13 Vegan / Vegetarian Friendly Restaurants
8a Calle (at 8a Avenida), Quetzaltenango, Guatemala
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.
6a Calle 9-30 (at /Behind City Hall - 1 Block from the park), Quetzaltenango, Guatemala
Cuisine: Lacto, Ovo, Organic, Raw, Salad bar, Juice bar, Take-out
A juice and smoothie bar that also serves vegetarian and vegan sandwiches and salads. Most produce is organic and locally sourced.
6ta Calle 7-32 Zona 1, Quetzaltenango, Guatemala
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, American, Pizza, International, Beer/Wine, Mexican
Vegetarian restaurant with Wi-Fi, est. 2015. Serves smoothies, cocktails, tacos, burritos, pasta, pad thai, soups, salads, and even vegan French toast. Hosts open mic on Sunday.
8 Avenida 5-19, Zona 1, Quetzaltenango, Guatemala
Cuisine: Lacto, Ovo, Guatemalan, Latin, South American, Non-veg
Serves meat, vegan 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.
15 Avenida 3-15, Zona 1, Quetzaltenango, Guatemala
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Pizza, Western, Juice bar, Non-veg
Serves meat, vegan 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.
13 Avenida, 7-09, Zona 1, Xela, Quetzaltenango, Guatemala
Cuisine: Juice bar, Beer/Wine, Latin American, Guatemalan, Non-veg
Serves meat, vegan 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.
7a Calle 15-18, Zona 1, Quetzaltenango, Guatemala
Cuisine: Lacto, Ovo, American, Pizza, Fast food, Take-out, Bakery, Non-veg
Serves meat, vegan options available. Formerly called Artesano Panaderia and Bakery. Bakery cafe with 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. Occasionally has vegan cakes.
9 Avenida, 6-79, Zona 1, Quetzaltenango, Guatemala
Cuisine: Ovo, Chinese, Japanese, Take-out, Asian, Non-veg
Serves meat, vegan 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.
6a Calle & 10a Avenida, Zona 1, Quetzaltenango, Guatemala
Cuisine: Lacto, Ovo, American, Pizza, Mediterranean, Juice bar, Non-veg
Serves meat, vegan options available. Ask for the separate vegetarian/vegan menu, which lists salads, falafel wrap, baguette sandwiches and burgers, crepes, pizza, hummus and baba ghanoush, and tofu/tempeh with salad, soups or veggies. Specify vegan to be sure. Located near Frutopia and Parque a Centro.
15 Avenida, 3-64, Zone 1, Xela, Quetzaltenango, Guatemala
Cuisine: Lacto, Indian, Non-veg
Serves meat, vegan 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.
12 Avenida 3-80, Parque Cental-Quetzaltenango, Quetzaltenango, Guatemala
Cuisine: Lacto, Organic, Fast food, Take-out, Mexican, Non-veg
Serves meat, vegan options available. A fast-casual taqueria that works with local organic farming co-op. Has organic soy chorizo with baked tomatoes and red onions as well as a mixed vegetable taco option of eggplant, zucchini, and caramelized onions. Offers a toppings bar.
Health Food Stores, Vegan Shops, Vegan Bakery and Catering, Vegetarian B&Bs, Organizations
7a Calle 15-79, Zona 1, Quetzaltenango, Guatemala
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.
7 Calle, 13-25a, Zona 1 (at 13 Avenida), Quetzaltenango, Guatemala
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.
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