November 21, 2016

In Barbados, you may think that the island does not have many vegan or vegetarian options for you to choose from, but there are indeed a variety of restaurants and/or cafés which offer vegan, vegetarian as well as gluten-free options.


Here you’ll find a selection of dining options which offer nutritiously delicious dishes guaranteed to be as tasty as it is healthy!


1.    The Good Life Eco-Café & Bar

Located on the south coast of the island, ‘The Good Life Eco-Café & Bar’ offers a variety of vegan dishes, protein shakes, smoothies, cocktails and coffee. Beyond that, they also feature herbal products and health supplements.


What Makes Them Unique

Not only do they go above and beyond by offering takeaway service for your convenience, they also offer a variety of natural wines, clothing, breathtaking works of art and even entertaining live music!

It is truly a holistic experience that encompasses the good life and good vibes!


Address: Rockley Terrace, Rockley, Christ Church, Barbados

Opening Hours: Monday – Friday 10:00am- 8:00pm and Saturday – Sunday 10:00am – 10:00pm


For further information, call 435-6322 or find them on Facebook


2.    The Green Lime Eco-Café & Juice Bar

Located at a field station of McGill University in Barbados, ‘The Green Lime Eco Cafe & Juice Bar’ serves 100% vegan cuisine in a peaceful environment. They also offer a variety of shakes, smoothies, teas, natural juices as well as coffee.

What’s more, it’s surprisingly inexpensive for its prime location on the west coast of the island!


What Makes Them Unique

You can also book dinner for any night with twelve (12) hours notice – a minimum party of four (4) for a three-course prefixed menu with a beverage and a bottle of wine!


Address: Bellairs Research Institute, Folkstone, St.James, Barbados

Opening Hours: Wednesday – Sunday 10:00am-4:00pm, Friday 6:00pm-11:00pm. Closed Monday – Tuesday.


For further information, call 422-2087 or email


3.    Punchline Juice Bar Barbados

This vegan-friendly juice bar offers a selection of healthy foods, smoothies and fresh juices.

For those who like to see where their money is going, this juice bar is perfect as you can not only see the ingredients that they use (as they are laid out on the counter), but their prep area is also in plain view!


Nothing to hide here and you can ensure less ice and more flavour!


What Makes Them Unique

Along with their delightfully delicious vegan desserts, what sets this juice bar apart is that they offer a variety of add-ins to meet every desire. To add to all of this variety, ‘Punchline Juice Bar’ also infuses Caribbean fruits and flavours to give you a very distinct tropical Caribbean smoothie!


Try: their old fashioned churned (non-dairy) peanut butter ice cream – insanely delicious!


Address: Golden Haveli, Hastings, Christ Church, Barbados

Opening Hours: Monday – Thursday 11:00am- 8:00pm and Friday & Saturday 11:00am – 9:00pm


For further information, call 622-1498 or find them on Facebook and Instagram.


4.    Café Moya

This quaint vegetarian-friendly café located on the west coast of the island offers a variety of wraps, crepes and sandwiches. They also feature delightful gluten free options making their menu a diverse one with something for everyone – even the kids!


What Makes Them Unique

Not only does ‘Café Moya’ also feature takeaway services, they also make everything (mostly) from scratch! Yes really – from their flavourful gluten free bread, to their light gluten free crepes! It’s no wonder that one of their signature dishes – the cassava crepe, is a big hit with locals and tourists alike – a truly unique addition to this amazing café!

Meals and memories are certainly made when at Café Moya!


Address: Mayhoe Avenue, Sunset Crest, Barbados

Opening Hours: Monday – Thursday 8:00am – 4:30pm, Friday 8:00am – 5:00pm, Saturday 8:00am – 4:00pm & Sunday 8:00am – 3:00pm


For further information, call 432-5645 or find them on Facebook or Instagram.


5.    Daphne’s

Located in Paynes Bay, this Italian restaurant offers an ambience that is truly breathtaking. The amazing food and selection of cocktails in an elegant waterfront setting certainly add to the appeal of Daphne’s.

You’ll go back time after time as the tranquillity of Daphne’s is intoxicating!


What Makes Them Unique

Unlike most other fine dining establishments across the island, Daphne’s offers an entire vegetarian menu plus a variety (way more than a handful) of gluten free options. Although the menu isn’t separate from their regular menu, I’d like to think that it’s certainly much better than one or two vegetarian meals!


Address: Paynes Bay, St.James, Barbados

Opening Hours: Everyday 6:30pm – 10:00pm. Bar Opens 5:00 pm with Happy Hour from 5:00pm to 7:00pm.


For further information, call 432-2731 or visit their website – Daphne’s.