Taste of Vegan Brazilian Cuisine

One of the biggest issues we have as a family when we leave the house is finding options to eat.

Before I became vegan in October it was a lot easier for me to find vegetarian meals on the road.  Now as a vegan living in Puerto Rico it becomes a challenge to get a meal to eat on the road, when most eatiers only have red and pork meat.

The last farmer’s market we visited we meet Fifi who brought a Brazilian buffet of meals that where mostly vegan and completely vegetarian to the farmer’s market.

Since our good friend Gabo Pagan had recommended Fifi, Lucy quickly recommended that we order a meal from her.

The last time I ate Brazilian food might have been in 2006 just before I became vegetarian and since then most Brazilian places promote great meat options which as a vegan and vegetarian I stay far away from.

A Natural Marketer

While waiting for my turn I observed Fifi in action. She is very detailed oriented, looking at it from the lens of my military background I can say she has the precision of a Drill Sergeant so the food would be preserved and customers would be taken care of in the right order. On the other side the positive energy she emitted while explaining what all her plates where made of and included where similar to when my sweet grandmother where trying to convince me to eat one of the plates they had just prepared.

There was a level of caring about her possible customers you could see on how she recommended her plates. I opted for taking a variety of everything she had prepared.

It include everything vegan from grilled mushrooms, mashes of vegetables, and some awesome tasting Tofu with spices that brought me memories of my previous Brazilian meals.

Once I finished ordering while I waited for the Rain to stop. I told Fifi about Veglatino and minutes later she called me over so I could try a version of her veggie burger where she substituted a bun for Lettuce. This made it refreshing and tasty at the same time.

Fifi’s Vegan Burger

I wish it had not been raining on that day so I could have gotten to enjoy Fifi’s food a lot more while I learned more about her. Fifi left a great first impression since not only did I get to meet someone who is full of energy but also has some amazing culinary talent.

If  you are in Puerto Rico and want to try out any of her meals feel free to visit her website and  get more info on what Fifi is up too.

I can wait till my next encounter with Brazilian Vegan Cuisine!

Fifi’s Website (lacozinhadefifi.com)



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  2. Maria Jose Aponte on June 13, 2012 at 11:57 pm

    Esto está increíble! I’m so glad more people are offering these options! Great blog by the way! Saludos!

  3. LucyNo Gravatar on June 14, 2012 at 11:18 am

    Thanks Maria Jose. We started the blog a year and several months ago because we wanted to reach out to Latinos and Latinas who were vegan or vegetarian. We also wanted to showcase people who are offering vegan and vegetarian options in their restaurants. We also go and support the local organic market in La Placita de la Roosevelt every first and third Sunday. We have learned how to eat real food instead of the processed vegan and vegetarian options. Once we actually started preparing better meals, going to the local cafeterias that just offered tofurkey hotdogs was just not enough or even appetizing. So we do try and find people creating real food for those who are vegan and vegetarian on a local basis. Thanks for stopping by. 

  4. Raul ColonNo Gravatar on June 14, 2012 at 2:24 pm



  5. Fifi_bernardNo Gravatar on June 18, 2012 at 9:25 am

    Obrigado Colon
    This blog is what was missing to let latinos-latinas to know about us .
    Bless all the ones read the VegLatino.
    My new number 787-299-0405
    Will correct the web # .
    Once more thank you Thank Life ( GOD ) for let We know each other .
    Sabor Saude Prazer…comer agradecer Your fod is your medicina .

  6. Raul ColonNo Gravatar on June 18, 2012 at 9:51 am


    Thanks for commenting. The food you served us yesterday was so delicious I should have bought more! 

    Thanks again! 

  7. ZoelugoNo Gravatar on June 18, 2012 at 2:11 pm

    Mi querida fifi….pronto estare provando tu deliciosa comida al regresar al Caribe! Gracias por tan buenas recetas y cocinar para todos con amor….

  8. Marcelino RiveraNo Gravatar on June 18, 2012 at 3:17 pm

    The World is a small place Raul , It was nice to meet you and your family yesterday. I was surfing your blog and saw the article on Fifi’s cuisine at the same time She left me a message this morning telling me to add your blog to her webpage. Small world. We are all conected 

  9. Raul ColonNo Gravatar on June 18, 2012 at 3:22 pm

    @47b6e6cb5ef1964f47d9b5e8317d53ff:disqus  it was great to mee you also! 

    We have a few articles that are about the Farmer’s Market we have also mentioned it on our other two blogs Papaheroes.com and raulcolon.net. 

    When you guys have something to share let me know! 

    Hey maybe next farmer’s market we can give these farmers a quick 101 on how to help the Farmer’s market grow! 

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