Top 10 Vegan / Vegetarian Restaurants
Even curious carnivores should agree that the tasty vegan options available at these restaurants would please even the most discerning palate. From breakfast to brunch, dinner to late-night snacking, and every meat-free meal in-between, we're sure that you'll find the very best veggie dining experiences using our Top 10 list as your guide.
200 este de la Rotonda del Farolito (at Barrio Escalante), San Jose, Costa Rica
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Raw, Delivery, Take-out, Caribbean, Costa Rican
Local restaurant serving fusion cuisine and some raw food. Current location with is pet friendly area with ample parking. Reported re-opened to HappyCow Feb 2014.
250 Oeste del ICE, Tibas. Centro Comercial Plaza Tibas, Segundo Piso, Local 1, San Jose, Costa Rica
Cuisine: Japanese, Beer/Wine, Asian, Fusion, Non-veg
Serves meat, vegan options available. Billed as "Kung Fu Asian Cuisine therapy." Menu offers ramen soups, sushi, noodles, and gyoza (dumplings). Also known as Sugoi Dynasty Sushi.
Barrio Escalante 7th Ave, 35th St (at about 100m from Universidad Hispanoamericana in Barrio Escalante), San Jose, Costa Rica
Cuisine: Lacto, International, Western, Fusion, Costa Rican
Offers vegetarian fusion consisting of a mix of Spanish, Peruvian, Japanese, and Italian cuisine. Most dishes contain cheese but some can be vegan upon request. Opened since Sept 2012. Previously located on Barrio Escalante, del Centro Cultural 250 norte. NOTE: advertises itself as fully vegetarian, but has been reported to serve fish at special events - please confirm and update HappyCow.
La California, 50 m S de la Embajada de Nicaragua, San Jose, Costa Rica
Cuisine: Vegan, Fast food, Juice bar, Latin, Costa Rican, Take-out only
Ecofriendly restaurant-cafe with a variety of vegan fusion food dishes including quesadillas, desserts, zapiekankas, fried chips, and more. Since 2017.
30, Calle 11 (at downtown), San Jose, Costa Rica
Cuisine: Asian, Fusion, Non-veg
Serves meat, vegan options available. Asian food restaurant near Ave Central Market with some vegetarian dishes such as Indian curry, tofu kung pao, Korean chap che, and pad thai. Be sure to specify vegan. Menu has icons for fish, dairy, egg ingredients.
200 Norte de Intensa, Calle 33, San Jose, Costa Rica
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, American, Pizza, International, Organic, Beer/Wine
A vegetarian place with a large vegan selection. Also has a large selection of artisanal beers and in-house-made sodas as well as wine and sangria. Vegan options are clearly labelled on menu as well as vegetarian options that can be made vegan. They specialize in salads, pizzas, sandwiches and pasta.
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