Veggie St. Pete

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

Sab Cafe November 21, 2011

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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

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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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Wild Blue Crab and Shrimp June 26, 2011

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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



Coney Island Sandwich Shop June 10, 2011

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Vintage (really vintage – like 1928) hole-in-the-wall eatery features, of course, hot dogs and not much else: vegetarians will have to settle for a grilled cheese sandwich, potato chips (Tom’s, served in a bag) and a milkshake, coffee, or soda. Super no-frills, the Coney Island is constantly packed at lunch, so be patient when waiting for a booth or a stool at the lunch counter. Lunch served only.

250 Dr Martin Luther King Jr Street N



Cafe Ten-O-One May 22, 2011

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Cafe Ten-o-One is about as close to traditional diner food as downtown St Pete might come: after all, these are the same folks who one once operated the storied H&D Cafeteria in the old Northeast Shopping Center back in the 1950s and 1960s. Of course, burgers, fried  chicken, patty melts and salisbury steak are king here, but the Cafe has graciously added vegetarian offerings to its lunch and dinner menus. You’ll find a veggie wrap, veggie burger (with all fixings available), vegetarian quesadilla, and loaded potato skins (ask them to omit the bacon). Of course there is a variety of soups, salads (also ask if the taco salad can be made without taco meat) and french fries (cheese or no cheese); tater tots, and black beans and rice.

Beer and wine available. Catering and lunch delivery offered. Breakfast served daily.

Hours: M-F Serving Breakfast 7:30am-10:30am
Sat & Sun Serving Breakfast 8:00am – 2:00pm
Lunch Served Daily from 11:00am – 2:00pm

1001 First Avenue N


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Banyan Coffee and Tea April 14, 2011

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Banyan is quickly becoming a popular place for downtowners to enjoy lunch. In addition to a wide variety of coffees and teas, vegetarian options include Greek salad, honey roasted portabella sandwich, and a spinach breakfast burrito. Breakfast and lunch hours only, Monday – Friday 7a to 2p, Saturday 8a to 1p, Sunday 8a to 1p. Catering available for parties.

689-D Dr Martin Luther King Jr St N


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Angie’s Cafe March 14, 2011

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Angie’s is in a tiny little blue hut just outside the entrance to Jannus Live, the music venue in Jannus Landing. There is also a new seating section in an air-conditioned annex. Eat in, or take meals away from this Greek spot. Features some vegetarian options such as falafel, grilled cheese sandwiches, fried mushrooms and Greek salads. Vegan options are hummus with pita. Ask first if the mushrooms, french fries and onion rings are fried in the same oil as fish and chicken. Soft drinks and beer only.

200 First Avenue N


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