Best Vegan Restaurants In Estonia
The vegan restaurant scene in Tallinn is exploding these days, and I'm delighted I had the opportunity to check it out. Here, I offer my favorite vegan food (and other) hot spots, so you can get the most out of this fantastic city as well.
Where Should I Have Breakfast?
Vegan Inspiratsioon is a hippie-style café that is one of the city's oldest 100% plant-based establishments. From tofu scramble to pancakes and smoothies, they serve large breakfast quantities. It's also a terrific spot for a relaxing lunch or a cup of coffee in the afternoon. In the summer, there is also a patio on the street.
Located in the Kadriorg neighbourhood, this lovely organic cuisine restaurant is housed in an old wooden home. They feature a large terrace and a small organic food shop, as well as various delicious vegan breakfast alternatives.
Kringel is a new café that serves only plant-based foods. It's a little off the beaten route, but it's well worth the journey. Cinnamon buns (perhaps the finest in town), paninis stuffed with smoked carrot, vegan sausage and cheese, and other pastries will certainly keep you satisfied till lunchtime. They also make lunch on a regular basis.
This adorable small vegan café in the Old Town has been a tremendous hit, and they've now established a second location in Freedom Square. From 8:30 a.m., there's amazing coffee, a laid-back vibe, smoothie bowls, sandwiches, and sweet nibbles.
This teeny-tiny stall in one of the Baltic Station Market's huts serves morning porridge, raw pastries, and excellent coffee.
So Brooklyn is a vegan bagel and pancake shop at the Baltic Station Market.
What About Lunch, By The Way?
Tallinn has a plethora of eateries that offer inexpensive lunch specials, although most of them are still extremely traditional and meaty.
You may have a vegan daily meal at Inspiratsioon, Kringel, and VegB12. Check for Indian eateries like Guru and Chakra, which frequently serve plant-based lunch servings.
Take a peek at the Baltic Station Market's Bio market for a fast lunch on the fly — they have great packed vegan salads. The Purée Health Bar in Rotermann Quarter, near the harbour, has a variety of daily lunch options, most of which are vegan. Vegan smoked carrot bowls are available at Poké Bowl's chain locations.
Also, Take A Look At The Following Locations
One of my favorite sites in town is Rohe Kohvik. This restaurant near the Baltic Station Market provides wonderful, healthy plant-based bowls, salads, and pasta, as well as incredibly exquisite Cakery by S. cakes for dessert.
Bopp Kohvik is a restaurant in Uus Maailm that is off the beaten path. Vegan choices, including bowls and wraps, are available.
While Papa Joe's location isn't ideal, it does serve delicious falafel pitas. Make sure you request the vegan option.
Commune Cafe, one of the city's newest plant-based eateries, features a wide range of alternatives to suit a variety of preferences. And the greatest pizza in town topped with their vegan mozzarella that they make themselves.
This eatery is already a landmark. One of the first companies to open in the fashionable Telliskivi Creative City region provides a variety of vegan alternatives at a reasonable price.
Vegan alternatives are available at Fotografiska, the well-known photographic museum's café.
My long-time favorite, Tokumaru, has the greatest vegan sushi and ramen in town.
St. Maria Telliskivi
St. Maria Telliskivi is a vegan restaurant that specializes in fusion cuisine.
This neighbourhood favorite just relocated, but the menu has remained vegan-friendly.
Something To Satisfy Your Sweet Taste…
I can't say enough good things about Kringel's cinnamon buns and Cakery by S' cakes; you have to try them. If you like chocolate, Karu Talu, a totally vegan chocolate store in the Old Town, is a must-visit. They also produce their own soft ice in the summer.
Vegan ice cream flavours are also available at La Muu in Telliskivi and Gelato Ladies in the Old Town; try La Muu's Vegan Brownie, which is wonderful. If you're looking for raw cakes, Vegan Inspiratsioon, VegB12, and Oivaline provide some delicious options. Lisanna serves us some of the greatest (frozen) coffees and tiny bites, including my personal favorite, the salted caramel brownie.
