Being a vegetarian or vegan in Bosnia and Herzegovina can be difficult, because the local cuisine is not very familiar with vegetarianism, much less veganism. In Bosnia and Herzegovina, traditional cuisine includes meat, milk, dairy products and eggs in the preparation of almost all dishes and it is really difficult to find a dish that can be eaten by vegetarians and vegans. In BiH, this is perceived as a kind of “imported fashion” and people will try in every way to convince you that it is better for you to eat meat.
However, many visitors from foreign countries, as well as domestic ones, are increasingly looking for this type of restaurant, so the offer is slowly changing and enriching with vegetarian and vegan dishes.
There are not many restaurants in our country that would suit vegetarian, much less vegan needs. Small places have been opened throughout BiH for those who do not eat food of animal origin, and Sarajevo and Banja Luka are leaders.
In addition to vegan and vegetarian restaurants, there are also those that are adapted to vegetarians, i.e. vegans, but in which meat, dairy products and eggs are used in the preparation of other meals. We bring you an overview of restaurants in BiH where you can eat a vegetarian or vegan meal.
“Veganer“- Vegan fast food restaurant offering a variety of wraps, burgers, sandwiches, salads, and soups.
“Zdravo“ – Vegan restaurant located in Miljacka settlement. It offers burgers, salads, sauces, cheeses, and cakes.
“Falafel“- Vegetarian, Middle Eastern food (falafel, hummus, salads) in the old part of Sarajevo. Many dishes are vegan.
“Zelena Sredina“- Vegetarian restaurant serving soups, sandwiches and appetizers that are mostly vegan.
“Apetit“: Meat is served and vegan options are available. Suitable for vegans, vegetarians and gluten sensitive people.
“Aščinica Bosančica“: They serve meat, but vegetarian and vegan portions are available.
“Barhana“: Meat is served, as well as vegetarian and vegan dishes.
“FitBar Point“- A restaurant that offers a variety of vegan and gluten-free dishes, but also serves meat.
“Kadi“- Cafe and restaurant that offers vegetarian and vegan dishes, but also meat dishes.
“Klopa“– The restaurant strives to provide a diverse selection of dishes for vegetarians and vegans.
“Taj Mahal“– An Indian restaurant offering vegetarian and vegan meals.
“Četiri sobe gospođe Safije“- They prepare vegetarian and vegan menus, but they also serve meat.
There are also shops where you can buy vegetarian or vegan meals.
“Biona & Beyond” All-Vegan food truck
The “DM“ Drugstore offers a wide range of vegetarian and vegan specialties;
“Kana” – Healthy food store
“MacroVita Ginger” – Organic Shop.
“Zdravo“- A restaurant with a healthy food concept that offers vegan and vegetarian dishes, but also serves meat.
“PAPA’s Gyros & Burger“ – A fast food restaurant serving both vegan and vegetarian dishes
“Zeleno naruči“ – It serves fish and many vegetarian and vegan dishes.
“Biomedic“- Health food store
“Bioshop Minela“– Organic (bio) shop.
“Food House“-. Meat is served, and they describe themselves as “European, Turkish, grill, Italian and vegetarian”.
“Šadrvan“- Meat is served, as well as several vegan and vegetarian dishes.
“Tecó“ – A bar and a restaurant serving meat, and vegetarian and vegan meals are available.
“Biotime” – Small bio shop.
Author: Tarik Dreca