Guide to Quito Vegan Restaurants, Vegetarian Restaurants, Natural Foods, & Health Food Stores.
Vegan / Vegetarian Restaurants: (17 Listings)
Luis Cordero E 3-31 (at 9 de Octubre), Quito, Ecuador
Open Mon-Sat 9am-4pm, closed Sun. Cuisine: Vegan, Organic, Ecuadorian
All vegan and organic. Serves set lunch (soup, main dish, small dessert) for $4. Offers cooking classes. Free wi-fi. Moderate.
Galerias Sucre OE4-48, Quito, Ecuador
n/a Cuisine: Chinese, International, Ecuadorian, Juice bar
Small vegetarian restaurant located in a mall around the corner from the famous baroque church, Iglesia de la Compania in Old Town Quito. Brown rice with veggies and faux meat, fruit juice, and more. Large portions. Popular with locals at lunch time. May be difficult to find. Inexpensive.
Isaac Albeniz E2-99 (at Mozart), Quito, Ecuador
Open Mon-Sat 12-4pm. Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Chinese, Ecuadorian, Fast food, Take-out
A small vegetarian lunch establishment in an industrial/commercial part of North Quito. Serves specials along with a normal menu. Many vegan options. Atmosphere is clean and quiet. Inexpensive.
Ave Manuel Larrea y Calle Riofrio (at near the Basilica, old town), Quito, Ecuador
Open Mon-Fri 11am-8pm. Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, Ecuadorian
Local veggie almuerzos (lunch) as well as veggie hot dogs, empanadas, and more. A no frills and cheap place, lovely family running the place and making their own seitan (gluten mockmeat). Has some health products for sale. Inexpensive.
Joaquin Pinto E7-68 y Diego de Almagro, Mariscal, Quito, Ecuador
Open Mon-Sat 8am-9:30pm, Sun 8am-5:30pm. Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ecuadorian, International, Beer/Wine, Juice bar
In the Mariscal suburb. Serves a wide range of foods from Ecuadorian in addition to Chinese, Mexican, Italian, and American. Has veggie burgers, fruit smoothies, vegetarian version of Ecuador's national dish, soy steak, white corn, potato cakes, beet root, veggie chorizo sausage. Free wireless internet. Has outdoor seating. Accepts credit cards. Moderate.
Venezuela N8-42 (at Manabi), Quito, Ecuador
Open Mon-Fri 8am-4pm, closed Sat-Sun. Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Ovo, Salad bar, Ecuadorian
A standard Ecuadorian lunch place frequented by locals (be prepared to share a table with someone else). Set lunch menu ($2.25) includes small salad bar, soup, main course and dessert. Lunch is all vegan with the exception of cake made with eggs at times. Also serves breakfast with fewer vegan options. Cash only. Inexpensive.
Juan Leon Mera, Mariscal (at Carrion), Quito, Ecuador
2234-828 / 087-305-975
Open Mon-Sat 12:00-16:00, closed Sun. Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Chinese
Taiwanese run restaurant and pasteleria. Offers menu of the day, executive lunches and more with vegan options. Inexpensive.
Esmeraldas Oe3-115 (853) (at Old Town), Quito, Ecuador
Open Mon-Sun 12-3pm. Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Indian, Juice bar, Salad bar, Buffet
Hare Krishna center that offers a set menu each day which includes main dish, soup, salad, juice, and dessert. Sells wheat bread and other desserts as well. Also hosts cooking classes and events. Has outdoor seating. Inexpensive.
Av. 12 de Octubre N24-55 (at between Presidente Wilson and Mariscal Foch), Quito, Ecuador
Open Mon-Fri 8.30-16.30.
Health food restaurante and cafeteria. Inexpensive.
Guayaquil Oe2-50 y Juan Montalvo, Tumbaco Centro, Quito, Ecuador
2377535 Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Ecuadorian, Juice bar
Vegetarian restaurant serving Ecuadorian food. Has vegan options. Offers salads, fruit juices, coconut water and more. NOTE: maybe closed/shut down, please verify and let HappyCow know. Inexpensive.
140 Los Naranjos (at 6 de Diciembre), Quito, Ecuador
Open Tue-Sat, closed Mon. Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Chinese, Fast food, Take-out
A small lunch eatery near the shopping areas that run along Parque La Carolina, on a small street off 6 de Diecembre. Makes Chinese food with a bit of an Ecuadorian feel, has lunch specials. Many mock meat dishes. Inexpensive.
