Lisbon is all about the details. The City of Seven Hills is filled with picture-perfect panoramas of pastel-colored buildings, charming neighborhoods, beautiful tile, and the haunting sounds of Fado music.
If Portugal’s capital city wasn’t on your travel list, it should be. Aside from its charm, it’s incredibly affordable, has temperate weather year-round, great vegan food options, and hasn’t become nearly as touristy as many other cities.
This Lisbon vegan guide is packed with amazing vegan restaurants, bakeries, shops, activities, hotel suggestions, and much more! It can help you plan your entire trip from start to finish.
One last thing, if you’re feeling a little anxious about traveling as a vegan, be sure to check out my vegan travel tips!
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TIP: Impractical footwear should stay in the hotel room. The stone streets and hills are beautiful but are no match for heels, or shoes that don’t have much of a tread. The streets become very slippery when wet!
Is Lisbon Vegan-Friendly?
As a city with a love affair with seafood, Lisbon has become incredibly vegan-friendly over the past decade — visitors can find veganized traditional Portuguese treasures like Pastel de Nata to greasy junk food (Burger King even piloted a fully vegan restaurant there). If you’re traveling to Lisbon and worried about what you’ll eat as a vegan, worry no more! This guide is packed with everything that you’ll need and much more.
Must-Try Vegan Restaurants in Lisbon
Rua Dom Luís I 19, 1200-109 Lisboa, Portugal
Everything is absolutely stunning! This beautiful vegan spot is making delicious food that looks like it should be in a magazine. Their menu features a mix of globally-inspired dishes including locally sourced bowls, burgers and more.
R. Vicente Borga 75, 1200-863 Lisboa, Portugal
You don’t have to settle for a basic cucumber avocado roll here! This fantastic vegan Japanese restaurant has a creative lineup of sushi rolls loaded with jackfruit, eggplant, tofu, and much more.
Calçada Nova de São Francisco 2, 1200-300 Lisboa, Portugal
There’s always something new and tasty on the menu at this healthy veggie-café. The menu rotates regularly to showcase local and seasonal ingredients; you’ll find curry, burgers, house-made soup, and more.
R. do Vigário 44, Lisbon
There’s no better place to go for a vegan wine and tapas outing than here. But, word of warning, it’s small, so make reservations ahead of time!
R. São Sebastião da Pedreira 150, 1050-209 Lisboa, Portugal
If you’re on the run, check out this vegan takeaway spot! They have a creative mix of veggie and faux meat dishes like cod with cream and a carne roll with alheria stuffing.
R. Luciano Cordeiro 28, 1150-300 Lisboa, Portugal
All the vegan junk food you can handle is right here! Dive into mac-n-cheese, burgers, tacos, fries — just about everything that your taste buds could want!
R. Tomás Ribeiro 28, 1050-227 Lisboa, Portugal
This fast-casual vegan eatery offers a daily veggie-filled buffet that you can enjoy in the café or as a takeaway.
R. da Rosa 51, 1200-382 Lisboa, Portugal
One more veggie-filled buffet! Check out this vegan cafe for a terrific lunch or dinner, but don’t miss their yummy brunch options on the weekend!
Largo de São Sebastião da Pedreira 49, 1050-010 Lisboa, Portugal
Gorgeous vegan café serving up dishes featuring organic and local ingredients. If you’re looking to eat on the healthier side but still be wowed come here!
Av. Duque de Ávila 30 A, 1000-141 Lisboa, Portugal
This modern vegan café has a flavor packed menu of globally-inspired dishes from bowls of pesto covered pasta to plump veggie-filled gyozas.
R. do Crucifixo 30, 1100-183 Lisboa, Portugal
This King Kong-inspired vegan café is whipping up loads of delicious veganized Portuguese and Brazilian dishes. Just make sure you leave room for dessert.
R. Horta Seca 5, 1200-213 Lisboa, Portugal
Looking for absolutely Insta-worthy dishes? Look no further. The menu is filled with plenty of Portuguese inspiration, along with burgers, seitan steak, house-made cheese, and more. Make sure you start with their traditional Portuguese board!
Rua do Forno do Tijolo 54A, 1170-134 Lisboa, Portugal
Whether you’re looking for a golden croissant and an Americano to start your day or a bowl of piping hot noodles for lunch, this sweet little vegan café can take care of you! They also have plenty of sweet treats!
R. da Oliveira ao Carmo 9, 1200-307 Lisboa, Portugal
When the craving for junk food hits, come here! This bubble gum pink vegan spot has a killer lineup of pizza, tacos, burgers, and much more.
