Europe is a true melting pot of culture, tradition, and lifestyles - and now vegan eats too.
I traveled Europe before I was vegan and after I made my vegan transition, so I know firsthand the difference between traveling vegan and non-vegan in Europe. I also learned how each city in Europe has its own unique take on veganism.
The good news is that veganism is growing considerably throughout Europe and entire cities have become increasingly vegan-friendly over the past 5 years. Now Europe is home to some of the best cities in the world for vegans. So whether you're planning a European road trip, a quick getaway, or relocating, we're listing out the best cities in Europe for vegans.
Let's jump right in!
Top 10 Vegan-Friendly Cities in Europe
1. Berlin, Germany
Recommended vegan restaurant: Kopps
Berlin has a thriving vegan scene and is often considered the vegan capital of Europe. The city is home to over 80 vegan restaurants, including the world-renowned vegan kebab joint, Vöner. Berlin also hosts Veganes Sommerfest, Europe's largest vegan festival, attracting thousands of visitors every year.
2. London, United Kingdom
Recommended vegan restaurant: Vantra Vegan
London has a diverse and vibrant vegan scene, with an abundance of plant-based eateries to choose from. From vegan sushi to vegan fish and chips, London has it all. The city is home to the famous vegan fast-food chain, By Chloe, as well as the world's first vegan pub, The Spread Eagle.
3. Amsterdam, Netherlands
Recommended vegan restaurant: Soil Vegan Cafe
Amsterdam is known for its laid-back atmosphere and progressive attitudes, making it a great destination for vegan travelers. The city has more than 100 vegan-friendly restaurants, cafes, and shops, and is home to the popular vegan junk food chain, Vegan Junk Food Bar.
4. Barcelona, Spain
Recommended vegan restaurant: Vegan Tulsi
Barcelona is a vibrant and colorful city with a growing vegan scene. The city has plenty of vegan options, including the popular plant-based burger chain, Bacoa. Barcelona is also home to the annual VeggieWorld Barcelona, which attracts visitors from all over Europe.
5. Warsaw, Poland
Recommended vegan restaurant: Lokal Vegan Bistro
Warsaw has a small but growing vegan scene, with a range of vegan-friendly restaurants and cafes popping up all over the city. The city also hosts the annual Warsaw Vegan Festival, showcasing the best of plant-based cuisine from across Poland and beyond.
6. Prague, Czech Republic
Recommended vegan restaurant: Vegan's Prague
Prague is a beautiful city with a growing vegan scene. The city has a range of vegan restaurants, cafes, and health food stores, making it easy for plant-based eaters to find something to eat. Prague is also home to the annual Vegan Fest, showcasing the best of plant-based cuisine from across the Czech Republic.
7. Stockholm, Sweden
Recommended vegan restaurant: De Herman
Stockholm is a beautiful and modern city with a thriving vegan scene. The city has over 60 vegan-friendly restaurants, cafes, and shops, including the popular plant-based burger chain, Max Burgers. Stockholm also hosts the annual Vegoforum, a plant-based food and lifestyle event.
8. Lisbon, Portugal
Recommended vegan restaurant: Lisbon Vegan Restaurante
Lisbon is a vibrant and colorful city with a growing vegan scene. The city has plenty of vegan-friendly restaurants, including the popular plant-based burger chain, Honorato Hamburgueres Artesanais. Lisbon is also home to the annual VeggieWorld Lisbon, which attracts visitors from all over Europe.
9. Vienna, Austria
Recommended vegan restaurant: Veggiezz
Vienna is a historic city with a growing vegan scene. The city has a range of vegan-friendly restaurants and cafes, including the popular plant-based bakery, Veganista. Vienna is also home to the annual Veganmania festival, showcasing the best of plant-based cuisine from across Austria and beyond.
10. Paris, France
Recommended vegan restaurant: Wild & The Moon
Paris may not be the first city that comes to mind when you think of vegan-friendly destinations, but the city has a growing vegan scene. The city has a range of vegan-friendly restaurants and cafes, including the popular plant-based burger chain, Hank Burger. Paris also hosts the annual VeggieWorld Paris, a plant-based food and lifestyle event.
If you're a vegan or a plant-based eater, Europe has a vast amount of vegan-friendly destinations to visit. These cities are just a few examples of the vegan-friendly destinations available. With an abundance of vegan-friendly restaurants, cafes, and shops, as well as festivals and events dedicated to plant-based cuisine, Europe is a must-visit destination for any vegan traveler.
*One thing to note is that while these cities are vegan-friendly, it is always important to do your research before traveling. Not all restaurants or cafes may offer vegan options, and some may have limited options. It is always best to check ahead of time to avoid disappointment.