4 Tasty Vegetarian Spots in South Florida

I have major respect for people who dedicate their lives to spreading wisdom about the benefits of a plant based diet. Not only is a vegetarian diet beneficial for your health, but a plant based diet also makes the environment a happy camper. I should know, I used to be a vegetarian! When I was in middle school, I stayed up late one night and happened to stumble across the legendary documentary, “Food, Inc.”. As I sat on my bed with a look of pure shock as I witnessed footage of animals being abused cruelly, I vowed to always take into consideration the lives of animals.There are some people who would like to take a stroll down herbivore lane but have no idea where to start. The good news is, nearly any dish can be transformed into a tasty vegetarian treat, so naturally the easiest way to indulge in your vegetarian cravings is to check out the best vegetarian restaurants in your area. Take a trip to these four vegetarian spots in South Florida—you surely won’t regret it!

The New Vegan

This little-hidden gem is just a quick stroll from my house, so I had to check out this joint! With its catchy name and popular location near the scenic Downtown Delray Beach, it’s the perfect quaint spot for breakfast or lunch. From Cinnamon French Toast to the Quinoa Broccoli Pasta Salad to the Frankenstein Burger, there’s something for every palate.Must-Have Dish: The Cinnamon French Toast. It’s sweet, fluffy, and accompanied with the perfect amount of maple syrup.

Maoz Vegetarian

Situated in the food court of the Town Center Mall in Boca Raton, this quick-service restaurant will entice you to check it out once you get a whiff of their freshly baked pita bread. I love that Maoz offers quick bites at an affordable price.Must-Have Dish: The signature Maoz Falafel Sandwich. It’s served on a freshly baked white or whole wheat pita pocket and filled with piping hot falafel balls. The fun part is you can customize it with a large variety of fresh toppings and sauces from their salad bar.

Mellow Mushroom

This colorful and psychedelic decorated restaurant is my ultimate go-to pizza shop. My mouth is watering as I write this. Mellow Mushroom is the only pizza place on this planet that I can truly say is incapable of ever making a bad pizza.All there pizzas are freshly made and topped with any topping your heart desired. Jerk chicken on a pizza? Sign me up! At Mellow Mushroom you can conjure up just about any pizza combo, you can think of. The best thing about Mellow Mushroom is that they serve up customized, stone-baked pizzas in such an eclectic and artful environment. For those of us with allergies, they also offer gluten-free pizza as well.Must-Have Dish: The Magical Mystery Tour Pizza. The name says it all! It’s a pizza with a pesto base topped with button and portobello mushrooms, feta and mozzarella cheeses, spinach and jalapeños on a pesto basted crust.

Ziree Thai & Sushi

Being vegetarian doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy an epic sushi spot! Ziree Thai & Sushi dishes out authentic Thai food with elegant Zen-like décor. They have a fantastic lunch menu that is perfect for anyone looking for a quick sushi fix.Must-Have Dish: Box #5 on their lunch menu. It comes with a vegetable roll, three pieces of vegetable sushi, and Tofu mixed vegetable. It’s a veggie delight!