There aren’t any strictly vegan restaurants in Bermuda. However, that doesn’t mean that you can’t find any delicious vegan food on the island! Traditionally, Bermudian cuisine takes influences from English and Portuguese dishes, while taking advantage of the abundance of local seafood. Since many ingredients on the island have to be imported anyway, you’ll find a wide variety of internationally-themed restaurants in Bermuda paying tribute to many dishes from around the globe. You won’t have any trouble finding at least a couple of vegetarian dishes on many menus, though you might have to make a couple of special requests to receive food without any animal products. All of the servers and chefs at the restaurants we visited were willing to take on the challenge of preparing vegan food for us. We could really tell that plenty of care and love was put into the preparation of our food, and we were truly grateful for that!
I’ll break it down for you, day by day, meal by meal, detailing exactly what we ate while we were in Bermuda. I’ll also add in a few places that we didn’t get the chance to visit, but sounded promising. Here’s our Vegan Guide to Bermuda!
Update: The extremely kind and friendly folks at the Vegetarian Society of Bermuda have provided me with even more places to eat veggie food than I had heard of before! I’ve added them all to this page. Thank you so much!
Cafe Eden is a smoothie bar and cafe nestled inside a small health food store, attached to the Seventh-Day Adventist Church book store. They serve breakfast and lunch, and conveniently update their menu daily on their Facebook page. When we arrived, it was lunch time! We each ordered a veggie burger and a tropical smoothie with banana, mango, coconut milk, agave, and vanilla. First of all, it was one of the most delicious smoothies ever. One sip of that smoothie instantly reminded me that I was on vacation! The veggie burger was quite satisfying, too. We were pretty hungry after such an early morning flight and these gave us the energy that we needed to get us straight through until dinner time. Cafe Eden is the only all vegetarian place on the island, with all of the vegan options clearly noted.
41 King St., Hamilton, Bermuda
Mon-Thu 7am-3:30pm, Fri 7am-12:30pm, Closed Weekends
1609 Bar and Restaurant
1609 Bar and Restaurant is located on the property of the Fairmont Hamilton Princess where we stayed. It offers an open-air dining concept with calming views of the Hamilton Harbor. As per Fairmont’s dedication to providing meals to those with dietary requests, we were promised that the chef wouldn’t have a problem coming up with some vegan dishes for us. There weren’t any vegan offerings on the menu; however, the chef himself came to our table and helped us decide what we wanted to eat. I decided to order the vegetable curry with rice, and Justin ordered the rigatoni pasta made with fresh homemade tomato sauce. We both got salads to start that had fresh mango and beets. We were completely surprised by the bowls of fresh berries and pineapple for dessert. And of course, we both had to try our first Bermudian beverage here, the Rum Swizzle! We were both thoroughly impressed with their attention to detail and how they catered to our needs without question or compromise. Apparently 1609 is a very popular bar and restaurant, even for those not staying at the hotel, so I would recommend calling ahead of time and setting up a reservation.
1609 Bar and Restaurant
76 Pitts Bay Road, Hamilton, Bermuda
Open 11am-11pm daily
Black Horse Tavern
We ate lunch at the Black Horse Tavern as part of our tour with Hidden Gems, as lunch was included at this authentic Bermudian establishment. In the picture above, it appeared as though the sign had fallen from the building, most likely after the hurricane that recently hit Bermuda. There were seats indoors as well as outdoors. We happily took a seat at a table outside that had gorgeous views of the water, some boats, and some pastel homes off in the distance. As for our meal, there was a vegan chickpea burger on the menu that we ordered with some fries and a small salad. It only seemed fitting on a warm day that we paired the burger with a Ginger Beer, a fizzy, refreshing beverage that’s unique to the area and bottled on the island.
