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Vegetarian food in Eastern Europe

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1. Posted by madmonkey (Budding Member 9 posts) 11y


I am off to Eastern Europe in june and july going to Czech republic, Poland, Croatia, Romania, Bulgaria (poss depends on time)and Slovakia. From what i have heard and read this area is very big on meat and heavy stodgy food. As a vegetarian i am a bit worried i am going to struggle to find food to vary my diet other than bread.

Are there good markets with fruit and veg or does any one know of any vege dishes to look out for. Cause im sure there is some good vege food out there...well hopefully.

Any suggestions?

Many thanks

2. Posted by ukmassage (Inactive 1052 posts) 11y

not worry too much - you can find any food there. Learn some basic food vacabulary in each country - or say 'vegetarian' ('g' - pronounced like in Guatemala).

3. Posted by Uncle_J (Full Member 73 posts) 11y

mad: I am a vegetarian and I too was a bit concerned on my trip to Prague last June. I can suggest two very good restaurants; Country Life on Melantrichova, 15 is totally vegan and quite good and very inexpensive. It is set up as a cafeteria and it is in a nice, quiet courtyard location off Old Town Square. El Centro Bar & Bodega on Maltezske namesti, 9 is a Spanish restaurant on the other side of the Charles Bridge that served a delicious vegetarian paella for 2. I'm quite sure you will have no problem finding a suitable place to eat in Prague.


4. Posted by ukmassage (Inactive 1052 posts) 11y

country life is not the cheapest - but a reasonably food. They have a healthy food shop at the front.

5. Posted by schept (Budding Member 16 posts) 11y

I had no trouble whatsoever dealing with my vegetarian diet. I didn't eat much in restaurants, so I wouldn't know if there is a veggie dish on every card, but all cheap eating places have veggie food. In the big cities, the cards will hang outside with english explanations. If not, you can come far by pointing and nodding.

Poland even has a very popular vegetarian fast food restaurant you will see in every bigger city "the green way". Bring the lonely planet for specific adresses, they have special sections for vegetarian people.

Don't worry you will not only eat from the supermarkets. There is plenty of local food without meat.

6. Posted by schept (Budding Member 16 posts) 11y

the only thing that can happen, is that you are misunderstood.

I was pretty sure ordered a spinach pasta once, there turned out to be chicken inside. I asked for a new one and I got it.