If you’re in search of vegetarian or vegan fare in and around Fort Myers, then you can thank your lucky star fruit. This “Garden Spot of the U.S.” enjoys two distinct growing seasons, which brings an abundance of fresh local produce for area chefs to add to their menus year-round. Here are a few of our plant-forward favorites:
Up with the sun and ready for a day of sea, sand and shells, you’ll need some fuel to power through. Start with flavorful organic raw juices, smoothies and antioxidant-packed açaí bowls at Green Cup Café. Grab a cup of tea or fair-trade coffee for a quick boost before heading to the beach.
Ask anyone on The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel for vegetarian dining recommendations and they’ll likely say Chef Brooke’s Natural Café without reservation. “Put some love in your tummy” with all-natural dishes, like the amazing veggie burger or bean and brown rice burrito, made from local ingredients.
There’s nothing like biting into a well-crafted grilled cheese. But breaking through the buttery crust to get to the sharp-yet-creamy melted middle is practically a religious experience at 11: Eleven Café. Go nuts with a diverse selection of ingredients or go for the original—either way, you can’t go wrong.
Conscientious dining is on the rise, and so are a new crop of vegan restaurants offering sustainable menu options that are just as enjoyable as they are eco-friendly. Loving Hut in Cape Coral serves Asian-inspired fare that’s 100% plant-based and guilt-free.
If there’s one food we can all agree that’s super versatile while being super tasty, it’s pizza. Meat-eaters, veggie-lovers, and even dairy- and gluten-avoiders will find a perfect pie at Pizza Fusion. The shop also adheres to the highest standards of sustainability to lessen their environmental impact, so you can have some peace of mind with your piece of pizza.
No matter your dietary requirements or beliefs, deliciously diverse dining options await on The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel. Start planning your trip so you can savor them all.
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