Florida Restaurants & Eateries

The food in Florida is as diverse as the people who live here and varies across the state. With strong influences from the rest of the South US as well as Latin America and the Caribbean, the food and drinks common in Florida restaurants run the gamut between southern style and exotic cuisines. Floridians have an endless amount of options for restaurants as over 40,000 exists in the Sunshine State.

Ahana's Bombay Grille serves healthy Indian food with a few vegan and vegetarian options. A bistro style restaurant with food cooked fresh daily. 

Almalibre is more than delicious and healthy eating. Their food aims to give you the courage to do anything you want because they also want to feed your adventurous spirit. 

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Back to Eden Cafe is a vegetarian and vegan friendly restaurant that features juices, smoothies and gluten free menu. All are welcome to enjoy a locally made organic meal, which includes desserts as well.

Bahia Bowls Açaí Cafe is an açaí cafe with healthy, fresh food options. Vegan and vegetarian friendly with dishes for everyone. 

Bamboozle Cafe is an urban Vietnamese fusion restaurant. They offer an array of fresh vegan and affordable Vietnamese delicacies. Their goal is to Bamboozle their customers into healthy eating and a healthy lifestyle.

Benjamin French Bakery & Café is what any French-culinary enthusiast would hope for. Oui, this cafe brings almost all of the best parts of France to Orlando, Florida, including dessert, or in French, Pâtisserie; coffee; breakfast; and lunch. It's cozy, France-inspired, and its food is light yet filling.

Beth always struggled to find the perfect burger, so she created her own versions of it.

Bikes Beans & Bordeaux was created by two cycling enthusiasts, Jen and Darrell Cunningham. B3 sells kid-inspired meals, breakfast, sandwiches, and drinks such as coffee and tea. It focuses on serving more healthy and protein-based foods than the average cafe does. With fresh hot chocolate made with Ghirardelli chocolate that will make your mouth water, Bikes Beans & Bordeaux is a great place in Central Florida to relax and enjoy yourself.

Boston’s Fish House seafood restaurant is considered one of Central Florida’s most relished landmarks and features New England style seafood. Since 1988, Boston’s Fish House restaurant has served fresh seafood from the Northeastern Seaboard region and presented a laid-back atmosphere of iconic Northeastern flare.

Cafe Nutrients is a plant based restaurant offering a variety of dishes. Organic health cafe with great vegan choices. 

Come in for a great atmosphere and even better kebabs. Just off of Semoran Blvd, Cappadocia is what you've been waiting for in Turkish cuisine.

While Chakana SoHo serves modern Peruvian and South American cuisine, its decor and atmosphere has a South Florida vibe. Situated in the "SoHo" district of Tampa, this restaurant focuses on the nightlife of Tampa.

Natural foods selection that is vegan friendly. Plenty of protein choices to choose from to go with the great entrees available. 

Chef Chloe and The Vegan Café is a bakery that focuses on making delicious desserts that are 100% vegan.

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Try authentic Cuban food like Cuban sandwiches, Ropa Vieja, Black Bean Soup, and of course sweet plantains. Located right off 17-92 in Casselberry, stop by for delicious when you're on the run too.

Dajen Eats is a cafe that serves healthy Jamaican foods, located inside a gas station.

Local place for both Vegans and people who eat meat. As seen on the Dancing Avocados Kitchen's website, it states this is where they come to eat in harmony. 

Dandelion Communitea Cafe is a beloved organic cafe located in the heart of Orlando, Florida which serves healthy vegetarian food.

Key West's natural foods market and organic cafe. Serving vegan and vegetarian options, as well as some gluten-free meals. 

Date and Thyme Organic Cafe and Market

Delicious Raw is a unique juice bar with healthy raw options. Vegan and vegetarian friendly!

Delirio Fresh Co. uses the freshest ingredients with unique recipes made from the scratch, creating tasteful and healthy options.

