Being a vegetarian/vegan in Portugal is not easy, especially if you are traveling relying mostly on restaurants and cafes.
The restaurants have usually 4 main options in their menu (not very vegan-friendly): appetizers, fish, meat, and desserts. however in most places you w,ill find a friendly Portuguese that will try to help you, and will create something with the things they have in the kitchen, you just need to explain correctly what you eat and don’t eat, otherwise you will almost for sure be served an omelet or a lettuce salad 🙂
Veganism and vegetarianism has been growing in the country since the last decade, and lots of new restaurants and cafes are popping in from north to south. To make your life easier I will leave a list of great places that you should try if visiting Portugal:
(V) includes: vegan + vegetarian + ovo-lacto-vegetarian options
- Black mamba burgers and records – Rua dos Mártires da Liberdade 130, 4000 Porto (Vegan)
- Lupin – Rua Arquitecto Marques da Silva 74 R/C, 4150Porto (Vegan)
- Casa da Horta – R. de São Francisco 12, 4050-548 Porto (V)
- Cultura dos Sabores – R. de Ceuta 80, Porto (V)
- Suribachi – Rua do Bonfim, 134 Porto, (V + macrobiotic)
- Oriente – Rua de Sao Miguel , 19 Porto,(V)
- Da Terra – Rua Mouzinho da Silveira, 249 Porto /or/ Mercado Bom Sucesso
Praça Bom Sucesso (V)
- Em carne viva – Av. da Boavista 868, 4100-112 Porto (with V options)
- Arvore do mundo – R. do Duque de Loulé 228, 4000-098 Porto (Vegan)
- Nutriverde – R. 21 219, 4500 Espinho (V)
- Terra Viva – R. 27 715, 4500 Espinho (V)
- Da Terra -Rua Afonso Cordeiro, 71 Matosinhos (V)
- Pé de arroz – Rua do Godinho, 866 4450-029 Matosinhos (V)
- Musgo – Rua Tenente Rezende, galerias do Rossio B, 3800 Aveiro (V)
- Ki Macrobiotico- R. Cap. Sousa Pizarro 15, 3810-164 Aveiro (V+ macrobiotic)
- Cor de Tangerina – Largo Martins Sarmento 89, 4800-432 Guimarães (V)
- Namaste – Rua de S. Jorge, 21-23 Castelo Branco (V)
- Hibiscus – Largo de São Francisco, 32 Braga (V)
- Anjo Verde – Largo da Praça Velha 21, 4700 Braga (V)
- Os Tibetanos- Rua do Salitre 117, 1250-198 Lisboa (V)
- PSI – Alameda Santo António dos Capuchos, 1150 Lisboa (V )
- Jardim doSentidos – R. da Mãe de Água 3, 1250-154 Lisboa (V)
- 26 – Rua Vítor Cordon, 26, Chiado, Lisboa (V)
- Vegana Burgers – Saldanha Residence, Av. Fontes Pereira de Melo 42, 1050-010 Lisboa (Vegan)
- Foodprintz – R. Rodrigo da Fonseca 82B, 1250-38 Lisboa (Vegan)
- Terra – Rua da Palmeira, 15, Príncipe Real, Lisboa (V)
- Jardim das cerejas – Calçada Sacramento 36, 1200 Lisboa (V)
- Oasis – R. Marquês Sá da Bandeira 76, 1050-099 Lisboa (V)
- Tao – 1100 026, R. dos Douradores 10, Lisboa (V)
- Miss Saigon – Rua Cais das Naus, Lt. 4.01.01, Parque das Nações, Loja i, 1990-305 Lisboa (V)
- Bio – R. Francisco Sanches 39, 1170-140 Lisboa, (V)
- Espaço da Rosa – R. Acácio de Paiva 11A, 1700-503 Lisboa (V)
- Espiral – Praça Ilha do Faial 14 A, 1000-168 Lisboa (V)
- The Food temple – Beco do Jasmim 18, Mouraria, Lisboa (V)
- Princesa do Castelo – Rua do Salvador 64 A, Lisboa (V)
- Pachamama – Boqueirão Douro n.46, 1200-163 Lisboa (with V options)
- Água no bico – R. Gaivotas 8, 1200-066 Lisboa (V)
- Veganeats– Rua Cavaleiro de Oliveira, nº42 Lisboa (Vegan)
- Paladar Zen – Av. Barbosa du Bocage, 107 C 1050-031 Lisboa (V)
- Tamarind – Rua da Glória 43, 1250-115 Lisboa (with V options – Indian)
- Cantina do templo Hindu – Alameda Mahatma Gandhi 1600-500 Paço do Lumiar, Lisboa (V)
- Espaço Edla – R. Dr. Alfredo da Costa 52, 2710-523 Sintra (with V options)
- Tinkly – Estr. do Rodízio 2, 2705-335 Colares (V)
- Aloha Café – Rua Gil Vicente nº 30B, Cotovia, Sesimbra (with V options)
