Vegetarian Cuisine on Ambergris Caye

When the craving strikes for vegetarian cuisine, don't pass up a chance to indulge yourself. Even though you may find your options somewhat limited, you can still find a couple of locations in Belize serving this type of food.

From the informal backdrop at Wild Mangos to the fresh bites for breakfast, brunch and lunch at Mesa Cafe, you might come across a dish you absolutely love.

Before your trip begins, you can pursue the limited, though enticing, options for vegetarian places you could try during your stay. Find one that whets your appetite and click its name to read the full article about its ambiance, locale, dress code, and more.

Buena Vista Restaurant

Ambergris Caye | (888) 653-9090

Buena Vista Restaurant, part of Captain Morgan's Retreat, is a good option for people thinking about visiting this side of the island; it's three and a half miles (six kilometers) to the northeast of San Pedro. Though one might say the overall focus is vegetarian-inspired cuisine, this place is particularly known for its hamburgers and seafood. Truly tropical the restaurant has doors that open on to a patio so guests can either sit outside or enjoy the view from inside. The decor inside features a mishmash of patterns, and local artwork, while outside the patio style furniture is comfy and inviting. The atmosphere invites relaxation and fun, with a wide range of entertainment available on different nights of the week.

Soul Kitchen

Ambergris Caye

Soul Kitchen, on the premises of Ak'bol Yoga Retreat & Eco Resort, is a logical selection for travelers thinking about visiting this side of the island; it is two and a half miles (four kilometers) to the northeast of San Pedro. While more generally known for food with vegetarian flair, the kitchen at Soul Kitchen is particularly known for its juices & smoothies and pizza. Traditional dishes and international favorites are on the menu, made in a wood-brick oven and perfectly seasoned to give your taste buds a thrill. Everything is homemade and much of the produce is selected fresh from the garden. If you're not in the mood for a full meal, you can still stop by for a fresh-squeezed juice or herbal tea.

Wild Mangos

San Pedro | (501) 226-2859

Set near the center of San Pedro, Wild Mangos is a good choice for travelers who are going to check out this town and nearby areas. When you're thinking about delicious vegetarian food that isn't fussy in the slightest, this casual, breezy restaurant is just the thing. A beach front restaurant with an open air dining space, Wild Mangos is casual and carefree.

Mesa Cafe

San Pedro | (501) 226-3444

Located toward the center of San Pedro, Mesa Cafe is on the same premises as Vilma Linda Plaza, and is a good choice for guests who are going to check out this town and adjacent areas. Not only is this restaurant famed for vegetarian cooking and their signature staple of coffee, but here they're also known for sandwiches. Breakfast and lunch favorites with a twist is what Mesa Cafe has to offer, such as scotch eggs, vegetarian croquettes, and a spicy chicken burger. Some of the most unique menu items are the Mesa Mac and Cheese, which is Mexican chorizo, onions, and cheese or the Caribbean Shrimp Sandwich with pineapple salsa.

Some of the most unique places to try any cuisine in Belize are the ones that you wind up near unexpectedly while out visiting attractions and tourist hubs. However, it's still smart to plan ahead. To discover even more about the dining options waiting for you, check out this page.


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