18 Vegan / Vegetarian Friendly Restaurants
Calle Larga 5-14, Mariano Cueva (at Calle Larga), Cuenca, Ecuador
Cuisine: Vegan, International, Macrobiotic, Beer/Wine, Take-out, Fusion
A plant-based food cafe/restaurant reported to be all-vegan, but appears to possibly have vegetarian food (please send HappyCow an update if you know the status). Conscious gastronomic experience. Accepts reservations.
12 de Abril Ave 5-14, Guayas St, Cuenca, Ecuador
Cuisine: Vegan, American, Pizza, Fast food, Beer/Wine, Bakery, Fusion
An all-vegan restaurant opened May 2017. Offers a menu including gourmet burgers, bbq chick'n wings, pizza with toppings and mozzarella, nachos with ham and chorizo, creamy, not-banana-based ice cream, cappuccino, mochas, latte, brownies and much more. vegetable mjilks. Uses no pre-made meat substitutes but healthier "de la casa" secret recipes.
Cuenca, Cuenca, Ecuador
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Organic, Take-out, Persian
Serves all Persian vegetarian and vegan cuisine. Main plates include curry and mirzha. Drinks include natural juices, chai, organic local coffee. All spices are from Iran. Relocated from Vilcabamba. NOTE: please send exact address/map coordinates to HappyCow.
Jose Peralta 3-105 y Av del Estadio esq, Cuenca, Ecuador
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, Fast food, Juice bar, Ecuadorian
Vegetarian fast food restaurant chain with several locations in Cuenca. Offers a daily menu and a-la-carte dishes. Local food. Fresh juices and ice cream available. Food is low in salt and less fat.
Tomas Ordonez 10-19 (at Gran Colombia), Cuenca, Ecuador
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Juice bar, Ice cream
Vegetarian place serves lunch and dinner with vegan options. Available are salads, entrees, plenty of fruit juices and ice cream creations. Popular local place.
Juan Jaramillo 7-27 y Borrero, Cuenca, Ecuador
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Pizza, Indian, International, Juice bar
Offers set lunch which includes rice, salad, juice, and main course. An extensive menu of other options include Italian food, pizza, Asian food.
Hermano Miguel 5-62, Cuenca, Ecuador
Cuisine: Lacto, Ovo, International, Italian, Organic, Fast food, Take-out, Mexican, Bakery, Non-veg
Serves meat, vegan options available. Artisan coffee roaster and cafe in serving and selling organic and special coffee blends from the region. Soy milk available. Offers a vegetarian burrito (bowl), sandwich and hamburger, which can be easily veganized on request. Vegan cake and brownies available (offer may change daily). Staff is knowledgeable and accommodates vegans. Must-go place for soy latte.
Juan Jaramillo 8-66 (at Benigno Malo), Cuenca, Ecuador
Cuisine: Lacto, Ovo, Juice bar, Ecuadorian, Non-veg
Serves meat, vegan options available. Offers vegetarian lunch specials and has a vegetarian section on the menu. The lunch specials come with juice, soup, main dish, and dessert. Has a bar. Takes credit card with minimum $10 purchase.
Escalitas de Bellavista 336, Heroes de Verdeloma (at Tarqui and General Torres), Cuenca, Ecuador
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, International, Organic, Beer/Wine, Take-out, Bakery, Fusion, Non-veg
Serves meat, vegan options available. Uses organic products as much as possible. Every menu item can be made vegan, ovo-lacto vegetarian or pescetarian. Vegan dishes include tofu or eggplant shakshuka, arepa ranchera, ratatouille and tapenade sandwich, Middle Eastern wrap, tabbouleh, liguria salad, hummus, baba ganoush and tapenade (no anchovies). Previously at Benigno Malo, change of address October 2017.
Calle Larga 6-16 y Hermano Miguel (at enfrente de la Escalinata), Cuenca, Ecuador
Cuisine: Lacto, Ovo, American, Organic, Take-out, Non-veg
Serves meat, vegan options available. Breakfast and lunch restaurant serving American fare. Vegans have 2 choices: a veggie burger (pattie of whole grain rice, beets, black beans) and a sub sandwich with the usual veggies and hummus. At times a pasta specials without meat. Sources organic fruits and vegetables from local farmers. Informal atmosphere. Hosts meditation (Shambhala Buddhist) and Iyengar yoga classes .
Health Food Stores, Vegan Shops, Vegan Bakery and Catering, Vegetarian B&Bs, Organizations
Benigno Malo, Vega Muñoz, Cuenca, Ecuador
0993388645 / 2820673
Every Monday and Wednesday prepares bread of different types, vegan cakes, empanadas and more. Call or WhatsApp to place an order; you can collect or if you prefer will deliver to your home at no additional cost.
Gran Colombia 993 (at Padre Aguirre), Cuenca, Ecuador
Juice and Salad bar. Offers plenty of add-ins like maca, chia, moringa, coconut oil, hemp protein, wheatgrass, spirulina, chia. Has almond milk. Owner grows her own kale. Previously called Live Green Superfoods at 9-87 Gran Colombia, change of name and address reported April 2017.
Benigno Malo 12-27, Cuenca, Ecuador
Health food store on the ground floor, guestroom upstairs. Sells natural vegetarian food products as well as organic produce, sauces, take-out foods, and supplements. Fresh baked bread delivered here twice a week. Kombucha and kefir always stocked in the fridge. 2018 added a juice bar with juices, snacks, falafel sandwiches and gluten free desserts. Hosts a free book and DVD exchange and offers inversion table and massage.
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