Best Vegetarian Food in Krakow
Granted, most traditional Polish foods include dishes loaded with meat, especially pork. For all vegetarians out there, it might not seem as if Poland has much to offer, but this assumption could not be farther from the truth. When it comes to Krakow, the city is full of cafes and restaurants offering both vegetarian and vegan options to give you not only delicious meals, but a meat-free fill of hearty homemade Polish food. Be sure to ask your guide to point them out during your Krakow Absolute Walking Tour.
For anyone with those post-sightseeing burger cravings, Nova Krova provides an excellent vegan alternative. Its tasty burgers come packed full of ingredients such as bean, falafel or tofu, and can be washed down with a thirst-quenching 100% natural John Lemon lemonade.
Glonojad Vegetarian Bar
Sitting just outside the central square and much-loved for its nice terrace during warmer months, Glonojad, pronounced Glonoyad, is also popular for its sizable portions and low prices. Choose from an array of handmade Polish salads to accompany your spicy burrito or vegetable lasagna. Alternatively, enjoy a chilled bottle of Miloslaw alongside a large bowl of piping hot pumpkin curry. If you are left wanting more, get a second helping of their international options, or for the sweet-toothed amongst you, peruse a wide selection of homemade cookies or (and) cake!
Perfectly spiced, aromatic, taste-bud-shocking, vegetarian cuisine of the Far East. Need I say more? If you fancy Vietnamese Pho, are swayed towards sushi, or perhaps spring rolls, or even Thai fried vegetables, then Pod Norenami is the place for you. Be prepared to pay a little more here than at many of the cheaper options around, but it is worth every zloty!
For a richly-flavoured coffee and a wide range of vegan options, Karma Café is one of the best in town. Here, everything is homemade, from fresh salads to quiche and pies. A variety of bread and cakes are available, including chocolate, banana, carrot and more. Should you frequent Karma Café, you might want to remember the words ‘bardzo pyszne’.
With this variety of delicious options, Krakow cuisine is well equipped to cater for all appetites. It is also worth noting that many of Krakow’s Polish restaurants offer vegetarian options such as traditional pierogi ruskie – dumpling filled with potato and onion – or potato pancakes with sour cream.
This is just a small handful of the delights that Krakow’s food scene has to offer, try a few and decide yourself- Smacznego!