Vegan in Medellin, Colombia: Where to Eat Out in El Poblado

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Lenteja Express Burger, Medellin

The best vegan food in medellin

Medellin, the City of Eternal Spring, has an abundance of vegan dining options to choose from.  We spent a month in El Poblado, an upscale neighborhood in Medellin where most visitors opt to stay, and had a fantastic time feasting on a variety of options from fine dining to fast food.  Here are some of our favorite spots to fill your vegan belly.


Lenteja Express
Carrera 35 # 8a-76, Medellín

Lenteja Express, MedellinWe ate at Lenteja Express at least a dozen times during our stay in Medellin and tried almost everything vegan on the menu including the lasagna, nachos, falafel plate, and a few different burgers. Every dish was well seasoned, hearty, and satisfying.

Lenteja Express Burger, Medellin

Our favorite by far was the Lentil Burger Special Combo. The burger’s “meaty” lentil patty is topped with a thick slab of tofu cheese, hearty mushrooms, tender leaf lettuce, and a tangy slice of green tomato.  The burger is served with roasted potatoes doused heavily with a spicy and salty seasoning mix and accompanied by fresh juice or wandolo, a hibiscus drink, to wash everything down.

Lenteja Express, Falafel Plate

The hummus plate is a bit on the lighter side but still satisfying.  The creamy hummus is sprinkled with paprika and drizzled with olive oil.  The falafel have a crispy exterior and creamy interior and the tabbouleh’s acidic flavor brightens up the dish.

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Veg Station
Carrera 10 # 35-14, Medellín

Veg Station Medellin, Colombia

Veg Station’s philosophy is rooted in healthy eating for the mind and soul. The set menu is almost entirely vegan and offers options like seitan, paella, and burgers.  The Menu del Dia, however, is so enticing we stuck to it every time we visited Veg Station. It usually included a soup, huge plate of vegetables and grains, dessert, and fresh juice or smoothie.

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Verdeo
Carrera 35 #8A-3 Provenza

Verdeo Restaurant, Medellin

Verdeo is the most well known vegetarian and vegan restaurant in Medellin. The dishes are expertly executed, the setting is super relaxed, and the decor is absolutely adorable.

Verdeo Restaurant, MedellinThe nut patties drizzled with mango salsa come with a fresh green salad topped with roasted pumpkin is a skillfully composed dish. The variety of textures and immense flavors keeps your mouth happy till the last bite.

Verdeo Menu del Dia

If you’re on a budget check out Verdeo’s menu del dia.  It usually includes a starter, main, drink, and dessert. This veggie chili came with a sweet and savory side salad, wandolo, and a slice of sweet watermelon sprinkled with cinnamon and drizzled with a mango compote.

Verdeo Restaurant, Medellin

The Chocolate Vegan Mousse will satisfy even the most extreme chocoholic.  This dessert is thick and creamy, intensely flavored with dark chocolate, and paired with a shot of sweet macerated strawberries.  It’s the perfect way to end any meal at Verdeo.

BioFilik
Carrera 36 # 8A – 60, Medellín

Biofilik Menu

BioFilik has a menu del dia special with three options, one of which is the Kibbie Plate.  The vegan version comes with warm pita bread, kibbie, a fresh green salad drizzled with sesame dressing, a big bowl of delicious hummus, fresh juice, and a vegan granola bar.

Biofilik, Medellin

Sushi Shop
Carrera 35 #7-108

Sushi Shop, Medellin, Colombia

Sushi Shop is not a vegan or vegetarian restaurant but they do have the best sushi we had the chance to try in El Poblado.  We fell in love with their avocado, cucumber, and hearts of palm sushi roll and went often for a light lunch.  Just make sure you ask for it “sin queso” (without cheese)!

Sushi Shop, Medellin, Colombia

Naan
Carrera 35 # 7-75, Medellín

Naan Indian Restaurant, Medellin, Colombia

Naan isn’t a vegan or vegetarian restaurant either but the menu does denote which dishes are plant based.  The tofu in spinach sauce is one of the many options.  It comes with refreshing ribbons of cucumber that are an excellent palate cleanser.

Naan Indian Restaurant, Medellin, Colombia

 

5 Comments on “Vegan in Medellin, Colombia: Where to Eat Out in El Poblado”

  1. This is great thanks! Did you happen to find a good place you can buy things like tofu and soy meats in Medellin?

    1. Kim! Yes, they are everywhere in El Poblado. Take a look at this related article: http://www.veggievisa.com/vegan-in-medellin-where-to-shop/

      Cheers,
      Veggie Visa

  2. I think you missed a couple.

    Espiritu Libre is a decent vegan restaurant in Medellin.
    Carrera 76 no. 32 E 32, Medellin
    4117253

    And, of course, Vegarden.
    Calle 32B Unit 81 41 Villa de Aburra, Medellin
    4411-12-77

    Granted, you did say Poblado, which is one of the upscale neighborhoods in Medellin, but most of the decent vegan and vegetarian restaurants aren’t in this area because of the price of real estate. So you have to venture over to Laurelis, Belen, or some of the other neighborhoods to find the better restaurants.

    And Vegetarian Resto is not to be missed.
    Carrera 51D no. 67-32
    Medellin, Colombia
    58338386

    1. Thanks for the tips Mark. Yes, this article is about Poblado. 🙂
      Thanks for your tips on veggie restaurants in other neighborhoods in Medellin.

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