As vegetarian and veggie dishes are becoming more popular in Bulgaria, one way to find vegetarian or vegan options in Bulgarian restaurants is to look for traditional dishes that are naturally meat-free. These include dishes made with beans, lentils, and vegetables. Some examples include:
- Shopska salad (prepared with tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, and onion; as not to add white cheese when you order)
- Tarator (a cold yogurt and cucumber soup), which primarily eaten on the summer days
- Guvetch (a dish made with stewed potatoes, tomatoes, peppers, okra, and eggplant), and make sure you ask if it is prepared as vegetarian, as some versions of the guvetch can include meat
- Stuffed vine leaves (Veggie)
- You can also ask the server for options or if the chef can prepare a dish without meat.
- Additionally, some restaurants may have a separate vegetarian or vegan menu available.
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