Exactly one year a ago we were strolling around Lisbon’s streets (and hills!), enjoying the sun and munching on pastries. The city has such a nice vibe especially when the weather is hot. The little streets, the nice facades and the famous yellow tram just give a photo-perfect scenery. It somehow reminds us of San Francisco, but more Mediterranean.
We especially enjoyed the streets of Alfama, narrow alleyways, cute little shops and cafes. All the way at the top is the Castelo de Sao Jorge, which is absolutely well worth seeing and gives you a nice view over the city. In this neighbourhood you’ll find Princesa do Castelo, a cosy little place serving 100% vegan food with raw options for reasonable prices. Dishes are a mix of European dishes with Indian influence. We had Red Tofu Curry and lentil and potato stew, which were both incredible. They also offer a big selection of freshly made juices and some yummy desserts like raw coconut truffles. The menu changes daily so make sure to check out their Facebook page for updates.
One afternoon we headed to the Mercado da Ribeira, which has a big Food Court. You’ll find some nice vegan options like vegan Pad Thai or a sweet potato chickpea salad and a little raw vegan buffet.
The Miradouro da Senhora do Monte, the highest lookout point in the Graca neighbourhood, is the perfect spot to watch the sun set while munching on some olives, bread and Tremoçes.
You probably know the famous little egg pasties Pasteis de nata, or called after the neighbourhood they originally came from, Pasteis de Belem. However we couldn’t find any vegan options, but there’s plenty of vegan recipes out there if you want to try them yourself.
After whole day of sightseeing we enjoyed our final dinner at Madragoa Cafe. This was such a gem! They do offer traditional Portuguese meat and fish dishes, but have some vegetarian dishes and even some vegan dishes like the Açorda de Cogumelos and a really nice vegan dessert, which is made out of dates, almonds and apple sauce.
Have you ever been to Lisbon? Are you planning on going? Here are some more tips for vegan restaurants.