, a country almost as big as Europe
, has various of activities to offer, from enjoying the green nature in the Amazon, architectonic highlights in the big cities, relaxed moments at the beaches, and enjoying freshly made food and drink. In such a huge country, the cuisine is hugely diverse, however much of it is based on meat, so the vegetarian and vegan restaurant scene is very small. Read this guide to where to find the best vegetarian and vegan restaurants and cafes in the capital city, Brasília.
Flor de Lótus
Restaurant, Vegan, Vegetarian, Seafood, Dessert, Gluten-free, $$$
Flor de Lótus
Named after the beautiful lotus flower, Flor de Lótus is a restaurant focused on vegan and vegetarian food as well as on seafood. Their concept is very simple; just take a plate, choose from the delicious buffet, and pay by weight. From soups and salads to pastries and Japanese food, guests will find everything they need to be satisfied. Also people with a sweet tooth can select one of several desserts. All of their products are organic, and there is the option to have gluten-free food.
Flor de Lótus, SCLN 102, Bloco 48, Loja 48, Asa Norte, Brasília – DF, Brazil, +55 61 3326 9763
Restaurant, Brazilian, $$$
Girassol‘s philosophy is to handle foods with respect, and this includes using traditional ways of growing and preparing them to the most natural and highest standards as possible. Thats why they named their restaurant after the sunflower, which shows their connection to nature. Girassol is focused on organic food, and grows their own products which they use in cooking and also sell in their shop. In the restaurant you will find a buffet where you can choose from a variety of delicious dishes, juicy fruits and vegetables, and freshly squeezed juices. Girassol also offers courses about the ‘right’ way of eating and cooking that are definitely worth trying.
Girassol, CLS 409, Bloco B, Loja 15/16, Asa Sul, Brasília – DF, Brazil, +55 61 3242 1542
Tenda Vegana is one of the most special vegan and vegetarian restaurants in Brasília. Every drink and every meal is lovingly prepared and a treat not only for the eyes, but also for the taste buds. They have a regularly changing menu and specialize in preparing delicious burgers, without meat of course. Also, their around the world section is worth tasting, as well as their special cake creations which are absolutely unique.
Tenda Vegana, Av. Brasília Qs 11 Conjunto B 130-148, Brasília – DF, Brazil
Maori Gastronomia Alternativa
Not far from the National Theater Cláudio Santoro is Maori Gastronomia Alternativa. Their motto comes from the New Zealand native inhabitants, the Maori, the influences of which are also visible in their creatively designed menu. From fresh fruit juices and so called lassis to tasty omelets and sushi, their meals are made of products of best quality. Their lasagna with aubergines comes highly recommended. Come by and have a relaxed evening.
Maori Gastronomia Alternativa, CLN 110, Bloco D, Loja 28, Asa Norte, Brasília – DF, Brazil, +55 61 3201 6066
Restaurant, Healthy, Brazilian, Gluten-free, $$$
Bhumi means ‘earth‘, and this is the motivation for the running of this restaurant. All of their foods and drinks are organic and of high quality. Guests have the option to eat from the à la carte menu or choose from a buffet. From salads to fresh juices and substantial meals, there is nothing missing. At Bhumi, there is also the option of lactose and gluten-free dishes. Another special thing which adds to the authenticity of this place is the adjacent shop, where they sell everything from organic nuts to manuals for the household.
Bhumi, SCLS 113, Bloco C, Lote 34, Asa Sul, Brasília – DF, Brazil, +55 61 3345 0046