Vegan Friendly Places In Downtown Orlando

12 Vegan-Friendly Places In Downtown Orlando

I've eaten a lot of crappy sides to make this list...

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Vegan and Vegetarian Friends, rejoice! For I have gone far and wide to find these magical places in the heart of downtown Orlando, places we can actually have a damn meal.

1. 4 Rebels Tacos.

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Who doesn't like tacos? I take from the silence that absolutely no one hates tacos, I mean how could you?
Deliciously warm centers topped with fresh veg and sauces all wrapped together with a soft or crunchy tortilla. Plus no utensils are needed, so I'd say tacos are probably the best man-made food, like ever.



Wanna know where to get some good tasting vegan/vegetarian ones? look no further than 4 Rebels Tacos. Located at 1618 N. Mills Ave in the Fresh Market Plaza.

2. The Habit Burger Grill.

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Let me introduce you to, The Habit Burger Grill. Originally on the west coast in southern California, this burger and shake joint has bled out to the east coast..and china oddly enough? Anyway, with locations scattered throughout Florida, (two of those being in Orlando woo!) it is easy to get your hands on their veggie burger.

3. King Bao.

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Please bow down to the wonderful establishment known as King Bao. Located on Mills right next to the brand new Tea shop, "Royal Tea". (Props for keeping on the theme.) This restaurant offers your craving for delicious Spanish foods with an Asian twist.

4. Tako Cheena.

I HIGHLY recommend this place. Somehow they have managed to blend the art of Asian cuisine and the soul of Hispanic dishes and created this magical menu that will leave you wanting more even though you're bursting at the seams. Though why I am so in love with this place, they have all the flavors you know and love, almost everything on their menu can be made VEGAN or veggie-friendly.

5. Seven Bites.

When you walk in, you're slammed with the hipster vibe, no doubt about that. Very industrial, prison trays, succulents on the wall, I only shop at urban outfitters vibe. Once you get passed all the mason jars and look at the menu, it is all very brunch soul food. (VEGANS BEWARE) Grits, biscuits, eggs, bacon. Grease. It's not a place for someone who is only on a plant-based diet and who only has a half-empty stomach, I recommend you come HANGRY

6. The Loving Hut.

Located on 2101 E Colonial Dr, Orlando, FL 32803, just a warning, this one is a little odd when you walk in. I mean their TV's have an endless loop of videos as to why eating plant-based is the best thing for you...which I agree but the meditation vibes, while I was trying to pig out vibes, was just not a combination I was expecting. But everything on their menu is vegan...everything.

7. Whalburgers.

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Located in downtown Orlando right next to the Walgreens! Other than it being the home or the incredible food of Mark Whalburg, it is also home to the Impossible burger. If you haven't tried the impossible burger yet, where have you been? Literally its the closest thing to meat but it's a plant.

8. Hawkers.

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Located on Mills, only a few spots down from TAKO CHEENA, you'll find hawkers. This cool tapas-style Asian food has a multitude of vegan and vegetarian options for you to choose from!

9. The Sanctum Cafe.

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It's all vegan. They have raw juice. So... they are super healthy, which is great..but also they embody the idea you have of that "Cali vegan" vibe. You've been warned.

10. The Vegan Hot Dog Cart.

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Normally located on 2425, 65 N Orange Ave, Orlando, FL 32801, AKA near the bar Sly Fox. For those of you who love to go out downtown, and then get really sad that there is literally no place (other than lazy moon) that offers a real vegan food at that late night time, the vegan hot dog cart blesses us with the most delicious vegan food everrrrr. Like seriously, it makes you question if it's really a hot dog..OK no it doesn't but the food is delicious and it's in the heart of downtown.

11. Tin and Taco.

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This amazing taco shop located in downtown on Washington St, right around the corner from I bar. This place has the best tacos downtown. Their menu loaded with creative gourmet tacos, like their Mac attack, aka mac & cheese or their Chick magnet, which is a chicken based taco, BUT my friends, you can simply ask for your taco to be MEATLESS(they have a quinoa-corn base), and you can order any taco or item on the menu and it's veggie friendly.

12. The Greenery Creamery

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Located on the strip between CitiTower and 420 East, is the greenery creamery! If you are in the mood for some plant-based ice cream and aesthetically pleasing decor, you really need to head over to this ice creamery! They have a large selection of ice creams that are coconut based, and I highly recommend you try the Cardamom Rose and the Smokey caramel. Plus, they have black ice cream cones, so it's insta worthy.

So to my vegan and veggie friends make sure you go out downtown to try these places out! Or if you know anyone who is vegan/vegetarian or even if you are just looking for a new place to eat, these restaurants/ food stops will not disappoint! Happy eating!

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The Unspoken Dangers of 'Mukbang' Culture

Ever wondered why you can't stop clicking on these addictive, self-made eating shows?

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Unless you've been living under a rock for the past five years, you've probably heard of the internet trend commonly referred to as a mukbang, or "eating show." These self-produced video clips typically involve one hungry individual, their filming device, and an obscene amount of delicious foods.

