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West Palm Beach Vegan Guide: 16 Best Restaurants to Try

Updated January 19, 2024

If you’re planning to hit the sandy shores or opulent palm-lined streets of West Palm or Palm Beach but are worried about what in the world you’ll eat, have no fear! The glitzy area is well known for its high-end shopping and bougie resorts but also has a growing vegan food scene — hooray!

No matter if you’re looking for vegan waffles topped with berries for breakfast, a massive arepa loaded with house-made garlic sauce and cheese for dinner, or creamy vegan ice cream for dessert, you’ll find it and more in West Palm Beach!

So, get your eating pants ready because you won’t want to miss one delicious bite! This guide breaks down all of the can’t-miss vegan restaurants in West Palm Beach, along with vegan-friendly spots and, of course, sweet spots to tantalize your tastebuds!

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Vegan Restaurants in West Palm Beach

No matter what you’re in the mood for, from loaded vegan burgers to fish-free sushi, you’ll find it throughout the Palm Beaches!

#1 La Chia Vegana

121 S Dixie Hwy, Lake Worth Beach, FL 33460

Open for breakfast & lunch.

A visit to West Palm Beach isn’t complete without checking out the area’s first and only Latin-inspired vegan spot. The creative mastermind behind this irresistible restaurant was inspired to open it after watching her parents suffer from health ailments that could’ve been prevented through diet changes. She became passionate about food’s impact on health and set out to make a difference in her community. 

Everything on the menu is inspired by the owner’s Latin American heritage and created with an abundance of whole foods, with mushrooms soundly stealing the show. It’s incredible how the team has been able to veganize the texture and flavor of things like ceviche and pulled “pork.” First-time visitors can’t leave without sampling one of their perfectly golden empanadas or a hearty arepa loaded with cheese, avocado, and house-made garlic cilantro sauce. If you can, save a sliver of room for dessert — the raw cheesecake covered in guava sauce or café con leche parfait has your name all over them. 

#2 PLANTA

The Square, 700 S Rosemary Ave Suite 142, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Open for lunch, dinner & weekend brunch

This plant-based chain has gained serious momentum over the past five years — it’s entirely possible that you’ve already visited one! I have to say, calling it a chain feels wrong; it doesn’t carry the level of sophistication that this chic spot deserves. Whether this is your first visit or tenth, it’s never a disappointment.

One of the (many) reasons to check out this location is because it’s a mashup of all of their greatest hits. In case you didn’t know, menus at each location aren’t the same — Asian flavors heavily influence many, while others take inspiration from Italy, Mexico, and even America. At this location, you get a little bit of all of it. I’m a huge fan of Asian flavors, so I went right for the Thai lettuce wraps filled with a meaty mix of tofu and shrooms with a fresh bite of lemongrass. Whatever you choose, don’t skip over one of their creative cocktails or Free Spirits (non-alcoholic) — the mixologists who dream up these flavor combos deserve an award for their cocktail artistry. 

#3 Meraki Juice Kitchen

328 Fern St, West Palm Beach, FL 33401 (they also have a location in Palm Beach Gardens)

Open for breakfast & lunch.

Vegan and gluten-free friends, welcome to paradise — this is the only fully vegan and gluten-free spot in West Palm Beach! Here you can go wild with a giant golden Belgian waffle for breakfast, fish-free (but still fishy if that makes sense) tuna sandwiches at lunch, and the most decadent handmade chocolates. This place has it all; you could eat here for an entire week and still find things you want to try!

The family behind this spot (and Christopher’s Kitchen) is passionate about getting people to connect their health with what’s on their plate. For some, that might make them think they must sacrifice flavor, but that’s far from the case here. In addition to an all-day breakfast lineup, nourishing bowls, and sandwiches, you’ll also find an enormous lineup of smoothies and cold-pressed green and fruit juices. For an extra special treat, grab one of their warm cinnamon rolls topped with creamy vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce — you won’t believe it’s gluten-free!

