The 7 Best Places in Vilnius to Eat Lunch & Be Happy
Looking for the best Vilnius lunch spots?
It may not be recognized as a food capital of the world (yet!), but Vilnius still has plenty to offer for traveling enthusiasts, visitors and of course local food lovers.
However, with so many options in such a relatively small place, you may be wondering: what’s the best lunch spot in Vilnius?
We can only recommend the best Vilnius lunch spots based on places we’ve visited — and we really think these places are amazing. If we had more time, we’d probably go to one each day!
So, let’s check out the 7 best Vilnius lunch spots for your next great meal.
Address: Pylimo g. 23–3
Our first pick is really a no-brainer. Gaspar’s has been serving some of the best food in general since it opened up 7 months ago. Carefully prepared, beautifully plated and modern with strong, though not over-powering Indian-inspired flavors, the food here really makes it a top restaurant in Vilnius in general.
Maybe that’s why it’s being included into the White Guide Nordic’s list of best restaurants and has a 4.7 star review on TripAdvisor? If you want to test them out, check out their daily lunch menus which range from roughly €5-€8.
Even better, go on Sundays and catch their delicious brunch menu from 10am — 4.30pm.
Address: Gedimino pr. 26
Although this centrally-located, small modern restaurant is more famous for its great steaks (which may not be the top choice for your lunch), you can find some really great options there for “business lunch” or a la carte.
Their business lunch menu includes such things as pumpkin soup with smoked paprika, schnitzels with tartar sauce, and much more.
For a la carte, their shrimp gumbo is some of the best in Vilnius. And if you want a real treat, try their lamb burger.
Address: Didžioji g. 11
This is one of the most popular places in Vilnius. Not just for its location (in the center of the beautiful Old Town), but also for its great food and atmosphere. Their food is fresh, vibrant, modern but elegant. Their lunch menu features such items as leek and mushroom soup, lasagna, cauliflower stew and much more.
Kitchen is housed in a beautiful old style building with high ceilings and beautiful wooden interior. It has amazing views from the windows, but the view is amazing from anywhere, really.
Address: Trakų g. 14
Dublis is possibly the most modern cuisine you’ll find in Vilnius. In fact, if you’re a picky eater, don’t expect to be able to choose a la carte. The restaurant offers a set dinner “tasting menu” for €50 and at least 3 hours (depending on how many guests they have), so if you’re into food adventures, that’s where you should go.
Their lunch menu for the brasserie has a price ranging from €9-€12 (with an a la carte dinner in the evening), and for fine dining and elegant food, you can’t go wrong. Overall it’s a great place for an exciting food experience in one of the main streets of Old Town. As the place is busy quite often, you’ll probably have to book a table in advance.
Address: Subaciaus g. 2
Okay, this is it guys. If you want something fancy in the heart of the Vilnius Old Town, this is it. With an impressive presentation (white gloves and everything), perfect service and great food, this place is best for those who like an exclusive and elegant experience.
Of course, you’ll have to be ready to spend some money for it. This one is of of the best high class restaurants in Vilnius, and it is worth the price.
For extra points, they even have a €28 Sunday brunch menu. A great price for even better atmosphere and food.
Address: A. Šv. Ignoto g. 14
This is a great place for a more relaxed, casual lunch experience. If you’re not into fancy dining and love eating a good burger, salad or some roast for lunch, Meat Lover’s is definitely the place for you. It has really great food at really great prices.
It’s small, centrally-located, relaxed, cozy and inexpensive with tasty food. The waiters are also fantastic and the fellow diners young, international and interesting.
Address: Vokiečių g. 18a
The Smoke House is one of our favorite Vilnius lunch spots. It’s pretty much the best place in the city if you love smoked and grilled food.
They also have a really amazing lunch menu: just €5, and you get a nice soup and your choice of main meal (of course grilled). What food isn’t excelled by smoking? For example, one lunch offering is duck leg smoked overnight with buckwheat and mushroom risotto. For the price and wonderful smoky flavor, you just can’t beat it.
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The best Vilnius lunch spots…
To be honest, these are only some of the best Vilnius lunch spots, as we haven’t been to all the restaurants in the city. If you live in Vilnius, or have visited the city, let us know what were some of your favorite restaurants for lunch.