18 Vegan / Vegetarian Friendly Restaurants
Francisco I. Madero 1254 (at opposite Instituto Tecnologico de Oaxaca), Oaxaca, Mexico
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, Western, Buffet, Salad bar, Take-out, Mexican
Full service vegetarian restaurant at a spa hotel, 20 minute walk or short taxi ride from the center. Many dishes contain egg and dairy, but there are several vegan choices. Mid-sized dining room with uniformed waitstaff. Serves a daily menu with mini buffet as well as an extensive menu with veggie steaks, burgers, and tacos.
115 Colonia Centro, Oaxaca, Mexico
Cuisine: Lacto, Ovo, American, Organic, Western, Juice bar, Mexican, Non-veg
Serves meat, vegan options available. Chain of natural food restaurants. Menu has salads, sandwiches, soyburgers, juices. Per management, focus is on natural food and not vegetarian.
Margarita Maza 414, Oaxaca, Mexico
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Take-out, Mexican, Non-veg
Serves meat, vegan options available. Situated near Parque Llano, this place functions as both an organic grocery as well a small sit-down restaurant. Run by a family who creates many varieties of in-house-made seed and nut products including vegan asiento, soy fiambre, barbecued soymeat, and other local Oaxacan foods. Will special order items upon request. Food is vegetarian and sometimes chicken.
Av Hidalgo 1017, Centro, Oaxaca, Mexico
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, Mexican, Non-veg
Serves meat, vegan options available. Mexican restaurant with vegetarian and vegan options. Specializes in tacos with unique and different fillings. The owner is a skilled Oaxacan chef.
Xólotl 118, Barrio Xochimilco (at Plaza de la Cruz), Oaxaca, Mexico
951 205 1664
Cuisine: Western, Fast food, Take-out, Non-veg
Serves meat, vegan options available. Local coffeeshop offering a variety of vegan and vegetarian sandwiches and organic snacks like macadamia nuts and amaranth; only one meat item. Premium quality coffee from the Coatepec region of Veracruz. One block away from Calabacitas Tiernas.
Porfirio Diaz No.1105 (at at La Jicara), Oaxaca, Mexico
Cuisine: Lacto, Ovo, International, Organic, Mexican, Fusion, Non-veg
Serves meat, vegan options available. Previously all vegetarian, now has daily changing vegetarian menu with a few vegan options as reported November 2016. Mexican and international cuisine, natural ambiance, eclectic music. Previously located at Macedonio Alcala 802-a, Feb 2016.
De Venus 117, La Cascada, Oaxaca, Mexico
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, American, Mexican, European, Non-veg
Serves meat, vegan options available. Coffee shop and cafe inside a yoga and cultural center. Offers a set lunch that includes soup, a main course, dessert, and drink. Also has an a la carte menu. Previously located at Jacobo Dalevuelta, Unit 200, Oct 2015.
304 Garcia Vigil (at btwn Bravo and Matamoros), Oaxaca, Mexico
Cuisine: Lacto, Ovo, Organic, Mexican, Non-veg
Serves meat, vegan options available. Little restaurant in a courtyard serving Oaxacan style breakfast til 1pm. The theme is farm to table with all the produce sourced from the chef's family farm. You get fresh squeezed juice, fruit cup, coffee, entree of your choice, then hot chocolate (with ginger and orange rind). His mother makes the chocolate that he uses. Makes a coloradito mole which is vegan. Chef is so willing to accommodate and cook what you want - just let him know. Will open for dinner by reservation.
Rayon 411, Col. Centro (at BEtween Melchor Ocampo and XicoTénecatl), Oaxaca, Mexico
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Ovo, Fast food, Juice bar, Mexican, Oaxacan, Non-veg
Serves meat, vegan options available. Was all-veg but has added a meat dish per Oct 2013 report. Offer vegetarian versions of traditional homestyle dishes with a different menu each day; plus veggie burgers, tostadas, memelitas, and other fast food. Uses authentic local recipes like fava bean and pea stew, hibiscus flower salad, Oaxacan mole. Pleasant, historical courtyard. Attached to the Pochote Market.
