11 Best Vegan & Vegetarian Restaurants in Lisbon

vegetarian restaurants in Lisbon in Portugal

If you're a vegetarian, vegan or just someone in search of a fantastic meat-free meal, you have come to the right city. Lisbon is green friendly, with new restaurants opening regularly that feature menus which are 100% plant based or include many plant based options.

The best thing about the vegetarian and vegan restaurants in Lisbon is that they extend far beyond your average salad or mixed plate of vegetables. Allow us to guide you to colorful rolls of sushi, juicy burgers, crispy BBQ glazed “chicken” wings, cheesy macaroni bites and high-end specialty dishes of artistically prepared plates of seasonal delicacies. With so many amazing dining options in Lisbon, you’ll never feel as if you're missing out from experiencing the Portuguese food scene. 

Our list of the Best Vegan and Vegetarian restaurants was determined by foodie articles, customer feedback and travel site reviews. We compiled an array of options so that whatever it is you’re craving, whether it be for breakfast, lunch or dinner, we found a place for you!

1. My Mother’s Daughters

When three daughters and their mother decided to join forces, My Mother’s Daughters was the beautiful brainchild of their efforts. Their family of recipes include dishes that not only are meat-free but also incorporate superfood ingredients and organic products. To minimize food waste, My Mother’s Daughters has the daily zero waste starter, a creative combination of leftovers from the day before. Everything at the bohemian cafe is good, whether you opt for a boldly colored dip or go all out for the pumpkin quiche or layered mushroom lasagna. 

  • Address: Largo de São Sebastião da Pedreira 51, 1050-205 Lisboa
  • Hours: Weekdays 8:30-5pm / Weekends 10-5pm
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2. AO 26 Vegan Food Project

AO 26 Vegan Food project has a bit of everything for everyone with a menu, as implied in the name, totally vegan. Their diverse menu includes raw foods, pastries, “seafood” tapas, delicious smoothies, Asain bowls and a few traditional dishes, like the northern francesinha sandwich. We suggest trying the bifana, which they have mastered by replacing sliced beef and pork with marinated thyme seitan, stacked with cheese, mushrooms and dressing. They rotate with a plate of the day which can be ordered as a menu set, paired with a soup.  They also serve a great selection of biological wines and the desserts are a must.

  • Address: Rua Vitor Cordon, 26, Lisbon, Portugal                                                                     
  • Hours: Mon-Sun 12:00-21:30
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3. Organi Chiado

If you're in the mood for an international section of plant-based options with a special focus on macrobiotics, Organi Chido is calling your name. Come for the seasonally thought-out dishes which use predominantly organic and local products, but good luck on deciding what to eat. Organi Chiado has a menu which stretches from lasagnas to burgers and cheesecakes to Portuguese favorites, such as feijoada. 

  • Address: Calçada Nova de São Francisco 2, Lisbon
  • Hours: 12-3:30 pm, 7:00- 11pm and weekends midnight
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4. Vegan Junkies

Who said being a vegan was no fun? At Vegan Junkies the menu will make you want to drool. An appetizing list of “chicken” wings, burgers, bbq goodies, nachos, piles of fries, peanut butter tarts and orea loaded desserts are just some of their biggest hits. Not to mention, they have a great list of craft beers and cocktails, perfect to pair with pretty much anything on the menu. Vegan Junkies have perfected the craft of turning vegetables, such as cauliflower and corn, into some of the best “junk” food you can get your hands on. 

  • Address: Rua Luciano Cordeiro, 28, Lisbon                                                      
  • Hours:  12-3pm, 6:30-11pm / Sunday 12-5 pm
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5. The Green Affair

The plant-based menu at the Green Affair samples from a few different cultures and cuisines, offering Portuguese dishes, pizzas, a few fusion options and beer and wine. The atmosphere is inviting and sophisticated and attracts an international crowd. While there are many fantastic options, from risottos to roasted portobello mushrooms, we suggest ordering a limited-edition dish which includes the plate of the day with a starter and a beverage. If you pop in for dinner, make sure to stay for a cocktail. 

