With all the fame Argentine meat gets, a vegetarian eager to visit Buenos Aires for all its other charms might feel left out from the regular eating agenda. However, despite the carnivorous tendencies of the local cuisine, a variety of vegetarian and vegan options are thriving in the city, appealing to both herbivore and omnivores alike. Here are five suggestions you to sample:
An upscale vegetarian restaurant in the heart of Palermo offering four course organic meals, and vegan, celiac and raw options in a chic and carefully designed environment. Chef Maximo Cabrera incorporates slow food concepts, gourmet dinning and environmental philosophy to guarantee quality, flavor and awareness about what we eat and where it comes from.
El Salvador 5783, Palermo
Tue-Sun Lunch and dinner.
Casa Felix is a private restaurant part of Colectivo Felix, an interesting eco-gastronomic project that aims to promote local cultures and support small scale and eco-food producers through their cooking tours, research and restaurant. The restaurant, open a few months of the year serves a five-course pescetarian meal (which you can request to be vegetarian or vegan) featuring original flavors and spices from their research on their travels across the country. Access to the restaurant is through reservation only.
Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 9.30pm
Bio was the first organic vegetarian restaurant to open in Buenos Aires in 2002. Their menu offers a variety of flavorful dishes for breakfast, lunch, tea time and dinner, providing meals made from products which prize health and flavor.
Humboldt 2199, Palermo
Mon- Sun 9am-1am
Homemade fresh vegetarian food in a recycled old house in San. They serve a special Sunday lunch menu making it a good place to go to if you’re visiting the antique fair.
Bolivar 707, San Telmo
This Chinese vegetarian restaurant in the local Chinatown is very popular for its well-priced tasty, well-prepared and filling dishes. Although the decor doesn’t say much and the service is somewhat sloppy, it’s definitely one of the local vegetarian favorites proven by its usually full house. We recommend the mushroom meat, made from shitake, and specifying that they bring the entrees and main courses separately if you want it them that way.
Arribeños 2127, Belgrano
155 454 6481
Tue-Sun Lunch and Dinner
Other options are Veggie´s (Las Cañitas) , Krishna (Palermo), Naturaleza Sabia (San Telmo, open on Sundays for lunch), La Radiancia (Palermo, recommeded), Granix (Bufet in Microcentro), Meraviglia (Palermo, recommeded), Artemisa (Palermo, recommended)