Lisbon Hunt #1: Juicy
"Plants never tasted this good"
As we all know, Portuguese food is amazing! But if you are vegetarian it can be hard! Portugal has really good meat, sea food and fish. But if you go to a local restaurant, it is really hard to find a proper salad or any vegetarian / vegandishes. Don’t get me wrong, I love meat and sea food, but I also try to reduce my consumption of it, as we all should. This is why I am happy to go to some vegetarian places where you can taste new recipes.
We have found an amazing place for this; JUICY Lisboa. Located in the heart of Lisbon and founded by Amaury, a French man; this restaurant opened only a few weeks ago. All ingredients are fresh, most of them organic and local. Everything is cooked the same day, the bread and the beer are homemade.
A conscious restaurant that use as less plastic as possible and biodegradablepackaging.
“JUICY is a brand new type of conscious restaurant that brings together novel healthy food, delicious juices & cocktails and funky music vibes. Great-tasting, nutritious & sustainable, without missing out on the fun.”
My first impression: YEAI!
I entered and directly felt good! A chilled atmosphere, with plants, pastel orange on the walls, green mosaic tables… Amazing interior design, then, a warm welcome from the staff (a young, fun and dynamic team).
The menu: HARD TO CHOOSE!
I have tried the Yellow Submarine juice (highly recommended). Loved the ginger touch! To eat, I ordered the Acoustic Avocado (a home made wrap / flatbread) and some sweet potato fries. It was really good, the fresh mint inside makes it so fresh! The fries were soft and crunchy at the same time! Just perfect.
The menu sides change everyday and are made with organic veggies from Freixo Do Meio.
They offer so many different drinks and dishes, here being vegetarian (or vegan) is not boring at all! You can even have a fresh coconut (directly from Thailand!) and a turmeric shot (the Indonesian healthy drink called JAMU – an anti oxidant).
I have to say, this place reminds me a bit of Bali <3
Party lovers! Be ready! Every Thursday they have a DJ! And seasonal craft beermade with LX brewery