Buddha’s Garden: From Field to Fork

Buddhas Garden Dinner.jpergRaw foodies and health nuts will love this sleek new space adjoining Zen Yoga. Bridget Perry and Matt Hamilton have brought healthy and conscious eating to San Juan del Sur with a cuisine that’s entirely 100% gluten, dairy and sugar free.

Their mission is:

To provide food and beverage options that offer complete nourishment for the body, mind and soul. We source our products from sustainable and organic sources and assure a wide variety of raw and vegan options to make even those who prefer meat think twice.

From seasonal green juices to hangover cures, the food is not only delicious, it’s guiltless.  Their wide variety of raw and vegan meal options make eating healthy a treat. In addition to salads, entrees and smoothies, they offer one, three and seven day juice cleanse packages.

Buddhas Garden Salad

Our personal favorite is the Hangover OVER smoothie blend of coconut water, cucumber, avocado, lime, frozen banana, pineapple, honey, coconut oil, ginger, cinnamon, sea salt, kale and bee pollen – guaranteed to rehydrate and detoxify.  And if you’re craving fresh organic greens, the Thai Summer Salad provides a refreshing mix of parsley, mint, cabbage and shredded carrot tossed with sweet n’ spicy peanut sauce and toasted peanuts for added crunch.
Buddhas Garden Desserts
The dining decor is a garden setting so peaceful it’s difficult to discern where the neighboring nursery ends and the restaurant begins. An artfully painted chalk board hangs on the wall displaying the daily specials, smoothies and decadent desserts.

Natural and holistic products line the shelves offering everything from essential oils and incense to organic green tea and raw almond butter.  The suede leather couches and stacks of surf magazines you can’t buy in Nicaragua lure the weary traveler. Every aspect of this restaurant was designed with comfort, health and well-being in mind.

Open daily from 9:30am to 8pm. All meals are best paired with a yoga class at Zen.


  1. Wondering if this gorgeous food is organic? Is there organic food available in San Juan?


  2. Brooke Rundle says:

    Hi Helena, Yes some of the food is organic and there is organic food available in San Juan.

  3. Tiana Brazzale says:

    What a wonderful, memorable place. I will dream of that smoothie. I will yearn for that almond bar. I will quest for another piece of that flaxseed flatbread. The sweet lady behind the counter (wish I remembered her name) was a delight and helped me pronounce a few new words in Spanish. Oh, and the peanut butter cup. Divine! I only regret I wasn’t able to take a yoga class.

    • Claudia says:

      Tiana, Great to hear about your wonderful experience at Buddha’s Garden. Thanks very much for sharing.