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Vegan Travel: Mexico City

February 23, 2024
Marc Goldgrub

Mexico City is a big, bustling metropolis that’s become astonishingly vegan and digital nomad-friendly of late.

Is is safe? It’s definitely not known as the safest city, but I had no issues while there. And I walked everywhere, including at night, and rode public transit.

However, everyone advised me to only take Ubers, no taxis.

(Want to know what Mexico City sounds like? Here’s a playlist of great Mexican bands and artists.)

Coffee Shops


Ámsterdam 255, Hipódromo Condesa, Cuauhtémoc, 06100 Ciudad de México

HAAB is a stylish community space with a lot of cool events. It has a cafe open to the public that’s perfect for laptop work.

La Rifa

C. Dinamarca 47, Cuauhtémoc, 06600 Ciudad de México

Maybe not great for work, but this friendly, highly-regarded cacao cafe is a cute spot to hangout and meet interesting folks.

Blend Station

Amsterdam, Av Sonora 282 Esquina, Hipódromo, Cuauhtémoc, 06100 CDMX

Blend Station is a bike cafe chain with several  locations. I’m not sure if this one on Amsterdam is the best for digital nomads, but it’s certainly not bad.



Puebla 120, Roma Nte., Cuauhtémoc, 06700 Ciudad de México

A beautiful and surprisingly big, hidden gem with an excellent 100% plant-based menu. A common favourite among CDMX’s many vegan spots.

Pan Comido Vegetariano

C. Darwin 118, Anzures, Miguel Hidalgo, 11590 Ciudad de México

Stylish and affordably-priced vegetarian restaurant with two locations and plenty of vegan options.


Merida 83, Roma Nte., Cuauhtémoc, 06700 Ciudad de México

A small, friendly, and great vegan cafe with wonderful bowls, among other things.

Parks and Recreation

Frida Kahlo Museum

Londres 247, Del Carmen, Coyoacán, 04100 Ciudad de México

Clearly the most popular tourist attraction in CDMX, because it was totally sold out and I couldn’t go despite various attempts. You have to buy tickets online, well in advance.

Also, Frida Kahlo is like a saint in CDMX, you’ll see her face everywhere.

National Museum of Anthropology

Av. P.º de la Reforma s/n, Polanco, Bosque de Chapultepec I Secc, Miguel Hidalgo, 11560 Ciudad de México

In a city with a mindblowing number of museums, the Museum of Anthropology nonetheless is regarded as one of the most essential due to its incredible collection of pre-hispanic artifacts, some of which are immense in scale.

Coyoacan Market

Ignacio Allende s/n, Del Carmen, Coyoacán, 04100 Ciudad de México

There’s an official Coyoacan Market, but basically the whole area around it is a market with all sorts of artisan crafts, art, clothing, food, etc.

Absolutely an experience in and of itself.

(blog post was previously published on the Vegan Digital Nomad,  a web guide to the best vegan-friendly cafes, restaurants, and more in various cities around the world.

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