The Best Vegetarian and Vegan Restaurants in Moscow

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Yulia S.

Contributor / Journalist

Not that long ago, ordering a vegetarian course in a Moscow restaurant meant coming face to face with a bland dish full of spinach, beans, mushrooms, soy and other mystery vegetables. Thankfully, things have changed over the last two decades. Nowadays some of Russia’s best vegetarian restaurants are located in Moscow, and they are serving up a wide range of dishes that are nourishing, delicious and affordable. Here are some of the best Moscow restaurants for vegetarians and vegans.

1. Fruits & Veges

Restaurant, Russian, Vegan, Coffee

This cozy little spot serves up the best coffee and tea alongside impressive lunch and brunch dishes. Vegan toasts with raw toppings are offered daily, and visitors are never left wanting fresh fruits and vegetables. The seasonal menu is usually chalked on the board, so you’ll know if your favorite item is in season or not. Yum!

2. Cafe Botanica

Cafe, Russian, Vegan, Gluten-free

A perfect selection of organic, raw, vegan and gluten-free courses along with soy, kombucha and vegetable drinks are offered here daily. If you follow a strict vegan diet or are in the mood for a fresh, healthy meal, this is the place!

3. Laflafel

Cafe, Restaurant, Vegan, Kosher, Indian

Laflafel is a perfect vegetarian restaurant for those who like kosher and Indian dishes. Even though the fusion is a bit different, the different selections offer visitors an unforgettable experience. Start your meal with Israeli hummus and continue with Indian salad along with almond or soy milk. Venture as much as you’d like through the menu, but save room for dessert!

5. Fresh

Restaurant, Russian

Fresh vegetarian cafe and smoothie bar is located right next to Moscow – Delhi and offers a wide range of smoothies, juices, mineral waters and nourishing avocado dishes with rice and beans. This is a beloved vegetarian spot for locals who crave something refreshing.

6. Groot Cafe Lab

Restaurant, Vegan

With its extensive menu and unlimited variety, Groot is a favourite among Moscow locals. Whether you’re in the mood for a nourishing salad, a bean dish, croquettes, or a pumpkin soup with basil, you’ll find more than a few tasty things here. The kitchen is open very late, making it a great late-night dinner option.

7. Receptor Cafe

Cafe, Restaurant, Vegan, Vegetarian, Dessert

So it turns out that Moscow has several amazing vegetarian restaurants, but Receptor Cafe is probably the most popular. If you can find a table in here, you’re lucky! This spot offers raw, vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free dishes that highlight nutritious, fresh, local ingredients. Their blended smoothies and juices are always a hit, and their raw desserts top the charts every time. This place is a must visit!

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