No matter what aspect of popular culture fascinates you, there is a theme park dedicated to it in Orlando.
Harry Potter fanatics can visit The Wizarding World of Harry Potter while tech geeks and special effects enthusiasts flock to Epcot.
Not only can you find a theme park for every interest in Orlando, but you can also find a restaurant for every dietary preference.
If you’re not a meat-eater, there’s a wealth of vegan restaurants in Orlando to satisfy meat-free and dairy-free cravings.
If you’re looking for the best vegan restaurants in Orlando, look no further than my diverse list of cafes, bistros, and food stands below.
601-B S New York Ave, Winter Park, FL 32789
Owned by Orlando locals Kelly and Laina Shockley, Ethos Vegan Kitchen is a bright and cheerful 100% vegan restaurant in Winter Park.
The cute restaurant has a marble soda fountain, yellow-painted walls with exposed brick columns, and modern light fixtures.
They’ve been in business since 2007 and received diner’s choice awards from all the local newspapers.
They serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily, and weekend brunches. I loved their Sheep’s Pie, a vegan Shepherd’s pie with a mashed potato crust stuffed with sauteed veggies and gravy and served with homemade artisanal bread.
2401 Curry Ford Rd, Orlando, FL 32806
Leguminati is a trendy fast-casual bar and Southwestern-inspired vegan eatery in an industrial-chic dining space in Lake Como.
Their delectable crunch-wrap creations are vegan spins on quesadilla-burrito hybrids you normally find at Taco Bell.
They also have a wide variety of bottled beer and beer on tap to pair with a decadently greasy and crunchy Mexican hand-held food.
Leguminati has received praise from PETA, Veg Out, Orlando Sentinel, Orlando Magazine, and more.
I had the Sloppy Crunch with vegan beef crumbles, slop sauce, queso, crunchy tostada bits, rice paper bacon, fried onions, and diced jalapenos wrapped in a flour tortilla and grilled to gooey, cheesy, not-meaty perfection.
2101 E Colonial Dr, Orlando, FL 32803
Loving Hut is a humble Pan Asian vegan eatery in a no-frills dining space in East Central Park, serving healthy vegan dishes from various Asian countries as well as smoothies.
Owner Ching Hai has a laudable goal of saving the planet and world hunger with Loving Hut’s environmentally and budget-friendly food.
The menu serves hearty portions of numerous dishes from China to Japan. Whether you want sushi or spring rolls, they offer family-style portions to share.
I delighted in their Fabulous Pho with rice noodles, tofu, textured vegetable protein, mushrooms, bean sprouts, cilantro, and Thai basil in a rich umami broth.
3201 Corrine Dr, Orlando, FL 32803
Winter Park Biscuit Company offers proof that butter isn’t a necessary ingredient to create the flakiest, fluffiest biscuit imaginable.
Located inside Winter Park’s East End Market, Winter Park Biscuit Company has a line out the door for its vegan takes on Southern comfort food, from biscuits to fried chicken.
Everything on the menu is vegan, using impossible meat, vegan cheese, butter, and eggs to create a wealth of sandwiches, chicken tender combos, biscuits and gravy, and more.
They use oat milk to create their incredible buttermilk biscuits with your choice of butter, jam, apple butter, or vegan honey.
I recommend the WPBC Box with chicken strips, a buttermilk biscuit, French fries, and buffalo sauce.
2603 E South St, Orlando, FL 32803
Market On South is a vegan food hall with two different vegan restaurants: Dharma Southern Kitchen and Valhalla Bakery.
Located in a quaint revamped ’40s-era house surrounded by overgrown, flowering greenery in East Central Park, Market On South is open for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and late-night treats.
You can have a savory comfort meal from Dharma Southern Kitchen and follow it up with a creative and colorful dessert from Valhalla Bakery.
Dharma Southern Kitchen’s uber-decadent Southern comfort menu has fried chicken, pulled jackfruit BBQ sandwiches, grits, mac n cheese, and so much more.
I went for the Spicy Nashville dipped fried chicken with bread-n-butter pickles, Alabama white BBQ slaw, and a toasted bun with a side of potato salad.
