I often get asked (by people aware of my love for the city) how easy it is to source vegan food in Mexico City. I usually answer that it is easy if you know where to look, which doesn’t help if you don’t know where to look.
That’s where this blog comes in. I like to share information about plant based foods in Mexico and (un)fortunately I have just come to the end of a short vacation, meaning I have more eating advice to disseminate.
My latest discovery is a friendly falafel outlet called El Rey del Falafel. Located in the neighbourhood known as Condesa, this fast food outlet is one of two store fronts for The King of Falafel in the Mexican capital.
I rocked up in the evening with Josh, Julio, Carlos and Lety following a theatre performance in nearby Polanco. Nobody in the group had eaten at El Rey del Falafel and the anticipation was high based on our experiences with the 100% vegan falafel shop Falafelito just a few blocks away.
Let’s just say the king of falafel is really the king. The food in El Rey del Falafel was outstanding.
The food was some of the best I have eaten in the capital. But there is a kicker to this tale.
Even though the restaurant is currently 100% vegan, their menu states they will be shortly serving hamburgers and shawarma (see above photo), two decidedly non-vegan additions to their repertoire. The server sadly confirmed this upcoming change.
Get in quickly if you want to eat in a meat free environment. The nearby Falafelito is dedicated to remaining completely vegan, but in my opinion El Rey is a far superior quality. It is very disappointing that they are moving from vegan to serving meat.
El Rey del Falafel is located on the corner of Fernando Montes de Oca and Tamaulipas in Colonia Condesa.