Serves meat, vegan options available. A semi-upscale, healthier food restaurant in Bucharest's Old Town. The menu has a number of vegetarian and vegan items, and staff is able to answer questions about ingredients. The size of the dishes vary, so ask. The interior has some doors salvaged from abandoned buildings in the area. Open Mon-Sun 12:00-00:00.

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106 Reviews

First Review by nafanc


Points +1035

02 Oct 2023

vegan plate is ✨✨✨✨

everything looks and tastes amazing. hummus was next level



Points +22

01 Sep 2023

Awesome Vegan food in Bucharest

A restaurant with a dedicated menu for vegans. We had a happy pot vegan aubergine, truffle oil hummus and a lentil salad. Top notch quality!!!


Points +18

29 Jul 2023

Aubergine - vegan food

There were many vegan dishes, from main courses to side dishes and appetisers, but not so many vegan deserts, so they could work on that. But the place is very nice and the people were welcoming! I recommend it!!

Pros: Lots of vegan options as main courses, Nice waiters, Cool place

Cons: Not so many vegan deserts


Points +3770

22 Jun 2023

Nice restaurant with a vegan menu

They offer a vegan menu full of delicious dishes!


Points +23

Mostly Veg
11 Jun 2023

Muchas opciones para elegir.

Muchas opciones veganas para elegir, también un postre. Comida deliciosa y sana. No le pongo 5 estrellas porque la aplicación no deja ponerlas si el sitio no es vegano del todo.

Updated from previous review on 2023-06-11


Points +34

09 Jun 2023

I liked it

Aubergine is a good spot for starving vegans.

Pros: Many vegan options, Very friendly stuff

Cons: Mildly expansive. Depends on the menu


Points +1206

07 May 2023

Cosy interior, not cheap

Staff spoke English and Menu was available both in Romanian and English.
When ordering, the waiters didn't seem to be particularly well organised. We were asked, while still visibly browsing the menu, if we were ready. The person on the table next to us was asked twice within a minute by different waiters if they were ready to order, while also still visibly looking through the menu.
The interior is well made and cosy.
I had the vegan eggplant dish and my friend had a hummus plate.
The eggplant tasted alright. I enjoyed the different sauces on top. The hummus was very creamy, perhaps too much even. But the taste was good. Both dishes were relatively small and I would have appreciated larger portions.


Points +43

24 Mar 2023

A little trip to the Mediterranean

A lot of vegan options. Nice tasteful and flavored dishes. Finger licking good


Points +86

09 Mar 2023

Will surely come back

Very thoughtful and tasteful cooking

Pros: Delicious food, Artistic cooking

Cons: A bit expensive


Points +211

02 Feb 2023

Out favourite meal in Bucharest

By far the tastiest meal we had in Bucharest, unfortunately it was our last night there otherwise we would have gone again. Menu is on a tablet so you could click on vegan and it narrowed the menu down to vegan options.
We chose the vegan platter and mushroom in a tomato cream sauce with rice. Both astounding meals, so flavourful and lovely presentation.
Also fantastic service and a lovely restaurant decorated with old doors.


Points +59

25 Jan 2023

Excellent, very tasty

I loved that there were dishes I can't find somewhere else or cook at home regularly (we're all too familiar with pasta, burgers, grilled veggies)- so the uniqueness was the best part. And there were enough interesting vegan options. #Veganuary

Pros: Uniqueness, Taste & desserts, Nice waiters

Cons: Building and decoration


Points +87

20 Jan 2023

Nice food and staff

Good food and very nice staff. They have a vegan menu and you must try the vegan chocolate mousse!

Pros: Lots of vegan options


Points +28

05 Jan 2023

Best vegan food in Bucharest

I never eated like that in a foreign country

Pros: Good price , Full stomach, Good service


Points +20

03 Jan 2023

Vegan-friendly option in the old town.

We tried the vegan platter to share and it was quite yummy.
We also tried the vegan shaksuka
The tomato sauce was very tasty but it was disappointing to just have three chunks of tofu. Too small for the price.
The service was great and the place was nice and cosy.

Pros: A few vegan options, Tasty

Cons: Small portion , Rather expensive considering the portion size


Points +90

02 Jan 2023


tried the vegan shaksuka - disappointed to find out it's 3 small pieces of raw tofu drenched with good indeed tomato sauce, and the vegan shawarma - very creative yet consisted of few chunks of soy (i think) and eggplant as the "shawarma". It was nice, not more.
small portions.
also disappointing - fresh orange juice charged at 25 lei, whereas one of the main courses was 35. They also added 10% tip to the bill while the service was hardly accomodating.
all in all vegan food can be so much better.

