Where To Eat in Caye Caulker: Vegan Friendly Spots

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Caye Caulker can be expensive compared to the mainland but it doesn't have to be. Small & local food stalls are cheaper, more authentic and even healthy.

Here are some spots I found on the island.

Errolyns House of Fry Jacks

Before this small shack was famous on trip advisor, only locals bought food here, at least from what I recall. I ate here because it was the cheapest place to eat at the caye. It had all the Belizean staples including fry jacks for breakfast and rice & beans for lunch. Keep in mind this place opens super early and closes before midday. It's a breakfast joint.

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  • Average Price: $2.50 USD per serving
  • Opening Hours: 5:00 AM to 11:00 AM daily (Closed on Monday)
  • Location: Pasero Street

Namaste Cafe

This was the first cafe that caught my eye when I arrived the caye. It's not the cheapest, but it offers good plant-based options including puddings, sandwiches, salads and even hummus! As a bonus, they are eco-friendly and even offer donation-based yoga classes daily.

namaste cafe board sign
Photo of Namaste Cafe Sign
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  • Average Price: $6.00 USD per serving
  • Opening Hours: 7:30 AM to 2:30 PM daily (Closed on Sunday)
  • Location: Pasero Street
  • Website: Namaste Cafe
  • Wifi: Yes

Juice Dive

After visiting Caye Caulker recently, I was happy to see more restaurants open after the big covid shutdown. I got a chance to try the Impossible Burger here at Juice Dive, and it was spectacular. I felt guilty eating this meaty burger as a vegan.

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Photo of Juice Dive food shack
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Chef Kareem's UnBelizeable Lunch

The guy that runs this small food stall was so chill that we stayed to chat with him and ended up coming back to try his food. Unfortunately it's not the cheapest with prices starting at $6.00 USD all the way up to $12.50 USD, but the experience was authentic. The only downside was that they used foam plates and plastic to serve the food.

vegan vegetable curry dish
Photo of vegan vegetable curry with rice & beans
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  • Average Price: $10.00 USD per serving
  • Opening Hours: 11:30 AM to 5:00 PM daily
  • Location: Front Street

Pupusas Lady

Everywhere I go in Belize, I try to find pupusas, and I'm glad there's a lady selling it in Caye Caulker. Each pupusa costs $1.50 USD, which is perfect for any time of the day. They sell burritos and will sell you huge handmade tortillas for $0.50 each in case you want to make your own burrito at home. I don't think there's anything tastier than fresh flour tortillas made on a hot grill by latin women.

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  • Average Price: $1.50 USD per serving
  • Opening Hours: 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM daily
  • Location: In front of the basketball court (Main Street)

Small Food Shacks

Since the whole pandemic started, many of the locals have turned their homes into fast food shacks and fruit & vegetable stands. Just look for a small food stall with hand-written menus on a chalkboard with a small table at the front. Explore the backstreets as well instead of the touristy front streets.

blackboard with street food menu
Photo of typical local menu at the caye
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  • Average Price: $1.50 USD
  • Opening Hours: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Food Carts

While at the caye, we saw many vendors selling pastries on bicycle. A famous vendor is Cake Lady, and it's even marked on trip advisor that way haha. If Cake Lady doesn't have coconut products, you'll find other vendors on bikes selling banana cakes and other sweet treats.

coconut treats on beach food cart
Photo of bicycle cart filled with sweet Belizean treats
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  • Average Price: $1.50 USD per serving
  • Opening Hours: 2:00 PM to 10:00 PM daily
  • Location: On the main streets

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