The number of people opting for a vegan lifestyle has dramatically increased over the last decade. To keep up with the influx of vegan food demand, restaurants are now adapting their menus to cater to more people with special dietary requirements.
Going a step further, many solely vegan restaurants have been popping up all over Europe. Here’s a guide to the best:
1. La Stella Nera – Berlin, Germany
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A completely vegan restaurant nestled in the heart of Berlin. Regarded by many as having some of the best vegan pizza options in Berlin, this is a must visit for Italian food lovers. With a range of fresh and organic meals from classic salads to vegan spaghetti Bolognese, La Stella Nera has become a firm favorite amongst vegans here. This restaurant is also dog-friendly, and your well-behaved dog is welcome to wait patiently under your table whilst you dine!
2. Bar Jackson Dubois – Amsterdam, Netherlands
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Amsterdam is a city famed for its relaxed culture, beautiful canals, and its ridiculous number of vegan restaurants. With a vegan restaurant on practically every corner, you’ll never feel like you’re missing out. Its falafel restaurants are particularly popular amongst locals and tourists.
For a more special memorable experience, then take a trip to Jackson Dubois. A classy, stylish and fresh approach to vegan eating. Jackson Dubois is not only a vegan restaurant, as it has a range of meat dishes on offer too, which means that you’ll be able to dine out with your meat-eating friends and not comprise on food options. Indulge in their delicious ‘Courgettini Spaghetti’ made with vegan Parmesan cheese, or tuck into a classic Lasagne dish made with sweet potato, grilled peppers, and homemade tomato sauce.
3. Mantra Raw – Milan, Italy
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Mantra Raw is a restaurant tailored around enhancing the vegan lifestyle, focussing on raw produce only. This restaurant/café features a range of raw vegan dishes perfect for feasting on after a busy day of exploring the city. Not only does this restaurant feature a varied menu of vegan takes on classic Italian dishes, but it also features a market for takeaways; here you can get superfoods, cold-pressed juices, and other raw vegan snacks.
4. V-Rev Vegan Diner – Manchester, UK
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For vegans who long for a satisfying ‘meaty’ burger or a big bowl of warming mac and cheese, look no further than the spectacular V-Rev Diner. Manchester’s first 100% Vegan Restaurant doesn’t disappoint. This place has everything American-diner-inspired, from ‘Beefy and Chkn Burgers’ made from seitan and soy to scrumptious ‘Buffalo Mac & Chz’ and ‘Buffalo Ranch Loaded Fries’. V-Rev is one of the best restaurants in Manchester, vegan or not.
5. Open New Doors – Gothenburg, Sweden
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Serving up some exquisite Instagram-worthy dishes in Gothenburg, Open New Doors is a breath of fresh air for the city. The chefs here like to use an array of colors and textures to bring their dishes to life, incorporating a contemporary style of cooking for some classic dishes. Their rainbow-colored food has been hailed as some of the best in Sweden, with delicious superfood stir-fries and salads, and delectable marble cheesecake for those with a sweet tooth. If you can’t get enough, the chain also has a raw vegan bakery based in Mjölby.
6. Moment Vegan Bistro and Café – Prague, Czech Republic
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Whilst you’re exploring the wonderful historical culture of Prague, venturing down the cute side streets and walking over the famous bridge, you might stumble across Moment Vegan Bistro and Café. This restaurant serves only vegan dishes from their delicious breakfast menu and daily-set lunch menu. It also has some tasty vegan treats such as burgers, falafel and hot dogs for you to delve into after a long day of sightseeing. Like La Stella Nera, this establishment is pet-friendly, so you can bring along your little companion as you tuck into your lunch.
As a vegan traveling in Europe, you may find it difficult to find restaurants to cater to your needs. Hopefully, this guide helps with some of the stresses of dining out, and rest assured, there are hundreds of fantastic vegan eateries dotted around Europe – you’ll just need do to a little exploring to find your favorite!
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