A restaurant with unique approach to gastronomy, Veganspek is relatively new and highly original dining spot in Croatian Capital. Its name is derived from two words, one being vegan and other spek (bacon in Croatian language). The fundamental concept, according to owner Karolina Pavic, is to offer the best healthy food from both worlds. So, whether you are dedicated to vegan nutrition or like your meat extra grilled, you will find something on the menu of Veganspek.
“Through personal experience, I recognized the value of good food for one’s happiness,” Karolina explained to Croatia Times source. “I’m preparing meals that I initially envisioned for my family and friends. These include refreshing soups, spicy pasta dishes with veggies and algae, but also beef tongue coupled with horseradish risotto and spirulina.”
As a whole, the restaurant is pretty big- numbering 100 square meters in surface. Most of it, however, goes for kitchen space as Karolina insisted to have separate preparation sections for vegan and meat dishes. This way, vegan guests can be assured that their meals are free of animal ingredients.
The interior is bright and colorful, as arranged by architect and props designer Jana Piacun and paintress Jelena Bando.
“Every day, we prepare different meals, both vegan and meat based. Of course, we have regular offer, which is formed on season. Finally, our guests can enjoy organic coffee and tea drinks, as well as cocktails and fine wines”, Karolina concluded, noting that Veganspek will soon have its own delivery system.
Veganspek can be found in Tomasiceva Street 6. Its operating hours are as follows: Monday-Thursday 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Sunday 12 p.m- 4 p.m. Expect average pricing range to be between 32-70 HRK (4.50-9.50 €).
If in Zagreb, consider visiting this cheerful and welcoming dining spot in the very heart of Croatian Capital.
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