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Vegan Guide to Galway, Ireland

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Looking for vegan restaurants in Galway, Ireland? Here is a full guide to eating vegan in Galway, Ireland and what to expect in this charming city!

There were a few places in Ireland that I didn’t expect a problem when it came to finding vegan food and Galway was one of them. I was correct – I definitely didn’t leave hungry. I ate as much as I could in one day per my usual goal in life. Vegan restaurants Galway food are definitely work checking out when you’re looking for places to eat in Galway.

Galway was magical and charming and I can see why it’s a top candidate for favorite cities in Ireland. 

Vegan Restaurants Galway


There weren’t any all vegan restaurants in Galway when I visited in late 2017, but there are now! There are plenty of fantastic options when searching for vegan places to eat in Galway.

Greens & Co.

TYPE OF CUISINE: HEALTHY; RAW
COST: $
NEIGHBORHOOD: DOWNTOWN
GLUTEN-FREE OPTIONS: YES, CLEARLY MARKED!
Greens & Co. is a 100% plant-based restaurant with a large selection of different plant milk for coffee as well as food. Cash only.

ESSENTIAL INFO Address // 4 Henry St, Galway, H91 E205, Ireland Hours // 10:00am-4:00pm (Sun-Wed); 10:00am-9:30pm (Thu-Sat) Website // Facebook 

courtesy of Greens & Co.'s Instagram

The Gourmet Offensive (TGO) Falafel Bar

TYPE OF CUISINE: COMFORT FOOD
COST: $
NEIGHBORHOOD: DOWNTOWN
GLUTEN-FREE OPTIONS: UNSURE

The Gourmet Offensive (TGO) is an amazing falafel bar in Galway but it’s one of the best vegan restaurants in Galway and one of the best places to eat in Galway, period.

Not only is almost everything vegan but they source most of their ingredients locally and organically and even grow some of their own.

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TGO started as only a popup at markets and such but now have a permanent brick and mortar and I highly recommend it!

When I was there, TGO was not completely vegan, but it is now!

ESSENTIAL INFO
Address // 11 Mary Street
Hours // 12:00-9:00pm (Closed Sunday)
Website // Facebook 

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Vegetarian Restaurants Galway

It’s so exciting that there are no vegan restaurants in Galway but there are still plenty of other vegan-friendly places to eat in Galway. Here’s the vegetarian restaurants in Galway!

The Light House Cafe

TYPE OF CUISINE: HEALTHY
COST: $
NEIGHBORHOOD: DOWNTOWN
GLUTEN-FREE OPTIONS: YES; CLEARLY MARKED
The Light House is a small, cozy all-vegetarian cafe and tea room located in the heart of Galway. Here you’ll find high-quality tea, coffee, homemade scones, and cakes. They also have incredibly bright, colorful and delicious entrees. The cafe is very small but definitely makes it all the more intimate and special.

ESSENTIAL INFO Address // 8 Abbeygate Street Upper, Galway, Ireland Hours // 10:30am-5:30pm (Closed Sundays) Menu // click here Website // Facebook 

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The Secret Garden

TYPE OF CUISINE: SMALL BITES; BAKED GOODS
COST: $
NEIGHBORHOOD: DOWNTOWN
GLUTEN-FREE OPTIONS: UNSURE
Cafe serving coffee, tea, and selection of vegan treats.

ESSENTIAL INFO Address // 8 Abbeygate Street Upper, Galway, Ireland Hours // 10:30am-5:30pm (Closed Sundays) Menu // click here Website // Facebook 

The Bean Tree

TYPE OF CUISINE: SAVORY; ETHNIC
COST: $
NEIGHBORHOOD: WESTSIDE
GLUTEN-FREE OPTIONS: YES, CLEARLY MARKED!
A family-owned and run vegetarian food company offering mostly vegan and gluten-free food. Specializes in savory meals. You can pick up a hot lunch or some chilled/frozen food from the kitchen in Westside (no dine-in) or from their stall at St. Nicholas Market. While they are not registered as an organic food producer, they use organic ingredients where practical in terms of cost and availability.

ESSENTIAL INFO Address // Unit 6 Westside Enterprise Centre, Westside, Galway, Ireland Hours // 9:00am-6:00pm (Mon-Fri) Website // Website 

image: The Bean Tree's instagram

Vegan-Friendly Restaurants Galway

The Dough Bros

TYPE OF CUISINE: PIZZA
COST: $
NEIGHBORHOOD: DOWNTOWN
GLUTEN-FREE OPTIONS: YES, CLEARLY MARKED!

The Dough Bros has a certain rags-to-riches story to it that anyone can appreciate.

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In 2013, The Dough Bros was started as a street food truck and has now evolved into a large sit-down restaurant.

I love pizza so I was delighted to find out they have vegan options!

ESSENTIAL INFO
Address // Unit 1 Cathedral Building, Middle Street, Galway, Ireland
Hours // 12:00pm-10:00pm (Tues-Sat); 12:00pm-9:00pm (Sun-Mon)
Website // click here

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Cafe Temple

TYPE OF CUISINE: SMALL BITES
COST: $
NEIGHBORHOOD: DOWNTOWN
GLUTEN-FREE OPTIONS: YES, CLEARLY MARKED!
Cafe Temple was the only of these that I didn’t get to go inside. Sadly, they were closed by the time we strolled by but by the looks of the sign, it’s definitely my kind of place. They aren’t all vegan or even all vegetarian but they have plenty of options!

ESSENTIAL INFO Address // 12 The Cornstone – Augustine Street, Galway, Ireland Hours // 8:00am-5:30pm; 11:00am-3:30pm (Sunday) Website //Facebook // Menu

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Other restaurants noted to have vegan-friendly options include:

  • Quay Street Kitchen
  • Botown
  • Lime
  • The Kitchen 
  • High Cafe
  • Food for Thought
  • Pascal Coffee House
  • and more!

Groceries, Markets, and Stores

Evergreen Health Store

In the heart of the city, there is a fantastic health food store.

This may have been one of the best health stores we found in all of Ireland.

They had tons of vegan products I hadn’t seen before, every version of Violife cheese and tons of non-food products as well.

There are actually several locations all over Galway.

ESSENTIAL INFO
Address // Eyre Square Shopping Centre, Galway, Ireland
Hours // 9:00am-7:00pm (Mon-Fri); 9:30am-6:00pm (Sat)
Website // click here

Galway Animal Activism

Interested in taking part in animal activism while you’re in the area? Here are a few great options!


Local Vegan Resources

My favorite way to get vegan options in a new place is by joining the local Facebook group. The locals will give the best advice on where to eat, what not to miss and the hidden gems of their city!

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Ashley Hubbard is a blogger and freelance writer based in Nashville, Tennessee focusing on sustainability, travel, veganism, mental health, and more. Passionate about animal rights, sustainable travel, and social impact, she seeks out ethical experiences whether at home or on the road. She shares these experiences on her website, wild-hearted.com.

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