30 Of The Best Quality Vegan Options Orlando Has to Offer

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Written by: Allison Jara | October 21

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If a trend is what it takes then so be it; Orlando’s vegan population is expanding and there are a plethora of cafes and some very well hidden gems spread throughout Orlando and the surrounding areas.

This anti-cruelty and empathy lifestyle is slowly but surely taking over Orlando, whether restaurants have decided to cater to vegan options or by opening their own all-vegan businesses themselves.

This list of 30 mouth-watering vegan eateries are for your food porn viewing pleasures to further push you up and off your couches and into your cars to dine on some guiltless goodness.

1. Best Organic: Dandelion Communitea Cafe

Healthy and tastyyyy #orlandodoesntsuck #dandelioncommuniteacafe #vegan

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618 N Thornton Ave, Orlando, FL 32803
(407) 362-1864

Dandelion is so much more than just a restaurant: it’s a place of gathering and locality. It’s where people can come together and indulge in conjoining activities from food consumption to full moon drum circle celebrations. Inviting ambience gives this local supportive staple a thousand thumbs up.

 

2. Best Smoothies: Skyebird

3201 Corrine Dr, Orlando, FL 32803
(407) 960-2861

Located inside Orlando’s East End Market, this place offers the most exquisite smoothies and kombucha. Stick around and check out the market as well, you won’t regret it.

 

3. Best Asian Cuisine: Loving Hut

2101 E Colonial Dr, Orlando, FL 32803

(407) 894-5673

This 100% vegan chain has found a home here in Orlando and we’re extremely thankful that it did. It’s an exact replica of every nearby chinese take-out, just in the more dignified vegan style.

 

4. Best Dinner: Daya

#Alfredo #dayawinterpark #vegan

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155 E Morse Blvd, Winter Park, FL 32789
(407) 636-9461

Move over Ethos, there’s a new place in town. And just down the road and around the corner, as a matter of fact. Open since summer 2015, this fresh establishment is all the rage. If you haven’t made it here, be sure to check it out!

 

5. Best Brunch: Ethos

brunch with @persilvur_a and @katiefitz430 at #ethosvegankitchen #orlando #vegan #frenchtoast

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601 S New York Ave, Winter Park, FL 32789
(407) 228-3899

Not only is this a great go-to dining experience for lunch and dinner, but they provide the best brunch to cater to their fellow vegans. Overall this place has the best options regardless of what time of day it is, but their brunch is truly superb.

 

6. Best Grilled Cheese: Toasted

#vegan grilled cheese and fries. #veganlife #veganlifestyle #igettoasted #healthy

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1945 Aloma Ave, Winter Park, FL 32792
(407) 960-3922

Truffle melts and greasy goodness galore, Toasted’s vegan options are limited but supreme and mustn’t be overlooked.

 

7. Best Grocery: Artichoke Red

2808 Edgewater Dr, Orlando, FL 32804
(407) 898-3353

There’s no competition; best prices, best options and literally everything in the store is vegan so you won’t have to worry about double checking ingredients. Sayonara Publix!

 

8. Best Sushi: Dragonfly Robata

7972 Via Dellagio Way, Orlando, FL 32819
(407) 370-3359

The new vegan menu features everything you’d want from appetizers to fresh rolls.

 

9. Best Pizza: Mellow Mushroom

✌️👅 @munchie_ #MellowMushroom #vegan #veggie #pizza

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11680 E Colonial Dr, Orlando, FL 32817
(407) 384-4455

Mellow Mushroom has had vegan options for a while but now offers a vegan menu that features pizzas, calzones and hoagies. Check it out here.

 

10. Best Tea: Infusion Tea

1600 Edgewater Dr, Orlando, FL 32804
(407) 999-5255

If you want some thirst quenching tea, this is where to go. Hot or iced, glass or pitcher — any size you want, you got it. And they don’t just have tea here, they also have food options from their Avocado Delight Wrap to their fresh Milton Special Salad.

 

11. Best Juice Bar: Raw Juicing and Detox

898 E Washington St, Orlando, FL 32801
(407) 951-3120

Good snacks, good pricing and great juicing. Tends to get a bit crowded during their high times, but it’s worth all the claustrophobia in the world.

 

12. Best Coffee: Drunken Monkey Coffee Bar

444 N Bumby Ave, Orlando, FL 32803

(407) 893-4994

With only the best quality organic coffee, Drunken Monkey provides its customers with the highest quality ingredients and vegan options.

 

13. Best Surrounding Orlando Spot: Vitality Bistro

301 N Baker St, Mt Dora, FL 32757
(352) 735-8411

If you’ve got time to travel to the inner outskirts of Orlando, you’ve gotta go here. Don’t be fooled by their less impressive website, let the food be where your judgment lies.

 

14. Best Donut: Doughn’t Be Cruel

Track this truck down and go to their next event. Whole Foods has some good donuts as well, but they’re nothing like these beauties.

 

15. Best Cookie: The Bite Bakery

618 N Thornton Ave, Orlando, FL 32803
(407) 362-1864

These cookies are sold at Dandelion Communitea Cafe. Their cookies are not only cruelty free, they’re literally everything-free. You got tree-nut allergies? No nuts. No soy. All GF. You haven’t got a minute worry in the world when you come here, and no one ever leaves without a smile on their face.

