Veg Station

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Calle 10 no. 35-14, El Poblado, Medellin, Colombia

Small restaurant in Poblado offering vegetarian and vegan Colombian cuisine, since Nov 2014. Makes plantain dishes, rice and vegetable plates, fruit smoothies, and more. Noisy atmosphere. Open Mon-Fri 12:00pm-9:00pm, Sat 12:00pm-10:00pm. Closed Sun. Hours reported to be irregular - call ahead.

Categories: Vegan-friendly, Juice bar, Colombian, Latin American

15 Reviews

First Review by Yvette Rigby

Tiny place, great burgers - Edit

Their burgers are very nice. Many of my friends qualified their burgers as the best vegetarian burger they ever had!

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Las mejores hamburguesas de la ciudad - Edit

Tal cual, las mejores hamburguesas veganas que he probado en la ciudad hasta el momento, totalmente recomendadas, habrá que probar el resto de la carta, las empanaditas también estaban bastante bien y un amigo que se comió una ensalada le dio también el visto bueno :)

Pros: Variedad en la carta, De las mejores hamburguesas en Medellín, Buena sazón

Cons: No es 100% vegano

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Comida típica - Edit

Tiene una selección grande de comida típica Colombiana. Las empanadas con las salsas son deliciosas. La atención y el amor del chef es muy notable en la comida. La hamburguesa es un montureiro y te va a dejar chupandote los dedos pero súper llena(o)

Pros: comida típica colombiana, platos grandes , buena atención

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Favourite Vege Restaurant in Medellín - Edit

My friends and I have a habit of going at least once a week to Veg Station. It's by far our favourite in Poblado. The dishes are delicious and the garlic sauce is to die for. Another plus? It's SUPER cheap! The ambiance and service are not the greatest, but for the food, it's well worth it! I wish they had delivery and longer hours!

Pros: Super tasty food, Cheap prices, As much garlic sauce as you want!

Cons: Hours are short, Location is loud and small, Poor ambiance

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Best restaurant in poblado! - Edit

Ate here several times during our stay in Medellin, and every dish was excellent. Highly recommend. Very affordable too!

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HORRIBLE -- - Edit

HORRIBLE ,,, dejame decir que fui varias veces a este lugar y la comida estaba ok pero hoy fui y la comida se demoro una hora en llegar , yo tenia mucho afan pues tenia clases y demorarse 1 hora eso es insolito casi nunca pasa le dije que porque no nos habia dicho que se demoraria tanto porque tambien teniamos cosas que hacer , yo en especial tenia clase , y con una muy mala cara dijo que en la carta decia que era cocina lenta, POR Dios cocina lentisima!!!! ademas lo peor fue la actitud de la mesera tal vez tambien dueña , le dije que la ensalada ya no que no alcanzábamos y no se fue corriendo a traer una ensalada que apenas pusieron alli los ingredientes , los patacones eran con hogao y los trajeron con hogao a lo que el cocinero salio muy amablemente a pedir disculpas y detras salio la mesera como una loca gritando que era cocina lenta, que habia gente antes que nosotros que si queria que nos atendiera antes que ellos... y me llamo ESTUPIDA!! increible !!! dijo que si queriamos no volvieramos , que experiencia tan horrible . errores puede tener cualquier restaurante pero que es este trato????
HORRIBLE ,,, let me say I went several times to this place and the food was ok but I went today and the food took one hour to arrive , I was in a hurry because I had classes and i never tought food will take one hour ,letalone on a very non fancy restaurant never happened before ,so i ask the waitrees why she didnt tell us it will take so long cause we have things to do especially because I had class, and she replay with a very unhappy face and said ´´in the menu it said it was slow kitchen´´,
very slowwwwwwwwwww kitchen my god!! !!!! also the worst thing was the attitude of the waitress might also be the owner, i told her not to bring the salad anymore because we have no time...and she went running to the kitchen and brought the salad saying its slow kitchen the fried plantains were suposed to be with hogao and it was served with guacamole ...so the chef kindly came to apologize and back came the waitress screaming like crazy it is slow kitchen, that had people before us that if we wanted to be attended before them ... and call me STUPID !! amazing !!! she said dont come back if u dont want to ....we do not want that experience so horrible. any restaurant can make errors but this waitrees and owner is a horrible person and give horrible service!!
Updated from previous review on Saturday April 23, 2016

Cons: BAD SERVICE, SUPER SLOW, NASTY

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the BEST vegan restaurant in poblado area - Edit

the owners are a young couple very friendly and they re cooking delicious vegan meals with love.
for the lunch you have every day a special menu very inexpensive about 4 USD,and for the dinner you can make your choice between diferent options...i really loved the nachos machos,the tamal tradicional and the asado vegetariano with the BEST SEITAN i ever eaten,really amazing....

i really loved this homely restaurant.