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DIRT, where real, clean, fresh food is made.

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El Buzo Restaurant serves affordable and exquisite Peruvian dishes to the Central Florida area. They primarily serve seafood and steak.

El Inka Grill serves authentic Peruvian cuisine, with emphasis on tradition, flavor, and use of fresh ingredients. They have live music on Fridays and Saturdays starting at 6:30pm. El Inka Grill also has Happy Hour Monday through Friday from 4 to 7pm.

El Potro offers a wide variety of flavorful homemade dishes and is one of Orlando's authentic Mexican restaurants. El Potro owns three locations in Central Florida: Winter Park, Orlando, and Apopka.

El Rincon Peruano serves Latin and Peruvian food. They have Happy Hour which runs Monday through Friday, 4 to 8pm. They also have a lunch special, running from Monday through Friday, 12pm to 3pm.

Angus and prime cut meats are grilled to perfection with charcoal Brazilian grills. El Toro Loco Churrascaria has a restaurant location and food trucks scattered throughout the Miami area. Visit their website to check out their menu.

Farmacy Vegan Kitchen and Bakery is a quick service restaurant that offers a well rounded, 100% plant-based menu. Customers can choose from a variety of made to order acai bowls, smoothies, wraps, and baked goods.

Filomena's is a great local pizza place, conveniently located down the street from Seminole State College in Sanford/Lake Mary off 17/92. Come get a slice and a glass of wine.

Grassroots is a natural food market that provides you with a variety of local and organic produce, freshly squeezed juices, wines, supplements, and whatever else you need to live a healthy lifestyle.

Green Erth Bistro is your friendly neighborhood Persian restaurant. The exotic mixture of modern ingredients and flavorful Persian cuisine would feed anyones' food indulgence. Enjoy an intimate and relaxed dining experience while you choose from a variety of small plates, salads, soups, kabobs, and more!

In the mood for a light dish with some serious spice? Green Papaya serves family style Pan Asian dishes that are known for their kick. The all natural ingredients come in a variety of colors, textures, and spiciness. Come enjoy their delicious mango spring roll or sip on their spicy Tom Yum soup.

This will be a dining destination for you and your love ones. The grilled tuna is phenomenal, as is the cheesy bread appetizer. Come for the crab legs, have some lobster, and take in the ocean or lakeside view. This will be the spot any and all days of the week.

Happy Fish serves authentic Peruvian cuisine. They are best known for their large portions and unique atmosphere, which won best atmosphere in 2015.

Nestled in Lake Buena Vista is the fabulous Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress Resort where guests can experience beautiful Florida scenery. Hemingway's restaurant (located inside the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress Hotel) features an amazing menu of seafood, steak, and beverages that is sure to give anyone their money’s worth. 

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The meals at Homespun Kitchen are prepared with 85% organic and 100% natural ingredients for those who love tasty food that's also great fuel for your body. Enjoy an organic frozen yogurt at the bar or grab a power wrap to go!

Come to Hotto Potto and try deliciously fresh Chinese fare. You can have a prepared meal or try the main draw, the Chinese hot pots, which are soup pots for guests cook their own food right in front of them. The make your own sauces, the delicious and numerous options for dinner and dessert, and the unique atmosphere will quickly make Hotto Potto a frequent favorite.

Vegan cuisine with middle eastern inspired foods. 

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The mission of the Hullabaloo gastropub is to bring fine Italian fare to the 500-Block of Palm Beach. They do this while staying within a price range that’s still a good fit for everyone stopping by. At Hullabaloo, the fare is delicious but also not too complex. It's a great spot for stimulating conversations over a signature cocktail, which are named after dead rock stars like Chuck Berry and Floridians Gregg Allman and Tom Petty. Great music, a vintage Airstream camper, and a wood stove oven completes the atmosphere.

A variety of meats at Hullabaloo

A British inspired all day breakfast and lunch cafe with vegan and vegetarian options available. Laid back in a casual pond-enhanced setting.

