Estonia,  Food

Finding vegan food in Pärnu, Estonia

Riia maantee 71, Pärnu, 80010 Pärnu maakond, Estonia

When you find a really good restaurant and end up going there again on your short stay.. That’s what happened when I was in Pärnu, Estonia – I went to Kohvik ‘cafe’ Kroon for lunch on consecutive days. I found out that this is one of the few ‘vegan friendly’ restaurants in this small town.

At my first visit to Kroon, I found out that they not only have several vegan options but a whole separate vegan menu. This was a good surprise. I’d prefer if all restaurants serving non vegan food would have separate vegan menus. To be honest, none of us really wants to see the absurd stuff listed on non vegan menus. vegan menu at Kroon

Their vegan menu was impressive – with a variety of foods from local veganized delicacies to fast food. There were dishes including vegan foie gras and caviar – stuff that I’d never had before and didn’t know what to expect. On the first lunch I ordered the snack platter and a vegan burger.

I loved the little red bell-peppers which I filled with the sweet onion jam and popped in my mouth. The faux gras spread was delicious and had with the toast. I also had a glass of their Farmer’s red wine (V), recommended!

On the next day I stopped by here for brunch before leaving town. Ordered a large oatmilk cappuccino and a lighter meal of potato pancakes, which came with vegan caviar and vöner! Vöner is a seitan based plant meat made in Finland. The house made caviar was very interesting, small red coloured balls which didn’t taste like anything really 😀 This and the potato patties made this dish quite filling for me so I didn’t order anything more to eat.

They also offer biodegradable packaging for take-away. Elegant and pleasant interiors and friendly service – I highly recommend this place in Pärnu.


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