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
Back-2-Live Cafe Living Delight
Southern Foreshore (at Bishop St), Belize City, Belize
Tel. 001-501-6699360, 818-627690
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.
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.
5 Eve Street (at Queen Street), Belize City, Belize
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
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.
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
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
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.
22 Burns Ave, San Ignacio, Belize
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
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
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.
Vilma Linda Plaza, Tarpon St, San Pedro, Belize
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
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.
42 Barrier Reef Dr, San Pedro, Belize
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.
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
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.