Vegetarian and vegan restaurants in Milan are multiplying, whether people choose them for ethical or healthy reasons, or only because they offer fresh and tasty courses. More refined restaurants for an exclusive dinner, little stores or fast-foods for a lunch break, zero kilometres for a course with friends, eaten in, taken out or delivered at home. The vegetarian and vegan offer in Milan has never been richer. Here we propose the top list of the best places in Milan where you can taste vegetarian and vegan food, pleasing even the most demanding palates.
Alhambra Risto Veg
A go-to-place for veg food lovers, open until 1 p.m. This little store in the heart of Milan also sports some tables outdoor during the summer. You order at the counter and pay according to the weight of the food. You can choose among many different plates, from oat with lemon au gratin to the falafels and the backed pumpkin with oregano and thyme. At the table, there’ll always be a free infusion to taste.
Via S. Gregorio, 17, Milan
+39 02 3943 2750
Two vegan restaurants bio-certified, where all raw materials come from biologic or biodynamic agriculture. You may have breakfast and lunch in the dehors, and in Piazza Buozzi you can also dine at the table. There are many kinds of soups, plates and sandwiches, but also biological wines and craft beers to enjoy with food, like the five-cereals beer.
Via Spallanzani 16, Milan
+39 02 36737924
Piazza Buozzi, 5, Milan
+39 02 36736669
Mantra Raw Vegan
A simple place designed by young architects hosts this innovative restaurant, supermarket and Raw Vegan laboratory. According to their philosophy, food is prepared but not cooked. In a hipster ambiance you’ll find a short menu with some appetizing sweet and salty plates. Experimental recipes combine high quality foods, creating wonderful compositions, pleasing eye and palates.
Via Panfilo Castaldi, 21, Milan
+39 02 89058575
Capra e Cavoli
Buffet at lunch, dinner placée, kitchen classes, brunch and events, all in a suggestive and spectacular surrounding reminding a tea garden. The dishes are tasty and enchanting, such as the four tomatoes tartare with strawberries, dill and currants vinegar. Bread is freshly made every morning.
Via Pastrengo, 18, Milan
+39 02 87066093
Those in Solferino and Ticinese are two stores of the vegan franchising where you can eat paninis, hamburgers, pizzas, sweets and so on. In the middle between a café and a fast-food, these are little welcoming places with a white and green palette, where you may have unique plates such as vebab, the vegetarian kebab.
Via Solferino, 41, Milan
+39 02 62087103
Ripa di Porta Ticinese, 49, Milan
+39 345 3467433
Specialised in vegan hamburgers, Flower Burger is a real gourmet vegan-burgers restaurant. The bread and the olives, mushrooms, cucumbers sauces are homemade, all in a hippy ambience and with the kitchen as a laboratory in plain sight. Plates are refined, and you must try the funny limited editions such as the Cherry Bomb Burger, magenta coloured.
Via Vittorio Veneto 10, Milan
Shaolin State of Harmony
A cultural centre with a Raw Vegan philosophy and a peaceful and welcoming restaurant indoor and outdoor, perfect for a healthy lunch break while meditating or a gourmet dinner in the sign of harmony and wellness. The menu changes every season according to the Chinese calendar, and plates are based on dietetics principles and traditional oriental medicine, with the goal of feeding body and mind.
Via Teglio, 11, Milan
+39 392 770 9323
MAM Milano Amore Mio
A non-conventional restaurant in Porta Romana, in an industrial environment, with colourful lamps, flamingos and a toilet that is a design corner. There is not a menu here: in a tray, you’ll have four different unexpected plates. This is the right place for every hour of the day, mainly for an aperitivo together with surprising cocktails.
Via Muratori, 7, Milan
Vegan Burgers, but also daily dishes and soups to be eaten together while drinking craft beers or smoothies. In a relaxing atmosphere, there is also a library where you may learn about the vegan universe and a children area.
Via Carlo Farini, 40, Milan
+39 02 3946 7833
Founded by Pietro Leeman, creative and eccentric chef, the cuisine of this restaurant is based on Italian vegetarian traditions. In the kitchen, 16 cooks work together to satisfy very high standards. At lunch, you can have a single course, while at dinner you can choose among some tasting menus, in which every creation is a masterpiece with a proper name.
Via Panfilo Castaldi, 18, Milan
+39 02 204 9244