Suggestions for vegetarian and vegan places to eat in Key West

Salads with walnuts, apples, and gorgonzolaKey West has several dining options for vegetarians and/or vegans visiting our island.

For the uninitiated: vegetarians do not eat meat, fish, or poultry; vegans are vegetarians who abstain from eating all animal products, including milk, cheese, other dairy items or eggs.

The key to a healthy vegetarian diet is to eat a wide variety of foods that should include fruits, vegetables, plenty of leafy greens, whole grains, nuts, seeds and legumes. On this tropical island we are especially blessed by a natural abundance of juicy mangoes, Florida avocados, coconuts and tree-picked key limes which all find their way into many restaurant’s daily offerings.

For those that do choose to include fish in their diets, the choices here are bountiful and limitless.

While our committed natural eateries are few in number, they are getting rave reviews from tourists and locals alike. And don’t forget the delicious vegetarian items that are also readily available at our excellent sushi bars, noodle shops and even from the friendly Chinese take-outs.

Date and Thyme (formerly Help Yourself)

An impressive organic cafe, juice bar, and market. Serving some of the healthiest food on

The Cafe

Key West’s best vegetarian restaurant pleases all. This funky cafe features some of the best

Ocean Grill & Bar (formerly Square One)

One of Key West’s most consistent restaurants for gourmet dining in a well-run restaurant. New-american

Camille’s Restaurant

Consistent, inventive, and homemade – always satisfying To really experience Key West you have to

Blue Heaven

Consistently one of the most delicious and funky restaurants in Key West The islands most


Serving casual lunch, & dinner on Duval Street, with seafood, meat, and vegetarian options Willie

Bien (formerly Paseo)

New take-out restaurant has blown us away with their tasty sandwiches. Wow! That is what

Old Town Mexican Cafe

Satisfying Mexican food, overlooking Duval Street. Authentic Mexican cuisine from award winning chef Gail Brockway

Cuban Coffee Queen (formerly Lobos)

Casual eatery is popular with locals, and located just off Duval Street. Often we are