Lithuanian dishes have the tendency to be heavy on meat and dairy, so if you are looking for lighter options in Vilnius, Culture Trip has you covered. This list of restaurants highlights six of the best options for vegetarian, vegan, and raw diners located in beautiful areas of Lithuania’s capital.
Restaurant, Healthy, Vegetarian, $$$
Vegafe is conveniently located near the Rotuse (City Hall Square), making it a great spot to stop for lunch after a morning of sightseeing. The restaurant is attached to a yoga studio, so yogis and diners alike must leave their shoes at the door. Their Ayurvedic menu includes Tibetan/Indian/Middle Eastern vegetarian options such as momos, hummus, falafels, and lentil “meatballs”. This is a particularly great vegetarian restaurant option for yogis looking to enjoy tasty, fresh food in a zen environment.
Vegans and vegetarians with healthy appetites should head to Vegan RawHouse. The food is brightly colored and the serving sizes are ample. Raw-food options are also provided. Expect menu options like zucchini pasta, stuffed zucchini rolls, miso soup, and numerous salad dishes. Vegan RawHouse also serves fantastic desserts such as a cashew cake topped with Lithuanian berries.
This 100% vegan restaurant offers a great selection of Lithuanian beer. Gyvas Baras aims to produce delicious and healthy food while raising awareness for a cruelty-free lifestyle. You will always find a new appetizer or main, as their menu is frequently updated with new daily specials. Vegetarians and vegans will find Gyvas Baras an ideal place to sit down to a warming meal in a cozy environment.
Zatar Falafel and Hummus is a bright and airy vegetarian restaurant located in the heart of Vilnius’ old town. As the name might suggest, Zatar has an extensive menu focused on falafels and hummus. Different options for falafel dishes include falafel plates, salads, and pitas, and several hummus choices are also available on the menu. Zatar is a nice restaurant to visit for a quick, healthy meal in a radiant environment.
Maghrib caters to both veggies and meat-eaters alike. Their menu includes a wide selection of Moroccan vegetarian specialties. The only restaurant serving Moroccan food in Vilnius, Maghrib is a mouthwateringly good option for a slow, relaxing meal out. Expect to see tagines, chickpea stews, mint tea, and a really delicious fig crostini appetizer.
Recently opened by the owners of Gyvas Baras, Alive features a fully plant-based menu. Foodies seeking a fine-dining experience might enjoy dishes such as caramelized pear and beetroot, quinoa and fried tofu, or raspberry and coconut panna cotta.