Looking for a light, healthy meal in Dubrovnik? Go to Nishta! 0

Nishta, an entirely vegetarian restaurant in the heart of Dubrovnik’s old town is a perfect go-to option for a healthy, affordable meal. The service is top notch and the menu is full of interesting vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free dishes. I just wished that we had a few more days in Dubrovnik to enjoy Nishta’s many fantastic looking dishes.

The menu has an international vibe: sweet potato spaghetti carbonara, raw gnocchi made from nuts, falafel, Vietnamese pho, tempeh taquitos, seitan satay, and a mixed Indian plate. There is also a fantastic salad bar loaded with delicious veggie and grain-based salads that are prepared fresh daily.

These red lentil pancakes were stuffed with curried potatoes and veggies, and served alongside fresh chutney and mint sauce. Nishta even had take-away cards with the recipe for the red lentil pancakes. They suggest topping them with apples roasted in cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves. Sweet or savory, whatever your preference may be!

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My husband thoroughly enjoy the “tofu lettuce” appetizer below. It consisted of tofu and cashew nuts scrambled with lemon grass and galangal, then wrapped in lettuce leaves.

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Even though we were beyond satisfied from our salads and appetizers, we couldn’t resist trying something for dessert. We opted for the Cappuccino rice pudding served alongside a carob praline truffle. The rice pudding was light and not too sweet, balancing perfect with the bitter carob praline truffle.

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We returned to Nishta for dinner that same day and enjoyed the vegan tempeh taquitos and the bulgur burger (pictured below) served with a fresh chutney in a warm pita along with sweet potato “fries.” Both dishes were excellent!

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Be sure to make a reservation for dinner as tables fill up very quickly, especially if you want a table outside during the summer months. Also, if you’re headed to Zhagreb as well, you’ll find Nishta’s second location in Zaghreb’s city center.