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Where To Eat Vegan In Rome

Rome is a sprawling city. You can find the world’s oldest civilizations, ancient ruins and restored palaces, medieval cathedrals, and baroque churches, all within walking distance of each other.

It’s also a city with a thriving vegan community. Rome has become more veg-friendly over the last few years, especially in finding places to eat. There are plenty of vegan options, but it can take time to know where to start.

Before you start exploring the options that I think are the best, I recommend you take a look at my Mapstr map, where you can find vegan and vegan-friendly places throughout Italy and around the world.


Rifugio Romano

Can you eat carbonara and all the typical Roman dishes while being vegan? Oh yes, you can! Rifugio Romano is where to eat the best Roman vegan food in Rome (and all over Italy—honestly). 

It’s a typical Roman trattoria that offers all kinds of vegan food. You can find the famous pastas: carbonara, cacio e pepe, gricia, and amatriciana. You can also find supplì: a fried croquette that usually contains ragù and mozzarella typical of central Italy. 

Trust me. This food is to die for. I’ve lived in Rome for three years and loved Roman food. This is the place to keep eating traditional food without animal suffering. If you’re vegan and crave some Roman food, you won’t miss anything—promise you! 

Name: Rifugio Romano
Location: Monti
Gluten-Free Options: Yes
100% Vegan Business: No
Cuisine: Roman 

Find Rifugio Romano

Address: Via Volturno, 39/41, 00185 Roma RM


Romeow Cat Bistrot

Romeow Cat Bistrot is my favorite restaurant in Rome. Actually, I think it’s my favorite restaurant in Italy. 

First of all, this restaurant is the home of seven cats. That’s right. You read that right: seven cats! Cats live inside the restaurant, and you can pet and cuddle them.

They serve delicious vegan and gluten-free dishes that are made with organic ingredients. The food is all homemade, using fresh ingredients from local markets. I had the chance to try both the summer and winter menus, and I must say that I don’t even know how to choose between the two.

The place is decorated with vintage furniture and has a relaxing atmosphere. You can also relax after your meal with a cup of tea or their amazing Kombucha. If you are in Rome, you have to go there!

Extra Tip: if you can, eat there for dinner. The lunch menu is also delicious, but the dinner menu is impressive. 

Name: Romeow Cat Bistrot 
Location: Ostiense
Gluten-Free Options: Yes
100% Vegan Business: Yes
Cuisine: Italian 

Find Romeow Cat Bistrot

Address: Via Francesco Negri, 15, 00154 Roma RM


Nativa

This Roman restaurant serves organic food and drinks, including wine and beer, and vegan desserts like cheesecake. The atmosphere is cozy and intimate, so it’s perfect for a date night or dinner with friends. If you are looking for something different than pizza or pasta, this is the place for you! 

Name: Nativa
Location: VILLA AURELIA
Gluten-Free Options: Yes
100% Vegan Business: Yes
Cuisine: Italian

Find Nativa

Address: Via Umberto Moricca, 100, 00100 Roma RM


Brivido Gelateria

Brivido serves delicious homemade gelato with fresh fruit and nuts instead of dairy products. It’s one of the best gelatos I’ve ever tested. 

Name: Brivido Gelateria
Location: Testaccio
Gluten-Free Options: Yes
100% Vegan Business: No
Cuisine: Gelato

Find Brivido Gelateria

Address: Via Giovanni Battista Bodoni, 62, 00153 Roma RM


Wani Bakery

This bakery is located in a residential area in Garbatella and has some of the best vegan pastries and cakes I have ever had. The owner also makes beautiful cakes for special occasions such as weddings or birthdays. They also have a selection of vegan desserts, including cookies, muffins, and brownies. You must go there if you want to have the typical Italian breakfast: cornetto and cappuccino!  

Name: Wani Bakery
Location: Garbatella
Gluten-Free Options: Yes
100% Vegan Business: No
Cuisine: Bakery 

Find Wani Bakery

Address: Via Gabriello Chiabrera, 162b, 00145 Roma RM


Flower Burger

Flower Burgers is an Italian chain of restaurants that serve some of the best vegan burgers in the city—and all over Italy and worldwide. The restaurant has many options for vegans and even gluten-free diners. You can either choose between eating in or taking away your food—which I suggest you do to eat your burger with a view of Rome.

Name: Flower Burger 
Locations: Lepanto & Porta Pia
Gluten-Free Options: Yes
100% Vegan Business: Yes
Cuisine: Burgers

Find Flower Burger

Lepanto Address: Via dei Gracchi, 87, 00192 Roma RM
Porta Pia Address: Via Alessandria, 21, 00198 Roma RM


Rome is a fantastic city, and many local restaurants offer accidentally vegan options. As long as you stick to casual restaurants in Rome, you’ll have no problem finding vegan food, but these are my go-to’s every time I am in Rome, and I highly suggest you try them!

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