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Travel || Vegan Guide to Glasgow

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Little did I know, before starting to research my trip to Glasgow, that it was known as the “vegan capital of the UK“. While there are a lot of options in Edinburgh as well, it’s Glasgow that beat both Edinburgh, Brighton and London to the title. (It’s supposedly great for vegetarians, as well, according to the VegFest Awards.)

Sam and I ate like kings over our weekend in Glasgow, and were continually delighted by everything that we ate. 

Vegan Guide to Glasgow

seitan burger

The 78 Cafe Bar is a vegan/vegetarian cafe and bar. They serve their famous 78 burger with lentils and mango salsa. Plus they have a large selection of organic beers and music most nights. The 78 Cafe Bar is located at 10-14 Kelvinhaugh St, G3 8NU.

Flying Duck is 100% vegan and they offer famously tasty seitan bugers and cheesesteaks! Flying Duck is located at 142 Renfield St, 2 3AU

Rose & Grants offers a wide variety of food, so not everything in the cafe is vegan. However they have an entire vegan menu for both breakfast/brunch and lunch. And their vegan sausage is famous. (They sometimes even offer vegan haggis!) Rose & Grants is located at 27 Trongate, G1 5EZ.

13th Note is a vegetarian/vegan cafe so not everything on the menu is vegan but you can easily make some adjustments to get delightful vegan dishes. For example, asking them to hold the feta. They offer a vegan breakfast that has been very well reviewed.13th Note is located at 50-60 King St, G1 5QT.

Chaakoo Bombay Cafe is an Indian restaurant that also does Indian style tapas. It’s not a vegan or vegetarian restaurant, however, a lot of their food is vegan friendly – you just need to check the dishes with your server. Chaakoo Bombay Cafe is located at 79 St Vincent St, G2 5TF.

Mono is also 100% vegan and they are famous in the area for vegan pizza and icecream. Both of which I can attest to, as I had an amazing pizza followed up with an equally amazing banana split. Sam had the seitan burger which was delicious and I’d definitely go back to Mono time and time again. Mono is located at 12 King St,  G1 5RB

Stereo food and drink is all free from animal products, so it’s another 100% vegan place for the list. If you aren’t free to pop in to the restaurant, their soup, salads and pizzas are available for takeaway. Stereo is located at 2-28 Renfield Ln,G2 6PH.

Kind Crusts offers tasty looking vegan sandwich options, as well as salads and snacks. Everything on the in-store menu is vegan! Kind Crusts is located at 160 Garthland Dr, G31 2S

Singl-end is not a vegan cafe, however they have plenty of vegan options and Sam and I split their delicious vegan breakfast. It was so filling and super tasty. The roasted tomatoes and sweet potatoes were especially incredible! Singl-end cafe is located at 265 Renfrew St, G3 6TT

vegan dinner at Mono
vegan breakfast at singl-end cafe

Do you have any other Glaswegian vegan recommendations that I can add to the list? 

***This post was in collaboration with Travelodge, but all opinions are forever my own. I want to give Travelodge a big β€œthank you” for having us all along!*** 

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  • Glasgow is so awesome for vegan food I went to Mono and Ramen Dayo last week which were both great

  • Laura Emilia

    Completely agree – Glasgow is SO amazing for veggies, and especially vegans. I couldn’t believe it when I first went there, but very, very quickly fell in love. My favourite was Stereo, I think – I had the most amazing “chicken” fajitas that I swear could have been the real deal..! x

    Laura // Middle of Adventure

    • The “ice cream” I had at Mono was honestly better than the real deal that I’ve had at other places – funny how that works sometimes, right?! x

  • Now this IS a surprise – who would have thought that it would be the vegan capital of the UK!?

  • Wow there really are so many options for vegans and that’s so good to see! Alice xxx

  • Kim

    This post came at the perfect time for me. I am traveling to see a friend in Glasgow in two weeks! Will have to bookmark this page and try out some of these restaurants. Thanks so much!


  • The 78 is SO GOOD! My partner and I used to go here all the time when I was at Glasgow Uni… miss it a lot. Still to find a similar spot in Edinburgh! x

    Laura |

    • What was your favourite thing to get there? x

      • They did some awesome chilli nachos back in the day with sour cream. Ate a scotch bonnet chilli by accident in it once! Haha. The burgers were also very good! Where was your favourite vegan spot in Glasgow? I’m heading back next weekend so may revisit some haunts! x

  • That is so interesting to know! I mean when I moved to Scotland at the beginning I really struggled to just go vegetarian! But Glasgow has some super cool places!

    • Definitely! And I know that in England over the past few years there’s been huge growth in options for vegetarians (ie not just plain pasta or a plate of salad) x