Nov 19

“Colombian Food – 4 Places to find Vegetarian Food in Bogotá”. From the vault

Vegetables

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A delicious bandeja paisa in Medellin
Not exactly designed for a vegetarian. Oh wait, check out those avocadoes hiding in the background

 

Being a vegetarian in a strictly meat-eating country such as Colombia can be extremely difficult. Especially since eating generous helpings of meat is pretty much one of Colombia’s favourite past-times and an almost compulsory part of Colombian food. But if you are a vego and want a daily dose of greens while living or travelling in Colombia, then here are some delicious places you should visit.

Maha Veg

 

Maha Veg Smoothies, Bogota
Maha’s delicious smoothies. Courtesy of mahaveg.co

 

This place has got to be one of my personal favourites. They have the most delicious smoothies I have ever tasted in Colombia (and that really is saying something) and make use of so-called “super food” ingredients (are we the only ones imagining an apple in a cape?) including macca and spirulina. This restaurant has been serving up healthy vegetarian and vegan food since 2008 and is a must-visit spot for any vegetarians despairing at the shocking lack of vegetables involved in most Colombian food. Head over for their lunch special which includes soup, a main dish, dessert and juice for around $8,000. Nice. And, as if delicious vego food wasn’t enough, they also give yoga and meditation classes upstairs. Can’t get much healthier than that.

Carrera 7 # 46-42
www.mahaveg.co
Ph: 323 2448

 

Pita Wok

Pita Wok a Bogotá favourite for vegetarians
Perfect for sharing. Or not.

Not just for vegetarians, Pita Wok Specialises in Middle-Eastern inspired food, with plenty of tasty vegetarian and non-vegetarian options. While I am perhaps not the world’s greatest fan (my picky Arab tastebuds are rarely satisfied by Arabic food in Colombia), there is no denying that the ingredients are fresh, the spices are original and, well, I can’t argue with Pita Wok’s loyal regulars. Try the Mixto Vegeteriano, a plate full of salad, rice, falafel, tofu and tahini – all for $8,500. The limonada con hierbabuena is delicious too!

Cra 4 No 14 – 88
www.pitawok.com
Ph: 315 6704075 – 318 5002113

Casita hOMe Yoga

Zarah from Casita hOMe Yoga in Bogota
Zarah busting some moves

Ok, while this is not techinally a restaurant or even a café, Casitah hOMe Yoga has the tastiest vegan cake anywhere in Bogotá. This beautiful yoga space in Chapinero was set up by gorgeous yogis Zarah and Diego who teach classes from their own home. After an intimate and spiritual yoga class, get your hands on some delicious vegan cake for just $5,000. The perfect way to end a class and start the rest of your day.

Cra 8 # 65-95 Apto 301
Casita hOMe Yoga
Ph: 347 1754/ 313 2604771

 

Caballete & Berenjena – Veg Food

Sandwich from Caballete & Berenjena Veg Food in Bogotá
Yum…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This vegetarian food delivery team was started by a Bogotano couple with a passion for fresh ingredients, delicious vegetarian food and healthy living. They do home deliveries, catering and also provide their bundles of goodness at events. If you want a vegetarian “burger”, sandwich, rice dish, pastry or pasta, then you know who to call. And it’s not Ghostbusters. They also offer vegan options.

www.caballeteyberenjena.com
Ph: 316 4179094 – 316 3427069
caballeteyberenjena@gmail.com

 

Clearly, there is more to Colombian food than just chicken, chicharrón and chorizo – you just have to search a little harder for it. There are plenty more vegetarian restaurants opening all the time in Bogotá, so keep your eyes peeled for some healthy vegetable goodness. For more vegetarian options, check out this site.

2 thoughts on ““Colombian Food – 4 Places to find Vegetarian Food in Bogotá”. From the vault

  1. Dina Adib on

    Hey !! I wish I’d known about these places when I was last in Bogota. I guess I have to come back again (any excuse)

    Reply

      Azzam on

      That’s true, guess we’ll be seeing you back in Bogotá then!

      Reply

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