Vegetation is a plant-based cafe & kitchen in Lakeland FL
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Visit us to pick up freshly made and ready to go plant based meals, snacks and sweets or stay a while and enjoy your vegan eats in our cafe space. We are 100% vegan and focus on primarily fresh minimally processed food.
Monday closed
Tuesday closed
Wednesday 10am - 6pm
Thursday 10am - 6pm
Friday 10am - 6pm
Saturday 10am - 6pm
Sunday 10am - 6pm
1437 E Gary Rd
Lakeland FL 33801
What our customers are saying
Best Vegan Restaurant
Haven Magazine Best of Lakeland 2023
Best New Restaurant
Haven Magazine Best of Lakeland 2023
Best Hidden Gem
Haven Magazine Best of Lakeland 2023
We are so lucky to have this healthy gem in Polk! The dishes are creative & delicious, the employees are all friendly, and the space is perfect for a relaxing lunch. And the espresso drinks are an added bonus!
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Had the Hippie bowl. Great. A lot of food. I can get 2-3 meals from this. About $14. Better than any salad bar I ever had. Home made sauce is great. You seniors should check it out. This was a prepared meal in the fridge so there is no waiting.
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Made it to the new Vegetation Plant Food brick and mortar location today! I'm very impressed! The brownies are as rich and decadent as ever, lavender iced latte was definitely on point and the tofu pastry was seasoned and delicious! My boyfriend said the pastry was as good as he remembers the Jamaican beef patties he ate as a kid were while growing up in Queens. Service was excellent and the atmosphere is beautiful and inviting. I can't wait to see what the future looks like for them! I hope they are able to add staple items to the made to order menu and have the opportunity to be open more days than just on the weekends. Great job Veg Crew y'all have came a long way!
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Best vegetarian I've had in my life! Gourmet dishes, rotating menu, and great Matcha!
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The food and the vibe here is amazing. Faith and the crew do a great job of making food that is good for you (and the planet) feel like an indulgence. I'm coming here every time I come to Lakeland!!!
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I LOVEEEEEE VEGETATION great coffee:3 Yummy matcha! Amazing pastries for the whole fam! Good prices for great quality food! Everything is always divine!
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Tried Vegetation for the first time today. I think I bought one of everything they had LOL. The Teriyaki Bowl is amazing, I can't wait to try the rest. I am so glad this place exists!!
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THIS RESTAURANT IS THE GARDEN OF EDEN FOR ALL TO EXPERIENCE.
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Best vegan food in Lakeland! Menu changes every week so there's always something new to look forward to. Great coffee and baked goods. Grab and go case for a quick and convenient lunch or dinner. Super friendly staff and cute dinning area. A must try even if you're not vegan.
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This was SOOOO GOOD!!!! We loved the Korean Tacos! The gentleman in the front was so kind and helpful. I also got the lemon cake😳. MmmM! SO GOOD! I'm sad I didn't take pics but everything was delish!
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Love love love this place! I’ve been eating their food since the farmer’s market in downtown Lakeland. Their meals are so filling and absolutely delicious! We finally had a chance to sit and eat inside the restaurant. It did not disappoint. The nachos were so filling tons of toppings throughout the chips and warm and delicious sauce. The Matt burger filled my non vegan husband up. He would definitely eat there again. Of course, we had to get lots of their grab and go meals they keep me alive throughout the week! The restaurant is so cute with lots of fun cozy seating and it’s very warm and inviting. We will be back!!
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Good food, nice place!
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Wow. Best restaurant in Lakeland.
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The nachos, the teriyaki bowl, the cookies... So good!
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Went for the first time on 9/1 and I can't wait to go back. Took home the Seoul Bowl, Potato and Corn Chowder, and Bang Bang bowl. Have been sampling them since and they are all excellent with great flavors! So happy to find a place (which is really cute) where the vegan food is fresh and full of life. I don't live close, but will plan on going back at least once a week, more often if I can swing it. My daughter who lives nearby will be enjoying the cafe and food frequently as well. What a great find!
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Lovely little spot with great vegan/vegetarian dishes. We had the Alfredo pasta and the enchiladas and both were great! Can't wait to try other items next time! I would love to see some gluten free desserts, but otherwise the food quality is excellent and we will be back regularly!
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I've truly enjoyed my visits to this restaurant. It has tastefully appointed decor with a high level of attention to detail, which I find refreshing. It's definitely worth a visit. Hope that helps
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Our food here was beyond phenomenal. Hands down the best plant based restaurant we have tried in Florida!! Super great find and reasonably priced for the amount of food you get. The atmosphere was comfy and inviting as well as quick and friendly service! We had coffee, entree meals and bakery items- everything wonderfully prepared and seriously delicious! Not enough good things to say. You can taste the love put into the food here for sure :)
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Perfect in every way :)
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Fantastic food. We tried several things and everything was excellent. The Sesame Tempeh Noodle bowl was my favorite, but the Smoothie bowl and the Chimmichurri vegetable plate were excellent as well. Most of the dishes are 'grab and go' so you pick them up without any wait. A couple are made to order. Definitely recommended!
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Hard to believe we got a first class vegan restaurant in Polk County! I’m so happy that they change menu weekly because so far all is excellent and I get to try new flavors. Highly recommend!
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Fabulous food, lovely space and atmosphere. I feel fortunate to find this wonderful place. And I'm looking forward to trying even more of their fresh, healthy, plant-based food!!
