Mexican cuisine is so wide and rich that it has options for any palate, and yet being vegan in this country is currently not so easy, although the truth be told before it seemed simply impossible.
As the volume of people who join this trend has increased, new options are also being generated for them, from specialized food stores to the incorporation of meat-free dishes in the menus or better yet, the opening of vegan restaurants.
Thinking about it, the vacation rental search engine, Holidu, recently carried out a study where it establishes which are the 10 most vegan-friendly Mexican cities, considering the cities that have the highest proportion, per inhabitant, of bars and restaurants that offer a vegan menu. And here we present the results.
Top ten vegan-friendly cities
The first thing that attracts the attention of this list of the most vegan-friendly cities in Mexico is the absence of its three most important cities: Guadalajara, Monterrey, and of course, the capital of the country (CDMX). None of these were within the ranking.
Likewise, none of these or other Mexican cities appears internationally in other rankings made on this same topic.
Now, getting into the matter, we will start by revealing the last place in the top ten of the most veggie-friendly cities in Mexico and that is for the capital of Morelos, Cuernavaca, which, according to the study, offers only 4.1 restaurants with a vegan offer for every 100 thousand inhabitants.
Above the so-called City of Eternal Spring is Colima with 4.3 restaurants for every 100 thousand inhabitants; Santiago de Querétaro with 4.5, Mérida with 5.4 and Veracruz with 7.9 restaurants with vegan offerings per 100,000 inhabitants.
The first five places
Now, in the first five places of the most vegan-friendly cities in Mexico are La Paz, with 9.8 vegan restaurants per 100,000 inhabitants, Oaxaca with 12.5, San Cristobal de las Casas with 13.9, and Puerto Vallarta with 20.7 restaurants with a vegan offer for every 100,000 inhabitants.
Finally, the one that takes the gold medal among the most vegan-friendly cities is Playa del Carmen, in Quintana Roo, which added a total of 25.3 restaurants with vegan offerings per 100,000 inhabitants.
Is that a lot or a little? Could it be greater? Will it be influenced by the abundant presence of foreigners? These are questions that jump into the air, but whose answer, in the end, is only one: Playa del Carmen is a very good destination for vacationing, especially if you are vegan.