Thursday, January 22, 2015

Traveling Vegan: Orlando, Florida

Traveling Vegan: Orlando, Florida


Everyone seems to end up in the Orlando area at some point and for Disneyphiles it might even be several times a year. I lived in Orlando for about six years and spent a lot of time at Disney. If you can tear yourself away from the parks, Orlando proper has some amazing vegan options. Here are some of my favorite vegan spots in Orlando.

Ethos Vegan Kitchen
601-B South New York Avenue
Winter Park, FL 32789
407-228-3898
Menu

Ethos is one of my favorite vegan restaurants in the world. Everything on the menu is amazing but if it's your first time, I would start with the Bruschetta or Garlic Knots. Both are delicious so choose which ever you're in the mood for, or both! For your main course try the pizza with any of the toppings you can think of, or the cheese steak (What's the Dilly, Philly) with mashed potatoes.

The Ethos Sundae is the best thing on the desert menu. It's the classic sundae from your childhood, cruelty-free.

Something you cannot miss is the is the weekend brunch. Each weekend they have a set brunch menu and a brunch special, which is usually the way to go. The special is usually an array of pancakes or french toast. Not into the special? Try the breakfast burrito with the home fries.


Dixie Dharma
2603 E South St
Orlando, FL 32803
407-613-5968
Menu

Dixie Dharma is a super cool new vegan place near downtown Orlando. It is located in a kind of food hall, sharing a space with a vegan bakery (see below!) They also offer a Mac and cheese flight for their three varieties (original, garlic, and buffalo.) The food is creative, beautiful but most of all, delicious. My favorite was the Hillbilly Chili Dawgs and the garlic Mac and cheese.







Valhalla Bakery
2603 E South St
Orlando, FL 32803
407-613-5968
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Valhalla Bakery is a new all vegan bakery that shares the same space with Dixie Dharma and this is really a match made in heaven. They compliment each other beautifully. Valhalla has so many decadent options that look great and taste amazing. I got the succulent flower pot and I hesitated eating it because it was so beautiful!


Dandelion Communitea Cafe
618 North Thornton Avenue
Orlando, FL 32803
(407) 362-1864
Menu

Dandelion is one of the most unique places to eat in Orlando. It's a vegetarian cafe with tons of vegan options. The atmosphere at Dandelion is one of a kind. The cafe was once a house and you can dine in one the various rooms on the first floor or sit a picnic table in the front yard.

Their most popular and tasty menu item is The Giddyup wrap. It includes their homemade chili, crumbled blue corn chips, tomatoes, scallions and cheese (make sure you ask for the vegan queso.)

One of the things that Dandelion is best at is their tea. Everyday they have a least two brewed teas ready to drink with a larger selection of un-brewed at their tea bar. If you really like the tea you've had with your lunch, you can buy it un-brewed from the tea bar and take it home.

Notable Mentions:

Loving Hut
2101 E Colonial Drive
Orlando, FL, 3280
(407)894-5673
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What are your favorite eats in Orlando? Let me know in the comments!

2 comments:

  1. Aw man! I wish I would have read this before I went to Disney. I totally forgot you had lived in Orlando, I should have asked ;p Ah well, I managed pretty well.

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    1. Next time you are there you have to make the trip to Ethos. Best vegan food in the world.

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