Meze 119

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119 2nd St N (at 1st Ave N), St Petersburg, Florida, USA, 33701

Traditional Middle Eastern cuisine with a modern flair. Restaurant is vegetarian and vegan. Open Tue-Thu 11:00am-9:00pm, Fri-Sat 11:00am-10:00pm, Sun 11:00am-9:00pm.

Categories: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, American, Delivery, Take-out, Middle Eastern

39 Reviews

First Review by Nicki

BrianG

Points +26

Vegetarian
26 Jan 2019

Excellent food - Edit

Small with indoor and outdoor seating. Might be out of items from time to time but getting their act together.

Pros: A veggie menu

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Julee_Everett

Points +36

Vegan
06 Dec 2018

Our favorite Favorites! - Edit

Something for everyone. Complex choices - and plenty of them. Most of the menu is vegan and clearly marked. Some cheese and eggs but no meats. Fun to share the small plates or go solo with the Ahn-Trays! Must try: the Chick’n sandwich with a Moroccan Mint Tea ... and the hummus and the beet salad are both ah-mazing!

Clean, fun, has outdoor seating.

Pros: Lots and lots of vegan options , The best Chick’n sandwich and Falafel possible , Must hear bathroom song!

Cons: Closed on Mondays, No more sugar cane in the mint tea :-/

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Jamie9705

Points +171

Vegan
02 Dec 2018

Delicious! - Edit

Great food! The staff is super helpful and very nice. The food was so so good and came out quickly. It was well priced with good portions and we will be back many, many more times!!

Pros: Delicious food , Indoor and outdoor seating , All items are vegetarian/many are vegan

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jillhiggins

Points +170

Vegan
08 Sep 2018

Great food. Great service. - Edit

There are so many excellent dishes on the menu. Over 1/2 the menu is vegan! I love their tabouli, roasted cauliflower, soup, and different hummus options. The staff is awesome...so friendly and knowledgeable.

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plant1

Points +61

Vegan
08 Sep 2018

Food is Amazing! - Edit

One of my favorites in St. Pete. Mujadera, hummus, tabouli, and soup are excellent. Over 1/2 the menu is vegan. The owners and sraff are super friendly. I love the new metal straws!

Pros: lots is vegan options

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GabbieMcConnell

Points +34

Vegan
01 Sep 2018

Lovely spot for the whole family! - Edit

Meze119 is one of my long time favorite restaurants in downtown St. Petersburg! There’s fresh pita, hummus, soups, salads, lentils & rice, curry, and all kinds of middle eastern dishes. The best part is that they are the best Vegan Brunch I’ve ever had! There are egg options for vegetarians out there, but can be easily subbed for tofu scramble.😄Vegan cheese grits, chick’n and waffles, “steak and eggs,” crepes, fried green tomatoes... it’s all to die for! I always recommend this spot.

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PurplePassiflora

Points +263

Vegan
22 Aug 2018

Great Ice Cream - Edit

The vegan ice cream here is excellent and made in-house. The food menu items are ok but a bit overpriced. Servers are not always helpful about explaining which options are vegan and which are vegetarian. Wine portions are very small (about enough to fill the very bottom on the glass) yet expensive.

Pros: Great vegan ice cream

Cons: Expensive , Small portions

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JustinC

Points +64

Vegan
23 May 2018

The falafel sandwich is bomb! - Edit

Stopped in and ordered the falafel sandwich and banana split with homemade vegan icecream. So amazing!

Pros: Falafel sandwich Homemade vegan icecream Banana

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kaisailmari

Points +36

Vegan
04 Jan 2018

Nice lunch - Edit

Had a nice lunch here, service was friendly and a lot of vegan options marked clearly. The hummus was delicious so you should get that as a side at least! Also very tasty desserts, especially the vegan ice creams were a hit!

Pros: friendly staff, good atmosphere, tasty food

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CarolynHaack

Points +30

Vegan
16 Dec 2017

Consistently great food and a friendly environment - Edit

This is our go-to restaurant and I can honestly say I’ve never had a bad meal here in the many meals I’ve eaten here. I always leave full and happy.

This place has vegetarian food with many clearly-marked vegan options.

Open for lunch and dinner and they also do a yummy Sunday brunch. Beer/wine available as well as natural sodas, coffee, tea, and an incredible mint lemonade.

Pros: Great food, vegan ice cream, friendly atmosphere

Cons: None

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kathym

Points +59

Herbivore
13 Nov 2017

A-mazing and delicious!!! - Edit

What a great find! Love the chill vibe and the super friendly staff! And where else are you going to find scrumptious Zataar bread?? Will definitely come back!

Pros: almost everything on the menu is vegan

Cons: a little pricey but oh so worth every penny!

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missglamgebra

Points +38

Vegan
21 Aug 2017

Sunday Brunch - Edit

I came here with a group of 3 vegans and 1 not for post-spa brunch and I'm so glad we did. Our spread consisted of Belgian waffles topped in berry compote, biscuits and gravy, tofu scrambles, fried chikn wings, and stak. Everything was sooo good. I can't wait to return & try more things on the menu!

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NicholeAnhaRouse

Points +15

Vegetarian
01 May 2017

small portions - Edit

Service was unacceptable, food was tasty but portions were way too small. I wouldnt eat here again.

