Tasty food. That’s what defines La Encomienda Vegana, a young vegan restaurant located in La Latina.
But La Encomienda Vegana is not only about tasty food nor it’s only for vegans. According to David, one of the partners, 50% of their customers are omnivores and they keep coming because they love the flavors and the well-balanced menus.
Also, most of the ingredients they use to create their flavorful dishes are organic and from local producers, and everything is prepared in their kitchen, which I had the opportunity to see when David gave me a tour around the restaurant. It was fascinating to talk to Dani, the chef, and the other members of the staff.
After the tour, David not only took the time to give me an interview for this article, but he also sat with me to share and enjoy a succulent lunch that included some of the new seasonal additions to the menu —you HAVE to try the “Canelón Estival”. It’s filled with vegetables, sunflower seed mousse, and covered with spirulina bechamel.
I tried the “Raw Lasagne” and the “Stuffed Funghi” too. I loved the taste and textures of the mushrooms. They are great as a starter, and you can easily share this dish with 2 or 3 people.
La Encomienda Vegana opened in July 2016 and since then has been constantly improving its menu and atmosphere —I can testify to this!!!
I love all the decoration details they have added and the beautiful tableware that has been exclusively designed and created for them by Amasarte. If you take a look around the restaurant, you will notice numerous artsy objects that liven up the place (don’t forget to go wash your hands!).
If you work or live around the area, they have lunch sets from Monday to Friday at very fair prices. You can have a full lunch that includes a starter plus two main courses, bread, dessert and a drink (11.90€) or; if you prefer a lighter version, you can have only one main course (7.90€). On Sundays, they serve brunch from 11:00 AM.
David told me the croquettes are amazing and one of their most popular dishes. I think I’ll have to order them next time… Let me know if you try them!
La Encomienda Vegana (C/ de la Encomienda, 19, 28012 Madrid).