Best Vegetarian Restaurants in Turin

Published by: Bounce12 September, 2022

The city of Turin is the capital of the Piedmont region and one of the most important cultural and business hubs in northern Italy. Turin is a magical city that is known for its incredible architecture – from Baroque and Neo-classical to Art Nouveau and Rococo – as well as its world-famous art galleries and historic landmarks. Additionally, Turin has also built a reputation for its impressive local cuisine and dining scene.

Recently, however, the city made news for a totally unique reason - Chiara Appendino, who was the mayor of Turin at the time, announced a five-year plan for lowering the consumption of meat and converting the city into a destination for vegetarian and vegan cuisine. Italy, in general, consumes a lot of meat and this initiative was understandably met with a lot of criticism.

But since the announcement, Turin’s plant-based dining scene has continuously grown and the local restaurants have embraced this lifestyle. In fact, there are over 30 meat-free eateries in the city while the other restaurants have started to introduce selections of vegan and vegetarian-friendly dishes to cater to plant-based diners.

Whether you’re a strictly meat-free eater or are simply looking for healthier options while in Turin, you’re in luck; the city hosts an impressive range of innovative and exciting plant-based dining establishments. We’ve put together this list of the best vegan and vegetarian restaurants in Turin to help make life easier for you.

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Mezzaluna

What's it like:

Established in 1994, Mezzaluna is one of the first vegan restaurants in Turin and has been at the forefront of the city’s plant-based scene for decades. Located inside a historic building in the Piazza Emanuele Filiberto, the restaurant serves traditional Piedmontese dishes made using organic and 100% vegan-friendly ingredients. Additionally, Mezzaluna also has a deli where you can buy vegan delicacies and desserts as well as an organic café that serves drinks such as vegan-friendly coffee and freshly-squeezed juices, to name a few.

Our recommendation:

For lunchtime, Mezzaluna offers selected daily specials to cater to those looking for a quick and affordable lunch while taking a break from work or sightseeing. During dinner, however, the restaurant has a full service with an a la carte menu composed of freshly-cooked dishes as well as an extensive beverage selection. Some of the must-try items from Mezzaluna’s menu include their vegan carbonara, chickpea curry with freshly-baked chapatti and apple chutney, and their signature culurgiones, which is a Sardinian-style ravioli stuffed with cashew cheese, mint and potato.

Location:

Piazza Emanuele Filiberto, 8/d, 10122 Torino TO

Chiodi Latini New Food

What's it like:

If you are looking for a vegan fine dining experience in Turin, head over to Chiodi Latini New Food for some excellent plant-based dishes. Found along via Antonio Bertola, this dining spot is the brainchild of vegan chef and visionary Antonio Chiodi Latini and aims to bring creative and delicious vegetable-centered dishes to the city of Turin. The menu at the restaurant changes regularly and is dependent on the season.

Our recommendation:

At Chiodi Latini, the ingredients used for the dishes here are minimally processed; this is because Chef Antonio likes to keep the vegetables as close to their natural state as possible. The restaurant offers multiple-course tasting menus for both lunch and dinner and has featured dishes such as Piedmontese antipasti, grain bowls and smoked lentil soup. Apart from their restaurant service, diners can also come in for some desserts or coffee, all of which are 100% vegan. We suggest you try one!

Location:

Via Antonio Bertola, 20/B, 10122 Torino TO

L'articiocc

What's it like:

Found in the heart of downtown Turin, just a stone’s throw away from the Palazzo Madama, L’articiocc is a food stall that offers vegetarian food that can be consumed either eat in or as take away. The eatery prides itself in offering plant-based (both vegan and vegetarian) and fair trade meals that can be enjoyed even by the biggest meat-eaters.

Our recommendation:

L’articiocc boasts an affordable array of dishes that are made using only the finest organic ingredients that are locally sourced, such as lentils, beans, basmati rice, corn, and more. Some of the restaurant’s showstoppers include the veggie radicchio lasagna, quinoa bowl, perfectly-cooked hummus, and even delectable vegan cake.

