The vegan scene in Tampa Bay area has been steadily growing over the past few years. From take-out to sit-down, and from soul food to raw dishes, the variety of options continues to increase.
We’re making it easy for you to find vegan restaurants with this guide to vegan restaurants in Tampa Bay. Every restaurant featured in the guide is entirely vegan.
And, to make it even easier, here’s a map of all of the vegan restaurants in Tampa Bay, too. Who said being vegan was hard?
Vegan International Co. Kitchen
Credit: Vegan International Co. Kitchen
Owners Nick and Tyra are both vegan and everything in their kitchen and market is 100 percent vegan, too. Vegan International Co. Kitchen has partnered with Uncle Mince’s to serve his world famous seitan in a number of dishes, including a delicious Philly Cheez Steak sandwich. In addition to a couple sandwiches, the food at Vegan International Co. Kitchen is definitely inspired by soul food. They offer a variety of meaty proteins, mac and cheese, collard greens, candied yams, Black-Eyed peas and more. They also serve empanadas with a variety of different fillings. Craving dessert? Their Cake Shake is to die for: this sweet treat is made with a slice of their delicious cake blended together with ice cream and then topped with whipped cream… it’s a thick, slurpable dessert. Prices: Plates $10; Sides $5, 1375
Credit: Pure Kitchen
After having worked at a vegan restaurant that closed down, chef Kyoko Faison wanted to see Tampa have more vegan restaurants. So she took matters into her own hands and opened Pure Kitchen, a grab-and-go take-out place offering hearty globally-inspired entrées, salads, and desserts. Perfect for the business crowd during busy lunchtime hours, they also offer meal delivery (South Tampa area) and catering services. Their menu changes weekly, but their fan favorites, like Mac & Cheese with coconut bacon, Asian Sesame Noodle, and Jen’s Favorite Ranch Salad, are always available.
Prices: Entrées $10
New Leaf Elementals
Owner Cherie Boyd started New Leaf Elementals with a vision creating a healing space, where visitors had an opportunity to nourish their bodies, their minds, and their tastebuds. The gift shop sells everything you need to creating a personal, sacred space: crystals and gems, reiki and meditation supplies, and candles, and more. Next to the shop is the restaurant and cafe, serving sandwiches, pizzas, smoothies, and desserts. There’s a brunch buffet on the 1st Sunday of each month.
Prices: Sandwiches $7.50; Pizzas $10; Smoothies $4.50
Farmacy Vegan Kitchen & Bakery
Located inside the Duckweed Urban Grocery, Farmacy Vegan Kitchen & Bakery offers a wide variety of plant-based goodness. Their menu showcases an assortment of cold dishes, like acai bowls, salads and wraps, as well as hot (and/or reheatable takeaway) meals, like shepherd’s pie, lasagna and mac & cheese. One of their fan-favorites is the Impossible Burger on a pretzel bun. Oh, and they’re also a bakery, so be sure to save room for a sticky bun, a slice of cake or a donut!
Prices: Salads $5-10; Bowls $10; Hot Meals $9; Sandwiches $12; Desserts $4
Credit: Loving Hut Tampa
The menu of Tampa’s location of the international restaurant chain, Loving Hut, focuses on vegan versions of pub favorites, such as wings, nachos, burgers and sandwiches, alongside traditionally Asian rice and noodle dishes. Also, there’s a big buffet on the first Saturday of each month.
Prices: Appetizers $5-10; Entrées $10
Selva’s Superfoods brings tasty vegan fare to the masses with their mobile food truck. Their staples focus on takeaway boxes – nachos, burritos, and hot dogs – but they also prepare a changing daily menu. You can also order a special drink to complement your meal, like hibiscus tea, horchata, or kombucha.
Prices: Boxes $10; Drinks $5-8
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