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jennafusal

Points +102

Vegan
27 Dec 2016

Very enjoyable - Edit

I dined with some Omni friends and everyone was impressed. The dishes are small and meant to be shared. There more vegan options than vegetarian on the menu and they are clearly labeled. There was only one server at lunch but he was prompt and attentive. Several desserts were not available but the ice cream was fantastic.

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Los Angeles Foodie

Points +29

Vegetarian
09 Sep 2016

AWESOME FOOD - Edit

This place is really good. First of all one can't find many vegetarian middle eastern restaurants, so we decided to check it out.

We ordered hummus, tabouli, falafel, cauliflower, soup of the day for starters. All the items were very fresh. The pita bread were freshly baked.

Next time anyone comes to St PETE and wants really good food come to this place

Friendly staff and great food

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Thomasfamily

Points +13

Vegetarian
30 Apr 2016

amazing - Edit

Great food.great service!

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VeganBeing.net

Points +24

Vegan
10 Feb 2016

Must Try! - Edit

Service, environment, and food was all excellent! The food was so fresh and they completely catered to our vegan needs! I was surprised with how many vegan options there were. I got the alfredo pasta and blackened tofu steak with rice and veggies. Seriously! Everything was heavenly. They serve no meat whatsoever which was another comforting fact as a vegan. The water and coffee was fresh and delicious too!

Pros: Excellent Vegan Food, Excellent Environment, Excellent Service

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Anabananana

Points +44

Vegan
28 Oct 2015

Delicious modern-middle eastern vegan food - Edit

Comfortable, clean atmosphere. Server was super helpful, explained vegan options well, and ensured that I was only served vegan food. We were never left thirsty. The menu is cleary marked with lots of vegan options across the board in each category of food - appetizers, soups, salads, sandwiches, etc. Food was delicious and filling. Sandwiches come on pita bread. Sweet sesame seed paste with coconut ice cream was a nice, modern twist on the traditional halva dessert. Loved the handwashing music in the bathroom. Haha.

Pros: Food, Good value, Friendly staff

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dsparakh

Points +161

Vegetarian
19 Oct 2015

Fresh, healthy options and reasonably priced. - Edit

Fresh, healthy options and reasonably priced.

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marvin2000

Points +68

Vegan
27 Aug 2015

terrible , expensive - Edit

I went their years ago when first opened and was great , then went their on business. Waiter talked to me non stop. Because I was alone, that is not an invitation to talk with me. Also drunk customers walking side to side with cigarettes. Also food not that good and overpriced . Would not go back. Happy cow would not let me give zero stars.

Pros: if u desperate and only thing open

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Dhall

Points +30

Vegan
05 Jun 2015

What an absolute gem! - Edit

I eat here whenever I'm in downtown St. Pete. They have delicious vegan options including dessert and the staff are delightful and so helpful. I wish I had a Meze 119 in north county!
Updated from previous review on Friday June 05, 2015

Pros: Inexpensive , Vegan Selection, Staff

Cons: Only one location

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TierraMcLellan

Points +83

Vegan
29 Apr 2015

Not happy. - Edit

My falafel was over cooked as well as my partners stuffed pepper. The food actually made me sick and extremely bloated.

Pros: Service, Wine

Cons: Food

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giant bunnie

Points +482

Vegan
17 Mar 2015

just the best! - Edit

i was recently in town for tried every place i could find for vegan food, tried meze last.... best by far!!!!!
just great, un beatable, i was able to order a vegan app entre and dessert!! with meat substutes!!!! just perfect , i had the house made vegan chicken nuggets with fun house made dipping sause for and app, vegan sharwma with french fires for an entree the fries are garlicly and great, and veagan icecream sandwitch for dessert (yes, im kind of just a big guy ) everything was just great, i would have ate there again the next day if i was going to be in town another day, its that good

Pros: great food, great prices , lots of vegan options

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Guest

Points +2

Vegetarian
01 Dec 2014

The best St. Pete has to offer! - Edit

This is the type of place even a carnivore will enjoy. A staple in the community, with a wide range of delicious items. Everything on the menu is vegetarian and tons of Vegan items! The food is always fresh and seasoned perfectly!

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Wynsumcascade

Points +42

Vegan
29 Oct 2014

Happy Taste Buds - Edit

The vegan shish kebab I ordered at Meze 119 was full of flavors. I ate slow to savor every bite! Very pleasant and informed wait staff (thanks Steven). Sat at an outside table and enjoyed St. Pete! If I make it back for another visit, Meze 119 will be a must re-visit :)

Pros: Menu variety with numerous vegan options, Staff, Ambiance and location

Cons: It's not in Baltimore, darn!

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Vegetarian123

Points +25

Vegetarian
12 Aug 2014

Great vegetarian restaurant! - Edit

One of the best vegetarian restaurants I have found, even with traveling the US, Canada and some of Europe. The service was excellent and the food out of this world! Meze 119 is a 50 minute drive for me, but I plan to go back every chance I get. Kudos to the owner, too, for running a clean restaurant, which has a very good inspection rating from the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation.
Updated from previous review on Monday August 11, 2014

Pros: Great food, Wonderful service

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ActiveCaptain

Points +58

Vegan
13 Jan 2014

Fantastic - Edit

It was our first time here. We're visiting St Petersburg by boat and just happened to come across Meze 119.

We shared an assortment of appetizers. All were fantastic. There's a nice attention to detail and quality here missing in so many restaurants. Service was the perfect balance of being attentive and not bothering.

We'll only be in town for a week but we'll be back.

Pros: food, service, comfortable atmosphere

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