Over the past several years Kosice has grown in confidence and popularity, being voted the European Capital of Culture in 2013. The historic streets and winding roads will charm you almost immediately.
In eastern Slovakia, Kosice sits on the river Hornad and is the second largest city in the country following the capital, Bratislava.
The historic centre features a number of protected buildings including the St. Elisabeth Cathedral. A combination of building styles can be seen as you wander and explore the city including Art Nouveau, Baroque and Gothic.
With plenty of restaurants, bars and cafes lining the streets, there’s an abundance of eating opportunities. The vegan dining scene has gone from strength to strength with some vegan-only eateries opening up in the city.
The vegetarian restaurant offers up a vegan and vegetarian lunch menu during the week. Located in the city centre, open mic nights and cooking classes are also available. The Halmi Balls are particularly great and well worth a try.
Location: Hlavna 21, Kosice, Slovakia, 04001
Originally only offering vegetarian options, AJVEGA is now a fully vegetarian restaurant with plenty of daily lunch specials. It has a vegan-friendly menu offering European and Slovakian dishes. A very good value spot, you can get plenty of food for your money.
Location: Orlia 10, Kosice, Slovakia, 040 01
3. VE.DOM.E Vegan Bistro
A fully plant-based bistro serving a three-course menu that changes regularly. There’s also a selection of raw desserts, fresh juices and gluten-free options. The bistro has a creative menu with all-vegan food and a good atmosphere.
Location: Florianska 28, Kosice, Slovakia, 04001
A completely vegetarian restaurant serving Indian/Ayurvedic food. Mostly served up in a buffet style, there’s plenty of delicious options to choose from. Very reasonably priced with large portions.
Location: Hlavna 117, Kosice, Slovakia
5. Dobra Cajovna
A cosy and sweet tea room serving only vegetarian food with vegan options. Easy and simple dishes are available such as couscous, pita and hummus. Middle Eastern and Mediterranean dishes are available with lots of tea to choose from.
Location: Masiarska 42, Kosice, Slovakia, 04001