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Q the Cruzan Foodie - June 20, 2017

#FoodieFriday: Fish & Fungi

Q the Cruzan Foodie - June 20, 2017

What to Eat on St. Croix: Vegan & Vegetarian Food

Q the Cruzan Foodie - June 20, 2017
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#FoodieFriday Fish & Fungi

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 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

Phone: 340.713.4825

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.


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


  1. I’m digging the one that offers the arepas! That must be a new one. And UCA is West is simply the best! Been eating there for over 20 years. ❤️

    1. Thanks for reading! Seahorse Republic used to be Ana’s Living Food Truck! It’s still the red truck over at the bottom of the bypass in C’sted. Definitely check them out soon!

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