Krakow / Poland

Ultimate Krakow Vegan Guide: Restaurants, Hotels, & More

Updated February 18, 2024

When you’re planning a Polish adventure, you can’t miss Krakow — it’s one of the best cities in Poland to visit. As soon as you step into the Old Town it’s like being transported into a fairytale — cobblestone streets, a mix of Renaissance, Baroque and Gothic architecture, a sprawling Market Square, and an imposing castle.

On top of that, there is also a fantastic vegan food scene that’s growing! You’ll find vegan pierogi, cake, pizza, waffles, and so much more — which is perfect because you’ve got a ton of things to do and see while you’re there; you’ll need the fuel.

This Krakow vegan guide will help you find everything you could need for a perfect vegan adventure — but if you’re feeling nervous about traveling as a vegan, be sure to check out my vegan travel tips.

TIP: I suggest traveling outside of June – August. The city’s popularity has grown, and it might be difficult to enjoy it in the hot sun with a billion other people.  

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Wawel Royal Castle Krakow

Is Poland Vegan-Friendly?

Like with most countries, its vegan-friendly-ness depends on where you’re visiting. Larger cities like Krakow, Warsaw, Wroclaw, and Gdansk have lovely vegan options, but if you stray into more rural areas, you will probably have a little trouble. If you’re traveling throughout Poland and struggling to find restaurants with options, you will almost always find markets where you can stock up on essentials. Also, it is best to learn key phrases in Polish so you can confirm what is safe or not — don’t assume everyone will understand “I’m vegan” in English.

Vegetarian & Vegan Restaurants in Krakow


Karmelicka 34, 31-124 Kraków, Poland
A charming vegetarian spot tucked just outside of the city center. The menu features an array of creative dishes, from gnocchi with kale pesto to jackfruit burgers and everything in between. Make sure you leave room for one of their mouthwatering house-made cakes!

No Bones

Bracka 15, 31-005 Kraków, Poland
Right in the heart of Krakow’s Old Town is this creative little vegan cafe. The menu features a selection of seasonal and Polish dishes like pierogi, steamed buns, kebabs, and terrific house-made desserts.

light bluw plate filled with a vegan vegetable kebab, salad and rice in krakow

Smaki Roślinne

Smoleńsk 27, 33-332 Kraków, Poland
This charming weekday vegan lunch café is a terrific place to take a break from sightseeing! The menu rotates daily and features a mix of hearty veggie-powered dishes and house-made soups — it’s also very affordable!

a large white bowl filled with vegan ramen noodles, broth, green veggies, and onion in krakow
Credit: Smaki Roślinne

Farma Vegan Burgers

Wiślna 6, 31-007 Kraków, Poland
This small vegan burger bar is right in Krakow’s Old Town! Aside from burgers, you can also enjoy Zapiekanka, traditional open-faced sandwiches, hot dogs, veggie-packed wraps, and more.


plac Jana Matejki 2, 31-157 Kraków, Poland
From vegan breakfast to burritos, there is something for everyone to enjoy at this vegetarian restaurant just steps from Krakow’s Old Town. Aside from breakfast and burritos, you’ll also find many other globally-inspired dishes and gorgeous house-made desserts!

a white plate filled with two vegan tofu triangle steaks, quinoa salad, and roasted vegetables in krakow
Credit: Glonojad

Krowarzywa Vegan Burgers

Sławkowska 8, 31-014 Kraków, Poland
This vegan burger chain is the best place to go to satisfy your junk food cravings, but with a healthy twist! Their burgers are house-made with a mix of veggies and legumes; they also serve Beyond patties and wraps. No burger is complete without an order of crispy, thick-cut fries and maybe, a Green Power Smoothie!

two hands holding a large vegan burger with leafy green lettuce hanging out of the bun and a vegan wrap with a little lettuce and tomato showing in krakow
Credit: Krowarzywa Vegan Burgers

Momo Bar

Dietla 49, 31-054 Kraków, Poland
This vegetarian restaurant has a little bit of everything! The menu rotates regularly to feature a mix of fresh salads, soups, and other globally-inspired fare. You can pick 4 or 6 of their daily ready-to-go options or skip over and enjoy made-to-order dosas, dumplings, and more.

Mazaya Vegan & Vegetarian

Krupnicza 22, 33-332 Kraków, Poland
You can never go wrong with an order of crispy falafel, right?! This vegetarian Middle Eastern restaurant has a terrific lineup of authentic Syrian dishes. With one look at their options, you’ll be buzzing over there.

a vegan middle eastern feast - a white clothed tabled filled with plates of falafel, hummus, salad, tea, and more
Credit: Mazaya Vegan & Vegetarian

Bhajan Café

Stradomska 17, 31-068 Kraków, Poland
This terrific vegetarian Indian café serves not only flavorful curries, vegan naan, and tofu dishes but also breakfast! You can start your day here with a full English breakfast with all the favorite fixins’; then you have to come back for a spicy curry with an order of vegan naan (how often do you find that!).

two small silver dishes filled with vegan indian food and one large vegan naan bread on a light wood table in krakow
Credit: Bhajan Café

