Vegan Isle of Skye: 10 Places to Eat in Portree

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So you’re headed to the Isle of Skye – one of Scotland’s most popular places to visit outside of Edinburgh! The Isle of Skye is a beautiful place but it can be a little intimidating for vegans.

So the question remains – can you find vegan food on the Isle of Skye?

Yes – keep reading to find out more!

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Vegan Isle of Skye Restaurants

The Isle of Skye is a stunning island in the north of Scotland. This is a must-visit on any Scotland road trip or Scotland bus tour. Although it is far away from the major vegan-friendly cities of Edinburgh and Glasgow, because it is such a popular tourist destination, the Isle of Skye has quickly become very vegan-friendly.

This article will cover vegan-friendly restaurants in Portree, but remember that you can also head to grocery stores like Co-Op, Tesco, and Sainsbury’s to find vegan-ready meals and groceries.

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Clachamish House Vegetarian B&B

If you’re looking for somewhere vegan or vegetarian-friendly to stay near Portree on the Isle of Skye, look no further than Clachamish House Vegetarian B&B. It’s quite unique and definitely won’t be for travelers who are more used to upscale and modern accommodation, but for those looking for something a little different with great vegan food, you can’t go wrong! This lovely bed and breakfast is a short drive from Portree and this review really says it all:

“Small bed and breakfast which provided us with vegan options without any problems. Two-course breakfast every morning with unlimited drinks, homemade granola fruit, and soya yogurt every morning + a choice of one savoury/sweet dish to choose from a menu of 3 options. Options change every day. The food was absolutely amazing every single day. The hosts are the loveliest people who gave us amazing tips for our stay in Skye. The house is full of character and the bed was super comfy. It’s a bit pricier than your average b&b but I would go back without any doubt! 100% recommend!!!!”

Read More: Isle of Skye Whisky – Your Guide to Distilleries, Tours, & Tastes + Maps

Price Range: $$
Setting: Bed and breakfast

Address: Clachamish House, 4 Clachamish, Flashader, IV51 9NY, United Kingdom 

Inga’s Sweet Treats

It’s not a holiday without candy – am I right? Inga’s Sweet Treats in Portree is a candy shop with a variety of vegan candies.

Price Range: $$
Setting: Shop

Address: 2 Wentworth St, Portree, Scotland, IV51 9EJ

The Original Isle of Skye Icecream

The Original Isle of Skye Icecream hasn’t left vegans to find for themselves! According to Happy Cow you can find a few vegan ice cream options to cool you down after a long day of exploring the Isle of Skye. These aren’t necessarily made by the business itself, but it’s nice to have an option nevertheless.

Price Range: $$
Setting: Grab and Go

Address: 1 Wentworth St, Portree, Scotland, IV51 9EJ

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The Isles Inn

The Isles Inn is a pub in the center of Portree on the Isle of Skye, you’re assured to find at least two or three delicious vegan comfort food options. Despite being in such a small town, The Isles Inn has worked hard to create accessible options, and if you’re in Portree it’s a great place to grab a meal and a drink.

2023 Update: Having visited the Isles Inn again in 2023, I was disappointed. The wait for vegan dishes was nearly twice as long as other tables around us and the quality was subpar. Gone were the dishes (featured below) that I had tried a few years ago and were replaced with what I’m certain was a Co-Op burger and subpar chips. Best just to go get yourself a meal deal from the local Co-Op and save the money and time.

Price Range: $$
Setting: Local feel
Food Quality: Meh – unseasoned and not house made
Reservations: No reservations taken

Address: Somerled Square, Portree IV51 9EH

Jackson’s Wholefoods Store

If you’re looking for more specialty vegan items, a wholefoods store is a good place to start! Jackson’s Wholefoods Store has a variety of vegan and gluten-free products that will make your stay in Portree very comfortable!

Price Range: $$$
Setting: Grocery Store

Address: 2 Wentworth St, Portree IV51 9EJ

The Hungry Gull

The Hungry Gull is a must-visit vegan-friendly restaurant on the Isle of Skye serving up vegan haggis, vegan fish and chips, vegan cake, and more! One reviewer even mentioned that about half of their menu is vegan – so it really is well worth a visit.

Price Range: Unknown
Setting: Sit down or takeaway (casual)

Address: Staffin Rd, Portree, Scotland, IV51 9PH

The Three Chimneys

If you’re looking to splash out and have a luxury dinner, head to The Three Chimneys. This restaurant and hotel is the fine dining in the highlands that you’ve dreamed of for your Scotland holiday. The Three Chimneys has won awards by Visit Scotland The AA. The restaurant offers tasting menus that are around to £85+ mark, and they are happy to cater to vegans but you do need to call at least 24 hours in advance. You can find more details here.

Price Range: $$$
Setting: Classy Sit Down Fine Dining

Address: Colbost, Dunvegan, Colbost, Isle of Skye IV55 8ZT

Tomita Sushi

If you’re looking for something a little different than Haggis or fish and chips, Tomita Sushi is a great Japanese restaurant in Portree with a wide variety of vegan and vegetarian options. Most reviews on Happy Cow absolutely rave about the restaurant, but they do mention that it’s much cheaper to get takeaway rather than eating in.

Price Range: $$
Setting: Casual

Address: 2 Bayfield Rd, Portree, Scotland, IV51 9EL

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Cafe Arriba

While there are not as many vegan options available as other locations, if you’re in a pinch you can find a nice mezze platter here and a good cup of tea.

Price Range: $$
Setting: Vibrant cafe
Food Quality: Decent

Address: Quay Brae, Portree IV51 9DB

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Cafe Sia

Cafe Sia is a short 15-minute drive from Portree in Broadford. There is a range of options on the menu for all different types of dietary restrictions. You can grab breakfast or their famous wood-fired pizzas if you’re there after 12 pm. 

Price: $$
Setting: Casual

Address: Ford Rd, Isle of Skye IV49 9AB

Mother India

You truly can’t go wrong with Indian food in my opinion! Mother India was a large Indian restaurant and one of the few places that wasn’t totally booked out when visiting Portree in May. The restaurant is large, service is fast, and food is good! They were happy to customize dishes to be vegan and had a variety of options that were tasty and filling. I highly recommend Mother India for vegan food on the Isle of Skye and I’ll certainly be back.

Price: $$
Setting: Casual

Vegan Accommodation Skye

In the past several years the Isle of Skye has become increasingly popular. So much so that if you don’t book your restaurants and accommodations months in advance, you may be out of luck. There are limited grocery stores in Portree and they either close early or run out of food quickly in the evenings as hungry explorers return. 

Honestly, next time I’m in Skye I’ll be stopping for a grocery haul at a supermarket before I head onto the island and I’ll make sure my accommodation has a kitchen. It’s far easier, cheaper, and more convenient to cook at home and just go into town for a drink. 

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