As the capital of Hungary, Budapest may be the best place to go when you are hungry. It is also home to over 1.7 million people, so you know they have to have plenty of places to choose from. But when you are a vegan, it can sometimes be difficult to find a good place to eat.
Luckily, Budapest has quite a variety of vegan eateries for everyone, from fast-food joints to elegant full-service restaurants. They even have vegan varieties of the most popular Hungarian foods for you to try if you want to.
Budapest has 23 districts to separate the city. We are going to list our favorite eateries in each district to make it easier for you to find what you are looking for. But first, find the nearest luggage storage company to leave your bags at so you can eat without worrying about your gear.
Édeni Vegan Etterem is a fabulous vegan spot popular with the locals, so you know it has to be good. We suggest the gluten-free hamburger or the fried spicy beet with potatoes.
If you are looking for a tasty cake or other baked delights, head over to Daubner Confectionary. They are well-known for their cakes and desserts that are vegan approved.
You can get a variety of vegan dishes at Indigo. Try the fried veggies, grilled mushrooms, grilled eggplant with onions, or vegetable dumplings. They also have a large selection of rice dishes.
You have to try the vegan enfrijoladas at Calavera. Or go light with one of their fresh salads. They also have garlic soup with toasted bread and several different dessert items in a cozy and comfortable setting.
For a delicious vegan style Indian meal, try Govinda. They have a different menu for each level (upstairs and downstairs), making it a great place for everyone. Don’t miss the vegan sabji.
Veganeria Bisztro Vegan etterem has a variety of vegan delights, from sandwiches to fries and their popular spinach lasagna. It also happens to have the biggest vegan pizza selection in Budapest.
For the freshest ingredients featuring local produce, Nemsüti is the best. The head chef selects main dishes from all over the world. And they have a different dessert every day from cookies to pie.
Las Vegan’s Café is special because of their large selection of burgers. And the names of their burgers are as awesome as the taste. Try the Magic Mushroom burger or Beyond Meat burger. They even have one named Sweet Dream.
With a name like Freshland, it has to be good, right? Try the vegetable wrap with capers and boiled mushrooms or one of their 10 salads. They have the largest variety of salads in Budapest!
Vietnami Speciális Melegkonyha has a plethora of vegan style Vietnamese food. Some of the favorites include the Hanoi spring rolls, fried noodles or rice with vegetables, stir-fried Chinese cabbage, or Vietnamese celery. Don’t miss the fried banana and pineapple for dessert.
You can enjoy chickpea fritters and zucchini fries, ratatouille with tomato sauce, or beetroot arancini with marinated veggies at Pagony Café. It is right on the Danube River, for a gorgeous view while you eat.
This cozy diner has some of the best food made just for vegans. The vegan quesadilla is not to be missed if you like Mexican food. The pasta and sauces are made fresh daily and everything is 100% plant based at Madal Food Bar.
All the food at Tokmag Vegan Streetfood is 100% vegan so you can get anything on the menu without worry. According to the locals, they have the best mushroom burger in town.
Try the vegan satay roller with quinoa, tofu, and vegan mozzarella at Don Pepe. They also have delicious vegan stew, sweet potato chips, and a vegan burdog pizza with vegan hamburger and all sorts of veggies with a delicious red sauce.
Rákospalota, Pestújhely, Újpalota
The Salad Box has 10 different salad choices, 17 soups, and 10 freshly made juices. And for dessert, you can choose from Greek yogurt with blueberry jam, chia pudding with bananas and granola, or Mascarpone joghurt.
Árpádföld, Cinkota, Mátyásföld, Sashalom, Rákosszentmihály
At Legenda Brewery Center, you can have a fresh beer with any of their vegan meals. Some of the faves include fried mushroom heads with fries, the vegan bowl with rice, and the mushroom spaghetti. They also have seven different desserts to choose from.
If you are in the mood for fried avocados, eggplant cream with veggies, or a salad with mango, try Jokonyha Restaurant. Their delicious dessert choices include grilled pears with caramel foam, pancakes with cocoa and cinnamon, or cherry yogurt.
Try the food at Texas Restaurant for a delicious vegaburger with Texas fries, fried mushrooms, cauliflower, or broccoli. For dessert, try the dumplings or Gundel pancakes.
Who says you cannot get good vegan Hungarian food? At Kakas, they have a variety of amazing entrees. The ravioli with pumpkin and mushroom is delightful and the steamed and roasted veggies with walnuts are not to be missed. And they have 20 different desserts to choose from here!
At Coco Jumbo, you’ve got to try their vegan wrap with peppers and mushrooms or the veggie pita gyro. The vegan burger is also delicious with cabbage, tomatoes, and cucumber. Or try the mushroom rice, parsley potatoes, or sweet potato sticks.
From several vegan soups to eggplant ragu with peppers, Vegafutár has a great selection for everyone. The fried Lebanese veggie bulgur and the Marwari style sabji with pumpkin and carrots are both fresh and filling delights. Try the chestnut cherry bomb for dessert.
You can have spaghetti with garlic oil, fried veggies, penne arrabbiata, fried mushroom heads, and so much more at this little delightful café. Katlan may not be a vegan restaurant per se, but they sure know how to make vegan food.
The cozy and friendly atmosphere at Bacchus Pub will make you feel right at home. And their food is awesome, too. The fried zucchini, breaded cauliflower, and fried mushrooms are especially good. Don’t miss the poppy seed mákos guba for dessert.
You are now fully prepared to grab a bite to eat in any of the 23 districts in Budapest while you are in town. Of course, there are others, but these 23 will get you started!