Veganism in Malta
With among the highest of obesity rates, especially among children, in Europe, Malta does not tend to fall within the radar of many vegan or vegetarian food enthusiasts who are travelling to this side of Europe. The cuisine in Malta is very much influenced by the southern Mediterranean, Italian and even the Middle Eastern. It’s a feast for your taste buds and luckily, among the popular outlets on the island, you will surely be able to find the perfect spot for your meat and dairy-free options.
We compiled the best places you can explore for you in the list here under and will continue to add more vegan friendly restaurants.
This modern establishment in the central seaside town of Gzira promotes itself as an authentic vegan friendly and healthy food spot. It’s open for breakfast, lunch, brunch and dinner. It’s menu is varied and tasty. Balance Bowl offers a variety of vegan burgers, wraps and salads. Fries and falafel balls on the side make for a perfect addition. Find it here on the map.
Balzunetta promises to give its customers a unique experience. Set in a traditional Maltese Bocci Club, the well-travelled and health conscious owners offer some exquisite mix of traditional vegan dishes to concept ideas that will blow your taste buds away. Their vegan menu offers a wide range of options and all pizzas can be made vegan with vegan mozzarella. Gluten free options are also offered. Balzunetta has beautiful outdoor space, under the shadow of the local parish church in Floriana. Find it here on the map.
A popular place with locals who take a break from their office work in Valletta, and with tourists who visit the beautiful capital city of Malta, Gugar is a great place to try out some Maltese vegan specialities. Their signature vegan ftira served with vegan, homemade mayo is exquisite. They also serve a wide range of drinks, teas and coffee throughout the day. You can find it here on the map.
The island of Gozo is also home to a couple of nice places with vegan and vegetarian options to choose from. Alive in Marsalforn offers some very interesting vegan options. The place also serves tasty smoothies and gluten free alternatives. Also has very tasty home made cakes. You can find it here on the map.
Il-Veċċja (Update: Permanently Closed)
Il-Veccja used to be home to the best jazz on the island. Now it’s turned into an amazing vegan alternative for locals and tourists alike. The establishment is in beautiful seaside town of Xemxija and you’ll enjoy the view while eating something tasty and healthy. Offering a variety of vegan cheese, carrot hotdog and sushi rolls, the place promises to take veganism in Malta up a notch. You can find it here on the map.
Choco Kebab (Update Permanently Closed)
Situated in one of the most popular and touristic seaside towns in Malta is Choco Kebab. The name might fool you and give you the wrong impression. But wait till you see the varied menu that is on display. From vegan tuna ftira to the iconic Volcanic Melt Burger. They also serve some interesting options for desert. You can find them in the town of Bugibba, here it is on the map.