The month of December tends to get pretty hectic between party obligations and family celebrations. The pressure of back to back festivities combined with those classic calorie-packed Christmas dishes can add up to quite a bit of stress (and kilos). And trying to adhere to a vegan lifestyle on top of all that? Good luck… But being a vegan foodie, enjoying tasty and healthy food, and taking a break from cooking don’t have to be at odds with each other this Christmas. Check out these delicious options in Mexico City for your holiday dinner and desserts!
Owned by Chef Selene Montero and known for its vegan tacos, Malportaco goes a step beyond street food for the holidays. Coined as the anti-bacalao a la vizcaina (salted cod in red pepper sauce), this Christmas they offer mushroom cakes disguised as vizcaina along with salad and apple strudel, and a classic spiced fruit punch to drink.
D. Diagonal San Antonio 1725, Narvarte Oriente, CDMX
T. 55 8753 0574
From a gluten-free cheesecake on a homemade granola base topped with mango jam to a homemade mini “Snickers” cake topped with vegan cajeta, Vegamo offers more than four customizable cakes as part of its wide variety of animal cruelty-free desserts.
D. Chihuahua 142, Roma Norte, CDMX
T. 56 1906 3827
IG. @vegamo.deli / @vegamo.mexico
This Condesa restaurant reinterprets the classic Christmas tenderloin using Beyond Meat (meat made entirely from vegetable proteins such as peas and mung beans). Their Beyond tenderloin is stuffed with artichoke, carrot, black olive and mixed nuts, and bathed in a rich chipotle plum sauce. The order will satisfy 10 people and can include a side of pesto pasta.
D. Pachuca 59, Condesa, CDMX
T. 55 7039 2812