Estonia is a cake lover's dream come true: they produce cakes that are beautiful, tasty, and inexpensive. Many of the more conventional establishments have added at least one vegan option to their menu, and ordering coffee with plant-based milk is rarely an issue.
Healthy Sweets by Polina, a confectionary studio in Kalamaja, is another option. They have gluten-free, lactose-free, sugar-free, and vegan cakes, as well as vegan home bread.
…And Then There's The Question Of What To Eat For Supper
Tallinn, as you may have guessed, has a plethora of great vegan alternatives. Dinner is no different; the only issue is figuring out how to squeeze all of this food into your stomach. It's a good idea to stay for more than one night!
This little vegan eatery on the Baltic Station Market's food strip serves up a modest menu of delectably greasy burgers, loaded fries, and toast. Perfect for before or after a night out.
Toit's is a charming restaurant with a large patio located upstairs of the Baltic Station Market, serving delicacies composed of Oumph!, Vöner, and Beyond Burger.
This Asian-inspired burger establishment is located across the street from the Baltic Station Market, in a shady-looking structure. But don't be put off by the location; the cuisine is excellent, and there's even a hidden patio in the rear.
I know, I've previously discussed this location. But their all-vegan pizzas wowed me so much that I had to mention them again. Simply go there.
Uulits, one of Estonia's first “gourmet burger” restaurants, offers two vegan choices.
Estonian Burger Factory
Located just a few steps from the Tallinn harbour, this mostly meaty burger joint also serves a superb vegan “Beyond Meat” burger with kimchi.
Do You Want Something A Little More Opulent?
Try one of these locations for a romantic date night or a milestone celebration with friends and family:
Odeon is a hip, completely instagrammable restaurant located outside of the tourist center that is well worth a tram ride. A diverse menu includes various vegan alternatives as well as a large selection of beverages. It's ideal for adult birthday celebrations.
Naganaga, the Old Town's dramatic, dimly lit, comfortable subterranean restaurant, is ideal for a casual date or get-together with friends. Long hours of operation, a large patio on the street, and a variety of vegan alternatives.
Vegan Restoran V
The renowned V is one of the region's first fully vegan eateries. For dating nights, a pleasant, intimate space with really courteous and excellent service is ideal.
Von Krahli Aed
Von Krahli Aed is a nice restaurant close to V with a few vegan choices on the menu.
Rataskaevu 16 – one of Estonia's best restaurants for modern Estonian cuisine – has a good selection of vegan dishes.
Ülo has quickly become one of my favorite “plant-based restaurants that also serve fish and meat.” Its modern atmosphere, innovative food and drink choices, and excellent service make it stand out.
Lore Bistroo is a must-see in the newly constructed Noblessener neighbourhood. If you feel hungry while you're there, Lore serves high-quality meals with courteous service.
Kivi Paber Käärid
Kivi Paber Käärid is a gluten-free, informal restaurant in Telliskivi's hipster district. There are various vegan alternatives available, as well as courteous service and a large, sunny terrace.
Telliskivi Creative City is home to Lendav Taldrik, a popular Indian restaurant. There's enough room for a larger party and plenty of vegan alternatives, but expect to wait.
Ginger Cafe is a more traditional-looking establishment that serves a variety of Asian-inspired vegan cuisine.
Are You Looking For A Grocery Store?
Unfortunately, the plant-based variety at Estonian supermarkets does not meet the high standards set by the thriving vegan restaurant sector, but there is still everything you need for a longer stay if you know where to search.
This organic grocery shop chain is the place to go whether you're looking for chocolate or wine.
When it comes to vegan processed items like milk, yogurt, cheese, and ready meals, this grocery chain offers the finest selection at reasonable costs.
