florida’s best upscale veg friendly chain restaurants

P.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... Read More

Autumn Spiced Butternut Squash Bisque

Butternut squash has more vitamin A than that in pumpkin. At 10630 IU per 100 g, it is perhaps the single vegetable source in the cucurbitaceae family with highest levels of vitamin-A, providing about 354% of RDA. Vitamin A is a powerful natural anti-oxidant and is required by body for maintaining the integrity of skin and mucus membranes. It is also an essential vitamin for vision. Research studies suggest that natural foods rich in vitamin A helps... Read More

Uncommon Shopping in Seaside

Family-owned and operated for over 20 years, Modica Market in the Central Square of Seaside, Florida offers many gourmet and specialty items.  Modica Market has a nice selection of fresh produce, exotic mushrooms, nuts, gourmet chips, crackers & snacks, specialty & locally made sauces and dips, hard to find gourmet pastas, boutique wines and micro brewery beers. My favorite brands are well stocked within the market: Rice Dream, Newman’s... Read More

A Day of Play in Seaside

Halfway between Destin and Panama City, along the Emerald Coast waters, lies fairytale beach towns on County Road 30A.  Among those beach towns is the master planned community of Seaside. Wooden custom cottages, wide porches and a complementary color palette to the bordering gulf waters makes Seaside the vision of a beach town ideal. While enjoying the beautiful beach at Seaside, one may find hunger and thirst of necessity to quench. Fortunately,... Read More

A Few Good Apples

    Tucked away in the corner of Seagrove Plaza on beautiful state road 30-a, surrounded by sub shops and kitschy beach merchandisers is a fresh and tasty café, A Few Good Apples. Upon entering the quaint eatery, the first things I noticed was the bright decor and clean environment. I reviewed the overhead menus with lots of vegetarian and vegan options. I had trouble choosing between homemade vegetarian soups, baked sweet potatoes, a... Read More

Veg ‘n’ Out: Downtown Disney

  Disney World is Orlando’s tourist mecca with four theme parks, two water parks, dozens of themed resort hotels and countless places to grab a bite to eat. With that being said, this article is focused on vegetarian and vegan options at the Downtown Disney Marketplace. The Fresh A-Peel building at Downtown Disney I started my Downtown Disney Marketplace veg experience at the new Fresh A-Peel quick service dining pavilion, which is home... Read More

Florida’s Best Veg Friendly Chain Restaurants

    Jason’s Deli is a deli restaurant for all tastes. Their large menu and excellent salad bar makes Jason’s Deli a top choice for vegetarian and vegan options. They pride themselves in using only the highest quality ingredients, USDA certified organics, whole grains, extra virgin olive oil and more. The following menu items are highly recommended for maximum veg enjoyment: Jason’s Deli Salad Bar Vegetarian French Onion Organic... Read More

Veg ‘n’ Out: St. Augustine

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. Daily Spe­cials for The Florid­ian Restau­rant, St. Augustine We... Read More