Eating Vegan at Gyle Shopping Centre
As the number of people adopting a plant-based diet continues to rise, more and more restaurants and cafes are expanding their menus to include vegan food and drink options. Thanks to the variety of vegan meals now on offer, it’s no longer a struggle to find plant-based food when out shopping. Many of the eateries at Gyle Shopping Centre provide some fantastic vegan options, making it the perfect place to find your new favourite dish.
Whether you are a committed vegan or interested in eating a more plant-based diet, the following guide will help you choose where to eat or drink on your next trip to Gyle Shopping Centre.
A recent addiction to the Subway menu is the vegan sub – a vegan patty made from red pepper, spicy chilli, garlic and red onion. Also new is the Vegan Garlic Aiolo, a creamy garlic sauce. Other vegan-friendly options include their salads, Italian and Hearty Italian breads, Hash Browns, and the BBQ, Sweet Chilli and Hot Chilli sauces.
Marks & Spencer have recently launched a fully vegan Plant Kitchen range that includes lots of takeaway options as well as meals ready to cook at home.
If you’re quick enough, you might be able to grab one of the vegan sandwich options available from Boots before they sell out.
When it comes to tea and coffee, most cafes provide vegan milk options such as soya, coconut, almond or oat. At Gyle Shopping Centre, many of the hot and iced drinks from Starbucks can be made suitable for vegans. When ordering, it’s best to let staff know that you are vegan so that they can leave out certain ingredients. You can also find a range of snack and lunch options.
The teas and coffees available at Costa are also vegan-friendly when made with soya or coconut milk. It is possible that a plant-based wrap or sweet treat might also be in stock.
When ordering food and drink at any of the restaurants, cafes and shops at Gyle Shopping Centre, we recommend that you specify to staff that you are vegan as doing so will help to avoid any confusion. It’s also best to talk to staff if you suffer from any allergies as a number of these eateries make their food on site.
We expect that the businesses listed here will continue to put time and energy into developing vegan recipes, so it’s likely that menus will alter as new options are added. If you want to find the most up to date information, it’s a good idea to check the official website of the restaurant or cafe you are interested in eating at.
By Freya Partidge