Subject: 'Vegan in Lisboa'
Posted by flamekat on: Tuesday, May 08, 2007 at 07:42 AM PST
We LOVED Lisboa! Such a great city. I'd been warned off spending too much time there, but I'm glad we included it in our itinerary. I would gladly go back for a long weekend sometime. It was beautiful, and just had this great feel to it that I can't quite explain.
First things first, we stayed at the Oasis hostel. I always try to stay in places where I'll have access to a kitchen so I'm not dependent on veggie options in restaurants. This is an up-market hostel in a nice area of town. They have private rooms as well as traditional dorms. Everything is brand new and in great condition. The hostel is spread over three different buildings, each with their own kitchen (and free breakfast).
The first place we ate at was Tibetanos. Very nice, cozy place. I had the dumplings, I think my fiance had the crepes. Both were delicious, and service was friendly. They also sell a few things like tofu, tempeh, and teas at the front.
Then we ate at Terra, which was out of this world! I would go back to Lisboa, just to eat there again. It was a bit pricey, but hey, it's a big city, and it was all-you-can-eat. I especially liked that the food was Portuguese. It sucks missing out on trying the traditional foods of countries just cause you're veg, so I was happy about that. The buffet was all nice, healthy foods too. Loads of salad and veg. But the best part was the homemade vegan ice cream. It was the best vegan ice cream I have ever had. Period. I chose the dark chocolate because I wasn't feeling very adventurous that day. The other flavors were rose, Earl Grey, and Indian Spice. Also, at 3.85 a scoop, I didn't want to go wrong! We also had the caramel walnut cake, which was decent, but the ice cream stole the show. I'm drooling just thinking about it.
We also went to the big health food market listed on this site. It was well stocked, but a bit expensive. The regular supermarkets carried soy milk, but that's about it.
Also, you should check out Belem. For ovo-lactos, the area is known for it's custard tarts sprinkled with cinnamon. The bf said they're good, and judging from the crowds, they're very popular.
Go to Lisboa, go to Terra, you won't regret it.
Posted by Guest on: Wednesday, March 02, 2005 at 06:26 AM PST
Amazing! The people are incredibly nice, nearly the entire buffet is vegan and incredibly delicious, they have a wide selection of organic portuguese wines that are delicious and the vegan desserts are fabulous. The vegan ice cream was very tasty (we tried cinnamon) and especially nice because you cannot find it ANYWHERE near here (I live in Barcelona) and you must try the orange cake/tart...fantastic! A little spendy but completely worth it!