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!
Photos by: 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.
Breakfast: Santo’s salad
Entrée: Breaded mushrooms with sweet & spicy sauce
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.
Lunch: Hummus with roasted tomato and goat cheese on bread
To drink: French pressed coffee
Photos by: 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.
Starter: Fondue de Quejo
Entrée: Eggplant Rolitini
Photos by: 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.
Tofu à lagareiro
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!