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Lenteja Express. Vegan Food Restaurant Medellin, Colombia – Review

July 3, 2017

Popular Vegan & Vegetarian option in Medellin

Laureles/Poblado/Envigado/Rio Negro, Antioquia
Contact: 580 2228 Website Facebook | Instagram 
Price: Main (large), about $6

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.

The menu is everything a vegan can hope for; Salad Bowls, Vegan Ceviche, Lasagna, Lebanese plates, Empanadas, Hamburgers, Burritos and more. While you are waiting you should start with a bowl of nachos. Then, I highly recommend the Vegan Ceviche and the lasagna with the juice of the day for a complete and satisfied meal – though the Lebanese plate and the empanadas is also a great combo.

Lenteja Express prepare their food so well, exactly as you would expect each dish to taste that you can not go wrong with any order and combined with the homemade sauces, something magical happens.

Though there are 4 different branches of Lenteja Express in Medellin, I visited the one set in the polished neighbourhood of Poblado. One end of Lenteja Express offers seating on the terrace, overlooking a thriving artsy, boutique and cafe filled street of Poblado, and on the other end you can quietly sit inside and enjoy a quiet meal.

Lenteja Express is the success story that we all admire.

It started in 2000, when the owner set out on a bike trip with a friend through South America. Unluckily, they ran out of money so in a haste an idea came up to do something to get the money and continue the trip. They spent the last $10  left on a pound of lentils, bread, lettuce, tomato and a jar of mustard, the next day went out to the beach to sell the hamburgers and caused a sensation. They sold 15 lentil burgers in 20 minutes – and today, fast track to 2017 – they are the largest vegetarian & vegan restaurant in Medellin.

Food at Lenteja Express

Lebanese Plate

Vegan Lasagne

Vegan Nachos for sharing

Vegan Ceviche


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