The larger Selver stores feature a good assortment of vegan options, although the costs are exorbitant.
In the supermarket area of this department store, you'll discover several vega items.
The Delice store in the Solaris shopping mall provides a good selection of vegan processed foods, but the prices are excessive once again. They have nice deals on occasion.
Even the larger Rimis don't provide much in the way of vegan options. Plant-based milk, puddings, and hummus are all on the menu.
Finally, There Are Several Souvenir Alternatives
Vesh is a vegan shoe and bag company with a tiny location in the city center as well as an online store.
Märss is a tiny Estonian bag designer who makes vegan items. They operate a store in Kopli's Phjala rubber plant area (with appointment only).
In Estonia, there are numerous organic cosmetic companies to choose from, many of which are vegan and cruelty-free. For example, in the Baltic Station Market's Sinu Looduskosmeetika for the Kaubamaja department store, you may peruse the collection.
VeganShop is an online business that sells vegan cosmetics, home items, and other items. They also have a physical store at 1 Kassi Street that is exclusively open by appointment.
The brand new Nudist bar and wine shop serves their own vegan sparkling wine made in Estonia.
VegB12 distributes vegan kimchi from Krimchi, a small Estonian company, as well as HappyV sausages.
Finally, Taimetoidumess is an annual festival dedicated to plant-based cuisine and lifestyle that should not be missed.
Tallinn is, as you can see, a vegan foodie's dream!
Estonia's Tallinn is one of Europe's most magnificent medieval towns. Tallinn is both ancient and traditional, but it also allows for progressive dining, with a number of vegan and plant-based eateries in and around Old Town. If you're looking for a nutritious meal, I recommend trying a bowl of mushroom soup or even beet ravioli at one of these vegan restaurants.
Bliss has a daily vegetarian and vegan-friendly buffet with more than 100 items. Over 50 of the recipes are gluten-free, and about 50 are lactose-free. The plant-craving stomach juices will find all they want here, including worldwide favourites like robust chana masala, pumpkin soup, and guacamole.
Each participant is given a bliss card, which allows them to visit the buffet as many times as they like because the plates are weighed in 100-gram increments.
My spirit ached to sink my finger into every ounce of handmade dessert and ice cream after strolling around the aisles. You won't go hungry with anything from salad to dessert to hot beverages and everything in between. I walked here from Old Town, and while it takes time and isn't really picturesque, it's doable.
Vegan Restoran V
This crown gem, known as Tallinn's first vegan restaurant, is a favorite hangout for residents and plant-based tourists. The restaurant, which is located on Rataskaevu Street in Old Town, seats 30 people and is frequently crowded. Reservations are strongly advised.
There is a normal menu as well as a daily special. I tried the raw beet ravioli with cashew cheese filled inside and the pumpkin soup. For a chilly winter day in Tallinn, this dish is both healthful and hearty. If you don't want to eat, they also provide a variety of coffees, teas, and sweets.
Vegan Inspiratsioon serves a range of wraps, soups, burgers, smoothies, and salads in a relaxed and inviting atmosphere. In Europe, water is expensive and rarely free, but here, guests are served fruit-infused water with each meal.
Mushroom cashew soup, avocado quinoa salad, and an Indian-inspired bean and rice combo are all seen above. It's the ideal spot for a cup of tea or just a place to remain warm on a chilly day on a frigid winter day.
Puree is a typical health food store, with juices, snacks, smoothies, and sandwiches on the menu. There are light lunch alternatives available. Puree has you covered if you're searching for something quick and simple in Europe that won't take you long.
Visit Veg Machine for a quick snack of vegan comfort cuisine in a nice small ambiance. It's known for its plant-based junk food, such as burgers and fries, and it's the ideal spot for vegetarian fast food or a cheap snack near the train station. A burger might cost anything from four to six Euros. The food booth is located within Balti Jaama Turg and has a few counter seats.