#4 Ve by Subculture

509 Clematis St, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Open for lunch & dinner

This spot is a delight for the senses — slide into a bright yellow booth or join a communal table filled with fresh herbs while surrounded by colorful graffiti-covered walls, and we haven’t even gotten to the food. If it wasn’t abundantly clear, creativity and passion are the driving forces behind everything that comes out of this restaurant. Each dish is meant to tantalize the tastebuds while nourishing your mind, body, and soul.

The globally-inspired menu features expected veganized favorites like hearty Bolognese and mac-n-cheese to the unexpected that you can’t get everywhere; refreshing poke with papaya sushi and comforting Matzo ball soup. An interesting and surprising fact about this spot is that the restauranter behind this concept (and many other restaurants in the Palm Beach area) isn’t vegan but believes this is the future. I’ve got to say, I hope more people jump on the bandwagon for this way of thinking. 

Before you head out, don’t skip grabbing an itty-bitty ice cream cone shot — it’s the perfect way to wrap up a meal. 

#5 Christopher’s Kitchen

4783 PGA Boulevard, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418

Open for lunch, dinner, & weekend brunch.

Although this restaurant is about 20 minutes north of downtown West Palm Beach, it’s absolutely worth the drive! Located in Palm Beach Gardens, Christopher’s Kitchen is one of the original plant-based spots in the area and is known for its commitment to using fresh and organic ingredients. 

Originally the menu started with a focus on just raw, vegan cuisine but eventually evolved into an eclectic mix of globally-inspired fare (they still have quite a few raw options). Every meal here has to start with their incredible house-made cheese plate with the absolute creamiest assortment of cheeses — anyone who misses dairy needs this! Whether you’re in the mood for a comforting mushroom truffle pizza or a light and refreshing salad, Christopher’s Kitchen has something for everyone. Don’t forget to try their delicious smoothies and juices, made with the freshest fruits and vegetables. 

#6 Darbster 

8020 S Dixie Hwy, West Palm Beach, FL 33405

Open for dinner & weekend brunch.

This waterfront spot is named after the owner’s beloved rescued poodle and is the perfect place for date night or a fun weekend brunch outing. The menu focuses on veganizing classic dishes like light and flaky beef Wellington and crispy chick’n parmesan, along with a fan-favorite raw bacon cheeze burger that sounds sinful but is actually good for you! 

On the weekend, you’ll want to get up early to grab a stack of their fluffy blueberry pancakes with house-made sausage or a hearty breakfast burrito filled with all the spicy fixins’ you can imagine. You’ll also feel extra good about dining here because the profits are donated to the Darbster Foundation, which funds spay and neuter programs and assists with other animal issues and educational programs.

#7 Dope Vegan Food Truck

175 N Military Trl, West Palm Beach, FL 33415

Open for lunch & dinner, Wednesday – Saturday.

With a name like that, they must be confident that you’ll be absolutely over the moon with whatever you order. Well, I’ll cut to the chase; you will be over the moon! This vegan junk food place set out to deliver jaw-dropping burgers and extra crispy fries, and they delivered! Come hungry, and go for the ultimate burger experience with the Complete Meltdown — a seasoned Impossible burger with extra cheese, caramelized onions, and their special tangy house-made melt sauce — I bet your mouth is watering from just reading the description!

While the burger is fantastic, it’s not complete without an order of French fries (sweet potatoes or original) or their specialty, Corn with an Attitude (deep-fried corn on the cob with a crunchy coating of cheese, garlic butter, and house-made Dope Heat sauce).

#8 Plant-Based Mafia 

7100 Fairway Dr, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418

Open for lunch, dinner, & weekend brunch

Like Christopher’s Kitchen, this Italian mobster-inspired spot is about 20 minutes north of West Palm Beach, but once you see the menu, you’ll be opening the Uber app or jumping in the car to get there. When was the last time you had a Brooklyn egg cream or Zeppoles? Probably never! This spot has things you’ll probably not find anywhere else in Florida!

