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Vegan / Vegetarian Restaurants: (44 Listings)

Caminho do Mar

  • Vegan Restaurant
4.5 stars 4 reviews
Estrada do Pontal, 3091 (at Recreio), Rio De Janeiro, 22790-877
+55-21-81699571
Closed Now: Mon 11:00am-4:00pm, Wed-Sat 11:00am-4:00pm, Sun 12:00pm-6:00pm
Cuisine: Vegan, Organic, Brazilian, Latin American, Take-out

A small restaurant near the beach and surrounded by nature and mountains. Groups okay. Has outdoor seating. Wheelchair accessible. Accepts credit cards. Moderate.

Dona Vegana

  • Vegan Restaurant
4.5 stars 2 reviews
Av Marchal Floriano, 13 (at Centro), Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
+55-2122832012
Closed Now: Mon-Fri 7:00am-5:30pm
Cuisine: Vegan, Brazilian, South American, Juice bar, Salad bar, Buffet, Bakery, Beer/Wine

Opened in Apr 2013 in downtown Rio. Offers breakfast, ready snacks, and juices a la carte. On second Fridays of the month it's open til 6:30pm. Wheelchair accessible. Accepts credit cards. Moderate.

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Refeitorio Organico

  • Vegan Restaurant
4.5 stars 20 reviews
Rua Dezenove de Fevereiro, 120, Botafogo, Zona Sul, Rio De Janeiro, 22280-030
2537-0750
Closed Now: Mon-Sat 10:30am-4:30pm
Cuisine: Vegan, Brazilian, International, Salad bar, Buffet

Buffet style with many choices including sushi, miso, salad bar, soya meats, and lots of vegan takes on local specialties. Costs 22R per person. Location is tucked away down a passageway and up some stairs in Rua Dezzanove de Fevereiro, look for the sign. Accepts credit cards. Moderate.

Rio Vegano

  • Vegan Restaurant
5.0 stars 4 reviews
Rua Barata Ribeiro, 806 Loja B (at R Xavier de Silviera), Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
+55-2134973557
Closed Now: Mon-Fri 9:00am-7:00pm, Sat 10:00am-3:00pm
Cuisine: Vegan, International, Western

A small 100% vegan restaurant located near the Cantagalo Metro Station (underground) in Copacabana. Has a small menu serving dishes such as pasteis de forno, sandwich do bento, tortas, salads, soups and more.

Rio Vegetariano

  • Vegan Restaurant
4.0 stars 1 review
rua Voluntarios da Patria 448 lj 83 (at COBAL Humaita), Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
55-21-25277558
Closed Now: Tue-Sat 9:00am-4:00pm
Cuisine: Vegan, Brazilian, Buffet, Take-out, Delivery

In a large shopping complex that houses many stores, the restaurant is small, simple, and busy. Also sells legume, vegetable, and fruit. Accepts credit cards. Moderate.

Spazziano

  • Vegan Restaurant
4.5 stars 2 reviews
Rua Prudente de Morais, 729, Sobreloja, Ipanema (at Rua Street Vinicius de Moraes and V de Moraes Bus Stop), Rio De Janeiro, 22420-040
55-21-2513-4050
Cuisine: Vegan, Organic, Salad bar, Raw, Buffet

Sophisticated vegan restaurant, part of a spa complex, located close to Ipanema beach. Owners sympathetic to raw food. Some raw events held sometimes. Open Mon-Fri Lunch. Accepts credit cards. Expensive.

Tempeh

  • Vegan Restaurant
4.5 stars 13 reviews
Rua Primeiro de Março, 24, Sobreloja (at Praça Quinze de Novembro and Rua Do Ouvidor), Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
21-22246021, 21-96466126
Closed Now: Mon-Sat 11:00am-3:30pm
Cuisine: Vegan, Buffet, Brazilian, Salad bar, Beer/Wine, Take-out

Restaurante Tempeh is a self service buffet. All you can eat for around 25R, or you can pay by weight. Has organic wine. Accepts credit cards. Inexpensive.

