Vegetarian Cuisine in Belize

While exploring Belize, expect to be overwhelmed by the tempting spread of restaurants and other dining options. Those who adore vegetarian cuisine particularly should pay attention to those restaurants specializing in this cuisine. And luckily, guests will have access to several restaurants of this theme.

From the pleasant, informal atmosphere at Wild Mangos to the delicious breakfast, dinner and lunch at Calico Jack's, there is a choice for every guest and any desired budget.


Below, pursue the places that offer vegetarian fare. See one that catches your eye? Click its name to read more about its location, style, and more.

Soul Kitchen

Ambergris Caye

Soul Kitchen is located at Ak'bol Yoga Retreat & Eco Resort. It is 2.6 miles northeast of San Pedro. Although some delight in the general selection of vegetarian food, this visitor favorite is especially proud of their 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.

Calico Jack's

(501) 832-2478

Calico Jack's, which is part of Calico Jack’s Village, is located southeast of Santa Elena, a town in the vicinity of San Ignacio; it's ten miles (16 kilometers) to the east-southeast of San Ignacio. The fresh taste of fish and vegetarian fare go well together at this laid-back restaurant. 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 outside the center of Placencia. Seafood (of course) and vegetarian cuisine share the same plate at this fun favorite. At the Crows Nest, guests are treated to a three course meal every time -- appetizer, main entree, and dessert. Fill up on seafood, meat, or vegetarian options.

Buena Vista Restaurant

Ambergris Caye | (888) 653-9090

Buena Vista Restaurant is on the premises of Captain Morgan's Retreat. From the restaurant, San Pedro is three and a half miles (six kilometers) to the south west. Though they're broadly known for food with vegetarian flair, this place is especially proud of their hamburgers and 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.

Ma Ma Chen Restaurant

Belize City | (501) 223-4568

Located in downtown Belize City, Ma Ma Chen Restaurant is on the premises of Mama Chen Guest House, and is a logical selection that's worth considering if you're going to spend time visiting this neighborhood or nearby. When the whole group's banking on finding an inviting place serving vegetarian food in a welcoming setting, this simple restaurant hits the spot.

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
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 1.7 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

You may crave something slightly different, in which case perhaps you'll want the familiar flavors at restaurants like Belly Happy which serves vegan style eats.

Some of the most memorable places to grab a bite in Belize are the ones that you stumble upon as you're out doing activities and seeing attractions. But of course, that doesn't mean you can't know the names of particular restaurants ahead of time. To discover even more about the culinary options awaiting you, check out this page.


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