In a city filled with pasta and pizza, it may be difficult to find quality vegan dishes and desserts in Milan. That, however, doesn't mean that they don't exist! Visit any of these top spots not only for the high-quality ingredients in every vegan or vegetarian dish but for the warm atmosphere as well.
Mantra Raw Vegan
Milan’s first raw restaurant has generated quite a buzz since it opened in late 2014. Employing the skills of a California-trained Italian chef, Mantra’s kitchen is non-existent, in its place a ‘Raw Lab’ where traditional dishes are reworked to produce an experimental, flavoursome menu that is mind-blowingly tasty. Planted firmly in the city’s hot zone of Porta Venezia, Mantra’s interior is clean, fresh and peaceful, much like you’ll feel after a good meal here. www.mantrarawvegan.com
A true pioneer of the sustainability movement in Milan, Mudra is a ‘natural living space’ dedicated to yoga, entertainment and food in the Navigli district. Travelling yogis and vegan enthusiasts will be dazzled by the mouth-wateringly holistic approach to cooking, with a menu featuring fresh, foraged and renewable ingredients, ensuring each mouthful is a pleasure and surprise. www.mudramilano.com
Worry not for your waistline, this innovative veganburgheria is an artistic shrine to plant-based indulgence. Cross the threshold, join the so-called ‘flower children’ and indulge in one of their adventurous offerings. Devised by a Sicilian chef and a former MasterChef contestant, the menu is a circus of legume, plant and seed-inspired burgers that are tongue-tantalisingly good. www.flowerburger.it