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Vegan Restaurants Glasgow: 23 Best Vegan Food Spots [2023]

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Something you might not know about Glasgow is that it previously won the title of the most vegan-friendly city in the UK.

And it’s no surprise, really!

With fully-vegan restaurants, plant-based bakeries, and impressive vegan-friendly menus, Glasgow is the place to be if you’re on the hunt for some good vegan scran.

If you want to test the city’s reputation for yourself then you’re in luck because I’ve rounded up all the best vegan restaurants in Glasgow!

From fine dining to comfort food to delicious desserts, here are the 23 best vegan restaurants in Glasgow.

1. Mono

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Address: 12 Kings Court, Glasgow G1 5RB

Phone number: 0141 553 2400

Starting strong with one of my favourite vegan restaurants in Glasgow, we have Mono.

This restaurant-café-bar doubles as a live music venue and it’s seriously cool.

Opening back in 2002, Mono paved the way for Glasgow’s vegan restaurant scene as one of the first places to offer an entirely vegan menu in the city.

The menu features staples like ‘Mono Mac N Cheese’ and sourdough pizza, as well as killer desserts like their ‘Toasted Donut Ice Cream Sandwich’ and a chocolate tart.

As well as hosting live music and events, Mono also has a music shop, Monorail Music, under the same roof.

Here, you can browse new releases and old records to add to your collection!

2. Stereo

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Address: 22-28 Renfield Ln, Glasgow G2 5AR

Phone number: 0141 222 2254

Stereo has a very similar vibe to Mono, which would make sense as they’re partner restaurants!

This café-bar feels laid-back during the day and delightfully buzzy in the evenings and on weekends.

Located inside a building designed by Glasgow’s own Charles Rennie Mackintosh, the venue has plenty of interesting features.

However, it’s their menu that’s the real star of the show!

If you’re looking for a hangover cure or to line your stomach, Stereo does proper vegan comfort food.

Think toasted sandwiches, burgers, pasta, and seasonal pies (with a special mention to the jackfruit fish and chips, which is out of this world).

The portions are generous, the drinks are always flowing, and the music keeps the energy going all night.

3. Picnic

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Address: 103 Ingram St, Glasgow G1 1DX

Phone number: 0141 552 8788

A cute and colourful little café, Picnic is easily one of the best vegan restaurants in Glasgow’s Merchant City.

Serving up breakfast, lunch, and snacks, their all-vegan menu is perfect for when you’re looking for something light, healthy, and delicious.

Topped with fresh strawberries, bananas, and caramel syrup, the Picnic waffles are a breakfast dish to shout about.

And they’re available all day!

Their lunch menu rotates regularly with seasonal soups of the day, curry of the day, and even salad of the day, alongside staples like bagels, focaccia, and baguettes.

Wash it all down with a smoothie and you may as well grab a cake to go, while you’re at it!

4. The 13th Note

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Address: 50-60 King St, Glasgow G1 5QT

Phone number: 0141 553 1638

The 13th Note describes itself as a bar/café/venue/lover of dogs, which is very handy if you happen to be travelling with a four-legged friend.

All their food is ethically sourced and free from animal cruelty, with a fine selection of vegan wines and beers from local breweries to boot!

The menu features flavourful small plates, inventive large plates, and a selection of plant-based burgers bound to get your mouth watering.

(Plus, some truly classic desserts-turned-vegan including cheesecake and sticky toffee pudding!)

For a little vegan pub on the corner, it doesn’t get much better than this!

5. The 78

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Address: 10-14 Kelvinhaugh St, Glasgow G3 8NU

Phone number: 0141 576 5018

Over in Finnieston, The 78 is a cosy restaurant with a Victorian-era bar, a roaring coal fire, and cracking food served from noon ‘til 9 every day.

All their food and drink is 100% vegan and 100% delicious!

Falafel kebab, daily dahl specials, mushroom tacos, and a tofu Rueben burger are just some of the delights that feature on their menu.

Plus, they host live music (that tends to be a thing with vegan spots in Glasgow, you might have noticed!) as well as weekly pub quizzes and themed music nights including jazz, reggae, and more.

