As a student here, we know you'll be busy but there's no shortage of places to grab a quick bite.
There are many Italian restaurants in Glasgow, but Qua Italian Restaurant, 2 minutes’ walk from campus is a highlight. Alternatively, if you fancy some traditional Italian pizza, head to Peasano in the Merchant City – one of the newest and most popular pizza places in Glasgow.
For curry lovers, KoolBa on Candleriggs is highly rated for its Indian and Persian foods. A Mexican feast can be enjoyed at Topolabamba on St. Vincent Street, offering a varied menu including tacos, tostadas, quesadillas, burritos and more.
There is also some great Asian cuisine nearby to appeal to all palates. Dragon-I Chinese restaurant on Hope Street has an extensive menu from which to choose. Sapporo Teppanyaki allows diners to experience good Japanese food and unique entertainment with the interactive chefs. Meanwhile Bar Soba’s Thai Street Food can be enjoyed in three locations across the city.
Glaswegians love burgers so much we even have our own burger district, just 10 minutes away from campus. Popular destinations include Bread Meats Bread, Handmade Burger Co., Gourmet Burger Kitchen and Five Guys, all located on St. Vincent Street.
A short walk away from there you can also find Ad Lib on both Hope Street and Ingram Street. Other popular spots include BLOC+ on Bath Street, and Meat Bar on West Regent street, while many more are dotted across Glasgow.
Glasgow is well-known for Its vegan-friendly dining. In 2013 it even got awarded PETA’s most vegan-friendly city in the UK. For a quick lunch the nearby Picnic is ideally placed on Ingram Street. For those with a sweet tooth, a trip to Kind Crusts for some vegan doughnuts is well worth the 30 minute walk.
If you are feeling extra hungry, close to the campus you can find The 13th Note. As well as some of the best chips in Glasgow, it’s also a popular exhibition and gig venue. Just across the street is another gig venue, Mono, which also offers some tasty dishes including traditional British ‘To-fish ‘n’ Chips’ and pizza.
These are just some of the amazing vegan places you can find in the city.
If you’re looking to sample some freshly made foods from local venders, check out some of the Glasgow markets held on weekends.
Govan Saturday Market is on every Saturday from 10am – 3pm. As well as fresh produce, it also has clothing stalls as well as car boot sales. Get there via a short ride on the Subway from Buchanan Street.
The farmers market is held in two locations in the city. Every first and third Saturday the market is held at Queen's Park in the south side. Mansfield Park, just along from Kelvinhall Subway Station, is the host on the second and fourth Saturdays of the month. From 10am to 2pm you can enjoy fruit, meats, bakery goods and more.
Every year the Christmas Market in St. Enoch Square and George Square showcases foods from all around the world, as well as various crafts.
The famous Barras Market, close to the University, offers independent shops, antiques and food vendors.
Urban Market at the nearby Drygate takes place every first and third Sunday, and offers local designer handmade goods as well as craft beers.
Finally, for some of the finest Glasgow artist’s work head to Sloans Market, just off Buchanan Street.