The gastronomic world is changing and the most recent global trend is making people become vegetarian or adopt a vegan diet. Although there are also those who simply enjoy this gastronomy. We made a selection of some of the best vegetarian restaurants in Lisbon.
As you have probably already noticed, visiting Lisbon is, above all else, an amazing gastronomic experience. Portugal has been establishing itself as one of the must-visit destinations for the gastronomic tourism lovers. While staying at Luzeiros Suites, it is common for guests to ask about the best places to enjoy regional flavors.
Evidently, much of Lisbon’s gastronomy will end up being typical Portuguese dishes which include cod dishes and stews. For those who have adopted an alternative diet based in sustainability and ecology, it is important to be aware of all the equally appealing and delicious dishes without animal protein.
Our unit in Lisbon knows how important it is to combine the best flavours with the heritage and natural wealth of the capital, and does not want you to miss out on Portuguese cuisine just for following a different diet. Therefore, we chose the seven best vegetarian restaurants in Lisbon with you in mind. Get to know them:
Arkhe is a vegetarian restaurant that combines the best of Portuguese gastronomic heritage with green flavours.
Its intact arcades create a perfect environment for a green space, full of natural plants and glamour. This is an innovative space and brings seasonal dishes inspired by the seasons of the year which allows you to have a totally different experience depending on the season you visit the restaurant. The existence of a tasting menu makes the experience even more interesting.
2. The Green Affair
Refusing any animal product, this restaurant is a space where you are guaranteed 100% vegan meals.
In addition to the rich flavours presented on the table and where you will find many international flavours, this restaurant also stands out for the presentation of the dishes – with refinement and an attentive plating. It is as well an interesting place to sample craft beers, Portuguese wines and signature cocktails.
3. Kitchen Dates
Totally vegetable based, organic and the first waste free Portuguese restaurant: this is how this vegetarian restaurant can be described.
The dishes are prepared upon ordering with local producers’ ingredients only, bringing a green and tasty choice to the table of vegetarian cuisine lovers.
There are also often delicious brunchs and workshops available which need to be booked in advance.
The words Ganapati (Indian God of Intellect) and Vegan (completely vegetable based food ideology) named one of the best vegetarian restaurants in Lisbon: Veganapati.
The Indian inspiration is clearly reflected in the menu, where you can taste rich and intense flavours that are presented under the most diverse forms and always keeping in mind the gastronomic pleasure of vegans and vegetarians.
5. Vegan Junkies
Fast-food lovers who have removed animal protein from their diet will be truly satisfied when visiting the Vegan Junkies restaurant. This restaurant’s ideology is to only present vegetables while creating delicious dishes. Thus, you can find flavours such as “wings” made of cauliflower and vegetable burgers full of flavour.
6. O Botanista
The Botanist is more than a vegetarian restaurant: it is a project that embraces the vegan ideology in a sustainable space filled with plants. Here, you can choose different alternatives for the perfect breakfast, lunch, or vegan snack while enjoying a walk around Lisbon.
Located in Calçada do Monte, the Legumi restaurant serves a popular delicacy of the city: vegan sushi.
To ensure that city visitors can try their favorite Japanese dish without the usual animal proteins, such as tuna or salmon, this restaurant has guaranteed the creation of space rich in combined menus and makis dishes prepared exclusively with vegetable alternatives.