Pros: many vegan options , trying hard to be creative

Cons: raw tofu considered a subtitute for shakshuka..., small portions , exaggerated price of juice, lacking service


Points +50

13 Nov 2022

Good vegan options

Amazing vegan options. The decoration is beautiful.


Points +260

12 Oct 2022

Nice decoration and enough vegan options

Fresh and tasty.

Pros: Lots of vegan options, Good price, Old town


Points +245

03 Oct 2022

Lots of delicious veggies

Uhm, I had such a great meal here. We went to eat dinner and had some different dishes. It's a good place to eat tapas without spending too much. 👌
We ordered the vegan plate (small), fried eggplant with tahini, mashed sweet potato, a plate with mushrooms and hummus and a basket with bread. I would have loved to try more of their dishes with veggies, but we couldn't eat more.
I would really recommend the vegan plate and fried eggplant, it was very delicious. 😍🍆
The bread was uninteresting and at first we got regular mashed potato, but then we told them what we ordered and got the sweet potato instead.
The restaurant is pretty cosy, situated in one of the busy and touristic streets in the old town, but it has its own charm anyway.


Points +1238

02 Oct 2022


The food was fresh and tasty, Big portions. Delicious.

Pros: Location , Fresh and tasty, Mushrooms

Cons: They charged us 10% for the service


Points +114

31 Aug 2022

A bit a mixed bag

We went to Aubergine hungry. First problem you have to pick up: everything in the Menu with the green V Sign is vegetarian. Everything marked with a green leaf is supposed to be vegan.
They have Hummus chicken on the Menu, marked as Vegan. When I asked them about this the answer you get is: „no it’s not vegan, it’s chicken.“
So better watch out what you order.
The food is okay.

Pros: If you like mushrooms that’s your thing, Interior is nice, especially upstairs , They speak english

Cons: Can’t trust the menu and the labels


Points +72

29 Aug 2022

Incredible vegan food!

All my family loved the vegan dishes here... Beautifully served and so tasty. I had the small vegan platter which was so filling and delicious. Cannot wait to come back!


Points +5797

17 Aug 2022

Eggplant heaven 🍆

The staff was okay. Women was not so nice but the man was
As starter we had the vegan mix plate, it looked so good! It was okay, not that crazy flavours
The aubergine was so yummy. Lot of greens, felt healthy and so filling!

Updated from previous review on 2022-08-15


Points +17

01 Aug 2022

Loveless food

Unfortunately we didn’t have a good experience at Aubergine (we were very hopeful after reading the good reviews here at Happy Cow). The salad was extremely spare (only salad with 4 pieces of feta and aubergine), the pita bread was old and the vegan shaksuka was like Indian tomato sauce with large tofu chucks. The service was also very unfriendly. We had to wait quite a while and the were very abrupt and a tip was almost forced. Advice for the waiters, be friendly and smile for a tip….

Pros: Lots of vegetarian and vegan options

Cons: Untastefull food , Unfriendly service


Points +108

26 Jul 2022

Real tasty food

This could be an only vegan restaurant, but it's not.
They have a separate vegan meny, and really care about the meny and ther guests!
This is the best restaurant I have been eating at during this summer vacation!
Real interesting interior also if you visit the second floor.


Points +191

15 Jul 2022

Perfect vegan food

This small restaurant became my favorite place in Bucuresti from the first bite. I would eat there every day. The food kisses you from the inside ❤️ The only thing that concerns me - some dishes they serve in aluminum tableware, that is not the healthiest option, though it looks nice. So if you don’t wish to use this kind of tableware, you should ask for a regular plate.

Pros: Big menu, Tasty food

Cons: Aluminum plates


Points +24

24 Jun 2022

Deserves 5 stars. Service and food excellent, lots of vegan options.

Very tasty and fresh. lots of vegan options.


Points +1934

18 Jun 2022

Amazing Israeli vegan food!!

Absolutely delicious healthy restaurant in the center of Bucharest's old town with a separate vegan menu with a large variety of options. You won't go wrong with the mixed vegan plate. The service was great and the food arrived fast, and was very yummy!!!

Pros: Delicious vegan menu, Located in the center of Bucharest Old Town, Fantastic service!

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