwiches, and hot vegetarian entrées. The Altamonte Springs location is at the LA Fitness Shopping Center.
The Village Shoppes, 249 W. Hwy. 436, #1093, Altamonte Springs, FL 32714
Indian. This Indian restaurant offers a wide variety of vegetarian dishes, including a puréed vegetable soup with spices and lentil soup; vegetable samosas; various chutneys; Indian breads; and more than ten entrées.
19501 Biscayne Blvd., Aventura, FL 33180
Vegan/bakery. See description under Miami, FL entry. Located in Aventura Mall.
Aventura Mall, 19501 Biscayne Blvd., 1433, Aventura, FL 33180
Mediterranean. Pasha's offers several vegetarian items and they are noted as such on the menu. Try Lentil Soup, Falafel Wrap, Baba Ghanoush, Tabbouleh, or Mediterranean Pizza. Pasha's in Aventura is located in the Aventura Mall food court.
19911 Biscayne Blvd., Aventura, FL 33180
Vegetarian/juice bar. See description under Boca Raton, FL entry.
US 1 Mile Marker 30.2, Big Pine Key, FL 33043
Natural foods. The next time you find yourself driving in the Florida Keys, be certain to stop at this natural foods market and juice bar. Dine on vegetarian soups, pita sandwiches, salads, smoothies, and more.
75 SE 3rd St., Boca Raton, FL 33432
Café/organic. This café is located in an organic gourmet market and offers a variety of veggie options including raw pizza, raw mock tuna, a vegan Reuben, roasted seitan sandwich, hummus and falafel sandwich, and fresh juices.
21200 St. Andrews Blvd., Boca Raton, FL 33433
Lebanese. Accommodating for all dietary restrictions, Aladdin’s Eatery caters to every need with nutritious food that is homemade and freshly prepared for each customer. They offer a variety of vegan options. Try authentic Middle Eastern options such as hummus, falafel, and tabouli or specialty pockets that include fried patties topped with hummus and veggies and rolled into a freshly baked pita. They also have dessert options like blueberry bars or jam cookies for the sweet tooth.
22191 Powerline Rd., Boca Raton, FL 33433
Vegan/coffeehouse/café. Apura’s name comes from the Greek philosophy of eating unprocessed foods for a sharp mind and healthy body. This plant-based café successfully does this through their use of organic fruits and vegetables while pressing their juice and raw ingredients in their homemade cuisine. Their motto “made with intention” is evident in every product, hand crafted and fresh for each customer. They offer a wide variety of juices like Pear Mojito, cold brewed coffees with unique flavors like Banana Walnut, and plant-based food like their Spinach and Vegan Goat Cheese Salad. Dine in or choose from a variety of take out options!
628 Glades Rd., Boca Raton, FL 33431
Indian. Bombay Café offers inexpensive, delicious Indian-style vegetarian dishes and some vegan options as well. The restaurant is closed between lunch and dinner, so please call ahead for hours.
179 SE Mizner Blvd., Boca Raton, FL 33432
Vegetarian/juice bar. Multi-colored geometrics with a vibrant vibe, Juceateria takes pride in cleanliness as well as friendliness. Recreating your favorite fast food items into delectable pieces of health heaven, this café still delivers big on the quality. Offering chia, maca, flax, spirulina, goji berries, and raw cocoa. Multi-Menus available including the Juice bar menu, Raw Garden Menu, and Pre/Post Workout Menu, as well as Raw Food Classes.
1668 N. Federal Hwy., Boca Raton, FL 33432
Chinese. Magical Rice offers a different menu for their vegetarian customers. Options include Vegetarian Wonton Soup, Steamed Dumpings, Orange "Beef," Sesame "Chicken," Bean Curd with Vegetables, etc.
Town Center Mall, 6000 Glades Rd., #1176, Boca Raton, FL 33431
Vegetarian/fast food. Maoz is a mostly vegan restaurant. Each meal is served with chips and juice. One of the most highly recommended items on the menu is the falafel. The restaurant originated in Holland and is vegetarian for ethical reasons. Maoz in Boca Raton is located in the food court of the Town Center Mall.
2200 Glades Rd., Ste. 403, Boca Raton, FL 33431
197 North Federal Highway, Boca Raton, FL 33432
Vegetarian/organic/juice bar. Raw Juce uses local and organic produce in all of their cold-pressed juices. Choose from a number of inspired combinations such as Hale to the Kale and Carrot Cake. They also have a wide variety of smoothies and specialty coffees. Raw Juce's menu features some other raw staples such as the Tropical Kale salad and Avo-Quinoa (quinoa with avocado and assorted veggies). Be sure to check out the acai bowls and raw snacks as well. Please note that many menu items feature honey and bee pollen. Outdoor seating is available.
1400 Glades Rd., Boca Raton, FL 33431
Natural foods store/deli. This natural foods café offers soups, pizza made with a whole-wheat crust, sandwiches, veggie burgers, steamed vegetables with rice, a macro platter, burritos, plus many other daily specials.
9118 Bonita Beach Rd., Bonita Springs, FL 34135
Natural foods deli. For Goodness Sake offers sandwiches, salads, and a soup du jour that is almost always vegan. Popular items include a sunshine burger, a barbeque tempeh burger, and eggless salad.
1899 N. Congress Ave., Ste. 3, Boynton Beach, FL 33426
Natural foods/organic/juice bar. JuiceBerry Organic & Natural Food offers a tremendous selection of fresh juices, smoothies, and specialty drinks at their juice bar. They also feature a salad bar and a menu of organic and natural foods. Try the Thai Black Bean and Corn Salad, Baked Falafel Quinoa, or Latino Vegan Wrap. Outdoor seating is available. Reservations are accepted.
1918 Del Prado Blvd S., Ste. 3, Cape Coral, FL 33990
Vegan/Asian/American. Loving Hut is an international vegan restaurant chain with the slogan, "Be Veg. Go Green. Save the Planet." They offer gourmet vegan cuisine "for those making the noble transition to a plant-based diet." Although the menu varies by location, it typically includes appetizers, soups, salads, entrées, desserts, and special beverages. Both Asian and American meals are served including mock meat and vegetable dishes. Loving Hut was created with a vision that all beings could live in peace, love, and harmony with each other and the planet.
1225 Cleveland St., Clearwater, FL 33755
Natural foods store/café. Nature's Food Patch Market & Café is a natural foods store with a salad bar, hot bar, and café. Enjoy sandwiches, wraps, salads, and more in the café. Vegetarian items are noted on the menu. They also offer an extensive selection of Grab-n-Go items.
4445 E. Bay Dr., Clearwater, FL 33764
Thai. A favorite of area vegetarians, this restaurant offers appetizers and entrées made with mixed vegetables, tofu, rice noodles, and/or rice. Sometimes, it also has interesting desserts, such as fried bananas drizzled with raspberry sauce.
1050 E. Highway 50, Ste. D, Clermont, FL 34711
Natural foods store/organic/juice bar. The Health Basket offers organic produce and foods. Both vegetarian and vegan options are available. The store carries all the essentials you need including bulk items, vitamins and supplements, personal care products, and frozen foods. Create your own smoothie at their juice bar which also offers fresh pressed organic juices, fresh squeezed citrus juices, and organic smoothies. The Health Basket in Clermont is next to Gold's Gym in the Kmart Plaza.
630 Brevard Ave, Ste A, Cocoa, FL 32922
Vegan/American. Visit Paisley Vegan Kitchen for completely vegan comfort food made from scratch. For patrons with dietary restrictions, the restaurant has dedicated gluten-free work spaces and fryers. Start off your meal with an appetizer, like their Chesapeake Bay Crabless Cakes, and follow with some of their macaroni and cheese or mushroom ravioli. For dessert, try their peanut butter chocolate cheesecake. The menu also includes a selection of salads and sandwiches.
222 N. 1st St., Cocoa Beach, FL 32931
Natural foods/organic/juice bar. The Green Room Café is a colorful and vibrant restaurant located in downtown Cocoa Beach. They feature an assortment of organic and fresh soups, wraps, sandwiches, juices, smoothies, and acai bowls. Try the Pure Life Wrap, made of hummus, tomato, carrot, cucumber, spinach, cabbage, mushroom, and baby greens. According to their menu, most meals can easily be converted to vegan.
2895 McFarlane Rd., Coconut Grove, FL 33133
Vegan. For descirption, see Miami, FL entry.
3133 Grand Ave., Coconut Grove, FL 33133
Natural foods. Sandwiches, spinach pies, salads, and various fresh juices and smoothies are served. Cash only.
2626 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Coral Gables, FL 33134
Vegan/organic. See description under Miami, Florida entry.
1430 S Dixie Hwy., Coral Gables, FL 33136
2516 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Coral Gables, FL 33134
Vegetarian/juice bar. Jugo Fresh has several locations in Florida bringing cold-pressed juices, organic, fresh, and primarily vegan food, and smoothies. This clean, friendly, and fashionable oasis also serves pre-packed items for those on the go. Tasty samples provoke patrons to pair the kale salad with Brazil nut crumbles made with maca and cacao.
130 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables, FL 33134
Mediterranean. See description under Aventura, FL.
