4 Vegan / Vegetarian Friendly Restaurants
Jr. Tarapaca 653 Interior 6, Pucallpa, Peru
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, Honey, Peruvian
Pucallpa is a sweltering jungle city in Peru's Amazon Basin, and the only jungle city connected to the rest of Peru by road. One reason to visit is to board a river ferry traveling from Pucallpa to Iquitos and beyond. El Paraiso is a cruelty-free oasis in this fishing town. It offers set meals (soup, entree, drink) for around 9 soles (US$3), and an a la carte menu. Meals are of ample size. The TV is loud. This small restaurant is on the Plaza de Armas, at the back of a walkway. A sign out front points the way.
Jr Atahualpa No 789, Pucallpa, Peru
Cuisine: Lacto, Ovo, International, Juice bar, Take-out, Peruvian Amazon
Simple family-run vegetarian restaurant around the corner from the entrance to the Ucayali River Hotel. Comfortable indoor seating, daily menu from 6-9 soles including a main course and soup. Uses local Amazon herbs, vegetables, and river plants. Vegans please inquire about options and inform HappyCow.
Pj Rafael de Souza No 260 (at Salaverry), Pucallpa, Peru
Cuisine: Ovo, Peruvian Amazon
Clean, simple, vegetarian restaurant. Soy milk, cheese, and yogurt made-in-house on site. Inexpensive set menu (5 soles), as well as seitan and soy dishes such as chicharron and bistek. Open for breakfast and lunch. Located in front of Radio Frontera, take a moto-taxi to Sala Verde / Radio Frontera, five blocks from the Plaza de Armas. Opened in Summer 2011. Feb 2017 reported no longer fully vegan.
Jr. Aguaytia 222, Pucallpa, Peru
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, Organic, Juice bar, Bakery, British, European, Non-veg
Serves meat, vegan options available. Vegan-owned cafe located in the heart of the Peruvian jungle. Menu is 99% vegan and vegetarian, with only one dish that contains salami. Free Wi-Fi, air conditioning, relaxing atmosphere. Offers a wide range of juices & smoothies made with local and organic ingredients, coffees, cake, fruit salads, toasted sandwiches and a large selection of made-in-house ice lollies for hot days. All coffees are organic, fair trade and handpicked in Quillabumba (and toasted in-house) and can be made vegan with soy milk. Owner is a qualified nutritional advisor, a personal trainer and a vegan since 2010.
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