Vegetarian Journal's Guide to Natural Foods Restaurants in the U.S. and Canada

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Puerto Rico

Aguadilla

(For restaurant listings in the surrounding areas, see Aguada.)

·Freshmart

Carr. 2, Km. 129.5, Plaza Victoria, Aguadilla, PR 00603

(787) 891-0380

Vegetarian/natural foods store/café. Though the store here is not completely vegetarian, the café here is. Among their offerings are Spanish soups, salads, and much more.

Open Monday through Saturday for breakfast through mid-afternoon. Closed Sunday
Cafeteria
vegan options
take-out, fresh juices, smoothies, soymilk
VISA/MC/AMEX/DC, $

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Cabo Rojo

·ASIQUESI

Calle Maximo Gomez #19, Cabo Rojo, PR 00623

(787) 851-6359

Vegetarian. Most food items at this eclectic and fun restaurant are vegan. ASIQUESI's food is inspired by local Caribbean and International cuisines. Come for the daily special that includes soup, main dish, and appetizer. They serve locally grown organic food. Special events are often held such as film screenings, lectures, and book talks; details are always available on the website. Only cash is accepted for payment, however, there is an ATM around the corner.

Open Monday through Thursday for lunch. Open Friday for lunch and dinner. Closed Saturday and Sunday
Full service
vegan options
take-out, macrobiotic options, fresh juices, espresso, smoothies
$$

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Caguas

·Restaurante Vegetariano La Salud Al Natural

37 Ave. Rafael Cordero, Esq. Calle Vizcarrondo, Caguas, PR 00725-2835

(787) 745-5640

Vegetarian/natural foods. This restaurant is located next door to a natural foods store and near Monaga Park.

Open Monday through Friday for lunch only. Closed Saturday, Sunday, and holidays
Full service
vegan options
soymilk
VISA/MC, $

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Carolina

·Freshmart

2420 Carolina Commercial Park, Suite #1 Carr. 887 Km 0.4, Carolina, PR 00987

(787) 762-7800

Vegetarian/natural foods store/café. See description under Aguadilla, PR.

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Guaynabo

·Vida Health Food and Restaurant

15 Esmeralda Ave., Guaynabo, PR 00969

(787) 720-2480

Vegetarian. Located in the back of a natural foods store, Vida Health Food and Restaurant celebrates life with a commitment to providing all natural and healthful products and food.

Open Monday through Saturday for lunch. Closed Sunday
Full service
VISA/MC, $-$$

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Hato Rey

·La Zanahoria Vegetarian Restaurant

214 Ave. Eleanor Roosevelt, Hato Rey, PR 00918-3007

(787) 274-0058

Vegetarian. Enjoy Puerto Rican-style vegetarian food at this mostly vegan restaurant. It is located next to a natural foods store that is under different ownership and is not fully vegetarian.

Open Monday through Saturday for breakfast and lunch. Closed Sunday
Full service
vegan options
VISA/MC, $$

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Manati

·Freshmart

Manati Plaza, 10 Carr. 149, Ste. 290, Manati, PR 00674

(787) 854-7800

Vegetarian/natural foods store/café. See description under Aguadilla, PR.

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Mayaguez

·Bella Vista Hospital Cafeteria

Bella Vista Hospital, P.O. Box 1750, Mayaguez, PR 00681

(787) 834-6000

Vegetarian. This cafeteria at a Seventh-day Adventist hospital serves only vegetarian food for all meals.

Open daily for three meals
Cafeteria
take-out
$

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Old San Juan

Café Berlin

407 San Francisco St., Old San Juan, PR 00901

(787) 722-5205

International. Café Berlin is an upscale restaurant offering international cuisine with many vegetarian selections. Their creative dishes include Strawberry Banana Soy "Steak," Coconut Tomato Tofu, and Eggplant Milanese. Café Berlin is located across from Plaza Colón and near the Columbus Monument.

