Beauty of Sprouts is a new restaurant in Sarasota with a menu that is vegan, organic and mostly raw. The menu is still evolving rapidly, so now is a great time to visit and give your opinions to Rano, the wonderful owner. She's very flexible as long as you don't mind giving her time to prepare your food. The food is entirely made from scratch and you will find a variety of vegan and raw appetizers and entries as well as a few cooked specials with options available for gluten-free and other allergies as well. The owner is very careful of where the food comes from and avoids even "organic" foods from China. As of March 2014, hours were Mon to Sat from 10am-8pm!
As of March 2014, the menu is entirely vegan. Let's help her stay that way with enough business to lead the way. It is very close to Ionies, but the menus are quite different. The place is very simple with room for about 16 people at a time. She hopes to decorate more soon. As with any raw place, if you are in a hurry please call ahead. As for the sampler plate and try something new. We're glad we did and will be back.
The Marinara Pizza is vegan and they use olive oil instead of butter for most things. No vegan cheese option. Many good salads but you will need to read the ingredients and specify no cheese.
Burrito chain. Only the black beans are vegan.
Greek, Middle Eastern & Indian. Large vegetarian selection.
Very good, homade gelato and sorbet. They had several vegan sorbets when I visited. THis is mostly a take-out ice cream parlor.
Columbia Restaurant is practically an instituion and tourists and locals go all the time. It you're vegan and your friends and family want to go there, fear not. They have a black bean soup that is tasty and vegan without the sour cream and people report that a veggie paella is readily available. One reason they have been around forever is that they try hard to accomodate. For more vegan option, try The Shore just up the block.
This Indian restaurant is in the popular Hillview district of Sarasota, which is right near Sarasota Memorial hospital. They have a vegetarian section of the menu with several vegan items. The lunch buffet sometimes has vegan items, so check that before you order. Please note that at any Indian restaurant you will need to ask if the rice is cooked with butter and what grease is used to fry things like Samosas and flat breads. Sometimes you can call ahead to ask them to make vegan rice when they are not busy.
All products are gluten free. They began baking gluten free in February 2006 on the island of Siesta Key, at the request of Mrs. Stella Peters who had just been diagnosed with Celiac Disease.
They make their own gluten free flour, named "Stellar Gluten Free" and you can purchase mixes and flozen items. Call the day before by 3pm for special orders. They are currently open 9am - 5 pm Monday through Saturday.
Best of all, many of their items are vegan and are clearly marked with a V on the menu. A glance shows cookies, cookie dough and lots of pies. I can say that the apple pie is pretty darn tasty.
Burrito chain with whole wheat option.
Mr. Bones is a funky little family-owned restaurant on Anna Maria Island, Florida [with a dedicated vegan menu], where you’ll find some of the most famous, delectable baby back ribs in the country, as well as an eclectic assortment of homemade recipes, extending from all-American to world cuisine.
With “full-flavored” as the theme, menu items range from the Burrito Gonzales to Chicken Tikka Masala, and from fresh Greek Salad to General Moe’s Watercress (served over curry fried rice). With piping hot barbeque sandwiches and half-pound burgers (and over 60 different ice-cold beers) to round out the menu, you’ll surely find a great dining experience at Mr. Bones. An inexpensive meal on one of Florida’s still-undiscovered islands, Mr Bones has been a favorite with locals and travelers alike since 1992.
Chain with bakery, soups and sandwiches. Note that the sweet items are almost certainly Not vegan. Goto http://www.paneranutrition.com to see ingredients.
Mediterranean/Greek Food & Market. Hummus, Falafel, Fava Beans, Tabouli in Wraps, Platters, Salads and More. Lots of Vegetarian and Vegan items. Delicious food, nice people.
Sharky's is a fun place to eat outside by the beach in Venice. They support a lot of local events as well. There are a few vegan salads, a home-made veggie burger and a create your own pasta. They also have a gluten free menu.
A beautiful new restaurant on the second floor above the Shore store. With indoor and outdoor dining, this is a great place for diner. They have a vegan and gluten free menu and a wonderful patio! Be sure to order the vegan version as a few versions are on the regular menu with cheese or other non-vegan ingredients, and there are a few vegan items on the regular menu as well!
Family owned, whole foods, serving a wide variety of freshly cooked specials, including a full menu with Vegan and Vegetarian delights. At least 6 soups dailyand all made on the premises from largely organic and locally grown ingredients. Our Salads are fresh and we have fabulous choices of wheat free breads, brownies, cookies, vegan chocolate cake. We serve our fantastic Raw Lasagne with the Raw Kale Tabouli every day.
A new cafe offering a great variety of vegan, organic, gluten free and GMO free options. Current hours are 8am - 4pm Monday - Saturday. The Breads, Pastries and Sweets are all vegan.
Smell the Bread Mission Statement
To inspire healthy compassionate lifestyles by providing our customers with the freshest quality natural products produced in an ecologically responsible way.
They do offer some clearly marked sandwiches with humanely raised chicken and beef, but are completely dairy free.
Square One Burgers & Bar features an extensive menu which includes 100% Angus burgers, chicken, turkey, and vegetarian. They have a Very Vegan burger and a Portabello Burger (toppings not vegan). Everything is cooked on the same grill.
Salad Bar, Soup Bar and Buffet with many options. Vegetarian items marked and many are vegan. You may have to ask about dairy on some items.
Recently to a new location on University near 75. Tandoor Indian Restaurant has been serving Sarasota for over 10 years. They have many very good vegan options marked on the menu, their rice is vegan and breads can be made vegan on request (if they are not too busy). Ask about cross contamination for fried items including the papadam - the baked version is vegan.
A wonderful, family owned Asian restaurant in Sarasota with Lao, Thai and Vietnamese cooking and a dedicated vegan menu. A long-time favorite of the VegSarasota community. As of October 2013 the new location is open. The food is awesome as always and their Vegan menu extensive. They even have a a vegan dessert!
A beautiful restaurant with great food and it's in Bradenton! Order from the vegetarian menu. Ask for the brown rice, it is awesome. The last time we checked, the Tofu was GMO free. As always at asian restaurants, specify no fish sauce just in case.