I am a big fan of meat and I really can’t remember a day I spent without eating some kind of animal product. But of course I like vegetables, otherwise I wouldn’t be coming here for lunch on an empty stomach, so I gave myself the opportunity to try something new and healthy. The thing I didn’t expect is that it would be that tasty, from the main course to pies and desserts.
Nishta is the only vegan restaurant in Zagreb that I know of, just a few minutes walk from the main square. Looking for it you’ll end up in some backyard, but don’t worry, it’s easy to spot with navigation and a pair of eyes. Entering inside you’ll feel welcomed by the friendly atmosphere and interesting quotes and sayings written on the wall. Once upstairs, you can tell this place is made with love and a lot of thought.
Nishta blends Eastern and Western food cultures together in their daily menus, but mostly the food is a vegan version of Croatian traditional food that you can say represents Croatian regions by tastes and cooking styles. Everything they serve is home-made and most of the food is gluten-free. Every day there is something different on the daily menu, but you can always find stews and raw desserts.
Every Tuesday from 12:00 to 14:00 there is a stew and wine party in the backyard. Even if you’re not vegan give a chance to these delicious and inexpensive tastes of a healthy lifestyle.