WHAT: Falafel Cafe
WHERE: Clearwater, just off US 19
PRICE: $26 for 2 people, including tip.
2 Falafel Platters (sandwich with 2 sides), including 2 cups of lentil soup, fries, soup, and salad. 1 canned Pepsi and 1 bottled water.
Falafel Cafe is a small restaurant in a strip mall. It has outdoor seating but we don't recommend
WHAT: Ethos Vegan Kitchen
WHERE: 601-B South New York Avenue, Winter Park, FL 32789 - This is in the Orlando area, but totally worth the drive. We have done it often just for this restaurant.
PRICE: About $65 for two cups of Tomato Basil Soup, Garlic Knots, a strawberry milkshake, a beer, two sandwiches (Meatball Sub and Samson Burger) with mashed potatoes
WHAT: Mellow Mushroom
WHERE: There are three locations in the area; 11955 Sheldon Rd, Tampa; 10959 Causeway Blvd, Brandon; and 2630 Gulf Bay Blvd, Clearwater. We have been to all three and as with most chain restaurants, the food is identical.
PRICE: About $50 for a 14-inch medium pizza with 5 toppings, a side of 3 pretzels
In my mission to live with less (and have more), I came across an unexpected pleasure... me.
Okay, bring your mind out of the gutter for a minute and follow me down this path; it's actually a LOT cleaner than you might expect.
I (this is Michael, by the way) used to use a washcloth, loofah,
WHAT: Love Food Central restaurant
WHERE: St. Pete, FL (right down the road from two of our faves... Taco Bus and Community Cafe!)
PRICE: $45 for two (including tip, water to drink)
We had a Pulled Barbecue Sandwich, Love Burger with mushrooms (the mushrooms were +$2), a cheese plate appetizer, and a Caramel Sundae. They also
WHAT: Mangia Gourmet restaurant
WHERE: Gulfport, FL (2930 Beach Boulevard S.)
PRICE: About $63 for two people (including tip and dessert)
ATMOSPHERE: Urban hippie. Cozy, small interior with generous, quiet outdoor seating with nice landscaping. This is a great place to meet with friends or have a pleasant meal.
HOW VEGAN IS IT?: Mangia is very vegan-friendly
WHAT: Kite Hill Vegan Cheesecake
WHERE: Available only at Whole Foods (Ours was purchased at the Walter's Crossing location on Dale Mabry).
PRICE: $6 for a small 4 oz. pie
HOW VEGAN IS IT? 100%!
Having been spoiled by amazing vegan cheesecake at places like Native Foods, the Chicago Diner, and home-made, it is exciting to have