Vodič za vegansku hranu u Srbiji (ENGLISH) 1

Kroz vegansku ponudu Beograda i Novog Sada vodi nas Georgina Ristich.

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Georgina i Oliver Gohari su mladi bračni par koji se iz Engleske preselio u Srbiju, Georgina je našeg porekla, ali je odrasla u Engleskoj. Oliver i ona su se u avanturu života u Srbiji upustili pre više od tri godine. Danas vode svoju firmu Planet Kind i ličnim primerom i poslovanjem šalju poruku o važnosti očuvanja planete Zemlje i našoj odgovornosti. Georgina nam je predstavila odgovorne, zdrave i uskusne obroke koje Srbija ima u ponudi.

Moram da priznam, pre nego što sam se preselila ovde, nisam mnogo očekivala od veganske hrane u Srbiji. U prošlosti, tražeći veganske opcije po restoranima, dobila bih brz odgovor: „Ne, ne ne, mi to nemamo ovde.“ Sigurna sam da su konobari i kuvari privatno smejali devojci koja jede ‘zečju hranu’ – salatu i pomfrit.

Međutim, sada vidim da veganska hrana sve više i više utiče na srpsku kulinarsku scenu. Veganske i vegetarijanske opcije u Beogradu i Novom Sadu su tražene i u stalnoj ekspanziji. U svakom slučaju, evo mog vodiča za vegansku hranu u Srbiji koji nije ograničen samo na salatu i pomfrit!

RESTORANI I KAFIĆI U BEOGRADU

Mayka

Mayka je ušuškana između prometne Knez Mihailove ulice i Kalemegdanskog parka. Restoran je skroman al vas iznenađuje sa širokim izborom kuhinje: od samose, veganske ribe i pomfrita, do pice. Bila sam tamo mnogo puta i još uvek isprobam nove obroke na meniju.

Radost Fina Kuhinjica

Ako ste prvi put u ovom restoranu, pomislićete da je u pitanju beogradski stan u maloj trošnoj zgradi u austrougarskom stilu. Čak i ulaz izgleda kao standardna vrata stana i prvi put kad sam otišla, nisam verovala da sam na pravom mestu, dok konobar nije potvrdio da sam u restoranu. Za mene je ovo klasičan Beograd. Kul i moderna mesta smeštena u urbanoj sredini. Moje omiljeno jelo je veganski burger od heljde sa bademovim sirom ili tortilje.

Zdrawo Slatko

Zdrawo Slatko ima širok izbor ukusnih sirovih veganskih slatkiša u kojima bi svako apsolutno uživao. Od moje poslednje posete proširili su se na tri nove lokacije na pijacama širom Beograda, što je pozitivan znak njihovog uspeha.

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ZDRAVA HRANA U BEOGRADU

Ne mogu da govorim o veganskoj hrani a da ne pomenem veliki izbor prodavnica zdrave hrane u Srbiji. Kada smo se Oli i ja doselili u Srbiju, to je bila jedna od prvih stvari koje smo primetili da je drugačija od Engleske. Nikada se nismo osećali ograničeno jer su prodavnice koje nude zdravu, vegansku, organsku hranu i hranu bez pakovanja neverovatno česte i odlično snabdevene.

Bio Špajz

Bio Špajz je poznati lanac organske hrane u Srbiji, sa proizvodima u skoro svakom supermarketu. Uzimajući ovo u obzir, nisam očekivala da ćemo jednu od njihovih radnji naći u  tako skromnom uglu Kalenić pijace. Oli i ja smo slučajno naleteli na ovu prodavnicu i bili smo prijatno iznenađeni širokim izborom veganske, organske hrane i rifuzne hrane smeštene u tako malom prostoru.

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Organico

Jedna od Organicovih radnji se otvorila dok smo živeli na Banovom brdu i bila je fantastična. Život u tom kraju je bio lakši nama veganima, zahvaljujući činjenici da smo imali organsko voće i povrće, te organsku upakovanu hranu u blizini.

Just Organic

Čini mi se da je Vračar popularno mesto za organske prodavnice koje prodaju veganske proizvode. Međutim, pre nego što je organski i veganski talas zahvatio Srbiju, Just Organic je bila jedna od prvih prodavnica na sceni. Kao vegan, uopšte se ne osećam ograničena u ovoj prodavnici jer imaju sve, od organskog voća i povrća, do veganskih začina i grickalice.

(Sledećeg petka: gde kao vegetarijanac u Novom Sadu)

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ENGLISH VERSION

A Vegan’s Food Guide to Serbia

I have to admit, I wasn’t expecting much regarding vegan food in Serbia before I moved here. In the past, asking for vegan food at a restaurant would be met with a very swift: ‘no, no no, we don’t have that here’. I’m sure, in the past, the waiters and chefs all had a good chuckle behind the scenes at the ‘rabbit food eater’ with her side salad and fries.

Now, however, I can see that vegan food is steadily creeping into the Serbian culinary scene. Vegan and vegetarian options in Belgrade and Novi Sad are not only in demand, but are expanding. So here’s my current go-to guide for eating as a vegan in Serbia that doesn’t restrict you to just a side salad and fries!

BELGRADE RESTAURANTS & CAFES

Mayka

Mayka is quietly tucked in between the busy Knez Mihaila high street and Kalemegdan park. It’s an unassuming restaurant that surprises you with its wide variety of country hopping cuisines, from samosas, to vegan fish and chips, to pizza. I’ve been there many times now and I’m still working my way through the menu!

Radost Fina Kuhinjica

If you didn’t know any better, you would think this restaurant was just any other Belgrade apartment within a slightly dilapidated Austro-Hungarian style building. Even the entrance to Radost is a standard apartment door and I remember second guessing myself right up until the moment a waiter reassured me that this was the right place. To me, this is quintessential Belgrade. Cool and modern places nestled away in urban settings that are rough around the edges. My go-to dishes there are the vegan buckwheat burger with almond cheese or the tortillas.

Zdrawo Slatko

Zdrawo Slatko makes a wide variety of delicious raw vegan sweet treats and cakes that absolutely anyone would enjoy. Since I last visited, they have expanded to three new market stall locations around Belgrade which is a positive sign of their success.

BELGRADE HEALTH FOOD STORES

I can’t talk about vegan food without mentioning health food stores in Serbia. When Oli and I first moved, this was one of the first things we noticed that was different to England. On a day-to-day basis, I never feel restricted because these health food stores, offering vegan, organic and package free foods, are incredibly common.

Bio Špajz

Bio Špajz is a well known organic food chain in Serbia, with products in nearly every supermarket. With a company of this scale, you wouldn’t expect one of their branches to be placed in such an unassuming corner of Kalenić farmer’s market. My partner and I stumbled across this store by accident and were pleasantly surprised that such a small space could offer such a wide selection of vegan, organic and zero waste foods.

Organico

One of Organico’s branches opened whilst I was living in the Banovo Brdo neighbourhood and having this store nearby was fantastic. Knowing I had organic fruit and veg and organic packaged food made living in that neighbourhood so easy as a vegan.

Just Organic

The Vračar neighbourhood seems to be a hot spot for organic stores selling vegan products. However, before the organic and vegan wave hit Serbia, Just Organic was one of the first stores on the scene. As a vegan, I don’t feel limited in this store at all as they have everything from organic fruit and veg, to vegan condiments and snacks.