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5 Amazing Azores Vegetarian Restaurants in 2023

A dish from one of our favorite Azores Vegetarian Restaurants

What are the best Azores Vegetarian Restaurants?

One of the most exciting aspects of traveling is the opportunity to savor the unique flavors of the places we visit, and the Azores are no exception. If you’re a vegetarian or vegan, your taste buds are in for a treat with the diverse array of Azores vegetarian restaurants available.

Unlike mainland Portugal’s cuisine, Azorean dishes have a distinct country rustic charm. While the islands are known for their rich seafood, meat, dairy, and fruit options, they also boast a growing selection of restaurants catering to vegetarians and vegans.

For those adhering to vegetarian or vegan lifestyles, discovering accommodating eateries during your travels can significantly enhance your overall experience.

To help you make the most of your trip, we’ve compiled an updated list for 2023 featuring the five best Azores Vegetarian Restaurants in Sao Miguel below. These restaurants promise not only delightful culinary experiences, but also a true taste of the unique Azorean culture. Enjoy exploring the vibrant vegetarian food scene in the Azores!

Here are the 5 best Azores Vegetarian Restaurants in Sao Miguel.

Photos by: Santo Seitan

Santo Seitan

Specializing in vegetarian and vegan food, this charming restaurant skillfully balances each dish with simplicity and creativity. After trying one dish, you’ll be wanting to come back for more. This hidden gem is a must-visit for anyone seeking delicious and heartfelt cuisine.

We Recommend:  

Breakfast: Santo’s salad
Entrée: Breaded mushrooms with sweet & spicy sauce

A vegetarian restaurant in Sao Miguel, Azores Portugal

Jardim Natural Food & Coffee

Located right inside a beautiful botanical garden, this is a cafe you don’t want to miss. After taking in the sights of the garden full of rare and exotic plants, you’ll get to relax at this charming little restaurant for a coffee and a filling yet healthy meal.


We Recommend:

Lunch: Hummus with roasted tomato and goat cheese on bread
To drink: French pressed coffee


Photos by: Rotas da Ilha Verde

Rotas da Ilha Verde

Nestled in an alley-like road in Ponta Delgada, it’s no wonder the first vegetarian restaurant in the city is by reservation only. Awarded Trip Advisor’s 2020 Traveller’s Choice, this cozy eatery leaves you with all the feelings of a homecooked meal paired with the sophistication and presentation of a renowned restaurant.  

We recommend:  

Starter: Fondue de Quejo 
Entrée: Eggplant Rolitini  

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Paladares da Quinta

Just off the beaten path East of Ponta Delgada, Paladares restaurant is set in a pleasing garden background with glass walls to give you an outdoor feel. The soft ambiance plays well with the extensive menu that offers a variety of vegetarian and vegan options. 

We recommend:

Tofu à lagareiro 

Furnas Lake Restaurant

This eco-estate is famous for its unique cozido, which is slow-cooked underground by volcanic heat. With fish and vegetarian options, you won’t want to miss out on this unique experience.

Want to make the meal even more special? We offer an exclusive tour where you can make your own cozido. And as you wait for your meal to cook, we’ll treat you to day of relaxation at the nearby natural thermal hot spring. It is certainly an experience you won’t want to miss!

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