So once the food is finished, you’ll almost definitely want to stick around for a while!

6. Plant Blonde

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Address: 61-63 Hyndland St, Glasgow G11 5PS

If you have a big sweet tooth, then Plant Blonde in the West End might look a little something like heaven to you.

Serving up a whole host of goodies baked onsite, they specialise in biscuits, brownies, cupcakes, brookies and cookies.

(Their signature empire biscuits rank top of the recommendations list, though, coming in a range of tasty flavours and themes!)

Don’t be fooled, though, as this isn’t just a bakery!

Plant Blonde also has a gorgeous menu of smoothie bowls, soups, focaccia sandwiches, granola pots, and more, so you’ll find something for every craving.

And if you somehow needed more convincing, the bakery and its lovely goods look pretty good on Instagram too!

7. Pizza Punks

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Address: 90 St Vincent St, Glasgow G2 5UB

Phone number: 0141 237 8020

One of the trendiest pizza spots in town, Pizza Punks is famous for its ‘Punk’d Up’ sourdough pizzas that can be customised with unlimited toppings.

Yep, that’s right: you can add as many as you like without paying extra!

They have veggie and vegan options galore, and it’s not just vegetable toppings on offer.

There are loads of fun toppings, like BBQ-pulled jackfruit and plant-based nduja, pepperoni, and Tuscan sausage.

Moreover, they also have an amazing veganuary menu each year with a selection of fully vegan specials.

Oh, and a few oat milk cocktails for good measure, too!

One of the best cocktail bars in Glasgow?

I think so!

8. Plantyful

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Address: 3 Osborne St, Glasgow G1 5RB

Plantyful is an independent artisan bakery in the Merchant City serving up an impressive range of bread, sourdough, focaccia, paninis, and pastries.

Open from Wednesday to Sunday, Plantyful also sells handcrafted, award-winning vegan cheese.

We’re talking a long list of flavours such as charcoal and sea salt, smoked chipotle and paprika, za’atar and peppercorn, and the list goes on…

Just one look at their Instagram and you can tell the Plantyful team really know their stuff, often sharing fun facts and the history behind their light bites!

9. The Hug and Pint

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Address: 171 Great Western Rd, Glasgow G4 9AW

Phone number: 0141 258 2882

The Hug and Pint is another vegan restaurant-come-music venue in Glasgow that serves up largely vegan Asian-inspired cuisine.

Comfort food at its best, the daily dine-in menu features a fairly selective but impressive range of small plates designed for sharing.

Think mushroom and cashew curry, Sichuan pepper and black bean tofu, and miso potatoes with pickled wakame and crispy shallots.

Nice!

With its live music programme showcasing both well-established and up-and-coming local artists, The Hug and Pint aims to provide ‘the friendliest atmosphere in Scotland’.

And honestly, they’re doing a pretty fantastic job of it!

10. Saramago Café Bar at CCA Glasgow

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Address: CCA Glasgow, 350 Sauchiehall St, Glasgow G2 3JD

Phone number: 0141 352 4900

Located inside the Centre for Contemporary Arts, the Saramago Café has an entirely vegan menu.

(Though there is the exception of offering cow’s milk as an option for beverages for those who prefer it.)

The menu is incredibly varied and draws flavours from Italy, the Middle East, Asia, and Scotland.

And all their food is made from seasonal produce sourced from ethical suppliers!

The CCA is a very popular event space that always has a bit of a buzz about it, making it the perfect place to grab a bite to eat before a show or an exhibition.

(So long as you have the time to spare – wait times can be pretty long during busy periods and evenings!)

11. The Glad Café

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Address: 1006A Pollokshaws Rd, Glasgow G41 2HG

Phone number: 0141 636 6119

From the same team behind The Hug and Pint comes The Glad Café, a not-for-profit arts hub showcasing music, film, comedy, poetry and more, all while serving up some fantastic scran.

Offering food from breakfast through to dinner, there are plenty of vegan delights to choose from.

How about an all-day breakfast or focaccia French toast?

