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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.
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
TYPE OF CUISINE: NUTRITION & HEALTH COST: $$ NEIGHBORHOOD: GLUTEN-FREE OPTIONS: YES
Vibrant Beat is definitely worth a stop. The spot is part of a center for plant-based nutrition and a healthy lifestyle. Vibrant Beat serves breakfast and lunch, and it often changes weekly. You’ll find foods like overnight oats, avocado toast, salads, smoothies, and wellness shots at Vibrant Beat.
Open: Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:00pm Kitchen closes at 2:00pm; prepackaged and snacks available until 4:00pm
Address: 9371 Cypress Lake Dr Suite 14, Fort Myers, FL 33919
Organic Cup Cafe
TYPE OF CUISINE: COMFORT FOOD COST: $$ 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.
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.
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.
TYPE OF CUISINE: THAI COST: $$ NEIGHBORHOOD: PINE MANOR GLUTEN-FREE OPTIONS: YES
Bangkok Thai boasts fresh, homemade Thai cuisine to spice up your life. There are so many options for lunch and dinner. Bon Poompana took over the decades-old restaurant in 2017, and while the joint is polished and modern with chandeliers and fresh flower centerpieces, you’ll find Thai food like you know and love behind the doors.
Open: For lunch daily 11:30am-2:30pm For dinner Sunday-Thursday 4:00pm-9:00pm; Friday-Saturday 4:00pm-9:30pm
Address: 11609 S Cleveland Ave Ste. #28, Fort Myers, FL 33907
TYPE OF CUISINE: INTERNATIONAL COST: $$ 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
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.
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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