Vegan AF Ramen

Krupnicza 28/1, 31-123 Kraków, Poland
You can’t miss these creative bowls of veggie noodles, dumplings, and BBQ! You’ll find bowls loaded with fresh mushrooms, vegan egg, and bok choy; of course, there is no shortage of flavor!

black bowl on a wood table filled with vegan ramen, a light yellow broth, bok choy leaves, and roasted tomato in krakow
Credit: Vegan AF Ramen

Van Groch

Kalwaryjska 34/U2, 30-504 Kraków, Poland
This cleverly named vegan bistro pays homage to Van Gogh with its gorgeous vegan dishes just outside of the city center. There is a mix of delightful options — yummy Peruvian crepes, house-made cheese, and decadent desserts!


Starowiślna 8, 31-038 Kraków, Poland
These aren’t your ordinary vegan wraps and bowls! Vegab loads its crispy pitas with savory shaved seitan, a mix of flavorful sauces, and plenty of veggies. Don’t skip an order of air-fried sweet potato fries and a house-made lavender lemonade!

two small vegan kebab bowls filled with seitan, salad, and pita bread rolled in the corner in krakow
Credit: Vegab


plac Nowy 5/5, 31-056 Kraków, Poland
If you’ve checked out the vegan scene in Warsaw, there’s a chance that you might have enjoyed a delicious burger from this vegan fast food spot! If not, here’s your chance. This fun spot has veganized all of the popular junk food faves — burgers, nuggets, and more!

a long rectangle box filled with three vegan burgers on a colorful background in warsaw
Credit: Uapami

Las Weges

LU11, Profesora Władysława Konopczyńskiego 14, 30-383 Kraków, Poland
There’s no play on Las Vegas at this charming little vegan cafe; only a focus on veggies! The menu offers a mix of globally-inspired dishes but always has a monthly and weekend special like Mexican fajitas, warming soups (great during the winter), and more.

Raw Nest

Czysta 8/LU 2, 31-121 Kraków, Poland
When you’re looking for something healthy and delicious, come here! This superfood focused spot prides itself on creating delicious and healthy dishes that are convenient for our busy lives and better for the planet. In the morning, you’ll find colorful smoothie and granola bowls and later in the day, come back for one of their beautiful veggie packed bowls!

colorful vegan bowl with tumeric rice, tofu, edamame, and more in krakow
Credit: Raw Nest

Turlaj Klopsa

Multiple locations throughout Krakow
This cute food truck and small cafe is spreading the plant-based vibes all over Krakow! They offer a delicious lineup of hearty bowls like African stew with kale meat balls and Thai goulash with veggie balls, but you can also create your own! In addition to that they also have house-made desserts and weekly soups!

Vegan-Friendly Restaurants in Krakow

Youmiko Sushi

Józefa 2, 30-056 Kraków, Poland
This vegan-friendly sushi joint is in the heart of the Jewish Quarter and has loads of vegan options! You can order everything a la carte or go all out with their vegan Youmaki Setto, which features five different types of rolls!

a plate of vegan sushi with one roll being held above the rest with chopsticks in krakow
Credit: Youmiko Sushi

Mo Ja Café & Bistro

Starowiślna 14, 31-032 Kraków, Poland
This cafe is an excellent choice for vegan breakfast in Krakow! Their menu includes scrambled tofu and healthy acai bowls, or you can go all out with a complete vegan feast (scrambled tofu, veggie sausage, toast, veggies, and more).

Vegan & Vegan-Friendly Bakeries & Ice Cream in Krakow


Tadeusza Kościuszki 27, 30-105 Kraków, Poland
A trip to Krakow isn’t complete without a stop at their only vegan bakery!Your mouth will be watering over their selection of sweet and savory options — house-made brioche, flaky pastries, breakfast sandwiches, sweet rolls, and so much more.

four golden freshly baked rolls of challah bread on a white tray in krakow
Credit: Zaczyn

Cakester Café

Świętego Tomasza 25, 31-027 Kraków, Poland
This vegan-friendly café is the place to go for cake and breakfast! In the morning, enjoy a crispy vegan waffle, house-made granola, or scramble tofu, then come back for a slice of one of their ridiculously rich cakes! Many of their vegan cakes are also gluten-free, and there are raw and sugar-free options.

a bright purple slice of vegan blueberry cake on a white plate in front of a larger blueberry cake and next to a cup of coffee in krakow
Credit: Cakester Café

Frozen Rolls – Tajskie Lody

Ciemna 4, 31-053 Kraków, Poland
This traditional Thai rolled ice cream is a unique treat! Their vegan options are handmade with fresh fruits and natural ingredients. 

Where to Find Vegan Pierogi in Krakow

Pierogowy Raj

Sławkowska 25, 31-014 Kraków, Poland
I am sure you’ve been scanning this list thinking, where are the vegan pierogi!? Have no fear; you won’t leave Krakow without sampling these authentic Polish dumplings. Many pierogi spots have vegetarian options, but Pierogowy Raj is one of the best spots for various handmade vegan options stuffed with potato, sauerkraut, mushrooms, caramelized onions, spinach, and more.