The best Jamaican Restaurant in Central Florida offering delicious, nutritious and appetizing food. Nothing is better than enjoying fresh home cooked meal in a clean, nicely decorated environment with Caribbean music playing and a staff to provide top-notched customer service to you and your loved ones.

Juice Tap offers fresh juice shots, acai bowl, smoothies, and more! They thrive on providing the freshest food and drinks that will nourish your body and get you pumped for the day.

Juice bar enthusiasts and those who want to eat healthy are welcome to join, with Caribbean food and spices. It is mostly a Vegan restaurant and does not offer other alternatives. 

Kappy's is one of the Orlando area's favorite eating spots. A great 50's style diner with towering floats and mouth watering Philly Cheese Steaks. Stop by Kappy's on the way to Orlando, or come to Orlando just to stop at Kappy's. You'll find out why its been a staple of Central Florida eating since 1967.

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Come in and try some great Korean food. Located near the main UCF campus, prepare for some great staples of Korean cuisine with friendly service.

Come in and order out for some great, order only Korean food in the heart of Orlando. 

Come visit the very first Korean restaurant in Florida. Hot soup dishes, Korean barbeque, and of course kimchi are all served here with the finest quality and plenty of side dishes.

Krungthep Tea Time is a tea room and sandwich shop that aims to put a Thai twist on its menu options and create a comfortable atmosphere. Besides regular tea and Thai-inspired sandwiches, they also serve sweet and sugary drinks and desserts such as coconut ice cream, a cold glass of lemonade, and tea flavored ice cream. Krungthep Tea Time prides themselves on satisfying their customers with their food, drinks, and a pleasant tea room to unwind or hang out with friends.

Come by and try great Colombian food and drink at a great price.

La Granja is a Peruvian restaurant franchise with locations spanning from Orlando to Miami.

La Hacienda is a small restaurant and grocery store in the Winter Park area. This restaurant serves some of the most appetizing homemade traditional Mexican food in Orlando. If this restaurant is a little out of your way, try to stop by anyway, you won't regret it!

La Madeleine Country French Café is the cutest place to eat. They have 76 different French food items on the menu, all made with French techniques. They aren't too expensive and the food is really yummy! With only two locations in Florida, both in the Orlando area, the Florida Mall and the Millenia Mall, this is a real treat for those who like French cuisine. 

La Mexicananan Tortilleria is definitely amongst the top authentic homemade Mexican restaurants in the Universal area. This remarkable establishment not only serves some of the most mouthwatering food in the area, but right next door is an amazing bakery that's part of La Mexicananan Tortilleria. If you're in the area, make sure to stop by to grab some dinner or some of their incredibly delicious homemade bread.

Le Cafe De Paris was established by Claude and Chantel, two cafe-loving individuals who later fell in love. Le Cafe De Paris is a French cafe and family business that incorporates French foods and culture into an American community. If you're interested in something new and diverse, check out their website for more information. 

If you’re craving oysters, an oyster bar would be the best place to dine! Open for 65 years, Lee & Rick’s Oyster Bar is a family owned restaurant and was the first of it’s kind when it opened in 1950. Since 1950 Lee & Rick’s Oyster Bar has only improved from 9 to 50 bar stools.

This is an organic cafe with healthy food dishes for everyone. Delicious plant-based vegan options and vegetarian friendly.

Lotus Vegan Restaurant serves vegan, vegetarian, and Vietnamese meals and baked goods. Once a month, they have an all you can eat buffet throughout the whole day.

A full circle wellness center focused on a holistic approach to health, incorporating a complete body, mind and soul experience. We move, We feed, We heal. 

Loving Hut is an Asian inspired vegan cuisine restaurant dedicated to health, compassion, and sustaining the planet. They have several locations in Florida and are always growing!