6. Legumi Sushi

If you're in search of an impressive selection of rolls and other Japanese food options, Legumi is the place to go. Packed full of flavor and using the freshest ingredients, their vegetarian and vegan sushi makes for a great meal. The minimalist restaurant is decorated mostly by green foliage and is as fresh as the food. We suggest ordering the tasting menu which allows you to sample an assortment of their top rolls, maki and seaweed salads. At Legumi Sushi have your camera ready because not only is the food photo worthy, its all served and presented on the most picturesque dishware. 

  • Address: Calçada do Combro 56, Lisbon, Portugal
  • Hours: Tue. 6-9:30pm / Wed 12-1 pm, 6-10pm / Thu-Sat 12- 2:30,  6-9:30
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7. Arkhe

Arkhe came to life after the chef, trained in traditional French cuisine, grew tired of the meat industry and recipes which relied on animal products. The chef brings his experience of being raised in Brazil by Portuguese parents to the table, and spices up his dishes with flavors from his travels in Asia and Europe. At Arkhe, perhaps the most refined vegetarian restaurant in Lisbon, you can expect anything but normal, with savory broths, sauces, creams, pestos and gnocchi all topping the menu. One bite and you will be able to taste how passionate the chef is for plant-based eating. All of the natural wine has been hand selected by the in-house sommelier who travels the world discovering new and old winemakers. 

  • Address: Boqueirão Duro 46, 1200-163 Lisboa
  • Hours: Mon. 7:30-10pm / Tue-Fri. 12:30-2:30, 7:30-10pm / Weekends closed
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8. Mother Burger

Just because you have decided to eat meat-free does not mean you need to be deprived of burgers. At Mother Burger diners can indulge in some of the best plant-based burger options in the city. From hamburgers to big crispy fish burgers, chicken nuggets and spicy cheese balls, Mother Burger has got it all. As their popularity spread (no surprise) they were able to expand to several locations around the city. Give them a search and find the closest location to you and enjoy a guilt-free extra juicy burger that's 100% vegan. An added bonus? Kids love them! Pair a hamburger date with a fun activity for children in Lisbon during your trip!

9. Jardim das Cerejas

Just beside Largo do Carmo, the square which blooms in total purple during spring and summer sits Jardim das Cerejas. The trendy neighborhood is the perfect location for the cute bistro, which features a buffet of more dishes than you can eat. Their menu, which changes daily, includes stews, curries, quiches, couscous, salads heavy in grains, soups, dals and fresh juice. The buffet, inspired by Indian cuisine, is 100% vegan and is suitable for gluten-free restrictions as well. 

  • Address: Calçada do Sacramento 36, 1200-394 Lisboa
  • Hours: 12-3:30, 7-11pm / Closed Sunday

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10. O Gambuzino

At O Gambuzino you will discover imaginative takes on traditional favorites from Mediterranean cuisine with a fusion twist. The restaurant offers healthy options for lunch and dinner, affordably priced and brought to you by an excellent and knowledgeable staff. The restaurant is consistently rated as highly satisfying and have large dishes to share or small snacking appetizer options. Our advice- whatever you order, pair it with one of their unique house margaritas. 

  • Address: Rua dos Anjos 5A, 1150-032 Lisboa
  • Hours: 5:30pm- 12am daily
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11. Rose Stupa Restaurant

The award-winning Rose Stupa invites diners to enjoy some of the best Indian and Asian food in Portugal. While it might not be 100% vegetarian or vegan, their long list of suitable options is what places it in our article. Known for their fantastic service and surprisingly low prices, guests can enjoy aeromatic curries, savory dumplings, roasted vegetables and so many different spiced rice and saucy noodle dishes it will be difficult to decide on what to eat. Rose Stupa is an ideal choice for ordering a-la-carte or for large groups that want to share a full order and taste a bit of everything.

  • Address: Rua de Ponta Delgada 80B, 1000-244 Lisboa                                 
  • Hours: Mon-Fri. 8am-11:50pm / Sat. 9am-11pm / Closed Sunday                                                    

We hope you’ve found our article on the Best Vegan and Vegetarian restaurants in Lisbon helpful. Eating plant-based in Lisbon is not only healthy but fun!

Leave us a comment below and let us know your favorite spots and what you ordered! Also, be sure to check out our list of the 25 Best Restaurants in Lisbon for more suggestions on where to dine!

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