NAVA BUDDHA: A safe bet for lovers of Thai-styled food (OUT OF BUSINESS)

(NOTE: This place is now unfortunately out of business despite our beautiful article! We’ll miss it dearly. R.I.P.) We’ve said it before and we’ll probably have to repeat it until Donald Trump or some other crazy jackass blows us all to smithereens, but nearly none of Lisbon’s vegetarian restaurants could compete with places like “Nava…

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CANTINA LX: A hooker in a mink coat

LX Factory has unfortunately become one of these places that initially started off with the best of intentions, but is now more like a shark’s lair, full of places, cafés, restaurants, art boutiques and the likes looking to make a quick buck from rich yuppies, hipsters and tourists. In some ways then the beautifully rustic decorated piece…

PACHAMAMA: A real biohazard

As regular followers of our blog will know, we have had a hard time in finding restaurants with good vegetarian food. Or even decent. So we are always excited and happy whenever we find a place like “Pachamama” that cooks mostly vegetarian food, always includes a vegan and/or raw food option and every day has…

VÉLOCITÉ: A brunch to bike back for

If God did indeed create the world and all of its many cute kittens in 7 days, then on the 7th day his Holiness surely would have had brunch. Like any reasonable person would. Let’s get one thing straight: Sunday was not made for getting up in the morning (not at all really), getting stale…

ZAAFRAN: A good curry cannot be hurried!

I’m sure we have all been in this situation at one point or another in our lives: you are two food critics coming back from a daytrip to the comatose half village half old folks home Santarém* and are ravenous for some good, spicy food. Then you remember that you’re in Lisbon. Upon googling “restaurante indiano lisboa”, you stumble upon a restaurant named “Zafraan” and try your luck. Once inside, the very personal, warm welcome by the owner and the smells of cumin and curry emanating from the kitchen start to look like smoke signals for an amazing restaurant.