A great spot for traditional Colombian fare heated with warmth that can only come from a grandmother's kitchen. Here, favorites like empanadas and arepas are treated with care, while interesting fusions like the Hawaiian and even hotdogs are given a new introduction. Come on by for a fantastic bite with a hug.

Maa Kitchen is an authentic Indian restaurant that is predominantly vegan with non-vegan options. Their diverse cuisine allows for a wide variety of menu options. From their flavorful curry to their Tandoori Sizzlers, you will experience the highest standards of food freshness and seasonality from the Indian culture.

Maoz Vegetarian is a fast service restaurant serving authentic falafel and freshly made vegetarian food.

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If you're looking for freshly made quick latin bites try their tasty, mouth-watering Colombian Empanadas as well as other options that are very delicious. These include Maritacos, burgers, desserts, and drinks. For more information or catering contact information visit their website.

An authentic Peruvian restaurant which features traditional Peruvian cuisine. This restaurant focuses on family, tradition, and memories.

Metro Espresso Pizza Cafe has combined two of America's favorites (Coffee and Pizza) into one restaurant. Besides pizza (including gluten-free) and coffee, this cafe serves pasta, salad, onion rings, wings, and so many more delectable foods. Metro Espresso Pizza Cafe also delivers to selected locations.

The MCK Fusion restaurant location in Coconut Creek and their food truck serve Latin cuisines. Arepas, tostones, burgers, sandwiches, and much more are cooked with Latin spices. 

Moonfish features anywhere from your usual eats to exotic eats with their Asian cuisine. If you’re looking for steak, sushi, or anything in between, look no further. Along with lavish pricing and an upscale atmosphere, Moonfish Restaurant is a great place for a somewhat "posh" night out.

Nacho Taco is a Mexican, vegan friendly restaurant open for delivery and take out. They pride themselves on serving the warmest corn tortillas and chips. With natural ingredients cooked fresh just for you, Taco Nacho is flavorful, affordable and, vegan!

New Leaf Elementals is more than just a unique gift shop, it is an experience. They have an array of drinks and vegan foods to choose from. New Leaf Elementals is a special place where you can go meet your friends and enjoy a cup of healing organic herbal tea or a vegan sandwich.

Specializing in 8 and 12 inch hot dogs, Oh My Dog! has some yummy inventions that include the beloved American treat. There's only one located in Florida so check it out when you visit the Florida Mall. Located in the food court of the Florida Mall, this is one treat you don't want to miss. 

Oliv Epicurean Grill is an Mediterranean inspired restaurant that has both vegan and meat options for those who enjoy them. They are known to make traditional style dishes with a modern twist.   

Starting off as one of the first food trucks in the area, Organically Twisted is now a fun organic restaurant with a lot of great Vegan options. They are constantly evolving their menus but keeping the same great organic ingredients. 

Pasha Middle East Café inc. is a restaurant that supports healthy living and only uses the freshest ingredients to cook with. While the cuisine itself is versatile, the café welcomes everyone to try their fresh juices and Middle Eastern dishes ranging from Vegetarian and Vegan to having meat options as well.  

Pio Pio Latin Cuisine features both Columbian and Peruvian dishes. They take traditional Latin American meals and give them a modern twist. The restaurant is both sit down and take out.

Chimichangas and tacos are the highlights of this menu. Even though the menu might seem small, there are endless possibilities. For a personal fusion experience stop by the Poblano Mexican Fusion food truck or their restaurant location in Davie, Florida. 

Pop Thai is spot to get authentic, tasty Thai food with a wide variety of choices and affordable prices. Try it sweet, try it spicy, and make sure you try it!

Pure Kitchen is an Organic and Vegan Grab'n Go with weekly meal delivery. Their menu varies from day to day and their prices are fairly low.

Are you ready to Rawk? Rawk Star Café offers organic, raw, vegan, corn-free, dairy-free, gluten-free, GMO-free and soy-free menu.

