While Hondurans are big meat-eaters, it is easy enough to find vegetarian snacks such as beans and tortillas and cheese pupusas. Beyond that, the options are limited. Comedor Vegetariano (10 a.m.–2 p.m. Mon.–Sat.), near the western end of Avenida Cervantes, is dark and unappealing at first glance, but the fragrant smells coming from the kitchen quickly erase any doubts. A plate of vegetarian food with a drink goes for US$2.30.
Not strictly a vegetarian restaurant, but with several veggie meals available like soya burgers and salads, is Cocina Creativa (Av. Miguel Barahona tel. 504/222-4735, 8 a.m.–4 p.m. Mon.–Sat.), two blocks east of the parque. Breakfasts run US$1.50, and lunches (buffet except on Saturdays) are US$2.50.
The Lebanese restaurant Gyro’s, in the Los Castaños shopping center on Boulevard Morazán, is not exclusively vegetarian either but has a number of tasty Middle Eastern veggie options like falafel and tabbouleh.
© Chris Humphrey and Amy E. Robertson from Moon Honduras, 5th Edition