Vegilicious! With 20 Plus Delicious Dining Options, Gainesville, Alachua County is one of the most Vegan and Vegetarian Friendly Destinations in Florida.

Featured in VegNews magazine as “The Most Vegan-Friendly City You Never Heard Of” Gainesville, Alachua County features mouthwatering delectable options when it comes to vegan and vegetarian dining. (Read the article by Lauren Keys here.) 

There are many local restaurants that offer vegan options on their menu. And even more that offer vegetarian dishes.

Below is a list of vegan-friendly restaurants, farmer’s markets, and farm animal sanctuaries. Also, you can sort through the delicious dining page on the Visit Gainesville, Alachua County website. If we missed any of your favorites, be sure to let us know!

Boca Fiesta
Boca Fiesta is a locally owned Mexican-style restaurant serving up eclectic tacos and burritos in downtown Gainesville. Most of their dishes can be made vegan with tasty TVP or tempeh for your tacos, burritos, nachos or as a salad topping.

Chop Stix Cafe
Chop Stix Cafe has an extentive pan-Asian cuisine with a large varity of healthy vegan and vegetarian dishes to choose from.

Humble Wood Fire
The team at Humble Wood Fire can make everything on their menu gluten-free or vegan upon request. They are known for their Neapolitan style thin-crust wood-fired pizzas, delicious bagels and breakfast sandwiches with mouth watering toppings. Look for their permanent location in 4th Avenue Food Park or pizza trailer at Depot Park.

Karma Cream
Soy-based vegan ice cream cones are just the start! This cafe offers vegan sandwiches, ice cream and baked goods.

Krishna Lunch 
Famous for all-you-can-eat lunch at Plaza of the Americas on the UF campus. It’s a great place to meet for a super casual, unique and healthy lunch.

Mint Indian Cuisine
Tasty vegetarian Indian restaurant which can make all dishes vegan. Minimal space inside with some outdoor seating. 

Muñecas Taco Garden
The new menu has options for vegans (tempeh and tofu type bowls, plus tempeh tacos) and many options for carnivores as well.

One Love Cafe
One Love Cafe is located in the heart of Magnolia Parke Plaza with outdoor patio seating and a massive pet-friendly field. They host farmer’s markets and have live music often. Check their website for the schedule and their menu.

Farmer’s markets are a delightful way to meet locals, learn about interesting local businesses and indulge in fresh, delicious foods! 
Alachua County Farmer’s Market
This “growers only” market is impressive. Be sure to arrive early for the best selection. 
Saturdays, 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Cypress & Grove Farmer’s Market
This vibrant, weekly farmer’s market is located in Grove Street neighborhood.
Mondays, 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.

GNV Market at Heartwood Soundstage
GNV is Gainesville’s downtown farmer’s market. 
Thursdays, 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Haile Farmer’s Market
This neighborhood event brings the local community together through accessible food and craft. With over 50 registered yearly vendors Haile Farmers Market is a rapidly growing market. Saturdays, 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

High Springs Farmer’s Market

Food, arts, music and more, this farmer’s market is open all year round. 
Fridays, 3 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Waldo Farmer’s Market
A combination of a farmer’s market and flea market, vendors offer “everything from green beans to blue jeans!”
Saturdays and Sundays, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Gainesville is also home to many farm animal sanctuaries. 

• Critter Creek Farm Sanctuary

• Gainesville Rabbit Rescue

• Kindred Spirits Sanctuary (45 minutes south of Gainesville)

• Peacefield

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