Rome’s cafe scene is ever evolving and is entering an age of vegetarian and vegan friendliness. While you’re exploring the Vatican and the Roman Forum, make sure you fuel up at one (or all) of these top shelf vegetarian and vegan cafes in Rome.
Hours: Mon-Fri 10am-6:30pm
Address: Via Agostino Depretis 64
Phone: +(39)l 345 585 6187
One of Rome’s most popular vegan cafes. !Phame has won a number of awards for its successful fusions that include mixing traditional Italian foods with vegan products. The result is a delicious variety of items to choose from. They offer both vegan and vegetarian options: freshly crafted gourmet sandwiches, flatbread, salads, shakes, smoothies, fruit salads, and desserts.
2. Rifugio Romano
Hours: Fri 11am to Midnight
Address: Via Volturno 39/41
Phone: +39.064880945 // +39.3284092608
Another traditional vegan kitchen hot spot. Celebrated for their glorious selection of traditional Italian foods, Rifugio Romano is said by many to be the best place for dining out in Rome (period). If in search of gnocchi or ravioli, a sublime wine, followed by Tiramisu for dessert, this is your place. Don’t put it on your schedule for your last night in Rome. You may want to eat here more than once during your visit!
3. veGusta Vegan Streetfood
Hours: Mon 7am-11pm, Wed-Sat 7am-11pm, Sun 12:30pm-3pm and 7pm-10:30pm
Address: Via delle Palme, 31, Roma
Phone: +39 320 265 7259
If it is a burger you want, look no further than veGusta. This take-away street food put together by a friendly staff and is loved by many locals, some of whom claim it is the best vegan food in Rome. While I don’t know for certain that it’s the best vegan food, it is definitely the best vegan street food out there (as of now).
Hours: Mon-Fri 11:30am-11pm
Address: Via di Monte Giordano, 1, 00186 Roma
When you’re near the Fountain Trevi or Parthenon and have a hunger for some Indian spice, Vegafood is there for you. Popular for their mimosas and hospitality, this is a great spot for a variety of vegan and vegetarian selections. It will not hurt the pocketbook – everything is quite affordable. In addition, these folks are not just selling food They promise to “show you the eternal pathway of life through our vegetarian food which will maintain the sound relationship between your and mind.”
Hours: Mon-Fri 10:30am-5:30pm, Sat 10:30am-4pm
Address: Via Germanico, 43, 00192 Roma
Phone: +39 06 6452 5810
If you are near the Vatican and find yourself looking for an intimate, inexpensive dining option, Fa-Bio is worth trying out. They offer a variety of sandwiches, all of which are made with greens fresh from the garden. Fresh juices will interest anyone strolling Roma on a hot summer’s day.
6. Universo Vegano
Lunch Hours: Tue-Fri 12:30pm-3:30pm, Fri and Sun 12:30pm-3:30pm
Dinner Hours: Thu 7:30pm-10pm, Fri and Sun 7:30pm-10:30pm, Sat 7:30pm-11pm
Address: Piazza del Paradiso, 18 – 00186 ROMA
Phone: +39 348 1004757 / +39 335 6841459
You will find Universo Vegano Near Cancelleria Palace (Palazzo della Cancelleria). They offer an outstanding high-quality, vegan menu that does not fall short. It includes sandwiches, Piadine (flatbread wraps), burgers, kebabs, and soups, all “exclusively vegan and natural, capable of fully replacing traditional products deriving from animals.” Also interesting to note is that Universo Vegano has cafes throughout a lot of cities in Italy. If you traveling and want a go-to that is familiar or if you just want to travel where you are certain you have food options to choose from, Universo Vegano is making that possible!
7. Flower Burger Roma
Lunch Hours: Sun-Fri 12:30pm-3:30pm, Sat Noon to 3:30pm
Dinner Hours: Sun-Thu 7:30pm-10:30pm, Fri-Sat 7:30pm-11:30pm
Address: Via dei Gracchi, 87, 00192 Roma
This place serves both vegan and non-vegan burger lovers alike. It is easy to find (near the Vatican). Flower Burger Roma has taken burgers to a new level by tweaking ingredients to make your dining experience memorable. For starters, their burger buns are black (and other colors), but to really get a taste of what I’m talking about, you’ll just have to visit yourself.
8. Il Margutta
Hours: 9am-11:30pm Daily
Address: Via Margutta, 118, 00187 Roma
For an upscale vegetarian restaurant that does not stray from traditional Roman foods nor traditional eating practices, one should try Il Margutta. They offer several course meals (and a buffet for lunch goers). Their night menu is top-notch if fine dining is what you are in the mood for.
Hours: Mon-Sat Noon to Midnight
Address: Via Celsa, 5, 00186 Roma
Tired of pasta and pizza? Try this ayurvedic vegetarian/vegan menu that is extensive and well thought out. The place is atmospheric. The food portions are grand in size.
Hours: Mon 8:30am-3:30pm, Tue-Sun 8:30am-11:30pm
Address: Via Bergamo, 56, 00198 Roma
Seldom does one go to Ops! Just once. If you are in Roma for a week and want a regular spot that you can enjoy daily to grab what you need and go, this is a very good option. The food is all vegan, and there’s a lot to choose from. Prices are based on the weight of your plate, so the final price tag is quite adaptable to your appetite.