Vegetarian and vegan restaurants in the city
Switching to a meat-free diet? Here's a list of vegan and veggie restaurants in the city
A decade ago you might have been hard pushed to find vegetarian or vegan options on the menu, let alone restaurants serving only vegetarian or vegan dishes. Today the story in Luxembourg City and beyond is very different.
The choices listed in this article are all located in Luxembourg City but there are numerous restaurants across the country that offer great vegetarian/vegan options on the menu.
Have we missed a place in the city, or one local to you that you would really recommend? Tell us and we'll add it.
Beet – 32 Place Guillaume II
Plant based and proud, plus using locally-sourced, organic food and seasonal ingredients, Beet offers you the best in modern bistro chic.
Try out a truffle Mac 'n' Cheese, Makhani dal, or a spicy peanut curry and jackfruit tacos, in addition to freshly-squeezed juices. They also do burgers and a kid's menu.
Open Tuesday to Saturday 11.30 to 21.30 (inside, terrace and takeaway).
Sister restaurant Seed on 5 rue Chimay has freshly baked doughnuts, cakes and pastries, coffee, and light bites. Open Tuesday to Saturday from 10.00 until 21.00.
HaPP – 44 avenue John F Kennedy
HaPP says it is more than a restaurant – it’s a way of life, promoting energy and happiness. A different menu is on offer every day, and you can view all the ingredients they use for each dish (no additives and no artificial colouring).
Try their signature salads or hot and cold bowls. The Mexican warm bowl at €16,90 contains mixed greens, brown rice, spiced black beans, sweet corn, roasted paprika, tomato, marinated red onion and coriander. Topped with nachos and guacamole, lemon dressing and chilli. They also have a dish of the day.
Open from Monday to Friday 8.30 to 15.30 (kitchen 11.00 until 14.00), call to reserve or place an order on 26 20 16 49.
VIDA – 35 avenue John F Kennedy
Almost next door you'll find relatively new Japanese fusion restaurant complete with a terrace. The menu boasts Bao Buns with Japanese aubergine and cashew nuts, Gyoza with cabbage and spring onion, Miso soup with wakame, tofu and dashi, or if you prefer, tacos with avocado, mushrooms and peanuts. And of course a great selection of sushi, sashimi, nigiri and maki.
There's a selection of cocktails to wash it down with, including the Japanese Mule - sake, ginger beer, yuzu juice, and lychee puré. It's open Tuesday to Thursday lunchtimes and evenings 11.00 to 14.00 and 18.00 to 22.00, on Fridays and Saturdays until 1.00 (and 3.00 for bookings).
Lokaal - 29 Bd Grande-Duchesse Charlotte/29 Bd Prince Henri
Two hidden gems that are getting rave reviews, Lokaal has a mostly vegan menu including Bao buns with BBQ mushrooms, carrot and red cabbage, lentil lasagne, plus pizza and burgers.
Lokaal Charlotte is open Monday to Friday at lunchtime and for takeaway in the evenings, open for takeaway weekend lunchtimes and for a seated Sunday Brunch for €28 for adults and €10 for kids (not including drinks), although you must make reservations by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Lokaal City is open Monday to Friday 9.00 to 14.00.
Snack in Joy - 25 Boulevard Royal
Another tasty and 100% vegan place, Snack in Joy has chilli sin carne, currywurst, veganballs with Liege sauce, burgers and tacos. Perfect vegan comfort food.
It's open Monday to Saturday 11.30 to 20.00, and Sunday from 12.00 until 20.00 (closed Wednesdays). You don't have to takeaway but can dine in at one of the lovely wooden tables indoors or on the small terrace.
Green Olive - 75 rue de Strasbourg
Billed as healthy, organic and fresh, this place dishes up Lebanese Fattoush, aubergine, feta and all manner of salads, okra stew, stuffed vine leaves, and broccoli pancakes and beet hummus. You can also opt for a shared mezze or buffet style mezze and fill your plate.
There's a big range of dishes to try on the menu, many at bargain prices, and you can order online for delivery or pick up. Open Monday to Friday 10.00 to 22.00 and on Saturday 12.00 until 22.00.
Alavita - 11 Rue Auguste Charles
With shops in Limpertsberg, Mersch, Junglinster and Bonnevoie, the latter is also a lovely cafe offering great organic, vegan and vegetarian dishes. Reviewers also rave about the coffee. Tuck into a lentil and feta salad, or a baguette with hummus and grilled vegetables. On Saturday you can order a breakfast brunch (and you won't need to eat again for the rest of the day) or just munch on some granola, avocado on toast or an omlette.
Glow – 2 rue Xavier de Feller
This coffee place combines bakery with health food to offer vegan and vegetarian cuisine with a local touch.
Treat yourself to tea and cake or freshly squeezed juice, and relax with a book in their free library. For something more substantial check out the curries, gluten-free pasta and soups. The plant-based cakes and pastries make a delicious dessert.
Open Tuesday to Friday 08.00 to 14.30, Saturday 9.00 to 15.00, and once a month for Sunday brunch (next one 14 May).
Rawdish – Place de Paris
100% bio and 100% fresh, if you’ve been out the night before you might want to try their beetroot, mango and goji berry hangover cure.
