Vegan Guide Lisbon – Part 5: Surroundings


The beautiful and bicycle-friendly town of Cascais has really grown dear to our hearts. It is only about 30 kilometers west of Lisbon and can be reached from there every 20 minutes with the Linha de Cascais (2.20 Euros / 40 minutes each way).

The fake suicide of the British poet Aleister Crowley, as well as the real suicide of the poet Guilherme de Faria at the Boca do Inferno (“Hell’s Mouth”), a chasm in the seaside cliffs, made the town world famous in the early 1930s.

Our first food stop is located between Sintra and Cascais in the shopping center CascaiShopping. At Vegana Burgers (number 5 on the Vegan Map) the name says it all: Here, you can get classic, colorful and fancy vegan burgers! You can also create your own burger. There are different side dishes, sodas and desserts as well.

Also The Cru – Organic, Raw & Healthy Food (number 6 on the Vegan Map) is located a little outside Cascais. As the name suggests, almost everything is organic, raw and healthy. In addition, more than half of the menu is vegan. In the very beautiful mixture between restaurant and shop you can enjoy delicious salads, wraps, smoothies, pancakes, chia puddings, brownies and much more.

Whereas in the middle of the old town, Mercearia da Vila (number 7 on the Vegan Map) is located. In addition to organic products for take away, there are also freshly squeezed juices, smoothies, various teas, toast, sandwiches and a daily changing lunch dish. For dessert, you can also get the raw-vegan tartlets from Ema-Cru. A dream come true!

The House of Wonders (number 8 on the Vegan Map) is probably the most famous vegetarian spot in Cascais. And not without reason: In the center of the city, there is, located on several floors, a restaurant, gallery, cafe and bar, including a rooftop terrace with sea views. In the inviting, unique and charming atmosphere you will be treated with all kinds of hot and cold vegetarian dishes, freshly squeezed juices and smoothies and raw-vegan desserts. A truly exceptional place!

Also ice cream lovers get their money’s worth in Cascais, namely at Gelateria Italiana Fabio Lupi (number 9 on the Vegan Map). In addition to the “ordinary” fruit sorbets, there are also more unusual vegan varieties such as avocado, dark chocolate and lemon-basil. You can enjoy these in a cup or cone – which can be found here also in a vegan (and gluten-free) version!

As in the fourth part about cheap accommodation in Lisbon, we would also like to recommend you again the Help Yourself Hostels Carcavelos Coast. It is situated between Cascais and Lisbon in Carcavelos and can be reached from Cascais every 20 minutes with the Linha de Cascais within 13 minutes for 1.60 euros. The hostel offers you not only a fully equipped open kitchen and some other common areas, but also a pool with sun beds! By the way, did we already mention that we stayed there for only 8 euros? 😉

Here you can book the hostel with a 10% discount.

Address: Rua Eduardo Maria Rodrigues 324, Carcavelos
Check-in: 19:00 to 00:00 | Check-out: until 15:00
We paid: 8 euros (per night and person)

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