10 Top Vegan and Vegetarian Restaurants in Aarhus

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18 December 2017

From cozy cafés and takeaways to stylish restaurants and gourmet dishes, this list has the top choices for every vegetarian and vegan visiting Aarhus.

Café Gaya

Cafe, European, Danish, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free, Tea , $$$
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Café Gaya, Aarhus
Café Gaya, Aarhus | Courtesy of Cafe Gaya

Every dish at Cafe Gaya is prepared by 100% organic ingredients. Guests will find a great variety of vegetarian dishes served for breakfast, brunch, or lunch while vegan options aren’t missed off the cozy café’s menu. Fresh salads, tasty soups, and juicy sandwiches at low prices will fill every vegetarian’s hunger.

Meal service:

Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch

Atmosphere:

Cosy, Relaxed, Outdoors

Mikuna

Restaurant, Vegan, Vegetarian
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Mikuna
Mikuna | Courtesy of Mikuna

One of the challenges vegetarians face while traveling is finding a place where they can grab a quick bite and fill their hunger while exploring a city’s attractions. Luckily in Aarhus there is Mikuna, a take away vegetarian café where visitors can find warm dishes as well as sandwiches and burgers filled with fresh vegetables, tuna, or beans.

Meal service:

Takeaway, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch

Atmosphere:

Cosy

The South Indian

Restaurant, Indian, Vegetarian, Vegan, $$$
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Indian food lovers should definitely visit The South Indian in Aarhus. The exotic restaurant offers many vegan and vegetarian choices such as vegetable soups and vegan desserts. Except for the already prepared dishes, guests can make their own dosa, the traditional Indian pancakes that are baked on a dough of lentils and rice, and add toppings that fit their taste.

Café Ganefryd

Cafe, Healthy, Danish, European, Vegan, Vegetarian, Gluten-free, $$$
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Café Ganefryd, Aarhus
Café Ganefryd, Aarhus | Courtesy of Café Ganefryd

Gluten-free homemade bread, fresh juices, and seasonal organic vegetables are some of the things Café Ganefryd offers to its guests. Situated at the Latin Quarter close to Our Lady Church, some of the city’s most famous boutiques, and bookstores, the elegant café is the perfect place for grabbing breakfast or brunch and to warm up in while exploring Aarhus’ historic center.

Meal service:

Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch

Atmosphere:

Casual, Cosy

Cafe Fika

Bakery, Cafe, Restaurant, Sandwich Shop, Pastries, Gluten-free, European
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Fika’s menu has everything you need for a filling breakfast or for a quick snack during the day. Vegetable pies, homemade bread, gluten-free cakes, sandwiches, and salads all made from organic ingredients are served from morning till late in the evening to habitues and passers-by.

Restaurant Mellemrum

Restaurant, Danish, European, Vegetarian, $$$
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MellemRum, Fredens Torv
MellemRum, Fredens Torv | Courtesy of Mellemrum
Mellemrum offers both meat and vegetarian dishes, fulfilling everyone’s taste. The restaurant’s menu often changes, bringing seasonal ingredients and fresh vegetables to its visitors’ plates. Its relaxed atmosphere and gourmet dishes have made Mellemrum a top choice for local foodies and tourists.

Karma Sushi

Restaurant, Sushi, Seafood, $$$
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Aside from a great variety of seafood dishes and high-quality fusion sushi, Karma Sushi has a special page on its menu with vegetarian delicacies. Special dishes filled with avocados, cucumbers, and other vegetables are marinated in a delicious sauce, prepared by experienced chefs who offer a unique culinary experience to gastronomy lovers. Karma Sushi has restaurants all over Denmark including Aarhus, Copenhagen, and Aalborg.

Green Neighbour

Restaurant, Healthy, Danish, European, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free, $$$
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Green Neighbour, Aarhus
Green Neighbour, Aarhus | Courtesy of Green Neighbour

In Aarhus Central Food Market, the city’s new food mecca, as it has become known, stands the Green Neighbour. Vegans and vegetarians will love this place, as it only serves salads made from seasonal vegetables and fresh juices. All the ingredients used for the delicious salads and refreshing juices are organic. Since the day Aarhus Central Food Market opened in the historic Aarhus Hall it has become a favorite spot for connoisseurs.

Meal service:

Takeaway, All Day

Atmosphere:

Casual, Relaxed

Grød Århus

Restaurant, European
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Grød Århus, Sankt Knuds Torv
The original Grød in Nørrebro was the world’s first porridge bar when it opened in 2011 | Courtesy of Grød

The first Grød restaurant opened in 2011 in Copenhagen with the goal to persuade people that porridge can be a delicious and hearty meal. Six years later there are four restaurants in Copenhagen and one in Aarhus. Apparently, the people behind Grød managed to make porridge part of locals’ food habits. Grød in Aarhus is situated in Aarhus Central Food Market serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner inspired by the local and international cuisine, with porridge always being the starting point.

The Hummus & Pita Bar

Restaurant, Middle Eastern, Vegan, Vegetarian, $$$
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In Denmark, there are many restaurants serving delicacies of the Middle Eastern cuisine; falafel, hummus, tabbouleh for vegans, or lamb and chicken shawarmas for meat lovers. It’s a cheap, easy, and tasty way to fill your hunger, so a restaurant of this kind couldn’t be missing from this list. Hummus Pita Bar opened a few months ago but it seems it’s already becoming a local favorite. Except for falafel, the cozy place offers many vegetarian delicacies inspired by the Lebanese cuisine, as well as salads.

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