Choosing to go vegan has many health benefits and helps the environment. However, it also means having a harder time finding a restaurant that serves good vegan options.
Most places resort to serving tired, unimaginative salads to satisfy vegan customers. Fortunately, that’s not the case in Naples and Marco Island – and we’ve put together a list of the best vegan restaurants to tantalize your taste buds.
Keep reading to find out which restaurants we’ve picked and which vegan dishes you must order! From decadent desserts to delicious wraps and burgers, there’s something here to tickle every vegan palate’s fancy.
The Best Vegan Restaurants In Naples
A popular destination because of its sugar-white sand, dolphin-spotting, and golfing, Naples is the perfect place to go for an affordable world-class vacation. In between lounging at the beach and watching sunsets at the Gulf, you should visit these incredible vegan spots!
13040 Livingston Rd Unit 10 Naples, FL 34105
Tucked away in a little storefront at an outdoor strip mall is some of the best organic food you’ll ever try in Naples. Organically Twisted serves primarily vegetarian and vegan food, and will happily offer vegan-friendly options for cheese and sauces.
Dig into the Mung Bean Taco Salad and Pumpkin Bread, or check out which limited specials are available during your visit. Visitors keep raving about the Artichoke Burger and Vegan Mac ‘n Cheese Quesadilla, so get these if they’re still available. Wash all this down with Sunny Culture Probiotic drinks or seasonal kombucha for a zesty thirst-quencher!
794 Neapolitan Way. Naples, FL 34103
Craving fresh, tangy flavors and zesty dishes? Vegan Kitchen serves a tasty Asian-influenced vegan menu that even omnivores will enjoy. Reviewers suggest ordering the Wonton Soup, Pad Thai, or the spicy Singapore Mei Fun Noodles topped with vegan shrimp and tofu.
Save room afterward for the delightfully decadent Oreo Cake. And don’t forget to quench your thirst with the refreshing Thai Iced Tea!
True Food Kitchen
5375 Tamiami Trl N Naples, FL 34108
While this restaurant also serves non-vegan items, its extensive vegan menu and use of wholesome, simple ingredients have earned it top marks with vegan foodies. True Food Kitchen’s creative preparations use seasonal produce and nutrient-dense ingredients, giving you essential vitamins with every tasty bite.
The menu changes with the seasons, so visit the site to see what’s being served during your visit. The 2021-2022 Winter Menu’s best vegan dishes include the Charred Cauliflower, Butternut Squash Pizza, and the Korean Noodle Bowl. Cap off your meal with one of the craft cocktails – we recommend the Cause-Mo made with organic vodka, prickly pear, and lime!
3080 Tamiami Trail N, Ste 1, Naples, FL 34103
Looking for a light meal and fresh drinks? Cafe Nutrients is an organic cafe and juice bar serving vitamin-packed smoothies and tasty vegan entrees. Take a bite of the hearty Mediterranean Panini made with cashew cheese and walnut meat, or the Panang Curry Bowl and its moreish, creamy coconut sauce.
Pair these popular dishes with any of the fresh juices on the menu. The pineapple-packed Sunrise and strawberry-based Sunset are refreshing choices, especially after tucking into the sweet Raw Cheezecakes for dessert.
The Real Macaw
3275 Bayshore Dr, Naples, FL 34112
Considered one of Naples’ hidden dining gems, The Real Macaw has been featured in Bon Appetit and The Food Network. It’s also been lauded as the best restaurant in Collier County, and you’ll see why after digging into the Vegetable Stir Fry.
It’s not a strictly vegan spot, but it’s happy to make accommodations – many of the vegetarian options can quickly be turned vegan simply by requesting that the kitchen removes the cheese. Enjoy cheese-free versions of the Portobello Tower and Cauliflower Tacos, or take a big bite of the Beyond Beef Burger. With a side of Parmesan Truffle Fries, it’s a satisfying meal after a long day exploring Naples!
