Discover 15 good restaurants and bars that accept food stamps in SP

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If there’s a catchy phrase to read inside a restaurant in this country of high inflation and loss of purchasing power, it’s “we accept food stamps”—that, of course, for those who receive the benefit.

São Paulo had the second highest rise in inflation accumulated in 12 months. The IPCA-15 rose 10.39% until August in the metropolitan region. With the budget increasingly tight, spending your card balance at mealtime can help balance the bills at the end of the month.

Next, get to know 15 good restaurants and bars in São Paulo that accept payment with the benefit, always in the meal mode. You can eat snacks at Hot Pork, run by A Casa do Porco, buy drinks at Bêrga or eat in Japanese restaurants, like Oguru.

Don’t forget to check which flags at the chosen address you accept and if the payment is valid for that time, as there are establishments that do not extend the benefit to dinner or weekends, for example.

The benefit, by the way, may soon have changes in the country, with a provisional measure that is for the sanction of President Jair Bolsonaro – find out more here.

Discover the 15 addresses below.

Alley São Paulo

In a relaxed atmosphere, the house opens its doors in the morning and only closes at night, with a menu with sandwiches, snacks, executive dishes and drinks. Coxinhas are famous, with a creamy filling, whose portion with eight units costs R$ 20. All food stamps are accepted for payment.
R. Serra de Japi, 1216, Tatuapé, east region, Instagram @becosp


berga

The bar’s name is a play on the word bergamot — which indicates right away that the place has a gaucho accent. The menu features snacks such as the eggplant tostada (R$30) and sandwiches such as the heart cheese (R$40). The menu has signature drinks, classics and versions. This is the case with Bergroni, a negroni made with gin infused with yerba mate (R$33). You can pay the bill with VR, Sodexo, Alelo and Benvisa.
R. Dr. Cesário Mota Júnior, 281, Vila Buarque, central region, Instagram @bergabar


botanikafé

Famous for offering an all-day brunch menu, the place is also a favorite among people who enjoy healthy meals. The four units spread across the capital accept meal tickets: Sodexo, VR, Ticket Restaurante and Alelo. The Barra Funda address, in turn, also receives at Ben Visa Vale. Among the highlights of the menu are the Benedictine eggs, which have their own section with options starting at R$30.
Av. Nicolas Boer, 120, Barra Funda, west region, tel. (11) 96494-2423. Other addresses at botanikafe.com.br


Capim Santo House

The restaurant is Morena Leite’s new venture within the Instituto Tomie Ohtake — previously, the chef ran the Santinho buffet there. The new development has à la carte service in a menu that combines Japanese and Brazilian cuisine, with dishes such as pork belly with corn couscous and nirá (R$ 74). You can pay with Sodexo, Alelo, Ticket Restaurant and VR.
Instituto Tomie Ohtake – r. Coropés, 88, Pinheiros, west region, Instagram @casacapimsanto


Dutch Food & Beer

In the same space, the public will find arcades, a bowling alley and a menu of portions, hamburgers and snacks that can be paid with Ticket, VR and Sodexo. One of the highlights of the menu is the Dutch Burger (R$39.90), with cheese, bacon, tomato sauce, served on a bun covered with lots of cheese.
Av. Councilman Abel Ferreira, 1080, Vila Regente Feijó, east region, Instagram @dutchfoodbeer


hot pork

The snack bar run by chefs Jefferson and Janaína Rueda, from the trendy A Casa do Porco, serves hot dogs made with sausages from their own production – free-range pork or tofu and mushrooms, in the vegetarian version. And, like the neighboring Sorveteria do Centro, from the same group, the address accepts VR, Sodexo, Alelo and Ticket at the time of payment.
R. Bento Freitas, 454, Campos Elíseos, central region, tel. (11) 3129-8735, Instagram @hot.pork


Ici Brasserie

With three units in the capital of São Paulo, it offers a casual menu inspired by French cuisine. The menu features classics from that country’s cuisine, such as boeuf bourguignon (R$88) or steak tartare (from R$53). It is possible to settle the account with Alelo, VR, Sodexo or Ticket.
R. Bela Cintra, 2203, Jardins, west region, tel. (11) 2883-5063. Information about the other addresses on Instagram @icibrasserie



Kazuo

The Japanese restaurant serves à la carte items, in addition to offering closed menus with prices up to R$450. You can pay with VR, Sodexo, Alelo and Ticket.
R. Prudente Correia, 432, Jardim Europa, west region, Instagram @kazuo.restaurante


manioc

Caçula do Maní, the restaurant has a menu that combines classics from the main house, such as capellini with mushrooms and Sicilian lemon butter (R$85), with more casual recipes, such as hamburgers (from R$49). The house allows payment with Sodexo, VR, Alelo, Ticket and Ben. The same list applies to the two Padoca do Maní units.
Shopping Iguatemi – Av. Brigadeiro Faria Lima, 2232, Jardim Paulistano, west region, tel. (11) 2924-2333, Instagram @manimanioca


Modern Mamma Osteria

Run by chefs Paulo Barros and Salvatore Loi, the address is a very popular Italian restaurant — the house recently gained a new unit in Baixo Pinheiros. The menu features typical dishes, with varieties of pasta, in addition to a letter signed by Ricardo Barrero. Accepts Alelo and Ticket Restaurant on payment.
R. Manuel Guedes, 160, Itaim Bibi, west region, tel. (11) 93083-8387, Instagram @modernmammaosteria


Oguru

With three units in the city, the restaurant offers all-you-can-eat Japanese food for R$169. During the week it also has more affordable options, such as the executive sashimi (R$119), sushi (R$104) and combinations (R$ $79). Payment can be made with Sodexo, Ticket Restaurante, VR, Alelo, Verocard and Ben Visa.
Shopping Market Place – Av. Dr. Chucri Zaidan, 902, Vila Cordeiro, south region. Other addresses at ogurusushibar.com.br


fava bean

After an infamous participation in the reality show Nightmare in the Kitchen, in which chef Erick Jacquin fell ill at the place, the restaurant changed address and chef. The house left Guarulhos and went to Santana, in the north of the city, now under the command of Francisco Pinheiro, a former Masterchef, who prepares Brazilian recipes, especially those from the Northeast. It is possible to settle the account with any meal voucher.
R. Dr. Cesar, 1288, Santana, northern region, tel. (11) 96829-0676, Instagram @pedefavaoficial


Tartuferia San Paolo

The specialty is truffles, edible fungi considered a delicacy. The menu has recipes such as linguine in parmesan sauce with tartufat salsa, demi-glace and cubes of meat. The house accepts Alelo, Sodexo, Ticket and VR cards.
R. Oscar Freire, 155, Jardim Paulista, west region, tel. (11) 93202-2662, Instagram @tartuferiaoficial


Tuy Cocina

The Iberian food house offers tapas, snacks and main courses, as well as a drinks menu signed by Laércio Zulu. Among the suggestions are duck rice (R$99) and octopus à lagareiro (R$199). Payment can be made with Alelo, Sodexo, Ticket or VR.
R. Padre João Manuel, 1156, Jardins, west region, tel. (11) 3167-7774, Instagram @tuycocina


Virô Bistro

New in the Consolação region, the French food restaurant occupies the property of the former Tubaína bar. The menu features items such as the filet au poivre with potato mousseline (R$77) or the vegan cassoulet (R$51). In addition, it serves executive lunch during the week, with options for up to R$ 49.90. Payment can be made with Sodexo, VR, Ticket, Ben Visa and Verocard.
R. Haddock Lobo, 74, Cerqueira César, central region, tel. (11) 3129-4930, Instagram @virobistro

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