Best Vegan or Vegetarian restaurants 2023

20 Jan 2023

Best Vegan or Vegetarian restaurants 2023

Barbarella Bistro Arkade - JOINT WINNER

After a night out in Ljubljana you may wonder how the locals keep so trim and seem to shake off hangovers. Our own secret: healthy eating and smiles, both of which are in abundance at Barbarella BTC Bistro. Located in the BTC shopping district, this fine bistro has a full vegan menu with vegan lunches, sourdought pizzas, burgers, amazing dessert and more, along with smoothies, teas, coffees (milk on request), juices and beers. On special occasions (especially around holidays) they also organise fine dining dinner events. Read more...
Barbarella Bistro

Barbarella Juice Bar  - JOINT WINNER

Barbarella’s is a trendy vegan and vegetarian Juice bar located in the city-centre. A fresh selection of goodies are prepared daily including, cold-pressed juices, smoothies, smoothie bowls, porridge, avocado toast and organic bread sandwiches all of which will give you the perfect morning boost. Come lunch time you’ll find a great selection of soups, salads and rice bowls. Read more...
Barbarella Juice Bar

Gaudi & Naan
Tucked away in a quiet courtyard just around the corner from Prešeren Square, Gaudi&Naan is a modern bistro offering up innovative gourmet dishes, which just happen to be vegan. Don't let that last bit scare you away if you're a meat eater (like us), as the eclectic menu is an absolute delight for the tastebuds. The cosy, romantic interior and superb service also make it a great date night destination, while a selection of premium Slovenian wines and spirits rounds out the exceptional gastronomic experience. Read more...
Gaudi & Naan

Radha Govinda
Tucked away in a quiet neighbourhood just north of the city centre, this oasis comes complete with a peaceful garden and is steeped in good karma. As well as being family friendly, students are looked after with generous portions, pregnant women get a 25% discount and it is animal friendly aka vegetarian. The daily buffet features a range of cuisines including excellent Indian, and even meat-lovers will enjoy the wholesome and delectable vegetarian (vegan & gluten free) delights. Read more...

Vse dobro
The name says it all, as all is indeed good at this newly opened vegan bistro - from snacks and mains to delectable desserts. Check their IG for weekly specials. Read more...

Located in the centre of town, Mandala offers a superb and tasty menu of 100% vegan delights. All dishes are bursting with flavour and the care that has gone into creating them is at the very heart of each one. You won’t find any unnecessary additives here just high quality ingredients that are cooked to perfection. When food tastes this good, it’s easy to eat healthily and even non-vegans will have no need for complaints when dining here. If you’re curious to learn how to prepare such wonderful cuisine at home, then you’re in luck because they also run various cooking courses. Read more...

Taman Organic
Taking the vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free and organic dining experience to the next level, this recommended restaurant right in the centre of the city serves a range of dishes sourced almost exclusively from Slovenian growers and producers. The menu is packed with good things from starters to desserts, and the place attracts everyone from kids to pensioners to those in a hurry who want to take their food away with them. An excellent combination of the very best of modernity and sustainability, much of the menu changes daily according to what’s available. Read more...
Taman Organic

Fari's Delice
Adding a bit of variety to Ljubljana's most common fast food options of Turkish döner kebab, Balkan burek and Italian pizza, Fari's is the only Persian restaurant in town, and the first place we ever got the chance to try kuku sabzi (a vegetarian dish of parsley, coriander, shallots and other spices with egg) and kebab koobide (spiced, grilled minced-meat similar to Turkish şiş köfte), both of which are excellent. Other options include breaded chicken filet, falafel and a falafel burger, all of which can be ordered as a sandwich, plate or wrap, as well as several Persian side dishes and desserts. Read more...

Bazilika bistro
A Mecca for lovers of fresh, healthy, organic foods, Bazilika is located in a beautiful high-ceilinged space in the city centre opposite the Presidential Palace and just around the corner from the Academy of Fine Arts. While countless proprietors claim to use only fresh locally-sourced ingredients, Bazilika actually posts photos of daily visits to local farmers, markets and gardens to their social media pages, assuring patrons that the various sandwiches, sweet and savoury pies, salads, soups, smoothies and other vegetarian and vegan-friendly treats that they turn out are as authentic as they are delectable. Daily 3-course lunch specials are written on the roll of brown recycled paper behind the counter. Read more...

This hole in the wall take away joint, located smack in the centre of town on Prešeren square, has become an instant hit with locals chasing quick and healthy lunches and snacks. The brainchild of a popular Slovene food blogger and cook, Presnica specialises in fresh mostly vegan light meals - soups, salads and sandwiches. Yes, it’s a healthy vego place folks with prices to match but the food is actually delicious as well as good for your body and the environment. Read more...

Voted by our readers as the best Slovenian restaurant in Ljubljana on multiple ocassions, Güjžina offers traditional cuisine from the region of Prekmurje, which is situated in the far northeastern corner of the country and heavily influenced by neighbouring Hungary, Austria and Croatia. One of the most typical dishes is the award-winning bograč, a thick meaty stew that comes served in a large copper kettle, while the multi-layered cake known as gibanica is easily the best in the city and an absolute must for dessert. Read more...


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