If you’re planning a trip to the Baltics (that is the countries of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia) and would like to try some delicious food that is also good for you and our planet, here’s our list of the ones you should seriously consider. You might notice that most of the places listed are in Vilnius; that is where we lived for a month, while other cities we’ve only visited.
This post only includes places and food we truly enjoyed and are happy to recommend. We hope you find it helpful! Let the drooling begin!
Out of all delicious vegan food we have ever tried, sushi remains our personal favorite. We have been to four different sushi places in Vilnius and have found Rise to be top of the top. In comparison to other places their selection of dishes that are suitable for vegans is wider and more diverse, while wet towels, stainless steel chopsticks and cucumber water just make the experience that much better.
Zatar is a little slice of Middle Eastern heaven in Vilnius. Their falafel dishes come with all sorts of local veggies like cucumbers, peppers, and dill and their hummus is made in-house and always fresh.
In short: our favorite café in Vilnius. Cozy atmosphere, vegan cakes, jazz music, retro interior and board games that bring back childhood memories make this place very unique.
An all-vegetarian Mediterranean style pizzeria with a cave-like interior, where pizzas are superb and you can swap the cheese for a non-dairy one with no additional cost. Score!
An all-vegan food store in the center of Vilnius. What more can we say?
A perfect place for a weekend brunch or if you’re short on time, just a quick pick-up on the way. You can choose from super healthy fruit & chia puddings, delicious hummus & sundried tomatoes bagel, and a selection of not-so-healthy-but-too-good-to-pass-up vegan donuts. You can find them in Vilnius as well.
Ridikas is an amazing little vegan bistro right next to Kaunas train station. Interior is made from reused materials and they’re taking vegan fast food to another level. You can find plenty of choices on the menu, but their specialties are wraps and once you take a bite it’s not hard to see why.
If you’re looking to taste traditional Lithuanian cuisine, you have to visit Arbatinė. Their menu is completely vegan and they serve the most delicious blyneliai, virtiniai, and our favorite, šaltibarščius. 😉 Word of advice: always take their daily fresh pastries to-go for later; they make a great snack.
When it comes to eating out, there’s nothing that brings a bigger smile on our face than an all-vegan restaurant. Terapija translates to therapy and the name fits this café/restaurant perfectly. The interior is calming with plenty of plants and cozy furniture, making it easy to spend hours there. Get yourself something from their breakfast, lunch, or dinner menu and enjoy the atmosphere. Keep in mind it’s cash only.
In a side alley of Tallinn’s Old Town you’ll find a cozy and welcoming restaurant that serves steaks, stews, tacos, and so much more – all plant-based. Their menu is full of quirky dishes, making it impossible to choose only one. Our suggestion: have a feast!