Tired of meat dishes dominating every restaurant menu? Why not go veggie? It may not be obvious to outsiders, but Glasgow has always had a good reputation as a vegetarian friendly city. Let us show you with our top picks of vegetarian restaurants in Glasgow.
They’ve been bringing authentic Italian cuisine to Glasgow since the 70s, and have racked up a number of awards in the process. La Lanterna showcases one of Glasgow’s most delicious menus including a variety of options for veggies, including antipasti, salads, and a selection of vegetarian risottos.
35 Hope St, Glasgow G2 6AEMake a booking
In the mood for Indian food? Then Chaakoo needs to be on your list. Taking inspiration from the Irani-Indian cafes of the 50s, Chaakoo serves up an array of small plates, perfect for sharing. There’s plenty on the menu to keep you satisfied, from humble vegetable curries to Irani kebabs that can be made with spicy cauliflower and are served alongside a cool mint chutney.
79 St Vincent St, Glasgow G2 5TFMake a booking
Koolba, deriving from the Persian word for “farmhouse”, brings Iranian and Indian inspired cuisine to Glasgow’s Merchant City. This place infuses the punchy hot flavours of India with the aromatic perfumes of Persia, producing a must-try menu. While there are many dishes to suit meat eaters and vegetarians, if you have any specific requirements you can contact staff who will cook to order.
109 Candleriggs, Glasgow G1 1NPMake a booking
Hanoi Bike Shop
If it’s good enough for Beyonce, then it’s good enough for us. Get ready to fall crazy in love with Hanoi Bike Shop, your soon-to-be favourite place for Vietnamese flair. With an array of small plates to choose from, there is something for everyone here. Every dish is made from scratch from the fresh sauces, to the hand-pressed organic tofu made in-house every morning. It’s also worth mentioning they have a vegan and gluten-free menu on offer too.
8 Ruthven Ln, Glasgow G12 9BGMake a booking
A stylish, contemporary space, Lychee Oriental takes you on a culinary trip around Asia, with dishes inspired by Singapore, Hong Kong, and Japan. Winner of the “Best Asian Restaurant in Scotland ” award in 2013, Lychee Oriental offers the very best in Oriental cuisine, cocktails, and wines. If you haven’t tried the vegetarian options at Lychee, we would urge you to try them. They have a whole section on their menu dedicated to veggie dishes.
59 Mitchell St, Glasgow G1 3LN
Give them a Michelin star for crying out loud! Cail Bruich made its debut in the West End of Glasgow in 2008, and have since made a name for themselves with their classy style of cooking. With a constantly evolving menu there is always something to choose from at Cail Bruich. The tasting menu is particularly good if you’re trying this place out for the first time. As well as offering a land and sea tasting menu, vegetarians can enjoy a “from the garden” menu, which is purely vegetarian.
725 Great Western Rd, Glasgow G12 8QXMake a booking
Not to be confused with its sister restaurant, Gandolfi Fish, another long-standing veteran on the Glasgow restaurant scene is Cafe Gandolfi. Having been around for almost 40 years, the classic menu, in particular, has a special place in our hearts, and bellies. The mung bean tarka daal from the classic menu is a particular favourite.
64 Albion St, Glasgow G1 1NY