The Best Vegetarian and Vegan Restaurants in Lisbon

The Best Vegetarian and Vegan Restaurants in Lisbon Portugal

Having lived in the Portuguese capital for more than four years now, I’ve eaten in quite a few vegetarian and vegan Lisbon restaurants. From hearty veggie burgers to delicate crêpes, I’ve savored every last bite.

Lisbon has become one of the top vegan foodie destinations in Europe, with new places popping up all the time. Once I returned home from a three month trip and found that eight new veggie restaurants had opened while I was away!

So of course I had to go eat at all of them. And with all this *ahem* arduous research under my belt, I can finally share with you my list of the best vegan eats in the city. There are so many that I had to break it up into two posts!

If you're looking for restaurants that cater for both vegans and meat eaters, check out my Top 10 Vegan Friendly Restaurans in Lisbon.

In this article, though, I'm sharing with you my definitive list of the best vegetarian and vegan Lisbon restaurants. There are plenty more to choose from, but if you have limited time in the city, I recommend focusing on the ones listed here.

The Best Vegan Restaurants in Lisbon

Temporarily closed. Their other branches remain open though, so hopefully this one will reopen soon. For now, try the Parque das Nações location.

Vegan Pastel de Nata at daTerra Bairro Alto in Lisbon

Vegan Pastel de Nata at daTerra Bairro Alto in Lisbon

For years, the vegans of Lisbon have envied the vegans of Porto for their multiple branches of the incredible daTerra restaurant. But now we finally have a branch of our own!

There are quite a few vegetarian and vegan buffet restaurants in Lisbon, but this one is by far my favorite. At other buffets, the food all starts to taste the same after awhile.

Here, though, the dishes are incredibly varied, with lots of choices of cold starters and salads as well as a soup and three or four hot dishes. And sometimes, when you go back for a second plate, you find that they’ve brought out even more dishes while you weren’t looking.

Lunch is the best value, at just 8.50 euros for all you can eat. Dinner is a few euros more but still worth it.

And best of all, they have vegan pasteis de nata! A vegan version of these iconic Portuguese egg custard tarts has been a long time coming, but they’re finally here. And they’re pretty incredible, especially if you happen to catch them fresh out of the oven.

Even non-vegans have told me that these vegan ones are just as good or better than the famous pastéis de Belém.

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the food is now kept behind glass and is served up by the staff. They will refill your plate as many times as you want.

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Open 6 pm to 10 pm Tuesday to Sunday, and also 12 pm to 3 pm Friday to Sunday. Takeaway and delivery only, but there's a dine-in option at the bar across the street.

Legumi vegan sushi Lisbon

The chef's combo contains 44 pieces of sushi, all beautifully presented. Even the flowers are edible!

Sushi is my favorite food in the world. I've often said that if I had to eat just one food for the rest of my life it would be sushi. Since going vegan, I’ve only had a handful of really great sushi experiences, though.

Even in Japan, chefs in restaurants don't seem to get very creative with their vegan sushi.

And the situation in Lisbon was no different when I moved here. Sure, you can always find a cucumber roll, or maybe an avocado roll, but Lisbon didn’t really have any exciting vegan sushi options.

Until Legumi Sushi, that is! This fully vegan, Brazilian-owned restaurant makes some of the most creative sushi I’ve ever seen. It was originally located near the Miradouro da Nossa Senhora do Monte viewpoint, making it the perfect place for a date night.

Due to the pandemic situation in 2020, the owners had to close that location, but they have since reopened on Calçada do Combro. The new place is much more central, but also much smaller, so it's now for take away and delivery only.

However, from Wednesday to Sunday evenings you can order the "chef's combo", which contains 44 pieces of sushi, and have it delivered in a giant sushi boat (!) to the Machimbombo cocktail bar across the street. This is by reservation only, at set dining times.

Otherwise, for take away or delivery there are also cheaper sets available with 20, 30 or 40 pieces of sushi. And and a bonus, delivery is free within the city center of Lisbon.