Black Horse Tavern
101 St. David’s Road, St. David’s, Bermuda
Open Tue-Sun, 12:00pm-10:00pm
We dined that evening at Intermission, a restaurant inside the Fairmont Hamilton Princess. Fairmont is committed to providing meals to everyone with specific dining requests, including vegan and gluten-free meals. Once again, the server conveyed the message to the chef, and he came out to propose some meal ideas to us. We took him up on his offer of a vegetable stir fry with rice, and it was delicious. We also ordered a couple of drinks including another Bermudian specialty, the Dark ‘N Stormy (dark rum and ginger beer). For dessert, we ordered a few scoops of mango sorbet.
76 Pitts Bay Road, Hamilton, Bermuda
Open daily 11:00am-12:00am, reservations not required
The Jasmine Lounge is another hotel restaurant, this time at the other Fairmont-owned hotel on the island, the Fairmont Southampton. There were a few vegetarian options on the menu, and we each decided to order a veggie pizza without cheese. Our server was very accommodating and allowed us to order the pizza with whatever veggie toppings we would like. The pizza was served on a long wooden cutting board. I would describe it more like a pizza/flatbread and it was really yummy. If you get a table by the window, you’ll be able to enjoy soothing views of the ocean off in the distance.
101 South Shore Road, Southampton, Bermuda
Open daily 11:00am-12:00am
Red Steakhouse and Bar
I can hear you asking, “What are these two vegans doing at a steakhouse?!” While there were no vegan meals on the official menu, the chef at Red Steakhouse and Bar prepared some of the most intricate, tasty vegan dishes that I’ve ever had. The flavors worked well together on so many levels, and such care was put into these meals…I would have no idea that this chef worked at a steakhouse! Maybe he should think about opening Bermuda’s first vegan restaurant! While the chef invented these special vegan meals for us that were arranged in advance through the concierge at the Fairmont Hamilton Princess (and his awesome wife who works at Red!), I did notice several vegetarian offerings on the regular menu that could be made vegan. Dining at Red was truly an experience. We started our meal with an amuse-bouche, a tiny spoon with a delicious bite of food – I believe it was made of pear, arugula, and some other tasty morsels that worked so well together. Next, we had specially prepared for us a fresh spring roll stuffed with cauliflower and other veggies, with a spicy dipping sauce. To cleanse our palates, we ate a pineapple/grapefruit/Grey Goose vodka granita that I easily could have eaten all day for the rest of my life. Our main course was a chickpea and potato croquette with mango salsa and fresh vegetables. To drink, Justin had a beer and I had a lychee martini that even came with a piece of lychee in the bottom of the glass. Our dinner at Red was incredibly memorable, and I wouldn’t hesitate to return!
Red Steakhouse and Bar
55 Front St, Hamilton, Bermuda
Dinner Mon-Sun 6:00-10:00pm, Bar open until 2:00am
Frog & Onion Pub
We stumbled upon the Frog & Onion Pub while we were walking around the Royal Naval Dockyard. We ended up being starving after our surfing lesson and wanted to eat something before mini golfing. The Frog & Onion was a great place to grab a bite to eat for lunch. Our server was incredibly friendly and helpful, and was fully understanding of our requests for a vegan meal. We were able to order onion rings to start and a chickpea burger as the main course, without the yogurt topping. Our server even brought us some spicy ketchup as a dip for the onion rings (replacing a creamy dressing, I believe) without us having to ask! If you’re walking around the Dockyard, be sure to stop by the Frog & Onion for a meal.
Frog & Onion
Royal Naval Dockyard, Bermuda
Open daily for meals 11:30am-9:30pm, bar open until 12:00am
Here are the restaurants with vegetarian and vegan options that we didn’t get to visit. For a place lacking vegetarian and vegan restaurants, it really wasn’t that difficult to find a vegan meal. The place with the most vegetarian cafes was definitely downtown Hamilton, where there were several juice bars and bistros serving veggie meals. However, you’ll find options no matter where you are in Bermuda!
