Making the decision to go vegetarian or vegan isn't really the hardest part of actually adapting to that lifestyle. The hardest part also isn't the ability to find affordable options, discovering new recipes or avoiding the desire to eat meat-- it's finding vegetarian or vegan friendly restaurants in your area. With countless meat options everywhere you look, it's usually pretty tough finding at least one place that has options that fit your dietary lifestyle, let alone a restaurants offering only vegetarian or vegan food.
Florida doesn't tend to be the most progressive state when it comes to adapting a plant based life style, but we do have some pretty mouthwatering spots any vegetarian or vegan should check out.
1. Dandelion Communitea Cafe: Orlando, FL
"Be the change you wish to see in the world."
2. Green Bar Kitchen: Ft. Lauderdale
"We were GREEN before it was cool."
3. Kale Cafe: Daytona Beach
"Our philosophy on food is simple, we do not like processed foods and avoid them."
4. The Vegan Hot Dog Cart: Orlando
"The food from this cart has been enjoyed by both vegan and non-vegans!"
5. Date & Thyme: Key West
"There is a date and time in our lives when we understand that our old ways of eating, acting, thinking, or feeling no longer serve us. We realize that change is possible, and that we can help ourselves."
6. Love Food Central: St. Petersburg
7. Paisley Vegan Kitchen: Cocoa
"We want our community to know that by choosing a plant based meal you don't have to sacrifice taste or classic comfort food choices."
8. Crave: St. Augustine
"We believe in a healthy lifestyle and are extremely passionate about serving not only great food, but great vibes and smiles as well!"
9. Dancing Avocado Kitchen: Daytona Beach
"Where herbivore and carnivore eat together in harmony."
10. Kaleisia Tea: Tampa
11. Happy Healthy Human: Indian Harbour Beach
12. Curia On The Drag: Gainesville
"Situated on a 2.5 acre property that hosts a contemporary art gallery and artist studios, Curia on the Drag is an urban oasis."
13. Market On South: Orlando
14. Parlour Vegan Bakery: Plantation
"Hard work equals blessings and we are truly excited to share these amazing baked good with you all."