In Serbia and the region, one simple rule applies – there’s no such thing as a lunch without meat. Grilled, fried, or prepared in any other way, meat is necessary in a lunch, especially if it’s a festive feast. You choose your meat, add some potatoes, maybe some salad, and voila, there is your typical Serbian lunch.
This environment is quite tricky for vegans and vegetarians. It is an endeavour to find a vegan friendly restaurant that will prepare a delicious, filling, vegan dish for you. Luckily, the trends change and typical Serbian lunch we just talked about is beginning to give space for new trends and more diverse cuisine. So, if meat is not your cup of tea, and prefer vegan or vegetarian food, here are some Belgrade spots just for you.
Radost Fina Kuhinjica
This restaurant does not just aim to wow your taste buds, but also your sight. They pay great deal of attention to the visual aspect of their dishes. So, if you visit this restaurant you will love the way your looks AND tastes. We are pretty sure this is the winning combo, especially as it may get you some additional likes on Instagram. Radost Fina Kuhinjica is located in 3 Pariska street.
Restoran Oliva is one of the first ever vegan/vegetarian restaurants not only in Belgrade, but the whole country as well. What is so special about this restaurant is that they stick to traditional and popular dishes but give them a vegan/vegetarian twist. This means choosing to skip on meat does not equal skipping those well known dishes. The restaurant is located in New Belgrade.
Zdravo Živo is a vegan restaurant specialized in raw food prep that is also gluten and sugar free. Their specialties are smoothies and delicious healthy cookies and cakes. You have to treat your senses with their colors, tastes and energy. This restaurant is located in Belville, New Belgrade.
Mandala restaurant is located at Kosančićev venac, which is the old part of the city, but this restaurant couldn’t be more modern and advanced. They actually organically produce all ingredients used for their meal prep! They actually went so far with organic production, even their cocktail ingredients are organic and produced by them. This alone is such a great evidence of care they invest in their service, that you have to visit them!
One quick note – these are not the only vegan and vegetarian restaurants in the city. With increase in popularity of this kind of cuisine, many restaurants are including vegan/vegetarian options in their menus. But if you want to play safe and be sure the restaurant you’re heading to has dishes you’ll appreciate, feel free to rely on our list.
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