Glasgow / United Kingdom

Vegan Glasgow: Best Guide to Restaurants, Bakeries, & More

Updated May 4, 2023

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 — many with great gluten-free options too! It’s no wonder that multiple UK organizations have crowned Glasgow as one of the most vegan-friendly cities in the UK.

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 these seven restaurants and bakeries for some of the best vegan food in the city!

The Best Vegan Restaurants & Bakeries in Glasgow

Whether you’re looking for vegan breakfast, cakes, tacos, or veggie-packed dishes, you’ll find it in Glasgow! Here are a few of my favorites, but this isn’t the end! Keep scrolling for a breakdown of spots for pizza, Asian cuisine, donuts, and more!

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. 

Plant Blonde

61-63 Hyndland St, Partick, Glasgow G11 5PS
Vegan bakery with gluten-free options
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. 

Hug & Pint

171 Great Western Rd, Glasgow G4 9AW
Vegan restaurant with gluten-free options
This spot is one of the many music venues that also moonlights as a vegan restaurant! In Glasgow, you will find that music and food go hand in hand. The electric atmosphere is a mix of people unwinding from a long day over a pint and others diving into creative vegan Asian-inspired dishes.

While it is a music venue, the party happens downstairs just in case you’re thinking you have to endure sitting next to a speaker while enjoying a bowl of wakame with ponzu. The small plates menu is perfect for sharing or ideal if you can’t decide!

Don’t skip the cucumber salad, I know it sounds basic, but there is nothing basic about the fiery mix of chili and peanuts — it’s addictive!

two bowls of vegan asian inspired dishes filled with cucumber salad covered in spicy peanuts and mushroom rice pudding at hug and pint in glasgow


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! 

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


98 Bellgrove St, Glasgow G31 1AA
Vegan dessert shop & café with gluten-free and raw options
This spot serves up inspiration with a side of decadent, raw, vegan cakes — could there be a better combination? The idea for this sweet little pink and green café was born out of the owner’s health battles. After kicking meat and dairy to the curb and feeling better, her sweet tooth was still missing something. With some experimentation with nuts, coconut, and dates, Rawnchy was born.

Aside from an array of tempting cakes (it’s tough to choose only one, I told them they need to offer a cake sampler!), they’ve also launched a hearty breakfast menu!

The morning menu features creamy porridge, or go big with their Big Breakfast (house-made bacon, pea smash, fried potatoes, garlic, and more). But then you have to come back for a toasted sandwiched at lunch — once you see their house-made lobster roll, I bet you’ll be first in line!


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!

vegan black bean arepa and grilled peppers on a white plate at stereo in glasgow

Vegan-Friendly Breakfast Spots in Glasgow

Sadly, my time was limited in Glasgow, and I couldn’t make it to all of the vegan and vegan-friendly restaurants the city has to offer (what an incredible problem to have – whoever thought you’d have more choices than time?!).

Check out these other delicious spots if you have more time or don’t see something that tickled your fancy above.


103 Ingram St, Glasgow G1 1DX
An all-day breakfast spot along with sandwiches and cakes.  

The Cran’ 

992 Argyle St, Finnieston, Glasgow G3 8LU
Coffee shop with vegetarian breakfast and lunch options.


974 Argyle St, Finnieston, Glasgow G3 8LU
Vegan bakery and vegetarian café with breakfast and lunch options.

Rose & Grant’s

27 Trongate, Glasgow G1 5EZ
Vegan-friendly café with terrific breakfast and lunch options. 

Down to Earth 

351 Dumbarton Rd, Partick, Glasgow G11 6AL
Vegan-friendly breakfast and lunch options. 

Bag O’ Nails

165 Dumbarton Rd, Partick, Glasgow G11 6AA
Vegan-friendly breakfast, brunch, and a vegan lunch and dinner menu.

Vegan, Vegetarian, and Vegan-Friendly Restaurants for Lunch & Dinner in Glasgow

Soul Food Kitchen 

973 Sauchiehall St, Finnieston, Glasgow G3 7TQ
Vegan restaurant with burgers, veggies bowls, and house-made raw cakes.

The Flying Duck

142 Renfield St, Glasgow G2 3AU
Vegan restaurant and music venue with a Mexican-inspired menu.

The 78 

10-14 Kelvinhaugh St, Finnieston, Glasgow G3 8NU
Vegan restaurant and music venue with pasta, meatballs, cauliflower wings, and more.

Vivi’s Deli

Unit 4, 674 Pollokshaws Rd, Glasgow G41 2QE
Glasgow’s only vegan deli with sandwiches, burgers, and more. 


20 Woodlands Rd, Glasgow G3 6UR
Vegetarian restaurant with veggie-forward dishes and natural wine.

Falafel To Go

116 Sauchiehall St, Glasgow G2 3DH
A take away window with the best falafel in Glasgow. 

Saramago Café

350 Sauchiehall St, Glasgow G2 3JD
Vegetarian café in the Centre for Contemporary Arts.

Vegan & Vegan-Friendly Pizza Spots in Glasgow

Pizza Punks

90 St Vincent St, Glasgow G2 5UB
City center pizza spot with vegan options.


12, Kings Court, King St, Glasgow G1 5RB
Vegan restaurant and music venue with pizza, burgers, sandwiches, and salads. 

The Glad Café 

1006A Pollokshaws Rd, Glasgow G41 2HG
Vegan-friendly restaurant and music venue with pizza and weekend brunch.

Vegan-Friendly Spots with Indian Food in Glasgow

Tuk Tuk 

426 Sauchiehall St, Glasgow G2 3JD
Vegan-friendly Indian street food.


42 Albion St, Glasgow G1 1LH
North & South Indian restaurant with a full vegan menu.

Ranjit’s Kitchen 

607 Pollokshaws Rd, Glasgow G41 2QG
Vegetarian (Punjabi) Indian dishes.  

Vegan-Friendly Asian Spots in Glasgow

Suissi Vegan Kitchen 

494 Dumbarton Rd, Partick, Glasgow G11 6SL
Vegan Asian-inspired dishes with gluten-free options.


97 W George St, Glasgow G2 1PB
Vegan-friendly Japanese and Asian noodles.

Nippon Kitchen

91 W George St, Glasgow G2 1PB
Vegan and gluten-free friendly Japanese.


85 W George St, Glasgow G2 1QG
Fast-casual, vegan-friendly Japanese.

Vegan & Vegan-friendly Bakeries, Chocolates, & Donuts in Glasgow

Pastéis Lisboa

280 Byres Rd, Hillhead, Glasgow G12 8AW
They’ve added a vegan option for their traditional Portuguese custard tarts.

Hotel Chocolat

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

Tantrum Doughnuts

28 Gordon St, Glasgow G1 3PUat 
A donut shop in the city center that always has two vegan donut options.

Loop & Scoop

665 Great Western Rd, Glasgow G12 8RE
Vegan-friendly ice cream and churro shop.

Vegan-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 can check out the 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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About Author

Rebecca is the founder of the vegan travel company Veggies Abroad. In 2021, she bid her 15-year career goodbye and ventured into the world of ethical business with the launch of a vegan travel blog (the one you’re reading!). As the blog flourished, Rebecca expanded her vision to encompass personalized travel planning services and launched Veggies Abroad's inaugural vegan tour to Thailand, marking the beginning of many more eco-conscious, plant-powered adventures to come. Follow her adventures on Instagram or Facebook @veggiesabroad