Restaurant Guide

Vegan Friendly Restaurants in the Sarasota, Bradenton and Venice area

These are restaurants in the Sarasota, Bradenton and Venice area where anyone can walk in and order a plant based meal right off the menu. No need to explain or specify no cheese, etc. If you are concerned about how your food is cooked, e.g. on the same grill as other food, you will need to ask about that. Please thank them for offering plant based items on their menu, and give them honest and friendly feedback. Most of all, our continued financial support enables local restaurants to expand and improve their vegan menus.
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Written by Don Blackowiak     March 22, 2014     416   0

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.

 

 
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Written by Don Blackowiak     May 09, 2013     1095   0

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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.

 
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Written by Guest     January 28, 2014     291   0

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A new option in Nokomis! Cafe Evergreen is an all-natural, organic restaurant. Our menu consists of all organic recipes designed to not only taste delicious, but also enhance your health.  In addition to a full dining experience, the cafe offers a juice bar serving "organic" juices, smoothies, coffee and cappuccino.  A produce stand located in the rear of the building offers a unique opportunity for you to bring home some of the great organic ingredients used everyday in our recipes.

 
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Written by Don Blackowiak     May 09, 2013     441   0

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Burrito chain.  Only the black beans are vegan. 

 
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Written by Don Blackowiak     May 10, 2013     755   0

Greek, Middle Eastern & Indian. Large vegetarian selection.

 
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Written by Don Blackowiak     June 04, 2013     543   0

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Very good, homade gelato and sorbet. They had several vegan sorbets when I visited. THis is mostly a take-out ice cream parlor.

 
3.4 (1)
Written by Don Blackowiak     October 14, 2013     459   0

Clasico offers a comfortable place to eat and drink well, commune with your friends, connect with your business, and indulge yourself. A vegan burger and a tofu dish are marked as vegan on the menu.

Clasico is the place you have been waiting for. The corner of Main and Palm has been a long time gathering spot for Sarasotans and we have revived the energy and opened our doors, welcoming you back. Unpretentious, yet interesting and delightful at the same time, our Contemporary American cuisine, full bar, and dinner/late night offerings will be sure to satisfy.

Clasico has a menu of comfort food with a healthy twist. Dinner begins at 4PM. Hungry after hours? Try our amazing late night fare, so from 11 p.m. to close. Luxurious outdoor seating with the best view of downtown Sarasota will be the perfect landing for an afternoon coffee.

 
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Written by Don Blackowiak     May 04, 2013     905   0

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Open Monday thru Friday 10:30AM to 2:30PM
All of our foods are made with raw and organic or wild-crafted ingredients.
Island Gluten Free
 
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Written by Don Blackowiak     April 07, 2014     55   0

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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.

 
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Written by Don Blackowiak     May 09, 2013     408   0

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Burrito chain with whole wheat option. 

 
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Written by Don Blackowiak     May 06, 2013     696   0

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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.

 
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Written by Don Blackowiak     May 10, 2013     528   0

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Chain with bakery, soups and sandwiches. Note that the sweet items are almost certainly Not vegan. Goto http://www.paneranutrition.com to see ingredients.

 
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Written by Don Blackowiak     May 10, 2013     678   0

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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.

 
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Written by Don Blackowiak     June 04, 2013     478   0

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.

 
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Written by Don Blackowiak     May 04, 2013     969   0

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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!

Simon's Hot
 
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Written by Don Blackowiak     May 04, 2013     794   0

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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.

 
4.7 (1)
Written by Jennifer Fraizer     May 01, 2013     861   1

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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.

 
2.5 (1)
Written by Don Blackowiak     July 02, 2013     478   0

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.

 
 
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Written by Don Blackowiak     May 10, 2013     776   0

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.

 
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Written by Don Blackowiak     May 01, 2013     556   0

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Recently to a new location on University near 75. Tandoor Indian Restaurant has been serving Sarasota for over 10 years.  They have many vegan options marked on the menu, their rice is vegan and breads can be made vegan on request.

 
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Written by Don Blackowiak     May 04, 2013     961   0

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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!

 
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Written by Don Blackowiak     May 10, 2013     382   0

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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.

 
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Written by Don Blackowiak     July 07, 2013     676   0

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The Real Juice Bar inside the Open Studio serves organic fruit and vegetable juices and smoothies.

Monday-Saturday 9am-4pm.

 
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Written by Don Blackowiak     April 13, 2014     41   0

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New to our list, this seems to be a great option for plant based food at breakfast or lunch for people in Bradenton or staying on Anna Maria Island or Long Boat Key (note I have not personally visited yet). Many vegan options and they are nicely labeled on the menu.

Welcome to The Sage Biscuit Cafe. We offer a unique combination of homemade vegetarian dishes as well as traditionally based dishes that include meat.

Those interested in avoiding meat will find vegetarian selections unique to this area. Choose from The Tofu Scramble, Veggie Hash, A Homemade Veggie Burger, Veggie Pita Pizza, or our very own "Very Veggie Delight" sandwich.

We realize that not everyone is interested in vegetarian foods, so we also offer traditional breakfasts

 
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Written by Don Blackowiak     May 10, 2013     480   0

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>Mexican sit & eat or takeout. This place has a lively feel and hot sauce bar. Huge portions, super vegan friendly. Rest assured, the rice and black beans are both vegan. Sadly everything is served in throw away plastic.

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