3808 SW 8th St., Coral Gables, FL 33134
Vegan/organic/raw foods. This eclectic café features vegan and raw foods. Try the Kale Quiche, Curry Vegetables, one of their wraps, or a veggie burger. Located directly off Ponce De Leon Boulevard.
5677 Coral Ridge Dr., Coral Springs, FL 33076
Mediterranean. At Falafel Bistro you will find delicious Mediterranean lunch and dinner options for vegetarians and vegans. The food is always made from fresh ingredients using traditional family recipes. Try the stuffed red pepper with quinoa, celery, cranberries, pine nuts, and apricot. Or have some homemade hummus and pita, or one of many vegetarian wraps. There is live music on Fridays and Saturdays. Call ahead for the daily specials. Falafel Bistro is located in The Shoppes at Heron Lakes.
56 N Federal Hwy., Dania Beach, FL 33004
Vegan. An organic tea lounge located in a meditation center. Its peaceful atmosphere, tall ceilings, and a sweet little sitting nook allows patrons to unwind and enjoy. Choose from starters such as the Raw Vegan Pate and Fresh Veggies or Soup of the day. Mains like the Save-The-Tuna Roll consisting of “sushi” rolls stuffed with rainbow veggies including cucumber, bell pepper, carrots, purple cabbage and mixed baby greens along with flat breads and a vegan spread are sure to please the palate.
116 N. Beach St., Daytona Beach, FL 32114
Vegan/Caribbean/juice bar. Kale Café specializes in Caribbean vegan food with raw foods and wheat-/gluten-free options available daily. Enjoy foods like Jerk Seitan, Mac n' Sheese, Curry Chik'n, and Tabbouleh. They also offer daily specials. Kale features cooking classes, educational movies, family discos, and live music events. Outdoor seating is available.
919 W. International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach, FL 32114
Middle Eastern. Pasha Middle East Café offers traditional Middle Eastern cuisine such as falafel and home baked pita bread. They are vegetarian and vegan friendly.
223 Magnolia Ave., Daytona Beach, FL 32114
Thai. Zen Bistro's menu should appeal to anyone with an appetite for spicy food. You'll find many traditional Thai dishes like Coconut Curry and Pad Thai, with some creative options like Pumpkin Curry and Ginger Salad. Almost all dishes can be made vegetarian or vegan. Relax and enjoy your food and drinks in the outdoor seating area. Zen Bistro is closed on weekdays between lunch and dinner, so please call ahead for hours.
20 W. Atlantic Ave., Ste. 103, Delray Beach, FL 33344
Natural foods/café/juice bar. Nature's Way Café is a casual eatery with locations around Florida. Enjoy sandwiches, salads, soups, and fresh beverages from their juice bar. Items to try include the Garden Burger, Vegetarian Salad, and Peanut Butter & Banana Sandwich. Please note that hours, menu items, and services offered may differ from location to location so it's advisable to call ahead.
407 E. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach, FL 33483
Natural foods store/café/juice bar. Nutrition Cottage Health Foods is a family-owned natural foods store offering supplements, personal care items, organic produce, refrigerated & frozen foods, books, and more. Located inside the store is a café and juice bar (entrance is in the rear) with vegetarian and vegan options. Enjoy prepared salads, wraps, and sandwiches in the small eating area or to-go. Vegan desserts are often available, too!
528 NE 2nd St., Delray Beach, FL 33483
Vegan/raw foods/juice bar. This restaurant offers great vegan options for brunch, lunch, and dinner. An American food based restaurant, they also offer raw foods and a juice bar.
11275 Emerald Coast Pkwy., Destin, FL 32550
Thai. Located beside Seascape Golf Course, Royal Orchid offers an exotic menu, including a separate section with over nine vegetarian entrées. For a delicious experience, try Pad-Pak Tofu with a Cucumber Salad.
369 Main St., Dunedin, FL 34698
Mexican. Most of the dishes at this award-winning restaurant are available vegetarian or vegan style. No lard or animal stock is used in any sauces or beans. "Tampa Bay Magazine" has consistently voted this the best Mexican restaurant.
474260 E. State Road 200, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
Thai. Lanna Thai Cuisine offers a lot of choices for vegetarians and vegans and the staff is very accommodating. Tofu is an option for many dishes and most items can be made vegan upon request. Try their dish called 'Amazing.' It is steamed broccoli with Thai peanut sauce. Lanna is closed between lunch and dinner, so please call ahead for hours.
(For restaurant listings in the surrounding areas, see Boca Raton and Hollywood.)
3060 N. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311
Indian. See description under Boca Raton, FL.
3433 Griffin Rd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
Vegan/American/café. Clovermint Café is a healthy, vegan restaurant in the Fort Lauderdale area. They opened the business with a mission to provide healthy and delicious foods to the community. In doing so, they keep all of their food vegan and gluten free, and they use whole ingredients to prepare the recipes. All of their dishes are vegan including avocado fries, which are coconut and almond encrusted avocado slices that have been fried in coconut oil and served with a garlic dipping sauce. They offer many other options including a hummus plate, a buffalo cauliflower plate, a sunflower seed tuna melt, cinnamon apple pancakes, and decadent chocolate cake. Come by and try some of the delicious vegan food they have to offer! Please note that they will be adding more hours open in the future.
900 NE 20th Ave., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
Vegetarian/teahouse. Enjoy sandwiches such as Banana Kale, Not Tuna, Avocado, and Veggie Burger, as well as salads including Beet and Avocado. Also dine on desserts and, of course, tea.
1075 SE 17th St., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
3429 Galt Ocean Dr., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308
Vegan/natural foods/organic/juice bar. Green Bar & Kitchen is an inviting restaurant with bright, rustic-style décor. Try the Superfood Salad, made of sunflower sprouts, goji berries, hemp seeds, cacao nibs, and coconut chips, on a bed of kale, romaine, spinach, and green cabbage. Other foods include Living Lasagna, Buffalo Tempeh, Chick'n Salad Sandwich, and Coconut Grain Bowl. Green Bar also features daily specials and soups along with a wide array of juices. Outdoor seating is available. The Galt Ocean Drive location is an express version of this restaurant. The Express location is open for breakfast and lunch Monday trhough Saturday and is closed on Sunday. The Express location offers vegan pizza!
1013 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
Pizza/organic. Pizza Fusion is an organic, eco-friendly pizza chain offering vegan and gluten-free options. Try the Very Vegan Pizza which has crimini mushrooms, roasted garlic, organic tomato sauce, and soy cheese (casein-free). Or build your own pizza with topping choices like roasted eggplant, kalamata olives, sundried tomatoes, sauteed spinach, and vegan soy cheese. The motto at Pizza Fusion is, "Saving the Earth, One Pizza at a Time" and that’s not just a slogan. Examples of how they promote sustainability include: using company-owned hybrid vehicles for food deliveries; giving customers discounts for bringing back their pizza boxes for recycling; using spudware utensils, made from potatoes, which biodegrade in 50 days; and offsetting their energy use by purchasing wind energy certificates.
3801 Griffin Rd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
Indian. Royal India, while not a vegetarian restaurant, has an extensive vegetarian menu section with many vegan dishes. The Bombay Aloo (potato cooked in spices & tomato sauce), Chana Masala (chickpeas cooked with fresh onion & tomato), and Baingan Bhartha (eggplant barbecued in a Tandoori oven and then mashed and garnished with fresh onion, tomato, peas, & herbs) are always good choices. Don't miss their daily lunch buffet.
1217 E. Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Vegetarian/juice bar. Enjoy a wide variety of fresh juices and healthy bites such as marinated kale, raw zucchini alfredo, and raw vegan lasagna.
1431 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
Vegan/contemporary. Sublime offers the ultimate in upscale vegan dining in a fresh, chic setting where you might even spot a celebrity! Organic ingredients are used whenever possible and the menu includes sushi, brick-oven pizzas, salads, pastas, and entrées. As if the delicious food and beautiful ambience aren't enough reason to go to Sublime, there's the added incentive of knowing that all profits from the restaurant go to animal welfare organizations. Reservations are recommended.
2000 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33305
Natural foods store/deli. See description under Boca Raton, FL.
(For restaurant listings in the surrounding areas, see Bonita Springs.)
12901 McGregor Blvd., Ste. 5, Fort Myers, FL 33919
Pizza/organic. See description under Fort Lauderdale, FL.
101 Melody Ln., Fort Pierce, FL 34950
Vegetarian/food truck. Veggie Love serves up raw, organic, and vegan options for hungry festival goers and farmers market shoppers. They offer several different juices, smoothies, and iced tea as well. Main course options include Raw Tacos, the Peace Patty, and Indian-style Dosarito Burrito. Raw desserts range from carrot cake to seasonal cheesecakes. Follow them on Twitter or Facebook to find out where they will be serving up their wholesome food.
1850 Boy Scout Dr. #A106, Ft. Meyers, FL 33907
Natural foods. Vegan items are clearly marked on the menu. Enjoy raw juices and smoothies, as well as dishes such as organic tempeh tacos, quesadillas or enchiladas, and tofu salad. They also offer vegan soups and desserts. They have outdoor seating.
3332 Cleveland Ave., Ft. Meyers, FL 33901
Indian. Enjoy several clearly labeled vegan curries including Golden Gram Spinach Curry and Gobi Mattar. They also have vegan smoothies.
