With some delay, here I am continuing my vegan guide to Italy, part 2
Fantastic small traditional restaurant in the city center. We have been lucky to get there just before they opened for lunch, because when we left there was a long queue waiting outside. That’s definitely a good sign!I got a gigantic bruschetta with mixed vegetables and a ribollita, a beans and vegetables soup typical of Tuscany. All washed down by a local craft beer. Very affordable. Recommended!
Another traditional bolognese restaurant, with a lot of vegan options and very inviting pizzas! The menu changes based on the seasonally available ingredients. I got a vegan mixed platter with a potato and spinach quiche, gnocchi with zucchini and sun-dried tomatoes, red cabbage salad and vegan carpaccio with cherry tomatoes and rocket salad. Definitely worth a visit! Recommended.
An incredible pizzeria with a 72-hours fermented dough, selling a ton of organic and fair trade products. You can find many of their products in various supermarkets and health stores. I got a vegan pizza with beetroot sauce, artichokes and olives. That was one of the best doughs I ever tried in my life! Extremely good but expensive.
A tiny shop in the city center, selling fresh artisanal pasta, bread and pastries. They are very accommodating and are more than flexible to offer you vegan options. I had a piadina made with kamut flour and stuffed with grilled vegetables and mushrooms. Perfect for a quick meal and very cheap.
A healthy fast food restaurant with local products. The place is tiny and packed for lunch. That says a lot about the quality. I had millet with mixed seasonal vegetables, olives, and cashews. Not too expensive for the standard in Trieste.
A cozy wine bar, with a few vegan options. Although the highlight are definitely the wines, the food was pretty good. Decent prices but small portions.
A small family business run by a lovely lady, her daughter and her son. Very creative and tasteful dishes. I had peas and fava beans balls covered in crushed pistachios, and canerdelli soup. Canerdelli are balls made of bread and vegetables. Very nice ambience and lovely people.
An American-style brunch place which made me feel more in Bangkok than in Italy. That’s not a bad thing but we arrived early so they only had few breakfast options. I had a simple vegan croissant, espresso and fresh orange juice.
Nice little healthy fast food restaurant with freshly cooked dishes with seasonal products. The menu changes daily, you pay for the plate and you can put up to 5 things in it. I had some rosemary chickpeas, mashed potatoes, mixed bell peppers and kale. Quite cheap, tasty and clean.
Oh my goodness, this place is incredible! The concept is very simple: jacked potatoes stuffed with various Italian products, craft beers and local wines. The restarant gets full very quickly and you have to queue to eat there but it’s worth the wait! The cool thing is that you can also mix up the ingredients you want for your jacked potato. Mine had sauerkraut, caramelized onions, broccoli, olives and sun-dried tomato paste. It was damn good! Definitely recommended!
EXKi is an international chain of healthy coffee shops. We stopped just to relax after visiting the Egyptian museum (absolutely a to-do in Turin), and I had a hot soy chocolate and a vegan blueberry and almond tart. Very good!