Does Warsaw even need another vegan restaurant? You might think it doesn’t, but then again, you might have to ask yourself how many vegan restaurants are quite like Boca Boca…
A colorful geometric mural with a giant “Guilty Pleasure” neon is the focal point of this small joint on Tamka. The big open mouth logo on of the outside is reminiscent of the Frankenstein plant from Little Shop of Horrors, while the additional counter set outside is perfect for people watchers and those easily entranced by the passing traffic.
Starting the menu are empanadas, small tasty pleasures with a puff pastry-style shell holding the goodness inside together. Also, how about some Padron peppers with Maldon salt to munch on. Lastly, do not forget the pint of ale from Inne Beczki brewery.
The chef worked the stove at Tel Aviv for many years, so you’re in good hands that know the meaning of versatility – they’re also behind the creation of the Not Dog, a vegan hot dog forged from marinated carrots, onions and red cabbage. As for dessert, check the brownie – topped with whipped cream and caramelized popcorn, it’s arguably the best vegan dessert we’ve ever held in our mouths.
One word is sufficient: chimichanga! How the chimichanga originated varies. Some claim it came to be after a restaurant owner accidentally dropped a burrito into a deep fat fryer, while others believe it was invented by Chinese immigrants who had settled in Sonora in the early 1900s. The Boca Boca interpretation also deserves to go down in history, for this is truly quite something – even if it is vegan!
One of the owners is celiac. This explains why the gluten-free choices out-do anything else we’ve tried in this big ole’ city.
Boca Boca – Vegan Guilty Pleasure
Mikołaja Kopernika 25, Śródmieśce