Lisbon’s 5 best vegan restaurants

Restaurant vegan de Lisbonne

Are you vegetarian or vegan, or looking for a « vegan » break? We’ve got 5 great vegan restaurants in Lisbon for you!

Lisbon is an absolutely magnificent city, and one that’s particularly famous for its gastronomy. Portuguese specialties include cod, grilled meats and port wine.

Lately, however, it’s vegan cuisine that’s becoming increasingly important in the Portuguese capital. Some restaurants now offer a vegan option, while several new addresses have appeared with 100% vegan menus. As a reminder, a vegan diet excludes all products of animal origin: meat, fish, eggs, dairy products and honey.

In this article, we take a look at 5 great vegan addresses that you shouldn’t miss during your stay in Lisbon. This is your chance to discover dishes that are likely to be better than those made with meat, fish or eggs!

1. Jardim dos Sentidos

Jardim dos Sentidos is a vegetarian buffet with many vegan options, in the Principe Real district in central Lisbon. The ingredients are fresh and of top quality. From tofu(made from soya) to seitan and the vegetable soup of the day, there’s something for everyone. The service is perfect, and the atmosphere relaxing. The dining room is beautifully decorated, and the restaurant has a lovely terrace to soak up the sun on sunny days. If you’d like to discover Brazilian gastronomy, on Thursday lunchtimes the restaurant offers a Brazilian vegetarian buffet: a real success! If you’re there that day, try the feijoada, a blend of tofu, black beans and various seasonings.

The restaurant’s address is Rua Mãe de D’Agua 3.

2. Jardim das Cerejas

This restaurant is a vegan buffet in Lisbon’s modern hypercenter, the Chiado district. The buffet features several different types of dishes, depending on the day of the week. It also offers the soup of the day, as well as a wide variety of vegetables. The ideal place to mix flavors and fill up on vitamins and proteins. I recommend you try the homemade fresh fruit juices, which combine up to 3 different flavors. The buffet costs less than 10 euros, making it probably the best value for money in central Lisbon. The restaurant is very popular, so I’d advise you to go at the beginning or end of the service to be sure of getting seats.

The restaurant’s address is Calçada do Sacramento 36.

3. PSI

Restaurant vegan à Lisbonne, PSI

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PSI is a vegetarian restaurant with a strong vegan trend, offering original dishes inspired by various types of gastronomy, such as Korean and Lebanese. The chef has taken inspiration from several famous dishes to offer them in a vegan version, such as the Korean bowl made with tofu and vegetables, or the Lebanese rolls without any animal ingredients. Vegan tacos and sweet-and-sour zucchini are also delicious.

The service is impeccable, and the restaurant has a terrace overlooking a charming little square with a beautiful fountain. On a sunny day, it’s the perfect place to relax and enjoy a healthy, balanced meal. Prices are very reasonable, making this another great value-for-money spot in the capital.

The restaurant’s address is Alameda Santo António dos Capuchos.

4. Foodprintz

Restaurant vegan à Lisbonne, Foodprintz

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Foodprintz is located close to Lisbon’s famous Eduardo 7 park and Marquês de Pombal square. The menu is 100% vegan, and the place is ultra-quiet. It’s the capital’s serenity restaurant! Most of the restaurant’s dishes are gluten-free. Among the house specialties is the vegan cheese, which is made from oleaginous dried fruit (cashew nuts to be precise). The desserts are also very good, especially the cookies and the chocolate banana cake. An opportunity to show younger diners that vegan cuisine in Lisbon can be delicious.

The restaurant’s address is Rua Rodrigo da Fonseca 82ª.

5. Ao 26 – Vegan food Project

Restaurant vegan à Lisbonne, Ao 26

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Aa26 is another vegan restaurant in the very center of the Portuguese capital, near the Tagus, Lisbon’s great river. Despite its central location, the value for money is excellent. Daily specials in particular cost €7.5, and you’ll always have two options. If the daily specials don’t tempt you, the menu is just as interesting and varied. In particular, there’s a vegan version of the burger, which is absolutely delicious! There’s also the seitan steak, nicknamed the « vegetable meat » for its high plant protein content. Finally, there’s the curry-sautéed vegetable dish, accompanied by basmati rice and an oriental salad, if you want to eat light while filling up on vitamins.

The restaurant’s address is Rua Vitor Cordon 26.