There aren’t many vegan restaurants in the Bradenton area, which has made locally-owned Happy Soul such an exciting find! This incredible restaurant, previously located in downtown Bradenton, has built up a loyal following of raving fans including vegans, vegetarians, and curious carnivores.
Owner Paula Tromp has been “wowing” her customers with her vegan baked goods and “vegan comfort food” favorites like the Jaffe Burger and Truffle fries since 2019. This past October, she relocated just north of Bradenton, in Palmetto’s historic Crusader Building at Regatta Point.
Not only is the new location absolutely adorable, but it has also given her the chance to expand her offerings. In addition to serving up some of the area’s best vegan food, she’s also branched out to offer the new “Lifted” line of of CBD edibles, made with locally grown flower and locally manufactured Delta 9 CBD oil.
Some of the top items you can order include Chocolate Rice Krispy Bar CBD edibles and “Roo Bars” made with house-made vegan chocolate and 100 mg of CBD. Anything on the Happy Soul menu can also be turned into a CBD edible.
Spreaking of the Happy Soul menu, if you haven’t tried out some of Paula’s classic treats, you’re missing out! The menu features staples like BBQ Jackfuit, Vegan Pressed Cubano sandwiches, and Jerk Chix’n eggrolls. You’ll also find items like the Vegan Fried Chix’n Wrap, fresh-made Vegan Empanadas, Vegan Meatloaf, and a Vegan Philly Cheese Steak sandwich. You’ll also want to add a beautiful and delicious drink – like the Hibiscus Tea or Butterfly Magic Lemonade.
If you’ve got a special occasion coming up or you just want to satisfy your sweet tooth, you can also order vegan baked goods. Paula is happy to create sugar-free and/or gluten-free treats and accommodate a wide vareity of requests including avoiding many different types of allergens. She also offers catering for all kinds of of local events.
Happy Soul is located at 323 10th Ave W Suite 104, Palmetto, FL 34221. They’re open Tuesday through Thursday from 10 am to 5 pm and Friday from 10 am to 6 pm. You can stop by and order take-out or plan to sit and eat at one of the outdoor tables. They also offer pre-ordering online or via phone at (941) 932-7320.
Want to enjoy a truly special experience? Mark your calendar for Happy Soul’s “Soul Food Sundays.” The next one is scheduled for May 29th, 2022, beginnig at noon and continuing until everything is sold out.
This month, the menu will feature Chix’n & Waffles, Loaded Caulimash, Roasted Brussel Sprouts, a Red Velevet Cupcake, and Butterfly Magic Lemonade – all for just $20! If you want to make sure you don’t miss out, we suggest pre-ordering your meals.
You can keep up with more upcoming events and other exciting announcements by following Happy Soul on Facebook and on Instagram!
When you stop by (and we hope you will!) be sure to tell her you heard about it on Discover Bradenton!