Florida / Ft. Myers

8 Great Spots for Vegan Food in Ft. Myers & Cape Coral

Updated April 4, 2023

Looking for a beach vacation without non-stop South Beach party vibes? Then you need to head to Ft. Myers! Pack up the family and head for countless sunshine-filled days, miles of gorgeous beaches, and plenty of nature—thanks to neighboring wildlife and nature preserves. And, when you get hungry have no fear because both Ft. Myers and neighboring Cape Coral have plenty of vegan food to fill you up. Whether you’re looking for the fresh crunch of a nutrient-dense salad or if you want to live it up with a peanut butter milkshake, you’ll find it in one or both of these two Florida hot spots! Next time you’re in Southwest Florida, be sure to check out these 8 spots for vegan food in Ft. Myers and Cape Coral.

Where to find vegan food in Ft. Myers & Cape Coral

If you’re interested in eating your way through Florida, be sure to check out my vegan food recommendations for Tampa + St. Pete, Sarasota, and Miami!


1830 NE Pine Island Rd #150, Cape Coral, FL 33909
6881 Daniels Pkwy. #105, Fort Myers, FL
There is really no better way to kick start your day than with a smoothie or bowl loaded with fresh fruits, greens, granola, and more! Lucky for us there are two Uhmazebowls locations with one in each Ft. Myers and Cape Coral to get your fill of fruit and veggie-packed acai, pitaya, or green bowls, along with gluten-free toasts loaded with avocado, alfalfa, berries, and more! For a sweet treat, check out their Electric Dragon Bowl (pitaya, banana, pineapple, coconut milk, topped with granola, kiwi, and coconut) but for something savory, don’t miss their avocado alfalfa toast topped with hemp seeds. One note, they do use honey and bee pollen in a few items, so be sure to double-check the menu and have them leave it off.

Café You

1423 SE 10th St #1a, Cape Coral, FL 33990
609 SE 13th Cape Coral (Café YOU Fresh 2 GO located inside the Healthy Life Center)
This upbeat Australian-inspired café is serving up some of the finest coffee along with a menu focused on natural dishes full of fresh, locally sourced ingredients whenever possible. Although it’s not 100% vegan, it is very vegan-friendly—kick start your day with a Roasted Veggie Brekkie Bowl (sauteed veggies, chickpeas, potato, with tofu to make it vegan) or a sweet Bowl of Health (vegan yogurt with house-made granola, and fresh fruit). On select evenings, the menu switches over to themed events featuring tacos to Thai and everything in between. 

Cafe You Salad
Photo credit: Café You

Life —The Vegan Drive-Thru

3310 Del Prado Blvd S, Cape Coral, FL 33904
Life is reinventing fast-casual in Cape Coral with its mix of vegan comfort food favorites alongside an infusion of healthy juices, smoothies, and more. Where else can you swing through a drive-through and grab a vegan burger and a cold-pressed blend of beets, apple, and carrot? Not many places! We all need a Life in our town. Their vegan menu kicks off with breakfast favorites like a Deluxe Bacon, Egg, & Cheese, or for something on the lighter side grab their Chia Bowl topped with fresh berries and house-made granola. For lunch, you can’t miss their BLTA (house-made bacon, lettuce, tomato, avocado, and mayo on toasted bread) with a side of crispy fries. Make sure you save room for one of their ultra-fudgy, melt-in-your-mouth brownies!

Living Vine Organic Café

Royal Palm Square, 1400 Colonial Blvd #59, Fort Myers, FL 33907
Can there ever be too many places for a healthy vegan breakfast? I think not! Living Vine Café is making sure all of its visitors get the recommended amount of fruits and veggies every day with their superfood-packed smoothie bowls, shakes, raw juices, toasts, and more! And, if you need something a little bit sinful to kick off your day or to pair with your coffee, check out their assortment of vegan and gluten-free baked goods. How can you say no to house-made donuts (donuts do need to be ordered 24 hrs. ahead of time)! And, if you don’t get up early enough for breakfast, no worries, their lunchtime lineup includes black bean burgers, veggie, and grain-packed bowls, a savory vegan cobb salad, and more!

Green Cup Café

1412 Dean St Suite 100, Fort Myers, FL 33901
Although this sweet little café in downtown Ft. Myers isn’t serving up 100% vegan food, it doesn’t skimp on options! Their all-day menu will keep you satisfied with jolts of caffeine, sweet Boba tea, nachos, veggie-heavy bowls, and much more! For breakfast, I suggest you don’t skip their hearty Dean Street Burrito (Just Egg, Beyond sausage, hash browns, veggies, and a secret sauce)—perfect to fuel your day! Later on, make sure you come back to check out their vegan lobster roll (marinated hearts of palm, mayo, dill, served on an herb hoagie), this is one sandwich you won’t forget!

Little Palm

1660 Estero Blvd unit a, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931
Located right near Ft. Myers Beach, this is the perfect spot for beachy vibes and plant-based eats! You’ll fall in love with their sweet and healthy lineup of acai and dragon fruit bowls (just skip the honey to make it vegan), smoothies, salads, and sandwiches (don’t skip their house-made Chycken Salad). But, if you only have time for one order at Little Palm, don’t miss the epic Belgian waffles! These crispy and golden creations are piled high with berries and coconut or for something savory check out the Bacon Cheddar (gluten-free waffles are also available)!

Aji Limon

1336 SE 46th Ln, Cape Coral, FL 33904
Enjoy the authentic flavors of Peruvian cuisine at this family-owned spot! Forget about ceviche and beef-dominated dishes, this little spot has a vegan menu full of traditional flavor and spice. From fresh veggie-forward salads (don’t miss the Ensalada de Palta aka avocado salad) to Peruvian pan-fried veggies with your choice of soy meat, mushrooms, or a combination. This is the best spot to try something unique during your Florida getaway!

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About Author

Rebecca is the creator of Veggies Abroad, which was born from her love of travel, and the question she gets asked after every trip, "What in the world did you eat?" Her blog is a one-stop vegan travel planning spot with mouthwatering lineups of vegan food, action-packed travel guides, practical travel tips, and much more! Follow her adventures on Instagram or Facebook @veggiesabroad