Living a vegetarian lifetstyle can sometimes mean you're on an eternal quest for healthy vegetarian recipes and in search of restaurants that serve vegetarian meals, especially here in the Tampa Bay area. In this special report about easy vegetarian recipes and vegetarian restaurants in Tampa Bay, we take a look at the different types of vegetarians and offer some healthy vegetarian recipes. Plus, we offer you some beautiful photos of vegetarian lunches (get ideas!) that one of our photographers discovered. So here's to healthy vegetarian eating.
About this photo gallery: Times photographer Lara Cerri explores some of the Tampa Bay area's vegetarian lunch options. "I am not a vegetarian, but I enjoy a variety of foods," Lara says. "Sometimes work takes me away from home. Not able to get home for lunch, I explored new restaurants. My meals had a few things in common: They were mostly healthy, could be ordered and eaten within a lunch hour, and cost around $10. I took photos with my BlackBerry to share online and soon had a following. I hope these images do more than just make you hungry. I hope they inspire you to try new places and eat out of your comfort zone."