 

16. Best Cakes/Cupcakes: Valhalla Bakery

Also: chocolate cake, vanilla bean buttercream, garnished in alternating buttercreams, mini chips, and ganache. #party

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2603 E. South St. Orlando, FL 32803
(407) 505-9661

They do more than just cakes, it’s just that their cakes are their holy grail of options. Be sure to arrive early before their treats are sold out for the day. Located at Market on South.

 

17. Best Bakery: Erin McKenna’s Bakery

642 East Buena Vista Drive Unit B, Orlando, FL 32830
(855) 462-2292

If you want something sweet but you have no idea what you want, go here. This all-vegan bakery has plentiful options to choose from, including ice cream, donuts, brownies and cupcakes.

 

18. Best Raw Energy Bars: Raaw Macaw

2300 E Robinson St. Orlando, FL 32803
(407) 963-5437

Choose one of their delicious options or create your own to get your energy fix. You can order online or schedule a pick up time.

 

19. Best Kombucha: Humble Bumble Kombucha

2603 E. South St. Orlando, FL 32803
(407) 694-4131

Also part of Market on South, this bee loving establishment’s kombucha options will turn you into a frequent customer.

 

20. Best Home Delivery Service: Orlando Organics

47 Drennen Road, Orlando, FL 32806
(407) 522-1502

Doorstep delivery is one of the finer things in life. If you can’t drive or you’re just not feeling a lengthy trip for top-notch grocery shopping, Orlando Organics has got you covered.

 

21. Best Vietnamese: Pho 88

9728 E Colonial Dr, Orlando, FL 32817
(407) 930-7670

Part of Orlando’s China Town, Pho 88 provides vegan options in the tastiest of varieties.

 

22. Best Indian Cuisine: Woodlands Indian Cuisine

woodlands Indian cuisine. lots of water was needed. 💦#orlandovegans 🌱

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6040 S Orange Blossom Trail, Orlando, FL 32809
(407) 854-3330

Woodlands is seriously delicious. You pretty much can’t go wrong with Indian cuisine that also happens to be Vegan, yum!

 

23. Best Salad: Designer Greens

Our salad game is strong.

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464 N Alafaya Trail, Orlando, FL 32828
(407) 282-8588

Salads are tossed and served in massive steel bowls. Despite being located by UCF, these salad are seriously bombastic.

 

24. Best Comfort Food: Dixie Dharma

Vegan BLT with green tomatoes and arugula #omg #vegan #dixiedharma #orlandoveganfood

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2603 E. South St. Orlando, FL 32803
(404) 844-9422

Holy yum. It’s food like this that should make anyone adapt to the vegan lifestyle. Be sure to check them out at Market on South.

 

25. Best Food Truck: Leguminati

With a name this clever, it kinda lures you in to check out what they’re all about. Keep an eye out for this vegan food truck because who knows where it’ll show up next. You don’t want to miss this one!

 

26. Best Hot Dog: Vegan Hot Dog Cart

59 N Orange Ave, Orlando, Florida 32801
(404) 844-9422

Posted up in downtown Orlando across the street from Olde 64, this cart caters to all the drunken vegan needs after a long night of dehydrating alcoholic consumption and body groovements.

 

27. Best Lebanese: Cafe Annie

131 N Orange Ave, Orlando, FL 32801
(407) 420-4041

Authenticity at its best: great for lunch when you’re near downtown.

 

28. Best Fast Food: Green Day Cafe

Best "fast food" I've ever eaten. #greendaycafe

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1084 Lee Rd, Orlando, FL 32810
(407) 704-7877

The service is nice and hastey like any fast food restaurant would be, minus the meat and grease.

 

29. Best Japanese Eatery: Kiko Japanese Cuisine

110 S Semoran Blvd, Winter Park, FL 32792
(407) 677-5800

You can’t go wrong with deliciously spicy rolls and they even provide a complete vegan sushi menu.

 

30. Best Mediterranean Eatery: Hubbly Bubbly Falafel

3405 Edgewater Dr, Orlando, FL 32804
(407) 985-5841

If you’re feeling a little falafel- y, indulge in the goodness Hubbly Bubbly brings to the table.

Aside from this list, there is an overabundance of vegan food options in Orlando — you just gotta find them. Now that you’ve educated yourself on Orlando’s best local vegan eats, go out and support your local vegan venues and see for yourself how the vegan scene is slowly taking over our city.

 

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Allison Jara

Allison redefines the crazy cat lady stereotype and though being Floridian has kicked that up a notch she will always embrace that persona. Having graduated from the University of Central Florida, Allison has since dabbled in a variety of activities from volunteering to dancing to traveling. Hip-hop is a dominant feature of her life and never misses out on the next big name that rolls through Orlando’s venues. On the weekends you might find her having wild dance-offs with strangers at the local nightclubs or just kicking back and experiencing the little nature that can be found in the crevices of the city. In the long run she hopes to advance her writing career for a publication where her passions lie which includes health and fitness, community cat issues, and music. Find her on Instagram.

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