Croatia is a paradise for gourmets. Influenced by foreign cultures and inspired by nature this Mediterranean cuisine will make you travel. But, if you are plant-based like us, you might have a hard time finding dishes that do not contain fish, meat or dairy. We found, however, a couple of places with vegan food Split had to offer. Disclaimer: they are DELISH!
If you need to know more than about the food in Split and plan an itinerary in the south of Croatia: read this article.
Vege fast food: vegan street food
This little street food restaurant is one of the most charming places we’ve eaten while on the road. It’s a woman-owned business, run by this fierce but very welcoming lady. She is working alone cooking, welcoming and serving her clients.
The place is famous. Travelers coming here fill the walls with hundreds of love notes, a way to say thank you for the amazing food. All complimenting the food and vibe and, the woman behind the stoves. We loved the fact that it has a small sitting area, and that it’s just next to the Pazar (or green market). The atmosphere is unique.
I had oyster mushrooms deep fried in chickpea flour with basmati rice and veggies. Rapha had some fried tofu in breadcrumbs. You can find more information and reviews on happy cow here. The prices, too, are very attractive. We paid less than 6 euros each for a complete meal. Split is usually way more expensive than that.
Open Mon-Sat 09:00-21:00, Sun 10:00-18:00.
Marta’s veggie fusion: vegan eatery and bar
At the total opposite of the vegan street food we talked about before, Marta’s veggie fusion reminded us of the food markets in Spain. We sat at the bar, next to other people, and waited for our food to be served while listening to some electro music.
Everything is vegan, from the burgers to the falafels. This place of vegan food Split offered to us was a big win. We finished the night with a glass of wine, our bellies full (the portion are reasonable), and our pockets not completely empty. A bit scared, actually, of what to expect from the bill. Usually, places like that (especially vegan places) can be expensive. We did pay a bit more than the first place, however, it was less than what we expected.
Kat’s kitchen Deli (raw and healthy foods)
You will find almost everything vegan here. Rapha had the most amazing hummus toast with flower-shaped carrots and nuts on top. There were so many toppings we couldn’t see the hummus itself. Anyways, there are never too many toppings. We won’t complain.
I, on the other hand, had something a bit more spicy. My choice was the vegan tacos (yes for breakfast), and I could really taste the rawness and freshness on the plate. I loved how healthy it felt to eat there. And their cappuccino with oat milk? OMG.
Gelateria Spalato: homemade ice cream (and nice cream)
Facing the port, this small gelateria had some of the best nice cream (vegan ice cream) we’ve had so far. Even though it’s quite small and there is no sitting area, we would really recommend trying their chocolate, coconut and, pistachio flavors. We were so pleased because, usually, it’s so rare to find vegan and pistachio ice cream. We have to settle for sorbets (fruits) and it’s not my favorite thing in the world, I like creamy stuff! But, this time, they replaced the dairy with plant-based milk and the result was stunning.
I hope you enjoy your trip to Split and, please, if you find any other good vegan place let us know in the comment! We’d love to hear about your experience.