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Creative Vegan / Vegetarian in Tampa?

askdrtodd Nov 22, 2010 11:00 AM

Other than Grass Roots? I have a friend visiting that "doesn't eat anything that had a face" that I want to accommodate (and suppress the desire to eat a burger in front of). I know there are ethnic places that are veggie-friendly (Indian mostly), but are there any contemporary, creative spots like Pure Food & Wine (NYC) or Cafe 118 (Winter Park)?

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    andy huse RE: askdrtodd Nov 22, 2010 12:09 PM

    how about jellyfish?

    i don't know of anything, tho the refinery usually has several veggie options.

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      Miss E RE: andy huse Nov 22, 2010 01:53 PM

      That may be true, but The Refinery's menu is generally not very veggie... not that there's anything wrong with that :-)

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        The_Refinery RE: Miss E Nov 30, 2010 02:42 PM

        Actually, we try to keep a solid 25% of our menu as veggie and/or vegan.

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        Mild Bill RE: andy huse Nov 23, 2010 07:41 AM

        'Jellyfish'....

        --laughin' my tentacles off!

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          askdrtodd RE: Mild Bill Nov 23, 2010 08:16 AM

          Oh geez I just got that haha, forgot about the "no face" remark. Andy- good point, going to have to take them out for some asian food now :)

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        naruda RE: askdrtodd Nov 22, 2010 12:09 PM

        Consciousness Blossoms 3390 Tampa Rd. Palm Harbor and Mecafresh cross the st. in the Shopping center. They both close early so check their times.

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          askdrtodd RE: naruda Nov 23, 2010 04:05 AM

          Nice, thanks naruda!

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          juli5122 RE: askdrtodd Nov 25, 2010 09:19 AM

          I know you said Tampa but Leafy Greens Cafe has gotten some good reviews over here in St. Pete. Might be worth the drive.

          http://www.leafygreenscafe.com/Welcom...

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          Leafy Greens Cafe
          1431 Central Ave, Saint Petersburg, FL 33705

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            cheddarcheese32 RE: askdrtodd Dec 3, 2010 01:11 PM

            Consciouness Blossoms in Palm Harbor is amazing! Also, Ella's American Folk Art Cafe in Seminole Heights in Tampa has wonderful atmosphere, food and service and caters to vegetarian & meat eaters. Bern's offers great options for a vegetarian: Hello truffle mac & cheese and goat cheese ravioli!

            Ella's America Folk Art Cafe
            5119 North Nebraska Avenue
            Tampa, FL 33603-2365
            (813) 234-1000

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