Is this the best new vegan eatery on the planet?

To be genuinely impressed by a new vegan eatery is a rare occurrence. Yes, I know many places do a good job of feeding us compassionate people and a good job is often just what you need. I’ll even return to a café that does a good job.

What I want to talk about here is when you dine with an establishment and they blow you away. The service is exceptional, the decor is gorgeous and everything you try from the menu is above average.

People of the Internet, please meet Elk Bistro of Mexico City.

Elk Bistro is a joint venture between super talented chef Veronica and the owners of vegan grocery store, VeganVille.

The bistro opened mere weeks ago in conjunction with the second location of VeganVille but you would be forgiven if you thought the eatery was a long time established. Every single part of what they do had been polished to perfection before they opened the doors to diners.

The central courtyard is immaculately renovated with a grand Canary Island date palm towering over proceedings. Cutlery and tableware is stylish, while the friendly people looking after you make you feel like nothing is too much trouble.

And now the food. I can’t do it more justice than the following photos.

Just dined in the most gorgeous #vegan bistro/deli in Mexico City called Elk. #cdmx

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Toasted bread with sunflower seed salsa at @veganvilleelk in Mexico City. #vegan

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Delicious horchata and agua de papaya at @veganvilleelk in Mexico City. #vegan

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Gorgeous lentil and chard soup at @veganvilleelk in Mexico City. #cdmx #vegan

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Stunning pad Thai with tamarind and soy sauces on the side at @veganvilleelk in Mexico City. #cdmx #vegan

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Wheat steak, crunchy wedges and BBQ sauce at @veganvilleelk in Mexico City. #cdmx #vegan

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Almond milk vanilla flan with pistachio at @veganvilleelk in Mexico City. #cdmx #vegan

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Every dish placed on my table at Elk Bistro has been exquisite.

Dining with Elk is made even more special by the fact that you have to walk through a 100% vegan grocery store to exit. Talk about exit through the gift shop!

VeganVille is stacked solid with vegan cheeses, meats, pantry items, personal care products and more. There is even a cute deli/takeaway food counter positioned at the front of the store. It is an extension of Elk and it is here where you can pick up gorgeous cream cakes and ham and cheese croissants before you depart.

If you have been considering a trip to Mexico City, Elk is the last piece of convincing you need.

Follow Elk on Instagram.

All photos in this post originally appeared on my FGV Instagram feed.

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2 Comments
  1. That looks AMAZING!! I can’t wait to come back and visit it!!!! The place itself looks beautiful!!!

  2. I’d come just for the flan!

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