Established in 2019.
Our family is always looking for a restaurant to get a delicious, healthy vegan meal - quickly, and healthy, vegetarian and vegan meals are hard to find in Sarasota.
So we decided to create Leaf & Lentil. A place you can go to get a delicious meal, made with simple, quality ingredients, and get it quickly. A place where you are greeted by friendly staff. A place where you can eat inside or outside. And a place that allows you to order a meal to go, or just pick up some of our grab-and-go items (coming soon).
Leaf & Lentil is a dream come true for our family. We hope you visit us and feel like family, too.
Chef Michael Schoening
Grew up in Florida, and began his career in Germany more than 20 years ago in a small, highly acclaimed Gaststatte. Shortly after arriving, Mike knew the kitchen life was for him. Mike truly loves cooking for people. He has since cooked around the country - in Park City, Cape Cod, West Palm Beach, Clearwater, and now with his family in Sarasota, Florida. In the past few years, Mike has refocused his training and experience toward a vegetarian and plant-based style of cooking. In addition to lifestyle changes he has made for himself, Mike wants to help his guests realize that healthy, conscientious, delicious, and affordable options are available.