Popular Scottish cafe goes 100% vegan – leaving happy customers ‘stoked’

Author: Maria Chiorando

Read Time:   |  6th April 2022

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Glasgow eatery and music venue, Glad Cafe, on Pollokshaws Road, is ditching the meat, dairy, and eggs and going vegan - much to the delight of many of its fans.


A Scottish cafe and music venue has overhauled its menu to make it 100 per cent vegan from today, in a move that has pleased numerous customers, with one saying they are ‘stoked’.

The Glad Cafe, on Pollokshaws road in Glasgow, revealed the news in a recent Instagram post.

Sharing a brightly coloured graphic, featuring the word ‘vegan’, the cafe announced that its menu will be ‘100 per cent vegan’ from April 6.

The rest of the post’s caption read: “Keep your eyes on our feed and stories this week for new menu updates. We’ll also be running down some stock through the week in preparation for a few switches, starting with Staropramen – £4 a pint from tomorrow; also £10 pizza and drink deal every night!”


Fans of the cafe seemed delighted by the news, with one taking to Instagram to comment: “Best venue in the [world]… stoked.”

Another added: “This is AWESOME! We are so GLAD you’ve made this step.Are you as hyped as we are?!?”

And a third simply said: “Woooohooooo! This is wonderful news!”


Vegan pizza

According to local media reports, the venue is renowned for its pizza, which it has served with toppings including mozzarella, and fennel sausage.

While it has these animal-based ingredients from the menu, it will continue to serve its much-loved pies, which are available all days the Glad Cafe is open – Wednesday til Sunday.

The new menu, which states that its mozzarella is now all vegan-certified, features several options including Margherita, artichoke, and courgette topped pizzas. Basil aioli and garlic mayo dips are also on offer.

Cafe menu

The cafe’s brunch menu, which it serves at the weekend, also features some tasty sounding options.

Among the dishes available are cannellini beans in a smoky tomato sauce on sourdough toast, served with vegan sausages.

Another dish, the ‘Big Breakfast Plate’, offers sourdough toast, mushrooms, kale, beans, and plant-based sausages.

Fancy making your own meat-free brunch at home? Why not check out our vegan breakfast recipes for inspiration?

*Featured image credit: @thegladcafe/Instagram

Written by

Maria Chiorando

Maria is an editor and journalist. Her work has been published by the Huffington Post, the Guardian, TechnoBuffalo, Plant Based News, and Kent on Sunday among other national and regional titles.

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