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Vegan in Bratislava, Slovakia

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Vegan in … is a series of posts on Elephantastic Vegan where I write about my vegan travelling experiences. I love to travel especially to larger cities, rather than spending my days on the beach at some resort, but finding restaurants with vegan options in a foreign city isn’t always that easy. With this post I want to show you possible places to eat for your next trip to Bratislava in Slovakia! :)

It’s never a bad idea to use HappyCow to get a neat overview of your vegan eating possibilities. I haven’t had the chance to try all the vegan and vegan-friendly restaurants in Bratislava, so this post only contains the few options that I’ve tried. I travelled to Bratislava with my boyfriend (that’s why I mostly speak of we) in June 2016. Spoiler alert, with a little bit of planning and research, it isn’t hard to eat vegan in Bratislava :)

Of course, we will start this post with a few impressions of the city of Bratislava first!

Bratislava Bridge & UFO Restaurant

Bratislava Bridge & UFO Restaurant

Bratislava National Theatre

The new National Theatre

Bratislava Graffiti

In search of vegan restaurants, running around and finding all kinds of graffiti

Bratislava Castle and Museum of City History

View from the old town to the Bratislava Castle (left) and Museum of City History (right)

…and now to the fooooood. 

Re:Fresh

Bratislava Re:Fresh Falafel with Hummus, Pita Bread and Tabouleh | ElephantasticVegan.com

Falafel with Hummus, Pita Bread and Tabouleh

Bratislava Re:Fresh "Robi" Burger | ElephantasticVegan.com

Robi gyros burger with lettuce, red onion, tomato and tzatziki served with french fries and chilli soyannaise

Bratislava Re:Fresh Hummus with falafel, vegetables and home-made pita bread | ElephantasticVegan.com

Hummus with falafel, vegetables and home-made pita bread

Ventúrska 5, 81101 Bratislava
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Re:Fresh is a fun place (restaurant, bar and club combo) in the old center of Bratislava. They have quite a few vegan options, including a falafel platter with hummus, homemade pita bread and tabouleh which I had on my first day in Bratislava. It was so good, we actually went back there two times. For a vegan burger with fries and another falafel, hummus & pita bread platter, this time with veggie sticks. The portions are huge and very reasonably priced (5-7€). Everything was so yummy, especially the falafel were one of the best I’ve ever eaten!

Brownjoy

Bratislava Brownjoy Sushi | ElephantasticVegan.com

Large Maki Roll filled with cucumbers, bell pepper, tofu and sun-dried tomatoes

Mlynské nivy 31, 821 09 Bratislava
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Brownjoy is a really small take-out place at the bus central station. They have a couple of creative maki combinations, such as some with mustard. The one I had was with cucumber, bell pepper, smoked tofu and sun-dried tomatoes. The pickled vegetables (at the side) were a bit unusual, but the sushi was decent and filling. They used brown rice. The price for these 8 large maki rolls was 4€.

Vegan Bar

Bratislava Vegan Bar - Daily Menu | ElephantasticVegan.com

Pea Soup from the daily menu

Bratislava Vegan Bar - Daily Menu | ElephantasticVegan.com

Smoked tofu and beans stew with rice and salad from the daily menu

Tovarenska 4, 81107 Bratislava
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The vegan bar is another small bistro-type restaurant and they offer only one menu per day. When we got there, they had a pea soup and some kind of smoked tofu, beans stew with rice and salad. The meal was made fresh and we had to wait a few minutes, but it was worth it. It was actually quite good and filling. The menu (soup and main dish) was 5€ and it’s all vegan.

Bemba

Bratislava Bemba - Raw Samosas | ElephantasticVegan.com

Raw Samosa with zucchini, gold flax seeds, curcuma, dried tomatoes and spinach

Bratislava Bemba - Guacamole with pizza fingers | ElephantasticVegan.com

Guacamole with pizza fingers

Halkova 1, 831 03 Bratislava
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Bemba is the only restaurant we visited that was not in the center of Bratislava. It was a 10-minute ride with the tram. I always wanted to eat in a raw-vegan restaurant, so this was my first raw-restaurant experience. I ordered the raw samosas and my boyfriend opted for the guacamole with pizza fingers, we also had raw fries, crackers and bread. I was pleasantly surprised by the samosas and the filling – which was slightly sweet but yummy. And the huge salad was the perfect accompaniment. Prices were ranging from 5 to 7€ for the main dishes.

Urban House

Bratislava Urban House Avocado Toast | ElephantasticVegan.com

Avocado Toast with tomatoes

Bratislava Urban House Avocado Toast | ElephantasticVegan.com

Drinks!

We also had Edamame beans!

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Laurinská 213/14, 811 01 Bratislava

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Urban House is a really cool place with lots of delicious drinks (I’m looking at you Vanilla Basil Smash – not pictured because devoured too quickly) and some neat vegan food options. The interior is beautiful, the drinks are unique and amazing, and the vegan avocado toast was the best I’ve ever had. We went to the Urban House every single day of our trip (except our departure day). I also had edamame beans for the first time ever and they were absolutely fabulous, now I have to try to find them in Asia markets here to get my edamame fix.

So this was my Bratislava Trip. Have you ever been there? Do you have any additional vegan-friendly restaurant tips for Bratislava? I’d love to know in the comments!

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Brian Krall

Friday 14th of September 2018

Thank you very much for this! Could you recommend what I should do if I want to try some traditional slovakian food as a vegan?

Bianca

Tuesday 18th of September 2018

Hi Brian, I don't think that any of the restaurants I visited had traditional Slovakian food. Maybe you should check the happy cow website/app for vegan Slovakian options? :)

Laura

Sunday 8th of October 2017

I'm going to Bratislava in less than a week and have been looking for different places I can go and get vegan food. Glad I found this page! There were some places on here I hadn't found through my own searching. This will be my first international trip since I went vegan (was vegetarian for over 20 years before going vegan) so I wanted to make sure I was prepared in advance. Thanks for these recommendations and reviews!

Bianca

Tuesday 10th of October 2017

Yeay, so glad you found the post just in time! Have a wonderful time in Bratislava, Laura! :)

vegan facts

Thursday 29th of September 2016

That sushi looks good!! I am hungry

Little Vegan Bear

Monday 4th of July 2016

Looks like you found some great options!

Bianca

Wednesday 6th of July 2016

Totally! 4 days weren't even enough to visit all the vegan restaurants. Gotta go back there sometime :)

Natalie | Feasting on Fruit

Sunday 3rd of July 2016

So many vegan options!!! The homemade pita bread at the first place looks SO good! Soft and fluffy and just mmmmm <3 And I would've ventured the 10 mins for a raw vegan restaurant too, it's so neat to see the sorts of creative remakes and dishes those places come up with. Raw vegan samosas?! So neat! I love these kinds of posts, they make me want to travel all over the world even more :)

Bianca

Wednesday 6th of July 2016

Yes, I was really impressed that they had so many vegan options and I wasn't even able to visit all of the vegan restaurants. On my departure day I found a completely vegan restaurant just around the corner of our hotel and it wasn't even on happy cow. Unfortunately it was closed that day, otherwise I'd definitely would have gotten something for the way back. :) I'm always thinking that vegan cooking is creative, but raw "cooking" is even a step further :D I'm glad you like my travel posts. I'm hoping someone can benefit from them when they visit + I always have a nice selection of vegan options in case I'm going back there.