Vegan Vegan

  • Vegan Restaurant
4.0 stars 8 reviews
Rua Voluntários da Pátria, 402 B (at Botafogo neighborhood), Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
21-22867078
Closed Now: Mon-Fri 11:30am-3:30pm, Sat 12:00pm-4:00pm
Cuisine: Vegan, Brazilian, Western

Traditional Brazilian food made vegan and healthier. Has in-house-made vegan ice cream. Clean space. A 25-minute walk from the Botafogo metro station. Moderate.

Vegana Chacara

  • Vegan Restaurant
4.5 stars 5 reviews
Rua Hans Staden, 30, Botafogo (at Rua Real Grandeza), Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
21-8799-7078
Closed Now: Mon-Fri 12:00pm-3:00pm
Cuisine: Vegan, Organic, Juice bar

Located in a peaceful house garden with many plants, flowers and trees, in the middle of a busy metro. Serves two dishes per day, with option of soup or salad as entrees and also dessert. Only serves in-house-made juice and teas. Voluntary payment by cash only. Has outdoor seating. Cash only. Moderate.

Bardana Equilibrio Natural

  • Vegetarian Restaurant
4.5 stars 3 reviews
Praça Ana Amelia, 9, sobreloja Castelo (at Centro, Junto a Santa Casa de Misericardia), Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
21-2292-9232
Cuisine: Brazilian, Buffet, Salad bar

This restaurant is located inside the "Casa do Estudante Brasil" building on the second floor, and has a large air-conditioned dining area. Daily vegetarian buffet with many dishes that include dairy, but every Wednesday is all-vegan. Closed on weekends. Moderate.

Bio Carioca

  • Vegetarian Restaurant
4.5 stars 20 reviews
Rua Xavier da Silveira, 28 (at Copacabana), Rio De Janeiro, 22060010
+55-2122364125
Closed Now: Mon-Sun 11:30am-6:00pm
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Ovo, Organic, Western, Brazilian, Pizza, Juice bar, Beer/Wine, Delivery

Natural food restaurant offering vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free food. Has outdoor seating. Wheelchair accessible. Accepts credit cards. Moderate.

Bio Carioca - Cidade Nova

  • Vegetarian Restaurant
2.0 stars 1 review
Rua Neri Pinheiro, 285, Cidade Nova, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
+55-2125046169
Closed Now: Mon-Fri 11:30am-4:00pm
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Ovo, Organic, Western, Brazilian, Pizza, Juice bar, Beer/Wine, Delivery, Take-out

Natural food restaurant offering vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free food. This locatino has an open kitchen where you could see the kitchen preparing food. Located near the City Hall. Has outdoor seating. Wheelchair accessible. Accepts credit cards. Moderate.

Gaia Art and Cafe

  • Vegetarian Restaurant
2.5 stars 3 reviews
Rua Gustavo Sampaio 323 Loja A, Rio De Janeiro, 22010010
+55-21-22443306
Open Now: Tue-Fri 2:00pm-10:00pm, Sat 10:00am-10:00pm, Sun 10:00am-6:00pm
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Organic

A charming bistro with a focus on natural food, organic products, gluten free and vegan options. A place for culture, art and exchange of ideas; a community meeting place. Moderate.

Gouranga Veggie

  • Vegetarian Restaurant
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Av Gomes Freire, 625, 2o Andar, Centro (at Rua do Rezende/Av Mem de Sa), Rio De Janeiro, 20231-015
55-2122526052
Closed Now: Mon-Fri 11:30am-4:00pm
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Indian

A vegetarian Indian restaurant with vegan options; please inquire about which dishes are vegan. Offers two options of ready dish each day. Wheelchair accessible. Accepts credit cards. Moderate.

Govinda

  • Vegetarian Restaurant
4.0 stars 1 review
Estrada da Barra, Itanhangá (at front of Itanhangá Golf Club), Rio De Janeiro, 2010
21-35631627
Cuisine: Ovo, Lacto, Organic, Indian, Buffet, Fast food

Restaurant located near a Hare Krishna temple and an organic food market. Serves breakfat, lunch, and fast food. Has outdoor seating. Wheelchair accessible. Cash only. Inexpensive.

