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21 Best Vegetarian And Vegan Restaurants Medellin 2022

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Looking for vegetarian and vegan restaurants in Medellin, Colombia?

Fortunately, Medellin is one of the best cities in Colombia to find healthy, allergy friendly, vegan and vegetarian food. There are loads of options to choose from in this city of eternal spring, so you’ll have no problem filling up days or even weeks worth of a vacation!





21 Vegetarian And Vegan Restaurants In Medellin

Medellin is full of vegetarian and vegan restaurants offering cuisines from Colombian to French to Japanese. Some of them offer vegan or vegetarian options but a majority of them on this list are completely vegan.

To find more vegan restaurants in Colombia outside of Medellin, you can check out our Vegan In Colombia post. For more healthy, allergy friendly or vegan restaurants in other travel destinations, you can check out our post on Where To Find An Allergy Friendly Restaurant Around The World.


Flying out of Medellin and looking down over the beautiful mountains.




1. Saludpan

Saludpan is possibly the healthiest restaurant in Medellin with the most extensive menu offering loads of organic, vegan and gluten free foods. They grow their own vegetables, they make their own gluten free bread, they participate in various recycling programs and only serve high quality food free of toxic chemicals.

Location ~ Laureles
Type of Food ~ Healthy, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Options
Price ~ $$-$$$
Rating ~ 4.7 Google, 4.5 TripAdvisor
Organic 🅾️


Saludpan is one of the healthiest restaurants in Medellin with tons of gluten free and vegan options.




2. Betty’s Bowls

Betty’s Bowls is a popular vegetarian spot but they have options to make things vegan, gluten free, dairy free, soy free, peanut free and nut free (they have options without but they do handle them in the restaurant). They do not use oil for many things but when they do, they use olive oil.

Location ~ Poblado
Type of Food ~ Health Food, Smoothies, Salads
Price ~ $-$$
Rating ~ 4.7 Google, 5 TripAdvisor




3. INA Restaurante

INA is a vegan restaurant with options for gluten free, nut free and soy free. Their menu consists of a large alcoholic drink section, smoothies, coffee, appetizers, large dishes and desserts.

Location ~ Laureles
Type of Food ~ Vegan, Healthy
Price ~ $$-$$$
Rating ~ 4.6 Google, 5 TripAdvisor



Looking out at Medellin city from Pueblita Paisa.




4. Restaurante Justo

Restaurant Justo is connected to the Ceres Organic Market in the Poblado neighborhood of Medellin. They are vegan but also have options for gluten free on a varied menu with items ranging from burgers to pizza to steak.

Location ~ Poblado
Type of Food ~ Vegan, Healthy
Price ~ $$-$$$
Rating ~ 4.7 Google, 4.5 TripAdvisor
Organic 🅾️




5. Helecho Vegan Sushi

Helecho is the only vegan sushi restaurant in Medellin and their menu includes more than just sushi. The restaurant is fairly small and they are only open for dinner everyday of the week except for Monday when they are closed, and Sunday when they are open from 12:00 to 7:00 pm.

Location ~ Poblado
Type of Food ~ Sushi & Asian Cuisine, Vegan
Price ~ $
Rating ~ 4.7 Google, 5 TripAdvisor



Helecho is the best and only place to find vegan sushi in Medellin.




6. El Arbol De La Vida

El Arbol de la Vida is a small little restaurant in the middle of Medellin with a daily changing vegan and vegetarian menu at very reasonable prices. They do not have a website but they are on Facebook, Instagram and Google Maps.

Location ~ Laureles
Type of Food ~ Vegan, Vegetarian, Colombian
Price ~ $
Rating ~ 4.7 Google, 4 TripAdvisor




7. Vegan & Veggie

Vegan & Veggie is another popular vegan and vegetarian spot in the Poblado neighborhood of Medellin. Unfortunately they are another restaurant that does not have a website but they are on Instagram and do post lots of pictures of their food.

Location ~ Poblado
Type of Food ~ Vegan and Vegetarian
Price ~ $
Rating ~ 4.8 Google, 5 TripAdvisor




8. AMA – Restaurante Vegano-Café-Mercado Orgánico

This healthy and vegan restaurant is another popular spot in the Poblado neighborhood. In addition to serving healthy and vegan food, they also have numerous baked goods and an organic market attached to the restaurant. Unfortunately they too are lacking a website but you can find a few pictures on their google maps page.

Location ~ Poblado
Type of Food ~ Healthy, Vegan
Price ~ $$-$$$
Rating ~ 4.8 Google
Organic 🅾️



Attached to the AMA restaurant, one of the best vegan restaurants in Medellin, is a nice little organic market with lots of fresh produce.




9. Dharma Vegan Resto & Cafe / Chana Plant Based

Dharma Vegan Resto & Cafe also goes by the name Chana Plant Based which is what their website and TripAdvisor pages are under. They claim to be the first vegan restaurant in Medellin (starting in 2016) and they have a large menu from breakfast to desserts (and plenty of Gluten Free items as well).

