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San Jose (25)

Vegetarian Restaurants: (18 Listings)

Comida para Sentir
125 Norte Iglesia, San Pedro (at Montes de Oca) ~ PH: 224-1163
Moderate-- Vegan-friendly, Juice bar, Costa Rican, Western--- Additional Info: Simple place offering food and smoothies, though limited vegan choices. A block and a half away from the Church, on Paseo de los Estudiantes, left side as you're walking away from the main street. Near UCR. Mon-Fri 10:30am-6:00pm.-- Rating: 2.5 HappyCow(s)

El Buho Vegetariano
Libreria Universitaria, 25 mt East of Soda la U (at /street of Bitter San Padro) ~ PH: 22246293
Moderate-- Ovo, Lacto, Organic, Western, International, Juice bar, Bakery, Take-out--- Additional Info: Located near the UCR. Has wi-fi. Accepts credit cards. Mon-Fri 8:00am-5:30pm.-- Rating: 5 HappyCow(s)

Gokul Restaurant
San Pedro, Calle de la Amargura ~ PH: 506-8380-2042; 22805649
Moderate-- Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Indian--- Additional Info: A small Hindu outdoor patio restaurant connected to the theater. Short menu with authentic Indian cuisine. Menu items are mix and match, and the plate of the day is filling. Previously named Cafe Giratablas. Reported to have moved to the University of Costa Rica area. Note: Located in San Pedro, Calle de la Amargura, across the train rails, in front of bar-rest Omar Khayyan. Next to COASA photocopies. If coming from Los Yoses (ruta de San Pedro), near the corner of 27th street (diagonal from KFC). Has outdoor seating. Mon-Sat 9:00am-8:00pm.-- Rating: 3.5 HappyCow(s)

Mantras Veggie Cafe and Tea House
200 este de la Rotonda del Farolito (at Barrio Escalante) ~ PH: 2253-6715
Moderate-- Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Caribbean, Costa Rican, Raw, Take-out, Delivery--- Additional Info: Local restaurant serving fusion cuisine and some raw food. Current location with is pet friendly area with ample parking. Reported re-opened to HappyCow Feb 2014. Accepts credit cards. Mon-Fri 8:30am-5:00pm, Sat 8:30am-3:00pm.-- Rating: 5 HappyCow(s)

Avenida Segunda ~ PH: 22241700
Moderate-- Vegan-friendly, Ovo, Lacto, Western, International, Pizza, Beer/Wine--- Additional Info: Opened Aug 2014, this vegetarian restaurant offers a varied menu with different kinds of cuisines - from pizza and pasta to wraps and sandwiches, from noodles and veggie sushi with tofu to vegan pastries. Could substitute cashew cheese in a vegetarian dish that uses dairy cheese. Cash only. .Call for hours - tell us.-- Rating: 4 HappyCow(s)

Pu Ti
Front of Pali Novacentro, Guadalupe ~ PH: 2224-8952
Inexpensive-- Vegan-friendly, Chinese, Take-out, Taiwanese--- Additional Info: Taiwanese family-run, small vegetarian restaurant with vegan options. Soups, noodles, rice and many specialty dishes that are plant based such as eggplant with basil, bamboo and vegetable stir-fry and potato curry are also on the menu. Also sells mock pork and mock fish for home use. Accepts credit cards. .-- Rating: 3 HappyCow(s)

Ravi Gastropub and Cafe
200m North of Intensa, Barrio Escalante (at Paseo Gastronmico La Luz) ~ PH: 22533771
Moderate-- Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Organic, American, Pizza, International, Beer/Wine--- Additional Info: A vegetarian place with a large vegan selection. Also has a large selection of artisanal beers and in-house-made sodas as well as wine and sangria. Vegan options are clearly labelled on menu as well as vegetarian options that can be made vegan. They specialize in salads, pizzas, sandwiches and pasta. Wheelchair accessible. Accepts credit cards. Tue-Sat 3:00pm-12:00am.-- Rating: 4.5 HappyCow(s)

Veggie House
Centro Gastronamico Antares, Rotonda de la Bandera, Barrio Dent, San Pedro ~ PH: 2280-9949
Moderate-- Vegan-friendly, Ovo, Lacto, Western, Bakery--- Additional Info: San Pedro vegetarian restaurant serving breakfast, lunch, salads, soups, baked goods and desserts, coffee, and various beverages. Colorful food presentation. Cozy atmosphere. Moved from Contiguo a Aptica Salas Boulevard Los Yoses in Nov 2013. Mon-Fri 8:00am-5:00pm, Sat 8:00am-4:00pm.-- Rating: 4 HappyCow(s)

