What’s better than eating and not feeling guilty about it? Yeah, pretty hard to beat that one. The rise of vegans and healthy conscious folks has caused the food industry to evolve and offer healthy yet delicious meals. If you’re not too educated on healthy eating it can be pretty confusing knowing where to start. So, to make things a little easier for you I found some of the best vegan spots central Florida has to offer. Whether you’re a newbie trying to go vegan or just want to try a few cool vegan spots, here’s a list to help you out.
Known for their unique style, great food, and support of local talent, Market on South is at the top of the list for locals in the Orlando area. With friendly service and a casual vibe, they offer customers a market-like experience where they can decide on lunch from Dixie Dharma or dessert from Valhalla Bakery. Both places offer unique menu items, outdoor seating, and are dog friendly. Market on South also offers you the chance to showcase your brand at their location where visitors can purchase your merchandise. All you have to do is apply!
A home turned into a trendy restaurant, Dandelion Communitea Café in Downtown Orlando has a colorful character and style that leaves visitors wanting to come back. The restaurant offers plant based organic meals that are good for the body and soul. They seek to nourish bodies, minds, and spirits and they promote the mindful practice of simple, honest, and sustainable living. You can enjoy a delicious and healthy meal, shop from local artists, view their gorgeous garden or even enjoy their library section.
Vegan Mediterranean food, bright colored meals, and a fun name to say, Hubbly Bubbly Falafel Shop has it all. Mark Unger, owner of Hubbly Bubbly states that the mission is to bring a unique twist on Mediterranean food by maintaining the flavorful style but making it healthier and more colorful. They have a fast-casual concept so it’s great place for anyone that’s on-the-go or at lunch for work. Of course, I have to mention that their falafel is to die to for! It’s a great place to try middle eastern influenced healthy food and easy to get to with two locations in Orlando.
4. The Sanctum
If you’re looking for the cool, hip spot to go with friends and have delicious food, The Sanctum is a great choice. Vegans and even nonvegans enjoy the yummy varieties offered and at a reasonable price. They were created on the idea that healthy food can also be well prepared, and they definitely got it right. Enjoy everything from burritos, to salads, to bowls, to coffee! The Sanctum is undeniably a game changer.
The self-proclaimed falafel experts serve up well prepared vegetarian dishes that will have you coming back for more. Located at The Mall at Millenia, you can enjoy a customized falafel sandwich, a nutritious salad or even a refreshing green juice all while doing some shopping!
Have you ever been pumping gas and all of a sudden realized that you’re hungry? Well lucky for you Dajen Eats Café & Creamery is located inside of a Lee Citgo in Orlando. Dajen Eats is going to satisfy that hunger with some authentic vegan Jamaican food. Grab some breakfast, lunch, and even dairy-free ice cream on those hot, sunny Florida days! Chef Jen is the brains behind Dajen Eats and you can even book a master cooking class with her.
The Drunken Monkey may have “coffee bar” in the name but its certainly not just a coffee shop. A super funky vegan place with an awesome name, the Drunken Monkey has a variety of vegan dishes at a great price! This is an awesome spot if you’re looking for yummy vegan food while on a budget. Also, don’t forget to try their coffee – cappuccino with hemp milk is a highly recommended menu item from customers!
I love cheese, do you love cheese? Because I love cheese. If you’re like me, a cheese lover, but still want to be vegan you need to try Toasted. They offer the best grilled cheese in town made with vegan cheese! Toasted has a really cool vibe that makes customers want to come back – well that plus the food is great. They offer online ordering and currently have three open locations in Orlando making it possible for you to give it a try!