Buenos Aires is known for its architecture, street art, and many theaters—not to mention that it’s referred to by many as the “birthplace of tango.” But did you know that on the streets of San Telmo, Palermo, and Recoleta you can find numerous vegan-friendly restaurants? It’s true—if you’re traveling to Argentina’s capital, you’ll find plenty of delicious vegan options. By supporting these businesses, you’ll prevent cows, pigs, and chickens from ending up on your plate.
Check out this handy vegan Buenos Aires dining guide:
This 100% vegan eatery offers vegan versions of Argentinian classics such as lomito (made with seitan) and hosts monthly sushi nights. The creamy house-made cheeses and wide variety of dairy-free desserts will have you coming back for more. Don’t miss the Bagel del Mar, which features marinated tomato and a tangy cheese made from chestnuts.
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Check out this elegant and modern restaurant for a break from the hustle and bustle of big-city life. Try any dish featuring the almond ricotta or the empanada made with an activated charcoal-infused pastry.
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This classic pizzeria in the heart of downtown Buenos Aires has a separate vegan menu.
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Whether you’re looking for vegan alfajores or hearty takeout, this 100% vegan establishment is where you want to be. It’s open on weekdays, so plan accordingly.
If you’re looking for a vegan asado, look no further. At La Reverde, you can get an entirely vegan parrillada—a whole platter of housemade vegan steaks, sausages, and even provoleta (grilled provolone-style cheese).
Loving Hut has two locations in Buenos Aires (Palermo and Microcentro). In Palermo, try the mushroom risotto. In Microcentro, be sure to check out the lunch buffet offered from Monday through Friday and finish your meal with the dulce de leche shake.
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This pop-up, open just once a week, requires reservations, so on Saturday evening, plan for a three-course meal complete with live music.
Pizza is an Argentinian staple. You can cut the meat and dairy but still bring on the flavor at Pizza Vegana! Order one of the delicious gluten-free pies for takeout or delivery.
Several locations across Buenos Aires
If you’re looking for food that both tastes good and is good for your body—and soul!—look no further than Buenos Aires Verde. This vegetarian restaurant offers everything from breakfast, lunch, and dinner to quick bites and even dessert. Its menus include labels that make ordering vegan simple and easy.
Brunch is always a favorite, and luckily, Artemisia offers organic, vegan brunch options. Gorge on its vegan burger while surrounded by beautiful hanging plants of all shapes and sizes. Then wash it down with a delicious cold-pressed juice. If it’s a nice day, ask to be seated near one of the huge windows or out front—the view pairs perfectly with vegan chocolate mousse cake.
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A full-service restaurant and warehouse filled with organic products for sale, a catering service, and a cooking school—Bio does it all. Choose from “conscientious cuisine” options such as Moustard Tofu, Mediterranean Quinoa with Tomatoes (ask for the cashew nut cheese option), Arrozzeta, a veggie burger, and Raw Cheesecake. Your problem won’t be finding something on the menu that you can eat—it’ll be choosing just one delicious vegan option.
Want to switch it up? Check out Dashi, where you can order clearly marked vegan sushi options.
Several locations across Buenos Aires
Have a sweet tooth to satisfy? Don’t mind getting your hands dirty? Check out CRUDO, where you can gnaw on delicious desserts and fine-tune your cooking skills. Learn how to make raw vegan ice cream, baked goods, and even vegan cheeses.
Along with all these vegan-friendly restaurants, you can also find vegan groceries at any Almacén Vegetariano (vegetarian/health food store). And if you’re looking for food delivery, simply search “vegan” on apps like Rappi or PedidosYa to see tons of vegan items available to be sent directly to your door.
‘Accidentally Vegan’ Treats
If you find yourself somewhere that offers fainá, try it! This simple, savory flatbread is made with garbanzo bean (chickpea) flour and makes a great on-the-go snack. Fugazza is another classic snack that’s traditionally served (“accidentally”) vegan. It’s made of a thick pizza crust (think focaccia) topped with onions and herbs. Some restaurants do serve it with cow’s cheese, so it’s always a good idea to ask.
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