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The Best Vegan and Vegetarian Dining in Sofia, Bulgaria

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012

The capital and largest city of Bulgaria is Sofia and its 1.5 million citizens.  It is one of eastern Europe’s most dynamic capital cities and is characterized by its unique blend of Communist and European-style architecture dotted with some extremely beautiful orthodox churches.  This is one of those capital cities in Europe that is further highlighted by its beautiful landscape and scenery as well as the Vitosha mountain ski resort.

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Bulgaria’s capital is also the home to some wonderful cuisine and dining opportunities including some of the best Vegan and vegetarian dining in Sofia, Bulgaria.  This includes:

Zoya Country Market – Western Organic and Vegan cuisine (some are raw options) and a take-out menu.  Although it is located in the heart of Sofia, it sits on an out-of-the-way street.  The market features a mixed inventory of country and organic products and a huge selection of super foods.  The all wood décor provides a very relaxing atmosphere and features a raw and Vegan bar.  The raw chocolates, sandwiches, and smoothies are made right on the premises and are all Vegan.

Cabra Natural Foods and Bar – The international Lacto, Ovo, and Vegan-friendly cuisine is good.  There is also a beer/wine and take-out menu to choose from.  The restaurant recently opened in mid 2011 and has quickly become a popular favorite of vegetarians living in Sofia.  It is located in the center of town and features both Bulgarian and English on the menu.  Outdoor seating is available and the restaurant is wheelchair accessible.

Dream House – The Asian, Bulgarian, and Mediterranean Lacto and Vegan-friendly with a beer and wine menu to accompany the main menu.  The menu is available in both Bulgarian and English while being primarily Vegan.  Rice milk, soy, and teas are also available.  The large dining room offers excellent views of the city.  They do accept credit cards and the restaurant is open 7 days a week from 11 am to 10 pm with a Sunday buffet that is available from noon to 6 pm.

Sunmoon Bakery – international menu features Chinese, Indian, Italian, Japanese, Thai, and Western organic and Vegan cuisine.  This is one of the few authentic organic bakeries that uses ancient grains to make its artisan breads.  Its Vegan and vegetarian faire make it one of the most popular bakeries in the city and locals are quick to recommend it to tourists.  Credit cards are accepted and the restaurant is wheelchair accessible.

If you are a vegan or travelling with one, your visit to Bulgaria would be easier with a host of delightful restaurants and vegetarian delicacies to sample. Most of these are easy to locate and are open for quite a few hours, helping you enjoy sightseeing and a relaxed meal in the city.


Hotels in Sofia

Bulgari Boutique Hotel - roomBulgari Boutique Hotel
Average Price: €30
Average Rating: 8.2

Best Western Premier Thracia Hotel- roomBest Western Premier Thracia Hotel
Average Price: €60
Average Rating: 9.4

Alexander Business Apartments- roomAlexander Business Apartments
Average Price: €36
Average Rating: 9.9


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Venere Travel Blog writer anita choudhary

Anita Choudhary is a freelance writer and travel blogger based in New Delhi, India. She loves to travel and has traveled extensively in India. Exploring new places, reading and writing are her hobbies.

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