Vegetarian Restaurants in Gulf Gate Estates

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Leafy Greens Cafe is proudly gluten-free, non-GMO, and 100% dedicated to the health of its diners. The menu is raw and vegan featuring delicious, yet healthful items such as "spaghetti" made from raw zucchini or large romaine leaves stuffed with guacamole and raw walnut taco "meat." Originally established five years ago, the restaurant recently relocated and expanded to a new location, enabling customers to access the cafe more easily and providing ample parking.

1626 Central Ave
Saint Petersburg,
FL
US

Owners Spencer and Sabrina Aird parlay a passion for nourishing vegan fare into Grass Root Organic Restaurant, which CBS Tampa named one of the best veg restaurants in the city. Carmine walls envelop diners in the cozy café space, creating a soothing atmosphere punctuated with vivid abstract paintings hung along the wall. While settled into high-backed wooden chairs, each topped with a lattice design, diners dig into a menu that features cooked vegan dishes as well as raw dishes. Raw vegan pad thai, guacamole, and spinach and basil pesto, among others, star on the restaurant's roster.

The Airds also run a customizable meal delivery system that sends clients fresh meals from a rotating weekly menu several times a week. Sabrina teaches occasional classes on how to replicate her culinary expertise and mimic items on Grass Root's menu by sitting very still on an oversized plate.

2702 N Florida Ave
Tampa,
FL
US

Soothe your nerves and open your mind over a hot—or chilled—cup of fine tea with today's Groupon: $15 buys you $35 worth of loose-leaf tea at Kaleisia Tea Lounge, a favorite spot for young and old to chat, study, knit adorable baby Cthulhus, or relax amid the aroma of oolong and souchong.

1441 E Fletcher Ave
Tampa,
FL
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Two majestic pillars stand guard at the entrance of GreekTown Grille, a large building painted in red with accents of soft blue and yellow, much like how ancient Greek temples are said to have been decorated. Inside, the Karamountzos family cooks a menu of Greek food that caught effusive praise in the Tampa Bay Times. Their signature octapodi skaras fans out grilled, seasoned tentacles on the plate under a drizzle of olive oil and lemon, prepping diners for grilled chicken wrapped with tzatziki in warm pita and dishes of arni youvetsi—slow-braised lamb shank in tomato sauce. Under the high ceilings of the dining room and out on the patio, the national color of Greece infuses blue mosaic work and comfortable booths serve as secret portals to Mount Olympus.

1230 Cleveland St
Clearwater,
FL
US

The chefs at Tasty Thai Cafe piece together a spread of classic Thai recipes with garlic, coriander, mint, lemongrass, and other quintessential spices. Pad Thai, lad nar, and other noodle dishes share menu space with sweet and sour chicken, basil fried rice, and specialty creations, such as the Two Friends Panang curry filled with chicken and shrimp tethered by mixed vegetables and lanyard bracelets. Thai iced tea and coffee, wines, and desserts, including mango sticky rice and fried bananas, help round out each meal.

1530 N McMullen Booth Rd
Clearwater,
FL
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The chefs at Veg follow a simple philosophy: with each dish, they hope to expand diners' enjoyment of healthy, fresh, and seasonal foods. Their efforts have won praise from Sarasota Magazine, which has ranked Veg number one on their list of the area's best vegetarian-friendly restaurants three years in a row. HappyCow reviewers and every chicken who's ever gone into hiding are also fans of Veg's creative take on meat-free dining.

Vegetarians aren't the only ones who frequent Veg, though. Pescatarians, vegans, raw-foodists, and gluten-free diners can happily eat together, thanks to menus that make ordering easy rather than restrictive. Plates of raw "quiche" and vegan sweet-and-sour "brisket" share table space with sumptuous wild-caught seafood and salads heaped with proteins such as rare ahi tuna or non-GMO organic tofu.

2164 Gulf Gate Dr.
Sarasota,
FL
US