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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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)


Wild Blue Crab and Shrimp June 26, 2011

Filed under: Vegetarian Options — beatlebird @ 11:28 pm
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Okay, so the name of the place is anything but a vegetarian’s dream. But hear us out: we were thrilled to see that this seafood-centric place graciously offers a vegan po’boy sandwich, constructed from vegan sausages. Wild Blue is an unassuming, tiny little shack on the corner of Central Avenue and 20th Street, next to the fabled Haslam’s Books. It’s as close to street dining as you can get in St. Pete; walk up to the window, place your order with the pleasant gentlemen working in the booth, sit in one of the chairs, and wait. You can watch the traffic along busy Central; read your new find from Haslam’s, or, look upward at the metal ceiling that shelters Wild Blue’s customers from the sun: look up, and you’ll see an inflatable Mr Peanut, some skates, Tampa Bay Rays bobblehead dolls, and other wacky ephemera hanging from the rafters. For vegetarians, there is also boiled peanuts, boiled mushrooms, red beans and rice, corn on the cob, and hot garlic potatoes. This is pure Southern African-American eating – right in the heart of St. Pete. Catering available. Generic soda, water and iced tea available.

Open 7 days per week, Mon-Sat 11am-1opm; Sun 12-8pm.

2005 Central Avenue



Chateau France June 10, 2011

Filed under: Vegetarian Options — beatlebird @ 9:49 pm

This extravagant and charming restaurant features authentic French cooking. Fortunately, they do have a vegetarian option amongst all the meat and seafood dishes: a daily selection of organic
baby vegetables with the option of one of the following sauces: Bearnaise; pink, green and black peppercorn; Roquefort; black truffle; rossini. The very French Crepes Suzette and a variety of souffles are also on the menu. Tomato soup may be had as an appetizer.

Open daily for dinner at 5pm. Complimentary valet parking. Reservations are recommended. 

136 4th Avenue NE


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