As you know, I love to travel and explore new places where I can sample the best of what local cuisine has to offer. During my recent travels in Groningen, the Netherlands, I came across some amazing vegan restaurants as well as top vegetarian restaurants in Groningen. I was incredibly surprised how sustainable and food-cautious the restaurants in Groningen are. Even the normal restaurants cater to individuals who have a special diet, offering gluten-free and lactose-free dishes on a regular basis. I was really in luck, as you know, I too suffer from some food intolerances and discovering some of the top vegetarian restaurants where I could order anything I want hassle free really made my day!
In addition to finding some of the best vegetarian restaurants in Groningen, I finally know how to master a traditional poffert cake recipe as well as the authentic Groningen mustard soup. You should definitely give these Dutch recipes a go. You can easily find these two recipes on most traditional restaurants in Groningen. Speaking of which, Groningen is a memorable travel destination, especially if you are a foodie!
visit Groningen and best vegetarian restaurants in Groningen
Groningen is a province in the Netherlands as well as a historical medieval city with its early origins around the year 1,000. It has witnessed wars and many European conquests, which thoroughly influenced the city’s culture. Today, because it is home to the popular University of Groningen, it is a lively student city with buzzing pubs and full restaurants. Definitely full of charm and spirit – this amazing city should be on your travel bucket list. The city itself is cultural, eventful and has something in store for everyone. You can walk down the charming Folkingestraat street and purchase local delicacies or you can visit the food market at the Vismarkt (Fish market) and get very fresh produce. All in all, take your time to discover the city of Groningen. Click here for more information.
top delicious vegetarian restaurants in Groningen
Cho Fah – one of the best exotic and vegetarian restaurants in Groningen
This is an extremely popular Thai place with a vibrant menu card. The menu will convince you that you don’t need to go to Thailand to have incredible and authentic Thai food. With a charming interior, you can munch away your favourite vegetable Thai spring rolls, discover a new vegetarian main course or enjoy a flavourful salad with exotic Thai flavours. Definitely the place for vegetarian food with a punch of flavour!
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Address: Gelkingestraat 5, Groningen, Netherlands.
Vive la Vie – one of the most sophisticated vegetarian-friendly restaurants in Groningen
At the heart of the city, you too can enjoy artisanal refined foods over a relaxed atmosphere. Being affiliated with the club of Jeunes Restauranteurs, the chefs at Vive la Vie share a never ending passion for food. Expect nothing less than high culinary craftmanship, sophisticated dishes and a respect for local products. They cater to all types of special diets, and they welcome guests to phone in advance so that the chefs can prepare an appropriate menu and give you the best experience. Hence, it’s not a problem at all and you easily request a vegetarian menu. Who knows, it might even be better than the normal one!
To access Vive La Vie’s homepage, click right here.
Address: Oostersraat 39, Groningen, Netherlands.
Onder der Linden – one of the top Michelin star vegetarian restaurants in Groningen
I had the pleasure of reviewing Onder de Linden, you can check out my review here. It is one of the very few restaurants in Groningen to receive one of the Dutch Michelin starts. Hence, this restaurant is a must try! Their dishes are very elegant, refine and the menu is beautifully designed. I, of course, requested a special diet menu, which was immediately available. Hence, if you are looking for a fancy vegetarian restaurant, look no further and book a table.
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Address: Burg.van Barneveldweg 3 9831 RD Aduard.
Gustatio – one of the best Italian vegetarian restaurants in Groningen
Judging from the name, you guessed it! Gustatio is indeed an Italian restaurant notoriously famous for having the best homemade pasta in all of Groningen. Owned by a family from Rome, they offer a very wide vegetarian selection on their menu. Apparently, there are more than 12 vegetarian pasta dishes and gnocchi dishes on the menu! So your options are endless. Besides, these pasta dishes are also extraordinary in their own sense where interesting seasonal combination are used to make up the dish. Make sure to check out their luscious desserts too!
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Address: Oosterstraat 3, Groningen, Netherlands.
Achterwerk – one of the most hip vegetarian restaurants in Groningen
This is definitely the hippest vegetarian as well as vegan-friendly restaurant in Groningen! To get a sense, almost the entire menu is completely vegetarian. The restaurant is situated in the back of a popular night club, so the interior isn’t most charming. However, the food speaks for itself and not even being at the back of a nightclub can prevent the most hungry vegetarians coming to eat here! Some say, that Achterwerk is growing into one of the most favourite and loved vegetarian restaurants in Groningen.
To access Achterwerk’s homepage, click right here.
