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Eating Vegan in Mexico City

 

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Having asked three people, and still no luck, we made our way back to our air bnb, and Cody discovered that he had the wrong directions.

 

So, with sore legs, and feet (and the proper directions) we gave it another try, and finally arrived at Vegetariano for a late lunch.

 

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The regular menu was vegetarian, but they also had a set menu that was all vegan.

 

We started with a bread basket, and then chose a vegetable salad, (there was a choice of fruit salad also).

 

We decided on the hot vegetable soup, instead of the gazpacho, and then our meals arrived.

 

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Cody enjoyed a plate of spinach, mushrooms, and potatoes in a tomato sauce, and I had crispy rice balls, and  black bean pupusas;  thick corn tortillas stuffed with black beans, and topped with cactus. I think my dish won for flavour.

 

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Both of our meals were fresh, tasty, and satisfying. The food was very simple, and delicious. The space reminded us of Loving Hut in Tokyo. No Frills; what you see, is what you get.

 

I especially liked the sign in Spanish stating that they do not discriminate anyone based on sexuality, religion, or appearance. It was a nice touch. We would return to Vegetariano as the food was good, and the atmosphere simple and honest.

 

POR SIEMPRE
Por Siempre is a 100% vegan taco stand in the Roma neighbourhood, and it is damn good!
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NIRVANA VEGETARIANO

Man, have we ever been lucky in Mexico finding buffets!
Nirvana Vegetariano Mexico City

 

Nirvana Vegetariano is another (mostly vegan) buffet restaurant located in Colonia Roma. The food is caribbean influenced, fresh, and delicious.

 

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We arrived prior to their opening for lunch, but they were kind enough to welcome us in 30 minutes early. Dish after dish, we were pleasantly surprised with the variety.

Cody and I filled our plates with soy meat, breaded plantain, rice, vegetables, salads, and stews.

 

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Our meals were 60 pesos each, and came with a refillable fresh pear juice.

 

Be sure to ask what items are “Vegano” before digging in.
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Nirvana Vegetariano also has a small area with packaged items for takeaway. We bought vegan chicharron (pig skin) ewwww……but the vegan version is just wheat gluten, and quite crispy and delicious.

Have you been to Mexico City?
If so, what were some of your favourite Vegan places to eat?

 

Comments To This Entry.
  1. Caitlin February 17, 2016 Reply

    Those tacos!!! I want one right now.

    • Giselle and Cody February 22, 2016 Reply

      Same with us Caitlin. Would love to have these vegan options in El Salvador.

      Although we have been lucky enough to find Vegan Papusas here!! Black Bean stuffed corn pancakes.

  2. Shivya Nath February 17, 2016 Reply

    That sandwich looks delicious. Great post. 🙂

    • Giselle and Cody February 22, 2016 Reply

      Thanks so much Shivya for commenting and that sandwich was DELICIOUS!! 🙂

  3. Lucia Pereira February 17, 2016 Reply

    WOW!!! There are definitely a huge variety of Vegan/Vegetarian restaurants in
    Mexico City….that is really AMAZING!!

    Everything looks sooooo delicious!! yum yummmmm….

    • Giselle and Cody February 22, 2016 Reply

      There were even more places that we didn’t get around to eating at.
      Guess we will have to save that for next time. Maybe next time you can make the journey with us 🙂

  4. Jason Dopko February 18, 2016 Reply

    Los Loosers sounds amazing!! Can’t go wrong with cheap stand n eat tacos either. I NEED VEGAN MEXICAN FOOD! 😍

    • Giselle and Cody February 22, 2016 Reply

      J-Dawg, You are definitely going to have to make a trip with us throughout Mexico.
      We will hit up all these places again and you and Cody can have a taco eating contest. 🙂

      My money is on Cody. Winner buys dinner.

  5. Randi February 18, 2016 Reply

    Wow, all of this looks fantastic! Super jealous you’re eating all that tasty vegan Mexican food! 🙂

    • Giselle and Cody February 22, 2016 Reply

      Randi, Mexico has been a complete Vegan paradise.
      We haven’t had any problems finding delicious food throughout the country.
      Pretty effortless. 🙂

  6. Priscilla Cunnan February 19, 2016 Reply

    Thank you for this 😊 I just returned from wonderful trip work to Mexico DF but felt cheated when my friends enjoyed delicious food and I kept getting cheese. LL is just brilliant as I can order my for plane food for my long journey back to London. Can’t wait to go to there again!

    • Giselle and Cody February 22, 2016 Reply

      Thanks so much Pricilla for commenting and we hope you enjoyed your work trip to the city.
      LL made one of the best sandwiches we have ever had and we wish we had some right now.

      I wonder if they would deliver to El Salvador? 🙂

  7. Jennifer April 10, 2016 Reply

    So many options!! Mexico is such a great place for vegetarians!!!

    • Giselle and Cody April 19, 2016 Reply

      It really is an easy place for vegetarians and vegans to travel.
      There were so many more places we wanted to go and visit, but we ran out of time 🙂

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  10. Justin James April 19, 2017 Reply

    yummy, I wanna it right Now.

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