Avenida 4 y Calle Primera ~ PH: 2233095
Inexpensive-- Ovo, Lacto, Western, Juice bar, Fast food, Take-out--- Additional Info: Sells plato del dia which includes soup, salad, veggies, an entree, and dessert for under $4 (£2). The menu also offers bean burgers and cheese sandwiches on whole-wheat bread. Previously named El Natural. Confirmed open June 2014. .-- Rating: 4 HappyCow(s)

Vishnu - Ave 1
Avenida 1, between Calles 1/3 ~ PH: 22566063, 2339976
Inexpensive-- Lacto, Western, Juice bar, Fast food--- Additional Info: A fast food chain with locations in food courts. Large space. Vegetarian menu includes veggieburgers, juices, sandwiches, soup, beans, and more. Accepts credit cards. Mon-Sun 7:00am-9:30pm.-- Rating: 3 HappyCow(s)

Vishnu - Primera
Avenida Primera, Calle primera y 3 ~ PH: 2222549
Moderate-- Ovo, Lacto, Juice bar, Western, Fast food, Take-out--- Additional Info: Nice atmosphere and tapas. Limited vegan options. Previously named El Mundo. .-- Rating: 2.5 HappyCow(s)

Arbol de Seda
corner of Calle 35 and Avenida 7 (at about 100m from Universidad Hispanoamericana in Barrio Escalante) ~ PH: 22810513
Moderate-- Lacto, International, Costa Rican, Western, Fusion, Non-veg--- Additional Info: Serves meat, veg options available. Offers vegetarian fusion consisting of a mix of Spanish, Peruvian, Japanese, and Italian cuisine. Some dishes can be vegan upon request. Opened since Sept 2012. Previously located on Barrio Escalante, del Centro Cultural 250 norte. Accepts credit cards. Mon-Fri 9:00am-7:30pm, Sat 9:00am-4:00pm.-- Rating: 4 HappyCow(s)

Avenida Escazu ~ PH: +506-2519-9090
Expensive-- Vegan-friendly, Ovo, Lacto, Organic, Bakery, Juice bar, Beer/Wine, Take-out, Non-veg--- Additional Info: Serves meat, veg options available. Uses organic, natural and local products as much as possible and does not use artificial preservatives or colorings. Vegetarian and vegan dishes are clearly labelled on menu. All coffee and cocoa drinks are organic and local. All vendors are certified organic and/or maintain eco-friendly practices. Located in the upscale Avenida Escazu center with an open kitchen and bakery. Free wi-fi. Ample parking. Has outdoor seating. Wheelchair accessible. Accepts credit cards. Tue-Sun 8:00am-8:00pm.-- Rating: 4 HappyCow(s)

Cafe Kracovia
50 Meters North of the Law Faculty at the UCR, San Pedro (at /Inside Ave del Paraiso Bldg) ~ PH: 22342766
Moderate-- Vegan-friendly, Ovo, Lacto, International, Beer/Wine, Take-out, Non-veg--- Additional Info: Serves meat, veg options available. Offers clearly labeled vegetarian and vegan dishes, including several appetizers, main courses and desserts. Serves local artisanal beer, a variety of wines and cocktails. The grounds have picturesque gardens. Has outdoor seating. Accepts credit cards. Mon 10:30am-8:00pm, Tue-Sat 10:30am-11:00pm.-- Rating: Not rated yet

Ramp Calderon Guardia Hospital visits, 50 meters west ~ PH: 61135440
Moderate-- Western, American, Salad bar, Non-veg--- Additional Info: Serves meat, veg options available. Replaced the previous Cambalache with change of ownership and food concept. Build your own salad, wrap, or pita with selections from an assortment of chopped veggies and fruits; dressings made from local tropical foods; dessert cups with combinations of cooked fruit and spices. Located at Casa del Arcoiris (the rainbow house), 50 meters west of the Hospital Calderon Guardia visitors ramp on a side street. Mon-Fri 9:00am-6:00pm.-- Rating: Not rated yet

