Warsaw has been on my wishlist of places to visit as a vegan for a while now. I actually visited once before, but I wasn't vegan then, and the city has changed so much since that I barely recognised it! Now, it's a vegan paradise with loads of options everywhere. I only visited for a weekend, but crammed as much in as possible, and am happy to report I was not disappointed!
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Warsaw 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 19:00-22:00
A rough price range (based on prices of mains)
- cheap: up to 20zł (€4.73)
- moderate: 20zł – 28zł (€4.73 – €6.63)
- expensive: 28zł+ (€6.63+)
Here is my vegan Warsaw guide with the highlights from my recent trip.
Youmiko Vegan Sushi
vegan / lunch & dinner / expensive
One of the higher end places I visited on this trip to Warsaw, this place does a nice selection of different kinds of sushi, maki and other rice-based Japanese-inspired dishes made vegan. For indecisive people there are the set menus suggested for different numbers of people, which I found to be perfect.
There are also some deserts and a few non-Japanese dishes, such as their mixed kimchi, which I honestly found a bit weird. Otherwise, I would highly recommend this place for something a little special without breaking the bank.
vegetarian / breakfast, lunch & dinner / moderate
Serving a nice mixture of all-vegan cakes, breakfast plates and light meals with many vegan options, this place is cosy and welcoming, though on weekends it gets busy and there might be a bit of a wait for your food.
At quieter moments, it could be a decent place to work (at least from upstairs) and staff are friendly but mostly leave you alone. I would definitely recommend their vegan English breakfast for something filling and tasty!
vegan / lunch & dinner / moderate
Serving vegan Polish comfort food, this place is bright and nicely decorated with a laid-back atmosphere.
I specifically came here because I wanted vegan Polish piergis, and wasn't disappointed! They do a range of soups (which are half price at weekends if ordered with another main dish), potato and seitan based dishes, salads and homemade desserts all of which looked good.
serves meat / lunch & dinner / cheap
Chosen by my non-vegan friend, this place didn't seem like the easiest option to find vegan food as everything is only in Polish, but the staff spoke good English and indeed, there were several vegan options, including ramen with puffy tofu! It's a simple setup, the food is cheap and served quickly and actually quite good! Recommended for something quick and easy.
vegan / lunch & dinner / cheap
I had high hopes for the beautifully designed vegan burger place, and while it turned out to be fine, it wasn't quite as spectacular as I'd hoped. You choose your own patty, sauces, fillings and whether you want a burger, wrap or bowl and whatever sides you'd like, so that aspect is certainly a nice part, though not easy if you're indecisive like me!
I left full, but I found the patty that I chose to be a little dry and I thought it could've had more flavour. Nonetheless, it's a cool place and indeed, there are several branches throughout the city, so the one linked to here is just the one I visited, though the menu is the same at all of them.
Lokal Dela Krem
vegan / breakfast & lunch / moderate
This cute little café was one I stumbled upon almost by accident, and it answered my prayers for vegan ice cream in Warsaw!
It's a nice space, and everything looked delicious. The ice cream I had (modelled above by my friend Michael) was a little too sweet for me, and the brownie I took away was fine, though a little bland. Some of the creamier things in the cabinet looked divine! Also, the hot drinks were huge!
Mango Vegan Street Food
vegan / lunch & dinner / cheap
A chain of vaguely Middle Eastern style food, I visited the one inside the Hala Koszyki, a very hipster food and shopping mall inside an old warehouse building. The name comes from the fact that many (but not all) of their dishes contain mango in some form or another! Perfect for a light, or quick bite, but I wasn't a fan of the plastic cutlery.
vegan / breakfast, lunch & dinner / expensive
This beautifully designed pizzeria's menu is fully vegan and sugar-free, with several gluten-free options. I didn't get the chance to try their pizzas though they looked amazing. Instead, I had a piece of raw cake, which was great. The accompanying hot chocolate I had was horrible though: it needed sugar! Otherwise, this would be a great place for a romantic date or something a little special.
Some other vegan places we didn’t get a chance to visit include Edamame Vegan Sushi, Lokal Vegan Bistro, Bistro Organitheka, Chwast Food, Café Kryzys, Vegemiasto, Pogłos, Think Love and Vegan Ramen Shop.
Here’s a map of all the places listed in this guide.
Recommended Hotels in Warsaw
Warsaw is a very walkable city, and is well connected with trams and metro. Given that, much of the city centre is going to be a good place to stay: we stayed pretty close to the central train station, and everything was easily accessible.
There are many sites for apartment rentals in Warsaw, with AirBnB probably being one of the most popular. Prices are generally comparable to budget hotels, especially if you’re willing to get a room in a shared apartment. Book AirBnB →