A Nirvana themed vegan cafe has opened in Glasgow!

Read Time:   |  5th October 2017

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Glasgow was recently voted the most vegan-friendly city in the UK, so it’s no surprise to see another vegan-eatery setting up home in this vibrant city. This time, it’s Nirvana themed… 

Photo by Taylor Stewart/Munchies

It’s no surprise that Glasgow was voted the most vegan-friendly city in the UK by PETA in 2013, thanks to its array of independent plant-based cafe bars like Mono, 13th Note, and Stereo. And the list of cafés and restaurants serving mouth watering meat-free food growing all the time!

And now vegans have another place to add to the list in the form of ‘In Bloom’, which has opened in Clarendon Place in the St George’s Cross area of the city.

Advertised as a ‘cruelty free cafe’, the sit in or take away place is a welcome new addition to the local area. Diners can even bring their dogs in for a bite to eat too as the cafe is dog-friendly too.

Photo by Mel Reeve/Munchies

Talking to Munchies about the decision to open a Nirvana themed restaurant, owner Rachel Sharp said: “Nirvana are very real,” she says. “Me and my partner are very big fans, and there’s no gimmick with them, there was just this huge love of music. We felt that fitted in well with the vegan theme, and our name ‘In Bloom’ points to fresh vegetables and the bloomer bread we use, so it just came together. ‘Bloom’ is our favourite word.”

What’s on the menu?

Diners at the cafe can tuck into an array of hearty dishes, such as mature vegan cheese with balsamic salad, sausage rolls, polenta salad with mango and chilli dressing and warming soups. And as you’d expect from a Scottish cafe, there’s even a haggis and cheese toastie with caramelised red onion on the menu! If you’re looking for something to grab-and-go then the cafe has got you covered with their lunchtime options such as their rainbow orzo pasta box or their pesto pine nut pasta, sprinkled with their homemade cashew parmesan and balsamic salad.

To finish off the meal there’s a wide range of freshly baked pastries and sweet treats to choose from too.

The owners of In Bloom are keen to support local businesses, and source their coffee is from Ovenbird Coffee, who roast their beans in Glasgow. They source their bread from family-run bakery, Bavarian Bakehouse, and the majority of the cafe’s vegan “meats” are marinated and cured by Sharp herself.

Where can I find In Bloom? 

In Bloom is located at 48 Clarendon Place, G20 7PZ Glasgow.

Keep up to date with the latest updates from Bloom on their website.  

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