Green Bakery, a dairy-free cafe and bakery in the Sikupilli district, is located near the major bus terminus. A buffet is also available at Green Bakery, which includes a selection of salads, soups, main meals, and desserts.
If you don't want to eat from the buffet, muffins, coffee, and pastries are available, and it's a great spot to browse the numerous books for sale. There are also baked foods and pantry supplies for sale.
There are many additional vegan alternatives in Tallinn, and I recommend checking out the Happy Cow website to confirm restaurant hours. Because we live in a changing world, double-check that these small businesses are still open and functioning in the same location. These are the four destinations I recommend, however, vegan cuisine can be found anywhere in the world.
“Tallinn is a feast for vegans”.
When I see anything like that on the internet, I say to myself, “oh great, so there will probably be three restaurants tops.”
When I go to new places as a vegan, I'm always wary, because what the locals consider to be vegan differs greatly depending on where you go.
For example, while I was in Spain, I was served fish soup since it had veggies in it. Or the time in India when a restaurant advertised “vegan alternatives available,” but all they had was one meagre sandwich with veggies inside.
Fortunately, veganism appears to be on the upswing throughout Eastern Europe, making it much simpler to discover nice vegan restaurants. Prague, Warsaw, and Riga were all wonderful, and Tallinn, happily, introduced a new rival to the market. Check out my Tallinn post for ideas on how to spend your time there!
At our hotel, Hotel Bern, we had an excellent vegan breakfast choice. Most of the eateries listed below also served breakfast and brunch, and they are among our favorite vegan finds in Tallinn, Estonia.
This is certainly the restaurant I would suggest the most to a vegan visiting Tallinn because there is so much to choose from! You could eat here for a week and never get tired of it!
Although there is no breakfast menu, there is a selection of raw cakes for an afternoon pick-me-up.
Soups, vegetarian bowls, and salads are among the appetizers, but the main dishes will leave you undecided. On the menu are staples like falafel wraps and spicy bean burgers, as well as more adventurous fare like quinoa with chickpea tofu steak, vegan pizza and lasagna, and soba ramen with seaweed and coconut milk.
Coconut milk, vegan cheese, cashew sauce, and tofu ‘egg' salad are all on the menu; it's a truly vegan restaurant that doesn't skimp on ingredients. It is unquestionably a must-see in Tallinn.
With dining options in various portions of the structure, this restaurant is absolutely beautiful to look at. It has a fantastic environment with its rustic, antique air, low lighting, and delicious meals. You may pick your meal depending on the main component, such as ‘the Onion' or ‘the Potato,' which can be served vegan or with a meat option if desired.
I went for the Mushroom, which came with parsnips and a lovely apple sauce (sorry for the poor camera quality!) Note: You will not be served a plain onion on your plate; instead, each dish is meticulously prepared with only the best ingredients and the most delectable flavours.
This café, which is located atop the Solaris shopping mall, has an open, breezy feel to it and gives a great perspective of the city. There is a solid lunch menu with vegan main meals and salad alternatives, however, there are just vegetarian options on the morning menu. With coffees, we ordered the two vegan cheesecakes on the menu – a lovely afternoon stop.
Karu Talu (Bear Farm) Chocolate Shop
The delicious aroma of chocolate will entice you inside this establishment, which is conveniently located near Old Town Square. If you need a pick-me-up in the afternoon (or if you're just a chocoholic like me), here is the place to go. It's run by the sweetest lady who will let you try her delectable chocolates in about any flavour you can imagine!
We went for the apple and cinnamon and salted caramel flavours. They are DELICIOUS! They are rich, creamy, melt-in-your-mouth deliciousness. You may either take them home or enjoy them with a nice beverage at the café.
This café, which is located in the Balti Jaam market, specializes in raw cuisine and offers lunch options as well as small bites like paninis and soups. Their pastries were delicious, and the coffee was excellent. When visiting Telliskivi, this is a nice place to stop.
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