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First Review by Anette Munch

Indispensable - Edit

When in Coimbra, it is hard to find places where you can buy vegan products, like tofu or seitan. Celeiro is the place to go for these products, as it is actually cheaper than in the supermarkets and has a greater variety. Also, it is a place where you can buy natural cosmetics, health products (namely for people intolerant to gluten or nuts) and organic vegetables.
The shops also have a cafe which serves meals. The cafe service is impeccable, as it has great coffee, and serves soy lattes, vegan toasts and other treats. The meals, though, are usually expensive and of low quality. One option, which I use frequently, is to eat just a soup and some snacks, like croquettes or pies.

Pros: Vegan products available, Friendly staff

Cons: In a mall, outside the city center, Sells fish oil and other non-vegan products, Quality of the snacks and meals inconsistent

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bad to worse - Edit

I visited this shop yesterday after reading the first review and hoped to stock up with bulk bags of lentils, bulk tahini and carrob powder.

This shop is inside a hugh plastic shopping centre - commercial capitalistic nightmare.

Unfortunatly this shop doesnt sell ANYTHING in bulk...... biggest bag of lentils? 200g

This is not a healthfood shop - it sells products with a million ingredients including MSG, glucose-fructose syrup and god knows what.

The lady didnt know what Carrob (alfarobeira) is even though its been planted and cultivated in Portugal for centuries.

If you want pseudo-healthy cosmetics containing SLS and parabens...... or a tiny packet of hughly inflated priced Quinoa then this is your place.

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kandimba 20 Mar 2017 - To be fair, it is nearly impossible in Portugal to buy quinoa or anything like that in bulk and Celeiro, while expensive, is actually the cheapeast place to buy health food. Also, Celeiro does sell carob and people know what it is, so maybe the problem was with the translation?
Bottom line: yes, Celeiro shops are located in "plastic shopping centre - commercial capitalistic nightmare", not all of the products they sell are very healthy, they do not sell in bulk, etc. BUT it is one of the few places where you can buy tofu, seitan and other vegan products. Also, frequently it is one of the best (or least bad) and cheapest (or least expensive) places to buy these things. So, it's quite impossible to be a vegan in Coimbra or in most Portuguese cities and not buy stuff in Celeiro.  


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Celeiro Dieta June 2012 - Edit

Was there in June 2012. The store is situated in the large shopping centre "Dolce Vita" it is in the lowest floor. A very nice store with a large well-equiped product line - you will find whatever you need there. They also have vegetarian and vegan meals in the coolish, and there is a very small cafe inside the store, where they serve coffee together with several small vegan/vegetarian food servings, including cakes. The staff is very friendly, and they speak English.

Pros: many fine products, Friendly English speaking staff, Many vegan products

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