The Best Vegan Restaurants In Marco Island
Home to a beautiful beach, Tigertail Beach Park, and plenty of lovely resorts, Marco Island is often called a magical, mystical place to get away from it all. After soaking up the sun, we recommend that you get a bite to eat at these vegan-friendly spots.
CJ’s on the Bay
740 N Collier Blvd, Unit 105, Marco Island, FL 34145-2449
This vegan and vegetarian-friendly spot in Marco Island has earned high praise for its healthy and flavorful dishes. Start your meal with CJ’s on the Bay Hummus, which can be made spicy or topped with your choice of roasted red peppers or black beans and corn. The Charred Veggie Slant made with portobello mushrooms and a veggie-infused polenta cake is hearty and delicious, while the Whole Grain Spaghetti Puttanesca’s tomato sauce gets an extra punch from roasted red peppers.
If you’ve worked up an appetite, you can add a protein-packed Impossible Burger to any of your orders. Pair these with any of the bottles on its premium wine list for an unforgettable dinner in Marco Island!
Smith House Restaurant And Tavern
210 Royal Palm Dr, Marco Island, FL 34145
What better way to start a leisurely vacation than by tucking into a hearty brunch? Drive over to Smith House to dig into a reasonably priced, tasty vegan breakfast. Order plant-based JUST eggs any style with vegan sausage and hashbrowns, or have a vegan omelet made with vegan cheese like the mushroom-loaded Xaviar.
Stopping by at a later hour? It serves an amazing MBLGT, a sandwich made with mushroom bacon, arugula, a fried green tomato, and basil aioli on sourdough bread. The Collard Green Pastrami is another inventive must-try – just get yours made with vegan cheese!
Summer Day Market and Cafe
1069 N Collier Blvd UNIT 216, Marco Island, FL 34145
This family-owned and operated cafe is also known as Marco Island’s only health food store. Not only does the Summer Day Market and Cafe make all the soups from scratch, but it also boasts the use of entirely organic produce, whether for selling in its market or as ingredients in the cafe.
Go crazy at the salad bar, where you can make your own organic salad and have it weighed at the counter. You’ll also fall in love with the Veggie Sandwich, made with mixed greens, hummus, and the special Green Goddess dressing. Cap off your meal with any of the fruit smoothies – we suggest trying the Tigertail Relaxer made with raspberries, strawberries, bananas, pineapple, mango, and orange juice!
Quinn’s On The Beach
400 S Collier Blvd, Marco Island, FL 34145
Conveniently located in JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort, Quinn’s On The Beach is a beachside eatery that’ll happily make any of its vegetarian options a vegan delight for diners. A tip from vegan visitors: skip the dip that comes with the Sweet Potato Fries and spring for extra guacamole on the side instead. Creamy and zesty, it’s a great side or starter for your meal.
The refreshing Arugula And Watermelon Salad and the hearty Quinoa and Kale Salad can also be vegan-friendly dishes once the chicken and cheese are removed. We recommend adding extra avocado to your salads to make them even more delicious and filling. Feel free to talk to the helpful, knowledgeable servers about accommodating your requests to make items vegan!
Try These Delicious Vegan Restaurants On Your Paradise Coast Vacation
Naples and Marco Island are both gorgeous destinations on Florida’s idyllic Paradise Coast. Plan your next vacation in these spots near the Gulf to lounge in fabulous beaches and see the amazing attractions.
The best part is now you don’t have to worry about where to find tasty vegan options while you’re there. Just check out our list and visit any of these great spots for a flavorful meal.
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Also, while we do our best to highlight LGBTQ-friendly destinations and businesses, info provided is based solely on personal experience and recommendations by community partners. We hope that nobody experiences discrimination or homophobia while visiting Florida, but we make no guarantees. Please inform us if you experience discrimination or homophobia while visiting any destination so we can make updates to our recommendations.