By Roger Jimenez
Whether you're a dedicated vegan, a fitness enthusiast, or simply seeking to make mindful food choices, Orlando has a world of healthy dining establishments that will satisfy your taste buds and leave you feeling energized. From vibrant plant-based eateries to farm-to-table restaurants, the city offers a plethora of options for health-conscious foodies to call their favorite.
14410 Shoreside Way, Winter Garden
Toastique is a boutique restaurant and culinary haven that celebrates the art of gourmet toast and juices with their thoughtfully sourced products, fresh ingredients, and a mission to make the city feel great. Last year, Toastique’s founder Brianna Keefe was listed in “Forbes 30 Under 30” thanks to the incredible success of her work to make “eating healthy accessible and exciting, simple to understand and appreciate, and easy to enjoy.”
Avocado Smash (Avocado / Marinated Tomatoes / Watermelon Radish / Micro Greens / Toasty Seasoning / Chili Oil - Put together on a Multigrain Toast)
With a small menu that exclusively serves gourmet toasts, açaí bowls, juices, and smoothies, Toastique produces a variety of ways for guests to get their day going the right way. Make sure to try one of their signature gourmet toasts, like the Avocado Smash or the Tomato Burrata! If you have a knack for fruit during the day, their delicious açaí bowls are worth checking out. The Colada Bowl and the ‘OG’ Açaí are just some of their fan favorites. Since their juices are cold pressed every 24 hours, they offer new and exciting flavors every day, another great reason to give this place a try.
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Press'd Juice Bar & Kitchen
426 West Plant Street, Winter Garden
Known as an “experimental scratch kitchen”, Press’d is a vegan/vegetarian juice bar that also makes their food in house and from scratch. Located in the Plant Street Market, this lovely local wonder specializes in healthy recipes that have made themselves a staple in the community of Winter Garden since 2013.
This restaurant’s star product would be their juices, an array of colorful 16-ounce cold-pressed juice that “can contain the vitamin and mineral content of 3 to 6 pounds of vegetables”! With over 30 flavors to choose from, you’re sure to find the perfect one to kickstart your morning.
On the cuisine end, the menu highlights a selection of healthy salads, açaí bowls, plant-based wraps, and dishes with great meat alternatives that vegetarians and vegans are sure to love, like their amazing vegan bean chili Nachos!
Images by Press'd Juice Bar
413 North Alafaya Trail, Orlando
With a goal to share their passion for avocado to the world, Avofuel is a purely avocado-based restaurant, offering locals a creative full menu with a healthy twist. Inspired by the organic and cultural flavors of Mexico, this restaurant is perfect for anyone to go to, vegetarians and meat lovers alike.
Patrons can find a full menu at Avofuel, offering “Avotizers” like Tropical Guac and Avocado Pesto Flatbread. Some of their other offerings include wraps, salads, energy smoothies, guilt-free desserts, and even hearty entrees like Mojo Grilled Chicken, or Surf and Turf, all inspired by avocado! With so many delicious choices and creative dishes that highlight avocado, Avofuel is a spot you definitely cannot miss.
Images by Avofuel
JACKED UP VEGAN
959 West Fairbanks Ave., Winter Park
Specializing in plant-based street foods, Jacked Up Vegan is a wholesome healthy option located inside the Winter Park Collective. Originally a mobile truck vegan taqueria, the owners have recently grown the menu to include vegan burgers, Latin BBQ, and sweets and has recently opened their very first location!
On the menu, guests will find a number of delicious appetizers, like their Jacked Up fries or Loaded Nachos. For the handhelds, their famous Island Burger or just a plain ol’ Basic Burger is perfect if that’s today’s mood. They also give the options of make-your-own rice bowls and platters, proving even more options for patrons to enjoy. On the taco side, guests can enjoy choices like the Fish Taco Special or a Big Papi Burrito that are sure to make you full through the day.
Images by Jacked Up Vegan
From innovative and experimental kitchens to avocado bars, the city's culinary landscape embraces wellness with a diversity that caters to every palate and dietary preference. Orlando's healthy cuisine scene is as vast as it is enticing, and this selection only scratches the surface of the wholesome delights that await health buffs and food enthusiasts all over Central Florida, whether you’re a meat lover or not!
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