Approximately 75% of all ingredients are organic. The gluten-free baked items, wraps, tahini, and hummus are not organic. Some of the beer and wine selections are organic as well. Dandelion Communitea Cafe serves vegetarian fare with several gluten-free options available.
The menu offers soups, appetizers, bowls, wraps, burritos, sandwiches and a huge selection of organic teas. Dandelion offers a ‘build your own’ bowl and wrap menu; the bowls and wraps are either grain or green based. The Pumpkin Kerfuffle Sandwich, Falafel Lettuce Wraps and the Kimchi Power Bowl are some of the menu highlights. A kid’s menu and Grab & Go bakery items are available as well. They also serve wine, beer, and cider. The extensive Beer selection includes bottled, canned, and draft options.
What I Ordered
We ordered a cup of Chili and a Portobello Sandwich on sourdough bread. The Sandwich was filled with tender slices of warm and mildly spiced portobello between greens while the bread was perfectly toasted. The chili was just…meh. I’ve tasted the chili here in previous years and remember it being pretty darn good. Unfortunately, the chili ordered for this review did not taste like it was made with fresh ingredients and resembled something from a can.
The Dandelion Communitea Cafe is situated in an older wooden house with 3 small separate rooms for dining and ample outdoor seating. The outdoor decor is fun and chill with many tables adorning sun umbrellas. The indoor vibe is more simplistic with a piano in one of the rooms and the feel reminds me of having dinner at a neighbors’ home. Typically the crowd is hip and on the younger side.
I still dream about the Portobello Sandwich on sourdough, that sandwich was delish. Dandelion is a long-standing fixture in Orlando serving vegetarian food that is reasonably priced. The majority of the ingredients are organic, but not all are fresh or scratch-made.