10 Places for the Health-Conscious to Eat in Lisbon

Being on vacation doesn’t have to mean taking a break from your diet. Here are ten places in Lisbon serving veggie, organic, or simply healthy meals:

Bake the Difference
This vegan bakery/café is a convenient stop on weekdays for breakfast, brunch, lunch or afternoon snacks. It’s found on a street parallel to Avenida da Liberdade close to Restauradores Square and has soups, salads and even desserts free of animal products.

Go NaturalGo Natural
This is a fast food restaurant found in almost all shopping malls, but also independently in the center of the city, facing Marquês de Pombal Square. Pastas, salads, wraps, soups and fruit juices are pre-packaged to grab and eat. Many are vegetarian options, but there are also chicken and salmon dishes.

Jardim dos Sentidos
Up the hill from Avenida da Liberdade is the best vegetarian lunch buffet in the city. It mixes world cuisines and even the biggest meat lovers will enjoy the vast selection of dishes available. For dinner it has an a la carte service.

Everything served at this restaurant grows from the ground. It’s all available in a varied buffet and can be enjoyed in the open air on a backyard terrace.

Open Brasserie
Sharing the building of the Inspira Santa Marta Hotel, this eco-friendly restaurant is also health-friendly, using organic products in its Mediterranean-inspired cuisine.

This tiny café is mostly a juice bar. Although it also has a couple of things to eat, its specialty is immunity-boosting smoothies made of fresh fruits in front of you.

Centrally-located in a Chiado courtyard, this café has healthy snacks and light meals throughout the day, but also a vegetarian lunch buffet every day. The only thing that will ruin your diet are the cakes but those can be avoided if you just concentrate on the rest of the menu.

Pimenta Laranja
Found not far from Jeronimos Monastery, this all-organic café has wraps, salads, and hamburgers. It also has pastries but you’ll likely skip those, especially if you can’t resist trying the famous custard tarts (“pasteis de Belém”) nearby.

The main attraction for locals is the organic bread but you may also sit for tea or for weekend brunch. It consists of all-natural juice, fresh fruit, granola with yogurt, eggs, croissants and more.

Found next to an organic supermarket in Chiado, this cafeteria has a pleasant terrace where you can enjoy a light lunch or snack of salads, quiches and sandwiches.

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