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Top Four Delicious Vegan Restaurants in Tampa

Top Four Delicious Vegan Restaurants in Tampa

Let’s take a look at vegan restaurants in Tampa. Becoming vegan is a huge life change and can leave some people intimidated. Still, it is a massive trend in the health community right now. If you’re in downtown Tampa, we’ve got you covered! Here are the top four reviews of the best vegan kitchen around.

Top 4 Vegan Restaurants in Tampa

Pure Kitchen

Pure Kitchen Organic Vegan

3214 W Kennedy Blvd
Tampa, Florida. 

This vegan-based Kitchen provides the best sit-down experience as well as ready to go meals. The owner is always there to help her employees, and to chat with anyone who has the time!

What you can expect – This is a small hole in the wall, you could easily pass by if not looking for it. However, it is one of the best vegan restaurants, and you would never want to pass up the chance to eat here! It is casual dining; they have a bar seat that faces out towards the street, as well as a see-through piece in the wall, where you can watch them prepare all of the food. 

What to eat – This place is known to have many different options when it comes to food, all involving plant-based options. However, if you have any other allergies, they will accommodate, they have many gluten-free and soy-free options for you to choose from as well. 

Stop by to grab something from their fantastic menu, including:

  • Pad Thai – A delicious alternative to your everyday American food.
  • Cashew Soup – It is incredible for a cold day.
  • Spaghetti Artichoke and Kale Cream Sauce – The best vegan cream sauce you will find in a restaurant
  • Taco Salad – Perfect if you’re craving a Mexican style vegan salad.

Their daily menu changes every day and can be found on Instagram or Facebook!

Price Range and hours

Pure Kitchen’s hours of operation include Monday-Friday 10 am-6 pm and Saturday from 10 am-5 pm closed every Sunday. With a very modest price range, it’s hard to find a better vegan place in town. Dishes vary on the day’s menu; the chef tries to keep it affordable for everyone. 

This is an informal, casual restaurant/café that is a must-try for anyone looking for fantastic vegan or plant-based food. A lot of the dishes have Japanese influence, giving you different options than the typical American based cafes. Make sure to stop by to try their tasty food and talk to their friendly team!

Farmacy Vegan Kitchen + Bakery

Farmacy Vegan Kitchen + Bakery

803 N Tampa St
Tampa, Fl 33602

This restaurant has a unique layout, you walk in, and it looks like a little market where you can also sit and eat. The incredible thing is, Farmacy does have a small market in the middle of their layout where you can choose grab and go options!

What you can expect – Parking may be a little dicey, so you may have to walk from a different nearby parking lot. When you first walk in you can expect a friendly and inviting staff. You will smell the fresh baked goods, and view the grab and go options before ordering and taking your seat. You can expect it to be like a 5-star restaurant without the huge prices!

What to eat – This restaurant is known for its vegan and gluten-free options. They have a variety of options, which generally wouldn’t be vegan. It can be challenging to find a place that succeeds in gluten-free and vegan all in one dish. You can now order online and pick up for your convenience!

  • The Jerk Burger – Their famous spicy vegan burger is impossible to beat. 
  • Cashew Mac – This take on mac and cheese is one of the best for vegans who are missing out on this classic dish.
  • Avocado B.L.T. Wrap – Using smoked bacon tempeh, this B.L.T. is hard to resist! You will not be disappointed when you take your first bite. 

Price and hours 

Their hours vary day by day, typically open an hour later on weekends. Monday-Friday, they are open from 7 am-6 pm and on Saturday-Sunday from 8 am-6 pm. The prices for main meals range between $9.99-16.99 and are worth every penny! 

Dixie Dharma Tampa

Dixie Dharma Tampa

1910 N Ola Ave Suite 113
Tampa, Fl 33602

This is a stylish small vegan restaurant with a warm and inviting atmosphere. They’re known for their plant-based meals and promote healthy living. This cute place located near the waterfront of the Hillsborough River, so you can quickly grab food to go and walk around for a fantastic view nearby.

What to expect – When you first walk in, you will see a few other restaurants with their shops, because it is located in the public heights market.  You will walk up to a lovely modern counter where you can browse the menu and order. The staff will be waiting to take your order with a friendly smile.

What to eat – Dixie Dharma is known for its incredible flavors, making vegan food as exciting as it could be. 

  • Carolina B.B.Q. Pulled Jackfruit – This is the vegan version of a pulled pork sandwich. It has rich flavors, including garlic pickles and fried crispy onions, making it the perfect lunch option. 
  • Heirloom T.L.T. – This yummy sandwich includes smoked bacon tempeh making it the best lunch for vegan bacon lovers!

Price range and hours

Their prices range between $9.50-$12.60 for main dishes. Typically, on weekends this restaurant is open later. Monday-Thursday 7am-10pm, Friday 7am-11pm, Saturday 8am-11pm, Sunday 9am-9pm.

Bamboozle Channelside

Bamboozle Channelside Vegan Restaurant

109 N 12th St
Tampa, FL 33602

Bamboozle Channelside provides a cozy environment where you can relax and it either inside or outside. Moreover, they serve Vietnamese food and includes plenty of vegan options as well as non-vegan options. This makes it a fun family dine-in, knowing you’ll be able to find something for everyone.  

What to expect – When you first walk in, you will notice the off-white walls and warm blues welcoming you to the friendly environment this restaurant is known for. You will see the beautiful plants hung across the walls, and the plants were beautifully grown next to the outside seating area. There will be a counter where you can order with a friendly and waiting staff.

What to eat – Bamboozle has options for everyone who walks in but has some fantastic food for vegans.

  • Vegan Pho – Instead of thinly slices beef, they replace it with thinly sliced tofu along with vegetables. Fabulous for a cold day.
  • Lemongrass Tofu Salad – This salad is terrific because you can choose the vegetables you would like to add to this salad!
  • Vietnamese Sandwich with Lemongrass Tofu – These sandwiches are to die for! They come with crunchy lettuce and pickles carrots, giving this sandwich the perfect crunch! 

Price range and hours

The price ranges between $11.95 to $16.95, making it a budget-friendly restaurant for a lunch date. Bamboozle Channelside is typically open longer on Saturdays than the rest of the week, and they are excellent at updating hours when hours have changed. They are open Monday-Friday 11 am- 9 pm, Saturday 11:30 am- 9 pm, and Sunday 11:30 am- 4 pm.

There you have it! The best vegan-friendly restaurants around Tampa, Florida, perfect for a lunch date or a casual dinner.

Shannon Daley is a freelance writer by trade and by passion. She has spent the past decade building experience via a obtaining Cultural Anthropology degree, traveling the United States and the world, establishing a diverse resume that includes everything from hosting at health food cafes to working on public policy at the federal level. Her philosophy is simple: live heartily, and have experiences worth writing about! She has begun her next chapter as a parent, with one young daughter and welcoming a son in 2020, and continues to travel, write, live, and breathe with enthusiasm and true joie de vivre.

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