Respond to Review of CLOSED: MegaVega - Food Consciousness
Review: I spend a lot of time at the Quinta Perfuma Astanga Vinyasa retreat in Oleiros (thanks Peter and Sue!) and always pass through Lisbon. This time, I decided to research the vegetarian restaurants in the city, so that next time I can easily get to the good food. There are six vegetarian restaurants in Lisbon, and I have reviewed them all. I think it's fair to say, though, that Mega Vega is my favourite. Unlike Terra it doesn't have an outside area, but my word, they make up for it in ambience and quality of food. I can't remember the name of the guy who runs the place, but he is probably the sweetest and friendliest person I have met, like, ever. He let me sit in there from 9am (they open at 8.30am) until 1pm just reading the wide selection of veggie cook books (in Portuguse AND English) listening to the awesome world music he was selecting for me, and watching him and his team prepare works of art from scratch in the kitchen. I started with a soya late and vegan walnut and maple syrup pastry. It was beyond delicious. I moved on to a Himalayan tea (exclusive to MegaVega, I can't remember exactly what was in it, but it was gorgeous and it came in a massive tea pot). For lunch, I had two main warm dishes (vegetarian creamy saffron tofu and mushroom, and vegan brussels sprouts and red cabbage cheesey bake) and three cold salad/pulse dishes. I literally almost cried at how delicious it was. I left there, and headed to the airport, feeling on top of cloud 9. Please, please go there. It's easy to get to, cheap, and even tastier than Terra, if you can believe it!