Belize Central America Vegan

Vegan Restaurants in Belize

February 28, 2017

Belizian food is simple, fresh, tasty & it is vegan and vegetarian friendly!

The staple dish is rice, beans and potato salad usually served with meat or fish, but fear not! Due to the abundance of fresh veggies and fruits around a traditional meal can easily be turned into a yummy delicious vegan meal.

Here is a list of Vegan Spots in Belize

Belize City

Back-2-Live Cafe Living Delight

Southern Foreshore (at Bishop St), Belize City, Belize
Tel. 001-501-6699360, 818-627690
Tue-Fri 12:00pm-2:00pm

Cuisine: Vegan, Organic, Raw, Juice bar, Delivery, Take-out, Caribbean

Vegan cafe in the Bliss Institute for Performing Arts. It has no sign and is tucked in a corner. Offers cooked and raw vegan options that change daily. No set menu. If you’re a vegan on a cruise, it’s a place to have lunch.

Vegan Bites

BTL Park, kiosk 16, Newton Barracks Rd, Belize City, Belize

Tel. 501-6671652, 6247687

Cuisine: Vegan, Buffet, Take-out, Caribbean, Catering

Offers a variety of vegan food served buffet style with a Caribbean twist, including mac and cheese, lasagna, potato salad, pasta salad. Located in the BTL Park next to the Princess Hotel.

Mama Chen’s

5 Eve Street (at Queen Street), Belize City, Belize
Tel. 501-223-4568

Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Ovo, Chinese

The family that owns and runs the restaurant and also runs the adjacent guesthouse (approx. $30US/ night). Chow mein noodle, drinks with tapioca boba bubbles, soymilk made in-house, and more. Note: might charge you $1BZ (50 cents US) for sharing food and unlike most small eateries in Belize, this restaurant does add tax to the bill. Best time to go is around lunch time when they have more available options. Has air conditioning.

Orchid Garden Eco-Village Restaurant

14.5 miles, Western Highway, Belize District, Belize City, Belize
Tel. +501-225-6991
Now Open: Mon-Sun 8:00am-9:00pm

Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, International, Organic, Mexican, Taiwanese, Non-veg

A mostly vegetarian restaurant that’s part of The Orchid Garden Eco Village Hotel. The owner is vegetarian. Serves Mestizo, Mayan, Mexican, Garifuna, Kriol, and Taiwanese dishes, bread, and hibiscus flower iced tea. The restaurant is a large, tranquil space with low walls constructed out of river stones, topped with lengths of thick bamboo harvested from the banks of the Sibun River. Natural light streams into the space. Also features a unique eco-museum location with butterfly corridor adjoining.

Sahara Grill

Vista Plaza (at opposite The Best Western), Belize City, Belize

Cuisine: Lacto, Lebanese, Non-veg

You can get a pita sandwich with falafel or potatoes plus veggie kebab, a vegetarian sampler plate, and several salads.

Sumathi Indian Restaurant

190 Newton Barrack’s Rd, Belize City, Belize
Tel. 501-223-1172

Cuisine: Lacto, Indian, Non-veg

Mostly North Indian cuisine with some South Indian. Vegans to specify. At current location since Dec 2012.

The Tamale Lady

Battle Field Park, by Albert Street (at facing Brodies Supermarket), Belize City, Belize

Cuisine: Lacto, Fast food, Salvadorean, Take-out only, Non-veg

Salvadorean woman with a fruit stall who sells cold fruit juices, fruit, and tamales. Tell her you’re veg, and she’ll make big tamales loaded with seasonal vegetables for you. If you don’t like spicy, make sure to tell her not to add chili.


Taste of India

On the main street, Hopkins, Belize

Cuisine: Lacto, Indian, Beer/Wine, Take-out, Non-veg

Indian owner/chef making food for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Has a page of vegetarian dishes some of which can be made vegan by request, including the korma. Beach view dining.

