If there's one thing Galway will never let you down in, it's the number of vegan and vegetarian restaurants and cafés that are dotted around the city and county. Galway is known for having some of the best vegan and vegetarian spots in the country so read on to discover our favourites...
The menus at Bierhaus offers a delicious explosion of flavours and we simply can't get enough! To make matters even better, everything on the menu is 100% vegan and vegetarian friendly ensuring everyone gets to enjoy it. Their veggie burger is the talk of the town with recommendations coming in nonstop. So, if there's one thing you do for yourself today, get over to this beloved Westend bar and treat yourself to their amazing array of food and you can thank us later.
2 Henry St // more here
above: photo of Bierhaus
The Lighthouse Café
A vegetarian paradise, The Lighthouse Café is the perfect spot for a quiet catch up over some wholesome food. With locations in both Terryland and Abbeygate Street, they’ve got healthy and hearty lunches that’ll keep you fueled all day long. A particular highlight of their menu is the daily special plant-based hotpot that's perfect for those colder Galway days. But that's not all, choosing between their range of salads, sandwiches and vegan pancakes makes for a tough decision! One thing's for sure, vegetarian food has never tasted so good!
8 Abbeygate St Upper & Terryland Retail Park // more here
above: photo courtesy of The Lighthouse Café
Greens & Co
Greens & Co serve simple wholesome food to the highest possible standard with an emphasis on local producers and suppliers. They have recently launched a brand new lunch menu featuring; crispy Korean style tofu wings, buddha bowl, noodle curry soup, chickie pita, tofish taco and more. With daily specials and a range of baked treats there's nothing like a dining experience at Galway Westend's Greens & Co. This café is also pet friendly so you can enjoy all of this deliciousness with your best friend.
4 Henry St // more here
above: photo courtesy of Greens & Co
A long-time family favourite, the menu at Thai Garden is sure to delight all of your senses! Overlooking Galway's iconic Spanish Arch, this popular spot have a huge vegan menu, including some genuine Thai dishes that you may never even have heard of but are definitely worth trying. If you're vegan or vegetarian and want to try something new and exciting in Galway city, Thai Garden is the place for you. There's always a warm, friendly welcome too and sure that's good for the soul!
Spanish Arch, // more here
above: photo courtesy of Thai Garden
Chef Laura Rosso
Delicious vegan and vegetarian foods made by an authentic Brazilian chef. At Chef Laura Rosso you can enjoy some of the best plant based dishes in Galway. Tasty Brazilian dishes and finger foods (salgadinhos) makes up the menu at this seaside restaurant, including their popular BBQ jackfruit burger and vegan feijoada. Everything on the menu is made from fresh ingredients supplied by local producers and the pancakes are made from scratch, ensuring ultimate deliciousness in every dish.
Gratton Rd (behind GCI building), Salthill // more here
above: photo courtesy of Chef Laura Rosso
There's something for everyone at Ré Nao, as they offer authentic Asian menu, and a full vegan menu that has its own separate kitchen area! The menu includes spinach dumpling made in-house from spinach dough, crispy tofu jiamo in a white bao bun and bao cui jianbing which is a traditional Chinese style crepe packed with loads of veggie goodness. Doesn't that all sound divine? and we've only just scratched the surface of the range of yummy vegan dishes they have to offer so check out the full menu for yourself.
Spanish Arch // more here
above: photo courtesy of Ré Nao
Little Collins CBD Dispensary
The Canteen sit-down area at Little Collins CBD Dispensary is the perfect place to relax and enjoy their full range of vegan products and lunch deli options. In addition to their delicious freshly brewed 'Melbourne' coffee, house made teas and delicious smoothies, you can enjoy get a granola bowl or jaffle toasted sandwich, and these are a mighty way to start your day! They also have a range of baked treats that are ideal for takeaways too.
25 Abbeygate Street Upper // more here
above: photo of Little Collins CBD Dispensary
Builín Blasta is a friendly kind of place, offering a truly Irish céad míle fáilte to everyone who wanders through their doors. They offer award-winning vegetarian options such as their 3 bean veggie chili and their super tasty hallouimi sandwich with hummus, marinated tomatoes and mayo on foccacia. If you’re looking for a sweet fix while you browse the wares of Ceardlann Craft Village, treat yourself to one of their delicious vegan desserts and a warm cuppa. Builín Blasta is the perfect pitstop for any Wild Atlantic Way explorer.
Ceardlann Craft & Design Centre, Spiddal // more here
above: photo courtesy of Builin Blasta
With a commitment to flavour and quality, Smashbird in Galway's Westend are bringing you vegan junk food that tastes every bit as delicious as it looks. Handcrafted to perfection and topped with award-winning hot sauces, this is every foodie’s dream. Brought to you by the food loving folk at Birdhouse, their vegan menus includes dishes such as; Miso Maple Corn, The Stray (vegan hot dog), Drty Secret (plant based burger) and more!
5 Dominick Street Upper, Galway's Westend // more here
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