Navigating Vegan and Vegetarian Options in Venice: Where to Eat Plant-Based

By Amelia
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Welcome to the city of gondolas, canals, and culinary wonders- Venice! Famous for its creamy pasta dishes and seafood delicacies, this Italian town has a lot in store for vegans and vegetarians too. From authentic pizzerias with vegan cheese to cozy cafes dishing out vegan croissants or vegetarian lasagna- Venice is an inclusive food hub. So if you’re planning your next Italian adventure but worried about plant-based food options, let us guide you through the maze of restaurants offering delicious vegan and vegetarian cuisine in Venice. Get ready to explore the vibrant plant-based scene that Venice offers as we map out where to find these hidden gems in the city.

Vegan and Vegetarian Options in Venice

There’s no lack of vegan and vegetarian options in Venice! Some of our favorite spots include L’Ecco e le Eccellenze, a natural fruit juices chain with several locations in the city, Domenica da Giovanni, an all-vegetarian bakery and cafe, and Zizi Del Vino, a wine bar with dozens of options for both vegan and vegetarian dishes.

Looking for something more substantial? Look no further than Chioggia Cucina Casalinga (MAP), a homey family restaurant that has impressive vegan and vegetarian menus. Be sure to ask the server about their specials!

Nearby Bagnoli is also home to many plant-based eateries such as Kokopelli , which serves up delicious fresh salads, pizzas, pastas, sandwiches, desserts and smoothies; Mercatali Vegani serving up everything from soups to sushi rolls; Mosaic Veggie Store with its own well-stocked grocery store inside; La Terrazza della Ripa selling whole grain breads & pastries; Enoteca Vegetariana di San Polo where you can sample some of the best Italian wines without having to kill an animal; Zenobia Garden offering yoga classes on Thursdays ( MAP ); Sunshine Noodle House serving Pho noodle bowls with vegan toppings like tempeh bacon or portobello mushroom addition (pictured above); Gilda’s

Where to Find Vegan and Vegetarian Food in Venice

Venice is known for its luxurious food, and it’s easy to find vegan and vegetarian options when exploring the city. Below are a few recommended restaurants and cafes that offer fantastic plant-based meals:

1. La Casa Vegetariana is a modern, cosy restaurant with an extensive menu of dishes made from fresh ingredients. They also have a daily changing specials board, so you can always experiment with something new.

2. Areella serves up delicious vegan and vegetarian-friendly pizzas, salads, pastas and desserts in an inviting setting overlooking the Grand Canal.

3. Caffè Greco is well-known for their delicious cakes, coffees and pastries – but they also have a hearty rotating selection of plant-based menus including several vegan options!

4. Il Normale serves up inventive Italian cuisine as well as some great vegan and vegetarian dishes such as risotto balls made with spelt flour instead of rice, avocado roast on injera bread with roasted sweet potatoes and rice crispy treats using agave syrup instead of honey – all perfect for sharing!

Cheap and Healthy Plant-Based Restaurants in Venice

There are a lot of plant-based restaurants in Venice, but if you’re on a budget, avoid high-end options. Instead, opt for cheaper places where you can get creative with your meal. Here are some cheap and healthy plant-based restaurants in Venice:

The Green Door

The Green Door is a vegan restaurant located near the Piazza San Marco. The restaurant offers both buffet and à la carte menus. The à la carte menu has items like falafel, brown rice bowls, and stir-fries. The buffet offers items like macaroni and cheese, oatmeal, and sweet potato fries. All of the food is vegan and organic. Il Rucola

Il Rucola is a small chain of vegan restaurants with four locations in Venice. All of the restaurants have indoor seating and offer rotating tapas menus with items like hearty lentil soup with french fried onions or avocado cream sauce, oven roasted portobello caps stuffed with spinach rice pilaf, black bean taquitos made with refried beans simmered in a mildly spiced tomato sauce – all served with fresh guacamole on the side for dipping. There’s even gluten free and dairy free options available at Il Rucola. Prices are moderate – expect to pay around €8 for an average dinner menu item at one of their locations!


In this article, we will help you navigate the vegan and vegetarian options in Venice. We will provide a comprehensive list of restaurants that offer both vegan and vegetarian cuisine, as well as tips on how to order so that you can enjoy a delicious meal without feeling guilty. Thank you for reading and we hope that our guide has helped you find the perfect eatery for your own plant-based needs!

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