Getting a mid-term rental in Lisbon is a beautiful opportunity to have a borderless experience of the world’s cuisine. In this metropolis, vegan and vegetarian restaurants have exploded. They have become an everyday staple of the city and a popular place to hang out and eat. But with so much choice, you may feel overwhelmed at first. So here are some vegan restaurants you should check out during your few months living in Lisbon.
Ao 26 – Vegan Food
Project Situated in the Chiado neighbourhood, Ao 26 is a simply must-visit for anyone interested in traditional Portuguese cuisine. The restaurant focuses on classic dishes like bifana, but instead of meat, they find vegan alternatives to the ingredients. They offer full meals as well as sandwiches made from Madeiran bolo do coco bread.
Legume Sushi Vegan
This is simple: it’s sushi but vegan. The Brazilian-owned restaurant offers over 40 varieties of vegan sushi, with tons of exciting veggies, mushrooms, and sauces all being part of the experience. They were forced to relocate to Calçada do Combro due to COVID-19, and they only do deliveries at the moment. Still, even so, they deserve your attention.
This place proves that you don’t need to be healthy and vegan at the same time. The restaurant focuses on cooking vegan versions of burgers, barbeque wings, and other junk food next to some delicious vegan drinks and craft beer that’s brewed a street over. The whole place has a great atmosphere and is best suited for a night out with friends.
The Green Affair
If you think that vegan and vegetarian restaurants have to imitate animal product food to stay popular, think again. The Green Affair is popular with just about everyone in Lisbon, vegan or not. The unique foods, homemade seitan, imaginative drinks, and a gorgeous patio all create a great experience that you should check out.
Jardim dos Sentidos
This place is more than just a restaurant. With a massage parlour, zen experiences, and a beautiful garden, it is a place to slow down and take a moment to relax genuinely. The restaurant is vegetarian, but there are some vegan options as well. During lunchtime, the restaurant offers an impressively diverse buffet. On Tuesday evenings, they offer a bottle of wine and a three-course meal for two for just €36. This is a one-time experience, so make sure you don’t miss it.