The vegetarian wave is strong and growing every day in Lima, Peru. Here is my personal list of 6 vegetarian restaurants that for sure will calm your hunger for veggies while traveling in Lima, Peru.

1) Almazen

Recavarren 298 Miraflores
Phone: 243-0474
Mon – Fri (11am – 11pm)
Sat (5pm – 11pm)

Serves seasonal organic and vegetarian food, tofu, cakes and muffins baked with whole grain flours and natural sugar substitutes. Comfortable environment, great owners, Almazen offers a wonderful solution for vegetarians traveling through Lima. Credit cards are accepted.

2) Bircher-Benner

Av. Larco 413, Miraflores
Phone: 446-5791

A longtime vegetarian restaurant in a new location (Miraflores) since 2007, Serves meals, including vegetarian versions of famous Peruvian dishes like lomo saltado and cebiche made with mushrooms, yogurt and desserts. Lunch menu from 12-2pm Monday to Friday. Closed Sundays.

3) El Paraiso Bio Leben

Alcanfores 453-416, Miraflores (at Tarata, half block from Schell)
Phone: 241-0507
Mon – Sat 8am – 10pm

Restaurant, Coffee/Tea/Juice
El Paraiso Bio Leben consists of two restaurants that face one another. One is open for lunch only.

4) El Paraiso de la Salud Restaurante Vegetariano Integral

Jr. Camana 344 (at 1 block from Plaza Mayor/Plaza de Armas, in Centro de Lima)
Phone: 428-4591

Vegetarian restaurant, Juice bar and health food shop. Offers takeaway food.

5) El Vegetariano

Cantuarias 285 (at the corner of Ave. La Paz)
Phone: 445-6503
Mon – Sat: 9am – 8pm
Closed Sundays

Good atmosphere and good service. Cheap daily menu (around $3) for soup, main plate, yogurt, drink and dessert, but only accepts cash.

6) Sabor y Vida

Recavarren 156, Miraflores (at just south of Pardo)
Phone: 445-1447
Mon-Fri 9am-5pm, Sat-Sun Noon-5pm

Menu costs 7 soles (8 soles on Sunday) with 3 choices for an appetizer and 3 for a main course, plus bread, a fruit dessert, and a drink. Also sells yogurt, juices, and a few other things. One of the few places to offer a full menu (at a good price) on Sundays.

7) Govinda (2 locations)

Schell 634
Phone: 444-2871
Govinda offers lots of healthy vegetarian options. Prices are inexpensive (US $3-4 for a 3-course meal). This location has a small shop selling incense, clothing and health food.

Jirón Callao 480 (near Av. Tacna in Centro de Lima)
Phone: 426-3305
Govinda offers lots of healthy vegetarian options. Prices are inexpensive (US $3-4 for a 3-course meal).

Hare Krishna-Run Vegetarian Restaurant

8) Tai-i Vegetariano

Ave Petit Thouars 5232
Phone: 444-0641

Chinese and Indian Restaurant
Tai-i is not strictly vegetarian, but it has many vegetarian Chinese, Indian and Peruvian options. It offers a daily menu that costs around 5.50 soles, which includes choice of soup or starter, main plate, dessert, and drink. It also has snow cones with fruit flavors and fresh juices. The menu is easy to navigate, with photos of each of the dishes.

For more information visit VegGuide . A community-maintained, world-wide guide to vegetarian and vegan restaurants, grocers, and more.

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