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I recently visited my friends in Portugal for a short break and stayed in a charming village not far from Tomar.
Tomar is a beautiful & fascinating town with its own charm that will blow you away. As I am a vegan I was reassured by my good friend that Tomar is very accommodating when it comes to vegan food choices.
We ate out at two (although there are far more) restaurants that have exquisite food and I felt like I was in vegan heaven.
The first restaurant we visited is the Taverna Antiqua in the main square of Tomar, not only is this restaurant vegan friendly also vegetarian and gluten free options are available. The restaurant is unique in itself as it’s designed as what you’d expect in the medieval times. It has a theme of subdued lighting, candle lit with rustic environment and all staff wear outfits that take you back to the medieval era. Furthermore staff were friendly & accommodating and deliver amazing food that is faultless.
I had a wonderful vegan roasted vegetable dish served with rice in a divine sauce, topped with sesame seeds. I was that stuffed I couldn’t manage a dessert. I can guarantee you will not be disappointed.
The second restaurant we visited is the Restaurant Beira Rio in Tomar, again this was faultless! I had a mushroom salad dish with sweet potatoe fries.
The cuisine in both restaurants is excellent. Both dishes were made in the traditional Portuguese style, in other words they’re not like a salad you get in the UK where I’m from.
When you are full of delicious food or before dining it’s a must that you do some sightseeing in Tomar. We visited the 12th – century castle ‘Convent of Christ’. In this quaint little village. It will leave you speechless.
Jacqui is a frequent traveler of Europe. With a passion for culture, diversity and good cuisine. You can follow her vegan travels and cuisine on 2 peas in a pod