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Lake Garda: 10x Best Vegan restaurants

Embarking on an adventure on Monte Baldo, strolling through picturesque lakeside villages, and taking refreshing dips in Lake Garda’s cool waters – all these activities can work up a certain appetite. But among the numerous traditional osterias and cosy eateries around Lake Garda, you might find yourself wondering: “Are there vegan restaurants on lake Garda?”. Well, even along the enchanting shores of Benaco, vegan restaurants are no longer the exception.

Therefore, we have drafted this article, featuring ten of the finest vegan destinations. With their healthy cuisine, these restaurants will make you appreciate even more your relaxing and regenerating vacation on Lake Garda.

Lake Garda: where to find the 10 best vegan restaurants!

1. Officina Verde Cucina VegetaleRiva del Garda

Thanks to its breathtaking beauty and temperate climate, dining outdoor on Lake Garda is a true feast for the senses. That’s why, among the various options available for vegan diners on Lake Garda, we recommend Officina Verde Cucina Vegetale in Riva del Garda, the crown jewel of Garda Trentino. A project born from the desire to enhance sustainability ideals with a cruelty-free, organic kitchen, and whenever possible, locally sourced. Definitely not to be missed!

Arizona Food Drinks & More – Malcesine

2. Arizona Food Drinks & MoreMalcesine

In Malcesine, after exploring the Scaliger Castle, you can take a break at the Arizona Food Drinks & More restaurant. This little spot offers a wide selection of tempting dishes at pocket-friendly prices, such as vegan burgers or chicken nuggets to be topped with vegan mayo.

Veranda del Color – Bardolino

3. Veranda del ColorBardolino

Heading down the eastern shore to Bardolino, we come across Veranda del Color restaurant. Their dishes are a tribute to aesthetics, colours, and sublime flavours (in addition they are starred!). A cuisine made of delicate tastes arising from the combination of spices and fresh herbs. At the Veranda, all that’s left is to let yourself be guided into a new sensory experience, now also vegan.

Lake Garda: Vegan restaurants
Due di Moro – Gardone Riviera

4. Due di MoroGardone Riviera

In Gardone Riviera, on the western shore of Lake Garda, Due di Moro dedicates itself with passion and commitment to offering typical dishes of the territory. Without the use of bouillons or industrial aromas, they strictly follow the seasonality of raw materials. Part of their menu is dedicated to the vegan and vegetarian diet: from starter to dessert, everything is prepared on the spot, such as pasta made with semi-organic stone-ground flours.

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Lake Garda: Vegan restaurants (Vecchio Mulino Beach)

5. Vecchio Mulino BeachPeschiera del Garda

Continuing our search for plant-based products on Lake Garda, in Peschiera del Garda, Vecchio Mulino Beach labels itself as a fabulous spot with exquisite vegan choices, fair prices and excellent quality food. All that’s left for you to do is relax, savour authentic flavours, and be lulled by the gentle breeze of Lake Garda.

Lake Garda: Vegan restaurants (Scaligeri's)
Scaligeri’s – Sirmione

6. Pizzeria Scaligeri’sSirmione

Less than 15 km and we reach the captivating Sirmione. Without neglecting a visit to the magnificent Grotte di Catullo, a must-stop for vegans is Pizzeria Scaligeri’s. Right next to the majestic Rocca Scaligera, you can enjoy vegan pizzas and burgers that will leave you fully satisfied!

Lake Garda: Vegan restaurants (Pachamama)
Pachamama Bio Restaurant – Salò

7. Pachamama Bio RestaurantSalò

Pachamama Bio Restaurant is another excellent option for a vegan cuisine in Salò. The vegan cheeses and cold cuts platter, accompanied by a freshly prepared fruit and vegetable extract, will leave you with no regrets for having stopped by.

And that’s not all! Keep reading to discover which are the other vegan restaurants on Lake Garda.

