vegan & vegetarian restaurants malta

Vegetarian & Vegan Restaurants in Malta

  • Apr 4, 2020

Our top 6 Vegan & Vegetarian Eateries!

In the past couple of years, many countries around the world have seen a gradual shift towards vegetarianism and veganism. Malta is no exception. Thankfully, the catering and eatery industry has caught up, and nowadays, there are a couple of exquisite eateries that offer a great selection of vegetarian and vegan food.

Here are 6 eateries in Malta that you should definitely visit if you follow a plant-based diet!

ĠUGAR – Valletta

This tiny eatery is one of Malta’s major hubs when it comes to the underground and alternative scene. ĠUGAR welcomes you with boho-style decor, friendly smiles and cold local beer. Special recommendations include the Mediterranean Fajita and the variety of ftira fillings on offer, including the Maltese ftira (which is a ring-shaped type of bread that’s typically Maltese) and Ricotta ftira. The underground seating area is a truly magical experience if you want to connect and relax with your friends and drink your banana smoothie with no distractions.

Tuk Tuk – Valletta/St.Julians

Drawing inspiration from India’s street hawkers, Tuk Tuk is an eatery that also offers rustic Indian dishes in addition to typical offerings. If you’re finding it difficult to find an inclusive restaurant that you and your friends or colleagues can frequent, Tuk Tuk should definitely be at the top of your list. With delicious street food nibbles, crunchy chaats and crispy dosas to choose from, we can safely say that Tuk Tuk is a foodie’s paradise. And did we mention that they have gluten-free options too?

Dr. Juice – Gzira

Despite the name suggesting otherwise, Dr. Juice claims to be “not just about juice”. Everybody’s favourite homegrown juice company has expanded to include snacks to-go such as wraps, salads and even hot specialities.

Top vegan and vegetarian favourites include the egg muffin, the falafel salad and the halloumi wrap. What’s more – Dr. Juice branches can be found in different locations all over Malta, so you can rest assured that you’ll find a vegan or vegetarian snack just around the corner.

Soul Food – Valletta

It’s common knowledge that Italians are naturals when it comes to food. Soul Food opened its doors in Merchant Street (Valletta) back in 2013, and it’s been thriving ever since. Their mission is to interpret regional Italian food and to offer vegan and vegetarian dishes that have ‘Italian cuisine’ written all over them. We thoroughly recommend the Buddha bowl, the soy burger and the homemade pasta Genovese.

Balance Bowl – Gzira

This vegan and vegetarian restaurant in the heart of Gzira aims to restructure society’s opinion in regards to vegan and vegetarian food. It’s good to note that their dishes are homemade and the ingredients are locally sourced (double brownie points!). Furthermore, each meal is nutritionally-balanced and visually appealing (who said that healthy food is boring, anyway?). Favourites include their all-day breakfast options and their signature burgers. Their nutrition bar is excellent as it allows busy individuals to opt for a healthy takeaway option that doesn’t cost the earth.

Foam and Fork – Marsascala

Foam and Fork is situated in the Southern seaside touristic hotspot of Marsascala. While meat dishes are available, the eatery prides itself in serving quality vegan and vegetarian meals. The interior decor is something you would expect to find in Malasaña in Madrid, and the aroma of freshly brewed coffee fills the air. It’s ideal if you’re a digital nomad who’s looking for a seaside spot to work in and indulge in vegan food and desserts.