- XL da Carlota – Rua Basilio Teles, nº 196, R/C – Quinta do Conde Sesimbra (V)
- Cozinha consciente – Rua de Olivença, Galerias Topázio nº 9, 2º andar loja 35, 3000-306 Coimbra (V)
- GreenSide – Celas, R. Parreiras 31, 3030 Coimbra (V)
- CAFÉ SHANTY – Avenida Sá da Bandeira 33/35 2º andar, loja 230 Galerias Avenida, 3004-544 Coimbra (with V options)
- House of Wonders – R. da Misericórdia 53, 2750 Cascais (V)
- Dona Flor – Rua do Poco Novo 180, Cascais 2750-465 (V)
- Convicts – Rua Desembargador Faria, n.º 31 Oeiras (V)
- Veg-e-tal – Av. D. Afonso Henriques 8A 2800-009 Almada (V)
- Jardin do chá – Largo Mario Chico, 17, 7000 Évora.(with V options)
- Salsa verde – Rua do Raimundo, 93 – A – Évora (V)
- art cafe – R. de Serpa Pinto 6, 7000-505 Évora (with V options)
- Sabores do campo – 508, R. Prof. Bento de Jesus Caraçaa 4, 7800 Beja (V)
- Outro Lado – Tv. da Madalena 6, 8000-078 Faro (V)
- Mel & Limão – Largo Pé da Cruz 25 Faro (V)
- Alfarroba Café – Parque da Corcovada, Lote 31 Loja C Albufeira (V)
- Azul Algarve – Rua do Rossio Grande Lt E/F Loja C Alvor, Faro, Portugal (V)
- Vegetarianus – R. da Quinta do Bpo. 17, 8500 Portimão (V)
- Armazém integral – Rua das comunicações lj B, Ed. Casas do Rio (V) shop+caffe
- Mercearia Bio – Rua das Comunicações, Edifício Casa do Rio Loja C 8500-657 Portimão (V) shop+caffe
- Bioforma restaurant – Rua da Queimada de Cima, 31, Funchal (with V options)
- Casa do Jardim – Rua do Marques, 110, Angra do Heroísmo, azores (V)
*Most Portuguese soups are vegan and you can find them everywhere for about 1.50€ – 3.00€. They’re really delicious and always cooked freshly from scratch.
*The bread is great, make sure you try a good Broa de milho (Corn bread), or Pão Alentejano (a bread originally from the region of Alentejo)
- If you are visiting Portugal during fall or winter time you’ll find street vendors selling castanhas assadas (baked Chestnuts)
*While in the country, try a good olive oil, and olives.
*Don’t miss the opportunity to drink some Porto Wine, red and white wine, medronho (kind of fruit brandy, distilled from wild strawberry ), Ginja (sour cherry liqueur)
*seasonal fresh fruit and vegetables are great, find them in the open markets. All Portuguese towns have markets offering a daily show of fresh locally farmed fruit and vegetables.
*drink a Café (coffee)
Have fun, enjoy the country and the food!
?Let me know if is there any other place that you recommend 😀
??Get inspired by the photos
photography – all rights reserved – Ana Rocha
51 thoughts on “Vegan Portugal, where to eat (guide)”
This is a great resource, thank you!
Já vou partilhar de seguida este post com uma amiga vegana que mora em Portugal – ela vai agradecer 🙂 obrigada!
Ana C, http://www.adreamersland.com
Ola Ana Obrigada por partilhares espero que ela goste 😉
Adorou! 🙂 obrigada Ana.
Um beijinho grande.
Oh my GOSH you are a hero!! I’m going to Portugal on Monday and am so excited to try some of these places. Thank you so much xx
Perfect timing I’m super happy that this can be helpful? ?? do you know what are you going to visit? Let me know if you need any tips I’m from Portugal and I know the country from north to south quite well 😉 enjoy your trip
Aw thank you so much! We are going to visit Faro, Lisbon and Portimao 🙂
Great hope the weather is good! If you have a plant-based diet Faro and Portimão can be a bit tricky once they eat lots of seafood and fish .. but nothing is impossible 😉 personally I don’t find Portimão or Faro specially beautiful.. near those 2 places you have Lagos, Vilamoura, and Tavira that are really nice.
