Vegetarian Europe Updates

Vegetarian Europe

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Banyan, Nussdorferstrasse 22, A-1090 Wien. Tel: 01-319 22 57 Open: 11-23.00 every day. Above a supermarket. Vegetarian restaurant that opened in 2003. Lovely rooftop terrace and elegant indoor seating. Buddhist based, 95% vegan. Email:


For vegetarian restaurants in Flanders try


Lotos is no longer vegetarian. But there is a separate vegetarian menu in the nearby a la carte restaurant on two floors at the 3-star Hotel Cerna Liska, Mikulasska 2, 110 00 Praha 1. Tel +420-2-2423 2250. Fax +420-2-2423 2249. In the Old Town Square. Please let us know if you try it.


CTJ in Greek St, Soho, has closed, but there is another branch Tao in Great Windmill Street.

Country Life has closed, but Tibits in the same street at 12-14 is very similar.

Cranks and Crazy Salads have all closed. Try Maoz falafel bar at 43 Old Compton Street, Soho, open every day all day and most of the night.

Mildreds has moved to 45 Lexington Street, W1.

The falafel cafes are on the NE entrance of Leicester Square, not NW. But the falafels at Maoz at 45 Old Compton Street, Soho, are much better.

Vitao at 25 Oxford Street, Soho (near Govinda's) is a fabulous new vegan organic buffet restaurant. Open: Mon-Sun 12.00-23.00. Tube: Tottenham Court Road.

Nuthouse near Oxford St has closed. Try instead Mildreds nearby.

Greenhouse in Bloomsbury has closed. But you can get the same kind of food at the new cafe in nearby Planet Organic (page 67).

Mandeer in Bloomsbury has closed. But there's a new and much cheaper Indian restaurant called Vegetarian Paradise, nearby at 59 Marchmont St. Open: every day 12-15.00, 17-23.00. Lunch buffet £4.50. Tube: Russell Square.

Cafe Pushkar and Heather's in south London have closed. Oshobasho in North London has closed.

SEE ALSO Updates to Vegetarian London for new places in central and outer London


NEW Zuchini vegetarian cafe, Fabiankatu 4. Tel. 09-6222907. Open: Mon-Fri 11.00–16.00, Sat-Sun closed.

NEW Vegemesta veggie burger place, Pieni Roobertinkatu 4, Helsinki 00130. Tel: 358-9689888888. Open: Mon-Thu 11.00-20.00, Fri 23.00, Sat 24.00, Sun 13.00-18.00. And at 6 Vaasankatu, 00500 Helsinki. Tel: 09 68988888. Open: Mon-Thu 11.00-23.00, Fri-Sat 11.00- 02.30, Sun 13.00-19.00. Cheap prices.

Happy Carrot has closed


SEE Updates to Vegetarian France for new places in Paris


For new restaurants (in German)


BUDAVEG self catering apartment and tour guiding for vegetarians and vegans. Their English website tells you all about the town and a couple of new vegetarian restaurants in Budapest.

NEW Napfenyes Etterem vegan restaurant, Rozsa utca 39, 1077 Budapest. Tel: +36-1-313 5555.

Mirtusz has closed


A Naestu Grosum, Laugavegur 20b, Reykyavik. Tel: +354-552 8410. On the main shopping street. Vegetarian buffet restaurant, bright and cheerful, off the main shopping street with good vegan food too and good prices. Menus changes often. Sandwiches, soups, salads and hearty main courses. New second branch in Kringlan shopping centre first floor, at Kringlumyrarbraut and Miklabraut. This one is omnivorous but has a mainly vegan menu including soups, desserts, and soy-based drinks.

Graenn Kostur, Skolavororoustigur 8, Reykyavik. Tel: +354-552 2028. Buffet and take-away with vegan food and good prices. They use spices, but not yeast, sugar, bleached flour, eggs or milk.

NEW Durum, 42 Laugavegur in the downtown core. Primarily vegetarian restaurant, vegan food available. Menu in English.

Gardurinn, Klapparstíg 37, Reykyavik. Tel: +354-561 2345. Two vegetarian set meals per day, not always vegan.

Salatbarinn Hja Eika, Posthusstraeti 13, Reykyavik. Tel: +354-562 7830. Two blocks from the harbour. Lunchtime special buffet.

Heilshusid chain of health food stores have organic food, grains, pulses, and vitamins. In Reykjavik on Laugarvegur and in the Kringlan shopping centre, also in Selfoss (at Austurvegur and Horduvellir) and in Akureyri at the Glerartorg shopping centre (corner of Glerargata and Borgabraut).

Netto and Hagkaup are the most veg-friendly mainstream grocers and sell pulses, hummus, soya milk and tofu.

