The Best Vegan Restaurants in Tampa for Unique Food

February 12, 2021
Food & Drink
jason wolfe
Image courtesy of Yelp.

Vegan foods are here to stay, and these wonderful Tampa restaurants feature classic and creative vegan eats.

There is something to try any time of the day, and even meat-eaters can get on board with these delicious food items. From gluten free to totally organic, feel free to explore the awesome menus at some of Tampa’s best vegan restaurants!

Vegan International Co.

Plant based soul food

Find soulful eats at Vegan International Co. Image courtesy of Yelp

13751 N Nebraska Ave

Tampa, FL 33613

www.veganinternationalco.com

This Tampa eatery has a 100% plant based menu and a market. Their vegan mac ‘n cheese is one of their most popular menu items, and many swear it tastes just like their favorite recipe!

Vegan International Co. is a favorite with the vegan community, and its menu is always changing so check their socials for any information on what they are serving that day. Highlights include the empanadas, collard greens and smoothies!

“Yes, yes, and more yes! A friend of mine who knew I was in the area sent me the address and Instagram page. I made the time the next day and I am so glad I did.

I ordered the wings meal with Mac & cheese, collard greens and an extra side of platano maduro (sweet plantains).

Also got an empanada, and a mango smoothie.

Everything was absolutely amazing! There was so much on the menu I wanted to try, but will save it for next time.”

Yelp review

Farmacy Vegan Kitchen and Bakery

Vegan food and market

803 N Tampa St, Tampa, FL 33602

farmacyvegankitchen.com

All vegan and never boring, Farmacy is in downtown Tampa and provides a variety of flavors. From sweet to savory or spicy, Farmacy’s menu has something for everyone. Its most popular dish is the Philly cheesesteak, and it also has other handhelds like the Buffalo burger or the Frisco melt. Lighter options include a kale Caesar salad, chik'n wrap and an avocado blt. Order sides like the curry chickpea or the jerk pasta.

A delicious little vegan kitchen located inside a health conscious urban grocery store at n downtown Tampa. They serve Impossible Meat in their Philly Cheesesteak and other delectable menu items. Definitely worthy of coming in regularly for a vegan meal. The cooks are very friendly and intelligent behind what makes their food so great. Come and experience this my vegan friends.” Yelp review

Farmacy serves all-American vegan food. Image Courtesy of Yelp

Pure Kitchen Organic Vegan

Fresh grab ‘n go world cuisine

purekitchentampa.com

3214 W Kennedy Blvd, Tampa, FL 33609

(813) 484-0558

The daily menu at Pure Kitchen Organic Vegan kitchen changes regularly. It offers fast, easy and stress free vegan food that is pre packaged and ready to go as well as minimal seating for ordering in. Japanese chef Kyoko Faison says the bento boxes are some of the most popular options. Check out the meal options like the panang curry, pad thai, jerk rice and more. There is also matcha tea, kombucha, soups and more.

” Love, love, love this organic vegan restaurant! Everything is fresh, creative, healthy, pure, and delicious. They have a constant menu and a menu which changes daily. Lots of salads, soups, hearty plant based entrees and baked items” Yelp review

The Fresh Kitchen serves up a variety of different menu options. Image Courtesy of Yelp

Ground Foods Café

New vegan Italian American restaurant

www.groundfoodscafe.com

6428 N Florida Ave, Tampa, FL 33604

(813) 515-7562

This eatery serves vegetarian and vegan friendly fare. Sample the in-house made “ricotta” from almonds on the open face sandwich on local sourdough with Italian microgreens. Open for lunch and dinner, the fresh fare is becoming a local favorite. Try salads like the house salad or the buffalo caeasar with cashew parm. Its biggest draw are the fresh made, vegan pizzas, so try one when you order at the counter.

“Ground Foods Cafe is one of those vegan places you can take your carnivore bff to and they might not even notice they're in a vegan restaurant. You definitely cannot tell by sight. The dishes are beautiful: portion size, color, plating. It's like a perfect little Italian eatery. Except plot twist the food all comes from the ground.”

Yelp review

Vegan pizza serves up plant-based goodness at Ground Foods. Image courtesy of Yelp

The Mediterranean Chickpea

Authentic vegan-friendly Mediterranean dishes

tmchickpea.com

(813) 515-7981

3217 S Macdill Ave Ste C Tampa, FL 33629

The Mediterranean Chickpea specializes in fresh-made plant based Mediterranean food. The restaurant is well-known for its flavored hummuses, and has a variety of options. For an appetizer, try the couscous salad, lentils with sun dried tomatoes or bean salad. They are well known for their wraps like the hummus wrap or falafel wrap.

