The Vegan Guide to Glasgow

Posted by on September 15, 2017 | Permalink

A few years ago, we voted Glasgow the most vegan-friendly city in the UK – and this list of cafés and restaurants that serve up mouth-watering meat-free food is the reason why!

So whether you’re a local or just visiting Scotland’s biggest city, these are the vegan hotspots you shouldn’t miss.

Kind Crusts

Going back to work on a Friday means a trip to @kindcrusts for a samich , coffee ☕️ and a donut. Look at this choice! #anythingyoucaneaticaneatvegan #veganglasgow #vegandonut #plantpowered #plantbased #veganlfestyle #vegan #veganuk #veganfood #vegantreats

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This 100% vegan sandwich shop serves up delicious sandwiches, bagels, doughnuts, cakes and other indulgent treats.


Baked sweet potato with houmous, sundried tomatoes and pesto plus a slice of gluten free banana cake. Top notch gluten free lunch at @picnic.glasgow today! . . . . #gfglasgow #glasgow #glasgowcafe #scottishblogger #glutenfreeglasgow #blogger #glasgowfood #glutenfree #buzzfeast #feedfeed #coeliac #celiac #coeliacuk #glutenfreecooking #glutenfreelife #glutenfreediet #nogluten #vegan #vegetarian #sweetpotato #glasgowcafe #glasgowvegan #veganglasgow #veganglutenfree

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A healthy plant-based cafe right in the city centre, offering breakfast, lunch and snacks.

The 13th Note

*Has vegan meal once, inserts vegan into instagram bio*

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This live-music venue, café and exhibition space make an epic vegan burger, served with chips that have been voted the best in Glasgow. Wash it all down with some vegan beer or wine, and you have the makings of a perfect evening.

Soy Division

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Specialising in tasty baked goods, this cafe has an all vegan menu including a full breakfast.

In Bloom

It's a beautiful morning in Glasgow, not only because the sun is shinning but also because we have these beauties available and baked fresh today. Why not take your Monday blues away by popping in for a hot drink and a cake for £4.00! . . . #inbloomglasgow #inbloom #veganglasgow #vegansofglasgow #crueltyfree #vegancakes #vegan #nirvana #cakes #bekindtoallkinds

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In Bloom is a Nirvana themed vegan cafe, opening in September 2017. It’s a great to grab some lunch, a pastry or hot drink.


Another 100 per cent vegan restaurant tucked away down Renfield Lane in Glasgow’s city centre, Stereo are home to a late-night bar with live DJs and a gig/club venue. Their menu is sure to tempt you with delights such as haggis kofte, and their cakes are to die for.


Vegan hotdog! #vegan #glasgow

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This is an arty hangout that serves up an imaginative vegan menu with a side portion of live music. Veganised favourites such as To-fish ‘n’ Chips and vegan cheese pizza are guaranteed to satisfy all your food cravings.

The Hug and Pint

Lunch date with @annabella_j #vegan #kimchi #seaweed

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The Hug and Pint have live music almost every night, as well as a tasty Asian-inspired vegan menu that changes frequently to keep things interesting.

Usha’s Indian Street Food

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If you know anything about Glasgow food culture, you’ll know that Glaswegians love a good curry. Located in the stylish West End, Usha’s are a vegetarian curry house that helps compassionate eaters get in on the action. Vegan options are clearly marked and include aubergine pakora, stuffed coconut mushrooms and roast Indian vegetable biryani.

The 78

The sister venue of Stereo, The 78 are a dog-friendly vegan café bar with a cosy interior featuring a roaring coal fire – the perfect place to take shelter when the weather’s dreich and munch on some vegan comfort food.

The Flying Duck

A plant-based tour of Glasgow wouldn’t be complete without a visit to this vegan pub, which serve up no-nonsense grub that goes down a treat with their wide range of vegan booze.

Saramago Café Bar

Glasgow #cafeculture

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What more can we say than HAGGIS Fritters! Located within the Centre for Contemporary Arts, vegan café Saramago also serve soups, salads and sandwiches as well as paella, pasta, pizza and even calzone pizza.

La Favorita Pizza

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If you’re staying with friends or family and feel like staying in, order pizza from La Favorita Pizza – just ask for the vegan MozzaRisella cheese, which is made from rick milk and is deliciously melty.

The Hanoi Bike Shop

@hanoibikeshop's delicious #vegan pho with organic tofu made in the house! Best meal after wandering around in the cold.

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This Vietnamese canteen make their own tofu. Enough said.

Red Onion Restaurant

Team Christmas lunch at @redonion63 was delicious. I love it when vegetarian and vegan options are this good instead of just an afterthought. #lunch #vegan #food #yum

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This classy bistro in the city centre offer a three-course vegan set menu chock-full of contemporary dishes made with seasonal Scottish ingredients.

Riverhill Coffee Bar

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This popular café offer excellent coffee and a variety of vegan treats to satisfy your sweet tooth, such as Peanut Butter and Jelly Cupcakes and Billionaire’s Shortbread. There are even rumours that vegan mac ‘n’ cheese occasionally features on the specials board.

The V & V Cafe

The new V&V cafe opened today, replacing Tapa on Great Western Road. They were doing a roaring trade when I popped in, with their menu of tasty Veggie and Vegan fare. My baked potato with lentils was pretty tasty – signs of good things to come, once they settle into their new space. They've also really brightened the place up, making it much more appealing to sit in. #food #foodie #foodblogger #vandvcafe #lunch #vegetarian #vegan #greatwesternroad #veggie #glasgowblog #foodgasm #glasgowfood #glasgow #instafood

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A vegetarian cafe offering vegan options with a focus on healthy, nutritious ingredients.

Glaswegians, what do you think of our selection? Let us know if we’ve missed any vegan hotspots by leaving a comment below.

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