Kyiv now has an interactive map of vegan restaurants

As the vegan movement takes the Ukrainian capital by storm, the eco-friendly initiative Vegan City has created a project aimed at gathering all of Kyiv’s vegan and vegetarian places to eat in one spot. They have developed a handy interactive map with local restaurants and cafes that offer vegetarian and vegan menu options. The map can be accessed via the Vegan City website.

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A vegan burger with grilled tofu at Green 13 vegan cafe. Photo by: Pavlo Fedykovych

The initiative is trying to promote an eco-friendly lifestyle, serve as a platform for the organisation of veggie-themed events as well as to do something positive for the local community. Vegan City is supporting the Kinder Gardens programme, which creates mini botanical gardens for the preschool centres across Kyiv. You can take a picture of your bill at one of the restaurants featured on the map and 10% will be donated for this worthy cause.

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A vegan bowl with falafel, soya steak, nori and variety of vegetables. Photo by: Pavlo Fedykovych

Over the last few years, Kyiv has seen a mini-boom of vegan restaurants and the eco-friendly community keeps growing rapidly. There are many cool spots around the city where you can try out original and delicious vegan foods. Green 13 cafe serves mouthwatering burgers with grilled tofu, Orang+utan bar is offering a rich selection of vegan sandwiches, Soupculture is famed for the various soups served in edible bread bowls, Imbir cafe introduces the Vedic cuisine to Kyiv residents, while Sereda is a go-to vegan coffee-and-cakes spot in the Ukrainian capital.

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Green 13 vegan cafe inside the historic Bessarabsky Market in Kyiv. Photo by: Pavlo Fedykovych

The city’s eco-friendly movement is also boosted by some excellent local events such as the monthly flea market Kurazh Bazar (where, among other things, you can find plenty of delicious street food) and the annual Kyiv Vegan Boom festival (with a food court and market set up on the bank of the Dnieper river).