Restaurant Vegetariano Vida Sana

  • Vegetarian Vegetarian
    ( 2 reviews )

Pj Rafael de Souza No 260 (at Salaverry), Pucallpa, Peru

Clean, simple, vegetarian restaurant. Soy milk, cheese, and yogurt made-in-house on site. Inexpensive set menu (5 soles), as well as seitan and soy dishes such as chicharron and bistek. Open for breakfast and lunch. Located in front of Radio Frontera, take a moto-taxi to Sala Verde / Radio Frontera, five blocks from the Plaza de Armas. Opened in Summer 2011. Feb 2017 reported no longer fully vegan. Open Mon-Fri 7:00am-5:00pm, Sun 7:00am-5:00pm. Closed Sat.

Categories: Ovo, Peruvian Amazon

2 Reviews

First Review by enRoute

Just Real Food - Edit

Excellent choice for a no-frills plant-based meal. The a la carta menu items are mostly soy-based typical western style dishes (big piece of protein, salad, veg) and I order from here in times of desperation only. The daily menú is what brings me here, which is served for breakfast and lunch until it runs out. Breakfast is 5 soles and consists of a grain-based drink like mazamorra or "quacker" (oatmeal) and a massive plate of typical peruvian food (cooked veggies of some kind such as a guiso de vainitas, raw salad, and white rice). Lunch is similar but with a typical infusion to drink (which I usually don't, due to stomach safety concerns. It is cooked however and if you are ok with drinking boiled water I'm sure it's fine) and the choice of a soup or salad as an entrada for the cost of 8 soles.

Possible issues could arise for some with the soups, as very occasionally they will use cheese so be sure to ask. I saw them buying the cheese from an Amish or Mennonite looking guy. Si, la selva tiene de todo

Occasionally the main dish will be a pasta or contain small pieces of soy but this is infrequent. Usually I ask for no rice but if it's possible to add a small salad for an additional price and they have no problem doing it.

The restaurant has 2 staff members and can get busy at times. I always walk to the door of the kitchen to greet the lovely cooks and see the big smiles on their faces that remind me what a jewel I've found down here as soon as I arrive. After I order, then I go find a spot to settle into.

Here you will be pretty much disconnected, no wifi and it's almost impossible to make out much of what's coming from the T.V. over the racket from the street.

They sell chia and various books. The price on chia was good when I was last there, around 11/kilo.

Updated from previous review on 2016-11-05

Pros: Fresh food, Not overcondimented, Price

Cons: From time to time the food is processed carb-heavy

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clean, interesting 7th Day establishment - Edit

This new-ish spot was also recommended to me by the family who runs Paraiso. Recently opened, the owner/manager is a young guy named Fernando who is very friendly and will explain what they have. They also make soy milk, cheese, and tofu. Similar to Paraiso, this is a Seventh Day Adventist-type restaurant (and thus closed on Saturdays); it's a bit more overt here, though. They are also very sparing on the salt and spices, but salt available on the side.

Have had some delicious soups here, but since it's a smaller and more out of the way, they don't always have everything on the menu - you can request something and they'll have it for you the next day. It's not really hard to find at all, I made sure the map marker was correct... just 5 blocks or so from the Plaza de Armas. Not open evenings. Set menu is cheap at 5 soles. Recommended!

Pros: clean and cheap, friendly, healthy

Cons: slightly hard to find, some items a bit bland, not open nights

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