Whether you’re after a seitan patty or a mushroom stir fry, Indian-inspired bhajis or some Slavic soups with a meatless flavour punch, you can rest assured that this list of the top vegetarian restaurants in Krakow will have something to settle the appetite.
Krowarzywa Vegan Burgers
This 100% vegan burger joint has taken the city by storm since setting up shop in late 2015. From tofu patties to seitan buns, the menu covers all the top choices when it comes to meatless burgers. Add to that a medley of vegan-friendly cheese, awesome sauces (try the spicy tomato one if you’re in for a lil’ kick!), a range of homemade lemonades and some uber-healthy smoothies and you’ve got something really special! The stripped-down interior is great for casual eating, but the Planty Park is just up the street for summertime picnics too.
Sławkowska 8, +48 531 777 136
Rarely has a vegetarian restaurant been as innovative as the Asian kitchen at Pod Norenami. Find it located on the edge of hip and upcoming Krupnicza Street. Granted, the menu is a baby War and Peace, with more options than you can shake a steamy Vietnamese pho at. But there’s no denying that the food is top-quality. Check out the sizzling black bean and “chicken” stir fries, the range of curious Chinese teas, and the all-new Indian thali platters. That’s really just scratching the surface of the in-house specialities.
Krupnicza 6, +48 661 219 289
Glonojad Vegetarian Bar
Glonojad Vegetarian Bar has been a staple vegetarian restaurant in Krakow for some time. Its central location (just on the edge of plac Matejki) draws regular crowds, both local, traveling and student. The menu fuses flavours from the Orient with Rajasthani bhajis and Middle Eastern dishes. So, expect eggplant stews, falafel tortillas and a whole host of colourful smoothies and juices that just ooze healthiness. Oh, and to balance it out: beer and wines – organic, of course! Be sure to ask if you want a meal made vegan here, it should be a breeze.
plac Jana Matejki 2, +48 12 346 16 77
Nova Krova Organic Burger
Nova Krova has closed! It’s shame because the burgers were great. Still, there are lots more top veggie spots and amazing burger bars to choose from in Kazimierz.
The second out-and-out vegan burger place to make this list of the top vegetarian restaurants in Krakow is an unassuming little spot on the edge of Kazimierz’s plac Wolnica. Suitably boho in its ways, the low-key eatery comes complete with scrawled graffiti on the walls and a simple, monochrome décor. The menu touts seitan and bean burgers alongside a medley of other interesting mains, like noodles in sauce, meat-free chili and a range of soups and starters that change on a regular basis. There are also enticing cakes for dessert, while the location close to the Vistula riverbanks makes Nova Krova a fine pit-stop for a picnic in the summer months.
plac Wolnica 12, +48 530 305 304
Veggies and vegans all over Krakow expected big things when they saw that Veganic was to take a place in the upcoming development of Tytano – a whole lifestyle and nightlife complex on the north-western edge of the Old Town. Few were disappointing. Regularly changing menus include things like cauliflower croquettes with capsicum, grilled haloumi burgers (standard) and butter paneer cheese curries. For summer months, there are outdoor areas with lazy deckchairs to enjoy.
Dolnych Młynów 10, 31-124 Kraków, Poland, +48 668 468 469
Bhajan Cafe Indian Vegetarian & Vegan Restaurant
Bhajan Cafe beckons spice aficionados with a menu that ranges through the favourite staples of the Indian subcontinent. Only here, everything is veggie. There are samosas and deep-fried pakoras in garam flour to kick things off. Then you’ve got the soups of lentils and methi. And then come the full-on curry dishes, ranging from spinach to tofu doused in madras gravy. You don’t have to eat, either – coffees and warming winter teas also abound.
Stradomska 17, 31-068 Kraków, Poland, +48 795 895 895
If you think we’ve missed out any of the top vegetarian restaurants in Krakow, then be sure to leave your suggestions in the comments below -we’d love to hear them!