63 N Orange Ave, Orlando, FL 32801
Located in the heart of downtown Orlando in front of Orange County Regional History Center and Heritage Square Park, The Vegan Hot Dog Cart is a 100% vegan hot dog cart.
They sell the most luxurious hot dogs imaginable with over-the-top fixings. Everything on the menu is five dollars or less, and they’re open from 4 pm – 3 am.
You can build your own dog, choosing from various condiments and toppings, or try one of their award-winning creations.
I left it up to the professionals and tried the Olde Reliable dog with five-bean chili, Dharma cheese, and scallions.
1508 E Michigan St, Orlando, FL 32806
Karelyn’s Vegan Soul Café is an intimate, fast-casual counter-service café in Pine Hills, specializing in scratch-made soul food.
The country-chic décor with a neon green sign makes Karelyn’s a cute dining space to enjoy a home-cooked meal.
That said, they are an even more popular spot for take-out, offering a whole menu of meal kits to enjoy as a family at home.
Everything is made from scratch at Karelyn’s from the barbecue sauce to the fresh-squeezed lemonade. You can get fried chicken and waffles, barbecue, banana pudding, and numerous decadent sides.
I loved Kev’s Famous BBQ sandwich with homemade BBQ rib tips, smothered in barbecue sauce on a pretzel bun.
609 Irvington Ave, Orlando, FL 32803
Korgette is a fashionable Mediterranean fusion eatery in Colonial Town Center with a giant astro turf-covered outdoor patio and food truck.
They use locally sourced, seasonal ingredients to create a healthy and colorful Mediterranean-inspired menu of salads, platters, wraps, and bowls.
They describe themselves as a global vegan street food eatery. When I went, the menu was heavily geared toward Mediterranean street food, but they change the menu seasonally, using their world travels to inform every menu.
I loved their falafel and fries plate, a tower of French fries covered in their light and flavorful falafel balls, house-made hummus, cucumber salad, and pickles with a drizzle of hot cilantro and garlic sauce.
3421 S Orange Ave, Orlando, FL 32806
From famed Orlando food truck pioneers Joey Conicella and Alex Marin, Hungry Pants is a creative contemporary diner in SoDo that caters to vegans and plant-curious meat-eaters alike.
They offer a welcoming atmosphere that encourages meat-eaters to try vegan versions of diner and street food while also providing those same dishes in their original carnivorous forms.
You won’t find a more creative menu, with novel vegan appetizers, entrees, and snacks alongside meat dishes like cheeseburgers and salmon wraps.
I started with the seasonal Butternut Tahini toast on sourdough with butternut tahini, shiitake bacon, and arugula.
I chose the coconut curry bowl for the main dish, with butternut squash, broccoli, squash, onions, and cherry tomato in a coconut curry sauce over black rice.
This restaurant does have meat products on their menu, but we think it’s the vegan cuisine that really shines here.
Next To House Of Spices, 1155 Doss Ave Laxmi Plaza, Orlando, FL 32809
Indian food is known to be some of the most vegetarian-friendly cuisines in the world, and Daana Pani Indian Bistro is proof.
Located in a stylish modern warehouse-like space in Sky Lake, Daana Pani Indian Bistro offers an authentic menu of fully vegetarian chaat, served in beautifully presented stew tins atop a round metal tray.
The extensive menu at Daana Pani has samosas, chaat, Kachori, Gujarati, curries, and more. I recommend ordering a dish from each section to share family-style.
My favorite starter was the green pea Kachori, a fried pastry stuffed with green peas and spices and served with green and sweet chutneys.
1110 N Mills Ave, Orlando, FL 32803
A trip to the Purple Ocean Superfood Bar will put you into a tropical state of mind! This beach-chic tropical juice, smoothie, and superfood bar in Lake Eola Heights is a hip destination for raw, vegan, organic, and clean eating.
The colorful volcano-shaped smoothie bowls are just as decadent as an ice-cream sundae while providing all the essential nutrients to power your day.
The small menu offers the highest quality smoothies and acai bowls using fresh tropical ingredients. All acai bowls come with an acai smoothie base with coconut oil and house-made granola.
I had the Crash Boat acai bowl with banana hemp seeds, and peanut butter drizzled with agave.