Over forty million tourists visited Mexico last year. Mexico is certainly taking strides to reduce animal products in the country, but for those of us on a plant-based diet, the avalanche of cheese, egg, carnitas, and the like can seem intimidating on vacation.
For this reason, we’ve put together a list of delicious vegan-friendly spots to check out while in Mexico City. Happy eating!
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1. Forever Vegano
Forever Vegano offers American favorites alongside delicious Mexican classics and has a sizeable breakfast and smoothie menu. This all-vegan eatery was founded on the belief that food should be clean, healthy, and free of cruelty. Forever Vegano believes that global changes start with the stomach, and all their menu reflects a think-globally-act-locally state of mind.
ROMA, Guanajuato 54 , CDMX (55) 6726 0975
2. Pan D’Monium
Great burgers, great prices, and ran out of a food cart, Pan D’Monium is one of the tastiest vegan street foods you’ll find anywhere. If you’re looking for a delicious vegan burger, you’ve come to the right place. They also serve pizza on the weekends, which is a real treat.
Orizaba 83 (at Colima), Mexico City, Mexico (55)12370116
3. Por Siempre Vegano Taqueria
Por Siempre Vegano is another street food entry, but this time we get to the vegan taco stand. All comers can enjoy vegan meats (soy or seitan) in all the traditional Mexican styles, from the sweet al pastor, to the spicy chorizo, all the way to the decadent, fried suardeo.
Calle Manzanillo esq Chiapas, Mexico City, Mexico 06700, +52 55 3923 7976
Falafelito is, in their own words, ‘As Vegan as it gets.” As the name suggests, this falafel restaurant serves nutritious, healthy food with just the right amount of South-American twist. Renowned for their gigantic falafel balls, you’re sure not to be leaving hungry. If you’re out and about, or in the mood to try something a little different, give this hip spot a go!
Iztaccihuatl 56 Esq. Av. México, Hipódromo Condesa, (55) 5264 8024
5. Vegan Ville
If you’re interested in cooking at home one night, do try one of Mexico City’s few vegan grocers, Vegan Ville! Packed with every ingredient for vegan cooking, as well as a tasty buffet option for grab-and-go dining, and cooking workshops for anyone interested! Check it out.
Tenayuca #54 esq. Matias Romero, Col. Letran Valle, 52 (55) 6798 3643
Tortas are one of Mexico’s signature foods, but getting them vegan can prove a challenge. Gatorta offers plenty of delicious vegan tortas, tacos, and authentic Mexican desserts all made 100% vegan. Of course if you ask their customers, you can’t leave without trying the tortas.
Puebla 182 esquina con Insurgentes, Mexico City, Mexico, (55)30384404
7. La Pitahaya Vegana
If you’re looking for vegan tacos, La Pithaya Vegana is the spot. This taco joint offers delicious offerings like the cauliflower taco, as well as other ingredients you’ve never thought to use in tacos before. The food offerings are colorful, tasty, and with such a creative menu, nothing will feel like a substitute.
Queretaro 90, Mexico City, Mexico 06700, +52 55 7159 2918
8. Los Antojos del Alma
An offshoot of a larger restaurant in a mall, Los Antojos del Alma is a casual eatery for breakfast, lunch, or an early dinner. Stop in for a quick power bowl, enchilada, or sandwich if you’re hungry, or a coffee, beer, or tea if you’re thirsty.
Avenida Michoacán 121, Mexico City, Mexico 06140, (52)111741
For a tasty sit-down restaurant with an eye toward humane and sustainable eating try Temictli. This delicious restaurant is committed to an eco-friendly and sustainable lifestyle, and serves up healthy food while reducing negative impact on the environment and the people who grow their vegetables.
Berlin 222, Del Carmen Coyoacán, Mexico City, Mexico, +52 55 3919 0479
Veguísima offers a wide variety of food inspired by cuisines from around the world. Creativity is just as important to the people at Veguísima as staying cruelty-free, and their menu is as diverse and inspiring as the city that surrounds it. With food that aims to heal the mind, body, and soul, you can’t go wrong with a seat at their table.
Pachuca 59, Mexico City, Mexico, (55) 70392812
11. Akarma Vegan
With a new, delicious selection of burgers and pizza every week, Akarma Vegan pays homage to the principles of karma, putting good, healing food out into the world. Pay them back by having a seat at their bar, and ordering tasty burgers and pizza while washing it down with their irresistible beer selection.
Lucerna 72A, Mexico City, Mexico 06600, (52) 55 6887 1036
Utopia offers delicious vegan pizzas, and although Mexico City isn’t typically known for it’s classic Italian food, Utopia provides innovative Mexican-inspired takes on the classic pizza mold. Oh, and did we mention dogs are welcome?
Juan Escutia s/n esq. Cuernavaca, Condesa, Cuauhtémoc, Mexico City, Mexico 06140, (55) 5996 2209
13. Tasty Bites Food Tour
If you can’t decided what place to try, you’re in luck! Tasty Bites Food Tour provides you with a delectable three-hour tasting experience of Mexico City. The tour has vegan and vegetarian options available. If you’re the kind of person who can’t decide what to eat, look no further!
Plaza Villa de Madrid, Roma Norte, Ciudad de Mexico, CDMX, 06700, EzTix +52 55 4170 7517 (Mexico)
14. Gold Taco
Gold Taco is a vegetarian and vegan-friendly taco restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Open until 10:00 PM for all your late-evening munching needs.
Avenida Eugenia 1510, Mexico City, Mexico, +52 55 4632 8174
15. Los Loosers
Los Loosers began as an innovative vegan restaurant that offered delivery on bikes straight to your location. This vegan eatery offers Asian and Mexican fusion dishes, and are well-known for their ramen bowls.
Sinaloa 236 B, Roma Norte, Mexico City, Mexico
Bring Mexico City to Your Kitchen!
Of course, you don’t have to travel all the way to Mexico City for great vegan Mexican food! Check out these recipes, courtesy of the Food Monster App.
Chili Roasted Butternut Squash Tacos
These Chili Roasted Butternut Squash Tacos by Caroline Ginolfi are spicy and hearty! They are filling, nutritious and super budget friendly too. Black beans provide added fiber, plenty of protein and there’s certainly no lack of flavor from the spiced up butternut squash.
Crispy Potato Flautas With Mexican Coleslaw
These Crispy Potato Flautas With Mexican Coleslaw capture the spirit of authentic Mexican flautas without sacrificing authentic taste. Soft, buttery potatoes and onions are rolled into a warm corn tortilla and then fried on both sides until crispy. It’s served with crisp Mexican-style coleslaw on the side; fresh Romaine lettuce, cucumber, radish, cilantro, and scallions are tossed with creamy vegan mayo and a squeeze of lime.
Hungry for more? Check out our Ultimate Guide to Vegan Mexican Food! If you enjoy recipes like this, we highly recommend downloading the Food Monster App, it’s available for both Android and iPhone and has free and paid versions. The app is loaded with thousands of allergy-friendly & vegan recipes/cooking tips, has hundreds of search filters and features like bookmarking, meal plans and more! The app shows you how having diet/health/food preferences can be full of delicious abundance rather than restrictions!
Lead Image: La Pithaya Vegana