Every trend forecaster and market analyst seems to agree that mainstream veganism is here to stay. Food purveyors everywhere are looking for ways to cut back on meat and dairy consumption with creative, healthy alternatives--like cashew milk and nutritional yeast instead of cheese, soy, lupin, seitan, tempeh or tofu to replace a meat protein, and lots of mushrooms, chickpeas and coconut oil. Nutritional, plant-based diets have gained notoriety for their potential to prevent most modern lifestyle diseases, including forms of cancer and hypertension (compared to a diet centered around animal products). So it’s no surprise to find that an increasing number of doctors and health institutions, mixed in with the herbivorous foodie bloggers and health-conscious Instagram influencers, are promoting it. If you want to get in with the best of them, check these all-vegan, or primarily vegan/vegetarian, local eateries off your clean-cut list:

New Orleans Po’Boy - zucchini fritters, remoulade, tomato and arugula on a fluffy baguette. $13, Leaf & Lentil. Photo by Wyatt Kostygan

Leaf & Lentil, a down-to-earth cafe whipping up tasty vegan snacks, mains with twists on classic handheld or plated dishes, desserts, healthful booch and tea beverages out of the cooler in a cheerful venue with a patio.  2801 N Tamiami Trl., Sarasota, 941- 413-5685, leafandlentil.com, @leafandlentil.

Sarasota Vegan Deli, brand new plant-based “deli” selling favorite comfort food items such as burgers, McBluffins, wraps, cubans and wings, with exclusively alternative “meats.” 5119 N Tamiami Trl., Sarasota, sarasotavegandeli.com, @sarasotavegandelisrq.

Project Coffee,  a youthful, modern cafe  with an all-vegan concept—including the "milk" for its coffees and tea lattes.  Breakfast items include "sausages," "eggs," and oat-based whip cream and yogurts. 538 S Pineapple Ave., projectcoffee.us, @projectcoffee.

Macro Bowl - a hearty bowl of chickpeas, brown rice, Fermentlicious sauerkraut, avocado, cucumber, warm kale, togarashi and a turmeric-tahini vinaigrette, $17, Lila. Photo by Wyatt Kostygan

Lila, a stylish, health-conscious eatery featuring organic American dishes, all with elevated vegan and gluten-free options. 1576 Main St., Sarasota, 941-296-1042, lilasrq.com, @lil_srq.

Nutritious You Cafe, a retail shop and deli presenting health-centric snacks, whole food and plant-based grab-&-go meals along with fresh juices. 6583 Midnight Pass Rd., Siesta Key; Palmers Nutritious You, 3501 S Tamiami Trl. Unit 305, Sarasota, 941-554-4528, nutritiousyou.com, @nutritiousyoucafe.

Truffled Mushroom Pizza - topped with roasted Maitake mushrooms, truffled cashew-black garlic cream, cashew mozzarella, kale and lemon, $20, Lucile. Photo by Wyatt Kostygan

Lucilesimilar to its sister restaurant, Lila—focusing on healthy, clean, organic and locally sourced ingredients, along with plant-based meats and dairy alternatives to make wood-fired pizzas and pastas. 1660 Main St., Sarasota, 941-330-0101, lucilesrq.com, @lucile_srq.

Deck’s Plate, a higher-end vegan catering service that works mostly out of a ghost kitchen, but regularly hosts local pop-up events such as "Kitchen Takeovers" at 99 Bottles, focusing on international cuisine with a themed menu each time. 941-993-4191, decksplate.com, @decksplate.

Spicy Chili ‘Beef’ with fresh greens, baby tomatoes and a sweet spicy dipping sauce, $14, Ka Papa. Photo by Wyatt Kostygan

Ka Papa, Sarasota's newest 100% plant-based and vegan full-service restaurant filled with creative, globally inspired and locally sourced dish items. 1830 S Osprey Ave. Suite 104, Sarasota, 941-600-8590kapapacuisine.com, @kapapacuisine.

iOnie Retreat Organic Vegan Raw Food Cafe, features restorative treatments for your body and mind by serving up fresh-pressed juices, smoothies, entrees and handheld desserts. 1241 Fruitville Rd., Sarasota, 941-320-0504, ionie.com, @ionicrawfoodlife, or Saturday Sarasota Farmers Market. 

SRQ Vegan Love:  Small-batch, handmade, organic ice cream flavors churned with plant-based recipes, gaining the praise of vegans and non-vegans alike. Located out of a commercial kitchen but can be found at local cafes/restaurants such as Tellers, Leaf & Lentil, Origin or at srqveganlove.com, @SRQVeganlove.

Tex Mex Vegan Burger - homemade black bean burger topped with pepper jack cashew cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion, avocado and Veganaise, $14, Simon’s Coffee House. Photo by Wyatt Kostygan

Simon’s Coffee House & Eatery, offering a variety of raw eats, whole foods, fresh-pressed juices, ocean grown wheatgrass, and an array of vegan, vegetarian breakfast lunch and dinner options including daily specials, soups and baked goods. from scratch. 5900 S Tamiami Trl., Sarasota, 941-926-7151, simonstogo.com, @simonscoffeehouse

Veg, a health-focused neighborhood bistro offering vegetarian fare, with many vegan and gluten-free options available as well. 6538 Gateway Ave., Sarasota, 941-312-6424, vegsrq.com, @vegsrq.

Happy Soul, new takeout food purveyor, creating vegan comfort food and beverages that fuel energy and taste just as delicious as its popular spinoffs. 531 13th St. W, Bradenton, 941-932-7320, happysoulgoodies.com, @happysoulgoodies. 

Tropical Acai Bowl - housemade organic sorbet (acai berry, strawberry, blueberry, banana), topped with organic gluten-free house-made granola, banana, strawberry, pineapple and coconut flakes, $11, Green Zebra Cafe. Photo by Wyatt Kostygan

Green Zebra Cafe, an organic cafe serving up health-conscious cold-pressed juices, smoothies, salads, sandwiches, raw entrees, and vegan desserts. 1377 Main St., Sarasota, 941- 312-6707; 476 John Ringling Blvd., Sarasota, 941-388-2848, greenzebracafe.com, @greenzebracafe.

Cafe Evergreen, organic sandwiches, salads, smoothies and wine served with a mellow vibe and clean ingredients with a large selection of vegan and vegetarian options. 801 S Tamiami Trl., Nokomis, 941-412-4334, cafeevergreen.net. 

WeVegan Eats, a 100% vegan bakery supplying goods like cookies, brownies and breads, made with quality ingredients from scratch. weveganeats.com, @weveganeats.