Location ~ Poblado
Type of Food ~ Latin, Vegan, Gluten Free Options
Price ~ $
Rating ~ 4.7 Google, 4.5 TripAdvisor




10. Veg Station

Veg Station unfortunately does not have a website but are on Facebook, Instagram, TripAdvisor and Google Maps. You can find plenty of pictures of their food but you can’t find their vegan and gluten free menu online.

Location ~ Poblado
Type of Food ~ Vegan, Gluten Free
Price ~ $
Rating ~ 4.7 Google, 4.5 TripAdvisor
Organic 🅾️




11. Shottas Medellín Vegan Food

Shottas is a unique restaurant in the south part of Medellin, about 15 minutes from Poblado. In addition to serving 100% vegan food (a lot of typical fried Colombian dishes) they also have games, competitions, music and more.

Location ~ Itagüi
Type of Food ~ Vegan, Colombian
Price ~ $-$$
Rating ~ 5 Google




12. Restaurante Kai

Restaurante Kai is yet another one in Medellin that does not have a website, but their menu is full of vegan and vegetarian burgers, tacos and bowls, and they even have gluten free options as well.

Location ~ Poblado
Type of Food ~ Vegan
Price ~ $-$$
Rating ~ 4.6 Google, 4.5 TripAdvisor




13. Las Veganas Restaurant

Las Veganas is a vegan restaurant serving Colombian food like bandeja paisa, tamales and a menu of the day. They also hold events and vegan kitchen classes. They do not have a website but do have lots of pictures up on their Instagram.

Location ~ Laureles
Type of Food ~ Colombian, Vegan
Price ~ $-$$
Rating ~ 5 Google



Walking through Comuna 13 on a tour.




14. Fresco

Fresco is a health food restaurant/meal prep with options for different diets like Veggie, Gluten Free, High Protein and Keto. Their store online also lists whether something is vegan as well as the nutritional value of each dish.

Location ~ Poblado
Type of Food ~ Health Food
Price ~ $-$$
Rating ~ 4.9 Google




15. Bob & Sue

Bob & Sue is a small little fast food restaurant serving plant based food. It is not the healthiest food, but you can find vegan chili dogs, hamburgers, wings and even milkshakes.

Location ~ Poblado
Type of Food ~ Vegan Fast Food
Price ~ $
Rating ~ 4.8 Google




16. Alma Natura

Alma Natura is a vegan and vegetarian restaurant with a different menu for every day of the week. Their goal is to provide a healthy meal at a reasonable price and every meal even comes with soup, juice and a dessert.

Location ~ Laureles
Type of Food ~ Vegan, Healthy, Colombian
Price ~ $
Rating ~ 4.8 Google




17. Veggie Life

Veggie Life is a vegetarian restaurant with vegan options located in La Candelaria, the center of Medellin. Their Google maps page and their website both show a picture of a little shopping area, the restaurant is in there on the third floor.

Location ~ La Candelaria
Type of Food ~ Vegetarian
Price ~ $
Rating ~ 4.7 Google, 4.5 TripAdvisor




18. Oh! Food

Oh! Food is a vegan restaurant located in Envigado, the south part of Medellin. Unfortunately they do not have a website or many pictures on their Google Maps page but some of the reviews include pictures showing large portions and happy customers.

Location ~ Envigado
Type of Food ~ Vegan, Colombia, Caribbean
Price ~ $
Rating ~ 4.7 Google



Wandering around Plaza Botero in the center of Medellin.




19. El Vegano Andante

El Vegano Andante is a popular vegan restaurant in Laureles serving typical Colombian dishes. They also have a 5 module vegan course to teach others how to cook delicious vegan food at home like creams, sauces, proteins, rice and milks.

Location ~ Laureles
Type of Food ~ Vegan, Colombian
Price ~ $
Rating ~ 4.6 Google, 5 TripAdvisor




20. Taco Veg

Taco Veg is exactly what it sounds like, a little taco shop (with nachos, quesadillas and burritos too) that is 100% vegan. They stay open late at night (all the way to 3:00 am on Saturday) but they do not open up until 5:00 or 6:00 pm depending on the day.

Location ~ Poblado
Type of Food ~ Vegan, Tacos, Mexican
Price ~ $
Rating ~ 4.6 Google




21. Naturalia Café

Naturalia Café is a very popular restaurant in the Laureles area that is not dedicated vegan, but they do have a very extensive menu showing many Vegan, Vegetarian and Gluten Free options. On their menu you can find everything from breakfast to gluten free sandwiches to vegan pizzas.

Location ~ Laureles
Type of Food ~ Healthy, Allergy Friendly
Price ~ $$-$$$
Rating ~ 4.6 Google, 4.5 TripAdvisor





Bonus: Vegan Restaurants Nearby Medellin In Guatapé

Besides all of the great food options in Medellin, there are also lots of great activities, and beautiful day trips that make the city worth visiting or even living in Colombia.