Though these broadcasts originated all the way from South Korea (hence the foreign vocabulary), the growing popularity of eating videos has taken the internet by storm. Nowadays as you scroll through YouTube, you'll find an outrageous amount of uploads with titles like "10,000 CALORIE PASTA MUKBANG," "EATING EVERYTHING ON THE MCDONALD'S MENU," or "THE ULTIMATE CHOCOLATE CHALLENGE."

Popular 'mukbangers' such as Peggie Neo, Megan McCullom, and Steven Sushi have made a sizable profit off of their viral eating shows, some collecting tens of thousands of dollars in revenue.

So, what's the big deal you say? You order a large quantity of food, indulge in said food, film yourself completing this menial task, and upload to the internet for money and fame. On the outside, this may seem like a luxurious lifestyle, but behind the camera lens sits an individual battling their own demons and influencing the world of social media to partake in their harmful behaviors.

Mukbanger Livia Adams ("Alwayshungry" on YouTube) has opened up about her unhealthy relationship with food in the past, praising herself for fasting several hours in order to justify her over-indulgence on camera.

Similarly, internet sensation Trisha Paytas claims to diet and starve herself for weeks just to be able to satisfy her subscribers with epic mukbangs, which are essentially binges.

In all actuality, these social media celebrities are negatively impacting (and possibly triggering) vulnerable viewers.

Many fans only see the highlight reel of YouTubers shoveling bowls of cereal or boxes of doughnuts into their mouths, yet remain completely unaware of what truly goes on behind-the-scenes. Messages saying:

"I'm on a diet... watching this is giving me some sort of satisfaction, like as tho I ate, you know?"
"I watch these videos because I know I physically can't afford to eat like this because I gain weight too easily."
"When having an eating disorder, watching Trisha's mukbangs is sorta comforting in a way omg"

flood the comments sections of Paytas' videos. Quite obviously, fans young and old are heavily influenced by this content and continue to support these creators to fulfill a self-destructive need.

Additionally, famous mukbang accounts never seem to include the painful after-effects of their ginormous feasts in videos. Fitness model Stephanie Buttermore flaunts her slim physique just days after consuming over 10,000 calories for a challenge, giving the impression that her previous overindulgence had no repercussions on her health whatsoever. Because Buttermore is a trained, athletic young woman, she was able to quickly bounce back after a series of workouts and low-calorie meals.

On the contrary, if a sedentary woman of about the same age were to attempt this challenge, she would most likely feel sluggish, irritable, bloated, stomach discomfort, and even vomitous post challenge. Eating regularly like this could lead to bigger issues such as heart disease, obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, and certain types of cancer. Unfortunately, because topics like these aren't glamorous and attractive to subscribers, mukbangers often edit them out.

Now don't get me wrong. Though not everyone who uploads a mukbang to the internet has an eating disorder or an evil agenda, they have to realize the kind of audience they're appealing to. This generation is more susceptible than ever to emulate the actions and words of their favorite celebrities. Young boys and girls look up to successful adults, and influencers should be remembered for the change they inspired, not the disease they encouraged.

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18 Easy Meals For When You Have No Money And No Energy

No time, no money, no cooking skills? No problem.

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Food is surely one of the most important things when it comes to taking care of ourselves, but it's also one of the hardest to get right. It can be hard to cook healthy meals when you're busy, strapped for cash, or just don't have the energy. Here are some dishes, from snacks to meals, that you can make cheaply and quickly--all you need is a core ingredient.

If you have: an avocado


...and pasta: Blend the avocado with pasta water, olive oil, and salt and pepper for a pasta sauce.

...and an egg: Fit the egg into the avocado hole and put it in a 425-degree oven for 15 minutes. Add salt and pepper as wanted.

...and bread: Make avocado toast! Embellish with lime juice, pepper flakes, salt, or whatever you prefer. It's worth losing your future house over.

...and rice and an egg: Fry the egg, slice the avocado, and put it on top of the rice.

If you have: noodles (AKA ramen)



...and butter: Whisk the butter into your pasta water with salt and pepper for a sauce.

...and Parmesan cheese : Add grated Parmesan and pepper for east cacio e pepe.

...and an egg and a tomato: Dice up the tomato and whisk the egg into the hot noodle broth.

If you have: eggs


...and eggs: Make a cheesy omelette or cheesy scrambled eggs.

...and tomato sauce: Heat the sauce in a pan, add chopped garlic and/or onions if you have them, crack two eggs into the pan, and cover.

...and Parmesan cheese and noodles: Mix a raw egg and grated Parmesan into just-cooked spaghetti.

If you have: cheese


...and chips: Put cheese on those chips and microwave for nachos.

...and a tortilla: Quesadilla time!

...and bread: Make grilled cheese, or cheesy bread, or a regular cheese sandwich.

...and an apple: Cut the apple up and pretend you're French.

If you have: nut butter


...and an apple: Dip slices of apple in the nut butter.

...and noodles: Melt the nut butter and top the noodles with it.

...and milk, a banana, and cinnamon: Blend for a smoothie.

...and crackers, bread, or a banana: Spread the nut butter on top. Or, you know, just take a spoon and eat it from the jar. Protein is protein, no matter how much energy you put into preparing it.

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