Interrail Planner / April 15, 2019
The 5 most vegan-friendly cities to visit in Europe on your Interrail trip
Travelling as a vegan often means having to think about the food options available in the destinations you want to head to. So, if you’re thinking of buying an Interrail pass and you want to explore Europe, you’ll probably want to think about which of the continent’s many beautiful cities are most vegan-friendly. There are many of them to visit, but some are better for vegans than others.
To help you learn more about your options, we’re going to look at 5 of the most vegan-friendly cities you can visit in Europe on your Interrail pass. Each of these cities has lots to offer beyond its friendliness towards vegans, but the dining options for vegans are certainly better in these cities than in most others. For that reason, you should consider visiting them all as you explore Europe. Read on to find out more about them.
The Czech capital is one of those places that’s simply bursting with charm, especially in the Old Town. It’s a beautiful city brimming with history and culture, and the vegan food options are pretty great as well. There’s a grocery store and vegan lunch places called Puro that’s very popular with locals and tourists.
There’s also a number of great vegan-friendly restaurants in the city that are worth visiting. And the great thing about these is that they’re just as appealing and satisfying for people who aren’t necessarily vegans. Moment Kavarna & Bistro is a highlight, and be sure to check out places like Pastva and, if you want affordable cafeteria food, Loving Hut.
Sweden’s a country that you’ll definitely want to visit on your interrailing travels because it’s like nowhere else in Europe. Its second largest city, Gothenburg, is also known to be a great place for vegans. It’s a trendy city that caters to the needs of the hip, young local population, so you’ll fit right in.
Happy Vegan is a food store that’s very popular, so be sure to drop by there and pick up some delicious treats if you do find yourself in Gothenburg. It’s just as pleasant as its name suggests. There are numerous vegan-friendly cafes and even cruelty-free salons like EcoLinné that you might want to visit.
Brewers Beer Bar also serves up pizza and beers that are vegan friendly. With two locations in Gothenburg it has established a great reputation for its delicious sourdough pizzas and an impressive selection of craft beers. What's not to like?
The Netherlands is a green nation with a healthy approach to the planet. You only have to see the country’s love of bikes rather than cars to believe that. This definitely extends to the food options in its capital city, Amsterdam too. There’s been a massive rise in the number of vegan restaurants in the city over the last year or so.
One of the most special and interesting vegan-friendly locations you should try out while you’re there is Vegan Junk Food Bar. They serve genuinely delicious plant-based burgers of all kinds, as well as some amazing chunky fries. You should also try some vegan muffins and other vegan treats at De Laatste Kruimel.
Milan is another city that’s becoming massively vegan-friendly and that’s not something you could say about the city just a few years ago. It’s home to Joia, which is the first vegetarian restaurant on the continent to be awarded a Michelin star. It has plenty of vegan options, so if you’re looking for fine dining, this is the place to head to.
But if you’re interrailing, you’re probably looking for some more affordable options. Don’t worry, Milan ticks that box too. Flower Burger offers up great vegan burgers in a range of colourful buns; they’re definitely not to be missed.
Berlin has been called the vegan capital of Europe for a while now, and it’s not hard to see why. It’d be hard to put together a list like this without including the German capital. The Veganes Sommerfest is a whole festival dedicated to veganism, so you might want to plan your trip to coincide with it.
There’s a chain of vegan grocery stores in the city called Veganz where you can stock up on suitable food. If you're a donut lover, you simply have to sample the vegan donuts at Brammibal’s Donuts. You should also give the vegan kebabs a try at Voner. And those are just a few examples of the vegan delights on offer in Berlin.
So, if you're looking for a vegan-friendly route to take with your Interrail pass, these are the European cities you’ll probably want to visit most of all. They all offer a wide range of vegan options and are very welcoming to vegans like yourself. All that’s left to do is finalise your plans.