Also heading to Portugal's second city? Be sure to read by guide to the best (and worst) museums in Porto.

Open Tuesday to Sunday 6:00 pm to 10:30 pm. 

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The Food Temple - vegan Lisbon restaurant

Each night there's a new selection of tapas on offer at The Food Temple.

The Food Temple is a veteran of the vegan Lisbon scene. It’s the oldest fully vegan restaurant in the city and remains a crowd favorite. And with the cozy ambience down one of Alfama’s cobblestone alleyways, it’s not hard to see why.

The menu changes frequently, so come with an open mind and be ready to be surprised. There’s typically just one main dish on offer, and the staff recommend ordering a soup, three small tapas dishes and a main dish to share between two people. Check their Facebook page for the current specials.

Jardim das Cerejas

Open Monday to Saturday, 12 pm to 3:30 pm and 7 pm to 11 pm. Closed Sundays.

Jardim das Cerejas - vegan restaurant in Lisbon

Come hungry and enjoy the all-you-can-eat buffet at Jardim das Cerejas.

What once started out as a vegetarian eatery is now a fully vegan Lisbon restaurant. The all-you-can-eat buffet is good value for dinner at €9.50. It’s even better value for lunch, when it costs just €7.50 (drinks and desserts are separate in both cases).

The food is Indian-influenced, but with a bit of Western twist. There are always four or five hot dishes to choose from, along with a salad bar and soup of the day.

When I first moved to Lisbon, Jardim das Cerejas was one of my favorite vegan Lisbon hangouts. After a while, though, the dishes all started to taste the same to me, so I don’t eat here as often anymore.

And ever since daTerra opened up nearby, that's always my first choice when I'm in this area.

But one thing I will never grow tired of is the bolo de bolacha (cookie cake) at Jardim das Cerejas. This traditional Portuguese cake consists of layers of Marie biscuits and cream, and the vegan version at Jardim das Cerejas is heavenly.

In addition to their original location in Chiado at No. 36 Calçada do Sacramento, they have also opened a second, larger branch at Rua Andrade Corvo 7B, near the Picoas metro stop.

Wondering what the vegan options are like in smaller Portuguese cities? Check out what Faro, the capital of the Algarve, and Braga, Portugal's third-largest city, have to offer!

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Vegan Eats

Open Monday to Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm. 

VeganEats Caffe - vegan Lisbon restaurant

Want to taste traditional Portuguese food! Head to VeganEats to try vegan versions of traditional dishes.

This place is run by two lovely Portuguese women who always have a warm welcome ready for customers. The prices are very reasonable, and the dishes are veganized versions of typical Portuguese cuisine, such as tofu à brás (a dish that is normally made with cod and known as “bacalhau à brás”).

The menu changes each day and generally includes one main dish of the day and one quiche, as well as smaller dishes such as salads, soups and vegan sausages.

I never leave here without ordering their famous chocolate cake, which is to die for. It’s at its best when served warm, so be sure to ask them to heat it up.

Open Monday to Friday 12:30 pm to 4 pm and 7 pm to 9:30 pm. Dine-in by reservation only as there are only two tables. Take-away and delivery also available.

Sand'Epica sandwich at Las Vegan restaurant in Lisbon

Sand'Epica sandwich at Las Vegan restaurant in Lisbon

This small and cozy eatery has recently opened up in Anjos, which is becoming a very vegan-friendly neighborhood of Lisbon. I highly recommend this vegan food and street art tour of Anjos and nearby neighborhoods.

The staff are welcoming, and the food is very good for what it is – mostly sandwiches, burgers, salads and similar café fare.

If you’re here on a Thursday, Friday or Saturday, I recommend the Sand’Epica sandwich. It’s only available on these days because that’s when the focaccia used to make it is delivered.

There are only a few tables at Las Vegan, so the place fills up quickly. But if there’s no space here you can just walk across the street to VeganEats, which also serves good vegan food at extremely affordable prices.

