• Arpine Kostandyan

Vegan Guide to Tulum

Updated: Nov 23, 2018

“Traveling as a vegan can sometimes be slightly challenging but not in Tulum, Mexico.”

Traveling as a vegan can sometimes be slightly challenging but not in Tulum, Mexico. Even if there were no places that had vegan options I could just live off tropical fruits and avocados, but luckily there were plenty of options!

Charly's Vegan Tacos

Vegan tacos? Yes, please. On our first night we ate at Charly's, a great spot with nice atmosphere and delicious vegan food.

For an appetizer we ordered Plantain Crispy Crunches which came with coleslaw, pico de gallo, baked yuca and quinoa. Yum!

Plantain Crispy Crunches

For an entree, I decided to try Charly’s Signature Tacos. They had three fillings, porkless cracklings in red chipotle sauce, slow roasted smokey portobellos and grilled seitan steak served with sauerkraut and chipotle leek cream. All of them very really good, but as a mushroom lover not surprisingly mushroom one was my favorite.

Charly’s Signature Tacos

My husband ordered the Enmoladas Poblanas, soft corn tortillas filled with roasted marinated potatoes, covered with Mole served with rice and fried plantains. He's a sucker for Mole.

Enmoladas Poblanas

Raw Love Cafe

If you are in Tulum then you have to try Raw Love, especially if you are vegan. This place is amazing. Chilling in the hammocks in between the jungle and the beach, sipping on fresh coconut water while waiting for a smoothie bowl is something I could get used to. You may even bump into instagram celebrities here, who knows.

We came here for breakfast and lunch regularly throughout our stay. Here are some of my favorite items from Raw Love Cafe.

Smoothie Bowls

We tried three different smoothie bowls and they were all very good. Acai berry bowl with blueberries, strawberries bananas and nuts and sees.

Coconut yogurt - cultured young coconut meat topped strawberries, bananas, coconut shavings and pumpkin seeds.

Maca vanilla milkhake made with coconut milk, maca, dates and hemp protein.


Maki Roll & Cream of Herbs Soup

From entrees we tried Maki Roll - fresh greens, carrots, red bell pepper, avocados wrapped in Nori seaweed in ginger miso dressing. So light and refreshing! We also tried Cream of Herbs Soup and Zucchini Alfredo which was my favorite by far. Cashew garlic 'alfredo' sauce was on point.

Zucchini Alfredo & Smoothie Bowls

Desert & Drinks

Carrot Cake

Of course I could not pass on some raw vegan cakes. I opted for the carrot cake, which was an excellent choice. It was divine especially paired with the Golden Milk coconut latte.

The Real Coconut

While this place is not fully vegan, it has some good options. We were staying right next to it so we got to visit it a few times during our stay. If you like coconuts you will likely enjoy their menu. Coconut pizza crust, coconut quesadillas, coconut cheese, coconut empanadas, you name it, they have it all.

Coconut flour pizza crust with coconut cheese

Coconut Quesadillas

Hemp Plantain Bolitos

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