Lake Garda: Vegan restaurants (Le Palme)
Le Palme – Limone del Garda

8. Le PalmeLimone sul Garda

If you can’t resist pizza and also crave a breathtaking view, you must visit the restaurant Le Palme in the picturesque Limone sul Garda. The vegan pizza with rice mozzarella awaits you to be devoured on a terrace directly overlooking the water.

Lake Garda: Vegan restaurants (Le Palme)
Desenzanino – Desenzano del Garda

9. DesenzaninoDesenzano del Garda

Remaining in the southern area of Lake Garda, we find Desenzanino restaurant, located in Desenzano del Garda. It’s a historic establishment that has embraced the vegan-friendly trend. Dining there will be much more than a simple meal: it’s an experience that combines local cuisine with a beautiful view for those who love Lake Garda!

Lake Garda: Vegan restaurants
La Grande Limonaia – Gargnano

10. La Grande LimonaiaGargnano

Finally, in Gargnano, with its eleven hectares of natural park, Lefay Resort & Spa Lago di Garda defines itself as a “vegetarian and vegan-friendly” facility. Thanks to the enthusiasm of Chef Matteo Maenza, La Grande Limonaia restaurant offers not only traditional Garda and Mediterranean dishes, but also a light menu and 100% plant-based options. Fresh ingredients, extra virgin olive oil, lake citrus and aromatic herbs are the components of this gourmet cuisine.

Vegan Restaurants if you’re planning to visit nearby cities such as Verona, Brescia and Trento

Lake Garda: Vegan restaurants
La Lanterna – Verona

The veg restaurant in Verona city centre

In the heart of the city of love, near the beautiful Castelvecchio Bridge, there is a trusted spot for the vegan world: La Lanterna restaurant. In a true trattoria style, it’s a 100% vegan and organic option.

“Variety” is the word that sets them apart. From appetizers to desserts, seasonal ingredients bring to life home-made dishes, never using animal products. Don’t miss the reinterpretation (or better yet, “veganization”) of classic Italian traditional recipes: vegetable carbonara, veg mixed grill, fried dumplings with plant-based cold cuts and delicious homemade desserts. In a nutshell? A creative, simple, healthy, and certainly tasty meal.

Take a look at the article “Traditional Dishes of Verona” to discover the specialties of the Veronese province!

Lake Garda: Vegan restaurants
L’Arcobaleno – Brescia

In Brescia, a rainbow of flavours awaits you!

One of the very first restaurants to offer a vegetarian and vegan-flavored cuisine in Italy is located in Brescia. We’re talking about the restaurant l’Arcobaleno, open since 1980.

Cristina, Doriana, and Diego have chosen to enhance and combine a wide range of products to offer tasty, rich, substantial yet genuine and healthy dishes, using mostly organic and locally sourced products. Their philosophy? Respect for animals and nature. Seitan, Tofu, and other plant-based protein products are waiting for you… but with the takeaway service they offer, you can also enjoy them from the comfort of your couch!

Lake Garda: Vegan restaurants
Veg.Point – Trento

The Veg.Point in Trento

Chef Franco, a travel enthusiast as evidenced by the photographs displayed in his establishment, has brought to life an innovative restaurant. Simple yet original dishes made with organic and certified ingredients take center stage on a seasonal menu. For over 20 years in the Autonomous Province of Trento, specifically in Tenna, you’ll find Veg.Point.

Numerous references to ethnic cuisine are present, but there’s also a selection of dishes inspired by ehretism. A small yet welcoming restaurant where you’ll be enveloped in a simple and warm atmosphere. The experience of a dinner at Veg.Point is a delightful adventure for the palate, as well as a beautiful journey through grains, legumes, vegetables, and emotions.

In conclusion, when you find yourself in the region, don’t miss the opportunity to have an unforgettable culinary experience at one of these vegan restaurants on Lake Garda (or nearby). Here, the trend towards a vegan lifestyle has gained increasing momentum!

Sara Ruffoni
Sara Ruffoni
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