Beco da Lapa 31, 1100-331 Lisboa, Portugal
If you love Italian food, you can’t skip a visit here — this is Portugal’s first authentic vegan Italian trattoria! Their menu is mouthwatering — house-made pasta, plump gnocchi, decadent sweets, and more.
Jardim das Cerejas
Calçada do Sacramento 36, 1200-394 Lisboa, Portugal
Want to sample a little bit of everything? Then this vegan buffet is for you! Every day they feature a variety of entrees, salads, and more.
R. Fernandes Tomás 64, 1200-180 Lisboa, Portugal
It’s obvious that they love plants in more ways than one at this trendy vegan eatery, from the green vines creating the ambiance to the beetroot ceviche! They also serve a stellar breakfast menu, don’t miss it!
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Veggie-Packed Vegetarian Restaurants in Lisbon
Rua dos Anjos Loja 5A, 1150-032 Lisboa, Portugal
A wonderful selection of vegan and vegetarian options! Their menu features delights such as veggie-filled curries, smoky, crispy “steak” and you can’t forget dessert! Don’t miss their creamy cheesecake (made with almonds) or chocolate mousse.
1400 217, R. Dom Jerónimo Osório 19B, Lisboa, Portugal
This vegetarian café is well known for its hearty portions of house-made comfort eats. You’ll find everything from creamy pasta to spicy chili!
Alameda Santo António dos Capuchos, 1150-314 Lisboa, Portugal
One of the oldest vegetarian restaurants in Lisbon with many vegan options. The menu is as inviting as the beautiful gardens that surround the restaurant’s terrace—It features an eclectic mix of foods from around the world and excellent desserts, including sugar-free options.
Rua João das Regras, Praça da Figueira 5-A, 1100-293 Lisboa, Portugal
This hip vegetarian café is effortlessly cool. You’ll find a variety of delicious options with a healthy twist, along with a stellar brunch menu. This is a great place to start your day!
R. António Patrício 13, 1700-162 Lisboa, Portugal
This vegetarian café has a daily menu that features a healthy mix of salads, soups, and entrees.
Vegan Bakeries, Ice Cream, & Donuts in Lisbon
R. das Portas de Santo Antão 78, 1150-269 Lisboa, Portugal
Vegan donuts and ice cream!? This might be heaven! This amazing little café is serving up Lisbon’s best selection of vegan ice creams and donuts — enjoy a creamy scoop of chocolate chip or cookies and cream along with a chocolate hazelnut, or panna cotta donut — all vegan!
R. 4 de Infantaria 29 B, 1350-268 Lisboa, Portugal
The pastel de nata is a national treasure in Portugal, but finding vegan options can be tricky unless you come here! This spot has conquered creating a veganized version of the famous custard tart, and you’ve got to try it.
R. do Comércio 15, 1100-321 Lisboa, Portugal
Although it’s not a 100% vegan ice cream shop, they still have an amazing selection of creamy options!
R. Bernardino Costa 21 23, 1200-052 Lisboa, Portugal
Quaint little vegan-friendly bakery and café with great pastry options including pastel de nata! Along with sweet option they do offer a limited selection of lunch and dinner options too.
R. Dom Pedro V 145, 1250-094 Lisboa, Portugal
On a hot day, there’s nothing better than a scoop of gelato, and when in Lisbon, this is the perfect place to go! This small shop has terrific vegan, sugar-free, and gluten-free options.
R. Cavaleiro de Oliveira 42, 1170-088 Lisboa, Portugal
Come here when you’re in the mood for a sweet or savory treat! This vegan café has a rotating menu of cakes, tarts, pastries, scones, and more!
Vegan & Vegan-Friendly Markets & Shops in Lisbon
From cruelty-free shoes to vegan wine, you’ll find it and more at these wonderful vegan and vegan-friendly shops!
Largo Trindade Coelho 17, 1200-339 Lisboa, Portugal
Whether you’re looking for hip sneakers or chic heels you can find it at this vegan shoe shop! In addition to shoes, the shop is also stocked with men’s and women’s accessories like wallets, handbags, and more. Even if you didn’t plan to do any shopping, you can’t miss this cruelty-free spot!
v. do Carmo 1, 1200-095 Lisboa, Portugal
A really lovely health food store with just about everything you could possibly need and it has a small café! Here you can stock up on oat milk, veggies, nuts, vegan cheese — almost anything your heart could desire.
R. Chagas 31, 1200-106 Lisboa, Portugal
The shelves of this fun vegan market are stocked with wine, chocolate, snacks, produce, and they even have a small café! Even if you don’t need anything, it’s still fun to check and see what vegan products are available — you might find something you’ve never tried!
Lisbon Vegan Map
If managing all these vegan hotspots has you overwhelmed, worry no more! I’ve created this handy vegan map of Lisbon. Everything that’s mentioned in this guide (and maybe a couple extras) are saved on this map!
