Tallinn has an active vegan community. It therefore comes as no surprise that the city has many vegan-friendly restaurants and numerous other establishments that provide vegan options.
We compiled a list of cafés and restaurants in Tallinn that all provide amazing, fully vegan delicacies. Of course, absolutely every foodie is welcome to enjoy these establishments.
A vegan restaurant in the Old Town
Vegan Restaurant V opened in spring 2014 and is located on Rataskaevu Street, a romantic street in Old Town known for its extraordinary well. At first, V was the only vegan restaurant in Tallinn and the rest of Estonia. It has since become the crown jewel of Tallinn’s many vegan restaurants and has also received several vegan food awards.
The menu at V consists solely of plant-based products, but that doesn’t mean a vegan can’t enjoy delicious food. V treats its guests with ever-changing starters and main courses, soups, salads, and desserts. The display window is stacked with enticing cakes and muffins and the drinks selection contains juices and smoothies, various teas and coffees, and premium vegan wines and beers.
The delicious food items at V are full of positivity and offer everyone the chance to drop their preconceptions regarding vegan food. In fact, V has become a favourite among many carnivores. The restaurant is stylishly decorated, and its dining area has 30 seats, which are almost always completely full. It is worth reserving a seat by calling the restaurant beforehand.
Rotermann quarter has transformed from an old factory milieu into a contemporary city centre and Tallinn’s newest vegan restaurant Oasis is located there. This new endeavour from the owner of Vegankohvik Inspiratsioon is full of green, vegan dishes for both lunch and dinner. Its menu also has a selection of snack foods for sharing. The drinks selection is extensive – the thirsty can find refreshment in a variety of beers, wines, cocktails, and healthy shots. Along with the coffee, people choose cakes from the restaurant’s small shop, where they can also purchase food to go.
Rotermann also has a cosy health bar called Purée. The menu does not contain any meat, but eggs and dairy products are used in some food items. Several servings are still appropriate for vegans who wish to avoid all animal products. The bar is open during office hours and it offers an alternating lunch menu. Additionally, they serve breakfast, salads, freshly squeezed juices, and a variety of healthy smoothies.
Long-time fan favourite café-restaurant NOP awaits guests in Kadriorg, best known for its beautiful park and palace. The restaurant’s menu focuses on organic food, supplemented by many vegan options. People can also purchase a variety of wonderful items for home cooking from the café’s small shop.
The Uus Maailm subdistrict is a stone’s throw away from the City Centre, offering two vegan cafés to inhabitants and guests alike. They are at two opposite corners of the area, so visiting both gives a fantastic overview of everything else happening in the subdistrict.
BOPP is a messenger of healthy food, with a menu that has some animal products. Although there are plenty of fully vegan foods, such as rice and quinoa bowls, wraps, sandwiches, and smoothies. The cake selection offers delightful surprises every day.
Vegan Restaurant V has a smaller sister café named Kringel, with a fully vegan menu packed with alternating lunch offers, larger and smaller meals as well as pretzels and other cakes and baked goods.
The Baltic Station Market which borders the trendy Kalamaja region has a lot of vegan food establishments. For example, the restaurant Veg Machine, a small and pleasant concession stand whose short but laudable menu represents the best that vegan street food has to offer. There are a couple of tables and a few high stools that guests can use.
The market also houses Japanese restaurant Tokumaru, which provides several vegan food options. This acclaimed restaurant chain can also be found in Solaris centre, and a location will reopen in the T1 shopping centre in November.
Rohe Café is located next to the market and offers a variety of vegan breakfasts. They serve salads, pastas, burgers, soups, and bowls from lunch until dinner.
Ülo restaurant is located only a few buildings away; while it offers animal products, they also provide a range of quality vegan dishes. Located in a modern building, the restaurant has a charming retro-inspired interior design that makes enjoying a multi-course meal feel like a delightful experience.
The enchanting Ristikheina Café is a fantastic spot to visit when heading towards Pelgurand. This café-restaurant located in an old wooden house always has some vegan-friendly foods on offer and a delicious vegan cake in the shop window.
Besides the locations mentioned above, almost all of Tallinn’s largest cafés and coffee chains, such as Caffeine, Coffee In and Reval Cafe, offer a variety of coffee drinks created using non-dairy milk. Baked goods for vegans are usually available, too.
Bonus tip:More information in regard to cafés and restaurants is available from recommendations gathered by the Estonian Vegan Society here.