Govinda - Centro

  • Vegetarian Restaurant
3.0 stars 1 review
Rua Sao Jose, 86, Sobreloja, Centro (at Rua Rodrigo SIlva), Rio De Janeiro, 20010-020
55-21-3549-9108
Closed Now: Mon-Fri 11:30am-3:30pm
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Indian

An ala carte lacto vegetarian Hare Krishna restaurant. Indian cuisine and decoration. A vegan feijoada, a traditional Brazilian dish with black beans, sprouts, orange, lettuce and smoked tofu, is available on Fridays. Most other days there are no vegan dishes as they put ghee in the majority of items. Closed Sun-Mon. Accepts credit cards. Moderate.

Gui Green

  • Vegetarian Restaurant
5.0 stars 1 review
Praia de Botafogo 324 Loja 15, Botafogo (at Visc de Ouro Preto), Rio De Janeiro, 22250-040
55-21-2253-8615
Closed Now: Mon-Fri 8:00am-6:00pm, Sat 9:00am-3:00pm
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Ovo, Lacto, American, Organic, Buffet

Vegetarian restaurant offers many vegan options. Accepts credit cards. Moderate.

HareBurguer

  • Vegetarian Restaurant
4.0 stars 3 reviews
Avenida Henrique Dumont, 68 Loja G, Ipanema, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
+55-21-35184968
Cuisine: Ovo, Lacto, Western, American, Juice bar, Fast food, Take-out, Delivery

Veggie burgers joint. Uses egg and dairy. Relocated from Rua Francisco Otaviano 67. Inexpensive.

Natuwal - Espaco Nectar

  • Vegetarian Restaurant
5.0 stars 1 review
Estrada dos Bandeirantes, 22774, Vargem Pequena (at Estrada do Rio Morto), Rio De Janeiro, 22783-550
55-21-3411-2870, 21-9882-4519
Closed Now: Wed-Sun 12:00pm-5:00pm
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Organic

Inserted in a complex with other food businesses. Ingredients collected same day. When all food is served, the owner does not cook more. Hint to find: Has a discreet banner and located next to a veterinarian clinic. Daily dish, not a la carte nor self-service. Has vegan options. Moderate.

Org Bistro

  • Vegetarian Restaurant
4.5 stars 3 reviews
Avenida Olegario Maciel, 175 Loja G (at Barra da Tijuca), Rio De Janeiro, 22621200
21-24931791
Open Now: Mon-Sat 12:00pm-8:00pm
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Organic, International, Juice bar

A vegetarian organic bistro with plenty of vegan options in a menu of creative and unique dishes. Closed Sun.

Pomar Organico

  • Vegetarian Restaurant
2.0 stars 1 review
Estrada da Barra, 1636 Itanhanga, Shopping Itanhanga, Bloco C, Loja A, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
+55-2124946745
Open Now: Mon-Fri 12:00pm-5:00pm, Tue-Sat 7:00pm-12:00am, Sat 12:00pm-6:00pm, Sun 12:00pm-7:00pm
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Raw, Ovo, Organic, International, Beer/Wine

A 100% organic, vegetarian, gluten free, lactose free and sugar free restaurant with plenty of vegan and raw options. The first restaurant in Brazil to offer a wine menu with 100% organic and biodynamic wines. Food is always free of preservatives, artificial coloring and flavoring. Free wi-fi, cozy atmosphere, serene setting with outdoor seating. An organic mini market is located inside and carries fruits, vegetables and vegetarian/vegan options like cookies, oils, grains, seeds, tofu, and gluten free options as well. Serves the traditional Brazilian plate feijoada every Saturday in a vegan version, with a cachaca shot. Has outdoor seating. Accepts credit cards. Expensive.

Prana Vegetariano

  • Vegetarian Restaurant
5.0 stars 1 review
Rua Erere 11D, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
+ 55-2122457643
Closed Now: Mon-Sat 12:00pm-6:30pm
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Ovo, Lacto, International, Juice bar, Salad bar, Fast food, Take-out, Delivery

A vegetarian restaurant serves a creative, eclectic array of international cuisine. Vegans will find plenty of choices including juices, smoothies, sandwiches, salads, desserts. Also has gluten-free items. Lunch is served from 12-3pm and snacks from 3-6:30pm. Closed Sun. Accepts credit cards. Inexpensive.

