Whether you’re hungry for breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner or a quick snack Budapest has all the vegetarians and vegans covered including raw food options so there’s no chance of you going hungry. The vegan street food scene is thriving, you’ll be able to pick-up vegan cakes, and there’s plenty of choice between restaurants.
Here are the spots that made our list:
Veganlove – This modern vegan fast food place is known for its unique and tasty vegan burgers and also has a good salad bar you can get stuck into! The restaurant is only small and due to its popularity gets crowded quickly but join the queue and your taste buds won’t be disappointed, even meat-eaters enjoy this place!
Napfényes Cukrászda és Pékség – Serving up a great selection of food for brunch, lunch, and dinner, including a fine selection of cakes and pastries you’ll need to try, this vegan/vegetarian restaurant has made the classics of Hungarian cuisine vegan/veg friendly.
HummusBar – This modern chain serves up a helping of hummus alongside its traditional Hungarian dishes and lighter snacks. The food is fresh and handmade, the flagship store even having a see-through bakery so you can watch the laffa bread being made.
Vega City – There’s something to tempt everyone at the relaxed and welcoming Vegan City. It has a good buffet selection, vegan and vegetarian main dishes, lighter snacks, juices, cakes, and ice creams all at reasonable prices.
Kozmosz Vegán Étterem – Don’t judge a restaurant by its location! In this slightly dark basement, you’ll discover an array of vegan and vegetarian food (some based on traditional Hungarian dishes) that will fill you up whether you’re looking for a light snack for lunch or a three course meal for dinner.
Édeni Vegán – Vegan coffee and homemade vegan food with raw food options too can be enjoyed at this cozy eatery with friendly staff who serve up generous portion sizes. The oldest vegan restaurant in Buda, they’re open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Great Bistro – High quality ingredients are served up in imaginative combinations at this vegan and vegetarian restaurant. Pop in for the daily lunch menu, the gourmet a la carte dinner menu, or coffee and a cake and relax in the bright and airy surroundings.
Slow Foodiez Restaurant – This kid-friendly vegan restaurant and coffee spot has a lovely relaxed vibe and serves up an array of tasty homemade food no matter what time of day you visit. The breakfast menu is impressive as are the options for eating raw and the decor really charming.
Govinda Sarok – This is the place to go if you want a taste of India! Cheap yet delicious, this socially responsible vegetarian/vegan restaurant serves up Krishna dishes with gluten free options available too.
Tökmag Vegan Street Food – Enjoy a bite to eat at Tökmag where you can eat at the counter or order to take away. With cool decor and even cooler vegan burgers, this centrally located vegan eatery is a must-stop place for hungry vegan’s and veggie’s who are in the midst of a busy day sightseeing.
Napos Oldal Vegán és Vegetáriánus Étterem – A cozy relaxing cafe for vegetarians and vegans with a menu that changes daily so you can always enjoy something different. Enjoy a chat with a friend over tea and cake or stop by for a hearty lunch.
827 Speciality Kitchen – Vegán étterem – Taste Hungarian dishes that have been made vegan / vegetarian friendly and enjoy international dishes too at this modern minimalist space. The menu not only makes your mouth water but energises your mind and your body.
Tik Tak Hummusz – If you seek a meal of falafel and hummus in a cozy cool environment (Hungarian comics act as wallpaper!), visit the hidden gem that is Tik Tak. The food is made in an authentic middle-eastern kitchen with a friendly owner who will make you feel welcome.
Veggie Raw Vegan Bistro – Cakes, shakes, soups, and salads are on the weekly-changing menu at Veggie Raw. The first 100% raw vegan restaurant in Budapest, this eatery strives to provide you with the tastiest nutritious food that your body needs.
Las Vegan’s – Tickle your tastebuds at Las Vegan’s, a street food restaurant where you’ll find some awesome vegan burgers with flavours/ingredients you probably won’t have thought of putting together before.
Hokedli – Enjoy good honest homemade organic vegan food in a nice relaxing environment. High quality (and tasty!) soups and main dishes are on the menu with lactose-free and gluten-free dishes also available and a helping of good music playing in the background.
VegaKuckó Vegetáriánus és Vegán Gasztrobár – Enjoy quality food in a wonderful little place where the food is good and the prices also good. Friendly staff are ready to welcome you and help you with ordering.
Tal Gur is a world traveler and personal development enthusiast. An adventurer at heart, after trading his daily grind for a life of his own daring design, Tal spent a decade pursuing 100 major life goals around the globe. His journey continues as a location-independent blogger, lifestyle entrepreneur, and coach. Tal’s published two books: One Year to Freedom, a 1-Year Roadmap to Living Life on Your Own Terms; and, his most recent book and bestseller, The Art of Fully Living – 1 Man, 10 Years, 100 Life Goals Around the World.