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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


        --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.


          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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