Tampa Bay Beach Vegetarian and Vegan Restaurants

Want pizza? Here’s where you can find Plant-Based Pies on Treasure Island
morgan bannon

Gone are the days when vegetarianism was a quirk, a fad, or a ploy to get attention. We’re past the sarcastic remarks and quick comments about meatless diets. A few years ago you heard comments like, but how do you get protein? ; I heard it helps you lose weight, is that true? ; and of course, oh, i could never do that, i like meat too much.

Although not everyone in the world has converted, as a society we have moved past the days when vegetarians could only order side dishes as a meal. We’ve made a conscious effort to accommodate those who don’t indulge in meat, dairy, and even have gluten-free options.

So whether you want a quick veggie fix, a vegan feast, or a veggie burger, try one of these vegetarian eateries along the Gulf Beaches in Tampa Bay.

St. Pete’s Beach

Cold restaurant and bar, 357 Corey Ave.

Chill has a huge selection for vegetarians, and they can also accommodate vegan diets. From margherita flatbreads to their apple orchard salad, to warm baguettes with brie, Chill has something for even the most discerning of plant-based diners. If you miss hearty burgers, you can swap the beef patty for a Beyond Burger.

Odi’s Mediterranean Restaurant, 6355 Gulf Blvd.

Odi’s prepares its menu with vegetarian and vegan options. With Greek salads, vegetarian gyros, pita and hummus, roasted eggplant, pitas and falafel wraps, Odi’s recognizes and responds to dietary restrictions.

basil leaf, 6395 Gulf Blvd.

The Thai establishment serves many vegan and vegetarian dishes. Each entree has a tofu option and the curries have a coconut milk base. Plus, they have several vegetarian sushi rolls (and can make them to order as well). Craving noodles? They have eggs or rice. They will also gladly respond to your request to cook without eggs.

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Britt’s Pizza, 10709 Gulf Blvd.

Choose from cheese, greek, margherita, white, arugula or a vegan pizza. Not a pizza fan? Britt’s offers caprese and Greek salads, falafel and hummus, spaghetti, fettuccine, pesto, vegetables and marinara. They also have a gluten-free 10″ crust.

taco bus, 9641 Gulf Blvd.

Taco Bus contains four plant-based proteins, including butternut squash, portobellos and soy protein, served two ways. Order these proteins in quesadillas, tacos, bowls, chimichangas or empanadas.

The Floridian, 230 107th ave.

You hear your stomach rumbling, but you don’t know where to eat? The Floridian, two blocks from the beach, serves Cuban sandwiches that the locals love. They also have a vegetarian version of this Florida staple, a cheese sandwich stuffed with mayonnaise, lettuce, and tomatoes. and onions is simple, yet delectable. They also serve beans and rice as well as Cuban toast.

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Mad Beach Craft Brewing Company, 12945 Village Blvd.

In addition to an extensive beer selection, Mad Beach Craft Brewing Company offers a wide range of vegan and vegetarian options. For those who miss the savory taste of bratwurst, order a Beyond Meat bratwurst with a side of beans and rice. If you fancy a burger, they have Beyond Burgers and gluten-free buns on the menu.

The boardwalk grill, 204 Johns Pass Parkway

Vegetarian or not, sometimes you want fried foods. The Boardwalk Grill serves up onion rings, nachos, fries, mozzarella sticks, and fried pickles — pretty much anything you’ll find on a boardwalk or at a fair. If you’re craving dessert, try fried Oreos.

Frabotta’s Beach Kitchen, 15031 Gulf Blvd.

This Italian cuisine specializes in mainly vegetarian dishes. Salad choices include caprese and Giacomo’s, a house salad with artichokes. Most pastas are vegetarian, including lasagna, spaghetti, fettuccine, ravioli, and tricolor rotini. Frabotta also serves thick, square Detroit-style pizzas. Choose from hearty toppings or stick with cheese, white, veg or willow (caprese). Gluten-free and cauliflower crusts are available.

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