Small plates of mushroom fritters or patatas bravas?

Whatever you choose, you’ll be eating for a great cause: The Glad Foundation!

And somehow a bit of philanthropy makes everything taste better?

12. Down to Earth

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Address: 351 Dumbarton Rd, Glasgow G11 6AL

Phone number: 0141 258 0685

Down to Earth describes itself as a ‘flexitarian kitchen’ with a mostly meat-free menu.

This makes it a total crowd-pleaser when there are different dietary requirements within your group!

There’s no beef or dairy in the kitchen, but there are locally-sourced chicken and pork dishes, and cow’s milk available for those who prefer it in their tea.

Down to Earth uses 100% organic, fresh produce from local suppliers (many of whom are start-ups, too).

And they pride themselves on their cold-pressed juices, offering a range of seasonal flavours each and every morning.

Newly licenced, they’ve recently started experimenting with their closing times by staying open that little bit later for pop-up supper evenings.

Keep an eye out for their next event!

13. The Flying Duck

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Address: 142 Renfield St, Glasgow G2 8NE

Phone number: 0141 564 1450

If you like big portion sizes, then The Flying Duck won’t let you down.

Serving up ‘Michigan-sized portions’ of southern comfort food, this basement bar and vegan diner has a bit of a dive bar vibe with heaps of charm and a great events calendar too.

With a pool table, live gigs, quizzes, film screenings, and drag karaoke, there’s no denying the Duck is one of the most fun vegan restaurants in Glasgow!

14. The Red Onion

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Address: 257 West Campbell St, Glasgow G2 4TT

Phone number: 0141 221 6000

The Red Onion is an award-winning restaurant in the city centre that serves omni cuisine with a Scottish focus.

And luckily for you, it has a separate vegan menu and even a vegan-tasting menu!

A real fine dining option for vegan foodies out there, The Red Onion offers up an impeccable range of seasonal, locally sourced dishes and set menus, featuring everything from haggis bon bons to wild mushroom risotto to hot chocolate brownies.

Although it’s one of the fancier vegan restaurants in Glasgow, the dishes are still pretty reasonably priced and the atmosphere is warm and inviting.

Perfect for special occasions or when you fancy a treat!

15. Biff’s at Brewdog Glasgow Kelvingrove

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Address: 1397 Argyle Street, Glasgow G3 8AN

Phone number: 0141 334 7175

We’ve all heard of BrewDog, but what about Biff’s?

Credited by some as ‘the food that turned me vegan’, Biff’s makes award-winning, sauce-dripping vegan junk food made mostly out of jackfruit.

And it’s all served from Glasgow’s very own BrewDog at Kelvingrove!

They’ve really nailed down their recipes for fried jackfruit burgers and wings, as well as loaded fries with a bunch of truly sensational toppings.

You’d hardly believe it’s all completely vegan!

In true junk food style, Biff’s is also available on Deliveroo in Glasgow, so you can even order food from the comfort of your digs.

16. Ranjit’s Kitchen

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Address: 607 Pollokshaws Rd, Glasgow G41 2QG

Phone number: 0141 423 8222

Family-run Ranjit’s Kitchen offers traditional vegetarian Panjabi food in the Southside of Glasgow.

Their aim is to serve homemade food precisely the way it’s eaten in every Panjabi household across the world.

Their divine menu is minimalistic and changes regularly, depending on what fresh ingredients are available to create their authentic, flavourful dishes.

Although not strictly vegan, they have great vegan options on the menu including pakora, samosas, paranthas, and aloo tikki.

The daal of the day and dabji of the day are often vegan, too, though it’s best to check with staff beforehand!

Whatever dish you choose, you’ll be experiencing exactly the kind of food you would eat if you travelled to a Punjab village, which is pretty special.

17. Suissi Vegan Kitchen

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Address: 494 Dumbarton Rd, Glasgow G11 6SL

Phone number: 0141 339 9331

Specialising in Asian cuisine, Suissi Vegan Kitchen offers a wide menu of exciting dishes, all of which are completely vegan!

