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The 7 Best Vegan Restaurants In Budapest

You might think of meaty Hungarian stews when it comes to food options here, but there’s actually an exciting range of vegan restaurants in Budapest.  While it took a little while to catch on, vegans will soon see they can chow down on all sorts of tasty fare in Budapest. In fact, we even named Great Bistro (below) the second best vegan restaurant in Europe in 2019!

From fine dining to fun brunch dishes, there’s plenty of choice in this city. Vegans, veggies and everything in between can happily eat their heart out here…

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1. Great Bistro

Great Bistro certainly lives up to its name – it really is great. Expect vegan, gluten free, and gourmet fine dining at this bistro that whips up delicious foods from all over the world. The owners have a huge passion for sustainability and veganism and you’ll see that reflected in every bite.

Great Bistro

2. Kozmosz

Want to try some local eats? You can feast on traditional Hungarian dishes that have been ‘veganised’ at this small and cosy place, such as bean goulash, seitan stew with ‘nokedli’ dumplings or ‘cottage-cheese csusza. Their rich chocolate layered-pancake slice is an incredible way to finish things off.

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3. Tökmag Vegan Street Food

For irresistible vegan street food, this place always hits the spot. Feast on a range of burgers, sandwiches, lunch plates and soups, all made from local and seasonal ingredients. Tokmag takes great care to create vegan . dishes without sugar, gluten and yeast that taste just as good as they look.

Try the zucchini burger with curry butternut squash cream, rocket, zucchini patty, tomatoes, melted cheesy zucchini slices and sage aioli.

4. Napfényes Restaurant

This restaurant and bakery serves up Hungarian and international eats, as well as freshly baked pastries – all 100% vegan. There’s daily changing specials, as well as staple dishes such as goulash, spelt pizzas or Thai curry.

With passionate staff who will happily chat through ingredients in dishes and all-things vegan lifestyle related, it’s no wonder it’s one of the most popular vegan restaurants in Budapest.

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5. Vegazzi

Think pizza needs real cheese to be tasty? Think again. Sourdough bases at this vegan pizzeria are perfectly charred and chewy, while a homemade rice milk mozzarella tastes just like the real thing. They also have delicious toppings such as grain sausage, beer yeast flakes and a lime and mushroom pesto that’s out of this world.

No visit to Budapest is complete without a pizza feast here.

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6. Vega City

This simple-but-tasty vegan eatery with buffet is a top shout for a quick and filling meal in the city centre. There’s a huge array of options to choose from, including hot dishes such as red lentil stews, Indian curries with tofu and eggplant and lots of healthy and fresh salads and soups.

It’s nothing fancy, just proper good food.

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7. Fill Good

Have a sweet tooth? Hightail it to Fill Good, a completely vegan bakery that has sweet treats as well as savoury bites to eat. They use mainly local and organic ingredients, taking real care with what they produce. Choose from tempting snacks such as plum dumplings, cinnamon swirls, Roman-style pizzas, and a rotating flavour of pogacha, a type of Hungarian bread.

vegan restaurants Budapest

Sarah Clayton-Lea
Sarah Clayton-Lea

Co-founder and global head of content of Big 7 Travel, 26-year-old Sarah created the company through her passion for discovering the world's best food and travel experiences. Formerly based in Dublin, Ireland, she now travels the world sharing her finds with our readers - a community that loves travel just as much as we do.

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