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12 Orlando vegan restaurants where you can nosh without eating animals 

You don’t need to eat animals (meat) or even animal products (cheese, eggs, etc.) to have a good meal. Orlando is filled with tons of vegan-friendly restaurants, whether they’re completely vegan or a little more flexitarian. From bowls and wraps to classic American comfort food, pizza, burgers, Asian food, smoothies and baked goods, these restaurants offer more than just salads for vegans to eat.

Dandelion Community Café 618 N. Thornton Ave.,
Dandelion Community Café's completely vegan and organic menu includes sandwiches, burritos, bowls and wraps, each for under $10. Their super-garlicky hummus is a local fave.

Market on South 2603 E. South St.,
Market on South is the home of Valhalla Bakery and Dixie Dharma, whose vegan menu includes twists on classic American comfort foods such as spicy cashew mac & cheese and "cheesy homies," a version of home fries that might just convert a carnivore.

Humbl 5845 Winter Garden Vineland Road,
This newly opened restaurant near Windermere High School offers vegan burgers, pizza and ice cream. The truffle toast, sourdough toast with truffle butter, mushroom confit and agave-ginger tomato jam, is a total umami bomb.

Leguminati Vegan Eatery 2401 Curry Ford Road,
Leguminati's completely vegan offerings include some tongue-in-cheek items like breakfast nachos and their take on Taco Bell's Crunchwrap, which is every bit as junk-food heaven as the original.

Proper & Wild 155 E. Morse Blvd., Winter Park,
Sip on sake-based cocktails at this fine-dining spot while nibbling chickpea fries slicked with pistou and vindaloo-almond aioli, kale-and-artichoke dip, or beet tartare capped with a turmeric-cashew "yolk." It's beautiful stuff.

DaJen Eats 323 E. Kennedy Blvd., Eatonville,
Chef Jenn Ross specializes in Jamaican flavors like ackee and "saltfish" and vegan ox tail ("hoax tail"), but the not-so-Jamaican Buffalo chick'n biscuit is totally epic too.

Loving Hut Vegan Cuisine 2101 E. Colonial Drive,
The Loving Hut's vegan menu includes classic Asian dishes like stir-fries and soups. Try the super-tasty "curry BBQ," an addictive dish of barbecue-sauced soy curls over bright-yellow curry rice.

The District Market at Mills 50 1221 N. Mills Ave.,
At this vegan marketplace several local vendors sell wraps, breakfast sandwiches, burgers, pastries and coffee.

Ethos Vegan Kitchen 601-B S. New York Ave., Winter Park,
Ethos' completely vegan menu of American classics offers everything from pizza to pasta to "meatloaf" and shepherd's pie.

The Vegan Hot Dog Cart 14 E. Washington St.,
This cart posts up outside the downtown bars at night selling vegan hot dogs with mountains of delicious toppings. You want this.

Valkyrie Doughnuts 12226 Corporate Blvd.,
Their classic vegan square-cut, yeast-raised doughnuts are accompanied by vegan milkshakes and soft-serve, and Oreo bombs if you're lucky.

The Sanctum Cafe 715 N. Fern Creek Ave.,
Sanctum's menu includes breakfast and brunch items, as well as veggie bowls and pasta, all incorporating mountains of different vegetables. They also serve cold-pressed juice mimosas, wellness shots, and several different espresso and matcha beverages.

This story is from the Aug. 8, 2019, print issue of Orlando Weekly's Newcomers Guide 2019. Stay on top of Central Florida news and views with our weekly Headlines newsletter.

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