This post was last updated on January 28th, 2019
Trakų g. 11. Open Monday and Tuesday 11:30am to 10pm, Wednesday 11:30am to 11:45pm, Thursday and Friday 11:30am to 1am, Saturday 12pm to 1am, Sunday 1pm to 8pm. www.facebook.com/GYVAS.baras/
After this extremely disappointing visit, I did some sightseeing (check out my post on the five things you have to do in Vilnius), but I had to buy something for breakfast the next morning. As I couldn’t find anything at the little supermarket close to my Airbnb, I went to Veggo, a vegan store, with the intention of buying some local products. You will find Veggo downstairs in a restaurant which you have to enter. The lady was friendly, and I explained to her that I was primarily looking for breakfast but also for Lithuanian products. I ended up buying granola, chocolate milk, two buckwheat bars, a smoothie, crackers, hummus (own brand), a pâté, and chocolate. Unfortunately, most of these products weren’t Lithuanian, as there isn’t a big market for veganism in the Baltic states yet. You have to check out Veggo if you want to cook in Vilnius or want to see what Lithuanian vegans eat.
Totorių g. 3. Open Monday to Saturday 11am to 9pm, Sunday 12pm to 7pm.
The products I had bought at Veggo covered for breakfast and some snacks and, as there was some pasta at my Airbnb, I didn’t have to go out for food twice every day.
Luckily, my second experience with vegan food in Vilnius was much better than the first. On my second day, I decided to go to RoseHip Vegan Bistro. This place was the complete opposite of Gyvas Baras, in almost all aspects. The waiters could have been a bit friendlier, but the food was excellent. I had the pulled jackfruit burger and the golden milk. I loved that they told me the golden milk would take a bit longer because that meant they were making it correctly. It was definitely the best golden milk I’ve ever had. The burger was very flavorful, so unsurprisingly I went back the next day.
B. Radvilaitės g. 7. Open Monday to Thursday 11:30am to 10:30pm, Friday to Sunday 11am to 11pm.
Please let me know in the comments if you’ve had other great vegan food in Lithuania.