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Glasgow Vegan Restaurant Guide: The City’s Best Food + Sweets

Over 15 years ago, I visited Glasgow as a student — surviving on noodles and booze — a quite different experience from visiting today as a vegan foodie! Way back then, I don’t remember a bustling vegan or vegetarian food scene. To be honest, vegan wasn’t a typical everyday term back then, so I was eager to see how the city’s culinary scene had grown.

Spoiler alert, it’s grown and grown a lot!

Not only is Glasgow the world’s most friendly city, according to Time Out Magazine, it also has a thriving food scene with fantastic vegan and vegan-friendly restaurants!

With my long list of excellent vegan restaurants prepared, I hit the streets to see what was the best — it’s a difficult job, but someone’s got to do it! The next time you’re in Glasgow, make sure you don’t miss a single one of these fantastic spots!

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The 9 Best Vegan Restaurants in Glasgow

Whether you’re looking for vegan breakfast, cakes, tacos, or veggie-packed dishes, you’ll find it in Glasgow!

#1 Serenity Now

380 Great Western Rd, Glasgow G4 9HT
Vegan restaurant with gluten-free options
After a CrossFit-like hike up a hill with my luggage, I was looking for some serious serenity and found it at this 80s-inspired vegan café. The small breakfast and lunch spot is decked out in pink and Robin’s Egg blue with greenery lining the picture window — the perfect place to slide into a booth and enjoy an epic vegan breakfast feast!

Their vegan menu is nothing short of creative – traditional dishes, but all with something a little extra. Nachos? Yep, but make ‘em buffalo! Avocado toast? Yep, but with chickpea smash with multi-seed dukkha. Plus, a terrific lineup of fruity and veggie-packed smoothies and wellness lattes packed with all your favorite adaptogenic ‘shrooms.

The only drawback is they are only open until 4 PM — so make sure you don’t dilly dally getting over there. 

#2 Plant Blonde

61-63 Hyndland St, Partick, Glasgow G11 5PS
Vegan bakery & cafe
New to the Glasgow vegan scene is this whimsical vegan bakery! I overheard someone passing by say, “This place always has such pretty things!” Yes, indeed! They have pretty things, but also absolutely delicious things!

Their menu features cupcakes covered in creamy buttercream, tender scones, crisp Scottish Empire biscuits, and much more. Make sure you pair one of those delicious cakes or cookies with a creamy oat milk latte or cappuccino.

But, if you need something more than a sweet treat, also check out their daily lineup of house-made sandwiches, all made with greens from a local farm. 

#3 Glasvegan

50 St Enoch Square, Glasgow G1 4DH
Vegan Restaurant with gluten-free options 
Right in the heart of the city center is this funky little vegan café. A giant horse mural, chalkboard menus, and wooden benches set the scene for enjoying delicious vegan comfort food. Anything that anyone has said that can’t be made vegan can be found on the Glasvegan menu!

Don’t skip the hearty Scottish breakfast — the plate is overflowing with toast, beans, sausages, potatoes, and more! You’ll be fully carb’d up for a full day of sightseeing. But, if you don’t make it here until lunchtime or later, they’ve got you covered with mac-n-cheese, doner kebab, nachos, and burgers.  Make sure not to miss one of their house-made desserts! 

#4 The 13th Note

50-60 King St, Glasgow G1 5QT
Vegan restaurant with gluten-free options
A local told me that this vegan restaurant by day and music venue by night draws the likes of Billie Eilish along with other celebs, so naturally, I had to check it out! The laid-back lounge is an easygoing spot for lunch or dinner.

The menu features a mix of comfort and global inspiration — Goan curry with eggplant and mushrooms or super cheesy mac-n-cheese – they aren’t short on variety or creativity! Sadly, I didn’t have a run-in with any vegan celebs (sigh), but I did have a tasty run-in with a bowl of crispy Korean cauliflower – that was well worth the visit!

vegan fried korean cauliflower in a silver bowl on an old worn gray table at 13th note in glasgow

#5 Stereo

22 Renfield Ln, Glasgow G2 5AR
Vegan restaurant with gluten-free options
The energy at this hip LGBTIQA+ club and vegan restaurant is infectious. Even on a Tuesday night, the energy is high, and the banana blossom tacos and deep-fried mac-n-cheese balls are coming out at lightning speed!

The menu is as creative as the space – globally -inspired and often features new and innovative ingredients; it’s safe to say that you won’t be disappointed. Aside from food, the bar is also slinging creative cocktails with smoky mezcal and basil-infused vodka, along with a lengthy selection of beer — you won’t leave thirsty!

