Veganism has more and more allies every day and it is every time less difficult to find places to eat when you travel as a vegan. In Peru, and especially in big cities like Cusco, Arequipa and Lima, vegan restaurants are making their way with great success. In Cusco especially, vegan restaurants offer delicious dishes made with 100% local products. Something that undoubtedly has a positive impact on the environment.
If you are thinking of traveling to the Imperial City of Cusco, here is a list of vegan restaurants that you cannot miss. And if you’re not vegan, it doesn’t matter, you’ll still love them!
1. Green Point Restaurant
We start with one of the classics of vegan and gluten-free food in Cusco. Green Point offers a wide range of dishes from different cuisines around the world: pad thai, lasagna, sushi and of course, delicious quinoa burgers, the star cereal of the Andes. If you want to learn some of these recipes, Green Point has the solution: sign up for cooking classes organized by the restaurant itself.
2. Vida Vegan Bistro
Who says that Peruvian dishes cannot be adapted to veganism? Mushroom chili, sautéed vegetable meat, quinoa risotto. At Vida Vegan Bistro you will find the typical dishes of Peruvian gastronomy suitable for vegan palates.
3. Greens Organic Restaurant
Although it is not an exclusively vegan place, Greens Organic is perfect for those who are looking for a place to have breakfast, lunch or dinner dishes that are made with organic food (in this case, grown in their own garden). Imagine a lentil burger, a stuffed avocado, a mushroom and asparagus quinotto, a vegetable wrap, all made with organic products.
4. Shaman Vegan Raw Restaurant
In this restaurant, totally dedicated to the Pachamama, the dishes are prepared with respect for Mother Earth and the atmosphere exudes peace. In addition to vegan dishes such as pumpkin cream, stuffed potato or vegetable tortilla with quinoa, this place specializes in raw food such as Power salads with raw vegetables, seeds and nuts.
5. La Rabona Restaurant
After a long day enjoying Cusco and all its attractions, we recommend you go to La Rabona, a small place specializing in vegan pizzas and desserts. Here you will find from the typical cakes to fruit desserts accompanied with coconut yogurt, vegan cookies, etc. Desserts that we recommend you accompany with their delicious smoothies and vegan juices, such as the chocolate from the Amazon.