Best Vegan and Gluten Free Key West Restaurants

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Vegan? Vegetarian? Gluten Free? You will not go hungry in Key West! We’re naming our favorite Key West restaurants for the health conscious.

Bien

1000 Eaton Street

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Serving lunch

For the best of Caribbean and Latino cuisine, don’t miss Bien Restaurant. This take out hot-spot offers a large menu to please every palate – including several vegetarian and gluten free options. Pick your level of spiciness at the counter, and relax in the quaint, shaded area while it’s made specially for you. Our top pick? The fire roasted corn-on-the-cob topped with aioli, Parmesan cheese and spices.

The Cafe

509 Southard Street

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Serving lunch, dinner, and brunch on the weekends

Veggie lovers, eat your heart out. This (mostly) vegetarian restaurant specializes in cooking up meat substitutes from scratch, and nods its head to gluten free and vegan diets as well. The large menu goes everywhere from Middle Eastern falafel to Asian-inspired noodle dishes to Italian pizzas. Don’t miss their Saturday and Sunday brunch for creative menu items under “to egg” or “not to egg” categories. For our mainstream friends, they do serve a handful of fresh, local seafood as well.

Date & Thyme

829 Fleming Street

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Serving breakfast, lunch

Formerly known as Help Yourself, Date & Thyme offers a healthful menu of organic options for vegan and meat-eaters alike. Order your freshly made smoothie or juice with your made-from-scratch entree, and enjoy the peaceful and comfortable outdoor seating area. This local’s favorite is tucked into a beautiful Old Town neighborhood, a lovely stroll from Old Town Manor and Rose Lane Villas. Our favorite? The Spicy Tempeh Wrap.

Sugar Apple Cafe & Market

917 Simonton Street

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Serving lunch

Similar to Date & Thyme, Sugar Apple offers feel-good juices, smoothies and vegan lunch items. Its main attraction is the impressive health food market next door, offering just about anything your healthy heart desires.  

Mangia Mangia

900 Southard Street

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Serving dinner

Mangia Mangia Pasta Cafe serves your favorite Italian dishes with respect for the vegetarian, gluten free and health conscious. Here you’ll choose between the homemade traditional, whole-wheat, gluten free rice pasta or gluten free quinoa pasta. Indoor and outdoor seating is available, and the wine list is 41 pages long!

 

 

Blue Heaven

729 Thomas Street

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Serving breakfast, lunch, dinner

This iconic Key West hot-spot features live music and outdoor seating in it’s shaded backyard. Bring your dog, but beware of the friendly cats and chickens roaming around the restaurant. A true “must-experience” in Key West, Blue Heaven made our list of the best dog-friendly Key West restaurants!

Bad Boy Burrito

1128 Simonton Street

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Serving lunch, dinner

For hearty take-out or delivery, look no further than Bad Boy Burrito’s eclectic menu of seasoned tofu, fresh seafood and meats. As seen on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, order your burrito at the window, located within the Bottle Cap Bar.

Guests of Old Town Manor enjoy a complimentary breakfast each morning in our historic gardens. We serve hickory smoked salmon, crispy bacon, a variety of artisanal cheeses, organic, free-range hard boiled eggs, as well as organic Nature’s Path gluten free cereal. For vegan diets, we offer almond milk and freshly baked whole wheat bread from the local’s favorite bakery, Goldman’s. In our homestyle kitchen, you’ll always find a big bowl of fresh fruit and plenty of good coffee.

 

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