Top Vegetarian Restaurants in Florence

Top Vegetarian Restaurants in Florence

As a vegetarian, it can be a hassle to find good restaurants to dine at during your travels. Unlike your meat-loving friends, you cannot take the easy option of getting a burger takeout. More often than not, you are left in the situation of watching on by the side, as your friends feast on a series of meaty delicacies. However, this will not be a problem anymore – not when you have our top five picks for vegetarian restaurants in Florence:

1. Brac 

If you like a cosy ambience, an engaging book to read while you eat, affordable meals and a fine selection of flavourful dishes, this is definitely the place to go. The piatta unico, consisting of a main dish, salad and bread with fillings, comes at an affordable price of €12. The generous portions of the dishes is icing on the cake. 

Round off your meal with an aromatic coffee. Choose from one fo the many books available in the restaurant, and settle snugly into your seat for an afternoon of reading. 

Note: The restaurant is open for reservations only.

Address: Via dei Vagellai, 18, 50122 Firenze, Italy
Phone:+39 055 094 4877

2. Il Vegetariano

Located in the heart of Florence, Il Vegetariano commenced its operations in 1981. The restaurant offers a different selection of items on its menu each day. The menu might not be extensive, but you can be assured that each and every dish served is of the highest quality, as much emphasis is placed on sourcing for fresh ingredients. Vegetariano also features a well-stocked salad bar filled with a mix of raw and steamed ingredients. A dining experience at this restaurant is highly economical – main courses are priced at €7.50 – €9, and starters have an average price of €5. 

Address: via delle Ruote, 30r 
Phone: 055 47 50 30

3. La Raccolta

La Raccolta started off as a grocery shop specialising in selling organic produce in 1985. The restuarant was set up fifteen years later, and boasts a menu featuring a wide range of wholesome organic dishes. A selection of vegetarian, gluten free and raw items are also available, making this an excellent dining spot for diners with food allergies. La Raccolta is known for dishing out unique dishes, such as an intrigung ravioli of red beets, oranges with cashew cream and melon.

Address: via G. Leopardi, 2r 
Phone: 055 24 79 068

4. Dolce Vegan

Perfect for health-conscious foodies, Dolce Vegan offers only vegan and organic items on their extensive menu. All starters and mains are priced below €10, making it an ideal stopover for budget travellers. An indulgent treat await dessert-lovers, for the restaurant offers a selection of tasty treats, such as the well-loved tiramisu and a decadent cheesecake with coconut and chocolate. These desserts are given a healthy twist, as no eggs, milk and honey are used. Be sure to give this eatery a go if you are travelling in Florence!

Address: Via San Gallow, 92r. Firenze, Italy
Phone: +39 055 019 5437

5. Sedano Allegro

Sedano Allegro's menu starts off on a promising note, offering a series of unique entrées such as the fried pumpkin flower with cream cheese, and baked aubergine stuffed with mushrooms. The rest of the menu is equally delightful – diners will find intriguing-sounding main courses such as the seitan escalopes with apples or mushrooms and vegetarian skewer. End of a scrumptious meal with one of their homemade desserts, or enjoy a fine glass of Tuscan of Italian wine. Mmm…perfect!

Address: Via Luigi Carlo Farini, 1, 50121 Firenze, Italy
Phone: +39 055 234 4020

6. Ristorante Le Fate

Le Fate is a newly opened restaurant, but it also has the most innovative dining concept in this list. Although the price range falls closer to that of a fine dining restaurant, rest assured that this place serves more than the typical vegetarian or vegan fare. From the colour of the food to the serving plates used, each and every aspect of the dining experience is specially crafted to align with the twelve astrological signs. Wine lovers will be delighted to know that Le Fate's wine list is curated to match the characteristics of each astrological sign.

Do not miss out on engaging in fascinating conversations with the owner, Serenella. An expert is astrology, it is likely that you will gain intriguing insights into the undiscovered traits of your star sign. 

Address: Via San Zanobi, 126r 50129 Florence Italy  
Phone: +39 055 3841998 

7. Join A Cooking Class in Florence

If you are an adventurer who loves to explore beyond guidebooks, why not join a culinary class in Florence? From choosing seasonal ingredients with a local, to cooking in the comforts of his/her home, this hands-on experience is truly one of a kind. For those with strict dietary restrictions, cooking your own food from scratch ensures that you are aware of all ingredients that make up your dish, allowing you to enjoy your meals with ease. 

If culinary pursuits do not float your boat, tucking into a sumptuous home-cooked meal definitely will. Feast on an amazing view of Florence as you dine alfresco, or tuck into a variety of traditional Tuscan delights in a cosy farmhouse

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Travel Guide: Breakfast Spots in Florence

Travel Guide: Breakfast Spots in Florence

Rise up folks, and make time to enjoy the best meal of the day. In Florence, this means letting a cup of well-made coffee warm you up on a cold morning, and sinking your teeth into an enticing pastry… 

Cantinetta Verrazzano

Cantinetta Verrazzano is a heaven for bread and pastry lovers. Step into the bakery, and you will find a lengthy display filled with a diverse variety of baked goodies. Those who like it sweet will dive straight in for the flaky cornetti or buttery crostata, while the tasty focaccia will please visitors with a taste for savoury delights. 

Pasticceria Nencioni

Cosy Pasticceria Nencioni dishes up a delightful selection of sweets and pastries. Stop by on a cold morning, and warm yourself up with a frothy cappuccino. Next, decide on your breakfast pastry for the day – if you are in the mood for something sweet, a tantalising tart will suffice. Vacation makers with a savoury palate will be keen on tucking into one of the puff pastries available. Takeaways are advised, as there is little seating space in this compact cafe. 

Gelateria Carabè

A good selection of intensely-falvoured gelatos at Gelateria Carabè leaves visitors making rave reviews and yearning for more. Traditional Sicilian flavours inspire the creation of the gelato flavours at this gelateria. The creamy ricotta-based gelato, studded with candied orange peel and citron is an innovative spin on the Neapolitan ricotta cake. Traditionalists will want to stick to a good ol' favourites, like the pistachio gelato. Stop by at breakfast time, and do as the locals do – order a refreshing breakfast granita made from almonds, mulberries and lemons. Mhmm.

News Cafe

Coffee and art merges together in a seamless combination at News Cafe. Here, you will never fail to order a picture-perfect cappuccino, with its froth presenting an intricate design by the baristas. The beverage may look too pretty to drink, but when you finally take a sip, you will be captivated by its strong aromas. Apart from dishing out cups of well-made coffee, News Cafe also offers a selection of buttery croissants, pastries and sandwiches. 

Caffe Scudieri Firenzi

Coffee drinking at Cafe Scudieri is a grand affair. Its well-decorated interiors and beautiful glassware creates an atmospheric setting, putting you in a luxurious mood as you take sips of your coffee. Place an order for the Tuscan-style espresso dolce, for it is a beverage worth savouring. One will discern a milky sweetness and nutty aroma, and enjoy itsbuttery-smooth texture. A lengthy pastry case reveals rows of beautifully-made pastries, leaving you fighting hard to resist the urge of ordering one (or many more). 

Caffe Donnini

Excellent coffee, amazing tasting pastries, and a gorgeous setting featuring rich colours and hanging chandeliers. 'Nuff said. 

Now that you have ironed out issues of where to go for breakfast, it is time to start planning your meals for the rest of your day. Why not try out a home-dining experience in Florence?

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