Thanks to Sharon McCartan, and Amy Short (Baltimore, MD) for updates from, who get a free Veggie Guide.


Le Cornacchie, Piazza Rondanini 53, Rome. The sister of Margutta Vegetariano, delicious food, excellent service, and much more understanding of vegans.


De Groene Gewoonte has closed.

De Vliegende Schotel now sell bottled beer and small tubs of vegan ice cream for dessert.


New vegan restaurant in central Oslo Eatyrego, Oslo's first 100% vegan restaurant has now opened in Storgata (Next to the club Killyrego and Gunerius), open six days a week (Sundays closed). If you're after a soy cappuccino, this is the place to go. Open from 3pm-10pm.


Green Way vegetarian cafes have opened all over Poland. In Warsaw they are at Gorczewska 124 (CH Wola Park), ul.Hoza 54, ul. Marszalkowska 28, ul. Szpitalna 6.

WARSAW Mata Hari and Nowe Miasto have closed.
Biosfeera is an elegant vegetarian restaurant at Al. Niepodleglosci 80. Open every day 10.00-22.00 The health food shops can be replaced by 3 branches of Zolty Cesarz at ul. Bruna 34, ul. Nowolipie 25 and Plac Grzybowski 10.
GDANSK Restauracyjka Wegetarianska has closed. Green Way cafes in Sopot have relocated to the train station. Zolty Cesarz new health food shop at Pl. Gornoslaski, ul. Bytomska 22.


NEW Loving Hut vegan cafe/restaurant, Kapitoly Shopping Centre 2nd floor, ulitsa Pravoberezhnaya 1 B, Moscow. Tel: +7-495-785 1236. Metro: Rechnoi Vokzal then free bus to Kapitoly shopping centre. Open every day 09.00-22.00. Vegan fast food cafe. Cash only. (in Russian)

NEW Cafe Avokado, Shistoprudni Boulevard D 12, Korp 2. Vegetarian cafe, no eggs but lots of dairy. Tel: 095-92108819. (in Russian) (Nikolai Kalanov, March 2004)


MALAGA, Relax Cafe Bar, Calle Los Remedios 27, 29400 Ronda, Malaga. Vegetarian cafe and bar. Open Mon-Fri 13-16.00, 20-00.00. +34-952 877 207.

NORTH TENERIFE (Canary Islands), Forest Garden Retreat in quiet valley near sea and village. Raw vegan meals available. Cottage for two £120 per week. Yurt £60. Helpers also needed. Vegetarians and vegans only. +34-676 438 936.

LANZAROTE (Canary Islands), Casa Noelia is a detached villa set upon the hillside in the sleepy village of Oasis de Nazaret. Double £35, single £20 per night. Private outdoor pool.

BARCELONA MAOZ Three falafel bars close together, one on the Ramblas almost opposite the Cafe de l'Opera, and two in Calle de Ferran. And there is a new vegetarian restaurant and health food store VEGETALIA in the heart of the Gothic quarter at 54 Escudellers St, open 10am to midnight.

BARCELONA Sesamo, Calle Sant Antoni Abat 52, 08001 Barcelona. Metro: Sant Antoni (Line 2). Tel: 93-4416411. Open: Mon 12-18.00, Tue closed, Wed-Thu and Sun 12.00-01.00, Fri-Sat 12.00-02.30. Kitchen 13.30-15.30, 21-23.30. New vegetarian restaurant in the old part of Barcelona, in the bustling Raval, a multicultural, vibrant neighbourhood, full of modern bars and restaurants and young artists' studios. Next to them is one of Barcelona's oldest markets, the Mercat de Sant Antoni, where you can find food, clothes and accessories, and on Sunday mornings there is a market selling second-hand books, records, comics and curiosities. Lunch 7 euros for three courses with bread and a drink. Take-away available at lunchtime. Evening a la carte 13-17 euros. Good idea to book for evenings. Air conditioned. Visa, MC.


Three good veggie restaurants, one with vegan meals indicated on the menu. Menu in Turkish and English in all 3 restaurants, but only in Nature and Peace they spoke good English.

Nature & Peace cafe-restaurant, Buyuk Parmakkai Sokak 21/23 (side street of Istiklal Caddesi which is a big shopping street near Taksim & Beyoglu) Tel: 0212-252-86-09. Vegan dishes available. Open: 11-23.00.

Zencefil healthfood restaurant, Kurabiye Sokak 6, 80080 Beyuglu (near Taksim). Tel: 0212-243-82-34

Parsifal, Kurabiye Sokak 6, 80080 Beyuglu (near Taksim). Tel: 0212-243-82-34

For great value new Chinese vegan restaurants opening all over Europe see