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9 Vegan Restaurants in Fort Myers, Florida

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Finding vegan restaurants in Fort Myers may feel like finding a needle in a haystack with everything you can do in the city. You’ll find Fort Myers beach, colleges, museums, kayaking, and plenty of other adventures during your visit.

But rest assured there’s something for any type of trip, whether you’re looking for a sit-down meal or an on-the-go snack or treat. With vegan eating becoming more and more popular, there are vegan options at almost every restaurant. Find our favorites in Fort Myers, Florida in this round up! 

This post was written in collaboration with Hotels.com.
All opinions are, of course, my own. 

Where to stay in Fort Myers, Florida

There are many accommodation options both in and around Fort Myers, Florida. There are a plethora of options for lodging (vacation rentals, cottages, campgrounds, resorts, and hotels) in the Fort Myers and Sanibel area. But, how do you find the right place? 

First, think about how important it is to be right on the beach. If you don’t mind a walk to the beach every day, you may find a less expensive place to stay right offshore. Rentals in the downtown area away from the beach can be expensive, so maybe consider Bonita Springs or Buckingham and a short drive into town. 

Vegan Restaurants in Fort Myers

Vibrant Beat

TYPE OF CUISINE: NUTRITION & HEALTH
COST: $$
NEIGHBORHOOD: 
GLUTEN-FREE OPTIONS: YES

Vibrant Beat is definitely worth a stop. The spot is part of a center for plant-based nutrition and a healthy lifestyle. Vibrant Beat serves breakfast and lunch, and it often changes weekly. You’ll find foods like overnight oats, avocado toast, salads, smoothies, and wellness shots at Vibrant Beat. 

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Open: Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:00pm
Kitchen closes at 2:00pm; prepackaged and snacks available until 4:00pm

Address: 9371 Cypress Lake Dr Suite 14, Fort Myers, FL 33919

Organic Cup Cafe

TYPE OF CUISINE: COMFORT FOOD
COST: $$
NEIGHBORHOOD: RIVER DISTRICT
GLUTEN-FREE OPTIONS: YES

Although not every cuisine option at Organic Cup Cafe is vegan, the cozy spot is one of the downtown Fort Myers restaurants that has a specialized focus on vegan cuisine. Most of the ingredients used in their foods and drinks are locally sourced and organically grown to maintain their mission of offering healthful, sustainable choices with adventurous flavors. The best part? You leave with zero. guilt.

Open: Every day, 9:00am-8:00pm

Address: 1412 Dean Street, Fort Myers, FL 33901

Loving Hut Cape Coral

TYPE OF CUISINE: GOURMET CUISINE
COST: $
NEIGHBORHOOD: CAPE CORAL
GLUTEN-FREE OPTIONS: YES

Loving Hut is found across the Caloosahatchee River from Fort Myers, but it’s less than a 20-minute drive. Created with a vision that all beings could live in peace, love, and harmony with each other and the plant, Loving Hut is a chain of restaurants opening around the world. The gourmet cuisine is made with vegan ingredients and perfect for those making a transition to a plant-based diet. 

Open: Monday-Friday 11:30am-2:30pm; 4:30pm-8:00pm (closed 2:30pm-4:30pm)
Saturday: 12:00pm-4:00pm

Address: 1918 Del Prado Boulevard Cape Coral, FL 33990

Living Vine Organic Cafe

TYPE OF CUISINE: COMFORT FOOD
COST: $
NEIGHBORHOOD: GEORGETOWN 
GLUTEN-FREE OPTIONS: YES

Living Vine Organic Cafe is a family-owned cafe local to Fort Myers. With a belief that “Food is Medicine,” the mission is to serve healthy, organic, pesticide-free, non-GMO drinks and food. Ingredients are sourced mostly from local farmers, and you’ll find a variety of organic coffee, raw juices, smoothies, shakes, bowls, and baked goods at Living Vine.

