CLOSED: Picnic

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Florida 102, Buenos Aires, Argentina, C1005AAD

Serves vegan international cuisine and has muffins, cake, and juices. Offers hazelnut milk with coffee. Reported closed to HappyCow, Oct 2015. Open Mon-Fri 10:00am-8:30pm, Sat 10:00am-6:00pm.

Category: Vegan, International, Western, Fast food, Juice bar, Argentinian

Reviews (35)

First Review by ninovictor

closed - Edit

It's out of business


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Handy! - Edit

Ate several times the days I spent in Buenos Aires because as it is by Diagonal Norte, is easier to arrive from several directions and also there are like 3 or 4 metro stations around which makes it very easy to get there.
They have combos, just like McDonalds, a main dish, with a side of either salad or oven baked fries (which are delicious) and a drink, I recommend the orange juice with ginger. I had the tart with seasonal veggies (squash at that time) and salad, other day I had, a quinoa burger which was in between a bagel (which I liked) with baked potatoes (I liked this so much I had it in two different days) and lastly, had the falafel in a pita bread and a side which I can't remember. My only critique, the pita bread, was a little dry and I would've liked it with more greens and sauce, tasty non the less. Always with the orange and ginger juice.
Also, had some desserts, muffins and cookies, they have a great variety but they are a little on the fattier side for bakery goods, and had tiramisú which was delicious, almost thought it wasn't vegan! But it was :)
Has takeaway and salads ready to go all day.

Something a little sad is that, the kitchen closes at 4, so if you go and buy a menu after that (which are reduced to burgers and that kind of fast food), is already prepared and is not the same as fresh and warm like at midday.
Overall a really good option.

Pros: Really good location and place overall, Tasty options and great variety, Could be cheaper but isn't expensive

Cons: A little impersonal, Bakery is fattier than expected, The last 4 hs the kitchen is closed


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Amazing - Edit

Everything was just amazing. The lasagna was incredible and the tiramisu just blowed my mind away. Tried a lot of other stuff and loved it all. Staff was not the most friendly and the food isn't the cheapest, but it's worth it.


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Best Vegan Tiramisu Ever. - Edit

Everything was good, but even our omnivore friends were blown away by the tiramisu. And one of them was a professional non-vegan pastry chef, so that's saying something. Other highlights were the savory pumpkin lasagne and the eggplant quiche. Food was fresh and view was impressive. Can't wait to go back!

Pros: Great location, Delicious food, Grab and go options

Cons: Only open until 8pm

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EvaFrade 08 Apr 2015 - Have to agree on the tiramisu! I bought it because I was curious, had like a third because I was so full after the meal, but my mother (omnivore) was blown away! She couldn't believe it was made out of plants! And ate the rest... I was left with nothing! Hahaha  


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Yummy, bright - Edit

Great location, lots of windows. Many choices on menu plus there is a cooler for takeout items. I had a grilled veggie wrap. Included a bottle of water and choice of fat roasted potato wedges or mixed salad for 76 pesos. Very friendly staff and food was filling and yummy. Will return to try other items. The falafel sandwich looked good. Wifi works well, as does the air con. Located where Saenz Pena, Bartolome Mitre & Florida intersect.


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Excellent! All vegan! - Edit

Many options and plenty of seating. The tiramisu is incredible. There is also a FibertelZone free WiFi connection here :D


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Yerba Mate - Edit

The place is bright and colourful and has three floors. It's cool to have such a prominent vegan cafe in the centre of a city. I just sat and had a cup of tea so i can't comment on the food. It was a pretty good spot for passing the time though.

Pros: Three floors, Lots of seating, Central location


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Muy bueno - Edit

Una opción original.

Pros: Variedad, Cómida rápida vegana, Buena Atención

Cons: Un poco caro


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Overrated - Edit

Food isn't really tasty, it's kind of dry. Good drinks and desserts, bad pattiserie.


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Great location and decent food - Edit

It is centrally located in the Centro area and I ordered the vegetable wok, it did not have any flavor and was on the band side. My husband ordered the falafel sandwitch and it was very good! He also loved the vegan Tiramisu, it was too sweet for my taste. The ambience is very nice - quiet and artsy in the busy Florida street area.

Pros: All vegan, Quirky ambience


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Relaxed microcentro cafe - Edit

On busy Florida, a tourist- and shopper-heavy pedestrian-only street in Buenos Aires' microcentro (in other cities sometimes called the financial district), Picnic is a relaxed refuge. Reminiscent of a north american cafe/bookstore type place, it's more about good vibes than outstanding food. With several levels of small tables and large windows, many people were taking the time to talk with their tablemates, read, or work (on my visit in October 2014 wifi was available but quite weak). All-vegan food offerings included snacks such as coffee, smoothies (the watered-down light version preferred in Argentina), and pastries, as well as combo meals with burgers, sandwiches, salads, or lasagna. Takeaway foods were available in a grab-n-go section in front.

