Traveling to Colombia? Try These 6 Enticing Vegan Restaurants

Published by Elena Waldman.

Colombia may be known for its coffee, but a cup of joe isn’t the only thing the country has to offer—its terrific dining scene is full of vegan-friendly restaurants.

Whether you’re a resident or a visitor, here are six awesome vegan restaurants in Colombia you won’t want to miss out on.  

De/Raíz—Bogotá

De/Raíz has garnered popularity for its delicious desserts, such as the tiramisu and mascarpone almond cheesecake. Both of its locations in Bogotá offer many unique dishes to choose from, such as fried mushroom wings and almond ricotta lasagna rolls.

Address: Avenida 19 #106-46, Bogotá, Colombia, and Calle 65 #5-70, Bogotá, Colombia

Justo—Medellín

Surrounded by beautiful greenery, this contemporary, upscale vegan restaurant is the perfect vegan date-night spot. Justo serves its dishes tapas style—perfect for sharing over drinks—and the cooks don’t hold back on flavor. Diners can enjoy oat pancakes, tacu tacu (a traditional Peruvian beans-and-rice dish), risotto, samosas, and gyozas.

Attached to the restaurant is a vegan market called Ceres, which sells specialty vegan products as well as fresh produce.

Address: Carrera 37 #10a 58, Medellín, Colombia 050021

Flor de Loto—Cali

Come hungry if you’re dining at Flor de Loto. Diners go to this vegan fast-food hotspot for greasy, savory bites such as the arepa “burger,” the loaded “hot dogs,” frijolada con chicharrónes (savory bean soup with crispy vegan “pig skin”), and more. The restaurant also offers vegan cooking lessons.

Address: Calle 4a #34-40, Cali, Valle del Cauca, Colombia 760042

Semillas Comida Sana—Pereira

Self-described as the first vegan restaurant in Pereira, this health-food hub lives up to its reputation for fresh, tasty dishes. It offers different styles of cuisine, from its Mexican bowl (with vegan chorizo, tortilla chips, beans, avocado, pico de gallo, brown rice, and cream) to its vegan pizza margherita. Diners can eat in or order takeout and enjoy one of Semillas’ vegan plates at the park across the street.

Address: Carrera 4 Bis #25B-31, Pereira, Colombia

Aldea Vegana—Bucaramanga

Located near Bucaramanga’s Museum of Modern Art, this popular vegan joint brings art admirers and vegan foodies together to enjoy its famous soups, including the bean, minestrone, and cream of onion. Other popular dishes include the flan and natilla, empanadas, ramen, and tamales. Aldea Vegana also offers a kebab night every Thursday.

Address: Carrera 26 #33-23, Bucaramanga, Colombia

Ramona—Barranquilla

This Mexican food spot is vegan- and animal companion–friendly, offering a wide array of veganized Mexican dishes with a unique, modern twist. Menu favorites include the “fish” tacos, “cheese” quesadillas stuffed with caramelized onion and refried beans, and the crispy cauliflower and broccoli popcorn bathed in Buffalo sauce.

Address: Calle 94 #53-44, Barranquilla, Colombia, 08001

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