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Sweet Pea Cafe, Sluggo’s, & End Of The Line – The Remaining Vegan Eats in Florida!

Sweet Pea Cafe, Sluggo’s, & End Of The Line – The Remaining Vegan Eats in Florida!
Kristin

NOTE: I’m not currently in Florida but in Texas. My blog posts are about eight weeks backlogged. Please check out FacebookTwitter, and Instagram (wtfveganfood) for more up-to-date news! :)

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It’s taken a few weeks but I’m finally wrapping up the Florida posts with three great vegan joints located in Tallahassee and Pensacola, respectively.

On one of our last days in Florida Eric and I met up with the Tallahassee Vegetarian Community at this adorable vegan restaurant…

Sweet Pea Cafe – 100% vegan

832 W Tharpe St
Tallahassee, FL 32303

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This little cafe is one of the only vegan restaurants I’ve encountered that makes vegan poutine!!!! I nearly fell off the bench when I saw it on the menu. Actually, the only other time I’ve had poutine is when Ethan (travel buddy from earlier in the trip) and I visited Montréal back in November. The poutine in Montréal was homemade by the awesome Alexandre Gagnon (our self-elected host and vegan guide). If you’re unfamiliar with poutine AND would like a recipe, click here for the awesomeness of what Alex made while we were visiting him in Montréal! In short, it’s french fries smothered in gravy and melted cheese. MmmMMMmmmm!

Anyway, back to it…so obviously I ordered a side of poutine along with a Tempeh Rueben – sautéed tempeh, ruby sauerkraut, melted vegan cheese, and “million island dressing” on organic rye bread. It was great!! Eric had the Flawesome – garden herb falafel, tomato, cucumber, lettuce, and onion with lemon-tahini dressing in a gluten-free tortilla. He also got a side of poutine! :) I had a bite of the falafel wrap and can tell you that it was absolutely phenomenal.

The food here is hearty, filling, and super flavorful. The folks we were sitting with all seemed to enjoy their meals as well. Can’t really go wrong. As I look back over the menu now I keep eyeing the Buffalo Fried Tofu – panko fried tofu tossed in buffalo sauce with lettuce and tomato on multigrain oat bread. **drools** Gosh. They also have cool drinks, like cucumber lemonade!!!

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Me and Eric enjoying our chow!

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This is Rachel, the founder and owner of Sweet Pea. We ended up chatting for a while, after our meal, and she’s just the nicest ever! They’ve really got a great thing going on here. Definitely worth stopping by if you’re in the Tallahassee area!

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Thanks so much to Julie S. and the Tallahassee Vegetarian Community for keeping us company at Sweet Pea. It was so great to meet each of you! :) And thanks to Rachel for chatting us up, and for providing awesome vegan noms!!! xoxo

Next up is Sluggo’s flagship restaurant!

Sluggo’s Veg Restaurant – 100% vegan

101 South Jefferson St
Pensacola, FL 32502

This place is pretty cool. It’s set in a dive bar where they  have live music nights and weekends. And I’m pretty sure the kitchen is open all hours (at least on the weekends). It feels a bit gritty when you walk in but the service is great and the food is as greasy-dive-bar-ish as you can get! :)

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Eric and I split Sluggo’s Spicy Cheeky “Wings” – breaded and grilled seitan DRENCHED in hot sauce, with soy ranch dressing and a side of carrots. Yum! I also had the Lentil Burger Melt, which was like nothing I’ve ever had before. It had a great homemade cheese sauce topped with mushrooms and onions, with a side of savory collards.

Eric had the Philly Seitan – a local crusty roll with grilled peppers and onions, smothered in Sluggo’s homemade cheese sauce. It was pretty friggin’ awesome!! The homemade sauce is incredible and the Goddess Dressing on the side salad was crazy delicious too!

For dessert we split a Mountain Dew Cupcake. It tasted lemony and was very moist. Unique too! NOM.

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This is it! The very last restaurant that I ate at in all of Florida! It feels like an accomplishment since I visited a total of 36 veg restaurants in the whole state. My goodness! And it only took about two weeks. That’s a lot of driving and eating, my friends. Woo!

End of The Line Café – 100% vegan

610 East Wright St
Pensacola, FL 32501

Similar to Sluggo’s, End of The Line makes their own cheese (which you can purchase over the counter too) and (I believe) they host lives shows every so often. End of The Line is a little less divey though. I like ’em both!

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I had the Tempeh Tuna Wrap which was an awesome grilled tortilla filled with tempeh tuna, lettuce, onions, and vegan mayo. I don’t think I’ve ever had a mock tuna sandwich with a tempeh base. It’s usually chickpeas. I’m not sure if that was the secret to turning this wrap into one of the best mock tuna eats I’ve ever had, but it certainly did the trick in terms of texture and flavor. MmmMM!

Eric had the Quesadilla – vegan pepper jack and cheddar cheese, pico de gallo, black olives, jalapenos, sour cream with beans and rice on a bed of greens. It was pretty wonderful.

We also tried End of The Line’s Carrot Ginger Soup special as well as their Tabouli and Pasta Salad samplers. Everything was excellent.

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From here Eric and I headed north through Alabama and I then dropped him off in Tennessee as I continued on to Kentucky. Stay tuned. Soooo much more to come! :D

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  1. I loved these three restaurants! They had a similar feel to them; young people owned and operated, DIY comfort food. There’s a place here in Salt Lake called The Vertical Diner which is cut from the same mold and absolutely one of my favorites!

    • I can’t wait to check out The Vertical Diner, so many people have recommended it! :)

  2. Hi Kristin,
    Just tried two of the places mentioned here this week on my way to Pensacola. Sweet Pea was yummy, End of th Line, Awesome. It’s hard to find healthy vegetarian food, though. I suggest Ever’man Grocery Store for anyone who ends up here looking for healthy raw vegan food in Pensacola.
    And if you ever end up near PGA Blvd in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, Christopher’s Kitchen is the best Raw Vegan (though you just can’t label this place) I’ve ever had in my life. It’s alive and soooo good for you, and nothing is processed. This is where people change their mind about how they eat. I’m a fan and drive a few hours each week to get my fix.

    Enjoy the tour.

    • Hi Daga,
      Thanks for the comment! :) And I LOVE Christopher’s Kitchen (wrote about it here: http://bit.ly/OoRWX9). Some of the best raw food evs. Cafe 118 Degrees in Winter Park, too!
      Thanks for the well wishes and for your support!! :)
      -Kristin

  3. Zach S

    I used to eat here 3-5 times a week when I was at Florida State University. I am a huge foodie, and was spoiled by incredibly good home-cooked meals. Sweet Pea will always hold a special place in my heart though…their food was always so perfect. They aren’t afraid to add tons of flavor and try new things. Good choice there with the Reuben and poutine – that was one of my absolute favorites.

    • Thanks for your comment, Zach. Yeah, Sweet Pea is pretty awesome. I’m so glad I had a chance to stop in. :)

  4. Stephanie Skank-olski

    Sweet Pea is my new favorite. Absolutely delish

    Stephanie Skank-olski
    US Navy
    Pensacola, FL

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