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 the island will be pleased to learn about the wide variety of vegan & vegetarian restaurants on St. Croix that are available.
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
Monday – Saturday 12pm – 9pm
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, melonade and peanut punch.
Vegan Haven Deli & Juice Bar
Across from Department of Public Works on Centerline Road
Monday – Friday 11am – 5pm
Enjoy “Rasta chicken,” veggie burgers, scrambled tofu and assortment of local drinks at Vegan Haven’s food truck located on Centerline Road across from the Department of Public Works.
Located in the courtyard behind Walcott Real Estate between Bombay Club Restaurant and the Lord God of Sabaoth Lutheran Church, this vegan/vegetarian restaurant is located in downtown Christiansted along King Street. Chef Kimba creates one-of-a-kind dishes that are packed with flavor and leaves you wanting more. “Rasta chicken,” veggie pate, stuffed smoked plantain, coconut Ital soup and an assortment of local drinks are a few of the items available at Cafe Roots-N-Kulchah. They also recently won best vegetarian dish and best beverage at Taste of St. Croix 2018.
UCA House Kitchen & Rastafarian Cultural Center
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. Find out why their held in such high regard when it comes to vegan and vegetarian food on St. Croix.
Eden Xpress Vegan Catering & Eden’s Vegan Eatery
Two Locations: Estate LaReine & Estate LaGrande Princess
Eden’s Xpress Food Van: Tuesday through Friday, 12pm-ish to 3pm-ish
Eden’s Vegan Eatery: Monday through Friday,11am to 5pm
This vegan eatery that started out as a mobile van and catering service has expanded to include a permanent physical location in Estate LaGrande Princess. Stew tofu, vegan mac & cheese, veggie lasagna and much more awaits your taste buds at two convenient locations. Find their food van in Estate La Reine next to the VITRAN bus terminal from Tuesday through Friday from 12noonish to whenever the food is completely sold out (usually around 3pm but can be earlier or later). You can also visit their brick & mortar location at 34D LaGrande Princess across from the St. Croix Avis building Monday through Friday from 11am to 5pm. Visit their Facbeook page here for their daily specials.
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? What places are missing from this list? Comment below plus share and tag Cruzan Foodie in your photos on social media!
Anquanette Gaspard is a food and travel entrepreneur, freelance writer, blogger, and social media influencer, based in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. Anquanette uses her blog, CruzanFoodie.com, and social platforms to share her experiences in a way that is authentically Caribbean.