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Awesome. - Edit

I got there around 4 pm, but for some reason the man said they close for a few hours & then open again at 7 pm

Glad I came back a few hours later! I had this veg. seitan plate which was so good, and I also got that mango vanilla drink I read about here on someone's review. I did also get this guacamole appetizer which came with tostones (crispy fried plantains) - they used lemon juice I think, instead of limes, which was neat but just way too much of it.

In total for everything was maybe $8 U.S.

Pros: Great food, Great prices

Cons: SO much lemon in the guacamole

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Good food here - Edit

I went to Veg Station on Tuesday night and had a good meal. The nighttime meal was 14000 pesos and included a large portion of very good vegetarian lasagna. Also on the plate was a mixed green salad. A glass of fresh mango juice also came with the meal. I thought the food and drink were both very good and I would probably go back if in that neighborhood. The location is rather noisy because the restaurant opens onto a busy street. But for a short meal it's fine.

Pros: Good food, Good value for this neighborhood

Cons: Noisy Location

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A nice and cheap restaurant! - Edit

Went to this place two different times for their set lunch menu. They do a 3 course meal with a fresh juice, the menu varies from day to day so the prices vary a bit too. When we went there it cost us 10.000 COP and 11.500 COP the next time, which is 3 -3,45 USD.
We got two simple but very nice and filling meals with a delicious juice. I would recommend you to try this place out!

Pros: Delicious, Cheap, Big portions

Cons: Tables close to a busy street

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Best burger ever (but not so comfortable) - Edit

For 13,500 COP (a bit over $4 USD) you can get a plate and a juice.

The food was excellent. One day we had a Paella and a Vegan-"Tamal", and the other day we had a Vegan Burger and a veggie-mix.

The burger has been the best vegan burger i've eaten in Medellin (perhaps ever?). They use a "mozzarella" cheese which is actually made of cassava... it is amazing. Only for that i give these guys 5 stars (despite the uncomfortable chairs)

BUT... the place is not the most comfortable one. Chairs are hard, and it could be nicer for the senses.
Updated from previous review on Wednesday December 02, 2015

Updated from previous review on Thursday December 03, 2015

Pros: Food taste, Price, Location

Cons: Chairs, Chairs

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Friendly place - Edit

Another small Colombian cafe that specialises in set lunch menu.

The daily food changes quite a bit so there is variety over the course of a week, but not much to choose from each day.

Cheap and good food by Parque Lleras standards.

It's on the main Calle 10 road, but it is not noisy.

Pros: Cheap, Friendly, Great location

Cons: Not much choice

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My top choice in Poblado - Edit

I take all my friends here. Why? Because it is a lot cheaper than Verdeo and because Verdeo is too innovative and their service too slow for me. At Veg Station you can find healthy nachos and fried plantains with guacamole. They use sea salt and olive oil. I don't like their burgers or meals of the day but everyone else likes them. They now sell Guandolos, health drinks flavored with ginger, mint, etc. My other favorite healthy place in Medellin is Prana & SaludPan.

Pros: Excellent nachos, Fried plantains for only $4,000, Pure Guandolo drinks

Cons: They sometimes use peanuts, They use city water in their soups, Noisy location

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Great Tiny Lunch Counter - Edit

While this place is open till 9pm, your best bet is the luncheon special or the veggie burger with all the trimmings...
Very heath conscious meal, great smoothie but they often seem to run out of ingredients... As this place is right on Calle 10 near the Diez hotel, expect alot of street noise, not a romantic date place, but a great soup, main dish place and a heath drink place

Pros: Fresh, Great Veg Burger, Cheap Special

Cons: Noisy

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Great location and smoothies - Edit

Cute vege restaurant right next to Parque Lleras. I ordered a soy chicken tamale, which was a little bland, but the smoothie made up for it - some kind of delicious mango vanilla goodness.

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