Vegetarian Cuisine in Belize

While exploring Belize, you'll have the privilege of deciding between a variety of quick-service, sit-down, and fine dining establishments. vegetarian food lovers will want to visit the places where it's always on the menu. Expect to encounter more than enough restaurants within this culinary category.

With many options, from the very casual locale of Gomier’s Restaurant to the scrumptious dinner and lunch at The Crow's Nest Cafe, you're bound to find something you'll return for again and again.


The following list allows you to read more about the enticing set of places that satisfy cravings for vegetarian cuisine. Find one that whets your appetite and click its name to view more information about its hours, locale, and even nearby attractions.

Calico Jack's

(501) 832-2478

Located in Central Belize, southeast of Santa Elena, Calico Jack's is on the same premises as Calico Jack’s Village, and is a good option for guests who are going to spend time visiting this part of Belize. If you're wondering, San Ignacio is ten miles (16 kilometers) to the west-northwest. Fresh catches from and vegetarian panache get along famously at this colorful restaurant atmosphere.

Traditional and exotic dishes are available daily for breakfast, to help break the cycle of the traditional continental hotel breakfast. When it comes time for lunch and dinner, meals are made fresh daily with local produce so everything tastes like it was made at its peak. Although they do offer fresh fish, poultry, and beef, they also have a vegetarian menu. Beverages include water, soft drinks, and local beers, wines, and rums. If you're feeling peckish, snacks are available including burritos, hot dogs, brownies, and cupcakes.

The Crow's Nest Cafe

Placencia | (501) 620-7320

The Crow's Nest Cafe, which is part of South Water Resort, is located in the heart of Placencia. Fresh fish from Belize's coasts and vegetarian food are a great pair at this super casual establishment.

The Crow's Nest Cafe is a nautically themed spot set within a relative tiki hut. The bar is shaped like a boat and flags float down from the roof, blowing in the breeze. To say that this restaurant is a relaxed spot would be an understatement.

Buena Vista Restaurant

Ambergris Caye | (888) 653-9090

Buena Vista Restaurant, which is on the premises of Captain Morgan's Retreat, is a popular choice for you to consider if you're going to explore the island; it is three and a half miles (six kilometers) to the northeast of San Pedro. Sure to please everyone, Buena Vista Restaurant isn't just vegetarian cuisine and hamburgers, but we shouldn't forget they're also dubbed a hotspot for seafood.

Depending on how formal you're feeling, you can dine at the poolside buffet or order from a menu of barbecue, seafood, homemade breads, and even vegetarian offerings. Try the house hamburger which, with grilled meat on a homemade roll and topped with salsa cilantro and pineapple, is said to be one of the best burgers on the island.

Soul Kitchen

Ambergris Caye

Soul Kitchen is located at Ak'bol Yoga Retreat & Eco Resort, and is a logical selection worth considering if you're going to be spending time seeing this part of the island. It's 2.6 miles northeast of San Pedro. Determined not to be a "stale" choice, not only does this place offer vegetarian cuisine and juices & smoothies, but wouldn't you know they're also known for putting out great 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

Located near the center of San Pedro, Wild Mangos is at 42 Barrier Reef Drive . When you and your hungry companions are seeking memorable vegetarian cuisine in a fairly relaxed and welcoming dining area, this casual, breezy restaurant fits the bill.

A beach front restaurant with an open air dining space, Wild Mangos is casual and carefree.

vegetarian Restaurants
Name Location Type Phone Number
Buena Vista Restaurant 3.7 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro Ambergris Caye Australian, Eclectic, Vegetarian (888) 653-9090
Calico Jack's 9.1 mi. Southeast of Central Santa Elena Belize Belizean, Creole, Vegetarian (501) 832-2478
Doc'ks Tiki Bar & Grill 0.6 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro Ambergris Caye American, Caribbean, Creole, Cuban, Italian, Latin American, Mexican, Vegetarian --
Gomier’s Restaurant 0.4 mi. Northeast of Central Punta Gorda Belize Vegetarian --
Ma Ma Chen Restaurant Downtown Belize City Belize Asian, Vegan, Vegetarian (501) 223-4568
Mesa Cafe 0.5 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro Ambergris Caye Contemporary, Vegetarian (501) 226-3444
Soul Kitchen 2.6 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro Ambergris Caye Belizean, International, Vegetarian --
The Crow's Nest Cafe 0.9 mi. South of Central Placencia Belize Eclectic, Vegetarian (501) 620-7320
Wild Mangos 0.6 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro Ambergris Caye Tex-Mex, Vegan, Vegetarian (501) 226-2859

Similar Food

When seeking variety that doesn't stray too far, perhaps you'll want the familiar flavors at places like Belly Happy where they're offering up vegan cuisine.

Some of the most memorable culinary offerings in Belize are the ones that you didn't expect to find yourself craving as you're out doing activities and seeing attractions. Then again, that doesn't mean you can't make a list of specific places to try. To read even more regarding the kinds of food available to you, check out this page.


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