Discover vegetarian restaurants and restaurants serving vegetarian dishes all around Malta and Gozo. You can check the website, possibly with menus and prices, photo galleries and contact information. Find nearest places, sorting by location or using the nearby option on the Yellow app.
There are many restaurants which serve a vast range of vegetarian dishes, full of necessary nutrition. The best thing about vegetarian restaurants is that they understand the struggle of getting a daily amount of vitamins, therefore, the menu is rich in all the important proteins and vitamins.
There are many possible vegetarian dishes, such as wraps, salads, sandwiches, tofu burgers, pasta, rice, and pizza. Popular ingredients used are avocado, quinoa, chickpeas lentils, soy, and all the veggies such as zucchini, mushrooms, aubergine and carrots. Vegetarian restaurants in Malta usually serve wholemeal wraps and buns for the burgers. They can also serve gluten-free options, lactose-free and vegetarian cheese.
Apart from vegetarian restaurants, many restaurants, including Chinese, Italian or Indian restaurants, offer vegetarian dishes, or vegetarian alternative to the meals offered by a restaurant. Vegetarian dishes are usually marked on the menu, most restaurants have menus available online, possibly with prices. Some restaurants in Malta might agree to cook a certain dish without meat or replace it with tofu, it's not a general rule tho. Vegetarian restaurants in Malta, apart from a vast range of vegetarian meals, can offer vegan dishes as well.
Delivery and takeaway
Some restaurants provide deliveries and takeaway services. To check prices for delivery visit the restaurant's websites. All contact information can be found on Yellow.
The vegetarian diet excludes meat and all animal-related products. Therefore, in order to stay healthy and keep all the vitamins and nutrition in check, it's important to substitute all the elements found in meat and dairy products. Vegetarians benefit from a diet free from saturated fat which is very beneficial for low cholesterol levels and a lower risk of cardiovascular and heart diseases. However, there are few rules which need to be followed in order to have a daily dose of all the necessary vitamins.
Vitamins and nutrition
It's important to get enough vitamins such as B12 and C as well as iron, zinc, calcium and protein. As most of them are easily absorbed from meat and dairy products it's crucial for vegetarians to create a proper diet plan. First on the list should be legumes and whole grains which are a good source of protein, iron, and zinc. A vegetarian diet should be also rich in fruits, especially those with a high amount of vitamin C which helps to absorb iron, it's easy to find fresh fruits and vegetables in Malta. Ensure enough portion of Omega-3 fatty acids, the best source' being walnuts, soy oil, soybeans and canola oil, also not hard to find in Malta. The tricky part is to get vitamin B12, as it naturally exists only in animal-based products such as meat, eggs, and dairy. Unfortunately, the only solution for those who exclude dairy and eggs are fortified products and supplements.
It is important to keep these guidelines in mind every day as vegetarians are at higher risk of nutritional deficiency, especially iron and zinc.
Although it might look like a hassle, following vegetarian recipes is not complicated. There are many traditional dishes made in vegetarian options such as tofu burgers or lasagne with pesto. All ingredients can be easily found in Malta. Being vegetarian doesn't mean that you only get to eat raw fruits and vegetables. With the right vegetarian recipes cooking and eating can be a real delight. Also going out to one for the vegetarian restaurants in Malta and enjoying the tasty dish, full of nutrition.