Although Tulum is no longer the dirt-cheap backpacker’s mecca it once was, the hippie, earth-conscious vibe remains. Many tourists flock to Tulum hotels to immerse themselves in the eco-friendly, “at one with nature”ambiance Tulum’s wild, palm-strewn beaches provide.
DIn keeping with its peaceful, yoga-centered reputation, Tulum restaurants offer many options for vegetarian and vegan visitors, or those who simply prefer to “eat green”. Most restaurants, including Ziggy Beach Club and Ziggy’s Restaurant, use locally-procured, organic ingredients whenever possible. Meat-free options are plentiful and even dishes normally served with meat can be modified to suit nearly anyone’s.
A number of Tulum restaurants don’t even have a fixed menu, instead opting for a menu that varies daily, depending on the freshest, best ingredients the chef could procure on that specific day.
Sustainable practices also figure prominently, with chefs growing their own herbs or vegetables when possible, and choosing local fishermen and farmers rather than large chain purveyors for their menu’s ingredients.
Rounding out the locally-obtained vegetables, Tulum now boasts an impressive array of international imports that once were difficult to find in the area. Tofu, lemongrass, dill, Asian cooking sauces, Indian spices, and more are now easily added to area chefs’ arsenals, providing Tulum hotel guests with a dizzying palette of dining options.