Your guide to unique, 100% vegetarian and vegan restaurants in Orlando, including The Sanctum Cafe (pictured).
Updated August 3, 2021
Veggie-lovers, have no fear: Orlando restaurants have a bite for every appetite! Many local eateries know that vegans and vegetarians want satisfying meals with a full range of flavor, which is why they’ve crafted carefully curated menus with an abundance of delicious, meat-free delights that will set even the most dedicated carnivores’ mouths to watering. Here’s a taste of popular vegan and vegetarian restaurants that are guaranteed to fill you up — and leave you wanting more — in Orlando!
Indian restaurants always have plenty of options for vegetarians. But Bombay Cafe, which is approximately 20 minutes east of Universal Orlando Resort, takes it a step further with a completely meat-free menu.
Highlights include curries, chaat pati, South Indian fare and Indian/Chinese fusions. And yes, you can wash it all down with traditional lassi and falooda, among other beverages.
Ethos Vegan Kitchen
Ethos Vegan Kitchen is one of Central Florida’s only full-service, all-vegan restaurants, but that doesn’t stop them from serving homestyle fare that’s guaranteed to stick to your ribs. In fact, with items like Sausage Rolls, Sheep’s Pie and BBQ Empanadas on the menu, you might not believe it’s all plant-based until you put it to the test!
In addition to serving lunch seven days a week, they have an equally filling brunch menu available on Saturdays and Sundays. Between vegan takes on Canadian bacon, sausage patties and other morning favorites, even the most dedicated meat-eaters will find a lot to love. Ethos is in Winter Park, about 15 minutes northeast of downtown Orlando.
Learn more: Winter Park
Leguminati is an all-vegan counter-service restaurant that’s part of the Hourglass Social House — a gorgeous gas-station conversion in the heart of Orlando’s Hourglass District, about 10 minutes southeast of downtown. Although the menu is limited, it’s packed with flavor thanks to plant-based sandwiches, wraps, bagels, salads and even nachos.
A trip to Leguminati is also a great opportunity to check out Hourglass Social House’s other vendors, which include Tamale Co. Mexican Street Food, Foxtail Coffee Co. and Le Ky Patisserie. Not to mention excellent beer and wine selections!
Market on South
Part of Orlando’s Milk District, about five minutes east of downtown, Market on South actually boasts two plant-based dining options under one roof: Dixie Dharma and Valhalla Bakery. What’s more, they have a bar and a shared market space offering locally produced provisions and artisan-crafted goods.
At Dixie Dharma, dig into plant-based takes on Southern lunch and breakfast classics, such as Carolina BBQ Pulled Jackfruit, Hillbilly Chili Dawgs and Biscuits ‘n’ Gravy. Just be sure to save room for the sensational egg- and dairy-free sweets at Valhalla Bakery, which include cookies, cakes, tarts and more.
New Moon Market
Best known for their organic, cold-pressed juice, New Moon Market also serves plant-based foods and snacks. They have two quick-service locations to choose from, including downtown Orlando and College Park.
Learn more: Downtown Orlando
At both venues, choose from bowls, salads, wraps and soup during lunchtime hours, or opt for some breakfast bites if you’re visiting in the morning. Don’t skip the juice, either, which includes more than a dozen imaginatively named varieties, such as I Can See Clearly Now, Purple Haze, Green Eyed Lady and other energy-packed sips.
The Sanctum Cafe
The Sanctum Cafe is part of Orlando’s Colonialtown neighborhood, just east of the Mills 50 dining and entertainment district near downtown. They serve breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner, with nearly everything on the menu being fully organic.
Learn more: Mills 50
Their creations also offer a lot of variety, including takes on Mexican, Italian, Thai and other cuisines, as well as bowls, salads, small plates and desserts. You won’t go thirsty, either, thanks to a wide range of cold-pressed juices, smoothies, coffee, tea and even cocktails. Bottoms up!
While you’re out perusing these 100% vegan and vegetarian options, keep in mind that a majority of Orlando’s more than 5,000 restaurants always have something on the menu for herbivores, including those headed by celebrity chefs and local culinary heroes. No matter when you visit, it’s time to eat in Orlando!
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