florida’s best upscale veg friendly chain restaurants

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florida veg living’s top picks for full ser­vice veg friendly chain restaurants

Florida Veg Liv­ing has com­piled a con­ve­nient list of upscale, full ser­vice chain restau­rants avail­able through­out Florida. These restau­rants were cho­sen for their vari­ety of veg­e­tar­ian and vegan options that offer a well-balanced nutri­tional meal. Try one of these restau­rants next time you are cel­e­brat­ing a spe­cial event or would just like a great night out on the town!

If you are seek­ing a more casual din­ing expe­ri­ence, read Florida Veg Living’s top picks for veg friendly chain restau­rants article.

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P F Chang's vegetarianP.F. Chang’s fea­tures Chinese-American cui­sine in an upscale, styl­ish atmos­phere. This full-service restau­rant fea­tures menu items dis­tinctly marked as ‘veg­e­tar­ian’. They offer a wide vari­ety of veg­e­tar­ian appe­tiz­ers, entrees and side items. My favorite items include the veg­e­tar­ian let­tuce wraps and the steamed veg­etable dumplings. Try their budget-friendly happy hour with a vari­ety of dis­counted drinks, as well as, veg­e­tar­ian small plates.

Vegetarian lemon scented brussels sprouts

P.F. Chang’s new veg­e­tar­ian lemon scented brus­sels sprouts

Veg­e­tar­ian menu items include:

  • Chang’s veg­e­tar­ian let­tuce warps
  • Spring rolls
  • Edamame
  • Veg­etable dumplings
  • Ma Po tofu
  • Buddha’s feast
  • Coconut curry vegetables
  • Stir-fried egg­plant
  • Veg­e­tar­ian fried rice
  • Lemon scented brus­sels sprouts
  • Spicy green beans
  • Spinach stir-fried with garlic
  • Shang­hai cucumbers
  • Gar­lic snap peas
  • Sichuan-style aspara­gus

Find a P.F. Chang’s near you.

Omnivore options availableGluten Free items availableKid friendly activity or diningFull ServiceVegan Friendly


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Seasons 52 vegetarianSea­sons 52 is a sea­sonal inspired fresh grill and wine bar. A great choice for the per­fect date night out or cel­e­brat­ing a spe­cial occa­sion. The menu offers items for every taste includ­ing many veg­e­tar­ian and vegan options. The menu changes its selec­tions with the sea­sons and the  spe­cials change weekly. The best part about this unique din­ing expe­ri­ence is that none of the menu items exceed 475 calo­ries!
A veg­e­tar­ian or vegan menu can be requested by the host, but I’d rec­om­mend look­ing over the reg­u­lar menu as well because the ‘diet specific’ menus do not reflect the sea­son­al­ity changes. My favorite year-round items include the farmer’s mar­ket veg­etable plate, arti­choke and goat cheese flat­bread and the sea­sonal inspired arugula salad.
Don’t for­get about dessert! The mini indul­gences are a con­cept orig­i­nally cre­ated by Sea­sons 52. The only vegan dessert offered is the fresh fruit. Also, beware that any mini indul­gence that con­tains mousse also con­tains gelatin. I rec­om­mend try­ing the red vel­vet cake, key lime pie or the cheesecake.

vegetarian tomato and avocado salad

Tomato and Hass avo­cado salad

Other veg menu items to try (may have sea­sonal availability):

  • Farmer’s mar­ket veg­etable soup
  • Arti­choke and goat cheese flatbread
  • Porta­bello mush­room flat­bread with truf­fle cream sauce
  • Ripe plum tomato flat­bread with fresh basil, roasted gar­lic and melted Parme­san cheese
  • Tomato and Hass avo­cado salad with grilled bruschetta
  • Edamame whole soy­beans steamed and served hot with Japan­ese green tea salt
  • Sonoma goat cheese ravioli
  • Farmer’s mar­ket veg­etable plate with sea­sonal veg­eta­bles, grilled tofu and cranberry-almond tabbouleh
  • Roasted mar­ket veg­etable sand­wich with three cheeses and tomato-basil sauce on grilled cia­batta bread
  • Veg­eta­bles and penne pasta with mar­ket veg­eta­bles sautéed in lemon-herb sauce with Parme­san cheese
  • Sonoma goat cheese ravi­oli sim­mered in tomato broth with roasted gar­lic and fresh basil
  • Ponzu-glazed tofu with choice of aspara­gus, baby car­rots, broc­coli or crem­ini mushrooms, and roasted pota­toes, pearl pasta or penne pasta
mini indulgences vegetarian

Mini indul­gence desserts

 

Find a Sea­sons 52 near you.

Full ServiceVegan FriendlyOmnivore options availableGluten Free items available

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Columbia RestaurantEvery­thing 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 and then overindulged in the starchy veg­e­tar­ian “cubana”.

These dishes are rich, hearty and fla­vor­ful. The Colum­bia Restau­rant is a great place to bring out-of-town guests to expe­ri­ence Floridian-Spanish style cuisine.

Columbia Vegetarian

Veg options to try:

  • Cuban Black Bean Soup over a bed of white rice and topped with diced raw Span­ish onions
  • Beef­steak Tomato Salad tossed with juli­enne sweet onions, extra vir­gin olive oil, vine­gar and garlic
  • Queso Fundido: Tetilla cheese baked in a Rioja tomato sauce and served with toasted Cuban bread points
  • Black bean cakes served with gua­camole and sour cream
  • Egg­plant Rio­jana: 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
  • Veg­e­tar­ian “Cubana” Yuca, black beans, white rice, platanos, tostones and sautéed fresh vegetables.
  • Black Beans “1905”: A bowl of black bean soup served over white rice and topped with tomatoes

Find a Colum­bia Restau­rant near you.

Full Service

Omnivore options available

 

 

 

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Ceviche Restaurant vegetarian

Ceviche Tapas Bar & Restau­rant has loca­tions pri­mar­ily in the Cen­tral Florida region. Serv­ing Span­ish style small plates of deli­cious­ness, Ceviche offers sev­eral veg­e­tar­ian options.  Rich and savory fla­vors include ingre­di­ents such as cured olives, mar­i­nated mush­rooms, fresh gar­lic, olive oil, warm breads and fresh veg­eta­bles. My favorite dishes include the Hari­cot Verdes sauteed with orange zest and gar­lic, the crispy egg­plant with a honey dip and the veg­e­tales en cesta served in a crispy potato basket.

Veg menu items to try:

Ceviche vegetarian

Ceviche Tapas Bar & Restaurant

  • Sautéed spinach with figs, honey and garlic
  • Thinly sliced egg­plant fried crispy with honey dip
  • Sautéed veg­eta­bles in a potato bas­ket topped with Manchego cheese
  • Sautéed green beans with orange zest and gar­lic in extra vir­gin olive oil
  • Baba Ganoush: Roasted egg­plant with tahini, gar­lic and olive oil, served with fresh veg­eta­bles and crostinis
  • Gar­banzo Hum­mus served with fresh veg­eta­bles and crostinis
  • Gazspacho: cold soup made with extra vir­gin olive oil, gar­den peppers, cucumbers and tomatoes
  • Champinoñes Del Monte: varieties of grilled and mar­i­nated mush­rooms with gar­lic, olive oil, fresh herbs and sherry

Find a Ceviche Restau­rant near you.

Full Service

Omnivore options available
 

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