Location:

Via Palazzo di Città, 6, 10122 Torino TO

Soul Kitchen

What's it like:

Situated in via Santa Giulia, just a short distance from Piazza Castello in the city centre, is Soul Kitchen, one of the best places to find vegan food in Turin. Founded in 2013 by owner Luca Andrè, this vegan and raw restaurant is known for its creative and interesting take on plant-based meals and raw food specialties.

Our recommendation:

The menu at Soul Kitchen varies, though you can expect to order everything from appetizers to main courses and even desserts. Some of the most popular items from the restaurant’s menu include their homemade black sesame-crusted seitan, salad bowl topped with cashew nut dressing, raw zucchini spaghetti, and the azuki burger. We recommend you order a sweet treat (such as their signature raw lime parfait) or a drink from their list of organic vegan wines.

Location:

Via Santa Giulia, 2, 10124 Torino TO

Ratatouille Vegan Food

What's it like:

Established in 2013, Ratatouille Vegan Food is a bakery and restaurant selling vegan products, particularly a huge selection of ready-to-eat meals and pastries. The bio market, which is located by the river in Corso Tortona, is filled with shelves offering vegan products, such as biscuits, cakes, meat substitutes, vegan cheese, tofu, and more.

Our recommendation:

With its wide selection of plant-based food items, Ratatouille is the best place in Turin for those who want to shop for meat-free delicacies. Additionally, the restaurant also offers vegan meals and dishes, including freshly-baked croissants, calzones, focaccia, sandwiches, and quiches. On the weekends, Ratatouille offers seating in their rooms where you can consume vegan food ordered from the bakery.

Location:

Corso Tortona, 2, 10153 Torino TO

Flower Burger

What's it like:

Being plant-based does not mean that you have to give up good burgers and this is certainly true when you order from Flower Burger, one of Turin’s most popular plant-based restaurants. Centrally located along Via Antonio Bertola, the healthy fast food restaurant is part of a burger chain (with locations all over Italy) known for serving the most beautiful vegan burgers. The restaurant uses bright and colorful burger buns for its sandwiches. Even though Flower Burger is 100% vegan, meat eaters can still enjoy their burgers because of their amazing food.

Our recommendation:

At Flower Burger, you can choose from a variety of burger patties, made with plant-based ingredients such as seitan, lentil, tofu, and chickpea. The burger joint also offers a wide range of vegan toppings and sauces, such as vegan cheese and their signature secret “magik” sauce. Some of the most popular vegan burgers from their menu include the Jungle Burger (which contains an oat and bean patty, baked zucchini, vegan cheddar, tomatoes, lettuce, and wild sauce sandwiched in a green bun) and the Cherry Bomb (pink burger bun with lentil patty, tomatoes, lettuce, cheddar, rocktail sauce, and bean sprouts).

Location:

Via Antonio Bertola, 29C, 10122 Torino TO

Gørilla

What's it like:

Gørilla is a famous spot for an evening drink and some snacks among both vegans and non-vegans. Found on Via Bernardino Galliari, right in the heart of the city, this vegan cocktail bar has a decent selection of light meals and finger food that you can enjoy, such as noodle dishes, burgers, and even their famous vegan desserts.

Our recommendation:

The brownies are a must-try! Moreover, Gørilla has a long list of 100% vegan cocktails (the majority of which are gin-based) as well as organic wines.

Location:

Via Bernardino Galliari, 20/F, 10125 Torino TO

Il Gelato Amico

What's it like:

You simply cannot visit Turin without having a scoop (or twenty!) of Italy’s most famous dessert – the gelato. However, vegans and vegetarians usually stray away from this sweet treat because its main ingredient is cow’s dairy, which isn’t part of the plant-based diet. Fortunately, you can enjoy dairy-free gelato while in Turin at Il Gelato Amico. Situated not too far from the Piazza Benefica, this vegan gelato place is perfect not only for plant-based diners but also for those who have food intolerances such as lactose and gluten.

