• Buddha's Belly

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Serves meat, vegan options available. Thai food restaurant. All sauces and curries reported to be vegan suitable. Has tofu and mock meats like chicken, fish, and shrimp. Open Mon-Fri 11:00am-2:00pm, Mon-Thu 5:00pm-10:00pm, Fri 5:00pm-11:00pm, Sat 11:00am-11:00pm, Sun 11:00am-8:00pm.

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21 Reviews

First Review by dct


Points +356

24 Jun 2022

lots of veg options

tons of vegan options (many dishes can be veganized)--it was hard to pick. went with the pad thai and it was pretty good!



Points +67

08 Mar 2022

tofu satay !!!

I got an order of the tofu satay appetizer for takeout and it was sooo good. They taste just like the chicken satay skewers I used to get as a kid. The tofu was grilled with a slightly crispy outside and the peanut dipping sauce that came without was tasty as well. For $7.50 it was the perfect little lunch but you can add a side of rice if you want a more filling meal.

Pros: lots of vegan options , reasonably priced , close to beach


Points +1091

10 Nov 2021


Thai place with a very cool vibe. All things on the menu that can be made vegan have a little green 🌱 symbol. Most things on the menu can be made vegan! The food was absolutely delicious.


Points +218

27 Aug 2021

Great Asian Food

Large menu where almost everything can be made vegan with tofu. Though they don't show it on the menu, you can also add vegan shrimp or soy chicken. We had a green curry and pad Thai, both with the soy chicken and it was some of the best Thai food we've ever eaten.

For an appetizer we had a delicious fried tofu with peanut sauce and a mango sweet rice for dessert.

They had a pretty good wine list and even the inexpensive house wine tasted decent.

We don't live in Jacksonville, but our daughter does and we will definitely be back.

Pros: Tons of vegan options, Service, Inside ambience

Cons: Not great outside seating (in a strip mall)


Points +243

14 Apr 2021

Everything is great with many vegan options.

We lived in jax bch for many years and this was our go-to place. This week we are visiting and will be there a few times. We love the eggplant 🍆 dish. Yes fried but awesome. I think it was called pra ram. It'sfried eggplant over a big bed of spinach covered in peanut sauce. It comes out sizzling! Yes decadent but a treat.

Pros: Read above

Cons: None.


Points +35

27 Dec 2020

Super & Intentionally Vegan Inclusive

Such an awesome place with so many vegan options. You can tell that they really care about their vegan customers. We enjoyed so many delicious dishes. The soy chicken was great, can’t wait to try the soy fish and shrimp next time. They soy meat options aren’t listed on the menu so you do have to ask for them but the staff is enthusiastic about their vegan offerings. The yellow and green curries are my new favorite dishes. The lettuce wraps and drunk man noodles (also with soy chicken) were great. My vegan husband doesn’t like tofu, so this place is an absolute gem and our new favorite place. The best meal I’ve had this year. AND... they have a vegan BUFFET on Thanksgiving!


Points +36

30 May 2020

Lots of vegan options, but mediocre food

They have lots of options for vegans but it's tourist area food.
However the peanut sauce, was some of the best I have ever had!
Good portion sizes, and had enough to take home for later.

Pros: Lots of vegan and can be made into vegan options

Cons: Pricey, Meh food


Points +113

15 Feb 2020

Yummy Thai

Enjoyed a coconut milk based veggie soup w tofu and green curry w tofu. Sat at the bar and bartender was delightful and served me a nice Thai mule.

Pros: Full bar, Great food, Every entree can be made vegan

Cons: Slow service. Designed for long “dates “., We prefer faster service., We were there a bit over 2 hours


Points +158

29 Jun 2019

Great vegan options- pra ram curry shouldn’t be missed

Nice atmosphere and staff. Has vegan fish, vegan shrimp and chicken and tofu and most dishes can be made vegan.


Points +70

28 May 2019

So many vegan options

The vegan satay is really good. Also their peanut sauce is really good and I typically don’t like peanut sauce.

Pros: lots of vegan options

Cons: expensive


Points +33

22 Feb 2019

Lots of vegan options if you ask!