Monday to Friday 12 pm to 10:30 pm, Saturday 12 pm to 4:30 pm, closed Sundays. 

Organi Chiado - best restaurants in Lisbon Portugal for vegan-friendly meals

Organi Chiado's vegan lasagna is quite possibly the best lasagna you've ever tasted

This restaurant used to be listed in my article on vegan-friendly restaurants in Lisbon. I’m happy to announce, though, that they have taken fish and other aquatic animals off their menu and are now completely vegan.

The menu changes daily, depending on what’s in-season and locally available. They tend to rotate through the same few dishes, though, all of which are fantastic. Their vegan lasagna is one of the best I’ve ever tasted.

Typically, on any given day there are three or four main dishes on the menu, along with appetizers, soups and desserts. While the focus is on healthy, organic ingredients, even folks who don’t typically eat a healthy diet will think the food here is delicious.

The location is perfect, right in the heart of Chiado, and the terrace is a lovely place to while away a sunny afternoon.

All the desserts are sugar-free, and they range from a typical Portuguese rice pudding to a pecan pie that looks like it could have been baked in my Granny’s kitchen in Alabama!

Ao 26 – Vegan Food Project

Open daily 12:30 pm to 6 pm and 7 pm to 10:30 pm.

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Vegan Duck Rice at Ao 26 Vegan Food Project in Lisbon

Vegan Duck Rice at Ao 26 Vegan Food Project in Lisbon

This is a long-standing favorite among members of the vegan Lisbon community, and with good reason. The lunch menu is very good value and includes a few different vegan burgers, salads and sandwiches.

The dinner menu is a bit pricier, but has more options. They have recently revamped their dinner menu to include veganized dishes of several traditional Portuguese dishes. I recommend trying their starter boards -- the cheeses, sausages and "cuttlefish" are all delicious!

And in addition, there are always daily specials chalked up on the blackboard. Their burgers are delicious, and if you have a sweet tooth I recommend the Oreo, peanut butter and chocolate pie.

It’s a good idea to reserve in advance, as Ao 26 is very popular. This is easy to do online at

Open Monday to Friday 12 pm to 10 pm, Saturday to Sunday 11 am to 3 pm.

Sweet Potato Timbale at O Botanista Vegan Restaurant in Lisbon

Sweet Potato Timbale at Orteá Vegan Restaurant in Lisbon

Previously known as O Botanista, this place has been considered one of the top vegan restaurants in Lisbon for several years now. Over time the brand has expanded to include the production of vegan cheese, kombucha and the Pistácio vegan shop all on the same premises, which is what led to the more inclusive name change.

Orteá has a pleasant vibe, with lots of greenery in the dining area. I had heard people raving about this place before I went there. The first time I ate there, I thought the food was good but didn't quite live up to the hype.

But when I went back a few months later, the menu had changed completely, and everything I tasted was amazing! When you see the cakes in the display case, you'll definitely want to save room for dessert.

My Mother’s Daughters

Open Wednesday to Friday 12 pm to 3:30 pm, Saturday to Sunday 10 am to 3:30 pm.

My Mother's Daughters - vegan Lisbon restaurant

The "bowls" served at My Mother's Daughters are interesting both because of the unique mix of flavors and because of the pieces of art they're served in.

This tiny café is a welcome addition to the growing list of fully vegan Lisbon restaurants. The focus here is on sustainable, organic, local food and on supporting local producers and artists, and this philosophy can be seen in even the smallest details.

Flip to the back of the menu to read the backstory of the broken tiles on the walls, the blown glass light fixtures overhead, and the purposely asymmetrical bowls that the dishes are served in.

The food is healthy, but without sacrificing any when it comes to taste. I recommend starting your meal with the pão de queijo – a veganized version of a cheesy bread that’s part of traditional Brazilian cuisine.

The Green Affair Chiado

Open daily 12 pm to 11 pm.

