If you haven’t already, you will soon realize that cooked veggies and big, leafy salads are not so common in Buenos Aires.
After weeks of searching I found the most amazing grilled veggies at a place called La Cholita. This restaurant is located on Rodriguez Peña 1165.
The waiter brought me a platter with an unbelievably large pile of grilled zucchini, onions, potatoes, mushrooms, and more. After 3 months without my veggie fix, I was in HEAVEN. The also have wonderful, large salads- I highly suggest the Ceaser, and for the meat lovers they have a wide variety of traditional argentine dishes and meats on their menu as well.
Tea Connection is another fabulous place to get your fill of vegetables. I personally love their “Sopa Veggie”. It is the first American style soup I have found here- perfect for rainy days. Their wok’s and sandwiches are also fantastic. You will not be disappointed with any item you order off of their menu, and it happens to be a perfect place to study too. They have a few locations around BA, but I normally go to the one on the corner of Junín and Arenales.
The restaurant, Picnic on Florida 102, serves wonderful vegetarian/vegan food.
Kotobuki is an al organic Japanese restaurant on Suipacha 749 that has great fresh dishes for a reasonable price.
Buenos Aires Verde is a delicious, little deli type restaurant that has tons of fresh, organic and natural options. From sandwiches, to soups, to cereals… this place will hook you up with some tasty, healthy, inexpensive grub. It is located at Gorriti 5657.
Another thing to do in order to keep your figure while living here is to watch what you order when you’re out. Stay away from the wonderful, creamy, cheesy sauces that we all love on our pastas and main dishes and instead reach for the olive oil and vinegar. Also, avoid fatty meats like chorizo… everyone loves choripan, but it should not be a staple food in your life. Most importantly, limit your trips to the panaderías and pastelerías- it’s a great way to practice your self-control!
Las Dieteticas are fairly easy to find around the city and they tend to carry the general health foods that I am used to such as nuts, dried fruits, granola, tea, and other natural and organic snacks. They aren’t always the cheapest foods, but if health is a top priority than it’s worth it.