Cancun is home to countless restaurants that serve fresh seafood, steak and cuisine from all over the world, plus a few vegetarian and vegan options as well. In addition, Mexican cuisine can easily be prepared especially for vegetarians.
Vegan Planet, located in downtown Cancun offers a menu entirely free of animal components. 100% Natural, also downtown, is a Mexican chain that serves fresh fruit juices and smoothies as well as healthy salads, soups and sandwiches. Vegetarians will also enjoy their rice, Mexican and pasta dishes. Le Natura, located in the Hotel Zone, has a huge menu that features healthy and vegetarian options.
Gopal's Comida Vegetariana is located in downtown Cancun on Coba Avenue just a few blocks from Walmart. They offer a wide variety of dishes, including vegetarian sausage and ham. These items are made with soy or other non-meat products. The restaurant is rarely busy and the food is fair.
Tip: When dining in Mexican restaurants, always check if the beans were seasoned with meat. Vegeterians can order tacos made with nopales (cactus), cheese quesadillas, or fajitas made only with vegetables. Huitlacoche (corn fungus) is a delicacy in the Yucatan Peninsula, and can be served in tacos, quesadillas, and other foods.
Vegetarians and vegans will enjoy delicious meals during their visit to Cancun in the many establishments that offer fresh, healthy food.