Cauliflower wings

Cauliflower wings

Vegan brownie

Vegan brownie

The Green Affair first opened a few years ago in the Saldanha neighborhood, but I only went there once because it just wasn’t a very convenient location for me (or for most tourists). 

But now they’ve opened another branch in Chiado, right in the heart of the city. And I’m quickly becoming a regular customer! 

The atmosphere is quite classy, and yet the prices are surprisingly affordable. It would be a great place for a romantic date.

Everything I’ve tasted there so far has been really good, especially the desserts. They’re big enough to share, yet so could you’ll want to keep it all to yourself! I'm sad that their brownie is no longer on the menu (it was the best in town!), but the Charlie Brown chocolate cake is also pretty great.

The menu is quite varied, with everything from cauliflower wings to homemade pumpkin gnocchi. And the lunch specials offer incredible value at less than 10 euros for a starter, main and drink.

Kong - Vegan Modern Food

Open Monday to Saturday 12 pm to 10:30 pm, closed Sunday.

Vegan fish and chips

You'll be amazed by the vegan fish and chips at Kong

Kong has become one of my very favorite vegan restaurants in Lisbon. It opened in early 2019 but was originally run by a non-vegan who didn’t seem to care too much about the restaurant.

More recently, though, a couple of devoted vegan activists have taken over the place and really turned it around. They serve delicious vegan comfort food for tourists and locals alike.

The menu includes a decadent bacon and cheddar burger made with the Beyond Meat patty, and the most realistic fish and chips I’ve ever tasted. You won’t believe what they make it with!

And if you want to try veganized Portuguese food, they also serve dishes like francesinha and arroz sem polvo. The latter is a popular rice stew that, in this case, is made with mushrooms rather than octopus.

Traditional Portuguese food is quite heavy on meat and fish, and veganized versions are hard to find. I’m really glad to see Kong filling that gap! They also offer a traditional Brazilian feijoada (black bean stew) on Thursdays.

And if you’re on a tight budget, the dish of the day is great value at just 6.50. Plus, you’re greeted by a larger-than-life-sized statue of a gorilla when you walk in. What more could you ask for?

Vegan Junkies

Open Monday to Saturday 12 pm to 3 pm and 6:30 pm to 11 pm, Sunday 12 pm to 5 pm. 

vegan junk food in Lisbon

Beyond burger with cheese and pickles at Vegan Junkies

As you can probably guess, this small and cozy restaurant serves up vegan junk food, like Beyond burgers and tacos al pastor. The cauliflower wings are highly rated, and they make all kinds of sauces from scratch to go with them.

But my absolute favorite is the cheeseburger (made with a Beyond Meat patty). Whenever I'm having a burger craving, this is my go to.

They’re trying pretty hard to appeal to the hipster crowd (the menu is written on a vinyl record!), but they seem to attract all kinds of people, which is great.

There are only a few tables, so it’s not really suitable for groups. But if you’re just on your own or with a friend or partner, it’s a good place to stop in for lunch.

Alternatively, come in the evening for a cocktail. They stay open until 11 pm, which is a bit later than most restaurants in Lisbon.

Moko Veggie Café

Open Monday to Saturday 9 am to 7 pm, Sunday 10 am to 5 pm.

Vegan Bolas de Berlim

Vegan bolas de Berlim at Moko Veggie Café, a great place for vegan breakfast and sweet treats

This café run by a lovely Taiwanese family started out as vegetarian and had been slowly weeding out animal products from the menu. Then in 2019, Moko officially went fully vegan. Yay!

Moko is a great place to come for breakfast, as they make croissants and lots of other yummy baked goods. They even have vegan bolas de Berlim, a typical Portuguese dessert that’s an Iberian spin on the jam-filled doughnuts from Berlin.

If you come around lunchtime, you can also get a hot meal here, such as a noodle soup or veggie burger. In keeping with religious-based customs among vegans in Taiwan, all the dishes are also free of alliums (garlic, onions, etc.). Keep in mind that the space is really tiny, with just a few tables.

