The Vegetarian Survival Guide

The veggie hot spots in Tampa.


*Header image via Queen Of Sheba

 

For those looking to stick to a vegetarian diet, these restaurants in the greater Tampa area are must visits. 

 

Queen Of Sheba

Queen of Sheba is an Ethiopian restaurant for eclectic tastes, and while they’re not exclusively vegetarian, they do have a section of their menu dedicated to exclusively vegetable/vegetarian dishes. Everything can come mild or spicy depending on your tastes, and they even have a page on their website detailing how Ethiopian food is traditionally consumed. Follow this link to see their full menu.
3636 Henderson Boulevard
(813) 872-6000

 

Just 4 U Vegan

Located at the Tampa Flea Market, Just 4 U Vegan Kitchen is an all-vegan stall in the back corner of the flea market, but is rather easy to find. They serve both American and Caribbean-style entrees and sandwiches, soups, desserts, and snacks and the prices are awesome. Next time you're there get a few slices of the pineapple upside-down cake. Follow this link to see their menu.
11612 N Nebraska Avenue
(813) 900-5341

 

Loving Hut

When “Be Vegan, Make Peace” is on the homepage of a website, you know exactly what they’re advertising. Loving Hut is a family-owned vegan chain which offers a wide variety of vegan, organic, and gluten-free options including vegan cheesecake and cookies. Their summer rolls and vegan wings will become staples in your diet as soon as you try them. Follow this link for their full menu.
1905 E Fletcher Avenue
(813) 977-7888

 

Dosa Hut

Just when you thought you’d seen everything, Dosa Hut comes in with Indian fast food. Their whole menu is vegetarian, and they have a lunch buffet six days of the week. You can dine in or take out, and they cater. Follow this link for their full menu.
10029 W. Hillsborough Avenue
(813) 886-4555

 

Cafe Eden

If you’re looking for an organic juice bar with vegan options for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, then Abby’s Health and Nutrition: Cafe Eden might be a good place to try. They have ten vegan dishes, a soup and salad bar, and plenty of smoothies to choose from, and most of their dishes are made with non-GMO organic ingredients. Follow this link for their full menu.
1437 North Dale Mabry
(813) 265-4951

 

Caribbean Crown Indian Restaurant 

Like Caribbean food, but can’t find enough vegetarian options? Try Caribbean Crown Indian Restaurant. They serve Jamaican/Trinidadian food, and have a vegetarian section of their menu – and the prices are very affordable. They also cater and deliver! Definitely try their Pumpkin and Dhal with fried rice and their roasted eggplant with roti on your next visit. Follow this link for their full menu.
4812 Busch Blvd, Suite G
(813) 988-1235

 

Ella's Folk Art Cafe

Ella’s Folk Art Cafe offers an interesting array of American dishes, some vegan, some vegan and gluten-free. There’s pizzas, salads, and even vegan appetizers, as well as a tasteful display of art and music. We highly recommend their Southern Spring salad and Sulu's Curry. Follow this link for their full menu.
5119 N. Nebraska Ave
(813) 234-1000

 

Fresh Bites

If Mediterranean food is more your style, try Fresh Bites. They serve vegetarian dishes like Baba Ghanouj and Falafel, and use fresh local and organic ingredients to keep things healthy and tasty. Follow this link for their full menu.
11665 CountryWay Boulevard.
(813) 336-4936

 

 

*Article by Contributing Writer Paige Kesselman

 

This list is just the beginning. If we missed your favorite vegan/vegetarian let us know in a comment and we'll add it to the list!

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Written by Dex Fabian

Dex Fabian

Dex Fabian is the co-founder of I Love the Burg and That's So Tampa. A graphic designer by trade, Dex has been witness to Tampa Bay's explosion to become one of the hottest regions in the nation. In 2009, he helped develop the brand for I Love the Burg and in 2014 developed the branding for That's So Tampa and has been a regular contributor to both ever since.