Green Lite Cafe & Eatery – I wish I had known about this place before we went, but some kind folks at the Vegetarian Society in Bermuda told me about it, and I will have to go there next time. The Green Lite Cafe & Eatery is a vegetarian/vegan restaurant, and their daily meals are posted on their Facebook page. You can find everything from smothered bean curds to vegetable soup, and even vegan steaks. Sounds delicious! (15 Cricket Ln, Somerset, Bermuda. Mon-Thu 9:00am-9:00pm, Fri-Sat 9:00am-11:00pm, Sun 1:00pm-7:00pm).
Juice ‘N Beans – Juice and Beans has a delicious Indian buffet with lots of vegetarian options for lunch, as well as a tofu scramble for breakfast. There are lots of freshly squeezed juices here, and coffee with soy and almond milk options. (61 Front St., Hamilton. Open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 7:30am-8:00pm, and Sunday from 12:00-6:00pm. Closed on Wednesday).
Muse Bistro – Muse Bistro has a few menu items than can be prepared vegan, such as a spinach and onion bruschetta, and some pasta selections. (17 Front St., Hamilton. Open Monday-Friday for lunch, 11:30am-3:0pm, and Monday-Saturday for diner, 6:00pm-10:00pm).
Henry VIII – Henry VIII is a restaurant in Southampton that has something for everyone! While they serve up pub fare, they also provide a full menu of sushi! You can go with some veggie sushi options, or choose some veggie pasta. (69 South Rd., Southampton. Open Monday-Saturday from 12:00-4:30pm for lunch, Monday-Sunday 6:00-10:00pm for dinner).
Swizzle Inn – The Swizzle Inn is a famous bar and restaurant known for their Rum Swizzles! You can also find vegetarian nachos, pizza, and a lentil burger here. (3 Blue Hole Hill, Bailey’s Bay. Open 11:00am-1:00am every day).
Bailey’s Ice Cream – Bailey’s has a few flavors of sorbet, including a Rum Swizzle sorbet! We really wanted to go here, but they had to make all of their ice creams and sorbets from scratch in the aftermath of the hurricane, and they hadn’t quite re-opened yet while we were there. Next time, we’ll go there for sure. Be sure to enjoy some sorbet for us! (2 Blue Hole Hill).
House of India – The House of India has an entirely vegetarian section of their menu, so I don’t think you could go wrong by eating here. Double check with the servers that the dishes aren’t prepared with paneer or ghee if you want them to be vegan. (58A North St., Hamilton. Open daily for dinner 5:30-10:00pm, Monday-Friday for lunch 11:30am-2:30pm).
It’s Only Natural – It’s Only Natural health food store has a vegan lunch menu on Wednesday and Friday. Check their website for more details. (8 Princess Street, Hamilton. Open daily 10:00am-6:00pm).
East Meet West – Indian restaurant. (11 Industrial Park Road, Southampton. Open weekdays 9:00am-11:00pm, weekends 11:00am-11:00pm).
Down to Earth – The Down to Earth deli has some vegetarian options. (56 Reid Street, Hamilton. Open Monday-Saturday 9:00am-5:30pm).
Miles Market – The Miles Market deli has some vegetarian and vegan options, including a seitan wrap and a hummus wrap. (96 Pitts Bay Road, Hamilton. Open Monday-Saturday 7:30am-7:00pm, Sunday 12:00pm-5:00pm).
Cafe Cairo – Serves traditional Middle Eastern cuisine, some vegetarian and vegan options. (93 Front St, Hamilton. Open Monday-Friday 12:00pm-2:30pm for lunch, Monday-Saturday 6:30pm-10:30pm for dinner).
L’Oriental – L’Oriental is an Asian fusion restaurant serving up veggie sushi, tempura and a tofu main dish. (32 Bermudiana Road, Hamilton. Open Monday-Friday 12:00pm-2:15pm for lunch, Monday-Saturday 6:00pm-10:00pm for dinner, Sunday 6:00pm-9:00pm for dinner.)