Radhe Syam Refeitorio

  • Vegetarian Restaurant
4.0 stars 1 review
Rua Felipe Camarao, 140, Maracana, Rio De Janeiro, 20550-165
55-21-2228-6329, 986-893-895
Closed Now: Wed-Sun 12:00pm-4:00pm
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Indian, Brazilian

Hare Krishna restaurant in the intersection of the very traditional Vila Isabel, Maracana and Tijuca villages. Possibly named or associated with Missão Prabhupada Vani. Near the campus of Rio de Janeiro State University (UERJ) and Pedro Ernesto Hospital. A la carte with more than half of vegan dishes. Dishes including dairy are marked. Holds Hare Krishna celebrations Saturday nights, some of them mixed with food serving. Holds Indian cuisine courses. Front door discretely signalized as a restaurante and HK temple, with small banner. Inexpensive.

Reino Vegetal

  • Vegetarian Restaurant
4.0 stars 5 reviews
Rua Luiz de Camões, 98, sobrado Centro, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
21-2221-7416
Closed Now: Mon-Fri 11:30am-3:30pm
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Brazilian, Latin American, Buffet

Food and drinks are mostly vegan except honey in juice and some dairy in desserts - ask. Fill your plate and pay by weight. Moderate.

Universo Organico

  • Vegetarian Restaurant
4.5 stars 11 reviews
Rua Conde de Bernadote 26 Lojas 105 e 106, Rio De Janeiro, 22430-200
21-2274-8983
Open Now: Mon 8:00am-8:00pm, Tue-Sat 8:00am-9:30pm
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Lacto. Raw, Organic, Juice bar

Organic natural foods market and vegetarian food restaurant with raw options. One or two people there speak English. Accepts credit cards. Moderate.

Vegecoop

  • Vegetarian Restaurant
4.5 stars 2 reviews
Rua da Carioca, 54A, Sobreloja (at Av Repubica do Paraguai), Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
+55-21-3068-1105
Closed Now: Mon-Fri 11:30am-2:30pm
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Ovo, Lacto, Salad bar, Brazilian, Take-out

Opened in the 1950s and is the oldest vegetarian restaurant in Rio de Janeiro state. Vegan options are available, however, they are not clearly marked. Salad bar has a myriad of vegan choices. Staff speaks only Portuguese. Moderate.

Bar do Mineiro

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
3.5 stars 2 reviews
rua Paschoal Carlos Magno, 99, Santa Teresa, Rio De Janeiro, 20240-290
+55-21-2221-9227
Closed Now: Thu-Sun 11:00am-12:00am
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Brazilian, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. Traditional food from Minas Gerais with large variety of cachaças. Offers a vegetarian version of Brazilian feijoada with veggies instead of meat. Accepts credit cards. Cash only. Moderate.

Beterraba

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
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Rua Dom Gerardo 64, Loja E, Centro (at Avenida Rio Branco), Rio De Janeiro, 20090-030
+55-21-2263-5932
Closed Now: Mon-Fri 11:00am-4:00pm
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Ovo, Lacto, International, Salad bar, Buffet, Brazilian, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. Menu is primarily vegan and vegetarian. Works with pay per weight system buffet, with one side being vegetarian/vegan and offering vegetable dishes and soy protein/tofu dishes. Offers vegan versions of typical Brazilian recipes like feijoada, which consists of black beans with vegetables and tofu accompanying cateto type rice, chopped kale and farofa (cassava flour with spices). All food is made-in-house from scratch. Accepts credit cards. Inexpensive.

Celeiro Armazem Tropical

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
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Rua Tenente Francisco Antonio, 58 B (at Centro Historico), Rio De Janeiro, 23970-000
55-212433714147
Open Now: Mon-Tue 11:00am-10:30pm, Thu-Sun 11:00am-10:30pm
Cuisine: Organic, Brazillian, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. A restaurant and market with organic products; please check with them about vegan choices. Located in the historic center of Paraty. Moderate.

Delirio Tropical

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
3.0 stars 2 reviews
Rua Prudente de Morais, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
+55-21-3201-2977
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Ovo, Lacto, Organic, Western, Buffet, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. Dishes on rotation throughout the week include salads and hot items. At least 4 or 5 of the salads are vegan and are clearly labeled. At least one hot item is vegan including a veggie burger pattie, veggie meatballs or falafel. Offers a selection of desserts, coffee and drinks. Air conditioned comfy place. Moderate.

