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Vegan / Vegetarian Restaurants: (28 Listings)

Vegan2Go

  • Vegan Restaurant
5.0 stars 23 reviews
7625 W Newberry Rd, Gainesville, Florida 32606
352-505-8894
Now Open: Mon 11:00am-8:00pm, Wed-Thu 11:00am-8:00pm, Fri-Sat 11:00am-9:00pm
Cuisine: Vegan, Vietnamese, Asian, Fast food, Take-out, Delivery, Catering

Casual place primarily targeted for quick food to-go with a couple small tables for seating. Extensive all-vegan menu, similar to Loving Huts'. Opened Nov 2012 in the former location of defunct The Green Mango. Accepts credit cards. Inexpensive.

Karma Cream

  • Vegetarian Restaurant
4.5 stars 14 reviews
1025 W University Ave, Gainesville, Florida 32601
352-505-6566
Now Open: Mon-Fri 9:00am-1:30am, Sat-Sun 12:00pm-1:30am
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, American, Beer, Bakery, Take-out

Organic ice cream cafe offering both dairy and non-dairy (with soy and rice milk) flavors. Also serving baked treats, light sandwiches, tea, beer, organic and fair trade coffee drinks. Small and local with free Wi-Fi and local art exhibited on the walls. Inexpensive.

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Blaze Pizza

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
4.0 stars 3 reviews
3617 SW Archer Rd, Gainesville, Florida 32608
352.377.6644
Now Open: Mon-Sun 11:00am-10:30pm
Cuisine: Lacto, Pizza, Fast food, Take-out, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. Assembly line style franchise pizzeria. Could build your own pizza with various veggies, then choose marinara or hot red sauce or white sauce. Has vegan cheese, at extra charge. Has outdoor seating. Accepts credit cards. Inexpensive.

Boca Fiesta

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
3.5 stars 7 reviews
232 SE 1st St, Gainesville, Florida 00000
352-336-8226
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Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Mexican, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. Located in the Sun Center, this tex-mex food offers veg choices for burritos and tacos, such as tempeh, tofu, textured vegetable protein, and vegan queso. Has outdoor seating. Moderate.

Cafe C

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
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424 NW 8th Ave, Gainesville, Florida 32601
352-377-7433
Closed Time: Mon-Sat 11:00am-3:00pm, Sun 10:00am-3:00pm
Cuisine: Lacto, Ovo, American, Buffet, Beer/Wine, Delivery, Take-out, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. Local cafe with an eclectic atmosphere. Offers buffet and menu with veg choices; uses egg and dairy. Staff knows the ingredients and can accommodate special requests. Has outdoor seating. Accepts credit cards. Moderate.

Chipotle

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
3.0 stars 3 reviews
3841 Southwest Archer Rd, Gainesville, Florida 32608
352-371-9396
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Cuisine: Lacto, Mexican, Fast food, Take-out, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. Fast food chain where you could customize your order (tacos, burritos, bowls) and request no cheese/dairy. Some of its locations offer a soyfrito filling that's made from soy protein. Open daily. Accepts credit cards. Inexpensive.

Civilization

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
4.0 stars 2 reviews
1511 NW 2nd St, Gainesville, Florida 32601
352-380-0544
Now Open: Tue-Fri 11:00am-2:30pm, 5:30pm-9:00pm, Sat-Sun 5:30pm-9:30pm, Sat 10:00am-2:00pm
Cuisine: Ovo, Lacto, Organic, American, International, Beer/Wine, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. Dine-in only, worker-owner co-op restaurant providing American and ethnic cuisine using local and organic ingredients. Menu is over 50% vegetarian, of which some can be requested vegan or soy-free. Selection of organic wine and beer. Has outdoor seating. Accepts credit cards. Moderate.

Daily Green

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
3.5 stars 3 reviews
436 SE 2nd St, Gainesville, Florida 32601
352-226-8288
Closed Time: Mon-Sat 11:00am-4:00pm
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Ovo, Lacto, Organic, American, Juice bar, Fast food, Take-out, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. Uses primarily local and organic, including all greens, tempeh and bread. Some menu items are waffles, waffle cones, salads, and sandwiches, of which some are vegan such as tempeh sandwiches, seitan, a walnut lentil burger, and vegetable sandwiches like a dried green tomato sandwich. Uses separate cookware. Wheelchair accessible. Accepts credit cards. Moderate.

East End Eatery

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
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1202 NE 8th Ave, Gainesville, Florida 32601
352-378-9870
Closed Time: Mon-Fri 8:30am-3:00pm, Sun 9:30am-3:00pm
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Ovo, Lacto, American, International, Take-out, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. Offers several vegan and gluten free dishes such as blueberry waffles, huevos rancheros and a tabbouleh platter. One vegan soup daily is available. Uses locally made cashew cream cheese, as well as commercially made vegan cheese and vegan butter. Has outdoor seating. Wheelchair accessible. Cash only. Inexpensive.

