Vegan Food Tour Medellin. The Verdict
Out of all the cities in Colombia I have visited is by far, the most vegan friendly city I have been to. I flew into Medellin straight from Los Angeles so the Vegan Restaurant standard was set sky high – and Medellin came through with shining colours.
I embarked on a Vegan Tour of Medellin with local food bloggers @parasaborearse, @eat_medellin and @foodlovers_medellin to discover which were the best places to eat in the city and here is my conclusion and recommendation for you, my fellow vegans.
- Bread Often Is Make With Milk
- Beans Are Often Made With Meat Fat
- Food is often cooked with the same kitchenware.
- Ask about 5 times in 5 different ways – just incase
Bonus Tip: Fresh fruit is everywhere so you can fill yourself up with that
Where To Eat Vegan Food in Medellin?
Most Delightful: Dharma
Most Creative: Roll’up Sushi Burrito
If there is a style of cooking that can be defined as millennial, and increasingly I think there is, it lies in the sum of these various parts. It’s about full-flavours, creativity, fusion, and a devoted conviction that flavour must win every time. Read my full review
Most Popular: Lenteja Express
With 4 locations in Medellin – Lenteja express is the only chain vegetarian & vegan restaurant in Medellin, that’s an indication of their popularity and success. Read my full review
Hidden Gem: Flora
I strolled into Flora not knowing what to expect. The decor is so attractive and well designed. It is not too fancy but it is definitely trendy, in a good way! Flora have plenty of options for vegans and vegetarians so I decided to get the salad bowl with an oriental sauce. It was too good to be true, I just wanted to stay forever and the price is reasonable
Best Restaurant in Laureles: Naturalia
Most Expensive: Pizzeria OLIVIA
I ordered a simple quinoa salad bowl with cashew cheese and I was totally disappointed at the taste. It was blander then water and I was still hungry after. Dining in Medellin should not cost you more then 15000, especially as a vegan – you will be spending upwards 25000 in Pizzeria Olivia which is more then the Medellin standard
Indian Food: Masala
Since Indian food is the National Dish Of Britain I had been craving a good curry for a while. I ordered the lentil curry at Masala and they came through as if I was back home in London. The bread was really really satisfying. Just a quick note though: I went with @eat_medellin and she complained that her chickpeas were undercooked which they were. When you go make sure that you specify that you want your chickpeas cooks well done.
Worst Restaurant: Fenicia
Rip off Lebanese food with the worst falafel I have ever tasted. I do not recommend this place to anyone, especially if you have tasted Arabic food before. Read my full review here