El Gaff
Calle 29, Avenida 8 - Los Yoses, Frente a Casa Italia ~ PH: 22341596, 88860156
Moderate-- International, Western, Beer/Wine, Non-veg--- Additional Info: Serves meat, veg options available. A gastropub serving internacional cuisine with seasonal ingredients. Large selection of beers in addition to its home brew. At least one vegetarian and vegan choice per dish course, labelled on the menu--from a veggie burger or pizza, to a bok choy and swiss chard stirfry. Has outdoor seating. Wheelchair accessible. Accepts credit cards. Tue-Fri 11:30am-2:30am, Sat 7:00pm-2:30am.-- Rating: Not rated yet

Avenida 8 and C 13, Barrio La Soledad ~ PH: 2222-4475
Inexpensive-- Vegan-friendly, Juice bar, Costa Rican, Non-veg--- Additional Info: Serves meat, veg options available. Macrobiotic restaurant open since 1987. Has vegan options. Daily lunch special is always vegetarian. Organic-focused. Fresh baked goods. .-- Rating: 4 HappyCow(s)

Calle 11, Ave 6 y 8 (at near Ave Central Market in downtown) ~ PH: 2221-7605
Moderate-- Vegan-Friendly, International, Non-veg--- Additional Info: Serves meat, veg options available. Menu has icons for fish, dairy, egg ingredients. Has vegan-friendly options. Try the vegetarian coconut soup with shiitake mushrooms, sprouts, and tofu. The vegetarian menu no longer contains fish sauce. .-- Rating: 4 HappyCow(s)

Health Food Stores, Vegan Shops, Vegan Bakeries, Vegetarian B&Bs, Veg Catering, Veg*n Organizations: (7 Listings)

Auto Mercado
Avenida 1 (at Correo - 300 meters north) ~ PH: n/a
This is a regular supermarket chain that offers more vegan options at the San Jose Avenida 1 location than at other locations, including multiple brands of soymilk and nut milks and soy yogurt. Carries numerous BioLand products that are widely found at other stores, including cookies, snacks, flax, cereals, organic coffee, and the delicious, expensive, but vegan Britt brand chocolate treats, such as chocolate covered coffee beans, macadamia nuts, and passion fruit jelly. .-- Rating: 4 HappyCow(s)

Super Kosher
El Fogoncito, Pavas ~ PH: 22202174
Sells a variety of vegan and vegetarian products not found in typical supermarkets. Many items with the [PARVE] symbol such as vegan chocolates, soy cheeses, meat replacers & egg-replacers. Has vegan mayonnaise and gluten free. Mon-Thu 9:00am-6:00pm, Fri 9:00am-4:00pm, Sun 9:00am-6:00pm.-- Rating: 4.5 HappyCow(s)

Verdisimo: Alacena Vegana
Barrio Escalante, Paseo Gastronomico La Luz, De Bagelmen's 250 m al norte, contiguo a asodelfi (at /Behind the Iglesia Nuestra Senora de la Merced) ~ PH: +506-8361-7136
A 100% vegan store in downtown San Jose offers a wide variety of vegan and organic products, including many hard to find items including nutella and cashew based cheese. Mon-Sat 10:30am-7:00pm.-- Rating: Not rated yet

FCH Sweetness Pastry
Los Faroles, Curridabat ~ PH: 506-7013-7668
No storefront; call to arrange pickup or delivery. All vegan bakery goods. .-- Rating: Not rated yet

Avenida 3 Calle 19, Carmen ~ PH: 506-8849-5357
A home delivery service of organic and local produce of Costa Rica. They deliver in San Jose area every Monday. For more information please check their website. .-- Rating: Not rated yet

Viva Veg
Costa Rica ~ PH: n/a
Costa Rican, youth-oriented, non-profit, and collectively organized group that promotes animal liberation and the veg*n lifestyle. It works through awareness and education, social advocacy, and direct action utilizing such activities food tastings, demonstrations, movie showings, festivals. .-- Rating: Not rated yet

Feria Verde de Aranjuez
300m North, 300m West of Santa Teresita Church (at inside Polideportivo of Barrio Aranjuez) ~ PH: 22805749
Outdoor market with vendors selling organic produce, fresh and processed foods, local art, breakfast and lunch, and more. Sat 7:00am-1:00pm.-- Rating: 5 HappyCow(s)

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