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Papaya Verde

  • Veg-friendly Veg-friendly
    ( 1 reviews )
Contact 81-32416342

Rua Santo Elias, 409, Espinheiro, Recife, Brazil, 52020-090

Serves meat, vegan options available. Self serve buffet-style restaurant. Large selection, around half of the food line is vegan suitable. Open Mon-Sun 11:30am-3:30pm.

Category: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, Buffet, Salad bar, Take-out, Brazilian, Latin American, Non-veg

Reviews (1)

First Review by bfeitosa

Excelent options, though pricy. - Edit

Since one of the owners went vegan and the other remained omnivorous, the food line represents their compromise: half vegan, half meat-based. Within their vegan options, the traditional salads don't surprise much, but the other vegan section, composed of hot dishes, demonstrates creativity and resourcefulness for an emerging veg*n clientele like Recife's locals. My favorite: fake shrimp pie, fake crab pie, banana beef, and their exquisite lentil-based meatballs. They also serve vegan deserts, and their rich chocolate cake draws in quite the crowd.
Don't forget to stop by their patio for some free espresso after you've paid or while you're waiting for someone!

Updated from previous review on 2016-04-22

Pros: Creativity, Excelent savoury dishes, Extra points for serving vegan sweets

Cons: Serves meat, Always packed, Not enough parking

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