Orlando, FL, USA

A Taste of Dixie Dharma: Exploring the Unique and Creative Vegan Menu in Orlando

ORLANDO, FL - If you're a fan of southern comfort food but want to avoid that post-meal heaviness, you must try this. For those looking to venture into the world of plant-based cuisine (it's our little secret), this is the ultimate destination. Every dish at this restaurant is one-of-a-kind, delightful, and served in generous portions. My visit to Dixie Dharma at Market on South in Orlando was an experience filled with originality, freshness, and mouthwatering flavors.

The size of the building, parking, and dining area inside turned out to be smaller than what I had expected. However, outside is a charming patio area adorned with picnic tables, twinkling string lights, and lovely boxed plants that create a lush and cozy atmosphere. Sadly, there is a highway just across the street, which brings along the unwanted nuisance of noise pollution.

As luck would have it, we arrived right in the middle of lunchtime, and boy, was the line always long! The good news is that they were lightning-fast at taking orders. So, you have to join the queue to place your order and pay up. Once you're done, you can grab a seat and relax while they call out your name and bring your delicious food. Now, I must admit, it took some time to get used to the dining area. You're sitting close to strangers, and there's not a lot of space to stretch out. But fear not, the friendly staff welcomed me with a warm smile, walked me through the menu options, and even gave me some excellent recommendations. Being the adventurous eater I am, I was game to try anything and everything. No picky eaters here!

The tiki taco, a culinary masterpiece, boasted a medley of vibrant ingredients. Picture this: purple kraut, succulent BBQ jackfruit, zesty pineapple salsa, and a dollop of creamy coconut cream, all nestled within a crispy corn shell. It was an explosion of flavors, a symphony of crunch, and an absolute delight to the taste buds. This extraordinary taco has ignited my creativity in the kitchen, inspiring me to experiment with pineapple in my own culinary creations at home.

The crispy potato buddies were drenched in a delectable vegan cheese sauce, giving them a cheesy goodness. With a hint of spiciness, they were the perfect treat for your taste buds.

The fried green tomato sandwich has become quite the trend, and everyone in my group couldn't resist ordering it. Trust me, we were not disappointed. We couldn't stop raving about how the flavors and textures perfectly complemented each other. And if that's not enough, pair it with the cheesy homies for a truly satisfying experience that will satisfy your cravings completely.

The Brussels sprouts were cooked to perfection, with a crispiness and a touch of charring. They were accompanied by a sweet sauce that enhanced their flavors flawlessly. Unlike some Brussel sprouts that can be overpowering in smell and taste, these were expertly prepared and had just the right balance of flavors.

The flavors of the creamy baked mac n cheese perfectly complemented each other, enhanced by the addition of tiny red peppers on top.

To the side, a case caught my eye, brimming with a refreshing cold-pressed juice. Personally, I'm not a fan of celery, and unfortunately, it dominated the flavor of this green concoction. However, apart from that, all the other ingredients blended flawlessly, creating an intriguing harmony.

Brace yourself for a tantalizing case brimming with delicious vegan baked treats, but beware, for danger lurks within! Discover an array of mouthwatering pies, cakes, cookies, bars, cobblers, and other irresistible delights.

Inside the store, you'll find an array of enticing products up for grabs. From vegan mixes to exquisite jewelry, handmade soaps to toxic-free bug spray, and items that support various causes, there's something for everyone. On my recent visit, I purchased the essential oil bug. The scent of citronella oil was potent, but it did the trick!

If you'd like to visit Dixie Dharma, the address is 2603 E South St, Orlando, FL 32803. Have you tried it yet? If so, what's your favorite thing on the menu?