The article was updated in January 2020
Thanks to the increasing popularity of healthy lifestyle many vegetarian and vegan restaurants, juice bars and health shops have emerged in our city and some establishments have added a vegan menu to their main one. This makes things considerably easier for the fans of such diets and although the choice isn’t that wide yet, we hope the trend would continue. Here are the places where you can try vegetarian and vegan cuisine:
One of the first vegan places in Plovdiv and probably the most popular one.It changed several locations to establish itself permanently in our favorite Kapana, where in peak hours there often is a queue of people wishing to try something delicious and healthy.Veggicoffers a great variety of tasty healthy foods – there are new items in the lunch menu every day! The atmosphere is pleasant and the service is good. They use selected high-quality products in the kitchen – seasonal fruits and veggies, different kinds of beans and lentils, chickpeas, soy, einkorn, quinoa, buckwheat, rice and others. You can try raw or gluten-free specialties and vegan cheeses there, or combine your coffee with plant milk or a tempting dessert.Everything is warm, appetizing and is prepared right in front of you.
The Green Lemon
Another favorite place for fans of vegan and vegetarian cuisine. The Green LemonLemonattracts customers with a cozy and modern interior and varied and tasty food.Besides taking advantage of the lunch menu you can also try energizing fruit and vegetable smoothies, juices and shots there or buy some quality products.As with Veggic, we advise you to be fast with the choice of the day because everything ends very fast.
Vitafix is more of a juice bar but there are a lot of vegan options there. Committed to the idea of offering health “the best way”, they make fresh natural and healthy foods and drinks without artificial colorings, aromas and additives.Here you can enjoy fresh salads, different snacks, healthy desserts.
Sometimes you can find vegetarian temptations at more unexpected places. The restaurant at Hotel Odeon is not specializing in the meatless specialties, but it is on the list because there are interesting options for a veg menu. The ideas for the dishes are most often inspired by seasonal products because the focus is on fresh and high quality food.
Smokini - the adventure restaurant of Plovdiv
Not far from the creative district of Kapana and Old Plovdiv, Smokini is the perfect location for you to relax, enjoy delicious and well-prepared food and experiment with different flavors. A special place is given to vegetarian and vegan offers because the choice to eat this way is not a reason to compromise on taste. The variety of seasons gives fruits, vegetables, spices and herbs that the imagination and knowledge of the staff combine in endless ways.
Lebanese restaurant Mayriges
For the opening of his restaurant, the owner was inspired by his mother's passion for cooking, which is why he lovingly shares traditional Armenian and Lebanese home-made recipes at the establishment which bears her name. The menu here is also not explicitly vegan or vegetarian, but if you bet on the traditional mudardaramoussakaMayriges, we assure you that you won’t go wrong.
Mexican restaurant Sombrero
It turns out that international cuisine offers quite a selection of meatless recipes. You can choose between two locations and at least 5 options of vegetarian and vegan dishes. Vegetarian tacos are a classic, but be sure to try the rest.
Finally, we end with something for Italian cuisine lovers. Along the traditional fast, the popular chainhas offered its customers a choice of three pizzas. You can opt for the classic Margherita, Fasting v.2 with a variety of vegetables and Beyond Pizza with special vegan meat.