Veg ‘n’ Out: St. Augustine

St. Augustine Vegetarian

Dynamic His­tory, Unique Ambiance and Deep Span­ish Influences:

St. Augus­tine is an Impres­sive Des­ti­na­tion for Veg Travelers


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The Floridian Restaurant Vegetarian

Inte­rior of The Florid­ian Restaurant


The Florid­ian Restau­rant

The Florid­ian describes them­selves as ‘regionally-authentic, fresh from the source cui­sine: a clever syn­the­sis of down home South­ern com­fort foods and lighter, health­ier dishes, with many veg­e­tar­ian options.’ The Florid­ian restau­rant was a great din­ing option for veg­e­tar­ian me and my omni­vore travel companion.

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Daily Spe­cials for The Florid­ian Restau­rant, St. Augustine

We started the after­noon lunch with the fried house­made pick­les, which were crispy on the out­side and dill pick­ley juicy on the inside. For my main meal I chose the Black Bean & Sweet Potato Veg­gie Burger on an arti­san bun. The veg patty was house­made and of siz­able por­tion. The fla­vor was deli­cious and the tex­ture was soft, which had me using a fork and knife to eat my burger. I would visit this restau­rant again look­ing for­ward to try­ing some of their other veg spe­cial­ties such as: The Florida Sun­shine Salad, ‘N Dumplings or Roasted Fen­nel and Cit­rus Salad.

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The Florid­ian
39 Cor­dova St.
St. Augus­tine, Fl 32084


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(904) 829‑0655

http://www.thefloridianstaug.com

$10-$15 an entree
Hours:
Lunch 11–3. Din­ner 5– 9 week­nights. 5–10 week­ends.
Closed on Tues­days. Open Noon Sundays.

Full ServiceOmnivore options availableVegan Friendly

 

 

 

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Casa Maya Restau­rant
Tucked in a small side street of down­town St. Augus­tine is Casa Maya restau­rant.  A hid­den gem of authen­tic Latin influ­enced eats and bev­er­ages. Try the house­made gua­camole, veg­etable empanadas and the Mayan cin­na­mon hot chocolate.

Casa Maya Restaurant Vegetarian

Casa Maya Restau­rant, St. Augus­tine, FL

Casa Maya
17 Hypolita St.
St. Augus­tine, FL 32084


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(904) 217‑3039
no web­site, but plenty of pos­i­tive reviews!
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Full ServiceVegan FriendlyOmnivore options available

 

 

 

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The Present Moment Cafe and Mar­ket
Vegan raw food cafe. Serv­ing cof­fee drinks, raw break­fast bar, organic juice and shakes, lunch and din­ner entrees such as mango samosas, pad thai, cashew hum­mus, zuc­chini pasta, pine nut-chili tacos and desserts. Eclec­tic atmos­phere and decor with art­work on the walls.

 

The Present Moment Cafe

The Present Moment Cafe

The Present Moment Cafe and Mar­ket
224 W. King St.
St. Augus­tine, Florida 32084


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(904) 827‑4499
Hours: Open Mon-Sat 10am-9pm, Fri­day and Sat­ur­days din­ner until 9:30, closed Sun­days.
www.thepresentmomentcafe.com

Vegan FriendlyRaw Living Cuisine FriendlyGluten Free items available

 

 

 

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Colum­bia Restau­rant

Every­thing about the Colum­bia Restau­rant is Span­ish and Cuban influ­enced, the decor, the food, the san­gria (a must have.) Although most of the menu is non-veg friendly, they do offer an exten­sive menu with sev­eral veg options. I enjoyed the fla­vor­ful Black Bean Cakes with gua­camole as a starter. They do also offer a veg­e­tar­ian Cuban Black Bean Soup over a bed of white rice and topped with diced raw Span­ish onions.

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The Veg­e­tar­ian “Cubana” plate at the Colum­bia Restau­rant, St. Augus­tine, FL

For my entree I had the Veg­e­tar­ian “Cubana.” A starchy med­ley of boiled yuca with crispy gar­lic, black beans, white rice, pla­tanos, tostones and sautéed fresh veg­eta­bles. Veg­e­tar­ian entrees also offered are the Egg­plant “Rio­jana” with sliced egg­plant breaded with ground plan­tain crumbs, smoth­ered in Rioja sauce of toma­toes, gar­lic, capers, olives and red wine topped with melted Gali­cian Tetilla cheese or the Pasta con Tru­fas “Cristal­ino” Fresh pasta pock­ets stuffed with truf­fles and cheese sim­mered in a rich creamy sauce made with Spain’s pre­mium Cava sparkling wine, Cristalino.

After our meals, the server brought a deca­dent house­made flan with a can­dle in it for my birth­day. The best flan I think I’ve ever had with a smooth, creamy tex­ture and rich vanilla, caramel flavor.

 

 

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Colum­bia Restau­rant
98 St. George Street
St. Augus­tine, FL 32084


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(904) 824‑3341

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Hours:
Mon­day — Thurs­day (11 a.m. — 9 p.m.)
Fri­day — Sat­ur­day (11 a.m. — 10 p.m.)
Sun­day (12 noon — 9 p.m.)
Open 365 days of the year.
Serv­ing Lunch & Din­ner daily.
Sev­eral Florida Loca­tions: Ybor City, Sara­sota, St. Peters­burg, Clear­wa­ter Beach, Cel­e­bra­tion and Tampa
Full ServiceVegan FriendlyOmnivore options available

 

 

 

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