Suissi’s sharing-style menu gives you the flexibility and freedom to order whatever you like, whether it’s tempeh bao or traditional pad Thai.

Determined to make vegan eating as dynamic and tasty as possible, Suissi certainly knows how to put on an impressive Asian feast.

18. Soul Food Kitchen

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Address: 973 Sauchiehall St, Glasgow G3 7TQ

Phone number: 0141 406 5292

Soul Food Kitchen is a 100% vegan restaurant with a real focus on health and well-being.

From the appetisers and the small plates to the big plates and desserts, each dish has been carefully thought out to ensure it’s nutritious, delicious, and organic where possible.

But even more than that, Soul Food Kitchen has established its own Wellness Hub.

This safe and nurturing space allows you to not only nourish your body but your mind and soul too.

So whether you’re a Glasgow local or just visiting for the day, you’ll know for a fact that the team at Soul will welcome you with open arms!

19. Vivi’s Deli

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Address: 674 Pollokshaws Rd, The Cooperage Courtyard, Unit 4, Glasgow G41 2QE

Phone number: 07745 858859

Tucked away down a narrow cobbled lane and inside creative hub, The Cooperage, you’ll find Vivi’s Deli, one of the best vegan restaurants in Glasgow.

Open Thursday to Sunday, Vivi’s 100% vegan menu includes plant-based alternatives to a bunch of crowd favourites.

We’re talking buffalo ‘chicken’ mac and cheese, jackfruit Bahn mi, and Berlin-style hot dogs!

With an outdoor courtyard and seating, this is the perfect spot for a bite to eat on a sunny day.

Just make sure you grab a cold beer to wash your food down with!

20. Serenity Now

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Address: 380 Great Western Rd, Glasgow G4 9HT

Phone number: 0141 258 1780

Fans of Seinfeld might have already heard of Serenity Now which is a plant-based café inspired by the American TV show.

They do brunch really well, serving up all the classics like avocado toast, acai bowls, pancakes, burritos, and wraps.

But, if nothing else, make sure you order a smoothie – they’ve got to be some of the best in Glasgow!

On non-rainy days (which can be few and far between in Scotland), they put out tables and benches for al fresco dining/sipping.

And they even offer vegan snacks for dogs if you happen to have a furry companion with you!

21. Hooked

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Address: 1027 Cathcart Rd, Glasgow G42 9XJ

Phone number: 0141 649 3994

Hooked is a traditional fish and chip shop serving up multiple alternative options on their ‘Non-Fish’ menu.

Tofish, veg haggis, veg sausage, and cauliflower wings can be fried in either traditional batter, crispy tempura, or panko breadcrumbs, depending on your preference.

It’s real, delicious fish and chips – just without the fish!

22. Swadish

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Address: 33 Ingram St, Glasgow G1 1HA

Phone number: 0141 553 0581

For Indian fine dining, head to award-winning Swadish.

This restaurant combines traditional and modern Indian culinary techniques with fresh, seasonal Scottish ingredients.

The menu isn’t strictly vegan, but the vegan options are absolutely delicious, whether it’s kale pakoras, cauliflower wings, or beetroot poori.

Oh, and they have vegan naan bread too!

This one is a little more on the pricey side but if you like your Indian food, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a better place to eat in Glasgow.

23. Mayze

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Address: 974 Argyle St, Glasgow G3 8LU

If coffee and cake is your idea of a good time, then you’ll love vegan bakery and speciality coffee shop Mayze.

They have dozens of brunch and lunch options as well as a huge range of freshly-bakes cakes, desserts, and sweet treats, all displayed in the front window.

(So you can window shop before you order!)

Mayze offers thoughtful food and caters for all kinds of dietary requirements including gluten-free and soya free, too!

 

So that concludes my list of the very best vegan restaurants in Glasgow!

From quirky little cafes to dive bars to fine dining, you’re spoiled for choice when searching for somewhere to eat.

Because who said vegans need to miss out on the fun, hey?!

Pick out your favourite vegan restaurants in Glasgow and get ready to eat, eat, eat!

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