10 Vegan and Vegetarian Restaurants in Orlando
Vegans and vegetarians, have no fear! Orlando restaurants have a bite for every appetite. We know you want more bang for your buck, satisfying meals full of flavor and just as many options as everyone else. Restaurants in Orlando have carefully crafted menus with an abundance of delicious vegan and vegetarian delights that can even make carnivores' mouths water.
Visit Orlando's veggie-lovers ate their way around Orlando and created a list of vegan and vegetarian restaurants that will fill you up — but leave you wanting more.
Market on South
Located in Orlando's Milk District, Market On South is a plant-based local restaurant, bakery, bar and shared market for local producers. The scrumptious Nopales Tacos are filled with Jackfruit carnitas and smoked napoles cactus. Dessert lovers won't want to miss what may be some of the best vegan doughnuts in town a Valhalla Bakery doughnut. With flavors like PB-Pretzel, classic glaze, or their Fruity Pebbles-topped doughnuts, choosing is a challenge. Head out early, these sweet treats run out fast!
Dandelion Communitea Café
Enjoy some fresh Florida-grown produce at Dandelion Communitea Café and good luck finding any artificial products in the Café's organic teas, homemade soups, wraps and salads. Dig in to the Chickpea of the Sea wrap or create your own bowl of fresh ingredients.
The Sanctum Cafe
Located in the Mills 50 district, plant-based community hub, The Sanctum Café serves up a seasonal non-GMO menu year round. From the chef's favorite Savage salads that have roasted eggplant and jicama topped with spicy rosemary dressing, to sushi bowls filled with Tamari-roasted sweet potatoes, edamame and ginger-miso dressing, you won't leave the Sanctum Café hungry.
Ethos Vegan Kitchen
This 100-percent vegan daily menu features hearty, homestyle, traditional and intercontinental fare along with vegan baked goods. Take a trip down memory lane with classic recipes with a twist, like their five layers of Yo Mama's Lasagna stuffed with mozzarella and hearty vegetables, and BBQ Chickun served with slow-cooked collard greens and mashed potatoes with gravy.
Orlando's Loving Hut dishes out gourmet fare made with tasty vegan ingredients. Treat yourself with some Fabulous Pho with tofu, mushrooms and Thai basil, or Smiling Dumplings stuffed with soy protein, jicama and carrots.
Take your taste buds on a journey to the Woodlands. With so much flavor in this Indian cuisine, even meat-lovers may forget that it's a veggie-only menu. From vegetable biryani to crepe-like Masala Dosai filled with potatoes, there are plenty of options to choose from.
This isn't your average plate of earthy greens. Green Kitchen's eco-friendly food takes diners on a trip to France, Brazil and the Mediterranean with global cuisine. The native Brazilian chef creates a new special, soup and vegetarian plate daily using the best-sourced ingredients, like his SuperFood plate with mangos, quinoa, and avocado. Head to Green Kitchen for a meal you won't regret or forget.
Drunken Monkey Coffee Bar
Nothing brings people together like free Wi-Fi and great food. A local favorite, this coffee house also offers food, including veggie and vegan options. Sandwiches, desserts, snacks and drinks are available in a bohemian setting.
Bikes, Beans & Bordeaux
Part coffee house and part wine bar, Bikes, Beans & Bordeaux (or as the locals call it, B3) offers a menu of organic, vegetarian and low-fat items along with some of the finest beans and bottles around. This welcoming environment encourages guests to be themselves and build their own rice bowl. Don't be shy here: Dial up on the veggies and meet some new faces all while sipping on the wine of the month.
Take a break from the excitement of your vacation with tea time at Infusion Tea. If their superb collection of tea from South America and the legendary WuYi Mountains in China isn't enough, this College Park café offers guest option after option. Salads, wraps and quesadillas make this venue a magnet for light eaters.
Extra Bite: The Vegan Hot Dog Cart
At this local favorite, “Notdogs” are the new hotdogs. This hotdog cart serves up delicious vegan fare, like Philly cheese dogs and cucumber-peach salsa Cajun dogs. All of their toppings are sourced from local glowers and guaranteed to fill you up.
So, you come for the excitement Orlando always delivers, but fall in love with the food. Some of your new favorite dishes are just a flight and a bite away.
Cover image: Dandelion Communitea Café in Orlando's Thornton Park district.
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