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15 Latine-Owned Vegan Restaurants in America You Must Try

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, add these spots to your vegan bucket list!

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In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, add these spots to your vegan bucket list!

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, we’ve created this list of 15 Latine-owned vegan restaurants in America you must try!

La Semilla

Atlanta, GA

From Sikil Pak, Esquites, and Ropa Viejo Enchiladas to Al Pastor Tacos and Cubanos, La Semilla’s modern vegan Latin cuisine wows Atlanta foodies. The vegan eatery offers cocktails featuring rum and agave, local beer, natural wines, and non-alcoholic beverages to pair with your meal.

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The V Spot

New York, NY

Since 2006, The V Spot has served vegan Latin cuisine to the New York community. Customers can’t get enough of the restaurant’s Bandeja Paisa, a platter featuring crispy seitan chicharron, ground carne “molida,” Colombian-style egg scramble, Latin yellow rice, Cuban black beans, avocado, sweet plantain, and a white corn arepa.

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The Cocinita Miami

Miami, FL

Whether you’re looking for a spot to grab brunch with friends or pick up food to eat at home while watching the Dolphins destroy whatever NFL team they’re playing, The Cocinita Miami has you covered. Their menu ranges from smoothies and breakfast bites to burgers, arepas, bowls, and more.

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Viva Vegeria

San Antonio, TX

Gluten-free, vegan Tex-Mex? Say less. (We say as we keep going…). Viva Vegeria showcases the food of Chef Fred Anthony Garza’s ancestors—specifically, his grandmother. In addition to the classics like nachos, flautas, and tacos, Viva Vegeria’s chef specialties include Mini Nopales Tacos with Pickled Jalapeño Cabbage and Spinach Huitlacoche Enchiladas.

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Peña Pachamama

San Francisco, CA

Not only does Peña Pachamama serve as a vegan restaurant, but the space also operates as a bar, performance venue, and community hub showcasing South American culture. Stop by for music, dancing, and stellar plant-based bites like Yuca Fries, Bolivian Pique Macho, Raw Corn Tacos, and Chocolate Taco Crepes.

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Bar Bombón

Philadelphia, PA

Vegan restaurateur Nicole Marquis pays homage to her Puerto Rican heritage through Bar Bombón. The menu showcases vegan Latin-fusion dishes ranging from Loaded Breakfast Yuca and Spanish Meatballs to Smoked ‘Pork’ Pernil and Philly Steak Empanadas. Be sure to check out Marquis’ other vegan restaurants, HipCityVeg and Charlie was a sinner.

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The Grain Cafe

Los Angeles, CA

The family-owned vegan Mexican restaurant in Los Angeles is a VegOut favorite! The Grain Cafe specializes in plant-based Oaxacan fare, but they also serve a variety of other cuisines including American and Italian. Be sure to try one of The Grain Cafe’s cakes for dessert—like the Tres Leches or Date Cake.

Vegan food from The Grain Cafe

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The Kind Cleaver

Orlando, FL

Who doesn’t love a good vegan sub sandwich? This Latine-owned vegan deli in Orlando crafts some seriously epic handhelds using ingredients like vegan capicola, ham, rotisserie chicken, roast beef, cheese, and chipotle aioli. Complete your meal with a side of vegan mac ‘n’ cheese or potato salad.

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Healthy Substance

Chicago, IL

Healthy Substance features traditional Mexican flavors with fully plant-based ingredients! Signature dishes include the Carne Asada Burrito, Potato & Chorizo Flautas, Al Pastor & Carne Asada Tacos, and Chilaquiles with Vegan Egg, Rice, & Beans.

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Luna Verde

Bradley Beach, NJ

Vegan family-owned Luna Verde is your destination for scratch-made vegan multicultural food in New Jersey! Customers can always order the restaurant’s Mexican classics like Queso Fundido, Tacos de Birria, and Chimichangas. In addition, try Luna Verde’s Caribbean and West Indian menu specials such as Rasta Pasta, No Oxtail, and Jerk Tofu.

Vegan food from Luna Verde

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Vegan by El Zamorano

Costa Mesa, CA

Orange County boasts many plant-based gems like Vegan by El Zamarano. The vegan taqueria began as a pop-up and expanded to a brick-and-mortar in the summer of 2020. Founder David Aguilar grew up working at his parent’s restaurant, Taqueria El Zamorano, which inspired this plant-based rendition of his own. So stop by for some stellar vegan tacos the next time you pass through!

Vegan food from Vegan by El Zamorano

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Earthy Picks

Orlando, FL

Earthy Picks is the story of another successful vegan pop-up-gone-brick-and-mortar in Orlando! The Latina-owned vegan cafe makes vegan Latin dishes using wholesome ingredients. For example, their All Day Brunch Burrito is composed of massaged kale, black bean purée, tofu scrambled, fresh tomato, avocado, and pink sauce.

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Don Bucio’s Taqueria

Chicago, IL

Celebrate Taco Tuesday (or Wednesday, or Thursday) at Don Bucio’s Taqueria in Chicago! Nosh on your favorite apps, tacos, entrees, and sides. All of their plant-based meats are made from simple ingredients like mushrooms, legumes, root vegetables, pumpkin, and jackfruit. Don’t forget to try the vegan flan for dessert!

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Houston, TX

Veegos is living proof that vegan food doesn’t have to be boring! Both the restaurant and food truck offer vibrant vegan Mexican dishes. Nachos, Mole Fries, Pozole, Jalapeño Beyond Burgers, and Oven-Baked Cheesecake Sopapillas are a few items you can expect to try. Wash it all down with an agua fresca!

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Succulent Vegan Tacos

Nashville, TN

Are you on the search for vegan tacos in Nashville? Allow us to introduce you to Succulent Vegan Tacos! This spot makes Mexico City-style tacos in the style of Al Pastor, Tinga, Papas, and Asada. Might we suggest one of each?

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Allie Mitchell

Allie Mitchell


When Allie responded to an Instagram post on @vegoutlosangeles a few years ago, she had no idea she’d join the coolest vegan team on the planet. An Austin native, actress, yogi, and part-time sword fighter (don’t ask!), Allie is on a mission to live her best life and inspire others to do the same. She graduated from Hussian College In Studio with a B.F.A. in Contemporary Musical Theatre + Film and currently acts, writes, and eats her way through Los Angeles.

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