7 Vegan-friendly Restaurants in St Julians

Vegan-friendly Restaurants in St Julians

I am currently working at a 10-hour-shift Summer job. Most of the time this causes me to arrive home dead tired and not feeling like cooking. Since we are living in Swieqi, we end up going out to vegan-friendly restaurants in St Julians.

It is not the ideal way to eat. However my 4 vegan dinner recipes have become a bit boring, and I look forward many times to go out and try a vegan dish which I haven’t tried yet at home. I can’t master more recipes before I move back to Germany, where most of my kitchen equipment, herbs, spices and ingredients are.

Before I used to be happy when a restaurant had a vegetarian option. However, now that I have started my vegan journey I start expecting vegan options. The availability of vegan-friendly restaurants its still a bit slow but faster than in Offenburg, a small German city where I am supposed to be living in. Let’s see how faster it gets after I move back to Germany!

I have found and managed to try 7 vegan-friendly restaurants in St Julians. So I thought that apart from sharing what I had and where on Instagram, I group by location my Instagram food posts in a blog post.

The eateries that I below are listed in alphabetical order.

Carob Tree – Tuk Tuk

I was invited to try the Carob Tree, the new Food Court in Spinola St Julians. At first, I thought I might not find many options to eat. However, I found various vegan options. To simplify my choice, since my parents, who joined me to the Carob Tree decided to take Indian food, I decided to do so too. Tuk Tuk, the South Indian street food outlet at Carob Tree, marks its vegan-friendly food with VG to differentiate it from the vegetarian label V. I had noticed this labelling after I had decided to take the obviously vegan, Vegan Korma. It included rice and a free drink. Most probably it is a lunch offer.

Crust

After a few weeks from its opening Crust started offering a small selection of vegan options. I didnt know where to start. Thinking that I might need more avocado in my life, I chose the vegan option of the Vegetarian Smashed Avocado. Crust menu displays the vegan-options by listing and describing a vegan option of some non-vegan dishes.

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What is your impression about the newly opened Crust? I have finally managed to try it out last week for Sunday brunch. I could find 3 vegan options to choose from. Three options are already enough for me or else i would take a whole hour to decide on what to order. For this visit I had chosen to try the vegan option of the #SmashedAvocado. I managed to confirm that I am not much of a fan of #ryebread. So next time i will try out one of their other two vegan options. . . . . . @crustbakerybarbistro #malta #veganblog #veganfood #veganmalta #veganblogger #veganfoodshare #veganmaltaeats #whatveganseat #gozo #vegansofig #vegansofinstagram #veganfoodporn #plantbased #veganlifestyle #veganism #vegangirl #govegan #vegans #veganlife #sangiljan #crustdelibakery #stjuliansmalta #bestofvegan #dairyfree #veganeats #vegancommunity #stjulians

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Health Hub

When Health Hub opened, I thought I would be a vegetarian and vegan place like The Grassyhopper. However, when they launched their menu I saw that they have also meat dishes. I see Health Hub as a healthy version of fast food. Their vegan food is good. However, their juices dont convince me yet, they are too pulpy.

Hugos Burger

Speaking of fast food, as soon as Hugos Burger opened I went to try their Vegetarian Burger. After converting to vegan, I thought I wont be going anymore. Luckily they had launched falafel which they proudly promote as vegan. So whenever I go there I try ordering falafel. If you happen to choose to take the falafel salad instead, order it without the tortilla and the dressing as these two contain milk.

Il Buco

I am a bit of a miser. So when I had discovered Il Buco, I was happy because I could order most of the things that I used to order from Estilo or The Avenue and pay less. However, as soon as I moved on to a vegan lifestyle, I had thought that I cant continue eating at Il Buco. A few weeks ago, Il Buco started offering 2 vegan burgers. So whenever I go there, I order only the vegan burgers. Hopefully, I will help in expanding the demand for vegan food.

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From where have you recently had a #veganburger? Before my vegan days have started I used to go to Il Buco for an affordable meal. As soon as i started my vegan journey I had to avoid Il Buco or order a simple pasta alla Napolitana. A few weeks ago, while passing by, I was surprised to see the word "Vegan" on their handwritten Specials menu. It was referring to two new burgers which Il Buco seem to have daily as specials. One is a quinoa burger and the other one is this #LentilBurger which I have ordered. As always I support such specials by ordering them whenever I am visiting, with the hope that they will consider to offer more vegan variety. . . . . . #malta #veganblog #veganfood #veganmalta #veganblogger #veganfoodshare #veganmaltaeats #whatveganseat #gozo #vegansofig #vegansofinstagram #veganfoodporn #plantbased #veganlifestyle #veganism #vegangirl #govegan #vegans #veganlife #sangiljan #veganfastfood #ilbuco #stjuliansmalta #bestofvegan #dairyfree #veganeats #vegancommunity #stjulians

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Suruchi

I think Suruchi was the first Indian restaurant in St Julians to mark vegan options on the menu. Suruchi is my most visited Indian place whenever I visit Malta. Till last year I was still ordering my favourite Indian spinach and cheese dish Palak Paneer from Suruchi. This year I started trying out their vegan options.

U & Co Social Cafe

This Summer, the vegan community in Malta were recommending the U & Co Social Cafe. Its one of the first outlets to open in Pendergardens. U & Co Social Cafe offers around 3 special vegan dishes every week. Their default menu doesnt seem to offer any vegan option. So before you go better ask them what they are offering that day or week. When I went there they had the most talked about vegan spare ribs.

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Have you tried U&Co Social Cafe's vegan options? How was your experience? After hearing a lot about the U&Co Social Cafe, I had finally managed to visit it. Unfortunately, their vegan options are not listed in the menu or anywhere. However, I had messaged them earlier that day to ask what are they offering for vegans. One of the options they had were the #VeganSpareRibs which I also heard a lot about. So I thought of checking what the hype was about. It was good and I was enjoy eating the grilled corn on the cob. The only thing that disappointed me a bit was that it didnt taste as spare ribs. Maybe I got it all wrong, but if a vegan dish has a meat name, I somehow expect it to taste and feel like the actual thing but made out of plants. For me it was just mushrooms covered in BBQ sauce. To lower my slight disappointment I was telling myself that at least i got to try #oystermushrooms. . . . . . @enjoyuandco #veganblogger #veganblog #malta #veganfood #stjulians #veganfoodshare #whatveganseat #veganlifestyle #gozo #vegansofig #vegansofinstagram #veganfoodporn #plantbased #veganism #vegangirl #govegan #vegans #veganlife #stjuliansmalta #uandco #pendergardens #veganmaltaeats #sangiljan #bestofvegan #dairyfree #veganeats #veganmalta #vegancommunity

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These are the vegan-friendly restaurants in St Julians which I have tried till now. Which other vegan-friendly restaurants in St Julians have you tried?


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(a.k.a. Fiona Vella) Malta-born blogger. I have been blogging during these last 6 years on my cruelty-free lifestyle including recipes, beauty and makeup products that I discover, receive, buy and try.