Health's

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
3.0 stars 4 reviews
R. Senador Dantas, 84, Loja G (at Centro), Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
21-240-5388
Cuisine: Lacto, Juice Bar, Salad Bar, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. Located near the National Library and the State Theatre. Downstairs is the vegetarian section and upstairs a normal buffet, but the upstairs may have better vegetarian options. Also, meat items are situated in separate area from the vegetarian / vegan items. Probably not a good place for someone who doesn't know the language. Inexpensive.

New Natural

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
3.5 stars 3 reviews
Rua Barao da Torre, 169, Ipanema, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
21-2247-9363
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Ovo, Lacto, International, Salad bar, Buffet, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. Buffet spread of natural foods, a lot of which is vegetarian and/or vegan. Pay by the kilo. Good range of juices and desserts as well. Has outdoor seating. Cash only. Inexpensive.

Omkar Bistro

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Av Alfredo Balthazar Da Silveira 580, (at /Inside Shopping Barra World, Setor Italia Loja 133C), Rio De Janeiro, 22790-710
55-21-24310804
Open Now: Mon-Sat 8:00am-8:00pm
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Ovo, Lacto, Organic, International, Juice bar, Salad bar, Take-out, Peruvian, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. A lunch offering is the vegetarian plate that consists of brown rice, beans, salad and a vegan protein like soy meat, tofu, vegetables. Also serves vegan kibes made with soy meat and vegetarian empanadas. International cuisines include western, Indian and fusion in addition to Peruvian. Has outdoor seating. Accepts credit cards. Moderate.

Organici

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
4.0 stars 2 reviews
Rua Barata Ribeiro, 307 (at /Near Copacabana Beach), Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
021-32596548
Open Now: Mon-Fri 10:00am-8:00pm, Sat 10:00am-4:00pm
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Organic, Fast food, Take-out, Brazilian, Fusion, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. Organic kitchen and shop with daily set meals (veggie feijoada, lasagna, pies, etc.) All vegetarian and vegan, apart from one or two chicken items. Family-owned, clean, comfortable environment with wi-fi. Accepts credit cards. Moderate.

Shekinah

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
3.0 stars 1 review
Rua Neri Pinheiro, 342, Cidade Nova (at Av Salvador de Sa), Rio De Janeiro, 20210-020
55-21-2504-2500
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Ovo, Buffet, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. Self service buffet with vegan choices based on grains, lettuce, roots, whole grain rice/wheat and one type of bean (vegans ask). Located near the City Hall. Wheelchair accessible. Accepts credit cards. Moderate.

Verdano Fresh Food

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Avenida Ayrton Senna, 3000, loja 1013, food court, Shopping Via Parque - Barra da Tijuca, Rio De Janeiro, 22775-904
+55-2133262249
Open Now: Mon-Sat 10:00am-10:00pm, Sun 12:00pm-9:00pm
Cuisine: Ovo, Lacto, Organic, Western, Salad bar, Juice bar, Brazilian, Pizza, Fast food, Take-out, Delivery, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. Quick health food concept eatery by the Mundo Verde group which sells healthy sports nutrition and supplement. Several locations offering sandwiches, salads, soups, pizza. Vegans could get veggie burger, customized salad with a vegan sauce (choose from ginger+sesame, tofu rose, tomato+herbs, passion fruit seed, or papaya seed). Be sure to specify if you are vegan. Wheelchair accessible. Accepts credit cards. Moderate.

Zaza Bistro Tropical

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
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Rua Joana Angelica 40 (at Rua Predente de Morais ), Rio De Janeiro, 22420-030
21-22479101
Open Now: Mon-Thu 7:30am-12:30am, Fri 7:30am-1:30am, Sat 1:30pm-1:30am, Sun 1:30pm-12:30am
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, International, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. A contemporary restaurant with a charming decor and a date night atmosphere. Most of the wait staff speak English and there is an English menu. An extensive drink menu and a 'veggies' section of the menu are available. Try the couscous with veggies and cashews and inform wait staff that you are vegan so no butter or chicken stock will be used. Other vegan choices are on offer; some of which are vegan or can be made vegan. A popular place, so best to make reservations or come early. Has outdoor seating. Accepts credit cards. Expensive.

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