Also the other cities of the Região de Lisboa have a lot to offer. In addition to sights, fantastic beaches and the westernmost point of continental Europe, you can get also all kinds of vegan treats there. Moreover, we have two hostel recommendations for you as well.
Here you come to the other parts about Lisbon:
As in the first part of the Lisbon series, we will be showing you our Vegan Map for a better orientation. Based on the numbers you can understand, about which café or restaurant we are currently reporting. The numbers from 10 to 33 can be found in the first part about the food options in Lisbon.
North and West of Lisbon
In the town of Torres Vedras, about 50 kilometers north of Lisbon, you can get pampered by the raw vegan delivery service Rawvegansoulchef by Olokun. It is operated by Celia and Martin, who emigrated from Germany many years ago and opened the first completely vegan restaurant in Portugal. Now they deliver vegan and raw-vegan specialties, the ingredients of which are all organic and 70% of them are home-grown.
In addition to the numerous surf spots, there is also the 100% vegan food truck GREEN Balls & Burgers in Ericeira, located in a skate park (number 1 on the Vegan Map). Here you can enjoy a variety of vegan burgers and balls, all handmade. Since the food truck is open until summer on weekends only, we got our balls & burgers delivered. Directly from the truck they come in “classic” burger shape in bread buns.
On the way to Sintra, we first stopped at the organic farm Quinta dos 7 Nomes (number 2 on the Vegan Map). In addition to a large selection of vegan organic products, you can get freshly baked bread every Tuesday and Thursday. We were even invited to have lunch together with the residents.
In Sintra, there is much to see, since the cultural landscape of Sintra has been a World Heritage of UNESCO since 1995. Unfortunately, we had to realize, however, that almost all attractions cost money and not little: If you want to see everything as an adult, you will get rid of 66.50 euros. Of course, it’s pretty normal that the entrance of a tourist attraction is not free. In Sintra, however, all the surrounding parks cost an entrance fee as well, so you can not even look at most buildings from the outside. So absolutely no low budget recommendation at all!
Neither here vegans have to go hungry: in the medieval pub Casa do Fauno (number 3 on the Vegan Map) you can get a very tasty vegan sandwich and soy milk for all hot beverages, including hot chocolate! Moreover, you can sit comfortably outside, cuddle cats, enjoy the beautiful sunset and end the evening with a delicious drink.
In the typically Portuguese and artistically inspired Estefânea Café (number 4 on the Vegan Map) you can also eat vegan. Here we got a soup, a salad, garlic aubergine toast and for dessert even a vegan chocolate walnut date truffle.
CABO DA ROCA
Cabo da Roca is the westernmost point of the European mainland. There is plenty of cliffs, a lighthouse and a large cross. Actually, we had hoped to see a beautiful sunset here, but, well…you really see yourself.