Thinking about traveling to Krakow, Poland but not sure where to eat as a vegan? With an array of delicious plant-based options all throughout the city, you’re going to be overwhelmed with all your choices! Although, if you need a helping hand, here’s the ultimate guide to being vegan in Krakow, Poland.
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As Dan and I bumped along in the train heading towards Krakow, Poland, I had no idea what to expect for vegan food throughout the city.
I mean, heck, after the incredible vegan options in Warsaw, I didn’t think Krakow had a chance in standing up to the challenge of beating ’em.
Boy, oh boy, was I wrong!
Not only does Krakow boast a whole host of dedicated vegan and vegetarian restaurants, all dotted throughout the city, most omnivore restaurants also have at least one vegan option on the menu.
Who knew Poland’s cities had such an incredible vegan scene? I sure didn’t.
Throughout both Krakow and Warsaw, you’ll find traditional vegan Polish food, such as vegan pierogi, sushi, burgers, vegan kebabs (my personal favorite!), and more.
Instead of teasing you any longer with all the veggie possibilities, let’s get to the vegan Krakow guide, shall we?!
Psst, hey! If you’re wondering what the best things to do in Krakow are, take a look at this guide!
THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO VEGAN KRAKOW, POLAND
Just a little note: the following sections are broken into dedicated vegan restaurants, vegetarian restaurants, and cafes to grab a delicious vegan treat at! If you want to jump to any particular section, use the table of contents above.
Let’s start with my favorite… Vegab! A cute, little hole-in-the-wall cafe serving up mouthwatering kebabs (that’s why it’s called Vegab! Get it? Vegan + kebab = Vegab! Cute, eh?).
But actually, while the name of this place is clever, their vegan kebabs are even cleverer!
Massive hot kebab wraps filled with succulent fake meat (seitan) and veggies topped with mouthwatering vegan sauces… OMG. It seriously doesn’t get better.
Even cooler? Just like a regular kebab house, Vegab has its vegan “meat” cooking on a hot rotating rotisserie! What a beautiful sight, if I do say so myself.
Hot veg tip: the Olymp kebab is my favorite! Also, don’t forget to try the bounty cake!
KROWARZYWA VEGAN BURGER
In the search for some awesome vegan burgers in Krakow? This is the place to grab ’em!
Dishing out a variety of options, like a chickpea burger, vegetable burger, tofu burger, and even a vegan pastrami burger, Krowarzywa will no doubt knock the tips off your tastebuds!
Hot veg tip: take your omni friends here! With how tasty the burgers are, this place isn’t only winning over vegans.
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Another cute little cafe serving up delicious vegan burgers, as well as a whole menu of tasty vegan eats!
At this vegan Krakow joint, Dan ordered up one of their vegan gyro wraps and I had a vegan burger — both were absolutely delicious!
Even better, while this cafe is small, it has big greenery! And what I mean by that is there’s plants everywhere! Which I totes adore. With all the greenery, it makes it feel as though you’re not right in the center of a bustling city.
Hot veg tip: don’t forget to order a side of potato wedges! They’re to die for!
Address: Wiślna 6, 31-007 Kraków, Poland
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A quaint little 100% plant-based cafe near the Jewish Quarter in Krakow, Mihiderka dishes up vegan curries, burgers, soups, desserts, and more.
While this place is super duper small — only has about 3 tables, so come here quick! — it serves up drool-worthy vegan dishes that more than makes up for its size.
Both Dan and I tried two different vegan soups Mihiderka was serving the day we went. Dan went for the laksa and I had a go at the moroccan lentil — so tasty!
Hot veg tip: don’t miss out on the fresh-pressed juices they serve! The grapefruit juice I had was so refreshing.
Address: Józefa 22, 31-056 Kraków, Poland
HARIPRASAD SAMOSA & CURRY
Craving some authentic Indian food after wandering around all day? This is the place to get it!
A little hole-in-the-wall, Hariprasad Samosa & Curry is a tiny little vegan Indian restaurant in Krakow serving up big flavor in the forms of mouthwatering vegetable filled samosas, flavorful curries, delicious dahls, perfect potato pancakes, and more.
What’s great about this little place is both the impeccable flavors, but also the really affordable prices and super nice family who runs the place!
Hot veg tip: if you’re a sustainable traveler (which you should be! 😉), make sure to bring your reusable container and bamboo utensils, as this place only uses throwaway cutlery and plates! Granted it’s all wood/paper but if you can, reusable is the way to go.
Address: Dietla 45 pasaż, 31-054, 31-054 Kraków, Poland
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VEGE TO TU
Tucked away in the Jewish Quarter, Vege To Tu has both a 100% vegan food truck situated in a food truck square and a newly opened restaurant.
