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7 LGBTQ-Owned Restaurants and Pop-Ups to Support in Orlando

From Rainbow Wellness Lattes to Black Bean Sweet Potato Wontons, celebrate Pride this month with plant-based food!

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From Rainbow Wellness Lattes to Black Bean Sweet Potato Wontons, celebrate Pride this month with plant-based food!

Looking to make a difference this Pride Month? For residents of The City Beautiful, Pride is an important time to remember the victims of the Pulse shooting that took 49 lives in June 2016. From Rainbow Wellness Lattes to Black Bean Sweet Potato Wontons, get your Pride on by supporting these vegan-friendly LGBTQ-owned restaurants and pop-ups!

Retro Roast

Milk District

Get your caffeine at sustainable pop-up coffee bar turned brick-and-mortar, Retro Roast. Beginning early June, you’ll be able to sip on Retro classics such as their heartwarming Belgian Waffle Latte (served with a mini Belgian waffle on top), Radical Ro (a dalgona coffee), or Rainbow Wellness Lattes (think beetroot and ginger or spirulina and cinnamon) at their new home at Main House Market, a vegan cooperative in Orlando’s Milk District. Everything at Retro Roast is 100% plant-based and 100% delicious!

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Golden Moon Kitchen


It’s the rainbow for us! Specializing in cute, colorful custom cakes, Golden Moon Kitchen goods are almost too beautiful to eat. At this 100% vegan bakery, when you order a custom cake, your work of art will come complete with a custom message, intricate piping, and glitter! Want more? Add mini disco balls, glitter butterflies, or buttercream animals to take your creation to the next level. Sink your teeth into scrumptious layers of cookie butter, Oreo funfetti, or lemon cake between thick coats of salted caramel, vanilla or raspberry icing. For an unforgettable Pride-tastic celebration cake, consider Golden Moon Kitchen!

Cake from Golden Moon Kitchen

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Main House Market

Milk District

Your microbiome will thank you after indulging in the impressive selection of locally brewed kombucha available at Main House Market. From Peppermint Lavender to Hibiscus Ginger, Main House Market’s rotating menu of 50+ kombucha flavors will keep you coming back! Main House Market is also the home of several other vegan vendors, including Retro Roast, Vegan Scoops Orlando, and The Kind Cleaver in Orlando’s Milk District. Main House Market recently relocated from Winter Garden, where homophobia and targeted discrimination forced the brand to leave.

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Hungry Pants

Lake Holden


Award-winning, plant-curious establishment Hungry Pants, has made quite the local splash with its artsy, colorful vibe and eclectic menu. Start with Black Bean Sweet Potato Wontons or Cheesy Broccoli smothered in vegan Alfredo before continuing your culinary journey onward to their Vegan Poke Bowl or Curry Lime-Marinated Tempeh sandwich. Thirsty? Wash it down with Cucumber Ginger or Lavender Oat Milk Soda.

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The Hammered Lamb

Lake Ivanhoe


Brunch favorite on the banks of Lake Ivanhoe, The Hammered Lamb serves up several delicious vegan offerings with additional customizable dishes. Your Sunday morning just got a whole lot more interesting with their Vegan Breakfast Sandwich (served with Beyond patty, melted vegan cheddar, sriracha vegan mayo, soft pretzel bun, and potato wedges). Or stop by on a weekday to enjoy their Teriyaki “Steak” Bowl (with plant-based protein, rice and quinoa blend, sautéed vegetables, black beans, fresh pico, spinach, and cilantro aioli). Wash it down with a Huckleberry Lemonade or Hot Boi Spring Frozé!

Bowl of food from The Hammered Lamb

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Island Time

South Eola


Serving up unique Caribbean-fusion food with “a Southern accent,” Island Time is your Orlando Drag Brunch destination! Each Sunday, enjoy a rotating lineup such as T Lo Ivy, Marci Mogul, and Trinity the Tuck with a side of vegan Roasted Vegetable Hash topped with vibrant Collard Green Pesto, plantain fries, or warm Coconut Plantain Mashed Potatoes.

Rock Paper Scissors Eat

Food Truck


Espousing a “dual menu” where all menu items can be made with or without animal products, owners Amy and Christina have a goal of facilitating an environment where vegans, healthy eaters, meat eaters, basic kid food eaters, pescatarians, and vegetarians can meet. Nom on their vegan take on a po’ boy (loaded with hand-battered and fried banana blossoms and dressed with plant-based remoulade) or sink into a jackfruit-based sloppy joe.

Meal on cutting board from Rock Paper Scissors Eat

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Allison van Tilborgh

Allison van Tilborgh

Allison is a digital media consultant, writer, and aspiring vegan-feminist scholar living in the Orlando, Florida area. She’s the founder of The Sanford Vegan, a vegan media brand, through which she connected with VegOut. As an early reader of VegOut Magazine, she dreamed of one day putting her own writing on the national stage (spoiler alert: that dream came true!). Allison loves experimenting with plant-based cooking and reading up on the latest trends in veganism and animal rights scholarship.

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