Vegan food guide to Oporto

I’d like to start this post with a song lyric. However, if you are reading this, it means that you don’t speak Portuguese, so I’d ask you to listen to this portuguese song. It’s about Oporto.

This was not my first visit to Oporto, but it was by far one of my favorites. We’ve done all the touristic things. We went to Clérigos Tower, took a boat trip, went to the beach… and we ate. A LOT. So let’s talk food, shall we?

Hang Go

This small pizza place is hidden in Rua da Assunção which makes the location ideal. The green lettering saying “vegan friendly” caught my attention and we’ve decided to try.

If you are expecting cheeseless pizza’s, you’re wrong. They makes proper vegan pizzas, with vegan cheese. You just have to choose the ingredients. Usually they are not pre-made, which is a plus for me because it means you’ll eat them while they are hot.

This is not your typical restaurant, it’s more a grab and go. So I’d suggest you pick up some slices and go explore the city.

Pecado Saudável

This restaurant is fairly new and went fully vegan just recently. We went hunting for sweets and did not disappoint. We had this almond tart as well as some vegan brigadeiros. Regardless, you also have daily dishes and typical things like toasts and sandwiches.

 

daTerra

This is probably the most known vegetarian restaurant in Oporto. They went fully vegan too and they offer a daily buffet full of variety and yummy dishes. Here you can see coldslaw, lentil salad, baked tofu, stuffed tomatoes and fruit carpaccio.  Later on we came back for dessert and let me tell you, I’m still dreaming about their dark chocolate tart. The buffet is 7,50€ excluding dessert and drinks.

Em Carne Viva

This was our celebratory dinner. If you are looking for an up-scale and romantic vegetarian restaurant, this is it. Unfortunately I couldn’t take any pictures but let me describe my dishes. I started with a deconstructed kale soup, something very popular in Portugal. And boy, was this good. With some sorte of kale chips and veggie chorizo, it was lovely. Then, I had the “Sem Espinhas à Lagareiro” e O-M-G. Another typical portuguese dish, this was grilled laminated tofu covered with crunchy bread on a bed of sautéed greens and potatoes. So good!

They are not fully vegan, but vegetarian. However, you’ll find plenty of vegan options.

Black Mamba 

We ended our gastronomic trip in the famoso Black Mamba. If you are looking for good comfort food, go there. I had a chickpea and nugets burger with potato wedges. They also offer other traditional things like rissóis and cookie cake.

We still missed two restaurants, Lupin and VGood. I’d definitely have to go back for some vegan francesinha.

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