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Vegan Travel

Exploring Playa del Carmen Vegan Scene

In Playa del Carmen I gave myself the task of trying as much vegan food as possible. I was with my mother who is neither vegan nor vegetarian, but she was willing to go on my “vegandventures“. To my delight- and also hers- she loved everything she tasted.

Essential Guide for Vegan Travelers

Unfortunately though, during the month I visited several places that I was dying to try were closed for remodeling. This includes places such as La Senda Vegana and Charlie’s Vegan tacos in Tulum.

However, this definitely gives me an excuse to return and is another reason why I would be happy living in Playa del Carmen. There is so much vegan food!

Below are some of my favorite places to find vegan food in Playa del Carmen.

I’m also adding some of the ones I missed to visit. They are on my list of goals for the next time!

Vegan Food in Playa del Carmen

💚 Vegan 💜Vegetarian 💛Restaurant with vegan options

💚 Clorofila Green & Vegan

Chlorophyll-Playa del Carmen, Vegan travel guide

This was the first one to visit on my arrival because luckily my Airbnb had a strategic location. I only needed to walk 5 minutes to get to several vegan restaurants, including Clorofila.

It was difficult to decide on something because they have many options!

If you go for breakfast they have pancakes, vegan omelet and some Mexican dishes such as enchiladas.

There are also different options for burgers, vegan dips like hummus, guacamole, kimchi, and they even have a cheese table!

I ordered a sandwich with a vegan patty. The vegan mayo was delicious and the sweet potato chips to die for.

You can also ask for delivery, although it’s better to go in person because the atmosphere is very nice and the attention very friendly. In addition, they have a store with organic products and plenty of juices and smoothies.

Location: Calle 20 Esq. Av. 30 North 222, Colonia Gonzalo Guerrero-Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo.

💛 Bio-Natural

An organic shop that also has a restaurant. Most of their dishes are vegan and vegetarian.

This place was also close to my Airbnb so I went several times and loved everything. Their raw berry cheesecake was delicious, as well as the tofu scramble with vegan chorizo.

They also offer soups, hot drinks with almond milk, vegan desserts, lasagna, burgers, Mexican dishes, and more.

Location: Av. 10 with constituents-Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo.

💚 Fresco Habito

I visited Fresco Habito for breakfast as they have several choices of smoothies, toast, oatmeal, and more.

Their lunch menu is incredibly healthy but delicious as well. You can make your own mix of ingredients to create customized Buddha bowls or choose from their already established options.

Location: 1st Avenue with 20 Street-Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo.

💚 La Senda Vegana

Vegan food, La Senda Vegana Restaurant in Playa del Carmen
Photo: La Senda Vegana Facebook

At La Senda you can find Mexican dishes, salads, burgers, desserts, and breakfasts among other things.

I had it on my list of places to visit, but it was also closed the moment I was in Playa. Maybe for the next time!

Location: Ave 10 N between 10 and 10 bis streets, Colonia Centro, Playa Del Carmen.

💜 Aloha Raw Bar

Aloha Raw Bar-Playa del Carmen, Vegan travel guide

At Aloha Raw Bar I had a delicious,  fulfilling and super refreshing smoothie bowl with vibrant colors.

This place has a cool and relaxed atmosphere, their local is a good place to meet friends and spend a chill time while enjoying their many choices of food and drinks. 

Location: Av. 20 between Calles 38 and 40 Col. Zazilha-Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo.

💛 100% Natural

I loved the ambiance of this restaurant, surrounded by trees and water fountains. The staff was very attentive and the vegan options were yummy and came in good portions.

I was able to enjoy the pasta, the lentil soup with kale and the Asian rice with tofu and vegetables.

This restaurant is located in the heart of Quinta Avenida which makes it a fairly easy place to go for lunch when you are in the area.

Since they offer vegan and non-vegan options, you can go with your non-vegan travel buddies as well.

Location: 5th Avenue (between Calle 10 and 12)-Playa Del Carmen, Quintana Roo.

💚 Comet 984

This 50’s inspired diner in Playa del Carmen has a completely vegan menu. Yes, absolutely everything is vegan!

At Comet 984 you can find French fries with bacon and cheese, milkshakes, hot dogs, cheeseburgers and corndogs… all vegan and delicious.

The cool 50’s decor is a bonus, plus it’s super lively and will make you feel in another decade.

You shouldn’t miss it!

Location: 8th Street, between AV 20 y 25, Plaza Mahaual, Colonia Center-Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo.

💚 The Pitted Date

This restaurant was also closed the time I visited. They have desserts, fresh ingredients, breakfasts that have amazing reviews and I hope to be able to try it the next time I visit.

One of their popular dishes is the vegan omelette, so if you had the chance to try it let me know how it is.

Location: Ave. CTM between Primera and Cozumel-Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo.

💚 Marvin’s Burger

If your thing is burgers, then in this restaurant you can find several options for fast food. Everything on their menu is free of animal products.

They offer options like hot dogs, croquettes, Chick’n tenders, among other specialties of the house.

Location: Av 5 Norte Esq Calle 48-Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo

Other restaurants with vegan options in Playa del Carmen

For more options of vegan food in Playa del Carmen or Tulum, I recommend you visit Happy Cow, one of the best and most complete pages(apps)  to find restaurants in almost any part of the world!

Do you want to know more about the things you can do and see in Playa del Carmen and the Riviera Maya? Then don’t forget to read my previous post: 6 reasons why I could move to Playa del Carmen.

Have you visited Playa del Carmen or another place on the Yucatan Peninsula? What is your favorite place to eat and what other things would you recommend for the people to visit? Your comments are very valuable!

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