(For restaurant listings in the surrounding areas, see High Springs.)
232 SE 1st St., Gainesville, FL 32601
Mexican/American. Boca Fiesta is located in the heart of downtown Gainesville and is conveniently located near many concert venues and college hang out spots, with hours to accommodate late night hunger. The atmosphere is very laid back and the dining area is filled with quirky artwork. Many vegan options are available, including a decadent vegan mac & cheese. Try a burrito stuffed with TVP or locally made tempeh and a fresh-squeezed limeade.
3500 SW 13th St., Gainesville, FL 32608
Japanese. Chopstix Café offers vegetarian sushi and other Pan Asian favorites, such as Thai Curry Fried Tofu.
604 NW 13th St., Gainesville, FL 32603
Vegetarian/bakery/café. Govinda's menu contains no meat, fish, or eggs, and most of the options are vegan. From the soup menu, try the dhal soup or soup of the day, which are accompanied by free refills and freshly baked bread. Their Govinda Burger is a baked veggie burger made of carrots, brown rice, and sunflower seeds served with pesto sauce and field greens, and their Chickpea of the Sea is a mock-tuna salad sandwich made of chickpeas, celery, and creamy vegan mayonnaise, topped with field greens. Don't leave without trying a sweet from their dessert menu, which includes cookies, cupcakes, and date balls.
1025 W University Ave., Gainesville, FL 32601
Vegetarian/ice cream parlor/treats. Karma Cream is an all organic and very vegan friendly restaurant. Ice cream selections are clearly divided into dairy and vegan options (made with coconut milk). They offer several sandwiches including the Tofurky Reuben and Vegan Grilled Cheese. All of their baked goods are vegan, and include options like the Brownie Topped Chocolate Donut. Be sure to check out their Facebook page to see any specials they have available.
433 S. Main St., Gainesville, FL 32601
Vegan/coffeehouse. Radical Press Coffee Collective is an independent, worker-run, vegan coffeehouse. You can customize your beverage with alternative milks including soy, rice, almond, and flax. Vegan baked goods are also offered. The coffeehouse aims to be gathering spot for the community -- a place to meet and socialize. They are located inside the Civic Media Center, Gainesville's own radical lending library. Outdoor seating is available.
619 W University Ave., Gainesville, FL 32601
Caribbean. The Reggae Shack Cafe has an extensive selection of traditional Caribbean dishes. The menu also has many veggie options, noting that all vegetarian dishes are also vegan and prepared separately from other foods. Selections include the Spicy Tempeh Sandwich and Curry Palm Hearts. Particularly adventurous diners could opt for the Jerk Tofu, which the menu warns is the spiciest dish available. Be sure to check out the dessert menu, which features a few vegan options.
826 W. Hallandale Beach Blvd., Hallandale Beach, FL 33009
Vegan. Screaming Carrots opens mid-morning and serves breakfast where the Tofu Scramble is a popular item. Lunch and dinner service includes the popular Glass Noodles; the noodles themselves are made from green beans, southeast Asian-style, with seasonal vegetables and shredded tofu. Another popular dish is stir-fried vegetables, also southeast Asian-style. Gluten-free options are available. A raw nut shake made from walnuts, Brazil nuts, pumpkin seeds, pecans, coconut, dates, and almond milk is available. You may also choose to start your meal with the mushroom in coconut milk soup.
3944 N. 46th Ave., Hollywood, FL 33021
Kosher. This kosher dairy restaurant offers a wide selection of vegetarian dishes, including fake "meat" dishes, quiche, pizza, salads, sandwiches, Middle Eastern platters, and more.
1869 South Patrick Dr., Indian Harbour Beach, FL 32937
Vegan/raw foods/organic. Located in the Harbour Villa of Indian Harbour Beach, this raw vegan café features not only a full menu of healthy options, but also has seasoned, experienced staff members who are more than happy to help you improve your vegan lifestyle. Happy Healthy Human goes above and beyond your average restaurant, featuring weekly organic produce boxes as well as consultation services for those interested in the raw vegan lifestyle. If you're in the market for food that not only tastes amazing, but makes you feel amazing, Happy Healthy Human promises to deliver.
2300 Gulf Blvd., Indian Rocks Beach, FL 33785
Thai. Choose your level of spiciness, from no stars to five stars, for the Vegetable Deluxe, Vegetable Curry, Veggie Pad Thai, Veggie Fried Rice, or one of the several other dishes that can be prepared without meat. Outdoor seating is available.
(For restaurant listings in the surrounding areas, see Orange Park.)
12620 Beach Blvd., Ste. 16, Jacksonville, FL 32257
Natural foods store. Veggie sandwiches, including a tofu Reuben, hummus, and veggie burger, are offered, as well as various salads. The Health Shoppe is located in the Southside area of Jacksonville.
2005-1 Park St., Five Points, Jacksonville, FL 32204
Mediterranean. Hovan Mediterranean Gourmet offers classic Mediterranean dishes including many that are vegan. Enjoy falafel, hummus, tabbouleh, and baba ghanouj. Please note that the bread (Hovan roll) contains cheese and is not vegan. Hovan is a quaint eatery with nice outdoor seating and is located in downtown Jacksonville.
1243 King St., Jacksonville, FL 32204
Vegan/bakery. Enjoy tasty treats that are completely vegan at Sweet Theory Baking Co. Try a Green Tea Cookie Sandwich or Blackberry Chocolate Donut. Ingredients are all natural and organic and include organic cold-pressed coconut oil, agave nectar, and organic whole cane sugar as sweeteners. The bakery is located in the Riverside area of Jacksonville.
11911 US Highway 1, Ste. 103, Juno Beach, FL 33408
Natural foods/café/juice bar. See description under Delray Beach, FL.
103 S. US Highway 1, Jupiter, FL 33477
Natural foods/café/juice bar. See description under Delray Beach, FL.
103900 Overseas Hwy., Key Largo, FL 33037
American. Sundowners is located Bay-side at Mile Marker 104 off the Overseas Highway in Key Largo, FL. Sundowners presents a resort-like ambiance with breathtaking views; described as one of the best sunsets in South Florida/Upper Keys. Although this is primarily a seafood restaurant, they offer a vegetarian menu with entrees such as the Pasta Primavera with fresh zucchini slices, sliced mushrooms, tomatoes, roasted red peppers, spinach, and basil sautéed in olive oil, garlic and white wine and served over penne pasta.
(For restaurant listings in the surrounding areas, see Big Pine Key.)
829 Fleming St., Key West, FL 33040
Natural foods/organic/juice bar. Date & thyme employs the tagline, "food as it should be." They use natural foods from sustainable sources and organic ingredients. Try vegan items like Coconut Curry or a 'TLT' which is a veggie version of the BLT (made with marinated tempeh instead of bacon). Please call the restaurant to find out the daily specials, and "help yourself" to some tasty food at this eclectic eatery!
917 Simonton St., Key West, FL 33040
Vegan/natural foods store/juice bar. Sugar Apple Natural Foods offers vegan lunch fare and fresh juices all within a natural foods store. Enjoy sandwiches, wraps, and salads including Lloyd's Eggless Egg Salad, Organic Tofu Wrap, Hummus Salad, Veggie Burger, and Peaceful Tempeh. They are mostly a take-out place as there is very limited seating. Prices are quite reasonable. Check out their selection of herbs, teas, spices, supplements, vitamins, personal care products, literature, and more.
513 Greene St., Key West, FL 33040
Thai. About a dozen vegetarian options are available on their menu, including Pad Thai, vegetarian spring rolls, fried tofu, soups, vegetable curry dishes, and noodle dishes.
509 Southard St., Key West, FL 33040
Café/eclectic. One reader called this funky yet quaint establishment "a must for vegetarians and non-vegetarians alike." Although seafood is served, the menu is very veg-friendly. Vegan items are noted and include Kung Pao Tofu, Curried 'Chicken' Salad, un-Wing Dings, Teriyaki Stir Fry, and their own Café Veggie Burger.
1114 N. John Young Pkwy., Kissimmee, FL 34741
Natural foods store/deli. Chamberlin's in Kissimmee is located at the Town Corral Shopping Center. See description under Altamonte Springs, FL.
4980 W. Irlo Bronson Memorial Hwy., Kissimmee, FL 34746
Indian. Come for the bold and flavorful tastes of Punjabi cuisine, served by friendly and speedy staff. Choose from a large variety of vegetarian entrées, each with carefully selected spices to satisfy even the pickiest Indian food critic. Finish your meal with spiced tea.
(For restaurant listings in the surrounding areas, see Altamonte Springs and Longwood.)
1674 E. Buena Vista Dr., Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
Vegan/bakery/kosher. BabyCakes NYC is a specialty vegan bakery that serves fresh-baked cookies, brownies, cupcakes, and doughnuts. Everything is made from scratch in small batches in their kitchen and crafted from carefully selected ingredients that are also gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free, and refined sugar-free. BabyCakes is located in the Downtown Disney Marketplace at the Walt Disney World Resort. They are in the building marked Fresh A-Peel.
231 N. Main Ave., Lake Placid, FL 33852
Organic café/juice bar. This café and juice bar offers organic juice and smoothies, as well as many vegan options including make-your-own salad, a rice bowl with stir-fried veggies, and Chickpea Salad Sandwich. They sometimes have live music!