Murguia , Oaxaca, Mexico
Cuisine: Indian, Non-veg
Serves meat, vegan options available. A tiny hole in the wall Indian comida offers some vegetarian and vegan food - please inquire.
Boulevard Benito Juarez, cerca Mini Super, Calle De Morro, Zicatela Beach, Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca, Mexico
Cuisine: Beer/Wine, Middle Eastern, Non-veg
Serves meat, vegan options available. Offers Middle Eastern food, including falafel. Has a small menu with at least 3 vegan and/or vegetarian choices.
Belisario Dominguez 513, Col Reforma, Oaxaca, Mexico
Cuisine: Juice bar, Mexican, Non-veg
Serves meat, vegan options available. Has veggie options and tortillas made by hand from organic, non-modified local corn.
Porfirio Diaz 1105, Colonia Centro, Oaxaca de Juarez (at Olivera), Oaxaca, Mexico
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Beer/Wine, Mexican, Non-veg
Serves meat, vegan options available. Has separate vegan and vegetarian sections (some of the vegetarian dishes can be vegan by omitting the quesillo/crema from the taquitos). The clearly labeled all-vegan items include hummus (garbanzos or lentils), chile relleno of seitan, and a veggie burger. Usually has a vegetarian menu del dia which might be veganizable. Atmosphere is casual. Also has a large selection of mezcales, and Mexican beers (including Oaxacan artisanal beers).
Garcia Vigil 403, Colonia Centro, Oaxaca City (at Abasalo), Oaxaca, Mexico
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Italian, Mediterranean, Mexican, Non-veg
Serves meat, vegan options available. Italian restaurant with many vegan choices clearly labeled on menu. There is a vegetarian section and all dishes on it are labeled vegan. There are also appetizers, salads, and soup that are labeled vegan. The vegan entrees include Italian foods along with Mexican dishes. They have tofu and seitan. Try the seitan mole. As of July 2016, has the largest selection of vegan options in the city. Located in the historic center, just two blocks from Santo Domingo Church.
Armenta y López 922, Oaxaca, Mexico
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, Take-out, Mexican, Oaxacan, Non-veg
Serves meat, vegan options available. Small breakfast and lunch cafe opened by former chef of Flor de Loto. It's near the Periférico. Comfortable space, eclectic music, approximately 75% vegetarian menu. Offers soy chorizo and many traditional Oaxacan dishes. Owner/chef is willing to vegan and customized alternatives.
Constitucion 200, Oaxaca, Mexico
Cuisine: Lacto, American, Juice bar, Take-out, Mexican, Non-veg
Serves meat, vegan options available. A small juice and sandwich bar. Offers a vegetarian sandwich which can be made vegan if asked.
J.P. Garcia 207, Centro (at Trujano), Oaxaca, Mexico
Cuisine: Lacto, Take-out, Mexican, Non-veg
Serves meat, vegan options available. Cafe with vegan options inside a health food store, all vegetarian except for turkey ham. Offers fast food for takeaway like tamales, soyburgers (2 big ones, fries, and drink for around 36 pesos), chilaquiles, sandwiches, breakfast, and a 35 peso lunch menu which includes soup, salad, main dish, drink, and dessert. Simple set up. You might bring your food "para llavar" (to-go) and eat at the Zocalo, Los Arcos de Xochimilco, or the botanical garden.
Hidalgo 202 (at 5 de Mayo), Oaxaca, Mexico
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, American, Organic, Western, Mexican, Non-veg
Serves meat, vegan options available. Organic food cafe and grocery shop with some vegan options.
Health Food Stores, Vegan Shops, Vegan Bakeries, Vegetarian B&Bs, Veg Catering, Veg*n Organizations
Colon 605, Centro, Oaxaca, Mexico
Natural food shop. Please send HappyCow some details.
J.P. Garcia 207, Centro (at Trujano), Oaxaca, Mexico
Natural food store with a take-out veggie cafe inside.
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