Vegan Budapest | Best Restaurants, Food Tours, Hotels & More

Hungary's capital might not jump out at you as a vegan-friendly destination to eat out in, but, we were surprised to learn, that eating vegan in Budapest is not that hard and there are in fact several places where it’s possible to eat well without meat or animal products, and a few others that are specifically aimed at serving up only vegan food. These are our top picks for vegan Budapest.

Budapest Vegan Restaurants

This is the key to rough opening times and prices for the guide, which will appear below the name of each restaurant or café mentioned.

Which meals are catered for

  • breakfast: typically 09:00-11:00
  • lunch: typically 12:00-15:00
  • dinner: typically 18:00-21:00

The type of food served

  • vegan / vegetarian / serves meat

A rough price range (based on prices for mains)

  • cheap €5-€8
  • moderate €8-15
  • expensive €15+

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Hummus Bar

lunch & dinner / serves meat / moderate

While the menu at this Budapest chain is not specifically vegan or even vegetarian, there is still a lot to choose from and everything is made with fresh ingredients. The falafel doesn't disappoint, and it’s all served quickly, and can easily be packed to take away.


Naspolya Nassolda

breakfast, lunch & dinner / vegan / expensive

An entirely raw vegan café, this place serves tasty little cakes, snacks and drinks. There are a couple of breakfast options, but otherwise it's not a place to come for a full meal. They make their own almond milk for drinks, many of which can be served hot or cold, and there is usually a seasonal fruit drink too. The slices of cake are relatively small, but since they're raw, still very filling!


Napfenyes Étterem és Cukrászda

lunch & dinner / vegan / expensive

Definitely the biggest vegan restaurant in the city, this is both a slightly more upmarket option for eating vegan in Budapest and still very accessible and even offers lunch menus. Apparently, it specifically aims to please omnivores with vegan versions of typical Hungarian dishes as well as some dishes with a more international influence. Gluten free options are clearly marked and the space is bright, airy and welcoming.

Vegan Garden

lunch & dinner / vegan / moderate

Here, in an open space between buildings, you can find pizza, burgers, Mexican food and raw cakes served from multiple food trucks, and everything is vegan! There's a bar and free seating, so you can come with friends and all try different things, enjoying the atmosphere on a warm evening.



breakfast & lunch / serves meat / moderate

This gluten free bakery has several vegan options, including usually a vegan sandwich and several sweet treats. While they open early enough for breakfast and there are some breakfast items on the menu, none of them are vegan, but it's still a nice place to grab something to go or a quick snack. They have soy milk for hot drinks and though it's small, it's a friendly little space.


Madal Café

breakfast & lunch / vegetarian / moderate

What's a hipster café without vegan cake? There are several vegan (some of them raw) sweet options here, and all drinks can be made vegan with non-dairy milk, and the selection of teas is quite impressive. While there's no specifically vegan food that isn't cake here, it's still a cool place to hang out or even work if that's what you need.


Kozmosz Vegán Étterem

lunch & dinner / vegan / moderate

Serving typical Hungarian food made vegan, this cosy place in a former wine cellar is a calm, quiet spot to enjoy lunch and a livelier place in the evenings. Dishes are tasty, although some of them may look rather place, but service is friendly and takeaway is an option for most dishes.


Vegan Love

lunch & dinner / vegan / moderate

With a large range of burgers, wraps, salads and juices, this bright and modern fast food place does a good job in satisfying your burger cravings! There's a nice range of patties, and almost everything is available gluten-free, plus there are usually a few desserts too.


Govinda Vega Sarok

lunch & dinner / vegetarian / cheap

This place serves set lunch menus alongside a variety of entirely vegetarian and mostly vegan Indian food in a simple canteen style eatery, meaning you take a tray, choose your food then pay before sitting down to eat.

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*Photo courtesy of Szücs Orsolya from Atma Centre; many thanks!

20 Comments on “Vegan Budapest | Best Restaurants, Food Tours, Hotels & More”

  1. Ligeia’s been to Budapest, but I haven’t! This post has just confirmed why it’s mandatory for us to get there (again!) Thanks! 🙂

    1. Sam Wood says:

      Yes! Go go go!

  2. J in Beijing says:

    I just found your blog and am very excited- are you guys both veggie? If so, I am seriously excited to find more veggie travel bloggers! I’m been veggie since I was 7 years old. I was vegan for a while but ended up going back to veggie as I found it so difficult to avoid all dairy when travelling. I still eat mostly vegan meals though. I really must write about being veggie in Beijing as I have found some really great restaurants here- even one completely vegan one.

    1. J in Beijing says:

      Ha, I just realised this is the second time I’ve read your blog. I just got too excited about vegan/vegetarianism that I commented straight away! I must be fading with hunger- time for a bean burger and I’ll be following the rest of your posts for sure now 🙂

      1. Sam Wood says:

        Oh thanks, J! That’s very sweet. Yes, we are mostly vegan and are very happy to meet more veggie/vegan travel bloggers. Thanks for your comments!

  3. Great round up! I’ve been to two on the list and they’re pretty tasty. I’m always surprised when I find veggie and vegan friendly restaurants in Budapest. It doesn’t strike me as the place to have so many.

    1. Sam Wood says:

      Indeed, it was a pleasant surprise to us too!

  4. Kate says:

    Mmmmmm. Vegan choc sauce and squeezy soy cream. I am not sure how I’d survive as a vegan without vegan squeezy cream! Thanks for doing a vegan post. I love it when Indian restaurants have vegan options. When I used to eat dairy, Indian food used to be such as staple for me while traveling. Harder now!

    1. Sam Wood says:

      That’s interesting. I find it’s only really a problem when it’s North Indian food, which is what we get in Europe mostly is. It is not common to find cheese or cream in South Indian food…coconut milk is a common staple instead!

  5. Isabel says:

    Another useful guide I’ll look up again the next time I head to Budapest!

    1. Sam Wood says:

      Great, glad you liked it!

  6. Sam says:

    Awesome! I was at Hummus Bar last time I was in Budapest, and was pretty impressed. I travel there a lot because half my family is Hungarian…they don’t quite understand the whole vegan thing, so next time I’ll have to suggest one of these places for us to try. Thanks!

    1. Sam Wood says:

      Hahaha! Yes, I think things like Middle-Eastern and Asian food, much of which is vegan by accident, is a great way to introduce someone to vegan food without “scaring” them. How nice to have family in Budapest – it is definitely one of my favourite central European cities!

  7. ken Miller says:

    You have convinced me to adopt vegan lifestyle.

    1. Sam Wood says:

      Excellent! Thanks for sharing.

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