Address: Oosterstraat 13 a, Groningen, Netherlands.
Brussels lof – vegetarian-friendly seafood restaurant in Groningen
Brussels lof is slowly becoming known as a popular vegetarian place, even though they are a seafood restaurant. With a gorgeous atmosphere inside, it’s located directly in the center of Groningen. Their menu keeps to seasonal vegetables and heroes freshly sourced fish. Give this place a go!
To access Brussel’s lof website, click right here.
Address: Akerkstraat 24, Groningen, Netherlands.
best vegetarian restaurants in Groningen which also cater for vegans
Restaurant Bla Bla – the vegetarian restaurant in Groningen that serves absolutely no meat
A vegetarian restaurant serving absolutely no meat as well as nutritious vegan options! Trust me, even a meat lover will want to come back to dine here again. The food might be a little on the pricy side, but portions are a good size and they taste excellent too. Don’t be shy to check out their vegan menu items. Some vegan options even have a lovely Asian twist!
To access Restaurant Bla Bla’s homepage, click right here.
Address: Nieuwe Boteringestraat 9, Groningen, Netherlands.
De Herbivoor – one the most unique vegetarian and vegan restaurants in Groningen
I think the name de Herbivoor, translated from Dutch to ‘the Herbivore’ says it all! At this restaurant, the menu changes daily. De Herbivoor offers vibrant salads, aromatic soups as well as delicious vegan burgers. One of their most popular menu items is their mung bean burger which is not taken off the menu. If you want to replicate a mung bean burger, you can make patties from these sweet potato and mung falafels. This restaurant could be considered as the best of the top 8 vegan restaurants in Groningen.
To access De Herbivoor’s homepage, click right here.
Address: Gedempte Zuiderdiep 59, 9711 HC Groningen, Netherlands.
Pernikkel – the vegetarian restaurant in Groningen where the menu changes every week
Once you step into Pernikkel, you get an immediate sense what this restaurant is about. Freshly produced food with vegetables on every dish! Not every dish on their menu is vegan, but certainly they offer a wide vegan selection. Pernikkel changes their menu on a weekly basis with the ambition to deliver healthy, fresh and sustainable food. So, if you keep coming back every week, you are definitely in for a surprise! In addition to the food, the interior is very spacious and modern. Great ambience and excellent staff.
To access Pernikkel’s homepage, click right here.
Address: Aweg 2 9718 CS Groningen, Netherlands.
Café Kult – the vegetarian-friendly and vegan-friendly restaurant with multiple cuisines
You can come across delicious value for money meals. Not all items are vegan, but those which are, are specifically marked on the menu. To my surprise, almost half of the meal are vegan, so no need to worry. There are plenty of choices – from vegetable samosas, to vegan cheese fondue and much more. Explore a variety of cuisines, from Indian to Mexican to classic European. You’ll also find a selection of vegan desserts!
To access Café Kult’s homepage, click right here.
Address: Steentilstraat 36-1, 9711 GN Groningen, Netherlands.
Anat – a refined restaurant in Groningen for the best vegetarian and vegan brunch
Anat is an excellent choice for a vegan brunch of breakfast in the Groningen sunshine. Just make sure you reserve an outside table in advance. You can also enjoy a wonderful selection of smoothies made from fresh fruit and vegetables. These will give you the boost you need to conquer the day! Check this place out for an elegant and refined brunch!
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Address: Verlengde Grachtstraat 1, 9717 GD Groningen, Netherlands.
De Oude Gasfabriek – the grandest and award wining vegan restaurant in Groningen
This mansion and grand restaurant will blow you away. With a definite atmosphere inside, this restaurant has the best and widest selection for vegans in all of Groningen. Having won the PETA’s Vegan Food Award 2017, you’ll know that these guys are an excellent choice amongst other vegan restaurants in Groningen. They have their own vegan menu. The restaurant also easily adapts to customers with other food requirements. For example, they can make food which is gluten-free, low in carbohydrates and which is lactose-free too!
To access De Oude Gasfabriek’s homepage, click right here.
Address: Langestraat 66, 9712 LT Groningen, Netherlands.
Feel Good – one of the healthiest vegetarian and vegan restaurants in Groningen
This restaurant serves beautiful plates of colourful and healthy food. Generous portions with a refined touch. Feel good will really make you feel good for the rest of the day! They offer excellent vegan options too for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Feel good will not only fill you up, but it will keep you healthy and in shape!
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Address: Oude Kijk in Het Jatstraat 29, 9712 EB Groningen, Netherlands.
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