While camping in the Ocala area, I was looking for a place to go to lunch. I stumbled across the vegan menu at Ocala's Downtown Diner. One whole page of their menu is dedicated to vegan options. I was impressed and we knew we had to give it a try.
Ocala's Downtown Diner is a small brick building that offers a diner. It has a bit of a retro feel and I liked it! When we came in there were a couple of other tables of people dining, but as the experience went on it became packed. It's a place that people obviously like. There were so many great sounding options on the vegan menu that it was hard to determine what I wanted to try. My husband and I decided to order two different dishes and share them, so we can have some of both. We ordered the beyond burger that had kraut on it and the vegan philly. Both were served with fries. My son got the grilled cheese with fries and my daughter got the beyond burger with cheese, which was also served with fries. I am very impressed that they even offer vegan options on the kids menu. It's rare that places do that and I thought it was great! Kids can order a vegan grilled cheese, nuggets, veggie dog, or quesadilla (kids menu pictured below).
The food arrived and it looked great. I thought the Philly was good, but I loved the beyond burger with kraut. Wow! It was so darn good! The fries area different style and they will also tasty. Everyone liked their food and gave the restaurant two thumbs up. This diner is a hidden gem in Ocala. It's a cute diner, they have great customer services, and they offer a great vegan menu with their non-vegan menu. They even offer daily vegan specials. This is a place that vegans and non-vegans can dine together and everyone comes out with a smile.
Two thumbs up for Ocala's Downtown Diner! We'll be back again the next time we are in the area.