Rawk Star Cafe

The Red Bug Cafe serves different styles of food from around the world, mainly from Australia and the Balkrans. It is more than just food but allows people of all cultures to enjoy the cuisine under one roof.

Rusticas Chicken serves authentic Peruvian cuisine. Their featured menu item is rotisserie chicken, also known as pollo a la brasa.

A great restaurant to enjoy authentic Asian cuisine in the midst of the lighted, flashing signs of the tourist corridor of Kissimmee. An array of sushi choices will delight you as you enjoy the quiet ambiance of a bubbling fountain and a sea of orchids that fill the the restaurant. Noodle, rice, tempura, and hibachi dishes also adorn the menu choices. Come visit to try the delicious options at this intriguing example of culture in the heart of gift shop laden 192.

Sharkey's Eats and Drinks is a family friendly restaurant that has various types of food and is welcoming to everyone. Sharkey's is the place to go for every occasion, while being an affordable neighborhood restaurant.

Sharkey's Eats and Drinks

Calling all Dragon Ball Z fans! Soupa Saiyan is an Asian restaurant that allows you to create your own soup or bowl while being surrounded by DBZ fan art and collectors items. They serve other delicious dishes like burritos and yummy appetizers. Sit back, relax and enjoy some phenomenal soup while watching Dragon Ball Z reruns.

One of Jacksonville's most famous vegan cafe's, Southern Roots Filling Station prides itself on ethical living by serving healthy and delicious vegetarian and vegan meals. Enjoy a vegan latte with their renowned sammies or shop for your favorite food essentials.

Southern Roots Filling Station

Sparky's is a name developed between two best friends who started this food truck in 2010. Sparky's Roadside Barbecue still uses their two rubs and 6 different barbecue sauces. 

A create your own Asian stir fry restaurant with vegan and vegetarian options available. Enjoy your fresh Asian cuisine in an energetic atmosphere. 

This is a health focused cafe with delicious food options that are organic and 100% vegan. It was founded to educate people of proper nutrition and diet. 

Stop by and try some cuisine with great flavor, presentation, and variety. If you're in Downtown Orlando and craving some great Colombian food, stop at Super Rico. 

In the summer of 2011, four friends - a nurse, a surgeon, a firefighter, and a teacher -- were walking home from downtown, missing the late-night food and culture of their hometown -- Miami. They made the impulsive and life-changing decision to buy a food truck and create their own late night spot. Colombian-style burgers, hot dogs, and salchipapas are the perfect foods to satisfy that hunger from dancing and drinking until the bars close.

Calling all sushi lovers, Sushiko is Jacksonville's ultimate Japanese grill and sushi restaurant. The dishes are skillfully prepared with the finest and freshest ingredients and the dining experience is relaxing yet high standard. Their vegan and vegetarian options make the dishes enjoyable for those with dietary restrictions.

Sweet Theory Baking Company is home to some of the most deliciously unique vegan pastries in Jacksonville. From gluten free donuts to vegan cinnamon rolls, their desserts are freshly made just for you. If you have a sweet tooth, stop by for their bacon maple donuts. But hurry, they run out fast!

A fun twist on BYOB: Build Your Own Bowl! Delicious healthy food with plenty of vegan and vegetarian options. 

Sweetberry Bowls

With attractive daily deals like Monday kids eat free and “Thirsty Thursday” where draft beers are from $1- $2 all day, T.J’s Seafood Shack is a great place to get your money’s worth. T.J.’s restaurant has locations in Oviedo and Orlando and offer catering with their efficient food trucks!

Taste of Peru emphasizes the diversity of Peruvian food with their authentic meals. The atmosphere is comfortable and friendly with the goal of ensuring a memorable food experience.

Terra Sur Cafe serves traditional Peruvian cuisine, especially well known for its Ceviche. The restaurant has a cozy, warm atmosphere, and is referred to as "the best kept secret". Not only can you dine in, but the restaurant offers take out and delivery too! 

