Goji - Uma Atitude Saudavel

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Rua Professor Reinaldo dos Santos 5 B, Lisbon, Portugal, 1500-501

Little vegetarian restaurant with juice bar and full bar. Since 2011. Open Mon-Fri 8:30am-8:00pm.

Category: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, Western, Juice bar, Beer/Wine, Take-out, Portugese

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First Review by jlabrincha

Pleasant place; very basic food. - Edit

We went in for lunch and there were still plenty of free tables available. The staff was friendly and quite approachable, but they were a bit ignorant about veganism as well as their own selection of food — we had to go through each item on the menu, along with the clerk, to check for animal ingredients. They were quite unprepared, to say the least.

Unfortunately none of the pastries on display were vegan—they were just your run-of-the-mill pastries you can find at any coffee shop in Portugal (I.e., w/ dairy & eggs).
Also, there were only two main dishes available that day—thankfully both vegan. Check the photos for reference.

One of the dishes had oven-roasted potatoes, with brown rice and seitan (which was a bit on the chewy side and not fully seasoned), served with a simple salad.
The other dish was 'Rancho vegetariano' (a stew with TVP/soy-chunks, chickpeas, greens and pasta), it was bland, insipid and runny.
The cook definitely didn't taste his/her own creation.

It's fair to say, according to the sampling we were provided with that day, that the style of food they provide is rather simple — which it wouldn't be a minus, if not for overall lack of flavor.
There are already plenty of venues that serve exactly this type of food in Lisbon, and this is exactly one of the main reasons why people look at vegan food with indifference. They definitely need to revise their offering.

On the other hand, the soup was rather good: A red and creamy soup made with beets; it was pretty well seasoned, to my taste.

They also had lemonade, pomegranate juice and a few other drinks.

By the end I had a full stomach, but I was still hungry for actual food.

The bill was rather inexpensive and the nutrition was fairly decent

Coffee was included.

I might give it another go, some other time, but as of now, I can't give more than 3/5 stars. Meh.

I hope I can review it at a later date and be pleasantly surprised by it.

Updated from previous review on 2017-01-07

Pros: Relatively inexpensive lunch menu, Friendly and attentive staff, Decent location

Cons: Bland main dishes, The staff is not fully aware about veganism, The food looks and tastes homemade/amateurish.

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Nice place - Edit

It's a nice little place with friendly staff and good food.

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Perfect - Edit

The staff is so so nice. A great example of the portuguese hospitality. And the food was really good, not expensive and also had one traditional portuguese dish (veg version)!

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