Vegan-Friendly Market in Krakow

Naturalny Sklepik

Krupnicza 9, 31-123 Kraków, Poland
Come here if you’re looking for the perfect market to stock up on vegan essentials or just see what incredible vegan options they have! This small shop is just outside of Old Town, and its shelves are stocked with freshly baked bread, vegan meats, and cheeses, and there is a small deli counter for take-away salads, baked goods, and more.

the outside entrance to the vegan friendly market Naturalny Sklepik in krakow
Credit: Naturalny Sklepik

Vegan Hotel in Krakow

Plantonia Aparthotel

Tadeusza Kościuszki 27, 30-105 Kraków, Poland
This is the first fully vegan hotel in Krakow (maybe in Poland, too)! The modern space offers studio, one, and two-bedroom apartments with gorgeous vegan amenities. All the rooms offer fully equipped kitchens if you want to prepare any of your own meals or snacks, but once you check out the onsite vegan café, I doubt you’ll want to prepare anything! Zaczyn Bakery and Cafe offers a lovely menu for breakfast and plenty of sweets to fuel your day; the hotel also has a vegan pantry stocked with all sorts of goodies. As if that weren’t enough, the property also has and eco-vegan library, an exercise room, a space for yoga, and a salt grotto.

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modern and bright vegan hotel room at the plantonia in krakow
Credit: Plantonia Aparthotel

Vegan-Friendly Hotel in Krakow

Lavender Hotel

Długa 49, 31-147 Kraków, Poland
This boutique hotel is absolutely charming and vegan-friendly! Breakfast is served daily, and the hotel can accommodate vegan and gluten-free guests with advance notice. The hotel is in an ideal location — just a 15-minute walk to the heart of Old Town and the central train station.

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warm and welcoming guestroom with a exposed brick wall behind a double bed with white linen and a gray blanket at the hotel lavender in krakow
Credit: Lavender Hotel

TIP: The national currency in Poland is the złoty (PLN). Some shops may accept Euros, but many don’t; it is best to carry a few złotys with you just to be safe.

What To Do in Krakow

#1 Take a day trip to Auschwitz and Birkenau

It is one thing to see the pictures, but it is entirely different to experience this in person. The trip by car from Krakow is about 2 hours and well worth it. You can also get there by train and bus, but personally I think booking a tour is the best way to visit. If you plan to go on your own, book your tickets early. Also, check out this post on what to expect at Aushwitz before you go.

the railroad track entrance to auschwitz birkenau on a dark and stormy day

#2 Explore Old Town

Krakow boasts the biggest market square in Europe and it is one of 17 UNESCO world heritage sites in the country — one of the many reasons to visit Poland. It is filled with cafes, restaurants, shops, and plenty of people watching. A walking tour is also a great way to explore the area and learn a little about its history.

#3 Visit the gorgeous Wawel Royal Castle

Perched atop Wawel hill is Krakow’s crown jewel. It is the biggest castle in Poland. It is a 10 – 15 min walk from Old Town, and the beautiful grounds are free to roam on your own. If you plan to visit any of the exhibits, it is recommended to book tickets ahead of time.

#4 Wander through Kazimierz

This was the center of Jewish life for over 500 years before it was destroyed during WWII and fell into disrepair during the communist era. During the 90s, it made a comeback and now is a lively neighborhood of shops, cafes, art, and historical sites.

#6 Check out the Botanical Gardens of the Jagiellonian University

This is a great place to go when you need a break from people. You will find hundreds of beautiful and unique blooms, including an extensive collection of carnivorous plants. The gardens are open from mid-April — mid-October.

#5 Take a tour of Oskar Schindler’s Factory

Oskar Schindler was a German entrepreneur credited with saving approximately 1,200 Jews by employing them in his factory. Today, the former Enamel Factory houses a museum and exhibitions showing life in Krakow under the Nazi occupation. It is about a 30-minute walk from Old Town. Guided tours are available, or you can purchase tickets through the museum — it is popular, book early.

More Vegan Travel Planning Help

If you’re planning to add more European cities to your travel itinerary or just looking for inspiration, check out these other guides and articles!

The Ultimate Vegan Travel Guide to Brighton, UK
The Best Vegan Travel Guide to Berlin
The Complete Vienna Vegan Travel Guide
The Best Vegan Travel Guide to Budapest
A Complete Vegan Travel Guide to Edinburgh
The Best Rome Vegan Travel Guide
The Perfect Vegan Travel Guide to Warsaw

About Author

Rebecca is the founder of the vegan travel company Veggies Abroad. In 2021, she bid her 15-year career goodbye and ventured into the world of ethical business with the launch of a vegan travel blog (the one you’re reading!). As the blog flourished, Rebecca expanded her vision to encompass personalized travel planning services and launched Veggies Abroad's inaugural vegan tour to Thailand, marking the beginning of many more eco-conscious, plant-powered adventures to come. Follow her adventures on Instagram or Facebook @veggiesabroad