Trinidad’s dining scene continues to take healthier strides with more vegetarian restaurants and grab-and-go options at cafes, gourmet grocers and even the larger pharmacy chains.
Here are the restaurants serving primarily vegetarian and/or vegan fare in Trinidad:
New Earth Organic Cafe (Woodbrook, Trinidad) – Committed to a zero-waste policy, the cafe offers a daily lunch by pre-order and available for delivery. New Earth is hands-down our favorite lunch subscription option with its healthy iterations of local dishes and inclusion of organic ingredients whenever possible. Saturdays are also a treat with a hearty vegetarian soup option (changes weekly) and the most perfect cheese buns. Daily lunch menu posted on Facebook. (868) 381-8785
Youthful Vegan Cafe & Store (St. James, Trinidad) – Dine in or take-out with a menu that changes daily. The cafe also has a well-stocked chiller with grab-and-go salads, sandwiches, wraps, smoothies, probiotic drinks, and fresh juices. A recent grab-and-go menu featured Caprese sandwiches, vegan Philly “cheese steak” sandwiches, “Mexican Fiesta” (sweet potato fritter on chili with cashew & jalapeno cream), tofu pad thai, and Caesar salad. (868) 628-7674
Livet Gourmet (Woodbrook, Trinidad) – This newly opened restaurant is not solely vegetarian but has loads of vegetarian (cafeteria-style) options for lunch and dinner. Livet’s food is a healthy promise of NO MSG, no preservatives, no eggs, dairy free, gluten free and low sodium. (868) 638-9457/783-8148
Conscious Cafe (Port of Spain, Trinidad) – Co-located with Full Bloom Coffee in the One Yoga studio at Queen’s Park Oval, the concept here is grab-and-go with offerings from vegetarian chefs and restaurants including Grub Culture and The Youthful Vegan. Healthy drinks are also available ranging from cold pressed juices to tea infused mango smoothies. (868) 287-0184
Ambrosia Cafe (St. Clair, Trinidad) – Although it’s not a vegetarian restaurant, Ambrosia’s “focus is on providing foods which are organic and promote natural health.” The menu has a wide range of vegetarian options including soups, sandwiches (don’t miss the Veggie Club) and pastas as well as grain-free desserts, fresh juices and smoothies. (868) 289-5289
GSpot Food Truck (Newtown, Port of Spain, Trinidad) – Offering wholesome and very tasty vegetarian and vegan options for breakfast and lunch including crepes, grain bowls, mashes and salads. G Spot Menu – Trinidad. (868) 388-1616
Naked Cafe (Newtown, Port of Spain, Trinidad) – Coming soon to Maraval Road, serving “organic, natural, raw” food. (868) 499-3213
Veg Out (St. Augustine, Trinidad) – A favorite among UWI students, faculty and staff, Veg Out is practically an institution on campus. All pastries, sandwiches, Grub Culture soups and salads, and lunches are made with vegetarian ingredients (rennet free cheese, no eggs, no gelatin). (868) 769-4424
Vistro (Long Circular Mall, Maraval, Trinidad) is the only “souly vegetarian” restaurant at Long Circular Mall. The menu offers up salads, soups, wraps, paninis, burgers (tofu/black bean & mushroom), pastas and rice bowls. (868) 785-7910
Little Vegetarian Restaurant (Chaguanas, Trinidad) – Local and Creole dishes are on the menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner at this vegetarian restaurant. (868) 702-3718
Vita Force Health Shop (Centre Point Mall, Chaguanas, Trinidad) – Vegetarian cafe here features fresh juice bar, daily lunch specials, soy-free veggie burgers, tofu wraps, sandwiches, sada roti, chokas, paratha and curry. (868) 665-1234
Namaste India Restaurant (Freeport, Trinidad) – Located in the Lakshmi Narayan Temple, this vegetarian restaurant features well-priced lunch (12-3pm) and dinner (6-10pm) buffets featuring north and south Indian cuisine including sweets. The average buffet price is TT $70-80 and is dine-in or take-out. Reservations recommended especially for dinner. (868) 673-5569, 288-7169, 288-7695, 371-7098 or 355-6814.
Jataak Pataak (Couva, Trinidad) – With all proceeds going to charity, this vegetarian restaurant is a must-try plus food is served in compostable containers. (868) 731-1970
Nanda Bhavan Restaurant (Debe, Trinidad) – “Pure vegetarian restaurant,” serving authentic Indian food including koofta, channa, paneer, talkari, rice, roti, samosas, pakora, chutneys and lassi. (868) 685-1404
The Organic Lounge (San Fernando, Trinidad) – Currently operating in Gulf City and South Park Mall and with the third location soon to come in Chaguanas’ Heartland Plaza, fresh juices smoothies teas and grab-and-go vegetarian options from Grub Culture are on the menu. (868) 713-2167
Are there other vegetarian/vegan restaurants or great spots with a wide range of vegetarian options that should be added? Or have you tried any restaurants on this list? We would love to hear your feedback, let us know in the comment section below!