Glasgow is now Britain’s best city for vegans, according to Peta. Jane Hughes picks the city’s top vegan hangouts, plus other great meat- and dairy-free restaurants around Britain
Vegan rose and pistachio cake at 78 Cafe Bar in Glasgow.
The campaigning activities of Peta (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) are designed to shock, with bucketloads of fake blood, semi-nudity and sexy vegetables. But have they gone too far this time? Quite a few cages were rattled when Peta announced last week that the best city for vegans in the UK is … Glasgow. Has Brighton really lost its crown?
Glasgow certainly has more vegan eateries than most cities, and its city-centre cafe bars give Brighton a run for its money. In the Merchant City area, Mono is an enormous airy performance space. The menu is light and modern, with vegan takes on popular international dishes – bean burritos, nasi goreng, Vietnamese salad and porcini risotto. Mono’s sister, Stereo, a popular bar in the Mackintosh-designed building that was once home to the Daily Record, is always packed and also offers live music along with an all-vegan tapas-style menu.
No mention of Birmingham, wonder why?