It’s not always easy finding vegetarian-friendly restaurants. Fortunately, you can find some of the best vegetarian restaurants in Venice and throughout Florida, if you know where to look.
On The Hunt for Vegetarian Restaurants in Venice
Whether restauranteurs are looking to share their passion for vegetarian cuisine or gain a competitive advantage over the competition, creating a plant-based menu is an excellent way for eateries to stand out. Let’s start with some of our favorite vegetarian eateries in Venice and what you should order when you get there.
Best Restaurants for Vegetarians in Venice
This small eatery is a gem tucked away in a strip mall as you pass through Venice on Tamiami. While they’re open only for lunch hours, it’s a great little place to find cashew grilled cheese and black bean burgers that leave you feeling refreshed and energized.
While technically not in Venice, it’s just over the border in Nokomis. Gorgeous outdoor and indoor spaces for dining and a broad menu of juices, smoothies, salads and more. The menu has a great balance of choices for vegetarians and meat eaters alike.
This unique cafe doubles as a CBD market and restaurant. They offer a collection of CBD coffees, drinks and seltzers to go along with your meal. Try the avocado fries or fried pickle chips to start with and then one of their salads or vegetable soup for your main course. Too early for lunch? Try one of their breakfast specials like avocado toast or the parfait with hemp granola, berries and honey!
Recently under new ownership, Mission Organics has been going through a few menu changes and has new items coming all the time! Stop in to see their selection of juices, salads and soups!
Mediterranean cuisine has such a way of using lentils and other plant-based proteins to make delicious meals. Bodrum is known for their hummus and falafel dishes, but the mezze platter is out of a vegetarian’s dream. The plate serves up 7 dips to keep you diving in with warm pita bread.
Indian cuisine is packed with flavor and every one of their curry dishes can be made vegetarian. Gobi Manchuria is a popular appetizer, crispy cauliflower tossed in a tangy garlic sauce or go with Samosas which is a spicy pastry filled with potatoes and peas. Such a wide variety to choose from!
Irma’s Tacos has become the ultimate place for taco lovers. Offering a wide variety of Mexican street food, they also boast an impressive menu consisting of 8 different Vegan Tacos. Seasoned “Impossible” crumbles are also available for plain tacos as well. Looking for an appetizer? The grilled watermelon is topped with habanero salt, honey, lime, cilantro and queso fresco and it will knock your socks off.
Like Bodrum, L’Olive also offers Mediterranean cuisine. To start, try the stuffed grape leaves or the creamy burrata, you could also sample their version of the mezze platter with warm pita. As for entrees, there are salads, but you’ll have to ask to leave off the seafood on their pasta options.
Thai Bistro has an entire separate menu dedicated to Vegan food offerings. They even state clearly that all vegan dishes are cooked with separate cookware! Fresh rolls, dumplings or fried tofu to start, amazing soups or salads, and entrees galore. This is a great place to check out.
New to Wellen Park, Villani and Co is making waves with it’s fine dining plates. While this restaurant does highlight steak and seafood, the chef puts out an incredible line up of vegetarian friendly dishes and specials including chickpea vegan crab cakes, cauliflower steaks and delicious salads.
Check out These Vegetarian Restaurants in Sarasota
Sarasota is a major city and for that reason, there are a lot of options for vegetarian restaurants in Sarasota. If you’re willing to take the short drive, here’s a list of options to choose from:
- Fresh Kitchen
- Ionie Organic Vegan Raw Food Cafe
- Nutritious You
- Green Zebra Cafe
- Lila Cuisine
- Beauty of Sprouts
- Healthy To Go
- Happy Soul
- Maharaja Indian Cuisine
- Summer Tap Juice Bar
- Wicked Cantina
- Lovely Square Restaurant
Other Vegetarian-Friendly Restaurants Around Florida:
The Hummus House—Fort Lauderdale
When you’re looking for vegan cuisine in Fort Lauderdale, do yourself a favor and swing by The Hummus House. This restaurant offers delicious crispy falafel, mouth-watering vegan pita pockets, and refreshing mint tea to wash it all down. Their meatless shawarma tastes amazing and blends perfectly with their authentic tahini sauce.
Christopher’s Kitchen—Palm Beach Gardens
Christopher’s Kitchen is, without a doubt, among the best vegan restaurants in Florida. This family-owned establishment offers delicious brunches and serves primarily raw, locally sourced food. From creamy pasta to organic smoothies, this cozy little place has something for everyone and is well worth stopping by for the food and ambiance.
Reggae Beets is the food truck for you when you’re looking for perfectly cooked vegan Jamaican food, like jerked jackfruit and BBQ mac and cheese. Reggae Beets offers dishes for vegans and non-vegans, but it’s absolutely worth grabbing one of their vegan entrées to see what it has to offer. No matter what you order at Reggae Beets, please do yourself a favor and wash it down with one of their refreshing Cool Runnings tropical smoothies.
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