31 Vegan / Vegetarian Friendly Restaurants
Luis Cordero E 3-31 (at 9 de Octubre), Quito, Ecuador
Cuisine: Vegan, Organic, Ecuadorian
vegan and organic. Serves a set lunch comprising soup, main dish, small dessert. Offers cooking classes. Free Wi-Fi.
Mirador de Guapulo Camino de Orellana N27-492 y Pasaje Stubel, Quito, Ecuador
Cuisine: Vegan, Organic, Western, Beer/Wine, Ecuadorian
An all-vegan restaurant with proceeds going to the Tandana organization which works on issues of animal rights and nature preservation. Chairs and tables are made from reclaimed wood and metal, and the glasses made from recycled bottles. Has a good selection of locally produced craft beer.
Galerias Sucre OE4-48, Quito, Ecuador
Cuisine: Chinese, International, Juice bar, Ecuadorian
Small vegetarian restaurant located in a mall around the corner from the famous baroque church, Iglesia de la Compania in Old Town Quito. Brown rice with veggies and faux meat, fruit juice, and more. Large portions. Popular with locals at lunch time. May be difficult to find.
Republica E4-12 y Rumipamba, Quito, Ecuador
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, Western, Beer/Wine, Ecuadorean, Latin
Cafe and performance venue. Has Wi-Fi access and is frequented by a young crowd. Serves vegetarian and vegan food.
Isaac Albeniz E2-99 (at Mozart), Quito, Ecuador
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Chinese, Fast food, Take-out, Taiwanese, Ecuadorian
A small vegetarian lunch establishment in an industrial/commercial part of North Quito, est. 2008. Serves daily specials along with a regular menu. Quiet.
Ave Manuel Larrea y Calle Riofrio (at near the Basilica, old town), Quito, Ecuador
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, Ecuadorian
Local veggie almuerzos (lunch) as well as veggie hot dogs, empanadas, and more. A no frills and cheap place, lovely family running the place and making their own seitan (gluten mockmeat). Has some health products for sale.
Joaquin Pinto E7-68 y Diego de Almagro, Mariscal, Quito, Ecuador
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, International, Juice bar, Beer/Wine, Ecuadorian
In the Mariscal suburb. Serves a wide range of foods from Ecuadorian in addition to Chinese, Mexican, Italian, and American. Has veggie burgers, fruit smoothies, vegetarian version of Ecuador's national dish, soy steak, white corn, potato cakes, beet root, veggie chorizo sausage. Free wireless internet.
Juan Leon Mera, Mariscal (at Carrion), Quito, Ecuador
2234-828 / 087-305-975
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Chinese
Taiwanese run restaurant and pasteleria. Offers menu of the day, executive lunches and more with vegan options.
Esmeraldas Oe3-115 (at Old Town), Quito, Ecuador
Cuisine: Lacto, Indian, Buffet, Salad bar, Juice bar
Hare Krishna center that offers a set menu each day which includes main dish, soup, salad, juice, and dessert. Sells wheat bread and other desserts as well. Also hosts cooking classes and events.
gral. foch E4-181 y Amazonas, Quito, Ecuador
Cuisine: Lacto, Ovo, Ecuadorian
Vegetarian eatery offering non-GMO bread plus coconuts, natural yogurt. Uses eggs. Offers a daily dish. Soup and drinks cost extra.
Av. 12 de Octubre 24-55 (at Presidente Wilson), Quito, Ecuador
Cuisine: Eucadorian, Latin American
Health food restaurante and cafeteria.
E 4-323 Luis Cordero, Mariscal Sucre, Quito, Ecuador
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ecuadorian
A small, home-style Ecuadorian vegetarian restaurant serving daily set lunch menus. Two small dining rooms upstairs in an old building. The entrance is easy to miss, so look for the small sign hanging perpendicular to an open doorway on Luis Cordero, a few doors west of Mariscal Foch crossing. Specify if you are vegan as sometimes uses dairy.
Baquerizo E7-70 (at Reina Victoria), Quito, Ecuador
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Ovo, Chinese, Juice bar, Take-out
Vegetarian restaurant serving Asian (primarily) Chinese food in a pleasant modern atmosphere with Wi-Fi. Lunch special from 12-4pm. Since July 2013.
140 Los Naranjos (at 6 de Diciembre), Quito, Ecuador
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Chinese, Fast food, Take-out
A small lunch eatery near the shopping areas that run along Parque La Carolina, on a small street off 6 de Diecembre. Makes Chinese food with a bit of an Ecuadorian feel, has lunch specials. Many mock meat dishes.