Thai Kitchen is very family friendly and they strive to always make the customer happy. They have lots of options from meat to vegan. Whether it is to make a dish fully vegan, all you have to do is ask and they will gladly do it.

Backhaus German Bakery & Deli offers an exquisite array of German bakery goods as well as deli sandwiches. The deli sandwiches are stuffed to the top and the staff is knowledgeable and eager to give you the best experience possible. The dessert cabinet alone will keep you eager to return and to find a new favorite. European products are also sold on site. Take a box of pastries home for everyone to enjoy. Soon to be your next favorite spot!

The Boathouse seafood restaurant, located in Disney Springs, is a prime attraction because of its unique feature. Along with its delicious menu of fresh seafood, The Boathouse is unique because of its “Amphicar’s”. Amphicar’s are amphibious automobiles and The Boathouse offers captain-guided tours on attractive, stylistic amphicars along with waterfront dining.

Enjoy food, books, and a beautiful outdoor space at this Coconut Grove gem. Handpicked books ranging from art and travel to food and New York Times best sellers become an experience here when paired with the cafe's delicious food.

The Cafe is a mostly vegetarian restaurant made with fresh ingredients. Vegan and gluten-free options available as well. 

On your way to or from the beach, stop by The Garlic for great Italian food in a unique atmosphere. Just look for the big tree house!

Try American staples with a gourmand's twist. Drinks, brunch, dinner, and any time in between are catered to here.

The Sanctum is a restaurant where they serve healthy, plant-based, sustainable, nutrient-rich foods to promote a conscious way of living. 

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The Stubborn Mule is owned and operated by two graduates of The Culinary Institute of America. The Stubborn Mule is a fun new American restaurant featuring hand crafted mule cocktails, craft cocktails, draft beers, wines and a fun new American food menu. The food menu sources locally.  They partner with local farmers, fisheries, and small businesses to create playful food and cocktail menus.

This iconic restaurant lies in the heart of Oviedo. Boasting great American and Greek dishes, this is a great place to stop and have a bite with some great customer service as well as great-tasting food. Have a meal the way your grandma used to make it as you find out why this spot has been a staple of Oviedo dining for years. Don't forget to try the rhubarb pie!

Delicious burgers, stunning plating, and a huge range of whiskeys, The Whiskey is the place for great food and a great time.

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Think Greek is a family owned and operated street food truck. They pride themselves in serving authentic and tasty Greek food in Miami, Florida.

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A fast casual concept focused on elevating a staple of American cuisine - the Grilled Cheese.

Totilleria El Progreso is located in the Orange County area in a strip-mall. This isn't any ordinary authentic homemade Mexican restaurant, this amazing establishment also sells a wide variety of homemade desserts, Mexican food to make at your house, Mexican style bread, products for your home, and other memorable Mexican tchotchkes.

Tossgreens' 4 step menu gives you a combination of traditional and modern natural cuisines. Their fresh and delicious ingredients are blended with spices, allowing you to build your own vegetarian or non-veg burrito, wrap, or bowl!

True Food Kitchen is a health driven restaurant with dishes for everyone. Vegan options available and vegetarian friendly. 

This vegetarian menu helps to maintain one of human’s treasures which is health.

Vegan Kitchen is locally owned and 100% vegan. The healthy and unique meals are inspired by Asian cuisine. 

Wild Rabbit Cafe & Bistro offers a plant based menu that caters to vegans and vegetarians and meat eaters as well. The menu is always evolving and has only the best products either locally bought or organic. 

Zen Bistro is a authentic Thai restaurant that has lots of cuisine options including vegan and vegetarian. The cooks use the freshest produce and finest ingredients they can find so each meal is held to the upmost highest standards.  

Sweet Pea Cafe is serving some of the best vegan food in Tallahassee. Be sure to come by and try out a more healthy lifestyle. 

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