Orteá is much more than a restaurant. It started out as the Botanista, a place with vegan food and delicious desserts, but it has grown and multiplied. There is the production of vegetable cheeses, kombuchas, and also a restaurant with a seasonal menu, in which leftovers are directed to waste-fighting applications, and the bet here is almost always on organic products.
Sustainability Criteria reported ⬇️
✅ Have a water-saving system installed
✅Use eco-friendly detergents
✅Use sustainable and/or recycled furniture and utensils(elements present in the decoration, in the type of construction chosen, in the furniture, etc.)
✅Provide tap water
✅Invoice/receipt printing is optional
✅All employees have an employment contract
✅Leftovers are reused for projects like Too Good To Go or Phenix(at times near the closing of the establishment) or Refood and Utopia Verde – OR they don’t because they work in such a way that they don’t have leftovers
✅ Use tableware and utensils (cutlery) produced in Portugal
✅Straws are made of stainless steel, bamboo or perishable material (ex. pasta) and only offered after customer’s request.
✅Take-away packaging is made of biodegradable material
✅Encourage the customers to bring their take-away package
✅Do not add unsolicited items(e.g. napkins, chopsticks, sauces)
✅Make the most of ingredients, including animals (shells, branches, bones, bones, bones, and bones to make broth or new dishes)
✅More than 50% of products are domestic
✅Work with local producers and when these products do not exist locally they seek fair trade(e.g. coffee, chocolate, tea, etc.)
✅Weekly, they use traditional cooking techniques, such as fermenting and smoking
✅The packaging and preservation of the food are done using reusable utensils (ex. Tupperware, jars, etc)
✅The menu changes at least every season and is made with seasonal products
✅There are at least 3 vegetarian/vegan main course options(balanced options – no mixed salad, for example.)
✅There are at least 2 vegetarian/vegan options in the entrees
✅There is at least 1 vegan option for dessert(not just fruit)
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