4 Top Vegan Restaurants in Central West Florida

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By
Kerem Granados
Farmacy Vegan Kitchen and Bakery

Florida has a wide variety of restaurants, but even in 2019, completely vegan restaurants are hard to come by… especially good ones. This is because only two percent of the American population is vegan. But every year more and more people make the switch to veganism for a healthier and happier lifestyle. Here’s a list of the top four completely vegan restaurants in the Tampa Bay area.

4. Farmacy Vegan Kitchen and Bakery

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Farmacy Vegan Kitchen and Bakery might not have the biggest menu out of the restaurants on this list, but it definitely makes up for it in the food quality and quantity. They’re one of the only restaurants in the Central West Florida region that offers delicious vegan baked goods. They have other menu items, but their baked goods are out of this world. Definitely stop by anytime you’re in the area.

3. Loving Hut

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Looking for some amazing vegan comfort food? Loving Hut is the answer to your needs. Loving Hut has great menu options like Vegan Buffalo Wings, Vegan Cheese Sticks, Tofurky Gyro Wraps, Vegan Beef Noodles Soup, and plenty more. Even if you’re not vegan this restaurant has some of the healthiest comfort food in the area and it is definitely worth a visit. Sometimes I’ll drive up just to try their mouthwatering vegan-friendly Organic Raw Cheesecake.

2. Pure Kitchen

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Pure Kitchen is a very delicious Grab and Go restaurant. Their menu varies every day and also depending the time of the day. They have some delicious meals such as Eggplant Parmesan, Chinese Rice Noodle Salad, and Beet Ravioli with Farro Salad. They announce their menu of the day on their Facebook page and you can even call ahead to reserve a specific meal before they sell out. Pure Kitchen also has a designated seated area if you want to eat in.

1. Rawk Star Café

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Rawk Star Café is one of the only restaurants in the Central West Florida region that offers a 100% organic and plant-based menu. Everything at RSC is made in-house with recipes created by the owners. Most importantly, they don’t ever compromise the quality of their amazing food. The owners are also currently working on integrating classes to teach people how to prepare plant-based, raw meals and educate them on the benefits of a vegan, organic diet.