Traditional Polish food is a meaty cuisine. Dishes like bigos (hunter’s stew) and gołąbki (cabbage rolls) are built around proteins such as pork and beef while other Polish staples are customarily made both with and without meat. Pierogies, for example, can be stuffed with ground beef or combinations of fresh cheese, potatoes, onions, mushrooms, and sauerkraut.
In recent years, veganism and vegetarianism have surged in Poland, especially among younger nationals in big cities like Warsaw. In fact, the vegan guide Happy Cow ranked Warsaw the ninth best vegan city in the world in 2022. Today, both local and international restaurants in Warsaw cater to plant-based eaters. You’ll find tons of vegan and vegetarian establishments, but even in restaurants that serve meat, you’ll often find a variety of apps and mains centered on fresh, seasonal produce. Warsaw is one city where meat-free eaters need not worry about cobbling together a full meal out of sides like cabbage salad and pickles.
Here are 15 vegetarian-friendly restaurants in Warsaw that everyone will love.