Glasgow has a great selection of vegan and veggie dining options and it's an ever-evolving scene. From new neighbourhood cafes to award winning restaurants offering plant-based menus to fully vegan hip hangouts, Glasgow is continuing to maintain its place as one of the UK’s most Vegan Friendly cities.
Mono is a vegan cafe bar in the heart of the Merchant City. Renowned for its relaxed atmosphere and quality food, it also has an in-house record store and regular live entertainment and gigs.
Stereo is a vegan restaurant located on the ground floor of the Mackintosh-designed Daily Record building in the city centre. It serves up a great menu during the day and hosts bands and DJs into the small hours.
The Flying Duck
The Flying Duck is a quirky little underground (literally) venue tucked away on Renfield Street – as a club venue you'll always find something on, but don't miss out on their all vegan menu either!
The 78 is a cosy bar and restaurant in Finnieston, with outdoor seating for the summer, a roaring fire on cold winter nights and music all year round. The 78 is a great place for delicious vegan food, with the menu including the likes of jackfruit shawarma on a Kobez flatbread and a cheese and charred onion burger on a Barvarian bakehouse brioche bun.
The 13th Note is an independent music venue, with a veggie and vegan cafe. The menu includes crispy Korean cauliflower, their classic 13th Note burger and a fine selection of vegan beers and wines. They also are very dog friendly!
Based in the West of the city, the critically acclaimed The Hug and Pint is a vegan bar, eatery and music venue. The team create exciting and original food, inspired by a wide range of Asian cuisines, whilst the live music programme features both local artists and international acts.
Found in the city's famous Great Western Road, Serenity Now offers a 100% plant-based breakfast, brunch and lunch menu, with the drinks menu including some seriously healthy delights in the form of smoothies and wellness lattes.
Based beside St George's Cross Subway within quirky surrounds, Rawnchy serves up a beautiful range of raw desserts for sitting in, taking away or ordering for special occasions. All products are dairy-free, gluten-free, soy-free and refined sugar-free.
Also based just beside St George's Cross is a vegan cafe with 90s Nirvana inspired theme, In Bloom. Finalists in the 'Unique Cafe of the Year' category at the Scottish Cafe Awards 2019, In Bloom also offer a doughnut delivery service.
With the strapline, meet not meat, The V&V Cafe offers a range of food, including toasties and pies, as well as signature homemade curries and pakoras. Based on Great Western Road, they also operate a mini market, where you can pick up vegan marshmallows, whipping cream, cheeses and much more.
Focusing on fresh, organic and cruelty-free ingredients, Picnic brings a vegan option to the daytime cafes of the Merchant City. The menu includes wraps, sandwiches, smoothies and cakes and they are now open for dinner on Saturday evenings.
The foodie-quarter of Finnieston is where you'll find Soul Food Kitchen. The plant-based cafe bills itself as offering food that serves the body and soul, with a menu promising hearty soup, delicious soul bowls and indulgent burgers.
Tomillo is a pop up vegan restaurant, which does evening takeovers on a Thursday, Friday and Saturday at the quirky dining establishment, Ocho, based at Speirs Wharf. Tomillo serves up high quality vegan fayre each weekend with a canal side view, with takeaway available too.
For vegan fast food, Glasvegan in St Enoch Square in the heart of the city is where to head. Open morning to evening, Glasvegan serves up vegan square sausage rolls, hot dogs with various toppings, vegan kebabs and much more.
The Glad Cafe is a not-for-profit arts hub in the South of the city, which hosts a range of events within its architecturally award-winning venue and cafe space. They serve up vegetarian and vegan brunches by Hen of the Woods during the day and then vegan pan-Asian mains and small plates by The Hug and Pint team in the evening.
Based in the ever-trendy Finnieston is Mayze Coffee & Food, which offers speciality coffee, alongside a fully vegetarian menu, with all dishes adaptable to being vegan. Their brunch menu is well worth checking out, including the likes of 'bhacon', 'swquare sausage' and 'tofegg'.
The Merchant City's Rose & Grants offers up everything from a VLT to a full vegan breakfast to delicious vegan sweet treats from ice cream to doughnuts. A must try, is the vegan square sausage – a meat-free version of a Scottish favourite!
Located in the city's Centre for Contemporary Arts (CCA), Saramago Cafe Bar offers a stylish and cultural dining experience. The menu includes seasonal veggie produce, freshly baked breads and pre-theatre options, with food served until 10pm.
The Partick restaurant offers up 'flexitarian dining', with a mainly meat-free menu and plenty of veggie and vegan options. Down to Earth use 100% organic, fresh produce which is locally sourced.
Ranjit's Kitchen is a family run Panjabi food deli with a fully vegetarian menu located in the South of the city. The ethos of the kitchen is to serve authentic Panjabi food just as you would enjoy in every Panjabi household.
Usha's, in the West, is an Indian street food restaurant with a menu dedicated to vegetarian and vegan options. Choose from puri to pakora, all designed and inspired by the owner's mother-in-law, Usha Bhalla.
Awarded a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence, Lotus is a Chinese restaurant just South of the river, which prides itself on offering a plant-based flavoursome menu, with no MSG additives.
The Glasgow institution, Two Fat Ladies at The Buttery, known for its relaxed old-school feel of a by-gone era, offers a specific vegan/vegetarian menu for diners, with numerous gluten-free options available too.
The award winning Red Onion is situated in Glasgow's city centre. Chef/patron, John Quigley, once private chef to rock stars including Bryan Adams and Guns N' Roses, has gained a reputation for excellent casual, gourmet dining. Alongside the a la carte, you can choose from vegan, gluten-free and dairy-free menus.
Set in the stunning Victorian terrace townhouse, Hotel Du Vin Bistro at One Devonshire Gardens offers a dedicated vegan and veggie menu using the best of Scottish produce. Expect the likes of celeriac veloute and Gran Padano Gnocchi with asparagus, black garlic and truffle.
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