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Vegan / Vegetarian Restaurants: (8 Listings)

Comida Taiwanesa

  • Vegetarian Restaurant
5.0 stars 1 review
8a Calle (at 8a Avenida), Quetzaltenango, Guatemala
Mon-Sat 9:00am-6:00pm
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Chinese, Take-out, Taiwanese

Small, completely vegetarian stand that serves Taiwanese street food snacks such as shaved ice, Taiwan style soy milk, stuffed cakes, and Taiwanese empanadas (a better description would be savory pancakes). The pancakes, soy milk and shaved ice (provided you only get fruit toppings and say no to the condensed milk) are vegan. Only one very small table. This is purely a grab-and-go type place. Directly across the street from La Esquina Asiatica. Cash only. Inexpensive.


Artesano Panaderia and Bakery

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
4.0 stars 2 reviews
7a Calle 15-18, Zona 1, Quetzaltenango, Guatemala
Mon-Sat 8:00am-8:00pm
Cuisine: Lacto, Ovo, American, Pizza, Fast food, Take-out, Bakery, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. Vegetarian-friendly bakery cafe with comfortable seating and Wi-Fi. Makes breads, bagels, pizza, and sandwiches with tofu, tempeh, and vegetable. Vegans ask to omit cheese in sandwich. Beverages include juice and coffee. Has stuffed breads for take out. Staff is knowledgeable about veganism. Occasionally has vegan cakes. Moderate.

Cafe R.E.D.

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
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8 Avenida 5-19, Zona 1, Quetzaltenango, Guatemala
Mon 11:00am-6:00pm, Tue-Sat 11:00am-9:00pm
Cuisine: Lacto, Ovo, Guatemalan, Latin, South American, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. A social enterprise restaurant and cultural center. Menu specifically lists vegetarian choices, of which a few may be requested vegan. Also a few dishes with meat can be made vegetarian such as nachos omit meat and cheese and substitute tofu and guacamole. You will need speak Spanish to request changes. Has Wi-Fi. Sometime closes early. Has outdoor seating. Cash only. Moderate.

Casa Verde

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
3.0 stars 1 review
15 Avenida 3-15, Zona 1, Quetzaltenango, Guatemala
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Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Pizza, Western, Juice bar, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. A sign out front reads "vegan food." Many vegetarian items and a few vegan ones on the menu are marked. Dinner courses with veg options. Menu states that food is cooked in vegetable oil. On the a la carte menu: licuados, juices, smoothies, salads, pizzas, crepes, soups, baguette sandwiches, and falafel with salad. Previously located at 15 Av 2-38, June 2015. Directions: Located just above the post office, at the front of Vrisa book shop. Moderate.

El Cuartito

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
3.0 stars 1 review
13 Avenida, 7-09, Zona 1, Xela, Quetzaltenango, Guatemala
502/4037 5775
Mon-Sun 8:00am-11:00pm
Cuisine: Juice bar, Beer/Wine, Latin American, Guatemalan, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. Formerly pure veg but added meat to its menu in Sept 2014. Cafe with a courtyard. Offers some food items that are vegan, others can be made vegan by request - though you'll need to be able to say it in Spanish. Hosts live music sometimes. Has outdoor seating. Accepts credit cards. Moderate.

La Esquina Asiatica

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
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9 Avenida, 6-79, Zona 1, Quetzaltenango, 77511
Mon 12:30pm-9:00pm, Wed-Sat 12:30pm-9:00pm, Sun 12:30pm-3:00pm
Cuisine: Ovo, Chinese, Japanese, Take-out, Asian, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. Offers a mix of Asian foods, and many things can be made vegetarian if not already. The Japanese fried noodles (with tofu), cashew nut chicken (ask for tofu instead), curry (with tofu) and couple of the wraps can all be requested vegan. Located on second level, across the street from Casa de Yoga; ring doorbell to enter. Cash only. Inexpensive.

Sabor de la India

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
4.0 stars 1 review
15 Avenida, 3-64, Zone 1, Xela, Quetzaltenango, Guatemala
Tue-Sat 11:00am-9:00pm, Sun 5:00pm-9:00pm
Cuisine: Lacto, Indian, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. Located next to Visra Books and enroute to Parque Central via 4a Calle. One of the few places in Xela that explicitly states "vegan" on the menu. Reasonable prices. Has Wi-Fi. Accepts credit cards. Moderate.

Health Food Stores, Vegan Shops, Vegan Bakeries, Vegetarian B&Bs, Veg Catering, Veg*n Organizations: (3 Listings)


  • Bakery
5.0 stars 1 review
7 Calle, 13-25a, Zona 1 (at 13 Avenida), Quetzaltenango
Mon-Fri 8:00am-6:30pm, Sat 8:00am-2:00pm

Small quaint bakery owned by two women. Offers many vegan options, including desserts, stuffed breads (such as curry and tomato), granola, ice cream and others. Also has a juice bar. Located next to King & Queen Bar.


  • Veg Catering
5.0 stars 1 review
7a Calle 15-79, Zona 1, Quetzaltenango

Guate-Maki is a Japanese ex-pat makes sushi (non-veg) for other ex-pats and can make vegan sushi. Order via phone, text, or facebook message on Tuesday, and she will give you an address for pick up on Wednesday. Cash only.

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