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Special Events in December:
»Fri, 12/01 through Tues, 12/19: ARFF's 2017 Holiday Vegan Canned Food Drive Collection.
»Sat, 12/16: 5% Day to benefit Impower.
»Mon, 12/18, 10pm: Deadline to purchase Ethos gift certificates online for delivery before Christmas. »purchase now
»Sun, 12/24: Christmas Eve: Limited Hours: 9am-3pm.
»Mon, 12/25: Christmas Day: Closed.
»Tues, 12/26: Open 11am-11pm.
»Sun, 12/31: New Year's Eve: Open 9am-11pm.
»Mon, 01/01: New Year's Day: Closed.
»Tues, 01/02: Open 11am-11pm.
Special Events in January:
»Sat, 01/13: 5% Day to benefit Drawchange.
»Mon, 01/15, Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Open 11am to 11pm.
»Fri, 01/26: Ethos 10th Birthday Celebration!
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Impower Florida is our December 5% Day beneficiary. Simply dine in or take out on Saturday, December 16th, and we'll donate 5% of your check to this cause! Impower Florida is a local organization focused on mental health and child well-being. Services are available in six Central Florida counties and include a variety of outpatient mental health services, plus foster care support and transitional housing for young adults. Mental health services include counseling, psychiatric clinics and evaluations, and targeted case management.
»Visit the Impower Florida Website
Voting is now open for Orlando Sentinel's 20th Annual Foodie Awards! Cast your vote for Ethos and your other favorite local establishments online at www.orlandosentinel.com/foodies. Please consider us for Best Vegetarian/Vegan. Voting ends on February 16th, 2018.
Ethos logo wares now available in our DIY logo shop! Our new shop is powered by our favorite tee-shirt shop, Threadless! Shop now at www.ethosvegankitchen.threadless.com. Ethos logo tees are available in many styles, sizes and colors, including womens' and kids', with shipping available to all 50 states and internationally.
»Shop now at Ethos' Threadless Shop
Please note that we will be closed on Thanksgiving Day. However, that doesn't mean you'll miss out on Kelly's delicious Thanksgiving Tofurkey! Monday, November 20th through Wednesday, November 22nd, we'll be running a Thanksgiving Plate special - oven-roasted Tofurkey complete with Mashed Potatoes and Gravy, Green Beans, and our made-from-scratch Cranberry Sauce. Don't forget to save room for a slice of our gingerbread crust pumpkin pie! Happy Thanksgiving!
Every year, we at Ethos "adopt" a Turkey for Thanksgiving, and you can, too! The annual Adopt-A-Turkey Project is a program of Farm Sanctuary, a non-profit that protects farm animals through rescue, education, and advocacy. Sponsoring a turkey costs just $35, and includes an adoption certificate with a full-color photo of your chosen bird. This year, we picked Bowie, an assertive male who loves to strut his stuff at Farm Sanctuary's Northern California shelter.
»Visit the Adopt-A-Turkey Website
We are a drop-off location in ARFF's 2017 Holiday Vegan Canned Food Drive! Bring in your canned and other non-perishable vegan food items for donation to Food Not Bombs Orlando. We will be collecting food items through Tuesday, December 19th. Thank you for participating!
»Visit the Animal Rights Foundation of Florida's Website
»Visit Orlando Food Not Bombs on Facebook
In honor of Thanksgiving, Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida is our November 5% Day beneficiary. Simply dine in or take out on Saturday, November 18th, and we'll donate 5% of your check to this cause! Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida works to fight hunger in the Central Florida area. In addition to direct distribution at their facilities, Second Harvest provides food items to more than 550 non-profit partner agencies in the six Central Florida counties for distribution to the hungry.
»Visit the Second Harvest Food Bank Website
For the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, we have both whole Pumpkin Pies and Take-Away Thanksgiving Meals available for purchase!
•Our Take-Away Thanksgiving Feast is tofurkey with all the traditional fixings. At just $15.95 per serving, you can order enough for your entire Thanksgiving table, or, just one to accommodate the lone vegan or vegetarian in your group. Simply reheat and serve. Pre-order by 11pm on Saturday, November 18th for pickup between Monday, November 20th and Wednesday, November 22nd.
•Our signature Pumpkin Pie is prepared with a handmade gingerbread crust. A whole 9" pie is $18.95, and yields 8 servings. Orders must be received by 11pm on Sunday, November 19th for pickup on Tuesday, November 21st or Wednesday, November 22nd.