El Indio

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
4.0 stars 4 reviews
407 NW 13th St (at University Ave), Gainesville, Florida 32606
352-377-5828
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Cuisine: Lacto, Fast food, Take-out, Mexican, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. Mexican fast food with a drive-thru. Could get a quick veggie meal or even a vegan burrito (specify no cheese, sour cream). No lard used to cook beans. Accepts credit cards. Inexpensive.

Falafel King

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
3.0 stars 2 reviews
3252 SW 35 Blvd (at SW Archer Rd ), Gainesville, Florida 32608
352-375-6342
Now Open: Mon-Sat 11:00am-9:00pm, Sun 12:00pm-7:00pm
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Take-out, Delivery, Mediterranean, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. Basic menu with vegan options including stuffed grape leaves, hummus, falafel and tabbouleh. Most desserts in counter case are not vegan. Also has a small store with grocery items. Accepts credit cards. Moderate.

La Tienda Latina

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
4.0 stars 2 reviews
2204 Southwest 13th St, Gainesville, Florida 32608
352-367-0022
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Cuisine: Ovo, Lacto, Beer/Wine, Take-out, Mexican, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. A casual restaurant where you order and pay at the counter, and food is brought to the table. Has a vegetarian section (please advise HappyCow if there are vegan options!- thanks) on the menu with 8 marked dishes, including lacto vegetarian burrito, quesadilla, and quesadilla de hongos (with fresh grilled vegetables). Good size portion. Has outdoor seating. Accepts credit cards. Inexpensive.

Leonardo's 706

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
4.0 stars 1 review
706 W University Ave (at NW 6 St ), Gainesville, Florida 32601
352-378-2001
Now Open: Mon-Thu 5:00pm-10:00pm, Fri-Sat 5:00pm-11:00pm, Sun 5:00pm-10:00pm, 10:30am-3:00pm
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, International, Italian, Pizza, Beer/Wine, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. Vegan choices include tofu ginger stir fry over jasmine rice, veggie lovers salad with no cheese and rolls with no garlic butter, cupcakes and vegan brunch items. Has outdoor seating. Accepts credit cards. Moderate.

Maude's Classic Cafe

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
4.0 stars 1 review
101 SE 2nd Pl Unit 101, Gainesville, Florida 32601
352-336-9646
Now Open: Mon-Thu 7:00am-11:00pm, Fri 7:00am-12:00am, Sat 9:00am-12:00am, Sun 9:00am-11:00pm
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Ovo, Lacto, American, Beer/Wine, Take-out, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. Laid back and quiet coffee and sandwich shop where students go to study and grab breakfast. Has free Wi-Fi and board games. Vegan choices include a F.L.T (facon, lettuce, tomato, veganaise) and one breakfast wrap with black beans. Has outdoor seating. Wheelchair accessible. Accepts credit cards. Inexpensive.

Momoyaki

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
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3100 SW 34th St, Gainesville, Florida 32608
352-384-3733
Now Open: Mon-Thu 11:30am-10:00pm, Fri-Sat 11:30am-10:30pm, Sun 11:30am-9:30pm
Cuisine: Japanese, Korean, Take-out, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. Sushi, Japanese, and Korean food place. Veg choices include udon soup, noodle or rice bowl with tofu, tempeh, or veggies. Ask about ingredients and staff will assist. Accepts credit cards. Moderate.

Pho Hanoi

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
4.0 stars 2 reviews
3550 SW 34th St, Gainesville, Florida 32608
352-373-2098
Now Open: Mon-Sun 11:00am-10:00pm
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Ovo, Beer/Wine, Vietnamese, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. Vietnamese food restaurant offering some healthy veggie options. Has outdoor seating. Wheelchair accessible. Accepts credit cards. Inexpensive.

Reggae Shack Cafe

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
4.0 stars 23 reviews
619 W University Ave, Gainesville, Florida 32601
352-377-5464
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Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Take-out, Jamaican, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. All foods imported fresh from Jamaica; about 11 vegan dishes on menu; large portions and special (green) plates for vegans; try the veggie stew peas and curried hearts of palm. Restaurant is about Jamaican life, culture and flavor. Inexpensive.

Sababa

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
3.0 stars 1 review
101 SE 2nd Place Ste 107, Gainesville, Florida 32601
352-372-2900
Now Open: Tue-Sat 11:00am-9:00pm, Sun 8:00am-4:00pm
Cuisine: Salad bar, Israeli, Middle Eastern, Take-out, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. Was veg when it first opened in 2012 but added meat to its menu in 2014. Relocated here in Feb 2015 from at 2020 W University Ave. Concise menu offering Israeli falafel, tofu shawarma, vege chicken shwarma, burekas, fries, latkes, and salads. Wheelchair accessible. Accepts credit cards. Inexpensive.

