The Bark: delish vegan/vegetarian fare, live music and fun cocktails

by Tallahassee Table
Homemade bread, from-scratch dishes and laid-back atmosphere help make this All Saints restaurant a local favorite

Read the full article in the May ’22 issue of Tallahassee Magazine.

“We like to say you don’t have to be vegan to eat here,” said Susie Petty, co-owner of The Bark, at 507 All Saints St. “It’s just good food.”

 It’s really good food. 

Since 2017, the colorful restaurant located in the All Saints neighborhood has been a venerable destination for its core customers while gaining an even broader appeal.

The Bark’s co-owners, Susie Petty and David Green. Photo / Tallahassee Table

Around 9 p.m., The Bark transforms into a night scene. The entertainment lineup brings “all kinds of shows,” said co-owner David Green. “It’s a different space at night.” 

There have been jazz, acoustic, hip-hop, punk and R&B shows, monthly drag and comedy nights, karaoke Wednesdays and even literary gatherings.

II love the laid-back atmosphere and whimsical decor here but the place also wins big raves for the homemade bread and from-scratch food (like the Banh Mi sandwich, oyster mushroom po’ boy and dinner entrees).

The Bark is decorated with colorful murals by local artists Stephen Shrewsbury and Amanda Boekhout. Photo/ Tallahassee Table

On Facebook, its owners teasingly call The Bark “A vegan/vegetarian restaurant and dive bar that sells goofy cocktails and has DIY shows and events.”

I like this description from Derek Phillips, who co-owns the Handsome Harvest Farm in Quincy. “The Bark is a hidden gem of a gourmet-level restaurant, wrapped in an unassuming punk venue that leaves one delightfully surprised at the elevated level of all their offerings,” Phillips said. “Not only have I personally seen their commitment to buying local produce, they have also been a building force in the community for years.”

The commitment shows. 

Homemade bread helps take sandwiches over the top. Photo / Tallahassee Table

Bark’s sandwiches and salads are brimming with farm-fresh vegetables. Plus there’s brunch as well as dinner entrees.

Just about everything is made from scratch, including the sauces and dressings.

I hope you’ll read my article about The Bark at, and if you haven’t been here, discover this intriguing restaurant. Contact: 850-900-5936,

Here are a few more pictures of this local favorite.

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