Vegans and vegetarians should have no problem to find where to eat while visiting Bielsko-Biała. Currently, there are three strictly vegan and vegetarian restaurants in the city. These places also cater to gluten-free diners.
Traditional Polish vegetarian dishes
Although largely based on meat, Polish cuisine is often adjusted to fit lacto-ovo-vegetarian needs. Below you will find some of Polish dishes that rely on a vegetarian regime. These might not be enough in a long run, but they will most definitely keep you satisfied for a while.
Pierogi*, choose from the most popular:
– z kapusta i grzybami (cabbage and mushrooms)
– ruskie (sheep cheese and potatoes)
– ze szpinakiem (spinach)
– z jagodami, truskawkami, śliwkami (blackberries, strawberries, plums)
– or other ingredients depending on the cook’s imagination
*except for ‘pierogi z mięsem – these are stuffed with meat.
All other sorts of dumplings – pyzy, knedle, pampuchy, kluski na parze (steamed dumplings), kluski śląskie
Naleśniki – pancakes served with either sweet or savory stuffing
Placki ziemniaczane – potato pancakes usually served with sour cream
Oscypek – sheep-milk cheese
Salads – but check ingredients to avoid szynka (ham), kurczak (chicken) and tuńczyk (tuna) as these are often added to salads
Surówki – raw salads, always safe for vegetarians
All sorts of sweets
Vegetarian and vegan restaurants in Bielsko-Biała
The vegetarian and vegan restaurants in Bielsko-Biała have a lot in common. They all can be described as simple, wallet friendly, ‘homely’ restaurants with casual atmosphere. These places are rather minimalistic in terms of decorations. You won’t find the newest trends there and they will not be your choice if you are looking for romantic or ‘special occasion’ dinner. But whatever is lacking in terms of interior design, is compensated with freshly made, quality and home style of food.
Nowadays, most of the restaurants in the city will have one or two vegetarian options for their customers.
A small, rustic, home-cooking basement restaurant that serves great vegan burgers (also with gluten free bread), pancakes, soups, numerous veg-cocktails and a unique dish of the day. The passionate owner puts her heart into this quality food.
This hidden far at the end of 11 Listopada Street, simple, neat and absolutely vegan restaurant has a short menu, but the food it serves is always fresh and changed daily.
It’s the newest address on the vegetarian map of the city. It serves vegetarian and vegan dishes with oriental flavors.
Together with their endless list of teas, they serve vegetarian and vegan dishes, cakes and desserts.