Vegetarian & Vegan Restaurants
Discover the Best Vegetarian & Vegan Restaurants in St. Pete/Clearwater!
St. Pete/Clearwater is not just a foodie paradise for carnivores – St. Pete even ranked in Wallet Hub’s Top 5 for the highest percentage of restaurants serving vegan and vegetarian options! Check out this guide of vegetarian and vegan restaurants in the destination where you'll find plenty of creative veggie-based dishes to try that are both healthy and delicious.
Good Intentions, St. Pete
The owners of Golden Dinosaurs and Nah Dogs have joined forces to create this highly anticipated vegan mecca in St. Pete’s Grand Central District. Sample Seasonal Gnocchi, prepared with lemon garlic cream sauce, sauteed mushroom, sun-dried tomato, charred corn, caramelized onion, grated parmesan and basil Szechuan oil. Sit a spell in the roomy dining room or sip on a contemporary cocktail or mocktail at the wraparound bar.
Cider Press Vegan Gastropub, St. Pete
A favorite vegan café on Central Avenue in downtown St. Pete has moved two miles west and reimagined itself. Welcome to the Historic Kenwood neighborhood, Cider Press Vegan Gastropub and Patio Bar! Their new menu features Beyond Beef burgers, Jambalaya Balls, French Quarter “Shrimp” Po’Boys and other hearty, plant-forward pub fare with a Cajun accent, accompanied by a full bar. Off-street parking, a covered patio with outdoor bar and plans for live music in the future will no doubt make this a go-to spot once again.
Squeeze Juice Works, St. Pete
Handcrafted, small batch, nutrient-dense, cold-pressed juices, some with imaginative names – try Motherload, Life Force or One Night in Bangkok, among others – are at the core of Squeeze Juice Works, a group of cozy vegan spots that also offer cleanses, smoothies, coffee drinks and medicinal shots. The Five Points and Grand Central locations have recently been joined by The Works, a plant-based café in the Round Lake neighborhood near downtown St. Pete. Who’s up for This Pesto is Besto (house-made kale pesto, house-made vegan goat cheese, sundried tomatoes, sunflower sprouts or microgreens)?
Love Food Central, St. Pete
From the Buffalo Tempeh Sandwich made with seared tempeh tossed in buffalo sauce, to The Love Burger featuring a homemade beet and black bean burger, Love Food Central is not messing around with their modern offerings. You'll be too busy enjoying your meal to notice that it's vegan and gluten-free! They specialize in desserts, so be sure to save room for something sweet. Don't miss the delicious cashew coconut based soft serve, with new flavors debuting each week (you can't go wrong with the Sunflower Butter).
Neighborhood Joe, St. Pete
This quaint neighborhood coffee shop features a slew of vegetarian breakfast and lunch options with most items available to be made vegan upon request. For those with a sweet tooth, Neighborhood Joe serves homemade vegan and gluten-free donuts every day, along with pastries and cookies…need we say more? Come back on the weekend for the gluten-free and vegan blueberry pancakes served with blueberry compote maple syrup.
Golden Dinosaurs Vegan Deli, Gulfport
This vegan deli, butcher and bakery is Gulfport's answer to plant-based specialties like barbecue tofu and pastrami Reuben sandwiches. With a fast-casual style service, the “deli” in Golden Dinosaurs is more about the restaurant’s approach than the menu, which is a mix of meatless proteins, salads, soups, pressed sandwiches and baked goods. Pick up your delicious treats in the mid-century decorated inside, then head to the umbrella-shaded patio or sidewalk to dig in.
House of Vegano, St. Pete
Tucked inside The Body Electric Athletic Company, the vegetarian/vegan House of Vegano is on a mission to bring delicious, plant-based sushi, ramen and dumplings to the St. Pete area (watch for its move to a new, bigger location on Central Ave. in the Grand Central District around the end of 2023). Creative pairings make for savory and sometimes spicy treats. Try the Sweet Potato Summer Roll, made with mango, cucumber, carrots and avocado, or the Caterpillar Roll (it gets its name from how it looks) – marinated eggplant, avocado and cucumber are drizzled with spicy mayo. Watch their Facebook page for periodic Test Kitchen dates and other updates.
Nah Dogs, St. Pete
This roving, stainless-steel hot dog cart is slinging the area's only 100% vegan hot dogs, and they're good – just ask PETA. Nah Dogs might look like a traditional hot dog stand with all the toppings you can imagine, but everything is vegan and soy-based like menu crowd favorites, Yo Soy Dog and the La Perrada. You won't have to pay top dollar for this animal-friendly fare with menu items starting at $5 and not exceeding $10. Find them on Facebook or Instagram for their next pop-up spot!
Valhalla Bakery, St. Pete
Valhalla Bakery brings delicious dairy-free, egg-free (a.k.a. vegan) treats to St. Pete. From cookies and cakes to muffins, tarts and more! Some of the greatest hits from the menu include the Death Bar, the YOLO, Cinnamon Roll...you get the point, they're all great!
Freya's Diner, St. Pete
Set in St. Pete’s Grand Central District, Freya’s Diner is the savory sister of the Valhalla Bakery. Freya’s refreshed menu of diner classics with a vegan twist includes brunch, lunch and dinner specialties. Sample an Impossible burger with creative toppings, Freya’s Philly Sandwich, a Crispy Chickpea Wrap or Jerk Oyster Mushroom Bowl. For brunch, opt for sweet (French toast with strawberries) or savory (Freya’s Frittata or a Just Egg Wrap).