Picnic Cafe – www.picnic-cafe.co.uk
103 Ingram Street, Glasgow G1 1DX
I stopped by Picnic Cafe with a fellow vegan friend for lunch, the day after our office Christmas party. I’m not vegan myself, but as a massive fan of generally all the foods, I’m always open to checking out new spots. As far as I’m aware, Picnic is a one of a kind in the city centre. They are a 100% vegan cafe, whereas I believe all other vegan spots in town are also vegetarian/otherwise. So vegans – here is a safe haven. It’s sitting on Ingram Street, just along from Spitfire Espresso (which you may as well pop into if you’re in the neighbourhood…). #caffeineplug
EDIT: A reader has pointed out a few other vegan spots in the city centre that I didn’t realise were totally vegan – my bad. Check out Mono, Stereo, and The Flying Duck. I refer to Picnic being unique in terms of being the first vegan (what I would consider) cafe, rather than a bar/restaurant. It’s great for grabbing food on the go.
This post will be short and sweet, as I only had a latte and a wrap. I suppose I wanted to give Picnic an honourable mention rather than a proper review. They offered almond, soya or oat milk for my coffee, which I thought was a pleasant surprise. It is always nice to have some options. I opted for the spicy bean wrap (I was in need of the carbs), which is served with a small side salad of rocket and sunblush tomato. I wanted to drive home the sunblush tomato situation because I just thought this was such a nice touch, and the small salad was delicious.
I’m keen to try their cream cheese bagel, and I’m always intrigued about vegan baked goods (read: THE CAKES). And there we have it. A simple, convenient, central location for all your vegan needs. Hot, cold, sweet, savoury – you’re covered. I look forward to seeing how Picnic’s menu develops over time. Thumbs up from me so far. Thanks for reading!