I don’t about you, but I love the fact that the internet enables us to find recommendations for a lot of different things online. I always look for the right things for a very long time, because I want to avoid wrong decisions and don’t want to waste money.
Here, you’ll find a list with brands, shops, websites and restaurants I recommend. This list includes only things I tried myself. There are so many more options out there and I will add any new recommendations along the way.
Cafezique – if you visit Glasgow, you have to go there! It’s my favourite place to have breakfast/brunch. The vegetarian as well as the vegan breakfast are amazing. I can also recommend the french toast, but my favourite are the Eggs Florentine (ask for it, it’s not on the menu).
Mozza (italian) – very good pizza, but the quality varies. The affogato is a must try!
Paesano (italian) – as with Mozza very good pizza, but with varying quality. Also, be prepared to wait, it’s not possible to book a table.
Coia’s Cafe (italian) – amazing pasta, amazing wine, amazing bruschetta, amazing tiramisu. Just amazing!
Chaakoo (indian) – nice atmosphere, the interior is very nice. The food is really tasty and I love the concept that you can choose a lot of different dishes and share.
Bar Soba (asian fusion) – try the korean cauliflower! If you are a student, you can get 50% discount on food and 25% discount on drinks.
Hanoi Bikeshop (vietnamese) – they make the tofu in-house and it’s amazing! Also, the location and interior is nice!
Hug and Pint (vegan) – as with Chaakoo, there are small dishes that you can put together and share. The menu states where the ingredients come from.
Piece (breakfast&lunch) – great place for lunch. The california health plate is my favourite!
Bread Meats Bread (burgers) – amazing vegan burgers. Try the vegan bacon and the sweet potato fries!
[All restaurants and cafes have vegan/vegetarian and most have gf options]
In Glasgow and generally in the UK there are many shops where you can find Second Hand clothing (and other things). I will only share my absolute favourites.
The Glasgow Vintage Company (453 Great Western Road) – my absolute favourite vintage shop! (Student discount)
Retro (8 Otago St) – Nice selection of vintage clothing and fabrics. Have cash on you.
West Vintage – 649 Great Western Road
Save the Children (165 Byres Rd) – very well sorted. They also have sustainable (new) products.
Oxfam (171 Byres Rd) – nice assortment of records, CD’s, etc.
[Bonus: on one side of the Glasgow Vintage Co. you’ll find a really nice greengrocer’s shop and on the other side a ‘health food’ store with a cafe.]
As with beauty, I buy most of my clothing online, because it’s easier to get discounts from the sustainable clothing brands (broke student here) and I haven’t found any good second hand stores in Dresden yet. (If you have any recommendations, please write a comment!) I will include the websites in the list and mark them with SH. Some of the brands could be also listed in other categories, but I only list them in the categories of products I tried.
[Clothing tested by my significant other.]
Nudie Jeans (just socks)
Swimwear, Underwear, Sportswear & Socks
Erlich Textil (german)