Visit our catering page to learn more, or, contact us to pre-order your Thanksgiving items today!
Please note, due to volume constraints we are not accepting regular menu catering orders during Thanksgiving Week.
Here at Ethos we celebrate veganism every day! In honor of World Vegan Month, why not introduce a friend or family member to vegan food by taking them out to eat at your favorite local vegan restaurant, or by cooking them a tasty vegan dinner at home? Your guest just might enjoy their vegan meal enough to eat vegan more often, and every meal makes a difference!
»Explore Veganism at TryVeg.com
Whether you're headed to a costume party, to partake in the Halloween hub-bub downtown, or just showing off your cleverness, we invite you to wear your costume to Ethos on Tuesday, October 31st, and earn a free cookie for your guise! We'll also be featuring dollar-off beer and wine from 5pm to close.
Happy Fall! Our delicious made-from-scratch Pumpkin Pie with gingerbread crust is back on the menu! And there's plenty of time to enjoy it - pumpkin pie by the slice will stay on the dessert menu through Thanksgiving. Other items to try in October: Pumpkin Pancakes (during Brunch), Pumpkin Spice espresso-based drinks, and old-fashioned soft Pumpkin Cookies! From the bar, a Sam Smith Organic Cider, or a "Midnight Autumn Maple" (dark imperial ale) from The Bruery are sure to delight your seasonal senses.
The Florida Native Plant Society Tarflower Chapter is our October 5% Day beneficiary. Simply dine in or take out on Saturday, October 21st, and we'll donate 5% of your check to this cause. FNPS works to promote the preservation, conservation, and restoration of the native plants and native plant communities of Florida. In addition to monthly meetings at Leu Gardens, the Central Florida Tarflower Chapter organizes native plant restoration workdays, plant sales, field trips, and other educational opportunities for newbies and enthusiasts alike. Go native!
»Visit the Florida Native Plant Society Tarflower Chapter Website
Here at Ethos, we love Saint Patrick's Day so much we celebrate it twice a year! We invite you to join us for St. Paddy's in September (a la Christmas in July), on Tuesday, September 26th, when we'll be offering a selection of our favorite traditional Irish dishes (all vegan, of course!) and $1.00-Off draft beers all day long!
Hurricane Irma Update: We safely weathered Irma and hope you did too! While we did not lose power, our phones and internet are down. Regardless, we will resume operations starting Tuesday, September 12th, with hours as usual, from 11am to 11pm. Come on in and see us, we have vegan food and AC!
Hurricane Irma Update: We are operating with hours as normal on Saturday, September 9th, from 9am to 11pm. We will be closed all day on Sunday, September 10th, and until further notice. We will post updates to our operating status here on our website, if possible. Please call the restaurant to confirm operations at 407-228-3898 before coming in. We will work to reopen as quickly as possible once the storm has passed. Hunker down, and be safe!
Our 2017 Labor Day Staff Appreciation Picnic was held this year at Paradise Cove at Lake Bryan, where a good time was had by all! Congratulations to our 2017 Employees of the Year: Dallas Salmons (Back of House), Lisa O'Brien (Front of House), and Nicholas Barbatis-Walker (People's Choice). Thank you to all of our employees for being part of our team - we appreciate you!
In honor of National Literacy Month, Orange County Library System is our September 5% Day beneficiary. Simply dine in or take out on Saturday, September 23rd, and we'll donate 5% of your check to this cause! Our local library system includes the Main Library Downtown plus 14 area branches and offers a variety of programs and services, including home delivery of library materials. Our library system is only partially funded by tax dollars and relies on donations to meet its operating budget.
»Visit the Orange County Library System's Website
We will be closed on Labor Day, Monday, September 4th, for our annual Staff Appreciation Picnic. We will re-open on Tuesday, September 5th, at 11am. Have a safe and fun Labor Day!
Results are in for the Orlando Weekly's Best of Orlando 2017, and we are thrilled to have won the Readers' Pick award for Best Vegan/Vegetarian (1st Place) for the tenth year running! We are proud to be numbered among Orlando's top independently-owned restaurants in the Central Florida area. Thank you to our guests for your business and support, and thank you to our staff for your invaluable contribution to our operation. And, of course, thank you to the Orlando Weekly for its steadfast support of Orlando's independent businesses!
»View Complete Results
Voting in the VegNews Magazine 2017 Veggie Awards is now open! We are proud to be an official nominee for Favorite Casual Vegan Restaurant in the USA! Please vote for Ethos and your other favorite vegan companies and products. You may even win a prize, from a vegan Caribbean Cruise to vegan goodie boxes!