We visited the food truck on our way to Schindler’s factory. While we didn’t actually get any food (the line was so long and we had to catch a bus), it looked absolutely delicious!
Plus, if you check out Vege To Tu on Happy Cow, you’ll find the reviews are outta this world.
Even though I can’t attest to the taste of the food myself, I trust the other taste buds of fellow vegans who praise this place! From what I’ve read, the falafel and hummus wrap is the way to go.
Even better, when we checked it out, there was no plastic to be seen! All of the cutlery and to-go boxes are eco-friendly. Woo-hoo! (Although, you can be even more sustainable by bringing your own reusable container and utensils.)
Hot veg tip: try to get here early for lunch! As mentioned, the line was about a mile long when we came, as it’s a very popular food truck. Thus, if you want to have a taste of their flavorful food, either get here early or late.
Address: Zwierzyniecka 8, Krakow, Poland
Vegetarian Restaurants with Vegan Options
Looking for some traditional Polish vegan pierogis? Glonojad has some ready for ya! As well as a few other delicious vegan eats.
Dishing out all-day breakfast, an array of various vegan options from all corners of the world, and some tasty desserts, this Krakow restaurant is a hot spot for veggies and omnivores alike.
A few of the vegan dishes you’ll find here are burritos, samosas, pierogis, curry, tofu panini, and desserts like cake, tarts, and cookies! Sounds pretty delish, eh?
Hot veg tip: if you’re on a budget, this is a fantastic place to eat, as the food is extremely affordable! Also, try the samosas — you won’t be disappointed!
Address: plac Jana Matejki 2, 31-157 Kraków, Poland
Cafes with Vegan Desserts
More of a vegan breakfast person? Cakester is a great place to grab it!
While it’s not a dedicated vegan or vegetarian cafe, it is a vegan-friendly cafe serving up yummy plant-based options, like banana almond pancakes, hummus and avocado toast, and waffles with an array of toppings like peanut butter, fresh fruit, coconut cream, and caramelized cinnamon applies.
Not to mention, they have loads of vegan dessert options to satisfy any sweet tooth, such as bounty, banoffee, and apple cakes; fruit tarts, brownies, and various vegan ice cream flavors!
Also, this is a great place to grab some gluten-free options!
Hot veg tip: if you’re a big fan of sweet breakfasts (like me!), give the waffles a try! Top ’em off with peanut butter and coconut cream. *brb, gotta go wipe up my drool*
Address: Świętego Tomasza 25, 31-027 Kraków, Poland
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Have a sweet tooth that just can’t be tamed? Head over to Cupcake Corner to try one of their coconut banana cupcakes!
But if you’re not in the mood for cake (but let’s be real, who isn’t?), try one of their tasty coffees with plant milk or a fresh smoothie!
Also, they do sometimes offer additional vegan specials on various days. For example, on TripAdvisor, someone mentioned they had a vegan brownie while visiting.
Hot veg tip: try a cappuccino with soy milk! While it’s a basic coffee drink, they make it exceptionally well at this cute cafe. Plus, their coffee is organic and fair trade. Can’t get better than that, am I right?
Address: (multiple locations)
– Bracka 4, 31-005 Kraków, Poland
– Szewska 22, 31-009 Kraków, Poland
– Grodzka 48, 31-044 Kraków, Poland
Additional Vegan Restaurants in Krakow
Here’s a list of additional vegan restaurants in Krakow, but keep in mind I haven’t visited any of these so I’m unable to personally recommend anything!
- Bezmleczny – Address: Śląska 2, Krakow, Poland
- Falafel Brothers – Address: Westerplatte 7, Krakow, Poland
- Raw Nest – Address: ul. Slusarska 6/ LU4, Krakow, Poland
- Smaki Roslinne – Address: 27 Smoleńsk St, Krakow, Poland
- Szamanka – Address: Świętego Wawrzyńca 24, Krakow, Poland
- Vegano Cafe – Address: Siemiradzkiego 25/1, Krakow, Poland
- Zaczyn – Address: Barska 4, Krakow, Poland
After spending 5 days in the city, I was pleasantly surprised to find a whole variety of vegan options in Krakow to keep me and my taste buds satisfied!
Krakow is no doubt an awesome vegan city in Poland, which is crazy because so many people believe it’s hard to find vegan food in meat-filled Eastern Europe!
And yet, nothing could be further from the truth. Which is a blessing for plant-based eaters!
Are you thinking of visiting Krakow? If you have any questions, just pop them down in the comments!
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