The number of vegan friendly shops has been increasing a lot in Las Palmas since 2020. There are many options for restaurants and quick bites, but in this article I will focus on places where you can treat yourself with some vegan desserts for takeaway (para llevar) or eating on the spot (para tomar aquí).
People choose to be vegan for many reasons and what’s classically avoided in the vegan diet are meat and dairy products. Some people prefer to avoid also all those products that are related in any way with animals, like honey for instance, so when ordering your meal make sure to read the ingredient list because a vegan dish might still contain something that for you might not be ethically right.
That said here are some quite known options in Las Palmas for those who have a sweet tooth:
This pastry shop has opened in December 2021, they deal with vegan and gluten free pastries and have some spots in their venue for seating for a coffee. Desserts are very rustic and the owner makes sure to keep her promise towards the customers with simple and easy to understand ingredients that would fit any vegan diet.
Guirlache is one of the oldest pastry shops in Gran Canaria and has different venues in Las Palmas. The shop in Guanarteme is one of the last ones who have been opened and got specialized in gluten free and vegan products. The venue itself is well done with space for seating and a kitchen on sight. It will surely be pleasant for anyone looking for a treat. Make sure to check the opening hours because they are very different compared to what people are used to in northern Europe.
This shop has opened recently, the owner is from Argentina and it is a family business. They have mixed products, traditional and vegan ones. The overall quality is good and they’re specialized in sliced cakes. I have been having many coffees there and they have always been consistent. There are some seats inside and a small terrace, plus it is right next to Las Canteras and it is a good option during the weekend when the beachfront might be packed with people and you are trying to find a quieter spot.
Smoothie Galaxy Las Palmas
This is not a pastry shop but for those who still look for a vegan treat it might do the job. They focus on smoothies as the name states but they also offer vegan dishes and desserts. You can make your savoury or sweet bowl and pair it with a drink right on a terrace in Las Canteras, enjoy the view!
Vegetopia – Veg-Away LPA
This is one of those shops who specialize in vegan food. For a treat you can still pair smoothies with desserts or have a whole meal being sure that the whole experience will be vegan friendly. Remember that this venue is take away and delivery only!