CJ Acres Animal Rescue Farm is our August 5% Day beneficiary. Simply dine in or take out on Saturday, August 12th, and we'll donate 5% of your check to this cause! CJ Acres is a non-profit, all-volunteer organization that exists to rescue, rehabilitate, and reintroduce in-need animals, while promoting compassionate animal care to the community. Their sanctuary is located near Gainesville, Florida, and is home to cows, horses, goats, feral cats, chickens, roosters, pigs, turkeys and ducks.
»Visit the CJ Acres Website
August is our Customer Appreciation Month! Thank you for your business and support! We invite you to participate in our customer appreciation events in August:
•Tuesday, August 8th: Customer Cookie Day! Enjoy a free cookie!
•Thursday, August 17th: Customer Appreciation Day! Receive 20% off on your check! (Some exclusions apply.)
•Wednesday, August 23rd: Customer Beer & Wine Day! Enjoy your choice of beer or wine on the house!
Vote now in Round Two of the Orlando Weekly's Best of Orlando 2017! Cast your vote for Ethos and your other favorite local establishments online at orlandoweekly.com. Voting ends August 9th. Shameless plug: please consider us a contender for Best Vegan/Vegetarian Restaurant!
»Cast Your Vote Online Now!
Imagine Our Florida is our July 5% Day beneficiary. Simply dine in or take out on Saturday, July 22nd, and we'll donate 5% of your check to this cause! Imagine Our Florida is dedicated to preserving and protecting Florida's natural resources, wildlife, and land. The organization hopes to accomplish this goal through education and outreach designed to create appreciation for our natural world.
»Visit the Imagine Our Florida website
We will be open during the Independence Day holiday, with regular hours both Monday, July 3rd, and Tuesday, July 4th, from 11am to 11pm. Come on in and see us, and have a safe and fun Fourth of July!
We are pleased to announce the addition of additional seating in the form of loose tables to our dining room! Although we had to remove some of our waiting area seating to make way for the new tables, this change will improve our ability to seat large parties and also reduce wait time for all guests during busy hours. As in the past, we will continue to accept courtesy reservations for groups of eight or more. To make a reservation for your group, please call us at 407-228-3898. Please note, we are unable to accept reservations by email!
Father's Day is Sunday, June 18th - treat Dad to Brunch, Lunch, or Dinner at our place! We'll be open with hours as usual, 9am to 11pm, with Brunch served from 9am to 3pm and our regular menu Noon to 11pm. As usual, reservations will not be accepted except for parties of eight or more; all other seating will be first come first serve. Happy Father's Day!
Florida Wildflower Foundation is our June 5% Day beneficiary. Simply dine in or take out on Saturday, June 10th, and we'll donate 5% of your check to this cause!
Florida Wildflower Foundation's mission is to enrich lives with native Florida wildflowers and they do so through a variety of programs, including education, outreach, and statewide planting and wildflower conservation projects. For those of you interesting in planting native wildflowers yourself, they also offer a variety of how-to resources for home gardeners on their website, including sources for seeds and plants.
»Visit the Florida Wildflower Foundation Website
Voting is now open for Orlando Weekly's Best of Orlando 2017! Cast your vote for Ethos and your other favorite local establishments online at orlandoweekly.com. Shameless plug: please consider us a contender for Best Vegan/Vegetarian Restaurant! Voting ends July 2nd.
We were thrilled to see the Samson Burger featured as one of Orlando Sentinel Food Writer Lauren Delgado's picks for Central Florida's Most Delicious Burgers! Our Samson Burger has a made-from-scratch black bean patty comparable in size to a traditional half-pound burger. This huge, delicious burger is one of our best-selling sandwiches! Take a look at the complete article to see the full list:
»View the Full Article
Space Coast Animal Rights is our May 5% Day beneficiary. Simply dine in or take out on Saturday, May 20th, and we'll donate 5% of your check to this cause! Space Coast Animal Rights advocates for animals in Brevard County and Central Florida. The organization seeks to protect animals through outreach and education.
»Visit the Space Coast Animal Rights Website
Mother's Day is Sunday, May 14th - treat Mom to Brunch, Lunch, or Dinner at our place and leave the dishes to us! We'll be open with hours as usual, 9am to 11pm, with Brunch served from 9am to 3pm and our regular menu Noon to 11pm. As usual, reservations will not be accepted except for parties of eight or more; all other seating will be first come first serve. Happy Mother's Day!
