The Best Vegan Restaurants of Lakeland, FL

A Quick Guide For The Vegan in Lakeland, FL
Cissie Wetmiller
November 26, 2023
The Best Vegan Restaurants of Lakeland, FL

Cissie Wetmiller


November 26, 2023

If you're a vegan, you know how complicated eating out can be at times! That's why the nutrition coaches at Restoration Fitness and Nutrition in Lakeland, FL wanted to put together a quick guide to simplify eating out for you! Whether you're a native Lakelander or visiting from out of town and looking for a yummy spot to grab a meal... this guide is for you! We'll quickly outline out favorite spots for you below! 

1. Fresh Kitchen

Though Fresh Kitchen does offer animal protein options, they have a completely gluten and dairy free menu that can 100% cater to vegans. They offer customizable bowls that are colorful & full of vegetables that are cooked or raw. You can build a fresh, delicious bowl with cold or warm menu items, and they offer tofu or chickpeas as a great source of protein for your meal. This restaurant is tasty and offers a great variety foods and house made fresh sauces, so you could eat here many different times and enjoy many different bowls, no two meals will ever be the same! We particularly love their vegan kale ceasar and roasted maple sweet potatoes! 

  • Address: 4520 Florida Avenue South, Lakeland, FL 33813
  • Hours: Monday to Saturday: 11AM - 9:35PM, Sunday: 11AM - 9:05PM

2. Cafe Zuppina

A Mediterranean themed restaurant & hidden jewel of Lakeland. This cafe provides a variety of vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options. Their menu features healthy home cooking with Turkish and Mediterranean influences, offering a unique culinary experience for vegan diners​​​​. We particularly recommend trying their veggie platter that includes roasted Brussel sprouts, hummus, and mixed fresh vegetables!

  • Address: 4417 South Florida Avenue, Lakeland, FL 33813
  • Hours: Monday to Saturday: 10:00am - 7:00pm

3. The Juice Box

The Juice Box specializes in vegetarian and vegan food, fresh pressed juices & delicious smoothies. We recommend checking out their grain bowls or the Carlos Banana Smoothie! When eating here you'll enjoy a versatile destination full of healthy, plant-based options​​​​. **Bonus: If you're a Restoration Member, show your membership key card and get 20% OFF on Mondays! 

  • Address: 4295 S Florida Ave, Lakeland, Florida 33813
  • Hours: Monday to Saturday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm, Sunday: Closed

4. Vegetation Plant Food

As a 100% vegan cafe, Vegetation Plant Food focuses on fresh, minimally processed food. They offer a variety of freshly made plant-based meals, snacks, and sweets, perfect for a quick bite or a leisurely meal in a cozy cafe setting​​​​. Their menu is constantly changing so take advantage of their seasonal offerings depending on when you visit!

  • Address: 1437 E Gary Rd, Lakeland, FL 33801
  • Hours: Fridays and Saturdays: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Sundays: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

5. Good Thyme

Good Thyme offers a variety of vegan-friendly options. Some of their standout vegan menu items include: the Vegan Breakfast Sammy & their Stir-Fry bowl

  • Address: 1037 Dixieland Mall Lane, Lakeland, FL 33803
  • Hours: Monday to Saturday: 7:30 am – 2:30 pm

6. So Fresh

So Fresh has a wide variety of Vegan and Vegetarian options! We love the Cali bowl! **Restoration F&N members get 10% when they show their membership card at checkout!

  • Address: 4756 Florida Avenue South, Lakeland, Florida 33813
  • Hours: Monday to Saturday: 10:30 am – 9:00 pm, Sunday: 10:30 am – 8:30 pm

7. Tea Largo

Tea Largo is an amazing spot for fresh smoothies, boba tea and delicious acai bowls~ which is why we've included them on this list! Their acai bowl is completely vegan, & has no added sugar! You can top your bowl with variety of fresh fruit, chia seeds and gluten free granola! Make sure to check them out when you want a cold, sweet, but healthy treat! 

  • Address: 4632 Cleveland Heights Blvd, Lakeland, FL 33813
  • Hours: Monday to Saturday: 7 AM to 8 PM & Sunday: 9 AM to 8 PM

We hope that you'll enjoy visiting a few of these local Lakeland restaurants who cater their menus specifically towards delicious and nutritious vegan options! If you are visiting Lakeland and are looking for a great workout while you're in town, we'd love to invite you to be our guest and drop in to a class at our gym! Finally, if you're a vegan, or perhaps you're just starting out of your health journey and you need a coach to help you formulate a plan to help you reach your goals, one of our nutrition coaches at Restoration Fitness and Nutrition would love to assist you! Click HERE to book a FREE into now! 

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