One Day in Bergen
A fantastic city famous for its scenery, rainy weather, and legendary arts and music scene, Bergen will always hold a special place in our heart. It was hard for us to pick our favourite vegan friendly places here, but we have managed to do it!
GO FOR BRUNCH AT
Pygmalion is a great centrally located ecological and veggie focused restaurant in the centre of town near Torget. This is one of the 'safest' places to go in the city for a vegan meal as the staff are very knowledgeable about veganism. All you need to do is ask them to make sure that they veganise your meal. Our favourite dish here is the vegan burger, it comes with a side of beautiful roast potatoes and they are covered in vegan pesto! Last time I was at Pygmalion I had the burger and a coke and it cost around 200,-. There is also a fantastic wok dish here and a vegan wrap. The specials are often vegan or veganisable and sometimes they even have vegan cake here! Its a really nice brownie cake served with a raspberry sauce.
BUY SPECIALIST GROCERIES AT
The Bergen branch of the health food store chain, Kinsarvik also stocks a range of vegan products from mock meats to vegan cheeses, as well as sweets and treats from great brands like Pana Chocolate, Funky Fresh Food, Bio-Life, Suma, Seed and Bean amongst many others. Kinsarvik is always good for picking up some of the more obscure items you might find in your recipes, from agave syrup to chia seeds, so a trip here will almost certainly improve your meals!
NOURISH YOURSELF AT
Dwell is a restaurant, a bar, a night club, AND a yoga studio! During the day you can get some great vegan snack options like their tofu scramble (145,-), seitan kebab (115,-) and the BBQ fried plantain (49,-). In the evening you can choose from a delicious polenta steak served with spinach, mushrooms and truffle (190,-) or a coconut curry with rice noodle and indian bread (190,-). They have a full cocktail menu here, as well as a health bar menu, featuring shots, juices and teas as well as ayurvedic drinks. Depending on your mood/the time of day, this can also be a destination for yoga classes in their studio, or for dancing at their regular club nights.
TRY NORWAY'S BEST FALAFEL AT
At Freak Kiosk in Bergen you can get the best falafel and hummus in Bergen at a really nice price. For 40,- you can get a lovely falafel in pitta or for 70,- you can get falafel with salad and fries. This is our fave place to go in Bergen for a quick, cheap, and tasty lunch!
INDULGE IN A BUDDHA HOT POT AT
One of the most upscale restaurants in Bergen we have found to do a vegan option, and not too expensive either. Soya has some great menu options, like crispy noodles served with tofu, gyoza, mapo tofu and stir fried broccolini!
Our favourite is the Buddha Hotpot; a clay dish filled with seasonal mushrooms, fried tofu, and vegetables coated in a sechuan sauce. The mushrooms are succulent, the tofu pieces are huge and tasty, and the sauce is delicious. It costs 178kr, and is the perfect thing to eat if you are going out for a fancy meal with non vegan friends: show them how delicious vegan food can be, we guarantee they will be asking you to try a piece! There is a fantastic drinks menu here and they even have a vegan dessert: the ginger and coconut soybean pudding!