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Guide for Vegans in Mexico City – 15 Crazy Good Options!

Vegans in Mexico City will be pleasantly surprised by the bounty of plant-based options!

Mexico City has long been a town of meat-lovers with fabled dishes steeped in the lore of lard, but times are rapidly changing in the culinary scene of this spicy megalopolis, as veganism takes root and thrives with fresh vibrant bites. 

From California-style cafes with the emphasis on fresh and healthy, to upscale dining with innovative vegan food that gets Mexican fusion right, to the stellar street stands with delicious food on the go, Mexico City has become a vegan foodie destination. 

Plant-based grocery spots have blossomed alongside dairy-free ice cream shops, while tacos sin carne are popping up all over the place, with vegan bakeries that you’ll never forget.

Guide for Vegans in Mexico City

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Let’s take a closer look at some of the eclectic and flavorful eateries that this super-city has to offer, as vegan food done the Mexico City way sizzles with spice and draws upon traditional recipes with a rich culinary tradition.

Los Loosers

Best restaurant for vegans in Mexico City Vegan - Los Loosers - Vegan Tacos

An eclectic spot with funky food, Los Loosers offers a bevy of bites that often come handheld and heavy. Their tagline “Mycelium based gastronomy since 2011”, tells you everything you need to know.

The mostly mushroom-based dishes include brothy noodle bowls to bulky burgers, and this place crosses Asia with Mexico with American comfort food.

But the real reason to visit Los Loosers – the Mexican cuisine. In particular, that which comes in freshly made corn tortillas. The standout dish; fish tacos! These puppies are a delight and can’t be missed, and tamales are also served on the weekend.

Mexico City Vegan - Los Loosers - Mezcal Cocktail

The restaurant also serves up stellar cocktails and mocktails, wine, and beer. Opt for the Mezcal variety if you’re planning to down a cocktail. In particular, the one with red bell pepper, strawberries, and a burnt tortilla and mushroom salt rim. You’ll return just for this cocktail!

Los Loosers is an absolute must visit restaurant for vegans in Mexico City!

Pali Pali Alameda

Mexico City Vegan - Pali Pali Vegan Tacos

Pali Pali Alemida is a tiny, tucked away, hidden hole in the wall vegan restaurant in Mexico City worth the hunt.

The super cheap restaurant will shock you by just how good it is. Mock meats reign here and they aren’t shy with the portions. Corn tortillas are stuffed heavily with the good stuff and served with your choice of hot sauce. Squeeze on some lime, and you’re tastebuds will sing.

In addition to tacos, Pali Pali also serves tortas, enchiladas, sandwiches, and nachos.

  • Vegan Status: Vegan
  • Cuisine: Mexican: Tamales
  • Price Point: $
  • AddressCalle Dr Mora 9
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Tamale Madres

The name says it all, as Tamale Madres serves up a variety of upscale tamales with a price to match their artisanal concoctions. Flavorful tamales, cute and colorful. The place is small with a communal table, although there is a quaint outdoor area that’s green and comfy.

The vegan tamales come bean filled with a light tomato sauce, and also a mole y platano macho, which is a funky plantain stuffing covered in different moles.

The beverage options are plentiful with craft beer made from corn, a bevy of tasty coffees, and also kombucha.

They also have events like cooking classes, and they’ll provide catering too.

  • Vegan Status: Vegan Options
  • Cuisine: Mexican: Tamales
  • Price Point: $$
  • AddressLiverpool 44a

Vegamo 

Mexico City Vegan - Vegamo Restaurant

With multiple locations, Vegamo provides a versatile fully vegan menu for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

Salads and bowls and smoothies make the place feel like a California cafe, but the waffles and pancakes lean towards the American diner. There’s also burritos and enchiladas and quesadillas, along with a Mexican tofu scramble for a more local vibe. 

Mexico City Vegan - Vegamo Vegan Breakfast - Mexican Tofu Scramble

Vegan corndogs delight with soy sausage and ketchup and mustard, also delicious pizzas. They also offer a beyond burger and also a falafel burger, both are stellar and hearty.

The banana split comes with vegan ice cream, and there are plenty of hot beverages like coffees, teas, chais, and a choice of healthy juices. Craft beer is on hand with quite a few options, and also wine and cider.

From cakes to shakes (oreo) — this place has it all.

