If preparing vegan and vegetarian dishes the entire time you’re on your vacation isn’t appealing, then Destin, FL, is a destination where you can enjoy yourself while also sampling all the varied Destin, FL, vegan restaurants and vegan food options. Not only do these places keep things exciting, but they also help keep your mind on your much-needed vacation and not on trying to decide where to eat. And, you’ll still be able to celebrate all that Destin restaurants have to offer!
Fortunately, there’s a line-up of delicious, wholesome vegetarian offerings in Destin, FL, too, in addition to the vegan ones. We’ve rounded up a few ethnic restaurants and plant-based friendly ones offering Mexican, Italian, Asian and Mediterranean fare which lend themselves as vegetarian worthy, some also vegan. But, if you can’t find something you’re looking for on the menu, just ask the chef to make a vegetarian recommendation or find an item on the menu you like and ask for a meat free version. Most Destin, FL, restaurants will try to accommodate your lifestyle.
Vegan for Lunch or Dinner
960 U.S. 98, Ste. 112
Try the veggie burger at this Hippie-themed, sit-down dining pizza restaurant. They also serve vegan cheese, tempeh and tofu for pizza and hoagies/sandwiches. You can order from the pre-designed menu or build your own: Perhaps start with a gluten-free cheese pizza and go mellow with the topping choices such as onions, Roma tomatoes, green peppers, spinach, vegan cheese (yes!), black olives, mushrooms or sundried tomatoes. Other menu options include veggie burgers, hummus and pita.
Burrito del Sol
517 Harbor Blvd.
This Baja-style Mexican food offers vegan options with burritos, tacos and taco salads using tempeh as a choice protein option. Vegans can specify no cheese, etc. And, if you like it hot, Burrito del Sol makes its own signature hot sauce in-house!
210 Harbor Blvd.
Look no more for a local’s favorite that also gives you vegan options—Brotula’s Seafood House & Steamer is a local, casual, family friendly seafood restaurant on the Destin Harbor. The name Brotula’s is derived from the Bearded Brotula or Cusk Eel that is caught right here in the local waters at depths of 350 feet. The chef-inspired menu focuses on New South culinary preparations of traditional coastal offerings from around the country with vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options…fare for the whole family or group!
4260 Legendary Dr. (at Destin Commons)
Cool off and juice up! Fresh pressed juices are the main fare at Formula Fresh. But the glamour includes the vegan options available! The grab ‘n go case has to-go vegan items like a hummus wrap, raw brownies and truffles along with superfood bowls and some grocery items, too!
16055 Emerald Coast Pkwy, Suite 114
Fantastico! With vegan and vegetarian friendly options for lunch, dinner, brunch or late night, the family originally hailing from Italy makes their own pastas and sauces and you’ll not be disappointed. Is tonight too soon? I think not! Try the pasta, or delve into the hand-made pizza, and perhaps, the signature eggplant dish!
Zesty Baguette Bistro & Pho King Dumplings
4418 Commons Dr. E, Ste C.
With a menu inspired by traditional French and modern Vietnamese cooking, enjoy lunch or dinner your way. There’s comfortable vegan food with energetic flavor and a lot of atmosphere. The menu features regional as well as global ingredients, because, as the owners say, “we believe in enthusiasm appreciation, passion and zeal!”
Island Wing Company
981 98 Palms Blvd
Well, this is just what you’d think…or is it? Yes, they serve Southern food and wings, but IWC has a Boca veggie burger and offers Quorn brand mock meats as substitutes for wings, sandwiches, tacos and in salads. Wow! A pleasant vegan surprise!
4281 Legendary Dr # J-114
Grab some yummy Mexican fast food where you can customize your order of tacos, burrito or bowl, and request no cheese or sour cream. They offer a savory soyfrita filling that’s made from soy protein. And the rice, beans and guacamole are vegan!
107 Harbor Blvd.
Here you can enjoy authentic Asian Thai that offers an entire vegan menu section! Eat in or carry out!
Tropical Smoothie Café
4495 Furling Ln. 120
A refreshing, healthy smoothie can be really great on vacation! With vegan options available, you can order sandwiches, wraps, quesadillas, salads, bowls and, of course, a smoothie made to order. With many items, chicken can be replaced with faux-chicken; cheese and ranch dressing can be omitted.
Uncle Buck’s Fish Bowl and Grill
4251 Legendary Dr.
Eat while you bowl! Uncle Buck’s serves up bowling and billiards, but you can also order the Impossible burger for vegans with a gluten-free bun available, too!
4285 Legendary Dr.
American, Fast food, Take-out, Gluten-free! This fun and quick service sandwich shop has a vegetarian section included on its menu displayed on the wall. You can request a custom-made vegan sandwich, salad or wrap and choose from fillings like black bean patty, avocado, hummus and a variety of veggies.
4291 Legendary Dr. Ste J-119
Say hello to freshly made Mediterranean! Vegan and vegetarian items are highlighted on the vast menu which include dishes like veggie kabob, hummus and pita, salad, braised white bean, potato salad, roasted vegetables and fresh fruit.
4463-10A Commons Dr. W.