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First time experience. Food tasted incredibly fresh. The potato salad had the right texture with crisp vegetables and perfectly cooked red potatoes. So good. The Chick Chick salad same nice fresh crunch experience. The lentil soup, the cookies, everything was amazingly delicious.
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The nachos, the teriyaki bowl, the cookies... So good!
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This place was an unexpected treat! Visiting from out of town and stopped in for lunch. Delicious menu, fresh great tasting, healthy, vegan food! I bought 4 different meals, for the weekend, all were tasty!!! Such a cute place!
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Love this place. So glad they are here
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I’m hooked on this place, it’s easy to order, food is delicious, service was great. I’ll definitely be a regular here.
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Everything we ordered was delicious.
happy cow
Amazing service loving fain't just great quality of foodude it's a nice getaway atmospheric's fabulous I couldn't say enough one of our favorite places
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Quality, Customer service, Timeliness Quality vegetarian food. Cool atmosphere and music. Very calming.
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The food was excellent. The chocolate chip bar was outstanding. The is primarily a grab and go restaurant, but all dishes can be eat in. Service was fast and very friendly. One should understand this is a vegetarian restaurant. The food has excellent favor. This ne business is highly recommended. You do not have to be a vegetarian to enjoy the food.
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Amazing food the staff is super friendly
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This place is definitely worth checking out! We got the nachos & the kale harvest salad - both so delicious! And the seasonal mushroom coffee was super yummy too! With two drinks & two meals, it came out to about $30 so I’d say that’s pretty fair pricing for the generous portions we got. Great atmosphere with chill vibes. Also shout out to whoever is taking care of the fiddle leaf fig - you’re doing great lol
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About to embark on a 2 hr drive down I4, I made a quick stop in for a green smoothie and coffee for the road. I got chia pudding and cauliflower salad from the grab and go for later. Everything was fantastic! I don't find myself in Lakeland often, but now when I do I'll be sure to stop here every tim
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Drove from Davenport to check this place out! It was adorable, kid friendly (little wooden doll house and shopping cart). The staff was super upbeat. The sushi bowl was so flavorful and the Carmel soy latte was excellent. And yes I'm very picky about my coffee. I bought the made to go apple cinnamon oats for my husband who couldn't join so he was happy to be included lol. Please go support this place. We need more vegan places!!!!!!!!
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My wish came true! Cooking and cleaning up when following a vegan diet is pretty time consuming. Vegetation is a godsend. The food is delicious and you get your money's worth and then some. I have a hard time making dressing from scratch, it's a delicate balance. Every single time they nail it.The cafe itself is lovely, very comfortable and relaxing. The thought, care and hard work put into making this all come together are obvious in every detail. You don't have to be vegan to enjoy this food. Thank you Rima and all your helpers (everyone is unfailingly cheerful and polite).
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Cute and sweet place to work AND eat!!
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What a great place. Most of the food is in the refrigerator, and it is grab and go. If you are eating there, just have a seat and eat. If you are eating something that needs to be warmed up like the soups, you just hand to them, and they warm it up in their kitchen. There are a few hot meals that are made in the kitchen to order. We all loved it and are looking forward to eating there again. We had the lemon loaf cake and cookies, which were really good. I am a vegan baker, and it is hard to find a place that makes vegan cakes as moist as mine... you must try the lemon loaf cake. This place was so relaxing too. Nice music.
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The most delicious & healthy meal I've had ...and wanted more!! Everything is fresh & tasty. The cafe is comfy + most welcoming. Will definitely be returning again! Thank you!!
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So excited that we finally have a fully vegan shop in Lakeland
happy cow
Great service and kind and friendly people. Food is amazing, and like no other restaurants I have enjoyed. The food and coffee are top notch. Food arrival was prompt and is only out done by the taste. It is a must go for all vegan, and a pleasant and delicious surprise to all none vegan. Hope everyone has a chance to enjoy our hidden gem.
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Everything was just ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS!!! The BEST WFPB food I've ever had and my new favorite spot! I look forward to trying other menu items! :)
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Amazing! A must-go!
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I LOVE Vegetation!!! Everything I have gotten has been 10/10 and the customer service is wonderful everyone is so nice ❤️ They have a changing menu every week and it ALL plantbased. My favorite place
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So glad a friend showed me this place! It's a super cute spot with very friendly staff! The food is delicious and I can't wait to try everything. I've had the Chick Chick Salad, Potato Salad & Apple Cinnamon Overnight Oats and they were all so good. I wish they were open more days but they make it so easy to stock your fridge to get you through the week! I will be visiting at least once a week!
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Vegetation is SO GOOD. I'm not vegan; I just loved the food on its own right. I got tacos and a sushi bowl. The atmosphere was really nice. I sat on a couch. I'm definitely coming back. I want to try more dishes from the weekly menu.
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A hidden gem in central Florida for those looking for a plant-based eatery. The location is so unassuming that you may think you're in the wrong place, but as soon as you step inside, you are instantly greeted and shown the options. We got the sushi bowl and the Matty burger, both absolutely delicious! Wish we lived closer to go here more often.
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Food is absolutely delicious. While visiting family we found this gem. While everyone had a non-vegan pizza party we had loaded nachos, Mac & cheeses, Buddha bowl and the MOST AMAZING coffees. Our non-vegan family was digging into all our dishes trying everything. They loved it. We were sad we didn't buy more. We will be back during every family visit for sure. It is a must!
happy cow
Vegan, in Lakeland? I am so happy. We have visited her booth at events. So glad to see a store front to visit anytime we want. I got nachos and spinach puff. Everything was yummy.
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