  • Vegan Status: Fully Vegan
  • Cuisine: Brunchy Americana, Mexican, Healthy, Bakery
  • Price Point: $$
  • Address: Multiple

Forever 

Mexico City Vegan - Forever Vegan Restaurant

Another all-in-one spot, from breakfast to dinner, where American comfort-food collides with fusion and Mexican, Forever is a fully plant-based eatery that has a funky cafe feel. 

Jackfruit sandwiches, tacos, sundaes, salads, enchiladas, squash flowers are all on offer. Pancakes and French toast are standouts for breakfast… as are the cauliflower tacos and enchiladas verdes for lunch or dinner. Caky deserts are dished out big and creamy, so save room.

Mexico City Vegan - Forever Vegan Restaurant - Vegan Pancakes and Bacon

Some portions tend to the smaller side, but the food is fresh and well-prepared, as are the beverages, like their daily agua frescas. Beer, wine, juices and lemonades anchor a stellar drink menu, which includes heavy smoothies.

The restaurant has exquisite decor set inside on the corner of an elegant building. So grab a fork, and get cozy.

  • Vegan Status: Vegan
  • Cuisine: brunchy Americana… Mexican… healthy
  • Price Point: $$
  • AddressGuanajuato 54

Umami

Mexico City Vegan - Umami Vegan Restaurant

More fusion here at Umami. Classy meets cool in the small interior that feels a bit tucked away. 

Patatas bravas are a solid starter, but there are plenty of other options like tacos and baby chalupas. Or give the vegan calamari a try if you like mushrooms. The vegan tartar makes this dish shine. Delish!

Mexico City Vegan - Umami Vegan Restaurant - Vegan Calamari

Burgers and fries, burritos, sandwiches, sopas, ceviches are all on packed onto a crowded and eclectic menu. Small pizzas come fresh and vibrant with colorful veggies.

Vegan cocktails and natural wines mingle with mocktails and craft beers.

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Pan Gabriel

For all of your baked good delights, head over to Pan Gabriel, as they’re easy to access with multiple locations.

A pandaderia that is dedicated to recreating traditional recipes in a more healthy manner, as this nice vegan spot is also gluten-free and without sugar. Sounds bad? You’ll be surprised!

You’ll find most of your Mexican breads and treats that are at other bakeries, and they also offer cookies and donuts. Try the hot chocolate too!

  • Vegan Status: Vegan
  • Cuisine: Bakery, healthy, gluten free, Mexican
  • Price Point: $$
  • Address: Multiple Locations

Veggicano

Mexico City Vegan - Veggicano Vegan Restaurant

For a place where you can both shop and eat, try Veggicano, another fully plant-based spot. It’s more like a small shop that offers a simple dine in experience, but it’s the perfect place to visit after touring nearby Frida Kahlo’s home.

There’s a solid breakfast menu, and many more options for lunch and dinner with a daily closing of 7:30 pm.

It’s mostly a full menu of Mexican dishes; tacos, enchiladas, sopas and more. The tamale section is a menu of its own. There’s also a variety of different tasty bites on the a la carte portion of the menu, like tostados and pozole and others. My pick – the flauta dish seen below.

Mexico City Vegan - Veggicano Vegan Restaurant - vegan flautas

Hamburgers and salads are also available, and Mexican sodas, fresh juices, delicious hot chocolates, and kombucha are on offer.

The shop has alternative milks, cosmetics, seeds and plenty of other goodies for vegans… bring your own bag.

  • Vegan Status: Vegan
  • Cuisine: Mexican
  • Price Point: $$
  • Address: Corina 117

Miga Vegana 

Mexico City Vegan - Miga Vegana

For an artisanal vegan bakery experience, Miga Vegana cranks out croissants with a cult following. These fluffy delicious croissants come as a ham and cheese sandwich and also as an imaginative fig and cheese… along with chocolate and sweet flavors like almond.

Large cinnamon rolls done the right way are available. The coffee is stellar and the staff are super friendly.

It’s more of a take away spot than it is dine in, with limited seating. Get there early, they can easily sell out before closing time.

Por Siempre Vegana

For vegan street food taqueria style, head over to Por Siempre Vegana. It’s mainly a taco spot, but they offer sweet treats too like donuts.

The al pastor tacos are their showpiece, although the chorizo tacos compete. There are also tortas, if tacos aren’t your thing.

Nice fresh salsas accompany at this friend food stand. Mexican sweet breads and aqua frescas are choice.