“This place was soo yummy, I had the platter and lentil soup. The soup was so flavorful and everything else was delicious but the soup was my favorite.

I also love that it is a small business ran by a husband and wife which it is why they have my uttermost support. I will be back for sure and I recommend everyone to go too.”

Yelp review

The falafel wrap serves up fresh and flavorful Mediterranean food Image courtesy of Yelp

Fresh Kitchen

Quick, gluten-free build-your-own bowls

eatfreshkitchen.com

(813) 280-0515

1350 S Howard Ave Tampa, FL 33606

Fresh Kitchen is a popular, family-friendly restaurant with locations all over Florida serving counter made products in a cafeteria setting. While not exclusively vegan, it has many delicious choices that plant-based consumers can dig into. The restaurant serves customizable lunch and dinner options. Patrons start with a base such as noodles, quinoa, rice, spinach salad and more. There are vegan proteins like chilled caprese tofu, parmesan broccoli, and golden spice chickpeas. Top with one of their delicious sauces, like herb balsamic vinaigrette or creamy white ginger.

“If you are looking for a healthy, delicious, fast and filling meal Fresh Kitchen is the place for you! I love coming to Fresh Kitchen when I want to eat out but want to stay on my health kick.

This place is basically a build your own bowl type of place but better! I have tried so many of these types of places but none ever come close to Fresh Kitchen. My partner who is a picky eater also loves coming here, we usually have to debate on where we are going to eat but we have never had that problem when considering Fresh Kitchen.”

Yelp review

Combine flavorful ingredients in delicious bowls. Image courtesy of Yelp

DIXIE DHARMA

Sustainable comfort food with plant-based ingredients

www.dixiedharma.com

1910 N Ola Ave, Tampa, FL 33602

(813) 543-9275

Dixie Dharma serves vegan breakfast, lunch and dinner. It advertises “plant based southern barbeque,” and you will find all of the classics, sans the meat! The restaurant has three Florida locations as well as a food cart selling vegan hot dogs. The biscuits ‘n gravy is a fan favorite for breakfast and brunch, served with homemade biscuits, maple “sausage”, housemade gravy and heirloom tomatoes. Other popular orders are the south Carolina pulled jackfruit bbq, fried green tomatoes, and fried chicken. Add on a side like the tater salad, crispy brussels, baked beans and more.

“Oh. My. Goodness. When I say vegan comfort food, I am not kidding. The portions were so big (I had enough Mac and cheese to take home!) which is NOT common with vegan food. The orange bird...I am still thinking about the sandwich the next day! The garlic sauce on it is to die for. The chili dogs were so good too, along with our sides. It blew my mind that it was all VEGAN!!

I can't wait to go back and try brunch and everything on the menu. “

Yelp review

Dixie Dharma’s serves fresh macaroni and cheese. Image courtesy of Yelp

3 Dot Dash

New all-American vegan eatery in Seminole Heights

6203 N Florida Ave Tampa, FL 33604

https://jugandbottledept.square.site/

(813) 675-4522

3 Dot Dash is an all-vegan place inside of Jug and Bottle Depot. It serves plant based, all-American fare with daily chalkboard specials. Originally a “pop up,” the popularity of the restaurant has expanded!

Patrons enjoy chik’n, burgers, fries and desserts. Find classic recipes with a vegan twist, like the fried chik’n, buffalo mac ‘n cheez and burgers. Finish it off with a brownie or cookie. The restaurant is order-ahead only due to the pandemic. It is  from-scratch kitchcen, and the location also has a selection of beer and wine.

“Wow!!! Let me just say that this restaurant makes it extremely easy to become Vegan!

I always say to my friends that the best Vegan food is always comparable to or better than animal based meals. 3 dot dash did not disappoint! The Tampaville hot chick'n sandwich is easily one of the tastiest sandwiches I've ever had (and that includes chicken sandwiches!!). Surprisingly, this sandwich is completely Vegan, but it certainly does not lack in flavor or texture. My mouth is genuinely watering just recalling that sandwich!! I loved every bite of it and WILL be back.

In addition, the limited edition classic poutine fries definitely hit the spot! “

Yelp review

Find all American classics with a vegan twist. Image courtesy of Yelp


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