And the owners don’t speak much English. But they are super friendly and will make themselves understood with a mix of Portuguese, Chinese and charades! Check out my list of survival phrases in Chinese if you want to strike up a conversation with them.

They recently opened a second, larger location in Alvalade, which I’ve not yet had a chance to check out.

Mother Burger

Open daily 12 pm to 8 pm for dine in, and until 10 pm for take away and delivery.

Vegan fast food burgers at Mother Burger

Vegan fast food burgers at Mother Burger

This all-vegan burger joint has taken over the space that used to be a branch of Vegana Burgers in the Saldanha Atrium shopping mall. I've never mentioned Vegana Burgers on this blog before, because frankly their burgers were crap. Which is probably why they all went out of business.

But Mother Burger is a vast improvement! If you're having junk food cravings, a meal here is sure to satisfy them. A burger here is a meal in itself, but if you're extra hungry I also recommend the spicy cheese balls and the Oreo milk shake.

To be honest, I didn't like the Your Mamma burger all that much, but I think I just ordered poorly. I was hoping it would be like a chicken burger, and it wasn't. But Nick was very happy with the Burger Queen, which looked amazing. I'll definitely order that next time.

By the way, if you're offended by profanity then don't look too closely at what's written on the walls. Their tagline is "vegan f*cking burger".

The Best Vegetarian Restaurants in Lisbon

Jardim dos Sentidos

Open for lunch Tuesday through Saturday and for dinner Thursday to Saturday. Closed Sunday and Monday. 

Jardim dos Sentidos - vegan Lisbon restuarant

The vegan cheese platter is a great way to start your dinner at Jardim dos Sentidos.

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This classy vegetarian restaurant has a lovely ambience and is perfect for a romantic dinner.

While not everything on the menu is vegan, the vegan options are clearly labeled and make up a good portion of the menu. Allergens are also clearly marked.

The stroganoff is deliciously creamy, and their caco burger has quite a meaty mouthfeel.

The one area where they don’t cater that well for vegans is the desserts. The best vegan option in my opinion is the apple and prune crumble, not to be confused with the apple pie with cinnamon and raisins (also vegan, but not nearly as good).

But for some reason they don’t carry vegan vanilla ice cream, so for vegan customers they top the crumble with lemon or pineapple sorbet instead, which is just weird. I always ask them to leave off the sorbet.

Update: Their Facebook post from 23 June 2021 seems to indicate they are temporarily closed, so check here for the latest.

Farm Food Ink Café

Temporarily closed.

Sandwich at Farm Food Ink Café

Sandwich at Farm Food Ink Café

This small café near the Miradouro de Santa Catarina (also known as Adamastor) serves up authentic vegetarian Israeli food. There's a good chance that whoever is behind the counter will offer you a taste of their falafel when you walk in.

They might even tell you it's the best falafel in the world. And they just may be right! It's pretty damn good.

There's a decent selection of sandwiches and larger meals, all made fresh to order. And pretty much everything can be made vegan. It's a great option for delicious food at a very reasonable price.


Open Monday to Saturday 12:30pm to 3:30pm and 7:30pm to 10:30pm. Closed Sunday.

PSI - vegetarian Lisbon restaurant

The menu at PSI is a real fusion of world flavors.

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The folks at PSI have really perfected their craft in the 15 years that they’ve been in business. The food is superb, and the delightful garden is the perfect place to while away an afternoon.

The menu is real fusion of world flavors, with an emphasis on vegetarian dishes from the Indian subcontinent (stuffed rotis, thalis and Indian curries all make an appearance).

I recommend starting off with the mango ceviche before digging in to the dandan noodles or the curry laksa. But anything you order is bound to be delicious.

While it’s definitely not a 100% vegan Lisbon restaurant, the owner has told me that any new menu items they add from now on will be vegan.

Os Tibetanos

Open Monday to Friday 12:45pm to 2:45 pm and 7:30 pm to 10:30pm, Saturday and Sunday 12:45 pm to 3 pm and 7:30 pm to 10:30 pm.

