Being Vegan in Tulum is a breeze! Going back through the pictures from our trip to Tulum, I’m actually kind of impressed with how many different places we were able to eat at. My father in law sent me a message while we were away asking if all we did was scope out the vegan food scene and eat…apparently, yes. I have a whopping 2 pictures of the ocean. Oops! In our defence, there was some sort of algae infestation while we were there.  We’ve always had the pleasure of visiting Mexico a few times before as well, so we’d already done a few cenotes, and swam with the cutest turtles in Akumal. Seriously, if you love sea turtles, get your but to Akumal. The water is crystal clear, and there are SO MANY turtles!

In & Out of Tulum in 4 Days

This trip was a quick 4 days and we packed in as much as we could while still making enough time to relax.

I’ll share with you guys some of the food we ate below. Note: one of the cutest places we went to was Fruto Mistico and I didnt get the chance to shoot any pictures since it was pitch black when we went. I even tried to go back during the day before leaving but they were closed. You’ll need to take my word for it but 10/10 for setting.

Now, in no particular order… vegan noms in Tulum!

Matcha Mama

Doesn’t look like it’s in the middle of a jungle? Matcha Mama is down by the beach, and I can see why it’s so popular! They have so many different types of smoothie bowls & I can’t think of a better way to cool down from the heat.

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PS: this kiwi bathing suit is from Skowsh Club
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so many of you we’re asking where you could get your hand’s on this  suit! I have my eyes on the pineapple one they make too.

Charly’s Vegan Tacos

A little further down the beach, you’ll find Charly’s vegan tacos.  All outdoor gem serving up some seriously good tacos. We lucked out with the weather on our trip and didn’t get any rain. Since there’s no indoor seating here, you’ll want to save other restaurants for the rainy days!

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Our friend Jordan from Bruce’s Roots recommended this place and we’re so glad we got to check it out.
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I absolutely love how it’s set up!
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a h i m s a

Tulum has no shortage of cute spots as you can see from the photos so far! What I especially loved about Charly’s Vegan Tacos are the messages found within <3

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This is the signature trio. They were all really good and all offered a different flavour.
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more tacos… I don’t remember which though. Oops
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the spread
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Is it a coincidence he also said “be the change you want to see in the world”?

Flor De Michoacan

The real reason we came here was for the popsicles. They have a bunch that are vegan and they cost like a dollar! I got a guava one, Christopher got strawberry. YUMMMMM! They also had fresh coconuts for sale. I picked up one of those, so Christopher ordered french fries. Logical, right?

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THE spot for paletas
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If you head out back, you’ll find this!
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Are you a guava fan?
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I learn’t quickly that if a waiter offers you a plate, you take it! These were melting quicker than we could eat them.
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Isn’t it cute?
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On the way out…he ordered another paleta. Classic.

Burrito Amor

Not a vegan restaurant by any means but they do have one option, and it’s a winner! Their vegan burrito is a generous size and the salsa options they give really make it interesting. I’d go back for more.

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Right off the main strip, you can find Burrito Amor
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Hibiscus flower and chia water (red) & Pineapple cilantro smoothie
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the piece de resistance- B U R R I T O
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Hasta luego 🙂

Fruit Stands

Ok. So these obviously aren’t restaurants but they’re worth stopping at. There’s lots of fruit stands in town, and sometimes you’ll even see vendors on bikes. The dream, really.

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We picked up a pineapple. We didn’t find the time to eat it while we were there, so if flew home with us to Montreal!
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Two of my absolute favorites: pitaya and mango
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Turns out we were lucky to be here during Pitaya season. These were especially sweet in comparison to the ones we usually get back home.
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Not a bad way to kick off the morning
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I’ve had good coconut, and mediocre coconut. The mediocre ones are usually yellow… anyone else experience this?

The Pitted Date

The first restaurant of our trip, and the last as well.  The Pitted Date is between the Cancun airport and Tulum. We first found out about them through Instagram and knew we needed to make the stop if ever we were to visit Mexico again. Their food presentation is A1.

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The restaurant is just a few meter away from Playa Del Carmen
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Bagelwhich- everything bagel loaded with soy chorizo, veggies, vegan egg, and avocado
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If ever you’re looking for more avocado inspo, you need to check out Anna Pelzer (otherwise known at the avocado queen)
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Breakfast burrito, you can never go wrong
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Smoothie loaded with Turmeric to fight away inflammation

We’d love to hear from you!

We have big travel plans in the next little while and would love to know where your favourite trips were and the your favourite restaurants!


Victoria Rand is a food, travel, and lifestyle content creator. Along with her husband Christopher, she is the co-creator of the popular Instagram account and blog, Eh Vegan. Established in 2016, Eh Vegan inspires people to live and travel cruelty-free through engaging video content, stunning photography, and mouth-watering recipes.

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