Best Vegan Bistros To Check In Ljubljana, Slovenia


This article about best vegan bistros in Ljubljana is for the ones who want a delicious and healthy culinary experience around Ljubljana. We recommend these places because they bring the best and freshest raw ingredients from Slovenian producers to your plate. Well, maybe except for avocado… Local farmers didn’t figure out yet how to grow it in a -15°C winter. Anyways, the number of spots where you can enjoy vegan dishes in Ljubljana is growing every year. So, maybe next year we will add more bistros to this list. For now, let’s see where can you eat a plant-based meal.

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Barbarella Arkade Bistro – One of the Best Vegan Bistros in Ljubljana 

Whether you’re looking for a consistent lunch or a takeaway meal, you can find it at Barbarella Arkade Bistro. Located close to the Central Market, this vegan bistro has made its mission to offer healthy food to its customers. Most of the ingredients are locally sourced and the packaging they use for prep meals is biodegradable. Barbarella Arkade Bistro serves freshly squeezed vegetable/fruit juices and smoothies, vegetable soups and stews, salads, vegan burgers, savory pies, sandwiches and raw cakes.

The bistro makes a new menu each week. So, this spot keeps surprising its customers. One of the most special things about this place is that here you can try a healthier version of the emblematic traditional dessert – potica. How awesome is that? Moreover, vegetarian and gluten-free dishes are also available. So, all you need to do is to ask and they will guide you to choose the best meal.

Gaudi Bistro – The Place Where Food Becomes Art

Antoni Gaudi once said that “Nothing is art if it does not come from nature” and the bistro took this quote as a motto. Therefore, Gaudi Bistro sources all the best ingredients from the local nature. Further, it transforms them into mouthwatering pieces of art for you. Not only this spot is one of the best vegan bistros in Ljubljana, it’s also one of the few spots where food is prepared according to Ayurvedic philosophy. Also, they follow the principles of macrobiotics and use all the parts of the plant to create the meals.

Apart from the permanent menu, the vegan bistro also offers a lunch menu that changes every day.  Also, the evening menu that differs from week to week. Are you curious to try pumpkin hummus? How about a seasonal Buddha Bowl, a Gaudi burger, or a protein and melancholy steak? All of these dishes are available at this bistro. Also,if you feel like sitting home, you can order a delicious menu through their website.

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Bazilika Idealist – Vegan Food and Slovenian Drinks

If you’re looking for a place to work and eat, this is the perfect bistro. The minimalist interior is compensated by the richness of the flavors in the menu. Delicious salads, healthy soups, tasty sandwiches, quiches and mind blowing desserts are all available here. Moreover, the location of Bazilika Idealist is very convenient. You can find it in a cultural center. Therefore, if you want to see a performance, this is the place to meet with friends before going to the event. Also, the bistro has a great selection of Slovenian wine and craft beer. All in all it’s a great place both for catching up with friends and enjoy some quality time with yourself.

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These are pretty much the best vegan bistros in Ljubljana. If you come across another one during your travels in the capital of Slovenia, shoot in comments. We’re keen to discover and taste new places. Dober tek!