9 de Octubre N22-25 (at Jeronimo Carrion, in Mariscal Sucre, east of Parque El Ejido), Quito, Ecuador
Open Mon-Fri 8:30-16:30. Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Ecuadorian, Western
Long-time operating veggie restaurant near the spiral mall. Menu is approximately 95% vegan, with vegan versions of local specialties as well as veganburgers and more. Also sells some natural health products. Nice space. Inexpensive.
Jeronimo Carrion E4-144 (at Avenida Rio Amazonas), Quito, Ecuador
Open Mon-Fri 8.30-18.00. Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Indian, Ecuadorian
Hostal/B&B and vegetarian restaurant in the touristy area of La Mariscal. The daily set menu includes main dish, soup, salad, bread, dessert, and juice. Also sells some natural products like bread and granola. Established since late 1990s. Inexpensive.
De Los Shyris N36-152, Quito, Ecuador
Open Mon-Fri 8am-6pm. Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Ovo, Lacto, American, Western, Fast food, Take-out, Non-veg
Serves meat, veg options available. One of many sandwich places in North Quito, the difference is that it offers veggie-meat for the sandwiches and has an entire page of the menu devoted to vegetarian choices. Modern, nice deli feel; also sells some packaged snack foods. Located directly across from Parque La Carolina and just south of El Comercio. Moderate.
Mallorca 24-266 y Guipuzcoa (at La Floresta area), Quito, Ecuador
Open Mon-Thur 8am-10pm, Fri 8am-1am, Sat 9am-1am. Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Ovo, Lacto, American, Western, Juice bar, Beer/Wine, Take-out, Delivery, Non-veg
Serves meat, veg options available. A green (eco) culture cafe in the bohemian neighborhood of La Floresta, established in early 2013. Offers a large menu of sandwiches plus salads, soups, snacks, and desserts in addition to espresso drinks, teas, juices, smoothies, and alcoholic beverages. The menu is around 50% vegetarian and 25% vegan with vegan choices clearly marked. Cozy interior with a fireplace. Outside are two patio areas and a fountain. Hosts live music, open mic, and other events. Free wi-fi. The cafe recycles and composts, and maintains an organic terrace garden. Website: cafespiral.com. Has outdoor seating. Accepts credit cards. Moderate.
Junin E3-121, San Marcos, Quito, Ecuador
Open Tue-Sat 12:00-22:00, closed Sun-Mon. Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Organic, Non-veg
Serves meat, veg options available. Offers several vegan and vegetarian items. Moderate.
Foch 681 y Juan Leon Mera, Quito, Ecuador
Oepn Mon-Sun 7am-11pm, 8am-5pm. Cuisine: Ovo, Lacto, Western, Juice bar, Non-veg
Serves meat, veg options available. Restaurant, coffee bar, and hostel. Offers several vegetarian dishes as well freshly extracted juices though not organic. Uses dairy and eggs. Accepts credit cards. Moderate.
Health Food Stores, Vegan Shops, Vegan Bakeries, Vegetarian B&Bs, Veg Catering, Veg*n Organizations:
Marchena Oe2-38 (at Versailles), Quito,
Open Mon-Fri 8:30am-6pm, Sat 8:30am-4pm, closed Sun.
Solidarity store/supermarket (rather than health store). One of few places in Quito that sells veggie products. Has a small selection of frozen soy and gluten-free hamburgers, hot dogs, other mock meat products as well as soy yogurt and soy mayonnaise. A bit pricey since it's imported.
Esmeraldas Oe3-115, Quito,
Small shop selling a variety of fresh produce, vegan products, health supplements and other goods. They also sell snacks and light meals. Located in a Hare Krishna complex, all foods available adhere to the Hare Krishna principals.
Cumbaya, Quito, 593
Health food store carries only vegan and vegetarian items. A deli is also on premises. Sells vegetable pates, cheese, cakes, cookies, hummus, seitan, and more. Has a line of foods for diabetics and celiacs.
Av Josè de la Cuadra N13 - 474, La Armenia, Valle de los Chillos (at 20 minute ride outside of Quito), Quito,
Yoga center, massages, bed and breakfast, and serves organic food. Transfer everyday. Reservations required. Wheelchair accessible. Cash only.
Pasteleria y Cocina Vegana. Makes vegan cakes, pastries, and meals.
Michelena 415 (at Rafael Grau), Quito,
Serves meat, veg options available. A small juice bar and cafe with a large selection of juices and smoothies; also serves breakfast, but is primarily a juice bar. Has many vegan items.
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Joaquin Pinto Y Reina Victoria Esquina, Quito,
A modern style chocolate store filled with 100% organic cacao. It offers drinks, cakes and chocolate bars for dine-in or take away. All chocolate drinks contain milk as do most of the cakes. Samples galore. Also operates a small store at the airport. Wi-fi ready.
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