The Kismet Inn Cafe

North Hopkins, Hopkins, Belize

Tel. 5237280

Cuisine: Western, Beer/Wine, Caribbean, Non-veg

Accommodation with onsite family-style restaurant. Kitchen is aware of veganism and will prepare your dish according to your dietary requirement.

San Igancio


22 Burns Ave, San Ignacio, Belize
Tel. 501-804-2267
Now Open: Mon 6:00am-9:30pm, Wed-Sun 6:00am-9:30pm

Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, American, International, Organic, Beer/Wine, Central American, Creole, Non-veg

Offers vegan options including fruit platters, beans, hash browns and more. Drinks include espresso, latte, coffee with soy milk. Serves an in-house-made veggie/bean burger, fajitas, burritos, quesadillas (ask for no cheese, sour cream, mayonnaise). Try the traditional curry with tofu. Serves breakfast all day. Laid back atmosphere. Free Wi-fi or use computer on premises for free.

Roots Wraps and Smoothies

14 Burns Ave, San Ignacio, Belize
Tel. 501-666-2889
Tue-Fri 10:00am-5:00pm, Sat 5:00pm-9:00pm

Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Thai, Juice bar, Take-out, Non-veg

Thai food. New menu Nov 2016; no longer fully veg. Previously located at 38 West Street.


Mojo Lounge Restaurant and Bartique

Placencia Village Rd, Placencia Village, Placencia, Belize

Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, International, Beer/Wine, Non-veg

Offers a good selection of vegan and vegetarian dishes, clearly marked with a V. Menu changes often.

The Shak – Beach Cafe

No.1 Old Sidewalk, Placencia, Belize
Tel. 501-622-168

Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Western, Non-veg

Fresh salads, nachos, stir fries, curries, and wraps prepared to perfection or pick-up one of our fresh fruit smoothies. Vegans ask for choices or see menu.

San Pedro

Mesa Cafe

Vilma Linda Plaza, Tarpon St, San Pedro, Belize
Tel. 2263444

Now Open: Mon-Fri 8:00am-2:00pm

Cuisine: Western, Beer/Wine, Caribbean, Belizian, Non-veg

Australian-owned daytime cafe offering healthier breakfast and lunch – with more veggie choices at lunch. Vegan-possible items include sweet potato and black bean tostada, chickpea burger, and bun-less bean burger – let the staff know if you’re vegan. Has chai tea and espresso.


7, Boca del Rio Dr, San Pedro, Belize
Tel. 5016301241

Now Open: Mon-Sun 12:00am-12:00am, Mon-Sun 7:00am-12:00am

Cuisine: Lacto, Ovo, American, Pizza, Western, Fast food, Beer/Wine, Take-out, Caribbean, Non-veg

Beachfront hostel, bar and restaurant. Known for its oven baked pizzas. The fried pickles are vegan, and the salads, tacos, and nachos can be requested vegan – ask.

Wild Mangos

42 Barrier Reef Dr, San Pedro, Belize
Tel. 501-226-2859

Mon-Sat 12:00pm-9:00pm

Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, Western, Beer/Wine, Take-out, Caribbean, Non-veg

Menu has a few labeled vegan items for lunch including a house-made burger, a wrap, and a burrito. For dinner a kale caesar salad, zucchini noodle and pesto dish, and gordas. A few other items can be made vegan. Close to Central Park.

Ambergris Caye


The end of Front Road, Caye Caulker, Ambergris Caye, Belize

Cuisine: Indian, Juice bar, Non-veg

A tiny restaurant located on the small island of Caye Caulker. Has multiple vegan choices such as hummus and baba ghannoush.

Two Tree Banh Mi

Wally Apartments, Beach Front, San Pedro Town, Belize, n/a San Pedro, Belize, Ambergris Caye, Belize
Tue-Sat 11:00am-5:30pm

Cuisine: Lacto, Ovo, Fast food, Take-out, Vietnamese, Non-veg

Serves primarily meat sandwiches, but the owner is fully aware of the vegan and vegetarian diets and prepares a vegan/vegetarian sandwich upon request for 15 BZD. Just ask.

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