Os Tibetanos - vegetarian Lisbon restaurant

I highly recommend the mango curry at Os Tibetanos.

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This Tibetan vegetarian restaurant is beautifully decorated with Buddhist wall hangings and colorful banners, and it feels a world away from Lisbon. There’s often a film about Tibetan Buddhism playing on the flat-screen TV. The sound stays off, though, so it's not too distracting, and makes it feel like you've actually traveled to Tibet.

My favorite dishes from the menu are the mango tofu curry and the crunchy ting momo. Of course, they also have regular momos (dumplings), but the ting momo is something completely different. It’s a typical Tibetan bread roll that has been fried until it’s crispy on the outside. Delish!

My one complaint about this place is the dessert menu. Apart from fresh fruit, there is nothing for vegans. Let's hope they'll had something more interesting soon.

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Vegan-Friendly Hotels in Lisbon

If you’re looking for a vegan-friendly place to stay, the following hotels have been recommended for their willingness to accommodate vegans. Click the links below to see photos and read reviews of the hotels:

Inspira Santa Marta Hotel

Memmo Alfama

Cada do Mercado Lisboa

New vegetarian and vegan restaurants are opening up in Lisbon all the time, so I will be updating this list regularly. Save this post so you can check for new updates!

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About Wendy Werneth

Intrepid traveler, vegan foodie and animal lover. I uncover vegan treasures all around the world, so you can be vegan anywhere and spread compassion everywhere.


  1. Thank you for these Lisboa suggestions. I will be in Lisboa next week, I’m looking for filling veggie creamy soups? Which restaurants would be the best options for creamy veggie soups? Thank you 🙂

    • Hi Paula,

      Thanks for the interesting question! Soups are actually very common and popular in Portuguese cuisine, and they are among the few traditional Portuguese dishes that are often vegan. So a creamy veggie soup is actually something that you could probably find in most restaurants here, not just the veggie restaurants. Caldo verde, for example, is a delicious soup made with potatoes and dark leafy greens. Chouriço sausage is often added at the end, but you could just ask them to leave it out. You might want to ask what kind of broth they use, though, to make sure it’s vegan.

      As for the veggie restaurants, I can’t think of any that really specialize in soups, but many of them will offer soup as a starter. Jardim das Cerejas always has a soup as part of their buffet, for example, and so does Da Terra (a new buffet restaurant that I’ve not yet added to this list). I hope you enjoy your time in Lisboa!

  2. Thank you for the great and detailed post. I am heading to lison with vegan companion and I am really relieved to have this list!

    • I’m so glad I could help! Lisbon is a very veg-friendly city these days, with new veg/vegan restaurants popping up all the time. I’ll be updating this list soon, but a few of my favorites that aren’t listed here are 8 Health Lounge, O Botanista, Organi Chiado and The Green Affair.

  3. Lisbon was one of our favorite cities to visit as a vegan – sooo many yummy options!

  4. Any chance anywhere does a vegan version of Pasteis de Nata??

    • Yes! Thanks for the reminder that I need to update this article with some new places that have opened since it was first written. One of them is Da Terra, which is an all-vegan buffet that serves vegan pasteis de nata. They are delicious! Also, if you’d like to learn how to make them yourself, offers a vegan pasteis de nata cooking class, which is equally fantastic. In fact, I’d say the ones you learn to make in the cooking class are even better, especially when they’re fresh out of the oven. I will be publishing a new article this Sunday about vegan-friendly experiences in Lisbon, including the pasteis de nata workshop, so keep an eye out for that.

  5. You need to check out Esteva in Campo de Ourique!! The best vegan food not only in Lisbon…

  6. Kurt Gottschalk

    This is amazing! Thanks for the article. It looks like things have changed since last time I was in Lisbon (or I didn’t know who to ask). We’ll be there next week and we’re planning side trips to Estoril, Sintra and Almada. Any tips in those towns?