Open Monday through Saturday for three meals. Open Sunday for brunch and dinner
Full service
vegan options
take-out, fresh juices, espresso/cappuccino, beer/wine, special beverages
VISA/MC/AMEX, $$-$$$

·Tanama Juice Bar

305 Recinto Sur., Old San Juan, PR 00901

(787) 510-5268

Vegetarian/organic/juice bar. Tanama Juice Bar is located inside a fitness studio. The menu is completely vegetarian and mostly vegan. Selections include a variety of salads, side dishes, main dishes, and sweet treats. Enjoy a refreshing beverage from their juice bar. Tanama is located in front of Dona Fela Parking in Old San Juan..

Open Monday through Saturday for lunch. Closed Sunday
Counter service
vegan options
take-out, delivery
VISA/MC, $

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San Juan

(For restaurant listings in the surrounding areas, see Carolina, Hato Rey, Old San Juan, and Rio Piedras.)

·Cocobana Café

2000 Calle Loiza, San Juan, PR 00911

(787) 940-1142

Vegetarian/café/deli. Cocobana Café offers a relaxed and casual environment that the whole family can enjoy. They feature locally-grown organic foods at a reasonable price. Make sure to order one of their famous homemade milk shakes which are made with fresh coconut milk. Check their menu online. You won't get tired of the same food at Cocobana -- they offer different meals daily!

Open Monday through Friday for lunch. Closed Saturday and Sunday
Limited service
vegan options
take-out, fresh juices, smoothies
VISA/MC/DISC, $

Country Health Foods

53 Calle Robles, Rio Piedras, San Juan, PR 00925-3005

(787) 763-7056

Natural foods. Located near the University of Puerto Rico, this informal restaurant offers sandwiches and entrées made from tofu or mock meats.

Open Monday through Saturday for breakfast through early dinner. Closed Sunday
Limited service
vegan options
fresh juices, take-out
VISA/MC/AMEX, $

·La Buena Mesa de Oscar

1160 Avenida Americo Miranda, San Juan, PR 00921-2213

(787) 783-1344

Vegetarian/natural foods. La Buena Mesa de Oscar is a small restaurant in a natural foods store that offers rejuvenating dishes, such as energy soup, sprouts salad, smoked tofu, lasagna, and stir-fry vegetables. They are located near the Medical Center of Puerto Rico.

Open Monday through Friday for breakfast and lunch. Open Saturday and Sunday for brunch
Cafeteria
vegan options
take-out, catering, fresh juices, smoothies, soymilk
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $-$$

·Peace n' Loaf

Avenida Americo Miranda #1402, San Juan, PR 00921

(787) 293-7773

Vegetarian/pizzeria. Peace n' Loaf is well-known for delicious meals, but mainly for its bread and pizza (baked the same day you buy them). This completely vegetarian pizzeria is concerned about taking care of our environment, which is why they use organic products and grow and buy local products as well. Cash only.

Open Friday and Saturday for lunch and dinner. Open Sunday for lunch. Closed Monday through Thursday
Limited service
vegan options
take-out, BYOB
$$

·Veggie Garden

131 Eleanor Roosevelt, San Juan, PR 00918

(787) 754-6959

Vegetarian/natural foods/organic. Veggie Garden offers organic vegetarian foods that are mostly vegan. They do not use eggs, MSG, or preservatives. As an eco-friendly café, they recycle, support their local farmers, use bio-degradable take-out containers, and even grow their own organic herbs and vegetables. On Friday evenings, it's Cosmic Pizza & Pasta Night with spelt, gluten-free, and whole wheat crust options.

Open Monday through Thursday for lunch. Open Friday for lunch and dinner. Closed Saturday and Sunday
Limited service
vegan options
take-out, delivery, catering, smoothies, espresso, soymilk, special beverages
VISA/MC, $$

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Toa Baja

·Glb Natural Nutrition and Restaurant

Ave. Dos Palmas 2766, Toa Baja, PR 00949-4104

(787) 795-5590

Vegetarian/Caribbean. This restaurant serves Puerto Rican-style versions of traditional vegetarian and health food dishes.

Open Monday through Saturday for breakfast through late lunch. Open Sunday for brunch
Full service
vegan options
take-out
VISA/MC, $$

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