517 Lake Ave., Lake Worth, FL 33460
Natural foods/café/juice bar. See description under Delray Beach, FL.
5329 S. Florida Ave., Lakeland, FL 33813
Natural foods store/café/organic. Anthony's Restaurant is a veg-friendly café tucked in the corner of Anthony's Health Hut, a natural foods store. A small yet satisfying selection is offered including a Veggie Avocado Sandwich, Tofu Egg Salad, and customizable smoothies. Anthony's is locally-owned and known for friendly and helpful customer service.
1531 US Highway 98 S, Lakeland, FL 33801
Natural foods store/deli. Chamberlin's in Lakeland is located at the Grove Park Shopping Center. See description under Altamonte Springs, FL.
10625 117th Dr., Largo, FL 33773
Indian/Pakistani. Come for authentic and delicately prepared Punjabi cuisine. Start with a vegetarian appetizer or choose from their large selection of fresh breads stuffed with green chilies, garlic, cilantro, or spiced cauliflower just to name a few. Select from a variety of entrées including Aloo Gobi, Channa Masala, or the Garden Dinner which includes a sampling of vegetarian dishes. Taste of Punjab is closed between lunch and dinner, so please call ahead for hours.
(For restaurant listings in the surrounding areas, see Boca Raton and Hollywood.)
4263 NW 12th St., Lauderhill, FL 33313
Vegetarian/Caribbean/juice bar. Tropitaste Vegetarian Restaurant offers stews, soups, mockmeats, and fresh juices. Enjoy an all-vegetarian menu with the flavor of the Caribbean. Tropitaste is located just west of State Road 7, on the south side of Lauderhill Mall, across from the bus terminal.
4816 N. University Dr., Lauderhill, FL 33351
Vegetarian/Indian. Woodlands Pure Vegetarian Indian Cuisine specializes in South Indian all-vegetarian food. They offer an extensive menu that includes appetizers, dosas, uthappam (Indian-style pancakes), pullavs (rice specialties), curries, and breads. On weekdays, stop in for their popular lunch buffet. Unlike the Orlando location, Woodlands in Fort Lauderdale is closed on weekdays between lunch and dinner, so please call ahead for hours.
1155 W. St. Rd. 434, Longwood, FL 32750
Middle Eastern. Ali Baba has been consistently voted the best Middle Eastern restaurant in Central Florida. They have a separate vegetarian menu which includes Falafel, Hummus, and Dolmehs.
5800 Overseas Hwy., Ste. 23, Marathon, FL 33050
Vegetarian/café/organic/juice bar. Food For Thought is a vegetarian, organic, and raw foods café located inside a health food store and bookstore. Offerings are mostly vegan. Enjoy sandwiches, soups, wraps, and daily specials along with specialty beverages from their juice bar. Food For Thought is located in Gulfside Village Plaza in the heart of the Florida Keys.
85 East Merritt Ave., Merritt Island, FL 32953
Vegan. A-live and Healthy is rock star! All of their foods are raw, which is impressive due to the large menu. I love their Lively Lemonade (Fresh Lemon Juice, Agave Nectar, Filtered H2O) and their Stuffed Avocado (1/2 an organic avocado filled with our sprouted hummus or one of their freshly made veggie pate’s). They offer options for those transitioning into the raw lifestyle, like the Chick’un Salad Sandwich and Vegetable Soup. The owners are passionate about their food and lifestyle, which makes the meal even better. They sell a lot of their raw vegan ingredients in a cooler at the front of the store which is an awesome idea. The restaurant is located between the Home Depot & Bikram Yoga.
(For restaurant listings in the surrounding areas, see Coconut Grove, Hollywood, Miami Beach, North Miami, and North Miami Beach.)
5750 SW 40th St., Miami, FL 33155
Natural foods/juice bar. Chef Carlos at the Beehive Juice Bar has been serving up vegan delights to the Miami community for over 20 years. But juice is not the only thing on the menu at Beehive. From Mexican to Mediterranean and macrobiotic to raw, this unique restaurant has a little something for everybody. The vegan fare includes soups, empanadas, saltenas, baked tofu, and fresh salads. And, of course, the beverage menu is just as tempting with various smoothies, mixed-veggie juices, and even a fresh-pressed lemonade surprise! Taking a trip to the Beehive Juice Bar would bring a little sunshine to anyone's day. Please note that everything here is vegan with the exception of tuna which is offered as an option. Beehive is located on the corner of Bird Road and Red Road.
2322 NE 2nd Ave., Miami, FL 33137
Vegan/bakery/kosher. Bunnie Cakes is a cute little vegan and gluten-free bakery. Their cupcakes and cakes are available in many flavors including strawberry, cookies & cream, cinnamon sugar, mint chocolate, and red velvet. They can customize any order. Every cupcake comes with a heart because they bake them with love. The store is bright, colorful, and fun. Bunnie Cakes is located in the Wynwood area of Miami.
711 NW 27th Ave., Miami, FL 33125
646 NE 79th St., Miami, FL 33138
Vegan/organic. Choices Café is vegan, local, and organic. Menu choices include wraps, sandwiches, soups, burgers, salads, and desserts. Pancakes are definitely a must! Choices has been praised by vegans and meat-eaters alike. The location on NW 27th is near the Maimi airport. The location on NE 79th is on the Upper East Side of Miami. There is another location in Coral Gables.
1248 SW 22nd St., Miami, FL 33145
Vegetarian/French. This authentic French café offers many specialties like vegan crepes and vegan crème brulee. They also have a build your own sandwich option with toppings like vegan “tuna” and fresh veggies. Eden in Eden is conscious of nutrition and creates their food to provide complete nourishment for optimal health. They strive to rediscover food and they succeed with their flavorful and creative combinations.
25 W. Flagler St., Miami, FL 33130
Natural foods. Granny Feelgood's makes a special effort to offer the freshest, healthiest foods available. Organic produce is offered and the menu selections (sandwiches, soups, salads, desserts, and international entrées) emphasize low-fat, low-cholesterol, and low-sodium foods. Vegetarian and vegan items are noted on the menu. Granny's is located in downtown Miami. Outdoor seating is available.
2621 NW 2nd Ave., Miami, FL 33127
Vegetarian/juice bar. Jucy Lu features cold pressed juices and smoothies made with locally sourced and organic produce. The menu has a variety of fun drinks like the Watermelon Cooler (with mint and cucumber) and the Eazy Breezy (kiwi, apple, and lime). They also have a selection of soups, salads, and wraps available every day. And be sure to check out the dessert selection while you are there! Note that some juices are sweetened with honey, so be sure to ask for vegan options.
222 NW 26th St., Miami, FL 33127
350 NE 60th St., Miami, FL 33137
Vegetarian/juice bar. See entry under Coral Gables.
4600 N.E 2nd Ave., Miami, FL 33137
Italian/Mediterranean. Lemoni Pizza and Kitchen’s motto is “Eat Good, Feel Good”, which is apparent in the variety of healthy and often vegan dishes they serve. They have put a vegan spin on dishes such as meatballs with marinara sauce, Greek salad, and the classic brick oven pizza. They have quite a few vegan specialty pizzas such as Mexican with corn, black beans and creamy cashew sauce. This is not a slice you’ll want to miss!
Alfred I. Dupont Building, 80 NE 2nd Ave., Miami, FL 33132
Vegetarian. Their menu is nearly all vegan, but there are honey and bee pollen in some drinks. The cafe offers full meals, salads, and soups both eat-in or as takeout. At the juice bar, they have freshly made smoothies, juices, nut milks, coffee, and tea. They have both cooked and raw food options to meet any desire. Try the vegan coconut ceviche, superfood arepas, nori wraps, and raw desserts.
553 NE 81 St., Miami, FL 33138
Vegan/eclectic. Mi Vida Café is situated in the heart of Miami. Dishes such as Seitan Marsala - a combination of mushrooms, onions, parsley, rosemary, and marsala wine - are made fresh daily. Local and organic ingredients are used whenever possible. Also offered are freshly pressed juices and smoothies like the Divine Spark, a watermelon, mint, pear, and strawberry concoction!
1414 Brickell Ave., Miami, FL 33131
3801 N. Miami Ave., Miami, FL 33127
Four Seasons Hotel, 1441 Brickell Ave., 4th Fl., Miami, FL 33131
University of Miami Medical Wellness Center, 1120 NW 14th St., Miami, FL 33136
Mediterranean. The Brickell Avenue location is in the Miami Financial District. The location on N. Miami Avenue is in the Miami Design District. The location in the Four Seasons Hotel is on the 4th floor where The Sports Club/LA fitness facility is located. See description under Aventura, FL.
105 NE 24th, Miami, FL 33137
Vegan. Plant Food + Wine is located in the Wynwood Arts District and is the destination for vegan fine dining. Enjoy your meal on the poolside patio under the shade of palm trees or in the modern indoor dining room and bar. Serving lunch, dinner, and dessert, everyone can find something they enjoy including Coconut Ceviche Tacos, Zucchini Lasagna, Banana Leaf Tamale, and Mango Parfait. Reservations suggested.
