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When people think of food in Lisbon they might remember first of the pork steak sandwich Bifana, charcoal-grilled sardines and snails. Nevertheless, the trend of plant-based diets is spreading fast and we can find more restaurants serving no meat nor fish than ever before. Vegetarian, vegan, macrobiotic, paleo, raw and ayurvedic are becoming familiar concepts for Lisboners and the options available are as tasty as they are healthy. 

Here is our list of Lisbon vegetarian and vegan favorite restaurants to go:


Portugal has an ancient tradition when it comes to wine production. This beverage is so important in our gastronomy that Portugal is one of the biggest consumers of wine per person in the world.
The value for money of our wine is second to none and many might even envy us for that, but when in Lisbon it is a blessing to be able to enjoy such product with the variety, quality and price that we have. It’s like drinking great wine is a fundamental right we have (and our visitors too, obviously).
Go on a pilgrimage to our “temples of wine” to celebrate this holy beverage and meet the gurus that present us with the best specimens of this Portuguese product that makes us so proud...

Portugal’s link with rice exists long past its foundation. Rice started to be cultivated in our territory during the Mourish occupation, between the 7th and the 8th centuries AD.

This grain became so precious in our diet that nowadays we are the 4th biggest European producer, cultivating it in the estuaries of Sado, Tagus and Mondego rivers. The unique characteristics of soil, temperature, hours of sun and the water are the key to its singularity. The portuguese are also the biggest consumers of rice in Europe: 15 kg per capita annualy, roughly 3 times more than the European average...