Glasgow is known as one of the UK’s most vegan-friendly cities and it is clear to see why; there’s neighbourhood cafes, award-winning restaurants and even international cuisines offering up some delicious vegan selections that make Glasgow worth a visit.
There's a reason why Glasgow’s slogan is ‘People Make Glasgow’ - the city is rich with things to do, things to see and places to eat, including some bonafide award-winners like those in our guide to the best Michelin-starred restaurants in Glasgow. It can be tricky to plan a day in Glasgow because of all the options available - a trip to Glasgow cathedral; go exploring through the markets and the busy shopping centre; or take a tour round Scotland’s national football stadium. Whatever your plans, we’re sure you’ll be hungry afterwards so we’ve rounded up all the best vegan restaurants across the city that will suit everyone’s tastes.
From Picnic's vegan waffles and sandwiches, to cult-favourite Soul Food Kitchen and it’s bursting buddha bowls; we really have found you the best places. The days of finding it difficult to get good vegan food are officially over with these spots that put flavour at the top of their agenda. Glasgow is full of exciting vegan dishes that even the biggest meat-lover would enjoy - trust us here, you definitely won't be missing the meat.
Do you fancy brunch, a slice of cake, a hearty sandwich or an evening meal? We’ve spent our time searching the city for a range of dishes, cuisines and atmospheres to truly be able to single out the very best. So, get scrolling and pick out the place for your next vegan feast! Just click on the ‘Book now’ link below each restaurant to secure your place at one of the finest vegan dining locations across the city.
What: Picnic is a healthy, ethical eatery open for breakfast and lunch as well as for dinner on Saturday evenings. Its focus is on fresh, whole, organic produce providing a menu with sustainability at the heart. At breakfast time, dive into freshly made waffles, topped with caramel syrup and a coconut cream or the vegan full breakfast for hungry diners! Throughout the day, the venue serves up a selection of sandwiches, salads and even an authentic Indian curry. Finish off with one of the homemade baked goods and a fresh fruit smoothie to nail your five a day goal.
Where: 103 Ingram Street, G1 1DX
Book now: Picnic
What: In the heart of Glasgow you'll find this little gem. Vegan, cruelty-free, delicious food served up in a cosy cafe or as fast-food takeaway. You can visit for breakfast and try their famous full scottish breakfast wrap or their sweet, indulgent pancakes. Sip on fresh fruit smoothies, or for an extra dose of goodness, try the super smoothies; one aptly named the hulk. With milkshakes and homemade cakes on the menu too, this cafe serves up great vegan food all throughout the day.
Where: 50 St Enoch Square, G1 4DH
Book now: The Glasvegan
What: A cosy, vegan eatery up top but a club and event space in the basement... what more could you want? Open from midday until late, Stereo serves up a range of cuisines across its menu from Asian, to South American, to tapas-style sharing plates; there really is something for everyone. The menu uses fresh, seasonal produce to create exciting vegan plates such as the beer-battered banana blossom that is served as a vegan fish and chips. Once you've eaten, go on down to the basement for cocktails, beers and live music into the night.
Where: 22-28 Renfield Lane, G2 5AR
Book now: Stereo
What: Similar to Stereo, Mono offers vegan food throughout the day and into the evening as well as a space to discover new music with their live events. Mono's ethos revolves around providing a warm, welcoming venue for good food, drinks and entertainment. Start off with a selection of tapas-style plates to share before moving onto the main course where the highlight has to be the Reuben - pastrami-spiced tofu, smoked cheese, horseradish dressing combined with miso pickled cabbage in a toasted sourdough sandwich. All vegan, all delicious. Don't skip out the churros cheesecake with a hot fudge sauce and a warming cinnamon sugar topping!
Where: 12 Kings Court, G1 5RB
Book now: Mono
The Flying Duck
What: Tucked away as part of Glasgow's underground music and dining scene is trendy spot, The Flying Duck. Serving up huge portions of American food, you're sure to get your carb fix. Try the classic big mac burger or go for the intriguing all day breakfast burger or the BBQ shrimp burger. Also serving classic American hot dogs and super cheesy loaded fries, this will easily become a strong vegan favourite. With the event space hosting everything from live music and dancing to drag karaoke and quizzes; this is a fun, trendy spot for healthy drinks, great soul-food and partying.
