Best Vegetarian and Vegan Restaurants in Glasgow
While it might not be readily apparent to outsiders, Glasgow is actually one of the most vegetarian and vegan friendly cities in the UK (in fact PETA, in 2013, named it the most vegan friendly city in the UK) and, while the city is very veggie-friendly in general as even many meat-heavy places go out of their way to cater, today we thought we would compile a list of the best strictly vegetarian or vegan restaurants around town – these places really are brilliant!
Flying Duck 142 Renfield Street, G2
Situated at the top of Renfield Street (near Cineworld), this underground bar, restaurant and club is laid back with a studenty vibe. It has great deals throughout the week on good quality vegan food including Tacos for £2 on a Tuesday, a beer and burger for £5 on a Wednesday and 20% off for students on a Thursday (or 10% all the time). Everything’s reasonable priced anyway with beers around the £2.50 to £3 mark, well worth a visit! View the full menu here.
Stereo 22-28 Renfield Lane, G2
Stereo, just half a block north of Central Station, is easy to miss tucked away on Renfield Lane, but is definitely carried by its reputation. Best known for its regular indie gigs, it’s also a great bar and restaurant any time and is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Its main focus at the moment is on tapas, with a great selection of little plates to share at £3.75 a pop including houmous, stuffed vine leaves, haggis fritters and more. Handy location if you’re around the central area, and its sister bar The Old Hairdressers just across the lane is worth a look in too for a quiet drink. View the full menu here.
Mono 12 King’s Court, G1
In their own words, Mono aim to provide “adventurous vegan fare designed to appeal to all tastes” – we would tend to agree! With a small, but extremely tasty, selection of pizzas, sandwiches, bar snacks and main dishes Mono is a fantastic place to eat in a casual environment, which also happens to be a great bar. With frequent gigs and DJ nights, there’s always a lively (but crucially, seldom too busy) atmosphere. View the full menu here. Read our full review here.
13th Note 50-60 King Street, G1
A chilled out rock bar just south of the Merchant City, 13th Note is another one that’s probably best known for its gigs, with a huge selection of small local bands playing almost every night (as well as the occasional big gig). The upstairs bar is great too though, with plenty of cheap beers and an excellent veggie menu including a pretty spectacular side of cajun fries for which (at least in our minds) they are famous! View the full menu here. Read our full review here.
Saramago 350 Sauchiehall Street, G2
Situated in the CCA (Centre for Contemporary Arts) Saramago is an excellent little cafe bar with an affordable menu both for food and drinks, including specific lunch and pre-theatre deals. Some of the delights on offer include an impressive Mezze Platter, a Red Pepper, Porcini Mushroom and Artichoke Paella and a great selection of delicious tapas. Worth heading here even if you’re not attending anything at the CCA. View the full menu here.
The 78 10-14 Kelvinhaugh Street, G3
Located in the ever-increasingly trendy area of Finnieston, The 78 has a nice selection of veggie bar snacks, daily specials and veggie burgers in very cool surroundings. You’re probably not going to come here if you’re not a local, but if you do happen to be in the area it’s definitely one of the best bars, perhaps for a quick pint before you head to the Hydro or SECC. View the full menu here.
There you have it! We hope you’ll get out and try a few of these amazing Glasgow vegetarian/vegan restaurants, and don’t hesitate to connect with us on Facebook or Twitter if you have any favourites of your own which you’d like to share.