My waiter said that 90% of the menu could be made vegan and they offer soy shrimp, chicken, and fish. I ordered the vegan egg rolls which were pretty good and the drunk man noodles (with no egg) with soy shrimp and it was very good! At a level 1 I still thought it was spicy so beware. I just wish they would put the vegan/vegetarian options on a separate menu but if you ask they are very willing to accomodate you!


Points +36

07 Aug 2018

to thai for :)

I had the vegan chix curry and my friend had the "shrimp". I don't think they operate on a Bangkok spicy scale but everything was super flavorful! the place is pretty big and located right in Jax beach.


Points +20

14 Apr 2018

Would give 5 stars if it let me- only allows 4 stars which is silly

Incredible service from server , Renee, food was the best. I had summer rolls which she made vegan and Panang curry with mock chicken. Soooo good!!!

Pros: Server went out of her way to accommodate vegan , Food is awesome, Excellent service

Cons: None


Points +16

20 May 2017


Only thing that I saw was vegan, were the curry's. Please enlighten me other vegans on if I did anything wrong.


Points +40

30 Mar 2016


Many vegan options. They offer soy chicken, soy fish, soy shrimp and tofu as protein alternatives. Was very good. Definitely would eat there again.

Pros: Vegan "meats"

Cons: Menus doesn't list meat alternatives


Points +154

08 Jan 2016

Good But Small Portions

The food was delicious, I tried the drunken noodles with soy chicken and extra veggies. I see that other people stated that the portions were worth the price but mine was extremely small for almost $20 for just the noodles. I dont know if it was because I did take out instead of dine in but I was expecting alot more food for the price.

Pros: Delicious

Cons: Small Portion, Price


Points +26

14 Jul 2015

many options for vegans

love this place! a bit pricey, but that's why I suggest to go during lunch for their special. a lot cheaper. I love the yellow curry with soy chicken or the pad Thai. both are excellent. if you have a sweet tooth go for the Thai tea with coconut milk. all of the servers are really helpful for vegans so don't be shy to tell them when ordering.

Pros: options for vegans, great lunch prices , good atmosphere

Cons: low staff, pricey


Points +30

06 Jun 2015

There's a Vegan Menu!

I love that there is a well written truly vegan menu available, it really makes the communication and choosing what to eat easier. Because it is all delicious. This is the place I first fell in love with green papaya salad. It's amazing. I've had it so many times I can't count, and it's consistently well prepared. Their vegan Tom Kha is unbelievably flavorful. I recommend these two items with the tofu satay and the tofu summer rolls. My vegetarian kid loves their egg rolls as well.

Pros: Vegan Menu, Priced Reasonably, Consistent Excellent Quality

Cons: A little more variety might be nice., There's only one server working usually.


Points +3144

02 Aug 2014


I enjoyed the tom yum soup and they made the massamun curry without beef and added tofu. It's some of the best curry I've ever had. The staff was friendly. I'm visiting from out of town and can't promise I'll be back soon, but I will return to this restaurant when I return to Jacksonville.


Points +16

25 Jul 2014

Great For Vegans

I am always excited to go here! What I usually order is:
lunch special (usually around 11 dollars and you get a nice amount of food)-
appetizer- summer rolls (no meat)
soup of the day is usually the veggie soup which is good
salad that comes with it
and my entree is the drunken man noodles with NO egg and soy chicken which is absolutely amazing. I recommend this place to all vegans/vegetarians
I would give this 5 stars if I could!!

Pros: vegan, vegatarian, low cost

Cons: slightly under staffed


Points +54

21 Jan 2013

Wish there were more like it!

I found this gem on Happy Cow (thank you!) while searching for friendly eateries near Ponte Vedra FL. I took some friends who are non-vegan and a little conservative on the food front, so it was a little risky. Thankfully the food wowed ALL of us, especially me. Great menu full of choices and so customizable a vegan feels like a king in this place. Great spices, great preparation, really friendly and caring waitstaff. One big downer was the long wait, and there also was an issue with the food timing. Some guests recieved their soup, some didn't. Some had entrees, some were left waiting. But in their defense, the place was PACKED and it hit them fast. We walked in and groups of people started streaming in at the same time. I think they did the best they could, and did comp our soup to try to make it up to us. I just wish more places like this existed, especially in our home town. Highly recommend this place!!

Pros: Many Choices, Great Taste

Cons: Service a little slow

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