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8 Polish Vegan Recipes (Best Plant-Based Ideas)

I figured it was only fair to cover Polish vegan recipes after I did vegetarian ones. If you don’t eat dairy and other non-vegan foods like honey and eggs, this compilation is for you!

Whether it’s exploring alternative protein sources, or experimenting with authentic spices, these Polish dishes won’t leave you hungry.

Even though Polish food loves its dairy, there are plenty of substitutes for sour cream, butter and cheese that can be used in these modern recipes.

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Check out these vegan ideas for a delicious comfort food meal!

8 Polish Vegan Recipes

I mentioned I did Polish vegetarian dishes earlier, so you can check out that article for even more recipe ideas!

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Vegan Polish Tomato Soup
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Try Vegan Polish Tomato Soup, a plant-based version of the traditional Polish soup—Zupa Pomidorowa.

It’s made with tomato sauce, vegan broth, bouillion and yoghurt and served with noodles and herbs.

Indulge in the comforting flavors of this vegan version, which is ideal for cold days or any meal of the year.

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Sauerkraut Chickpea Flour Pierogies With Spiced Applesauce
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Vegan Sauerkraut Chickpea Flour Pierogies are a delightful twist on the classic Polish dumplings.

The dough is made with chickpea flour, psyllium husk, and water and filled with sauerkraut. The spiced applesauce on the side complements the acidity of the sauerkraut, making for a well-balanced dish.

If you’re looking for a tasty and vegan take on a Polish classic, I highly recommend trying this delicious recipe!

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Mizeria (Polish Cucumber Salad)
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Mizeria is a refreshing Polish cucumber salad that uses simple ingredients to create a light and crisp dish.

Although the traditional recipe calls for sour cream, you can easily use a vegan substitute.

The combination of thinly sliced cucumbers, spring onion, fresh dill, black pepper, salt and creamy vegan sour cream creates a wonderful side dish for heavier meals.

Looking for more side dishes? Check out these delicious ideas for Polish sides!

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Vegan Pierogi With Potato and Caramelized Onion
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Creamy mashed potatoes, vegan cheese and sauteed onions in vegan butter make an excellent filling for vegan pierogi.

This recipe comes with another option for your filling—mushrooms and lentils. So you can play around with different flavors to find your perfect combination.

If you like your pierogies on a crispy side, you can pan-fry them after boiling for a delicious texture.

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Polish Red Borscht (Barszcz Czerwony)
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Vegan Polish Red Borscht is a hearty traditional soup with a vegan makeover. It’s characterized by its rich flavor and deep red color achieved with beetroot.

The vegan stock is made with a mix of vegetables, including beets, carrots, parsnip and onion, dried mushrooms, apple and a variety of spices.

Uszka, which means “little ears” in Polish, is a popular accompaniment to this beet soup. Traditional uszka fillings include sauerkraut or mushrooms.

Whenever I’m craving some hot soup on a cold day, beetroot comes in handy. Even though borshch is originally Ukrainian, I don’t mind trying different variations, and this vegan Polish recipe sounds very exciting!

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Polish Dill Pickle
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Polish Dill Pickles, an essential part of Polish cuisine, are cucumbers soaked in a mixture of vinegar, water, salt, dill, mustard seeds and garlic.

They make a crunchy vegan snack that can be served on its own, as a side, or as a tangy condiment to salads and sandwiches.

I love snacking on pickles and other tasty Polish snacks like ‘bialys’.

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Classic Homemade Bialys
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A traditional Polish bread called bialy is a chewy handmade roll with onions and poppy seeds in a dimpled center.

Get a taste of the real deal with these popular Eastern European treats by whipping up a batch at home!

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Vegan Kolaczki
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A vegan take on a classic Polish delicacy, Vegan Kolaczki are sure to satiate your sugar cravings!

The delicate and flaky crust encases an easy homemade almond apricot jam.

This recipe uses dairy-free yogurt instead of the usual cream cheese to make the dough plus vegan butter for a fully vegan version.

To discover more sweet recipes, check out my blog post on the best Polish desserts. I’m sure you’ll love these traditional treats!

I hope you’ve found your favorite flavor combinations! Share your experience with Polish cooking in the comments.

You can also try these breakfast recipes from Poland to tackle your morning cravings with authentic cuisine.

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8 Polish Vegan Recipes (Best Plant-Based Ideas)

Polish vegan recipes are guilt-free treats that will redefine deliciousness. Enjoy my favorite authentic plant-based ideas!


  • Vegan Polish Tomato Soup
  • Sauerkraut Chickpea Flour Pierogies With Spiced Applesauce
  • Mizeria (Polish Cucumber Salad)
  • Vegan Pierogi With Potato and Caramelized Onion
  • Polish Red Borscht (Barszcz Czerwony)
  • Polish Dill Pickle
  • Classic Homemade Bialys
  • Vegan Kolaczki
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