Although Al Capone probably wouldn’t be amused by these creative vegan dishes, there’s no way you’ll be able to fuhgeddabout their award-winning Not Your Grandma’s Rigatoni (with house-made sweet heat marinara and blueberry ricotta) or a giant Don’t Breaka My Balls meatball sandwich! Now it will be easy to stuff yourself silly, but just remember you’ve got to save some for those Zeppoles! One more thing, they also have a gluten-free menu.

#9 Sprouty Pie

797 Northlake Blvd, North Palm Beach, FL 33408

Open for dinner.

I bet you didn’t expect to find a vegan pizzeria in Palm Beach, did you!? Well, you’re in for a treat! Get ready for an epic carb coma; there’s no way you’re getting out of here with just one pizza pie! Their lineup of cheesy ‘za includes square and round options that you can top with all of your favorite fixins’ or go for one of their flavor-packed creations like Hawaiian Heat (creamy alfredo sauce with ham crumbles, red onion, BBQ chicken, pineapple, bell pepper, jalapeno, bac -n-bits with a drizzle of tangy BBQ sauce) or California Dreamin’ (pesto, red onion, avocado, cashew mozzarella, fresh arugula, crispy onion topper). 

As if you weren’t content with pizza, that’s not all they have! You can also continue carb-loading with massive calzones, cheezy buns, loaded French fries, and more! If you’re gluten-free, no worries; they have a special menu for you!

Vegan-Friendly Restaurants in West Palm Beach

I know you’ve got quite a few vegan restaurants to check out in West Palm Beach, but there are a few others that have great vegan options that you might want to check out or are helpful if you’re traveling with omnivores. 

#10 Celis Juice Bar

Locations in West Palm Beach & Palm Beach

Open for breakfast & lunch.

What started as a small stand with a few juices and smoothies made with local produce has grown into multiple vegan-friendly cafes with terrific breakfast and lunch options. You’ll be in seventh heaven here if you enjoy starting the day with a smoothie or acai bowl. You can dive into multiple bowls loaded with fresh fruit, peanut butter, coconut, granola, and more (just make sure you have them omit the honey) and a never-ending lineup of traditional and quirky smoothies. If you’re a coffee lover, you won’t want to miss their Dirty Funk smoothie with almond milk, dates, raw cacao, banana, peanut butter, and espresso. At lunchtime, an avocado toast with cashew cream cheese or a Greens sandwich loaded with chickpea pesto, artichokes, avocado, and arugula will hit the spot. 

vegan acia bowl topped with banana, blueberry, strawberry and coconut from celis juice bar in palm beach

#11 Pura Vida 

460 S Rosemary Ave, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Open for breakfast, lunch, & dinner.

Even if you’re not hungry, you won’t be able to resist checking out this absolutely Instagram-worthy café. From the pink floral vines that cover the white brick to the light wood and wicker furniture that create the ultimate beachy vibe, it’s hard not to fall in love at first sight. Even if you just grab a smoothie, you’ll want to settle under the cream-fringed outdoor umbrella and veg out for a while. Their menu features a variety of health-focused bowls, salads, and treats — with plenty of vegan options! Whether you start the day with a smoothie and avocado toast or end it with a spicy veggie bite bowl, you won’t be disappointed.

#12 Avocado Grill

125 Datura St, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Open for lunch & dinner.

As the name suggests, this waterfront restaurant offers a variety of dishes that showcase the wonderful and delicious ways to enjoy avocados! From avocado toast to avocado salads and guacamole, avocados are a star ingredient in many of their menu items. On the vegan side of things, they created a menu just for us — woo-hoo! You’ll love their colorful mix of plant-forward dishes like curried cauliflower with coconut milk and chickpeas, grilled avocado wedges with Mexican street corn, or crispy hearts of palm tacos with a hefty serving of guac! This is probably the only place you don’t have to worry about paying extra for avocado!  

