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The sprawling, cultural beacon known as “Sampa” boasts stunning neo-Gothic cathedrals, experimental galleries, modernist skyscrapers and urban gardens and parks from architect Oscar Niemeyer. It’s a megalopolis in the heart of Brazil and one that’s wildly diverse, a melting pot of industry, commerce and community. What’s not to love?

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healthy snack place

Vegan & Co - Vegan forward fare, like snacks and sandwiches, are served in this simple setting.

R. Padre Justino, 653 Vila Pirajussara, 05580-095
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Run itinerary

Jaragua State Park - Start at the entrance of Jaragua State Park, off R. Antônio Cardoso Nogueira, and follow the path uphill to the summit.

539 Vila Chica Luisa, 05184-000
massage

Luiza Sato - Visit this spa chain, which first began as a shiatsu clinic in 1980 by Luiza Sato, for a number of treatments and therapies. The remodeling massage is recommended.

R. Joaquim Antunes, 161, Jd. Paulistano
food market

Mercado Municipal de Pinheiros - Sprawling multi-level market mecca selling local and regional produce, foods stalls and unique finds.

R. Pedro Cristi, 89 Pinheiros, 05421-040
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Juice bar

Frutaria - Charming and inviting local chain serving fresh whole foods and balanced meals in an all-day space.

Rua Sampaio Góis, 198 Vila Nova Conceição, 04511-070
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vegetarian restaurant

Banana Verde - Natural kitchen from chef Priscilla Herrera serving inventive, craft vegetarian and vegan cuisine on Rua Harmonia in Vila Madalena.

Rua Harmonia, 278 Vila Madalena, 05435-000
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healthy dinner place

Alternativa Casa do Natural - Holistic health foods store and coffee shop café with an outdoor patio. Serving vegetarian and vegan cuisine.

R. Fradique Coutinho, 910 Vila Madalena, 05416-001
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park

Parque Ibirapuera - São Paulo's first urban park designed by architect Oscar Niemeyer covering 158 hectares of pavilions, historical gardens and open green.

Av. Pedro Álvares Cabral Vila Mariana, 04002-010
healthy lunch place

Casa Jaya - This versatile eco-cultural center in Pinheiros has an all-vegan restaurant, café, garden, store and mixed-use space for workshops and events.

R. Capote Valente, 305 Jardim Paulista, 05409-000
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best view

Praça Pôr do Sol - Famous square known for its stunning sunset view of São Paulo in Pinheiros.

Praça Cel. Custódio Fernandes Pinheiro Alto de Pinheiros
pilates

Espaço Manawa - Modern studio with mat, reformer, Stott and core Pilates classes on Alameda Jau.

Alameda Jau, 48-92 Jardim Paulista, 01420-000
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meditation

Arte de Viver - The São Paulo outpost of the international organization The Art of Living founded by spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, Arte de Viver offers educational programs and self-development tools, including breath, meditation and yoga classes in Vila Nova Coneição and Perdizes.

Rua Voluntários da Pátria, Botafogo
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Local beauty Brand

Natura Brazil - Originating from Cajamar, São Paulo, Natura is one of Brazil's leading beauty brands, founded by Luiz Seabra, and draws from the country's rich biodiversity, integrating ingredients like açaí, andiroba, cacau and pitanga.

São Paulo
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bookshop

Livraria da Vila - Behemoth bookstore chain throughout São Paulo perfect for all bibliophiles.

002, Alameda Lorena, 1731 Jardim Paulista
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herbal doctor

Tão das Ervas - Traditional Chinese medicine shop selling teas, herbs, supplements, ointments and oils on R. Galvão Bueno.

R. Galvão Bueno, 714 Liberdade, 01506-000
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ethical fashion brand

Osklen - Brazilian contemporary fashion brand drawing inspiration from marrying contrasts for perfect harmony, like urban life and nature, and organic and technological processes.

645, Rua Oscar Freire
yoga

Gam Yoga - Soulful space in Vila Madalena offering Iyengar, Ashtanga, and pre-natal practice.

R. Fradique Coutinho, 1004 Pinheiros, 05416-001
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Best view

Terraço Italia - Piano bar and restaurant with a 360-degree view 42-floors high atop the iconic Edificio Itâlia.

Av. Ipiranga, 344 República, 01046-010
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