Fernando Ulloa, Rumipamba, Quito, Ecuador
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Pizza, Italian, Organic, Take-out
An Italian vegetarian pizzeria with an all-organic menu and vegan options. Several kinds of pizza can be ordered by the slice or a whole pizza.
Jeronimo Carrion E4-144 (at Avenida Rio Amazonas), Quito, Ecuador
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Indian, Ecuadorian
Hostal/B&B and vegetarian restaurant in the touristy area of La Mariscal. The daily set menu includes main dish, soup, salad, bread, dessert, and juice. Also sells some natural products like bread and granola. Established since late 1990s.
Gonzalo Diaz S2-71, Quito, Ecuador
Cuisine: Lacto, Ovo, Organic, Western, Ecuadorian
Small organic food cafe and market. Sells organic food products like legumes, vegetables, fruits, breads, jam, and sea salt alongside crafts.
Rio Coca OE 6 118 e Isla Fernandina, Quito, Ecuador
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, International, Western
A vegetarian lunches with inexpensive lunches. Has vegan options.
Coruña y Vizcaya, Quito, Ecuador
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Organic, Bakery, Fusion, Peruvian
Vegan lunch, tea, and desserts.
Juan Gonzalez y Corea, Quito, Ecuador
Cuisine: Lacto, Ovo, Western, Buffet, Juice bar
A vegetarian buffet-style vegetarian restaurant located in the Mediterraneo Plaza food court. Serves lunch, juices and desserts and usually have some mock meats. Has vegan options; please inquire. You get 4 options and some rice for $3. For an extra 10 cents you get a juice or soup. For a further 10 cents you get both, and another 10 cents for dessert. (Prices as of Oct 2016.) Standard prices for almuerzos in Quito. Quick service.
De Los Shyris N36-152, Quito, Ecuador
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, American, Western, Fast food, Take-out, Non-veg
Serves meat, vegan options available. One of many sandwich places in North Quito, the difference is that it offers veggie-meat for the sandwiches and has a page of the menu devoted to vegetarian choices. Modern, deli feel. Sells some packaged snack foods. Located directly across from Parque La Carolina and just south of El Comercio.
Pasaje Turquia E10-56 (at Av 6 de Diciembre), Quito, Ecuador
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, International, Organic, Raw, Fast food, Salad bar, Juice bar, Beer/Wine, Delivery, Take-out, Asian, Fusion, African, Non-veg
Serves meat, vegan options available. Has an Asian and African influence. Specializes in a bun inspired by a Chinese steam bun. It is large and offers whole wheat, white and gluten free buns. You pick your fillings, including vegan choices. After you pick the bread and the filling you have a variety of fresh salads and juices. Wi-Fi. Bicycle parking. Outdoor seating with no chairs.
Interoceanica y Diego de Robles EC170157, Quito, Ecuador
Cuisine: Lacto, Ovo, Organic, Western, Juice bar, Non-veg
Serves meat, vegan options available. Organic restaurant offering some veggie choices. A beverages bar offers fruit juices and tea infusions.
Michelena 424 y Rafael Grau (Pintado), Quito, Ecuador
Cuisine: Lacto, Ovo, Juice bar, Take-out, Ecuadorian, Non-veg
Serves meat, vegan options available. A small juice bar and cafe offering a selection of juices and smoothies, some breakfast and brunch food.
Ave 12 de Octubre N26-48, Building Mirage (at Ave Coruna), Quito, Ecuador
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, Western, Fast food, Salad bar, Juice bar, Delivery, Take-out, Catering, Non-veg
Serves meat, vegan options available. Healthier, international fast food chain where you can customize wraps, bowls, and salads. Choose your vegetables plus there is brown rice and a grilled tofu protein choice. Guests who do not wish to design their meals from scratch choose a menu item, by which they may substitute ingredients.
Lizardo García E8-08 y Diego Almagro (at La Mariscal), Quito, Ecuador
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Organic, Non-veg
Serves meat, vegan options available. Offers several vegan and vegetarian items. Previously located at Junin E3-121, San Marcos, Mar 2016.
Jose De Antepara y Los Rios, Quito, Ecuador
Cuisine: Lacto, Ovo, Pizza, International, Beer/Wine, Non-veg
Serves meat, vegan options available. Small restaurant serves IPA beer. Has vegan hummus made from chochos which is a South American bean from the Andes. Vegans please inquire to see if there are any other choices.
Still hungry? Try searching for areas surrounding Quito.