Everkrisp has become super popular with the Destin local vegan and vegetarian crowd with its made-to-order salads, grain bowls and soups made with a variety of fresh, local and organic ingredients. In fact, all of the menu items here are customizable and modifiable. There’s lots of goodness—multiple greens and grains, tempeh, beans, nuts, and more. There’s also vegan dressings, rosemary bread, soups and cookies available.
4904 Emerald Coast Pkwy Ste 114
Here a vegetarian can be in heaven! The pasta sauces are absolutely authentic Italian. The pizza oven is not only the centerpiece of the restaurant, but also produces amazing pizza. For lunch, a great vegetarian dish is the Vegetariano — fire roasted marinated vegetables topped with fresh mozzarella, tomato and fresh green. And for dinner: Penne Vegetariane—fire roasted marinated vegetables, garlic and served with traditional marinara sauce.
More Vegan Pizza Options Worth the Visit:
1251 Airport Rd.
Merlin’s offers vegetarian friendly, vegan and gluten-free options for lunch, dinner or late night.
4144 Legendary Dr. (at Destin Commons)
This franchise pizzeria chain offers vegan crust, vegan cheese and a variety of toppings.
635 Highway 98 E.
#1 for Dessert for all, the Donut Hole also serves a stealthy breakfast, lunch or dinner—even late night—and is super popular with locals and visitors alike! They offer vegan and vegetarian friendly options.
Vegan for Breakfast or Brunch right next door!
We just couldn’t’ leave out a couple of really great vegan and vegetarian friendly breakfast offerings just a way down the road from Destin, FL:
12271 US Highway 98, Miramar Beach
An amazing breakfast, but awesome for brunch or lunch, too, Mama Clemenza’s serves a one-of-a-kind in the area European breakfast from 8 a.m.- 1 p.m. Wednesday – Sunday In Miramar Beach with vegan, gluten-free and vegetarian friendly options, made to order!
Another Broken Egg
755 Grand Blvd #107B 850-424-3416
Brunch it on your vacay at Another Broken Egg, which offers brunch items for almost every palate, including the vegetarian and vegan! Destin visitors can enjoy the tastiness that this location offers at Grand Boulevard, and choose from seasonal selections, brunch specialties, or sweet temptations. Plus, pair your entree with a hand-crafted cocktail – available by the glass or the pitcher!
Vegan Fine Dining
Vintij Food & Wine
500 Grand Blvd, #100k
Vin’tij Food & Wine is an award-winning restaurant that has been serving the Emerald Coast for over 20 years. Located in the Grand Boulevard Shopping Center at Sandestin a little way down Hwy. 98 from Destin, this award-winning restaurant is well known for seasonally inspired culinary creations utilizing the freshest ingredients from local farmers, fishermen and purveyors in the deep South. It also strives to cater to vegetarians and vegans, while some menu items are also available for those who are on a gluten sensitive, peanut, grain or dairy-free diet.
The Melting Pot
1394 U.S. Hwy. 98
If you are craving a big, hot, melty, luscious pot of vegan cheese and a pile of yummy breads, apples, carrots, and other delights to smother in it, head to The Melting Pot in Miramar Beach. The vegan fondue experience is delightful with vegan cheese and chocolate fondue to add to the vegan salad and entrée options for a full four-course animal-free culinary experience. There are salads, all that can become vegan, warm, bubbly pots of dairy-free cheese fondue made with Redbridge gluten-free beer, a vegetable broth and the Good Earth Vegetarian entrée tasty dip-ables such as edamame, artichoke hearts, vegetable polpettes, fresh asparagus, mushrooms, and ginger teriyaki tofu or Thai peanut tofu. And you can simply substitute yummy vegan items for any nonvegan ones that may be included. Then, you can indulge in a swirly pot of vegan dark chocolate from Enjoy Life fondue with an array of fresh fruits. Enjoy!
Vegan Shopping in Destin
If you do want to spend a few days or a couple of evenings in your beautiful Condo-World accommodations, you can stock up on vegetarian or vegan food at stores close by.
Whole Foods Market
4402 Legendary Dr.
Whole Foods offers selections in natural groceries and specialty foods, nutritional supplements and vitamins, fresh fruits and vegetables, as well home cleaning and natural body care products. Find vegan foods like tofu and soy products, plant milks, vegan ice cream, vegan cheese, frozen meals, vegan burger patties, cereals, nuts and more. There is also a deli and custom salad bar.
The Fresh Market
4495 Commons Dr. W.
The Fresh Market carries fresh organic produce, various whole/sprouted grains, bulk food, many vegan products.
Plan Your Visit to Destin
Staying in is also an alternative to eating out; you can always prepare a vegan or vegetarian feast in your comfortable accommodations from Condo-World. Giving yourself the option to cook, should you desire to eat in, is also a great idea. We have many Destin condos rentals from which to choose that come equipped with full kitchens to satiate all of your “eating” desires. So, if you’re vegan or vegetarian and planning your next visit to Destin, Florida, you can enjoy Gulf-front views, outstanding amenities, luxurious Destin accommodations with fully-equipped kitchens, and vegan options close by, without giving up the food you love or your lifestyle.