Slovak vegetarian food

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As it was already said here before I’m not a big fan of eating meat. I’m not calling myself a vegetarian but in my whole life I’ve never bought meat. I’m very fine with eating mostly vegetables and dairy products as these can be delicious too. But what’s easy to organize at home can be a pain in the ass on the road. There’re places where it’s still a food heaven for me (Italy or Morocco are my absolutely fave) but there’re countries like Slovakia where it’s a little bit of a challenge to eat something really good yet without the meat. Fortunately there’re few options that I totally adore here so I can’t say I’m starving here!


Vyprazany syr – the fried cheese. It’s a  big slice of cheese (a hard one such as Edam or Emmentaler) breaded with flour, egg and breadcrumbs and then fried. Somehow the cheese isn’t melted and it doesn’t flow out as soon as I cut into the piece. It really is a miracle to me how it’s done, I tried to do vyprazany syr at home but I always failed, big time. Anyway, here it is served usually with fries (hranolky) and a side salad. Such a dish costs around 4€ and can be bought either in fast food places (that seem to be pretty popular in here) or in restaurants serving typical Slovak food.

Sometimes there’re also vyprazany hermelin (fried Camembert cheese), vyprazane sampiony (fried mushrooms), vyprazany karfiol (fried cauliflower) or vyprazana brokolica (fried broccoli) available. All of these are really delicious!


Cesnakova polievka – the garlic soup. There’s nothing better to eat after a long time outside, especially when it’s cold and windy. This soup makes wonders with warming up the person, really! It’s basically the garlic soup but served with crouton and melted cheese (it’s put in the bowl first, then the soup is poured so the cheese can melt). I hate garlic, I can’t even imagine I would be able to eat a plain one yet I have no problems with this soup. When I’m in that area I eat at least one bowl each day and it never gets boring! The soup can be bought in almost every restaurant, the average price is 1-1,50€ per bowl.


Bryndzove halusky – it is actually one of the traditional dishes in Slovakia. Boiled lumps of potato dough (that looks like a gnocchi but tastes like a dough that pierogi is made from) mixed with bryndza – a soft sheep cheese (that is available only in the mountains region, at least in Poland). The typical one is served with bacon on top but you can always ask and will get the portion without the meat. Bryndzove haluski can be a little bit cloying but with the help of salt and pepper it can change into a delicious food. Today I had a huge portion that I wasn’t able to finish and it cost me 3,30€ so that’s a pretty good deal I’d say.

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Which of these foods would you like to try?


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  • Reply
    Julius from Traveltipy
    08/12/2015 at 23:35

    I prefer vegetarian meals as well. Correct sampiniony to sampinony, kvetak to karfiol (kvetak is in Czech) and finally haluski to halusky :)

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      13/12/2015 at 09:01

      guess my knowledge of Czech and Polish came in the way ;) thanks!

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