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I thought being Vegan in Rome was going to be difficult! Cheese and Gelato are what I lived on when I spent a week in Italy the other year and I wasn’t sure how well Italians would understand ‘no cheese on my pizza please’. However, I was extremely surprised and impressed with how many Vegan places to eat in Rome there are and how easy it was to remove Cheese from a Pizza off of a standard menu!
Here are some places in eat in Rome for Vegans and some of the best Vegan Restaurants in Rome that will make being Vegan in Rome much easier, and tastier!
Vegan Places to Eat in Rome
I found Pasta and Social after googling ‘Vegan places near me in Rome’. It’s not a purely Vegetarian or Vegan restaurant however I was really impressed by the options they had.. as in, they had more than one option! I took some photos of the menu which you can see below.
I went for the Spaghetti with Tomato and Basil, it was simple but very tasty.
Again, this place isn’t a purely Vegetarian or Vegan Restaurant in Rome but they offer a good few Vegan choices in their starters, main and even a dessert!
The mixed Bruschetta was really good as a starter. I was happy with my pizza choice although it seemed a little dry but this was my first time having a pizza without cheese so maybe it was just that and takes some getting used to?
For dessert I had their Vegan Dessert – Chocolate Truffles, they were pretty rich in taste but delicious and they tasted like real chocolate which is what I love!
Talking of real Chocolate, whether you’re Vegan, Plant Based or not, you need to visit Grezzo, it’s the best Vegan Ice Cream in Rome!! All of their products are, well, raw! They have no added sugar, diary, GMO’s, nothing!
Meaning they’re actually pretty healthy! I got 3 scoops of Gelato in a pot – Chocolate, Hazelnut and Pistachio and all 3 were amazing so add this to your list of Vegan places to eat in Rome! It’s also in a beautiful and not so touristy area of the city so once you have finished, have a walk around the area!
4. Il Margutta
I just happened to walk past here and after seeing ‘Vegan’ on their windows I had to have a look at the menu.
This is a Vegetarian and Vegan restaurant in Rome and their Vegan selection is still very good. It’s really close to Piazza del Popolo and after you finish I suggest carrying on walking along Via Margutta as its such a pretty back street. I will definitely be heading here to eat when I visit Rome again and looking for Vegan Places to Eat in Rome!
5. 100% Bio
I didn’t visit here but I saw 100% Bio recommended in a few Rome Vegan Travel Blogs so it’s definitely on my list for when I go back. It looks really cool with a great menu.
It’s also pretty close to the area of Trastevere which I explored when I was in Rome. You can read my blog post about Trastevere here!
Tips for being Vegan in Rome.
What happens if you’re really hungry and need to go into the nearest restaurant, or you’re with a group and they want to eat somewhere else???
Well, Bruschetta for a starter will more than likely be served everywhere so this is a great option, plus tomatoes in Italy and real and amazing tomatoes!
Pizza can be ordered with no cheese. I only asked for it once but it was absolutely no problem and I didn’t even get a weird look or questioned as to why I was doing this! The second time I had pizza with no cheese (after being in Origano) I made sure to add lots of delicious Italian Olive Oil on top which made it less dry, so maybe that’s the way to do it!
Going to Rome in February didn’t make me want to eat Gelato a lot, however, I read on a few blogs that it’s quite common to get dairy-free and therefore Vegan Gelato in just normal Gelato stores. Failing that Sorbet is usually on offer so that is a good option, especially if it’s hot and you just want something refreshing!
Overall, do not let being Vegan, Plant-Based, limited Dairy etc put you off visiting Rome! I absolutely loved the City and I am so glad I went!
- More of my Rome Posts:
- Exploring Trastevere and Gianicolo Hill!
- The RomeHello Hostel Review!
- ALL MY ITALY POSTS