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vegetarian health food store and restaurant
Vigor is a health food store that offers vitamins, organic products, refrigerated and frozen goods (like veggie burgers and soy cheeses), and also offers gluten-free and novelty items.
In the back of the health food store, there is a restaurant, which has different hours from the health food store. The restaurant features a mix of traditional Puerto Rican food with more "international" food like tofu stirfries and pesto pasta dishes.
Monday - Friday 11am to 3pm
Monday - Friday 9am- 6pm
Saturday 10am - 6pm
on Nov 26 09
(last updated Nov 26 09)
Mark this place closed (permanently).
Most Recent Reviews
This the one of the first Health Food Store in Puerto Rico they have more than 40 years established. They have a great prices on products and they also give lunch restaurant service with excellent spinach lasagna, and other vegetarian dishes. I recommend this place they have a great location and theres also parking on the front and in the back of the store. Every day theres a different menu. Their personal is very attentive and it is a family owned place. Ask for Jorge or Mercedes and they will guide you around the store and help you to select the product that you may need.
This place was so great to find but it would be difficult to give directions to get here. I just happened to meet an old vegetarian man at another veg restaurant and he drove me past here to show it to me and it happened to be a 10 minute walk from where I was staying.
The health food store has the same selection of veggie products that you find in most other places and the prices are about the same. However, I found the price for the food in the restaurant to be a better deal than many other restaurants. We got the lunch special (which I think is the only option they sell) and it was about $7.50 and included a main dish, a side, and a soup or salad.
I got what I think was called amarillo or amarillito, which was basically a layer of plantains, a layer of seasoned soy/tofu, and another layer of plantains and then baked. Delicious. I then got the rice with the lentil soup (although the other veggie soup that day looked better). I was supposed to get a salad with that but salads bore me so the lady let me get their steamed veggies, which included carrots, broccoli, potato, and chayote. Very good food at a very good price.
We got there right when the place was opened at 11am so they were still bringing some items out so if you want a full selection, maybe go around noon.
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Take the B28 bus. If you are on Calle Pinero, you will see the big Walgreens, go one block past the Walgreens and turn right. The store is halfway down the street, on the right.
$ - inexpensive
- Eclectic (Fusion)
- Eclectic (Varied)