8 Vegan / Vegetarian Friendly Restaurants
Plaza Vita, Local 14 (at 50 metros oeste de Plaza Colonial), Escazu, Costa Rica
Cuisine: Lacto, Ovo, Pizza, Organic, Western, Juice bar, Beer/Wine, Take-out
Opened Feb 2014 a health food cafe offering wraps, sandwiches, vegetarian burgers, pizza, salads, juices and smoothies. Ask for menu of the day. Has gluten-free.
Avenida Escazu, Edificio 101 AE Torre Lexus, 2do nivel, Escazu, Costa Rica
Cuisine: Lacto, Ovo, Western, Fast food, Salad bar, Juice bar, Beer/Wine, Take-out, Costa Rican, Non-veg
Serves meat, vegan options available. Convenience store, restaurant, and bakery located inside Avenida Escazu, El Mercadito. Sells a small selection of fresh produce along with essential items you'd expect at a convenience store, including wine and spirits plus you'll find almond milk, brown rice milk, and granola. A deli area offers pre-made food items with some veggie food like lasagna, hummus, quinoa salad, orzo, among others. Has fresh juice blends. The restaurant includes the daily specials of which there are always at least 3 veggie items to choose from. Could order veggie pizza as well or go to the salad bar and build your own salad from the fresh ingredient selection. The bakery and gelato station is also well stocked.
Av 34 Calle 134 South-West Corner, Escazu, Costa Rica
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Organic, Western, Beer/Wine, Take-out, Caribbean, Non-veg
Serves meat, vegan options available. Breakfast, lunch, coffee, tea, organic wine, and cake. Daily specials at approx. 4000 colones include soup, salad, rice, beans and an entree (no drink). Pita breads with different fillings. Also sells take-home organic food, cosmetics, cleaning products and more. Organic market on Wednesday (but check website occasional closures). Directions: Located 1 block south (up the hill) from San Miguel Catholic Church's main entrance in a green 2-story building decorated w/mosaics in the Buena Tierra Mall.
Multiplaza Escazu, Momentum Lindora, Escazu, Costa Rica
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Mediterranean, Juice bar, Non-veg
Serves meat, vegan options available. Salads, pita bread, fresh fruit smoothies, vegetarian soups. Everything is prepared on site.
San Rafael de Escazu, Trejos Montealegre, Escazu, Costa Rica
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Ovo, Western, Beer/Wine, Delivery, Take-out, Non-veg
Serves meat, vegan options available. Located at Apartotel Maria Alexandra, from Vivero Exotica 100 N and 125 W. Cozy atmosphere with Wi-Fi and book exchange. Has vegetarian and vegan appetizers, pizza, sandwiches, main courses, vegan pastries such as lemon pie, beet cake, chocolate cake with soy whipped cream. Reportedly re-opened Sept 2011.
Route 27, second exit after toll, front of Multiplaza Escazú, store #12 (at Combai Mercado Urbano), Escazu, Costa Rica
Cuisine: Lacto, Pizza, Italian, Non-veg
Serves meat, vegan options available. Makes pizza, pasta, and breads. Pizza is thin crust and made fresh. Offers a signature pizza which is vegan suitable. Laid back atmosphere.
400mts oeste de Plaza Colonial, Centro Comercial Plaza del Rio, Escazu, Costa Rica
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, American, Organic, Raw, Western, Juice bar, Take-out, Non-veg
Serves fish, vegan options available. Vegetarian, vegan, and fish. Since 2014. Offers raw vegan meals, salads which are all vegan except for one with goat cheese, cold-pressed juices, coffee, and desserts.
Del cruce de San Rafael de Escazu 100m S, a mano Izquierda, Escazu, Costa Rica
Cuisine: Lacto, Indian, Delivery, Take-out, Non-veg
Serves meat, vegan options available. Indian food menu where vegetarian/vegan dishes are denoted. Discounted take out and delivery between 3-7pm.
Health Food Stores, Vegan Shops, Vegan Bakery and Catering, Vegetarian B&Bs, Organizations
Centro Comercial Plaza Atlantis, entrada a San Rafael de Escazú, Escazu, Costa Rica
A conventional supermarket chain but offers more veg-friendly options than the average market. Vegan items include multiple types of plant-based milks, soy yogurt, texturized soy protein, Gardein products, deli meats, protein powder. It also carries a selection of BioLand products which are mostly organic and vegan. Many kinds of sweets.
Autopista Prospero Fernandez (at inside Walmart), Escazu, Costa Rica
A health store that carries a big variety of products such as vegan protein powder mixes, natural oils, body care, supplements of medicinal plants (e.g. moringa) and many more. Previously located at Frente al Centro Comercial Trejos Monte Alegre.
Still hungry? Try searching for areas surrounding Escazu.