Warsaw’s going vegan! Once a niche trend, vegan did make a spark before, only to be dimmed in a sea of hamburger overconsumption. Now though it’s caught fire like the rainbow on Pl. Zbawiciela. One recent addition that’s caught my attention is the Bracka-based Mango Vegan Street Food, right where the short-lived Haka once was. With an outdoor patio flanking the Między Nami glam show and a hugely varied menu it’s something of a vegan paradise.
I have to admit, when new places open I tend to have doubts not only about the food, but also the concept. For me Mango does a great job in satisfying both. It offers everything vegan you would actually like to eat (hummus, veggie burgers, fries, falafel, soup, a fruit salad – here, obviously a mango salad – and even sticky rice) along with a roll-call of smoothies, lemonades, fair trade tea and coffee. And there’s beer, which may come as a surprise to some of those who think vegan restaurants don’t like to have fun in the sun. Mango seems to want to make everyone happy and I certainly was with my jalepeno falafel – all the ingredients were perfectly proportioned, right down to the tahini. I can especially recommend the hummus with sun-dried tomatoes, a nice twist on a simple classic dish, as well as their weekend breakfast of shakshouka (poached eggs in tomato sauce) and coffee. That’s yours for zł. 15.90 each Saturday and Sunday between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Mango Vegan Street Food
ul. Bracka 20, open Sun-Thu 11:00-22:00; Fri-Sat 11:00-23:00