#6 The 78 

10-14 Kelvinhaugh St, Finnieston, Glasgow G3 8NU
This laid back music venue and vegan restaurant is home to the delicious vegan pop up, Antojitos! You’ll find a can’t miss their lineup of tacos, nachos, taquitos, and much more.

two golden crispy taquitos covered with an avocado cream sauce from antojitos in glasgow

#7 Suissi Vegan Kitchen 

494 Dumbarton Rd, Partick, Glasgow G11 6SL
In Glasgow’s West End, Mama Lim is creating the most colorful lineup of Asian-inspired vegan eats! Everything on the menu is house-made and full of flavor — good luck deciding what to get! If you ask me, you can never go wrong with a bowl of savory noodles.

a colorful vegan asian bowl with veggies and noodles in glasgow
Credit: Suissi Vegan Kitchen 

#8 Soul Food Kitchen 

973 Sauchiehall St, Finnieston, Glasgow G3 7TQ
This veggie spot wants to make sure you feel good with every bite! Their plant-forward menu features house-made salads, creative bowls, and burgers, but all with a healthy twist! You can even feel good about grabbing a slice of their raw peanut butter cheesecake.

a colorful veggie packed bowl with slices of grilled tempeh and rice from soul food kitchen in glasgow
Credit: Soul Food Kitchen

#9 Mono 

12, Kings Court, King St, Glasgow G1 5RB
Another great place to enjoy live music and eat great vegan food in Glasgow (I’ve never met a city with so many options for this!). Their comfort-food focused menu features all of the favorites — To-Fish Tacos, loaded burgers, cheesy pizza, and ice cream donuts sundaes! Even if you’re not interested in seeing a show, you definitely need to come to eat!

loaded vegan french fries covered in seitan meat, cream sauce and hot sauce in glasgow
Credit: Mono

Vegan-Friendly Restaurants Worth Visiting in Glasgow

In addition to all of those awesome vegan restaurants in Glasgow, there are loads of vegan-friendly ones! To be honest, I had my hands (or maybe mouth) full with all of the vegan ones so I wasn’t able to make it to these but maybe you’ll have extra time! Or maybe you’re traveling with a group of non-veggies, whatever it is, enjoy!

Hug & Pint

171 Great Western Rd, Glasgow G4 9AW
This spot is one of the many music venues that also moonlights as a vegetarian restaurant(They were fully vegan but made the change in August, 2023)! The electric atmosphere is a mix of people unwinding from a long day over a pint and others diving into creative Mexican-inspired dishes.


20 Woodlands Rd, Glasgow G3 6UR
This beautiful vegetarian restaurant has plenty of veggie-forward dishes and natural wines to try!

Pizza Punks

90 St Vincent St, Glasgow G2 5UB
This city center pizza spot has loads of great vegan options. They also have vegan mac-n-cheese!


42 Albion St, Glasgow G1 1LH
If you love Indian cuisine you’ll want to check out the spicy flavors of this vegan-friendly spot — they have a full vegan menu.


97 W George St, Glasgow G2 1PB
This popular fast-casual Asian spot has plenty of vegan-friendly options to try.


85 W George St, Glasgow G2 1QG
If you’ve never had fast-casual sushi, this is your chance! This modern spot operates with a conveyor belt going around the tables and you grab what you want. You’ll want to get your hands on their Plant Platter!

Vegan-Friendly Bakeries & Sweets in Glasgow

In addition to Plant Blonde (I mentioned it in the beginning), you will want to check out these vegan-friendly sweet spots!

Loop & Scoop

665 Great Western Rd, Glasgow G12 8RE
This is the UK’s first ice cream and churro shop and they have great vegan ice cream options and their original churros are vegan!

Tantrum Doughnuts

28 Gordon St, Glasgow G1 3PUat 
You’ll always find at least a couple vegan donut options at this city center bakeshop!

Pastéis Lisboa

280 Byres Rd, Hillhead, Glasgow G12 8AW
Obviously Portuguese custard tarts aren’t traditionally vegan but they’ve added a vegan option!

Hotel Chocolat

42 Buchanan St, Glasgow G1 3JX
Premium chocolate shop with multiple vegan chocolate bars and truffles. 

Vegan-Friendly & Eco-Friendly Hotel in Glasgow

Maldron Hotel Glasgow City

50 Renfrew St, Glasgow G2 3BW, United Kingdom
This vegan-friendly, centrally-located hotel is the perfect place to base yourself to explore Glasgow! The hotel is actively adding and improving eco-friendly initiatives such as reducing single-use plastics and improving energy use. In addition, the hotel has partnered with Keep Scotland Beautiful to help keep the streets clean! When you get hungry, you’ll find a few vegan options on the menu at Grain & Grill, and rest assured that all of the refillable toiletry items in your room are cruelty-free and vegan!

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