If you’re on a vegan diet, you know finding something to eat on holidays can be quite a mission. You want to try the local delicacies, but most of the time there’s only one veggie option on the menu at best. We dug a little deeper to find some great fully vegan restaurants in seven popular European holiday destinations with lots of authentic dishes that aren’t just veggie burgers or a quinoa salad…
1. Le Potager de Charlotte – Paris
A light lunch or gourmet dinner at Le Potager de Charlotte, a small restaurant founded by two brothers, is a must in Paris. The menu, ranging from chickpea pancakes to the house special avocado and ‘egg’ is sure to impress anyone – vegan or not. Even Jessica Chastain is a fan.
2. kopps – Berlin
Kopps restaurant in Berlin makes vegan fine dining a thing. Compose your personal three- or four-course menu from their seasonally changing dishes, currently including an ‘egg’ salad, mushroom ravioli and German cream puffs.
3. BarCeloneta Sangria Bar – Barcelona
Paella and crispy calamari – seafood goes vegan at BarCeloneta Sangria Bar in Barcelona. Instead of just replacing the ingredients of classic tapas, BarCeloneta have made it their mission to make them look and taste authentic yet fully vegan. Just look at those ‘shrimp’…
4. Haiku – Palermo
Vegan carbonara, bolognese crepes and creamy risotto? Palermo’s Haiku makes the impossible possible so you don’t have to miss out on the real Italian pasta experience. Plus there’s tiramisu to round it off…
5. Simbiosis – Ibiza
Head to Simbiosis in Ibiza for a wide range of colourful salads, veggie bowls, spring rolls, curries and more. Simple but always with a twist, it makes for a great lunch or healthy dinner. And wait until you’ve seen the long list of cakes and desserts…
6. Amanita Grill – Athens
No one wants to miss out on gyros when in Greece, so Amanita Grill have come up with a solution: vegan gyros made of mushrooms. But it doesn’t stop there, as the grill also offers 100% plant-based souvlaki and lentil kebabs. What more could you want?
7. Ao 26 Vegan Food Project – Lisbon
Ao 26 Vegan Food Project have vegan creme brûlée and panna cotta, which is enough to convince us. If you don’t have a sweet tooth, try their seitan steaks, beetroot carpaccio or the vegan cheese board.