According to recent studies, there are 1.6 million vegans living in the United States. And, there are some 970 completely vegan restaurants in the country, serving up everything from fine plant-based dining experiences to a thick vegan burger.
And, as one of Florida’s best foodie destinations, you’ll find that Tampa has a lot to offer any hungry veggie that happens to be passing through.
While many people are converts, others remain unconvinced of the tastiness and benefits of plant-based food. To celebrate the exciting plant food movement across the state, we’ve released our list of the best vegan restaurants in Tampa.
Best Vegan Restaurants In TampaHow do these rankings work?
Ask any local veggie where to find some healthy, tasty vegan food in Tampa and it’s almost for certain that Pure Kitchen will be on their list. While it’s no sit-down restaurant, it’s a great go-to spot for takeaway grab-and-go meals. This means that, as a traveller, it’s definitely one of the best vegan restaurants for you. Swing by, grab a prepared meal, refuel, and then keep exploring.
From breakfast to brunch and straight on through to dinner, there’s nothing that Vegan International Co. doesn’t serve that’s not absolutely mouthwatering. The market is great for browsing, but it’s their delicious plant-based meals that’ll have you drooling before you even choose what you’re going to order. Easily one of the best vegan restaurant in Tampa.
Vegan comfort food? Um, yes, please! Dixie Dharma’s got four locations around Florida (two in Orlando) all offering their own unique specials. However, one thing’s always certain: you can enjoy comfort food classics such as Offers classic comfort dishes such as mac and cheese, biscuits and gravy, fried green tomato sandwiches and more. Also, they do a vegan brunch. Need we say more?
Vietnamese vegan food has never tasted so good, at least if you’re sampling the options available at Bamboozle Cafe. They serve up great Asian dishes, ranging from Vietnamese and Pho to other delightful options both vegan and not. Recently, they’ve been offering specials on Meatless Monday. Stop by and get a 20% discount off any vegan menu item.
In the mood for an all-you-can-eat vegan brunch? We’d argue, and so would numerous locals, that Vegg’d Out Vegan Kitchen serves the best vegan brunch in Tampa, if not the entire state or even the country. What started out as a vegan cooking show is now one of the best spots for vegan fast food in the city. Stop by for some vegan BBQ, burgers, or mac and cheese bites.
Looking for a great plant-based option for date night in Tampa? Craft Kafe is well-known for offering world-class vegan and gluten-free options. But, meat-eaters can still enjoy some of their favourite dishes, too. Try their vegan sandwiches, or opt for something a bit more filling, such as their vegan burger made with a quinoa and mushroom blend.
Craving some comfort food but want to stick to your plant-based diet? Farmacy Vegan Kitchen + Bakery makes that easy. Their menu is plant-based and pretty extensive. You’ll find everything from soups and smoothies to wraps and even cashew cheese macaroni and cheese. Definitely be sure to indulge in their delectable Philly cheesesteaks. They’re made with chopped Impossible meat, garlic aioli, and vegan cheese.