Reggae Shack Cafe

Gainesville, Florida

4.4 / 5 votes

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Vegan-friendly Caribbean food

Features vegan steak, jerk tofu and more.

From the website: "Sweet, savory, spicy, mild, or tangy are just a few of our flavors. With a blend of fresh ingredients, traditional-style Jamaican cooking, and a passion for flavor, you will see why the Reggae Shack Café has such a loyal following. This surely is culture so rich, you can taste it."

Added by conde.kedar on Oct 15 08 (last updated Mar 8 13)

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I love this place. We've only been there once but my husband and I loved it. Many vegan options to choose from. I ordered Spicy Tempeh and it was amazing!!!! My husband ordered the Spicy Tempeh Sandwich and loved it.

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I eat here as much as I possibly can! Very friendly staff - the cook will even ask you how it was. The wait time isn't agonizingly long, but it isn't like McDonald's; which is a great thing to me! It means they take the time to cook from scratch. At least a quarter of their menu is vegan, and it's all delicious! I'm not sure if the festivals are VEGAN friendly (I know that the dessert festivals are not), but I used to eat them all the time when I was vegetarian and they're an amazing treat :D I start out with a smoothie (they ask you if you want it made vegan) or a ginger beer. Choose from sandwiches or dinner plates (all of them are vegan), and if there's still room left - the plates are heartily piled with food - you can pick out a dessert. Some desserts are vegan. Overall, I think it's the best vegan/vegetarian friendly restaurant in Gainesville. P.S., Be aware that many of the choices are spicy, a Jamaican trademark, before you eat! I love spicy food, but a lot of people can't handle the heat. Ask your waitress/waiter for any non-spicy options.

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  • Visa


  • Cajun
  • Caribbean


  • Live Music


Some of the menu choices!

Some of the menu choices!


11am - 10pm

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