Veggie St. Pete

We take the guesswork out of finding vegetarian- and veg-friendly dining spots in downtown St. Petersburg

The Bodega on Central April 25, 2014

Filed under: Vegetarian Options,Veggie-Friendly — beatlebird @ 3:45 pm

It’s a simple little walk-up stand, with tables all around the outside for al fresco dining. logoYou’re going to wait in line a bit, as this place has risen on the popularity meter. Their veg offerings include a chopped romaine salad tossed with fresh fruit and veggies with chili lime dressing; a plato dinner with black beans and rice, mojo tofu and grilled veg; and a tofu-veg version of a Cuban sandwich. Locally-made ice cream bars are what’s for dessert, and yes of course! you bet you can tank up on hi-octane Cuban coffee.
1120 Central Ave, Saint Petersburg, Florida 33705
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Papa Angelo’s January 25, 2012

Filed under: Vegetarian Options,Veggie-Friendly — beatlebird @ 8:13 pm

It’s literally a little hole in the wall across from the courthouse, but the scents wafting out from Papa Angelo’s are enticing in that “OMG, I smell pizza” sort of way. Plemty of veggie and vegan options on the menu; vegans will enjoy sweet potato fries, bruschetta, fried mushrooms, onion rings, a bevvy of salads, and spaghetti with garlic & oil.

Pizzas range from  14″ to 18″ with some unusual topping choices; raw garlic, artichokes, broccoli.

Dine-in, carryout, delivery.
Hours: Mon-Fri 11am-10pm; Sat., 4pm-10pm; closed Sunday.
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536 1st Avenue N / 727-623-9018


Tijuana Flats January 23, 2012

Filed under: Fast Food,Vegetarian Options — beatlebird @ 8:03 pm

This upbeat, happy-go-lucky and busy Tex-Mex chain eatery features some good veggie-friendly dishes on their menu. Look for the Norrito Bowl – salsa-based rice, topped with black beans, hand-made pico, fresh guacamole & green onions; the fresh salad, packed with rice, beans, and veggies (hold the cheese and sour cream to make it vegan); the ubiquitous chips & guac; and tacos which apparently can be customized with the fillings of your choice.

Beer, wine, and soda available. Happy hour.

944 4th Street N / (727) 823-5882
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Gratzzi Italian Grille November 25, 2011

Filed under: Uncategorized — beatlebird @ 7:27 pm

Even though Gratzzi has moved around downtown a few times, it still commands a loyal following for its basic Italian specialties. Vegetarian options rely mostly on the salads, including the melon & arugula; insalata caprese; insalata di spinaci; and Caesar. Pasta dishes include the whole wheat penne Meditteranea, and pappardelle Alfredo. Gratzzi serves gourmet pizza, whole and by the slice.

Express lunch available, catering, and private dining service. Beer and wine available. Early dinner menu, 4:00 pm –  6:00 pm every day, $13 per person; includes soup or salad, choice of entree, and dessert.

Hours: Sunday: 4:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Mon – Thurs: 11:00 am – 10 :00 pm
Fri – Sat: 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
Lunch: Mon – Sat 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

211 2nd Street South
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Tryst Gastro Lounge November 23, 2011

Filed under: Vegetarian Options — beatlebird @ 6:43 pm
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Super swanky yet minimal in size, Tryst is the latest high-end lounge on tony Beach Drive. The food menu is sparse, but then again,Tryst is known more for its crative martinis than its eats. Veg-friendly offerings are basil pesto pappardelle, mushroom alfredo pappardelle, eggplant caprese, and tomato capuccino with Gruyere grilled cheese. Handcrafted cocktails, beers on tap, and wine available. Reservations recommended.

240 Beach Drive

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Sab Cafe November 21, 2011

Filed under: Vegetarian Options — beatlebird @ 6:31 pm
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This tiny upstart cafe brings downtown St Pete its first Vietnamese eatery. Nestled in a downstairs corner of the Plaza Building, it features in and outdoor seating and a hip atmosphere, attended by friendly young men and women. The basic Vietnamese staples are here: banh mi, pho (though likely not vegetarian) , spring rolls, coffee and pastries. Lunch specials are thus:

$7 for 2 Rolls and a drink
$7 for  1 Roll,  a Sandwich and a drink
$9  for Vermicelli Bowl, roll and drink

They offer generous boba (bubble) tea in various flavors, as well as beer and soda. Ask about the vegan spring rolls and banh mi (they will omit the mayo and meat for you).

Open for lunch and dinner.

111 2nd Avenue NE (in the Plaza Courtyard)


Lonni’s Sandwiches August 10, 2011

Filed under: Veggie-Friendly — beatlebird @ 7:57 pm
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This popular ‘healthy’ sandwich spot is famous for its generous portions, but mostly famous for its thick, homemade wild rice bread that most of their sandwiches are served on. Good vegan options include the “custom vegetarian” sandwich which has cukes, alfalfa sprouts, onion, lettuce, tomato and black olives with a sprinkling of sunflower seeds; tomato stuffed with wild rice salad; gazpacho; the guacamole & sprouts sandwich; and the Southwest wrap. Lonni’s also has plenty of salad options; feel free to ask them to omit egg or cheese-based dressing. Sandwich/soup, sandwich/salad and soup/salad combos available. Freshly-brewed iced tea (regular, tropical or mango), water and coffee are the beverages of choice.

Catering and delivery available. Open Mon-Fri 9am-3:30pm.

425 Central Avenue 

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