7293 NW 36th St., Miami, FL 33166
Vegetarian/natural foods. Prana serves up delicious and inexpensive holiday, party, and dessert trays of gourmet and ethnic foods. Foods are made fresh each day and include tofu dishes, soups, and curry. The restaurant offers cooking classes on some Sundays; call ahead to reserve a spot. You can eat your meal at the restaurant, either inside or out, or you can order delivery by phone or fax. The restaurant is located near the airport and includes a store that offers books, incense, and health food products.
5505 NE 2nd Ave., Miami, FL 33137
Vegan/coffeehouse. Sweat Records Café is a completely vegan coffeehouse with vegan desserts. Their specialty is espresso coffee, and they boast a wide variety of vegan milks (regular and vanilla soy milk, and regular and vanilla almond milk). Come hang out, get caffeinated, and listen to great music! The café is located inside Sweat Records, an indie music store, event space, and Wi-Fi lounge in Miami's Little Haiti.
5138 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, FL 33137
Vegetarian/natural foods store. This vegetarian natural foods restaurant offers organic food whenever possible.
115 SW 107th Ave., Miami, FL 33174
Vegetarian/Latin American/juice bar. Vegan and Juice is a small, family-run eatery and juice bar that serves Latin-inspired vegetarian and vegan food. Featuring a buffet and an ever-changing menu, tasty favorites include spinach empanadas, lentil cakes, yuca soufflé, beet-carrot slaw, baked sweet plantains, quinoa, and corn casserole. Make sure to choose a beverage like strawberry-pineapple or green juice from their made-fresh juice bar. Vegan and Juice is located in the Holiday Shopping Plaza.
11 Island Ave., Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 397-8018 *Err*
Vegan. Enjoy a breathtaking view from this vegan establishment while dining on appetizers including Grilled Plantain and Veggie Kebob Skewers, Tricolor Potato Latkes (pancakes), or a vegan cheese platter. Main course dishes include Green Curry Veggie Pot with Bamboo Rice, Green Thumb Lasagna with Béchamel Sauce, Pad Thai, Chimichurri Tempeh over Rainbow Quinoa, and more. Exciting side dishes include Mac & Cheese, Spicy Kim Chi, Cheesy shaved Brussel sprouts, etc. Finally, end your meal with an exquisite dessert including Chocolate Ganache Pie, Italian's Favorite Tiramisu, Raw key lime ice cream with raspberry sauce, or Mocha Salted Caramel Chocolate Lava Cake.
1935 West Ave. Ste. 102, Miami Beach, FL 33139
40 South Pointe Dr., Miami Beach, FL 33139
Vegetarian/juice bar. See listing under Coral Gables, FL
900 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach, FL 33139
Mediterranean. Pasha's in Miami Beach is located in the South Beach area of Miami Beach. See description under Aventura, FL.
1115 5th St., Miami Beach, FL 33139
Pizza/organic. This location is in the Shops at Fifth & Alton in South Beach. See description under Fort Lauderdale, FL.
744 6th St., Miami Beach, FL 33139
Vegan/raw foods. Enjoy waffles, raw crepes, a spinach melt, pad Thai kelp noodles, Italian neatball sub, raw cake, smoothies, and more.
6060 Miramar Pkwy., Miramar, FL 33023
Vegan/Caribbean/juice bar. Vegetarian Delight occupies a small but bright space with limited seating. All food is cooked to order and daily specials are written on a small chalkboard by the register. Their foods are made from wheat gluten, soy protein, and/or tofu. Cash only.
18834 US Highway 441, Mount Dora, FL 32757
Natural foods store/organic/café. The Health Basket offers organic produce and foods, as well as made-to-order salads and wraps. Both vegetarian and vegan options are available (they even have vegan mayo!). The store carries all the essentials you need including bulk items, personal care products, and frozen foods. Create your own smoothie at their juice bar, which also offers fresh pressed organic juices, fresh squeezed citrus juices, and organic smoothies. Please note that the juice bar is closed on Sundays.
301 N Baker St., Ste. 106, Mount Dora, FL 32757
Vegan/raw foods/organic. Vitality Bistro is a vegan eatery offering a menu of organic living foods. Enjoy entrées like Heirloom Lasagna, "Cheeze" Lovers' Pizza, Asian Noodles with Sweet Dragon Sauce, and Tostada Mexicana. Their Frosty Fudgesicle Shake is out of this world! Ask your server about the daily specials. Free Wi-Fi is available.
2464 Vanderbilt Beach Rd. Ext., Naples, FL 34109
Natural foods deli. See description under Bonita Springs, FL.
975 Pine Ridge Rd., Naples, FL 34108
Vegan/Asian/American. Loving Hut is an international vegan restaurant chain with the slogan, "Be Veg. Go Green. Save the Planet." They offer gourmet vegan cuisine "for those making the noble transition to a plant-based diet." Although the menu varies by location, it typically includes appetizers, soups, salads, entrées, desserts, and special beverages. Both Asian and American meals are served including mock meat and vegetable dishes. Loving Hut was created with a vision that all beings could live in peace, love, and harmony with each other and the planet. Loving Hut in Naples has different hours in the summer months, so please call ahead.
13343 NW 7th Ave., North Miami, FL 33168
Vegetarian/Caribbean. Enjoy an all-vegetarian menu of Caribbean cuisine at Konata's Restaurant. You can eat in the small eatery or get your food to-go. Enjoy stews, soy patties, rice & peas, salads, and more! At Konata's, you get a lot of food for your money.
3099 NE 163rd St., North Miami Beach, FL 33160
Vegan/natural foods/juice bar. Holi Vegan Kitchen provides plenty of gluten-free and oil-free options with the goal of promoting a nutritious and healing whole-foods diet. They have an entire menu dedicated to breakfast including, but not limited to a gluten-free pesto garden scramble, a raw fresh super acai bowl, and gluten-free buckwheat banana pancakes. For a main dish, try their oil-free avocado and chickpea salad wrap or a mushroom grilled cheese with homemade cashew cheese. Accompany your meal with one of their refreshing live juices, including one made with pineapple, green apple, cucumber, and mint.
14871 Biscayne Blvd., North Miami Beach, FL 33181
Vegetarian/organic/juice bar. See description under Coral Gables, FL entry.
514 NE 167th St., North Miami Beach, FL 33162
Indian. Kebab is recommended by the Vegetarian Gourmet Society in Florida as serving "the best Indian vegetarian foods that we have ever tasted." Dishes are made fresh, and special diets are accommodated.
73 NE 167th St., North Miami Beach, FL 33162
Vegan/Caribbean. Vegetarian Restaurant By Hakin serves a variety of mock meat dishes, as well as all-vegetable or tofu meals. They bake their own banana bread and zucchini bread. Raw dishes are available too.
420 US Highway 1, Ste. 1, North Palm Beach, FL 33408
Natural foods/café/juice bar. See description under Delray Beach, FL.
1738 Kingsley Ave., Orange Park, FL 32073
Natural foods/deli. The Granary Deli is located in the Granary Whole Foods store. This primarily vegetarian deli offers soups, sandwiches, salads, and much more. Organic ingredients are used when available.
(For restaurant listings in the surrounding areas, see Altamonte Springs and Longwood.)
1813 N. Orange Ave., Orlando, FL 32804
Vegan/natural foods store. Artichoke Red Vegan Market is a completely vegan natural foods store. Their food products include frozen and canned items, snacks, sweets, and coffees and teas. They also offer personal care items, pet products, and more. This authentic market was started by a former meat eater who found that eating meat was not only unethical but was not benefitting his health. If there is any vegan item that you cannot find anywhere else, you can most likely find it at Artichoke Red! They are located 2 blocks south of Princeton Street and directly across from the Rock & Roll Heaven record store.
Hyatt Regency Orlando, 9801 International Dr., Orlando, FL 32819
International. This diner features a vegetarian section on the menu that includes chili, lasagna, falafel, and veggie burgers.
7600 Dr. Phillips Blvd., Orlando, FL 32819
Natural foods store/deli. Chamberlin's in Orlando is located at The Market Place. See description under Altamonte Springs, FL.
618 N. Thornton Ave., Orlando, FL 32803
Vegetarian/organic/café/teahouse. Dandelion Communitea Café is an organic, vegan-friendly eatery & urban teahouse with a funky vibe. They use local & organic ingredients whenever possible; gluten-free items are noted on the menu. Dandelion offers wraps, salads, soups, sandwiches, and award-winning chili. They even have a vegan Fluffer Nutter Sandwich (toasted sourdough or wheat bread smeared with almond butter, bananas & Ricemellow fluff). Mmmm. They feature live entertainment regularly including a vibrant drum circle on the new and full moon. Located in a 1925 bungalow house with bohemian decorations and bright colors, Dandelion is in the heart of Orlando, right behind Colonial Photo & Hobby.
2603 E South St., Orlando, FL 32803
Vegan. Traditional southern dishes take on a plant-based twist at this market location. Dixie Dharma’s BBQ is known for its immaculate similarity to authentic pulled pork. Indulge in a “sloppy joe” or “baked mac ‘n cheese” at this hip location in central Florida.