    • Hi Kurt,
      Yes, a lot has changed in Lisbon in recent years! In Sintra, your best bet is Bosque, a fully vegan buffet restaurant that serves simple, home-cooked food. They’re only open Thursday to Sunday, though, so if they’re closed when you’re there then Estefanea Café should be able to make you something if you let them know you’re vegan.

      Cascais has better options than Estoril and is not far away (a pleasant 30-minute stroll along the beach). There, I would recommend House of Wonders, DaTerra and Dona Flor Café. Or, in São Pedro de Estoril there’s a cute little place with a ridiculously long name: Água da Cascata Vai Correndo na Ribereira e Acaba no Mar.

      I don’t know Almada very well, but there are a couple of vegetarian places listed there in HappyCow. One is called Veg-e-tal, and the other is Bosque Bio. Have a great trip!

  7. Excellent information, very handy. As a fellow veg, I am so glad I found you!
    Thank you for the good work 🙂

  8. I’m sold on all of it but I would love to try vegan sushi and the Kong also looks really yummy. This is also extra handy since we plan to visit Lisbon at some point this summer! =)

  9. Amazing post! thank you so much! <3
    In which area/neighborhood would you recommend living for a vegan?
    A LGBT friendly space is also important for me 🙂
    I'm thinking about moving to Lisbon soon.

    • Hi Tiliko! Well, I’d say that Baixa/Chiado would be the most convenient area to stay in terms of access to vegan restaurants. It’s the most central part of Lisbon, so you could easily walk from there to many of Lisbon’s best veg-friendly eateries. Príncipe Real is generally thought of as the most LGBT+ friendly part of the city, especially when it comes to nightlife. But it’s also easy to reach on foot from Baixa/Chiado. Most of the city centre is quite walkable, actually as long as you don’t mind the hills! So places like Alfama, Mouraria, São Bento, Anjos etc. would also be fine. I wouldn’t stray too far beyond there, though. The outskirts are still dominated by traditional Portuguese restaurants, which have very few vegan options.

  10. “Lisbon has become quite a vegan paradise recently”

    I get that Lisbon has gone from being almost entirely vegan unfriendly some years ago to having some options here and there. Still, that’s quite a ways from being a ‘vegan paradise’… I mean, anyone who’s been to any of multiple other countries / cities, even here in the EU, region will know how much of a massive gap there is in accessibility and price parity for vegan foods when comparing those places to Lisbon.

    Overall just felt like a gross exaggeration to make the simple point that vegan places are finally starting to pop up in Lisbon in the last few years, coupled with a tiny selection of products at mostly non portuguese supermarket chains.

    • Hi Afonso,

      Thanks for your comment; you make a fair point. It’s true that the Portuguese supermarkets in particular are really lagging behind other European brands when it comes to stocking vegan products. At the same time, there are quite a few vegan and vegan-friendly restaurants around the city, and the vegan tourists I’ve led around Lisbon have been quite impressed with the dining scene.

      Whether those restaurants are accessible to most locals is another question, though. I’ve reworded that sentence in response to your feedback and have also updated some of the information in the post. As soon as I get a chance, I also plan to add some more restaurants to this list.

  11. Thanks wendy- very informative! Do you have any suggestion for vegans in Oriente /Xpo area?

    • Hi Jean!
      I don’t go to that area very often, but there are a couple of restaurants there that also have branches in the city centre that I frequent – daTerra and the Green Affair. daTerra is a buffet that changes constantly but is almost always good, while at Green Affair you order off a menu. I’ve never been to M Butterfly by Miss Saigon, but it’s been around for a number of years and has always gotten good reviews. It’s more of a gourmet restaurant, while the nearby Vegan Story is more of a cheap and cheerful kind of place. I hope that helps!

  12. Thanks for posting this, Wendy. We checked out Moko in Anjos which is around the corner from us. We enjoyed lunch there. Another neighborhood find is the green chile cheeseburger at Ameaca Vegetal. Their Ameaça Burger is a close second. We always go in and eat since the tables are in the kitchen.

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