A insiders guide to vegan restaurants in Rome
Many popular Italian dishes consist of meat, fish, cheese and eggs, however there are also plenty of fresh, flavorsome alternatives. With the number of vegans in Italy on the rise, new exciting establishments are following this trend. Here is a list of popular vegan restaurants and shops in Rome.
Via Borognona 43-44, Tel. 06 69940836, Open: 09:00 – 18:30 (closed weekends)
Ginger offers delicious vegan options from breakfast to dinner, in a modern and clean atmosphere. It is located close to Via del Corso, parallel to via Condotti and offers salads, sandwiches, pastas, smoothies and juices. The wine menu is extensive, including excellent wines from their local vineyard, as well various natural wines.
Piazza del Paridiso 18, Tel. +39 3481004757, Open: 12:00 – 15:30
A lovely vegan restaurant in the city center, located near Campo di fiori. A great place for fresh and tasty food, with an extensive menu offering sandwiches, wraps, omlettes and burgers all prepared in an open kitchen. There is also an impressive range of desserts. The Ricotta burger and vegan chocolate cake are popular choices.
Via Bergamo 56, Tel. +39 06 841 1769, Open: 13:00 – 15:30
19:00 – 23:00
Ops! is situated within walking distance of the Borgese museum, on a quiet side street with outside seating. It provides a large buffet style serving of vegan food where you pay according to the weight of the food. You can find pasta, lasagna, risotto, salads, falafel, as well as gluten free dishes and delicious deserts.
Via Quintino Sella, 29 , Tel. 06 42013796, Open: 10:00 – midnight
Zazie is located near the Barberini, termini area. It is a small healthy eating, environmentally friendly restaurant. It offers delicious salads, soups and smoothies, desserts and more made from seasonal, locally produced fruit and vegetables.
Via dei Gracchi 187, Tel. +39 06 322 3253, Open: 12:00 – 15:00, 19:00 – 23:00
Justo is a new modern restaurant, located close to the Vatican. It offers fresh, vegan dishes, in a warn friendly atmosphere. The menu is extensive including soups, pastas, sushi, desserts and more.
Via Angelo Emo, 125, Tel. 06 86706868 , Open: 10:00 – 20:00 (Mon – Sat)
The supermarket ivegan located near the Vatican City, offers everything from meat and fish alternatives, cereals, seaweed, sauces, jams, cookies and chocolate. There is also a delivery option with their website www.ivegan.it. Close by is the popular pizza al taglio called Pizzarium (Via della Meloria, 43) where there are always delicious vegan and vegetarian pizza options.
Via Monte Giordano, 1, Tel. 06 68192847 , Open: 11:00 – 23:00
Vegan Food is a small Indian restaurant, located near Piazza del Figo, offering organic food. Highlights include the samosa, doza and pakora with chutney.