  • Vegan Status: Vegan
  • Cuisine: Mexican Street Food
  • Price Point: $$
  • Address: C. Manzanillo 18

Churreria el Moro

Mexico City Churreria el Moro - vegan churros

Yes, churros are actually Spanish, but Mexico City has embraced them nonetheless. And thankfully Churreria el Moro serves them vegan!

You can get churros with sugar, or cinnamon sugar, and a hot chocolate if you so wish here.

The only issue with this place, it’s impossible to eat the single portion on your own. So, bring a friend, or bring the leftovers home with you to enjoy later.

Churreria el Moro has locations all over the city. So, look for the one closest to wherever you are. You won’t be disappointed!

  • Vegan Status: Vegan Options
  • Cuisine: Spanish Churros
  • Price Point: $$
  • Address: Multiple Locations

Gracias Madre Taqueria Vegana

For a taqueria that’s affordable and in keeping with authentic Mexican cuisine, Gracias Madre Taqueria Vegana dishes out homey bites with the focus on tacos. The usual tacos are on hand like chorizo, pastor and others, but the chicharron con patatas en salsa verde is tops.

The food is rich, and the tortas and fries are a bit heavy.

Burritos and quesadillas are also available, as are a few breakfast options like tofu and beans and tortillas. And be sure to try the Volcanes tacos. You will love them!

Mezcal, beer, fresh juices, coffee and sodas to wash back your tacos, and of course another must have for Mexico City vegans, kombucha.

There seems to be a vegan donut trend in Mexico City, and this small cafe offers these sweet treats along with cakes and croissants.

Vegan Ramen Mei

For a break from Mexican food, head over to Vegan Ramen Mei. A menu where Japanese comes as brothy ramens with a slight Mexican twist. Plus, you can accompany these soupy dishes with small Korean bites.

The Mapo Tofu ramen is rich with soy meat and topped with tofu and green onions. Other ramens are on hand and done up with mushrooms and bok choy.

Edamame and three different fried “chicken” bites dazzle, but the Korean one stands out in color and flavor.

They have kombucha, vegan beer, and Asahi to wash it all down.

A few traditional Japanese deserts hit the sweet tooth perfectly, especially the sweet bun stuffed with fruit. The seasonal vegan ice cream is delicious.

Plantasia

Mexico City Vegan - Plantasia

Sticking with Asian? Plantasia is a fully plant-based restaurant sparkles with imaginative fusion dishes.

A large buddha statue greets patrons in this lush plant-filled environment. The dishes are executed so well and the atmosphere is so tranquil, that it’s difficult to leave this place. 

Mexico City Vegan - Plantasia Vegan French Toast

The vegan french toast with miso caramel and apple compote is to die for and the perfect sugar rush to start the day.

Sushi rolls snuggle up to sexy cocktails for dinner, and salads are fresh and vibrant.

Kimchi rolls and Pekking tacos hit the fusion-lovers’ sweet spot. Pad-Thai and udon noodles delight, as do the beautiful cocktails and fresh juices.

Deserts are plentiful, from ice creams to pastries — the miso chocolate cake is a standout.

  • Vegan Status: Vegan
  • Cuisine: Asian fusion, American, Mexican
  • Price Point: $$$
  • Address: Puebla 120

Veguisima

For vegan Mexican with a deli influence, Veguisima cranks out stellar dishes with flare in a small place with nice patio seating.

Avocado rellenos — a must try — is just one of the choices on this diverse menu. The guacamole is fresh, and they also have hummus with pita.

The usuals are available as well, like quesadillas and tacos. Sopas come as ramen and also as a soup of the day.

Beyond meat is on hand with the burgers. The burritos with eggplant pastor are tasty, as are the falafels. For fresh bites, try their bowls.

The breakfast burritos and tofu scramble anchor the desayuno portion of the menu.

Kombuchas, agua del dia, and craft-beer hold down the drinks. They also have a nice selection of coffees and caky deserts.

  • Vegan Status: Vegan
  • Cuisine: Deli, Comfort Food, Mexican
  • Price Point: $$
  • Address: C. Pachuca 59, Colonia Condesa, Cuauhtémoc, 06140 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico

Vegans in Mexico City Wrap-up

Vegans in Mexico City will be stunned by just how vegan friendly the city is. There are way more options than just these too!

So, get hungry and get ready to dive into the fantastic vegan cuisine this amazing city has to offer!