444 N. Bumby Ave., Orlando, FL 32803
Coffeehouse/café. Enjoy top shelf coffee, that is always either fair trade and organic or rainforest alliance certified, prepared with their selection of nut milks. Try vegetarian and vegan soups, wraps, paninis, and housemade pastries. Enjoy the down-to-earth ambiance at Drunken Monkey by reading a book or playing a board game with friends. Free Wi-Fi is available. They frequently host events including stand-up comedy, live music, and local artists. They also have a drive-thru! Drunken Monkey is located in the Colonialtown South area of Orlando.
12950 E. Colonial Dr., Ste. 106, Orlando, FL 32826
vegetarian café. Eastside Asian Market is a specialty grocery store with Chinese, Filipino, Vietnamese, Japanese, Thai, and Korean foods. They offer a wide variety of fresh produce for all your cooking needs. They have a vegetarian café inside the market. The menu is small but food is served hot and fresh. The dishes are cooked-to-order and includes fried dumplings, ramen noodles, and the very popular, Special Buns. This family business is located on the corner of E. Colonial and 408 in East Orlando.
601 E. Rollins St., Orlando, FL 32803
Vegetarian/cafeteria. A deli, a taco bar, and a soup and salad bar are featured; low-fat and low-salt entrées are available at this cafeteria.
810 W. Colonial Dr., Orlando, FL 32804
Vegetarian/Chinese. Located near Disney World, the Garden Café offers an all-vegetarian menu. Their philosophy is "Forgo the meat without giving up the taste." You can choose from vegan Chinese standards, such as Hot and Sour Soup, or be adventurous and try Braised Vegetarian Shark's Fin with Wild Bamboo Pith Soup. Their entrées are made with soy and wheat gluten mock meats, including Rainbow Shrimp, Sweet and Sour Chicken, and Satay Beef.
1600 Edgewater Dr., Orlando, FL 32804
Vegetarian/teahouse/café/organic. Located in College Park, Infusion Tea offers vegetarian fare in an eclectic atmosphere. Vegan items are noted on the menu and include Tempeh Chili, Pesto Panini, Avocado Delight Wrap, and Gazpacho. Prices are reasonable and ingredients are organic. As a modern teahouse, Infusion offers many varieties and flavors of tea as well as hot or iced tea lattes.
2101 E. Colonial Dr., Orlando, FL 32803
Vegan/Asian/American. Loving Hut is an international vegan restaurant chain with the slogan, "Be Veg. Go Green. Save the Planet." They offer gourmet vegan cuisine "for those making the noble transition to a plant-based diet." Although the menu varies by location, it typically includes appetizers, soups, salads, entrées, desserts, and special beverages. Both Asian and American meals are served including mock meat and vegetable dishes. Loving Hut was created with a vision that all beings could live in peace, love, and harmony with each other and the planet. The Orlando location has a large appetizer menu and splits their entrées between noodle/rice dishes and Western meals; they also have a separate quinoa menu.
4200 Conroy Rd., Orlando, FL 32839
Vegetarian/fast food. Maoz is a mostly vegan restaurant. Each meal is served with chips and juice. One of the most highly recommended items on the menu is the falafel. The restaurant originated in Holland and is vegetarian for ethical reasons.
657 N. Primrose Dr., Orlando, FL 32803
Vietnamese. Pho Vinh offers 10 vegetarian dishes on their Vietnamese menu.
715 N. Fern Creek Ave., Unit D, Orlando, FL 32803
Vegetarian. Sanctum Cafe has a wide variety of dining choices. You can get sandwiches, pastas, bowls, salads, specialty drinks, and breakfast items. Most of the menu items are Gluten Free! The Vegetable Latkes and Sedona Bowl are highly recommended.
2603 E South St., Orlando, FL 32803
Vegan/bakery. Valhalla Bakery is the perfect place to go to satisfy your vegan sweet-tooth craving. The cozy bakery is known for its Nanaimo bars, cupcakes, and artfully presented custom-order cakes that are suitable for any occasion from a birthday party to a wedding. Their ever-changing menu is also filled with a selection of pies, cookies, muffins, pretzels, tarts, buns, doughnuts, and even some gluten-free baked goods.
6040 S. Orange Blossom Trl., Orlando, FL 32809
Vegetarian/Indian. See description under Fort Lauderdale, FL.
48 E. Granada Blvd., Ormond Beach, FL 32176
Vegan/Caribbean/juice bar. See description under Daytona, FL entry.
1170 Oviedo Mall Blvd., Oviedo, FL 32765
Natural foods store/deli. Chamberlin's in Oviedo is located at the Oviedo Market Place. See description under Altamonte Springs, FL.
(For restaurant listings in the surrounding areas, see Boca Raton and West Palm Beach.)
261 Royal Poinciana Way, Palm Beach, FL 33480
Vegetarian. Island Bee is an organic market combined with a juicery and a mostly vegan cafe, which has gluten free options. Note that some of their smoothies use bee products. It is a perfect place to grab a healthy meal while you're out shopping! Island Bee serves sandwiches, salads, and bowls.
4783 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418
Vegetarian/living foods/organic. Christopher's Kitchen features living foods which are comprised mainly of organic fruits, vegetables, seaweeds, nuts, seeds, and sprouted grains that are prepared by hand. Try the #1 NYC Roll, made of teriyaki almond pate, mango, kale, sprouts, red pepper, and sweet and spicy ginger sauce, along with a glass of refreshing ginger lemonade. Christopher's would be vegan except for honey in some of their smoothies. Reservations are accepted.
9920 Alt A1A, Ste. 808, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410
Natural foods/café/juice bar. See description under Delray Beach, FL.
2616 Pga Blvd, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410
Vegetarian/juice bar. See description under Boca Raton, FL location.
11701 Lake Victoria Gardens Ave., Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410
Natural foods store/deli. See description under Boca Raton, FL.
3390 Tampa Rd., Palm Harbor, FL 34684
Vegetarian/natural foods. Consciousness-Blossoms is a vegetarian restaurant inspired by spiritual teacher, Sri Chinmoy. Delicious and inexpensive offerings include the Grilled Tofu Veggie Wrap, Barbecue Tempeh, and Boca Burger.
404 Orange St., Palm Harbor, FL 34683
Pizzeria. Ozona is a pizza parlor that offers many vegetarian and vegan selections. Try their Vegan Garlic Knots, Sicilian Salad, California Pizza (with fresh spinach, artichokes, sun-dried tomato & roasted red peppers), or Naked Pizza (cheeseless with marinara sauce and garlic). You can also build your own pizza; they offer Daiya vegan cheese. Outdoor seating is available. Reservations are accepted.
32522 US Highway 19 N., Palm Harbor, FL 34684
Vegan/raw foods/organic. Rawk Star Café features an all-vegan menu of raw foods. Enjoy pizza, wraps, salads, burgers, desserts, and more! They are primarily for take-out and also feature a market. Rawk Star is located in the same plaza as Pet Supermarket and Super Vitamin Outlet.
17085 Pines Blvd., Pembroke Pines, FL 33027
Indian. They clearly mark vegetarian and vegan dishes on their menu. Try samosas, Vegetable Kadai, Okra Masala, Aloo Gobi, Channa Masala, and other dishes.
(For restaurant listings in the surrounding areas, see Destin.)
610 E. Wright St., Pensacola, FL 32501
Vegetarian/organic/eclectic. The End of the Line Café is an eclectic restaurant that uses organic ingredients whenever possible. All food is vegan, but they do offer dairy milk and creamer for coffee. Sandwiches include Tempeh Reuben Panini, Tofu Egg Salad, Fishwich, and BLT (made with their own hickory maple tofu bacon). Their housemade vegan cheese is cashew-based and can be ordered by the block in Roasted Garlic Mozzarella, Pepperjack, Smokey Gouda, or Cheddar flavors. Stop in for their special Thursday Night Dinner or Sunday Brunch. The End of the Line Café offers delicious vegan meals for prices that can't be beat. Cash only.
315 W. Garden St., Pensacola, FL 32502
Natural foods store/deli/juice bar. Open since 1973, Ever'man Natural Foods is a co-op with a deli and organic juice bar. The deli offers great vegetarian options like veggie lasagna, black bean tortas, enchiladas, and tofu steaks, along with vegan and vegetarian soups. The store carries frozen & refrigerated foods, local & organic produce, gluten-free items, and environmentally-friendly products. You do not have to be a member of the co-op to shop in the store or eat in the deli. The deli closes before the store, so please call ahead for hours.
101 S. Jefferson St., Pensacola, FL 32502
Vegan/American/bar/venue. Sluggo's offers inexpensive but tasty vegan food. Menu items include BBQ Tofu Sub, Soy Taco Plate, Sweet Chili Thai Bowl, and Pecan-Dusted Seitan. Also a venue for bands, Sluggo's features live music that is suitable for all ages. They are located in downtown Pensacola. Cash only.
4130 Barrancas Ave., Pensacola, FL 32507
Deli. Try any of their vegetarian subs, sandwiches, or pitas, as well as their vegetarian calzone made with broccoli, cauliflower, and various cheeses. Cash only.
9543 South Dixie Hwy., Pinecrest, FL 33156
Vegan/bakery/café. You can either visit this vegan establishment or order goods online. Baked items include cookies, pie, and cake. For lunch or dinner try soup, salad, sandwiches, and more.
