Ten Best Vegan Restaurants in Broward and Palm Beach County

Gluten-free. Dairy-free. Vegan, vegetarian and raw. Alternative diets -- those that eliminate animal products and are largely plant-based -- are gaining popularity nationwide, urging people to put down the knife and start eating healthier.

The growing trend toward veggie-inspired restaurants is already popular in California, where all the health nuts flock to dine out at high-end restaurants in West LA and vegan lunch spots in Beverly Hills. There's even a new vegetarian-vegan restaurant chain serving only plant-based food. Known as Veggie Grill is slowly taking over the West Coast.

Here in South Florida, the trend hasn't caught on quite so feverishly. We're more about fried seafood, cheese plates and charcuterie, farm-fresh meats and have enough burger spots to keep us in a purpetual meat hangover -- at least until the cows come home.

But veganism is beginning to take root here, specifically with a number of restaurants offering menus that court omnivores, vegans and vegetarians alike and preparing "meaty" and meatless dishes that surpass the bland and boring foods so many people associate with the vegetable-focused fare.

Here, Clean Plate Charlie has compiled this list of the Palm Beach and Broward County area's best vegan and vegetarian-friendly restaurants. Even if your not 100% vegan, and don't love the idea of eating only living plants for the rest of your life, surely a meatless Monday now and then couldn't hurt, right?

See Also:
-- Ten Best Inexpensive Restaurants in Palm Beach County
-- Ten Best Inexpensive Restaurants in Broward County
-- Hippocrates Health Institute in West Palm Beach: Raw, Vegan Eats

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Chilled corn bisque from Valerie's Market in Jupiter.
10. Valerie's Market and Deli
Located in Jupiter, Valerie's Market is the vegetarian shop and deli for anyone looking to eat healthier, but not interested in the stereotypical vegetarian food. The market has a little bit of everything, but prides itself on being one of the area's best health food stores specializing in vegan, vegetarian, organic and gluten-free eats. The deli side offers the same array of options, prepared and fresh-to-order foods with over 20 menu items including soups, salads, sandwiches and fresh vegetable and fruit smoothies or juices. The stuffed portabella mushroom eggplant, tomatoes, spinach, artichoke hearts, balsamic vinegar, garlic and black pepper, or the chilled corn bisque. A standard favorite packed with nutrients: the ALT, a BLT with a healthy twist combining avocado, lettuce and tomato with veginaise, micro greens and alfalfa sprouts on a sprouted bun. Finish it off with a slice of vegan, gluten-free carrot cake or a cupcake.

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Juiceateria's cleansing and detox line of juices.
9. Juiceateria
Boca Raton's new juice and smoothie bar is one of the few in the area to offer a large selection of vegan additions, supplements and ingredients. With a menu designed to meet the needs of health-conscious people looking for a truly all-natural, fully-dedicated plant-based juice bar. Juiceateria provides made-to-order, fresh-squeezed vegetable and fruit juices that are free of preservatives and additives. They also offer a line of six pre-made drinks comprised of approximately 15 pounds of fruits and vegetables, which will detoxify your body, reset your system and brighten your skin -- all part of Juicetaria's signature detoxification and cleansing programs. Aside from juices, their smoothies are also filled with nutrients and free of added sweeteners, preservatives and non-vegan ingredients. Here you'll find several nourishing recipes, including the American Pie, a combo of green apples, banana, cinnamon, nutmeg, spinach, coconut flesh and coconut water blended with ice. Add "superfood" supplements like bee pollen, raw cacao, chia, flax, goji berries, maca or spirulina and you have a nutrient-packed meal raw vegan meal on the go.

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Richard, I totally agree - I would love a location map.


Wouldn't it make sense to include addresses and or links to this info or am I missing something?

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We were having some technical difficulties the last day or so, but the word is it's been fixed. Please try it again and let us know. Thanks!


An excellent list! This is very helpful to everyone who didn't know about some of these spots (including a vegan like myself). I would like to mention that Green Bar & Kitchen is an outstanding vegan restaurant located off of 17th St Causeway in the same plaza as Waxy O'Connors. I highly recommend checking them out and possibly adding them in as an honorable mention? Just a suggestion! Thanks again for posting this!


@Hayley1 Yes, a map of locations was included, but problems with our site last week kept it from showing up. We are still having some behind-the-scenes difficulties with a our blog software. Check back soon for a list of links. I will be updating ASAP. Thanks for reading!


Thanks for the suggestion! I'm sorry I missed them. I will have to go there and see what goodies they have for us vegan-appreciating foodies and add them to the list!

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