Credit: The Sanibel Sprout

Vacation is a time to let loose. Early mornings can turn into late nights and your diet can be replaced by days (or weeks) of indulgence. Whether you’re looking to dive into all of your island favorites or would prefer to stick to your diet.. there is something for everyone on Sanibel.

There are plenty of health food options available for the health conscious visiting with us on Sanibel Island. Whether you’re a vegan, vegetarian or just keeping an eye on your diet, you are sure to find a bounty of options available to you during your time on the island. From quaint and cute cafes to large-scale restaurant and grocery options, continue reading for our recommendations to keep yourself on track and feeling great!

If you are vegan or vegetarian and are looking for meat-free options on the island (yes most of our island restaurants have seafood-based menus), The Sanibel Sprout and Among The Flowers are going to be your go-to cafes for fresh, meat-free meals.

The Sanibel Sprout

As soon as you step into this all vegan, all organic and all gluten free casual mom-and-pop eatery and market, you’re sure to feel the warmth and care that all owners and employees place into their carefully prepared meals, juices and baked goods. Stop by the fresh pressed juice bar, walk in and snag a grab and go meal for your beach picnic or sit in their dining room for a delicious meal followed by browsing their gift shop of locally made goods. Our recommendations: The Mexican Salad.

Among the Flowers

Tucked away in the corner of Tahitian Gardens shopping plaza is a true natural oasis specializing in organic juices and smoothies as well as coffee, healthy alternative food and treats. From the Island’s best avocado toast to delicious leafy green salads, if you love clean, fresh foods in an atmosphere that will embrace you, put Among the Flowers on your list!

If you’d prefer to cook in your condo, visit our island’s two grocery stores, Jerry’s Supermarket and Bailey’s to browse their vegetarian options and beautiful produce sections.

Dining with your family and don’t want to limit anyone’s options? Stop by The Island Cow, they have a number of vegetarian, vegan and gluten options. Ill Cielo and La Tacqueria will also make food-to-order for those with a special diet.

Let us know if you visit any of the establishments above or if you discover something new during your time on Sanibel!