Gainesville, Florida, USA Vegan Friendly Restaurants

Top 10 Vegan / Vegetarian Restaurants

Whether you're vegetarian, vegan, or just searching for plant-based dining options, it's nice to have personal recommendations. That's why HappyCow has created this list, featuring the ten best vegan restaurants in Gainesville, FL, as determined by the highest scores calculated from HappyCow community member reviews.

Even curious carnivores should agree that the tasty vegan options available at these restaurants would please even the most discerning palate. From breakfast to brunch, dinner to late-night snacking, and every meat-free meal in-between, we're sure that you'll find the very best veggie dining experiences using our Top 10 list as your guide.
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7625 W Newberry Rd, Gainesville, Florida



Cuisine: Vegan, Fast food, Delivery, Take-out, Asian, Catering, Vietnamese

Quick food to-go with a couple of tables both inside and outside. Extensive vegan menu. Est. 2012 as Vegan2Go.

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2029 NW 6th St, Gainesville, Florida



Cuisine: Vegan, American, Beer/Wine

Small vegan restaurant serving lunch, coffee, and alcohol in a casual atmosphere. Makes the pastries and cakes in-house. Est. 2016 originally as Off the Drag.

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607 W University Ave, Gainesville, Florida



Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, American, Beer/Wine, Take-out, Bakery

Organic ice cream shop but with non-dairy (soy milk and rice milk) flavors. Also serves baked treats, sandwiches, coffee and beverages. Local art exhibited on the wall.

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619 W University Ave, Gainesville, Florida



Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Beer/Wine, Take-out, Jamaican, Non-veg

Serves meat, vegan options available. Restaurant is about Jamaican life, culture and flavor, and uses imported ingredients from Jamaica. Menu offers many vegan dishes such as tofu stew, veggie stew peas, and curried hearts of palm, plus fruit smoothies which can be made vegan, and a vegan coconut cake.

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1714 Southeast Hawthorne Rd, Gainesville, Florida



Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, American, Take-out, Southern, Non-veg

Serves meat, vegan 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.

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30 N Main St (at University), Gainesville, Florida



Cuisine: Lacto, Ovo, American, Beer/Wine, Non-veg

Serves meat, vegan 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.

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232 SE 1st St, Gainesville, Florida



Cuisine: Lacto, Beer/Wine, Mexican, Non-veg

Serves meat, vegan 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.

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1011 W University Ave, Gainesville, Florida



Cuisine: Mediterranean, Fast food, Take-out, Non-veg

Serves meat, vegan options available. Veggie gyro, hummus falafel sandwich, veggie baba ghannouj sandwich, and grapeleaf sandwich.

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3617 SW Archer Rd, Gainesville, Florida



Cuisine: Lacto, Pizza, Fast food, Take-out, Non-veg

Serves meat, vegan 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.

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101 SE 2nd Place Ste 107, Gainesville, Florida



Cuisine: Salad bar, Take-out, Middle Eastern, Israeli, Non-veg

Serves meat, vegan 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.

So, there you have it - our list of the very best vegan food that Gainesville, FL has to offer. We hope that you enjoy your dining experience.

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