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The Best Vegetarian Dining in the Canary Islands

Wednesday, June 13th, 2012

Sitting near the Azores Islands archipelago, Cape Verde, the Madeira Islands, and Morocco off the western coast of Africa is the Spanish territory known as the Canary Islands.  The islands are known for their bustling, lively nightlife during the peak of the tourist season.  Interestingly enough, the Canary Islands are the home to 23 different Vegan and vegetarian restaurants as well as another 21 Vegan bakeries, bed and breakfasts, catering businesses, health food stores, and other shops.  The following is a list of the more popular ones.

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Blooming Cactus (Lanzarote) – 100% Lacto, Ovo, and Vegan-friendly Western cuisine complimented by a beer and wine menu as well as a take-out menu.  In addition to dinner, the restaurant serves a variety of cakes, snacks, and tapas (all wheat or gluten-free) while every dish that is served is prepared on site.  Additionally, the restaurant features outdoor seating.  Be sure to bring cash as credit cards are not accepted.

Burger Mel – La Marina (Tenerife) – American Vegan-friendly cuisine, fast food menu, juice bar, and take-out menu.  The menu features a wide variety of complete meals including burgers, hot dogs, and other “meats” all made using tofu.  You can also ask for the soy mayo.  There are a number of deserts made with almond and soy milk, fresh juices, and several teas.  Credit cards are accepted.

El Mana (Tenerife) – International and Spanish organic and Vegan-friendly cuisine, including a beer and wine menu as well.  This fine dining venue has a minimalist atmosphere and décor.  Fresh pastas, salads, and tapas are some of the features on the menu and deserts include cakes made on site.

El Corte Ingles (Tenerife) – one of Spain’s largest department store chains, you’ll find the supermarket on the bottom floor of the building.  There is a section that is dedicated to and labeled as “Special Diets” where they stock a number of Vegan products including non-dairy milk, seitan, tofu, and several Vegan cheeses.

Finca Ecologico Lomo del Riego (La Gomera) – the store features a large assortment of fruits and vegetables, some of which are home grown or grown on the neighboring islands.  You can bake your own bread using ecological grains that the store stocks.  You can shop here six days a week (the store is closed on Sundays) from 9 am to 1 pm and 4:30 to 7:30 pm Monday through Friday and 9 am to 1 pm on Saturdays.


Hotels in Puerto De La Cruz

Hotel Botánico- roomHotel Botánico
Average Price: €140
Average Raning: 8.7

Hotel H10 Tenerife Playa- roomHotel H10 Tenerife Playa
Average Price: €45
Average Rating: 8.4

Apartamentos Teide Mar- roomApartamentos Teide Mar
Average Price: €36
Average Rating: 8.5





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Anita Choudhary is a freelance writer and travel blogger based in New Delhi, India. She loves to travel and has traveled extensively in India. Exploring new places, reading and writing are her hobbies.

2 responses to “The Best Vegetarian Dining in the Canary Islands”

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  1. Sian says:
    April 30th, 2013 at 12:00

    I live in Tenerife and my favourite vegetarian restaurant is El Limon in Puerto de la Cruz.

  2. María says:
    April 4th, 2014 at 13:36

    In La Laguna there is a newly open place called Tapasté, a small cafeteria with vegan and vegetarian food. As there are no many places in La Laguna, it’s just great it opened.

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