From local orchards and farmer’s markets to smoothie bars, restaurants and a vast variation of healthy food markets, Medellín is slowly becoming the favorite city for health foodies all around the world. Whether you’re vegetarian, vegan or just health-conscious, this city makes it easy to stay in good shape by eating right. Let’s look at the tastiest and most exotic health-conscious spots in all of Medellin.
SHANTI COCINA VITAL
Shanti is in the Poblado neighborhood in Medellín. It’s a balanced-food type of restaurant that seeks to teach its clients the balance between mind and body through the offer of delicious plates made with local, sustainable and organic ingredients. At the same time, it offers a tranquil eating space that will give you joy and comfort with your family.
It serves meat dishes and a fresh vegetarian selection. It has a juice bar and its most recognized dishes vary between decadent desserts: key lime pie, carrot cake and chocolate cake, and savory dishes like soups, salads, lentil burgers and stuffed zucchini. A pet friendly place to visit with your family and loving furry friends!
- OPEN: Mon-Wed 12:00pm-10:00pm / Thu-Sat 12:00pm-11:30pm / Sun 12:00pm-5:00pm
- CATEGORIES: Lacto, Ovo, Organic, Western, Mediterranean, Juice bar, Non-veg
- Pet friendly
*Carrera 36 N° 10B-27, El Poblado
This new, trendy restaurant is located in the 8th street close to the Parque del Poblado, a new sector in town that’s bringing the city a fresh gastronomic point of view. Here you’ll be able to spend time with your friends and family, sharing a drink and an amazing plate of food. The tranquility of this neighborhood is aligned with the restaurant’s purpose: to provide physical, mental and spiritual well-being to every person who visits through their products and their unique space.
The kitchen offers a cheaper, changing yet delicious daily menu as well as the usual carta. It serves meat with some plates but is mostly vegan all around including vegan options for the ‘menu’. A la carte it offers soups, bowls, burgers, and desserts which are veg/vegan. The décor is stylish and rustic.
- OPEN: Mon-Thu 12:00pm-22:00pm / Fri 12:00pm-12:00am / Sat-Sun 9:30am-12:00am
- CATEGORIES: Lacto, Ovo, American, Fusion, Colombian, Non-veg
*Carrera 43b- a, Calle 8 #43b-102
Saludpan is a restaurant / EcoStore located in the north of the city dedicated to the preparation of organic and natural food. The business started as a bakery and then expanded to a restaurant with retail space. They’re the local pioneers in conscious food and they’ve found the perfect way to combine cereals without them loosing their natural nutrients in the elaboration of artisanal bread by using ancient techniques with dried fruits and seeds, all which are free of artificial coloring, additions or preservatives in their bakery.
The restaurant serves meat and has vegan options in its menu, all which offer vegetable, seeds and nut-based dishes. It also sells fresh salads and macrobiotics and sells body products and fresh ingredients all grown in their own orchard.
They also have a special vegetarian ‘Menú del día’ for 10,500 pesos that changes every day and a nice outdoor area for eating that is perfect for the sunny days of Medellín.
- OPEN: Mon-Sat 8:00am-20:00pm
- CATEGORIES: Vegan-friendly, Western, Take-out, Bakery, Gluten-free, Colombian, Non-veg
*Circular 4, 70-84 (at Barrio Laureles)