A Weekend in Glasgow: Vegan Food

Hi guys! I’m back with another post about my weekend in Glasgow – and this time it’s all about the food. Glasgow is sometimes called the vegan capital of the UK so I certainly had high expectations and it definitely lived up to them.

100% Vegan Restaurants/Bars

Picnic

A gorgeous cafe with an organic menu and a focus on sustainability. The food is amazing – we had the spicy bean wrap, cashew cream cheese bagel, raw chocolate orange cheesecake and chocolate caramel cake. Everything tasted fresh and wholesome, and the coffee is great too.

Spicy Bean Wrap

Raw Chocolate Orange Cheesecake

The 78

A 100% vegan bar and kitchen in the West End. The garlic bread and spaghetti carbonara were gorgeous and very reasonably priced.

The Glasvegan

Hawaii Vacation Burger

A small fast food joint with an impressively extensive menu given it’s size; there’s only a few tables. The presentation of the food may not be quite as ‘Instagram-friendly’ as other places but it is delicious. I had the Hawaii Vacation burger (is pineapple on a burger as controversial as on pizza?), a massive flat white and a brownie. Plus it’s great for people watching.

Places With Vegan Options

13th Note

Vegan Haggis, Neeps and Tatties

Sticky Toffee Pudding

I got to try my first ever vegan haggis, which was really nice. I also had the sticky toffee pudding and an espresso martini, which were amazing. It was probably the best espresso martini I’ve ever had!

Espresso Martini

Having tried both Mono and 13th Note on the Saturday and finding them both fully booked, it it definitely advisable to ring up and book on busy nights. On Sunday it was really quiet! Nearly everything is vegan, vegetarian options are marked.

Rose & Grants

Not fully vegan or veggie but loads of really good options, including the vegan breakfasts and cakes – the cinnamon bun was incredible! Perfect for the train home.

Gordon Street Coffee

Chocolate Friand

Oat Milk Latte

By far the nicest coffee! We ended up going three times, which says a lot for a four day trip. We even bought some beans to take home. You could even do what we did and get it to takeaway before the walking tour. The cakes are really good as well.

Hotel Chocolat Cafe

Whilst not exclusive to Glasgow I don’t have one near me so still exciting. We got a hot chocolate each to warm up- we chose hazelnut (of course) and 70% dark. They have loads of vegan options as long as you get plant milk.

The Ones I Want To Try Next Time! (All 100% vegan!)

Sadly we didn’t get to try everywhere on my list! These places all looked incredible;

Mono

The Flying Duck

The Hug & Pint

Have you been to any of these places? Are there any amazing vegan places I missed? Let me know!

Hazel x

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4 Comments

  1. June 19, 2019 / 7:43 pm

    Thanks for sharing. My girlfriend is vegan. Nice to see we have good alternatives if we go to Glasgow – that I really want to visit someday.

    • hazellillianmckenna@gmail.com
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      June 21, 2019 / 4:18 pm

      Honestly, you’ll be spoilt for choice!
      Hazel x

  2. June 29, 2019 / 1:55 pm

    I’m not vegan but I looove trying different vegan foods. Vegan haggis neeps and tatties was BY FAR one of my favorite dishes I had when I was visiting Scotland, I was not expecting it to be as good as it was haha. Also Hotel Chocolat is so heavenly!

    • hazellillianmckenna@gmail.com
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      July 3, 2019 / 6:52 pm

      I wasn’t expecting vegan haggis to be as nice as it was either! Yes Hotel Chocolat is amazing isn’t it!

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