Glasgow is famous for fried and fattening food, but this dear green place is smashing it for vegans these days. Here are the finest vegan eateries in town to get your grub on at.
The always impressive Mono menu has something for everyone and their tofu fish is spectacular – very much like the real thing and served with all the usual accompaniments.
12 King’s Court, Glasgow, Lanarkshire G1 5RB, monocafebar.com
Forget your usual Glaswegian fry up and give The 78’s big breakfast a go. Only available at weekends, this is perfect for hangover help, Sunday brunching or just general munching. Sausage, scrambled tofu and good old totty scones are served up with toast, beans, mushrooms and tomato, with a free cup of tea to wash it down with.
10-14 Kelvinhaugh St, G3 8NU, the78cafebar.com
The Note boasts the best chips in town and has a menu of great grub, including the stereotypical Scottish classic: haggis, neeps and tatties. This delicious vegetarian haggis comes with mashed mounds of turnip and potato, and is topped with perfect pink peppercorn sauce.
50-60 King St, G1 5QT, 13thnote.co.uk
The Hug and Pint
Glasgow’s newest vegan grub pub serves up Asian eats in the west end, with aubergine and tofu making meaty meals which are bursting with flavour. Main meals are a fiver before 5pm and the jackfruit pulled ‘pork’ is an incredible invention which must be sampled.
171 Great Western Road, Glasgow, G4 9AW, thehugandpint.com
Hot dogs, burgers, mac ‘n’ cheese, chicken and waffles, boozy milkshakes – they’re all on offer at The Flying Duck and this diner-style indulgence is entirely vegan. This is a great place to take sceptical pals for fast food favourites which will impress.
142 Renfield St, G2 3AU, flyingduckclub.com
Tucked away in the CCA, Saramago is an excellent eatery, with everything from soup and a sandwich to fine dining. The hearty beetroot and portobello mushroom bourguignon is particularly good.
Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall St, G2 3JD, cca-glasgow.com
Stereo serves up satisfying stodge, including piled-high pizzas, complete with vegan cheese and all the meaty substitutes to sink your teeth into.
22-28 Renfield Lane, G2 6PH, stereocafebar.com
Usha’s offers tasty tapas-style Indian food, with a wide range of vegan and vegetarian options, and a feast for the senses as you fill your table and tummy with colourful, flavourful food.
2 Byres Rd, G11 5JY, ushas.co.uk