Colombian, and especially Antioquean traditional cuisine may be well known for its arepas, fried food and meat, but what many don’t know is that currently there is an exploding vegetarian-vegan restaurants scene throughout the city, with an abundance of dining options to choose from. From tiny, hole-in-the-wall lunch joints to veggie pizzerias and elegant date night spots, get to know the best eating spots to brighten up your days!
DHARMA VEGAN RESTO AND CAFÉ
Recently opened, Dharma counts with an ample and rotating daily menu full of delicious options for you to choose from like pasta, burritos, veggie burgers and falafel. For lunch they only offer a menu of the day, which is composed by a main dish with juice. It serves artisanal, healthy and naturally conscious food, and stands out from other restaurants inside the city because of its core value about respecting and valuing all living beings. It’s a vegan, vegetarian restaurant, a health shop and a wholegrain bakery where all the cooking is based on ayurvedic principals. The bakery makes fresh breads, vegan cakes and pizza paired up with fresh smoothies and juice from the best fruit in town.
- OPEN: Mon-Sat 12:00pm-4:00pm
- CATEGORIES: Vegan, American, Pizza, Indian, Juice bar, Bakery, Colombian
* Carrera 43B #8-31 (at Cerca al parque El Poblado)
Known as one of the best vegetarian and healthy dining spaces in Medellín, Mundo Verde was created for your happiness and health. Here you’ll be able to find light food like salads, wraps, sandwiches, desserts and exotic shakes; accompanied with a varied salad bar and stylish décor. Its known for its fast and effective service, great flavors in food and mid-range prices, all which promise an amazing experience! It uses dairy, so vegans, don’t forget to double check.
- OPEN: Mon-Sat 12:00pm-22:00pm / Sun 12:00pm-16:00pm
- CATEGORIES: Lacto, Ovo, Organic, Western, Salad bar, Juice bar, Beer/Wine, Non-veg
*Calle 37 #8A-40, Via Primavera
Lenteja Express is one of the best and quickest veggie options in town. The menu is short and displays a fresh array of artisanal ingredients without preservatives or food coloring. Located in Vía Proenza, one of Medellín’s trendiest sectors, it offers vegetarian food, including lentil and chickpea burgers, ceviche, lasagna with soy cheese, nachos and traditional Colombian food such as empanadas and patacones with a veggie twist.
- OPEN: Mon-Thu 12:00pm-9:30pm, Fri 12:00pm-11:00pm, Sat 11:30am-11:00pm, Sun 12:00pm-7:00pm.
- CATEGORIES: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Western, Fast food, Juice bar, Take-out, Colombian
*Avenida 74B 39b 122 (El Poblado)