Dundee has a lot of vegan hidden gems that you may not know about. With the growing popularity of plant based diets, restaurants are adapting fast with adding plant based options to their menu. Dundee has a long list of cafes and restaurants offering delicious vegan dishes and we want to share some of our favourites with you.

Loco Rita is located on Old Hawkhill and is a 100% vegan restaurant that serves the most amazing Mexican inspired food that you would never guess is plant based. The name Loco Rita roughly translates to crazy Daisy which is the nickname of the owner’s daughter. She made some of the artwork that is covering the walls and the crown logo is inspired by her and her love for crowns. 

Their Mexican inspired food, beer and cocktails get a solid 10/10 from us! 99% of the menu is made from scratch using their own recipes by their staff and team of dedicated chefs. Their desserts are incredible too from their soft serve ice cream and churros you are sure to leave with a very full happy belly! Every Tuesday they offer half price tacos so book a table and try it out for yourself. 

Flametree is a vibrant cafe located in Dundee, the owner comes from Australia and you can find some popular Ozzy treats for sale in the cafe. Flametree is well known for their bagels where you have likely seen them on Instagram. However, it is not just their appearance that makes them so special, they also taste absolutely incredible! Flametree offers a range of both vegan and non-vegan toppings that can be added to these bagels, ensuring that there is something for everyone to enjoy.

In addition to their rainbow bagels, Flametree also offers an entire plant-based lunch menu that is dedicated to satisfying all of your food cravings. The menu is creative and innovative, featuring a range of dishes that are packed with flavor and are customizable to cater to dietary requirements. Whether you are a vegan, vegetarian or simply looking for a healthy and tasty lunch option, Flametree has got you covered.

What makes Flametree even more special is its popularity among locals in Dundee. This eatery has become a favorite spot for many residents in the area, who love the welcoming and friendly atmosphere as well as the high quality and tasty food on offer. Whether you are looking for a quick bite to eat on your lunch break or a relaxed and enjoyable meal with friends or family, Flametree is definitely a must-visit spot in Dundee.

Parlour cafe opened its doors 18 years ago years ago by an artist who moved up from London in hopes that opening a cafe would allow her more time to paint! 18 years on she has one of the most popular cafes amongst the locals in the city and is known for her inclusive menu. 

With a weekly changing menu which is showcased on the walls of the cafe Gillian caters to all dietary requirements. With 90% of her menu being vegetarian with gluten free options there is something for everyone at Parlour cafe. 

When you walk in you are instantly hit with a wave of delicious smells of fresh herbs and freshly cooked food. Everything is homemade and made with love, fresh daily salads are put on display for you to choose from either for a quick lunch to grab on the go or for enjoying sitting in with friends. We give it a 10/10!

Kelly-Anne Fairweather, the owner of the Selkie, opened the doors to the popular hot spot in 2020. She is known in Dundee not just for her established business but for giving back to the community. Since opening her business Kelly has given away more than 3000 meals to families who needed help and provided education on how to cook fresh food by donating slow cookers and spices also.

The Selkie is a very photogenic venue covered in faux flower foliage and the ceiling is wrapped with cotton, imitating clouds with led lights to replicate lightning which is extremely relaxing to watch. Often the selkie will host boozy brunches with a live DJ which allows you to enjoy your food then let loose with your friends for a dance and cocktails. 

The Selkie truly does have something for everyone when it comes to their food menu. Most popular for their tapas dishes they have an entire plant based  tapas section which includes dishes from vegan meatballs, patatas bravas and much more. With the Selkie almost always being fully booked we would highly recommend booking in advance to secure your spot to fully enjoy your time in one of our favorite venues in Dundee city center.