Finding great vegan and vegetarian food on St. Croix is an easy task to accomplish! For devout herbivores, it’s important to locate eateries that are true to the preparation of these foods. Visitors to St. Croix will be pleased to learn about the wide variety of vegan & vegetarian restaurants and food trucks found throughout the island.
To refresh your memory, vegan & vegetarian dishes are void of animal products – pigs, chickens, cows and fish – animals that had parents. Furthermore, vegan dishes do not include dairy milk, dairy cheese, eggs or any other product derived from an animal although vegetarian dishes might. Due to these limitations, it is often believed that vegan and vegetarian foods lack flavor and depth. Luckily, that is not the case on St. Croix. While I am the epitome of a carnivore (I’ll eat anything that had parents), I fully appreciate great food regardless of its classification. Check out these following eateries when looking for vegan and vegetarian food on St. Croix. They will definitely shift your mindset (and taste buds) around these food options.
Ital in Paradise
22-20B Queen Cross St, Christiansted
Ital in Paradise Daily Special Veggie Plate
Monday – Saturday 12pm – 8:30pm
Located in the heart of downtown Christiansted, this hidden gem is sought out by vegans and meat eaters alike. With a limited menu that changes daily, customers can be sure that everything that owner Chris Monbelly prepares is done exceptionally well. From coconut curry tofu, fresh tuna burgers, lentil balls and grilled local fish, you will not be disappointed with any item that comes out of the kitchen. Their local drinks are not to be missed. Enjoy flavors like tamarind, ginger-pine, melon-ade and peanut punch.
Seahorse Republic Food Truck
Red Truck on the Corner of East End Rd & Mount Welcome Rd, Christiansted
Monday – Friday 11am – 3pm
Phone: 340. 473.9169
This food truck features gluten-free vegan & vegetarian cuisine that not only tastes good but is good for you. Arepas, tacos, super food power bowls and bean burgers are a small sampling of the items available at Seahorse Republic. Local & homemade drinks include super foods like turmeric and moringa and vegan, gluten free desserts like cheesecake and “ice cream” sandwiches are also available. Check out my personal experience here or drool over photos on their Instagram page here.
A bounty of color in each bite at Vegan Haven
Vegan Haven Deli & Juice Bar
2040 Mount Welcome, Christiansted
Monday – Friday 11am – 5pm
340.773.8426 or 340.473.6146
You have two locations to choose from with this restaurant. “Rasta chicken,” veggie burgers, scrambled tofu and assortment of local drinks are available at their restaurant in Christiansted or at their food truck located on Centerline Road across from the Department of Public Works.
UCA House Kitchen & Rastafarian Cultural Center
Close-up shot of UCA House Veggie Plate Special
Custom House Street, Frederiksted
Monday – Friday. Hours may vary.
Ital is vital! This eatery offers some of the best vegan and vegetarian food on the island’s west side. Daily Ital specials, veggie soup, stewed veggies, garden salads and local drinks are packed with a flurry of flavor that will make you consider going full vegan.
If you’re trying to figure out what to eat on St. Croix, this list will definitely come in handy regardless of your food preference. Vegan and vegetarian food on St. Croix will change your outlook on healthy cuisine. Have you tried any of these Crucian restaurants? Any places that need to be added to the list? Comment below plus share and tag Cruzan Foodie in your photos on social media!
Until Next Time,
Q the Cruzan Foodie