Vegan Restaurant Joins Emerging Mirror Lake District

Food, food, food, and more food. The Burg is bursting with delectable dining options. Beach Drive, Central Avenue, MLK Street and 4th Street continue to add flavorful behemoths to their respective rosters of locally-owned businesses.

We’re most excited about the growth of the Mirror Lake Shopping District along MLK Street North. Situated next to the Sugar Shack (you haven’t lived until you’ve tasted their frozen key lime pie on a stick) is Ray’s Vegan Soul — located on the 100 Block of MLK Street North between 1st and 2nd Avenues North.

Mirror Lake District on the Rise

The food made with organic love, in addition to being vegan, is also gluten and soy free. Entrees include African Almond Soup, Raw Tacos, Quinoa Meatloaf, Black-eye Pea Casserole, and Stuffed Portabella Mushrooms. A list of sides include Kale and Collards, Cabbage, Brown Basmati Rice, and Sweet Potato Biscuit.

Of course, our favorite part of any meal is dessert, and Ray’s Vegan Soul does not disappoint. Classic Plum Cobbler and Sweet Potato Pie are on the menu for visitors looking to indulge their sweet tooth.

Who helps supply the fabulous produce at this new local spot? The St. Pete Eco-Village and Bartlett Park Community Garden. To learn more about the concept, and to keep up with new operating hours, visit the restaurant on Facebook.


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