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Curitiba - A safe haven for vegetarians in Brazil
Posted February 2nd, 2010 - 4:37 pm by from Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam (Permalink)
Being a vegetarian in Brazil can be tough, but Curitiba (about 6 hours south of Sao Paulo) is an exception. The city in general is very green and environmentally friendly, and they're proud of it. I met more vegetarian locals here than anywhere else in South America. I surfed in an apartment with 5 people living in it and only one was not vegetarian or vegan.

If you're there, check out Balarama, a restaurant in (or near) the old city. All you can eat vegetarian food for R$8 (about $5 USD). My hosts also took me to a hot dog stand on a street corner that served vegetarian and vegan dogs. Delicious! I don't remember exactly where it was though.

And I almost forgot to mention that every Saturday there is vegetarian street fair. Unfortunately I missed it while I was there. More info (in Portuguese):

http://www.feiravegetariana.com.br/
http://feiravegcuritiba.blogspot.com/

Posted February 4th, 2010 - 6:21 am by from Varkala, India (Permalink)
thanks amit for the post,i am sure many veggies heading there appreciate your comment. Hope you continue with your post for brasil and wherever you are heading next.

Posted February 7th, 2010 - 3:31 am by from Porto Alegre, Brazil (Permalink)
Hello!

About:
"My hosts also took me to a hot dog stand on a street corner that served vegetarian and vegan dogs. Delicious! I don't remember exactly where it was though."

Is the stand called "Super Dog"?

They are my best friends and do the best vegan hot dog in the world!

http://superdogcabral.blogspot.com/

Posted February 7th, 2010 - 6:27 am by from Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam (Permalink)
Yup, that's it.... Super dog. Good stuff.