Vegetarian/Vegan Dining

Discover the Best Vegetarian & Vegan Restaurants in St. Pete/Clearwater!

A dish from Cider Press Cafe in downtown St. Pete

Cider Press Cafe is a vegan dining restaurant located in downtown St. Pete.

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.

1

Love Food Central

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).

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2

Rawk Star Cafe

Touting an entirely plant-based menu, Rawk Star Café is known for its inventive dishes that use raw, organic and gluten-free products -- crafting everything from smoothies, wraps, salads and “rawghetti” zucchini-based pasta. You won’t find anything cooked, only some items heated with dehydrators up to 110 degrees. The brother-sister team established the concept eight years ago in Oldsmar, and recently opened a second location in downtown St. Pete featuring an alcohol program with all organic beer and wine.  

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3

The Cider Press Café

The chefs at The Cider Press Café on Central Ave in St. Pete are changing people’s misperceptions that raw, vegan or vegetarian food is bland and cold. They’re creating delicious and approachable vegan cuisine(both cooked and raw) that can’t be missed. Try the Snake in the Grass burger, BBQ platter prepared with jackfruit, and don’t forget the vegan mac and cheese. A return trip will be necessary with so many options to choose from! 

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4

Neighborhood Joe

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’s 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. 

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5

Golden Dinosaurs Vegan Deli

This vegan deli, butchery 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. Enjoy the curated mid-century décor inside, which accommodates up to 14 diners, or take it outside on the patio or sidewalk.

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6

Nah Dogs

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! 

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7

Valhalla Bakery

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!

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8

Freya's Diner

Newest on this list is Freya's Diner. Featuring seasonal menu items, look for Strawberry Gazpacho Soup during summer, or grilled watermelon and pineapple kabobs with chimichurri. Savor Freya's Impossible Burger with smoked gouda, smoked tomato ketchup, Brick Street Farms butter lettuce on a homemade pretzel bun. 

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