Cafe 4 – Cafe 4 has make your own salads, soups, a salad bar with many options, tofu pocket sushi, tempura, and many other options! (18 Queen Street, Hamilton. Open Monday-Thursday 7:30am-5:00pm, Friday 7:30am-7:00pm, Saturday 8:00am-4:00pm).
Common Ground – Common Ground is a cafe that has daily specials, sometimes they are vegetarian. Check their Facebook page for more details. (11 Chancery Lane, Hamilton. Open Monday-Friday 7:30am-3:30pm, Saturday 9:00am-2:00pm).
Rock Island Cafe – Rock Island Cafe is a coffee shop that prepares drinks using soy milk if you request it! They roast their own coffee beans here. They also have a wide variety of tea. (48 Reid Street, Hamilton. Open Monday-Friday 7:00am-6:00pm, Saturday 8:00am-1:00pm).
La Trattoria – La Trattoria is an Italian restaurant that has several vegetarian options that can easily be made vegan. (23 Washington Lane, Hamilton. Open Monday-Sunday 11:30am-3:30pm for lunch, 5:30pm-10:00pm for dinner).
Grand Cafe – Grand Cafe has a few vegetarian options, including a veggie pizza, spring rolls, and a Lebanese salad plate. (39 Church Street, Hamilton. Open Monday – Friday for breakfast 7:00am-10:00am, lunch 11:00am-3:00pm, dinner 6:00pm-9:00pm. Open Saturday 6:00pm-9:00pm.)
Beluga Bar – Beluga Bar has a vegetarian sushi roll, a seaweed salad, and an edamame soup. Their menu is posted here. (18 Church St, Hamilton, inside Washington Mall. Open Monday- Wednesday 11:30am – 3:00pm, 5:00pm – 9:00pm and Thursday- Saturday:11:30am – 3:00pm, 5:00pm – 10:00pm).
Wong’s Golden Dragon – Wong’s Golden Dragon is a Chinese restaurant with a few vegetable dishes. Check to make sure they do not include fish or oyster sauce. (13 York St., St. George’s. Open Monday-Saturday 11:30am-10:00pm).
Buzz Cafe – Buzz Cafe has seven locations throughout Bermuda so please check the website for the location nearest you! They have vegetarian selections clearly marked on the menu, such as a falafel wrap and a black bean taco. Please visit their website for hours and details.
Wok Express – Wok Express has several vegan/vegetarian choices, including a stir fry, a sushi roll, a falafel burger, and others. (180 Middle Road, Southampton. Open Monday-Sunday 11:30am-10:00pm).
Taste 141 – Taste 141 is a tapas bar and bistro with new specials on a daily basis. It appears that one each day is “heart healthy” and looks to be vegan. Check with the restaurant to be sure. (141 Front Street, Hamilton. Open Monday 8:00am-6:00pm, Tuesday-Wednesday 8:00am-8:00pm, Thursday-Friday 8:00am-9:00pm).
Horizon Health’s Organic Cafe – They have raw, vegan menu items each day as well as a smoothie bar. The menu isn’t listed on their website, so you’ll just have to check it out in person! (45 Victoria St., Hamilton. Open Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:00pm).
Indigo Restaurant – Indigo Restaurant has several styles of cuisine with many vegetarian options. (6 North Shore Rd., The Flatts Village. Currently only open for catering and special events).
Tribe Road Kitchen – Tribe Road Kitchen has vegetarian and sometimes vegan options. You can join their email list to get their daily specials. (Cavendish Road, Hamilton. Open Tuesday-Friday 10:00am-2:30pm for lunch, Wednesday-Saturday 6:00pm-10:00pm for dinner, Weekend breakfast 9:30am-2:00pm).
Four Star – Four Star has several vegetarian/vegan options, including pizza, Indian food, a stir fry, and pasta. They have four locations, please check out their website for more details on hours and directions.
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