The Best Vegan Restaurants In Playa Del Carmen Mexico
A lot of you guys have asked for a Playa Del Carmen vegan food guide from our time there. Well, good news, we definitely found amazing vegan restaurants in town. We didn’t plan to eat out that much, but the food options were a plenty, and very delicious too. We only visited maybe a spot or two that we didn’t care for. That’s it. The rest, our favorites are listed here.
1ra Avenida con Calle 20 (165.88 mi)
Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo 77710
We went here more than I’d like to admit. But it was super close to our apartment and to the beach, so it was the perfect stopover to eat a cool treat after the hot beach. We tried all the acai bowls in town– except maybe one (I’m not ashamed to admit this). And Fresco Habito was by far our favorite bowl. The waffles and veg and grain bowls were also amazing. Marlowe loved their berry smoothie too. Everything is 100% vegan so you don’t need to worry about milk or cream or anything. They have a lot of GF options too.
La Flor de Michoacán
Calle 18 Nte, Gonzalo Guerrero, 77720 Playa del Carmen, Q.R.
I mean, paletas count as food, right? We stopped here every walk to the market we made. Half their pops are milk based half are water based. Ask for the “paletas hecho con agua” and they’ll tell you which ones they have. The guanabana was hands down my favorite. But be cautious, they left the seeds in– make sure you don’t eat them!
Clorofila – Green + Vegan
Calle 20 y 30 Ave., Gonzalo Guerrero, 77710 Playa del Carmen, Q.R.
I wish I was here now. this was maybe my favorite spot of the trip. It was just so amazing being able to order vegan, gluten free pizza that was really delicious. Most gluten free pizza’s taste like cardboard. This did not. It was so good! Alex and Marlowe also loved their sandwiches (they were not gluten free). We never ordered their sushi (I always went for the pizza), but the sushi looked really delicious too. They make a ton of different types of cheeses there. And the staff was always super friendly too. Highly recommend.
30 Avenida Nte. Mz 34 lote 10, Centro, 77710 Playa del Carmen, Q.R.
Not a restaurant (though there is one attached). Right across the street from Clorofila. This is where we did a majority of our shopping. It’s super small but has all the produce you would need. And some other staples like rice, beans, tortillas too. We were in fruit heaven here. It’s great for some bulk items too– so bring your bulk bags! I had read somewhere that it’s an organic supermarket– it’s definitely not, but they do have some things like organic greens from time to time.
38th Calle Norte, near the beach.
This place is brand spanking new. But they have a selection of cream and vegan ice creams too. Always nice to find a vegan friendly ice-cream spot in town 🙂
10 Avenida Nte., Centro, 77710 Playa del Carmen, Q.R.
5TA. Avenida, Entre 40 Y 42 norte, Playa del Carmen, Q.R.
Bio Natural has two locations. We usually went to the one off 26th street, more out west. Both locations have a restaurant with a natural store attached. There is no produce in the store, but you can find a lot of organic and natural products– from soaps, to crackers, to dry goods, flours, and some frozen items too. The food was okay too.
Not the best food we had in Playa, but good enough for us to stop in one or two times. I really liked their veggie soup, it was super simple, and oil free, but tasted really good. Our favorite thing was probably the ice-cream though. You can eat it in the restaurant or buy it in the store. And it’s clearly labeled vegan too. I also love buying the coconut yogurt there, where they had it in stock. Note that not everything is vegan, so be sure to check menu/ask.
20 Avenida Norte 8, Gonzalo Guerrero, 77720 Playa del Carmen, Q.R.
We went specifically for the acai bowls. They were 100% better than The Pitted Date’s acai bowls, but maybe not as good as Fresco Habito. Hard to decide. Either way, they were good!
26 st street number 128 between 5th and 10th, Playa del Carmen, Q.R.
We stopped in here one day to escape the rain. They had a giant “vegan” sign so it’s hard to miss. They definitely have some interesting menu items– many traditional meals, as well as some international type health food– not sure how else to describe it. Like, Marlowe got a sope plate, while I got some sort of seaweed salad and Alex got spring rolls. Bio Organic also has a store attached. Loads of great natural and vegan options.
10 Avenida Nte., Centro, 77710 Playa del Carmen, Q.R.
This was another favorite on our trip. This spot was recommended to us by our property manager saying, “you can find decent authentic meals, and it’s not over priced.” He was right. It was the first place we checked out in Playa and the last place we visited before we left. Marlowe got the chilaquiles more times than I can count. We also enjoyed the crepes and veggie burgers too. Oh and the passion fruit smoothie/juice was super good. They have a breakfast (until 1) menu and a dinner menu. We loved the breakfast options more, but all of it was really good. Oh and chocolate cake. So good.
AV. 20 con calle 24 norte, playa del carmen
I was hesitant to visit here, because the first time I went (about a year and a half ago) the service was absolutely horrific. But regardless, it was a cute spot that I thought Marlowe and Alex might like, so I decided to give it another go. This time it was such improved with much better and kinder service. I tried a veggie burger (asked for it gluten free, without the bun), Marlowe got vegan hot cakes, and Alex picked off ours and drank a latte. It’s a cute little spot with a few highlighted vegan items. They have things like vegan brownies and banana bread too. If you’re looking for a nice outdoor café vibe, this is a decent spot 🙂
Voila! As you guys can see we had the most delicious time during our month long stay in Playa Del Carmen. I’m not sure when it’ll happen, but we’re looking forward to making our way back there some time soon. Can’t wait to eat all the acai bowls, chilaquiles, and more all over again 🙂
I hope you guys had an amazing and delicious weekend! Happy new week to you 😉