While the food was okay, not exceptionally good, I enjoyed my time here and it's such a treat to not worry about getting food that is vegan in a place like Argentina. I will be back.

Pros: Tranquil atmosphere, Central location, Variety of choices

Cons: Not cheap, Weak wifi, If going by car, would be very hard


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pretty overrated - Edit

Excellent location and rather nice interior design (though clearly cafeteria-style), but in terms of food, could do better!
We tried it several times and had:

- veggie burger: didn't taste much, with poorly reheated fries...
- veggie wok: tasty, but mainly rice, with some cabbage and cold tofu... expensive, for what it is
- salad with grains: nice, pretty expensive
- brownie cake with whipped veg cream and red fruit: great "on the paper", but tasted like dust. don't even know how it's possible for a cake!...
- coffee: pretty poor


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Great food! Very poor service! - Edit

100% vegan! The food is great, but it can be pricey for us here in Argentina. There are set menus (very very good), or you can pick whatever you want form the display fridge or oven: hamburgers, salads, sandwiches, empanadas,
Really tasty pastries ! I love the cranberry muffins, the lemon pie, and the croissants.
The place is really cosy, beautifully decorated.
The service is not good at all, basically because the staff are not friendly or welcoming.

Pros: very tasty food, 100% vegan, beautiful place, conveniently located

Cons: poor service, expensive for local people


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Está bueno - Edit

El lugar es muy lindo, tres plantas, linda decoración. Detesto los carteles sobre el medio ambiente y lo orgánico, pero no queda otra, es lo que vende. Sobre animales solo vi uno solo y en frente del baño, sobre productos testeados, pero bueno.
La comida es un 7,50. La hamburguesa de quinoa está dentro de todo bien, pero si le pones una salsa o algo, sino es medio seca. Los menúes son bastante caros y las porciones no están tan buenas. Las medialunas son caras, super integrales, tengo que ponerle azucar si las como, pero no sé porqué siempre las termino comprando.
Los muffins son caros pero grandes y te llenan, el café es caro tambien y trae poco.
Me gustan los sandwiches que estan en las heladeras, salen arriba de 35 pesos pero por una vez cada tanto y si tenes mucha hambre, van bien.
Lo peor es si en la caja te atiende una rubia, es una mala onda total que se nota que no tiene ganas de trabajar. Después hay un chico y una chica que creo que es chilena que son buena onda, pero cada vez que me toca la rubia me pregunto para qué fui.
La pastelería se ve muy buena, nunca comi porque no me da el presupuesto.

Pros: El lugar, Ubicación

Cons: Comida seca, Precios un poquito excesivos


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Great location, good food, bad service - Edit

It was nice to find a vegan cafeteria in Buenos Aires, and in such a good location. Calle Florida is a great street to walk, and when we finished walking, there it was, the Picnic. The food is not amazing, but is tasty and cheap at the same time. The beverages were interesting, and there was also an icecream machine, which was not that tasty. But the low point here was the service. The people in the cashier were very rude and they didn't help us at all with the menu options and didn't want to explain anything about the food. It almost seemed like they didn't know how to explain. So, if you are vegan and you need a place to grab a bite, go to Picnic, but be prepared to a poor service.

Pros: Honest food, 100% vegan, Good beverages

Cons: Really bad service


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A fast food oasis in meat and cheese central - Edit

Multi-floor corner location at start of a major shopping street (C/Florida) with wide selection of cafe food, all vegan, with great baked goods. Very welcoming to natives of all food genres in a very central location, large enough to take substantial revenues from MacDonalds and extract some demand away from them.

Pros: Excellent food range & quality, Good service, Competitive prices

Cons: That there are not more of them


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friendly staff, great food! - Edit

All Vegan!! This made us so happy on our trip !! Great cakes, loved my veggie Burger and salad. A few options were sold out when we arrived at 6:30.


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Not Perfect But Good - Edit

The prices are okay, I had a hamburger a few potatoes and a water. Bit small portions, but fine for a small lunch. It was the best vegan food I ate in BA, however would not core back if those place would be in my hometown Berlin. Potatoes were cold, bread to dry and the barbecue sauce - u could take by yourself - was too watery thin. They also don't like salt, I think. :)
I had two wait in front of the kitchen standing - with many people around - till my name was shouted.
As it is completely vegan and in comparison two the rest of BA I give 4*.
In Germany however, this would be a 3. ;)

Pros: all vegan , near city center , diversity in food

Cons: bit pricey for BA, Waiting time while standing , not totally tasty


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