If you are what you eat, than we are coconut and a banana mix. We love delicious flavours and we love when we find a cozy places with vegan or raw versions of food. If you love your life then you have to love what you eat. That’s why we choose plant based options, because we don’t want any harm in our food.
We also have an attitude that food has to come without any harm, so (We eat different diets: Justinas is a vegetarian and I recently became vegan)Justinas choose vegetarian version and I go with vegan for quite a bit. Perhaps you never thought about trip to Tallinn as an inspirational food journey. Estonia amazed us with delicious raw and vegan food versions.
From the first day we stepped out in Tallinn our journey of unfamiliarized flavors started. We wondered around for quite a bit until we accidentally found the most vulnerable cafe for us. It hides in a narrow cobbled street and as we found out later was only 5 minutes walk from our hostel that we stayed at. That probably explains the fact why we been there 3 times in our three days stay.
Kohvik Must Puudel cafe is open for every type of eaters, but it has just the right options for vegans as well. Our love for this place started with mild spicy Thai coconut soup and heavenly tasty chickpeas pie.
We loved everything about this place: interior, personal, menu options and the atmosphere in general.
Second place that we would definitely vote for is almost always full Vegan Restoran V. We dropped in there on Tuesday, had lunch and we wanted to book a table for the evening. But it didn’t have a place for us, it was all filled with reservations! Can you image that? Tuesday evening and the restaurant is full in advance. Thus it’s not a surprise while their food is loved by locals and tourist, and no matter what type of food you eat. And the quality and prestige of the dishes are impeccable.
On the place that we stayed the breackfast were included. Of course it wasn’t much: just bread & jam or muesli & milk. So we rushed to the nearest shop to buy soy milk and had an incredibly delicious breakfast. The morning sun brightly shedded light and sank into the vapour from our hot tea.
The other place that we still cannot stop talking about is a tiny supers foods shop – Prana Organics. It’s magical how many goodies can fit in one shop. There you can buy supplements for your organic, healthy and raw corner, like spirulina or mama powder and other.
We were impressed there with ‘spirulina salads’ made of ripe avocado, tomatoes, cucumber, buckwheat and mung beans sprouts. That was amazing! And without that you can find there ‘power bowls’ consisting of more that 30 super foods or the same type raw cakes. It is pricey we won’t deny that, but it is worth the price for what you get.
We couldn’t leave that place without buying some goodies for our trip and fairings for our friends. Without a nutritional bars they also sell healthy chocolate. Yes, you heard that right. It contains of 29 super foods, it’s raw and you can make it yourself at home from the ingredients placed in a simple jar.
More good news for chocolate fans. There is a shop called La Mediterranee where they make candies themselves. We entered the shop attempted by good aroma. While we were looking at expensive chocolate bites the owner asked us if we liked to try any. We weren’t intended to, because chocolate usually consist of dairy products and that they probably all consisted of milk. But the owner showed us two types suitable for us. Since we both like marzipan we tried the one with it. We were willing to buy another one, but the owner stopped us and said that everyone can try one for free. After this surprise, we left the place with a smile on our faces.
After a long walk of the day we came back to our firstly discovered cafe. It turned out that the place attracted not only us, but many others as well in the evening. While it was a bit chilly outside, we were happy to regain our strength with warm cacao and chocolate tart. One bite and it felt like an explosion in our mouths. It was so damn good! We slowly enjoyed it, every bite and each second we had in our mouths.
If you be in Tallinn, you should use this cafes map to feel the power of flavors magic!
All words by Eisve Treciakauskaite and all images by Justinas Lekavicius, unless otherwise noted.