Love Food Central Cafe in St. Petersburg Florida

Southwest Florida is not generally known for being a very vegan friendly area of the world. However, the St Petersburg  area seems to be better than any other area of SW Florida.  We found this gem of a restaurant: Love Food Central Café in downtown St.Pete’s and I fell in love! Their branding is on point and very appealing. Their menu super healthy, all vegan and very delicious.

I  was delighted with their menu and with the ambiance. It has such a cozy, artsy feel to it that I could easily see myself having this as my new favorite place to go for a meal with friends or to have informal business meetings while enjoying a healthy plant based meal. Another highlight of this restaurant is the fact that it has free 2 hour parking!

But, let’s get to the real reason this café is so amazing: the food!! I wanted to try absolutely everything but when I consulted with my body, this is what it chose… Hail Kale Caesar Salad featuring toasted pine nuts, vegan parmesan and capers. Also, I had Asian Fresh Wraps which were rice paper rolled julienned vegetables served with ground sunflower seeds and a sweet chili dipping sauce.

Let me now give you my husband’s feedback. He is not a vegan but is very open to vegan food… as long as it’s not too healthy. He doesn’t like raw vegetables and he prefers vegan meats and oily dishes. This being clarified, he did not see himself coming back to this restaurant even though he did enjoy his sandwich.  He found the menu too limiting and too healthy.

He chose the Pulled BBQ Jackfruit Sandwich.  This savory jackfruit sandwich was served with arugula and avocado on toasted sourdough* with soy-free vegenaise and bbq sauce and a side of slaw. He  really enjoyed the taste of this sandwich but did not enjoy the coleslaw that came with it due to the fact that it wasn’t drenched in mayo.

For dessert, we tried the Soft Serve Ice Cream which is cashew and coconut based. It was a lot of fun trying to pick from all the optional add ons for the ice cream. I settled on caramel cause.. who doesn’t like caramel!

Overall, I would say that If you enjoy quaint cafes with ethics and delicious, lovingly made healthy plant based food, you will love this café. It has atmosphere, artistic charm and a casual ambiance. If you need grease and heavy food and lots and lots of options to choose from, this place will not be your favorite.

Love Food Central Café:

2057 Central Ave, St Petersburg, FL 33713 (727) 317-2034,

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