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

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Puerto Rico


·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




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.


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




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

(787) 854-7800

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



·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


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, $$-$$$



·Carta Buena

Carr.413 Km 1.2, Rincon, PR 00677

(787) 679-2365

Vegetarian/Caribbean. Carta Buena is an Organic Caribbean Food Stand in Rincon, PR offering mostly local and organic fresh cold pressed live juices, smoothies, and local coffee, along with Salads, Sandwiches and Snacks. Carta Buena is a quick 5 minute walk from Tres Palmas Marine Reserve. Boasting favorites such as the Kermit Smoothie, the Vegan coconut banana bread, fresh pressed juices containing ginger, turmeric, and cayenne, and gluten free, dairy free muffins- hot out of the oven. Carta Buena is a refreshing, healthy oasis in the middle of paradise.

Open Friday through Tuesday for breakfast and lunch. Closed Wednesday and Thursday.
Counter service
vegan options
cash only, take-out


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

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

·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
vegan options
take-out, catering, fresh juices, smoothies, soymilk

·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