6575 Park Blvd., Pinellas Park, FL 33781
Vegetarian/Vietnamese. Lotus is a vegetarian restaurant that keeps taste as its main priority. Their mostly vegan menu includes a variety of delicious rice plates, Pho dishes, and a Hot Pot for two. Don't miss their highly-anticipated monthly vegan buffets.
5221 W. Broward Blvd., Plantation, FL 33317
Vegan/raw foods/organic. Green Wave Café's all-vegan menu includes spaghetti & 'neat' balls, pizza, tacos, burritos, and 'cheese' burgers. The soup is cooked but most other menu items are raw. Personal chef services, one-on-one consultations, demonstrations, and hands-on classes are available. Monday is Produce Day when they offer organic produce for sale; please note that the café portion is closed on Mondays.
1487 S University Dr. #3, Plantation, FL 33324
Vegan/bakery. This cute little bakery is on the radar of all vegan sweet loving Floridians. The bakery items available at the shop are delicious to look at, let alone stuff your face with. Many lucky vegans that have gotten the opportunity to stop by and sample enjoy the quality of the foods. The cupcakes are moist, the flavors are interesting, and the savory foods are to die for. I went wild at this store and chowed down on a corn, black bean, and quinoa empanada, followed by a chocolate Star Wars cupcake (being the nerd and chocolate freak that I am), and chased it all down with a cup of reviving Black Cloud tea. I died and found myself in the heaven that is Parlour Vegan Bakery. Make your way over to the swanky bakery for your own taste of paradise.
Bailey's Center, 2463 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, FL 33957
Vegan/café/juice bar. The Sanibel Sprout is a locally-owned restaurant located on Sanibel Island off of the West Coast of Florida. This charming spot offers a menu that is entirely vegan, organic, and gluten free in a down-to-earth and friendly environment. The Sprout prides itself on its extensive selection of hand-crafted juices which are available both pre-made and freshly squeezed. The lunch and dinner menu offers an array of ethnic fusion food from Indian-inspired soups and curries to Mexican salads to Italian pasta dishes with a healthy twist. Dessert consists of a variety of colorful vegan and gluten-free confections from their bakery. In addition to its dining options, the Sprout has a gift shop and even hosts a weekly organic farmer’s market.
4791 Swift Rd., Sarasota, FL 34231
Thai. Great care is taken in the selection of over 30 native herbs and spices in order to present the rich cultural atmosphere of Thailand. Vegetarian entrées include Red or Green Curry Vegetables, Pad Puck (stir-fried vegetables with fresh napa and savory cabbage), and Garlic Tofu. Dessert items include Honey Bananas and Thai Custard.
1474 Fruitville Rd., Sarasota, FL 34236
Vegan/raw foods. This community-minded restaurant offers food made from scratch using organic ingredients. You will find appetizers, soups, main dishes with an international flavor, raw desserts, and more.
1241 Fruitville Rd., Sarasota, FL 34236
Vegan/organic/raw foods. ionie Raw Food Cafe features an organic menu including juices, smoothies, shakes and raw food entrées and desserts.
3482 Clark Rd., Sarasota, FL 34231
Natural foods/organic. Smell the Bread Café focuses on inspiring compassionate lifestyles by offering the freshest quality natural foods produced in an ecologically-responsible way. They use certified organic produce for their sandwiches, salads, and flatbreads. All breads and pastries are made fresh and in-house everyday.
4413 S. Tamiami Trl., Sarasota, FL 34231
Lao/Thai/Vietnamese. Taste of Asia is a family-owned restaurant serving Lao, Thai, and Vietnamese cuisines. They have a separate vegan menu which includes dishes like Vegan Panang Curry, Vegan Tom Yum Tofu, and Vegan Pad Thai. Every dish is personally prepared by the chef who creates original recipes from scratch. They are more than happy to accommodate customer requests; just ask.
6583 Midnight Pass Rd., Siesta Key, FL 34242
Vegan. The menu at Nutritious You includes a wide variety of snacks and cuisine with a health-conscious twist. Restaurant goers may recognize their snacks from various health food stores. The restaurant itself includes a wide variety of items including desserts, spreads, and take home items. Menu staples include options like Vegan Pizza or Falafel.
1780 S. Nova Rd., South Daytona, FL 32119
Chinese. Leanh's Chinese Restaurant serves dishes with Chinese, Thai, and Vietnamese influences. The menu is full of vegetarian-friendly options like Pho, Pad Thai, and Kung Pao Tofu. They ask that you specify whether you are ordering vegetarian or vegan. Gluten-free options are available.
5831 Sunset Dr., South Miami, FL 33143
Vegan. Temple offers a whole foods, plant based menu full of delicious combinations and unique drinks. Sample menu items include Vegan Hot Pot and Soba Noodle Dish. The food is fresh and made to order. They have two nutritionists on staff and each item on the menu has symbols to indicate what nutrients the food provides you with. Their motto “joy to food” can be felt in the energy of the people and the cool atmosphere.
240 State Road 312, The Riverside Centre, St. Augustine, FL 32086
Natural foods store/café/juice bar. Diane's Natural Food Market is a natural foods store with a café and juice bar. Enjoy homemade soups, salads, and sandwiches at this mostly-vegetarian eatery. Diane's is located in the Hobby Lobby/Bealls Shopping Plaza on Highway 312 and US 1.
110 Anastasia Blvd., St. Augustine, FL 32080
Natural foods store/café/juice bar. Diane's New Dawn Market is a natural foods store with a juice and lunch bar. Enjoy homemade soups, salads, and sandwiches at this mostly-vegetarian eatery. Diane's is located just two blocks south of the Bridge of Lions, on the east side of the street.
69 Saint George St., St. Augustine, FL 32084
American/pub. Mi Casa Café is in the heart of downtown St. Augustine. They offer great vegetarian and vegan selections including a Tofu Reuben, Black Bean Burger, and Jumbo Veggie Dog. For their tacos, taco salad, and nachos, you can substitute black beans for meat. Enjoy your meal on their patio. Live music daily.
18 A St., St. Augustine, FL 32080
Natural foods/organic. Stir It Up offers "Positive Food in a Positive Place." Their menu includes quesadillas, salads, burritos, and sandwiches and most items can be made vegan. Stir It Up is an outdoor restaurant located on "the porch" adjacent to the Pit Surf Shop in St. Augustine Beach. Cash only.
525 State Rd. 16, #106, St. Augustine, FL 32084
Natural foods. This café is very veg-friendly and uses organic ingredients as much as possible. Try their tofu Reuben sandwich, veggie burger, hummus & tabouli pita, stir fry, salads, and more. They serve breakfast all day so make sure to enjoy scrambled tofu or a bagel with Tofutti cream cheese. To help save its namesake from extinction, The Manatee Café contributes a portion of its proceeds to this cause.
224 W. King St., St. Augustine, FL 32084
Vegan/raw foods/organic. The Present Moment Café offers a relaxed and intimate setting to enjoy their delicious menu of vegan raw foods. They feature organic, local, and seasonal ingredients to provide the freshest and tastiest dishes.
102 8th Ave., St. Pete Beach, FL 33706
Vegan/raw foods/café. Vida de Cafe serves mostly raw foods, and the menu is entirely vegan. Selections include the Pepper and Herb Nut Cheese Plate and Mushroom Tostada. Raw vegan cheesecake is also available for dessert. Those interested in raw food classes can check their website to book an event. Be sure to check out the daily specials. Outdoor seating available.
6651 Central Ave., St. Petersburg, FL 33710
Natural foods store. This supermarket-type establishment offers a large salad bar with organic produce, soups, bean stew, vegetable pizzas, sandwiches, and vegan lasagna.
1626 Central Ave., St. Petersburg, FL 33712
Vegan/raw foods/organic. Leafy Greens Café offers raw vegan cuisine with menu items like Zucchini Spaghetti, Mediterranean Pizza, Tacos, and Thai Curry Soup. By utilizing organic and seasonal produce, they are able to provide the freshest and best-tasting food to their customers. For the perfect dining experience, enjoy your meal outdoors. Call for their daily specials. Reservations are suggested.
119 2nd St. N., St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Vegetarian/Middle Eastern. MEZE 119 features, "Middle Eastern cuisine with a modern flair!" This trendy eatery is completely vegetarian. While somewhat unassuming from the outside, inside the beautiful colors of the tables and chairs and intricate designs on the walls could draw in even the most carnivorous. The menu features an authentic selection of sauces, spices, and flavors that would please anyone who loves fresh, gourmet-style cuisine. Reservations are accepted.
2842 Dr. Martin Luther King St. N., St. Petersburg, FL 33704
Natural foods store/café. Rollin' Oats is a natural foods store with a vegan-friendly café. Their menu offers a wide range of salads, sandwiches, burgers, and entrées, such as Seitan Fajitas, Szechuan Smoked Tofu, Black Bean Burritos, pasta dishes, and much more. Their Sunday brunch also has an array of vegetarian and vegan options.
6040 4th St. N., St. Petersburg, FL 33703
Thai. At Thai-Am, choose from a huge number of vegetarian dishes, including Spring Rolls, Tofu Coconut Milk Soup, Cashew Nut Salad, curry dishes, and much more. You can't go wrong, but be sure to avoid those dishes containing oyster sauce.