Satchel's Pizza

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
3.5 stars 3 reviews
1800 NE 23rd Ave, Gainesville, Florida 32609
352-335-7272
Now Open: Tue-Sat 11:00am-10:00pm
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Beer/Wine, Take-out, Pizza, American, Italian, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. Eclectic local pizza place offering vegan cheese. Vegans ask for vegan crust and no cheese in house salad. Also has tempeh on pies or calzones. Pesto is vegan. Local artist materials and occasional music. Salvage shop in the back; behind that a music venue where you can eat your pizza. May be a long wait during busy times. Has outdoor seating. Wheelchair accessible. Cash only. Moderate.

Southern Charm Kitchen

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
4.0 stars 5 reviews
1714 Southeast Hawthorne Rd, Gainesville, Florida 32641
352-505-5553
Now Open: Tue-Sat 11:00am-10:00pm
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Ovo, Lacto, Southern, American, Take-out, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. Large southern food menu, while with its usual meatstuff, also includes veg twists on traditional southern food in entrees made with seitan and tofu. Vegan choices are clearly labeled, and the staff/owners are pleased to discuss the menu at length. Wheelchair accessible. Accepts credit cards. Moderate.

Tempo Bistro To Go

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
4.0 stars 2 reviews
1516 NW 13th St, Gainesville, Florida 32601
352-336-5834
Closed Time: Mon-Sat 11:00am-4:00pm
Cuisine: Lacto, American, Take-out, Delivery, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. Small place that's mostly take away with deli case. Has vegetarian choices in sandwich and soups. Signature soup is tempeh chili which is made with locally produced tempeh and veggies from farmers' market. Accepts credit cards. Moderate.

The Fat Tuscan Cafe

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
2.0 stars 1 review
725 NE 1st St (at NE 8th Ave), Gainesville, Florida 32601
352-505-5648
Now Open: Tue-Sat 11:00am-10:00pm
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Ovo, Lacto, International, Italian, Beer/Wine, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. Offers a clearly marked vegan pasta plus other dishes can be made vegan by omitting cheese. Located in a completely restored historic house on the edge of the downtown historic district. European cafe atmosphere. Closed Sun-Mon. Has outdoor seating. Wheelchair accessible. Accepts credit cards. Moderate.

The Jones

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
4.0 stars 1 review
203 SW 2nd Ave, Gainesville, Florida 32601
352-371-7999
Now Open: Mon-Sun 8:00am-11:00pm
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, American, Beer/Wine, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. Community and farm-to-table oriented motto restaurant and bar. Vegan items include: cashew cheese spreads, tempeh sandwich, tofu, veggie and rice bowls, vegan pancake, vegan cake, kombucha on tap, veggie breakfast scrambles with tempeh or tofu. Has outdoor seating. Wheelchair accessible. Accepts credit cards. Moderate.

The Top

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
3.5 stars 11 reviews
30 N Main St (at University), Gainesville, Florida 32601
352-337-1188
Now Open: Tue-Sat 5:00pm-2:00am, Sun 11:00am-11:00pm
Cuisine: Ovo, Lacto, American, Beer/Wine, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. Restaurant and bar. Many menu dishes items come with choice of either meat, tofu, or tempeh. Vegans need to specify. Jun 2013 server reported to happycow member that the pecan encrusted tofu is not fully vegan. Accepts credit cards. Moderate.

Health Food Stores, Vegan Shops, Vegan Bakeries, Vegetarian B&Bs, Veg Catering, Veg*n Organizations: (11 Listings)

Citzens Co-op

  • Health Food Store
4.5 stars 2 reviews
435 S Main St, Gainesville, Florida 32601
352-505-6575
Now Open: Mon-Sat 10:00am-8:00pm, Sun 11:00am-6:00pm

Locally operated and owned natural food store. Stocks organic vegetable, dried goods, bulk food, and household products. Makes an effort to sell products made locally i.e. fresh bread from local bakery, coffee from local roasters. Not all veg but does labeled vegan things and has a vegan refrigerator section with vegan mayo, vegan cheese, and non-dairy yogurt. Usually hosts a small farmers market on Sunday at 2pm. Parking is in dirt lot surrounded by chain link fence on adjacent street.

Sunflower Health Foods

  • Health Food Store
4.0 stars 1 review
3424 W University Ave (at formerly George's Hardware ), Gainesville, Florida 32607
352 372-7482
Now Open: Mon-Fri 9:00am-7:00pm, Sat 9:00am-6:00pm

Locally owned since 1970. Stocking full selection of vitamins, supplements, sports nutrition, protein, body-care, aromatherapy, natural groceries, gluten free products. Previously located on 87 SW 34th St.

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