Eco-Friendly Hotel in Lisbon
Praça do Município n.º 21, 1100-365 Lisboa, Portugal
This Portuguese-owned boutique hotel is on a mission to blend its love of culture, community, and the environment. To start, the hotel is locally owned and seeks to support the local community whether its through hiring or purchasing menu ingredients. On the eco side, the hotel brand has enacted initiatives to utilize renewable energy, reduce water use, eliminate plastic use, and more. The beautiful spot is right in the heart of the city, putting you steps from all of the action. One note, if you’re looking for vegan breakfast options, I’d contact the hotel in advance to see if they can accommodate you (otherwise the city has loads of great options).
What To Do & See in Lisbon
Explore Alfama + Feira da Ladra
Give your booty a workout with a climb (or you can take tram 28) to the beautiful and diverse Alfama neighborhood — this is also one of the best spots in Lisbon for photos! It is the oldest neighborhood in Lisbon and the only one unaffected by the 1755 earthquake that devastated the city. The winding stone streets are filled with restaurants, cafes, and you can find the Feira da Ladra — a great flea market or “Thieves’ Market” that has been operating since the 12th century. It is open on Tuesdays and Saturdays. Another way to explore this neighborhood is by taking one of the many free tours in Lisbon (just don’t forget to tip).
Shop, eat, and more at Mercado da Ribeira (also known as Time Out Market Lisboa)
This has been the main food market in Lisbon since 1892 (operations were taken over by Time Out Lisboa in 2014) — its of of the many landmarks in Portugal you shouldn’t miss! The market features an array of fresh produce along with 26 restaurants, 8 bars, a dozen shops, and live music. A great place for lunch, a drink, to find a souvenir or all of the above!
Check out the views and sightsee in Bairro Alto & Chiado
This is the upper district in Lisbon and to some, considered a more touristy area of the city. Despite that, I still loved the quaint stone streets, shops, and street art. This is also a great area to enjoy great views of the city. At night, the area is a hot spot for bars and nightlife.
Learn the history of the beautiful tile that surrounds Lisbon at The Museu Nacional do Azulejo (National Tile Museum)
One thing you cannot miss in Lisbon is its beautiful tile work. It is everywhere. Vibrant ceramic tiles adorn buildings, create art installations — they can be found on just about every street corner. The Museu Nacional do Azulejo is a hidden gem in Lisbon and a great place to learn the history and appreciate the beautiful Azulejo, traditional tilework of Portugal.
Take a day trip to Sintra
A UNESCO fairytale town at the foothills of the Sintra mountains with eye-catching palaces, castles, and more. At one time, this was the desired location for nobility to have their summer residence because of the cooler temperatures. Today, it is still considered a very wealthy area in Portugal. Sintra is the perfect day trip from Lisbon — you can take the train from the Rossio station, there are generally four trains per day, and it takes about 50 minutes. You can also book a tour to take you there and through the town. If you’re going in the summer, and want to book a tour, do it ahead of time. You can also easily spend more than a day here, there are plenty of lovely things to do in Sintra!
More Things To Do in Lisbon
- Visit the National monument and symbol of Lisbon, Torre de Belém
- See history São Jorge Castle and capture some great views of the city
- Visit the beautiful former monastery of the Order of Saint Jerome, The Mosteiro dos Jerónimos
- Enjoy modern and contemporary art at Berardo Collection Museum
- Visit the opulent Palácio dos Marqueses de Fronteira (Palace Fronteira)
- Capture great city views from Santa Justa Elevator
How to Get Around Lisbon
If you’re coming from the Lisbon airport you can easily grab the metro to the Saldanha station, this is the financial district in Lisbon. The trip will take about 20 minutes. A single fare is €1.45.
If you would rather take the bus, the Aerobus Line 1 goes from the airport to the city center, but there are luggage restrictions. It is €1,80 and takes about 45 minutes. You can also grab a taxi or book an airport transfer for about €20+.
While in Lisbon, I encourage you to walk — the city is beautiful and isn’t too large to cover most of it on foot. When you get tired, you can easily grab a tram or metro for a break. A single ticket for the metro, bus, and tram is € 1,65 and a 24-hour pass is € 6.60. You can purchase tickets at ticket machines or in the ticket offices of some metro stations.
If you plan to use public transportation a lot and see many of the sights and museums, you may want to consider a Lisboa Card. It is available for 24, 48, and 72 hrs. for € 20 – € 42. The card offers you unlimited travel by bus, metro, tram, and elevator as well as free entry to Torre de Belem, Jeronimos Monastery, the Santa Justa Elevator, as well as discounts to other attractions.
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