Our recommendation:

Il Gelato Amico uses rice milk in place of the usual cow’s milk to create vegan-friendly and gluten free gelato. The gelateria serves a host of delicious flavors but some of the bestsellers include the gianduja (Turin’s famous chocolate product), pistachio, and almond. Apart from their gelato, the shop also sells a few sweet items and desserts such as vegan ice cream sticks, ice cream cookies, and vegan cakes.

Location:

Via Principi d'Acaja, 47, 10138 Torino TO

L'Orto Bistrò

What's it like:

L’Orto Bistro is a great vegan restaurant and café that is beloved by locals, both plant-based and meat-eaters. About a 10-minute walk from Piazza Castello in central Turin, this plant-based café serves Italian delicacies that are all meat-free and made with locally-sourced seasonal ingredients. For breakfast, you can have organic, dairy-free coffee paired with freshly-baked artisan croissants and pastries.

Our recommendation:

During lunchtime, the popular vegan cafe whips up vegan dishes such as the tegamino pizza and the orecchiette pasta with turnip tops. If you happen to visit on a Saturday, L’Orto Bistro offers an exclusive weekend brunch menu. Try a broad range of sweet and savory meals, including puff pastries, crepes, and muffins.

Location:

Via S. Dalmazzo, 14, 10122 Torino T

A Tutto Vapore

What's it like:

A Tutto Vapore is a wonderful vegan restaurant with a really easy-going vibe that is located not too far from the Porta Nouva station. This all vegan shop has 20 seats that can accommodate diners but is also ideal for those looking for a meal on the go. At A Tutto Vapore, you can find a broad range of Italian and Mediterranean-inspired dishes, all of which are 100% plant-based and gluten free.

Our recommendation:

The restaurant does not have a set menu; instead, their selection changes depending on the seasonality of the ingredients that they are able to source. Some of the previous dishes here that were well-received by diners include their quinoa dish with radicchio and mixed vegetables, spaghetti alla chitarra with hazelnut pesto and purple cabbage, and the asparagus flan. Give one a try!

Location:

Via S. Secondo, 24B, 10128 Torino TO

Altrimodi

What's it like:

Altrimodi is Turin’s first plant-based and all-natural restaurant, located in the buzzing Liberty district and just a few minutes away from the famous Piazza Benefica market. The restaurant, which has a warm and welcoming vibe, focuses on serving healthy and all-organic dishes made using strictly plant-based raw ingredients.

Our recommendation:

Altrimodi’s menu consists of a wide selection of vegan eats and healthy food – from salads and soups to pasta dishes and desserts. Among the signature dishes worth trying at the restaurant include purple gnocchi on basil and pea cream, saffron risotto in white wine with mushrooms and parsley, and their gluten-free raspberry panna cotta topped with toasted almond flakes.

Location:

Via Giustino Fortunato, 4, E, 10138 Torino TO

Oh Mio Bio

What's it like:

Located on Via Cesare Balbo, Oh Mio Bio is a vegetarian restaurant that serves a broad range of healthy and delectable dishes that can be enjoyed by meat-eaters and non-meat eaters alike. The menu here is predominantly vegan-friendly and dishes are largely made out of whole grains, legumes, and other plant-based raw ingredients.

Our recommendation:

Offering a more casual deli service, Oh Mio Bio has a “menu of the day” where you get a first and second course along with side dishes and a dessert. Apart from the restaurant, there is also a shop inside where you buy local delicacies such as seasonings, grain pastas, all-natural fruit juices, craft beers, and plenty of other products.

Location:

Via Cesare Balbo, 22/A, 10124 Torino TO

Your favorite vegetarian restaurants in Turin

Turin is a dream destination for plant-based tourists who constantly worry about where to eat when visiting a new place. The Italian city hosts a wide collection of vegan and vegetarian restaurants that serve inventive plant-based dishes on their menus.

Turin even has vegan dessert shops and bakeries for when you want a sweet treat. If you happen to eat in a non-plant based restaurant, don’t hesitate to ask if they have vegetarian or vegan options. Chances are, there are a number of dishes that can fall within your diet!

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