San Jose, Costa Rica Vegan Friendly Restaurants

Top 10 Vegan / Vegetarian Restaurants

Whether you're vegetarian, vegan, or just searching for plant-based dining options, it's nice to have personal recommendations. That's why HappyCow has created this list, featuring the ten best vegan restaurants in San Jose, as determined by the highest scores calculated from HappyCow community member reviews.

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.
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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.

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Calle 37, Barrio Dent (at 15 meters north of Boliche Dent), San Jose, Costa Rica



Cuisine: Vegan, American, Fast food, Take-out

Plant-based fast food restaurant. Vegan burgers, salads and desserts. Organic coffee and juices.

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Boulevard Rohrmoser, 10109 Pavas, San Jose, Costa Rica



Cuisine: Vegan, American, Fast food, Take-out, Costa Rican, Latin American

Vegan restaurant serving burgers, burritos, salads and some Latin dishes. Est. 2015.

8 Reviews

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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.

6 Reviews

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Libreria Universitaria, 25 mt East of Soda la U (at /street of Bitter San Padro), San Jose, Costa Rica



Cuisine: Lacto, Ovo, International, Organic, Western, Juice bar, Take-out, Bakery

Located near the UCR. Has Wi-Fi.

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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.

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Avenida 7, Calle 5, diagonal al Alianza Francesa, Carmen, San Jose, Costa Rica



Cuisine: Ovo, Chinese, Buffet, Take-out, Taiwanese

Chinese vegetarian restaurant, est. since 2011. Basic and small with tables and stool seating.

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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.

18 Reviews

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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.

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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.

So, there you have it - our list of the very best vegan food that San Jose has to offer. We hope that you enjoy your dining experience.

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