Cinco de Mayo falls on Friday, May 5th, and we'll be celebrating with vegan Mexican food specials all day long! Stop by to enjoy vegan tacos and chickun fajita burritos. Plus, enjoy $1-off beers all day long! Cinco de Mayo also marks the return of Taco-Waco Wednesdays, when we feature our delicious three-taco special every Wednesday starting May 10th through the end of summer.
The results are in for the Orlando Magazine's 2017 Dining Awards, and we are thrilled to have won "Best Vegetarian"! Thank you to our guests for your continued support, and to our staff for your hard work - we couldn't do it without you!
»View Complete Results
Back to Nature Wildlife Refuge & Education Center is our April 5% Day beneficiary. Simply dine in or take out on Saturday, April 22nd, and we'll donate 5% of your check to this cause! Back to Nature Wildlife Refuge is a wildlife rescue which works to rehabilitate and release injured and orphaned Florida wildlife back into the wild. Their 20 acre facility in southeast Orlando serves both as a wildlife rehabilitation center and an educational experience open to the public, where 30+ non-releasable permanent wildlife residents known as "educational ambassadors" demonstrate the importance of respecting and preserving a natural environment for wildlife to thrive.
»Visit the Back to Nature Wildlife Refuge Website
Easter Sunday this year falls on Sunday, April 16th. Join us between 9am and 3pm for Easter Sunday Brunch! View our delicious brunch menu online. As usual, reservations will not be accepted except for parties of eight or more; all other seating will be first come first serve. Happy Easter!
»View Our Brunch Menu Online
Orange Audubon Society is our March 5% Day beneficiary. Simply dine in or take out on Saturday, March 25th, and we'll donate 5% of your check to this cause! The Orange Audubon Society is based in Maitland, Florida, and works to promote public interest and understanding of birds and wildlife and the environment critical to their existence. Their educational classes, field trips and outreach programs foster an appreciation of nature and encourage conservation both for Florida and the world at large. The Orange Audubon Society is a chapter of both the National Audubon Society and the Florida Audubon Society.
»Visit the Orange Audubon Society Website
Meatout occurs on March 20th every year. Organized by the Farm Animal Rights Movement (FARM), the intent of Meatout is to encourage and help folks reduce the amount of meat they consume. In honor of Meatout 2017, why not introduce a friend or family member to vegan food by taking them out to eat at your favorite local vegan restaurant, or by cooking them a tasty vegan dinner at home? Your guest just might enjoy their vegan meal enough to eat meatless more often, and every meal makes a difference!
Saint Patrick's Day is Friday, March 17th, and we'll be celebrating with vegan Irish food specials all day long! Stop by to enjoy Kelly's vegan renditions of traditional Irish food favorites including Irish Stew, Bangers and Mash and Boxty. Plus, enjoy $1-Off Beers all day long!
Celebrate Mardi Gras at Ethos on Tuesday, February 28th, when we'll be featuring creole food specials and $1-Off Beers all day long!
Alzheimer's & Dementia Resource Center is our February 5% Day beneficiary. Simply dine in or take out on Saturday, February 25th, and we'll donate 5% of your check to this cause! ADRC is dedicated to providing support and hope for Central Floridians caring for a loved one with a form of dementia. ADRC offers a variety of programs designed to provide a support network to caregivers, including education, coaching, referrals, caregiver wellness, and peer support groups.
»Visit the Alzheimer's & Dementia Resource Center Website
We invite you to celebrate Valentine's Day with your sweetheart at Ethos! We'll have a Valentine's Day Dinner starting at 5pm on Tuesday, February 14th, featuring our Valentine's Chickun Cordon Bleu dinner special and a Framboise-laced chocolate raspberry mousse for dessert. As usual, reservations are not accepted except for parties of eight or more; all other seating will be first come first serve. Availability of specials is not guaranteed. Happy Valentine's Day!
This month at Ethos we're celebrating nine years in business! Thank you to our staff and all of our guests for your support of our restaurant - we couldn't be here without you! To celebrate we're giving away free cookies and beer on Friday, January 27th. (No coupon required; subject to availability while supplies last.) We'll also have a special price on draft beers and glasses of wine all day long. We hope you can make it!
Voting is now open for the Orlando Magazine's 2017 Dining Awards! Cast your vote for Ethos and your other favorite local establishments online at www.orlandomagazine.com. Voting ends February 1st.