Very inexpensive with large servings. Menu never changes. Price: Inexpensive more-less
Vegan-friendly, Lacto, International, Indian, Salad bar, Buffet, Take-out, Delivery
Aleja Jana Pawla II 36c
Warsaw, Poland 01-410
22-35-35-400
Closed now

Mon-Sun 11:00am-8:00pm

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Reviews

First Review by Suesie
Unk
Unk
  • vegan
Contributions
+42

Comfort Food

4
Posted on 11 / 13 / 2014

While not listed on the ISKCON site (http://iskcon.org/) I'm fairly certain this is linked to the local Krishna movement. I've been to about 50 Krishna-linked restaurants (commonly "Govinda") around the world and the food is certainly what I would expect. It's a pick-your mains and sides place. There are posted plate combinations (main, soup, salad?) on the wall...in Polish. I just chose what I wanted and they quoted a reasonable price. Plant-based food. Comforting. I'm sure I'll go again.

Pros: Tasty and reasonably healthy, Not heavily seasoned
Cons: Cafeteria atmosphere, Not heavily seasoned
ssluchansky
ssluchansky
  • vegan
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+18

Hearty and remarkably inexpensive

4
Posted on 10 / 22 / 2014

If we didn't know to be looking out for Vega, and saw a sign on the street, we would have walked right past the narrow alleyway that leads to a courtyard with Vega and a few other buildings. Vega is cafeteria style with a wide range of options, favoring Indian cuisine. The choice of cooked vegetables and salads is very wide. As an added bonus, they have brown rice, which was not something we saw a lot of in Poland, and buckwheat. The second time we were there, however, they were out of the buckwheat. The food is hearty, well-prepared and noticeably inexpensive. Vega is in an area with several other veg options, including the wonderful Vege Miasto, which is just a few blocks away and a Loving Hut, which is practically across the street. If I had to choose one, I'd go to Vege Miasto first, but, if you have time to take in several places, Vega is worth a trip.

Pros: Location: Jana Pawla, a major street, Many choices
Cons: A little challenge for English speakers
Vera Peres
Vera Peres
  • vegan
Contributions
+263

Veggie quality milk bar

4
Posted on 08 / 22 / 2014

Vega is a very interesting canteen, featuring polish classics with an Indian twist.

There's plenty to chose from, from potato and chickpea stews, different types of burgers/vegetable croquettes
and salads, which you are free to combine according to your cravings.

Most of the savoury items are vegan (not always marked but the friendly staff will inform you), some desserts are vegan too.

The portions are generous and the food is home-made style. Very healthy, tasty, quick and cheap option for both lunch and dinner.



Laylah
Laylah
  • vegetarian
Contributions
+63

Great food!

4
Posted on 02 / 11 / 2014

A really nice place if you're looking for something tasty and inexpensive in the centre. Canteen-like, definitely not posh, but really friendly. And the food is just yummy!

Fresh, ready to go food, there's always a choice of 3-4 main and side dishes. I'd recommend it to those who are fond of Indian cuisine, as they seem to be inspired by this kind of taste. You can eat at one of the long tables or take the food away, but you have to pay to have it packed (as usually in Poland...)

One little snag - the place's a little hard to find, tucked-away behind other buildings.

Pros: quality of food, price, good vibe, far from snobbish
Cons: location (a bit hard to find)
hack_man
hack_man
  • vegetarian
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+2257

Basically Impressive

3
Posted on 10 / 06 / 2013

A great place for a cheap but filling vegetarian / vegan fix. The food is ready to go, you just pick a main meal and decide what salad or side dishes you want to go with it and away you go to the cafeteria style seating area. Water is free and once you are finished please place the used dishes and cutlery in collection area. Can't really say much more than that. The food is Polish orientated with plenty of potatoes, beetroot and cabbage but it's tasty and fresh. Back in the early 2000's this was essentially the best Warsaw had to offer us vegetarians but now it's a totally different story as Poland has learned to embrace these strange people. I remember coming here and thinking, oh well if this is all that Warsaw can give us then that's fine, it will have to do. How things have changed since then! I wouldn't necessarily make a beeline for Vega again but it's reassuring that it's still there and doing well. It's a bit tricky to find the first time as it's actually behind the main street of Jana Pawla II on the block that you would expect to find it on.

Pros: cheap, reliable, friendly
Cons: basic, location
Ophee
Ophee
  • vegan
Contributions
+86

Relaxed and new choices

4
Posted on 05 / 16 / 2013

This is a good place. I like the array of choices. The company does lots of chairty work. Does use some dairy. I like the combo of some indian and european food :) Sometimes hard to figure out price since its in buffet form but you pay for things sepretley sometimes but not too expensive at all.


countryhome
countryhome
  • vegan
Contributions
+20

nice!

4
Posted on 01 / 07 / 2013

VERY cheap (has student discount) and friendly place! You mix your own vegan (or vegetarian) plate, with good help from the staff. I personally like food with more taste and fat/protein..but otherwise great.


Cam
Cam
  • vegetarian
Contributions
+61

A good lunch place

4
Posted on 01 / 05 / 2013

Only vegetarian choices of salads, soups or warm dishes. I liked it a lot and would recommend. Good portions, expect to pay around 17,5 for a whole plate.


_mateusz
_mateusz
  • vegan
Contributions
+25

Absolutely delish! * * * * *

5
Posted on 07 / 20 / 2011

Great food, friendly staff, huge variety of mostly vegan dishes. Very affordable. Warsaw is a desert veg*n-wise, but this place is a gem. Recommended by a local; look behind the 'Femina' cinema.

Pros: Good food, Inexpensive, Central location
Cons: Hard to think of any.
Graham
Graham
  • vegan
Contributions
+23

Great place for lunch

4
Posted on 04 / 03 / 2011

Vega is a really good value place to have lunch while in Warsaw. It has a canteen feel and is friendly and with a good variety of things to eat. It is vegetarian but the staff are happy to point out the many vegan options. I've been there several times while in Warsaw and recommend stopping by if you want a filling meal.

Pros: Value, Food, Central Location
Cons: A little hard to find, Not open in the evenings
Suesie
Suesie
  • vegan
Contributions
+19

The Best we've found in Poland!

5
Posted on 03 / 12 / 2011

While staying in Warsaw for a week, we ate at Vega about 4 times after discovering it. The food is inexpensive and delicious, and fully vegetarian - which is not easy to find in Poland. The menu doesn't change much, but there is a good variety of dishes. On our second visit to Warsaw we tried a few other vegetarian places, but Vega still got our vote for the best.

Pros: great food, real, health, tasty vegetarian food, friendly staff who speak English
  • hack_man hack_man

    It's a good functional place but definitely not the best vegetarian food in Poland or even Warsaw for that matter

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