And also if you coming down from Lisbon you can stop at Alentejo coast (the last wild coast we have in Portugal- Costa Vicentina) there is where you will find best beaches !!
If you have time Sintra near Lisbon is worth a of a visit 😉 have a great time ?
Wow thank you so much Ana ?? I’m even more excited now!
What a gorgeous collection of photos Ana. There is quite a of of choice for Vegan options here. Great list. Xx
Sounds delicious! I’m almost vegan here in Bangkok but it has taken a lot of trial and error home cooking on a tiny two hob cooker. If you eat out it’s quite hard! Thanks for the blog. Hannah
Hi Hanna, I’m surprised with that… do you think it’s hard to have plant based diet in Thailand ? I visited Thailand twice and It was one of the best/easiest countries to find vegan food ? thanks a lot for leaving a comment I truly love your country ?Ana xx
Thanks for the recommendations and fantastic photography, Ana. We are 99% vegetarian at home making almost all our own meals from scratch, but when we travel we are a bit more open to trying other dishes. I especially enjoy good seafood! Do you mind if I share this post with my readers?
We all do our best 99% is great ?? you can share my post, my pleasure 😉
Thanks Ana. Love your interplay between vegan cooking and travel!
I would love to visit the Black Mamba for both the food and the records!
Thank you for this post! I’m a vegetarian and I was worried about finding vegetarian friendly food in Portugal.
really glad you found it useful 😀
Many thanks for the follow. I’m not vegan but I love Portugal. 🙂 🙂
thanks Jo 🙂
Adorei, obrigada pelas dicas. 🙂
I am so glad I found your blog, via your having found mine. I dabbled with vegan eating a while ago, but travel made it very difficult, as you say. When I was in the UK last winter, I fell under the spell of their cheese. Yes, I am weak!
Once we got to Spain, however, it was game over. As you say about Portugal, eating in restaurants, and trying to eat vegan seemed impossible in Spain. I guess I just didn’t put in the effort required, but re-introduced fish and dairy to my diet on that trip.
You are inspiring me to try a little harder to work towards a more plant-based diet. Thanks!
(Portugal is very high on the list of places to visit next)
I Leah, so happy that I found your blog too 🙂 thanks for passing by and leaving a comment. I hope you can travel to Portugal soon it’s such a diverse and lovely country to visit. If you need any tips just let me know, I know my country quite well from north to south 😉
Believe me, before I get there, I will be in touch. It is wondercul to get tips from someone in the know.
Thanks for the pics and report on Portugal. That is on our radar for our next adventure chapter!
Great job Ana!
Glad to know that your are thinking about it, Portugal is a beautiful country, and the islands are great as well, I would recommend Azores 😉 let me now if you need any tips..
Excelente post! É sempre pode haver uma lista assim tanto para os turistas estrangeiros como para nós (tamb+em turistas) tugas 😀
obrigada Cristina ?
Such beautiful pictures and a really well written post. Loved it!
Thank you so much ?
Adorei a lista !!! Eu conheço poucos sítios ainda. Obrigada.
Tenho só uma pergunta o (V) é de vegetariano certo? Não quero ser picuinhas mas podias por à parte que alguns sítios não são 100% vegetarianos . Eu tenho sempre esse problema porque o termo vegetariano (V) é usado para ovo-lacto vegetariano e tenho sempre de perguntar nos sítios. Por exemplo, no Porto o Black mamba burgers and records – (V) é 100% é “vegan”.
Podes adicionar também o Hand go.https://www.facebook.com/Hand-Go-346811645505446 Se pedires eles fazem na hora pizza vegan com queijo. 🙂 E o Pop 101 acho que fechou.
Obrigada pelas dicas vou investigar o pop 101
Thanks for compiling this list 🙂
While not strictly vegetarian, I did often wonder where I could get a vegetarian meals while I was travelling in Portugal. It’ll be a handy list for my next visit.
Happy cow is a great app if you haven’t already got it !
Yes I have it thanks 😉
I ate at a great place in Porto!!
Do you remember the name ?
Lupin restaurant its called! The lady is super friendly also.. I put a link to the place on my blog post!
Vegan movement ?
Wonderful photographs and advice. 🙂
I may never visit, but it is an impressively beautiful place. Thank you for your post.
You need to put Portugal in your top 5 list! you will be amazed 🙂 thanks for your comment
Amazing place! It will indeed be among my too considerations.
Wow, awesome pictures and that’s a great list of restaurants.
thank you so much ? glad you like it