Where: 142 Renfield Street, G2 3AU
Book now: The Flying Duck
Soul Food Kitchen
What: Healthy living and mindfulness is at the centre of Soul Food Kitchen with a menu that is designed as vegan, fresh and nutritionally-balanced. Bright, colourful buddha bowls take centre stage on the menu with a selection of other plates like burgers following. One highlight includes the green beast burger with their signature green patty topped with cashew cheese, roasted green peppers, Mojo Verde salsa, crispy lettuce on a toasted sesame seed bun. Sould Food Kitchen prioritises wellness within the community by providing workshops and events that bring like-minded people together and invest in a healthy lifestyle.
Where: 973 Sauchiehall Street, G3 7TQ
Book now: Soul Food Kitchen
What: Think pink, flowery, Insta-grammable interiors and you've got Rawnchy. Hitting all the trends with it's cosy but also trendy atmosphere, Rawnchy is masterful when it comes to vegan cakes that are also gluten-free, dairy-free and refined sugar-free - so in other words, perfection. Alongside their cakes, they offer a full brunch and lunch menu including huge toasted sandwiches and the pancakes of the week. Each dish is beautifully-presented and full of fresh, seasonal ingredients. Pair your food with the special Luckie Bean coffee or choose from the selection of teas.
Where: 98 Bellgrove Steet, G31 1AA
Book now: Rawnchy
What: As a Scottish Cafe Awards Finalist this year you can expect good things from Mayze. A vegan bakery, a vegetarian/vegan kitchen and a specialist coffee house, there is a lot on offer at this cosy cafe. The menu includes classic breakfast items like a full english, porridge and granola as well as their gorgeously-presented French toast topped with berries, lemon curd, biscoff and a good drizzle of maple syrup. For lunch, there's a selection of sandwiches and toasties as well as the soup of the day. Make sure you take a freshly baked treat home with you for the afternoon as Mayze's biscoff shortbread proves why they are an award-winning cafe.
Where: 974 Argyle Street, G3 8LU
Book now: Mayze
The 13th Note
What: The 13th Note seems to have it all - it's an independent cafe, bar, music venue, and it's dog friendly so your pooch can come too. While it may be a small, independent business, it's certainly mighty as it has placed in Glasgow's top 100 restaurants for the last several years and is known as a leading vegetarian restaurant in the area. The menu offers a wide range of cuisines and flavours from small plates like a lentil dhal and barbecue sweetcorn ribs to the larger plates of mac and cheese or curries. This range of flavours continues with their burgers from spicy bean, to Korean, to falafel. The 13th Note has live music in the evenings with cocktails on the menu for guests to enjoy.
Where: 50-60 King Street, G1 5QT
Book now: The 13th Note
What: Cafe Saramago is a casual, homely cafe that takes inspiration from Mediterranean flavours. The restaurant prioritises using fresh, local and seasonal produce so the menu changes quite often making it difficult to know what will be on offer, but whatever is served, it is sure to be amazing. Expect some classic Greek dishes, some baba ghanoush, flatbreads and some pasta mains. The restaurant also bakes fresh bread and cakes every morning so don't skip over the dessert menu as these guys are serious about their baked goods - the chocolate, tahini and walnut brownie is a must!
Where: 350 Sauchiehall Street, G2 3JD
Book now: Cafe Saramago
What: A pub, bar and kitchen with a coal-fire to really make you feel cosy as you enjoy hearty, vegan food. With fresh, local ingredients, the menu includes lots of specials such as a roast tomato risotto and an edamame pesto spaghetti. The 78 gets creative where their plates of food so you're in for a gastronomical experience alongside a great atmosphere and live music. Stand-out main courses have to be the meatball sub or the buffalo chicken burger thats coated in a spicy buffalo sauce and complimented by a creamy slaw. Further creativity comes out in the dessert list with the option of homemade cake that changes daily. The 78 is clearly worth multiple visits so you can try all their special dishes.
Where: 10-14 Kelvinhaugh Street, G3 8NU
Book now: The 78
It seems like Scotland is a great place for vegans - why not take a trip to Edinburgh and try out some of the restaurants in our guide to the best vegan restaurants in Edinburgh? Or you can check out a full list of Glasgow vegan restaurants right here.