As a traveler you get to experience a wide variety of tastes, smells and lifestyles, but when you are a vegan it can be more challenging to find the perfect location to unwind, a place where you can return over and over again. Tasting local food is an essential part of any travel, and there’s no doubt that one of the few spots that seems to be created with vegans in mind is Tulum, Mexico.
This town on the Yucatan Peninsula is a heaven for all the people who enjoy a vegan, eco-friendly lifestyle as it has a lot to offer when it comes to good food and amazing locations.
Good food is enjoyed with your entire body, as any vegan knows that eating is a wholesome and holistic experience. The taste of the food is accompanied by its smell, colors and the ambiance of the restaurant. In Tulum you will find the complete package when it comes to good eating.
Each time you visit Tulum, known as the perfect yoga retreat, look for a restaurant that has the perfect mix between good vegan food and an exotic atmosphere where you can savor it – you will find plenty of establishments ready to amaze your with their design and recipes.
One of the best places to eat vegan in Tulum is Matcha Mama. The restaurant offers a great selection of smoothies, kombucha, acai bowls, granola, matcha tea, vegan ice cream and other vegan delights. All the food is made on the spot, in front of the client, which adds a lot to the great experience.
The atmosphere is wonderful. Matcha Mama is located on the beach, tucked between palm trees and it has a tropical design, which inspires you to relax and enjoy your food, leaving all your worries aside. Instead of tables, the establishment has six swings, which add an exotic touch to the place, as well as a relaxed feeling. Matcha Mama is one of the most Instagram-able restaurants in Tulum, so expect to find a waiting line during lunch and dinner time.
Charly’s Vegan Tacos
Another great restaurant in Tulum is Charly’s Vegan Tacos. As the name implies, they serve vegan tacos, and according to restaurant review, they are the best vegan tacos you will eat in Mexico. Located in the jungle, yet close to the beach, the restaurant has an incredible design which truly captures the essence of the country. The recipes are inspired by the owner’s grandmother’s recipes and the entire place is designed to take you on a trip into heart of the colorful Mexican culture. The design features bright colored skull shaped table centerpieces, colorful wall art and wood furniture, which invites you to enjoy your simple, delicious food.
The Real Coconut
The Real Coconut is more elegant, but it still has the exotic, tropical vibe. The restaurant serves an extensive list of vegan dishes, like avocado on plantain bread toast, banana split smoothie and chia apple cereal. The drinks list is huge, so there are plenty of options.
The design features blue wall paint with a tropical pattern and wood finishing, which let you know that the restaurant is inside a hotel. The complete place has a casual, yet elegant feeling which sets it apart from the other two establishments mentioned on this list, but it offers the same great eating experience you are looking for when you want to enjoy a tasty dish.