Food Review: Soy Division vegan cafe, Shawlands, Glasgow

Soy division vegan cafe Shawlands Glasgow

Soy Division now open in Shawlands

We’re not vegan but that hasn’t stopped us trying meat and dairy-free places before and we are partial to the occasional Joy Division song and cooking with our Joy Division oven gloves. So after being teased on Facebook by Soy Division handily placed on Kilmarnock Road (the main road through Shawlands), we wandered along to see what was on offer.

Inside / decor

Soy division vegan cafe Shawlands Glasgow

Inside, it is bright and cheery, with friendly and helpful staff. They don’t have their menus yet so explained what was on offer.

A good amount of folks came in to see the new addition, so there was a good bit of hubbub.


The red pepper and tomato soup grabbed Mrs Foodies taste buds whilst Mr Foodie went for pie n beans, which is a soya-based pie with homemade beans.

Also on offer today were sausage rolls, mushroom and thyme tart and vegan pizza.

Soy division vegan shawlands glasgow

The soup was thick and very tasty, just like real homemade stuff. It was served with a piece of ciabatta bread.

Soy division vegan shawlands glasgow

Mr Foodie’s pie n beans was tasty too with almost BBQ-like beans.

Soy division vegan shawlands glasgow
Vegan Pie and beans
Soy division vegan cafe Shawlands Glasgow
Inside vegan pie and beans scotch pie

It’s faux-Scotch pie in style with juicy beans (or you can have mushy peas instead).


Seeing these delicious looking cakes on offer meant we had to try at least one!  We went for a chocolate and pear tart with soya cream.

Soy division vegan shawlands glasgow

Almost clootie dumpling-like, for a vegan tart… good!  We haven’t had that many but weren’t disappointed.

Our bill was £16 for soup, pie & beans and 1 cake, which may be the going rate for vegan fare but it is a bit steep.


+ Friendly staff
+ Tasty food
+ Welcome addition to Shawlands
+ Easy to get there, on Kilmarnock Road with plenty of buses passing

– needs menu (hopefully there will be one on our next visit!)
– Bit expensive for what you get

Getting there by public transport

The no.38 and no.3 First buses stop nearby on Kilmarnock Rd.





I am Emma and with my husband Mark write Foodie Explorers, which is a food and travel website.

I am a member of the Guild of Food Writers and British Guild of Travel Writers.

We have a wide range of judging experience covering products, hotels and have judged, for example, for Great Taste Awards and Scottish Baker of the Year.

Along the way Mark gained WSET Level 2 in Wine and I have WSET Level 2 in Spirits as well as picking up an award with The Scotsman Food and Drink Awards.    

Usually I can be found sleeping beside a cat.

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