601 Central Ave., St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Vegan/raw foods/juice bar. The Cider Press Cafe serves completely raw, vegan, and gluten free cuisine. There are many innovative and inspired dishes to choose from including the Pineapple Kimchi Dumplings and the Garden Lasagna. The menu also features a variety of fresh juices and smoothies. Or select from their many types of wine and sangria. Note that the menu indicates which wines are vegan. Reservations are accepted.
2401 SE Ocean Blvd., Stuart, FL 34996
Vegetarian. Located in Cedar Point Plaza, this restaurant serves veggie chili, soups, salads, sandwiches, and more.
724 S. Colorado Ave., Stuart, FL 34994
Vegan/café/juice bar. With a focus on organic and locally produced plant foods, you can enjoy dining on cold press juices, vegan milks, smoothies, bagel sandwiches, oat bowls, flatbreads, sandwiches, salads, and more. They also offer a kid's menu.
1235 Apalachee Pkwy., Tallahassee, FL 32301
Natural foods store/deli. Located in the Parkway Shopping Center, the deli counter at this natural foods supermarket offers a wide variety of salads and sandwiches, and hot dishes.
832 W. Tharpe St., Tallahassee, FL 32303
Vegan/café/organic. Sweet Pea Café is an all-vegan eatery offering local and organic foods as often as possible. Enjoy menu items including the Tempeh Reuben, Buffalo Fried Tofu, or Black Bean Quinoa Burger. Check out their daily specials! Outdoor seating is available.
(For restaurant listings in the surrounding areas, see Clearwater, Dunedin, Indian Rocks Beach, Largo, Palm Harbor, and St. Petersburg.)
14374 N. Dale Mabry Hwy., Tampa, FL 33618
Natural foods deli. This deli in a health foods store has both vegetarian and vegan options, including potato pancakes, many tofu items, and vegan cheesecake.
13248 N. Dale Mabry Hwy., Tampa, FL 33618
1947 W. Lumsden Rd., Tampa, FL 33511
Thai. Enjoy both vegetarian and macrobiotic options at this Thai restaurant.
1441 E. Fletcher Ave., Ste. 133, Tampa, FL 33612
Teahouse. Kaleisia Tea Lounge features over 100 different loose leaf teas. They also have an Asian-inspired food menu and pastries. Kaleisia can provide tea ceremonies, tea workshops, party, engagement, and wedding favors, and can create customized gift baskets. Additionally, they host fundraisers, monthly tea tastings, and live music nights.
1905 E. Fletcher Ave., Tampa, FL 33612
Vegan/Asian/American. Loving Hut is an international vegan restaurant chain with the slogan, "Be Veg. Go Green. Save the Planet." They offer gourmet vegan cuisine "for those making the noble transition to a plant-based diet." Although the menu varies by location, it typically includes appetizers, soups, salads, entrées, desserts, and special beverages. Both Asian and American meals are served including mock meat and vegetable dishes. Loving Hut was created with a vision that all beings could live in peace, love, and harmony with each other and the planet. Loving Hut in Tampa is closed on weekdays between lunch and dinner, so please call ahead for hours.
777 N. Ashley Dr., Ste. C, Tampa, FL 33602
9556 W. Linebaugh Ave., Tampa, FL 33626
Pizza/organic. The location on Ashley is at Skypoint in downtown Tampa. The location on Linebaugh is in the Westchase area. See description under Fort Lauderdale, FL.
1021 N. MacDill Ave., Tampa, FL 33607
Natural foods store/deli. Please note that Rollin' Oats Market in Tampa does not include a café. See description under St. Petersburg, FL.
1524 E. Fowler Ave., Tampa, FL 33612
Vietnamese. The menu at Trang Viet Cuisine has many unique vegetarian and vegan dishes, including vegan fish, vegan chicken, veggie drumsticks, and some delightful stir-fries. The owners grow many of their own herbs and some of the fruit used at the restaurant.
14422 N. Dale Mabry Hwy., Tampa, FL 33618
Vegetarian/Indian. Udipi Café’s menu features pure vegetarian delights. Enjoy Indian favorites such as Aloo Gobi (potato, cauliflower & spices), Sada Mysore Dosai (thin rice crepes with a layer of chutney), or try the house specialty, Vegetable Omelette (chickpeas pancake with fresh vegetables). Please note that Udipi Café is closed between lunch and dinner on weekdays so call ahead for hours.
123 Datura St., West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Vegan/café/organic/juice bar. Bee Organics is a juice bar and café with many raw and organic options. Try dishes like Raw Pad Thai or Garbanzo Sea Salad. Pair your food with some of their fresh juices, smoothies, or locally-made Kombucha. Enjoy the low-key relaxing space and browse their market full of fresh produce and natural foods. Hours vary seasonally.
8020 S. Dixie Hwy., West Palm Beach, FL 33405
Vegan/natural foods/organic. Darbster offers innovative, vegan cuisine that will appeal to all tastes. The atmosphere is elegant and relaxed with an incredible view on the waterside deck. Try the Tempeh Reuben, Chikn' Apple Wrap, Rawvioli Beet 'Pasta,' or Palm Cakes. Make your reservations for Sunday brunch where a special menu is offered along with live music. Darbster is named in honor of the owners' beloved poodle, Darby. Darbster is closed between brunch and dinner, so please call ahead for hours.
700 S Rosemary Ave #100, West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Pizza. This pizza chaiin offers vegan cheese. You may want to request the Mega Veggie Pizza and ask them to use the vegan cheese.
1475 Centrepark Blvd., Ste. 110, West Palm Beach, FL 33401
105 Narcissus Ave., West Palm Beach, FL 33401
1649 Forum Pl., West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Natural foods/café/juice bar. See description under Delray Beach, FL.
7750 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach, FL 33411
Indian. This Indian restaurant has both a vegetarian and a vegan section on their menu. Vegan dishes include Channa Masala, Aloo Gobhi, Okra Masala, and other options.
1900 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach, FL 33409
Thai. Thai Bay offers traditional Thai food, such as panang curry, red curry, and pad Thai. They list tofu as a substitution for meat on the menu, but remember to tell them to leave off the fish sauce.
5705 Hallandale Beach Blvd., West Park, FL 33023
Vegetarian. This veggie Jamacian café/juice bar offers a wide variety of items including fresh juices, Ital stew, callaloo and chickpeas, Rasta pasta, veggie pepper steak, and much more.
250 Racquet Club Rd., Weston, FL 33326
Vegan. For description, see Miami, FL entry. This is a pacious location at the Bonaventure Spa & resort.
2378 Weston Rd., Weston, FL 33326
Pizza/organic. See description under Fort Lauderdale, FL.
3015 Cypress Gardens Rd., Winter Haven, FL 33884
Vegan/raw foods/café/juice bar. A café, natural foods store, and grocery all in one, My Nature's Delight is your one-stop-shop for vegan and raw foods. Although there are limited lunch hours for their freshly-prepared food, their juice and smoothie bar is open all day. Featuring a cozy café interior and walls emblazoned with their missions (gluten-free, raw, organic, vegan food), My Nature's Delight would make any vegan feel right at home.
153 E. Morse Blvd., Winter Park, FL 32789
Vegan/raw foods/organic/juice bar. Café 118 is a fine dining destination serving organic, raw foods cooked at or below 118 degrees. Indulge in living foods like Shiitake Mushroom 'Lasagna' or Portobello 'Steak.' Savor an unbaked dessert such as Mango Cheesecake, complete with Macadamia Crust and topped with Lime Whipped Cream! Café 118 serves a variety of organic smoothies and juices as well. Reservations are accepted.
430 N. Orlando Ave., Winter Park, FL 32789
Natural foods store/deli. Chamberlin's in Winter Park is located at the Winter Park Village. See description under Altamonte Springs, FL.
155 E Morse Blvd., Winter Park, FL 32789
Vegan. Enjoy a wide variety of vegan cuisine including dishes such as Beet and Apple Salad, Stuffed Shells, Raw Lasagna, Walnut Crusted Seitan, Key Lime Tart, and more. They make their own vegan cheese and seitan as well!
601 S. New York Ave., Ste. B, Winter Park, FL 32789
Vegan/natural foods. Ethos Vegan Kitchen offers hearty, homestyle fare that is completely vegan and about half organic. Enjoy selections such as the Chickpea Salad Sandwich, Coconut Curry Wrap, Pecan Encrusted Eggplant, and Sheep's Pie (their meatless version of Shepherd's Pie). Most items are made from scratch daily including their delicious soups. The menu is subject to change according to seasonal offerings, and they feature a different lunch special and dinner special every day. The menu notes gluten-free and/or soy-free selections. Formerly in Orlando, Ethos is located at the corner of Fairbanks and New York in Winter Park. They have a dedicated parking lot.
111 E. Lyman Ave., Winter Park, FL 32789
Natural foods. Enjoy sandwiches, salads, soup, vegetarian chili, and a wide variety of shakes and smoothies from Power House.
1945 Aloma Ave., Winter Park, FL 32792
American. Toasted has created a separate vegan menu. They make their own vegan cheese and offer five different vegan melts. They also serve veggie burgers like the Bella (Portobello with caramelized onions and vegan cheese) and the Sweet Hearth (roasted sweet potatoes with apple chutney). Toasted has a fun atmosphere and inexpensive prices.