Food has a way of bringing people together, from first dates to wedding anniversaries. Key holidays throughout the year are marked by meals, and Valentine’s Day is no exception! In a vegan-friendly city like Orlando, there are no excuses for finding the perfect romantic plant-based restaurant to treat your special someone. We're sharing our favorite options for this season of love. 

Looking for romantic date night ideas? Check out our guide of 50+ Things to do for Valentine’s Day in Orlando.

Romantic Plant-Based Restaurants for Valentine's Day

There enough romantic plant-based restaurants in Orlando that we can organize our findings in multiple categories! We will start with spots that are 100% vegan or plant-based, and then move on to romantic restaurants that offer delicious plant-based dishes.

100% Vegan or Vegetarian Restaurants

Ethos Vegan Kitchen

601 S New York Ave Suite B, Winter Park, FL

Orlando’s premiere vegan restaurant, Ethos Vegan Kitchen, opened its Winter Park doors in December 2007 and has been a date-night location of choice ever since.  Enjoy sizzling garlic knots and a glass of cool rosé while admiring Ethos’s stunning art collection. Then, indulge in a slice of their beloved (meatless) meatloaf or a helping of goey five-layer lasagna.

End with a sensual, silky-smooth chocolate mousse laced with amaretto for a vegan Valentine’s done right.

V’s Diner

908 State Road 436, Casselberry, FL

Take your date somewhere decades past at V’s Diner, a 50s-themed electric blue all-vegan diner in Casselberry. Enjoy American classics like burgers, cheesesteaks, and animal-style fries against the backdrop of groovy tunes and a fun atmosphere unlike any other. 

For Valentine's Day, make it fun and go all in, dress up in retro gear and share a V Burger. Check the bakery case for vegan cupcakes!

Valentine's Day Cupcake at V's Diner in Casselberry with 1950's decor
Valentine's Day Cupcake at V's Diner in Casselberry – image by Dani Meyering


1600 Edgewater Dr, Orlando, FL 32804

Beat the dinner rush with a calming plant-forward afternoon tea at organic vegetarian cafe, InfusionTea. Their afternoon tea menu (which can be made vegan and gluten-free) comes with a pot of steaming tea of your choosing served with a 3-tier tray of their finest pastries: scones with cream and jam, fresh baked cookies and bread, and three types of tea sandwiches. InfusionTea offers some eighty-odd tea varieties. 

Orlando Steakhouses Serving Vegan Dishes

Kres Chophouse

17 W Church St, Orlando, FL

Critically acclaimed by meat lovers, you may be surprised to hear that Kres Chophouse in Downtown Orlando is a vegan favorite serving a romantic three-course plant-based menu all week long with a special ‘vegan night’ with even more options on Saturdays.

Enjoy the likes of “Oyster” Rockefeller, Vegan “Beef” Wellington, Hearts of Palm “Lobster,” and even a Strawberry Ice Cream sundae. Kres’ wine list also includes notations for vegan wines.

Charley’s Steakhouse

Multiple locations

The internet lost its mind when the news came out that Orlando’s location of Charley’s Steakhouse would serve a first-of-its-kind vegan steak, the $60 “F U Filet Mignon.” Sourced by plant-based steak company, Chunk, this self-described “freaking unbelievable” vegan steak is a must-try for any plant-curious foodies out there. What better night to try something new than with someone you love!

Unique Plant-Based International Restaurants

Selam Ethiopian & Etrian Cuisine

5494 Central Florida Pkwy, Orlando, FL

Get messy with someone you love with a hands-on culinary experience at Selam Ethiopian & Etrian Cuisine near SeaWorld. They serve a larger-than-life “Selam Veggie Special” which comes with nine (!) of their vegan offerings on a massive injera base. Your task: leave no trace!

For an experience you will never forget, also participate in the Traditional Coffee Ceremony for some of the best aromas (and tastes) of your life.   

Bombay Street Kitchen

6215 S Orange Blossom Trl, Orlando, FL

Praised by the folks at Michelin Guide, Bombay Street Kitchen is the spot to get delicious Indian food with a modern twist in Orlando. Bombay will provide a vegan menu upon request, highlighting some twenty-five vegan dishes your date will love.

From Himalayan veggie momo to South Indian masala dosa, Bombay Street Kitchen is a hit for all. 

Vinia Wine & Kitchen

444 W New England Ave #119, Winter Park, FL

With Brazilian and Italian flare, Vinia Wine & Kitchen in Winter Park is unmatched in presentation, composition, and (of course) romance. Not only is Vinia one of the most romantic restaurants in Orlando, the creativity of the menu lands it in the romantic plant-based restaurants category.

The traditional menu boasts innovative vegan dishes such as vegan fromages, flatbread alla norma, vegan escargot, and bavarois aux framboise et rhubarb, while their one-of-a-kind all-plant-based “Fabio’s Table” boasts stunning creations from around the world: Italy, Poland, France, and Germany. 

Plant-Based Escargot and two glasses of red wine at Vinia Wine and Kitchen
Plant-Based Escargot at Vinia Wine and Kitchen – image by Dani Meyering

Plant-Based and Outdoor Dining

Eola General

522 E Amelia St, Orlando, FL

Charcutertie with your cutie al fresco in Downtown Orlando at Eola General. They serve the world’s most beautiful vegan cheese boards with locally sourced, woman-owned vegan fromage from Catalyst Creamery. Served with seasonal accompaniments like nuts, fruits, olives, and dolma, the only thing that can make this adorable setup better is happy-hour-priced wines!

Eola General
Eola General

For an unforgettable evening with your boo, visit Eola’s General’s shop on Amelia Street.

The Garlic

556 E 3rd Ave, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32169

Just a few blocks from the beach, dine under the stars at New Smyrna Beach’s The Garlic, a true Tuscan treat sporting an 800°f wood-fired brick oven roasting–you guessed it–lots of garlic! Your romantic plant-based dinner date begins with freshly baked bread with roasted garlic along with a hand-written daily noodle (yes, a literal noodle) with the days specials written right on it.

Then enjoy a pasta pomodoro (hold the cheese) with a wonderful red wine. 

Norwood’s Eatery and Bar Treehouse

400 2nd Ave E, New Smyrna Beach, FL

Eat in a real-life treehouse (with a bar in it!) just across the street from The Garlic in New Smyrna Beach. Dine on rotating vegan offerings such as vegan Coconut Curry with rice noodles or locally sourced Mushroom Ragout with blistered tomatoes and cashew sour cream while enjoying live music near the beach. 

Need more inspiration for planning a first date? Here are our reader's picks for 50 First Dates in Orlando.  And Tampa Bay has some pretty amazingly romantic date night restaurants, and romantic experiences, too!