Guatapé is the most popular day trip destination from Medellin and fortunately there are plenty of vegetarian and vegan restaurants to choose from in this small little town. There is even an eco hostel in town with vegan cooking classes and organic food from their fresh vegetable garden.

Guatape is a popular day trip destination from Medellin and fortunately they too have plenty of vegan restaurants to choose from.



22. At The Farm Vegan Restaurant

At the eco hostel mentioned above, you will find At The Farm Vegan Restaurant. It is a little outside of the main center of Guatapé but it is surrounded by nature and their own personal vegetable garden.

Type of Food ~ Vegan
Price ~ $-$$
Rating ~ 5 Google
Organic 🅾️




23. Restaurante Vegano Zona Prosalud

Restaurante Vegano Zona Prosalud is right in the middle of Guatapé serving vegan Colombian food. The restaurant is less than a year old and they do not have a website, but you can find very positive reviews and lots of pictures on their Google Maps page.

Type of Food ~ Vegan, Colombian
Price ~ $-$$
Rating ~ 4.8 Google




24. Namasté Vegan Food

Also in the center of Guatapé, Namaste Vegan Food has a small menu serving vegan dishes like salads, wraps, hamburgers and falafels. They are also lacking a website, but you can see pictures of the food and menu on both Google Maps and TripAdvisor.

Type of Food ~ Vegan, Middle Eastern
Price ~ $
Rating ~ 4.8 Google, 5 TripAdvisor




25. Koi Cocina Asiatica

Koi Cocina Asiatica is an Asian restaurant serving dishes from Japan, China and South Korea. They are not entirely vegan but they do offer many vegan and vegetarian options. They do not have a website but you can find pictures and their menu on their Instagram.

Type of Food ~ Asian
Price ~ $$$$
Rating ~ 4.9 Google, 5 TripAdvisor




26. Vegan Café Retro

Vegan Cafe Retro is a unique little cafe with a 50s theme serving vegan breakfast and desserts (including ice cream).

Type of Food ~ Vegan
Price ~ $-$$
Rating ~ 5 Google




27. Guatacrep‘

Guatacrep’ is a little French restaurant serving crepes with some vegan options as well. It is located right in the center of Guatapé and although they do not have a website, you can find pictures on both Google Maps and TripAdvisor.

Type of Food ~ French, Crepes
Price ~ $
Rating ~ 4.7 Google, 5 TripAdvisor




*Some of these restaurants are not dedicated vegan or allergy free, but have options to make them that way. Always be sure to double check with specific restaurants. Restaurants that offer organic generally specify “when possible” and some may only have certain organic items (not the whole menu).





Grocery Stores To Shop At In Medellin

The best grocery stores to shop at in Medellin to find healthy and allergy friendly food.



🛒 Ceres Organic Market ~ Poblado, Medellin

🛒 Paleo Market (Mercado Saludable) ~ Laureles, Medellin

🛒 AMA Café-Mercado Orgánico ~ Poblado, Medellin

🛒 Vida Simple Granel Ecologico ~ Laureles, Medellin

🛒 Tienda Naturista Paraiso Organico ~ Laureles, Medellin

🛒 Saludpan ~ Laureles, Medellin

🛒 Exito ~ all over, they carry some allergy friendly products

🛒 Jumbo ~ all over, they carry some allergy friendly products and more international products



Spanish Tips For Vegan Restaurants In Medellin

Especially in Medellin, you’ll find lots of restaurants and companies that speak English but when they don’t, you can use some of the phrases below to help.

Vegan in Spanish is Vegano or Vegana.
Vegetarian in Spanish is Vegetariano or Vegetariana.


“¿Tienes comida vegana?” ~ Do you have vegan food?

“¿Hay comida vegana en el menú?” ~ Is there vegan food on the menu?

“¿El restaurante tiene comida vegana?” ~ Does the restaurant have vegan food?

“¿Este plato es vegano?” ~ Is this dish vegan?

“¿Puedes hacerlo vegano?” ~ Can you make it vegan?

“No puedo comer ningún producto animal o productos hechos de animales.” ~
I can’t eat any animal products or products made from animals.



Where To Stay In Medellin

If you didn’t notice the location of a majority of these vegan and vegetarian restaurants, the two areas with the highest concentration of them in Medellin are Poblado and Laureles.

If you want to be within walking distance of some of these restaurants, those are the two areas you want to stay in. If you want to stay in the nicest areas of Medellin, those are also the two areas you want to stay in.

When I visited Medellin, I stayed in the Poblado neighborhood and loved it. It is a little further away from the center of the city (compared to Laureles), but the transportation in Medellin is really easy.





Wrap Up: Vegetarian And Vegan Restaurants In Medellin

If you are planning a visit to Medellin and are worried about finding healthy, allergy friendly or vegan restaurants, you can definitely relax in this Colombian eternal spring city. It is the most vegan and allergy friendly city in the country and you’ll have no problem finding a place to eat here!



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