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Open: Monday-Thursday 10:00am-4:00pm; Saturday 10:00am-2:00pm

Address: Royal Palm Square, 1400 Colonial Blvd, Ste 59, Fort Myers, Florida 33907

The Melting Pot Fort Myers

TYPE OF CUISINE: FONDUE
COST: $$$
NEIGHBORHOOD: CAPE CORAL
GLUTEN-FREE OPTIONS: YES

The Melting Pot is probably a spot you’ve heard of and is perfect if you’re looking for a place to splurge. Your reservation reserves an interactive, hands-on cooking experience for you and your party. Not only are there plenty of fresh fruits and veggies to dip, but there are vegan cheese and chocolate fondue available. You can also get a vegan salad to start your meal. 

Open: Every day, 4:00pm-10:00pm

Address: Design Center, 13251 McGregor Blvd #107, Fort Myers, FL 33919

Ada’s Natural Market

TYPE OF CUISINE: ORGANIC GROCERY STORE
COST: $$
NEIGHBORHOOD: VILLAS
GLUTEN-FREE OPTIONS: YES

Ada’s Natural Market is Fort Myers’ source for local, natural, and organic foods, and has been a favorite in the area for over 30 years. You’ll find over 100 barrels of grains, legumes and spices, wholesome snacks and salads, wraps, and bakery-fresh bread and pastries at Ada’s Natural Market. In addition to foods and drinks, you can purchase vitamins, supplements, natural health and beauty products, and environmentally friendly cleaning products.

Open: Monday-Saturday 8:00am-8:00pm; Sunday 10:00am-5:00pm

Address: 7070 College Pkwy, Fort Myers, FL 33907

Bangkok Thai

TYPE OF CUISINE: THAI 
COST: $$
NEIGHBORHOOD: PINE MANOR
GLUTEN-FREE OPTIONS: YES

Bangkok Thai boasts fresh, homemade Thai cuisine to spice up your life. There are so many options for lunch and dinner. Bon Poompana took over the decades-old restaurant in 2017, and while the joint is polished and modern with chandeliers and fresh flower centerpieces, you’ll find Thai food like you know and love behind the doors. 

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Open: For lunch daily 11:30am-2:30pm
For dinner Sunday-Thursday 4:00pm-9:00pm; Friday-Saturday 4:00pm-9:30pm

Address: 11609 S Cleveland Ave Ste. #28, Fort Myers, FL 33907

Lynq

TYPE OF CUISINE: INTERNATIONAL  
COST: $$
NEIGHBORHOOD: CYPRESS COVE
GLUTEN-FREE OPTIONS: YES

LYNQ is like the EPCOT of Fort Myers. Opened in 2017, LYNQ is inspired by the many cultures and cuisines around the world. You’ll find Asian cuisine, Italian cuisine, contemporary American food, French dishes, Mexican food; but the menu isn’t cluttered. Choose from a variety of cuisines and relax. 

Open: Monday-Saturday 4:00pm-9:00pm

Address: 16230 Summerlin Road #223, Fort Myers, FL 33908

Pho Fresh

TYPE OF CUISINE: VIETNAMESE 
COST: $
NEIGHBORHOOD: HARLEM HEIGHTS
GLUTEN-FREE OPTIONS: YES

Located near the Gulf Harbour Yacht & Country Club, Pho Fresh specializes in Vietnamese cuisine in hopes of serving foods that are fresh, healthy, and delicious. A vegan broth was added to their list of phos in 2017 and is made by simmering a combo of mushrooms, carrots, daikon, leeks, and napa cabbage. Meat in the pho is replaced with mushrooms or tofu.

Open: Monday 3:00pm-8:30pm; Tuesday-Saturday 11:30am-8:30pm

Address: 15271 McGregor Boulevard Suite, #23, Fort Myers, FL 33908

Ashley Hubbard is a blogger and freelance writer based in Nashville, Tennessee focusing on sustainability, travel, veganism, mental health, and more. Passionate about animal rights, sustainable travel, and social impact, she seeks out ethical experiences whether at home or on the road. She shares these experiences on her website, wild-hearted.com.

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