Vegan and vegetarian
Vegan and vegetarian
Glasgow is one of the world’s most vegan-friendly cities. From neighbourhood cafes to award-winning restaurants offering plant-based menus, here are our top picks.
Veggie and vegan cafes in the city
Rose & Grants
The Merchant City's Rose & Grants offers up everything from a full vegan breakfast to delicious vegan sweet treats. A must-try is the vegan square sausage – a meat-free version of a Scottish favourite. Check out Rose & Grants' Instagram page to find out more.
A 100% vegan deli in a lovely outdoor courtyard on the city’s southside. ViVi’s DELI serves up tasty dishes such as homemade shawarma, mac 'n' cheese and jackfruit banh mi. Check out the ViVi’s DELI Facebook page for more info.
Focusing on fresh, organic and cruelty-free ingredients, Picnic brings a vegan option to the daytime cafes of the Merchant City. Perfect if you are looking for a nutritious lunch or coffee and cake. Visit Picnic’s website to book a table.
Found on the city's famous Great Western Road, Serenity Now offers a 100% plant-based breakfast, brunch and lunch menu. Their drinks menu includes smoothies and wellness lattes. Check out Serenity Now’s menu on their website.
Plant Blonde, a fully vegan bakery and café in the west end of Glasgow offering up cakes, sandwiches, coffee and much more. Pick up one (or two) of their signature vegan empire biscuits available in a range of tasty flavours such as salted caramel and biscoff. Check out Plant Blonde's Instagram to find out more.
Mayze Coffee & Food
Based in Finnieston is Mayze Coffee & Food. The cafe offers speciality coffee, alongside a fully vegetarian menu and vegan bakery. Check out Mayze’s Instagram page.
Soul Food Kitchen
The foodie quarter of Finnieston is where you'll find Soul Food Kitchen. The plant-based café offers food that serves the body and soul, with a menu of hearty soup, soul bowls and indulgent burgers. Book a table at soulfoodkitchen.co.uk.
For vegan fast food, The Glasvegan in St. Enoch Square is where to head. Open morning to evening and serving up vegan square sausage rolls, hot dogs with various toppings and much more. Visit The Glasvegan Facebook page to check out the menu.
Restaurants for veggies and vegans
Ranjit's Kitchen is a family-run Panjabi food deli with an all vegetarian menu located in the southside. The ethos of the kitchen is to serve authentic food just as you would enjoy in every Panjabi household. Check out the menu on Ranjit’s Kitchen website.
Suissi Vegan Asian Kitchen
Suissi Vegan Asian Kitchen is run by chef Mama Lim, who is passionate about creating exciting and tasty vegan dishes. All dishes also contain zero MSG additives. Visit the Suissi Vegan Asian Kitchen website to look at their mouth-watering menu.
Down to Earth
This Partick restaurant offers up 'flexitarian dining' with a mainly meat-free menu. Down to Earth use 100% organic, fresh produce which is locally sourced. Visit Down to Earth’s Instagram page to find out more.
Swadish, located in the Merchant City, serves up delicious traditional Indian cuisine in an innovative style. Their vegan menu includes tofu korma, beetroot poori and a range of baked vegan breads. Visit Swadish's website to book and view their menu.
Arts and music venues with vegan cafe bars
Mono Cafe Bar
It is in some of the city's independent music and arts venues that you'll find some of the best veggie and vegan restaurants. On the go since 2002, Mono Cafe Bar serves up freshly-made vegan meals, as do sister venues, Stereo Cafe Bar, The Flying Duck and The 78 Bar and Kitchen. Visit monocafebar.com for details.
Stereo Cafe Bar
With a menu of vegan small plates, mains, sides and sweets, Stereo Cafe Bar has it all! Plus downstairs is a brilliant music venue. Visit Stereo's website for details.
The Flying Duck
The basement bar, venue and vegan diner, The Flying Duck serves up dishes to rival US-sizes with heaps of entertainment on the side. Visit The Flying Duck's website.
The 78 Bar and Kitchen
Based in Finnieston, The 78 Bar and Kitchen is a cosy spot, with a coal fire, great vegan food and live music. Visit The 78 on Facebook.
The Hug and Pint
Based in the west end, the critically acclaimed The Hug and Pint is a vegan bar, eatery and music venue. Visit The Hug and Pint website and book a table.
The 13th Note
The 13th Note is an independent music venue with a vegan café. The menu includes crispy Korean cauliflower, their classic 13th Note burger and a fine selection of vegan beers and wines. Visit The 13th Note’s website to find out more.
The Glad Cafe
Based in Shawlands, The Glad Cafe is a multi-arts venue with music, film, comedy, talks and more programmed each month. The restaurant is 100 % vegan, serving small plates and pizzas. Visit gladcafe.co.uk.
Saramago Cafe Bar
Located in the city's Centre for Contemporary Arts, Saramago Café Bar offers a stylish and cultural dining experience. The menu includes seasonal veggie produce from ethical suppliers. Follow Saramago on Instagram to keep up to date.
Vegan and vegetarian takeaways
Pop into Sprigg and build your own tasty takeaway breakfast or lunch bowl. Veggie and vegan options include halloumi, handmade falafels, marinated spicy tofu and a whole host of delicious sides. Visit the Sprigg website to order online.
HOOKED Fish & Chips
For a twist on traditional chip shop favourites, try HOOKED’s aubergine fritters, cauli hot wings or Tofish and chips. Open for collection and delivery in Mount Florida. View the full menu on hookedtogo.co.uk.
This vegan artisan bakery in the Merchant City serves up baked goods, light bites and lunches. Visit Plantyful's Instagram for more info.
Puti Vegan Café
Puti Vegan Café is a plant-based Asian-inspired restaurant in the city centre with takeaway available. Enjoy dishes such as Bibimbap with vegan beef, salt and pepper lotus root or yellow curry with jackfruit. Head to the Puti Vegan Café Facebook page to see the menu.
Veganizza offer a range of plant-based sourdough, meat-free pizzas, with all toppings made from scratch. Try their vegan Gorgonzola, pepperoni, ‘nduja or Tuscan sausage. Visit Veganizza's website to order.
Veggie and vegan menus at fine dining restaurants
Two Fat Ladies at The Buttery
Two Fat Ladies at The Buttery is an institution in Glasgow. They offer a specific vegan and vegetarian menu for diners, with numerous gluten-free options available too. Book a table on the Two Fat Ladies website.
111 by Modou
111 by Modou offers an indulgent and informal 5 course tasting menu which can be adapted to suit any special dietary requirements. Just let them know by adding a note when you make a reservation. Visit 111 by Modou’s website to book.
The award-winning Red Onion is situated in Glasgow's city centre. Chef/patron, John Quigley, has gained a reputation for excellent casual dining. Alongside the a la carte, you can choose from vegan, gluten-free and dairy-free menus. Book a table on the Red Onion website.
Hotel Du Vin Bistro
Set in a stunning Victorian terrace townhouse, Hotel Du Vin Bistro at One Devonshire Gardens offer dedicated vegetarian and vegan options using the best of Scottish produce. Visit the Hotel Du Vin website to find out more.
Article last updated: December 2022