Carrot Vegetarian Restaurants in Florence

We're considering a trip to Florence and I've started to research vegetarian restaurants there. So far, this is what I've found.

For sending helpful email, thank you to Tom Braybrook, Erica Pegazzano, Riccardo Piattelli, Giuseppe D'Alessio, Simon Clarke, Elisa Grandis (Corte Armonica), Carlos Rodriguez, Riana Haslund, Colin Barden, Deborah Feller, Jean-Michel Carasso (Gaugin), and Alberto Musacchio (Montali Country House).

Vegetarian Restaurants

Restaurants with Vegetarian Entrees

You should be OK in regular Italian restaurants, as most will have a choice of meatless pasta dishes. Colin Barden writes "We ate at non-veg restaurants the other evenings, managing very well with local dishes such as beans in oil, spinach with garlic, veg. pizza and so on."

Watch out for the peculiar street numbering system in Florence: businesses like restaurants have red numbers and residences have blue numbers. There can easily be a house and a business, each in different places, distinguished only by the color of the number.

Organic Tuscany offers week-long "farm to table" cooking vacations in the Tuscany. Includes visits to local organic farms and cooking classes using organic ingredients. At least two courses a year are entirely vegetarian.

B&B Corte Armonica Relais Fiesole, via Bosconi, 22, 50014 Fiesole - Firenze, tel# +39 055 59334, is just 8km from Florence. They write: We serve biological breakfast and on request we organize biological/vegetarian dinners. It is also possible to attend one of our courses: 4 hours lesson, in Spring: “Discovering medicinal and edible plants of the local flora” ( a walk through the fields of the B&B to pick wild herbs that will be used as ingredients for lunch or for herbal infusions) 2 hours lesson : “Visiting our Biodynamic Garden” ( a short introduction to the biodynamic method used in the vegetable garden, in the fruit orchard and in the garden)

In the Umbrian countryside south of Florence (about 150 km), you can stay at Montali Country House. They offer vegetarian meals and also cooking classes. Another place along the same lines is Tasty Tuscany Cooking School, in Pisa. Also, check out Florence By Net.

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