Fresh hot lunch bowls include red curry or pasta, and cold lunch bowls like the quinoa with cucumber, mango, carrots and coconut. The desserts include the delicious raw Sugar Daddy with peanut butter, cocoa and almonds. Open Monday to Friday 10.00 to 18.00 (but closed 15.00 to 16.00).
The flagship store is at Place de Paris in the city, but they can deliver and have products in numerous stores in Luxembourg. You can check out the locations here.
Mesa Verde – 11 rue du Saint Esprit
Nestled in the cobbled streets above the Grund, you’ll find this seafood and vegetarian restaurant.
Bright and colourful decor combined with wooden tables spaced well for privacy, provide the perfect place to nibble on a plate of vitamin-packed crudities or try the tofu cordon bleu style.
It's open Tuesday from 18.00 to 22.30, Wednesday to Friday lunch times from 12.00 to 14.00, and evenings 18.00 to 22.30 (23.00 on Friday) and Saturdays 18.00 to 23.00. Closed for summer holidays until 12 September.
Nirvana Cafe – 1 avenue de la Gare
Fancy something spicy? Look no further than Nirvana cafe which offers Indian and Pakistani vegan and lactose-free dining.
Nirvana Café is a social project dedicated to promoting veganism. All its produce is 100% vegan, without any trace elements. Sample momos, samosas, bhajees or try out their cauliflower masala curry. Comfy armchairs add to the cosy atmosphere. The dish of the day is a steal at just €8,25.
Open Tuesday to Sunday for lunch at 12.00 to 15.00 and dinner 18.00 to 21.00.
Krishna Villas, also in the Gare area at 63 Rue du Fort Neipperg, has a good choice of vegetarian south Indian delicacies including idli (steamed fermented rice cakes), dosa (fermented lentil and rice served as a pancake), upma (savoury semolina), and thali (a selection of curries and pickles).
pure. – 3 Park Drai Eechelen
Oak Bistro, has changed names and locations and is now a pop-up called .pure at the MUDAM. You can sample raw cakes, soups, cocktails, fresh juices, ice tea, ice cream, focaccia, bowls, and even flat white coffees.
It's menu continues to feature its famed cakes and desserts, plus a dish of the day, bowls and soups, and a tasting platter with a little bit of everything. The outfit also offers brunch on Saturday and Sunday. Open Monday, Thursday and Friday from 11.30 to 16.30, Wednesday 11.30 to 22.00, and weekends from 10.00 to 18.00.
Bloom coffee shop – 101 rue Adolphe Fischer
Home of the Kanelbullar, or home-made cinnamon bun, you can also sample their gluten-free chocolate chip, pecan and cranberry cookies or variations on the house speciality, such as the pistachio bun, with a mug of hot chocolate.
The cakes and tarts are also out of this world, and mostly vegan, plus they serve the popular matcha latte. Take a seat at one of their pavement tables in the sun or in the snug interior if it's raining, from Monday to Friday 8.00 to 17.00 and weekends 9.00 to 16.00.
Dune - 26 rue des Bains
Anissa El Mansouri, daughter of the Berber chef in Paris famous for his Moroccan restaurants, has opened this Mediterranean kitchen in Luxembourg serving up mint tea and cold pressed juices with organic veggies and couscous. There are meat variations on the menu too, and readers give the taste and portion size a big thumbs up.
Open Monday to Saturday 11.30 to 21.30, there is seating inside and outside on the pavement.
Chiche - 20 avenue Pasteur (and 125 Rue d'Alzette, Esch/1A rue de Cessange, Leudelange)
Re-establishing itself in new homes in Limpertsberg, Leudelange, and Esch-sur-Alzette, this popular Syrian/Lebanese eatery has more than just falafel and hummus. Try mutabel, grilled aubergine puree with a smokey taste, or muhammara - a chilli paste with ground nuts served with bread.
Open for reservations to dine in and take away orders. The interior has traditional table seating or comfy sofas where you can share a few platters. Open Monday to Saturday for lunch from 12.00 to 14.00 and dinner from 18.00 to 22.00 (and the same hours Tuesday to Saturday at Esch and Leudelange).
Peppermint Restaurant - 3 rue de Trevires
Vietnamese and Malaysian specialities including pan-fried vegetable filled ravioli and tofu pad Thai, you can reserve a table via email@example.com. It's open seven days a week for lunch from 11.45 to 14.30 and dinner from 18.00 to 23.00.
Dean & David - 29 boulevard FDR and 45 avenue JFK
Smoothies, fresh juice, vegan and vegetarian salads and health bowls are the order of the day (meat and seafood options also available) at this franchise now open in Luxembourg at two locations, where you can grab a bite on the go or get your food delivered. Open Monday to Friday from 9.00 to 18.00 and at weekends from 10.30 to 19.00 in the city, and 11.00 to 20.00 Tuesday to Friday, 11.00 to 15.00 on Monday and 16.00 to 21.00 at weekends in Kirchberg.
Other places to try
Mesa in Esch-sur-Alzette gets great reviews for it's locally sourced vegetable dishes cooked by Sylvie, whilst the Persian Foodbox in Luxembourg City has a great selection of vegetarian sauces served with rice, and ditto on the vegetarian selection at Ramen.