#13 True Food Kitchen

700 S Rosemary Ave, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Open for lunch & dinner.

This health-focused restaurant chain is based on the principles of Dr. Andrew Weil’s anti-inflammatory diet. The concept emphasizes using fresh, whole, and nutrient-dense ingredients to create flavorful dishes that promote well-being and vitality. Obviously, with a menu focused on those priorities, it’s hard not to be vegan-friendly (we can probably agree it should be 100% vegan, but I digress). You’ll find a great mix of plant-powered options, like their zesty Korean noodle bowl, spinach and mushroom pizza with almond ricotta, or a vegan double cheeseburger with house-made portobello, walnut, and beet patties. The menu does focus as much as possible on seasonal and local ingredients, so expect it to change from season to season. 

green garden salad with olives and tofu chunks at true foods in denver
Credit: Jill Canning

Vegan Bakeries & Ice Cream in West Palm Beach

No dining outing is complete without a slice of cake or an ice cream cone, right? When your sweet tooth is in the mood for a treat, don’t miss these vegan and vegan-friendly spots in West Palm Beach. 

#14 Angie’s Epicurean

700 S Rosemary Ave, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Vegan, gluten-free, & Kosher ice cream.

Every city and town needs one of these downright adorable ice cream trucks going up and down its streets. As soon as you see the bubblegum pink truck, you can’t help but smile and be intrigued by what they’re scooping up (whether you’re vegan or not). Don’t be surprised if a long line greets you any day of the week, these gourmet scoops attract the masses, and I wouldn’t be surprised if people don’t even realize it’s vegan!

All of the creamy cashew-based ice creams are house-made and come in unique and traditional flavors like sweet Mango Lassi and decadent chocolate. While the ice creams are delicious on their own, you can’t skip loading your favorite flavors into a crispy gluten-free waffle cone and topping it with colorful mini Mochis, guava sauce, and of course, edible glitter!  

vegan ice cream cone topped with rose petals, colorful mochi and a chocolate coin from angies epicurean in west palm beach

#15 Katy’s Lovebites

1408 N Killian Dr #104, Lake Park, FL 33403

Vegan treats & cakes.

This little sweet shop has been baking a vegan sugar storm over the past six years, delighting customers with cupcakes topped with fluffy buttercream, tender cakes, ultra-fudgy brownies, and much more. The sweet lineup changes regularly and also always features soy-free and gluten-free options. On top of cakes and brownies, they also have a small lineup of grab-n-go wraps and salads, along with smoothies and acai bowls. 

#16 Subculture Coffee

509 Clematis St, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Vegan-friendly coffee shop with treats.

This laid-back, artsy coffee shop is a terrific place to hang out and work or grab a latte and slice of vegan zucchini bread and run! Obviously, this is an amazing place for a great cup of joe, but they also have an excellent selection of vegan treats like chocolate almond or banana coconut loaf, banana chocolate chip muffins, cookies, and more. On the artsy side, they host art exhibits, live music performances, poetry readings, and other cultural events, making it a gathering place for the local artistic community.

Where to Stay in West Palm Beach

Sadly, there isn’t a vegan or really vegan-friendly hotel in the Palm Beach area just yet, but if you’re looking to be centrally located by all the best vegan spots in town, stay here! This modern hotel is located in the heart of downtown West Palm Beach and offers great city views, and is within walking distance of all of the things you’ll want to check out.

Canopy by Hilton West Palm Beach

380 Trinity Pl, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

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About Author

Rebecca is the founder of the vegan travel company Veggies Abroad. In 2021, she bid her 15-year career goodbye and ventured into the world of ethical business with the launch of a vegan travel blog (the one you’re reading!). As the blog flourished, Rebecca expanded her vision to encompass personalized travel planning services and launched Veggies Abroad's inaugural vegan tour to Thailand, marking the beginning of many more eco-conscious, plant-powered adventures to come. Follow her adventures on Instagram or Facebook @veggiesabroad