Puerto Rico is known for its exquisite national dishes. The variety in flavors goes from a tastymofongo to a tastypiña colada. However, if you are vegan or vegetarian, there’s an assortment of places in Ponce we recommend you go before leaving the island.
This vegan and vegetarian place will amuse you with its natural flavors. Dos de Mayo is a farm to table restaurant located inPlaza Juan Ponce de León. You can't leave Ponce without trying Dos de Mayo's lunch specials. You’ll be able to visit it from Monday to Friday from 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM, and taste their salads and soup specialties.
This natural center is mainly focused on selling vitamins, organic products, gluten free, non GMO, and vegan products. However, you may go from Monday to Friday from 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM and savor their vegan and keto menu. There are plenty of options starting from cauliflower rice to vegan chicken stew.
Located at the Ponce Plaza Hotel & Casino, Lola Eclectic, is a modern style restaurant with a fusion of flavors and colors. Although this restaurant is not vegan centered, you will find a vegan menu where you and your partner could benefit from and have a delightful evening. It is open from Wednesday thru Sunday. You can also see their menuhere.
If you’re in the mood for pizza, then this is the place you should go. With a variety of specialty pizzas, you are able to pick an all vegetable pizza or at your ease. Besides pizza, there are pastas you could also choose from. Open from Tuesday thru Friday from 11:00 AM - 7:30 PM, and Saturdays from 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM.
As a hummus lover, I can assure you that this is one of the best places to go. Not only Carmen offers original hummus, but black bean spicy hummus, beet hummus, and pepper hummus. Besides her famous hummus, her restaurant is a fusion between creole and vegan food making her menu accessible for every diet. You can visit atPlaza del Mercado de Ponce from Tuesday thru Saturday from 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM.
Located in Ponce Center Avenue, this juice bar has an extended menu with vegan and vegetarian options. You may find pizzas, wraps, and tacos, all vegan friendly. In addition, its variety in natural juices such as: cantaloupe lemonade and passion fruit juice. For our luck Carotenos is open from Monday thru Sunday, make sure to check their daily working hours so you can enjoy one of their natural juices!
With our tropical weather, let’s not forget to refresh ourselves with fruits from The Fruit Truck PR. Acai bowls accompanied with fresh fruits from our Island. In case you want to taste something different, don’t miss their “NOMA” smoothie, one of their specialties. This healthy fruit truck is open on weekends, Thursdays and Fridays 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM, and Saturdays and Sundays from 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM.