CLOSED: Vega Vegetarian Bar -Gertrudy Str

  • Vegetarian Vegetarian
    ( 12 reviews )
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7 Św. Gertrudy Str., Kraków, Małopolska (at east side of Planty from Old Town, near Arthouse), Krakow, Poland

Expect a variety of dishes, salads, desserts, teas and juices. Menu available in English. Unique atmosphere with music. Popular with locals, passer-bys, and some acting & arts crowd. Open daily 9am-9pm. Reported closed to HappyCow.

Categories: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, Macrobiotic, Organic, Salad bar, Juice bar

12 Reviews

First Review by Stevie

very greasy - Edit

I ordered soya steak and chips which I knew wasn't exactly a heathy meal but when it arrived it was dripping in fat, afterwards that evening I had a poorly stomach. My m um ate a soya goulash which was ok fairly tatseless but not greasy. Maybe it was my choice but looking at what other people were eating it did look fast foodish which I would normally be happy with but this made me ill.

Pros: cheap, easy to find

Cons: made me ill, greasy

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A wonderful Setting - Edit

A lovely place and always a first port of call for breakfast when in Krakow. The barszcz is fabulous and the tomato soup served with rice also as good. Main meals are ready to serve, you just ask for what you want. They have plenty choice, vegan is no problem at all and prices are extremely favourable indeed. It never seems to get that busy which is a real shame but maybe we catch it at the wrong times. The location is amazing, right on the Planty opposite the Old Town and on the wat to the Wawel. Truly romantic. They do a huge range of herbal teas, the coffee is good and there is really pleasant relaxed atmosphere in what is quite a formal setting. Wish it was open later for an evening dining experience with wine.

Pros: location, value, food

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Good home cookin' - Edit

Good fresh food. Clean and friendly. Great variety. Not all items are always available but that's the charm. Whatever they do have is fresh and tasty.

Nice window tables with view of the park and good people watching.

Pros: Fresh, Tasty, Clean

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Bad day? - Edit

Was so annoyed when I came here, because the menu looked really good. when we went to order we were told that what we wanted had run out (it was about 12pm). I asked for anything that was vegan, and she gave me an aubergine with cheese on it. She didn't seem to know of anything that was vegan except the salads. So we had that, which was ok but pretty boring. And a bit expensive for what it was.
Maybe caught them on a bad day??

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a dream come true! - Edit

I visited this restaurant in the summer of 2007 and was amazed!

Half of my family is polish and were the largest consumers of meat that I ever saw. They would tell me there were no polish vegetarians etc. Once I discovered this place, I was delighted!

The food is polish, but vegetarian! So you still see perogies, pickles, cabbage, etc. on their menu.

I had a pickle soup! It was so awesome, I couldn't believe it! It seriously was a dream come true for me to eat strictly polish-vegetarian cuisine!

They had many options on the menu, but you have to order it at the cash and bring it to your table.

Check it out! Canadian vegetarian approved!

Pros: polish-vegetarian cuisine, lots of options

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A taste of Poland - Edit

Found this cheerful oasis on the way back to the old town from the Wawel. Two equal-sized rooms each side of the main counter, each brightly decorated with lots of artwork and neatly dressed tables complete with candles and flowers. We'd heard this was a good place to try pierogi, so gave it a go. Not entirely to our taste - but our lack of passable Polish and the absence of an English translation menu meant we were stabbing in the dark a little bit when we made our selections! A shame because there appeared to be almost endless variations of the traditional themes. Certainly good wholesome stuff, however, and we polished off our great value hot platefuls. Seems to be popular with students and does a steady trade in takeaways.

Pros: Value, wholesome, atmosphere

Cons: language barrier

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Vega Hits the Veggie Spot - Edit

I took the short walk from Cracow centrum headed to Momo near Kazimierz, but unfortunately Momo was closed when I got there. For whatever reason I didn't have Vega on my list of veggie places, but came across the Gertrudy ul. location just by chance on my way back. Glad I stopped in for a visit!

When I got there the place was pretty empty, but the food was hot, fresh, and totally satisfying. I had their special - a scrumptious vegan "goulash" with potato pancake. Not expensive, delicious, and actually a pretty nice place on the whole. Between this place and Momo, you'll be plenty full during your stay in Cracow. The town is full of energy and there's plenty to do and see, so having a good selection of veggie places is the proverbial icing on the Polish cake.

Pros: Very affordable, Comfortable , Hot and fresh

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Peace and Harmony with your food! - Edit

Good location, fairly easy to find (just south and west of the old marketplace), and delicious variety of salads and vegetarian and vegan foods. Menu available in English, and at least one of the employees speak English. The one thing I did not like was that you pay for salad per salad type, unlike some other salad bars where you can have as many types as you want. Nice artsy atmosphere and music though.

Pros: Quiet Atmosphere, Wide selection, English spoken

Cons: small portions

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kris 22 Feb 2013 - You don't pay for salad per salad type. The salad comes in 3 sizes: "Dodatek" (addition), "Mały" (small) and "Duży" (big), resp. 2, 4 and 6 types of salad. You can choose any of the about a dozen types.  


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Vega Vegetarian Bar - Edit

I found eating vegan in Poland very difficult, but Vega was a welcome surprise. The food was good and cheap. They were playing Neutral Milk Hotel on the sound system when I walked in, so I knew right away that I was going to have a good experience. I highly recommend Vega if you are a starving vegan in Poland or just looking for delicious food.

Pros: vegan options, cheap, good vibe

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Good food - Edit

Self service restaurant with english menus and english speaking staff, wher I went there on a Friday night. Plenty of choice on the menu and also a good choice of meals for vegans.
This is not a posh restaraunt although there were candles and the tables and the decor was nice.
You order your food at the counter and go back to the counter to pick it up. The service was very quick, so assume that eveerything is ready to go. The food is very nice and will fill you up on a cold day, also everything is very cheap compared to the UK.
I would recommend you try this restaurant out while in Krakow, as it's only five minutes from the main square.

Pros: Good food, Cheap, Very central

Cons: No beer on sell

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Excellent place - Edit

We were very satisfied with this restaurant. Most of their dishes were typical Polish food cooked Vegetarian, so we didn't feel like we missed out on the local cousine that often contains some form of pork. Many tasty soups, good goulash and pierogies. Very friendly multi-lingual staff. We came back there every day we stayed in Krakow. Nice vibe.

Pros: good food, reasonable portion sizes (good value), nice environment

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Vega, Krakow - Edit

I've eaten in both branches of Vega. As a vegan I wold be more than happy to eat in either again. Tasty and good value for money.

Pros: Tasty, Good value for money

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