Popular local restaurant, Hungry Pants (Facebook Website), has closed.

The owner, Alex Marin, took to Instagram to share the sad news that he would be shutting down his restaurant for the “plant-curious” effective immediately. The award-winning restaurant specialized in plant-centric food with meat add-ons available and was ranked in the Top 100 Restaurants in the US by Yelp.

The news of the closure was also accompanied by an appeal by Marin:

“If you have the money to spend, spend it locally. Spend it with a small creative business that is filling a void and building up on our community’s creative fabric. Orlando will continue to grow into a more culture place to live and raise a family if we all bolster niche businesses.”

As an aside, I am so sad to see Hungry Pants close and my heart goes out to everyone involved. Hungry Pants Marin, and his staff have been excellent community partners with Bungalower since they opened and we were proud to work with them through the years. I recently named them “Best Veggie-Forward Eats” for Orlando Magazine‘s Dining Awards for 2023.

Hungry Pants was located at 3421 S. Orange Avenue [GMap].

Brendan O'Connor

Editor in Chief of

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