4 Places to Eat Vegan and Vegetarian on Florida’s Space Coast
Don’t let your food preferences keep you from eating well this vacation
With the rise of dietary restrictions and food preferences, some restaurants have taken notice and have shifted their menus to accommodate those requests. While you may prefer a vegan menu, vegetarian, gluten-free, dairy-free, or all things free menu (that last one was a joke!), there are restaurants on Florida’s Space Coast ready to serve you! For this article, we will be looking at some of the restaurants that have vegan or vegetarian menus, but if you’re looking for gluten-free options, we have those too here.
Now the core difference between a vegan and vegetarian is that vegans eat no animal products. Vegetarians don’t eat animals, but may eat products that come from them such as eggs and dairy. There are some restaurants on Florida’s Space Coast dedicated to serving a vegan/vegetarian menu only, and there are some restaurants that have options on their all-inclusive menu.
Here’s a look at some of the vegan and vegetarian restaurants on Florida’s Space Coast:
Paisley Vegan Kitchen
630 Brevard Avenue, Cocoa | (321) 305-5767
Located in Cocoa Village about 10 minutes from Cocoa Beach, Paisley Vegan Kitchen is committed to delivering quality options. The whole menu is made from scratch, using only the freshest ingredients available in a dedicated vegan kitchen. The menu is rather extensive and includes starters, salads, sandwiches, and entrees like quinoa bowls, vegan mac and cheese, lasagna, tacos and falafel waffle. The menu may have seasonally additions, and hours of operation are 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. daily except they are closed on Tuesday.
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It was one of those nights where we had our hearts set on a certain restaurant but turns out it was closed when we got there😩 . So we wandered around in the car while the kids started losing it and we bickered on what to do next 😂 . We ended up in Cocoa Village at @paisley.vegan . No we are not Vegan, yes we were skeptical - especially Tyler - but turned out to be a great cozy meal! . Our favorite was the French Dip sandwich🤤 The nachos and berry pie were great too. & bonus that our little ones loved it! We were just bummed they were out of their BBQ jackfruit, their most popular item. Look this one up, looks so good! . Tell us if you’ve been here before and what you got?
The Green Room Café
222 First Street North, Cocoa Beach | (321) 868-0203
This organic eatery in downtown Cocoa Beach is a local favorite that has vegetarian and vegan choices. The Green Room Café has an extensive menu that offers sandwiches, smoothies, salads, soup and even a kids’ menu. The Ruebio sandwich includes seasoned tofu, sauerkraut, swiss cheese, cucumber and thousand island dressing on rye bread. Other menu items include salads, wraps with tofu, vegan chili, and Green Room Bowls, which mostly consist of acai and fruit. Take a look at the menu here.
The Nomad Café
2002 South Harbor City Boulevard, Melbourne | (321) 327-2996
While not exclusively vegan or vegetarian, The Nomad Café has vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options on the menu. Take a bite out of the Baton Rouge Beets or the vegan optional pot stickers. Not to mention the vegan optional Nachos Nomad or Vegan Crab Cakes made with chickpeas and kelp cakes over couscous and local veggies. Open for lunch and dinner Tuesday through Saturday, closed Sunday and Monday.
Third Culture Kitchen
1000 Cheney Highway, Titusville | (321) 225-4103
If you find yourself in the north end of Florida’s Space Coast, perhaps after visiting Kennedy Space Center or the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, Third Culture Kitchen is a great spot to refuel. Serving a wide variety of cultural foods, their menu consists of vegan and vegetarian options. From veggie spring rolls and stir-fry to enchiladas and rice bowls, some things can be made vegan without adding meat. The cuisine here is unlike anything else on Florida’s Space Coast, and if your party has members that don’t have special dietary requests, they’ll love dining here, too!
As you can see, there are places ready to meet your vegan and vegetarian requests on Florida’s Space Coast. And many of the places above can accommodate those with or without dietary restrictions, helping you navigate dining a little bit easier during your next vacation to the Space Coast.
To start planning your Space Coast vacation, peruse the Space Coast Vacation Planner or check out the links below for more vegan and vegetarian options along the Space Coast.
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