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Located a few blocks from Ipanema beach and right next door to the strip of backpacker lodgings dubbed 'Hostel Alley', this health food store, buffet restaurant and snack bar offers a huge range of... Read More
Located a few blocks from Ipanema beach and right next door to the strip of backpacker lodgings dubbed 'Hostel Alley', this health food store, buffet restaurant and snack bar offers a huge range of wholesome ingredients for self caterers as well as a range of eat-in dishes that are every bit as tasty as they are nutritious. While there is plenty of choice here for vegetarians, New Natural is not entirely meat-free, with low-fat chicken and fish putting in a few appearances on the menu. The buffet operates on a pay-by-weight system, and prices here, while on the high side, are reasonable for the neighborhood. There's an air conditioned lounge upstairs and a couple of sidewalk tables and chairs, making New Natural a favourite spot among backpackers looking for a quick, healthy lunch.
169 Rua Barao da Torre
Rio de Janeiro, 22411-001
- Brunch, Ipanema's Best Restaurants, Breakfast, Restaurants with Healthy Menus, Vegetarian, Buffet, Take Out: "Don't feel like a sit-down meal? There's a range of takeaway snacks too, among which the oven baked, wholemeal pasties are stand outs. The palmito (palm heart) with soft cheese version is addictively good."
- Best for Brunch Because: This health-food cafe opens early in the morning until late at night, and serves coffee and light snacks as well as full meals.
- Best for Ipanema's Best Restaurants Because: A temptinng wholefood buffet makes this a top choice for body conscious locals and tourists alike.
- Best for Breakfast Because: Light, healthy breakfast options abound here - ideal fuel for a day on the beach.
- Best for Restaurants with Healthy Menus Because: New Natural offers a healthy menu that appeals to Ipanema's body conscious beach goers.
- Best for Vegetarian Because: The largely-veggie buffet at New Natural is top spot for a meat-free lunch or dinner.
- Best for Buffet Because: New Natural is a good option for vegetarians, vegans and other health-conscious types.
- Best for Take Out Because: The 'salgados' (savory snacks) here are healthier than the average take out treat, and taste good too.